Lane-type infusion apparatus, London, England, 1902-1940

Made:
1902-1940 in London
maker:
Down Bros Limited

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Lane's infusion apparatus by Down Bros, in case, London, after 1891

Invented by surgeon William Arbuthnot Lane (1856-1943) in 1891, this apparatus was intended to be used for blood transfusions. This procedure is carried out on patients who have lost a large amount of blood because of injuries or during surgery. However, it remained a highly risky ‘last resort’ treatment until the discovery of blood groups in 1901 began to make the process safer.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A600463
Materials:
case, velvet, blue and case, wood
type:
infusion apparatus, therapeutics (haematology) lane, infusion apparatus, saline and therapeutics (haematology)
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment