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MARSHALL HALL’S METHOD

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Mathod of artificial respiration.

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Hall is remembered for a method of resuscitating the drowned, the Marshall Hall method of artificial respiration, which was widely employed until other ways of restarting respiration were introduced by Henry Robert Silvester (1829-1908) and Edward Sharpey-Schâfer (1850-1935). According to the Hall method, the subject was first placed in the prone position and pressed upon the back, causing an active expiration. He was then turned over on his side, with the shoulder raised, to bring about an active inspiration.

Bibliography

Marshall Hall:
Prone and postural respiration in drowning and other forms of apnoea or
  suspended respiration.
London, 1857.

John Snow:
• Dr. Marshall Hall's method of artificial respiration.
  Medical Times and Gazette, April 25, 1857: 421. Letter to the editor.

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