About Dr Mark Lidwill
Dr Mark Cowley Lidwill was an Australian medical pioneer. He invented the world’s first cardiac pacemaker after discovering electricity could be used to set the pace of the human heart. The device was first used successfully in 1928 to resuscitate a newborn baby. Since then, this miracle of medical technology has saved innumerable lives. Dr Lidwill also invented a portable machine to induce anaesthesia, which became a widely accepted part of hospital practice. He started his career as a general practitioner at Cook House (then called ‘Lorne’), which is located in Beecroft in the leafy northern suburbs of Sydney.
- Street address:Arden Anglican School 63 Beecroft Road, Beecroft, 2119
- Wheelchair accessible
- Health and medical