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Tobold-type laryngeal syringe, London, England, 1902-1930

A laryngeal syringe is a specially devised syringe to apply treatments and medication to the larynx or voice box. It was invented by a German laryngologist, Adelbert von Tobold (1827-1907), during the 1860s. It remained a popular instrument and was in use until the early 1900s.

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    Glossary: laryngeal syringe

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