Chief Herring Saves a Life With Lungmotor
Following an operation on a young man in St. Andrew’s Hospital, at Murphysboro, Ill., three physicians in attendance resorted to artificial respiration for a half-hour without success. Then it was remembered that the fire department had a lungmotor, and Chief Albert Herring responded with the device on a hurry call. He immediately set to work and within ten minutes the patient was restored. The firemen bought the lungmotor over a year ago out of funds they had earned from their first annual ball. They had waited long for occasion to use it. Its purpose is to restore persons in cases of drowning, asphyxiation, suffocation and for any other cases where respiration is exhausted. The machine is part of the regular equipment used by the firemen, and is at the service of the public.