Medicine: Inconstant Heart

Because the living heart is a generator of electricity, two heart specialists were able to report in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association that the heart is never constant, that there is no normal pulse, that every sensation, thought, emotion, movement changes the heart rate, that the heart is, as might be supposed, quietest during sleep. The men are Dr. Ernst P. Boas,* 38, now practicing privately in Manhattan, and Dr. Morris M. Weiss, 28, now practicing in Louisville, Ky. They made their studies on doctors, nurses, patients...

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