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Cameron's Electrodiagnostoset

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Cameron's electro-diagnostoset, in wooden case, c 1926.

Cameron's Electro-Diagnostoset was produced by Cameron's Surgical Speciality Company of Chicago during the 1920s. The company produced an extensive range of lamps for use in dental and medical diagnosis and the Electro-Diagnostoset seen here is, essentially, a collection of such lamps. The company produced a variety of models of these sets from the very high end, with a silk-lined leather case and a complete set of instruments, to low end sets in simple wooden cases containing a bare minimum of instruments.

The set shown appears to be of the model 3A type, one of the more expensive models. The components are constructed primarily from bakelite and steel to allow them to be sterilized and increase reliability. It contains a variety of instruments including an opthalmoscope, procto-sigmoidoscope, urethroscope and a variety of bulbs in a range of shapes and sizes. In most cases the illumination was provided not by the instruments but by the handles. The set came with two handles which were connected to a power supply. A bulb could then be screwed into the top of the handle. In the case of the large bulbs (such as the long bulbs on the right of the case in the picture) that would be the instrument complete but, with the small bulbs, a variety of attachments could be fitted onto the handle to form different instruments.

This particular example was imported into the UK by Dr. Archibald Young of Glasgow and is believed to be the only example in the country. Dr. Young initially inquired about ordering in 1926; the set arrived in Prince's Dock Glasgow in 1928 on board the freighter Anacortes and did not clear customs and reach him until 1929. The set cost £308 including shipping expenses.

Date

c. 1925

Identifier

2003/3

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Materials

Wood, Metal, Glass.

Description

Cameron's electro-diagnostoset, in wooden case, c 1926.

Cameron's Electro-Diagnostoset was produced by Cameron's Surgical Speciality Company of Chicago during the 1920s. The company produced an extensive range of lamps for use in dental and medical diagnosis and the Electro-Diagnostoset seen here is, essentially, a collection of such lamps. The company produced a variety of models of these sets from the very high end, with a silk-lined leather case and a complete set of instruments, to low end sets in simple wooden cases containing a bare minimum of instruments.

The set shown appears to be of the model 3A type, one of the more expensive models. The components are constructed primarily from bakelite and steel to allow them to be sterilized and increase reliability. It contains a variety of instruments including an opthalmoscope, procto-sigmoidoscope, urethroscope and a variety of bulbs in a range of shapes and sizes. In most cases the illumination was provided not by the instruments but by the handles. The set came with two handles which were connected to a power supply. A bulb could then be screwed into the top of the handle. In the case of the large bulbs (such as the long bulbs on the right of the case in the picture) that would be the instrument complete but, with the small bulbs, a variety of attachments could be fitted onto the handle to form different instruments.

This particular example was imported into the UK by Dr. Archibald Young of Glasgow and is believed to be the only example in the country. Dr. Young initially inquired about ordering in 1926; the set arrived in Prince's Dock Glasgow in 1928 on board the freighter Anacortes and did not clear customs and reach him until 1929. The set cost £308 including shipping expenses.

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Cameron's 5-in-1 Ophthalmoscope

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5-in-1 ophthalmoscope, model number 270; part of Cameron's Electro-Diagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.3

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19 cm length

Materials

Metal, plastic.

Description

5-in-1 ophthalmoscope, model number 270; part of Cameron's Electro-Diagnostoset.

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Oralite

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An illuminated, collapsible tongue depressor; part of Cameron's electro-diagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.4

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16.4 cm length

Materials

Bakelite, glass, metal.

Description

An illuminated, collapsible tongue depressor; part of Cameron's electro-diagnostoset.

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Cameron's Skenoscope

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Cameron's electro-urethroscope, model number 417, with the skenoscope, model number 404. Part of Cameron's electro-diagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.5

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Physical Dimensions

13.7 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Cameron's electro-urethroscope, model number 417, with the skenoscope, model number 404. Part of Cameron's electro-diagnostoset.

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Cameron's Surgilite

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Cameron's surgilite, part of Cameron's Electro-diagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.6

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29 cm length

Materials

Bakelite, glass, metal.

Description

Cameron's surgilite, part of Cameron's Electro-diagnostoset.

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Newman Cystoscope

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Newman's cystoscope, in wooden case, 20th century.

Pictured here is an example of a Newman Cystoscope, manufactured by Trotter of Glasgow. A cystoscope is a specialised type of endoscope that is passed through the urethral canal to view the contents of the bladder.

Date

c. 1880-1920

Identifier

2003/191

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 37.1 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, plastic, and wood.

Description

Newman's cystoscope, in wooden case, 20th century.

Pictured here is an example of a Newman Cystoscope, manufactured by Trotter of Glasgow. A cystoscope is a specialised type of endoscope that is passed through the urethral canal to view the contents of the bladder.

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Cambridge Portable Cardiograph

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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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Edridge-Green Colour Blindness Test

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Edridge-Green colour blindness test, in leather case, c 1929.

Colour blindness is the inability to distinguish between different colours. It is an inherited condition that usually affects males more than females. This pack of cards would have been used to diagnose this condition and were invented by ophthalmologist, F.W. Edridge-Green.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2003/144

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2003/144

Materials

Card and leather

Description

Edridge-Green colour blindness test, in leather case, c 1929.

Colour blindness is the inability to distinguish between different colours. It is an inherited condition that usually affects males more than females. This pack of cards would have been used to diagnose this condition and were invented by ophthalmologist, F.W. Edridge-Green.

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Transilluminator

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Transluminator, in leather-covered case, c 1900s.

A transilluminator is any device that projects light through a substance for examination. This specific transilluminator dates from the 1900s, and is held in a leather case with a spare light bulb. It was manufactured by R. Jung and Heidelberg.

Creator

R. Jung & Heidelberg

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/77.37

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 11.5 cm

Materials

Glass, leather, metal, plastic, satin, velvet.

Description

Transluminator, in leather-covered case, c 1900s.

A transilluminator is any device that projects light through a substance for examination. This specific transilluminator dates from the 1900s, and is held in a leather case with a spare light bulb. It was manufactured by R. Jung and Heidelberg.

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Laennec Monaural Stethoscope

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Laennec stethoscope, wood, early 19th century.

Early monaural stethoscope as devised by Dr Rene Laennec, early 19th century. The Breton doctor, Rene Laennec of Quimper (1781-1826) first invented the stethoscope in 1816. Confronted by a stout woman with an apparent heart condition, Laennec found that he was unable to use hand or ear to examine the patient without embarrassment, so he used a tightly rolled sheaf of papers, one end of which he placed against the precordial region and the other to his ear. He was able thereby to hear the heart with greater clarity than he had ever done before. Laennec developed a stethoscope which consisted of a simple wooden cylinder that could be unscrewed in the middle for carrying in the pocket.

Creator

Rene Laennec

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/50

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 31 cm

Materials

Wood

Description

Laennec stethoscope, wood, early 19th century.

Early monaural stethoscope as devised by Dr Rene Laennec, early 19th century. The Breton doctor, Rene Laennec of Quimper (1781-1826) first invented the stethoscope in 1816. Confronted by a stout woman with an apparent heart condition, Laennec found that he was unable to use hand or ear to examine the patient without embarrassment, so he used a tightly rolled sheaf of papers, one end of which he placed against the precordial region and the other to his ear. He was able thereby to hear the heart with greater clarity than he had ever done before. Laennec developed a stethoscope which consisted of a simple wooden cylinder that could be unscrewed in the middle for carrying in the pocket.

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Stethoscope

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Binaural stethoscope, c 1930s.

A stethoscope is a medical diagnostic instrument used to listen to the internal sounds of the human body. Via the stethoscope a doctor can listen to the sounds of the heart and lungs during a diagnostic screening.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.1

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 62 cm

Materials

Rubber, plastic, and metal.

Description

Binaural stethoscope, c 1930s.

A stethoscope is a medical diagnostic instrument used to listen to the internal sounds of the human body. Via the stethoscope a doctor can listen to the sounds of the heart and lungs during a diagnostic screening.

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Semi-flexible Gastroscope

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Gastroscope, metal and rubber, in wooden case, c 1960s.

Gastroscopy today involves examining components of the gastrointestinal system by inserting a wire-like endoscope down the patient’s throat. The endoscope contains a camera and light, and is controlled by the physician performing the examination. The images from the camera are then fed to a monitor screen for visualization.
Rudolf Schindler was the brains behind the first ever semi-flexible gastroscope, created in 1931. He constructed the gastroscope in such a manner that the distal end could be rotated, while the proximal end remained stationary. This allowed easier access to all areas of the stomach.

Date

c. 1960s

Identifier

2000/10.2

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Length: 77.4 cm

Materials

Metal, rubber, and wood.

Description

Gastroscope, metal and rubber, in wooden case, c 1960s.

Gastroscopy today involves examining components of the gastrointestinal system by inserting a wire-like endoscope down the patient’s throat. The endoscope contains a camera and light, and is controlled by the physician performing the examination. The images from the camera are then fed to a monitor screen for visualization.
Rudolf Schindler was the brains behind the first ever semi-flexible gastroscope, created in 1931. He constructed the gastroscope in such a manner that the distal end could be rotated, while the proximal end remained stationary. This allowed easier access to all areas of the stomach.

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Portable Stethoscope

Description

Portable, monaural stethoscope.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

HD/1129

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Materials

Metal, bone.

Description

Portable, monaural stethoscope.

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Monaural Stethoscope

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Monaural stethoscope, wood, 19th century - 20th century.

Date

c. 19th-20th century.

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2003/54

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Height: 17.7 cm

Materials

Wood

Description

Monaural stethoscope, wood, 19th century - 20th century.

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Monaural Stethoscope

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Wooden monaural stethoscope.

Date

c. 1905

Identifier

2003/43.5

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.5 cm

Materials

Wood

Description

Wooden monaural stethoscope.

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Monaural Stethoscope.

Description

Wooden monaural stethoscope.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/53

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Physical Dimensions

Height: 17.1 cm

Materials

Wood

Description

Wooden monaural stethoscope.

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Sigmoidoscope Tube and Obturator

Description

Sigmoidoscope and obturator tube, part of Cameron's Procto-Sigmoidoscope from Electrodiagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.1

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Physical Dimensions

25 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Sigmoidoscope and obturator tube, part of Cameron's Procto-Sigmoidoscope from Electrodiagnostoset.

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Anoscopic Tube and Obturator

Description

Anoscopic tube and obturator, part of procto-sigmoidoscope from Cameron's Electrodiagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.1

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Physical Dimensions

7 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Anoscopic tube and obturator, part of procto-sigmoidoscope from Cameron's Electrodiagnostoset.

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Proctoscopic Tube and Obturator

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Proctoscopic tube and obturator, part of procto-sigmoidoscope, from Cameron's Electordiagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.1

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Physical Dimensions

10 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Proctoscopic tube and obturator, part of procto-sigmoidoscope, from Cameron's Electordiagnostoset.

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Cameron's Surgilite

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Cameron's surgilite, right angle lamp. Part of Cameron's electro-diagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.7

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Physical Dimensions

28.8 cm length

Materials

Bakelite, glass, metal

Description

Cameron's surgilite, right angle lamp. Part of Cameron's electro-diagnostoset.

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McKenzie-Lewis Clinical Polygraph

Description

McKenzie-Lewis clinical polygraph in wooden case.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/183

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.8 cm

Materials

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

Description

McKenzie-Lewis clinical polygraph in wooden case.

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