• Publications
  • Influence
Cardiac pacing, 1960-1985: a quarter century of medical and industrial innovation.
Eugene Braunwald1 has compared the intense activity in cardiology between 1950 and 1990 to the systolic phase of the heartbeat. In the present paper, we discuss one important aspect of the broaderExpand
  • 65
  • 2
  • PDF
Machines in Our Hearts: The Cardiac Pacemaker, the Implantable Defibrillator, and American Health Care
Contents: 1 Heart Block and the Heart Tickler 2 The War on Heart Disease and the Invention of Cardiac Pacing 3 Heart Surgeons Redefine Cardiac Pacing 4 The Multiple Invention of ImplantableExpand
  • 22
The invention and reinvention of cardiac pacing.
  • K. Jeffrey
  • Medicine
  • Cardiology clinics
  • 1 November 1992
Two primitive pacemakers were invented between 1925 and 1932, demonstrating that adequate knowledge existed to pace the heart for brief periods. Heart specialists ignored these interestingExpand
  • 8
The Next Step in Cardiac Pacing: The View From 1958
  • K. Jeffrey
  • Medicine
  • Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE
  • 1 June 1992
At a 1‐day conference sponsored by the Rockefeller Institute in September 1958, physicians and engineers held a confused debate over future directions for the young field of cardiac pacing. Many ofExpand
  • 7
Understanding Quantitative History
Quantitative analysis is a fundamental mode of thought in the modern world, and quantitative reasoning is one of the most powerful tools available for the study and interpretation of historicalExpand
  • 20
Machines in our hearts
  • 7
Pacing the heart: growth and redefinition of a medical technology, 1952-1975.
  • K. Jeffrey
  • Medicine
  • Technology and culture
  • 1 July 1995
Le pacemaker, destine a stimuler et entrainer la pompe cardiaque, est apparu aux Etats-Unis des la fin des annees 1950. Depuis 1952, les techniques d'implantation du dispositif ont fondamentalementExpand
  • 9
Conference on Artificial Pacemakers and Cardiac Prosthesis: Sponsored by The Medical Electronics Center of the Rockefeller Institute, 1958
  • K. Jeffrey
  • Medicine
  • Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE
  • 1 July 1993
Dr. Vtadimir K. Zworykin: Gentlemen, let us start on time so we set a precedent in this direction. It is a great pleasure to welcome this distinguished group of medical and physical scientists forExpand
  • 2
Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology at Millennium's End: Historical Notes and Observations
  • K. Jeffrey
  • Medicine
  • Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE
  • 1 December 1999
The end of the century and the millennium, although entirely a cultural construct, affords us an occasion to look back over the first half century (approximately) of clinical cardiac pacing andExpand
  • 3