Medicine: A Baby's Heart

A baby, born apparently dead, was successfully revived by unusual means, an injection of adrenalin. The child, a boy, was one of a pair of boy and girl twins born in a Brooklyn maternity hospital. The two children together weighed only five and a half pounds at birth. The girl, except for her size, was normal. The boy was without heart action or respiration.

Ordinary means failed to revive the child. The physician in attendance, Dr. Philip Mininberg, then injected a few drops of adrenalin and heart action recommenced. A small quantity of blood...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!