04 Dec Invention of intubation
The first evidence of endo-tracheal intubation and subsequent artificial respiration on animals can be traced back to 1543. Andreas Vesalius noted that the practice could save lives in some cases, but his observation passed by unheard. In 1869, German surgeon Friedrich Trendelenburg was the first to intubate a man under anesthesia by introducing the tube through a temporary tracheotomy. In 1878, English surgeon performed the first intubation through the throat.