Michael Tunstall 1928-2011.
Tunstall, revolutionised the control of labour pains for millions of women all
around the globe. He invented Entonox, this gas not only relieved women’s
childbirth pain whilst in labour, but has brought comfort to others across the
globe with its use, and is still widely used in A&E and Ambulances to alleviate
Arthur Guedel who first described the use of an N2O
O2 mix in 1911 but it was Mike Tunstall who
invented the one cylinder Entonox in 1961.
He was also
responsible for the Failed Intubation Drill for Obstetrics that is in common use
Leukaemia in 1991 and died as a result of a long battle with this illness at his
home in Newtonhill Aberdeen.277