Three Eustachian catheters, 1900-1920

Made:
1900-1920 in Unknown place
maker:
Unknown
A647369, Toynbee otoscope, canvas and ivory, probably British, second half 19th century.
      A647731, Three eustachian

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A647369, Toynbee otoscope, canvas and ivory, probably British, second half 19th century. A647731, Three eustachian
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Three eustachian catheters, vulcanite and metal, in cardboard tube, Kramer's, 1900 to 1920

The three Eustachian catheters are seen with an otoscope and an explanatory picture showing it in use. They were used for the catheterisation of the Eustachian tube. This tube connects the nose with the middle ear. Catheterisation was commonly practised for therapeutic reasons or, when combined with an otoscope, diagnostic purposes.

Details

Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
A647731
Materials:
container, cardboard, metal and vulcanite
type:
catheter
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment