Internet Journal of Airway Management


Volume 7 (January 2012 to December 2013)


Zadrobilek E. The Rendell-Baker-Soucek Pediatric Face Masks: Fiftieth Anniversary of the First Published Description






This historical note celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the first published description of new face masks (FMs) adapted to anatomic features of  growing pediatric patients designed by Leslie Rendell-Baker and Donald Henry Soucek. The article describes the development of the Rendell-Baker-Soucek FMs, their commercial production, and the early experiences with this FMs in anesthetic practice. 




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