Pacing the heart: growth and redefinition of a medical technology, 1952-1975.

  title={Pacing the heart: growth and redefinition of a medical technology, 1952-1975.},
  author={Kirk Jeffrey},
  journal={Technology and culture},
  • K. Jeffrey
  • Published 1 July 1995
  • Medicine
  • Technology and culture
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 fondamentalement change, et les medecins ne l'utilisent plus uniquement en situation d'urgence, mais egalement pour reguler de facon permanente les troubles cardiaques chroniques 

History of Defibrillation

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"We Were the Eyes and Ears...": Nursing and the Development of Neonatal intensive Care Units in the United States, 1955-1982.

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Different trajectories of industrial evolution: demographical turnover in the European motorcycle industry, 1885-1993

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Considerations on Miniaturization

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The Representation of Science-Technology Relationships in Canadian Physics Textbooks.

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Learning to breathe : the history of newborn resuscitation, 1929 to 1970.

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