From “Science and dedication: the Health Service, the Red Cross, war Solidarity works and postwar – published with the collab. Messrs. J. Abadie, Dr Jacques Bertillon, Dr Georges Brouardel, Published in Paris byA. Quillet in 1918. Found on the Medic Database (item med45_85x0278).
Spirometer logger for measuring insufflation and increased pressure in a 300 liter container the amount of air inspired and expired in a respiratory act and compare the measurements with the indications of pneumographe. Attributed to Etienne-Jules Marey / 1882-86 / Station / physiological / I / Methods and Techniques. Found on the Medic Database.
From the Monash University Archives. Pictured are Dr. Rod Westerman (left) with student Dennis Hatcher breathing into spirometer (Godart Expirograph). The breathing circuit is overly complex for spirometry and they may be performing oscillometry instead.
Found on the cover of the ENVIS NEWSLETTER Volume 20 Number 3, 2013 Special Issue on Occupational Lung Disease. The photo was undated but is probably from around 1980.
From: Breathing capacity and grip strength of preschool children, by Eleanor Metheny, University of Iowas Studies, Studies in Child Welfare Volume 18, No. 390, 1940, page 26.
From The Lewiston Daily Sun, Sunday, July 26, 1979, “Harvard Health Study measures effect of Brown Co. Emissions”, by Dot Jacobs. The spirometer appears to be a Collins Survey Spirometer.
Found at a website that best translates as Netherland Memories.
“Luchtvaartschool. Op het vliegveld Soesterberg wordt in 1925 een begin gemaakt met de opleiding en het testen van aspirant vliegeniers/piloten. Foto: Een leerling piloot blaast uit door een glazen mondstuk van een spirometer. Op deze manier wordt de longcapaciteit gemeten.”
Translated: “Luchtvaartschool. A start on the Soesterberg Airport in 1925 made the training and testing aspiring aviators / pilots. Photo: A pupil pilot blows out through a glass nozzle of a spirometer , The lung capacity in this way were measured.”
Found on Flickr. Image from page 130 of “The principles of health control” (1920).
Fig. 28. — The Spirometer. An instrument for measuring the capacity of the lungs.
“Respiratory tests – to measure breathing capacity. Fill the lungs completely full of air, and then force as much of it as possible into a spirometer (Fig. 28) noting the number of cubic inches registered. To avoid the danger of germ transmission, the mouth-piece should be dipped each time into some disinfecting solution, such as a four per cent solution of carbolic acid in water, and then wiped dry with a towel. Instead of the solution, individual wooden mouthpieces, obtained at slight expense from supply houses, maybe used.”
Used a Stead-Wells spirometer and Included an Apple II computer with 48K RAM, dual floppy disk drives and a monochrome monitor. Photo is from a sales brochure courtesy of James Sullivan, BA, RPFT, Supervisor, Pulmonary Laboratories, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Photo is from a sales brochure courtesy of James Sullivan, BA, RPFT, Supervisor, Pulmonary Laboratories, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.