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Bivale nasal speculum

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Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
998001013
Description
Nasal speculum with blades held together by a screw; easily disjointed; a spring clip holds handles apart and provides tension and is removable with a screwdriver.
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Accession Number
998001013
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- nasal
Description
Nasal speculum with blades held together by a screw; easily disjointed; a spring clip holds handles apart and provides tension and is removable with a screwdriver.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KGH
Maker
Storz
Site Made (City)
Tuttlingen
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Imprinted into handle: "2 // Storz - // Stainless";"GERMANY"; "34"; printed on handle: "N2122"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-11
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Online Medical Dictionary: "MedicineNet"; "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p. 244 (similar to item # 5318); CD #1.
Research Facts
An instrument used to widen the opening of a nostril so the inside can be more easily seen; "speculum" is the Latin word for mirror.
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Hirschman anoscope

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
998002005 a-b
Description
Hirschman anoscope consists of an anoscope (a) composed of a short length of hollow cylindrical tubing attached to a handle; and an obturator (b) that fits into the cylindrical tubing of the anoscope; the obturator consists of a solid cylindrical metal bar with a solid cylindrical tip end and a han…
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Accession Number
998002005 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal
Description
Hirschman anoscope consists of an anoscope (a) composed of a short length of hollow cylindrical tubing attached to a handle; and an obturator (b) that fits into the cylindrical tubing of the anoscope; the obturator consists of a solid cylindrical metal bar with a solid cylindrical tip end and a handle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - anascope - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 8.9 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
b - obturator - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital .
Maker
Boehm Surgical Instrument Corporation
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
plastic: brown
Inscriptions
Imprinted on anoscope:"MADE BY // BOEHM // ROCHESTER N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-8
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," Codman & Shurtleff Inc., c. 1920, p. 305 (similar to item #9605); "A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital -- Professional Instruments -- Equipment -- Supplies," by V. Mueller & Co., 1956, p. 482 (similar to item #SU-10-12); online medical dictionary Web site
Research Facts
An anoscope is an instrument used for visualization of the anus and lowest portion of the rectum for identification of abnormalities such as hemorrhoids, inflammation, or tumors.
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