Portable anaesthetic kit, Germany, 1914-1918

Made:
1914-1918 in Germany and Germany and
maker:
Unknown

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Portable anaesthetic kit. General view. Graduated blue background.
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Portable anaesthetic kit, of chloroform bottle, chloroform dropping bottle and Schimmelbusch mask in bag, German, first World War

This is a portable anaesthetic kit, consisting of chloroform bottle, chloroform dropping bottle and Schimmelbusch mask in a bag. It was made in Germany for use in the First World War, 1914-1918. The mask has a metal frame, which fits around the face and is covered in cotton material. This type of mask is named after Curt Schimmelbusch, 1860-1895. The chloroform was dropped from the dropping bottle, which has a graduated scale, onto the cotton material of the mask. It would then evaporate and the patient would breathe in the gas.

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Category:
Anaesthesiology
Object Number:
1982-1800
Measurements:
chloroform dropper: 140 mm x 73 mm x 30 mm,
face mask: 80 mm x 202 mm x 130 mm,
bottle: 110 mm 33 mm,
type:
dropping bottle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment

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