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To the Editor:
—My attention was attracted to an interesting article on asphyxia in the Therapeutics Department of The Journal (Sept. 23, 1011, p. 1050). After the author has discussed asphyxia livida and asphyxia pallida with appropriate methods for their treatment, he proceeds by saying that "next, the 'Byrd Dewey' method of artificial respiration should be tried," and then he gives the method of operation, not in accordance with the "Dew method." This leads to a desire on my part to make some important incidental statements.In March, 1803, I read a paper before the New York Academy of Medicine in which I established a new method of artificial respiration in asphyxia neonatorum, which I regarded as absolutely original with myself, having practiced it for a great many years. In calling Dr. Clifford Edgar's attention to my paper and asking him to participate in its discussion at the academy, he
Dew JH. Artificial Respiration in Asphyxia Neonatorum. JAMA. 1911;LVII(22):1781-1782. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260110281022