Potain's Aspirator

Accession #: 2008263

Description: The Potain aspirator is designed for the aspiration of fluids and gas from the body - especially the pleural space. This set is essentially complete, including the valved, all-metal aspirator syringe, the rubber bunged valve head to a collection bottle (not supplied), a range of aspirating needles and trocarred cannulae and connection tubing. The container and support frame are of nickel plated metal and are suitable for heat sterilisation. The construction and state of preservation suggests that this was manufactured as late as the 1940s. It would have been in regular use until the antibiotic era became well established.

In 1875, Potain was appointed as the Professor of Clinical Medicine to the Nekker Hospital, Paris where he remained until retirement in 1900. He died in 1901.

Dimensions: 240 x 130 x 45 mm

Acquired: 25/10/2008