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Anecdotes from the Archive

Bringing Back the “Apparently Dead”

Saving a drowned person

In their August 28th, 1869, issue, Scientific American listed some techniques to aid in restoring breath to "persons apparently dead from drowning." The methods were given by Professor Benjamin Howard and were sanctioned by the Metropolitan Board of Health of the City of New York. The article gives two different methods, the first being the [...]

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Dog Spies

One Day, You Will Smell Like a Dead Chicken

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Unfortunately, this is true. I’ll explain. Dogs are trained to sniff out a lot of things, and some of those “things” are human remains. Human remains, except those in a cemetery, are usually not out in the open; someone doesn’t want them found or there has been an accident. But bring your own Scooby Doo [...]

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