Who invented CPR?  Who invented defibrillation?  When did EMTs and paramedics begin resuscitation in the community and in peoples homes?  The answers are all in a 40 minute video on the history of EMS, The Quest to Reverse Sudden Death.  I think you will find it of interest.  Some of the early attempts to revive the suddenly dead date back to the 18th Century and are quite bizarre by today’s standards.  Enjoy and hat’s off for the early pioneers of contemporary resuscitation.

History of Resuscitation