Since the publication of my1 article on tubal patency, a number of requests have been received for the apparatus used in performing the test. The apparatus described in that paper was especially assembled for me by Mr. Joseph Becker.2 It embodied all the features necessary to carry out a scientific tubal insufflation but had the disadvantage of being cumbersome. The present apparatus, which was recently completed, is much more convenient and compact and is encased in a portable handbag.
The accompanying illustration shows the apparatus removed from its container. A is the kymographic drum; B, the spring motor; C, the mercury manometer with float (D) and ink writing pen (E); F, the glass siphonmeter with two stopcocks (G), closed, to prevent the solution from spilling when the apparatus is carried in the horizontal position in its case; H, the carbon dioxide cylinder; I, the pressure reducing valve