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lever stomach pump

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Dates
1890
1899
circa 1890-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
Accession Number
1955.3.1 a-e
Description
Lever stomach pump (a), an all-metal cylindrical body, piston-like with tap-like handle and a spring-loaded lever on the side that operates the shut-off valve; wooden mouth gag (b); mouth dilator (c); L-shaped nozzle (d); velvet-lined wooden tray (e) with fitted holes for instruments.
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Accession Number
1955.3.1 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
MeSH Heading
Suction
Gastric Lavage
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Suction and Drainage -- stomach pump
Description
Lever stomach pump (a), an all-metal cylindrical body, piston-like with tap-like handle and a spring-loaded lever on the side that operates the shut-off valve; wooden mouth gag (b); mouth dilator (c); L-shaped nozzle (d); velvet-lined wooden tray (e) with fitted holes for instruments.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - stomach pump - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
b - mouth gag - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - mouth dilator - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
d - nozzle - Size: Length 8.5 cm
e - tray - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Width 12.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. H.A.S. Vokes
Maker
J. Reynders & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1899
circa 1890-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "1890s?"; date is uncertain
Material
metal: silver; yellow-brown
wood: brown
fabric: green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-13
Condition Remarks
Tubing is missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," George Tiemann & Co.; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Stomach tubes attached to lower tap of pump, hose onto side tap; mouth gag placed between jaws of patient; stomach tube introduced through the aperture; serves the purpose of protecting the stomach tube from injury by patient's teeth and keeps the mouth open; press lever down, draw out piston by the handle, filling the barrel of the pump with stomach contents, which are rejected through a hose. Repeat.
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