Willem Einthoven

Dutch physiologist

Willem Einthoven (May 21, 1860 - September 29, 1927) was an Dutch doctor.[1] He won the 1924 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for inventing the electrocardiogram.[2]

Willem Einthoven
Willem Einthoven
BornMay 21, 1860
DiedSeptember 29, 1927
Alma materUniversity of Utrecht
Known forthe electrocardiogram
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1924)
Scientific career
InstitutionsLeiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands


  1. "Biography of Willem Einthoven". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1924". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2007-07-28.