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RESPIRATION, Med. jur. Breathing, which consists of the drawing into, inhaling, or more technically, inspiring, atmospheric air into the lungs, and then: forcing out, expelling, or technically expiring, from the lungs the air therein. Chit. Med. Jur. 92 and 416, note n.

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Early in 1950, Norman James stated: "The increasing use in anaesthesia of relaxing agents such as "Tubarine" or "Flaxedil" in conjunction with controlled respiration for major surgery tends to focus attention on the possible elimination of manual control with all its disadvantages" (11).
Controlled respiration by means of special automatic machines as used in Sweden and Denmark [Abstract].
An automatic machine for controlled respiration. Med J Aust 1950; 1: 325-326.

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