Wilson Greatbatch, Pacemaker Inventor, Dies at 92

"Mr. Greatbatch was a “humble tinkerer” who patented more than 325 inventions, notably a long-life lithium battery used in a wide range of medical implants."

:: Had the honor of working with this singular individual during the development of the National Inventors Hall of Fame back in the 1990s. He was a remarkable person whose passion for discovery sparkled out of his eyes like diamond flares. This is well worth a read.

He also said something interesting that has stuck with me for 18 years. “If I tried to make the pacemaker today, I couldn’t do it in the United States.”