Uterine Dilator


This form of uterine dilator is associated with William H. Wathen (1846-1913), a physician/surgeon in Louisville, Ky., and professor of gynecology at the University of Louisville. The handles that are bent down, the blades that are short and sharply corrugated, and a threaded cross bar that extends from one handle to the other.

Ref: Charles Truax, The Mechanics of Surgery (Chicago, 1899), p. 458.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Donated by St. Louis Medical Society through Harry O. Cole & Gordon R. Garrett

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1977.0808.030Accession Number: 1977.0808Catalog Number: 1977.0808.030

Object Name: uterine dilatorsuterine dilatordilatorOther Terms: Medicine

Measurements: overall: 3 3/16 in x 3 3/8 in x 12 1/8 in; 8.09625 cm x 8.5725 cm x 30.7975 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-6944-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_726762

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