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Copy of vaginal speculum, Europe, 1901-1939
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Copy of vaginal speculum, Europe, 1901-1939
Copy of vaginal speculum, brass
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Work Type
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Date
1901-1939
Location
Europe
Measurements
overall: 120 mm x 230 mm x 330 mm, 0.7kg
Description
Copy of vaginal speculum, brass, original found at Pompeii and now in Museo Nazionale, Naples
The original of this vaginal speculum was found at Pompeii. It is now in the Museo Nazionale in Naples. The speculum was inserted into the body. The handles were then rotated to expand the distance between the blades. This is a very early Roman example of this gynaecological instrument. Variations on it are still used. Gynaecologists now use them to diagnose genito-urinary diseases. They are also employed in related surgical procedures.
The original of this vaginal speculum was found at Pompeii. It is now in the Museo Nazionale in Naples. The speculum was inserted into the body. The handles were then rotated to expand the distance between the blades. This is a very early Roman example of this gynaecological instrument. Variations on it are still used. Gynaecologists now use them to diagnose genito-urinary diseases. They are also employed in related surgical procedures.
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co89098
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Image and original data from Science Museum Group
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