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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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The DeFord Somnoform Inhaler
The DeFord Somnoform Inhaler Inhaler-5 x 13.5 x 8 booklet- 8 x 9.75" Gauze- 2.25 x 1.5 x 1" Anesthesia, inhalation: Inhaler/mask: Inhaler. The head unit contains a rubber covered metal mouthpiece, nose cover, exhaling valve, valve containing Somnoform and air, capsule chamber and rubber bag." Device would fit over the head and nose of the patient with the bag sitting behind the head of the patient. Somnoform (60% ethyl chloride, 35% methyl chloride and 5% ethyl bromide) was used to anaesthetize patients during dental surgery. An illustrative booklet came with the set.
Chisholm Inhaler
Chisholm Inhaler .5"x 3.125"x 1.25". Silver
Bennett's Inhaler
Bennett's Inhaler 1.5 x 6 x 1.75" Analgesia: Patient controlled."Steel "rabbit ear" anesthesia device with ebony handle. used by women during labor."
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Esmarch's Drop Bottle
Esmarch's Drop Bottle 5.5x2.5x1.5.Anesthesia:Inhalation:Bottle and dropper ."Rounded amber glass Esmarchs Drop Bottle-Chloroform Inhaler. with cork stopper and steel closures."
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Ether Mask
Ether Mask 2.25x7x4.25.Anesthesia:Inhalation:Inhaler/mask:Inhaler."Steel ether mask with moveable flap and ""G.R.L." engraved on the handle."