Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 298 • LITFL

L’Inconnue de la Seine (the not known female of the Seine)

L’ Inconnue has develop into Parisian legend and so the well known tale goes that in the late 1880s an not known girl was pulled from the river Seine and it was considered suicide was the cause (although under no circumstances verified). As was well known in the day she was put on general public display screen but no a single determined her. This is not to say she did not switch heads, in simple fact a single mortuary attendant created a plaster forged of her fifty percent-smile. It was these a strike at the time artists from about Europe have been replicating her facial area in their functions, there was mass manufacturing of her dying mask and the philosopher Albert Camus even referred to her as the “drowned Mona Lisa”. Nevertheless, this was not the end of there story…

Decades later Asmund Laerdal (sure of Laerdal simulation products) was occupied developing wooden toys in the 1940s and just after the war he experimented with a new material… plastic. Just one of his most renowned playthings was ‘Anne doll’ which gained toy of the 12 months with its sleeping eyes and all-natural hair. Continue to he experienced not put L’ Inconnue’s facial area on the doll, nor experienced his CPR products been produced.

All through the results of ‘Anne doll’ Laerdal’s two 12 months old son, Tore almost drowned and Laerdal experienced to pump water out of his lungs. So it was no shock that when a group of anaesthesiologists and a researcher named Peter Safar who served pioneer CPR spoke to Laerdal they experienced an avid listener.

Laerdal embarked on making a existence-sized mannequin so that individuals could practise these new existence conserving strategies. Nevertheless, he essential a facial area, he remembered a serene mask hanging on the in-laws’ wall, it was of training course L’ Inconnue. Laerdal also saved the identify “Anne doll” on his new mannequin (Resusci Anne). So L’ Inconnue has the most kissed lips in the entire world and according to Laerdal these CRP strategies has saved extra than 2 million lives.

Laerdal with Resusci Anne


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