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Frankenstein and the Pacemaker - How Science and Fiction Saved Lives

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So where did the idea of using an artificial electrical impulse to control the heartbeat begin? Well, as with most scientific progress, there’s a long chain of contributors, but I want to talk today about a transformational role played by an inquisitive man from Minneapolis, Minnesota named Earl Bak
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So where did the idea of using an artificial electrical impulse to control the heartbeat begin? Well, as with most scientific progress, there’s a long chain of contributors, but I want to talk today about a transformational role played by an inquisitive man from Minneapolis, Minnesota named Earl Bakken; and the inspiration he got from a movie he saw when he was just a little boy.Listen To find out more about: How Mary Shelly's Frankenstein influenced the invention of the pacemaker.The Life of Mary Shelly, and the circumstances that lead to her writing Frankenstein How Earl Bakken and other scientists  invented the pacemakerEarl Bakken (credited inventor of the pacemaker) and his lifeThe first battery and how it was inventedFor Full show notes visit: mydarkpath.comSourcesREFERENCES/ADDITIONAL READING:Tufts Now: Think you know your Frankenstein?Thought Co: Frankenstein Themes, Symbols, and Literary DevicesSparknots: FrankensteinNew York Times: Earl E Bakken Obituary Eetimes: Pacemaker was born of a blackoutCsoonline: What are the security implications of Elon Musk’s neuralink?NBC News: Elon Musk’s Neuralink puts Chips in Pigs BrainsEncyclopeida: Luigi GalvaniHealth Grades: PacemakersHeart: PacemakerEdu News: Remembering Earl BakkenWSJ- Earl Bakken PacemakerMedtronic NewsroomThe BakkenEarl Bakken Sickness In Time by MF ThomasSickness in Time by MF Thomas PodcastKillafornia Dreaming Podcast by Roseanne SinclairMUSIC:Spiral by ThorrBrenner by FallsChemical Chains by Empyreal GlowParliament’s Crisis by Cody MartinPins and Needles by Tide Electric Weeping Toothcrust by Isaac Joel Autumns by Simple ThievesPerfect Spades by Third Age, Nu Alkemi$t
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