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CHARLES KITE. An Essay on the Recovery of the Apparently Dead. London, 1788.

CHARLES KITE. An Essay on the Recovery of the Apparently Dead. London, 1788.

In this essay, Charles Kite details his theories regarding the resuscitation of drowning victims, and he recommends the use of artificial ventilation and electric shock in their treatment. The table displayed here records Kite’s experiences with resuscitation, including a section for the patient’s condition “At the Return of Life.” Kite’s carefully recorded scientific methods show his belief in the possibility of resuscitation and demonstrate his efforts to determine the best method.


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