Geddes, L. A. (Leslie Alexander) (1921-) | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Name: Geddes, L. A. (Leslie Alexander) (1921-)
Historical Note: Leslie Geddes was born in Scotland and received his BS in engineering from McGill University. He went on to Baylor Medical College where he received his PhD in physiology and pharmocology. In 1952 Geddes continued on at Baylor University College of Medicine. In 1974 Geddes was recruited to Purdue University, where he established a biomedical engineering program. Geddes has 29 U.S. patents in his name. He invented a regenerative tissue graft, a pacemaker that automatically increases a person's heart rate during exercise, and a portable electrocardiograph.