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Otis Boykin Pacemaker Black History Program

Presentation involving Black History Month discussing the invention of the Pacemaker by Otis Boykin

Jeremy Bean

on 21 February 2011

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Transcript of Otis Boykin Pacemaker Black History Program

The Pacemaker Otis Boykin Born in Dallas, Texas on August 29, 1920 Moved on to become a Labroratory assistant with a radio and TV company in Chicago, Illinois After leaving the labroratory he started testing automatic aircraft controls Moved on to become a research engineer with P.J. Nilsen. Dropped out of school in 1947 because of lack of money to afford tution. Next he went back to college for masters degree Created his first resistor on June 16,1959 Allowed for a specific amount of current to flow through a electrical current for TVs and radios. Could withstand extreme temperature, withstand various levels of pressure, and traauma without impairing its effectiveness. Graduated from Fisk College in 1941 A resistor is an electronic component that slows the flow of an electrical current. A pacemaker is a small device that's placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate. Whos switch was developed by Otis Boykin Arrhythmias are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. Arne Larsson was the first person to recieve a pacemaker he recieved 26 throughout his life. While Arne Larsoon was able to recieve twenty six pacemaker Otis Boykin could not recieve one and died from heart failure. His mother was a homemaker and his father was a carpenter
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