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1996.2.26.6_obstetric instrument_1.jpg

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Perinaeum Needle

Description

A perinaeum needle, used for transperineal prostate biopsy.

Identifier

1996/2.26.6

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Length: 19.2cm

Materials

Metal

Description

A perinaeum needle, used for transperineal prostate biopsy.

1996.2.22_catheter_1.jpg

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Female Catheter

Description

Catheter used to drain urine from the bladder. This catheter has the inscriptions 'USA' and '1.'

Date

c. 1920s-1930s

Identifier

1996/2.22

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Length: 13cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Catheter used to drain urine from the bladder. This catheter has the inscriptions 'USA' and '1.'

1996.2.21_catheter_1.jpg

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Female Catheter

Description

Catheter used to drain urine from the bladder. This catheter has the inscriptions 'USA' and '17.'

Date

c. 1920s-1930s

Identifier

1996/2.21

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Length: 12.7cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Catheter used to drain urine from the bladder. This catheter has the inscriptions 'USA' and '17.'

2000.5.8_female catheter_1.jpg

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Rotunda Hospital Pattern Female Catheter

Description

A catheter used to drain urine from the bladder. This instrument has the inscriptions 'F' and '7.'

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/5.8

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Length: 19.6cm

Materials

Metal

Description

A catheter used to drain urine from the bladder. This instrument has the inscriptions 'F' and '7.'

urology.jpg

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Animation on Arthur Henry Jacobs

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Known as "the father of urology in Glasgow", Arthur Jacobs helped to set up the first urology department in Scotland at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1950s.

Jacobs was one of the first practitioners in the UK to use intravenous pyelography to image the urinary system.

Description

Known as "the father of urology in Glasgow", Arthur Jacobs helped to set up the first urology department in Scotland at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1950s.

Jacobs was one of the first practitioners in the UK to use intravenous pyelography to image the urinary system.

2003.63_bladder sound_2.jpg

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Bladder Syringe

Description

Bladder syringe in wooden case.

Date

c. 1800-1900s

Identifier

2003/63

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 36.3 cm (box)

Materials

Brass, ivory, rubber, wood.

Description

Bladder syringe in wooden case.

2000.5.1_urethral dilator_2.jpg

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Urethral Dilator

Description

Urethral dilator.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2000/5.1

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Length: 34 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Urethral dilator.

2016-3.19_uterine curette 2.jpg

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Double-ended Uterine Curette

Description

Double-ended uterine curette, combining aThomas’s blunt curette and Sims’s sharp curette.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.19

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 33 cm

Materials

Metal.

Description

Double-ended uterine curette, combining aThomas’s blunt curette and Sims’s sharp curette.

2003.194_cystoscope_.jpg

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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

Description

Brown-Buerger cystoscope in wooden case.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/194

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Length: 33.5 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, rubber.

Description

Brown-Buerger cystoscope in wooden case.

2003.201.7_catheter 2.jpg

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Title

Catheter

Description

Metal catheter for the genito-urinary system.

Date

c. unknown

Identifier

2003/201.7

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Materials

Metal

Description

Metal catheter for the genito-urinary system.

2003.201.6_lithorite.jpg

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Lithorite

Description

Metal lithorite used to crush bladder stones.

Date

c. unknown

Identifier

2003/201.6

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Materials

Metal

Description

Metal lithorite used to crush bladder stones.

2003.201.2_Thompson's lithorite.jpg

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Thompson's Lithorite

Description

Thompson's lithotrite, metal. A lithorite is an instrument used to crush bladder stones.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/201.2

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Materials

Metal

Description

Thompson's lithotrite, metal. A lithorite is an instrument used to crush bladder stones.

2003.65_urethroscope 2.jpg

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The Holborn Operating Urethroscope

Description

Urethroscope in case with one operating urethroscope, one for examination, three obturators, two knives, and other smaller instruments.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/65

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 37 cm (case)

Materials

Cord, metal, rubber.

Description

Urethroscope in case with one operating urethroscope, one for examination, three obturators, two knives, and other smaller instruments.

2004.4.4_urology medal 2 (1 of 1).jpg

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British Association of Urological Surgeons Medal

Description

British Association of Urological Surgeons Medal, in blue case. Belonged to Arthur Jacobs.

On obverse; British Association of Urological Surgeons. On reverse; Peter J Reyer. E Hurry Fenwick. John Thomson Walker. In middle of reverse; Arthur Jacobs 1965

Date

c. 1965

Identifier

2004/4

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Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 75 mm

Materials

Metal, Cardboard, Fabric.

Description

British Association of Urological Surgeons Medal, in blue case. Belonged to Arthur Jacobs.

On obverse; British Association of Urological Surgeons. On reverse; Peter J Reyer. E Hurry Fenwick. John Thomson Walker. In middle of reverse; Arthur Jacobs 1965

2001.1_cystoscope.jpg

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Brown-Buerger Cystoscope

Description

Pictured here is a Brown-Buerger cystoscope in a wooden box. It was used to perform cystoscopy, a procedure used to diagnose, monitor and treat conditions affecting the bladder and urethra. The cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and passed into the bladder.

On the lid of the box, there is a small plaque with the embossment ‘Mr. Illingworth.’ in red lettering. Sir Charles Frederick William Illingworth (1899-1990) was Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow from 1939. He held this position until he became Emeritus Professor in 1964.

Illingworth was given the title CBE in 1946 and was knighted in 1961. He served as Honorary Surgeon to the Queen in Scotland from 1961-1965 and was made Extra Surgeon to Her Majesty in 1965. He was president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 1962-1964.

Creator

Wappler Electric Co., Inc., New York

Date

c. 20th Century

Identifier

2001/1

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 32.9 cm

Materials

Metal; Plastic; Rubber; Wood

Description

Pictured here is a Brown-Buerger cystoscope in a wooden box. It was used to perform cystoscopy, a procedure used to diagnose, monitor and treat conditions affecting the bladder and urethra. The cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and passed into the bladder.

On the lid of the box, there is a small plaque with the embossment ‘Mr. Illingworth.’ in red lettering. Sir Charles Frederick William Illingworth (1899-1990) was Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow from 1939. He held this position until he became Emeritus Professor in 1964.

Illingworth was given the title CBE in 1946 and was knighted in 1961. He served as Honorary Surgeon to the Queen in Scotland from 1961-1965 and was made Extra Surgeon to Her Majesty in 1965. He was president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 1962-1964.

2001.2_urinometer 4.jpg

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Urinometer

Description

This Urinometer is held within a cardboard tube.

The Urinometer was invented by Johann Florian Heller (1813-1871) in 1849 and was used to measure the specific gravity of urine, which is the measurement of particles in a person's urine compared with water. This helped to assess kidney function.

Urinometers are typically composed of three parts: the weight, float and stem. The weight is the lower end of the urinometer containing a mercury bulb. The float is an air-filled glass tube and the stem is marked with a scale.

The urinometer would be placed in a cylinder containing a urine sample and a reading taken from the stem. This device has been widely replaced with more efficient technologies. Its tendency to drag against the side of the cylinder can often result in inaccurate readings.

Date

c. 1900s-1920s

Identifier

2001/2

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Length: 11.7 cm

Materials

Glass; Mercury; Paper; Cardboard

Description

This Urinometer is held within a cardboard tube.

The Urinometer was invented by Johann Florian Heller (1813-1871) in 1849 and was used to measure the specific gravity of urine, which is the measurement of particles in a person's urine compared with water. This helped to assess kidney function.

Urinometers are typically composed of three parts: the weight, float and stem. The weight is the lower end of the urinometer containing a mercury bulb. The float is an air-filled glass tube and the stem is marked with a scale.

The urinometer would be placed in a cylinder containing a urine sample and a reading taken from the stem. This device has been widely replaced with more efficient technologies. Its tendency to drag against the side of the cylinder can often result in inaccurate readings.

2003.3.5_diagnostoscope.jpg

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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.

uterine probe.jpg

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Playfair's Uterine Probe

Description

Uterine probe, Playfair's model. Roughened end. Plated brass handle, white metal tip.

Date

c. 1910-1930

Identifier

2007/1.11

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Materials

Metal, brass

Description

Uterine probe, Playfair's model. Roughened end. Plated brass handle, white metal tip.

2007.1.2_uterine flushing tube.jpg

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Gibson's Uterine Flushing Tube

Description

Uterine flushing tube, Gibson's type. Nickel steel.

Date

c. 1920-1940s

Identifier

2007/1.2

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Materials

Metal

Description

Uterine flushing tube, Gibson's type. Nickel steel.

2007.1.7_Thomson's bladder sound 2.jpg

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Thomson's Bladder Sound

Description

Thomson's bladder/uterine sound. Chrome/nickel plated.

Date

c. 1900-1940

Identifier

2007/1.7

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Metal

Description

Thomson's bladder/uterine sound. Chrome/nickel plated.

2007.1.6_Uterine curette.jpg

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Sim's Uterine Curette

Description

Sime's uterine curette (sharp). Size B. Chrome/nickel plated.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2007/1.6

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Materials

Metal

Description

Sime's uterine curette (sharp). Size B. Chrome/nickel plated.

2007.1.4_Rheinstater curette.jpg

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Rheinstater's Flushing Uterine Curette

Description

Rheinstater's flushing uterine curette. Chrome/nickel plated.

Date

c. 1920-1940s

Identifier

2007/1.4

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Materials

Metal

Description

Rheinstater's flushing uterine curette. Chrome/nickel plated.

Cased set of uterine sounds 4.jpg

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Cased set of Uterine Sounds

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Consists of a composite two piece, lined instrument case covered in black faux shagreen. Interior of the lid is lined in padded crimson velvet material. Base is lined with unpadded crimson/purple velvet and has inserts to receive the instruments.

Date

c. 1880s-1920s

Identifier

2007/2.1

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31.3cm in length, 12.1cm in depth, 3.7cm in height.

Materials

Wood, faux shagreen, velvet, metal

Description

Consists of a composite two piece, lined instrument case covered in black faux shagreen. Interior of the lid is lined in padded crimson velvet material. Base is lined with unpadded crimson/purple velvet and has inserts to receive the instruments.

2006.7.44_uterine flushing tube.jpg

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Bozemann's Uterine Flushing Tube

Description

Uterine flushing tube, Bozemann's pattern. Nickel plated.

Date

c. 1880-1910

Identifier

2006/7.44

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Physical Dimensions

35.5cm in length

Materials

Metal

Description

Uterine flushing tube, Bozemann's pattern. Nickel plated.

2006.7.45_uterine dressing forceps 2.jpg

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Royal Free Hospital's Uterine Dressings Forceps

Description

Uterine dressings forceps, Royal Free Hospital pattern. Plated metal, probably nickel.

Date

c. 1880-1910

Identifier

2006/7.45

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Physical Dimensions

26.5 cm in length

Materials

Metal

Description

Uterine dressings forceps, Royal Free Hospital pattern. Plated metal, probably nickel.

2016.3_cervical dilators 3.jpg

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Set of Uterine Dilators

Description

Set of 5 curved uterine dilators in a rolled canvas case, belonging to H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.2

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i) 1.5 cm diameter, 21 cm in length.
ii) 1 cm diameter, 21 cm in length.
iii) 0.75 cm diameter, 21 cm in length.
iv) 0.5 cm diameter, 21 cm in length.
v) 0.3 cm diameter, 21 cm in length.

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Set of 5 curved uterine dilators in a rolled canvas case, belonging to H.R. Lillie.

1-20-14-32-front.jpg

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Advert for a uterine dilator

Description

Article/advertisement for a 'new uterine dilator' manufactured by F. Walters & Co, London. Article written by Dr Alexander Duke. Found inside a library book

Date

c.1900

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/32

Description

Article/advertisement for a 'new uterine dilator' manufactured by F. Walters & Co, London. Article written by Dr Alexander Duke. Found inside a library book

GLA_RCPG_PCF_92.jpg

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Portrait of Arthur Henry Jacobs, PRCPSG 1958-1960

Description

Seated half-length in college robes.

Arthur Henry Jacobs studied medicine at St Mungo's College in Glasgow and gained his Triple Qualification in 1920. He spent some further time training in London, Paris, and Vienna.

Widely considered the "father of urology" in Glasgow, he was appointed as a urologist at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1930. He then became chief of the urology department by 1936. This department became a model for several other urology departments across the country. He was considered to be one of the best urologists in the world, with major contributions in the classification and surgical management of genitourinary tuberculosis.

Date

1991

Identifier

80

Rights

© the artist's estate

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Physical Dimensions

58 x 48 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length in college robes.

Arthur Henry Jacobs studied medicine at St Mungo's College in Glasgow and gained his Triple Qualification in 1920. He spent some further time training in London, Paris, and Vienna.

Widely considered the "father of urology" in Glasgow, he was appointed as a urologist at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1930. He then became chief of the urology department by 1936. This department became a model for several other urology departments across the country. He was considered to be one of the best urologists in the world, with major contributions in the classification and surgical management of genitourinary tuberculosis.

1997.8.10_clifford and watt uterine dilator 2.jpg

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Clifford and Watt's Uterine Dilator

Description

Double-ended uterine dilator.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1997/8.10

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Physical Dimensions

Length = 22.5cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Double-ended uterine dilator.

2003.193_lithotomy set 4.jpg

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Lithotomy Set

Description

Lithotomy is a surgical method for the removal of stones formed inside the urinary tract, bladder and gallbladder. This set contains a selection of instruments in a wooden box, with a dark brown velvet lining. The set includes a lithotomy scoop, three pairs of lithotomy forceps, three Buchanan’s lithotomy staffs, two Key’s lithotomy knives and one Fergusson’s lithotomy knife.

The box has an inscription reading ‘Dr Eben Watson.’ Ebenezer Watson (1824-1886) was the son of James Watson (1787-1871), often referred to as ‘The Father of the Faculty.’

Ebenezer Watson graduated from the University of Glasgow in Medicine 1846. He was appointed surgeon to Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1856 and was president of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 1872 to 1874.

Creator

W. B. Hilliard & Sons Ltd

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/193

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Materials

Metal

Description

Lithotomy is a surgical method for the removal of stones formed inside the urinary tract, bladder and gallbladder. This set contains a selection of instruments in a wooden box, with a dark brown velvet lining. The set includes a lithotomy scoop, three pairs of lithotomy forceps, three Buchanan’s lithotomy staffs, two Key’s lithotomy knives and one Fergusson’s lithotomy knife.

The box has an inscription reading ‘Dr Eben Watson.’ Ebenezer Watson (1824-1886) was the son of James Watson (1787-1871), often referred to as ‘The Father of the Faculty.’

Ebenezer Watson graduated from the University of Glasgow in Medicine 1846. He was appointed surgeon to Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1856 and was president of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 1872 to 1874.

2003.190_Lister's bougie 6.jpg

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Set of Lister's Bougies

Description

Lister's bougie, in leather-covered case, c 1876.

Date

1876

Identifier

2003/190

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Length: 31.5 cm

Materials

Leather; metal; velvet

Description

Lister's bougie, in leather-covered case, c 1876.

2003.191_newman cystoscope 4.jpg

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Newman Cystoscope

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.

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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