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Portable renal dialysis machine, England, 1975-1980
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Title
Portable renal dialysis machine, England, 1975-1980
Portable renal dialysis machine, the "Portalysis 101"
Work Type
Therapeutics
Date
1975-1980
Location
England
Material
metal; plastic
Measurements
overall: 220 mm x 578 mm x 400 mm,
Description
Portable renal dialysis machine, the "Portalysis 101", by Tecmed Ltd., England, 1975-1980, housed in a black suitcase; Waste products cannot be removed from the blood when a person"s kidneys fail. Serious illness inevitably follows. Dialysis is one way to treat the condition. When these machines were first introduced just after the Second World War, they were bulky and for hospital use only. This machine was used for renal dialysis. It is designed for use at home or on holiday. Such flexibility allowed patients a level of independence. The machine could be used away from hospital for up to 14 days. The machine mimics the functions of the kidney. It works by filtering the blood. The suitcase contains two separate hydraulic circuits. One is for dialysis preparation from clean tap water. The other controls the flow of prepared dialysis fluid and blood through the machine. The machine is called the "Portalysis 101". It was made by Tecmed Ltd. Derriford Hospital donated it to the Science Museum"s collections.; Waste products cannot be removed from the blood when a person"s kidneys fail. Serious illness inevitably follows. Dialysis is one way to treat the condition. When these machines were first introduced just after the Second World War, they were bulky and for hospital use only. This machine was used for renal dialysis. It is designed for use at home or on holiday. Such flexibility allowed patients a level of independence. The machine could be used away from hospital for up to 14 days. The machine mimics the functions of the kidney. It works by filtering the blood. The suitcase contains two separate hydraulic circuits. One is for dialysis preparation from clean tap water. The other controls the flow of prepared dialysis fluid and blood through the machine. The machine is called the "Portalysis 101". It was made by Tecmed Ltd. Derriford Hospital donated it to the Science Museum"s collections.
ID Number
co136919
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
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large_1986_1572__0002_.jpg
SSID
26311495

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