Benjamin Guy Babington (1794-1866) was an English physician and epidemiologist. Inventor of the laryngoscope in 1829
Robert Atwood Beaver (1906-1975) was an English Anaesthetist, artist and engineer known for his development of the Beaver Respirator
Sir Robert Reynolds Macintosh (1897-1989) New Zealand Anaesthetist. Inventor of Macintosh Laryngoscope; gum elastic bougie; Illuminated introducer; RFD 5580 life-jacket...
Henry Harrington Janeway (1873-1921) was an American physician and pioneer for radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer. Janeway Gastrostomy, Janeway Laryngoscope
Ernst Trier Mørch (1908-1996) was a Danish-American anesthesiologist, inventor, geneticist and humanitarian. Mueller-Mørch ventilator (1954); Mørch Laryngoscope (1951)
B. Raymond Fink (1914 – 2000) was an American anesthesiologist. Fink effect (1955): diffusion anoxia/hypoxia or the third gas effect; Fink Laryngoscope Blade (1958); Fink Non-rebreathing Valve (1954)
The Macintosh laryngoscope has a curved blade which allows exposure of the larynx by positioning the tip in the vallecula, anterior to the epiglottis, lifting it out of view. Designed 1943 by Sir Robert Reynolds Macintosh (1897–1989) New Zealand Anaesthetist.
Robert Arden Miller (1906 – 1976) American anesthesiologist. Miller laryngoscope blade, first manufactured by the Welch-Allyn Company (1941)
Laryngoscope - device used to visualise the vocal cords to facilitate intubation
If the light on the laryngoscope fails, clean contact between blade and handle, check bulb is screwed in place securely. If this fails, use a spoon