The Science and Art of Medicine

 

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Early inhaler for ether anaesthesia, 1847-1848.

This inhaler for anaesthesia consists of a glass vessel that contains ether soaked sponges and is connected to a facemask by tubing. The mouthpiece has inspiratory and expiratory valves. Air would be drawn through the bottle and over the sponges as t

 
Smallpox pustule gauge, c 1920.

Smallpox pustule (or vesicle) gauge used to estimate the duration of immunity imparted by vaccination, by Young, Scottish, 1870-1930