Czermak type laryngoscope, in case, Berlin, Germany, 1855-1865

Made:
1855-1865 in Berlin
Czermak laryngoscope, in case, by Paetz and Flohr, German, c. 1860. 3/4 view. White graduated background.

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Czermak laryngoscope, in case, by Paetz and Flohr, German, c. 1860. 3/4 view. White graduated background.
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Czermak laryngoscope, in case, by Paetz & Flohr, German, c. 1860

A laryngoscope views the larynx, or voice box. The larynx is in the upper part of the windpipe. This type of laryngoscope was introduced by Austro-German physiologist Johann Nepomuk Czermak (1828–73). He was interested in speech and sound. It consists of a laryngeal mirror. This reflects light down the throat.

Details

Category:
Ophthalmology
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A600069
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), incomplete, ivory, textile, velvet and whalebone
Measurements:
overall - closed: 39 mm x 185 mm x 92 mm, .244 kg
overall - open: 26 mm x 185 mm x 182 mm, .244 kg
type:
laryngoscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument