Happy holidays from us to you—get up to $30 off your next print or eBook! Shop now >>

Willem Einthoven (1860–1927) Father of electrocardiography

Life and work, ancestors and contemporaries

Authors: Snellen, H.A.

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-011-0279-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-7923-3274-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Snellen, H. A., M.D.

    Pages 5-11

  • (1860–1885) Willem Einthoven’s ancestors. Early childhood at Semarang; school-days and medical training at Utrecht

    Snellen, H. A., M.D.

    Pages 12-16

  • (1886—1900) Scientific orientation and self-study at Leiden. Gradual concentration on electrophysiology in particular of the heart, using Lippmann’s capillary electrometer

    Snellen, H. A., M.D.

    Pages 17-30

  • (1901–1915) The string galvanometer and its applications; development of electrocardiography

    Snellen, H. A., M.D.

    Pages 31-46

  • (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

    Snellen, H. A., M.D.

    Pages 47-60

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-011-0279-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-7923-3274-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Willem Einthoven (1860–1927) Father of electrocardiography
Book Subtitle
Life and work, ancestors and contemporaries
Authors
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-0279-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-0279-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3274-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
II, 140
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations
Topics