Anyone who learns to breathe through the mouth knows his face. No one knows who he is


  1. In the 20th century, reproductions of his face were sold in souvenir shops in Paris.

  2. She draws her face with a calm, slightly smiling expression on her face. She was an inspiration to many artists, and Albert Camus called her the “sunken Mona Lisa.”

  3. Thanks to the Norwegian toy manufacturer, the drowned woman became the face of mannequins to learn respiratory resuscitation.

  4. According to the CBOS study, only one in five poles can provide proper first aid to the injured

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The exact history of what happened before and after his drowning with L’Inconnue (French “stranger”) is still controversial and remains just an imaginary Paris legend. He was presumed to have committed suicide because there were no wounds or stains on his body.

After being removed from the Senate, he was taken to a Paris morgue and presented to the public for identification, along with the bodies of other unknown dead, but no passersby recognized him. However, this did not mean that he was ignored.

According to an urban legend, the pathologist at the morgue, where his body was found, was so impressed with his beauty that he called a “mouleur” or ex, who protected his face with a plaster death mask.


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Today, however, many doubt that the cast’s flawless qualities come from a drowning girl Skeptics believe that the faces of corpses, especially those found in the river, will be distorted, swollen or scarred.

Inspiration for artists

In the following decades, the mask was mass-produced and sold as a decorative element for the walls of individual houses. This happened first in Paris and then throughout Europe. He was an inspiration to artists, poets and other writers, including Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Rayner Maria Rilke and Vladimir Nabokov. L’Inconnue was hung in the studio of Albert Camus, who called her the “Drowned Mona Lisa.”

For more than half a century, the 16-year-old’s extraordinary wave of fame and charm has turned into something completely different with the help of a man who was born decades after his death.

His name was Asmund Laerdal and he was a toy manufacturer from Norway. His company began printing books and calendars for children in the early 1940s, and then moved on to making small wooden toys.

After the war, Laerdal began experimenting with a new type of material that had just entered mass production plastic.

Using this innovative material at the time, he produced one of his most popular toys: the Anne doll, considered the “toy of the year” in post-war Norway. It was a hit not only for the material, but also for the closed eyelids.


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But how did a child’s toy become an important component in the production of life-saving educational equipment?

The history of resuscitation dates back to the 15th century, but it was not until 1957 that Peter Safar published the book ABC of Resuscitation, which proposed the word-of-mouth resuscitation method.

In the 1960s, a group of anesthesiologists approached Laerdala by order. They needed a doll to demonstrate the American Heart Association’s standard resuscitation techniques A procedure known as CPR. It turned out that they had found the right person. Together with scientists including Peter’s Journey Laerdal started a historic project.

Phantom, this is Anna

In addition to the complex technical issues involved in creating a mannequin that must have a movable breast to apply adequate compression, the toy manufacturer faced a lot of confusion. Which face should the model face? Then he remembered the strange Sena’s face he had seen in his mother-in-law’s living room. There was no such problem with the name of his new work. It was decided that the model could have a name as her best toy.

It is estimated that about 300-400 million people have been trained on such equipment since the production of the first mannequin series.


Little Anne mannequin

“Annie, are you okay?” The song from Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” was originally taken from an American CPR training that students spoke to CPI Ennie, a non-responding plastic patient.

No matter who this face belongs to in the 19th century, L’Inconnue and Anne’s latest story is something that goes beyond one person. is an image that has been the embodiment of the ideal of beauty for generations. Only then did it become a symbol of life-saving techniques that saved millions from death.

Today, many different models of mannequins have been created, but the most popular is still Little Anne or Little Anne. According to the CBOS study, only one in five poles can provide proper first aid to the injured.


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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. General first aid rules

The general rule of heart massage for adults is to compress the chest 30 times and start with 2 breaths. Repeat these steps until the victim’s breathing is restored or an ambulance arrives.

Little Anne mannequin

Little Anne mannequin

Compressions should be performed in the center of the chest using your body weight. Hands should be closed, elbows should be closed. 30 compressions should be performed to a depth of about 5-6 cm (for adults) at a frequency of 100-120 compressions per minute.

When it comes to inhalation, you need to breathe about 0.5 liters of air so that the victim’s chest is lifted. The person we are helping should have his nose closed and his head bowed.

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