With your fingers your nose compress,
The real natural place of breath,
Then by swallowing, you will see
The cause of so much “asphyxie” [sic]
Now laid to my pure gas
With this nose compress and thermometer too,
You will always know how much will do.
This trade card is part of the Wood Library-Museum’s Ben Z. Swanson Collection. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)
George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H., Honorary Curator, ASA’s Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, Park Ridge, Illinois, and Clinical Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. UJYC@aol.com.