Vaginal Speculum


John Byrne (1825-1902), a gynecologist from Ireland who practiced in New York, introduced the Byrne vaginal speculum in 1871.

Ref: John Byrne, Clinical Notes on the Electric Cautery in Uterine Surgery (New York, 1873).

“Obituary. Dr. John Byrne,” New York Tribune (Oct. 3, 1902), p. 14.

Location: Currently not on view

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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.302606.017Catalog Number: M-14146Accession Number: 302606Catalog Number: 302606.017

Object Name: Vaginal Speculum

Measurements: overall: 6 3/16 in x 1 7/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 15.71625 cm x 4.7625 cm x 8.89 cm


Record Id: nmah_1377998

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