Chevalier Jackson Pastel Airway

WLMD ID: ahpq

Chevalier Jackson, M.D. (1865-1958) is considered the father of bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy and laryngoscopy.  His many inventions include the first modern laryngoscope, and the techniques which he developed for extracting foreign bodies from the throat saved countless lives.  At the peak of his career, Dr. Jackson held simultaneous faculty appointments in five medical schools in Pennsylvania.  He came out of retirement to teach U.S. Army medical corps trainees during WWII.  In 1943, Dr. Jackson used both hands at once to draw this illustration of the human airway for one of his lectures.

WLM's Nicholas Samponaro, M.D. Collection: Indirect Gifts from Airway Pioneer Chevalier Jackson.

Catalog Record: Chevalier Jackson Pastel Airway

Access Key: ahpq

Title: [Pastel drawing of the human airway] / Chevalier Jackson.

Author Jackson, Chevalier, 1865-1958.

Publisher: 1943.

Physical Descri: 1 drawing on construction paper : pastels ; 64 cm.

Form/Genre: Pastels (Visual works).

Title Variation Alt Title
Title: Chevalier Jackson pastel.

Note type: General
Notes: Accession number: 2008-08-14-2 E.

Note type: General
Notes: Red, pink, peach, orange, and green pastel drawing of the human airway on
black construction paper. Dr. Jackson drew each side of the airway
simultaneously using his right and left hands. Signed by Chevalier Jackson
in grey pastel, 11/12/43. Chalk as smudged considerably.

Note type: Provenance
Notes: Dr. Nicholas Samponaro, the original owner of the pastel, acquired it while
enrolled in a post-graduate course taught by Dr. Jackson at Temple

Note type: Reproduction
Notes: Photographed by Mr. William Lyle, 7/13/2010.

Note type: Citation
Notes: Bause GS. WLM’s Nicholas Samponaro, M.D. Collection: indirect gifts from
airway pioneer Chevalier Jackson. American Society of Anesthesiologists
Newsletter. September 2008;72(9):18-19.

Note type: Publications about
Notes: This drawing by Dr. Jackson was featured in an Anesthesiology Reflection, in
the journal Anesthesiology, by George Bause, MD (citation: Bause G. An
airway pastel by Chevalier Jackson. Anesthesiology. 2011:115(2);374.).