Urethral catheter, red rubber

Accession #: 2009129

Description: Red rubber urethral catheter approximately 12 FG, with closed tip and side eye. Used to empty the bladder before delivering the baby.

Some doctors carried these items inside the rims of their hats.

The diameter is still measured using French Gauge (f.g.) which is the diameter of the inserted end multiplied by pi (3.1428) or approximately x 3.

Dimensions: 80 mm L x 12 fg (French gauge)

Acquired: 25/06/2009

contained in Doctor's Bag #2009110

Loaned to Welsh Assembly for Pierhead Building exhibition 20/01/10