Terrible photos of a vintage anesthesia cart
The local miscellaneous surplus store has an old anesthesia cart for sale. It says “for human use only” on the side. They also sell blow-guns, hemostats, lab coats, gauze, and everything you’d need for a testing lab.
But no, my partner won’t let me become a mad scientist and dart people to do unethical testing. He says the neighbors would hear the screaming. :(
"That’s what the anesthesia cart is for!"
"…no, they would hear MY screaming."
- Pressure containers include [left/orange] enflurane (trade name Ethrane), [center/red] halothane (trade name Fluothane), and [right/green] methoxyflurane (trade name Penthrane).
- The cart was produced by Foregger, who, in the 1950s, represented a full 15% of all anesthesia apparatuses in hospitals, and was contracted to provide a number of surplus carts for individual states, for Civil Defense stockpiles. The Foregger company dissolved in 1987.
- This cart has all of its original vaporization equipment attached, so I presume it was produced after halothane was first used as a clinical anesthesia agent (1956), and before it began to be phased out in favor of less problematic agents (early 1980s).