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Schafer method

noun Scha·fer method
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Schaefer method


Schafer's method


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\ˌshär-pē-ˈshā-fər\play ,

Sir Edward Albert

(1850–1935), British physiologist. Schafer held positions as professor of physiology at several British universities, his longest tenure being at the university in Edinburgh. He introduced the Schafer method of artificial respiration in a paper published in 1903. His method came into wide use as a means of reviving apparent drowning victims.

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a dividing ridge between drainage areas

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