Fergusson’s Flint-glass Vaginal Speculum

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Fergusson’s Flint-glass Vaginal Speculum

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The most popular English speculum for several decades of the Nineteenth Century was devised by Sir William Fergusson (1808-1877) as described in J. Churchill’s - System of practical surgery - 1857.  It consisted of a beveled cylinder, not unlike the original speculum of Recamier.  Formally trained in anatomy at Edinburgh, Fergusson possessed the necessary basis for a good surgeon and was the founder of conservative surgery.  In 1829, at the age of twenty-one, he was admitted to fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.  At thirty-one years of age he was appointed surgeon to the Royal Infirmary, succeeding Robert Liston (1794-1847).  In 1840, he was offered the chair of surgery at King’s College. In 1855, he was made Surgeon Extraordinary to Queen Victoria, and in 1866 a baronetcy was conferred upon him.  - Ricci. An example of Fergusson’s model in flint glass, unsigned and in EC.

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