Tracheal intubation without the use of neuromuscular blocking agents.

@article{Woods2005TrachealIW,
  title={Tracheal intubation without the use of neuromuscular blocking agents.},
  author={A. W. Woods and S. Allam},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={
          150-8
        }
}
Before the early 20th century, intubation of the trachea had been described for conditions such as perioral tumours and laryngeal obstruction, and had been performed rather crudely, often using fingers as a makeshift laryngoscope and without any pharmacological agents. 74 Insufflation of the trachea for the purpose of ether anaesthesia was introduced in 1909 in the USA, and in 1912 in the UK. 46 Rowbotham refined the technique and described a series of cases in 1913. 73 These early tracheal… CONTINUE READING

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