Estimated Date: 1880
Name: Southey Canula
Manufacturer: Medical Supply Assoc.
Description: Beautiful inlaid 4.5“x 2.5“x 0.75 “ wooden oval box contains a set of Southey trocars, four trocars, which are on a metal frame that can lift up. The handle is of ivory with a screw adjustment for the length of the needle. Initials ES on a brass plate on the cover. The entire outfit appears to be custom made. These catheters were used to drain edema fluid from the legs in people with heart or kidney failure. The greatly swollen limb was punctured with the needle and edema fluid was allowed to drain from the needle through the holes. A drastic cure for a cardiac condition that could not be accurately diagnosed or treated at that time.
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