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Dr. Wilson Greatbatch, the inventor of the implantable pacemaker.




It is our pleasure to invite you to 'HOMAGE TO AN INVENTOR' - an evening at the Museum of European Art honoring one of the great Americans of our time, Dr. Wilson Greatbatch.


The Consular Corps of Western New York, representing Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden and Switzerland are the official sponsors of this special event honoring the inventor of the pacemaker on the occasion of his upcoming 83rd birthday. Since the introduction of the pacemaker in 1958, the device has saved lives of millions of people worldwide. Currently, over 600,000 pacemakers are being implanted annually.



The reception will take place on


Thursday, August 29, 2002 from 5 - 8 p.m.

at the Museum of European Art, 10545 Main Street, Clarence


The address and introduction of the Consuls

will start at 6 p.m.



Please RSVP by calling (716) 759-6078 by August 21, 2002

(or by e-mail at: zavrel@meaus.com)


We look forward to seeing you at this special event!





Consul B. John Zavrel, Founder

Mary McAndrew, Director


 The Making of the Pacemaker,

a book review by Consul B. John Zavrel