Anaesthetic inhaler

Made:
1848-1894 in London and England
maker:
Coxeter

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Murphy's inhaler for chloroform anaesthesia in midwifery, made by Coxeter of London, 1848-1894

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.