Monday, April 21, 2008

Blowing smoke in 1770...

On July 8 1770 in Amsterdam the following occurred:

The child of William Sybrens fell into the canal. His mother first discovered it, perceiving its hat float upon the water. She acquainted her husband who leaped into the water and took the child out. They rolled it upon a barrel and blew into its bowels. After they had employed the proper methods for an hour and a half, the child recovered and the next day was lively and active.

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