Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. - Fatal Case August 5, 1964. — August 1964
This folder contains reports, photos and Dr. Kouwenhoven's personal notes on an electrical wire fatality that occurred in Baltimore when two men were using a crane to hoist a large metal tank onto a truckbed.
Bernie Boykin York, Penna. - CCCM Device. — 1961-62
Correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and Mr. Bernie Boykin of the Boykin Products Company about development of an efficient cardiac massage machine is found in this folder. Several drawings and charts are included.
This folder contains several written exchanges between Dr. Kouwenhoven and Power Company Safety Directors about their instructions to their supervisors and foreman on using cardiac resuscitation for electric shock.
Freeze-Wait-Reanimate: Life Extension Society. — 10/64-1/65
In this folder is a letter from Ev Cooper, President of Life Extension Society soliciting Dr. Kouwenhoven's opinion on the future use of the freeze-wait-reanimate technique in saving lives. No response is included.
This folder contains a variety of documents addressing electrical safety in the operating room, electrical work injuries and work Dr. Kouwenhoven did as a member of the IBM Biological-Medical Hazards Group, NFPA Committee on Hospitals.
Injuries Produced by Contact With Electric Circuits: A Review. — unknown
Creator: Langworthy, Orthello R. (Orthello Richardson), 1897-1996
Orthello R. Langworthy (Dept. of Neurology) and William Kouwenhoven (Electrical Engineering), both from JHU, co-authored this 59-paged review. The purpose of the paper was to report recent studies of electric shock, attempts to correlate the experimental material and to suggest treatments and subjects for future research.
Correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and several physicians and other medical personnel about purchasing the portable defibrillator and the AMBU Manikin from the Mine Safety Appliances Company is found in this folder.
Inquiries re Purchase Hopkins A.C. Defibrillator 1957-62. — 1957-1962
This folder contains letters of correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and many hospitals, physicians, dentists and electric company administrators from around the country about purchasing the closed chest defibrillator.
In this folder is correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and others about the ineffectiveness of using automatic breathing devices as part of resuscitating electric shock victims. Two copies of the 1964 revised Edison Electric Institute's "Resuscitatiion Manual: A Guide for Electric Utility Companies" are included.
This folder contains several copies of a paper presented by Dr. Kouwenhoven at an AIEE meeting in Baltimore entitled "Obligations of the Engineer." It expresses his views on the importance of developing well rounded young engineers.
This folder contains various orders for specialty wiring and transformers and correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and Joseph Skrivan who's company in Towson, Md. was producing the debifrillators being tested and used at Hopkins.
Stephenson Corporation Red Bank, N.J. - Elec. Shock Research. — 1954-61
Correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and Mr. William Stephenson, President of the Stephenson Corporation concerning the development and production of a defibrillator are found in this folder. Also of concern was the topic of university inventions and patent rights.
This folder contains various memorandum and policy statements related to research grants,, training grants, contracts in the School of Medicine, reimbursement of travel costs, gift accounts and payroll policies.
Use of Pressure Cycling Devices - EEI Power Companies. — 1964-65
Correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and various power company officials regarding their experiences using external cardiac resuscitation and use of mechanical resuscitators. This exchange led to a recommendation to advise against the use of mechanical resuscitation when external heart compression is being used.