Oral cannula (1) from MAYO


Cannula from MAYO



The "MAYO tubes" presented here prevented the tongue from falling back into the throat during anesthesia - they came from the lumber room of Maternité Charlotte. This MAYO is Charles Horace MAYO.


Nota: Relationship with William MAYO (1819-1911), who emigrated from England to the USA, a good surgeon, who from 1869 dedicated to gynecology. Well-known was his son William-James MAYO (1861-1939), who, along with his father and younger brother Charles-Horace MAYO (1865-1939), opened the clinic named after her family.


In the catalog of the company Collins & Cie from 1900 the tube is shown. We find the "Tube de Mayo pour l'anesthésie" again as No. 1360 in the 1934 published catalog of the "Fabrique d'instru- ments of surgery" by Duffaud & Cie. Also in the catalog of the "Manufacture Belge de Gembloux" of 1942 he is pictured on page 95 as "Tube de Mayo, pour immobilizer la langue au cours de l 'anesthésie", where there was a model for adults and one for children.


Oropharyngeal tube made of tubular wire rods; with rubber gum shield (not shown copy of our collection).

... and the connection with Luxembourg?
In 1851, the then 23-year-old reminiscence Maria Catherine Moes emigrated to the United States, where she founded two sister orders and the "Mayo Clinic" known "Saint Mary's Hospital" in Rochester. So you might have known the Charles-Horace MAYO personally ...