- Albert Charles Clark (1867-1926) established the A. C. Clark & Co. in Chicago in 1895, largely to produce dental and surgical items based on his inventions. The firm began making anesthesia machines in 1904. The original model was among the first to administer what would become the standard triad of agents: ether, nitrous oxide, and oxygen. Clark was also, for many years, an Illinois State Senator. And, during World War I, he developed altitude masks for aviators.
- Ref: “Clark Rites Tomorrow,” Los Angeles Times (May 23, 1927), p. 13.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- anesthesia apparatus, gas oxygen
- anesthesia machine
- overall: 35 3/4 in x 21 1/2 in x 21 1/2 in; 90.805 cm x 54.61 cm x 54.61 cm
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- catalog number
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- Credit Line
- W. Harry Archer, D.D.S.
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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