The O'Dwyer Tube

@article{Gifford1970TheOT,
  title={The O'Dwyer Tube},
  author={Robert R. Gifford},
  journal={Clinical Pediatrics},
  year={1970},
  volume={9},
  pages={179 - 185}
}
covery or was opposed by the parents of the obstructed child. The introduction of laryngeal intubation by Dr. Joseph P. O’Dwyer in the early 18~~’s,= gave the clinician both a more efficient and a less traumatic therapeutic maneuver than tracheotomy. During the next decade, laryngeal intubation gradually replaced tracheotomy in the treatment of diphtheritic croup until after 1895 when the advent of diphtheria antitoxin rendered both procedures infrequent. Diphtheria in the last quarter of the… 

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It is reported that this was the first intubation performed west of New York, and the tube was successfully introduced on the third attempt, giving prompt and immediate relief.

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It has been my pleasure to have reported, on a previous occasion, 466 cases of intubation. To this number I can now add 37, making a total of 503. Of these thirty-seven cases there were seventeen

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