Speculum

Speculum

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Description
Ferguson’s vaginal speculum made of glass, the outer wall of which is covered with a layer of tin foil which, in turn, is covered with black varnish. The form was devised by the Scottish surgeon, Sir William Fergusson (1808-1877).
Ref: Charles Truax, The Mechanics of Surgery (Chicago, 1899), pp. 439-440.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Speculum
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
black (overall color)
Measurements
average spatial: 15.7 cm x 5 cm; 6 3/16 in x 1 15/16 in
ID Number
MG.302606.176
accession number
302606
catalog number
302606.176
Credit Line
Gift of The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland
subject
Women's Health
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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