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A History of 'catheters' in Urology:

Charles Phillips

1811 - 1870

Belgian by birth but worked in Holland and France

Roman Catheter

1st Century AD

Double curved for males

Silver Catheters

19th Century AD

For dilating urethral strictures

Sir John Thomson-Walker

1871 - 1937

First urologist to perform retrograde ureterography

Thompson Catheters

19th Century AD

One of his many instruments

Hamilton Irvine Box

19th Century AD

Suprapubic drainage device

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