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March 7, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(10):325-330. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410620001001

FORCED RESPIRATION.  An Address delivered before the Buffalo Medical and Surgical Association, January 5, 1891.BY GEO. E. FELL, M.D., F.R.M.S.,OF BUFFALO, N. Y.LATE PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MICROSCOPISTS, PROFESSOR OF PHYSIOLOGY AND MICROSCOPY MED. DEP'T NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, ETC.It may be well to premise what I have to say by calling attention to the difference in the meaning of the terms used. We understand by artificial respiration, an artificial method of breathing for an individual; but since forced respiration has been used, with such remarkable results, it seems to me terms should be employed which would be distinctive, and some time ago I made a suggestion to the profession which seems to have been quite universally adopted, to the following effect:

Auto-respiration:  respiration by the individual for himself.

Deep Respiration:  forcible respiration by the individual himself.

Auto-respiration:  this we understand to be that produced by the methods

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