A sponge-tipped, flexible rod with expanding bristles and an ivory tip at the pushing end.
Number Of Parts
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.H. Wesley.
Original record had "19c."
Storage Room 0010
Length 37.5 cm
Rod has lost its flexibility.
Used to locate and test strictures in the esophagus and for displacing foreign bodies down to the stomach; replaced by x-ray diagnosis and peroral endoscopy; part of a group of instruments belonging to the donor's great-grandfather, Dr. W.W. Ogden (1837-1917) and grandfather, Dr. S.M. Hay (?-1943).