Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Doctor who invented CPR taken down by a tick bite

Dr. James Jude, a thoracic surgeon whose recognition that external manual pressure could revive a stalled heart, and who used that insight to help develop the lifesaving technique now known as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, died on Tuesday at his home in Coral Gables, Fla. He was 87.

The cause was complications of a Parkinson's-like neurological disorder stemming from a tick bite, his son Peter said.

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