All those related to the medical profession are familiar with the term “resuscitation” which usually means restoration of normal cardio-respira-tory activity in someone who has suffered from the effects of severely impaired functions of these two organs.
The concept of “brain resuscitation” has emerged during the past few years and to the best of our knowledge the term was probably first coined by SAFAR (1977). This term is used more freely by anesthetists. Neuro-surgeons, when they relieve otherwise fatal herniations of the brain, are not in the habit of calling the effort resuscitation. Since, in our opinion, the term brain resuscitation focuses attention on a set of measures in an acute catastrophic situation, we would like to support its use.