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'Vaporisateur du Docteur Montazeau', print, Paris, France, 1822-1840

A young woman aged sixteen is using a device to treat a case of tuberculosis in the lungs. Powered by a foot pump, treatments and air are inhaled through the nose mask. The spray, known as a vaporisateur in French, was invented by Pierre Hippolyte Montazeau, a physician working in Paris in the 1820s. The print was produced by Langlumé.

Object number:

1993-299

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Glossary: print

Pictorial works produced by transferring images by means of a matrix such as a plate, block, or screen, using any of various printing processes. When emphasizing the individual printed image, use "impressions." Avoid the controversial expression "original prints," except in reference to discussions of the expression's use. If prints are neither "reproductive prints" nor "popular prints," use just "prints."

Glossary: tuberculosis

An infectious disease that is caused by a bacterium first identified by Robert Koch in 1882. The disease usually affects the lungs first, and is accompanied by a chronic cough.