Augustus Desiré Waller

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Augustus Desiré Waller FRS (18 July 1856 – 11 March 1922) was a British physiologist and the son of Augustus Volney Waller. He was born in Paris, France.

He created the first practical ECG machine with surface electrodes.[1] He was appointed Fullerian Professor of Physiology in 1896 with a starting date of 13 January 1897.[2]

He died in London.


  1. ^ Besterman E, Creese R. (July 1979). "Waller--pioneer of electrocardiography". British Heart Journal 42 (1): 61–64. doi:10.1136/hrt.42.1.61. PMC 482113. PMID 383122. 
  2. ^ "Augustus D. Waller appointed Fullerian Professor". Nature 55. 5 Nov 1896. p. 11. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Charles Stewart
Fullerian Professor of Physiology
Succeeded by
Ray Lankester