Phlebaumanometer

Phlebaumanometer

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Description
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 Med-ical 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 ex-ample is a prototype built by (or for) Burch and Winsor.
Location
Currently not on view
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
ID Number
1980.0186.166
catalog number
1980.0186.166
collector/donor number
40
accession number
1980.0186
Credit Line
Donation of George E. Burch, Jr., M.D., Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
subject
Diagnostic Equipment
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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