2005.19.4: Schimmelbusch Mask, 20th Cent.

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2005.19.4: Schimmelbusch Mask.
Image No. 2488 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

SCHIMMELBUSCH folding face mask with a hinged frame for holding gauze/lint in place onto which agents such as ether or chloroform were applied.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2005.19.4
Collection: Anaesthesiology
Date: 20th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 18.7 cm
  • Width: 9.5 cm
  • Depth: 5.2 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • nickel plate

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. Leo Hornung
  • History of Use: Used by Dr Leo Hornung [1902-1981]. Born Czechoslovakia. Graduated in medicine from Vienna 1924 and Prague 1927. In 1941 he moved to U.K. where he obtained his MRCP [Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians 1948] & LRCP [The diploma of Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians] from Cardiff University, Wales U.K. Dr. Hornung moved to Vancouver in 1965 where he set up his own practice.