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I desire to call the attention of the medical profession to a method of relieving asphyxiated new-born infants which I do not think has been presented to their notice heretofore.
I do not claim for this method that it is novel, unique, etc., but that it is based entirely upon chemic and philosophic principles and, like many other facts in our profession, is the result of accidental discovery.
We know that in the asphyxiated infant, unless the blood becomes oxygenated very soon, the child must die; we know that from several causes the sensorium has become so deadened or blunted as not to respond to the irritation of the atmospheric air, the application of water or other methods of inducing respiration; yet fetal life still remains and would continue were it not that the placenta has become detached and thereby respiration or oxygenation of the blood, through the medium of
STRINGER S. A RATIONAL METHOD OF RELIEVING ASPHYXIA IN THE NEW-BORN INFANT. JAMA. 1898;XXX(25):1455–1456. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440770023001g
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