The doctor lay the child on a blanket and began the special method of respiration. Then he immersed it alternately in cold water and lukewarm water. Fifteen minutes passed, but no breath came from the body of the child. Then the doctor made one last effort. He rubbed the child with a towel, crushed and released the chest with both his hands. Thus, he tried to get breath into the limp body. His efforts bore fruit. The little chest gave a short, convulsive heave. The doctor redoubled his effort. The child was now gasping.