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barium sulphate

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Dates
1990
1999
circa 1990-1999
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
996013046
Description
A sealed rectangular bag of barium sulphate, a white powdered mixture; bag has paper backing, a clear plastic front which has a slight blue tint; front has been handwritten on with black felt pen.
Accession Number
996013046
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Barium Sulfate -- diagnosis
Urology -- instrumentation
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
A sealed rectangular bag of barium sulphate, a white powdered mixture; bag has paper backing, a clear plastic front which has a slight blue tint; front has been handwritten on with black felt pen.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. Low in Toronto in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996.
Maker
V. Mueller & Co.
Site Made (City)
Deerfield
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1990
1999
circa 1990-1999
Date Remarks
Packaging appears recent; date is uncertain
Material
paper: white
plastic: blue-tinted clear
Inscriptions
On front (by felt pen): "BARIUM // SULPHATE // FAPC L5 DR // LOW"; on inside of paper backing (seen behind powder): "Bater // Tower Dual/Pec ® Sterilization Pouch // Blue bar darkens when steam processed. // Circle appears when Gas processed. // Distributed by Baxter Healthcare Corporation // Deerfield, IL 60015 // Made in USA // V. Mueller // Cat. 90408 // 4" x 8""
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-7
Dimension Notes
Length 19.8 cm. x Width 10.0 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Package has been written on with felt pen which has stained paper backing on both sides; some creasing of paper surface; powder is still loose; #2: powder leaking
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Reference Comments
Gillian Major; also see all of 996.013
Research Facts
Made into a paste; outlined the urethra on prep. for a cystogram (X-Ray); inserted with syringe and catheter
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bladder/urethro pressure transducer

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Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013015 a-c
Description
A pressure catheter consisting of three main parts: green rubber insertion tube with red marks, half a centimeter apart, and three black catheterizing tubes with metal heads joined by an orange rubber tube; a pressure transducer made of a metal cylinder with a thick, clear plastic head with two kno…
Accession Number
996013015 a-c
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Transducers, Pressure
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
A pressure catheter consisting of three main parts: green rubber insertion tube with red marks,
half a centimeter apart, and three black catheterizing tubes with metal heads joined by an orange
rubber tube; a pressure transducer made of a metal cylinder with a thick, clear plastic head with
two knob-like extensions -- one at the top and one to the side, extending on a diagonal; knobs
have lock levers and hollow tubular extensions for attaching onto catheter guides; a grey rubber
conducting cord with a 6-prong plug at the end
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - catheter tubes - Size: Length 48.0 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
b - pressure transducer - Size: Length 14.5 cm. x Diameter12.0 cm.
c - conducting cord - Size: Length 471.2 cm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J.A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH, from 1965 to 1975
Maker
Statham
Site Made (City)
Hato Rey
Site Made (Country)
Puerto Rico
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
Dates used in Bladder Function Clinic, 1965-1975
Material
metal: silver
plastic: clear
rubber: grey; black; orange; green
wire: white; green; red
Inscriptions
(b) "9914 // P23AC // 0 TO 75 cmHg 12 Y.MAX. // [script] Statham // Hato Rey, Puerto Rico."; lock
lever: "B-D // MS02"; electric plug: "Cannon"; rubber plug face: "1 2 3 4 5 6"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-1
Condition Remarks
Rubber hose over wiring has broken away where it attaches to the pressure transducer, exposing electrical
wiring; paint (?) specks on metal and plastic surface of pressure transducer; orange rubber
connecting tube on urethral rod is disintegrating -- dry, cracked; green residue on lock levers of
pressure transducer; green urethral rod surface is rough; rubber here is starting to dry up and disintegrate; #2: rubber is deteriorating, some corrosion of metal; #3: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.006-.016
Research Facts
Instrument used to measure bladder and urethral pressure; low pressure indicated poor bladder control;
instrument required calibration from time to time
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013006 a-u
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope at top, an obdurator, a double catheterizing telescope, a concave and convex sheath, cleaning rod, brown conducting cord at bottom and assorted rubber tips, a connecting nipple, cathete…
Accession Number
996013006 a-u
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an
examining telescope at top, an obdurator, a double catheterizing telescope, a concave and convex
sheath, cleaning rod, brown conducting cord at bottom and assorted rubber tips, a connecting nipple,
catheter clip and light bulb case in case with sliding lid at top left
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
a - walnut case - Size: Length 34.0 cm. x Width 15.6 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
b - sliding metal lid for inside case - Size: Length 20.7 cm. x Width 2.9 cm. x Depth 1.0 mm.
c - examining telescope - Size: Length 26.5 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 4.0 mm.
d - concave sheath - Size: Length 24.5 cm. x Width 5.1 cm. x Depth 5.0 mm.
e - obdurator - Size: Length 25.7 cm. x Width 1.3 cm. x Depth 4.0 mm.
f - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 29.0 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 4.0 mm.
g - convex sheath - Size: Length 24.5 cm. x Width 5.1 cm. x Depth 5.0 mm.
h - conductor cord - Size: Length 197.8 cm. x Width 11.0 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
i - cleaning hook - Size: Length 26.5 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
j - plastic lightbulb case - outer - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Width 1.6 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
k - plastic lightbulb case - inner - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Width 1.2 cm. x Depth 7.0 mm.
l - catheter clip - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
m - connecting nipple - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
n-o - rubber nipple, black (x2) - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
p-q - rubber nipple, ochre (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 7.0 mm.
r-s - rubber nipple, black (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
t-u - rubber nipple, ochre (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J.A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH, from 1965 to 1970
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Exact models listed in ACMI Catalogue for 1952
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
plastic: brown; black
metal: silver
rubber: black; yellow
Inscriptions
(a) sticker on case reads, "INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL - WINNIPEG - CALGARY VANCOUVER";
nameplate reads, "BROWN-BUERGER // CYSTOSCOPE // OCCASIONALLY GREASE CONE OF TELESCOPE
TO PREVENT LEAKAGE // AND ASSURE SMOOTH ACTION OF LOCK. TO RENEW LAMP, UNSCREW // LAMP CHAMBER CAP
USING RUBBER TIP AS ILLUSTRATED. // THE CORRECT LAMP FOR // THIS INSTRUMENT IS: // A . C . M . I .
NO 49L ["ACMI" in very large letters, periods separating letters midway, above bottom line, and
the letter "O" of "NO" underlined with two periods] // CYSTOSCOPE // RUBBER TIP // GREASE THREADS
BEFORE REPLACING TO EFFECTIVELY SEAL LAMP // CHAMBER AGAINST ADMISSION OF MOISTURE. TO AVOID DAMAGE
AND EXPENSIVE REPAIRS, USE GENUINE LAMPS WHICH ARE STAMPED "A . C . M . I" [separating periods
midway up above bottom line] // FOR YOUR PROTECTION. // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC // DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCES OF WAPPLER AND ACMI INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900 // NEW YORK, U.S.A."; (lock):
"PRESTO LOCK // CO"; (b) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // NEW YORK, N.Y. // WAPPLER A . C . M .
I . TRADE MARK [trademark: two eyes separated by a light bulb; see accession sheet for sketch] DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCERS OF WAPPLER AND A.C.M.I. INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900"; (c) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE
[trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC., N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 188417"; (d)
"AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE [trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. //
LAMP NO ["O" underlined] 49L // 16F."; (e) "A.C.M.I. // 11 // 16FR"; (f) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE [trademark:
two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 186246 // 16F" - "LID UP"
- "LID UP"; (g) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE [trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. //
MADE IN U.S.A. // LAMP NO ["O" of "NO" underlined] 49L // 16F"; (h) "ACMI [4X]" [trademark: two eyes
and light bulb]; (j) in script, "AMERICAN // CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC.."; (m) "B-D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Condition Remarks
(a) surface varnish has flaked off on 20% of top and bottom surfaces; interior rim is also worn
and surface around central swinging arm; (c) good condition, small signs of wear around male cone
and lock pins; (d) rust visible in conical portion of head; metal plating worn off to expose brasscoloured
base metal around flange; padding around lamp looks brittle and deteriorated; (e) metal
surface is mottled; shiny areas of metal have given way to dull areas over 50-60% of surface; (f)
normal signs of wear around male cone and lock pins; (g) rust visible in conical portion of head;
metal plating worn off to expose brass-coloured base metal around flange; padding around lamp looks
brittle and has deteriorated around top of lamp; (h) greenish accretion under clip of rotating contacts;
white powdery accretion on black plastic head where it attaches to metal tongue; black marks
on arm of left plug; (i) same mottled surface as obdurator (e); shiny areas give way to dull areas;
(b) surface accretion next to trade mark at word "MARK"; some slight discolouration of surface on
black surface under "CAN" of "AMERICAN"; some white specks (chips?) on black surface on reverse;
(l) surface speckles of black and brown; very small and minimal number; (o-u) dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment" by American Cystoscope
Makers, Inc., pp. 30-31, 38, 146; Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.007-.016
Research Facts
Cystoscopes were developed in Europe in the 1870's; ACMI began the American manufacture of cystoscopes
in 1908; please see photocopies of instruments; used for examining bladders, urethra, inserting
catheters; 16F size most commonly used
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1712
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013007 a-s
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope with grey eyepiece, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing telescope with black eyepiece, an obdurator, a brown rubber conducting cord at the bottom of the case with t…
Accession Number
996013007 a-s
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an
examining telescope with grey eyepiece, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing
telescope with black eyepiece, an obdurator, a brown rubber conducting cord at the bottom of the
case with two plugs and rotating clip; an interior case with sliding metal lid located at top left
corner contains a small silver metal jar of yellow grease, four ochre and four black rubber nipples,
a catheter clip, and a connecting nipple
Number Of Parts
19
Part Names
a - walnut case - Size: Length 37.4 cm. x Width 17.7 cm. x Depth 3.5 cm.
b - sliding metal lid for inside case - Size: Length 20.7 cm. x Width 2.9 cm. x Depth 1.0 mm.
c - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 28.9 cm. x Width 4.2 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
d - obdurator - Size: Length 25.7 cm. x Width 1.6 cm. x Depth 2.0 mm.
e - examining telescope - Size: Length 26.6 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 4.0 mm.
f - convex sheath - Size: Length 24.5 cm. x Width 4.9 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
g - conducting cord - Size: Length 199.2 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
h - cleaning hook - Size: Length 26.4 cm. x Width 1.3 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
i - catheter clip - Size: Length 26.5 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
j - plastic lightbulb case - outer - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Width 1.6 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
k - plastic lightbulb case - inner - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Width 1.2 cm. x Depth 7.0 mm.
l - catheter clip - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
j - connecting nipple - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
k - grease jar - lid - Size: x Diameter8.1 cm.
l - grease jar - Size: x Diameter8.1 cm.
m-n - rubber nipple, black (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
o-p - rubber nipple, ochre (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
q-r - rubber nipple, black (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
s-t - rubber nipple, ochre (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J.A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH, from 1965 to 1970
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Exact models listed in ACMI Catalogue for 1952
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
rubber: brown; black; yellow
metal: silver
plastic: black; grey
Inscriptions
(a) sticker on interior of case reads, "INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL - WINNIPEG CALGARY
- VANCOUVER"; nameplate reads, "BROWN-BUERGER // CYSTOSCOPE // OCCASIONALLY GREASE CONE OF
TELESCOPE TO PREVENT LEAKAGE // AND ASSURE SMOOTH ACTION OF LOCK. TO RENEW LAMP, UNSCREW // LAMP
CHAMBER CAP USING RUBBER TIP AS ILLUSTRATED. // THE CORRECT LAMP FOR // THIS INSTRUMENT IS: //
A.C.M.I. NO 49L ["ACMI" with periods separating letters midway, above bottom line, and
the letter "O" of "NO" underlined with two periods] // CYSTOSCOPE // RUBBER TIP // GREASE THREADS
BEFORE REPLACING TO EFFECTIVELY SEAL LAMP // CHAMBER AGAINST ADMISSION OF MOISTURE. TO AVOID DAMAGE
AND EXPENSIVE REPAIRS, USE GENUINE LAMPS WHICH ARE STAMPED "A . C . M . I" [separating periods
midway up above bottom line] // FOR YOUR PROTECTION. // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC // DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCES OF WAPPLER AND ACMI INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900 // NEW YORK, U.S.A."; (lock):
"PRESTO LOCK // CO"; (b) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // NEW YORK, N.Y. // WAPPLER A . C . M .
I . TRADE MARK [trademark: two eyes separated by a light bulb; see accession sheet for sketch] DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCERS OF WAPPLER AND A.C.M.I. INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900"; (e) "16F" "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE
[trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC., N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 188415"; (c)
"AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE [trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. //
176603" "LID UP" (2x) "16F"; (d) "A.C.M.I. // 11 // 16FR"; (f) "LAMP NO 49L ["O" of "NO" underlined]
// 16F // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A."; (g) "ACMI" (4x) [trademark:
two eyes and light bulb]"; (k) "A.C.M.I. [trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // GREASE"; (i)
"A.C. [trademark] M.I."; (j) "B-D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Condition Remarks
(a) gouging scrapes on lid surface; longest is 9 cm; similar condition along bottom surface; largest
gouge located 5 cm from left side and 1 cm from front edge; interior in good condition; one
scrape on edge of central block used to house instruments; 8 spots of shiny clear accretions (glue?)
on bottom inside surface; (c) one spot of corrosion 3 mm left of "16F"; dark green deposits (cleaning
solution?) on lock pins; slight corrosion around base of telescope and around the heads of the
catheter guides; SHEATH FOR THIS TELESCOPE, LIKELY CONCAVE, IS MISSING; (d) opaque white residue on
lock pins; green substance also evident in same location; (e) corrosion around base of telescope;
green substance located on lock pins; one scrape on telescopic tip; (f) excellent condition with the
exception of green substance deposits on lock lever base and on interior of lock lever (possibly
grease?); (g) green deposits around base of rotating contact
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment" by American Cystoscope
Makers, Inc., pp. 30-31, 38, 146; Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.006, 996.013.008-.016
Research Facts
Cystoscopes were developed in Europe in the 1870's; ACMI began the American manufacture of cystoscopes
in 1908; please see photocopies of instruments; used for examining bladders, urethra, inserting
catheters; 16F (French) size most commonly used
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1713
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013008 a-t
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing telescope with two catheter heads (no rubber nipples), an obdurator with a tapered conical head; an interior case with sliding …
Accession Number
996013008 a-t
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an
examining telescope, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing telescope with
two catheter heads (no rubber nipples), an obdurator with a tapered conical head; an interior
case with sliding black metal lid located at top left corner contains a small silver metal jar of
yellow grease, an oval-shaped catheter clip, a silver-coloured metal connecting nipple, four
black rubber nipples and four ochre-coloured rubber nipples (two sizes)
Number Of Parts
20
Part Names
a - walnut case - Size: Length 36.9 cm. x Width 18.0 cm. x Depth 6.5 cm.
b - sliding metal lid for inside case - Size: Length 20.7 cm. x Width 2.9 cm. x Depth 1.0 mm.
c - examining telescope - Size: Length 25.9 cm. x Width 3.4 cm. x Depth 5.0 mm.
d - convex sheath - Size: Length 25.0 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
e - obdurator - Size: Length 25.7 cm. x Width 1.7 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
f - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 28.7 cm. x Width 4.2 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
g - concave sheath - Size: Length 25.0 cm. x Width 5.7 cm. x Depth 7.0 mm.
h - cleaning hook - Size: Length 26.3 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
i - catheter clip - Size: Length 6.8 cm. x Width 2.0 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
j - connector nipple - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Width 1.0 mm.
k - grease jar - Size: x Width 1.9 cm. x Diameter8.0 cm.
l - grease jar lid - Size: x Width 6.0 mm. x Diameter8.0 cm.
m-n - rubber nipple - black (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
o-p - rubber nipple - ochre (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
q-r - rubber nipple - small black (x2) - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
s-t - rubber nipple, ochre (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J.A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH, from 1965 to 1970
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Exact models listed in ACMI Catalogue for 1952
Material
wood: brown
rubber: brown; black; yellow
metal: silver
plastic: black; grey
Inscriptions
(a) sticker on interior of case reads, "INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL - WINNIPEG CALGARY
- VANCOUVER"; nameplate reads, "BROWN-BUERGER // CYSTOSCOPE // OCCASIONALLY GREASE CONE OF
TELESCOPE TO PREVENT LEAKAGE // AND ASSURE SMOOTH ACTION OF LOCK. TO RENEW LAMP, UNSCREW // LAMP
CHAMBER CAP USING RUBBER TIP AS ILLUSTRATED. // THE CORRECT LAMP FOR // THIS INSTRUMENT IS: //
A.C.M.I. NO 51 ["ACMI" with periods separating letters midway, above bottom line, and
the letter "O" of "NO" underlined with two periods] // CYSTOSCOPE // RUBBER TIP // GREASE THREADS
BEFORE REPLACING TO EFFECTIVELY SEAL LAMP // CHAMBER AGAINST ADMISSION OF MOISTURE. TO AVOID DAMAGE
AND EXPENSIVE REPAIRS, USE GENUINE LAMPS WHICH ARE STAMPED "A . C . M . I" [separating periods
midway up above bottom line] // FOR YOUR PROTECTION. // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC // DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCES OF WAPPLER AND ACMI INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900 // NEW YORK, U.S.A."; (lock):
"PRESTO LOCK // CO"; (b) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // NEW YORK, N.Y. // WAPPLER A . C . M .
I . TRADE MARK [trademark: two eyes separated by a light bulb; see 996.013.006 sheet for sketch] DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCERS OF WAPPLER AND A.C.M.I. INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900"; (f) "21F" "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE
// MAKERS, INC., N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 177443"; (g) "LAMP NO 51 ["O" of "NO" underlined]
// 21F // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // .18 ["." midway up line]"
(e) "A.C.M.I. // 18 // 21F"; (c) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE // IN U.S.A. //
21F" "179652"; (d) "18" "LAMP // NO 51 ["O" of "NO" underlined] // 21F // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS,
INC. N.Y. // MADE // IN U.S.A."; (k) "A.C.M.I. // [trademark] // GREASE";
(i) "A.C. [trademark] M.I."; (j) "B-D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Condition Remarks
(a) slight/moderate scratching of top surface; deepest scratch is 1 cm located 3 cm from front edge
and 14.5 cm from left side; bottom surface veneer is flaking off along front edge; lock has rust
spots over 20% of surface; interior: shiny patches on bottom surface -- hardened clear substance
(6 spots); (b) one-third of back surface has changed colour to a light grey; (c) green residue on
lock pins; (d) lamp padding in beak has reddish discolouration; rust spots on interior surface at
mouth of lock lever; green residue on exterior at base of lock lever; (f) green residue on lock
pins; corrosion on telescope 8.5 cm from tip; corrosion is 1.6 cm long; (g) green residue at base
of lock lever; green residue also evident in interior of lock lever at the mouth; pinkish discolouration
of padding around light bulb
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment" by American Cystoscope
Makers, Inc., pp. 30-31, 38, 146; Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.006-.016
Research Facts
Cystoscopes were developed in Europe in the 1870's; ACMI began the American manufacture of cystoscopes
in 1908; please see photocopies of instruments; used for examining bladders, urethra, inserting
catheters; 16F (French) size most commonly used (refers to the size of the instruments)
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope sheath

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013012
Description
An American Cystoscope Makers sheath with a concave beak; sheath is hollow with openings at both ends; bottom end has small lamp next to a screw-off tip which is used to replace used lamps; mouth has lock lever, two stopcocks and two circular rims called flanges, where a rotating contact is normall…
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Accession Number
996013012
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
An American Cystoscope Makers sheath with a concave beak; sheath is hollow with openings at both
ends; bottom end has small lamp next to a screw-off tip which is used to replace used lamps; mouth
has lock lever, two stopcocks and two circular rims called flanges, where a rotating contact is
normally attached; sheath rod is slightly oval
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. J.A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH, from 1965 to 1975
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Exact model illustrated in ACMI Catalogue for 1952
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"16F. // LAMP // No ["o" superscripted] 49L // AMERICAN CYSTOCSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE //
IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 24.4 cm. x Width 5.9 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
Condition Remarks
Signs of wear around flange frome contact with rotating contact; green residue in dried patches
on lock level (outside) next to lever and at the "L" of "LAMP" between stopcocks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment", American Cystoscope
Makers, Inc., pp. 36 & 37; Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.006-.016; CD #7
Research Facts
Part of a Brown-Bueger cystoscope kit; 16F (French) concave sheaths used in most cystoscopes; used
in operations of the bladder (such as destroying tumours)
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Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013031 a-k
Description
A calibrator consisting of two infusion bottles with attachable metal handles at top and emptying into a latex hose; each is joined at their distal end by a three-way glass connector so that liquid runs into one hose; hose continues downward and attaches to a long, narrow glass tube into which is i…
Accession Number
996013031 a-k
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- dilator -- urethral
Description
A calibrator consisting of two infusion bottles with attachable metal handles at top and emptying
into a latex hose; each is joined at their distal end by a three-way glass connector so that liquid
runs into one hose; hose continues downward and attaches to a long, narrow glass tube into which is
inserted a 3-way catheter of green rubber and black guides; metal clip fits around flange on bottom
end of glass tube; catheter guides screw into one stopcock and two transducers; transducers are
grey with white plastic stopcocks at one end and a grey conducting cord running out of the bottom
of each; conducting cords end with plugs made for a multi-pronged plug
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a-b - infusion bottle (x2) - Size: Length 19.0 cm. x Diameter8.0 cm.
c - latex hose - Size: Length 147.5 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
d - latex hose - Size: Length 76.3 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
e - glass connector - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
f - latex hose - Size: Length 64.0 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
g - pressure catheter - Size: Length 49.5 cm. x Width 5.0 mm.
h-i - transducer (not including cord)(x2) - Size: Length 11.5 cm. x Width 2.0 cm.
j - metal plug - Size: Length 13.5 cm. x Width 3.0 cm.
k - metal plug - Size: Length 5.3 cm. x Width 2.7 cm.
l - metal clip - Size: Length 9.3 cm. x Width 5.0 cm.
m - glass sterilizer chamber - Size: Length 62.2 cm. x Diameter4.0 cm.
Provenance
Set up by Dr. Low in Toronto in the early 1960's; used in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
Used by Dr. J.A. Low in Toronto before he moved to Kingston in 1965
Material
plastic: clear; blue; grey
latex: yellow
metal: silver; yellow
glass: clear
tape: beige
rubber: grey; black
Inscriptions
Bottles: numbered 0-400 ml; metal clip on tube: "PAT. 2397438 // [in script] Thomas // PHILA. U.S.A.
// No. 35"; transducers: "OFF" 4x on levers; also, on tape on transducers: #1 "URETHRA"; #2 "BLADDER";
on plugs: (tape) "P3"; "P4"; on blue tape: "BIOMED"; on metal: "CANNON // ITT CANNONMS310A14S-5SCC2
// AMPHENOL 3057-6 // -WK-6-21C-5/16"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L1-6
Condition Remarks
Both infusion bottles have water trapped inside; black rubber stoppers have disintegrated somewhat,
leaving black specks floating in the water; pale grime also on inside walls of bottles; latex tubing
(all three) is disintegrating wherever it is stretched over attachments; catheter, with homemade
balloon, is in good condition; lever action still good on all stopcocks; transducers have
pieces of tape wrapped around each; yellow stains on transducer marked "Bladder" in stopcock mechanism
and where it attaches to catheter guide; plug marked "P4" has sticky (tape?) residue on rubber
section; each plug has a piece of masking tape attached; tape is dry but not yet pulling away; #2: rubber is cracked and stuck to glass; glass is dirty; #3: lots of rubber requiring special treatment; unidentified residue inside bottles.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Reference Comments
Gillian Major; also see all of 996.013
Research Facts
Used to calibrate recording device for measuring bladder/urethra pressure; bottles held water which
emptied into the glass tube sterilizing chamber; special three-way pressure recording catheter in
sterilizing chamber was hooked up to two Strathern transducers which sent information down conducting
cords to plugs which were attached to the recording device; the bottles are the calibrators;
they were filled with water and attached to the wall (see attached drawing); balloon catheter made
by Gill Major, Dr. Low's nurse, of penrose drain and black silk thread; had to be made under water
and lasted only 6 months
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conducting cord

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013044 a-b
Description
A brown rubber conducting cord with two separate prongs on the distal end and a rotating clip on the proximal end; rotating clip has semicircular prongs attached to a black plastic base which is mounted on a metal prong which fits into a metal receptor on the conducting cord
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Accession Number
996013044 a-b
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- accessories
Description
A brown rubber conducting cord with two separate prongs on the distal end and a rotating clip on
the proximal end; rotating clip has semicircular prongs attached to a black plastic base which is
mounted on a metal prong which fits into a metal receptor on the conducting cord
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - conducting cord - Size: Length 195.0 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
b - metal receptor - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Width 1.1 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. Low in Toronto in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Same model illustrated in manufacturer's catalogue for 1952
Material
metal: silver
rubber: brown
plastic: black
wires:
Inscriptions
On clip: "ACMI"; on metal receptor: "A.C.M.I."; on cord: "ACMI" plus trade mark (two eyes with a
light bulb between them)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-5
Condition Remarks
Corrosion of metal, leaving a green deposit visible where rotating clip fits into metal receptor on conducting cord; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. J.A. Low; "Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment", American
Cystoscope Makers, Inc.; see also all of 996.013; CD #4.
Research Facts
Clip attaches to urethral and bladder examining telescopes and operating scopes; plugs into light
control source
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conducting cord

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013045 a-b
Description
A brown rubber conducting cord with two separate prongs on the distal end and a rotating clip on the proximal end; rotating clip has semicircular prongs attached to a black plastic base which is mounted on a metal prong which fits into a metal receptor on the conducting cord
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Accession Number
996013045 a-b
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- accessories
Description
A brown rubber conducting cord with two separate prongs on the distal end and a rotating clip on
the proximal end; rotating clip has semicircular prongs attached to a black plastic base which is
mounted on a metal prong which fits into a metal receptor on the conducting cord
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - conducting cord - Size: Length 195.0 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
b - metal receptor - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Width 1.1 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. Low in Toronto in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Same model illustrated in manufacturer's catalogue for 1952
Material
metal: silver
rubber: brown
plastic: black
wires:
Inscriptions
On clip: "ACMI"; on metal receptor: "A.C.M.I."; on cord: "ACMI" plus trade mark (two eyes with a
light bulb between them)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-5
Condition Remarks
Corrosion of metal, leaving a green deposit visible where rotating clip fits into metal receptor on conducting cord; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. J.A. Low; "Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment", American
Cystoscope Makers, Inc.; see also all of 996.013; CD #4.
Research Facts
Clip attaches to urethral and bladder examining telescopes and operating scopes; plugs into light
control source
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cystometric charts in box

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013025 a-c
Description
A rectangular white cardboard box with removeable cover containing 60 unused heavy bond paper charts; charts are white with black printing and display graphs; two cardboard backings and a yellow slip of paper also included in box; 40 charts are missing from box
Accession Number
996013025 a-c
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Transducers, Pressure
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
A rectangular white cardboard box with removeable cover containing 60 unused heavy bond paper
charts; charts are white with black printing and display graphs; two cardboard backings and a yellow
slip of paper also included in box; 40 charts are missing from box
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box lid - Size: Length 23.5 cm. x Width 11.0 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
b - box base - Size: Length 23.2 cm. x Width 10.7 cm. x Depth 2.4 cm.
c - chart(s) - Size: Length 22.6 cm. x Width 10.1 cm.
Provenance
Used in the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH, by Dr. Low between 1965 and 1996
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
Stamford
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Made for use in a Recording Cystometer dated 1952
Material
cardboard: buff
paper: white
Inscriptions
On charts: "CYSTOMETRIC READINGS // MILLIMETERS OF MERCURY // NAME DATE // HISTORY NUMBER //
TENTATIVE DIAGNOSIS // FINAL DIAGNOSIS // R.U. // B.C. // INCREMENTS C.C. // CATHETER SIZE // 0
MINUTES 5 MINUTES 10 MINUTES 15 // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS DR. "; on box lid (label):
"AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS INC. // STAMFORD, CONN. 06902 // CHART NO. C-701 // 100 CHARTS //
PRINTED IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-10
Condition Remarks
(a) worn along each edge; large horizontal tear across lip on long side, beginning 9 cm from end;
(b) in good condition; normal signs of wear on bottom outside surface; (c) in pristine condition; #2: box is ripped
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Other
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment", American Cystoscope
Makers, Inc., p. 146; also all of 996.013, in particular 996.013.020; Gillian Major
Research Facts
Chart is inserted into a Cystoscope Recorder and is moved by an electric mechanism 1.08 cm per minute;
a graph is drawn onto the chart which records bladder and urethral pressure; chart takes 17
minutes to complete
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