See-Saw Rocks Dead Back to Life (Jul, 1934)

See-Saw Rocks Dead Back to Life

PERSONS apparently drowned can be “rocked” back to life by a new artificial resuscitation apparatus being installed in hospitals all over England.

The machine produces 10 to 15 see-saw motions a minute to induce an exact imitation of natural breathing. It work automatically once the patient is balanced on the light metal frame.

  1. Rick Auricchio says: August 26, 20108:44 am

    Somehow Dick Cheney comes to mind….

  2. Firebrand38 says: August 26, 20109:27 am

    Rick: Let it go Man…

  3. Yaos says: August 26, 201011:14 am

    Somehow the idea of using a hand pump seems simpler than this. Modern units work by forcing air into and out of the lungs.

  4. Kosher Ham says: August 26, 201011:35 am

    Usually in the workplace, quitting time brings the dead back to life!

  5. Arglebarglefarglegleep says: August 26, 20105:40 pm

    History of CPR – maybe. Smoke enemas…oh boy. I guess this wasn’t so bad.

  6. Mike says: August 28, 201011:33 am

    When the patient wakes up they are terrified because they are strapped down and being forced up and down.

  7. Jim D says: August 30, 20101:44 pm

    “Eve’s technique” seems to be one of the least effective methods of artificial ventilation:…

  8. Toronto says: August 30, 20106:10 pm

    And of course there the “Bee Gees” addendum to CPR: You’re supposed to do the chest compressions to the rhyme of “Stayin’ Alive”. That’s apparently about 103 beats per minute.

    Under no circumstances should you use “Massachusetts” or “New York Mining Disaster 1941.” Either one may cause the rescued person to get up and jump back into the lake.

  9. Firebrand38 says: August 30, 20106:22 pm

    Toronto: You mean disco finally served a purpose for good and not evil?

  10. Toronto says: August 30, 20109:51 pm

    Yeah – frightening, isn’t it?

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