Claude Schaeffer

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Claude Schaeffer was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania back in 1894. In 1921, he received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins. In 1924, you could find him at the Case Western Reserve University working as a surgical resident. He stayed there until his death in 1971. In the 1930’s his mission was the problem of how to restore circulation to the heart.

To that end he developed a technique where he implanted some pectoral muscle to the heart sack, that provided an additional source of circulation. However, that paled to what he did in 1947.

What you may not know about Claude Schaeffer Beck is that in 1947, he performed the first defibrillation on a 14-year-old boy with a congenital disorder. The boy (unknown who he was) made a full recovery. The defibrillator had been designed by him and built by his friend James Rand of the Rand Development Corporation.

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Another "unkown" and thus probably under-appreciated individual who contributed much to the quality of our lives, James.

Feb 16, 2019 03:59 AM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  Interesting to know about this inventor that has save so many people with his inventtion.

Feb 16, 2019 04:31 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Some people have the ability to keep searching for answers that benefit mankind. Enjoy your day!

Feb 16, 2019 04:36 AM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray who knew!!!  that defribrillator has in the past and is continuing to save lives.... a true Godsend....

Feb 16, 2019 04:47 AM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

An instrument that saves so many lives.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 16, 2019 04:47 AM #5
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Such a wonderful life and a gift to mankind.

Feb 16, 2019 05:13 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What a terrific read today. Great story about an inventful man.

Feb 16, 2019 05:20 AM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

You always love the inventors that save lives so he is worth celebrating.

Feb 16, 2019 05:53 AM #8
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  James - obviously smart and a good friend helped make an excellent combination for mankind. 

Feb 16, 2019 06:07 AM #9
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi James.  An invention that has saved and continues to save many lives.  

Feb 16, 2019 06:59 AM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - lives are saved everyday because of that invention. An offshoot to it is the pacemaker which also has saved countless lives. 

Feb 16, 2019 07:01 AM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like an amazing man that has likely save a great many lives.  I hope that your weekend is being enjoyed my friend!

Feb 16, 2019 07:40 AM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I've used a defibrillator several times in my past life as a nurse. Knowing the history behind it & the impact Claude had on it's development is interesting.

Feb 16, 2019 12:40 PM #13
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

You keep astounding me with your selection.  And we are well aware of the Rand Corporation, especially their "think" tank. A

Feb 16, 2019 01:12 PM #14
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

What an amazing invention that has saved countless lives over the years. Thank you for sharing this inventor with us James Dray 

Feb 16, 2019 05:19 PM #15
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good evening James - he is to thank for saving many lives.

Feb 16, 2019 06:14 PM #16
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


What a fascinating read this was. Claude Schaeffer's invention is certainly something that has saved many lives!


Feb 17, 2019 10:07 AM #17
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

An important contribution to science and now we know who was behind it!  Thanks James!

Mar 17, 2019 01:14 PM #18
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