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HD1109_allonal_1.jpg

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Title

Allonal Tablets

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Two physician samples of Allonal tablets, used to treat difficult patients (1 complete and 1 incomplete).

Creator

Roche Ltd

Date

c. 1800s-1900s

Identifier

HD/1109

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Materials

Paper

Description

Two physician samples of Allonal tablets, used to treat difficult patients (1 complete and 1 incomplete).

HD1112_veramon_1.jpg

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Veramon Tablets

Description

Box containing various sized packets of Veramon tablets and an information booklet. Described as a safe, efficient and non-toxic analgesic (pain relief) for oral administration.

Creator

Schering AG

Date

1800-1900s

Identifier

HD/1112

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Materials

Card

Description

Box containing various sized packets of Veramon tablets and an information booklet. Described as a safe, efficient and non-toxic analgesic (pain relief) for oral administration.

HD1204_Aspiject_1.jpg

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Aspiject

Description

Plastic case containing an 'Aspiject' syringe used for infiltration and block analgesia.

Creator

Astra Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

HD/1204

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Materials

Plastic, metal

Description

Plastic case containing an 'Aspiject' syringe used for infiltration and block analgesia.

hd1234_lint_2.jpg

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Lint

Description

Box of finest lint, used for the administration of ether anaesthesia until the 1950s. Ether was dropped onto lint over an open mask.

Creator

Glasgow Apothecary Hall

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

HD/1234

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Card, lint

Description

Box of finest lint, used for the administration of ether anaesthesia until the 1950s. Ether was dropped onto lint over an open mask.

hd80_novoconephrin_2.jpg

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Novoconephrin Anaesthetic Solution

Description

1.5 % Novoconephrine anaesthetic with adrenalin (3 x 2cc ampules) used for injections.

Creator

Dr Thile & Co, Mainz.

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

HD/80

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Materials

Glass, card

Description

1.5 % Novoconephrine anaesthetic with adrenalin (3 x 2cc ampules) used for injections.

HD1232_amyl nitrite_2.jpg

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Amyl Nitrate

Description

Tin containing glass 2 capsules of amyl nitrate, encased in silk and cotton wool. Label includes instructions on how to break the glass and inhale.

Creator

W. Martindale

Date

c. unknown

Identifier

HD/1232

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Materials

Glass, tin

Description

Tin containing glass 2 capsules of amyl nitrate, encased in silk and cotton wool. Label includes instructions on how to break the glass and inhale.

hd870_mouthpack_2.jpg

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Mouth Pack

Description

Flexible rubber mouth pack with gauze and instruction leaflet, used in general anaesthesia.

Creator

Hill Bros. (Hull) Ltd.

Date

c. 1930

Identifier

2005/8.870

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Materials

Rubber, cardboard

Description

Flexible rubber mouth pack with gauze and instruction leaflet, used in general anaesthesia.

hd865_props_2.jpg

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Mouth Props

Description

Mouth props: 2 small and 1 large used in the process of administering general anaesthesia.

Creator

McKesson; 1833-; Pharmaceutical manufacturer

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

2005/8.865

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Materials

Metal

Description

Mouth props: 2 small and 1 large used in the process of administering general anaesthesia.

2003.27.25_clover inhaler_1.jpg

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Title

Clover's ether inhaler, Hewitt's modification

Description

Clover's ether inhaler, Hewitt's modification.

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/27.25

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Length: 45.5 cm

Materials

Metal, plastic, rubber

Description

Clover's ether inhaler, Hewitt's modification.

2003.29.1_flowmeter_3.jpg

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Flowmeter

Description

Flowmeter once part of an anaesthesia apparatus.

Date

c. 1940s

Identifier

2003/29.1

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Height: 19.8 cm

Materials

Glass, metal.

Description

Flowmeter once part of an anaesthesia apparatus.

2003.29.6_chloroform vaporiser_1.jpg

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Chloroform Vaporiser

Description

Chloroform Vaporiser, once part of an anaesthesia apparatus.

Creator

M.I.E. Ltd.

Date

c. 1940s

Identifier

2003/29.6

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Physical Dimensions

Height: 23.2 cm

Materials

Glass, metal.

Description

Chloroform Vaporiser, once part of an anaesthesia apparatus.

2003.29.7_bobbin flowmeter_2.jpg

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Bobbin Flowmeter

Description

Bobbin Flowmeter, most likely part of an anaesthesia apparatus.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/29.7

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Physical Dimensions

Height: 25 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, plastic.

Description

Bobbin Flowmeter, most likely part of an anaesthesia apparatus.

2018-9.1_pethidine hydrochloride ampoules_1.jpg

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Pethidine Hydrochloride Ampoules

Description

Box containing 5 ampules of Pethidine Hydrochloride analgesic, manufactured by Roche

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2018/9.1

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Physical Dimensions

9 x 3 x 6.5 cm

Materials

Cardboard, glass.

Description

Box containing 5 ampules of Pethidine Hydrochloride analgesic, manufactured by Roche

2018-9.7_chloroform bottle_3.jpg

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Chloroform Bottle

Description

Large empty chloroform bottle with label from T&H Smith, Glasgow

Creator

T&H Smith

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2018/9.7

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Physical Dimensions

H: 21 cm

Materials

Glass

Description

Large empty chloroform bottle with label from T&H Smith, Glasgow

2018.17.3_trilene inhaler_5.jpg

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Trilene Inhaler

Description

Trilene (trichloroethylene) anaesthetic inhaler for hand-held, self-administered pain relief in midwifery and obstetrics. Includes instruction leaflet, rubber face mask and key for adjusting output. This was the first vaporiser manufcatured by Cyprane after it was established in 1947. Stored in a brown leather case.

Date

c. mid-1900s

Identifier

2018/17.3

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Physical Dimensions

20 x 15 x 9.5 cm

Materials

metal, rubber, paper

Description

Trilene (trichloroethylene) anaesthetic inhaler for hand-held, self-administered pain relief in midwifery and obstetrics. Includes instruction leaflet, rubber face mask and key for adjusting output. This was the first vaporiser manufcatured by Cyprane after it was established in 1947. Stored in a brown leather case.

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Ogston's Inhaler

Description

Ogston's inhaler, metal.

Date

c. 1890s-1920s

Identifier

2003/27.4

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.2 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Ogston's inhaler, metal.

1997.7.8_laryngeal syringe_1.jpg

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Title

Laryngeal Syringe

Description

Laryngeal syringe for anaesthetising the larynx.

Date

c. 1930s-1950s

Identifier

1997/7.8

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.2 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Laryngeal syringe for anaesthetising the larynx.

1997-7.4_schimmel_1 (1 of 1).jpg

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Adult Schimmelbusch Inhaler

Description

Schimmelbusch inhaler, for an adult.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/7.4

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 18.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Schimmelbusch inhaler, for an adult.

1997-7.3_schimmel_3 (1 of 1).jpg

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Child Schimmelbusch Inhaler

Description

Schimmelbusch inhaler, for a child.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/7.3

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Length: 15.6 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Schimmelbusch inhaler, for a child.

1998-1.2_ethyl chloride.jpg

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Ethyl Chloride Bottle

Description

Ethyl chloride bottle, in cardboard box. Used as a local anaesthesia by spraying onto the skin surface until a frost was obtained. Used for quick induction of anaesthesia in children by spraying onto an open mask until c 1950.

Date

c. 1985

Identifier

1998/1.2

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 15 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, cardboard.

Description

Ethyl chloride bottle, in cardboard box. Used as a local anaesthesia by spraying onto the skin surface until a frost was obtained. Used for quick induction of anaesthesia in children by spraying onto an open mask until c 1950.

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Hedley's Ethyl Chloride Bottle

Description

Hedley's ethyl chloride bottle, in cardboard box.

Date

c. 1930s-1950s

Identifier

2003/152

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Length: 17.4 cm

Materials

Cardboard, cork, glass, metal.

Description

Hedley's ethyl chloride bottle, in cardboard box.

1999-2.3_anaesthesia syringe 2.jpg

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Gray's Anaesthetic Syringe

Description

Gray's anaesthetic syringe, with two sets of five needles, in metal case. Metal syringe with straight and curved adaptors for Schimmel's needles.

Date

c. 1930s-1950s

Identifier

1999/2.3

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 16 cm (syringe); 16.6 cm (case)

Materials

Metal, glass, cotton wool.

Description

Gray's anaesthetic syringe, with two sets of five needles, in metal case. Metal syringe with straight and curved adaptors for Schimmel's needles.

2016-3.21_mouth gag 2.jpg

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Mouth Gag

Description

Mouth gag for anaesthetics – ratchet closure with thumb release; rubber missing from one of the blades.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.20

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

11 x 9 x 5 cm

Materials

metal; rubber.

Description

Mouth gag for anaesthetics – ratchet closure with thumb release; rubber missing from one of the blades.

hd-869_net spoon 2.jpg

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Oral Net Spoon

Description

Oral net spoon used in general anaesthesia.

Date

c. 1900

Identifier

HD/869

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Materials

Metal

Description

Oral net spoon used in general anaesthesia.

hd-852_trilite inhaler.jpg

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Trilene Inhaler

Description

Metal container with nostril adaptor. Contains cotton wool for liquid trilene, used for anaesthesia purposes.

Date

c. 1900

Identifier

HD/852

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Materials

Metal

Description

Metal container with nostril adaptor. Contains cotton wool for liquid trilene, used for anaesthesia purposes.

2005.8.868_mouth opener 5.jpg

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Title

Mouth Opener

Description

Nickel plated mouth opener (Boxed and unused). Used in the administration of general anaesthesia.

Date

c. 1900

Identifier

2005/8.868

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Nickel

Description

Nickel plated mouth opener (Boxed and unused). Used in the administration of general anaesthesia.

2005.8.848_obturator 4.jpg

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Wilcox-Jewett Obtunder

Description

Wooden box containing a metal obtunder with angled nozzle, complete with spanner. Used for the anaesthesia of dentine and bone.

Date

c. 1900

Identifier

2005/8.848

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Materials

Metal

Description

Wooden box containing a metal obtunder with angled nozzle, complete with spanner. Used for the anaesthesia of dentine and bone.

1999.2.12_lumbar puncture needle 2.jpg

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Lumbar Puncture Needle

Description

Lumbar puncture needle in metal box.

Date

Unknown

Identifier

1999/2.12

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 36.3 cm (box)

Materials

Metal, glass.

Description

Lumbar puncture needle in metal box.

sparklets carbon dioxide bulbs 2.jpg

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Sparklet Carbon Dioxide Bulbs

Description

Cardboard box containing 6 metal bulbs filled with carbon dioxide.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

Uncataloged

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Materials

Cardboard, metal

Description

Cardboard box containing 6 metal bulbs filled with carbon dioxide.

2003.2_ethyl chloride.jpg

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Ethyl Chloride

Description

Hedley's ethyl chloride bottle in cardboard box.

Date

c. 1930s-1950s

Identifier

2003/152

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Physical Dimensions

17.4 cm length

Materials

Cardboard, cork, glass, metal.

Description

Hedley's ethyl chloride bottle in cardboard box.

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Advert for Carrick's patent pneukoinon

Description

Advertisement for Carrick's patent pneukoinon: or universal inhaler and respirator. British Sanitary Company, 43 West Regent Street, Glasgow. Found inside a library book.

Creator

British Sanitary Company

Date

c.1900

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/33

Description

Advertisement for Carrick's patent pneukoinon: or universal inhaler and respirator. British Sanitary Company, 43 West Regent Street, Glasgow. Found inside a library book.

2005.11.3_anaesthetic apparatus 3.jpg

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Anaesthetic Apparatus

Description

Anaesthetic apparatus with a regulating stopper containing a graduated, 4 ounce, oval glass bottle.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2005/11.3

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Physical Dimensions

Height 14.7 cm and diameter of base 5.5 cm.

Materials

Metal, glass

Description

Anaesthetic apparatus with a regulating stopper containing a graduated, 4 ounce, oval glass bottle.

2003.29.8_water's cannister 3.jpg

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Title

Water's Cannister

Description

Water's Cannister Carbon Dioxide Absorber for anaesthesia.

Date

c. 1920s

Identifier

2003/29.8

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Physical Dimensions

Length = 19cm.

Materials

Metal

Description

Water's Cannister Carbon Dioxide Absorber for anaesthesia.

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Bottle of Sulphuric Ether

Description

Sulphuric ether, or diethyl ether, was a popular choice for the administration of general anaesthesia. The first demonstration of the anaesthetic properties of sulphuric ether occurred in 1846 by William T.G. Morton, an American dentist. Before this time, inhaling chloroform was the common mode of relieving pain during an operation, however the dosage had to be just right so as not to kill the patient.

Creator

Apothecaries Hall, Edinburgh

Date

c. Unknown

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass

Description

Sulphuric ether, or diethyl ether, was a popular choice for the administration of general anaesthesia. The first demonstration of the anaesthetic properties of sulphuric ether occurred in 1846 by William T.G. Morton, an American dentist. Before this time, inhaling chloroform was the common mode of relieving pain during an operation, however the dosage had to be just right so as not to kill the patient.

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Bottle of Laudanum

Description

Pictured here is a glass bottle that once contained a solution of Laudanum. Laudanum contains about 1% of morphine and was a remedy for menstrual cramps during the time of the Victorians. Although a pain reliever, this substance is incredibly addictive!

Creator

The Medical Hall, Edinburgh

Date

c. Unknown

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Pictured here is a glass bottle that once contained a solution of Laudanum. Laudanum contains about 1% of morphine and was a remedy for menstrual cramps during the time of the Victorians. Although a pain reliever, this substance is incredibly addictive!

2003.79_analgesia 2.jpg

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Automatic Trichloroethylene Analgesia Apparatus

Description

Automatic trichloroethylene analgesia apparatus, in metal case, c 1949.

This apparatus is held within a metal container and has detachable tubing for a facemask. It was manufactured by Teddington MIE Ltd.

Creator

Teddington MIE Ltd.

Date

c. 1949

Identifier

2003/79

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 28.5 cm

Materials

Metal, rubber, glass.

Description

Automatic trichloroethylene analgesia apparatus, in metal case, c 1949.

This apparatus is held within a metal container and has detachable tubing for a facemask. It was manufactured by Teddington MIE Ltd.

2003.68_nitroud oxide oxygen equipment 7.jpg

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Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Equipment

Description

Nitrous oxide-oxygen equipment, metal and rubber, c 1910.

Pictured here is a nitrous oxide/oxygen apparatus most likely used for the administration of anaesthesia/analgesia. It was manufactured by McKesson Equipment Co.

Date

c. 1910

Identifier

2003/68

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 40 cm

Materials

Metal and rubber

Description

Nitrous oxide-oxygen equipment, metal and rubber, c 1910.

Pictured here is a nitrous oxide/oxygen apparatus most likely used for the administration of anaesthesia/analgesia. It was manufactured by McKesson Equipment Co.

2007.1.10_Schimmelbusch's mask.jpg

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Schimmelbusch's Collapsible Mask

Description

Schimmelbusch's collapsible mask (adult size). Chrome/nickel plated.

This mask would have been used to administer anaesthesia to a patient. A gauze would be placed within the mask and held down by the grid. The gauze would then be doused in anaesthetic and inhaled by the patient.

Date

c. 1890-1940

Identifier

2007/1.10

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Materials

Metal

Description

Schimmelbusch's collapsible mask (adult size). Chrome/nickel plated.

This mask would have been used to administer anaesthesia to a patient. A gauze would be placed within the mask and held down by the grid. The gauze would then be doused in anaesthetic and inhaled by the patient.

20003.5_junker chloroform inhaler 9.jpg

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Junker's Chloroform Inhaler

Description

Junker's chloroform inhaler, in leatherette-covered box, c 1930s.

Pictured here is an example of Junker's Chloroform Inhaler. Chloroform was introduced as a form of general anaesthesia by Sir James Young Simpson of Edinburgh during the 1840s and continued to be used until around the 1930s. Chloroform would be placed in the glass vial and inhaled by the patient via the face mask, putting them under sedation for an operation.

Creator

F.E. Junker

Date

c. 1840-1910

Identifier

2003/5

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 22.2 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, rubber, and wood.

Description

Junker's chloroform inhaler, in leatherette-covered box, c 1930s.

Pictured here is an example of Junker's Chloroform Inhaler. Chloroform was introduced as a form of general anaesthesia by Sir James Young Simpson of Edinburgh during the 1840s and continued to be used until around the 1930s. Chloroform would be placed in the glass vial and inhaled by the patient via the face mask, putting them under sedation for an operation.

2010.1.1_portable anaesthesia apparatus 5.jpg

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Title

Portable Anaesthesia Apparatus

Description

An O2/nitrous oxide apparatus with all appropriate controls and pressure gauges in good order. The gauges are circular, 5cm in diameter, and marked O2 and N2O respectively. Both instruments read from 0 to 2500 lb/sq. in. Cased in grey painted metal, with a black plastic carrying handle, and with metal clamps, etc. for retaining the Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide gas bottles at the rear of the casing.

The whole machine has been modified at some time in the past by bolting the base to a heavy wooden cradle which elevates the apparatus by 7cm

Date

c. 1955-1960

Identifier

2010/1.1

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Physical Dimensions

55 x 24 x 36 cm

Materials

metal, plastic, wood

Description

An O2/nitrous oxide apparatus with all appropriate controls and pressure gauges in good order. The gauges are circular, 5cm in diameter, and marked O2 and N2O respectively. Both instruments read from 0 to 2500 lb/sq. in. Cased in grey painted metal, with a black plastic carrying handle, and with metal clamps, etc. for retaining the Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide gas bottles at the rear of the casing.

The whole machine has been modified at some time in the past by bolting the base to a heavy wooden cradle which elevates the apparatus by 7cm

2003.74_lucy_2.jpg

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Title

Lucy Baldwin Gas-Oxygen Analgesia Apparatus

Description

Lucy Baldwin- Countess Baldwin of Bewdley, wife of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, and maternity health activist. This gas-oxygen analgesia apparatus would have been administered to women in labour as a source of pain relief. It is named after Lucy Baldwin in honour of her efforts to advance the practice of midwifery and the care of expecting mothers. She campaigned for equal care for all mothers during labour, setting up a fund in order that women of all financial backgrounds could access anaesthesia when needed.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2003/74

Publisher

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Lucy Baldwin- Countess Baldwin of Bewdley, wife of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, and maternity health activist. This gas-oxygen analgesia apparatus would have been administered to women in labour as a source of pain relief. It is named after Lucy Baldwin in honour of her efforts to advance the practice of midwifery and the care of expecting mothers. She campaigned for equal care for all mothers during labour, setting up a fund in order that women of all financial backgrounds could access anaesthesia when needed.

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