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Willem Einthoven, Physician

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1924

Physician, Physiologist. Discovered electrocardiogram [EKG/ECG] mechanism. It was known that heart generates weak electrical current varying in health, heart disease. Invented galvanometer recording these currents. Named electrical waves P, Q, R, S, T. [P petite; next letters in alphabet]. Interests: Physics, Acoustics, Asthma, Optics, Physical activity. Great concentration. Generous, Kind.


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Name: Willem Einthoven, Physician
Birth: 21 May 1860, Semarang, Java, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia)
Death: 29 September 1927, Leiden, the Netherlands
Institution: Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands
Award: "for his discovery of the mechanism of the electrocardiogram."
Portion of Cash: 1/1
Education: Medical Degree, University of Utricht,1885.
Thesis: "Stereoscipie door kleurverschil" (Stereoscopy by means of colour variation)
Mentor: Great Physiologyst F.C. Donors
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