Dilator for cure of phimosis
Used in surgery to correct phimosis (tightness of the foreskin of the penis)
E. B. Foote Sr.'s 1881 Patent. Center piece screws into the center chamber, which opens the attached metal appendages to dilate.
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Foote, Edward B. (Edward Bliss), 1829-1906, “Dilator for cure of phimosis,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed February 24, 2021, https://digital.lib.buffalo.edu/items/show/16896.