Lipiodol Lafay

30 04 2012

T2009.002.487 and T2009.002.467 are boxes of Lipiodol Lafay distributed by the E. Fougera & Co., Inc made in cooperation with the Andre Guerbet & Company.  “A stable iodine addition product of poppyseed oil” used for “radiographic visualization of hollow viscera, sinus and fistula tracts.”

A Radiology article from November 1926 explains further: “Besides the two principal roentgenological uses of lipiodol–exploration of the central nervous system (spinal subarchnoid space and cerebral ventricles) and exploration of bronchial tubes– there have occurred a great many uses of minor importance…”

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