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The Resource Double ended, two sizes, maker's mark mid shank/handle. See Object Description Note

Double ended, two sizes, maker's mark mid shank/handle. See Object Description Note

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Double ended, two sizes, maker's mark mid shank/handle. See Object Description Note
Title
Double ended, two sizes, maker's mark mid shank/handle. See Object Description Note
Subject
Summary
  • Function or Use: A speculum is an appliance for opening and viewing a passage or cavity of the body, in this case, the vagina
  • Object Type: Sims
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Object Name: Vaginal Speculum
Label
Double ended, two sizes, maker's mark mid shank/handle. See Object Description Note
Instantiates
Note
  • Count: 1
  • Maker Mark or Stamp: ""GEMRIG / PHILA.""
  • Medical Specialty: Gynecological
  • Object Description Note: Many surgeons had handled the kitchen spoons, but it required the ""prepared mind"" of Marion Sims in 1849 to transform such a spoon into a wonderful surgical aid by simply bending the handle. The invention of this one instrument made possible much of the great advance in gyn. during the latter half of the 19th century. So universal is its use, that scarcely a major gyn. operation is attempted without employing either a Sims speculum or some modification of it. (Uni-valve)
Ownership
Legacy Accession Number: 3:274, 1940
System control number
(Sirsi) bfb7f19c59b3
Label
Double ended, two sizes, maker's mark mid shank/handle. See Object Description Note
Note
  • Count: 1
  • Maker Mark or Stamp: ""GEMRIG / PHILA.""
  • Medical Specialty: Gynecological
  • Object Description Note: Many surgeons had handled the kitchen spoons, but it required the ""prepared mind"" of Marion Sims in 1849 to transform such a spoon into a wonderful surgical aid by simply bending the handle. The invention of this one instrument made possible much of the great advance in gyn. during the latter half of the 19th century. So universal is its use, that scarcely a major gyn. operation is attempted without employing either a Sims speculum or some modification of it. (Uni-valve)
Ownership
Legacy Accession Number: 3:274, 1940
System control number
(Sirsi) bfb7f19c59b3

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