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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997016001
Description
Hand-controlled bellows, which consists of two pieces of teardrop-shaped wood with handles at the top; these pieces of wood are joined together on all sides with a piece of vinyl which has been secured to the wood with metal tacks; the tip of the bellows has a hollow cylindrical brass nozzle attach…
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Accession Number
997016001
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Pulmonary Ventilation -- instrumentation
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Hand-controlled bellows, which consists of two pieces of teardrop-shaped wood with handles at the top; these pieces of wood are joined together on all sides with a piece of vinyl which has been secured to the wood with metal tacks; the tip of the bellows has a hollow cylindrical brass nozzle attached which allows the entry and exit of air; the front piece of wood has a design carved on its outside; the back piece of wood has a small round hole cut out of the middle; the back handle has a small hole drilled through it at the top, with a thin strip of leather looped through and knotted at the inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Site Made (Country)
Taiwan
Material
wood: brown
vinyl: black
metal: silver; yellow
leather: black
Inscriptions
There is a sticker near the point at the back which reads, "MADE IN TAIWAN"; a piece of masking tape (now removed) on the front outside handle read, "$3.00"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 46.3 cm. x Width: 19.0 cm. x Depth: 5.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The wood and vinyl pieces are complete; the metal pieces are complete, but some of the tacks show rusting; the brass nozzle shows wear at the tip; the leather strap is complete and undamaged; the front of the top handle had a piece of masking tape stuck on it
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Bellows were used as an early form of resuscitation when a patient stopped breathing during anaesthetized surgery
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour, KGH - "Beyond Ether: 150 Years of Anaesthesia" - Sept. 27, 1997- June 2011
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insufflation / suction machine; ether vaporizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1292
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016002
Description
Anaesthetic suction and insufflation apparatus, which consists of a rectangular metal base with various parts attached on the top and four feet on the bottom; at the right, there is a small motor housed in a cylindrical casing with a glass Mason jar on top; the top of the Mason jar is sealed with a…
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Accession Number
997016002
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
Anaesthetic suction and insufflation apparatus, which consists of a rectangular metal base with various parts attached on the top and four feet on the bottom; at the right, there is a small motor housed in a cylindrical casing with a glass Mason jar on top; the top of the Mason jar is sealed with a rubber plug which has two bent hollow cylindrical metal tubes coming out of it; the middle has two cylindrical metal parts: the back is an oil reservoir and the front is the base of the ether vaporizer; the top of the vaporizer has a cylindrical glass and metal ether reservoir; the side of the vaporizer has a metal tube with a cylindrical glass piece coming up from it; a hollow rubber tube with an ether hook on the end of it leads from this; the left side of the apparatus has an air compressor with a flywheel at the back; a rubber belt attaches from the flywheel to a small wheel at the back of the motor; there is a porcelain and metal on/off switch in front of the compressor; there are two control switches (for the compressor and the motor) at the left and right sides, under the base; the metal tubes coming from the Mason jar have attached rubber hoses; one has a metal suction tube on it and the other is attached to the compressor; there is an electric cord coming from the lower left side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
Beard Mch. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
rubber: black; beige
plastic: black
porcelain: white
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's label on the front reads, "SUCTION Connell INSUFFLATION // ANESTHESIA APPARATUS // TYPE D No. 1209 // INSTRUCTIONS // [listed] // BEARD.MCH.CO. // NEW YORK"; the control switches read, "OFF FINE CONTROL ON" and "OFF COARSE CONTROL ON"; the front switch reads, "UND LAB INSP // PERKINS 5A.125V-3A 250V // MADE IN USA"; the Mason jar reads, "MADE IN CANADA // CROWN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-4
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length: 41.5 cm. x Width: 34.8 cm. x Depth: 18.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The machine arrived very dirty and dusty; the machine shows overall wear and the belt at the back shows cracks; the rubber hoses are cracking at the ends; the Mason jar appears to be a replacement for the original suction jar; according to Dr. Ray Matthews, this machine still works
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; Dr. John Desmond
Research Facts
This machine was used on the first "blue baby" at the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour, KGH - "Beyond Ether: 150 Years of Anaesthesia" - Sept. 27, 1997- June 2011
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anaesthesia mask

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1293
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016003
Description
Metal anaesthesia mask which is hollow and funnel-shaped with an open large end (for the face) and an open cylindrical piece on the other end with two semi-circular wires coming off the end and crossing each other at the top; the outside edge of the large end has three attached hooks with wire ring…
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Accession Number
997016003
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask
Description
Metal anaesthesia mask which is hollow and funnel-shaped with an open large end (for the face) and an open cylindrical piece on the other end with two semi-circular wires coming off the end and crossing each other at the top; the outside edge of the large end has three attached hooks with wire rings in them.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
Foregger
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: dark silver; grey
Inscriptions
The top outside of the mask is stamped, "FOREGGER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-9
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.0 cm. x Width: 10.5 cm. x Depth: 9.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The mask arrived dirty and dusty; the outside of the mask shows wear and minor staining, but no corrosion; the metal rings on the outside of the mask show some corrosion; the mask arrived attached to a display board with wire and glue gun adhesive
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016004
Description
Ether inhaler, which consists of a hollow covered round metal container with four rubber feet on the bottom; the top of the inhaler has a central movable dial which administers 2-20% volume ether; there is a scale printed at the top back with a close button at the left side; the right side of the i…
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Accession Number
997016004
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Ether inhaler, which consists of a hollow covered round metal container with four rubber feet on the bottom; the top of the inhaler has a central movable dial which administers 2-20% volume ether; there is a scale printed at the top back with a close button at the left side; the right side of the inhaler has a round intake area and the left side has an outgoing nozzle; the front of the inhaler has a glass and metal ether level indicator at the left, a plunger in the centre and another glass and metal indicator at the right; the bottom of the inhaler has a round threaded water drain plug on a metal chain.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
Longworth Scientific Inst. Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Abingdon
Site Made (State)
Berkshire
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver; grey
paint: light grey
rubber: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The top dial reads, "CLOSE FOR // TRANSIT // ETHER // VOL %" and is labelled in increments from 2 to 20%; the top of the dial reads, "E.M.O. // ETHER // INHALER"; the level indicator is labelled, "F // ETHER // LEVEL // E" and the plunger is labelled, "ETHER"; the back of the inhaler has a manufacturer's label which reads, "E.M.O. // ETHER INHALER // SERIAL No ["o" underlined and superscr.] 7570 // LONGWORTH SCIENTIFIC INST. Co. LTD // ABINGDON, BERKS. // MADE IN ENGLAND"; the plug at the bottom is stamped, "H2O ["2" subscr.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.7 cm. x Diam. : 23.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The inhaler arrived very dirty and dusty; the inhaler has minor paint chipping and wear; there is no corrosion visible; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment" by Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, p. 93 (see attached photocopy); "Understanding Anaesthesia Equipment - Construction, Care and Complications" by Jerry A. Dorsch, M.D. and Susan E. Dorsch, M.D., 1975, pp. 107-110
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2, 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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ether vaporizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1295
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016005 a-b
Description
B.O.C. ether vaporizer, which consists of (a) a round threaded metal top with a U-shaped piece of cylindrical copper tubing attached at both ends to the top and leading downwards; the top has a plunger at the front with a round handle on a cylindrical rod, which leads down to the copper tubing; the…
Accession Number
997016005 a-b
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
B.O.C. ether vaporizer, which consists of (a) a round threaded metal top with a U-shaped piece of cylindrical copper tubing attached at both ends to the top and leading downwards; the top has a plunger at the front with a round handle on a cylindrical rod, which leads down to the copper tubing; there is an open round hole to the right of the plunger which is sealed with a cork and bakelite stopper on a metal chain; the left side of the top has a round on/off lever with a grease injector cap at the back and a hollow round gas inlet nozzle at the left side; the right side of the top has a hollow round gas outlet nozzle; the back of the vaporizer has a screw attachment piece that allows it to be attached to the back bar of an anaesthesia machine; the inside top of the vaporizer is threaded to allow the attachment of (b) a glass jar, designed to hold liquid ether, which is labelled in increments of 2-10 ozs; there is a round cork bottle sealing washer which seals the lip of the glass jar tightly to the vaporizer top.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - ether vaporizer - Size: Length 20.8 cm. x Width 12.2 cm. x Depth 9.4 cm.
b - glass jar - Size: Length 15.4 cm. x Diameter8.5 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
The British Oxygen Co. Ltd; Medical & Industrial Equipment
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver; grey; brown
cork: beige
plastic: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
(a) A manufacturer's label on the top of the vaporizer reads, "THE BRITISH OXYGEN CO LTD // LONDON ENGLAND // MEDICAL // BOC // DIVISON // PATENT No 536536"; the front of the vaporizer is labelled "ETHER" and the on/off switch is labelled; (b) the glass jar front is labelled, "ETHER" and has ozs. in increments from 2 to 10; the back of the jar has two manufacturer's labels: one reads, "MIE // LTD"; the other has the word "Anaesthetic" over "MIE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-1
Condition Remarks
(a) The vaporizer arrived very dirty, dusty and oily; the metal shows some minor wear, but no corrosion; (b) the glass has no excessive wear, chips or cracks; the manufacturer's label on the back is missing; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Document
Other
Reference Comments
"Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment" by Andrew Davey, John T. B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, pp. 75-77; Dr. Ray Matthews; see attached photocopied information on ether vaporizers from a Boyle Model 10 catalogue: this vaporizer is the model illustrated on p. 6; also see 997.008.036 a,b
Research Facts
The plunger varies the ether concentration in the gas flow;
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2, 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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Trilene vaporizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1296
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016006 a-b
Description
B.O.C. Trilene vaporizer, which consists of (a) a round threaded painted metal top with a U-shaped piece of cylindrical metal tubing attached at both ends to the top and leading downwards; the top has a metal plunger at the left which has a round handle on a cylindrical rod, which leads down to the…
Accession Number
997016006 a-b
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
B.O.C. Trilene vaporizer, which consists of (a) a round threaded painted metal top with a U-shaped piece of cylindrical metal tubing attached at both ends to the top and leading downwards; the top has a metal plunger at the left which has a round handle on a cylindrical rod, which leads down to the metal tubing; there is an open round hole to the right on the top which is sealed with a cork and bakelite plug on a metal chain; the left side has a round on/off lever with an adjustable knob at the back and a nozzle at the left side for attachment of the vaporizer to a flow meter; the right side of the top has a cylindrical nozzle which attaches to an anaesthesia machine; the back of the vaporizer top has a screw attachment piece that allows it to be attached to the back bar of an anaesthesia machine; the inside of the vaporizer top is threaded to allow the attachment of (b) a glass jar, designed to hold liquid Trilene, which is labelled in increments of cc's and ozs.; there is a round cork cap liner which seals the lip of the glass jar tightly to the vaporizer top.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - Trilene vaporizer - Size: Length 20.6 cm. x Width 12.3 cm. x Depth 10.0 cm.
b - glass jar - Size: Length 15.2 cm. x Diameter6.3 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
The British Oxygen Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
metal: silver; grey
cork: beige
plastic: black
glass: clear
paint: black
Inscriptions
(a) A manufacturer's label on the top of the vaporizer reads, "THE BRITISH OXYGEN CO LTD // LONDON ENGLAND // MEDICAL // BOC // DIVISON // PATENT No ["o" underlined and superscr.] 536536"; the front of the vaporizer is labelled "TRILENE" and the on/off switch is labelled; (b) the glass jar front is labelled, "TRILENE" and has an incremental scale with cc's from 25 to 100 at the left and ozs. from 1 to 4 on the right
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-1
Condition Remarks
(a) The vaporizer arrived very dirty, dusty and oily; the metal shows some minor wear, but no corrosion; the painted finish on the outside top has several chips missing; (b) the glass has no excessive wear, chips or cracks; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2, 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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fluothane vaporizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1297
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016007 a-b
Description
F.N.S. fluothane vaporizer, which consists of (a) a round threaded metal top with a hollow short piece of cylindrical metal tubing going down from the bottom; the top has a hollow cylindrical nozzle at the right side to hook up to an anaesthesia machine and another nozzle at the left to hook up to …
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Accession Number
997016007 a-b
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
F.N.S. fluothane vaporizer, which consists of (a) a round threaded metal top with a hollow short piece of cylindrical metal tubing going down from the bottom; the top has a hollow cylindrical nozzle at the right side to hook up to an anaesthesia machine and another nozzle at the left to hook up to a flow meter; the front of the top has a movable round dial which regulates % vapor flow; the inside of the vaporizer top is threaded to allow the attachment of (b) a glass jar designed to hold liquid fluothane, which is labelled with "full" and "low" lines; there is a round cork cap liner which seals the lip of the glass jar tightly to the vaporizer top.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - fluothane vaporizer - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 12.0 cm. x Depth 7.0 cm.
b - glass jar - Size: Length 11.4 cm. x Diameter5.6 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
Newton Inst. Co.
Site Made (City)
Durham
Site Made (State)
North Carolina
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
metal: silver
cork: beige
glass: amber
Inscriptions
(a) The top of the vaporizer is stamped, "F-N-S // FLUOTHANE // VAPORIZER // NEWTON INST. CO. // DURHAM, N.C. // % VAPOR // AT 4 L./M. // FLOW"; the dial is stamped in increments from 0 to 4.4; (b) the jar has the words, "FULL // LOW" and two horizontal lines etched into the outside of the glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-6
Condition Remarks
The vaporizer arrived very dirty and dusty; the metal and glass show only minor wear; there is no corrosion on the metal and the glass has no chips or cracks; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2, 1997-Nov. 2, 2001; returned to storage on Dec. 17, 2001
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fluothane vaporizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1298
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016008 a-b
Description
B.O.C. fluothane vaporizer, which consists of (a) a round threaded painted metal top with a hollow piece of cylindrical metal tubing going downwards; the tubing has a hole at the side, near the bottom; the right side of the top has a hollow round nozzle for hook-up to an anaesthesia machine; the le…
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Accession Number
997016008 a-b
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
B.O.C. fluothane vaporizer, which consists of (a) a round threaded painted metal top with a hollow piece of cylindrical metal tubing going downwards; the tubing has a hole at the side, near the bottom; the right side of the top has a hollow round nozzle for hook-up to an anaesthesia machine; the left side has an on/off lever with a semicircular piece of metal attached; this piece is marked in increments from 0 to 10; there is a round threaded nozzle to the left of the switch; this allows the vaporizer to be attached to a flow meter; the top of the vaporizer has an open round hole, which is sealed with a cork and bakelite plug on a metal chain; there is a flat hexagonal piece of metal to the left of the hole; the inside of the top is threaded to allow the attachment of (b) a glass jar designed to hold liquid fluothane, and labelled with increments of cc's.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - fluothane vaporizer - Size: Length 20.5 cm. x Width 12.4 cm. x Depth 10.0 cm.
b - glass jar - Size: Length 15.2 cm. x Diameter6.3 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
The British Oxygen Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: silver; yellow
cork: beige
glass: clear
paint: black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
(a) There is a manufacturer's label on the top which reads, "THE // BRITISH OXYGEN CO. LTD. // PATT Nos ["os" underlined and superscr.] REG DESIGN // 536536 837246 // LONDON"; the front of the vaporizer is labelled, "FLUOTHANE"; the on/off switch is labelled; the amount indicator is numbered 0 to 10 with increments marked; (b) the jar is labelled "FLUOTHANE" and has increment lines for cc of fluothane up to 100; the numbers "50" and "100" are printed on the jar
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-6
Condition Remarks
The vaporizer arrived very dirty, dusty and oily; the metal shows minor wear, but no corrosion; the paint shows minor scratches; the bakelite is complete and undamaged; the cork is complete and has a small amount of residue at the bottom; the glass shows no cracks, chips or excessive wear; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2, 1997-Nov. 2, 2001; returned to storage on Dec. 17, 2001
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Penthrane anaesthetic

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1299
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016009 a-b
Description
Bottle of liquid inhalation anaesthetic Penthrane, which consists of (a) an amber glass cylindrical bottle with a flat bottom, short threaded neck and rounded lip; the top of the bottle is covered with (b) a round plastic lid which is threaded inside, has a series of vertical lines on the sides and…
Accession Number
997016009 a-b
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- bottle and dropper
Description
Bottle of liquid inhalation anaesthetic Penthrane, which consists of (a) an amber glass cylindrical bottle with a flat bottom, short threaded neck and rounded lip; the top of the bottle is covered with (b) a round plastic lid which is threaded inside, has a series of vertical lines on the sides and a manufacturer's logo on the top.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - Penthrane bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm. x Diameter4.9 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Diameter3.0 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
Abbott Laboratories Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
plastic: white
glass: amber
Inscriptions
(a) Manufacturer's label on the bottle reads, "125 ml. // No. 6864 // Inhalation Anesthetic // PENTHRANE* // METHOXYFLURANE, N.F. // ABBOTT // (L) 39-348NB // Contains: // Contient: // PENTHRANE* // (Methoxyflurane, N.F.) 125 ml. // B.H.T. // (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) 0.01% W/W // Usual Dose: See package insert for detailed // directions. // *RD. TM // Posologic usuelle: Voir les instructions // detaillees sur le feuillet ci-Inclus. // *Marque deposee // 2/C9-329/3 // ABBOTT LABORATORIES, LIMITED // MONTREAL, CANADA"; (b) the top of the lide has the Abbott symbol on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Condition Remarks
The Penthrane arrived dirty and dusty; the glass bottle shows no chips, cracks or wear; the plastic lid shows no chips, cracks, staining or wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
https://www.woodlibrarymuseum.org/museum/item/1056/methoxyflurane-(penthrane)
Research Facts
Abbott Laboratories manufactured methoxyflurane, sold under the brand name Penthrane, from 1961 to 2001. A fluorinated ether, methoxyflurane was first synthesized in 1958 by Dow Chemical Company. It was one of several compounds investigated by anesthesiologists Joseph F. Artusio, Jr., M.D. (1917-2011) and Alan Van Poznak, M.D. (b. 1927). They published their research into the clinical use of methoxyflurane in 1960. A number of other positive reports quickly followed and it seemed that methoxyflurane was a perfect inhalation anesthetic: nonexplosive and nonflammable with fast induction and recovery times and few adverse effects. It has also been used for analgesia (pain relief), in such products as Abbott's Analgizer, a self-administration inhaler. Studies showing its potential kidney and liver toxicity caused methoxyflurane to fall out of favor in the United States by the late 1970s.
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anaesthesia mask

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1300
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016010 a-b
Description
A Yankauer ether mask/inhaler, mesh type; the mask consists of (a) a solid metal base formed into an egg-shaped oval, with a convex mesh attached to it to form the top; (b) a flexible spiral gauzeholding wire fits over the mesh and snugly onto the base; the mask base has a handle at its narrower en…
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Accession Number
997016010 a-b
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- mesh
Description
A Yankauer ether mask/inhaler, mesh type; the mask consists of (a) a solid metal base formed into an egg-shaped oval, with a convex mesh attached to it to form the top; (b) a flexible spiral gauzeholding wire fits over the mesh and snugly onto the base; the mask base has a handle at its narrower end for lifting the wire on and off; a piece of gauze has been placed onto the mesh and is held in place by the wire.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - anaesthesia mask - Size: Length 11.9 cm. x Width 8.2 cm. x Depth 5.9 cm.
b - gauze holding wire - Size: Length 13.1 cm. x Width 7.2 cm. x Depth 4.6 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Material
fabric: off-white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The bottom of the base has an aesculapian symbol with a crown on top stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-8 Row C
Condition Remarks
The anaesthetic mask arrived dirty and dusty; the metal shows little wear and no corrosion; the gauze is discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments - Suction and Pressure Apparatus", J. Sklar Mfg. Co. Inc., 1967, p. 35 (120-90); "Illustrated Catalog - Surgical Instruments and Accessories", Miltex Instrument Company, 1973, p. 17
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