US 2073800 A
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March 10, 1037. w, KING 2,073,800
SURGICAL DEVICE Filed March 24, 1936 Inventor g g Attorneys Patented Mar. 16, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFIQE 1 Claim.
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in surgical devices and has for its primary object to provide in a manner as hereinafter set forth, an instrument through the medium of which heat may be applied to the prostate gland in a convenient manner and without discomfort.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a device or instrument of the aforementioned character which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, highly eflicient and reliable in use, compact and which may be manufactured at low cost.
All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:-
Figure l is a view in side elevation of the invention with portions thereof broken away in section.
Figure 2 is an end elevational View.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will Mounted on and enclosing the untapered end portion 3 of the dilator l is a ball which is designated generally by the reference numeral 4. The ball 4 comprises a" rubber cover 5 which is filled with cement and scrap metal or the like 6. 5 The cover 5 of the ball 4 is engaged with the shoulder 2 around the opening in said cover 5 through which the dilator l projects.
It is thought that the manner of using the device will be readily apparent from a. considera- 10 tion of the foregoing. The ball 5 is heated in any suitable manner, as by immersing in hot water, and the dilator I is inserted in the rectum. The dilator i then serves as a conductor of heat from the ball 4 to the prostate gland. 5
It is believed that the many advantages of a device constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood, and although a preferred embodiment of the invention is as illustrated and described, it is to be 20 understood that changes in the details of construction may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed is:-
An instrument of the class described compris- 25 ing a dilator of heat conducting material, and a heat absorbing and retaining ball mounted on and enclosing one end portion of said dilator, said ball including a rubber covering and a filler of cement and scrap metal in said covering.