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Anaesthetic Mask - Schimmelbusch Type, circa 1930s Object Reg. No: ST 037245

Summary:
Adult size Schimmelbusch type anaesthetic mask, circa 1930s. It was used for placing over the nose and mouth of patients to administer ether or chloroform. A gutter around the face is intended to prevent leakage of the anaesthetic onto the patient.

German physician Dr Curt Schimmelbusch (1860-1895) designed this mask in 1890 while an assistant surgeon.
Description:
Anaesthetic mask frame comprising gutter around face (to prevent leakage of the anaesthetic) and frame with hinged section, which clips open to allow the placement of a cloth to be soaked in the anaesthetic).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr James Whitehead, 1987
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 6 cm (Height), 11 cm (Width), 18 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: medical apparatus instruments, surgical apparatus instruments
Themes this item is part of: Journeys of a Lifetime, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 1998-2015, Medicine in Society Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Surgery
Tertiary Classification: anaesthesia
Inscriptions: Marked: 'BRITISH MADE'
Place & Date Made: England, Great Britain, circa 1930s
References: Information on the Schimmelbusch mask from the Wood Library Museum, http://woodlibrarymuseum.org/museum/item/58/schimmelbusch-mask, accessed 29 April 2013.

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