Dr Sales-Giróns won the silver prize of the Paris Academy of Science in 1858 for his invention of a portable nebuliser, or pulverisateur. The photo shows a model similar to that in the illustration below. The pump handle (which operates like a bicycle pump) draws liquid from the reservoir and forces it through an atomiser. Sales-Giróns invented the inhaler to permit those patients who could not attend the public thermal baths to benefit from the treatment. The treatment was indicated for numerous conditions, including; pharyngitis, tracheitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, catarrh, asthma and tuberculosis, croup, pneumonia, among others. The inhaler carries the mark of Sales-Giróns and Robert et Collin.