Innere Medizin

Insulin-Injektor (2) n. BUSHER

2 1 Busher

1930 hatte PALMER seinen handtellergroßen Injektor angegeben.

1934 stellte der amerikanische Arzt Herbert Henry Charles Richard BUSHER (1893-1968) aus St. Paul/Minnesota einen kleineren, handlicheren Injektor vor (JAMA. 1934;102(14):1152), den er sich zwei Jahre zuvor hatte patentieren lassen.

Patentdatum: 1932-02-16

Patentnummer: 1.845.036

Ab 1937 produzierte die amerikanische Firma Becton, Dickson & Co aus Rutherford / N.J. diesen Injektor.



Das Exponat dürfte aus den 60er Jahren stammen. Bakelite-Taschenbox. Baumwolle-Spender aus schwarzem Plastik.

Der Überraschungsstich ermöglichte es auch ängstlichen Personen und Kindern, sich selber ihr Insulin zu injizieren. "The injector was prepared by inserting a filled syringe through the rear of the injector body and locked in place. Once in place the needle arm was adjusted to the correct depth and the rear of the body was pulled back to cock the trigger. When the needle and skin surface had been sterilized the injector's needle guard was placed against the skin and the trigger was pressed which inturn launched the needle into the skin. The dosage was then delivered by pushing the plunger with the forefinger".



"One of these items, Dr. Busher's automatic insulin injector, belongs to my family from a treasure trove trunk from Grandfather (Gmother had diabetes). She died in 1944 of diabetes complications. The apparatus has two new needles to accompany it but no box. Is there a way to buy the glass barrel, which seems to be missing from ours?" (Gail Mazourek, Fri, 2015-03-13).

"I saved the Busher Automatic Injector No. 40 and the one 1cc glass lure tip Insulin Syringe reorder No. 2024 by B-D which my mother used on me because I have type 1 diabetes. Both of these tools are still in the original boxes! Type 1 diabetic since 1960" (Janice Krueger, Sat, 2017-01-28).