Marquette Electronics was founded in 1964 by Warren Cozzens and Michael Cudahy. They produced their first medical electronics system, a “Central Electrocardiographic System,” for Northwestern Medical School in 1965. As word of the company’s success spread throughout the industry, Marquette Electronics expanded into stress testing, Holter ambulatory ECG recording, computerized ECG analysis systems and bedside and operating room monitors. Marquette Electronics became a global leader in the field of medical electronics and joined the General Electric Company in 1998.
The Marquette Electronics Medical Equipment collection contains photographs and descriptions of notable items produced by Marquette Electronics throughout the years. All of the equipment included in this collection is also on display in a permanent exhibit at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Permission to digitize the collection was granted by Michael Cudahy.