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Surgeon who helped pioneer key CPR technique dies at 87

Surgeon who helped pioneer key CPR technique dies at 87

DR. JAMES JUDE, 87 Helped pioneer key CPR technique Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, died Tuesday in Coral Gables, Fla., after an extended illness. In the 1950s at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine, the doctor and electrical engineers William Kouwenhoven and Guy Knickerbocker did research that led to their development of chest compression in 1960. This was combined with work by others on artificial respiration to become CPR. According to a Hopkins publication, Dr. Jude, a surgeon and professor, worked in a lab adjacent to Mr. Kouwenhoven, who was developing an external defibrillator with the help of Mr....

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