The Nagin Parbhoo History of Anaesthesia Museum – Part 1
This paper provides a brief history of the Nagin Parbhoo History of Anaesthesia Museum housed in the University of Cape Town Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine and introduces readers to the contents of the museum. Artifacts are contextualised and demonstrate the vast changes that have taken place in the specialty from the early days of ‘rag and bottle’ anaesthesia in the 1840s to the present. The role of a medical museum in preserving the history of the specialty, encouraging research and in using artifacts to teach physical principles relating to anaesthetic equipment is discussed. A follow-up paper will document the history of the museum.
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