Georges Küss, Alsatian doctor (1887-1966) developed this ingenious
system of communicating vessels allowing to know exactly the
amount of gas introduced into the pleura. Phtisiologist in Paris at the end of
19th century and first president of French sanatoriums.
The device is contained in a wooden case. It includes two vials
glass, supported by gallows, in communication by a tube of
rubber. On each side of the bottles, a graduated metal scale.
A water pressure gauge measures intrapleural pressure before
insufflation. Three 3-way stopcocks.
The artificial pneumothorax device reproduced, the pneumothorax that is to say
a breach of the pleura. Has been used in tuberculosis cases up to
drug discovery. The principle of this device was based on the notion
of pleural void. It was a question of putting a lung at rest, by creating a mattress
intrapleural gas by injection of nitrogen. From the 1950s, the treatments
doctors have taken over.
Wood case : 60 x 35 x 19 cm
Appareil : 56 x 33 x 16 cm
- N.º de artículos
- Dispositivo de neumotórax artificial Duffaud
- Madera, Metal, Vidrio
- Periodo estimado
- Primera mitad del siglo XX
- País de origen
- Buen estado - usado y con signos menores de los años
- 60×35×19 cm