Demonstrations of the H N method of artificial respiration
digital file Black & White Silent 1940s 3:36
Summary: 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. 1 segment.
Title number: 18153
Description: 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
Further information: 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.
Keywords: Respiration, Artificial -- history; Rescue Work; Rescue Work -- history
Locations: United Kingdom