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Danish Captain Saved

Year 1794, Henry Corbin

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October 8, 1794

AQUATIC SUFFOCATION ADDRESSED TO THE MANAGERS

CAPTAIN CHRISTIAN RIGA RESTORED TO LIFE

It is with pleasure I can communicate another instance of the happy effects resulting from a long perseverance in the resuscitative process recommended by our Society.

I was called on Monday to a Danish Captain, who had fallen overboard; he had been under water several minutes, and was taken up an apparent corpse. — A quarter of an hour elapsed before I could arrive. — On examining the body, I indulged no hopes of success; — but Duty demanded, and Humanity pleaded in favour of a Foreigner.

After an exertion for two hours, I was most amply recompensed. — My patient was conveyed to bed in full possession of Restored Life, — I have furnished Captain Riga with the Plans of Resuscitation, that he may impress his countrymen with an idea of the blessings of such an Institution, and tell them, that, in the exercise if Humanity, a British Heart knows no distinction,

Henry Corbin
October 8th, 1794

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