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Medical Philately

History of Airway and Tracheostomy through Philately

Keywords : Airway, History, Philately, Tracheostomy

Citation Information : History of Airway and Tracheostomy through Philately. 2022; 1 (3):158-161.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10089-0053

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 03-05-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


The history of airway and tracheostomy dates back to the 1st century AD with references to the airway made in the works of Abulcasis (936–1013 AD), followed by Avicenna (980–1037 AD), Avenzoar (1091–1161 AD), and Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564). Orotracheal intubation was first performed by French physiologist Bichat along with Desault between 1793 and 1795. References to scientific resuscitation are found in the works of Francois Magendie as early as 1800. This article dwells into the life of these great personalities through postage stamps, who have chartered the pathway to present-day modern resuscitation.

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