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graduated set of Curvlite rectal dilators

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Dates
1920
1960
circa 1920-1960
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Proctology
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016022049
Description
Black cardboard box with separate lid (a-b) has dividers for four graduated sizes of clear plastic rectal dilators (c - f); dilators are one piece crystal clear plastic and are boilable and unbreakable; box lid has decorative Curvlite logo in gold; design is without air vents; a set of four "torped…
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Accession Number
016022049
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Proctology
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Rectum
Hemorrhoids
Description
Black cardboard box with separate lid (a-b) has dividers for four graduated sizes of clear plastic rectal dilators (c - f); dilators are one piece crystal clear plastic and are boilable and unbreakable; box lid has decorative Curvlite logo in gold; design is without air vents; a set of four "torpedolike" instruments varying in diameter from 1/2 to 1 inch and in length from 3 to 4 inches.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - box top - Length 14.5 cm x Width 12.2 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
b - box bottom - Length 14.3 cm x Width 11.9 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
c - dilator - Length 9.3 cm x Diam 2.0 cm
d - dilator - Length 9.8 cm x Diam 2.5 cm
e - dilator - Length 11.7 cm x Diam 2.8 cm
f - dilator - Length 11.3 cm x Diam 3.3 cm
Maker
Curvlite Surgical Product Company
Site Made (State)
Florida
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1960
circa 1920-1960
Material
plastic: clear
paper: black, cream
Inscriptions
Printed on box lid: CURVLITE // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010-A
0010-A8-6
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Diameter measurements are at the widest part of the dilator
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Research Facts
While similar to Dr. Young’s Rectal Dilators, Curvlite dilators were prescribed for the relief of hemorrhoids, constipation and other rectal maladies.
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