Stratford-Cookson Anesthesia Inhaler for Somnoform

Stratford-Cookson Anesthesia Inhaler for Somnoform


Stratford-Cookson Anesthesia Inhaler for Somnoform



Country of manufacture

North America

Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments


 A Stratford-Cookson Somnoform Inhaler. Composed of  ethyl chloride, methyl chloride and ethyl bromide, Somnoform was first formulated in 1901  by  Dr. G. Rolland, of the Bordeaux Dental College There were recurrent concerns about Somnoform’s safety that ultimately led to the suspension of its use around 1930. Stratford-Cookson introduced their inhaler in 1907 and it remained on the market for more than twenty years. A Wood Library link follows that provides more information about this inhaler. Condition: very good+.

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US M and R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: or 718-623-6777