Monday, June 14, 2010
SPHYGMOMANOMETER - B.P. APPARATUS
In 1880 Samuel von Basch (1837-1905) invented the sphygmomanometer. The sphygmomanometer was then improved by Scipione Riva-Rocci (1863-1937) in the 1890s. In 1901 Harvey Williams Cushing improved it further, and Heinrich von Recklinghausen (1867-1942) used a wider cuff, and so it became the first accurate and practical instrument for measuring blood pressure.