March 24, 2018

This photo has been previously mislabeled as being a photo of Samuel Von Basch, but as Von Basch was born in 1837 and the device on the photo dates from 1898, it is definitely not Von Basch, but rather Riva-Rocci himself demonstrating the use of his new sphygmomanomete...

March 20, 2018

We all die of a broken heart... The moment that the heart stops beating indicates the end of life. The heart is the most important organ in our body, yet we abuse it, both emotionally and physically. You only have one heart, love it, always and forever...

March 18, 2018

In 1881 the English physician and homeopath, Robert Ellis Dudgeon introduced a new, highly portable Sphygmograph. Dudgeon’s Sphygmograph was strapped to the wrist. The pulse at the wrist caused a metal strip to move a stylus, transmitting a record of the pulse onto smo...

March 15, 2018

A short video on the History of Blood Pressure, music by Guistini de Pistoja, played by Uwe Diegel, on a 1922 Bechstein.

March 12, 2018

The Marey Sphygmograph became the first instrument of its kind to be widely used in clinical medicine. Dr Marey, a French scientist and physiologist working in Paris, contributed significantly to cardiology and physical instrumentation, and was a pioneer in photograph...

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