Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
, 27 (6), 320-3

Bouchut, O'Dwyer and Laryngeal Intubation in Patients With Croup

Bouchut, O'Dwyer and Laryngeal Intubation in Patients With Croup

G Sperati et al. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital.

Figures

Fig. 1
Fig. 1
Armand Trousseau was considered the “father of tracheotomy” as he drew up the final description of the technique. He was highly critical as far as concerns intubation, proposed by Bouchut, since he considered it to be not only a useless, but also a harmful, practice.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2
The American, Joseph O’Dwyer, holds the merit of having designed the instrumentation which resulted in intubation becoming not only easy to perform but also well tolerated.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3
The position of physician and patient when performing intubation according to Marfan (from Laurens).
Fig. 4
Fig. 4
The index finger of the left hand, not only holds the epiglottis, but also guides the instrument holding the tubes which slides along it (from Laurens).
Fig. 5
Fig. 5
The instrument designed by O’Dwyer, introduced between the molars of the patient, was indispensable for performing the intubation manoeuvres.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6
Various small changes were made to the original instruments of O’Dwyer, by others, in order to improve their efficiency. This figure shows (from left to right and from top to bottom): Collin’s extractor, Ferroud’s, Aviragnet’s and Collin’s intubators.
Fig. 7
Fig. 7
The pinces and tubes designed by Egidi were those most used in Italy, between the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th.
Fig. 8
Fig. 8
Emil von Behring (1854-1917), after having, for a long time, carried out experiments together with S. Kitasato on animals, tried the anti-diphtheria serum, for the first time, on Christmas Eve 1890, on a child hospitalised in the Surgery Unit of von Langenbeck in Berlin. The child lived and from then on serotherapy became an irreplaceable aid that, in the following years, resulted in a progressive decrease in the use of intubation and tracheotomy in cases of croup, also known as laryngo-tracheobronchitis.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 1 PubMed Central articles

Personal name as subject

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback