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August 8, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(6):408. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730060046026

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To the Editor:  —Dr. Yandell Henderson's comment (The Journal, July 11, p. 124) on the editorial "Intra-Auricular Puncture" (The Journal, May 30), which was largely based on my paper "Resuscitation of the Stopped Heart by Intracardiac Therapy" (Arch. Int. Med.46:553 [Oct.] 1930), is far afield from the original conclusions of the paper and the editorial.The reception accorded the original paper in this country (Am. Heart J.6:302 [Dec.] 1930; Canad. M. A. J.24:462 [March] 1931) and abroad (Lancet1:83 [Jan. 10] 1931) and recent textbooks on heart disease (East and Bain's "Recent Advances in Cardiology, ed. 2, 1931, p. 254, and White's "Heart Disease," 1931, p. 875) have served to focus attention on the true status of the epinephrine intracardial injection therapy for the resuscitation of the asystolic heart. My paper attempted to point out that the widespread usage and popularity of epinephrine

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