2006.656.1: Ochsner's Mask, 20th Cent.

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2006.656.1: Ochsner's Mask.
Image No. 2451 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

OCHSNER face mask for inhaling ether as an anaesthetic, adult size, with lint cover held in place by hinged collar and 4 safety pins.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.656.1
Collection: Anaesthesiology
Date: 20th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 23 cm
  • Width: 15.7 cm
  • Depth: 6.2 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • cotton,
  • plating,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. W. H. Sparling East
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. William Henry Sparling East [1912-2007]. Dr. East moved to Fernie B.C. in 1945 and set up a practice from which he retired in 1991. He served as president of the East Kootenay Medical and the B.C. Coroner’s Associations. In 1987 he was recognized as an Honorary Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. and, in 1992 as a Founding Member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. 2002 he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his community involvement.