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Demonstrations of the H. N. method of artificial respiration.

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[between 1940 and 1949.]

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Description

This is a demonstration film showing the method of artificial respiration in cases of drowning. This method is demonstrated on a number of different subjects both male and female.

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified], s.n.], [between 1940 and 1949.]

Physical description

1 encoded moving image (03:26 mins) : silent; black and white

Duration

00:03:26

Copyright note

Nuffield

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CC-BY-NC
Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales

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There are no opening or closing credits.

Notes

Material from the film collection comprising of 55 items donated by Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, Oxford, to the Wellcome Trust in 2008. In 1937, Lord Nuffield established a clinical chair of anaesthesia in Oxford amidst some controversy that anaesthesia was even an academic discipline. The collection is a mixture of clinical and educational films made or held by the department to supplement their teaching dating from the late 1930s onwards.

Contents

Segment 1 Several male and female subjects are shown receiving artificial respiration by the application of pressure on the upper back and "pumping" the arms in a butterfly motion. The demonstration takes place alongside an open-air swimming pool. A male subject is shown mid-torso laying on his front with another man applying pressure to his shoulder blades. The subject's arms are raised to shoulder height and the man flexes them in a butterfly motion. Intertitle indicates that the "bust" of the victim is unclothed to show this movement. The second subject is a young boy, although the person demonstrating the technique is a woman. The same procedure happens with a young girl and an older male demonstrator. A young woman performs the procedure on another girl. An intertitle indicates that when life has returned, the arms need not be raised; a sideways shot demonstrates this. Time start: 00:00:00:00 Time end: 00:03:26:06 Length: 00:03:26:06

Language

  • English



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