The transatlantic sending of heart sounds, roentgenograms, and other essential clinical data is possible. The accuracy of such transmission from New York has been tested by recording the data on tape in Paris and Rome and instantly retransmitting to New York. There was no language barrier when the transmitted records contained no spoken words. The transmitted information, both visible and audible, was received in the form of recordings that could be examined with deliberation and stored for reference. The experiments here reported were concerned with heart conditions, but the possibilities so revealed were far-reaching.
JAMA – American Medical Association
Published: Apr 25, 1959