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1999_3_3_2_uterine curette_1.jpg

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Title

Uterine Curette

Description

Metal uterine curette.

Creator

Harris and Co., Birmingham

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999.3.3.2

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 24.6 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal uterine curette.

2003_22_5_uterine curette_1.jpg

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Title

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.

1997_8_21_Sims uterine curette_1.jpg

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Sim's Uterine Curette

Description

Sim's double-ended uterine curette.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997.8.21

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 27.2 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Sim's double-ended uterine curette.

2000_3_54_disposable speculum_1.jpg

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Title

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.

2003.172.4_speculum_1.jpg

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Title

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

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Physical Dimensions

15.8 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

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

2000.3.53_speculum_2.jpg

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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

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Physical Dimensions

Height: 11.9 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

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

1997.8.19_dilator_1.jpg

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Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/8.19

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.9 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

1997.8.3_dilator_1.jpg

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Title

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/8.3

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 18 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Hawkins-Ambler's uterine dilator, metal.

1997.8.4_dilator_2.jpg

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Title

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.

1997.8.5_dilator_1.jpg

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Title

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.

1997.8.6_dilator_1.jpg

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Title

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.

1997.8.7_dilator_1.jpg

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Title

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.

1997.8.8_dilator_1.jpg

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Title

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.

1997.8.9_dilator_2.jpg

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Title

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.

2018.17.3_trilene inhaler_5.jpg

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Trilene Inhaler

Description

Trilene (trichloroethylene) anaesthetic inhaler for hand-held, self-administered pain relief in midwifery and obstetrics. Includes instruction leaflet, rubber face mask and key for adjusting output. This was the first vaporiser manufcatured by Cyprane after it was established in 1947. Stored in a brown leather case.

Date

c. mid-1900s

Identifier

2018/17.3

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Physical Dimensions

20 x 15 x 9.5 cm

Materials

metal, rubber, paper

Description

Trilene (trichloroethylene) anaesthetic inhaler for hand-held, self-administered pain relief in midwifery and obstetrics. Includes instruction leaflet, rubber face mask and key for adjusting output. This was the first vaporiser manufcatured by Cyprane after it was established in 1947. Stored in a brown leather case.

2018-13.3_induction catheter 2.jpg

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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

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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.

2018-13.2_speculum.jpg

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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.

2018-13.1_auvard speculum 2.jpg

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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.

2005.3.3_midwifery forceps.jpg

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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

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Physical Dimensions

287 mm in length

Materials

Wood, metal.

Description

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

2005.3.2_midwifery forceps 3.jpg

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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

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Physical Dimensions

320 mm in length

Materials

Wood, metal.

Description

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

2006.7.19_nipple shield.jpg

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Nipple Shield

Description

Glass, discoid apparatus, designed to be fitted with a rubber teat.

Date

c. 1880-1910

Identifier

2006/7.19

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Physical Dimensions

4.4cm in diameter, 1.6cm in depth.

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass, discoid apparatus, designed to be fitted with a rubber teat.

2006.7.41_vagina speculum 8.jpg

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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

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Physical Dimensions

13.5 cm in length

Materials

Metal

Description

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

2016.3_sim speculum.jpg

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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

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Physical Dimensions

14 cm length

Materials

Plastic

Description

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

1997.8.2_pinard foetal stethoscope 4.jpg

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Title

Pinard's Foetal Stethoscope

Description

Example of Pinard's Foetal Stethoscope for midwifery.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1997/8.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height = 12.7cm

Materials

Aluminium

Description

Example of Pinard's Foetal Stethoscope for midwifery.

2014.3.4_Pelvimeter2021_2.jpg

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Pelvimeter

Description

A pelvimeter is an instrument used by obstetricians to measure the size of the birth canal in pregnant women.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2014/3.4

Description

A pelvimeter is an instrument used by obstetricians to measure the size of the birth canal in pregnant women.

2003.251_palmers cervical dilator 2.jpg

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Title

Palmer's Cervical Dilator

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/251

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Materials

Metal

Description


2003.245_embryotomy forceps 2.jpg

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Title

Embryotomy Forceps

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/245

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Materials

Metal

Description


2003.82.7_uterine dilator 3.jpg

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Title

Uterine Dilator

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/82.7

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Physical Dimensions

28.5cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description


2005.3.1_vaginal speculae 4.jpg

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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

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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).


2003.263_uterine sound 3.jpg

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Title

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.

2003.82.24_ perforator 6.jpg

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Perforator

Description

Perforator, metal.

A perforator was one of the more gruesome tools of obstetrics, used to pierce the head of the dead foetus to save the life of the mother. This particular perforator is metal and most likely dates from the 1800-1900s.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1800-1900s

Identifier

2003/82.24

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 27.2 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Perforator, metal.

A perforator was one of the more gruesome tools of obstetrics, used to pierce the head of the dead foetus to save the life of the mother. This particular perforator is metal and most likely dates from the 1800-1900s.

2003.46_fillet 2.jpg

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Obstetrical Fillet

Description

Fillet, metal, whalebone and wood, 18th century.

This instrument was used to assist in the birth of the baby, particularly with the safe passage of the child through the birth canal. The whalebone loop could be placed around the body or head of the baby, which would then gently be dragged out.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1700s

Identifier

2003/46

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 25.6 cm

Materials

Metal, whalebone, and wood.

Description

Fillet, metal, whalebone and wood, 18th century.

This instrument was used to assist in the birth of the baby, particularly with the safe passage of the child through the birth canal. The whalebone loop could be placed around the body or head of the baby, which would then gently be dragged out.

2007.1.5_Ferguson vaginal speculae 3.jpg

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Title

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

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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.

2014.3.3_Decapitator2021_2.jpg

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Decapitator

Description

Decapitator with metal handle. Used in Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow.

This steel decapitator would have been used in obstetrics during a stillbirth. The hook is placed around the neck of the foetus and twisted in for decapitation, then the foetus is gently extracted from the womb.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2014/3.3

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Physical Dimensions

length: 38 cm

Description

Decapitator with metal handle. Used in Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow.

This steel decapitator would have been used in obstetrics during a stillbirth. The hook is placed around the neck of the foetus and twisted in for decapitation, then the foetus is gently extracted from the womb.

2014.3.2_Brauns Hook2021_1.jpg

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Title

Braun's Hook

Description

Braun's hook with metal handle. Used in Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow.

Pictured here is another instrument of obstetrics known as the Braun's Hook. Named after the Austrian obstetrician, this hook would have been used to decapitate the foetus' head and remove said foetus from the womb.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2014/3.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

length: 32.5 cm

Materials

metal

Description

Braun's hook with metal handle. Used in Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow.

Pictured here is another instrument of obstetrics known as the Braun's Hook. Named after the Austrian obstetrician, this hook would have been used to decapitate the foetus' head and remove said foetus from the womb.

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