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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
993004031 a-f
Description
Aluminum case holds black plastic petechiometer which is a clinical device used for the measurement of capillary fragility; instruction pamphlet is included; plastic disk for determining size is included; glass cup of instrument has magnifying lens.
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Accession Number
993004031 a-f
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Capillary Permeability
Vascular Diseases -- diagnosis
Blood Coagulation Tests -- instrumentation
Description
Aluminum case holds black plastic petechiometer which is a clinical device used for the measurement of capillary fragility; instruction pamphlet is included; plastic disk for determining size is included; glass cup of instrument has magnifying lens.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 15.0 cm. x Diameter3.5 cm.
b - cap - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Diameter3.4 cm.
c - petechiometer - Size: Length 16.0 cm. x Width 2.7 cm. x Diameter2.0 cm.
d - silver ring - Size: x Width 0.1 cm. x Diameter2.4 cm.
e - plastic disk - Size: Length 2.5 cm. x Width 2.8 cm.
f - pamphlet - Size: Length 16.5 cm. x Width 12.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
metal: silver; black
plastic: black; clear
paper: cream; black
Inscriptions
Inscribed in silver on barrel of petechiometer: PETECHIOMETER // SUPPLIED BY // REXALL DRUG CO. // LOS ANGELES; instructional pamphlet states: "Supplied by: // REXALL DRUG COMPANY // Pharmaceutical Chemists // Los Angeles Boston St. Louis, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-6
Condition Remarks
(no initial comments); # 2: no damage; #3: no damage; plastic stable
Research Facts
Petechiometer - An obsolete device used to evaluate capillary fragility by applying negative pressure with a suction cup; positive pressure methods—e.g., the tourniquet test—are now preferred.
Kit includes: aluminum tube with black cap which stands 6 ¾ inches tall - one Petechiometer (suction cup, stop ring, plunger, magnifying glass, barrel, and 1 cm circle) - paper instructions (When the Petechiometer should be used, description, technique, and how to count the petechiae.) Trade mark is from the Rexall Drug Co.
Exhibit History
October 5, 2001 - Sept. 2002: Bracken Library, Botterell Hall, C.M. Bracken exhibit
Images
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