B. KELLY, M.D.CLIO, IOWA.
A powerful man, weighing 212 pounds, 36 years old, was struck by lightning.
In about 10 or 15 minutes I found him deeply cyanosed, skin relaxed and cool
and the heart beating feebly, but there was no visible respiration. I gave
him hypodermic injections of strychnin, whiskey and finally the normal salt
solution, keeping up artificial respiration for ten hours, when the heart
failed. The face brightened slightly for a few moments under the artificial
respiration and the heart at short periods beat stronger, but no farther reaction
was obtained, the temperature steadily falling.
Traumatic Insanity.. JAMA. 2003;290(5):678. doi:10.1001/jama.290.5.678-a