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Title

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 22.2 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, rubber, and wood.

Junker's Chloroform Inhaler

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 22.2 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, rubber, and wood.

Files

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Collection

Citation

F.E. Junker, “Junker's Chloroform Inhaler,” Heritage, accessed December 12, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/85.