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"Kiss of Life" photograph

Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph by Rocco Morabito. Photograph on July 17, 1967, of utility lineman Jimmy Thompson giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to fellow worker RG Champion after Champion was knocked unconscious by an electric shock. Originally published in the Jacksonville Journal on July 18, 1967. Winner of the 1968 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography. (This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published in the United States between 1928 and 1977, inclusive, without a copyright notice. See also: Soergel M. 50 years later, “Kiss of Life” photo still stops people in their tracks. The Florida Times-Union. July 16, 2017.)

Associated Disorders

  • Central nervous system injury
  • Movement disorders
  • Peripheral nervous system injury