Category:Critical care medicine

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The discipline of Critical care medicine (Intensive care), the medical practitioners of which are known as Intensivists.

History

Commenced in 1952 when during a polo epidemic Bjorn Ibsen showed the benefit of manual ventilation via tracheostomy and cuffed airway in cases of type II respiratory failure. The first intensive care unit followed in 1953.