Set of thin circular spring pessaries covered with rubber, 19 sizes, personal collection of F.T. Burkith, English, 1925-1960
A pessary can be a device to support the vagina or rectum, a form of contraception, or a medical treatment. However, these examples probably measured women for diaphragms. The box contains 19 sizes to fit the patient. Each is individually marked. A diaphragm is a dome-shaped disc that covers the cervix. Sperm is prevented from entering the uterus, preventing pregnancy. This set came from the personal collection of F T Burkitt (1881-1961). He was a British surgeon and radiologist during the 1920s.
- Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
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overall (box): 950 mm x 140 mm x 110 mm, .228kg
ring (smallest): 450 mm,
ring (largest): 920 mm,
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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