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AeroHalor in Box, circa 1945

Identifier: B109.01.0002.00002


Three pieces of an AeroHalor (a dry powder inhaler) used by Dr. Arthur L. Esserman, a pediatrician in Denver, Colorado. The AeroHalor was made by Abbot Laboratories in Chicago, Illinois. Dry powder inhalers were used in the 1940s, primarily for aerosolizing penicillin. Dr. Arthur L. Esserman (born 1898) was an intern at Children's Hospital in Denver from 1924 to 1926 and practiced pediatric medicine from 1926 until his death in 1952.


  • circa 1945


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AeroHalor in Box

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1 items (AeroHalor in box) ; 7 x 9 x 4 centimeters

Scope and Contents

From the Series: This series contains a medical bag, instruments, a prescription blank, and leather notebooks with symptoms and treatments from Dr. Esserman's practice from 1924 to 1952.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair Plastic --Paper


Originally belonged to Dr. Arthur L. Esserman and was donated by his son Paul Esserman.


Title supplied by archivist.

Drawing Number

7 x 9 x 4 centimeters

Inscription and Marks

On the largest piece of the AeroHalor: ''Abbott, Patent Pending, Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, Ill., U.S.A.'' On the top of the box: ''One set AeroHalor, Trade Mark (Abbott's Powder Inhaler), List No. 3785, 563557, For use with Abbott Sifter Cartridges, See directions for use in enclosed circular, patent applied for''


Repository Details

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