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March 15, 1913


Author Affiliations

Cincinnati Anesthetist to the Jewish Hospital

JAMA. 1913;60(11):826. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340110032013

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Intratracheal insufflation anesthesia is a method of etherization of such great value in selected cases that all hospitals should be equipped with an apparatus for its administration, and all anesthetists should be familiar with the technic. An apparatus of this sort is also of great value in resuscitative work as a substitute for artificial respiration. Most of the apparatus on the market, however, cost in the neighborhood of $250, which is prohibitive in many instances. The accompanying illustration shows an apparatus which has given perfect satisfaction in my hands, embodies all the advantages of practically every machine on the market, and can be profitably sold at about one-fourth the price of any other machine. The construction is exceedingly simple. It weighs about 40 pounds with the case and can be easily carried.

The apparatus itself consists of a 1/10-horse-power motor with a rheostat connected with a rotary blower (2), such

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