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Adams endometrial brush

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997001182
Description
Adams endometrial brush, which consists of a grey hollow cylindrical plastic end piece which is open at the end and tapers at the tip to join with a 24-cm length of solid cylindrical metal wire; the tip of the metal wire has an attached six-cm length of nylon (?) brush bristles; the wire and brush …
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Accession Number
997001182
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endometrial Neoplasms -- diagnosis
Description
Adams endometrial brush, which consists of a grey hollow cylindrical plastic end piece which is open at the end and tapers at the tip to join with a 24-cm length of solid cylindrical metal wire; the tip of the metal wire has an attached six-cm length of nylon (?) brush bristles; the wire and brush are enclosed in a hollow cylindrical clear plastic tube which has a closed, round tip and a round, open end; the entire endometrial brush is sealed in a rectangular-shaped plastic bag with a printed heavy paper information card that lists product information as well as directions for proper usage
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Clay-Adams Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Date listed in the Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory -- no reference given
Material
metal: silver
nylon (?): white
plastic: clear; grey
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
The front of the information card reads, "For Early Cytological Diagnosis of // ENDOMETRIAL and Other ORIFICIAL Cancers // . SEE OVER FOR DIRECTIONS . // Sterility Not Guaranteed if Package is Broken or Open // ADAMS // ENDOMETRIAL BRUSH // PAT. // AS DEVISED BY J. ERNEST AYRE, M.D. // STERILE - READY FOR USE // CLAY-ADAMS INC. . NEW YORK 10 // No. B-2240 // MADE IN U.S.A. // For Early Cytological Diagnosis of // ENDOMETRIAL and Other ORIFICIAL Cancers // . SEE OVER FOR DIRECTIONS . // Sterility Not Guaranteed if Package is Broken or Open"; the back of the information card reads, "ADAMS // ENDOMETRIAL // BRUSH // DIRECTIONS [listed]"; "OBTAINING CELL SAMPLE [listed under 1-7 steps]"; "Transferring Cell Sample to Slides [listed under 1-3 steps with one illustration]"; "FOR OTHER ORIFICIAL USE [listed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-8
Dimension Notes
Length 39.0 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The endometrial brush is unused and still sealed in its original packaging; the heavy paper information card has a bend at the left side; the outer plastic packaging shows some wear, especially at the left side at the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #274; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #5
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Auvard's vaginal speculum, with weight

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997001409
Description
Auvard's vaginal speculum, which consists of a single piece of metal formed into a straight shaft, rounded and closed at the front, hollow, and open at the back; the top of the shaft flares out to form a triangular shape with rounded edges; the top of the triangle bends at a 45° angle and forms a t…
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Accession Number
997001409
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- vaginal
Description
Auvard's vaginal speculum, which consists of a single piece of metal formed into a straight shaft, rounded and closed at the front, hollow, and open at the back; the top of the shaft flares out to form a triangular shape with rounded edges; the top of the triangle bends at a 45° angle and forms a tongue-like piece with a rounded tip and upcurved sides; at the lower part of the shaft, near the end, is a weight; this weight has a spherical, oval shape and is open at the back; below the weight, the shaft flares out slightly and has rounded outer edges.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. H.C. Mabee; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Lorenz
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The outside front of the weight has, "LORENZ // L" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-2
Dimension Notes
Length 23.2 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 9.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear and minor discolouration; there is minor plating loss at the front of the weight; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #57; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 5204 (item #E/-8458) (see attached photocopy); found in Dr. H.C. Mabee's obstetrical bag (997.001.456); CD #6
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Auvard vaginal speculum

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Dates
1940
1989
circa 1940-1989
Collection
Dr. Hudson Campbell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
994001004
Description
Metal "AUVARO" type of heavy vaginal speculum
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Accession Number
994001004
Collection
Dr. Hudson Campbell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- vaginal
Description
Metal "AUVARO" type of heavy vaginal speculum
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. Hudson Campbell
Dates
1940
1989
circa 1940-1989
Date Remarks
Aesculap Catalogue p. 163
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"N.B. & C."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.5 cm. x Width: 8.8 cm. x Depth: 7.7 cm.
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," by Jetter & Scheerer, Canada ed., ca. 1960, p. 163; CD #3
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Barnes' vaginal speculum

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1981.6.1
Description
Silver-plated vaginal bivalve speculum with adjustable screw to control dilatation of the two valves; slight tapering towards the end.
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Accession Number
1981.6.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- vaginal
Description
Silver-plated vaginal bivalve speculum with adjustable screw to control dilatation of the two valves; slight tapering towards the end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. A.L. Purdon of Welland, Ontario; owned by Dr. Matthew F. Harvey (1824-1903), who practised in Humberstone.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: brownish-grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-1
Dimension Notes
Length 14.6 cm x Width 4.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Tarnished in places.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Isaac Harvey, Matthew Harvey's grandfather, emigrated from New Jersey in 1789 to St. Johns, Ont. His father, Matthew, inherited the family farm, and Matthew Jr. graduated from Buffalo in 1850 and Trinity College Medical School in 1851. He became a school inspector and was active in municipal politics. In 1870, he was Warden of Welland County.
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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1934.5.11
Description
Ladies' vaginal douche; five wire prongs; vulcanite nozzle with six spray holes can be removed from wire frame.
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Accession Number
1934.5.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Irrigation -- douche
Description
Ladies' vaginal douche; five wire prongs; vulcanite nozzle with six spray holes can be removed from wire frame.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Edward Allister McCulloch.
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Date Remarks
"Pat. Oct. 21 '90" marked on item
Material
vulcanite: dark brown
metal: grey
Inscriptions
"PAT. OCT 21 '90"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-10
Dimension Notes
Length 12.5 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Vulcanite marked a bit.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
See Betz, 1915, p. 236 (identical to item #2N4949); CD #UHN
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Berlin irrigating uterine curettes set

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1980.3.9 a-f
Description
A set of three irrigating curettes with a hollow universal handle; came in a cardboard box.
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Accession Number
1980.3.9 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation and Curettage -- instrumentation
Irrigation -- instrumentation
Description
A set of three irrigating curettes with a hollow universal handle; came in a cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - curette - Size: Length 15.1 cm
b - curette - Size: Length 15.1 cm
c - curette - Size: Length 15.1 cm
d - handle - Size: 14.1 cm
e -
f -
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter L. Percival of Windsor, Ont.
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Date Remarks
Record has: "First half 20th C."
Material
metal: silver
cardboard: red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-6
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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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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Bonney myomectomy clamp

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Dates
1965
1985
circa 1965-1985
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997034497
Description
Bonney myomectomy clamp is a stainless steel, scissor-like instrument with two sets of finger grips on the arms; screw joint; snap catch ratchet; distal end is oval-shaped and elevated with flat gripping ends and two overlapping control bars within the oval.
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Accession Number
997034497
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Uterine Diseases
Myoma
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- clamp
Description
Bonney myomectomy clamp is a stainless steel, scissor-like instrument with two sets of finger grips on the arms; screw joint; snap catch ratchet; distal end is oval-shaped and elevated with flat gripping ends and two overlapping control bars within the oval.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Downs
Site Made (City)
Mitcham
Site Made (State)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1965
1985
circa 1965-1985
Date Remarks
A date of 1968 appears on the artifact.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWNS ENGLAND STAINLESS" stamped into the metal; "O.R. Bonneys Myomectomy Clamp Oct. 68" engraved on metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-4
Dimension Notes
Length 28.0 cm x Width 14.0 cm x Depth 4.8 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining, no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. F-2 (similar to item FG-058-01-U) (see attached photocopy); CD #3.
Research Facts
Used to grip uterine fibroids for removal.
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Bozeman-Fritsch's uterine douche

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997001147
Description
Bozeman-Fritsch's uterine douche, which consists of a long narrow hollow cylindrical instrument with open ends; one end of the douche is bulbous with a round opening; two small oval handles are attached at the right and left sides near the end; the tip end of the douche is closed and rounded but th…
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Accession Number
997001147
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- uterine
Description
Bozeman-Fritsch's uterine douche, which consists of a long narrow hollow cylindrical instrument with open ends; one end of the douche is bulbous with a round opening; two small oval handles are attached at the right and left sides near the end; the tip end of the douche is closed and rounded but there are elongated oval slits cut out on the left and right sides just before the tip; the douche curves up, then down and ends with a tip that curves upwards
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-10
Dimension Notes
Length 27.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear and no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #243; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 5077 (similar to item E/-2801) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
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Bozeman's dressing forceps

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1975.3.23
Description
Long, scissor-like forceps; S-curved up off the flat; one-position catch; blunt tips and scooped-out jaws; disjointable.
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Accession Number
1975.3.23
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- uterine
Description
Long, scissor-like forceps; S-curved up off the flat; one-position catch; blunt tips and scooped-out jaws; disjointable.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Leslie W. Black via Dr. A.D. Kelly at the Ontario Medical Association; instruments from the practice of Dr. Malcolm C. Black, Mrs. Black's father-in-law.
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany / Canada
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
"THE J.F. HARTZ CO."; logo: caduceus with a crown above.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-8
Dimension Notes
Length 25.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Tips are worn.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 5066 (item #E/-2292); CD #UHN
Research Facts
Surgical and diagnostic instruments ca 1890-1900 from the practice of Dr. Malcolm C. Black of Hespeler, Ont.
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Bozeman uterine dressing forceps

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Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
993004247
Description
Two symmetrical blades are joined by lock box to form scissor-like instrument; handles have one circular, one oval finger ring; shanks curve down from handle toward joint, then curve upward; jaws taper to blunt points; vertical serrations along inside of jaws; ratchet closure
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Accession Number
993004247
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- uterine
Description
Two symmetrical blades are joined by lock box to form scissor-like instrument; handles have
one circular, one oval finger ring; shanks curve down from handle toward joint, then curve
upward; jaws taper to blunt points; vertical serrations along inside of jaws; ratchet closure
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (City)
Tuttlingen
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Date Remarks
Dated from Miltex catalogue.
Material
stainless metal: silver
Inscriptions
"INGRAM & BELL // GERMANY // 36"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-7
Dimension Notes
Length: 26.0 cm. x Width: 7.2 cm. x Depth: 1.5 cm.
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Reference Book: "Miltex Instrument Co. Illustrated Catalogue" p. 409 #MX30-805; CD #4
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Bozeman uterine dressing forceps

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Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997037005
Description
Bozeman uterine dressing forceps, a scissor-like instrument comprised of two halves permanently joined with a box lock joint and pivot screw; the handle, which is long and curves upwards, has two closed finger rings that lock together with a snap catch ratchet; beginning at the screw joint, the bla…
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Accession Number
997037005
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- uterine
Description
Bozeman uterine dressing forceps, a scissor-like instrument comprised of two halves permanently joined with a box lock joint and pivot screw; the handle, which is long and curves upwards, has two closed finger rings that lock together with a snap catch ratchet; beginning at the screw joint, the blades curve upwards and end in a blunted tip; the inside of the tips have vertical gripping grooves stamped into the metal; the inside edges of both the handle and blades are flat
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The number "62" is stamped into the metal on the inner edge of the screw joint
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-7
Dimension Notes
Length 26.5 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal exhibits signs of slight inactive corrosion on both finger holes and just below the joint; the metal at the tip shows signs of wear; movable parts are free and move well
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Instruments and Apparatus for Surgeons and Hospitals," The George P. Pilling Co., 1932-33, p. 294 (p20626) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
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Braun's tenaculum forceps

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1973.5.22
Description
Scissor-like chrome-plated forceps with finger loops; very long compared to width; small 90° hook at end of each tip; disjointing.
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Accession Number
1973.5.22
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps --tenaculum
Description
Scissor-like chrome-plated forceps with finger loops; very long compared to width; small 90° hook at end of each tip; disjointing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Maker
Kny-Scheerer
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-7
Dimension Notes
Length 24.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: metal slightly rusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments.
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Braun's vaginal depressor

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1988.15.4
Description
A double-ended, rod-shaped handle terminating in ovoid loops, one at each end, one larger than the other; marked with two makers' names on either side of the handle.
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Accession Number
1988.15.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Physical Examination
Description
A double-ended, rod-shaped handle terminating in ovoid loops, one at each end, one larger than the other; marked with two makers' names on either side of the handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. M. Swain for Dr. Robert B. Aylesworth.
Maker
Caswell Hazard & Co./Ford
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
On one side of handle: "Caswell Hazard & Co."; on the other side: "Ford"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-5
Dimension Notes
Length 24.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Robert B. Aylesworth (M.D. Victoria College 1867) practised in various parts of Ontario from 1869-1892, ending up in Toronto.
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Breus' uterine douche

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1969.416.1 a-b
Description
S-Shaped uterine douche with detachable central irrigating tube; nickel-plated steel
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Accession Number
1969.416.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- uterine
Description
S-Shaped uterine douche with detachable central irrigating tube; nickel-plated steel
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 17.1 cm
b - tube - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"14"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-10
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, p. 5077 (similar to item #E/2813); CD #UHN
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Burrage's intrauterine speculum

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1972.15.25 a-c
Description
Speculum consists of (a) a nickel-plated steel rod with sounds (?) on each end that fit into the speculum on (b) and in (c); the rod handle of (b) is nickel-plated.
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Accession Number
1972.15.25 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- intrauterine
Description
Speculum consists of (a) a nickel-plated steel rod with sounds (?) on each end that fit into the speculum on (b) and in (c); the rod handle of (b) is nickel-plated.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - steel rod - Size: Length 27.0 cm
b - looped rod - Size: Length 26.4 cm
c - speculum - Size: Length 5.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: the Nightingale Tea Room, Elora, Ontario, on behalf of St. John's Church, Elora; instruments from a local doctor's general practice.
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The speculum on (b) is marked "28" and the speculum (c) is marked "25"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-2
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," 20th edition, Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 5193 (Fig. E/-8021); CD #UHN
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Bydford-Smith's pessary

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Dates
1800
1999
circa 1800-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1966.11.55
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Accession Number
1966.11.55
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Pessaries
Gynecology
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1800
1999
circa 1800-1999
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c.-20c."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-11
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Cameron's vaginal speculum

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6365
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1970.8.30
Description
Bivalve speculum, superior blade has notch at flared end and a curved, notched extension; can be disjointed.
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Accession Number
1970.8.30
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- vaginal
Description
Bivalve speculum, superior blade has notch at flared end and a curved, notched extension; can be disjointed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Harold DeWitt Ball via Dr. Olive Ibberson.
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Patent date given as April 12, 1910.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"CAMERON'S // PAT. APR. 12, 1910 // OTHER PATENTS PENDING"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-1
Dimension Notes
Length 11.75 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 9.0 cm
Condition Remarks
A few tiny spots of rust.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Similar to 1966.11.42; CD #UHN
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Carsten's perineum needle

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1969.418.1
Description
Needle with a semi-circular spiral curve; smooth, hollow handle; nickel-plated steel.
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Accession Number
1969.418.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Needles
Description
Needle with a semi-circular spiral curve; smooth, hollow handle; nickel-plated steel.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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