A phlebaumanometer measures blood pressure in veins and is especially useful for infants. The form was devised in the early 1940s by two cardiologists working at the Tulane University Medical School: George Edward Burch (1910-1986) and Travis Walter Winsor (1915-1996). W. A. Baum & Co. introduced the name in commerce in 1949 and applied for a trademark. This example is a prototype built by (or for) Burch and Winsor.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Diagnostic Equipment


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Credit Line: Donation of George E. Burch, Jr., M.D., Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0186.166Catalog Number: 1980.0186.166Collector/Donor Number: 40Accession Number: 1980.0186

Object Name: phlebaumanometer

Physical Description: wood (stand and support material)metal (overall material)glass (overall material)rubber (syringe and tube material)Measurements: overall: 20 in x 5 1/2 in x 8 in; 50.8 cm x 13.97 cm x 20.32 cm


Record Id: nmah_1814658

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