Pinching, electrocution, ravens' beaks, and positive pressure ventilation: a brief history of neonatal resuscitation.


Since ancient times many different methods have been used to revive newborns. Although subject to the vagaries of fashion for 2000 years, artificial respiration has been accepted as the mainstay of neonatal resuscitation for about the last 40. Formal teaching programmes have evolved over the last 20 years. The last 10 years have seen international… (More)

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