Intravenous cannula history

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Today we stumbled across another piece of IV history, this time on the Sheffield Museum of Anaesthesia website – click here to view. The website presents various devices of intravenous interest, including the first one-piece plastic IV cannula, introduced by B Braun (Germany) in 1962 as the ‘Braunule’. Imported into the UK by Armour Pharmaceutical Co Ltd and the name was anglicised to ‘Braunula’.

They also present an interesting selection of various intravenous needles used prior to the introduction of plastic cannulae – click here to view.

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