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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum  |   February 2019
Pointers on Dating Lennox’s Laughing Gas Advertising
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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum
Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum   |   February 2019
Pointers on Dating Lennox’s Laughing Gas Advertising
Anesthesiology 2 2019, Vol.130, 291. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000002611
Anesthesiology 2 2019, Vol.130, 291. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000002611
From Cleveland, Ohio, the Lennox Chemical Company printed a sunburst logo (right) on the firm’s advertising cards informing clinicians (upper left) about the “use of nitrous oxid and oxygen.” Since the “oxid” spelling was largely abandoned by the mid-1920s, when was the earliest such a card might have been printed? By 1917 the Lennox Chemical Company was operated by the firm listed on this card in fine print, the Bishop-Babcock-Becker Company (BBB). Curiously, BBB was directory-listed as a manufacturer of “Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen, Carbonic Acid Gas, Epsom Salts and Soda Water Flavors.” So, the same company supplying components for soda fountains and taverns in Cleveland, BBB, was also supplying the city’s clinicians with nitrous oxide. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
From Cleveland, Ohio, the Lennox Chemical Company printed a sunburst logo (right) on the firm’s advertising cards informing clinicians (upper left) about the “use of nitrous oxid and oxygen.” Since the “oxid” spelling was largely abandoned by the mid-1920s, when was the earliest such a card might have been printed? By 1917 the Lennox Chemical Company was operated by the firm listed on this card in fine print, the Bishop-Babcock-Becker Company (BBB). Curiously, BBB was directory-listed as a manufacturer of “Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen, Carbonic Acid Gas, Epsom Salts and Soda Water Flavors.” So, the same company supplying components for soda fountains and taverns in Cleveland, BBB, was also supplying the city’s clinicians with nitrous oxide. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
From Cleveland, Ohio, the Lennox Chemical Company printed a sunburst logo (right) on the firm’s advertising cards informing clinicians (upper left) about the “use of nitrous oxid and oxygen.” Since the “oxid” spelling was largely abandoned by the mid-1920s, when was the earliest such a card might have been printed? By 1917 the Lennox Chemical Company was operated by the firm listed on this card in fine print, the Bishop-Babcock-Becker Company (BBB). Curiously, BBB was directory-listed as a manufacturer of “Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen, Carbonic Acid Gas, Epsom Salts and Soda Water Flavors.” So, the same company supplying components for soda fountains and taverns in Cleveland, BBB, was also supplying the city’s clinicians with nitrous oxide. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
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George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H., Honorary Curator and Laureate of the History of Anesthesia, Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Clinical Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. UJYC@aol.com.
From Cleveland, Ohio, the Lennox Chemical Company printed a sunburst logo (right) on the firm’s advertising cards informing clinicians (upper left) about the “use of nitrous oxid and oxygen.” Since the “oxid” spelling was largely abandoned by the mid-1920s, when was the earliest such a card might have been printed? By 1917 the Lennox Chemical Company was operated by the firm listed on this card in fine print, the Bishop-Babcock-Becker Company (BBB). Curiously, BBB was directory-listed as a manufacturer of “Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen, Carbonic Acid Gas, Epsom Salts and Soda Water Flavors.” So, the same company supplying components for soda fountains and taverns in Cleveland, BBB, was also supplying the city’s clinicians with nitrous oxide. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
From Cleveland, Ohio, the Lennox Chemical Company printed a sunburst logo (right) on the firm’s advertising cards informing clinicians (upper left) about the “use of nitrous oxid and oxygen.” Since the “oxid” spelling was largely abandoned by the mid-1920s, when was the earliest such a card might have been printed? By 1917 the Lennox Chemical Company was operated by the firm listed on this card in fine print, the Bishop-Babcock-Becker Company (BBB). Curiously, BBB was directory-listed as a manufacturer of “Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen, Carbonic Acid Gas, Epsom Salts and Soda Water Flavors.” So, the same company supplying components for soda fountains and taverns in Cleveland, BBB, was also supplying the city’s clinicians with nitrous oxide. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
From Cleveland, Ohio, the Lennox Chemical Company printed a sunburst logo (right) on the firm’s advertising cards informing clinicians (upper left) about the “use of nitrous oxid and oxygen.” Since the “oxid” spelling was largely abandoned by the mid-1920s, when was the earliest such a card might have been printed? By 1917 the Lennox Chemical Company was operated by the firm listed on this card in fine print, the Bishop-Babcock-Becker Company (BBB). Curiously, BBB was directory-listed as a manufacturer of “Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen, Carbonic Acid Gas, Epsom Salts and Soda Water Flavors.” So, the same company supplying components for soda fountains and taverns in Cleveland, BBB, was also supplying the city’s clinicians with nitrous oxide. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
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