CALVIN F. KAY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Recently, while I was dining in a suburban restaurant near a large midwestern city, an elderly man at a nearby table slumped in his chair and was unconscious and pale. His stertorous breathing had stopped by the time someone had lowered him to the floor. He was pulseless, and I could hear no heart sounds when I put my ear to his chest.
I was the only person present who knew resuscitation procedures. A precordial blow or two was ineffective. His dentures became loose and were quickly removed. Three or four deep breaths were administered by mouth-to-mouth ventilation. I turned
KAY CF. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Chain of Many Links. Ann Intern Med. ;80:411–413. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-3-411
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(3):411-413.
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