Face mask for Clover's chloroform inhaler
- George Barth and Company
Face mask for use with Clover's chloroform inhaler, by Barth and Co.
Joseph Thomas Clover (1825-1882) invented the inhaler with which this face mask was used. The inhaler was used for chloroform anaesthesia.
Inhaling the fumes of anaesthetic was the preferred way of numbing the patient to perform painful surgical procedures. The patient breathed in the vapour through this face mask.