Date

January 1887

Document Type

Article

Journal Volume

Journal of Physiology, 1887, v.8, pp. 296-310

Description

MacWilliam discovered that fibrillar contraction of the heart is due to a rapid succession of incoordinated peristaltic contrations. He clearly described auricular and ventricular fibrillation, and showed that venticular fibrillation could be caused by the injection of certain poisons into the blood stream. His paper is included, with an account of his life, in Willius and Keys, Cardiac classics, 1941, pp. 666-678.

Identifier

Morton no.: 2791

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