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Fergusson-type anaesthetic mouth gag with Ackland tooth plates
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Fergusson-type anaesthetic mouth gag with Ackland tooth plates
Gag, mouth, Fergusson's with Acklands parallel tooth plates
Gag, mouth, Fergusson's with Acklands parallel tooth plates, plated steel and rubber, by Dental Manufacturing Co.,
Work Type
Anaesthesiology
Date
1904-1935
Location
England
Material
steel (plated)
tooth plate covers, rubber
Measurements
overall: 52 mm x 190 mm x 70 mm, .19kg
Description
Gag, mouth, Fergusson's with Acklands parallel tooth plates, plated steel and rubber, by Dental Manufacturing Co., England, 1904-1935
Mouth gags are used to keep a patient s mouth open during surgery. If anaesthetics are given through a tube placed down the windpipe (trachea), it is important that the patient does not bite down on the tube and stop the flow of anaesthetic. The gag may also have been used to keep the mouth open during surgery for example when tonsils were being removed.\n\nThe gag was originally designed by William Fergusson (1808-77), a British surgeon, in 1876. The grooved jaws designed to fit against the teeth of this mouth gag were added by William Robert Ackland (1863-1949), a British dentist. This type of mouth gag is still used today. Our example was made by the Dental Manufacturing Co.
Mouth gags are used to keep a patient s mouth open during surgery. If anaesthetics are given through a tube placed down the windpipe (trachea), it is important that the patient does not bite down on the tube and stop the flow of anaesthetic. The gag may also have been used to keep the mouth open during surgery for example when tonsils were being removed.\n\nThe gag was originally designed by William Fergusson (1808-77), a British surgeon, in 1876. The grooved jaws designed to fit against the teeth of this mouth gag were added by William Robert Ackland (1863-1949), a British dentist. This type of mouth gag is still used today. Our example was made by the Dental Manufacturing Co.
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mouth gag
ID Number
co75681
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