Anesthesia Machine


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

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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


Record Id: nmah_1160717

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