[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
July 23, 1910

PNEUMATIC ILLUMINATED INFANTILE SIGMOIDOSCOPEA NEW RECTAL INSTRUMENT

Author Affiliations

BELLINGHAM, WASH.

JAMA. 1910;55(4):314. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330040050018

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

This instrument was designed primarily for the examination and treatment of rectal diseases in children. Reflected light gave very unsatisfactory results because of the resistance and struggle of the little patients. The light could not be placed and fixed at the point to be examined as it can with this instrument. These drawings and designs were made by me and sent to the Electro-Surgical Instrument Company of Rochester, N. Y., who produced a most satisfactory instrument. It is simply a modification of Dr. James P. Tuttle's 6-inch illuminated pneumatic proctoscope. I claim originality only for the instrument being made for the examination and treatment of children. The modifications are as follows:

1. The instrument is very much reduced in caliber.

2. The auxiliary chamber is placed wholly within the tube in order to make the instrument as small as possible and yet give ample room for making application through it.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×