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Auvard's Vaginal Speculum

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Auvard's Vaginal Speculum

Description

Similar to one illustrated in Chas. F. Thackray Ltd., A catalogue of surgical instruments and surgical sundries, 1955, p286.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2018/13.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

21 cm length

Materials

Chrome, stone.

Description

Similar to one illustrated in Chas. F. Thackray Ltd., A catalogue of surgical instruments and surgical sundries, 1955, p286.

Ayre's spatula

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Ayre's spatula

Description

Group of Ayre's spatulas for cervical smear test.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2000/3.60

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.7 cm

Materials

Wood

Description

Group of Ayre's spatulas for cervical smear test.

Bozeman-Fritsch's Uterine Catheter

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Bozeman-Fritsch's Uterine Catheter

Description

Bozeman-Fritsch catheter used for the relief of ureterovaginal fistulas, a condition which causes a passageway to develop between the ureter, a tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder, and the vagina. These catheters are typically curved, with several openings at the tip.

This instrument is named after Nathan Bozeman (1825-1905) and Heinrich Fritsch (1844-1915).

Date

c. 1900s-1930s

Identifier

1996/2.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 30cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Bozeman-Fritsch catheter used for the relief of ureterovaginal fistulas, a condition which causes a passageway to develop between the ureter, a tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder, and the vagina. These catheters are typically curved, with several openings at the tip.

This instrument is named after Nathan Bozeman (1825-1905) and Heinrich Fritsch (1844-1915).

Brewer's Vaginal Speculum

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Brewer's Vaginal Speculum

Description

Brewer's vaginal speculum for use in a cervical smear test.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/3.53

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 11.9 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Brewer's vaginal speculum for use in a cervical smear test.

Chassaignac's Chain Ecraseur

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Chassaignac's Chain Ecraseur

Description

Chassaignac's chain ecraseur, metal, c 1901.

Chassaignac's Ecraseur was used in the field of gynaecology for the removal of fibrous growths in the female reproductive tract. The chain would be looped around the growth and gradually tightened in order to cut off blood flow. This would deprive the growth of oxygen, causing it to fall off.

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/219

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 28.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Chassaignac's chain ecraseur, metal, c 1901.

Chassaignac's Ecraseur was used in the field of gynaecology for the removal of fibrous growths in the female reproductive tract. The chain would be looped around the growth and gradually tightened in order to cut off blood flow. This would deprive the growth of oxygen, causing it to fall off.

Cusco's Vaginal Speculum

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Cusco's Vaginal Speculum

Description

Similar to one illustrated in Chas. F. Thackray Ltd., A catalogue of surgical instruments and surgical sundries, 1955, p288.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2018/13.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

18 cm length

Materials

Chrome

Description

Similar to one illustrated in Chas. F. Thackray Ltd., A catalogue of surgical instruments and surgical sundries, 1955, p288.

Disposable Examination Gloves

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Disposable Examination Gloves

Description

Disposable examination gloves, in paper packet.

Creator

Ethicon Inc

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2000/3.57

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17 cm

Materials

Paper

Description

Disposable examination gloves, in paper packet.

Disposable vaginal speculum

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Disposable vaginal speculum

Description

Disposable vaginal speculum, plastic, in plastic bag.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2000/3.54

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Physical Dimensions

10.7cm height

Materials

Plastic

Description

Disposable vaginal speculum, plastic, in plastic bag.

Douching Pipe

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Douching Pipe

Description

A medical instrument used for vaginal douching.

Identifier

2003/267

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 31.6cm

Materials

Metal

Description

A medical instrument used for vaginal douching.

Dr J Marion Sims

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Dr J Marion Sims

Description

Small newspaper cutting of a photograph of Dr James Marion Sims, the American physician and gynaecologist. He is quite a controversial figure in the history of medicine as he performed experimental procedures on enslaved women.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

RCPSG 47/17/4/42

Description

Small newspaper cutting of a photograph of Dr James Marion Sims, the American physician and gynaecologist. He is quite a controversial figure in the history of medicine as he performed experimental procedures on enslaved women.

Drew Smythe's Induction Catheter

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Drew Smythe's Induction Catheter

Description

Similar to one illustrated in Chas. F. Thackray Ltd., A catalogue of surgical instruments and surgical sundries, 1955, p265.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2018/13.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

33 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Similar to one illustrated in Chas. F. Thackray Ltd., A catalogue of surgical instruments and surgical sundries, 1955, p265.

Embryotomy Forceps

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Title

Embryotomy Forceps

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/245

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description


Fergusson's Vaginal Speculae

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Fergusson's Vaginal Speculae

Description

Set of Ferguson's vagical speculae. The three narrower instruments are chrome/nickel plated, and the widest is made of an early plastic, probably cream bakelite.

These vaginal speculae were designed by Sir William Fergusson, a prominent Scottish surgeon during the 1800s. It was used for examination of the female reproductive tract and for the easy access of surgical instruments.

Creator

Sir William Fergusson

Date

c. 1910-1940s

Identifier

2007/1.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Between 13.6 x 2.5 cm and 13 x 4.2 cm.

Materials

Chrome, nickel, and plastic.

Description

Set of Ferguson's vagical speculae. The three narrower instruments are chrome/nickel plated, and the widest is made of an early plastic, probably cream bakelite.

These vaginal speculae were designed by Sir William Fergusson, a prominent Scottish surgeon during the 1800s. It was used for examination of the female reproductive tract and for the easy access of surgical instruments.

Fergusson's Vaginal Speculum

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Fergusson's Vaginal Speculum

Description

A cylindrical speculum used for examination of the vagina and cervix. This type of vaginal speculum was devised by surgeon Sir William Fergusson (1808-1877).

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

1996/2.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.6cm

Materials

Metal

Description

A cylindrical speculum used for examination of the vagina and cervix. This type of vaginal speculum was devised by surgeon Sir William Fergusson (1808-1877).

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

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Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/8.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.9 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

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Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/8.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 18 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

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Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/8.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 18 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

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Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/8.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.7 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

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Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/8.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.6 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

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Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/8.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.9 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

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Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/8.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 18 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

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Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/8.19

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.9 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Hegar's Uterine Dilator

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Hegar's Uterine Dilator

Description

Hegar's uterine dilator, a widely used gynaecological instrument for opening up the cervix. This dilator has the inscriptions '11' and '12.'

Date

c. 1955

Identifier

2003/266

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 20.5cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Hegar's uterine dilator, a widely used gynaecological instrument for opening up the cervix. This dilator has the inscriptions '11' and '12.'

Horrock's Uterine Sound

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Horrock's Uterine Sound

Description

Uterine sound, used to measure the length of the uterine cavity and cervical canal as well as the position and direction of the uterus. This sound has a graduated shaft to allow measurement.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/8.13

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 25.5cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Uterine sound, used to measure the length of the uterine cavity and cervical canal as well as the position and direction of the uterus. This sound has a graduated shaft to allow measurement.

Hysterectomy Clamp Forceps

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Hysterectomy Clamp Forceps

Description

Forceps used during the hysterectomy procedure, the removal of the womb.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1996/2.26.18

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 22cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Forceps used during the hysterectomy procedure, the removal of the womb.

Lawson Tait's Perineorrhaphy Scissors

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Lawson Tait's Perineorrhaphy Scissors

Description

A pair of scissors with angled blades used for the repair of the perineum, a procedure known as perineorrhaphy.

This design is named after Scottish gynaecologist Robert Lawson Tait (1845-1899).

Creator

C. Gray and Son

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/8.15

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.2 cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

A pair of scissors with angled blades used for the repair of the perineum, a procedure known as perineorrhaphy.

This design is named after Scottish gynaecologist Robert Lawson Tait (1845-1899).

Midwifery Forceps

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Midwifery Forceps

Description

Set of forceps with easily-detaching arms, and wood-clad handles.

Date

c. 1900

Identifier

2005/3.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

320 mm in length

Materials

Wood, metal.

Description

Set of forceps with easily-detaching arms, and wood-clad handles.

Midwifery Forceps

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Midwifery Forceps

Description

Set of forceps with easily-detaching arms, and wood-clad handles.

Date

c. 1900

Identifier

2005.3.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

287 mm in length

Materials

Wood, metal.

Description

Set of forceps with easily-detaching arms, and wood-clad handles.

Palmer's Cervical Dilator

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Title

Palmer's Cervical Dilator

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/251

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description


Patient Record Cards

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Patient Record Cards

Description

Patient record cards for gynaecological cytology department, probably used to record the results of cervical smear tests.

Creator

Western Regional Hospital Board

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2000/3.61

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper

Description

Patient record cards for gynaecological cytology department, probably used to record the results of cervical smear tests.

Portrait of William Loudon Reid MD 1845-1931

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Portrait of William Loudon Reid MD 1845-1931

Description

Half-length portrait of Reid wearing a black jacket.

William Louden Reid graduated MB, CM from the University of Glasgow in 1866, and had acted as a dresser to Joseph Lister as a student. He gained his MD in 1869 and became a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1877. In the same year he began working as a physician at the Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital.

He held several other position in Glasgow during his career; Obstetric Physician to the Royal Maternity Hospital, Professor of Midwifery and Diseases of Children in the Anderson College, Gynaecologist to the Western Infirmary and Consulting Surgeon to the Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women.

He became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1931. Reid served as their President from 1905-1907.

Creator

Crawford, Robert Cree (Scottish painter, 1842-1924)

Date

19th century

Identifier

36

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

74 x 61.5 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Half-length portrait of Reid wearing a black jacket.

William Louden Reid graduated MB, CM from the University of Glasgow in 1866, and had acted as a dresser to Joseph Lister as a student. He gained his MD in 1869 and became a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1877. In the same year he began working as a physician at the Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital.

He held several other position in Glasgow during his career; Obstetric Physician to the Royal Maternity Hospital, Professor of Midwifery and Diseases of Children in the Anderson College, Gynaecologist to the Western Infirmary and Consulting Surgeon to the Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women.

He became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1931. Reid served as their President from 1905-1907.

Reid's Vaginal Speculum

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Reid's Vaginal Speculum

Description

Metal vaginal speculum, originally designed by Dr W.L.Reid.

Creator

W.L.Reid

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/177.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

15.8 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal vaginal speculum, originally designed by Dr W.L.Reid.

Set of Fergusson's Vaginal Speculae

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Set of Fergusson's Vaginal Speculae

Description

Set of three vaginal speculum in black conical case with hinged lid. Angled opening with flared viewing end made of silvered glass (covered with elastic gum).

Date

c. 1920s

Identifier

2005/3.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

14 x 7.6 cm

Materials

Silvered glass

Description

Set of three vaginal speculum in black conical case with hinged lid. Angled opening with flared viewing end made of silvered glass (covered with elastic gum).


Sim's Uterine Curette

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Sim's Uterine Curette

Description

Sim's double-ended uterine curette.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997.8.21

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 27.2 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Sim's double-ended uterine curette.

Sim's Vaginal Speculum

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Sim's Vaginal Speculum

Description

Example of Sim's Vaginal Speculum, part of surgical case belonging to H.R. Lillie.

Date

20th Century

Identifier

2016/3.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

14 cm length

Materials

Plastic

Description

Example of Sim's Vaginal Speculum, part of surgical case belonging to H.R. Lillie.

Sim's Vaginal Speculum

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Sim's Vaginal Speculum

Description

Vaginal speculum, duck-bill type, Sim's pattern. Plated metal, probably nickel.

Date

c. 1880-1910

Identifier

2006/7.41

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

13.5 cm in length

Materials

Metal

Description

Vaginal speculum, duck-bill type, Sim's pattern. Plated metal, probably nickel.

Simpson's Uterine Sound

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Simpson's Uterine Sound

Description

Uterine sound, used to measure the length of the uterine cavity and cervical canal as well as the position and direction of the uterus.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/8.14

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 29cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Uterine sound, used to measure the length of the uterine cavity and cervical canal as well as the position and direction of the uterus.

Uterine Curette

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Uterine Curette

Description

Metal uterine curette.

Creator

W. B. Hilliard & Sons Ltd.; 1834-1987; Medical and surgical instrument makers

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2003/22.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 25.8 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal uterine curette.

Uterine Curette

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Uterine Curette

Description

Metal uterine curette.

Creator

Harris and Co., Birmingham

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999.3.3.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 24.6 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal uterine curette.

Uterine Curette

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Title

Uterine Curette

Description

Uterine curette used to remove tissue by scraping or scooping.

Identifier

1996/2.26.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 29.3cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Uterine curette used to remove tissue by scraping or scooping.

Uterine Dilator

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Title

Uterine Dilator

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/82.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

28.5cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description


Uterine Dilator

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Uterine Dilator

Description

A widely used gynaecological instrument for opening up the cervix. This dilator has the inscription '16.'

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2003/82.18

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 19.8cm

Materials

Metal

Description

A widely used gynaecological instrument for opening up the cervix. This dilator has the inscription '16.'

Uterine Dressing Forceps

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Title

Uterine Dressing Forceps

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1999/3.3.23.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.5cm

Materials

Metal

Description


Uterine Polypus Forceps

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Uterine Polypus Forceps

Description

A pair of uterine polypus forceps commonly used for the removal of polyps, small growths, from the uterus.

Creator

W. B. Hilliard & Sons Ltd.

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/242

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 20cm

Materials

Metal

Description

A pair of uterine polypus forceps commonly used for the removal of polyps, small growths, from the uterus.

Uterine Sound

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Uterine Sound

Description

Uterine sound, metal.

The uterine sound is a gynaecological instrument, still in use today, for determining the length and direction of the female cervical canal and uterus. The sound pictured here is metal and has small granulations for taking measurements.

Date

c. 1800-1900s

Identifier

2003/263

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 25 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Uterine sound, metal.

The uterine sound is a gynaecological instrument, still in use today, for determining the length and direction of the female cervical canal and uterus. The sound pictured here is metal and has small granulations for taking measurements.

Uterine Sound

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Title

Uterine Sound

Description

Uterine sound, used to measure the length of the uterine cavity and cervical canal as well as the position and direction of the uterus.

Identifier

2003/262

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 25cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Uterine sound, used to measure the length of the uterine cavity and cervical canal as well as the position and direction of the uterus.

Uterine Vulsellum Forceps

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Title

Uterine Vulsellum Forceps

Description

Vulsellum forceps with multiple tooths, used to grasp the cervical lips during examination of the cervix. This pair of forceps have the inscriptions 'BAIRD BROS GLASGOW' and 'STAINLESS STEEL.'

Creator

Baird Brothers

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/8.16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 22.3cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Vulsellum forceps with multiple tooths, used to grasp the cervical lips during examination of the cervix. This pair of forceps have the inscriptions 'BAIRD BROS GLASGOW' and 'STAINLESS STEEL.'

Uterine Vulsellum Forceps

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Title

Uterine Vulsellum Forceps

Description

Vulsellum forceps with multiple tooths, used to grasp the cervical lips during examination of the cervix.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/227

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 25.8cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Vulsellum forceps with multiple tooths, used to grasp the cervical lips during examination of the cervix.

Vulsellum Forceps

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Title

Vulsellum Forceps

Description

Double-toothed vulsellum forceps, used to grasp the cervical lips during examination of the cervix. This pair of forceps has the inscription 'GARDINER EDINBURGH.'

Creator

J. Gardiner & Son

Identifier

2003/243

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16.5cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Double-toothed vulsellum forceps, used to grasp the cervical lips during examination of the cervix. This pair of forceps has the inscription 'GARDINER EDINBURGH.'

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