Intubation Kit Used by Dr. Samuel Brusilow to Care for Diphtheria Patients

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Description (Brief)
This kit was used by Dr. Samuel Brusilow when he was the house officer caring for diphtheria patients at an infectious disease hospital in Brooklyn, New York, circa 1920. The kit contains: 7 hard rubber intubation tubes with metal obturators and strings attached to each; 1 intubation tube scale (1 - 12 years); 1 Introducer; 1 intubation tube extractor; 1 mouth gag.
Currently not on view
Date made
after 1892
Ermold, George
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
hard rubber (overall material)
string (overall material)
overall: 3.5 cm x 23 cm x 9 cm; 1 3/8 in x 9 1/16 in x 3 9/16 in
overall, case: 2 5/8 in x 9 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.6675 cm x 22.86 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Michael Brusilow, M.D. and Saul Brusilow, M.D.
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Antibody Initiative: Diphtheria
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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