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Silk bag for Skinner's Mask

Inventory Number: 10449
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1998-7
Brief Description: Black silk cover for Skinner's Mask
Provenance: From the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, John Radcliffe Hospital.
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Skinner's Mask

preview image for Skinner's Mask
Inventory Number: 10449
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1998-7
Brief Description: Consisting of an oval metal rim with a single bar across, and a protruding handle. A beige flannel cover is sewn around the rim. There is an additional flannel cover and a gauze one. A black outer cover is also part of the object.  Earliest type of wire facemask Used for chloroform. Invented 1862 by Thomas Skinner (d.1906) obstetric physician to the Liverpool dispensary.
Provenance: From the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, John Radcliffe Hospital.
Collection Group:

Narratives

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