Kōrero: Epidemics

Influenza inhaler (2 o 3)

Influenza inhaler

This inhaler was used during the 1918 influenza pandemic to administer zinc sulfate down the throat. This was a preventative measure and was intended to limit the spread of the disease. This brass and copper inhaler was made by A. & T. Burt of Dunedin in the early 1900s. Smaller inhalers were made in large quantities by the Railways Department during the pandemic.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: GH011797

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Geoff Rice, 'Epidemics - The influenza era, 1890s to 1920s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/27789/influenza-inhaler (accessed 29 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Geoff Rice, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 May 2018