Cardiac Resuscitator Corporation (Specimen)

Cardiac Resuscitator Corporation (Specimen)
Item# 4060cardiac

Was: $14.95



Stock Certificate, specimen
Late 1900's
American Bank Note Company
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In the early 1970s, Dr. Arch Diack, Dr. W. Stanley Welborn, and Robert Rullman developed several prototype AEDs that were tested in the Portland area. In 1979, they formed the Cardiac Resuscitator Corporation as an Oregon corporation to market their device. The company struggled financially and later in 1979, Emerson Radio purchased a large portion of Cardiac Resuscitator Corporation, which at the time was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Emerson spent heavily to develop and produce both an improved Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (patented as the Heart Aid) and a pacemaker.

Prehospital trials began in Brighton, England, in 1980 using the Heart Aid. The device weighed 28 pounds and used an oral/epigastric and a precordial electrode to record ECG tracings and deliver electrical shocks. It was also capable of transcutaneously pacing the heart.

Unfortunately, this line of products never made money, and Emerson disposed of its holdings in them during 1987 and 1988.OR-Oregon Modern Technologies Medical and Related Under $10 Specimen Pieces Company Logo Featured

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