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To house officers for whom cardiac arrests are an accepted part of hospital duty, it frequently comes as a surprise that today's basic tenets of resuscitation are barely 20 years old. For the last 30 years, Peter Safar, Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the Resuscitation Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh, has been an energetic and vigorous force in their development. Safar emphasized the importance of proper positioning to clear the upper airway in unconscious patients. He was among the first to combine ventilation with external cardiac compression and he has been a leading advocate of teaching and
Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation.. Ann Intern Med. 1982;96:797. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-6-797_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(6_part_1):797.
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