Boyle's type anaesthetic machine, 1941-1963.

Image number: 10324714

Boyle's type anaesthetic machine, 1941-1963.

Detail of vaporisers.This is the back bar for a Boyle's type anaesthetic machine with vaporisers for ether and trilene, flowmeters for oxygen, cyclopropane and nitrous oxide, and a rebreathing bag. The apparatus was made by the British Oxygen Company Ltd, London. These components fitted onto an anaesthetic trolley. It is an example of a continuous flow anaesthetic machine which works by supplying compressed gases from cylinders through vaporisers to the patient through a breathing circuit. Boyle's type machines are named after the London anaesthetist H E G Boyle (1875-1941).

Image number:
10324714
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 16:59
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Science Museum