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Ten Things That Came From Buffalo: Pacemakers

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Number two on ten things that come from Buffalo is pacemakers.

“Wilson Greatbach invented the first implantable pacemaker while tinkering in his barn in 1958,” according to

The device has been approved upon throughout the years and is an option for those with cardiac issues.

“In an attempt to record the sound of a heartbeat, Dr. Wilson Greatbatch inadvertently created something far more crucial—a device that emitted electricity pulses to the heart. It was this discovery that led to the implantable cardiac pacemaker and distinguished Greatbatch as having created one of the most significant inventions of the 20th century. In 1996, he was honored with the Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award,” according to

This is just one great thing that came from Buffalo, check in tomorrow to see number one.

Written by Colin Dunkle

Colin Dunkle

Colin Dunkle is an intern at Buffalo Rising and a student at Canisius College majoring in Journalism & Communications. His course concentrations are Multimedia Journalism and Media Studies Communication. Colin is an avid cyclist and fan of all things related to music.

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