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Pacemakers: The Foundation of Minnesota's Medical Industry: Newspapers

Suggested Newspapers & Dates

Useful dates to search for Pacemakers:

  • 1952: C. Walton Lillehei performed the first successful open-heart surgery on a human patient who survived.
  • 1957: Earl E. Bakken produced a portable, wearable, battery-operated heart pacer.

Useful newspapers to search:

  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch

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Newsboy distributing January 1937 Minneapolis Journal.

The Minnesota Historical Society holds the world's largest collection of Minnesota newspapers, with dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.

Past issues of most newspaper titles are available on microfilm in the MNHS library, but there is also digital access to select newspapers

Use the links to the left to search for newspapers available at MNHS and to search within digitized newspaper collections.   

Gale Family Library • Minnesota Historical Society • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300
Currently open by appointment only.