Dr Dettweiler’s Sputum Flask

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A German sputum pot for English consumption (so to speak).

The expectorate was coughed into the funnel of the larger opening and could be emptied by unscrewing the small cap at the bottom.

“The pocket vial (flask) for sufferers from cough made according to directions from Dr Dettweiler Privy Medical Councillor of Falkenstein Taunus is intended to serve for the reception of the secretions of the bronchial tubes and lungs; its use is more simple and cleanly than that of the pocket handkerchief, or floor ….”

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