- Pacemaker with a “Medtronic / 5951 PULSE GENERATOR / VENTRICULAR INHIBITED / SN 4Y00398 USA” inscription. The Xytron pacemaker, of which this is an example, contained a mercury zinc battery. It was introduced to market in early 1975, and intended as an interim product while Medtronic prepared its new lithium powered pacemaker.
- Ref: Kirk Jeffrey, Machines in our Hearts: The Cardiac Pacemaker, The Implantable Defibrillator, And American Health Care (Baltimore, 2001).
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- Medtronic Incorporated
- place made
- United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
- overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 in; 6.35 cm x 5.715 cm x 2.54 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Seymour Furman, M.D.
- Medical Procedure- Surgery
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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