Sunday, June 8, 2008
Medical: Old Colposcope
Don't know what a colposcope is? I didn't either, but the internet quickly cured that little blind spot. A colposcope "functions as a lighted binocular microscope to magnify the view of the cervix, vagina, and vulvar surface." Yep, it's a device that inspects down there. Interiorly.
This is an old one, as the subject line says. Look at that picture. Now look at a modern-day colposcope:
Now that you know what a colposcope is, and know that the one at issue is at least three generations behind current down-there-inspecting technology, tell me what you're going to do with the old colposcope. Set up a back-alley colposcopy practice? Give it to your child and say, "now you can really play doctor"? There are other fetishistic possibilities, but really, they're too horrifying to give voice to, so I'll just stop now. In any event, enjoy your free colposcope, and I hope to god you find a free autoclave to join it in your free medical device collection. Ultimately, I just declare "eww."