John Alexander Hopps

John Alexander "Jack" Hopps, OC was one of the pioneers of the artificial pacemaker and is known as the "father of biomedical engineering in Canada". Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he received a B.Sc.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1941. He joined the National Research Council of Canada in 1942. Beginning in 1949, he worked with Dr. Wilfred Bigelow and Dr. John Callaghan at the Banting Institute in the University of Toronto, developing the world's first external artificial pacemaker in 1951. In 1965, Hopps founded the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society and became its first President. He was also the President of ... more on Wikipedia

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