Dr. Dettweiler's sputum flask
Sputum--Equipment and supplies
Used to collect the expectorate from tuberculosis patients
German sputum flask for English consumption (tuberculosis). Blue, glass container that has an opening on the top and the bottom. The openings both have silver caps. The top flips opens while the bottom cap screws on and off.
Dettweiler, Peter, 1837-1904
McGuire Medical Instruments Collection
Health Sciences Library
State University of New York at Buffalo
Phisick Medical Antiques
Contact the History of Medicine Collection, http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/hsl/history/
11.5 x 3.5 x 7.5 cm
Glass and silver
Dettweiler, Peter, 1837-1904, “Dr. Dettweiler's sputum flask,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed January 17, 2018, https://ubdigit.buffalo.edu/items/show/16910.