'Super Pag' atomiser and inhaler, England, 1956-1957

Made:
1956-1957 in London

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Super Pag atomiser and inhaler for cases of bronchitis and asthma, plastic and rubber, made by Riddell products of London and presented to Dr. Ellman, excellent condition, with instructions, spares list and invoice, English, 1956-1957

Inhalers treat chest illnesses and diseases by inhalation. The ‘Super Pag’ atomiser and inhaler kit was used for asthma and bronchitis. ‘Pag’ stands for polydisperse aerosol generator. It refers to the fine spray created for inhalation. Medication is placed in a small well and supplied with air from the hand bulb to create a fine spray. This is then deeply inhaled through the mouth piece. The Super Pag atomiser and inhaler were made by Riddell Products of London.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A651431
Materials:
bulb, rubber, red, face mask, bakelite, head, ebonite and well, amber, imitation
type:
inhaler
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Ellman