SOLD: This stainless steel Balfour abdominal retractor made by Haslam, USA is a beauty! It is a standard laparotomy wound retractor. The adjustable arms retract (wide open) to approximately 6 inches with the heavy duty, double-rod base measuring 9.25 inches in length. The overall height is approximately 7.25 inches. A third arm (not present) is able to be attached to the adjustable/ moving cross piece to allow abdominal wall retraction in 3 directions.
Medical Mysteries: Conditions and cases that have baffled doctors
When a fertilized egg attaches anywhere outside the uterus (an abdominal or ectopic pregnancy), the fetus may begin to grow but cannot survive. Under very rare conditions the miscarried fetus is neither expelled nor reabsorbed. Instead, it calcifies—effectively turning to “stone”—which protects the mother from infection.
SOLD - Vintage Stainless Steel Bone Saw 9.5" Long Vintage Stainless Steel Bone Saw (not sure if it is for physicians for amputations or a butchers saw). Entire saw measures 9.5" Long and blade measures approximately 6" in length. Some rust on handle and signs of wear and use. Comes with a latching plastic case measuring 10" x 5" x 0.75". Inside of the box was once lined with blue fabric which has come unglued from one side and is missing on the other.
SOLD: Abdominal retractors are used to actively separate the edges of a surgical incision in abdomen. This retractor is self retaining. This stainless steel surgical abdominal retractor does not have a manufacturer's stamp, but is marked in multiple locations with the number "13". The retractor blades swivel 360 degrees and measure 2.75 inches in length. The base measures 6 inches and the arms are 5.75 inches in length.
4,000 Years of Birth Control and Counting. 1838: More Barrier Methods.It was in this year that German gynecologist Friedrich Wilde created small, custom-made rubber pessaries — early cervical caps — following the German practice of applying discs of melted and molded beeswax to the cervix. In the 1860s, American inventor Edward Bliss Foote developed the “womb veil,” a thin tissue of rubber to cover the cervix...