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Title

Gastroscope

Description

Gastroscope, metal and rubber, in wooden case, c 1960s.

Gastroscopy today involves examining components of the gastrointestinal system by inserting a wire-like endoscope down the patient’s throat. The endoscope contains a camera and light, and is controlled by the physician performing the examination. The images from the camera are then fed to a monitor screen for visualization.
Rudolf Schindler was the brains behind the first ever semi-flexible gastroscope, created in 1931. He constructed the gastroscope in such a manner that the distal end could be rotated, while the proximal end remained stationary. This allowed easier access to all areas of the stomach.

Date

c. 1960s

Identifier

2000/10.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 77.4 cm

Materials

Metal, rubber, and wood.

Gastroscope

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 77.4 cm

Materials

Metal, rubber, and wood.

Files

2000.10.2_gastroscope 10.jpg
2000.10.2_gastroscope 8.jpg
2000.10.2_gastroscope 17.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Gastroscope,” Heritage, accessed December 12, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/83.