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Alexander rib raspatory

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
997034116
Description
The rib raspatory is a solid, double-ended instrument with a flat, oval-shaped handle with smooth, oval-shaped gripping grooves on top and bottom; one end tapers in and then out to form a rectangular section; the top has a ridge in the centre with horizontal grooves before; the tip curves down to a…
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Accession Number
997034116
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- raspatory
Description
The rib raspatory is a solid, double-ended instrument with a flat, oval-shaped handle with smooth, oval-shaped gripping grooves on top and bottom; one end tapers in and then out to form a rectangular section; the top has a ridge in the centre with horizontal grooves before; the tip curves down to a sharp edge; bottom is flat; the other end tapers in and out to a square piece with rounded edges and two small concave pieces at either side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Downs
Site Made (City)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWNS ENGLAND STAINLESS" stamped into metal; "DOR Dr. Charrette" engraved on the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 20.3 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
There is no staining, no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Weck Surgical Instruments and Products," by Pilling Weck, 1992, p. B-50 (item #614150) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
This instrument was used for peeling periosteum from the bone; used in thoracic surgery on the ribs as a dissector or separator.
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bronchoscopic biopsy forceps

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
997034409
Description
Long, straight forceps with scissor-like handles; distal end is "cup-shaped."
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Accession Number
997034409
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Pulmonary Disease (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Lung Disease -- diagnosis
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- endoscopic
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- biopsy
Description
Long, straight forceps with scissor-like handles; distal end is "cup-shaped."
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Pilling
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 on.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"PILLING - PHILA "Rustless""
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Dimension Notes
Length 60.0 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
All parts in working order.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
C. Kelly, retired OR nurse; "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals,"
George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932-33, p. 99 (similar to item #J1546 [L2]) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
Used for lung tissue biopsies.
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
997034403
Description
A scissor-like instrument; the distal end of the clamp turns up at a 90° angle; the inside of one jaw has seven teeth that go into windows on the other jaw; the tip of one jaw has a rounded guard.
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Accession Number
997034403
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Pneumonectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
A scissor-like instrument; the distal end of the clamp turns up at a 90° angle; the inside of one jaw has seven teeth that go into windows on the other jaw; the tip of one jaw has a rounded guard.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Miltex
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 on.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"C.V.O.R." engraved on the instrument; "GERMANY MILTEX STAINLESS" stamped into metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Width 10.4 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. M-10 (similar to item #MF-165-01-T) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
This instrument is used to clamp the bronchus during pneumonectomy; this is a crushing clamp.
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
997034404
Description
A scissor-like instrument; the distal end of the clamp turns up at a 90° angle; the inside of one jaw has five teeth that go into windows on the other jaw; the tip of one jaw has a rounded guard.
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Accession Number
997034404
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Pneumonectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
A scissor-like instrument; the distal end of the clamp turns up at a 90° angle; the inside of one jaw has five teeth that go into windows on the other jaw; the tip of one jaw has a rounded guard.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Miltex
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 on.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"C.V.O.R." engraved on the instrument; " MILTEX STAINLESS GERMANY" stamped into metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Width 10.4 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. M-10 (similar to item #MF-165-01-T) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
This instrument is used to clamp the bronchus during pneumonectomy; this is a crushing clamp.
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Brunner raspatory

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
1977.6.6
Description
A metal scraper consisting of a handle with a flattened , right-angled end with a squared-off tip.
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Accession Number
1977.6.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Thoracic Surgery -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- raspatory
Description
A metal scraper consisting of a handle with a flattened , right-angled end with a squared-off tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.K. Start, Brantford, Ont.
Maker
Mizuho
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"6"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 25.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Signs of use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Subscapular-Auxiliary Thoracoplasty," by N. Kizawa and K. Shinohara; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Probably used by Dr. Start while a medical missionary to Japan in the 1950s.
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Cheyne's dry dissector

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
1972.15.30
Description
Dissector has two blunt-ended blades, one straight and one with a slight curve; ribbed central handle.
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Accession Number
1972.15.30
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Thoracic Surgery -- instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- elevator -- periosteal
Description
Dissector has two blunt-ended blades, one straight and one with a slight curve; ribbed central handle.
Number Of Parts
1
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.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Logo: two vertical diamond shapes connected with a line; above the line is "US" and below the line is "A"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 17.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Handle rusting
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," 20th edition, Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 2127 (Fig. B/-3768); CD #UHN
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Cloward vertebra spreader

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
997034417
Description
Spring-loaded pliers.
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Accession Number
997034417
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Thoracic Surgery -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- bone holding
Description
Spring-loaded pliers.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Codman & Shurtleff
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 on.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"STAINLESS CODMAN & SHURTLEFF USA" stamped into metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-10
Dimension Notes
Length 27.0 cm x Width 13.9 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," Codman & Shurtleff, 1976-77, p. 301 (similar to item 11-1035) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Research Facts
Used for spreading vertebrae while applying a clamp.
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Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
1980.5.6
Description
"Hawkbill" shears with a spring between the handles for control.
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Accession Number
1980.5.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Thoracic Surgery -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- scissors/shears -- rib
Description
"Hawkbill" shears with a spring between the handles for control.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Morris Miller of Toronto.
Maker
J. Reynders & Co. (?)
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
"J. REY [illeg.] ERS & CO. N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-11
Dimension Notes
Length 25.0 cm x Width 3.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Down Bros. Catalogue, 1901, p. 1015; CD #UHN
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Davidson scapula retractor

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
997034402
Description
An S-shaped, solid metal retractor; finger grips on handle; the blade is rectangular with logitudinal openings.
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Accession Number
997034402
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- general operating
Description
An S-shaped, solid metal retractor; finger grips on handle; the blade is rectangular with logitudinal openings.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Pilling
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 on.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"PILLING - PHILA" stamped into metal; "OR" engraved in metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 14.0 cm x Width 11.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The finish is worn off.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instrument Catalog," by The Lawton Company, 1970, p. 282 (similar to item #37-0450) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
This instrument is used for lifting the scapula during thoracic surgery.
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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
1934.5.3
Description
Dissector, a flat metal instrument tapering at both ends; one end is turned up; made of plated steel.
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Accession Number
1934.5.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Thoracic Surgery -- instrumentation
Description
Dissector, a flat metal instrument tapering at both ends; one end is turned up; made of plated steel.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Edward Allister McCulloch.
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Date Remarks
From AM Museum Register.
Material
metal: dark grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Plating has worn off over half of the surface; pitting has occurred where the plating has worn off.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
See p. 2127 of the Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915 (resembles Durham's dry dissector [periosteal]); CD #UHN
Research Facts
According to the Academy of Medicine Museum Register, this dissector was made from an ordinary steel file by Dr. N.A. Powell c 1890.
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Emerson post-operative pump

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Dates
1985
circa 1985
Collection
Rosemary Bickerton Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
005022001 a-b
Description
An Emerson post-operative pump, Series 55; the pump (a) is made out of green and silver metal; it has a triangular base with a wheel at each corner with a tray on the bottom connecting the wheels; at the top is the pump with is an angled box with buttons and dials; there is also some rubber tubing …
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Accession Number
005022001 a-b
Collection
Rosemary Bickerton Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Drainage -- instrumentation
Suction -- instrumentation
Respiration -- instrumentation
Description
An Emerson post-operative pump, Series 55; the pump (a) is made out of green and silver metal; it has a triangular base with a wheel at each corner with a tray on the bottom connecting the wheels; at the top is the pump with is an angled box with buttons and dials; there is also some rubber tubing (b); the tubing is clear and is made up of several clear rubber tubes attached to shorter metal and glass ones; Note: tubing is irregular and cannot be measured.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pump - Size: Length 49.5 cm x Width 47.5 cm x Depth 83.0 cm
b - tubing
Provenance
Was used at the Ottawa General Hospital (now Ottawa Hospital, General Campus).
Maker
J.H. Emerson Company
Site Made (City)
Cambridge
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1985
circa 1985
Date Remarks
The donor says it had been used for about 20 years.
Material
metal: green, silver
rubber: white, clear
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"EMERSON // Post-Operative Pump" printed on the front of the machine
"EMERSON // SUCTION PUMP // LISTED // 389E // MODEL 55-J // SER. NO. 88229 // 15 V 60 Hz. // 150 Watts // J.H. EMERSON COMPANY // COTTAGE PARK AVE. CAMBRIDGE. MA 02140, USA" printed on a panel on the side of the machine
"BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING DEPT. // SAFETY CHECKED // By P T // Date 02/5/14" printed on a green sticker on the top of the machine
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-7-2
Condition Remarks
Some surface wear to the green paint on the metal.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"J.H. Emerson Home Page"; Rosemary Bickerton; CD #1
Research Facts
Patients would have the tubes put in during surgery to their lung, or in the Emergency Department for a collapsed lung; nurses would be responsible for noting the amount of drainage in the bottle after each shift (the bottle is missing from this machine); the pump would be attached to the patient for about 3-7 days depending on the amount of drainage.
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Giertz Costotome

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
997034260
Description
Costotome has plier-like handles with a hand guard on the top handle; insides of handles are flat, and rounded on the outsides; the ends are rounded; there is a tension bar between the two handles; the handles curve down at a 90° angle with a hook at the tip of one; the inside of the hook is a groo…
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Accession Number
997034260
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Thoracic Surgery -- instrumentation
Description
Costotome has plier-like handles with a hand guard on the top handle; insides of handles are flat, and rounded on the outsides; the ends are rounded; there is a tension bar between the two handles; the handles curve down at a 90° angle with a hook at the tip of one; the inside of the hook is a groove; the other handle has a blade; when the instrument is closed, the blade is pushed down into the groove, acting as a guillotine.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Downs
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"STAINLESS DOWN BROS LONDON" stamped into metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-11
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 16.0 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor staining in the joint; no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. M-4 (similar to item MC-165-01-V) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
Suitable for splitting sternum or cutting first rib for removal.
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Giertz-Stille rib shears

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
1977.6.11
Description
A cutting tool with the cutting end at almost 90° to the handles; cutting end has a sliding knife and hook; handles have a catch for control.
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Accession Number
1977.6.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Thoracic Surgery -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- scissors/shears -- rib
Description
A cutting tool with the cutting end at almost 90° to the handles; cutting end has a sliding knife and hook; handles have a catch for control.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.K. Start, Brantford, Ont.
Maker
Mizuho
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-11
Dimension Notes
Length 40.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Signs of use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Subscapular-Auxiliary Thoracoplasty," by N. Kizawa and K. Shinohara; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Probably used by Dr. Start while a medical missionary to Japan in the 1950s.
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Harrington thoracic clamp forceps

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
997034400
Description
Scissor-like instrument with snap catch ratchet; the distal end turns upward at a right angle.
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Accession Number
997034400
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- hemostat
Description
Scissor-like instrument with snap catch ratchet; the distal end turns upward at a right angle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Codman
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Codman 59 30-8049 GERMANY 8912 STAINLESS" stamped into metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 30.8 cm x Width 9.3 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1976-77, p. 128 (similar to item C #308049 ) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
This instrument is a non-crushing clamp used for large vessels when performing thoracic surgery.
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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
997034512 a-c
Description
Heavy-oval-handled Hurwitz trocar, a straight instrument narrowing to a solid bar with a triangular flat tip ending in a sharp point; includes two sizes of cannula, which slide over the trocar.
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Accession Number
997034512 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Thoracic Surgery -- instrumentation
Suction -- instrumentation
Drainage -- instrumentation
MM= Catheterization -- paracentesis -- trocar
Description
Heavy-oval-handled Hurwitz trocar, a straight instrument narrowing to a solid bar with a triangular flat tip ending in a sharp point; includes two sizes of cannula, which slide over the trocar.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - trocar - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
b - sheath - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
c - sheath - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped into the handle: "Sklar // Germany #1"; etched on handle: "C.V. OR"; etched on base of each cannula: "C.V.O.R."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-10
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches on handle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Claire Kelly (RN ret'd); "Sklar Surgical Instruments, Suction & Pressure Apparatus," 75th anniversary, T. Sklar Mfg. Inc., 1967, p. 125 (similar to item #34-2536) (please see attached photocopy); CD #1.
Research Facts
Used for chest tube insertion; no sizes on sheaths.
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Lagenbeck raspatory

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
1981.2.3 b
Description
A solid metal rib raspatory with a flat handle; raspatory ends in a right-angled blade.
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Accession Number
1981.2.3 b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Thoracic Surgery -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- raspatory
Description
A solid metal rib raspatory with a flat handle; raspatory ends in a right-angled blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Catherine Rekai, the widow of Dr. John Rekai.
Maker
Aesculap
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On side: "8"; on top of handle: the caduceus symbol with "AESCULAP" imprinted over top.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 18.2 cm x Width 3.0 mm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Rekai is one of the founders of the Central Hospital; he served at the Semelweiss Hospital, Budapest, from 1938–1948, and at Central Hospital from 1957–1978.
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pleural nebulizer

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
004025006 a-c
Description
Nebulizer has a circular base (a) with a hollow container rising from the centre; top (b) is threaded for attachment of a long, hollow, stainless steel tube (c); at the end is an adaptor for a rubberized bulb (missing).
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Accession Number
004025006 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- nebulizer
Description
Nebulizer has a circular base (a) with a hollow container rising from the centre; top (b) is threaded for attachment of a long, hollow, stainless steel tube (c); at the end is an adaptor for a rubberized bulb (missing).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
b - top - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
c - "tube" - Size: Length 17.25 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
From KGH purchasing department.
Maker
Down Bros.
Site Made (City)
Sutton
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments after 1920.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWNS England" stamped into the base.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Condition Remarks
Scratches on hollow container and base; some corrosion on rim of base.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
C. Kelly; Pilling, George F. & Son Co., "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," Philadelphia, 1932, p. 140 (item # P6812); CD #3.
Research Facts
For blowing sterile powder between pleura and lung in cases of severe post-surgical chest infections.
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Potts coarctation clamp

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
997034270
Description
Scissor-like instrument made of two halves joined with a box-lock joint and a snap catch ratchet; the handles are straight with closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the jaws are straight with flat outer sides, then taper in to a row of single opposing teeth; the tips are rounded.
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Accession Number
997034270
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- clamp -- anastomosis
Description
Scissor-like instrument made of two halves joined with a box-lock joint and a snap catch ratchet; the handles are straight with closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the jaws are straight with flat outer sides, then taper in to a row of single opposing teeth; the tips are rounded.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"CU OR" engraved on the metal; "STAINLESS GENITO-URINARY. LONDON ENGLAND" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 21.6 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Some staining in the joints; no corrosion; parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. M-19 (similar to item MK-090-01-B) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Used for clamping major vessels during surgery; mainly used for cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.
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Potts coarctation clamp

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
997034271
Description
Scissor-like instrument made of two halves joined with a box-lock joint and a snap catch ratchet; the handles are straight with closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the jaws are spoon-shaped with flat outer sides, then taper in to a row of single opposing teeth; the tips are rounded.
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Accession Number
997034271
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- clamp -- anastomosis
Description
Scissor-like instrument made of two halves joined with a box-lock joint and a snap catch ratchet; the handles are straight with closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the jaws are spoon-shaped with flat outer sides, then taper in to a row of single opposing teeth; the tips are rounded.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"CU OR" engraved on the metal; "GENITO-URINARY. LONDON ENGLAND STAINLESS" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 21.2 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Some staining in the joints; no corrosion; parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. M-19 (similar to item MK-105-02-H) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Used for clamping major vessels during surgery; used mainly for cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.
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Potts coarctation clamp

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
997034370
Description
Scissor-like instrument made up of two halves with a box0lock joint and a snap-catch ratchet; handles are slightly curved; the jaws are spoon-shaped with a flat outer side and tapered in a row of single, opposing teeth with rounded tips.
Accession Number
997034370
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- clamp -- coarctation
Description
Scissor-like instrument made up of two halves with a box0lock joint and a snap-catch ratchet; handles are slightly curved; the jaws are spoon-shaped with a flat outer side and tapered in a row of single, opposing teeth with rounded tips.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Maker
Downs
Site Made (City)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 on.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 21.2 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Some staining in the joints; parts move freely.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. M-19 (similar to item MK-105-01-F) (see attached photocopy)
Research Facts
This instrument is used for clamping major vessels during cardio, vascular, and thoracic surgery.
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