The surgery to repair a chest deformity on fourteen-year-old Dick Heyard was going well. It was 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio, when the gangly teenager—exceptionally tall at over six feet—began having breathing problems because of his worsening funnel chest. His front torso was so caved in that his lungs barely had a third of the normal... Continue Reading →
How Did You Die?
A Glance at the Sometimes Gruesome Roots of CPR "How did you die?" In this 1950 educational film by The Beck Heart Foundation, a burly host was asking this simple question to a panel of eleven men and women. This was before CPR became a household term , before "Resuscitation Annie" was invented, and before Automatic External... Continue Reading →