Electrocardiograph Tracing


G. Canby Robinson (1878-1960) and George Draper (1880-1959), young physicians affiliated with the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York, used an early electrocardiograph to study the action of the vagus nerve on the human heart. This tracing represents their work.

Ref: G. C. Robinson and G. Draper, “Effect of Mechanical Stimulation of the Vagus Nerve,” Journal of Experimental Medicine 14 (1911): 217.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.0165.169.02Catalog Number: 2012.0165.169.02Accession Number: 2012.0165

Object Name: tracing, ekg

Measurements: overall: 5 3/4 in x 24 in x 1/8 in; 14.605 cm x 60.96 cm x .3175 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-b765-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1435166

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