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medicine spoon

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Dates
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996020003
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with decorated covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; spoon cover, handle…
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Accession Number
996020003
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with decorated covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; spoon cover, handle and top side edges are decorated with a Delft blue floral pattern known as an onion pattern; perimeter, handle and leaf edges lined with gold strip; bottom in unglazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, whose father owned it before her.
Dates
circa 1860-1900
Material
porcelain: white
ink: blue, gold
Inscriptions
On base in blue: "T. // 22"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-9
Length
7.9 cm
Width
3.7 cm
Depth
2.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
There is a very small chip and two small cracks at the edge of the cover opposite to the handle; spoon shows minor wear in the gold decoration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Research Facts
Spoon made to administer liquid medications to invalids and elderly.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
circa 1850-1900
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016001048
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with plain covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; edges along spoon cover…
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Accession Number
016001048
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with plain covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; edges along spoon cover, handle, sides, openings are lined with gold strip; bottom is unglazed with handwritten lot number in brown ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
circa 1850-1900
Date Remarks
Research
Material
ceramic: white
ink: gold, brown
Inscriptions
On bottom: "SC /20"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-3
Length
7.9 cm
Width
3.8 cm
Height
2.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor crack on sppon cover; gold faded; wear on bottom
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Book
eBook
Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E.M. Allison, 1997.
Bennion, Elisabeth. Antique Medical Instruments. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications by Philip Wilsons Publications, 1979.
Campbell, Gordon. The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. 2006. Accessed August 18, 2016. http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195189483.001.0001/acref-9780195189483
Atomic Mail, "Vintage Infant Feeder Dose Spoon Sipping Spoon Porcelain" Item Description http://www.atomicmall.com/view.php?id=Vintage-Infant-Feeder-Dose-Spoon-Sipping-Spoon-Porcelain_143237
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
By the early 19th century medicinal spoons were becoming more accurate measuring devices. Normally made out of silver, or pewter these items usually had a cover and long spout for blowing the medicine through at the opposite end for administering medicine to the mentally unstable, elderly and invalids. By the mid 19th century, the design had evolved into small oval spoons, with a partial cover. The delicate handles normally had an elongated portion at the base to stabilize the spoon on flat surface. Initially produced in porcelain, these elaborately decorated spoons were then produced en masse in earthenware ceramic material and transfer pattern prints. This cheaper production cost meant this design was widely accessible and very popular for most social classes.
These were also used to feed infants or as a dose medicine.
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Dates
circa 1850-1900
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016001049
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl and under oval edge with cobalt blue ink Delft blue floral pattern known as an onion pattern design; small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bott…
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Accession Number
016001049
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl and under oval edge with cobalt blue ink Delft blue floral pattern known as an onion pattern design; small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; spoon cover, handle and top side edges are decorated with blue ink; perimeter, handle and leaf edges lined with gold strip; bottom in unglazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
circa 1850-1900
Date Remarks
Research
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
7.1 cm
Width
3.1 cm
Height
2.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
2016: Handle repaired with glue in two spots, now discoloured, minor piece missing on handle by base where it was reattached
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Book
eBook
Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E.M. Allison, 1997.
Bennion, Elisabeth. Antique Medical Instruments. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications by Philip Wilsons Publications, 1979.
Campbell, Gordon. The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. 2006. Accessed August 18, 2016. http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195189483.001.0001/acref-9780195189483
Patelisova, Helena. "The Layers of a Blue Onion." 3NTA. April 25, 2015. Accessed August 19, 2016. http://www.3nta.com/the-layers-of-a-blue-onion/.
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
By the early 19th century medicinal spoons were becoming more accurate measuring devices. Normally made out of silver, or pewter these items usually had a cover and long spout for blowing the medicine through at the opposite end for administering medicine to the mentally unstable, elderly and invalids. By the mid 19th century, the design had evolved into small oval spoons, with a partial cover. Initially produced in porcelain, these elaborately decorated spoons were then produced en masse in earthenware ceramic material and transfer pattern prints. This cheaper production cost meant this design was widely accessible and very popular for most social classes.
The design, like other medical ceramic ware, was decorated in the popular Blue Onion or Strawflower designs in cobalt ink. These designs were so popular on all types ceramic and porcelain ware, that manufacturers produced transfer pattern outlines to reduce production time.
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Less detail
Dates
circa 1850-1900
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016001050
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with decorated covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; handle has been pai…
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Accession Number
016001050
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with decorated covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; handle has been painted pale blue; spoon cover is decorated with orange flower design, consisting of two orange flowers, three leaves, and green decorative lines; perimeter, small opening at tip, and wider opening at the handle are lined with gold strip; bottom in unglazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
circa 1850-1900
Date Remarks
Research
Material
ceramic: white, blue
ink: green, orange, brown, yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
8.7 cm
Width
4.0 cm
Height
3.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows wear on bottom
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Book
eBook
Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E.M. Allison, 1997.
Bennion, Elisabeth. Antique Medical Instruments. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications by Philip Wilsons Publications, 1979.
Campbell, Gordon. The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. 2006. Accessed August 18, 2016. http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195189483.001.0001/acref-9780195189483
Atomic Mail, "Vintage Infant Feeder Dose Spoon Sipping Spoon Porcelain" Item Description http://www.atomicmall.com/view.php?id=Vintage-Infant-Feeder-Dose-Spoon-Sipping-Spoon-Porcelain_143237
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
By the early 19th century medicinal spoons were becoming more accurate measuring devices. Normally made out of silver, or pewter these items usually had a cover and long spout for blowing the medicine through at the opposite end for administering medicine to the mentally unstable, elderly and invalids. By the mid 19th century, the design had evolved into small oval spoons, with a partial cover. The delicate handles normally had an elongated portion at the base to stabilize the spoon on flat surface. Initially produced in porcelain, these elaborately decorated spoons were then produced en masse in earthenware ceramic material and transfer pattern prints. This cheaper production cost meant this design was widely accessible and very popular for most social classes.
These were also used to feed infants or dose medicine.
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graduated medicine spoon

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Dates
1920-1977
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1977.22.1
Description
A silver-plated graduated medicine spoon with marks for one teaspoon and one dessert spoon; originally in the shape of a large dinnerware soup spoon and modified by shaping the handle to form a loop and inscribing the measurement lines.
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Accession Number
1977.22.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
A silver-plated graduated medicine spoon with marks for one teaspoon and one dessert spoon; originally in the shape of a large dinnerware soup spoon and modified by shaping the handle to form a loop and inscribing the measurement lines.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: American Collectors of Infant Feeders (USA).
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920-1977
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved in the bowl: "A. C. I. F. // TORONTO '77 // DES. // TEA."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-3
Length
13.3 cm
Width
4.3 cm
Depth
2.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#2: tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
A member of the American Collectors of Infant Feeders bought a job lot of these spoons from an old drugstore and gave them to members attending the annual meeting held in Toronto July, 1977.
Similar item: Dose measuring medicine spoon from Rexall drug stores which numbered 12,000 at its peak from 1920-1977. On the curved handle it reads REXALL DOSE MEASURING MEDICINE SPOON. Written on the top of the handle is "2 Teaspoons = 1 Dessert Spoon, and 4 Teaspoons = 1 Tablespoon. In the bowl of the spoon is "To outside line one correct teaspoon" and "To inside line Correct Half Teaspoon".
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graduated medicine spoon

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Dates
circa 1975-1979
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1979.14.1
Description
Blue translucent plastic "Ezy Dose Spoon" with a hollow handle with measurement lines on handle for fractions of a teaspoon up to 2 teaspoon, along with the equivalent numbers in ml.
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Accession Number
1979.14.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Blue translucent plastic "Ezy Dose Spoon" with a hollow handle with measurement lines on handle for fractions of a teaspoon up to 2 teaspoon, along with the equivalent numbers in ml.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. T. G. H. Drake.
Maker
Quanteron, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
circa 1975-1979
Material
plastic: translucent blue
Inscriptions
On handle: "2 // TSP // 1 1/2 7 1/2 // TSP ML // 1 5 // TSP ML // 3/4 // 1/2 2 1/2 // TSP ML // 1/4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-3
Length
12.7 cm
Width
2.5 cm
Height
2.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Bought in a local Boots drugstore
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graduated medicine spoon

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14446
Dates
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016001051
Description
Oval clear glass graduated medicine spoon with circular handle, flat bottom and deep curved edges; spoon bowl is uncovered; bottom is embossed with a manufacturers logo of intertwined T and W; one side of the exterior of spoon bowl is embossed with 'table, dessert, tea' for type of measurements; in…
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Accession Number
016001051
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
Oval clear glass graduated medicine spoon with circular handle, flat bottom and deep curved edges; spoon bowl is uncovered; bottom is embossed with a manufacturers logo of intertwined T and W; one side of the exterior of spoon bowl is embossed with 'table, dessert, tea' for type of measurements; inside of the spoon bowl there are two lines used for measurement.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
circa 1920-1950
Date Remarks
Research
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottom: "GRADUATED MEDICINE SPOON // No 40", manufacturing logo; embossed on side of bowl "TABLE // DESSERT // TEA".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
9.5 cm
Width
4.6 cm
Height
2.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Book
eBook
Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E.M. Allison, 1997.
Bennion, Elisabeth. Antique Medical Instruments. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications by Philip Wilsons Publications, 1979.
Campbell, Gordon. The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. 2006. Accessed August 18, 2016. http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195189483.001.0001/acref-9780195189483
Atomic Mail, "Vintage Infant Feeder Dose Spoon Sipping Spoon Porcelain" Item Description http://www.atomicmall.com/view.php?id=Vintage-Infant-Feeder-Dose-Spoon-Sipping-Spoon-Porcelain_143237
Ebay, "ANTIQUE GLASS GRADUATED MEDICINE SPOON NO 40 measure laboratory cooking baking" Item Description http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/antique-glass-graduated-medicine-spoon-no-40-measure-laboratory-cooking-baking-/281076838201
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
By the early 19th century medicinal spoons were becoming more accurate measuring devices. Normally made out of silver, or pewter these items usually had a cover and long spout for blowing the medicine through at the opposite end for administering medicine to the mentally unstable, elderly and invalids. By the mid 19th century, the design had evolved into small oval spoons, with a partial cover. The delicate handles normally had an elongated portion at the base to stabilize the spoon on flat surface. Initially produced in porcelain, these elaborately decorated spoons were then produced en masse in earthenware ceramic material and transfer pattern prints. This cheaper production cost meant this design was widely accessible and very popular for most social classes.
These were also used to feed infants or dose medicine.
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Dates
circa 1950-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1976.15.3
Description
Small teaspoon-sized brass finished metal spoon with modified figure of a robed man on the handle tip similar to an 'Apostle' spoon; design on both sides of handle.
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Accession Number
1976.15.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Small teaspoon-sized brass finished metal spoon with modified figure of a robed man on the handle tip similar to an 'Apostle' spoon; design on both sides of handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; possibly belonged to Dr. J. S. Wittaker; used as a medicine dose spoon.
Dates
circa 1950-1980
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
On back of handle: "EPNS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-9
Length
11.5 cm
Width
2.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear around perimeter of spoon bowl
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
An apostle spoon is a spoon (usually silver or silver-plated, but sometimes of other metals, such as pewter) with an image of an apostle or other saint as the termination of the handle, each bearing his distinctive emblem; a full set is twelve spoons.
The letters EPNS stand for "electro-plated nickel silver"
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Carpenter's knife and enucleating spoon

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Dates
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1972.15.50
Description
A double-ended instrument with central, cylindrical, cross-hatched patterned handle; ends are nickle-plated steel; one end is spatula shaped and the other is a widened, flattened shape with a curved tip; concave parts of instrument ends are both facing the same direction; Note: item is missing.
Accession Number
1972.15.50
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- tonsil
Description
A double-ended instrument with central, cylindrical, cross-hatched patterned handle; ends are nickle-plated steel; one end is spatula shaped and the other is a widened, flattened shape with a curved tip; concave parts of instrument ends are both facing the same direction; Note: item is missing.
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.
Dates
circa 1910
Material
metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-12
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 25.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal worn on ends.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," 20th edition, Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3202 (Fig. C/-11857).
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Carpenter's knife and enucleating spoon

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6458
Dates
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1972.15.51
Description
A double-ended instrument with central, cylindrical, cross-hatched patterned handle; ends are nickle-plated steel; one end is spatula shaped and the other is a widened, flattened shape with a curved tip; concave parts of instrument ends are facing in opposite directions; Note: item is missing.
Accession Number
1972.15.51
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- tonsil
Description
A double-ended instrument with central, cylindrical, cross-hatched patterned handle; ends are nickle-plated steel; one end is spatula shaped and the other is a widened, flattened shape with a curved tip; concave parts of instrument ends are facing in opposite directions; Note: item is missing.
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.
Dates
circa 1910
Permanent Location
Box #500B
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 25.7 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," 20th edition, Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3202 (Fig. C/-11857).
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medicine glass with minim measure

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12159
Dates
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Dr. John Tweddell Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
007006001 a-e
Description
Hand-etched medicine glass and minim measure set consists of (a) a medicine glass and a minim measure composed of (b) a container with (c) a lid, both covered in textured leather, and (d) a small measuring glass that comes in a secret compartment in the center of the container covered with its own …
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Accession Number
007006001 a-e
Collection
Dr. John Tweddell Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
Hand-etched medicine glass and minim measure set consists of (a) a medicine glass and a minim measure composed of (b) a container with (c) a lid, both covered in textured leather, and (d) a small measuring glass that comes in a secret compartment in the center of the container covered with its own (e) small lid.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - medicine glass - Size: Length 5.5 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
b - container - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Diam. 6.3 cm
c - lid - Size: Length 3.3 cm x Diam. 6.3 cm
d - small measuring glass - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
e - small lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. John Tweddell
Dates
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Based on appearance.
Material
glass: transparent
leather: black
paper: green, pink
ink: yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on the cover of container: "MEDICINE GLASS // AND MINIM"; Hand etched on outside of medicine glass: "TABLE // SPOON"; "4 // 3 // 2 // 1"; "TEA // SPOON // 8 // 6 // 4 // 2 // 1"
Hand etched on outside of small measuring glass: "f 0 // 1 // 2"; "m // 60 // 50 // 40 // 30 // 20 // 10"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Condition Remarks
The black leather covering the container and lid is slighty damaged on the edge and shows some wear; some crystallized yellow residue inside the container and lid and on top of the small lid; the green paper covering the inner wall of container is partially torn away.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Donna Tweddell; Internet: "Pharmacy Bygones"; CD #1.
Research Facts
Minim measure was used for measuring "minims" (one drop) . 60 minims made a fluid drachm and there were 8 drachms to the ounce. Stands just under 5cm. tall.
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general operating case

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8076
Dates
1918
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1981.10.1 a-gh
Description
Canvas general operating case with side flaps that fold inward to cover the instruments inside; fabric loops inside hold the instruments in place and black outlines indicate which instrument goes in which loop; case is secured with webbing and metal buckles while two metal boxes of instruments are …
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Accession Number
1981.10.1 a-gh
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Description
Canvas general operating case with side flaps that fold inward to cover the instruments inside; fabric loops inside hold the instruments in place and black outlines indicate which instrument goes in which loop; case is secured with webbing and metal buckles while two metal boxes of instruments are held in place inside the case with fabric loops and snaps; instruments held in fabric loops are as follows: probe (a), nasal applicator (b), non-traumatic vessel clamp (c), dressing forceps (d), phymosis forceps (e), dressing forceps (f), intestinal grasping forceps (g), Bozeman dressing forceps (h), chisel (i), curved preparation scissors (j), haemostat (k), towel clamp (l), needle holder (m), raspatory (n), bone curette (o), bone lever (p), Alexander gouge (q), Haberer abdominal spatula (r-s), surgical scissors (t), haemostat (u-v), dissecting forceps (w), gouge forceps (x), abdominal retractor (y), bandage scissors (z), bone holding forceps (aa), mallet (bb), rib shears (cc), trephine (dd), Saterlee amputation saw (ff); Farabeuf bone holding forceps (gg); fabric loops also hold a hinged oval-shaped chrome case containing an aspirator set (fa-fl) and a hinged rectangular hinged German silver case with rounded corners containing a glass syringe (ga), hypodermic needles (gb-gf) and two medication vials: coedine phosphate (gg) and trinitrin (gh); small pocket with flap in the front interior of the case holds a cardboard box containing four hand-blown glass tubes of catgut No. 1 in sterile solution (ca-cd); the two boxes held in place by snaps open by two fold-out leaves at the top which meet in the centre, one box holds: eye spud (aa), six scalpels (ab-ag), aneurism needle (ah), straight razor (ai), ear hook and spoon (aj), trocar (ak), Catlin knife (al) and the other box holds: five Gigli wire saws (ba), male catheter (bb), three bone drills (bc-be), three Murphy buttons (bf-bh), two handles for Gigli wire saws (bi-bj), two Wyeth pins (bk-bl), plaster knife (bm), trachea tube (bn), obturator for trachea tube (bo), handle for bone drill (bp);both of these boxes have names and images of the instruments engraved in the bases; also contained loose in the kit: a strip of flannel holding approximately fifty surgical needles of various shapes and sizes (d-da) and a two-piece cardboard box containing two circular hanks of dry catgut, each secured with red twine (e-eb); unrolled with flaps open the case measures 159.0 cm x 62.3 cm; unrolled with flaps closed the case measures 159.0 cm x 38.2 cm; rolled and strapped shut the case measures 38.9 cm x 28.8 cm x 14.6 cm; some instruments are missing and some are not original to the case.
Number Of Parts
95
Part Names
case - Size (closed): Length 38.9 cm x Width 28.8 cm x Depth 14.6 cm
a - probe - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 0.2 cm
b - nasal applicator - Size: Length 18.3 cm x Diam. 0.2 cm
c - non-traumatic vessel clamp - Size: Length 22.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
d - dressing forceps - Size: Length 26.1 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
e - phymosis forceps - Size: Length 25.1 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
f - dressing forceps - Size: Length 22.5 cm x Width 7.1 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
g - intestinal grasping forceps - Size: Length 20.5 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
h - Bozeman dressing forceps - Size: Length 25.3 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
i - chisel - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
j - preparation scissors - Size: Length 14.9 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
k - haemostat - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
l - towel clamp - Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
m - needle holder - Size: Length 18.2 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
n - raspatory - Size: Length 18.5 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
o - bone curette - Size: Length 17.5 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
p - bone lever - Size: Length 16.8 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
q - Alexander gouge - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
r - Haberer abdominal spatula - Size: Length 32.0 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
s - Haberer abdominal spatula - Size: Length 33.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
t - surgical scissors - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
u - haemostat - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
v - haemostat - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
w - dissecting forceps - Size: Length 12.8 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
x - gouge forceps - Size: Length 17.8 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
y - abdominal retractor - Size: Length 21.1 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
z - bandage scissors - Size: Length 18.3 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
aa - bone holding forceps - Size: Length 20.7 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
bb - mallet - Size: Length 24.7 cm x Width 8.2 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
cc - rib shears - Size: Length 22.5 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
dd - trephine - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 10.6 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
ff - Saterlee amputation saw - Size: Length 28.8 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
gg - Farabeuf bone holding forceps - Size: Length 28.8 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
a - chrome box - Size (closed): Length 30.5 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
aa - eye spud - Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
ab-ae - scalpels - Size: Length 15.4 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
af-ag - scalpels - Size: Length 17.2 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
ah - aneurism needle - Size: Length 17.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
ai - razor - Size (folded): Length 16.6 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
aj - ear hook and spoon - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
ak - trocar - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
al - Catlin knife - Size: Length 27.9 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
b - chrome box - Size (closed): Length 30.5 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
ba - 5 Gigli wire saws - Size (as attached set): Length 75.0 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
ga - syringe - Size (closed): Length 7.9 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
gb - hypodermic needle - Size: Length 3.0 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
gc - hypodermic needle - Size: Length 3.7 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
gd - hypodermic needle - Size: Length 2.9 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
ge - hypodermic needle - Size: Length 3.7 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
gf - hypodermic needle - Size: Length 3.4 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
gg-gh - vials - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
cd - vial - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
d - flannel - Size (unfolded): Length 25.6 cm x Width 15.2 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
e - box - Size (closed): Length 19.8 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
ea - catgut - Size (rolled): Length 17.0 cm x Width 8.9 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
f - case - Size (closed): Length 15.3 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
fa - needle holder - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
fb - hollow needle - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
fc - hollow needle - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
fd - hollow needle - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
fe - hollow needle - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
ff - hollow needle - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
fg-fh - needle sheaths - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
fi - needle sheath - Size: Length 6.2 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
fj - needle adapter - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
fk - needle adapter - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
fl - trocar - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
g - box - Size (closed): Length 8.0 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
bb - male catheter - Size: Length 25.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
bc - bone drill - Size: Length 12.6 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
bd - bone drill - Size: 12.8 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
be - bone drill - Size: Length 12.8 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
bf - Murphy button - Size: Length 0.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
bg - Murphy button - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
bh - Murphy button - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
bi-bj - handles for Gigli saws - Size: Length 8.7 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
bk-bl - Wyeth pins - Size: Length 30.4 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
bm - plaster knife - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
bn - trachea tube - Size: Length 8.6 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
bo - obturator for trachea tube - Size: Length 8.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
bp - handle for bone drill - Size: Length 9.3 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
c - box - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
ca - vial - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
cb - vial - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
cc - vial - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Agnes Harvie; from the medical effects of her husband, Dr. Robert Morley Harvie.
Maker
G.P. Pilling & Son Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1918
Date Remarks
Date printed on the object
Material
fabric: green, brown, cream, red
paper: cream, brown, black
metal: grey, brown
wood: brown
glass: clear, blue, orange
liquid: clear
Inscriptions
On front of case: "General Operating Case"; interior of case at front: "G. P. PILLING & SON CO. // CONTRACT DATED JULY 29, 1918 // DR. R. MORLEY HARVIE // DR. R. MORLEY HARVIE"; interior of case at far end, handwritten: "N.B."; on back of metal hooks for case straps: "PAT.JAN.5.09"; engraved into handle of (b): "LYMAN"; engraved into handle of ( c) front: "[logo of letter P and letter S inside an ampersand] 385"; back: "38"; interior handle of (d): left arm: "300"; right arm: "[logo of letter P and letter S inside an ampersand] 300"; interior handle of (f): left arm: "382"; right arm: "[logo of letter P and letter S inside an ampersand] 382"; interior handle of (g): left arm: "492"; right arm: "[logo of letter P and letter S inside an ampersand] 492"; interior of both handles of (h): "403"; front of (i): "[logo of letter P and letter S inside an ampersand] // 12"; back of (i): "HAND FORGED"; front of (j) above blade: [logo of a snake in an S shape around a pole with a crown on top]; inside each arm of (j): "25"; engraved to front of (k) above bolt: [image of a sun]; interior of right arm of (k): "JAPAN // 3 // H"; interior left arm of (k): "3 // H"; engraved to front of (l): [arrow pointing downward]; back of (l): "ARNOLD & SONS. LONDON"; interior left arm of (l): [hourglass shape]; interior left arm of (m): "JAPAN"; engraved in center front of (n): [two diamonds side by side, touching]; engraved to front of (o) above handle: "4 // [logo of letter P and letter S inside an ampersand]"; bottom front handle of (p): "HASLAM&CO."; front of (q): "[logo of letter P and letter S inside an ampersand] // 10"; back of (q): "HAND FORGED"; engraved at top front of (r): "PILLING-PHILA."; engraved at top front of (s): "PILLING-PHILA."; back right handle of (t): "SHARP & SMITH"; interior left handle of (t): "GERMANY"; interior both blades of (t): "1"; front above bolt (u): "[logo of a snake in an S shape around a pole with a crown on top] // THE J.F. HARTZ CO."; back right arm (u): "GERMANY"; interior both arms (u): "285"; front above bolt (v): "[logo of a snake in an S shape around a pole with a crown on top] // THE J.F. HARTZ CO."; interior right arm (v): "24E"; interior left arm (v): "124"; interior left arm (w): "STAINLESS"; interior right arm (w): "J.F. HARTZ CO. // MADE IN GERMANY"; front right arm of (x): "PILLING-PHILA."; interior (x) both sides: "699"; near top of (y): "PILLING-PHILA."; interior left handle (z): "WISS[image of a cross]USA"; interior each blade (z): "77"; front right handle (aa): "PILLING-PHILA."; interior handle (aa) both sides: "251"; right handle (cc): [image of arrow pointing downward]; interior left blade (cc): "10"; handle of (dd) above post: "PILLING-PHILA."; engraved in handle of (ff): "PILLING-PHILA."; front right handle of (gg): "PILLING-PHILA."; edge of either leaf of lid of box (a): ["PATENTED NOV.5.1912" in an arch over two diamonds side by side]; interior of box (a) along with outlines of instruments to go in box: CATLIN KNIFE // TROCAR // EAR HOOK AND SPOON // RAZOR // [FRED HASLAM & CO. -" in a circle around two diamonds side by side] // ANEURISM NEEDLE // SCALPEL, 2 IN.. BLADE // SCALPEL, 2 IN.. BLADE // SCALPEL, 1 1/2 IN.. BLADE // SCALPEL, 1 1/2 IN.. BLADE // SCALPEL, 1 1/2 IN.. BLADE // SCALPEL, 1 1/2 IN.. BLADE // EYE SPUD"; handle of eye spud (aa): "PILLING PHILA."; top of handle (ab-ah): "[image of an open left hand, palm facing forward] // FORGED"; on inner handle of (ai): "CHALLENGE CUTLERY Co. // NEWPORT, CONN."; on handle of (aj): "PILLING-PHILA."; handle of (ak): [logo of letter P and letter S inside an ampersand]; handle of (al): "HASLAM&CO"; edge of either leaf of lid of box (b): ["PATENTED NOV.5.1912" in an arch over two diamonds side by side]; interior of box (b) along with outlines of instruments to go in box: "6 GIGLI SAWS // 3 BONE DRILLS // MURPHY // BUTTONS // HANDLE FOR BONE DRILLS. // HANDLE FOR GIGLI SAWS // ["G. P & SON CO." in an arc around "PHILA"] // MALE CATHETER // OBTURATOR FOR // TRACHEA TUBE // ["FRED HASLAM & CO. -" in a circle around two diamonds side by side] // TRACHEA // PLASTER KNIFE // 2 WYETHS PINS"; end of catheter (bb): "PILLING PHILA"; end of handle of (bc-be): [logo of letter P and letter S inside an ampersand]; to ball at top of (bk-bl): [logo of letter P and letter S inside an ampersand]; to blade of (bm): "R. MURPHY // AYER, MASS."; left top of (bn): [logo of letter P and letter S inside an ampersand]; base of (bo): "5"; top of (bp): "PILLING-PHILA"; label on box (c): "["PHYSICIANS' AND SURGEONS SUPPLIES" in a circle around a cross containing the words "TRADE // STERILEX // MARK"] // BRAND"; label on tubes (ca-cb): "CATGUT No. 1. // CHROMIC. // J. L. HATRICK & CO., LTD., LONDON"; label to top of box (e): "C A T G U T."; top of finger grip (fa): [logo of letter P and letter S inside an ampersand]; top of box (g): "PERFECTION METAL // J. F. HARTZ CO. // DETROIT - CLEVELAND - TORONTO"; front of box (g): "GERMAN SILVER"; interior of box (g) in lid and base: "PATD OCT.22.1901";syringe (ga) marked in graduations to 2cc and 30m; label to vial (gg): "[…] 'Tabloid' BRAND Hypodermic // SPECIAL FORMULA No. 1589 // [Rx] Codeinæ Phosphatis // gr. 1/2 […] // POISON […] // Burroughs Wellcome & Co. // (THE WELLCOME FOUNDATION LTD.) // LONDON (ENG.) // [...]"; label to vial (gh): "[...] 'Tabloid' BRAND Hypodermic // Trinitrin // (Glyceril Trinitate, B.P.) // 20 products each containing gr. 1/100 [...] // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO., LONDON (ENG.) // (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.) // MADE IN ENGLAND // [...]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-4
Condition Remarks
#2: Case is dirty; chrome plating beginning to flake off some instruments; mallet is cracked; aspirator case does not latch.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Mrs. Agnes Harvie; "HARVIE, ROBERT MORLEY" attestation papers, Library and Archives Canada Item Number 448365; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Robert Morley Harvie (b. 1893) joined the Royal Canadian Medical Corps while still a medical student in 1915. He served for 15 months with the No. 4 Canadian General Hospital at Salonika, returned to the University of Toronto to complete his course and then returned to the RCAMC in 1917, serving in France until the end of World War I. He also served in World War II as the head of Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital in England.
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Dates
circa 1940-1949
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
1967.1.1 a-t
Description
Lungmotor (a) in wooden case (k), with (b) face mask; (c) folding tongue depressor, a chrome-plated tong-like device; (d) clamp-like device; (e) wrench; (f) clamp, one side double pronged, the opposite side spoon-shaped with two holes; (g,n) rubber bulbs; (h) small clamp-like structure; (i) leather…
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Accession Number
1967.1.1 a-t
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Resuscitation
Emergency Medicine
Description
Lungmotor (a) in wooden case (k), with (b) face mask; (c) folding tongue depressor, a chrome-plated tong-like device; (d) clamp-like device; (e) wrench; (f) clamp, one side double pronged, the opposite side spoon-shaped with two holes; (g,n) rubber bulbs; (h) small clamp-like structure; (i) leather harness; (j) metal "cup"; (l,m) metal tubing, corrugated and bendable; (o) rubber face mask ring; (p) piece of rubber tubing; (q) rubber tubing; (r) rubber tubing with metal end; (s) rubber wedge; (t) bag of hardened rubber bits (remains of borken bellows).
Number Of Parts
20
Part Names
a - lungmotor - Size: Length 54.5 cm x Width 11.0 cm x Depth 11.0 cm
b - face mask - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 11.3 cm
c - tongue depressor - Size: Length 8.2 cm
d - clamp-like device - Size: Length 11.0 cm
e - wrench - Size: Length 18.5 cm
f - clamp - Size: Length 13.5 cm
g - rubber bulb - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
h - lungmotor - Size: Length 54.5 cm x Width 11.0 cm x Depth 11.0 cm
i - leather harness
j - metal "cup" - Size: Length 7.3 cm
k - case - Size: Length 62.3 cm x Width 36.2 cm x Depth 21.0 cm
l -metal tubing - Size: Length 90.5 cm
m -metal tubing - Size: Length 90.5 cm
n - rubber bulb - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
o - face mask ring
p - piece of tubing - Size: Length 42.0 cm
q - rubber tubing - Size: Length 38.0 cm
r - rubber tubing with metal end - Size: Length 6.0 cm
s - rubber wedge - Size: Length 4.0 cm
t - bag of rubber bits
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Mr. Ivor Hunt, purchasing dept., Toronto East General Hospital.
Maker
Life Saving Devices Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
circa 1940-1949
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: silver; black
wood: black
leather: brown
rubber: red; black
Inscriptions
On case: "THE LUNGMOTOR // MADE BY // LIFE SAVING DEVICES CO. // CHICAGO NEW YORK."on (h): "PATENTED // JULY 16. // 1907"; on (r): "A Schrader's Son Inc. BKLN NY. USA // US. PAT: JUNE 1916"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H1-3
Condition Remarks
Rubber extremely brittle; parts such as the bellows broken; incomplete; pump itself still in operating condition; #2: the leather on the case is deteriorating badly; some rubber parts inside that require special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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diagnosis outfit for feces

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Dates
circa 1918
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Accession Number
1969.176.8 a-c
Description
Diagnosis outfit for feces, consisting of a glass tube (a) which is open at one end and sealed at the other with a cork with an attached metal spoon extending into the tube when sealed; glass tube is contained in a two-piece metal tube (b) with a slight lip at both ends; metal tube is contained in …
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Accession Number
1969.176.8 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
MeSH Heading
Bacteriology
Disease
Germany
Military Medicine
Description
Diagnosis outfit for feces, consisting of a glass tube (a) which is open at one end and sealed at the other with a cork with an attached metal spoon extending into the tube when sealed; glass tube is contained in a two-piece metal tube (b) with a slight lip at both ends; metal tube is contained in a hollowed-out block of wood (c) with a flat cover which pivots on a nail at one corner and is held shut with a hinged metal clip.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 8.1 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
b - tube - Size (closed): Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
c - block - Size: Length 11.1 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
E. Leitz
Site Made (City)
Berlin
Site Made (State)
Berlin
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
circa 1918
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
wood: brown
paper: pink, black
metal: grey
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
On paper label on ( c): "Vorsicht! Infektiöses Material! // An // die bakteriologische Untersuchungsanstalt // In ………" [Caution! Infectious Material! / / To / / the bacteriological examination institute / / In ……..]; faded stamp near top of ( c) may read "Staat." [Government]; stamp near bottom of (c ): "E. Leitz // Berlin N.W. 6"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-6
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
circa 1890
Collection
Queen's University Archives / Kingston General Hospital Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
992002001 a-d
Description
Metal alcohol lamp to warm medicines; in excellent condition; with spoon rest & large tablespoon for medicine; variable adjustment for distance of spoon from flame; spoon pivots away from flame; chrome over brass (non-magnetic?)
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Accession Number
992002001 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Archives / Kingston General Hospital Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Sterilization -- methods
Description
Metal alcohol lamp to warm medicines; in excellent condition; with spoon rest &
large tablespoon for medicine; variable adjustment for distance of spoon from flame;
spoon pivots away from flame; chrome over brass (non-magnetic?)
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - body - Size: x Depth 6.5 cm. x Diameter6.5
b - spoon w/screw - Size: Length 11.5 cm. x Width 3.8 cm. x Depth 2.7 cm.
c - spoon support - Size: Length 12.5 cm. x Width 0.3 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
d - cap - Size: x Depth 2.3 cm. x Diameter1.6
Dates
circa 1890
Date Remarks
Travill catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
P.S M CO inscribed on top of cap
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-1
Condition Remarks
b: underneath bowl of spoon has discoloration from heat; brass showing; a: minor surface pitting; welded attachment for spoon support shows; #2: condition was largely unchanged; the alcohol lamp was dusty, especially the top surface of the spoon
Reference Types
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
SKLAR catalogue, 1967, p.37; also see 992.031.001a,b; CD #5
Research Facts
Cited in the SKLAR catalogue as a Floyd hypodermic needle sterilizer;
original box is 992.031.001a,b
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.222.11
Description
Curette, consisting of a long shaft with a spoon-shaped depression at one end, at a slight angle.
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Accession Number
1969.222.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Dilatation and Curettage -- instrumentation
Irrigation -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette
Description
Curette, consisting of a long shaft with a spoon-shaped depression at one end, at a slight angle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Aquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Material
metal: dark grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-13
Dimension Notes
Length 13.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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rinsing curette set

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997001169 a-c
Description
Uterine rinsing curette set, which consists of three pieces; the set contains (a) a rinsing curette handle; this handle is made of hollow rounded metal that has a round central opening and an eight-sided, rounded gripping outer edge; both ends are round and open; one end tapers in and out to create…
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Accession Number
997001169 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation and Curettage -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- uterine sets
Description
Uterine rinsing curette set, which consists of three pieces; the set contains (a) a rinsing curette handle; this handle is made of hollow rounded metal that has a round central opening and an eight-sided, rounded gripping outer edge; both ends are round and open; one end tapers in and out to create a bulbous end that will hold rubber tubing; the other end of the handle has threading on its inner edges at the tip; two curettes (b,c) fit into this end of the handle; both curettes consist of a length of hollow cylilndrical metal tubing with round, open ends that have threading on their outer edges; the tips of the curettes vary: (b) is a spoon curette which has a teardrop-shaped scooped tip; the scoop has a smooth spoon-like bowl and rounded outer edges; (c) is a blunt curette; this also has a teardrop-shaped end, but with this curette, the edges are rounded and the centre is open.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - curette handle - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
b - spoon curette - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 0.9 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm
c - blunt curette - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Material
metal: silver; grey
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-6
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; the spoon curette (b) shows tarnish; no staining or corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #262; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Illustrated Catalog of A Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff Inc., c. 1920, p. 334 (similar to item 10397) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
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Coexter's bullet extractor

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1980.20.1
Description
Extractor consists of an outer hollow rod with an inner rod that has a flexible joint; one end of the rod has a pronounced head, the other end is curved and concave, like a spoon.
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Accession Number
1980.20.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Wounds, Gunshot
Description
Extractor consists of an outer hollow rod with an inner rod that has a flexible joint; one end of the rod has a pronounced head, the other end is curved and concave, like a spoon.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Gary Bell.
Material
metal: silver; yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 25.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Purchased from a local antique store by Mr. Bell.
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vaginal depressor

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Dates
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1984.19.12
Description
A double-ended, metal plated depressor; one end is a shallow spoon shape, the other end is a loop.
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Accession Number
1984.19.12
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Physical Examination
Description
A double-ended, metal plated depressor; one end is a shallow spoon shape, the other end is a loop.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.H. Wesley.
Dates
circa 1900
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-5
Dimension Notes
Length 22.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Part of a group of instruments belonging to the donor's great-grandfather, Dr. W.W. Ogden (1837-1917) and grandfather, Dr. S.M. Hay (?-1943).
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lithotomy forceps

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Dates
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1969.189.1
Description
Solid steel instrument with a fixed screw joint; two blades are spoon-like, with a row of 13 holes on each of them; one handle has a loop for gripping, the other has a half-open loop.
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Accession Number
1969.189.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Calculi
Description
Solid steel instrument with a fixed screw joint; two blades are spoon-like, with a row of 13 holes on each of them; one handle has a loop for gripping, the other has a half-open loop.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Weiss
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
"WEISS, LONDON" on one of the handles.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-3
Dimension Notes
Length 29.5 cm x Width 1.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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