O'Dwyer intubation set for children

1905-1920 in England

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O'Dwyer intubation set, children's, cased, incomplete, nickel plated steel instruments, probably English, 1905-1920

Intubation is a surgical procedure whereby a tube is inserted to allow air to pass freely to and from the lungs. Joseph O'Dwyer's (1841-1898) method of intubating the larynx consisted of a foot bellows which passed air into the lungs via tubes whose graduated end pieces were introduced into the larynx. He developed this apparatus in order to prevent diptheria patients from suffocating due to the growth of a false membrane over the larynx which occurs in severe cases of the disease. This set, for use on a child, was probably made in England, and consists of nickel-plated steel instruments.

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case, leatherette, instruments, steel (nickel plated), vulcanite
intubation set
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument
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