Built both to exclude fresh air and to return his exhaled carbon dioxide to the patient, it was intended only for use during short procedures. It was recommended in several textbooks, including one co-authored by the French Surgeon, Theodore Tuffier. He described the patient's struggles under Camus' inhaler: "After 4 to 5 irregular and jerky breaths, also a short period of apnea, calm is restored, respiration becomes deep and regular, and the subject snores deeply".
The example shown here was made by the Parisian instrument company, D. Simal. It was probably intended for use in a French field hospital during World War II.
Catalog Record: Camus Inhaler Contact [email protected]g for catalog record.