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Welcoming global progress in achieving heart health

Stephen Leeder
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (8): 433. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.c0505

In 1887 at the Royal Society in London, physiologist Augustus Desiré Waller demonstrated a faint electrical signal, like the ping from a lost plane's black box, but from the heart of a dog, using a mirror galvanometer — the first electrocardiograph (front cover). We have come so far, but have so far yet to travel.

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  • Stephen Leeder

  • Medical Journal of Australia, Sydney, NSW.

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