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A comprehensive monograph presenting up-to-date information on cardiopulmonary resuscitation would be a useful contribution toward the education of medical students, physicians, and lay rescue workers. Although Dr. Pearson recognizes this need, his volume falls short of accomplishing it.
One third of his book describes the history of resuscitation. This section is subdivided into the history of cardiac massage, artificial respiration, epinephrine, ventricular fibrillation, and airway obstruction. The balance is a summary of the author's previously published work in experimental resuscitation from which he constructs a protocol for action in an emergency.
The section on history illustrates the extreme errors made
Historical and Experimental Approaches to Modern Resuscitation.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:1190–1191. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1190_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1190-1191.
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