There arc numerous occasions in the practice of surgery and internal medicine, as well as in the occurrences of accidents and intoxication in modern industrial life, in which successful artificial respiration would doubtlessly prove life-saving; the development of a simple but efficient method is therefore certainly a crying need. The well-known Sylvester and the Schäfer methods of artificial respiration are simple enough, but they are far from being reliably efficient. I shall not discuss here their merits. The usual method of artificial respiration of the physiologic laboratories is, on the other hand, efficient enough, but it requires tracheotomy and some surgical training to perform it. The method of intratracheal insufflation of Meltzer and Auer requires no surgical procedure and is, as I may emphatically state, absolutely efficient, but it requires the aid of a medical man, and of one who is already trained in the introduction of the intratracheal tube,
MELTZER SJ. PHARYNGEAL INSUFFLATION, A SIMPLE METHOD OF ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION: A PRELIMINARY NOTE. JAMA. 1912;LVIII(19):1413–1415. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260050089001
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