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Dewey Edwin Tinnin

Posted 2019-11-07 by Pat R
Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona)
Friday, November 27, 1959, p. 1

Stopped Heart Restarted,
Boy In Critical Condition

A 7-year-old boy whose heart stopped beating during an operation was in critical condition at St. Joseph's Hospital yesterday.

The child, Dewey Tinnin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Tinnin, of Bagdad, was undergoing an appendectomy at the hospital in Bagdad Wednesday night when his heart stopped beating.

The physician, Dr. Richard Hardesbrook, opened Dewey's chest and massaged his heart back into action.

By yesterday morning the boy's condition was such that he could be flown to Phoenix for further treatment.

Dr. Hardesbrook is the staff physician of the Bagdad Hospital, operated by the Bagdad Copper Co.
Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona)
Saturday, November 28, 1959, p. 18

Battle For Life Ended

A two-day battle to save the life of a 7-year-old boy whose heart stopped after an operation ended last night.

The child, Dewey Tinnin, died at 8:14 p.m. yesterday at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Tinnin of Bagdad.

Doctors said the lad died from respiratory failure due to anoxia. Wednesday the boy underwent an appendectomy at the Bagdad hospital. The boy's heart stopped beating while he was being taken to his room.

Dr. Richard Hardesbrook, physician at the hospital, opened Dewey's chest and massaged the heart back into action with a hand resuscitator.

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