Printed on the paper sleeve: “STERILE // AKRON FOLEY CATHETER // Sterility Not Guaranteed If Package Is Damaged Or Broken // Akron Catheter, Inc. // AKRON, OHIO, U.S.A 44313 // 20 Fr – 30cc // CAT. No. 8500 NV-S // CONTINUOUS IRRIGATION // CODE No. 3-C // LOT NO. 81-C”; printed on catheter: “Akron Foley // 30CC 20”
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Length 50.8 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Packaging creased; slight water staining on bottom of package
"Foley catheter." Wikipedia. 2011. Wikipedia. 06 June 2011
As of Sept. 21, 1999, appraisal value for entire 700+ item collection, not all pieces kept, is $49,206.00; Akron Ohio was considered the rubber capital of the USA during the 1940s – 1970s and was home to many rubber manufacturing plants; foley catheters have two lumen, one lumen is open at both ends, and allows urine to drain out into a collection bag, the other lumen has a valve on the outside end and connects to a balloon at the tip; the balloon is inflated with sterile saline when it lies inside the bladder, in order to stop it from slipping out.
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Wooden case (s) containing lithotomy instruments: (a) lithotomy staff; (b-d) staffs; (e) lithotomy forceps; (f-g) forceps; (h) probe pointed (?) scalpel; (i) lithotomy scalpel; (k) trocar; (l) case for metal part of (k); (m-n) trocar parts; (o) trocar; (p) case for metal part of (o); (q-r) trocar p…
Wooden case (s) containing lithotomy instruments: (a) lithotomy staff; (b-d) staffs; (e) lithotomy forceps; (f-g) forceps; (h) probe pointed (?) scalpel; (i) lithotomy scalpel; (k) trocar; (l) case for metal part of (k); (m-n) trocar parts; (o) trocar; (p) case for metal part of (o); (q-r) trocar parts.
Number Of Parts
a - lithotomy staff - Size: Length 32.7 cm x Width 1.4 cm
b - staff - Size: Length 30.9 cm x Width 1.3 cm
c - staff - Size: Length 27.7 cm x Width 1.1 cm
d - staff - Size: Length 31.1 cm x Width 2.2 cm
e - lithotomy forceps - Size: Length 22.7 cm
f - forceps - Size: Length 20.6 cm
g - forceps - Size: Length 20.2 cm
h - probe pointed scalpel - Size: Length 18.9 cm x Width 1.4 cm
i - lithotomy scalpel - Size: Length 18.7 cm x Width 1.4 cm
j - ?
k - trocar - Size: Length 13.4 cm
l - case for trocar - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
m - trocar top
n - trocar director (?)
o - trocar - Size: Length 13.6 cm
p - lithotomy staff - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm
q - trocar top
r - trocar director (?)
s - case - Size: Length 38.6 cm x Width 23.5 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown; used by Mr. I.H. Cameron.
Owner won the catheter set as a prize in 1872, according to plaque on cover of case.
Plaque on case reads, "University of Edinburgh Prize in Clinical Surgery awarded to Frederick LeM Grassett, 28th March - 1872"; on bottom of case: "YOUNG, EDINBURGH"
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Tarnished; #2: metal is tarnished
Bequeathed by Dr. F. LeM. Grasett: "I wish the case of silver catheters in my cupboard, in my Library, gained by me as a first prize in Clinical Surgery in my third year against all the fourth year men--it was the first examination held by Lister after his coming to Edinburgh in 1872 . . . to be given to the Academy of Medicine . . ."