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Cambridge Portable Cardiograph

Description

A cardiograph is a medical device that measures the activity of the human heart, e.g. the heart rate. This portable cardiograph was manufactured by the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company Ltd., and is held within a leather suitcase. Electrodes would have been placed on the chest wall at the level of the heart, as well as the standard pulse locations, which would measure the heart rate of the patient.

This particular device was formerly owned by Dr. R.G. Lendrum.

Creator

Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company Ltd.

Date

c. 1940s

Identifier

2015/235

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal; wood

Cambridge Portable Cardiograph

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal; wood

Files

cambridge ecg 7.jpg
cambridge ecg 10.jpg
cambridge ecg.jpg

Collection

Citation

Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company Ltd. , “Cambridge Portable Cardiograph,” Heritage, accessed December 10, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/95.