A wide range of correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and other researchers, government agencies, JHU personnel and electric company officials on the the topic of artificial respiration are in this folder.
This folder contains various correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and others on the topic of artificial resuscitation: actual cases, scientific exchanges with electric company officials and other researchers, and commentaries on various resuscitation methods and mechanical devices.
This folder contains various correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and Dr. Paul Betz of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and with officials of the Levinthal Electronic Products, Inc. The subject is the building of an external defibrillator. Two photos of the engine generator unit discussed in Dr. Getz's paper "Field Current Sources for Electric Defibrillation" are included as are several drawings of curcuitry done by Dr. Kouwenhoven.
Included are brochures from Con Edison, NJ Electric and Gas Co., Florida Power and Light Co. relating to use of CPR and an article about a Rockford, IL CPR training program. Several small photos accompany the latter.
Cardiac Arrest - Trauma and Treatment of Cases. — 1954-69
This folder contains a variety of news clippings, professional articles and papers on the subject of the use of cardiac resuscitation, as well as Dr. Kouwenhoven's hand-written notes and commentaries related to articles on the topic written by other scientists.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (Heart Assoc of MD) Revision Manual. — 1962-69
Dr. Kouwenhoven worked on a revised edition of the Maryland AHA"s publication entitled "Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation: A Manual for Instructors-Prepared and Published by the Heart Association of Maryland." The original manual, his suggestions for changes and other related articles are included in this folder.
Cases described in this folder cover a range of uses of external cardiac massage, from electric shock to drownings, to gas poisoning, and cardiac disease. It was also used on an African lion. News clippings and letters from grateful patients are included.
A letter inviting Dr. Kouwenhoven to the Fire Department graduation exercises, an editorial for the International Medical Digest entitled "Resiscitation Outside the Hospital," and a news clipping from Milwaukee about the use of artificial respiration without cardiac massage are found in this folder.
Included in this file are the hand-written version and final copies of a paper entitled "Apparatus for Electrical Arrest of Ventricular Fibrillation" by W.B. Kouwenhoven, Jerome Kay and Alfred Blalock, as well as supporting diagrams and photos. There is also a 1951 correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and V.L. Vosburgh about an electrocardiac resuscitatior developed by the General Engineering Laboratory in Schenectady, N.Y.
This folder contains the program from a Postgraduate Course in Cardiac Medicine, Oct. 18, 1956, during which the 1st public demonstration of the defibrillator occurred, as well as Dr. Kouwenhoven's notes on 2 subsequent demonstrations.
Correspondence in this folder relates to a chapter Dr. Kouwenhoven wrote for a book entitled "Dental Clinics of North America." Also included are reprints of articles on external cardiac massage and management of medical emergencies in the dental office published inthe Journal of the Canadian Dental Association.
Discharge Characteristics Mono and Di Phasic. Defib. Grayson. — 1963
Photographs of defibrillator responses (Negovsky Russian model and Mine Safety Defibrillator) are accompanied by correspondence from Laurence Grayson, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Hopkins.
Found in this folder is one set of correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and Franklin Teller, MD of the U.S. Vitamin & Pharmaceutical Corp. regarding a sample of a new vasodilator (Arlidin) the latter sent to the doctor.
Included in this folder is an edited copy of the Edison Electric Institute's "Resuscitation Manual: A Guide for Electric Utility Companies" and correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and Mr. Robert Coleman of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company about the manual.
Two items are in this folder: 1) A Cleveland Clinic Quarterly magazine with a highlighted article sent to Dr. Kouwenhoven entitled "An Intrathoracic Pump to Replace the Human Heart: Current Developments at the Cleveland Clinic" by Willem J. Koloff, MD and 2) Notes Dr. Kouwenhoven made about an article by Marvin M. Nachlas about the Westinghouse Massage Machine.
A long term correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and Guy Radley, a safety consultant from White Plains NY on research each is doing on the efficacy of artificial resuscitation methods. Their presentations at the AIEE meetings is also discussed. Copies of Radley's papers are included, as is other related correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and AIEE officials.
Multiple copies and the original ditto of an information sheet entitled "Principal Items - Hopkins Defibrillator" are found in this folder. It is a listing of the components used in this defibrillator.
This folder contains various brochures about cardiac compression machines, cardiac presses, other mechanical external cardiac devices, and the Resusci-Anne. Several pieces of correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and the developers of these devices are also included.
Power Company Cases of CCCM - Folder #1 1962, 1964, 1965. — 1962-1966
Reports on fatal electric shock accidents and reports on successful resuscitation came to Dr. Kouwenhven from many public service companies nationwide and are found in this folder. Dr. Kouwenhoven's correspondence with these companies was extensive and is continued in a second folder.
This folder is a continuation of reports Dr. Kouwenhoven received from many different power companies across the nation about fatal electric shock accidents and successful use of resuscitation. His responses are included.