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O'Dwyer-type intubation set, France, 1882-1900

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The insertion of a tube into a body canal or hollow organ, as into the trachea or stomach

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device for preventing the mouth from being closed which permits the passage of the hand or an easily damaged piece of equipment such as a rubber stomach tube.

Glossary: larynx

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Glossary: forceps

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Glossary: intubation set

set of instruments used for intubation - the placement of a tube into an external orafice of the body.