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Categories: Accidents, Emergencies and Poisons

In suffocation by smoke or any poisonous gas, as
also by hanging if the neck is not broken, and in suspended breathing from

effects of chloroform, hydrate of chloral, or electric shock, remove all

obstructions to breathing, instantly loosen or cut apart all neck and

waist bands, taking special pains to keep the head very low, and placing

the body face downward, to prevent closure of the windpipe by the tongue

falling back. Then proceed to induce artificial respiration the same as in

drowning, described above.