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Ogier-Ward resectoscope

First "modern" resectoscope

This is an Ogier-Ward resectoscope (circa 1938) which also has a Stern-McCarthy type mechanism.

This exhibit is also from the Addenbrooke's collection.

Ogier Ward introduced a modification where the loop came towards the sheath and the telescope retracted at the same time.

He also introduced a ramp which allowed the loop to be inserted more deeply into the prostate.

Nesbit later modified the movement into the pistol grip which we use today.

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instrument    prostate