From the August 2012 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine
The picture and description appear courtesy of Dr. M. Donald Blaufox, M.D., Ph.D, from his website: www.mohma.org.
Each month we visit Dr. Blaufox’s Museum of Historical Medical Artifacts to take a look back at the medical equipment that cleared the way for what patients encounter in doctors’ offices and operating rooms of today. Some equipment may be recognizable, while other inventions featured here have since become obsolete or have had their usefulness discredited.
Pre 19th Century Instruments Resuscitation
Dr. GBR Muster
Brass bound mahogany chest 16.5“x 9.5:x 3”. Lined with a green material, felt like characteristic of the 18th century. Oak and brass bellows with leather trim which, is in remarkably good condition 14.5” long. 3 3/4” ivory fittings for nose? Mahogany and brass tobacco smoker 10.5” long, chamber 2.5” diameter. Ivory syringe 5“x 1” with 7.5” leather and wire tube for lungs 3 tubes 28, 29, 10 with brass fitting 2 catheters. A beautiful example of a tobacco enema set. One compartment is empty but otherwise the set appears complete. The enema tube, which would have been made of ivory presumably went into this compartment and is missing.This set was said to originally be in the possession of the DuPont family, being kept in the home in case of an emergency. The leather is in superb condition for a device of this age.
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