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stomach pump and enema apparatus

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
Accession Number
1934.10.1 a-k
Description
Stomach pump and associated instrumentation in a velvet-lined case, consisting of: (a) brass pump with a round wooden plunger handle with female screw fittings at end and side; (b) wooden mouth screw; (c) mouth gag (?), a wooden bar with a large central hole and small hole at each end; (d) a wooden…
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Accession Number
1934.10.1 a-k
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
MeSH Heading
Suction
Irrigation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Suction and Drainage -- stomach pump
Description
Stomach pump and associated instrumentation in a velvet-lined case, consisting of: (a) brass pump with a round wooden plunger handle with female screw fittings at end and side; (b) wooden mouth screw; (c) mouth gag (?), a wooden bar with a large central hole and small hole at each end; (d) a wooden platform to hold the enema nozzle (h) and its fitting (j) in a vertical position; (e) stomach tube, a brass male screw fitting at one end, rounded end with holes at the other; the hose is covered in black and brown woven cloth; (f) a hose like (e), but with one male screw fitting and one female unthreaded fitting; (g,h) ivory enema nozzles; (i) fitting for nozzle, ivory, straight with a flared lip; female end threaded, other end (male) wrapped with thread; (j) ivory fitting for nozzle, angled at 90°; (k) polished mahogany case, brass plaque on lid, brass hinges, lock, lined with velvet with fittings.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - pump - Size: Length 19.25 cm
b - mouth screw - Size: Length 8.0 cm
c - mouth gag (?) - Size: Length 10.0 cm
d - platform - Size: Length 4.2 cm
e - stomach tube - Size: Length 50.0 cm
f - hose - Size: Length 43.0 cm
g - enema nozzle - Size: Length 6.25 cm
h - enema nozzle - Size: Length 5.0 cm
i - fitting for nozzle - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
j - fitting for nozzle - Size: Length 2.9 cm
k - case - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Width 13.75 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donor and owner, Dr. Henry Harold Argue.
Maker
I & S Maw
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
wood: brown
ivory: white
fabric: purple
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
"I & S MAW No 11 ALDERSGATE ST. LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-13
Condition Remarks
Lower right corner of case is broken and is missing a piece from the set; lid of case is warped; key for the lock has been lost, and the lock is broken; (e) is brittle and may have been varnished;
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Tiemann catalogue, 1872, p. 90 (Fig. 374: "Maw's Enema Pump"); CD #UHN
Images
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