|Anesthetic masks used to administer ether or chloroform to patients, c. 1900s.|
|Steam atomizer used to sterilize incisions or wounds, c. 1890|
|Bohler Frame used in surgery and treatment to keep fractured bones in alignment, c. early 20th century|
“The TMA commitment to the history of medicine — the successes, failures, and struggles of our doctors and our institutions — is deep and longstanding. The TMA archives preserve this story,” Dr. Sykes said.
“Cutting Edge — A History of Surgery” is in the History of Medicine Gallery on the ground floor of the TMA building at 401 W. 15th St. in Austin through March 2016. It is free and open to the public 9 am-5 pm Monday through Friday. For more information or to arrange a tour, call (512) 370-1552 or (800) 880-1300, ext. 1552, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.