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Berliner percussion hammer

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Dates
circa 1910-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
1978.6.10
Description
"Tomahawk" pattern percussion hammer, all metal except for the removable rubber striking head.
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Accession Number
1978.6.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Neurology -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Description
"Tomahawk" pattern percussion hammer, all metal except for the removable rubber striking head.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. K.W. Sheath; belonged to her brother, Dr. Wade, who graduated from the University of Toronto in 1932.
Dates
circa 1910-1930
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
On handle, a company logo that looks like a "Z" with a curved line over it.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 16.8 cm x Width 5.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Some spots of rust; metal chipped on head; company logo slightly worn.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer Catalogue, 1915; CD #UHN
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Buck neurological percussion hammer

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Dates
circa 1940-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
993004214 a-f
Description
Small mallet-like instrument which has two hemispherical rubber striking surfaces, each of different sizes, on opposite ends; brush and needle accessories self-store in handle
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Accession Number
993004214 a-f
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Description
Small mallet-like instrument which has two hemispherical rubber striking surfaces, each of
different sizes, on opposite ends; brush and needle accessories self-store in handle
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - hammer body - Size: Length 9.0 cm. x Width 6.3 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
b - handle - Size: Length 9.3 cm. x Diam. 1.4 cm.
c - handle - Size: Length 3.3 cm. x Diam. 0.7 cm.
d - brush - Size: Length 4.3 cm. x Diam. 1.3 cm.
e - rubber tip (small) - Size: Length 0.7 cm. x Diam. 1.6 cm.
f - rubber tip ( large) - Size: Length 1.0 cm. x Diam. 1.8 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Dates
circa 1940-1963
Date Remarks
From Miltex catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Condition Remarks
# 2: (b) handle shows areas where the chroming has worn off; #3: chrome plating is peeling
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Miltex Instrument Company Illustrated Catalogue", #MX1-220, p. 9; CD #1
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour - Bracken Exhibit
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Carroll's aesthesiometer

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Dates
circa 1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
1984.10.4
Description
Wooden (?) box containing a chrome two-legged, hinged instrument with a scale (resembles calipers); one leg ends in a point and the other is blunt; box is lined with pink velvet; also contains 4 pins with coloured heads.
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Accession Number
1984.10.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination
Neurology
Description
Wooden (?) box containing a chrome two-legged, hinged instrument with a scale (resembles calipers); one leg ends in a point and the other is blunt; box is lined with pink velvet; also contains 4 pins with coloured heads.
Part Names
box - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
instrument - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Width 14.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. C.A. McRae; used by Dr. C.A. McRae, G.P. in Thornhill, Ont. 1930s-1983.
Maker
J.F. Hartz
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
circa 1950
Material
metal: silver
fabric: pink
wood (?)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
An instrument used to measure tactile sensibility by finding the distance that must separate two points pressed against the skin before they can be discriminated as two distinct sensual receptors.
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electroencephalograph

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Dates
circa 1974-1995
Collection
Correctional Services of Canada Museum Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
004009001 a-n
Description
Portable mobile stainless steel electroencephalograph machine model MEB-INT with large rubber wheels; capable of taking sixteen measurements at once and has a faceplate with mulitple colour coded tiny buttons and dials in rows for each measurement; table-top section beneath the faceplate acts as a …
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Accession Number
004009001 a-n
Collection
Correctional Services of Canada Museum Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Electroencephalography
Neurology -- instrumentation
Description
Portable mobile stainless steel electroencephalograph machine model MEB-INT with large rubber wheels; capable of taking sixteen measurements at once and has a faceplate with mulitple colour coded tiny buttons and dials in rows for each measurement; table-top section beneath the faceplate acts as a printer, pulling paper from a compartment beneath and sending it through a series of recording needles which record the brain waves; metal attachable (b) which hangs off the left side and catches the printed chart paper; sitting inside the tray is a stack of used paper (c); box full of unused paper in the compartment (d); metal plate (e) which covers the ink cartridges which is currently unattached; five electrodes (f-j) (three orange, one black, and one gray), and two portable electrode boards (k-l), which appear to be later than the rest of the machine; the boards are plastic boxes with gray cords; thin yellow plastic pen or pointer like device (m) and a grey printer cable (n) that plugs into INPUT socket on side of machine.
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - electroencephalograph
b - tray
c - used paper
d - unused paper in box
e - plate (ink cover)
f - electrode
g - electrode
h - electrode
i - electrode
j - electrode
k - electrode board
l - electrode board
m - yellow pointer
n - printer cable
Provenance
Owned and used at the Kingston Penitentiary Hospital; it was transferred to the Penitentiary Museum in November 2000 after it was deemed obsolete.
Maker
Grass Instruments Co.
Site Made (City)
Quincy
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
circa 1974-1995
Date Remarks
The date "March 1974" is stamped on a plate on the side; the electrodes are from the 1990s, there are dates on them; the boards appear to be later as well.
Material
metal: silver; green
plastic: white; blue; orange; yellow; black; silver; yellow
rubber: orange; black; gray
paper: white
Inscriptions
"GRASS ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPH MODEL 8-16" on the front of the face along with various dial and button information and safety information; "March 1974" stamped on a plate on the left side; the electrodes have dates on them, they are either Sept 1991 or May 1994; the mini-electrode boards have "MINI ELECTRODE BOARD // GRASS INST. CO // QUINCY MASS. U.S.A. // MODEL // MEB-INT" on them
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1 - Floor
Temporary Location
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
Dimension Notes
a - Length 76.0 cm x Width 65.5 cm x Depth 117.0 cm
b - Length 38.5 cm x Width 31.0 cm x Depth 25.7 cm
c - Length 36.0 cm x Width 30 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
d - Length 38.0 cm x Width 32.0 cm x Depth 10.0 cm
e - Length 41.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
f - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
g - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
h - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
i - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
j - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
k - Length 57.0 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
l - Length 57.0 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
m - Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
n - Length 435.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The ink from the printer has leaked and run over parts of the machine body and face; there is some staining; the tray is badly deformed and will not securely attached; there is a plastic hinged plate which covers the pens on the machine that is coming off because the hinge is bent out of shape.
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Internet: "The Bakken Library and Museum"
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electroencephalograph electrodes

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
1982.5.14 a-k
Description
Ten rolled-up EEG leads--wires with scalp needles attached--and a cardboard box.
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Accession Number
1982.5.14 a-k
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Electroencephalography
Neurology -- instrumentation
Description
Ten rolled-up EEG leads--wires with scalp needles attached--and a cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
11
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Material
plastic: red
metal: silver
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
Hand-printed on top of box: "DR. SCOTT'S // EEG // LEADS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Condition Remarks
#2: plastic cracking, revealing thread and wire
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Garceau clinical dermohmeter

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
1982.5.13 a-d
Description
A wooden box (d) has instrument mounted in it, which has a dial and several switches; there are two leads (a,b) and a spare fuse (c).
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Accession Number
1982.5.13 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination
Neurology
Description
A wooden box (d) has instrument mounted in it, which has a dial and several switches; there are two leads (a,b) and a spare fuse (c).
Number Of Parts
4
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Electro-Medical Laboratory, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Holliston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
wood: brown
plastic: black; white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Painted on bottom of box: "Room 206, Dept. of Physiology, U of T"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
For detection of sweating in nerve damage.
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Grass photo stimulator

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Dates
circa 1965-1975
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
997024001 a-d
Description
A photo stimulator consisting of (a) removable flash lamp, attached to adjustable horizontal rod supported by (b) vertically adjustable stand with triangular cast iron base; lamp connects to (c) control unit by electrical cord with specialized five-prong plug; control unit has vents on two sides, …
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Accession Number
997024001 a-d
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurology -- instrumentation
Epilepsy
Seizures
Description
A photo stimulator consisting of (a) removable flash lamp, attached to adjustable horizontal rod supported by (b) vertically adjustable stand with triangular cast iron base; lamp connects to (c) control unit by electrical cord with specialized five-prong plug; control unit has vents on two sides, rubber feet and metal supporting stand; control unit sides have various outlets; electrical cord with plug is attached to control unit; (d) external monitor cable attaches to control unit via two-pronged metal connector.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - flash lamp - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 14.0 cm
b - stand - Size: Length 131.5 cm x Width 79.0 cm x Depth 36.0 cm
c - control unit - Size: Length 24.8 cm x Width 20.2 cm x Depth 18.8 cm
d - external monitor cable - Size: Length 245.0 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Donated by KGH via Graeme McKay
Maker
Grass Medical Instruments
Site Made (City)
Quincy
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
circa 1965-1975
Date Remarks
Date based on appearance of artifact
Material
metal: silver, black, grey
plastic: grey, black, yellow, translucent
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Imprinted on flash lamp end: "HEYCO"; printed on sticker affixed to stand: "ATLAS SOUND"; printed on face of control unit: "GRASS PS22 // PHOTO // STIMULATOR // MODEL PS22 A // SERIAL"; imprinted on the end of connector of external monitor cable: "HEYCO".
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-2-2
Condition Remarks
Flash lamp is scratched on handle and paint has minor chipping; horizontal rod, shaft and base of stand are rusted; plastic coating on electrical cord is cracked at joint of control unit; control unit top has minor stains; otherwise control unit is very good; external monitor cable is stained.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Effect of Photo-Stimulation on the Autonomic Nervous System As Measured by Entrainment Ratios of Heart Rate Variability" by Julie Penick, 2003, pages 58-62; CD #5; CD #6.
Research Facts
Used as diagnostic tool for epilepsy and other seizure disorders and for light therapy. Stand has been assembled from various parts. Flash lamp and control unit have different manufacturer than stand.
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percussion hammer

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
997002036
Accession Number
997002036
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Copy Type
Original
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Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
997034257
Description
Percussion hammer which consists of a flat, elongated teardrop shape with a blunt point at the end; the handle tapers to a cylindrical shaft, then opens to an elongated oval that holds a triangular rubber head.
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Accession Number
997034257
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Percussion -- instrumentation
Neurology
Physical Examination
MM= Percussion -- hammer
Description
Percussion hammer which consists of a flat, elongated teardrop shape with a blunt point at the end; the handle tapers to a cylindrical shaft, then opens to an elongated oval that holds a triangular rubber head.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Material
metal: silver
rubber: red
Inscriptions
"JAPAN" stamped into metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 20.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining or corrosion; minor scratches
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957, p. 559 (similar to #46568) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
Used for testing reflexes.
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Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
997034258
Description
Percussion hammer which consists of a solid, cylindrical teardrop-shaped handle that tapers at bottom to a flat, triangular connecting piece of metal; this piece of metal tapers to a solid cylindrical shaft, then opens to an elongated oval that holds a triangular rubber head.
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Accession Number
997034258
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Percussion -- instrumentation
Neurology
Physical Examination
MM= Percussion -- hammer
Description
Percussion hammer which consists of a solid, cylindrical teardrop-shaped handle that tapers at bottom to a flat, triangular connecting piece of metal; this piece of metal tapers to a solid cylindrical shaft, then opens to an elongated oval that holds a triangular rubber head.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Material
metal: silver
rubber: red
Inscriptions
"I v B - KROME GERMANY" stamped into metal; "OPD" written with black marker on rubber.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 21.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Chrome plating worn; scratches on metal; rubber is scored
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957, p. 559 (similar to #46568) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
Used for testing reflexes.
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
1972.18.51
Description
A thin piece of platinum wire; Note: item is missing.
Accession Number
1972.18.51
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination
Neurology
Description
A thin piece of platinum wire; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; estate of Dr. G. Harvey Agnew, via Mrs. G. Harvey Agnew.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 14.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
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sound / patella hammer

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Dates
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. Denis White Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
993005003
Description
Patella hammer with long wooden handle with pointed end and large brown rubber head
Accession Number
993005003
Collection
Dr. Denis White Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Description
Patella hammer with long wooden handle with pointed end and large brown rubber head
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. Denis White - first neurologist in Kingston; this style became Dr. White's
trademark; style from England and not made or otherwise used in Canada
Maker
Lewis Bros.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
circa 1940-1950
Material
wood: tan
rubber: dark brown
Inscriptions
"LEWIS BROS // LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 36.0 cm. x Diam. : 7.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
rubber stiffened and cracked; #2: rubber is cracked
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Taylor's percussion hammer

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Dates
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
1977.5.27
Description
Percussion hammer consists of a rounded, flattened metal handle with a triangular-shaped wedge of compressed rubber attached at one end.
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Accession Number
1977.5.27
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Description
Percussion hammer consists of a rounded, flattened metal handle with a triangular-shaped wedge of compressed rubber attached at one end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. T.W. Thompson, Nakomas, Florida.
Dates
circa 1910
Material
metal: grey
rubber: reddish-brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Width 3.75 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Taylor's percussion hammer

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Dates
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
1977.5.28
Description
Percussion hammer consists of a rounded, flattened, fenestrated metal handle with a triangular-shaped wedge of compressed rubber attached at one end.
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Accession Number
1977.5.28
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Description
Percussion hammer consists of a rounded, flattened, fenestrated metal handle with a triangular-shaped wedge of compressed rubber attached at one end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. T.W. Thompson, Nakomas, Florida.
Dates
circa 1910
Material
metal: grey
rubber: brown
Inscriptions
Rubber head is marked: "T.W. Thompson."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 22.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Taylor's percussion hammer

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Dates
circa 1931
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
997003014
Description
A flat orange rubber triangle, with rounded corners, is encircled by a metal loop that extends into a handle, widening slightly to about halfway down the handle; the rest of the handle is a metal loop; the rubber triangle is secured by a small screw on either side.
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Accession Number
997003014
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Description
A flat orange rubber triangle, with rounded corners, is encircled by a metal loop that extends into a handle, widening slightly to about halfway down the handle; the rest of the handle is a metal loop; the rubber triangle is secured by a small screw on either side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Maker
Haslam
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
circa 1931
Date Remarks
McPherson practised 1931-1957
Material
metal: silver
rubber: orange
Inscriptions
On handle: "HASLAM // GERMANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 21.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Rubber is discoloured and shows wear, especially around corners; metal is scratched and also discoloured in places
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital Catalogue, General Surgical ed." by Sklar Instruments, 1992 p. 32 (item #115-15); Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo (in file); CD #3
Exhibit History
Loaned to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre for the Museopathy exhibit, May 24-Sept. 17, 2001.
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Taylor's percussion hammer

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Dates
circa 1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
1972.18.1
Description
A hard, off-white rubber triangular percussion hammer set in a metal frame with open loop handle.
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Accession Number
1972.18.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Description
A hard, off-white rubber triangular percussion hammer set in a metal frame with open loop handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Dr. G. Harvey Agnew, via Mrs. G. Harvey Agnew.
Maker
Luppron
Dates
circa 1915
Material
metal: silver
rubber: off-white
Inscriptions
Cut into rubber hammer: "AGNEW"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Taylor's percussion hammer

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Dates
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
997037007
Description
Percussion hammer, framed in a thin, solid, cylindrical metal tube with two closed, elongated rings at both ends; the handle end has the larger ring that melds into a solid teardrop-shaped connector with both flat edges and face; the main stem of the hammer consists of a solid metal cylindrical tub…
Accession Number
997037007
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Description
Percussion hammer, framed in a thin, solid, cylindrical metal tube with two closed, elongated rings at both ends; the handle end has the larger ring that melds into a solid teardrop-shaped connector with both flat edges and face; the main stem of the hammer consists of a solid metal cylindrical tube which flares at the end which connects to another, slightly smaller elongated ring; this top ring, when compared to the handle, is turned 90 deg. allowing the instrument to maintain its hammer-like appearance; the actual percussion piece is a solid isosceles triangle made of red rubber which fits into the top ring
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
circa 1915
Material
metal: silver
rubber: red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Temporary Location
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The percussion hammer exhibits a significant amount of wear as well as a slight amount of inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Kny-Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments Catalog,"21st ed., 1915, p. 1094 (item A/-4468) (see attached photocopy)
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Dates
circa 1979
Collection
Ernest Pearson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
006001001 a-r
Description
Dual Stimulation System, Medtronic Tens Model 77721, Duel Channel Tens, Neuromod, Comfort Wave. Grey plastic case (a) with foam inside containing the electrode unit (b); battery holder (c), battery charger (d), electrodes (e,f), Tac Gel (g,h), Tens electrode gel (i), two diagrams for positions of …
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Accession Number
006001001 a-r
Collection
Ernest Pearson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation -- instrumentation
Multiple Sclerosis -- therapy
Neurology -- instrumentation
Description
Dual Stimulation System, Medtronic Tens Model 77721, Duel Channel Tens, Neuromod, Comfort Wave. Grey plastic case (a) with foam inside containing the electrode unit (b); battery holder (c), battery charger (d), electrodes (e,f), Tac Gel (g,h), Tens electrode gel (i), two diagrams for positions of electrodes (j,k), a label from the electrode package (l); the electrode package (m); a square rubber piece (n); and four circular rubber attachments for the electrodes (n-p).
Number Of Parts
18
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 31.2 cm x Width 20.0 cm x Depth 7.4 cm
b - Medtronic electrode unit - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
c - battery bolder - Size : Length 8.0 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
d - battery charger - Size: Length 183.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm Depth 5.5 cm
e - electrode - Size: Length 90.5 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
f - electrode - Size: Length 90.5 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
g-h - Tac gel - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
i - Tens electrode gel - Size: Length 15.1 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
j - diagram for position of electrodes - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 10.5 cm
k - diagram for position of electrodes - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Width 9.7 cm
l - label for electrode package - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Width 11.5 cm
m - package for electrode - Size: Length 19.8 cm x Width 12.7 cm
n - square rubber piece - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
o-r - circular rubber attachment for electrode - Size: Diam. 1.9 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Provenance
Mrs. Pearson, the donor's wife, used this item for pain management for multiple sclerosis; the item was prescribed by her doctor and was used for 5-6 years until it was not effective anymore. It had an approximate value of $100 in 1979 ( with case).
Maker
Tens Stimulation System: Comfort Wave
Tac Gel: Medtronic, Inc
Electrodes: Perdell International, Inc
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
circa 1979
Material
Plastic: grey, black, white, red
metal: silver
foam: grey
Paper- white
Inscriptions
"Tac Gel" -located on gel tubes
"Medtronic" located on electrode device
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-4
Condition Remarks
The kit arrived in poor condition as one of the tubes containing gel leaked all over the contents; the diagrams for use of where to apply the electrodes was covered considerably with the gel and the gel had pooled into the center of the case; the gel had broken down the foam in the area where it leaked.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Research Facts
TENS stands for "Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation"; the gel and electrode appear to have been purchased on different dates.
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therapeutic solenoid

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8258
Dates
circa 1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
1983.14.1 a-b
Description
A wide, heavy, adjustable circular piece (a) covered in leatherette has an operating panel mounted on the outer surface has two on-off switches; a smaller circle of wire (b) is covered in the same material and has attached to it a small light bulb.
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Accession Number
1983.14.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Description
A wide, heavy, adjustable circular piece (a) covered in leatherette has an operating panel mounted on the outer surface has two on-off switches; a smaller circle of wire (b) is covered in the same material and has attached to it a small light bulb.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - large ring - Size: Width 10.2 cm x Diam. 48.3 cm
b - smaller ring - Size: Width 2.5 cm x Diam. 34.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Currall donated it to Dr. Thomas Porter; was previously owned by Mrs. Minnie Donnelly, her mother.
Maker
The Harmony Electro Manufacturers
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
circa 1930
Material
leatherette: black
glass: clear
metal: silver; black
Inscriptions
Printed on control box: "THERAPEUTIC // SOLENOID // . . . // This approval in no way affects or concerns the therapeutic value of the appliance."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-1
Condition Remarks
#2: the leather is hard.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Letter from Dr. Thomas Porter; "Electro-Medical Instruments and Their Management," Schau and Son, p. 307; two photos in file; CD #UHN
Research Facts
"Mrs. Donnelly had a chronic low back pain for which she used this Solenoid as therapy. It slid over her head and she positioned it around her body a little below the mid-line so that the bulk of the Solenoid was opposite her lower back and then she turned it on and sat with the Solenoid in place for 20 to 30 mins. . . . used it on and off over a number of years and in fact Mrs. Currall has used it on occasion but she attributed no particular benefit to it. Mrs. Currall confirmed our belief that the small ring with the light bulb attached was used only to test the large ring and assure that it was 'still working.'" "Electro-Medical Instruments and Their Management" shows a solenoid designed to enclose a patient when lowered like a venetian blind; person sits on a built-in seat.
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Traube's percussion hammer

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7039
Dates
circa 1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
1977.10.2
Description
A metal percussion hammer with a flat handle (filed steel?) attached to a mallet head with a rounded, screw-on piece with a rubber point.
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Accession Number
1977.10.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Description
A metal percussion hammer with a flat handle (filed steel?) attached to a mallet head with a rounded, screw-on piece with a rubber point.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. St. Krzysztoporski (Poland), c/o of Dr. A, Abramowicz of Humber Memorial Hospital, Weston, Ont.
Maker
Kny-Scheerer Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
circa 1920
Material
metal: grey; silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Imprinted in the handle: "AESCULAP" over the the logo of a crown over a caduceus.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 16.2 cm x Width 5.7 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 1093; CD #UHN
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