Production of Artificial Respiration by Rhythmic Stimulation of the Phrenic Nerves

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IN a study of the effects of drugs on respiration, the various methods used for the production of artificial respiration were found to be unsatisfactory. In an attempt to work out a suitable method for the work, it was found that the phrenic nerves when stimulated rhythmically would carry on respiration for hours and at the same time keep the animal in exceptionally good condition.

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WAUD, R. Production of Artificial Respiration by Rhythmic Stimulation of the Phrenic Nerves. Nature 140, 849 (1937). https://doi.org/10.1038/140849b0

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