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Skene's urethral endoscopes

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Dates
1889
circa 1889
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1938.4.1 a-h
Description
Urethral endoscopes in a tin case (h) with a lid (g), consisting of (a) a large test tube, (b) large sheath with an oval window in the side, (c) a small test tube, (d) small sheath with bevelled opening at top, (e) large probe with slanted handle and tip, mirror on tip, and (f) small slanted probeā€¦
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Accession Number
1938.4.1 a-h
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Endoscopy
Urology -- instrumentation
Physical Examination
Description
Urethral endoscopes in a tin case (h) with a lid (g), consisting of (a) a large test tube, (b) large sheath with an oval window in the side, (c) a small test tube, (d) small sheath with bevelled opening at top, (e) large probe with slanted handle and tip, mirror on tip, and (f) small slanted probe with mirror on tip.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - large test tube
b - large sheath
c - small test tube
d - small sheath
e - large probe
f - small probe
g - lid for case
h - case - Size - Length 9.0 cm x Width 6.75 cm x Depth 3.25 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown
Maker
Fletcher Mfg. Co
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1889
circa 1889
Material
plastic
glass
metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-10
Condition Remarks
#2: (a) glass tube shows moderate signs of use; minor scratches and nicks on about 20% of surface; (b) bakelite has some minor scratches at opening and minor discolouration at the bottom (slightly lighter brown); (c) glass tube shows signs of wear; brown patches near the bottom of the tube; scratches and some stains at the top; (d) bakelite has a small scratch near the opening, approx. 0.2 cm; (e) shows signs of use; several patches of unknown deposit; (f) shows signs of use on the bottom; scratches and some discolouration; patches of stains throughout; (h) box shows signs of use; scratches and discolouration over approx. 75%; minor rust along the seams of the lid; cotton is darker where the scopes were resting.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Tiemann catalogue, 1889, p. 344 (identical to Fig. 2861)
Research Facts
For inspecting the female urethra and bladder.
Exhibit History
On display in "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Images
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