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March 14, 1925


JAMA. 1925;84(11):833. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660370043024

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Revival of the Heart  Dr. Floriano Bayma, surgeon of São Paulo, submitted to the Medical and Surgical Society a paper on the revival of the heart through the injection of epinephrin, pituitary extract and digitalis. His study was based on nine personal cases. Intrapericardiac injection started with J. Rehn's suggestion that drugs dissolved in water or oil are readily absorbed from the pericardial cavity. The myocardial injection has been condemned by Hesse, who believes that the drug cannot spread as quickly as if it were injected in the cavity itself. Intracardiac injections may be right intraventricular or left intraventricular. Dr. Bayma has found that injections in the right ventricle give as quick results as those in the left ventricle.As to the best method, Dr. Bayma takes issue with Holweg's statement, "When the heart has stopped, the injection should be made in the muscle; when it still beats, in the

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