Oral cannula (5) by BROOK



When the general practitioner Morris BROOK (1911-1967) was called in July 1957 to a mine accident in the "Potash Company of America" ​​near the city of Saskatoon / Canada and there had to breathe mouth-to-mouth a worker pulled unconscious from the mine he realized that something about this resuscitation was unacceptable: the dirt, the blood, the vomit he got into his mouth were unreasonable. Thereupon, together with his brothers Joseph and Max, he invented the tube, which is now widespread and named after him.

From the emergency case of colleague Paul ROLLMANN we present a mouthpiece for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation: clean, disposable.


Recent studies have shown that in case of cardiac arrest it is enough to massage the heart and do without the respiratory donation. The current guidelines in Germany have since been adapted to the US guidelines. Experts hope that the new regulation can reduce the inhibition threshold of many people in the "first aid" in an emergency. Because now helpers, who are also often alone, can concentrate on the chest compressions.




Lit.: Obituaries, in: Canad. Med. Ass. J. Dec. 23 and 30,1967,vol. 97