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Dates
1900
1976
circa 1900-1976
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
1969.338.1 a-c
Description
"L"- shaped, nickel-plated instrument with a handle at 90° to the shaft containing an obturator; the handle attaches to an electrical cord and has cross-hatching for gripping.
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Accession Number
1969.338.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal -- proctoscope
Description
"L"- shaped, nickel-plated instrument with a handle at 90° to the shaft containing an obturator; the handle attaches to an electrical cord and has cross-hatching for gripping.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 14.5 cm
b - shaft - Size: Length 13.5 cm
c - obturator - Size: Diam. 2.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1900
1976
circa 1900-1976
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Logo: triangular shape composed of three triangles making the three points of the larger triangle, with a half-circle inside, and "SS" inside that; the S's each have a small circle at the midpoint; "PATENTS PENDING"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-8
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
994009006 a-o
Description
Long narrow hinged wooden box holds the Truelove-Salt Biopsy instrument and six blades, Frankfeld grasping forceps, tweezers, oritinal instrument and syringe instructions
Accession Number
994009006 a-o
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Description
Long narrow hinged wooden box holds the Truelove-Salt Biopsy instrument and six blades,
Frankfeld grasping forceps, tweezers, oritinal instrument and syringe instructions
Number Of Parts
15
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 56.0 cm. x Width 12.3 cm. x Depth 7.0 cm.
b - box lid - Size: Length 19.0 cm. x Width 3.4 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
c - syringe barrel - Size: Length 9.4 cm. x Diameter1.9 cm.
cc - syringe plunger - Size: Length 10.2 cm. x Diameter1.5 cm.
d - biopsy instrument - Size: Length 51.0 cm. x Width 7.6 cm. x Depth 3.0 cm.
e - grasping forceps - Size: Length 50.0 cm. x Width 3.0 cm. x Depth 2.1 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
f - forceps - Size: Length 14.5 cm. x Width 1.2 cm. x Depth 1.8 cm.
g-h - loose blade x 2 - Size: Length 2.0 cm. x Width 0.6 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
i-l - blades (pkg) x 4 - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Width 2.8 cm. x Depth 0.7 cm.
m - syringe instructions - Size: Length 22.0 cm. x Width 9.4 cm.
n - instrument instructions - Size: Length 44.7 cm. x Width 10.1 cm.
Provenance
Used on KGH patients; this instrument is designed for taking biopsy specimens of the mucosa of
the lower colon and rectum in cases of ulcerative colitis, amoebiasis, schistosomiasis and
bacillary dysentery; this instrument is for use under direct vision through a sigmoidoscope
with a 20.0 cm reach
Maker
Vann Bros. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
metal: silver
nylon: black; white
cellophane: clear
paper: blue; black; white
wood: light brown
Inscriptions
"VANN BROS. LTD. // 63, WEYMOUTH STREET // LONDON, ENGLAND // BRITISH PAT. // APPLIED FOR. //
MADE IN ENGLAND"; "British Pat. No. 815046"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Research Facts
Object name supplied by cataloguer
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Boehm rectal diagnostic and treatment set

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3100
Dates
1956
circa 1956
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
997037002 a-k
Description
Sigmoidoscope, which consists of (a) a graduated sigmoidoscope tube that is made of hollow and cylindrical metal with a round, open tip and a round, threaded open end with a flared lip; there is a scale in increments of 5 cm, from 5 to 25 cm, stamped into the outside of the tube; an obturator (b) f…
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Accession Number
997037002 a-k
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
Sigmoidoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal -- rectal set
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- sigmoid -- sigmoidoscope set
Description
Sigmoidoscope, which consists of (a) a graduated sigmoidoscope tube that is made of hollow and cylindrical metal with a round, open tip and a round, threaded open end with a flared lip; there is a scale in increments of 5 cm, from 5 to 25 cm, stamped into the outside of the tube; an obturator (b) fits into this tube; the obturator is made of a solid, narrow cylindrical piece of metal with a large, heavy bullet-shaped tip at one end and a moveable circular finger-grip on the other, that is attached to a solid metal end-cover, permanently affixed by a knocker; the sigmoidoscope obturator fits inside the graduated tube, with the tip coming out of the tube's open tip and the end piece fitting up against the tube's other end; also included in the proctology set is (c) a proctoscope tube, which is a hollow metal tube with an open, bevelled tip and a round, threaded open end with a flared lip; the flared lip has a slightly larger diameter than the rest of the tube; an obturator (d) fits into this tube; the obturator is made of a solid, narrow cylindrical piece of metal with a large, heavy bullet-shaped tip at one end and a moveable, circular finger-grip which is attached to a solid, metal end cover, permanently affixed by a knocker; the proctoscope obturator fits inside its tube, with the tip coming out of the tube's open tip and the end cover fitting up against the tube's other end; also included in the proctology set is (e) an anoscope tube; this is a hollow metal tube with an open, bevelled tip and a round, open threaded end with a flared lip; this has a slightly larger diameter than the rest of the tube; an obturator (f) fits into this tube; the obturator is made of a solid, narrow, cylindrical piece of metal with a large, heavy bullet-shaped tip at one end and a moveable, circular finger-grip on the other which is attached to a solid, metal end cover, permanently affixed by a knocker; the anoscope obturator fits inside its tube, with the tip coming out of the tube's open tip and the end cover fitting up against the tube's other end; included in this proctology set is (g) a light attachment with a glass magnifying lens on one end and a round, hollow metal open end on the other; the end with the glass cover has a larger diameter and a hatched pattern in the metal on the outside edges; the other end of the light attachment is cylindrical metal with a hollowed opening; attached to the inner side of the wall is a dilating bulb that connects to a valve that protrudes from the outside of the light attachment at a 90 deg angle; also attached on the outside of the cylindrical metal piece is an air valve, which follows through to the inside of the hollow opening by way of a small air intake hole; this light attachment fits into (h) a handle; on one end of the handle is a smooth, solid, cylindrical piece of metal with a cut, circular opening in the centre that protrudes as a cylindrical tube with threading, designed for the fitting of the light attachment; a slightly buffed hand grip with two long and narrow grooves on each side tapers to a dull end; the dilating bulbs (i,j) have a threaded end which is attached to a smooth and solid cylindrical piece of small metal tubing; on the other end is a glass half-moon-shaped bulb; these dilating bulbs are spare pieces on the light attachment; all of the pieces fit into a purpose-built case (k); this case is rectangular in shape with a lid that is hinged at the back and has two metal clasps at the front; the inside of the case has built-in blue velvet-covered dividers that hold the instruments apart from each other; in this case two small holes are allotted for the setting of the spare dilating bulbs; affixed on the inside, upper left-hand corner of the lid is a metal Boehm trademark seal
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - sigmoidoscope tube - Size: Length 26.2 cm x Diam. 2.8cm
b - sigmoidoscope obturator - Size: Length 33.6 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
c - proctoscope tube - Size: Length 11.4 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
d - proctoscope obturator - Size: Length 18.4 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
e - anoscope tube - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
f - anoscope obturator - Size: Length 14.4 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
g - light attachment - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
h - handle - Size: Length 16.6 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
i - dilating bulb - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
j - dilating bulb - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
k - case - Size: Length 32.8 cm x Width 12.5 cm x Depth 7.8 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Boehm Surgical Instrument Corp.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1956
circa 1956
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver; yellow
fabric: blue
wood: red
Inscriptions
(a) The scale on the outside of the graduated sigmoidoscope has the numbers "5", "10", "15", "20", "25" stamped on the outside; (b) the handle has the company trademark "Made By BOEHM Rochester N.Y." stamped on it and has fine cylindrical scratches on the inner side of the cylindrical tube; (k) the case has a gold-coloured metal label on the inside velvet which reads, "Made By BOEHM Rochester N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-8
Condition Remarks
All metal parts show little wear and only a tiny amount of corrosion; the outside of the box shows slight wear on both finishing cloth and metal clasps; tiny stains seen on top cover of case; inside of graduated sigmoidoscope tube has fine and jagged scratches running from one end to the other
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing," by the V. Mueller and Co., c. 1956, p. 487 (similar to SU-320) (please see attached photocopy); CD #7
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Brinckerhoff rectal speculum

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3426
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
997001155 a-b
Description
Brinckerhoff rectal speculum, which consists of a two-piece metal instrument; the speculum (a) consists of a length of hollow, cylindrical tubing with a closed slightly-tapered tip and an open round end that has a rounded lip surrounding it; the top of the tube is open and has slots at the sides to…
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Accession Number
997001155 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal
Description
Brinckerhoff rectal speculum, which consists of a two-piece metal instrument; the speculum (a) consists of a length of hollow, cylindrical tubing with a closed slightly-tapered tip and an open round end that has a rounded lip surrounding it; the top of the tube is open and has slots at the sides to allow a slide (b) to be inserted; the bottom of the end of the speculum has an attached handle; the handle is made of a flat piece of metal with rounded sides and a rounded end; the handle curves downwards and away from the tip; the upper edge of the end of the handle has vertical gripping grooves stamped into the metal; the slide consists of a piece of metal with a slightly convex rectangular top piece that fits into the open area of the speculum to create a tube; there is a flat handle attached to the slide; the handle curves upwards and has a rounded end; the end of the handle has horizontal gripping grooves stamped into the top edge
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - rectal speculum - Size: Length 15.1 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 9.2 cm
b - slide - Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Logo type used from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) The inside edge of the end of the handle has the number "1" stamped into the metal; (b) the bottom of the slide's handle has the words, "SAUNDERS LIMITED // CHROME PLATED // 1" stamped into the metal as well as the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it; the inner side of the slide has the words "MADE IN GERMANY" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-8
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear, but the chrome is complete and unstained; no corrosion is visible; the two parts arrived taped together with masking tape, which was removed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #251; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," The J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 292 (item 380-142); "Surgical Instruments," by the Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 2187 (item B/-5335) (see attached photocopies); CD #5
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Brinckerhoff speculum

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
993004133 a-b
Description
Brinckerhoff rectal speculum consists of (a) a hollow metal cone-shaped cylinder with rectangular opening along top terminating in a rounded tip; handle extends down from opening; (b) removable slide with upward curving handle fits into cylinder's rectangular opening
Accession Number
993004133 a-b
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal
Description
Brinckerhoff rectal speculum consists of (a) a hollow metal cone-shaped cylinder with rectangular
opening along top terminating in a rounded tip; handle extends down from opening; (b) removable
slide with upward curving handle fits into cylinder's rectangular opening
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 15.0 cm. x Width 3.0 cm. x Depth 8.5 cm.
b - sliding side - Size: Length 14.6 cm. x Width 1.4 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Ingram & Bell
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
American Hospital Supply Catalogue order #40240-020
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Etched under handle of (b): "INGRAM & BELL // CHROME PLATED // MADE IN GERMNAY / 6"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-8
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
"Sklar Products Surgical Instruments Catalog", 17th ed., 1967, pp. 292
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Brinkerhoff's rectal speculum

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Dates
1900
1976
1900-1976
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
1973.5.18 a-b
Description
A rectal speculum (a) consisting of a handle with a ridged gripping surface attached to a hollow, concave blade with a reflective surface at 45° at the end; a separate sliding piece (b) has a handle at right angles that again bends 90° to make a flat, grooved, gripping surface.
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Accession Number
1973.5.18 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal
Description
A rectal speculum (a) consisting of a handle with a ridged gripping surface attached to a hollow, concave blade with a reflective surface at 45° at the end; a separate sliding piece (b) has a handle at right angles that again bends 90° to make a flat, grooved, gripping surface.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - speculum - Size: Length 12.0 cm
b - slide - Size: Length 17.75 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Maker
Ingram & Bell
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1976
1900-1976
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"INGRAM & BELL // CHROME PLATED // MADE IN GERMANY" on slide; "17" on each blade.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-8
Condition Remarks
Interior is dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer Catalogue, 1915, p. 2187 (identical to item #B/-5335); Wester Bros. Catalogue, 1962, p. 76 (item #W82-201); CD #UHN
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments.
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child proctoscope and obturator

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
997034528 a-b
Description
A child-sized proctoscope with obturator consists of two parts: (a) a flat handle attached to an open funnel with a long, hollow tube to accept (b) a fine metal rod with a flat metal handle on one end and a solid metal bullet on the other end.
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Accession Number
997034528 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal -- proctoscope
Description
A child-sized proctoscope with obturator consists of two parts: (a) a flat handle attached to an open funnel with a long, hollow tube to accept (b) a fine metal rod with a flat metal handle on one end and a solid metal bullet on the other end.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - obturator - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
b - proctoscope - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Mueller & Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Dr Kerr" engraved on handle of scope; "V Mueller & Co." stamped into metal of scope.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-9
Condition Remarks
No corrosion or stains; coating on handle peeling off; also on tip of funnel.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing," V. Mueller & Co., 1956, p. 485 (item SU-260) (see attached photocopy); CD #9.
Research Facts
Used to examine the anus and rectum of a child.
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child's rectal speculum

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Dates
1918
circa 1918
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
992070071
Description
Metal child's rectal speculum.
Accession Number
992070071
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal
Description
Metal child's rectal speculum.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. R.R. MacGregor
Maker
Down Bros.
Dates
1918
circa 1918
Date Remarks
Dr. R.R. MacGregor Collection
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on handle: "DOWN BROS. LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-9
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.0 cm. x Width: 6.0 cm. x Depth: 4.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
shows some wear
Research Facts
This is used with obturator 992.070.069
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Goldbacher's cotton sponge holder

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001208
Description
Goldbacher's cotton sponge holder, which consists of a central hollow cylindrical metal tube with a round open tip and a cylindrical spool-shaped gripping end; a solid cylindrical metal piece fits inside the hollow tube; this inner piece has a round thumb grip ring at the end and a tip that splits …
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Accession Number
997001208
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
MM= Cotton/Sponge, Carrier
Description
Goldbacher's cotton sponge holder, which consists of a central hollow cylindrical metal tube with a round open tip and a cylindrical spool-shaped gripping end; a solid cylindrical metal piece fits inside the hollow tube; this inner piece has a round thumb grip ring at the end and a tip that splits into two when pushed out of the tube; one tip end flares slightly outwards, then is straight and tapers to a blunt point; this tip appears to have had its shape modified at the end by being filed; the other tip is straight, then curves inwards at the end and has a rounded tip; both tips have flat inner edges; measurements given are for closed sponge holder.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Material
metal: silver; dark grey
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 23.9 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear, and there are very minor areas of plating loss, especially at the modified tip.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #299; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Illustrated Catalog of A Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff Inc., c. 1920, p. 310 (similar to item 9707) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
Research Facts
This is a rectal instrument
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Hirschman anoscope

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Dates
1920
1960
circa 1920-1960
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 KGH
Maker
Boehm Surgical Instrument Corporation
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1960
circa 1920-1960
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues.
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
JPG
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; CD #1.
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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