Vaginal speculae, circa 1870-1900

Vaginal speculae, circa 1870-1900

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Caption: A collection of five historical vaginal speculae, made from glass, nickel, and steel. These instruments were used for medical examinations of the vagina and cervix. The use of vaginal speculae dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times. These examples date from between 1870 and 1900, England.

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