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Rescue units learn heart massage
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Brich, George
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated March 10, 1962 reads, "A new method of cardiac resuscitation is being taught Valley ambulance rescue personnel. Dr. Arthur Feinfield, right, shows fireman Vincent Pratt, left, how to apply external manual pressure to the breast bone, which, in turn, circulates blood by squeezing the heart. Fireman Jack Bennie serves as 'victim' for the demonstration held recently at Valley Doctors Hospital, North Hollywood. 'Many lives have already been saved in Los Angeles by this type of massage,' said Feinfield. Capt. Joseph Schenkein, head of the rescue maintenance squad for the Los Angeles Fire Department, watches in the background."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Valley Doctors Hospital (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Fire Department
Emergency medical services--California--Los Angeles
Cardiac massage--California--Los Angeles
Lifesaving--California--Los Angeles
Fire departments--California--Los Angeles
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Fire chiefs--California--Los Angeles
Physicians--California--Los Angeles
Training--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Cardiac resuscitation
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
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