Recording Instruments in The Physiology of The Late Ninetienth Century

Germana Pareti


This Paper Aims At Describing The Revolution In Sensorial Physiology Resulting From The Introduction of Electrical Recording Instruments Such As The String Galvanometer and Especially The Capillary Electrometer By Edgar Douglas Adrian in Cambridge. The Contributions In THe Field Of Vacuum-Tube Methods Completed The Development And The Progress in The Analysis of The Action Potential of Nerve.


Key words: Electrophysiology - Capillary electrometer - String galvanometer - Amplification - Edgar D.Adrian 

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