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Schlotterbeck's vaginal speculum

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1976.6.18
Description
Chrome-plated vaginal speculum with two blades that are opened manually.
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Accession Number
1976.6.18
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- vaginal
Description
Chrome-plated vaginal speculum with two blades that are opened manually.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Maker
Schlotterbeck & Co.
Site Made (City)
Portland
Site Made (State)
Maine
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Date Remarks
Patent date of Feb. 24, 1874 inscribed on item.
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Inscribed on blades: "Schlotterbeck & Co. Portland ME"; on upper screw: "PatD. FEB 24 1874"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-1
Dimension Notes
Length 20.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Plating wearing off; missing nut; rust on blades; left rivet has been replaced by a copper rivet.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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