Vaginal Speculum


The Sims vaginal speculum is a double-bladed instrument used for examining a vagina or cervix. J. Marion Sims (1813-1883), a controversial American surgeon, introduced the form.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Women's Health


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Credit Line: Gift of The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.302606.145Accession Number: 302606Catalog Number: 302606.145

Object Name: Speculum

Physical Description: metal, steel (overall material)Measurements: average spatial: 16.3 cm x 4 cm x 8.7 cm; 6 7/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 3 7/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1099268

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