Back bar for Boyle's type anaesthetic machine, 1941-1963.

Boyle's type anaesthetic machine, 1941-1963.
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, England. These components fitted on to 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 who lived from 1875-1941.
Currently on display in:
Making the Modern World
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