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Title

Dr. Nelson's Improved Inhaler

Description

This inhaler was originally invented by Dr. Nelson in the 1860s, however the model pictured here dates from the 1930s. The instrument was used to treat several chest conditions, including influenza and the common cold. Boiling water would have been placed in the vessel and the patient would inhale the steam through a mouthpiece to relieve symptoms. This inhaler is still in use today.

Creator

Dr. Nelson

Date

c. 1930-1940s

Identifier

2000/3.76

Publisher

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm

Materials

Earthenware

Dr. Nelson's Improved Inhaler

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm

Materials

Earthenware

Files

2000.3.76_nelson's inhaler 7.jpg
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Collection

Citation

Dr. Nelson, “Dr. Nelson's Improved Inhaler,” Heritage, accessed December 13, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/46.