Etienne-Jules Marey and the first animal electrocardiogram


In 1876, the French physiologist Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) recorded the electrical activity in the isolated heart of a frog and of a turtle. The article analyzes this accomplishment, its importance for the development of electrocardiography, and the instrument – Lippmann’s capillary electrometer – that was used in the experiment. It provides a short biography of Marey, a description of his research interests, and an evaluation of his contribution to the development of electrophysiology.

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, , Etienne-Jules Marey and the first animal electrocardiogram, Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki [Studies in History of Science and Technology], , p.  122-128


    2014 • № 2

    © Studies in the History of Science and Technology: Quarterly scientific journal of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2015)
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