Doc­tor who helped de­velop CPR tech­nique dies

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

Dr. James Jude, one of the ex­perts cred­ited with pi­o­neer­ing life-sav­ing car­diopul­monary re­sus­ci­ta­tion, has died. He was 87.

Peter Jude says his fa­ther al­ways wanted to help peo­ple, not­ing CPR has saved count­less lives.

In the late 1950s, the doc­tor and two elec­tri­cal engi­neers, Wil­liam Kouwen­hoven and Guy Knicker­bocker, did re­search which led to their de­vel­op­ment of chest com­pres­sion in 1960. This was later com­bined with work by oth­ers on ar­ti­fi­cial res­pi­ra­tion to be­come CPR.

The Min­nesota na­tive moved to Florida in 1964 to be­come pro­fes­sor of surgery and chief of tho­racic and car­dio­vas­cu­lar surgery at the Univer­sity of Mi­ami School of Medicine and Jack­son Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal.

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