998.9.14: Speculum, Rectal, 1950-1980

Additional Images

998.9.14: Speculum, Rectal.
Image No. 1939 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

BRINKERHOFF type rectal speculum. Detachable sliding blade exposing lateral slit which extends it whole length.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 998.9.14
Collection: Proctology
Date: 1950-1980

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 17.2 cm
  • Height: 8 cm
  • Width: 3.8 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Speculum
  • b) Detachable blade

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • nickel plate

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. Kai-Sun Chan
  • History of Use: Used for the injection of haemorrhoids. Used by Dr Kai-Sun Chan. Dr Chan established his medical practice in Vancouver in 1968.