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July 10, 1954


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Anniston, Ala.

JAMA. 1954;155(11):971-972. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.73690290004006b

The object of the apparatus described here is to provide an automatic means for collecting in separate urinals the urine excreted by a patient during predetermined time intervals, thus effecting a material saving in nursing time and insuring precision in collection. This apparatus is comprised of a turntable supporting several urinals spaced at intervals around its circumference (fig. 1). Terminating above the turntable in position to discharge urine into a urinal below it is a conduit leading from a catheter in the patient's bladder. The turntable is rotated at intervals to bring the urinals successively under the urine supply conduit.

Figures 2 and 3 show the details of the apparatus. Mounted on a table (10) by means of a support (11) is a vertical shaft (12). Mounted for rotation at the top of the shaft in a bearing (13) is a turntable (14), adapted for rotation through 360 degrees, that

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