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May 1979

Advances in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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Columbia, Mo

Arch Surg. 1979;114(5):642-643. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370290092026

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To take a fresh look at past, present, and future trends and priorities in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as well as to implement new knowledge, a group of 24 pioneers of modern cardiopulmonary resuscitation met for two days at James Jude's Wolf Creek Lodge in the mountains of northern Georgia. The meeting was initiated by James Elam. Peter Safar as editor and James Elam as associate editor have done a monumental task in bringing together the various contributions in a trenchant format. Their editorial comments at the ends of various chapters further add to the vitality of the overall effort. There is extensive cross-fertilization between the various disciplines represented, and this is done in such a manner as to significantly contribute to reader interest in the presentation.

The book has been divided into eight parts. James Jude begins with a broad overview of cardiac arrest, using the pathophysiologic approach for his "cardiac

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