The Otoscope 2

The Otoscope 2

Description : The use of a mirror to collect and focus light gave a new lease to daylight as a means of illuminating the ear canal and by the 1880s the accepted way of examining the ear was by means of daylight, preferably from a northern aspect, concentrated by means of a head mirror and shone directly into the ear canal.
Method of examining the auditory canal and tympanic membrane (from St John Roosa 1881 "A practical treatise on the diseases of the ear").

Photograph courtesy of Dr S. Stool.

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