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While on his assignment as a nurse in the Ohio Penitentiary operating room, Sam Sheppard reportedly saves the life of a man who had stopped breathing from a throat obstruction. Sheppard was said to have cleared the man's throat and massaged his heart, because the man had no pulse.
Sam Sheppard, Marilyn Sheppard, John McCormick, Ralph Alvis
Cleveland Press, "56/09/29 Dr. Sam Saves Inmate's Life on Prison Operating Table" (1956). All Articles. 591.