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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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