National Affairs: Doctor's Dilemma

While Representative Madden gasped his last (see above), frantic calls went out for Representatives Sirovich (New York), Summers (Washington), Irwin (Illinois), Fitzgerald (Ohio), all of whom are physicians. Dr. Sirovich arrived first and, lacking a better remedy, applied artificial respiration to the dying man. Breath began, the pulse quickened, but not for long. In five minutes the damaged heart stopped beating.

Afterwards, as though in defense of his professional reputation, Dr. Sirovich said: "Had I had any medication, such as caffein, sodium benzoate, nitroglycerine, adrenalin or oxygen, I perhaps could have helped him."

Dr. Sirovich also said: "I shall make it...

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