Hysteroscope with camera attachment

1958-1965 in London

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Bronchoscope, rigid, Fourestier-Glandu-Vulmiere type, with camera attachment, France, 1958-1965. Full view, graduated
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Hysteroscope, rigid, Fourestier-Glandu-Vulmiere type, with camera attachment, France, 1958-1965

Physicians ‘saw’ into the body using a hysteroscope. A rigid tube is passed into the body to 'see' inside the uterus. This example incorporated a quartz rod within the tube. Light was transmitted by an internal reflection in the rod. This meant the lens systems of earlier bronchoscopes were discarded. Illumination was good enough for a specially mounted camera to take very clear photographs of the interior of the uterus.

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brass (nickel plated), glass, metal, paper (fibre product), plastic (unidentified), rubber and steel (stainless)
overall (as displayed): 130 mm x 600 mm x 310 mm, 2.382 kg
hysteroscope, hysteroscope, diagnosis, bronchoscope, camera, diagnosis (respiratory system) and fourestier-gladu-vulmiere
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  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument

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