To Cure the Apparently Dead. Nosology and Medical Resuscitation in Italy (XVIII Cent.)

Silvia Marinozzi


The first specific techniques and triages for medical resuscitation developed in the XVIII century, specifically to rescue the drowned persons. The topic of resuscitation in strictly connected to the theme of the apparent death, to the dread of the buried alive, to the progress of forensic medicine and to the administrative and legislative policies. The contribute aims to focus on the contribution of the medical and pathologic nosology about the conception of the apparent death, read as asphyxia.


Key words: Apparent death Resuscitation - Rescuing the drowned

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