Surgery, General: Objects 1 - 15 of 51

2006.25.1: Abdominal RetractorAbdominal Retractor, 20th Cent. Two part sliding abdominal retractor, consists of two U-shaped spreading arms arranged in opposed positions and overlapping with a sliding connection at one side. Each arm has it extremity at the opposite side inwardly turned to form a hook, with the hooks facing outwardly. 'PAT.APR.12.1910' stamped into surface.
993.1116.1: Aspirator KitAspirator Kit, 1860-1905 Aspirator consisting of a metal barrel and metal piston, with two needles, a two way stopcock and tubing, in a mahogany case. On the barrel surface is an armorial plaque bearing a coat of arms with 'DAKIN BROs CREECHURCHLANE LONDON' in relief below. Two lengths of tube are connected by glass tubing, through which to observe the presence or absence of fluid, with a male and female hose end adapter at either end. Case dimensions given.
2006.172.1: Aspirator SetAspirator Set, 1941-1970 Cased Potain type aspirator set, consisting of an all-metal syringe barrel and piston, a double tip attachment for inward and outward flow [directed by arrows], a bottle mount with two stopcocks incorporating female and male Luer-Lok stoppers, four needles with cannulae, two rubber tubes with end hub connectors [each tube now broken into two parts], a rod and two curved wires [stilettes]. Case dimensions given.
993.1176.1: Clamp, CircumcisionClamp, Circumcision, 1950-1980 Circumcision clamp, 1.3cm diameter for use on newborns. 'GOMCO USA' & 'PAT 119180' stamped into base and '1.3CM.' stamped into underside of base, 'GOMCO USA' stamped into body part.
2006.555.1: Clamp, RegulatingClamp, Regulating, 20th Cent. Regulating cut-off clamp, HOFFMAN screw compressor with bar in fixed position.
993.632.1: Electrode SetElectrode Set, 20th Cent. A varnished case with purple lining in the lid, containing a cupping glass and 4 electrodes: a vaginal, a laryngeal, a ball-end and a tapered headed electrode all insulated with polished hard rubber. Incomplete, 4 instruments are missing. Dimensions given are for closed case only.
993.1144.1: ElevatorElevator, 1951-2000 Curved with probe-end, flat handle.
2006.459.1: Enema KitEnema Kit, 1839-1850 Mahogany case containing an enema kit consisting of a pump, 3 screw rectal pipes, each with cord repeatedly wrapped around the outer surface, and a rubber tubing with connecting pipes at either end; 1 straight, 1 right angled, both with screw connection fittings. The manufacturer's name and address 'Savigny & Co. 67, James Street' is engraved into the pump's surface.
993.150.1: Excelsior SyringeExcelsior Syringe, c. 1959 'Excelsior Syringe' with single finger ring and catheter tip. Asbestos string is wrapped round the plunger tip and an area around the plunger stem.
993.221.1: ForcepsForceps, 1911-1960 Forceps with mouse teeth, straight.
993.1156.1: Forceps, BiopsyForceps, Biopsy, 20th Cent. YEOMAN biopsy punch forceps. Straight jaw with scissor handles. Length of shaft 10½ inches[26.8cm]. Collar adjustment to permit rotation of jaws through full 360°. Name of supplier 'STEVENS' and material 'STAINLESS STEEL' stamped into handle.
993.1157.1: Forceps, SutureForceps, Suture Michel combined applying and removing forceps for suture clips. Instrument ends with serrated cutting edge blade at one end and 4 x 5 teeth at other. 'SKLARCHROMEU.S.A.' stamped into handle.
2006.195.1: GalvanometerGalvanometer, 1958 Galvanometer [voltmeter], housed in a wooden casing with graduated scale panel [percent and saturation]. Instrument used to detect and measure very low currents. Movable tag fixed to base has following information: 'CAT. NO. 3414, SER. No. 100060, SENS. .0016 MM, RESIS. 479 OHMS, PERIOD 4.9 SECONDS, C.D.R.X. 9000 OHMS, DATE 4-2-58, RUBICON COMPANY PHILADELPHIA'. Incomplete, electrical connector cable missing.
2006.163.1: HookHook, 20th Cent. Sharp ended hook, minor surgical instrument. Manufacturer’s trademark [serpent entwined around a staff with crown (Rod of Asclepius)] stamped into the handle.
993.1008.1: Hypodermic CaseHypodermic Case, 1891-1940 Hinged case with lift-out frame containing metal syringe with semi-round graduated [20ml] piston rod, 2 regular pointed needles in holders, 1 holder, 2 empty glass tubes of tabloids with cork stopper, No.88 morphine tartrate [16mgm.] and No.30 Digitalin [amorphous] gr. 1/100 [0.00065 gm]. Manufacturer's details ' BAILEY LONDON' stamped into case lid and piston rod thumb rest.