Anesthesia Machine

Description:

Copper Kettle Vaporizer Anesthesia Machine devised by the American academic anesthesiologist, Lucien E. Morris (1914-2011), and built to his specifications by the Foregger Co., ca. 1955.

Ref: Lucien E. Morris, "A New Vaporizer for Liquid Anesthetic Agents," Anesthesiology 13 (Nov. 1952): 587-93.

David M. Little, Jr., "Classical File," Survey of Anesthesiology (1977).

Mark E. Schroeder, “Lucien E. Morris, MD, aqualumnus, inventor, academic, and historian,” Bulletin Anesthesia History 31 (Oct. 2013): 26-31.

Date Made: about 1955Associated Dates: 1952

Maker: Foregger Company

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: Wisconsin, MadisonUnited States: Washington, Seattle

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Lucien E. Morris

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0735.01.02Catalog Number: 1985.0735.01.02Accession Number: 1985.0735

Object Name: Vaporizer

Physical Description: metal, copper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in x 8 1/4 in; 31.75 cm x 28.575 cm x 20.955 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-f67b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1160717

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.