The initiation and maintenance of respiration in the asphyxiated newborn infant has always been of profound interest both to the obstetrician and to the pediatrician. As a consequence, the best means of achieving this purpose has been the subject of wide discussion.1 Numerous methods have been advocated, none of which has been entirely satisfactory. Since it became accepted that the care of the newborn infant should be entrusted to the pediatrician, progress has been more satisfactory.
An attempt has been made to review methods which have been suggested from time to time and to incorporate the best of them into a routine which is sufficiently facile to apply to any type of asphyxia and yet does not demand such great technical skill that only an expert can carry it out. We think the result is one that may be easily understood and utilized.
In compiling such a routine, certain