Wilson Greatbatch

Born: 1919
Birthplace: Buffalo, N.Y.

Medical cardiac pacemaker—Greatbatch's was trained as an electrical engineer but his research combined engineering with medical electronics, agricultural genetics, and the electrochemistry of pacemaker batteries. The first implantable pacemaker was a result of his pacemaker patent. (1986)

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