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Happy 70th Anniversary Defibrillation! | Resuscitation Academy
First Human Defibrillation The first successful human defibrillation occurred 70 years ago in 1947. Dr. Claude Beck, a professor of surgery at Western Reserve University (later to become Case Western Reserve University), had been experimenting with an alternating current, open chest device to be applied directly to a fibrillating heart. The event occurred in the[...]