Anaesthetic inhaler.

1860-1920 in Europe and Newcastle upon Tyne

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Inhaler with adjustable air/ether ratio for ether anaesthesia, European, 1860-1920

The inhaler on the left (inventory number A625265) is a type invented by Edward William Murphy (1802-1877) Professor of Midwifery at UCH, Ireland. The inhaler is for administrating chloroform anaesthesia in midwifery and is composed mostly of brass. Coxeter, London, made it. The inhaler on the right (A625280) is for ether anaesthesia and can be adjusted to vary the air/ether ratio. It is European.

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