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In 1962, physicians at Brigham and Women’s Hospital were the first to use direct electrical current to restore a normal heart rhythm.

For other important milestones in medical knowledge and practice credited to academic medical centers, visit the “Discoveries and Innovations in Patient Care and Research Database” at (

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