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bipolar electrosurgical forceps

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Dates
1980
85
circa 1980-85
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
007023006
Description
Bipolar electrosurgical forceps white plastic cylinder style with rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic; sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; plastic button at top of handle; attached at bottom of handle 293.0 cm wiring ending with ele…
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Accession Number
007023006
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Electrosurgery
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Bipolar electrosurgical forceps white plastic cylinder style with rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic; sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; plastic button at top of handle; attached at bottom of handle 293.0 cm wiring ending with electrosurgical generator adaptor cable.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Maker
s. e. m. i.
Dates
1980
85
circa 1980-85
Date Remarks
Date of final evolution of prototypes. The designer, Dr. Rioux, provided date of this prototype.
Material
plastic: white, grey, red, blue, yellow
metal: black
Inscriptions
Embossed on handle: "s.e.m.i."; embossed on cable connector: "neomed".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 30.0 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2.
Research Facts
Used in OG/GYN laparoscopy surgical procedures.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - May 30, 2010
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bipolar electrosurgical Palmer's forceps

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Dates
1973
circa 1973
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
007023001
Description
Bipolar electrosurgical Palmer's forceps is a rod shape with a semi- opaque white plastic sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; the handle is in the shape of two finger rings on both sides and one at the end; a pair of electrical connecting rods are …
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Accession Number
007023001
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Electrosurgery
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Bipolar electrosurgical Palmer's forceps is a rod shape with a semi- opaque white plastic sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; the handle is in the shape of two finger rings on both sides and one at the end; a pair of electrical connecting rods are above the finger rings; without manufacturer's marks.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Maker
CRIQ - Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec
Site Made (City)
Ste. Foy
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Date Remarks
Date of this prototype was provided by the designer, Dr. Rioux.
Material
plastic: white
metal: silver, yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 31.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows some wear around edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2
Research Facts
First bipolar electrosurgical forceps prototype designed by Canadian Dr. Rioux, who is acknowledged as the first doctor to bring this technique to Canada. Rioux trained at Laval, Quebec and at Johns Hopkins, US also in Paris, France under Dr. Raoul Palmer (1967-68) who used only unipolar electrosurgical forceps in endoscopic surgeries / laparoscopies. Rioux performed the first of these at Johns Hopkins in 1968. Instrument is used for OB/GYN laparoscopic surgeries such as an electrocoagulation of the tubes for sterilization, where a pure coagulating current was applied and burned the tube, instead of previously burning through other areas. Several research articles concerning this Canadian invention by Dr. Rioux, and on the designer are located in the donor file.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - May 30, 2010
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bipolar tubal forceps

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Dates
1980
circa 1980
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
007023028 a-c
Description
Bipolar tubal forceps (a) with a plastic cylindrical handle with a round depressable button and plunger which changes pincer aperture; a white wire exits handle and ends in a plastic plug with metal prongs; rod covered with a semi-opaque white plastic sheathed rod with a pair of unsheathed metal pi…
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Accession Number
007023028 a-c
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Laparoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Bipolar tubal forceps (a) with a plastic cylindrical handle with a round depressable button and plunger which changes pincer aperture; a white wire exits handle and ends in a plastic plug with metal prongs; rod covered with a semi-opaque white plastic sheathed rod with a pair of unsheathed metal pincer ends; forceps stored in a cardboard box (b) with carboard holder (c).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bipolar forceps - Length 3.02m x Width 38.2cm x Depth 2.9 cm
b - cardboard box - Length 60.8 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 4 cm
c - cardboard holder - Length 54.4 cm x Width 5.7 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Maker
C.R.I.Q. - Centre de Recherche Industrielle du Quebec
Site Made (City)
Ste. Foy
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1980
circa 1980
Date Remarks
Based on maker's patent from donor information
Material
plastic: gray, white, yellow, blue
metal: gray
Inscriptions
Written on cardboard box (a): Rioux tubal forceps 18" ELECTRODE // FOR PRODUCT EVALUATION ONLY // DEVELOPED AND MANUFACTORED BY: // Centre de Recherche Industrielle du Quebec, Quebec, Canada"; Printed on cardboard holder (c): "Rioux Bipolar tubal forceps 18" ELECTRODE Unit No: 000111 // FOR PRODUCT EVALUATION ONLY Lot No. 18 0621"; molded on plug (a): "neomed // UP".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Condition Remarks
Cardboard box and holder show minor wear and creasing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2.
Research Facts
Used in OB/GYN laparoscopy surgical procedures.
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Braun's cranioclast

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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
007023010 a-d
Description
Solid steel Braun's cranioclast with black wood attached to metal handles; consisting of a (a) straight blade and a (b) curved blade attached by a (c) metal spacer and a (d) wing nut.
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Accession Number
007023010 a-d
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrical Forceps
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
Fetal Death
Description
Solid steel Braun's cranioclast with black wood attached to metal handles; consisting of a (a) straight blade and a (b) curved blade attached by a (c) metal spacer and a (d) wing nut.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - straight blade - Size: Length 37.0 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - curved blade - Size: Length 45.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
c - spacer - Size: Length 0.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
d - wing nut - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Maker
S. Mawson & Thompson
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
Inscriptions
Stamped in metal handle: "S. MAWSON // LONDON// & THOMPSON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-4
Condition Remarks
Some rust and wear on metal blades and screw; some scratches on wood.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Supplier's catalogue: "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 5012 (similar to item E/-545); Internet: "Accoucheur's Antique"; remarks by donor, Dr. Rioux.
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #4.
Research Facts
Powerful destructive craniotomy forceps used to extract stillborn fetus. The smaller blade is introduced to the perforated skull, with the larger blade placed to the outer surface of the skull. The blades are locked and the fetus is extracted out.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - August 2009
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Braun's obstetrical cranioclast

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Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
007023020 a-b
Description
Two-part Braun's obstetrical cranioclast; toothed blades that are articulated by means of a screw point; elongated oval tong ends.
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Accession Number
007023020 a-b
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrical Forceps
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
Fetal Death
Description
Two-part Braun's obstetrical cranioclast; toothed blades that are articulated by means of a screw point; elongated oval tong ends.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - forcep - Size: Length 46.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
b - forcep - Size: Length 46.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
Donated to the Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada by the Royal Victoria Hospital Department of Obstetrics.
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Date Remarks
Based on catalogue published in 1915
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved underneath the lock: "3".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-8
Condition Remarks
Considerable rust on both pieces; missing the connecting rod and wingnut.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Accoucher's Antique Destructive Forceps" website; "The Kny-Scheerer Corporation Catalogue," 1915, p. 5013; CD #9.
Research Facts
A cranioclast is a powerful forcep. The blades are toothed, fenestrated or grooved. One of the blades passes within the skull of the fetus, while the other is introduced externally to the cranium.
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Collyer's pelvimeter

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Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
007023012
Description
Collyer's pelvimeter is a caliper-shaped instrument with two stainless steel arms hinged at one end with a large thumbscrew; gauge at hinge is graduated in both inches and centimetres.
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Accession Number
007023012
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Pelvimetry -- instrumentation
Description
Collyer's pelvimeter is a caliper-shaped instrument with two stainless steel arms hinged at one end with a large thumbscrew; gauge at hinge is graduated in both inches and centimetres.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.
Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Date Remarks
Suppliers catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved underneath thumbscrew on front and back: "A. P. S".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-5
Dimension Notes
Length 29.0 cm x Width 17.6 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Dittmar Surgical Instruments / Hospital Supplies", Ninth Edition, 1985, p. 200 (model # 730-500); Web sites: "Fine Surgical Instruments, Inc."; "Germed USA Inc."; CD #2; CD #1.
Research Facts
A pelvimeter is a caliper-shaped insrument used for measuring the pelvis, and generally during pregancy to monitor the progress of fetus growth. Pelvimeters are still available through medical supply companies.
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disposable trocar

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Dates
1980
90
circa 1980-90
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
007023007 a-b
Description
Two-part plastic disposable trocar has white plastic (a) external sheath with (b) clear plastic trocar with sharp three-sided point.
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Accession Number
007023007 a-b
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Suction -- instrumentation
Drainage -- instrumentation
MM= Catheterization -- paracentesis -- trocar
Description
Two-part plastic disposable trocar has white plastic (a) external sheath with (b) clear plastic trocar with sharp three-sided point.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - sheath - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
b - trocar - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Dates
1980
90
circa 1980-90
Date Remarks
The donor, Dr. Rioux, provided date.
Material
plastic: white, translucent
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear on plastics.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Remarks by donor, Dr. Rioux.
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2.
Research Facts
Used in laparoscopy surgical procedures. It was found the in order to reduce the risk to a minimum, impacts between plastic trocars and metallic electrosurgical instruments should be avoided, and a call for more robust materials were demanded of the manufacturers.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - August 2009
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disposable trocar

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Dates
1980
90
circa 1980-90
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
007023008 a-b
Description
Two-part plastic disposable trocar has white plastic (a) external sheath with (b) clear plastic trocar with sharp three-sided point.
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Accession Number
007023008 a-b
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Suction -- instrumentation
Drainage -- instrumentation
MM= Catheterization -- paracentesis -- trocar
Description
Two-part plastic disposable trocar has white plastic (a) external sheath with (b) clear plastic trocar with sharp three-sided point.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - sheath - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
b - trocar - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Dates
1980
90
circa 1980-90
Date Remarks
The donor, Dr. Rioux, provided date.
Material
plastic: white, translucent
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear on plastics.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Remarks by donor, Dr. Rioux.
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2.
Research Facts
Used in laparoscopy surgical procedures. It was found the in order to reduce the risk to a minimum, impacts between plastic trocars and metallic electrosurgical instruments should be avoided, and a call for more robust materials were demanded of the manufacturers.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - August 2009
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Elliott's obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
007023015 a-b
Description
A set of Elliott's obstetrical forceps which fit together with an English lock; both pieces have elongated oval handles with metal and plastic handles; one of the pieces (a) has a rotating metal disk with bevelled edges affixed between the metal and plastic in the handle.
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Accession Number
007023015 a-b
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrical Forceps
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
A set of Elliott's obstetrical forceps which fit together with an English lock; both pieces have elongated oval handles with metal and plastic handles; one of the pieces (a) has a rotating metal disk with bevelled edges affixed between the metal and plastic in the handle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a, b - forceps - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Provenance
Donated to the Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada.
Maker
J. Reynders & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Date Remarks
Based on catalogue published in 1915
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on (a) near lock: "J REYNDERS & CO // NY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-2
Condition Remarks
Some tarnishing, forcep (a) has a piece of scotch tape on it.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2; CD #1
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Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
007023018
Description
Metal rod with a T-shaped cross section handle and a threaded cylinder with an additional sliding cylinder that slides onto the threads; the bottom portion is thicker with four indentations.
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Accession Number
007023018
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
Metal rod with a T-shaped cross section handle and a threaded cylinder with an additional sliding cylinder that slides onto the threads; the bottom portion is thicker with four indentations.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by The Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved into reamer: "1"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-10
Dimension Notes
Length 52.5 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Slightly worn from use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #4
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laparoscopy scope

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Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
007023019
Description
A long cylindrical rod with a cone shaped plastic attachement at the end containing viewing lens; a metal extension is located below the lens.
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Accession Number
007023019
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Laparoscopy
Aspiration
Suction -- instrumentation
Drainage -- instrumentation
Description
A long cylindrical rod with a cone shaped plastic attachement at the end containing viewing lens; a metal extension is located below the lens.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by The Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada.
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Stamped on scope: "WECK // 110800 // 10mm 180º"; engraved on scope: "E-1676"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-8
Dimension Notes
Length 35.7 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Slightly worn from use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #4
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Mann abdominal retractor

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Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
007023011 a-b
Description
Stainless steel Mann abdominal retractor (a) with adjustable width control; rectangular spade shaped with right angled end attachment (b) fits in adjustable closure at top of retractor.
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Accession Number
007023011 a-b
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Stainless steel Mann abdominal retractor (a) with adjustable width control; rectangular spade shaped with right angled end attachment (b) fits in adjustable closure at top of retractor.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - retractor - Size: Length 39.0 cm x Width 29.5 cm x Depth 11.5 cm
b - attachment - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 6.5 cm
Provenance
Donated to the Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada by Dr. John Bean.
Maker
Imperial Surgical Co.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on top of retractor: "IMPERIAL SURGICAL Co"; engraved on bottom of retractor: "MANN"; engraved on end of adjustable part: "4".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Newsletter" website; Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada Past Presidents website; CD #2; CD #1.
Research Facts
Dr. John Bean was a staff member at Princess Margaret and Toronto General Hospitals for over 45 years; he was president of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from 1977-1978.
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Mann parallel obstetrical forceps

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Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
007023013
Description
A pair of long metal Mann parallel obstetrical forceps joined at the bottom with a metal spacer attached with two thumb screws; cylindrical handle attached to the metal spacer.
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Accession Number
007023013
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrical Forceps
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
A pair of long metal Mann parallel obstetrical forceps joined at the bottom with a metal spacer attached with two thumb screws; cylindrical handle attached to the metal spacer.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada by Dr. Doug Gare of Toronto General Hospital in August 2001.
Maker
Mann
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on back: "MANN // STAINLESS STEEL".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-7
Dimension Notes
Length 39.5 cm x Width 12.5 cm x Depth 12.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new; appears to be missing at least one piece.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Accoucher's Antiques Obstetric Forceps" website; CD #2; CD #1.
Research Facts
Parallel forceps were meant to apply traction to the fetal head without compression.
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obstetrical breech hook

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12230
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
007023024
Description
Metal obstetrical breech hook consisting of a flat, ribbed handle curving up to a blunt hook.
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Accession Number
007023024
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Breech Presentation
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
Fetal Death
Description
Metal obstetrical breech hook consisting of a flat, ribbed handle curving up to a blunt hook.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada by Royal Victoria Hospital Department of Obstetrics
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Date Remarks
Suppliers catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-6
Dimension Notes
Length 29.5 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
A bit tarnished and scratched; shows wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Accoucheur's Antique Destructive Forceps" website; "Kny-Scheerer Illustrated Surgical Instruments," 1915, p. 5024; CD #9.
Research Facts
In difficult cases, extraction of the head or trunk utilizes the blunt hook inserted around the neck or under the shoulder respectively. They were also used to alter the position of the fetus as well as to hasten the delivery of breech.
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obstetrical forceps

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12118
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
007023009
Description
Obstetrical forceps consisting of two joining parts of mirror-image steel blade and handle pieces; both sides have straight metal handles with flat inner edges and raised, rounded outer edges that provide thumb and hand grips; the handles have rounded outer ends; the top of the handles have joint n…
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Accession Number
007023009
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrical Forceps
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
Obstetrical forceps consisting of two joining parts of mirror-image steel blade and handle pieces; both sides have straight metal handles with flat inner edges and raised, rounded outer edges that provide thumb and hand grips; the handles have rounded outer ends; the top of the handles have joint notches cut into the metal which allow the two parts to be fitted together and used as a pair; the blades begin above the joint; the blades curve outwards, then are straight and then curve outwards again to form elongated fenestrated oval concave blades with rounded tips and edges; the blades curve outwards away from each other; when the blades / handles are fitted together, they cross over at the joint.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Based on information from donor, Dr. Rioux.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped into obstetrical forceps arm: "COLLIN 12780 FRANCE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-4
Dimension Notes
Length 39.0 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new; movable parts at the screw joint are seized and not movable.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Moon Dragon Birthing Services" Web site; remarks by donor, Dr. Rioux.
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #4.
Research Facts
The obstetric forceps is designed to grasp the fetal head when it is in the vagina and bring about delivery by traction and guidance without causing injury to the mother or baby.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - August 2009
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obstetrical forceps

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12225
Dates
1862
1865
circa 1862-1865
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
007023016 a-b
Description
A set of metal obstetrical forceps which fit together with an English lock; both pieces have elongated oval handles with metal and plastic ribbed handles; both pieces have the plastic part of the handle affixed to the metal with two metal screws with heads facing on the interior of the handle and f…
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Accession Number
007023016 a-b
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrical Forceps
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
A set of metal obstetrical forceps which fit together with an English lock; both pieces have elongated oval handles with metal and plastic ribbed handles; both pieces have the plastic part of the handle affixed to the metal with two metal screws with heads facing on the interior of the handle and flush with the metal surface.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a, b - forceps - Size: Length 29.5 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Provenance
Donated to the Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada.
Maker
Gray & Co.
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1862
1865
circa 1862-1865
Date Remarks
Marked on artifact
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on inside of handle (a): "S H GRAY & Co // SHEFFIELD // RIZE MDL 1862".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-2
Condition Remarks
Tarnish and rust on metal parts of forceps.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2; CD #1
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obstetrical hook; crotchet

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12231
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
007023025
Description
Metal obstetrical with a b lunt hook on one end and a shaped pointed hook on the other end; moulding in the centre of the shaft is in a spiral form.
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Accession Number
007023025
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
Fetal Death
Description
Metal obstetrical with a b lunt hook on one end and a shaped pointed hook on the other end; moulding in the centre of the shaft is in a spiral form.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada.
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Date Remarks
Suppliers catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-6
Dimension Notes
Length 26.6 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor tarnishing and scratches
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Accoucheur's Antique Destructive Forceps" Web site; CD #9.
Research Facts
Crochet - A steel hook with a sharp pointed end. After the initial breaking of the skull with a perforator, the crochet was inserted into the cranium and grab hold the base of the skull for extraction. Blunt end was used for grabbing under the chin or shoulder and used as a handle.
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reference books, boxed set

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12596
Dates
1941
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
007023026 a-h
Description
A collection of three hardbound books (a-c) discussing hormone therapy in males and females; the first book (a) contains information about male hormone therapy; 53 pages; the second book (b) contains information about follicular hormone; 58 pages; within the second book are a personal letter (e) an…
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Accession Number
007023026 a-h
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Hormones
Textbooks
Description
A collection of three hardbound books (a-c) discussing hormone therapy in males and females; the first book (a) contains information about male hormone therapy; 53 pages; the second book (b) contains information about follicular hormone; 58 pages; within the second book are a personal letter (e) and a loose page (f); the third book (c) contains information about the corpus luteum hormone; 47 pages; within the third book is a postcard (g); all items are held within a leatherbound box (h).
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - book - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 13.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
b - book - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 13.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
c - book - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 13.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
d - postcard - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 8.6 cm
e - personal letter - Size: Length 18.4 cm x Width 13.1 cm
f - loose page - Size: Length 17.8 cm x Width 12.6 cm
g - postcard - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 8.6 cm
h - box - Size: Length 19.2 xm x Width 14.2 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
Provenance
Donated by the Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada.
Maker
Schering Corporation Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1941
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: cream
leatherette: burgandy
ink: black, blue, yellow, red
Inscriptions
Printed on book (a) front cover: "MALE // SEX HORMONE // THERAPY // A CLINICAL GUIDE // The Medical Research Division // SCHERING"; printed on spine (a): "MALE SEX HORMONE THERAPY: A CLINICAL GUIDE"; printed on book (b) front cover: "FEMALE // SEX HORMONE // THERAPY // A CLINICAL GUIDE // The Medical Research Division // SCHERING"; printed on spine (b): "FEMALE SEX HORMONE THERAPY: THE FOLLICULAR HORMONE"; handwritten on personal letter (e): "G. Stragnell; printed on loose page (f): "Addenda"; printed on front cover of book (c): "FEMALE // SEX HORMONE // THERAPY // A CLINCIAL GUIDE // The Medical Research Division // SCHERING"; printed on postcard (d): "GREGORY STAGNELL, M.D. // Director, Medical Research Division // SCHERING CORPORATION LTD. // Montreal, P.Q."
Permanent Location
(a-c, h) Storage Room 2005
2005-3
(e-g) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 17
Condition Remarks
Box (g) shows wear from use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12111
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
007023002
Description
Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps with a metal gun-shaped handle and rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of clear plastic has hole cut out for trigger; without manufacturers marks.
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Accession Number
007023002
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Electrosurgery
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps with a metal gun-shaped handle and rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of clear plastic has hole cut out for trigger; without manufacturers marks.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Maker
CRIQ - Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec
Site Made (City)
Ste. Foy
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Date Remarks
Date of second evolution of this style of prototype. The designer, Dr. Rioux, provided date of this prototype.
Material
plastic: translucent, white, red
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 32.5 cm x Width 13.3 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows some wear around edges and minor scratches on metal.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2.
Research Facts
This gun-style of handle in metal proved to be too heavy, and was the second style in the evolution of the protoypes. First bipolar electrosurgical forceps prototype designed by Canadian Dr. Rioux, who is acknowledged as the first doctor to bring this technique to Canada. Rioux trained at Laval, Quebec and at Johns Hopkins, US also in Paris, France under Dr. Raoul Palmer who used only unipolar electrosurgical forceps (1967-68) in endoscopic surgeries / laparoscopies. Rioux performed the first of these at Johns Hopkins in 1968. Instrument is used for OB/GYN laparoscopic surgeries such as an electrocoagulation of the tubes for sterilization, where a pure coagulating current was applied and burned the tube, instead of previously burning through other areas. Several research articles concerning this Canadian invention by Dr. Rioux, and on the designer are located in the donor file.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - May 30, 2010
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Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12112
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
007023003
Description
Bipolar electrosurgical forcep with a gun-shaped handle and rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic; sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of semi-opaque white plastic has hole cut out for trigger; small red button on top of ha…
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Accession Number
007023003
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Electrosurgery
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Bipolar electrosurgical forcep with a gun-shaped handle and rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic; sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of semi-opaque white plastic has hole cut out for trigger; small red button on top of handle; built in wiring cut off at bottom of handle; parts are screwed on through recessed holes; without manufacturers marks.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Maker
CRIQ - Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec
Site Made (City)
Ste. Foy
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Date Remarks
Date of third evolution of this style of prototype, second in the gun handle style. The designer, Dr. Rioux, provided date of this prototype.
Material
plastic: white, red, black
metal: silver, white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 36.2 cm x Width 12.7 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows some wear around edges and minor discolouration around seams from use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2.
Research Facts
This gun-style of handle was considered to be too military looking, and was the second style in the evolution of the gun handle protoypes. First bipolar electrosurgical forceps prototype designed by Canadian Dr. Rioux, who is acknowledged as the first doctor to bring this technique to Canada. Rioux trained at Laval, Quebec and at Johns Hopkins, US also in Paris, France under Dr. Raoul Palmer who used only unipolar electrosurgical forceps (1967-68) in endoscopic surgeries / laparoscopies. Rioux performed the first of these at Johns Hopkins in 1968. Instrument is used for OB/GYN laparoscopic surgeries such as an electrocoagulation of the tubes for sterilization, where a pure coagulating current was applied and burned the tube, instead of previously burning through other areas. Several research articles concerning this Canadian invention by Dr. Rioux, and on the designer are located in the donor file.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - May 30, 2010
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