Lighted Stylet Tracheal Intubation: A Review

@article{Davis2000LightedST,
  title={Lighted Stylet Tracheal Intubation: A Review},
  author={L. Davis and S. D. Cook-Sather and M. Schreiner},
  journal={Anesthesia \& Analgesia},
  year={2000},
  volume={90},
  pages={745–756}
}
Tracheal intubation is older than the recognized his-tory of general anesthesia itself. In the late 18th cen-tury, The Royal Humane Society of London used tra-cheal intubation for resuscitating the near-drowned.Approximately 100 years later, MacEwan (1) per-formed a digital tracheal intubation in an awake pa-tient before a chloroform and air general endotrachealanesthetic for the resection of a tongue tumor, and in1928, Magill (2) incorporated blind nasal tracheal in-tubation as a part of a… Expand
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