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Boyle anaesthesia apparatus

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Department of Anaesthesiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
996006001 a-f
Description
(a) Boyle apparatus with attached tubing, shelf, and heavy glass plate covering drawer on bottom; wheeled; painted green metal; two pressure gauges; rubber hosing; two loose metal pieces in lefthand drawer; three loose plastic pieces in right-hand drawer; halothane vaporizer and monitored dial mixe…
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Accession Number
996006001 a-f
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Department of Anaesthesiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
(a) Boyle apparatus with attached tubing, shelf, and heavy glass plate covering drawer on bottom; wheeled; painted green metal; two pressure gauges; rubber hosing; two loose metal pieces in lefthand drawer; three loose plastic pieces in right-hand drawer; halothane vaporizer and monitored dial mixer attached; (b) metal part/attachment; roughly "T"-shaped with two movable parts; very heavy metal tubing, with one opening threaded; flat metal piece with screws; (c) on-off dial; circular, of grey metal with a dark green plastic edge; (d) small clear plastic tube with six ridges, three at each end, and a smooth middle section; (e) small plastic tube with six ridges, three at each end and a smooth moddle section; clear plastic; (f) small clear plastic tube with six ridges, three at each end and a smooth middle section.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - Boyle Apparatus - Size: Length 130.0 cm. x Width 77.0 cm. x Depth 59.0 cm.
b - T-shaped attachment - Size: Length 16.5 cm. x Width 14.5 cm. x Diameter2.0
c - on-off dial - Size: x Depth 2.0 cm. x Diameter5.8
d-f - small clear plastic tube - Size: Length 5.8 cm. x Diameter 0.5 cm
Provenance
Donated to Museum by Kingston General Hospital Anaesthesiology Dept.
Maker
Medishield
Site Made (City)
Rexdale
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Date Remarks
Halothane first used for dental extractions in 1958 in Britain; later used in hospital work
Material
metal: silver; green
glass: clear
rubber: black; green
plastic: yellow; clear; red; blue; white; green
Inscriptions
Label on front reads, "THE BOYLE // apparatus // BY THE BRITISH OXYGEN GO LTD"; label on back reads, "Medishield // 172 Belfield Road // Rexdale, Ontario // Boyle Anaesthesia Apparatus"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-5-1
Condition Remarks
(a) numerous scratches on painted metal surfaces; scratches and discolouration on non-painted metal surfaces; rubber tubing beginning to crack and dry out; glass on nitrous oxide pressure gauge warped, yellowed and pitted; remains of masking tape on working surface, and red "KGH 2" label; (b) shows considerable evidence of wear; metal along main shaft is pitted and scratched in several places; several scratches also on flat piece; circular movable part is scratched, discoloured and very worn; metal is turning green in a few places; screws are beginning to rust; (c) shows signs of wear; metal is blackened in places, especially on the back, as well as quite scratched, again more on the back; (d-f) no marks or scratches
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
"Under the Influence: A History of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Anaesthesia", by W.D.A. Smith, pp. 168-169; Dr. Stuart Vandewater
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Robin anchoring forceps

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Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997034549
Description
Robin anchoring forceps consist of a scissor-like instrument with closed, round finger grips, snap catch ratchet, and a screw joint; distal ends curve upwards and taper to fine, sharp points; on the posterior side, there are solid, round, half-circular wire straps to form a closed tunnel to hold t…
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Accession Number
997034549
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Robin anchoring forceps consist of a scissor-like instrument with closed, round finger grips, snap catch ratchet, and a screw joint; distal ends curve upwards and taper to fine, sharp points; on the posterior side, there are solid, round, half-circular wire straps to form a closed tunnel to hold tubing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Downs
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWNS SURGICAL ENGLAND" etched in the metal; "OR 82" engraved on instrument.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 14.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining; minor rust forming in ratchet.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. B-27 (similar to item BH-001-03-P)
Research Facts
Used to hold and anchor anaesthetic tubing.
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Robin anchoring forceps

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Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997034550
Description
Robin anchoring forceps consist of a scissor-like instrument with closed, round finger grips, snap catch ratchet, and a screw joint; distal ends curve upwards and taper to fine, sharp points; on the posterior side, there are solid, round, half-circular wire straps with flat ends to form a closed t…
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Accession Number
997034550
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Robin anchoring forceps consist of a scissor-like instrument with closed, round finger grips, snap catch ratchet, and a screw joint; distal ends curve upwards and taper to fine, sharp points; on the posterior side, there are solid, round, half-circular wire straps with flat ends to form a closed tunnel to hold anaesthetic tubing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Downs
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWNS SURGICAL ENGLAND" etched in the metal; "OR 82" engraved on instrument.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 14.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining; minor rust forming in ratchet.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. B-27 (similar to item BH-001-03-P)
Research Facts
Used to hold and anchor anaesthetic tubing.
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Robin anchoring forceps

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Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997034551
Description
Robin anchoring forceps consist of a scissor-like instrument with closed, round finger grips, snap catch ratchet, and a screw joint; distal ends curve upwards and taper to fine, sharp points; on the posterior side, there are solid, round, half-circular wire straps with flat ends to form a closed t…
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Accession Number
997034551
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Robin anchoring forceps consist of a scissor-like instrument with closed, round finger grips, snap catch ratchet, and a screw joint; distal ends curve upwards and taper to fine, sharp points; on the posterior side, there are solid, round, half-circular wire straps with flat ends to form a closed tunnel when instrument is closed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Downs
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWNS SURGICAL ENGLAND" etched in the metal; "OR 82" engraved on instrument.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 14.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining; minor rust forming in ratchet.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. B-27 (similar to item BH-001-03-P)
Research Facts
Used to hold and anchor anaesthetic tubing.
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Yankauer inhaling mask

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997037190 a-b
Description
An inhaling mask consisting of an egg-shaped metal wire mesh mask attached to a solid metal frame, with a groove traversing its perimeter, that fits over the mouth and nose; cotton cheesecloth is placed over the metal mesh and is held in place by an egg-shaped coilspring which fits over the mesh an…
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Accession Number
997037190 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- mesh
Description
An inhaling mask consisting of an egg-shaped metal wire mesh mask attached to a solid metal frame, with a groove traversing its perimeter, that fits over the mouth and nose; cotton cheesecloth is placed over the metal mesh and is held in place by an egg-shaped coilspring which fits over the mesh and clips into the groove; the spring has a looped handle on end end
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
mask
spring loop
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
fabric: off-white
metal: silver/grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-8 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Mask shows some oxidation as well as inactive corrosion under spring loop; cloth cover is frayed; looped handle shows some pitting
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., the Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, 1915, p. 2008 (item B/-168) (see attached photocopy)
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Yankauer inhaling mask

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997037191
Description
An inhaling mask consisting of an egg-shaped metal wire mesh mask attached to a solid metal frame, with a groove traversing its perimeter, that fits over the mouth and nose; cotton cheesecloth is placed over the metal mesh and is held in place by an egg-shaped coilspring which fits over the mesh an…
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Accession Number
997037191
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- mesh
Description
An inhaling mask consisting of an egg-shaped metal wire mesh mask attached to a solid metal frame, with a groove traversing its perimeter, that fits over the mouth and nose; cotton cheesecloth is placed over the metal mesh and is held in place by an egg-shaped coilspring which fits over the mesh and clips into the groove; the spring has a looped handle on end end
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Marks beginning of Bird medical practice
Material
fabric: off-white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped into metal on outside rim: "INGRAM & BELL // MADE IN GERMANY // CHROME PLATED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-8 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 15.6 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Mask shows some minor scuffing on outside rim
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., the Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, 1915, p. 2008 (item B /-168)
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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997037275
Description
An ether dropper that is comprised of a long, cylindrical narrow metal tube that is bent towards the tip; the tube extends upwards into another cylindrical metal housing, which is enclosed in a cork stopper; the top of the stopper fits snugly into a circular metal disc with grip-like ribbing around…
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Accession Number
997037275
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- bottle and dropper
Description
An ether dropper that is comprised of a long, cylindrical narrow metal tube that is bent towards the tip; the tube extends upwards into another cylindrical metal housing, which is enclosed in a cork stopper; the top of the stopper fits snugly into a circular metal disc with grip-like ribbing around the circumference; the main tube extends through this disc along with a much shorter tube; each tube curves outwards and the main tube steps to a flared opening
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
metal: brownish-black
cork: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Length
10.8 cm
Width
3.6 cm
Depth
2.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Dropper shows some oxidation and inactive corrosion; cork stopper is worn and cracked on the tapered end
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, 1915, p. 2009 similar to item B/-288-289, except there is no regulation valve
Exhibit History
Canadian Museum of Civilization exhibit: "Caring Profession"; ret. Sept. 2006
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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oxygen regulator

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997037401
Description
Oxygen regulator has two chromium-plated brass gauges with glass covers; one gauge is graduated from 2 to 15 litres flow per min.; the second gauge is graduated from 0 to 3,000 lbs per square inch; plastic adjustment knob has knurled finger grip and automatic stop at on/off positions; adjustment kn…
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Accession Number
997037401
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Respiration
Description
Oxygen regulator has two chromium-plated brass gauges with glass covers; one gauge is graduated from 2 to 15 litres flow per min.; the second gauge is graduated from 0 to 3,000 lbs per square inch; plastic adjustment knob has knurled finger grip and automatic stop at on/off positions; adjustment knob connects to both gauges; metal fitting extends from rear of adjustment knob, terminating in a hexagonal bolt.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C. H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Linde
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
plastic: green; white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The left-hand gauge has increment marks on the outer edge of the front and the numbers, "0 1000 2000 3000"; centre of the front of the gauge reads: "MADE IN U.S.A. // LB. PER SQ. IN. // USE NO OIL // Linde® // UNION // CARBIDE UL // LINDE COMPANY // OXYGEN"; the right-hand gauge also has increment lines and numbers on the outer edge of the front:"2 4 6 8 10 12 15"; centre reads, "MADE IN U.S.A. // LITERS PER MIN // USE NO OIL // OXYGEN"; top of plastic adjustment knob has embossed on it: "LINDE // TRADEMARK"; on back of central piece: "IM LINDE COMPANY [raised lettering] // UL FM [raised lettering] // MADE IN U.S.A. [raised lettering] // PATENTED R-513 [numbers stamped]"; attachment screw on back has the number "0" stamped in it.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 10.3 cm x Width 9.7 cm x Depth 8.8 cm
Condition Remarks
No apparent wear marks; ring holder on left-hand gauge is broken and no longer holds the glass in
Copy Type
Original
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instruction sheet

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Dates
1964
circa 1964
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Anaesthesia
Accounts
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Anaesthesia
Accounts
Ephemera
Accession Number
997037402 a-b
Description
Operating instructions (a) for the O.E.M Corporation's "Mix-O-Mask" disposable oxygen mask, and a packing note (b) confirming the shipment by Ingram and Bell Limited of three O.E.M. Mix-O-Masks to Dr H. G. Bird in September 1964.
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Accession Number
997037402 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Anaesthesia
Accounts
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Anaesthesia
Accounts
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Masks -- ephemera
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy -- ephemera
Description
Operating instructions (a) for the O.E.M Corporation's "Mix-O-Mask" disposable oxygen mask, and a packing note (b) confirming the shipment by Ingram and Bell Limited of three O.E.M. Mix-O-Masks to Dr H. G. Bird in September 1964.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - operating instructions - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 12.0 cm
b - packing note - Size: Length 32.0 cm x Width 20.2 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Ingram & Bell
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
circa 1964
Date Remarks
The order date printed on the packing note is August 31, 1964.
Material
paper: cream, pink
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed at the top of (a): "O.E.M // OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS // O.E.M NO. 700 DISPOSABLE MIX-O-MASK", followed by text describing how the mask is to be fitted to the patient's face, how to increase the concentration of oxygen, and how it may be altered for use as a rebreathing mask; (b) is pre-printed "INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL WINNIPEG CALGARY VANCOUVER" in the top left hand corner of the form, with both "SOLD TO" and "SHIP TO" addresses being "DR. H. G. BIRD // 134 PINE ST. E. // GANANOQUE ONTARIO", and the rest of the form containing shipping details.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 3
Condition Remarks
The paper is stained in spots, but the text on both (a) and (b) is legible.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997037423
Description
An airway tube that consists of a single piece of rubber moulded into a flattened hollow square-shaped rubber tube that is straight at one end and curves in an arch to an open top; the base of the airway has a rounded flat piece of rubber attached at the end of the hollow tube; the base of the airw…
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Accession Number
997037423
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
An airway tube that consists of a single piece of rubber moulded into a flattened hollow square-shaped rubber tube that is straight at one end and curves in an arch to an open top; the base of the airway has a rounded flat piece of rubber attached at the end of the hollow tube; the base of the airway has a round, flat piece of metal inserted on the interior of the tube with seams on either side
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This marks the beginning of the Bird practice.
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
The airway base has "3" embossed on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 4.3 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 11.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Rubber tube is dusty and there is slight wear apparent on the tube
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Catalogue," by Sklar Mfg. Co., 1967, p. 34 (item 120-25) (see attached photocopy); "A Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," Chas. F. Thackray Co.,ca. 1970, p. 18 (item G131)
Research Facts
The airway was used to hold a patient's tongue down during anaesthetic surgery
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