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Bigelow's evacuation apparatus

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Dates
1957
circa 1957
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
002005003
Description
Bigelow's evacuation apparatus, which consists of an oval orange rubber bulb with three openings, to which three metal pieces are attached; two pieces have stopcocks and are open-ended; the other has a clear, round glass bulb attached; one stopcock attachment ends with a convex piece; a metal band …
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Accession Number
002005003
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
Bigelow's evacuation apparatus, which consists of an oval orange rubber bulb with three openings, to which three metal pieces are attached; two pieces have stopcocks and are open-ended; the other has a clear, round glass bulb attached; one stopcock attachment ends with a convex piece; a metal band connects the other stopcock piece with the glass bulb piece.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KGH by Dr. A. Morales
Maker
G.U. Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1957
circa 1957
Date Remarks
Very similar to item in 1957 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
rubber: orange
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The number "40" is stamped into the metal in several places; "G.U. MAN CO // LONDON" is stamped into the metal band.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-4
Dimension Notes
Length 28.3 cm x Width 17.0 cm x Depth 8.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The rubber at the metal attachment points was significantly stressed and cracked; there was no sign of metal corrosion, the glass had no chips or breaks, and the rubber was still flexible; pieces that could once be removed could be no longer, due to the rubber deterioration; #2: rubber ripped close to metal attachment, glass vial, steel; #3: rubber requires special trateatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. A. Morales; "A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957, p. 4023 (similar to Fig. 36500) (see attached photocopy); CD #3
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Dates
1980
circa 1980
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
004001015 a-g
Description
A blue plastic container with a glass hypodermic inside.
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Accession Number
004001015 a-g
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Impotence -- therapy
Description
A blue plastic container with a glass hypodermic inside.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - case
b - instructions - Size: Length 31.2 cm x Width 21.0 cm
c - swab packet
d - needle packet
e - locking mechanism
f - syringe
g - ampoule
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. A. Morales, KGH Urology Dept.
Maker
Upjohn s.a.
Site Made (City)
Puurs
Site Made (Country)
Belgium
Dates
1980
circa 1980
Date Remarks
Treatment initially described in the 1980s.
Material
plastic: blue
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"Caverject"; plus product information.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-3
Condition Remarks
Instructions creased; all packets still sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Morales's notes; CD #1.
Research Facts
Used for intercavernosal injection of prostaglandin E2 (alprostadil) to induce a penile ereciton.
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cystolithotriptor

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Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
004001003
Description
A metal instrument consisting of a scissor-like handle and a long shaft with a jaw-like apparatus at the end; operating the handle opens and closes the "jaws"; also has two adjustable knobs near the end that appear to be used to attach hoses.
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Accession Number
004001003
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
A metal instrument consisting of a scissor-like handle and a long shaft with a jaw-like apparatus at the end; operating the handle opens and closes the "jaws"; also has two adjustable knobs near the end that appear to be used to attach hoses.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. A. Morales, KGH Urology Dept.
Maker
Amer Cysto Makers Inc.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Amer Cysto Makers Inc" on handle; also "76" "26" and "Made in U.S.A." on various parts of the handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-11
Dimension Notes
Length 33.9 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Action of jaws smooth; metal slightly tarnished; light wear, particularly around scissors-like handle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Morales's notes; functionally identical to 004.001.011; CD #1.
Research Facts
Used to crush bladder stones; known colloquially as "the jaws of death."
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cystolithotriptor

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Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
004001011
Description
A metal instrument consisting of a scissor-like handle and a long shaft with a jaw-like apparatus at the end; operating the handle opens and closes the "jaws"; also has two adjustable knobs near the end that appear to be used to attach hoses.
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Accession Number
004001011
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
A metal instrument consisting of a scissor-like handle and a long shaft with a jaw-like apparatus at the end; operating the handle opens and closes the "jaws"; also has two adjustable knobs near the end that appear to be used to attach hoses.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. A. Morales, KGH Urology Dept.
Maker
Amer Cysto Makers Inc.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Amer Cysto Makers Inc" on handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-11
Dimension Notes
Length 34.5 cm x Width 11.8 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Action of jaws smooth; metal slightly tarnished; light wear, particularly around scissors-like handle and jaws.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Morales's notes; functionally identical to 004.001.003; CD #1.
Research Facts
Used to crush bladder stones; known colloquially as "the jaws of death."
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Ellik bladder evacuator

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Dates
1953
circa 1953
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
002005002
Description
Ellik bladder evacuator, consisting of an hourglass-shaped clear glass bulb attached to a round red rubber bulb on one side and a beige rubber tube with a silver metal nozzle on the other; the glass bulb is flat on one end and has black printing.
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Accession Number
002005002
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
Ellik bladder evacuator, consisting of an hourglass-shaped clear glass bulb attached to a round red rubber bulb on one side and a beige rubber tube with a silver metal nozzle on the other; the glass bulb is flat on one end and has black printing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KGH by Dr. A. Morales
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1953
circa 1953
Date Remarks
Very similar to item in 1953 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
rubber: beige; red
glass: clear
ink: black
Inscriptions
The black printing reads, "C.R. BARD, INC. // ELLIK // EVACUATOR // No. 450 // DISTRIBUTOR // MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-4
Dimension Notes
Length 24.8 cm x Width 18.0 cm x Depth 11.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The glass was dusty on the interior; the beige tube had developed cracks at the connection points but was still supple; the metal showed no signs of corrosion; the red bulb was scratched but was still supple and had no cracks; there were no breaks in the glass; #2: rubber tubes slightly scratched.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. A. Morales; "A.C.M.I. Cystoscopic, Urologic and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Apparatus," by American Cystoscope Makers Inc., 1952, p. 106 (similar to Fig. 190) (see attached photocopy); CD #3
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Otis urethrotome

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Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
004001004
Description
A metal instrument consisting of a long, thin shaft with measurement numbers on it measuring up to six inches; a wheel at the back turns to make the shaft split and expand; a round, flat dial on top has numbers from 15 to 45 and measures the length of the opening of the shaft; there is also a handl…
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Accession Number
004001004
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
A metal instrument consisting of a long, thin shaft with measurement numbers on it measuring up to six inches; a wheel at the back turns to make the shaft split and expand; a round, flat dial on top has numbers from 15 to 45 and measures the length of the opening of the shaft; there is also a handle on the top that is pulled back to reveal a small blade that protrudes from the top of the shaft.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. A. Morales, KGH Urology Dept.
Maker
Kny-Scheerer Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"KNY Scheerer // Company" engraved on the dial.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-12
Dimension Notes
Length 29.4 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Some wear; small, circular stains on length.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Morales's notes; CD #1.
Research Facts
Used to treat urethral strictures.
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penile prosthesis sizer set

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Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
002005005 a-q
Description
Penile sizer set, consisting of 15 nylon penile sizers, which are oblong and slightly curved and tapered at one end, of various sizes, in a two-piece metal case.
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Accession Number
002005005 a-q
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Penile Prosthesis
Description
Penile sizer set, consisting of 15 nylon penile sizers, which are oblong and slightly curved and tapered at one end, of various sizes, in a two-piece metal case.
Number Of Parts
17
Part Names
a - penile prosthesis sizer - Size: Length 17.8 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
b - penile prosthesis sizer - Size: Length 18.7 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - penile prosthesis sizer - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
d - penile prosthesis sizer - Size: Length 21.4 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
e - penile prosthesis sizer - Size: Length 16.4 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
f - penile prosthesis sizer - Size: Length 17.2 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
g - penile prosthesis sizer - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
h - penile prosthesis sizer - Size: Length 20.1 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
i - penile prosthesis sizer - Size: Length 21.2 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
j - penile prosthesis sizer - Size: Length 22.2 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
k - penile prosthesis sizer - Size: Length 21.6 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
l - penile prosthesis sizer - Size: Length 22.6 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
m - penile prosthesis sizer - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
n - penile prosthesis sizer - Size: Length 24.7 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
o - penile prosthesis sizer - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
p - case bottom - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 20.2 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
q - case top - Size: Length 28.2 cm x Width 20.6 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Used at KGH by Dr. A. Morales
Maker
Heyer Schule
Material
metal: silver
nylon: beige
Inscriptions
See photo.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-6
Condition Remarks
No signs of corrosion; nylon is stable
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. A. Morales
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snap-gauge impotence screening device

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Dates
1983
circa 1983
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
002005004 a-c
Description
Snap-gauge impotence screening device, which consists of two strips of Velcro attached with a clear plastic strip with blue and red lines through it; encased in a rectangular plastic package with an inner product label printed on both sides, and a label on the back; a paper insert was included in t…
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Accession Number
002005004 a-c
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Impotence -- diagnosis
Description
Snap-gauge impotence screening device, which consists of two strips of Velcro attached with a clear plastic strip with blue and red lines through it; encased in a rectangular plastic package with an inner product label printed on both sides, and a label on the back; a paper insert was included in the package.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - snap-gauge - Size: Length 14.4 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
b - packaging - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 8.7 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c - insert - Size: Length 29.1 cm x Width 22.1 cm
Provenance
Used at KGH by Dr. A. Morales
Maker
Dacomed Corp.
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1983
circa 1983
Date Remarks
Based on date on insert.
Material
Velcro: white
plastic: clear; red; blue
paper: white; black; blue; red
Inscriptions
See attached photocopies and photo; the label on the back of the package had "82781" typed on it.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-6
Condition Remarks
The plastic package was moderately yellowed; the label on the back of the package has fallen off.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. A. Morales; CD #7
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Stern-McCarthy infant electrotome

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Dates
1908
circa 1908
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
002005001 a-r
Description
Infant electrotome, consisting of a metal electrotome with white plastic and metal stopcocks (a), a black-handled rod-shaped telescope (b) and yellow sheath attachment (c) that fit in a channel in the electrotome, and a silver metal obturator that aids with insertion; four metal and pink plastic cu…
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Accession Number
002005001 a-r
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
Infant electrotome, consisting of a metal electrotome with white plastic and metal stopcocks (a), a black-handled rod-shaped telescope (b) and yellow sheath attachment (c) that fit in a channel in the electrotome, and a silver metal obturator that aids with insertion; four metal and pink plastic cutting loops (e-h) accompany the set, with a rounded metal additional stopcock (o) and cylindrical metal stopcock extension (j); six clear plastic rectangular cases (k-p) containing six oblong light bulbs (not numbered) are also included ; a ball tip fulgurating electrode with a brown nylon rod, with a black bakelite handle, red rubber ring, and round metal tip (q) came with the set, along with a rectangular white paper insert (r), and a black and silver metal rectangular sliding lid (s) that covers a compartment inside the walnut case; the walnut case (t) is hinged with a front metal clasp, a black and silver metal distributor's label on its top surface; an inner rectangular black and white plastic directional label affixed to the inner surface of the lid; and grooves and securing devices for the various components.
Number Of Parts
18
Part Names
a - electrotome - Size: Length 17.5 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 4.3 cm
b - telescope - Size: Length 24.5 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
c - sheath - Size: Length 15.7 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
d - obturator - Size: Length 18.5 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
e - cutting loop - Size: Length 18.4 cm x Width 0.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
f - cutting loop - Size: Length 18.4 cm x Width 0.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
g - cutting loop - Size: Length 18.4 cm x Width 0.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
h - cutting loop - Size: Length 18.4 cm x Width 0.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
i - stopcock - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
j - extension of stopcock - Size: Length 2.6 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
k - light bulb case - Size: Length 5.9 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
l - light bulb case - Size: Length 5.9 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
m - light bulb case - Size: Length 5.9 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
n - light bulb case - Size: Length 5.9 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
o - light bulb case - Size: Length 5.9 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
p - light bulb case - Size: Length 5.9 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
q - fulgurating electrode - Size: Length 24.6 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
r - paper insert - Size: Length 14.4 cm x Width 6.9 cm
s - metal lid - Size: Length 20.7 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
t - walnut case - Size: Length 30.0 cm x Width 15.8 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
Provenance
Used at KGH by Dr. A. Morales
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1908
circa 1908
Date Remarks
The company began manufacturing in 1908
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver; black; yellow
plastic: white; clear; black; brown
paper: white
rubber: pink; red
Inscriptions
The silver-and-grey metal label on the top of the case (t) reads, "INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL - WINNIPEG - CALGARY - VANCOUVER" next to a circular logo reading, "INGRAM & BELL LIMITED " around a figure that looks like a "B" in mirror image with itself; "PRESTO-LOCK // CO" is stamped into the metal clasp; the plastic label inside the case has directions for use (see photocopy); the white paper insert (r) reads, "IMPORTANT NOTICE // RESISTOR included in kit to be used to // reduce voltage; thereby prolonging life of // lamp. // Attach RESISTOR to one terminal plug of // conducting cord before inserting cord into // source of current. // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC."; the metal lid (s) reads, "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // NEW YORK, N.Y. // DESIGNERS AND SOLE PRODUCERS OF WAPPLER AND A.C.M.I INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900"; this is bordered by two "WAPPLER" logos, with the "WAPPLER" name above two eyes and an exclamation mark nose (see accession sheet for sketch), reading, "WAPPLER // A.C.M.I. // TRADEMARK // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF."; recessed black printing on each plastic light bulb case (k-p) reads, "American [in script] // CYSTOSCOPE // Makers, Inc [in script] // 22", with the number between two arrows; the extension stopcock (j) has the WAPPLER logo stamped into the metal; the obturator (d) has "A.C.M.I." stamped into the metal; the sheath (c) has "12F // CYSTOSCOPE // MADE IN U.S.A." and the WAPPLER logo stamped into its silver metal base; the telescope (b) has "LAMP // No ["o" superscripted and underlined] 22 // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y." next to the WAPPLER logo, and "MADE // IN U.S.A. // 66586" all stamped into the metal base; the electrotome (a) has "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y." stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-8
Condition Remarks
The walnut case was significantly scratched on the bottom; no sign of corrosion on metal pieces; the red rubber was slightly cracked; the paper insert was slightly yellowed; there were dried pieces of adhesive tape and a deteriorating broken rubber band inside the case; the case was dusty; all parts moved freely.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. A. Morales; Dr. James Low; "A.C.M.I. Cystoscopic, Urologic and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Apparatus," by American Cystoscope Makers Inc., 1952, p. 20 (fig. 22), p. 25, p. 26, p. 30 (fig. 75RS), p. 111, p. 149 (fig. 258) (see attached photocopies); CD #7
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