Therapeutic inhaler, London, England, 1935-1942

Made:
1936-1939 in Germany
"Elektro Pneumostat" therapeutic inhaler for the treatment of respiratory complaints, made by PAG, Germany, distributed

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'Elektro Pneumostat' therapeutic inhaler for the treatment of respiratory complaints, made by PAG, Germany, distributed by Francis Riddell, London, 1935-1942

The ‘Elektro Pneumostat’ therapeutic inhaler treated respiratory complaints associated with the lungs and airways. These include asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough and croup. The plastic face mask was held covering the mouth and nose of the patient while inhaling medication. The motorised pump circulated oxygen up the tube to the face mask.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A625559
Materials:
case, leather, imitation, case, metal, case, wood, instrument, cloth, instrument, metal, instrument, plastic and instrument, rubber
type:
inhaler
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Avery, Dr. Harold