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February 18, 1974

Standards for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC)

JAMA. 1974;227(7):833-868. doi:10.1001/jama.227.7.833

Historical Resuscitation Cover Illustrations

A fascinating variety of techniques for resuscitation of the dead and near-dead has been used by man down through the ages, even from the earliest of times. A number of these methods are shown on the front and back covers of this supplement.

Cover illustrations 1-17 were taken from scenes in a former exhibit in the Section on Medicine at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The exhibit was originally a gift to the museum by the Public Service Co. (of Northern Illinois). The figures were three dimensional, molded in wax, and stood about one foot high. They remained a popular exhibit a the museum until 1963, when they melted away and could not be resuscitated during a fire in the section of the building where the exhibit was housed.