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Josephine G. Fountain undated

Josephine G. Fountain undated
Fountain, Josephine
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Also known as: [SPI_5766]
During the early 1960s, Josephine G. Fountain, a registered nurse who worked at the University of Florida Teaching Hospital and Clinics, invented the "Direct Suction Tracheotomy Tube" (U.S. Patent No. 3039469) used for tracheotomy patients.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Image #SIA2008-1647
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Medical sciences, Women scientists, Nursing, Women inventors, Tracheotomy
Fountain, Josephine, University of Florida Teaching Hospital and Clinics
Black-and-white photographs
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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1647]
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Josephine G. Fountain undated

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