To the Editor:—
Dr. Sauder refers to the efforts of Doctors Rainer and Bullough (Brit. M. J.2:1024-1028 [Nov. 2] 1957) to resuscitate children in cardiac arrest by placing one arm underneath the knees and flexing the legs against the chest. They reported eight successful recoveries. Dr. Stout (J. Oklahoma M. Assoc.3:112-114 [March] 1957) reported a success with the method in one adult. As Dr. Sauder stated, one would need the strength of Hercules to apply this method to a heavy adult. Fortunately, a Venus has ample strength to maintain adequate circulation during cardiac arrest by applying rhythmic pressures on the sternum.