Category: Gastro Intestinal
Estimated Date: 1880
Name: Silver plate and Horsehair probang

Description: 15” long silver plated instrument with horsehair end covered by a silver tip. There is a loop at the opposite end and pulling this extends horsehairs to form a larger circular shape. This was a crude but effective way to remove foreign objects from the esophagus. Now completely replaced by sophisticated endoscopic devices.

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Silver plate and Horsehair probang
Rectal Dilators
Enema Set
Hemmorhoid clamp, Smiths