A clinician's approach to the ballistocardiogram

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      In this section I have outlined some of my experiences with the ballistocardiogram from a clinical point of view. By citing a few examples I have tried to show how I find the ballistocardiogram useful and stimulating in clinical practice.
      By means of the ballistocardiogram I am hopeful that we can use information about the strength and weakness of the hearts of our patients to their advantage in a way which has been hitherto impossible.
      If in this paper I have succeeded in adding something to the clinician's understanding of the ballistocardiogram, Dr. Isaac Starr deserves the credit for his careful editing and patient encouragement.
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