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I have a photocopy of the anaesthetic part of the Allen & Hanburys Ltd catalogue entitled "A Reference List of Surgical Instruments and Medical Appliances, Orthopaedic and Deformity Apparatus, Hospital Furniture and Equipment, Electro-Medical and Surgical Apparatus, etc.", dated 1930.
It includes illustrations of the equipment available to anaesthetists at that time, including Clover's and Hewitt's Inhalers, Boyle's Apparatus, and various accessories such as bags and laryngoscopes.
I find the concept of a presentation of all the equipment a British anaesthetist could buy in 1930 quite fascinating, especially as the catalogue includes a sales pitch and a price. With the permission of Glaxo Wellcome UK Limited, I have put a few representative sections on this Web site, and added links to various other sites related to the history of anaesthesia. If there is sufficient interest, I will make more of the catalogue available. Parts of the text are quite interesting and I hope to add them soon. Please send an e-mail to with your comments and encouragement!
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