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Review Article

A Brief Journey into the History of the Arterial Pulse

Table 1

Instruments used for the examination of the arterial pulse.

InstrumentInventor

ClepsydraHerophilus (Third century BC)
Pulsilogy Santorio Sanctorius (Sixteenth-Seventeenth century)
Pulse watchSir John Floyer (Seventeenth-Eighteenth century)
SphygmometerJules Herisson (Nineteenth century)
KymographCarl Ludwig (Nineteenth century)
SphygmographEtienne Marey (Nineteeth century)
HemotachometerKarl Vierordt (Nineteenth century)
PlethysmographOtto Schmitt (Twentieth century)

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