Infant laryngoscope with Macintosh blade, England, 1968-1975

Made:
1968-1975 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Infant laryngoscope with Mechintosh blade, English, 1968-1975. Whole object on grey background
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Infant laryngoscope with Mechintosh blade, English, 1968-1975. View of whole object on grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Infant laryngoscope with Machintosh blade, English, 1968-1975

A laryngoscope is an instrument designed to examine the voice box or be used during intubation to insert an endotracheal tube to keep the airway open during surgery or to apply treatments. In 1943, Robert Reynolds Machintosh (1897-1989) introduced the curved blade in place of a straight one. The blade is inserted in between the tongue and the epiglottis, instead of beyond it, and gives a better view of the vocal cords during intubation so as not to damage them during the procedure.

Details

Category:
Clinical Diagnosis
Object Number:
1981-1768
type:
laryngoscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
credit:
Ely, B.S.

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