Josephine G. Fountain undated

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1647]

Creator: Fountain, Josephine

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: undated

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Image #SIA2008-1647

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Summary

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.

Subject

  • Fountain, Josephine
  • University of Florida Teaching Hospital and Clinics

Notes

Also known as: [SPI_5766]

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Image #SIA2008-1647

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

undated

Restrictions & Rights

  • No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
  • No Known Copyright Restrictions

Topic

  • Inventors
  • Nursing
  • Tracheotomy
  • Women
  • Women scientists
  • Medicine
  • Medical sciences
  • Women inventors

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1647]