998.9.12: Sigmoidoscope, 1941-1960

Additional Images

998.9.12: Sigmoidoscope.
Image No. 1954 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A rectal speculum consisting of a cylindrical outer tube with an attachment for a light fitting and an obturator with a tapered tip. The outer tube is calibrated in inches [1-8] along the underside surface. Manufacturer's name 'MILLER SURGICAL' stamped into outer tube surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 998.9.12
Collection: Proctology
Date: 1941-1960

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 35 cm
  • Width: 5.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Outer tube
  • b) Obturator

Object Materials

  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy,
  • plastic,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Miller Surgical Company
  • Owner: Dr. Kai-Sun Chan
  • History of Use: Used by Dr Kai-Sun Chan. Dr Chan established his medical practice in Vancouver in 1968.