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Title

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 32.9 cm

Materials

Metal; Plastic; Rubber; Wood

Brown-Buerger Cystoscope

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 32.9 cm

Materials

Metal; Plastic; Rubber; Wood

Files

2001.1_cystoscope.jpg
2001.1_cystoscope 5.jpg
2001.1_cystoscope 8.jpg
2001.1_cystoscope 9.jpg

Collection

Citation

Wappler Electric Co., Inc., New York, “Brown-Buerger Cystoscope,” Heritage, accessed May 25, 2022, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/619.