2006.217.1: Inhaler, Oxycon, 1941-1980

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2006.217.1: Inhaler, Oxycon.
Image No. 2515 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

The Oxycon nasal inhaler consists of a supporting frame similar to a frame for spectacles with side arms to hook around ears, nose clips and two adjustable curved inlet nasal tubes fed by rubber tubing attached to the top of the frame. Dimension given are for supporting frame.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.217.1
Collection: Anaesthesiology
Date: 1941-1980

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 18.8 cm
  • Width: 12.3 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Frame
  • b) Tube

Object Materials

  • chrome plate,
  • metal,
  • rubber

Acquisition Detail

  • Patent Country: U.S.Patent Number: 2168705
  • Owner: Dr. Sydney Segal
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Sidney Segal [1920-1997] who was a noted pediatrician and pioneer neonatologist. His pioneering work in neonatology included the invention of the first effective apparatus for natural breathing in infants with respiratory failure, the design of the first infant air transport system, and extensive research into cystic fibrosis and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). He was instrumental in the establishment of the first intensive care nursery in Canada at the Vancouver General Hospital in the 1960s and later pioneered research and clinical procedures to treat neonatal abstinence syndrome, an affliction of babies borne by drug-addicted mothers. Dr. Segal was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (1990) and of the Order of British Columbia (1993).