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Historical Examples

Exhibits of original galvanometers and other apparatus will trace the development of cardiography.
History of the Division of Medical Sciences Sami Khalaf Hamarneh

an instrument for recording the mechanical force and form of heart movements
short for electrocardiograph

1867, from cardio- + -graph “something written.”

Although the work does not treat of the recent means of diagnosis–the thermometer, laryngoscope, cardiograph, etc.,–still it is complete as far as it goes. [book review in “Medical Investigator,” May 1867, p.94]

cardiograph car·di·o·graph (kär’dē-ə-grāf’)

An instrument used to record the mechanical movements of the heart.

See electrocardiograph.

car’di·og’ra·phy (-ŏg’rə-fē) n.


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