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86/1287 Medical apparatus, cardiac pacemaker with titanium case, made by Telectronics Pty Ltd, Australia, 1973. Click to enlarge.

Medical apparatus, cardiac pacemaker with titanium case, made by Telectronics Pty Ltd, Australia, 1973

Made in Australia, Oceania, 1973.

This is a cardiac Pacemaker with a titanium case made in Australia in 1973 by Telectronics Pty Ltd. In the 1920s the Australian anaesthesiologist, Dr Mark Lidwell, of Sydney pioneered the use of an electronic shock to start the hearts of stillborn babies. In 1958 Sweden built the first portable cardiac pacemaker. It was bulky and had to be carried outside the body. By the 1980s, Australia was supplying almost 20 percent of the world’s pacemakers.

Summary

Object No.

86/1287

Object Statement

Medical apparatus, cardiac pacemaker with titanium case, made by Telectronics Pty Ltd, Australia, 1973

Physical Description

Medical apparatus, cardiac pacemaker with titanium case, made by Telectronics Pty Ltd, Australia, 1973

Dimensions

Height

84 mm

Width

48 mm

Depth

20 mm

Production

Made

Australia, Oceania 1973

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Telectronics Pty Ltd, 1986

Acquisition Date

22 September 1986

Cite this Object

Harvard

Medical apparatus, cardiac pacemaker with titanium case, made by Telectronics Pty Ltd, Australia, 1973 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 September 2019, <https://ma.as/55590>

Wikipedia

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