Emergency tracheotomy set, 1941.

 
Emergency tracheotomy set, 1941.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Made by Mayer and Phelps of London to the Ministry of Health standard pattern. A tracheotomy is a surgical procedure where an incision is made into the trachea (windpipe) and a tube is inserted to enable the patient to breathe. It is normally carried out when the airway above the trachea is damaged or blocked, making unasisted breathing imposible.

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