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A life size Resusci Anne CPR mannequin contained in a large suitcase. The mannequin, which appears not to be complete, includes a lifelike soft rubber face which can be fitted over a hard plastic skull. " RESUSCI - ANNE / PAT. PEND / ASMUND S LAERDAL / STAVENGER NORWAY " is stamped on the reverse of the hard plastic skull. The head section can be fitted to a inflatable blue rubber body which also has two hard plastic feet which can be inserted in bottom of the legs. There is also a ribcage fitted with inflatable lungs, a pump and various other fittings including a body repair kit. " RESUSCI ANDY " is written on paper label on the front of the case and packing instructions for " RESUSCI ANNE " are on a paper label on the underside of the suitcase lid.
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This battered Resusci Anne mannequin, which is an early model from 1962 or 1963, was originally designed for use in CPR training by Asmund Laerdal of Norway. Laerdal’s company, which was a pioneer toymaker of soft plastic dolls and other toys in the 1950s, first produced the mannequin with the lifelike face in 1960 with the intention of creating a life size training aid to motivate students to learn the newly developed technique of CPR.

The mannequins were designed to closely resemble an unconscious person and were fitted with airways that could be obstructed and cleared, a head that could be turned and a chest that that could move with inflation.

It was also designed carefully to make people more comfortable while learning the necessary skills. A female face was used as men would not be seen giving mouth to mouth to a male and the mannequin was dressed in a sporty tracksuit. Resusci Anne proved to be a huge success and became a popular training tool for modern CPR. Laerdal Medical now operates internationally selling a range of medical training products and equipment.
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