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Boehm rectal diagnostic and treatment set

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
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
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
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
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing," by the V. Mueller and Co., c. 1956, p. 487 (similar to SU-320)
Images
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Lockhardt-Mummery's examining sigmoidoscope

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Dates
1900
1940
circa 1900-1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
1983.4.1 a-f
Description
Compartmentalized oak box contains a chrome rod which fits into a chrome housing graduated 5-25 cm; rod has a bullet end and ring handle; rubber bulb and inflatable balloon covered with green netting attaches to lamp housing with rubber tubing; lamp housing is chrome and has electrical wire with tw…
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Accession Number
1983.4.1 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
Sigmoidoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal -- rectal set
MM= Dilatation -- sigmoid -- sigmoidoscope set
Description
Compartmentalized oak box contains a chrome rod which fits into a chrome housing graduated 5-25 cm; rod has a bullet end and ring handle; rubber bulb and inflatable balloon covered with green netting attaches to lamp housing with rubber tubing; lamp housing is chrome and has electrical wire with two terminals attached which connect to the power supply that carries two batteries (missing); the power supply is in an oak box and has a rheostat and a brass hook fastener and three bakelite (?) knobs on top; each box has an ivory label.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
case - Size: Length 43.5 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
chrome rod - Size: Length 35.0 cm
hollow rod - Size: Length 28.0 cm
bulb
lamp housing
power supply box - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 14.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. J. D. Tanner of Toronto.
Maker
John Bell & Croyden
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1940
circa 1900-1940
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver; yellow
rubber: brown; red; grey
ivory: white
fabric: green
plastic: black
Inscriptions
On ivory labels: "John Bell & Croyden // Wigmore Street London, W.I."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-7
Condition Remarks
The equipment appears to be unused; #2: plastic cord cracked and wire exposed
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Found by Mr. Tanner wrapped in brown paper on a Toronto street.
Images
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national proctology set

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Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Collection
Rudy Gervais, Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
997004001 a-i
Description
Proctology set in a case, which consists of (a) a sigmoidoscope tube that is made of hollow and cylindrical metal, with a round open tip and a round open end; there is a flat round piece attached perpendicularly to the end, that serves as a handle; there is a cm. scale stamped into the outside of t…
Accession Number
997004001 a-i
Collection
Rudy Gervais, Kingston General Hospital 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 -- sigmoid -- sigmoidoscope set
Description
Proctology set in a case, which consists of (a) a sigmoidoscope tube that is made of hollow and cylindrical metal, with a round open tip and a round open end; there is a flat round piece attached perpendicularly to the end, that serves as a handle; there is a cm. scale stamped into the outside of the tube that is in increments of 5 cm, from 5 to 25; 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 solid round handle at the other end; the sigmoidoscope obturator fits inside its tube, with the tip coming out of the tube's open tip and the handle fitting up against the tube's other end; also included in the proctology set is (c) a proctoscope tube; this is a hollow metal tube with an open bevelled tip and a round open end that 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 solid round handle at the other end; the proctoscope obturator fits inside its tube, with the tip coming out of the tube's open tip and the handle 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 end that 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 solid round handle at the other end; the anoscope obturator fits inside its tube, with the tip coming out of the tube's open tip and the handle fitting against the tube's other end; there are two magnifying lenses (g,h) which fit onto the end of the sigmoidoscope tube; both of these lenses consist of very short lengths of hollow cylindrical metal tubing with a glass cover on one end and a round open end on the other end; the end with the glass cover has a larger diameter and a hatched pattern in the metal on the outside edges; all of the pieces described above (a-h) fit into a purpose-built case (i); this case is made of cloth-covered wood with a blue velvet lining on the inside; the 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 velvet-covered dividers that hold the instruments apart from each other; there are information labels on the inside lid, outside front and outside top of the case.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - sigmoidoscope tube - Size: Length 26.9 cm. x Width 5.6 cm. x Depth 5.0 cm.
b - sigmoidoscope obturator - Size: Length 31.5 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
c - proctoscope tube - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diameter2.8 cm.
d - proctoscope obturator - Size: Length 16.2 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
e - anoscope tube - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Diameter2.7 cm.
f - anoscope obturator - Size: Length 12.2 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
g - magnifying lens - Size: Length 1.4 cm. x Diameter2.8 cm.
h - magnifying lens - Size: Length 1.4 cm. x Diameter2.8 cm.
i - case - Size: Length 33.6 cm. x Width 12.7 cm. x Depth 6.8 cm.
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Boehm
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Material
metal: silver; yellow
glass: clear
wood: light brown
fabric: black; blue
plastic: red
Inscriptions
(a) The scale on the outside of the sigmoidoscope tube has increment lines and the numbers, "5 // 10 // 15 // 20 // 25" stamped into the outside; the handle end has the words, "MADE BY // BOEHM // ROCHESTER, N.Y." stamped into it; (i) the inside metal label reads, "MADE BY // BOEHM // ROCHESTER, N.Y."; a plastic label on the front reads, "APC 1677"; a paper label on the top reads, "complete
except for light // attachment. Sigmoid. set // 29-11-82 R"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-8
Condition Remarks
The proctology set arrived somewhat dusty; all metal parts show little wear and no corrosion; the box shows little wear and is complete; the light attachment for the sigmoidoscope is missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing" by V. Mueller and Company, 1956, p. 494; similar to set illustrated here
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