Rectangular ceramic teaching aid with a large oblong depression in the top representing the uterus and an opening 11.5 inches in diameter which represents the pelvis and birth canal; on each side there are two semi-cirular shaped handles; on the underside there are six rectangular beams supporting …
Rectangular ceramic teaching aid with a large oblong depression in the top representing the uterus and an opening 11.5 inches in diameter which represents the pelvis and birth canal; on each side there are two semi-cirular shaped handles; on the underside there are six rectangular beams supporting the depression, two on each side and one on each end
Number Of Parts
Used at Kingston General Hospital on Connell 5 to educate nursing and medical students on the mechanism of labour
printed in ink on both sides: "MAYER & PHELPS // LONDON"
Storage Room 0007
Length 54.8 cm x Width 29.7 cm x Depth 22.5 cm
Wear marks are present on corners and edges of central hole.
"Downs Bros" website; 996003121; donor's remarks; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed." Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p.5053 (similar to obstetric phantoms, items E/-2120, E/-2124. E/-2128. E/-2131) (see attached photocopy); CD #3
Teaching aid is normally partnered with a chamois baby and placenta (similar item 996003121 a-b) to show the progression of labour and delivery; this item was used to teach at Queen's University until as late as 1981; Mayer & Phelps began when the former company name of Mayer & Meltzer became Mayer & Phelps in 1919 in London England; the company produced surgical and teaching aids and was purchased by Downs Bros. in 1946; the company was referred to as Downs Bros., Mayer & Phelps until 1972
"AUTHENTIC ANATOMICAL REPRODUCTIONS // SKELETONS - SKULLS - CHARTS // PATIENT SIMULATIONS // MEDICAL PLASTICS LABORATORY, INC. // Box 38, Gatesville, Texas 76528 USA" printed on a metal plate at the front of the stand; "DONATED BY MRS. JANE MAHONEY" printed on paper sticker on stand; "MPL GATESVILLE" molded onto back of teaching aid; Numbers 1-15 printed onto front and back of teaching aid.