Willem Einthoven


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Noun1.Willem Einthoven - Dutch physiologist who devised the first electrocardiograph (1860-1927)
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Holland physiologist Willem Einthoven developed the electrocardiogram (EKG) in 1903, and tireless efforts of Paul Dudley White finally led to its acceptance in American medical practice.
Willem Einthoven, a Dutch physician and physiologist, knew this, but there was no instrument sensitive enough to measure the heart's electrical activity in a patient.