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Willem Einthoven (1860-1927) Father of Electrocardiography : Life and Work, Ancestors and Contemporaries - H. A. Snellen

Willem Einthoven (1860-1927) Father of Electrocardiography

Life and Work, Ancestors and Contemporaries

Paperback Published: 31st December 1994
ISBN: 9780792332749
Number Of Pages: 140

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This is the first book on Einthoven in the English language; two earlier extensive reviews of his life and work were published in Dutch by his former co­ workers Hoogerwerf and de Waart, in 1946 and 1957 respectively; the latter provides a brief summary in English; the former also wrote a succinct article on 73 Einthoven in English. 74 Hoogerwerf's review mentioned above was published as a chapter in "Helden der Wetenschap" i. e. "Heroes of Science," a book on Dutch Nobel Prize winners which has a somewhat romantic character corresponding 108 with the title. On the other hand, de Waart's book gives more scientific and technical details, and provides full reference to Einthoven's papers, his assistants and the doctoral theses written under Einthoven's guidance. On the whole there­ fore the latter is the best source of information and I have used it often and gratefully. At the same time it requires more effort to read; the other book may have had a wider reading public. The main reason however for which I decided to write a book on Eintho­ ven and was encouraged to do so by the Einthoven Foundation, is not the want of an English text, but the fact that more information has become available in the meantime.

(1860--1885) Willem Einthoven's ancestors
Early childhood at Semarang; schooldays and medical training at Utrecht
(1886--1900) Scientific orientation and self-study at Leiden
Gradual concentration on electrophysiology in particular of the heart, using Lippmann's capillary electrometer
(1901--1915) The string galvanometer and its applications; development of electrocardiography
(1916--1927) Ultimate improvement of the string galvanometer; its achievements and limitations
Einthoven's American lecture tour and Nobel Prize
Survey of electrocardiography completed during final illness
Willem Einthoven and his relatives, friends and personally acquainted scientists
Selected Dutch correspondence: Donders, Bosscha, Lorentz, Julius, Wenckebach, de Vogel, W.F. Einthoven, De Waart
Willem Einthoven's correspondence with personally acquainted colleagues
Selected correspondence in English and German: Fahr, Waller, Lewis, Wilson, Samojloff, A.V. Hill, Wiggers
Review of their papers on Einthoven
Additional evaluations of Einthoven's work (by not personally acquainted authors) including Johansson (Chairman Nobel Prize Committee) together with comments on Kraus and Nicolai; furthermore Burch and De Pasquale; Katz and Hellerstein; Shapiro; Cooper (Sections 1 and 4--7)
Some correspondence and arrangements concerning production of the string galvanometer in particular with Edelmann and Ebert together with a comparison of Einthoven's work to that of Ader (Sections 2 and 3)
Concluding remarks
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792332749
ISBN-10: 0792332741
Series: 1860-1927 : Father of Electrocardiography : Life and Work, Ancestors, and Contemporaries
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 31st December 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.81
Weight (kg): 0.22

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