Guy’s cerebro-spinal manometer, 1860-1950

1860-1950 in England

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Cerebro-spinal manometer, Guys, English, 1860-1950

Cerebro-spinal manometers measure the pressure of cerebro-spinal fluid. This is the fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord. The needle is inserted through the patient’s back and the resulting height of the fluid in the bore indicates the pressure.

Disturbances in volume, pressure or constituents of cerebro-spinal fluid can affect the brain and are indicative of a number of medical problems. Such disturbances can result in behavioural changes as well as physical effects.


Clinical Diagnosis
Object Number:
A608070 Pt1
manometer, glass, mount, metal and needles, metal

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