'Vaporisateur du Docteur Montazeau', print, Paris, France, 1822-1840

1822-1840 in Paris

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Print. Lithograph, 'Vaporisateur du Docteur Montazeau', by Langlumé (fl.1810-1824). issued [Paris? c1810-24?]. Image 15.1x19.6cm on sheet 22x27cm. Interior scene with young woman seated beside table using a machine powered by foot treadle to bellows and cylinder with its long spout attached to a nose mask to assist her breathing. Inscription below image reads 'Demoiselle agee de 16 ans, atteinte de phthisie pulmonaise, soumise au nouveau traitement du Vaporisateur du Docteur Montazeau'. In frame 29x31x1.5cm

A young woman aged sixteen is using a device to treat a case of tuberculosis in the lungs. Powered by a foot pump, treatments and air are inhaled through the nose mask. The spray, known as a vaporisateur in French, was invented by Pierre Hippolyte Montazeau, a physician working in Paris in the 1820s. The print was produced by Langlumé.

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