Mechanisms of Hypothermic Protection Against Anoxia

  • James A. MillerJr.
  • Faith S. Miller
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 33)


About 10 p.m. one night some years ago, a junior in a southern medical school was directed to place a just-delivered stillborn infant in the refrigerated storage pending the arrival of the mortician on the following morning. Twelve hr later, when he pulled out the tray and unwrapped the child he was confronted by a cold but pink, very-jnuch-alive infant. The infant was placed immediately in a warm incubator; almost as quickly developed respiratory problems, and within 2 hr was dead (Stallings, personal communication). Similar types of experiences can be recalled by almost any obstetrician who has had wide experience. Are these merely clinical observations for which no explanations can be offered or do they constitute evidence that there may be a neglected approach to the problem of resuscitation of the asphyxiated neonate?


Brain Damage Refrigerate Storage Intercalate Disc Artificial Respiration Biochemical Degradation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • James A. MillerJr.
    • 1
  • Faith S. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyTulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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