The History of CPR

CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is a technique used to circulate oxygenated blood through the body if the heart stops beating. The goal of CPR is to maintain the body until the heart can be restarted by an emergency medic or heart doctor using a defibrillator.

The earliest form of CPR consisted of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, first used in 1740. However, the concept of chest compressions was not developed until 1891. Throughout the following decades, these techniques were redefined and rediscovered until modern CPR was developed in 1960. You can learn more about the history of CPR and how it has shaped modern medicine in this short video.

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