A pressure catheter consisting of three main parts: green rubber insertion tube with red marks, half a centimeter apart, and three black catheterizing tubes with metal heads joined by an orange rubber tube; a pressure transducer made of a metal cylinder with a thick, clear plastic head with two kno…
Rubber hose over wiring has broken away where it attaches to the pressure transducer, exposing electrical
wiring; paint (?) specks on metal and plastic surface of pressure transducer; orange rubber
connecting tube on urethral rod is disintegrating -- dry, cracked; green residue on lock levers of
pressure transducer; green urethral rod surface is rough; rubber here is starting to dry up and disintegrate; #2: rubber is deteriorating, some corrosion of metal; #3: rubber requires special treatment.
Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.006-.016
Instrument used to measure bladder and urethral pressure; low pressure indicated poor bladder control;
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Prostatic cautery punch, consisting of (a) needle in a long, angular handle that can hold a syringe; (b) straight sheath with a slight curve near a tapered, blunt tip; (c) punch tube, sharp, hollow at tip, small handle at 90° to tube, short cord, and has a heated cutting edge; (d) obturator; (e) as…
Prostatic cautery punch, consisting of (a) needle in a long, angular handle that can hold a syringe; (b) straight sheath with a slight curve near a tapered, blunt tip; (c) punch tube, sharp, hollow at tip, small handle at 90° to tube, short cord, and has a heated cutting edge; (d) obturator; (e) aspirating bulb and nozzle; (f) stylet (?), a long, straight wire with a loop at one end and threaded at the other; (g) a brown, cloth-covered cord; one end has two contacts for a battery, and the other end fits to (i); (h) stylet (?), a long, straight wire with a loop at one end and threaded at the other; (i) light bulb and swinging lens, fits to cord (g) and light holder on (b); (j) black rubber (?) cord; (k) brown wooden case, crude and lightweight; a few pieces of wood are nailed into the bottom as compartments.
Number Of Parts
a - needle - Size: Length 26.0 cm
b - sheath - Size: Length 25.5 cm
c - punch tube - Size: Length 22.5 cm
d - obturator - Size: Length 22.75 cm
e - bulb and nozzle - Size: Length 28.0 cm
f - stylet - Size: Length 26.5 cm
g - cord - Size: Length 193.0 cm
h - stylet - Size: Length 26.5 cm
i - light bulb
j - cord
k - case - Size: Length 36.5 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 5.75 cm
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. W.P. Hogarth of Fort William, Ont.
Wm. A. Phillips, Medical and Dental Electrical Specialties
A long, grey rubberized conducting cord with a metal cylinder on the proximal end that has a clear plastic bottom and two nozzles and a metal receptor for a multi-prong plug on the distal end of the cord
Used by Dr. J.A. Low in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996
On receptor: "ITT CANNON 7932 WK 6 21C - 1/4 // [in ink] P2 // ITT CANNON"; on transducer: "P23Db.
// SER. NO. 7806 // 10 VOLTS // 0 TO 75 cm Hg // [in script] Statham // HATO REY, PUERTO RICO"
Storage Room 0010
Length 459.2 cm. x Width 5.0 mm.
Sticky residue (tape?) on transducer just above where it attaches to the conductor cord; some grime and wear on transducer but metal plug receptor is in pristine condition; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Gillian Major; Dr. J.A. Low
Used with a pressure catheter and recording device to measure bladder and urethral pressure