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Vitalograph Spirometer

Stan Epstein Respiratory Medicine · IHPST

A wedge-shaped electronic instrument coloured primarily white and black. On the left side of the instrument’s front face, there is a recess for holding the removable hand-held measuring part. The cylindrical measuring part is attached by a flexible cord to the main instrument. To the right of this recess, there is a small readout window. To the right of this, adjacent to the right side of the front face, there is a print output. Along the bottom edge of the front face is a row of buttons. A power cord is attached to the rear of the instrument.

Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.98

Alternative Name: Computerized Spirometer

Primary Materials: Plastic, Paper.


A piece of embossed take on the front face reads “Dr. Epstein”

Various stickers on the bottom surface include the following information:
“Cat. No. 42.000”
Serial No. 50106

Dimensions (cm): Height = 14.5, Width = 39, Length = 24.


Spirometry is a test to measure vital capacity in order to diagnose airway obstruction. A spirometer is an office instrument to provide a measurement of vital lung capacity.

This computerized pneumotach spirometer provides a data printout of its recording of a flow/volume curve measurement of a patient’s exhalation.


Good: The surface of the instrument is slightly worn. Some of the bottoms of the front surface are damaged. There is some dirt, and remnants of adhesive, on the front face of the instrument.

This instrument lacks a power cord.

Associated Instruments:

2019.ihpst.97 is the same model of instrument.

Manufacturer: Vitalograph Ltd., Buckingham, England.

Date of Manufacture: c. 1980s


This instrument was used in the office of Dr. Stan Epstein. It was acquired along with a collection of medical artifacts from his home on February 19, 2019.

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Historical Notes:


  • Donated to UTSIC