Royal Humane Society. Annual report, published for the anniversary festival, 1798.
Catalog Record: Royal Humane Society. Annual report, published for the anniversary festival, 1798.
Title: Annual report, published for the anniversary festival, 1798 / by W. Hawes.
Author: Hawes, William, 1736-1808.
Corp. Author: Royal Humane Society (London, England).
WLM Call Number: WO 250 R810 1798 RB
Accession NO.: 9424
Publisher: London : J. Nichols, 1798.
Physical Description: 80 p. ; 20 cm.
Provenance: Autographed presentation copy from John Coakley Lettsom to Samuel
Latham Mitchill dated May, 1800, and numbered 10.
Subject: Royal Humane Society.
Subject: Near Drowning.
Subject: Resuscitation – methods.
Subject: Death, Apparent.
Abstract: This report was compiled by the founder of the society, William Hawes.
The contents include directories of the society, financial reports,
miscellaneous reports, and translations on the resuscitation of the
apparently dead. Hawes notes that between 1774 and 1797, 2,259 lives
had been saved.
General Notes: At head of title: Royal Humane Society, established for the restoration
of human life, when suspended by various kinds of accidental and sudden
death, viz. drowning, strangling, apoplexy, suffocation, and by the
noxious vapours of mines, caverns, &c. intense cold, and the tremendous
stroke of lightning.
General Notes: Royal Humane Society Annual Reports for 1798 and 1799 are bound in one
General Notes: Digitized by Northern Micrographics June 22, 2010.