Suspension Laryngoscopy and its Practical Use

Professor Gustav Killian’s lecture, given on the 28th of May 1914, was the first to be held at the University of London in order to accommodate a greater number of people. The lecture gave a very detailed account of suspension laryngoscopy, including an almost step-by-step account of how to perform it and its uses in practice.

Journal article version of the lecture

Gustav Killian was born in Mainz, Germany, on the 2nd of June 1860 and is widely renowned as the father of bronchoscopy. Felix Semon thought it was incredibly important for his lectureship to be given to those from both the UK and overseas and as such, Killian was the first international Semon lecturer.


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