Name/TitleClear Glass Ethyl Chloride Sprays
About this objecta,b) Two matching slim, clear glass capsules each with a rounded base and shoulder set with a short cylindrical steel nozzle that has a small button set near the end. The bottles are printed along the length with the text: ".... Ethyl Chloride B.P. // Course Jet for general Anaesthesia // HIghly Inflammable // Bengue and Co. Mount Pleasant, Alperton, Middex. The sum of 6d is payable if the bottle is returned empty. Should a refill be required however, thiscan be suplied at an advantagous price". To the back face there is similer, but thinner printed label with a liquid measuring scale...
Ethyl chloride anaesthetic was used topically to freeze the skin. The medical practitioner would hold the bottle and press the small catch within the nozzle to spray the skin. Ethyl chloride was administered prior to minor surgical operations undertaken on the hands or feet or for the lancing boils or similar.
MakerBengue & Company, Limited
Maker RoleMedical supplies company
Medium and MaterialsGlass, steel, paper
Subject and Association KeywordsAnaesthetics
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