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Appareil pour effectuer le mouvement respiratoire de Germain Panis, 26 avril 1923

Germain Panis’ apparatus for artificial respiration, photographed on April 26th,1923. The intern for the Public Hospitals of Paris Germain Panis developed what became known as the Panis apparatus for artificial respiration. It includes "an inclined metal frame to support the patient’s chest facing down-ward and a set of levers used to perform the necessary movements". The apparatus is activated using top-to-bottom movements. At a rhythm of fifteen movements per minute, it would "resuscitate" the patient. Office national des recherches scientifiques et industrielles et des inventions.

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