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Medical Museum: Chromoscope Nephrometrique

by Sean Ruck, Contributing Editor | April 01, 2014
From the April 2014 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine

The picture and description appear courtesy of Dr. M. Donald Blaufox, M.D., Ph.D, from his website: www.mohma.org.

Each month we visit Dr. Blaufox’s Museum of Historical Medical Artifacts to take a look back at the medical equipment that cleared the way for what patients encounter in doctors’ offices and operating rooms of today. Some equipment may be recognizable, while other inventions featured here have since become obsolete or have had their usefulness discredited.

Category: Nephrology

Estimated Date: 1900

Name: Chromoscope Nephrometrique

Manufacturer: E. Spengler

Description: 1 3/4” x 2” x 4” ash box, tag as noted des Dr. C. Lian & G. Siguret, small slit 1 3/4” from top opposite 1 3/4 “x 1 1/2” glazed glass window, tube on top 1/4” by 3/8”, six pair of tubes in side 1/4” by 3/4” with pink color are turned on a wheel marked by 10-60 from outside. Piece of wood on bottom can be removed to reveal six extra glass tubes with metal bases and additional reagent tubes.


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