Dog Plethysmograph

This plethysmograph is preserved in the Warren Anatomical Museum, in Boston. This device was used to measure lung volume and airway resistance via Boyle’s Law in anesthetized dogs. It was created by J. H. Emerson Company between 1960 and 1970. In 1981 this plethysmograph was used for research related to air flow resistance and the viscous behavior of lung tissue. The results were published in the Journal of Applied Physiology entitled Vagal Stimulation and Aerosol Histamine Increase Hysteresis of Lung Recoil.1

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