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To the Editor:—
I have recently received several letters from men and organizations interested in resuscitation from drowning, electric shock, and carbon monoxide asphyxia. These letters ask whether any of the modifications of the Schafer prone pressure method recently proposed afford any real advantage over the procedure now in use by the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts, and rescue crews of city police and fire departments.In my opinion, the answer is positively No!The Schafer method has been standardized by an immense experience. It has been taught, it is estimated, to more than thirteen million men and boys, as well as many women and girls. It is saving many lives each year, particularly from drowning. It would be unfortunate if uncertainty and dispute over details were introduced for no real advantage.All forms of manual artificial respiration are essentially expiratory in effect. The inspirations are wholly due to the
Henderson Y. RESUSCITATION. JAMA. 1935;105(19):1540. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760450060026
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