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Anaesthetic Mask - Schimmelbusch Type, circa 1930s Reg. No: ST 037245
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||6 cm (Height), 11 cm (Width), 18 cm (Length)|
|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|
|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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