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Insull & McCarter: Life Saving Medals in the Public Service


Book Summary

Two data sets enumerating recipients of lifesaving medals, representing supplementary material for an article published in 2017 by the Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America. The Excel spreadsheets may be accessed via the Internet Archive landing page (use box icon in lower right hand corner of the viewer), than select "download options" / "view all" to the right.

Insull Medal Recipients: The Insull Medal for Resuscitation was announced by the National Electric Light Association in May, 1922 as an award for saving the life of a victim of electric shock by the Schafer Prone Pressure Method. Samuel Insull, head of the Commonwealth Edison Co. of Chicago, funded the award.

McCarter Roll: The McCarter Medal for Resuscitation was established by Thomas N. McCarter, president of the Public Service Corporation of New Jersey to be awarded to employees of Gas Companies who saved the lives of those who became victims of gas asphyxiation. The Schafer Prone Pressure Method of resuscitation had to be used. The American Gas Association announced the McCarter Medal in April, 1924 and McCarter provided a fund to endow the award in September, 1924.

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