Sir Robert Reynolds Macintosh (1897 – 1989) New Zealand Anaesthetist. Eponymously affiliated with the Macintosh Laryngoscope blade
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.
McCoy Laryngoscope Blade: laryngoscope blade with adjustable hinged tip; improved visualisation of the cords in the setting of a difficult intubation
Laryngoscope - device used to visualise the vocal cords to facilitate intubation
Direct laryngoscopy is the use of the laryngoscope to visualise the vocal cords (larynx) under direct vision, usually to facilitate endotracheal intubation.