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Rocci's apparatus

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The sphygmanometer. The common blood-measurement apparatus, consisting of an inflatable arm band connected to a mercury manometer. Introduced by Riva-Rocci in 1896. Sphygmo is the Greek word for pulse.


  • S. Riva-Rocci:
    Un nuovo sfigmomanometro.
    Gazzetta medica di Torino, 1896, 47: 981-996, 1001-1017.
    Partially translated in Arthur Ruskin: Classics in Arterial Hypertension; Springfield, Illinois, 1956, pp 103-125.

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