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Medicine: How to Revive the Dead

If, during an operation, a patient's pulse suddenly stops because of anesthesia, a surgeon injects adrenalin directly into his heart. Sometimes he recovers, usually he dies. Noted Surgeon Hamilton Bailey of London's Royal Northern Hospital believes that adrenalin alone does no good. In a recent issue of the British Medical Journal he offered a drastic suggestion: cut open the patient's chest and massage his heart immediately, without waiting to try adrenalin.

During 22 years of surgical practice, Dr. Bailey has massaged 40 "dead" hearts. Four came back to life. But he is positive that...

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