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The Resource Graves Duckbill (bivalve) Speculum. Donor: Frank B. Block MD

Graves Duckbill (bivalve) Speculum. Donor: Frank B. Block MD

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Graves Duckbill (bivalve) Speculum. Donor: Frank B. Block MD
Title
Graves Duckbill (bivalve) Speculum. Donor: Frank B. Block MD
Subject
Summary
  • Function or Use: Vaginal examination
  • Remarks: Though patented in 1891, it is likely that Thomas Grave invented his speculum in the 1870's.The interesting thing about the Grave's is that, if you take it apart and reverse the upper blade, it turns into a Sim's type speculum. That is part of the original design purpose.These two specula are the progenitors of most of the modern specula in use today. The simple bivalve (Grave's, and it's modifications) is what is used in most routine Gyn exams. The Sim's is use more commonly in the OR for retraction
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Object Name: Vaginal Speculum
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Graves Duckbill (bivalve) Speculum. Donor: Frank B. Block MD
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Publication
Note
  • Count: 1
  • Medical Specialty: Obstetrics
Ownership
Provenance: Previously owned by Frank B. Block MD
Physical substance
stainless steel
System control number
(Sirsi) 00a93c39b25f
Label
Graves Duckbill (bivalve) Speculum. Donor: Frank B. Block MD
Publication
Note
  • Count: 1
  • Medical Specialty: Obstetrics
Ownership
Provenance: Previously owned by Frank B. Block MD
Physical substance
stainless steel
System control number
(Sirsi) 00a93c39b25f

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