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Resuscitation in Asphyxia

Nature volume 130, pages 372373 (03 September 1932) | Download Citation



THE recovery of persons in whom breathing has ceased following the inhalation of water or a noxious gas is attempted by artificial respiration, the method most generally adopted being the Sch¤fer prone pressure method. In certain cases, however, this method may not be suitable, or it may be inadequate to restore the normal respiratory movements. In collapse on the operating table under an anæsthetic, the cessation of breathing is sometimes quickly followed by stoppage of the heart: recovery may follow artificial respiration alone, or after cardiac massage or the injection of adrenaline into the heart in addition.

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