Historical information

This instrument was used by Dr Fritz Duras (1896-1965), who moved to Australia from Germany in 1937. As his father was Jewish, Duras was forced to leave Germany, and came to Australia to take up a post as director of physical education at Melbourne University.
This instrument was part of a collection of instruments given to his son-in-law, Dr Michael Kloss, who was an obstetrician. Dr Kloss subsequently donated this item to the College.

Physical description

Small metal uterine catheter. Thin, curved instrument with a brass coloured, bell shaped attachment at one end, curving to a hollow tip at the other end. There is a oval shaped fitting attached to the side of the bell attachment.