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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

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.

Fergusson's Vaginal Speculae

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.

Files

2007.1.5_Ferguson vaginal speculae 3.jpg
2007.1.5_Ferguson vaginal speculae 6.jpg

Collection

Citation

Sir William Fergusson, “Fergusson's Vaginal Speculae,” Heritage, accessed December 16, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/140.