Bayeux oxygen injection apparatus, Paris, France, 1915-1925

Made:
1915-1925 in Paris
maker:
Jules Richard
and
Bayeux

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Bayeux oxygen injection apparatus for hypodermic oxygenotherapy, by Jules Richard, c.1920

This oxygen injection set was designed for hypodermic oxygeno-therapy. This is the intravenous administration of oxygen as a medical treatment. The apparatus was named after its inventor, Dr Bayeux. It was made by Jules Richard in Paris. It was popular during the early 1900s and treated illnesses including tuberculosis.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
1979-102
Materials:
metal, rubber, silk, textile and wood
Measurements:
overall: 25 mm x 90 mm x 105 mm, 1.95kg
type:
oxygen injection apparatus
credit:
Durrant, S.