Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2018.109.1
Dimensions: 7 in X 5 in X 4 in
Dimensions (Metric): 17.78 cm X 12.7 cm X 10.16 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Tom Bowen
Airlife brand Spirometer medical device. The Spirometer is clear plastic with blue printing and a blue piston. An accordion-style tube mouth piece is attached to the base.
West Virginia Firefighter Thomas Bowen served as a rescue and recovery worker at Ground Zero with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) arm and the New York City Office of Emergency Management (NYC OEM) for the entire nine-month recovery period. In the years following his service, Bowen struggled with lung disease and respiratory complications linked to his time at Ground Zero. He used this incentive spirometer to aid his recovery after lung resection surgery.