In The Spotlight

A collector of vintage respiratory equipment and several of his prized acquisitions are featured in this mini-gallery.

In The SpotlightIn The Spotlight
In The Spotlight
The Evolution of Respiratory Therapy MuseumThe Evolution of Respiratory Therapy Museum
The Evolution of Respiratory Therapy Museum
Felix Khusid owns and operates a museum in New York that features his collection of respiratory care and related equipment.
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Felix KhusidFelix Khusid
Felix Khusid
Felix Khusid, RRT-ACCS, NPS, RPFT, FAARC, FCCM, FCCP of New York has amassed an impressive collection of vintage equipment from the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Felix Khusid's "Favorite"Felix Khusid's "Favorite"
Felix Khusid's "Favorite"
One of Felix Khusid's most treasured items from his collection is a Sorenson suction machine from the 1880s that is still functional.

You'll find numerous photos of items from Mr. Khusid's collection in many of the Virtual Museum's galleries. We are sincerely grateful to Mr. Khusid for sharing images from his collectibles with the AARC.
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Davidson Pneumothorax ApparatusDavidson Pneumothorax Apparatus
Davidson Pneumothorax Apparatus
This device, patented in 1933, was used to induce a pneumothorax in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.
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Monaural StethoscopeMonaural Stethoscope
Monaural Stethoscope
This wooden stethoscope appears in our Ascultation gallery.
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Dr. Tucker's Asthma SpecificDr. Tucker's Asthma Specific
Dr. Tucker's Asthma Specific
This item from Felix Khusid's collection is included in the Asthma Management gallery. The atomizer was used to administer a cocaine solution.
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Monaghan Hand ResuscitatorMonaghan Hand Resuscitator
Monaghan Hand Resuscitator
This hand-held resuscitator from Felix Khusid's collection appears in the Resuscitators gallery.
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Lumbard Oropharyngeal AirwayLumbard Oropharyngeal Airway
Lumbard Oropharyngeal Airway
This metal airway from Felix Khusid's collection appears in the Airway Management gallery.
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1880's Vaporizer1880's Vaporizer
1880's Vaporizer
This vaporizer from Felix Khusid's collection appears in the Aerosol Delivery Devices gallery.
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IsuprelIsuprel
Isuprel
This bottle of Isurpel from Felix Khusid's collection appears in the Early Inhalation Therapy Medications gallery.
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Emerson Respiratory AlarmEmerson Respiratory Alarm
Emerson Alarm
This early respiratory alarm for the Emerson ventilator is from Felix Khusid's collection. The image appears in the Early ICU Ventilators gallery.
OEM MechanetteOEM Mechanette
OEM Mechanette
This oxygen tent from Felix Khusid's collection appears in the Oxygen Enclosures gallery.
Russian VentilatorRussian Ventilator
Russian Ventilator
This ventilator from Russia is in the collection of Felix Khusid.
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1930s Steam Inhaler1930s Steam Inhaler
Steam Inhaler
This 1930s device from Felix Khusid's collection appears in the Humidifiers gallery.
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Bird Mark 4 Anesthesia Assistor/ControllerBird Mark 4 Anesthesia Assistor/Controller
Bird Mark 4 Anesthesia Assistor/Controller
This Bird Mark 4 anesthesia ventilator, autographed by Dr. Bird, is in the collection of Felix Khusid.
Felix's "Aviary"Felix's "Aviary"
Felix's "Aviary"
The Bird equipment in Felix Khusid's collection is pictured.
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Thanks, Felix!Thanks, Felix!
Thanks, Felix!