A speculum Latin for "mirror"; plural specula or speculums is a medical tool for investigating body orificeswith a form dependent on the orifice for which it is designed. In old texts, the speculum may also be referred to as a diopter or dioptra. Vaginal and anal specula were used by the ancient Greeks and Romans and speculum artifacts have been found in Pompeii.
It was afternoon in the San Francisco headquarters of Frog, the design firm best known for its hand in creating the iconic look of products like Apple's original Macintosh computers. Hailey Stewart, one of Frog's industrial designers, had scattered an array of prototypes on a table. On one end, you could see cylinders of foam that looked almost like skinny vibrators, with handles that stuck out at different angles and sketches of levers and screw mechanisms.
But perhaps no piece of the pelvic exam is as reviled as the vaginal speculum—the cold, clicking, duck-billed apparatus that lifts and separates the vaginal walls so a near-stranger can peer inside. Versions of the speculum have been found in medical texts dating back to the Greek physician Galen in A. The artifact from Pompeii is a bit of a nightmare: two blades that open and close via a corkscrew-like mechanism.
A speculum Latin for "mirror"; plural specula or speculums is a medical tool for investigating body orificeswith a form dependent on the orifice for which it is designed. In old texts, the speculum may also be referred to as a diopter or dioptra. Vaginal and anal specula were used by the ancient Greeks and Romans and speculum artifacts have been found in Pompeii. Marion Simsconsists of a hollow cylinder with a rounded end that is divided into two hinged parts, somewhat like the beak of a duck.
Application May 7,Serial No. My invention relates to a novel construction of vaginal speculum particularly adapted to postnatal inspection and operative purposes in the field of obstetrics. In many typesof obstetrical operations and observations or inspections for diagnostic purposes, it is common to use a speculum for the purpose of separating the vaginal walls to expose the parts to be observed or operated upon.
A speculum is a duck-bill-shaped device that doctors use to see inside a hollow part of your body and diagnose or treat disease. One common use of the speculum is for vaginal exams. Gynecologists use it to open the walls of the vagina and examine the vagina and cervix. A speculum is made from stainless steel or plastic.
Contact Email sales Email support. Inventor Jacques R. A speculum provides visual access to a body cavity, and such instrument is used by physicians for vaginal examination.
Year of fee payment : 4. A vaginal speculum, conical in shape made out of clear plastic resin or metal that when closed can easily and gently be inserted into the introitus vaginal opening. Various mechanisms are disclosed for dilating the speculum, after it has been inserted, so as to allow inspection of the patient's cervix.