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March 17, 1945

The Art of Resuscitation

JAMA. 1945;127(11):682. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860110062033

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This volume, as the author states, is an attempt, based on more than twenty-five years of intimate experience with the unconscious patient, to tell the reader what to do when faced by an acutely asphyxiated patient about to die. The author has gathered together the essence of the papers that have been published on the subject of asphyxia and of resuscitation. He has spoken about it historically and from experimental and clinical points of view and has described asphyxia due to a variety of conditions and circumstances. His hobby, pneumatology, is described and recommended. He has covered asphyxia from the fetus to the death of the adult. There are a number of illustrations to assist in making his various points. An extensive bibliography precedes the index. Almost all methods of artificial respiration, both manual and mechanical, are illustrated. Most physicians should be more interested in artificial respiration than they are

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