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McKenzie-Lewis Clinical Polygraph

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McKenzie-Lewis clinical polygraph in wooden case.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/183

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Length: 21.8 cm

Materials

Cork, glass, leather, metal, paper, rubber, wood.

Description

McKenzie-Lewis clinical polygraph in wooden case.

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Cardiac Bioptome with modern transfemoral instrument

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In the 1970's Professor Philip Caves, of the Cardiothoracic Transplant Laboratory at Stanford Medical School invented the cardiac bioptome. This instrument is used to diagnose heart rejection. The procedure is performed at regular intervals after transplant surgery, at occasional times when rejection is expected and to assess the adequacy of anti-rejection therapy. The bioptome is inserted through the patient's neck into the jugular vein. Under fluoroscopy it is guided to the apex of the right ventricle. The jaws of the instrument are opened and closed, and a small sample of tissue is consequently removed. Sometimes the bioptome is inserted through the femoral vein instead. The procedure lasts for about 30 minutes and is performed under general anaesthetic. Professor Caves' invention is regarded as the 'Gold Standard' for evaluating heart rejection.

Date

c. 1970s

Identifier

2006/1

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Cardiac Bioptome 86 mm (length) x 61 mm (width).
Transfemoral Instrument 157 mm (length) x 66 mm (width).

Materials

Metal, plastic.

Description

In the 1970's Professor Philip Caves, of the Cardiothoracic Transplant Laboratory at Stanford Medical School invented the cardiac bioptome. This instrument is used to diagnose heart rejection. The procedure is performed at regular intervals after transplant surgery, at occasional times when rejection is expected and to assess the adequacy of anti-rejection therapy. The bioptome is inserted through the patient's neck into the jugular vein. Under fluoroscopy it is guided to the apex of the right ventricle. The jaws of the instrument are opened and closed, and a small sample of tissue is consequently removed. Sometimes the bioptome is inserted through the femoral vein instead. The procedure lasts for about 30 minutes and is performed under general anaesthetic. Professor Caves' invention is regarded as the 'Gold Standard' for evaluating heart rejection.

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Galvanometer

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Wooden box containing recording ammeter/glavinometer.

Date

c.1934

Identifier

2004/7.2

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Wood, glass, plastic, metal.

Description

Wooden box containing recording ammeter/glavinometer.

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Cambridge Portable Cardiograph

Description

A cardiograph is a medical device that measures the activity of the human heart, e.g. the heart rate. This portable cardiograph was manufactured by the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company Ltd., and is held within a leather suitcase. Electrodes would have been placed on the chest wall at the level of the heart, as well as the standard pulse locations, which would measure the heart rate of the patient.

This particular device was formerly owned by Dr. R.G. Lendrum.

Date

c. 1940s

Identifier

2015/235

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Materials

Metal; wood

Description

A cardiograph is a medical device that measures the activity of the human heart, e.g. the heart rate. This portable cardiograph was manufactured by the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company Ltd., and is held within a leather suitcase. Electrodes would have been placed on the chest wall at the level of the heart, as well as the standard pulse locations, which would measure the heart rate of the patient.

This particular device was formerly owned by Dr. R.G. Lendrum.

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