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Resuscitation apparatus, 19th century


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Resuscitation apparatus, 19th century

Resuscitation apparatus, 19th-century artwork. Demonstration of the artificial respiration apparatus of William F. Z. Desant, an inventor who filed several patents in New York, USA, in the 1890s. The apparatus consisted of two cylinders, a handle to operate the two plungers, two inlet and two outlet valves, and two rubber tubes leading to a mouthpiece. Artwork from the 13th volume (first period of 1894) of the French popular science weekly La Science Illustree

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1890s 1894 Annual Volume Apparatus Artificial Respiration Breathing Device Emergency Medicine France French Invention Inventor La Science Illustree Louis Figuier Magazine New York Patented Patient Popular Science Respirator Resuscitating Room Save Saving Treat Treating Weekly Air Supply Mono Chrome Mouth Piece Resuscitate


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This print showcases a remarkable 19th-century invention - the resuscitation apparatus. Created by the ingenious inventor William F. Z. Desant, this life-saving device was demonstrated in New York, USA during the late 1800s. The artwork beautifully captures the intricate details of this technological marvel. The resuscitation apparatus consists of two cylinders, operated by a handle that controls two plungers. It also features two inlet and outlet valves, along with rubber tubes leading to a mouthpiece for administering artificial respiration. This groundbreaking invention aimed to treat asphyxia and aid in saving lives. Published in La Science Illustree, a popular science weekly from France, this illustration is part of its 13th volume dating back to 1894. The historical significance of this artwork cannot be understated as it represents an important milestone in medical history. The image portrays an adult male patient being treated using Desant's patented apparatus while surrounded by onlookers who are witnessing this revolutionary technology firsthand. This powerful depiction serves as a testament to human ingenuity and our relentless pursuit of advancements in medicine. As we gaze upon this monochrome masterpiece, we are reminded of the immense impact that inventors like William F. Z. Desant have had on emergency medicine throughout history. Their dedication and innovation continue to shape modern-day practices, ensuring that countless lives can be saved through devices inspired by their pioneering work.

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