Urethroscope, Berlin, Germany, 1901-1920
Urethroscopes help diagnose and treat genito-urinary diseases. This early urethroscope incorporates a miniature light bulb. It also has a sophisticated optical system designed by Carl Zeiss of Jena. The company was a leading maker of optical instruments. It had built a reputation since 1846, particularly for making microscopes. The company is still a leading manufacturer.
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Glossary: genito-urinary medicine
The branch of medicine dealing with the genital and urinary organs.