Resuscitation: Tilting Out of Trouble

The skindiving student had surfaced rapidly from the bottom of a 14-ft. training tank in Seattle, and despite his training, he had evidently held his breath all the way up. Within seconds, he was half unconscious, and his left side was paralyzed. The instructor and his diving comrades rushed the victim to General Practitioner Charles A. Kruse, who had two important qualifications for handling the case: his of fice was near by, and he is an enthusiastic skindiver himself.

Expanding Air. Dr. Kruse could see at once what the trouble was. The...

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