The remarkable experiments of Meltzer and Auer on intratracheal insufflation were made known in France by Carrel, who also brought them to my attention. I was greatly impressed by them and concluded that the principle might be applicable to the resuscitation of asphyxiated infants, for which purpose I had an apparatus constructed by Mr. Lépine of Lyons. The apparatus is very simple and resembles the one used on animals at the Rockefeller Institute and differs only in being of a size suitable to new-born infants.
I have employed this apparatus and the method of intratracheal insufflation in my obstetrical service since August, 1910, with promising and highly interesting results. I make this statement because I am of the opinion that it will require several years' experience to determine its exact clinical value and extent of applicability. I am, however, ready to affirm that the principle of the method embodies a