A medical instrument, which may be some sort of nostril appliance for the application of gas into the nostrils, or an inhaler. The item consists of a black, possibly plastic, cylindrical handle (7.5 cm long) with an attached chrome bowl. The bowl screws onto a hollow chrome body having two parallel extensions, each with holes at the tips. The entire item measures 14.8 cm x 3.5 cm. The instrument bears the mark "BETZ." The condition is generally good, with some greenish encrustation in the interior of the chrome body. The item was donated by A.C. McCown, M.D., in 1957.
Digital photograph of a medical instrument and donor slip. The instrument may be some sort of nostril appliance, for the application of gas into the nostrils, or an inhaler. The donor slip identifies A.C. McCown, M.D. as the donor.
early 19th cent.?
Medical Museum Collection, Box 1A
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