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Identifier: anaestheticsthei1914buxt (find matches)
Title: Anaesthetics : their uses and administration
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: Buxton, Dudley Wilmot
Subjects: Anesthetics Anesthetics
Publisher: Philadelphia : P. Blakiston's Son & Co.
Contributing Library: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
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in thedegree indicated by the position of the pointer on the scale.The movement of these valves shows also how full and regu-lar the breathing is, and the slight click which they makeconveys this information to the ears when the eyes are other-wise occupied. It is generally found that beginning with the pointer at02 per cent., and moving it on towards the chloroformbottle, at the rate of one division about every half-minute upto 1*6 per cent, or i8 per cent., produces narcosis as quicklyas is desirable. For the maintenance of narcosis it is found that i percent, or even less will be sufficient. The stopcock canbe moved by a touch of the finger so as to increase ordiminish the percentage. If by fall of temperature, or agitation of the bottle, theyield of chloroform is diminished, or increased, this may beallowed for at once by a movement of the stopcock. The face-piece is provided with an expiratory valve unlessthe valve is fixed on the upright stem of the inhaler (Plate V.). PLATE V.
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Vernon Harcourt chloroform regulator, to which is fixed a flexible tube con-necting the inhaler with the face-piece, also oxygen connexion. The manner ofholding the face-piece is indicated, and the position of the expiratory valveattached above the flexible tube and opposite oxygen inlet. (247 CHLOROFORM. 247 It is usually connected by about 20 inches of half-inch rubbertubing, the inhaler being supported on a stand, or attachedto a sling passing round the neck of the administrator asshown in Plate V., or it can be attached to the back of thepatients bed. The mask is made of solid toughened rubber, fitted witha rubber air cushion. In practice it is found advisable to

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