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For whom bell toils: medical imaging by telephone

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Kuhfeld, A.W. ; The Bakken, Minneapolis, MN, USA

The use of the induction balance, which was invented by Alexander Graham Bell to cancel out line interference on his telephone, to determine the location of bullets inside the human body is discussed. Experiments conducted to locate a bullet in the body of US President Garfield, who had been shot by an assassin in 1881, are described. The trials on Garfield were unsuccessful, but the approach was later perfected by Bell.<>

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 1 )