Early Iron vaginale speculum, 17th century

Early Iron vaginale speculum, 17th century

Stock Number: 290520 b



32 cm long


17th century

Categories: Medicine, Diagnostics, Surgical instruments


A 17th century iron vaginale speculum which was used as a setacum forceps. Typical of that time, the 17th century, is the guide rod in the center. Described by Scultetus in 1672, See Bennion on page  132 -133. 32 cm long.

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Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.

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