Counting for 15 secs and multiplying by 4 is the typical way to assess heart rate and respiratory rate.
That is why everyone's respiratory rate is charted as a multiple of 4 - 12, 16, 20, 24 etc.
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I can imagine carrying a vintage doctors bag, wearing a bowtie, coat and bowler hat. And this will complete the look. Other watches good for the vintage MD look are 1) Rolex Cellini Prince (the rectangular doctors watch) 2) A deadbeat seconds watch 3) A f...
One can use his left hand (if the watch is on the left), the palpate the pulse, and the right hand will be free to operate the pushers.
I vaguely remember thinking through this in the past and coming up with the same approach. I suppose it becomes second nature to those who actually use one in practice.
Actually there could be a better innovation
A deadbeat zero-reset monopusher. Ok, in these days, they rely on electronic devices to take the pulse. But if one has to go analog, yes any quartz watch will do. To go fancy and real fit-for-purpose in an analog way, would be a zero-reset button where th...
The 1815 chrono certainly!
I am an MD and my father (also an MD) gifted me with a 1815 chrono boutique edition to celebrate graduating medical school. Such a meaningful and beautiful watch.
=D great gift!
I have a few friends in this field who have been drawn to Lange. A cardiologist from America with a lange pulsometer, and a anaesthesiogist from Singapore with a Richard Lange. But they never wore it to work for fear of damaging/losing it during critical ...