How a girl’s ‘death mask’ from the 1800s became the face of CPR dolls


By Ashley P. Taylor – Live Science Contributor 17 hours ago

A drowned woman became “the most kissed girl in the world” after a model of her face was used to design a CPR dummy.

For 60 years, medical students have practiced CPR on a dummy doll — dubbed Resusci Annie — compressing her chest and breathing air into her plastic mouth. The face of that dummy, it turns out, isn’t made up. It’s based on the face of a teenage girl found dead in the Seine river in Paris in the late 19th century whose body was never identified but whose visage was captured in a mold, or “death mask.” 

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