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Salem Hospital receives collection of antique pacemakers

Dr. David Roberts, President of Salem Hospital and Dr. Michael Katcher, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing examine the collection of historic pacemakers donated to Salem Hospital by their colleague, cardiologist Dr. Lawrence Block. (Courtesy Salem Hospital)
SALEM — A Swampscott cardiologist has donated his collection of antique pacemakers for display at Salem Hospital. Dr. Lawrence Block joined Lynn’s North Shore Medical Group in 1987, where he worked with Dr. Stephen Trachtenberg, one of the first cardiologists on the North Shore to implant pacemakers in patients. The devices were introduced in 1960.…

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