Duke type vaginal insufflator, United Kingdom, 1871-1900

Made:
1871-1900 in United Kingdom
designer:
Alexander Duke

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Duke's vaginal insufflator, steel and vulcanite, British, late 19th century

A vaginal insufflator blew gas or powdered medications into the female reproductive organs. It treated pelvic inflammatory diseases (infections of the uterus and ovaries) and ovarian fibroids (non-cancerous tumours) among other conditions. This example was designed by obstetric physician Dr. Alexander Duke, who practiced at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, Ireland.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A612547
Materials:
steel and vulcanite
type:
insufflator