The History of Artifical Respiration [Retrospectroscope]

  title={The History of Artifical Respiration [Retrospectroscope]},
  author={Alistair Geddes},
  journal={IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine},
  • A. Geddes
  • Published 19 November 2007
  • Medicine
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine
Ever since man has been on this planet, there has been the need to inflate the lungs. Apart from biblical references to the breath of life, there is an unbroken line of progress in creating artificial respiration methods. The need for a practical manual method of artificial respiration became evident in the industrial revolution (late 1700s) when coal mining asphyxiations and drowning were frequent. The need increased when anesthesia entered medicine in the mid 1800s. In the late 1800s, when… 

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