Henning Ruben MD, FFARCS(I), FFARCS. The Ruben Valve and the AMBU Bag

      Think of a man who has had a unique career as a member of the Danish fencing team, a professional dancer, magician and thought reader, dentist, doctor, anaesthesiologist, clinician, inventor, bon viveur and raconteur. There you have Henning Ruben (Fig. 1).
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      Fig. 1Henning Ruben.
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      1. Johansen SH. Introduction. In: Knudsen J, editors. Henning Ruben on his 60th Birthday—Biography, Bibliography and a selection of Publications 1948–1973. Copenhagen: M Mohr and Co; 1974.

        • Ruben H.
        Traek fra den nyere anaesthesiologie.
        Ugeskr Laeger. 1948; 110 (in Danish): 849-853
        • Ruben H.
        Anaesthetisten i neurokirurgica.
        Nord. Med. 1949; 42 (in Norwegian): 1503-1508
        • Ruben H.
        • Morris L.E.
        Effect of cocaine on cardiac automaticity in the dog.
        J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 1952; 106: 55-61
        • Ruben H.
        Simple and accurate infusion mechanism for syringes.
        Acta Pharmacol. Toxicol. 1953; 9: 199-200
      2. Ruben H. Anaesthesia and Resuscitation Equipment I happened to be involved with. In: Ruprecht J, Van Lieburg MJ, Lee JA, Erdmann W, editors. Anaesthesia—Essays on its History. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 1985.

        • Ruben H.
        Multipurpose anaesthesia valve.
        Nord. Med. 1953; 50 (in Danish): 1242-1243
        • Ruben H.
        New anaesthetic valve with possibilities for extensive application.
        Ugeskr Laeger. 1954; 116 (in Danish): 297-300
        • Ruben H.
        Effective suction pump independent of installations.
        Ugeskr Laeger. 1957; 118 (in Danish): 1252-1254
        • Ruben H.
        A new apparatus for artificial ventilation.
        Ugeskr Laeger. 1957; 119 (in Danish): 14-16
      3. Editorial. American Society of Anesthesiology Newsletter, August, 1964.

        • Safar P.
        • Escarrage L.
        • Elam J.
        A comparison of the mouth-to-mouth and mouth-to-airway methods of artificial respiration with the chest-pressure arm-lift methods.
        N. Eng. J. Med. 1958; 258: 671-677
        • Safar P.
        • Elam J.
        Manual versus mouth-to-mouth methods of artificial respiration.
        Anesthesiology. 1958; 19: 111-112
        • Ruben A.
        • Elam J.O.
        • Ruben H.
        Rescue breathing. A modification.
        Lancet. 1959; ii: 69
        • Elam J.O.
        • Greene D.
        • Schneider M.A.
        • Ruben H.
        • Gordon A.S.
        • Hunstead R.S.
        • et al.
        Head tilt method of oral resuscitation.
        JAMA. 1960; 172: 812-815
        • Ruben H.
        • Bentzen N.
        • Saev S.K.
        X ray study of passage of air through the pharynx in anaesthetized patients.
        Lancet. 1960; I: 849-851
        • Ruben H.
        • Ruben A.
        • Elam J.O.
        • Benvister D.
        Artificial respiration. Improving laymens ability in the performance of artificial respiration without apparatus.
        Ugeskr Laeger. 1960; 122 (in Danish): 215-219
        • Ruben H.
        New anaesthesia circle: intermittently closed system.
        Nord. Med. 1969; 82 (in Danish): 1316-1318
        • Ruben H.
        Universal anaesthesia with automatic dumping.
        Ugeskr Laeger. 1981; 143 (in Danish): 2719-2721
        • Ruben H.
        Anaesthesia system with eliminated spill valve adjustment and without lung rupture risk.
        Acta Anaesthesiol. Scand. 1984; 28: 310-314
        • Baskett P.J.F.
        • Henning Ruben
        A Citation for Honorary Membership of the European Resuscitation Council.
        Resuscitation. 1994; 28: 181-182