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Aitken thermometer set

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Dates
1865
1900
circa 1865-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1934.16.1 a-c
Description
Includes two-inch wooden case with instructions and two thermometers, one straight and one bent.
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Accession Number
1934.16.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Body Temperature
Physical Examination
Description
Includes two-inch wooden case with instructions and two thermometers, one straight and one bent.
Number Of Parts
3
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; previously loaned to AM by Univeristy of Toronto, a permanent loan; donated by Mr. I. H. Cameron.
Maker
L. Casella
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1865
1900
circa 1865-1900
Material
glass
mercury
wood
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Growing Pains: the 1867 Kingston General Hospital Crisis” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
#2: curved thermometer has no cracks; numbers are slightly faded; straight thermometer has no cracks; metal end has some scratches; box shows some signs of use; stained velvet on the inside; some scratches and dents on the outer surface; no cracks or mould
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Medicine and its Technology," by A. Davis, 1981, p. 61
Research Facts
Used to measure body temperature by placing the thermometer under the arm
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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barium sulphate

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Dates
1990
1999
circa 1990-1999
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
996013046
Description
A sealed rectangular bag of barium sulphate, a white powdered mixture; bag has paper backing, a clear plastic front which has a slight blue tint; front has been handwritten on with black felt pen.
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Accession Number
996013046
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Barium Sulfate -- diagnosis
Urology -- instrumentation
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
A sealed rectangular bag of barium sulphate, a white powdered mixture; bag has paper backing, a clear plastic front which has a slight blue tint; front has been handwritten on with black felt pen.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. Low in Toronto in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996.
Maker
V. Mueller & Co.
Site Made (City)
Deerfield
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1990
1999
circa 1990-1999
Date Remarks
Packaging appears recent; date is uncertain
Material
paper: white
plastic: blue-tinted clear
Inscriptions
On front (by felt pen): "BARIUM // SULPHATE // FAPC L5 DR // LOW"; on inside of paper backing (seen behind powder): "Bater // Tower Dual/Pec ® Sterilization Pouch // Blue bar darkens when steam processed. // Circle appears when Gas processed. // Distributed by Baxter Healthcare Corporation // Deerfield, IL 60015 // Made in USA // V. Mueller // Cat. 90408 // 4" x 8""
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-7
Dimension Notes
Length 19.8 cm. x Width 10.0 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Package has been written on with felt pen which has stained paper backing on both sides; some creasing of paper surface; powder is still loose; #2: powder leaking
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Reference Comments
Gillian Major; also see all of 996.013
Research Facts
Made into a paste; outlined the urethra on prep. for a cystogram (X-Ray); inserted with syringe and catheter
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basal thermometer

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Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
013008005
Description
Basal temperature thermometer model TB 312(a) in original box (d-e) with instruction pamphlet (f) and used chart (g) for C. Ashdown from 26 July to 6 November; thermometer in black case (b) and clear plastic cap (c).
Accession Number
013008005
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Body Temperature -- instrumentation
Thermometers
Weights and Measures
Description
Basal temperature thermometer model TB 312(a) in original box (d-e) with instruction pamphlet (f) and used chart (g) for C. Ashdown from 26 July to 6 November; thermometer in black case (b) and clear plastic cap (c).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - thermomter
b - case
c - case cap
d -box bottom
e - box lid
f - instructions
g - chart
Provenance
Items belong to donor's grandfather, Dr. Herbert L. Barber, physician, in Burkes' Falls, Ontario.
Maker
Becton Dickinson and Company
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Material
paper: tan, cream, green
ink: gold, black
plastic: clear, black
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "A STANDARD OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION SINCE 1897 // Basal Temperature Thermometer // FOR DETERMINING TIME OF OVULATION // WITH BASAL TEMPERATURE GRAPH // MANUFACTURED BY Becton, Dickinson and Company // TB 312"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Length
16.1 cm
Width
7.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Box measurements
Condition Remarks
Box shows wear around edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
Research Facts
Basal body temperature thermometers are marketed and sold specifically for women trying to get pregnant. While charting your basal body temperature (BBT) is a good way to track ovulation, one of the biggest benefits to this method is the low expense.
To get an accurate reading, you must take your temperature when you first wake up in the morning, before you even sit up in bed. And you'll need to use a basal thermometer, which is sensitive enough to measure minute changes in body temperature. Try to wake up and take a reading at about the same time each morning.
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binaural Snofton stethoscope

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Fransman Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Cardiology
Accession Number
000050001
Description
Snofton stethoscope with chrome plated metal connectors and plain spring, black plastic ear tips, soft flexible tan rubber binaurals tubing and 2.5 cm diameter black bell type chest piece.
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Accession Number
000050001
Collection
Fransman Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
Description
Snofton stethoscope with chrome plated metal connectors and plain spring, black plastic ear tips, soft flexible tan rubber binaurals tubing and 2.5 cm diameter black bell type chest piece.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. Fransman, donor's father.
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
rubber: maroon
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-2
Length
63.0 cm
Width
12.5 cm
Diameter
2.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
Research Facts
Snofton's stethoscope is probably one of the lightest and most simple of binaural stethoscopes incorporating a Ford's Bell chest piece.
Dr. Fransman graduated from medical school in 1940 and lived in Amsterdam. Worked in Holland, England during WWII. Came to Kingston General Hosptial, Ontario in 1951 as a chest specialist and managed the TB clinincs. Radiologist specialist in 1960 and managed the x-ray department at Kingston General Hosptial, retiring in 1983. Post-retirement he worked at the Collins Bay prison, Kingston Psychiatric Hopsital, Ongwanada and St. Mary's of the Lake, retiring again in 1996.
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binaural stethoscope

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
993004211 a-b
Description
Binaural stethoscope with tan rubber hose has patented metal cover for diaphragm; rubber is in excellent condition without deterioration; black plastic ear tips; easy clip-on metal cover.
Accession Number
993004211 a-b
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- binaural
Description
Binaural stethoscope with tan rubber hose has patented metal cover for diaphragm; rubber is in excellent condition without deterioration; black plastic ear tips; easy clip-on metal cover.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - - Size: Length 60.0 cm. x Width 10.0 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
b - - Size: x Depth 0.7 cm. x Diameter3.5 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Maker
G. P. Pilling & Son Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Material
metal: silver
rubber: tan; black
Inscriptions
Inscribed on (b): "THIS COVER TO BE TAKEN OFF // BEFORE USING // STETHOSCOPE // G. P. PILLING & SON CO // PHILA. U.S.A."; (a) inscribed on reverse of diaphragm: "PILLING SPECIAL // STETHOSCOPE // BOWLES PATENT // PAT. 12_09 // G.P. PILLING & SON CO. // SOLE MFR'S // PHILADELPHIA USA
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-3
Condition Remarks
# 1: metal shows wear; rubber has some stains; # 2: no damage
Exhibit History
On loan to the Centre des sciences de Montréal, Société du Vieux-Port de Montral, May 2000-May 2006: L-2000.1
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
994009022
Description
Stainless steel rigid-stem biopsy forceps with alligator jaws with 60.0 cm working length and "basket" to retain specimen; activated by a scissor grip.
Accession Number
994009022
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Bronchoscopy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- endoscopic
Description
Stainless steel rigid-stem biopsy forceps with alligator jaws with 60.0 cm working length and "basket" to retain specimen; activated by a scissor grip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used on Kingston General Hospital patients.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Date Remarks
"Mueller & Co. (1956) Catalogue", #SU-1101, p. 504
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"MEDICON // GERMANY // STAINLESS STEEL // 3 // SIU"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 67.5 cm. x Width: 9.5 cm. x Depth: 0.5 cm.
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
994009026
Description
Stainless steel rotating flexible-stem biopsy forceps with 80.0 cm of working length
Accession Number
994009026
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Gastroscopy -- instrumentation
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- endoscopic
Description
Stainless steel rotating flexible-stem biopsy forceps with 80.0 cm of working length
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used on Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit.
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"A.C.M.I."; "110"; hand-printed on attached tape to handle: "EDER HUFFORD // BX"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 86.0 cm. x Width: 9.3 cm. x Depth: 0.8 cm. x Diam. : 0.2 cm.
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
994009027
Description
Stainless steel rotating flexible-stem biopsy forceps with 80.0 cm of working length.
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Accession Number
994009027
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Gastroscopy -- instrumentation
Biopsy --instrumentation
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- endoscopic
Description
Stainless steel rotating flexible-stem biopsy forceps with 80.0 cm of working length.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used on Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit.
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"A.C.M.I. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 353"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 86.0 cm. x Width: 9.3 cm. x Depth: 0.8 cm. x Diam. : 0.2 cm.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
994009028
Description
Stainless steel rotating flexible-stem biopsy forceps with 105.0 cm of working length
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Accession Number
994009028
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Gastroscopy -- instrumentation
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- endoscopic
Description
Stainless steel rotating flexible-stem biopsy forceps with 105.0 cm of working length
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used on Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit.
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"A.C.M.I. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 123"; handwritten on tape attached to handle: "SPRENGLER BX"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 110.0 cm. x Width: 9.5 cm. x Depth: 0.8 cm. x Diam. : 0.2 cm.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Images
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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
994009029
Description
Stainless steel rotating flexible-stem biopsy forceps with steel one-hand grip in shape of plunger in syringe; with one jaw moving.
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Accession Number
994009029
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Gastroscopy -- instrumentation
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
Description
Stainless steel rotating flexible-stem biopsy forceps with steel one-hand grip in shape of plunger in syringe; with one jaw moving.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used on Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit.
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"A.C.M.I. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 123"; handwritten on tape attached to handle: "SPRENGLER BX"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 164.0 cm. x Width: 3.2 cm. x Diam. : 1.5 mm.
Condition Remarks
In working order; kink where flexible stem leads off handle
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Claire Kelly, O.R. nurse
Research Facts
For use with gastroscope; "American Cystoscope Makers (1952)", Cat. #234F5, p. 155
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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
994009030
Description
Stainless steel rotating flexible-stem biopsy forceps with steel one-hand grip in shape of plunger in syringe; with one jaw moving; not in working order.
Accession Number
994009030
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Gastroscopy -- instrumentation
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
Description
Stainless steel rotating flexible-stem biopsy forceps with steel one-hand grip in shape of plunger in syringe; with one jaw moving; not in working order.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used on Kingston General Hospital patients.
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS INC. N.Y. // MADE // IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 163.0 cm. x Width: 3.1 cm. x Diam. : 1.5 mm.
Condition Remarks
three minor kinks in flex stem
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Claire Kelly, O.R. nurse
Research Facts
For use with gastroscope; "American Cystoscope Makers (1952)", Cat. #234F5, p. 155
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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
994009031
Description
Stainless steel rotating flexible-stem biopsy forceps with cream plastic one-hand grip in shape of plunger in syringe; with both jaws moving; not in working order due to one kink in stem.
Accession Number
994009031
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Gastroscopy -- instrumentation
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
Description
Stainless steel rotating flexible-stem biopsy forceps with cream plastic one-hand grip in shape of plunger in syringe; with both jaws moving; not in working order due to one kink in stem.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used on Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
metal: silver
plastic: cream; black
Inscriptions
On black band on handle: "OLYMPUS // FB-12K // JAPAN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 165.0 cm. x Width: 3.3 cm. x Diam. : 0.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
one kink in flex stem
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Claire Kelly, O.R. nurse
Research Facts
For use with gastroscope; "American Cystoscope Makers (1952)", Cat. #231F5, p. 155
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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
994009032
Description
Stainless steel flexible-stem biopsy forceps with cream plastic one-hand grip in shape of plunger in syringe; with both jaws moving; not in working order due to one kink in stem.
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Accession Number
994009032
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Gastroscopy -- instrumentation
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
Description
Stainless steel flexible-stem biopsy forceps with cream plastic one-hand grip in shape of plunger in syringe; with both jaws moving; not in working order due to one kink in stem.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used on Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
metal: silver
plastic: cream; black
Inscriptions
"OLYMPUS // FB-12U // JAPAN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 241.0 cm. x Width: 3.3 cm. x Diam. : 0.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
one kink in flex stem
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Claire Kelly, O.R. nurse
Research Facts
For use with gastroscope; "American Cystoscope Makers (1952)", Cat. #232F5, p. 155
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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
994009033
Description
Stainless steel flexible-stem biopsy forceps with cream plastic one-hand grip in shape of plunger in syringe; with both jaws moving; not in working order due to series of 14 kinks in flex stem, therefore staying in open position.
Accession Number
994009033
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Gastroscopy -- instrumentation
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
Description
Stainless steel flexible-stem biopsy forceps with cream plastic one-hand grip in shape of plunger in syringe; with both jaws moving; not in working order due to series of 14 kinks in flex stem, therefore staying in open position.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used on Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
metal: silver
plastic: cream; black
Inscriptions
"OLYMPUS // FB-12U // JAPAN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 241.0 cm. x Width: 3.3 cm. x Diam. : 0.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
series of 14 kinks in flex stem
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Claire Kelly, O.R. nurse
Research Facts
For use with gastroscope; "American Cystoscope Makers (1952)", Cat. #231F5, p. 155
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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
994009034
Description
Stainless steel flexible-stem biopsy forceps with white plastic one-hand grip in shape of plunger in syringe; with both jaws moving; in working condition with two kinks in flex stem.
Accession Number
994009034
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Gastroscopy -- instrumentation
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
Description
Stainless steel flexible-stem biopsy forceps with white plastic one-hand grip in shape of plunger in syringe; with both jaws moving; in working condition with two kinks in flex stem.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used on Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Material
metal: silver
plastic: white; yellow
Inscriptions
"OLYMPUS // FB-1N // JAPAN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 193.0 cm. x Width: 3.3 cm. x Diam. : 0.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
two small kinks in flex stem
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Claire Kelly, O.R. nurse
Research Facts
For use with gastroscope; "American Cystoscope Makers (1952)", Cat. #232F5, p. 155
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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
994009006 a-o
Description
Long narrow hinged wooden box holds the Truelove-Salt Biopsy instrument and six blades, Frankfeld grasping forceps, tweezers, oritinal instrument and syringe instructions.
Accession Number
994009006 a-o
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Description
Long narrow hinged wooden box holds the Truelove-Salt Biopsy instrument and six blades, Frankfeld grasping forceps, tweezers, oritinal instrument and syringe instructions.
Number Of Parts
15
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 56.0 cm. x Width 12.3 cm. x Depth 7.0 cm.
b - box lid - Size: Length 19.0 cm. x Width 3.4 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
c - syringe barrel - Size: Length 9.4 cm. x Diameter1.9 cm.
cc - syringe plunger - Size: Length 10.2 cm. x Diameter1.5 cm.
d - biopsy instrument - Size: Length 51.0 cm. x Width 7.6 cm. x Depth 3.0 cm.
e - grasping forceps - Size: Length 50.0 cm. x Width 3.0 cm. x Depth 2.1 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
f - forceps - Size: Length 14.5 cm. x Width 1.2 cm. x Depth 1.8 cm.
g-h - loose blade x 2 - Size: Length 2.0 cm. x Width 0.6 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
i-l - blades (pkg) x 4 - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Width 2.8 cm. x Depth 0.7 cm.
m - syringe instructions - Size: Length 22.0 cm. x Width 9.4 cm.
n - instrument instructions - Size: Length 44.7 cm. x Width 10.1 cm.
Provenance
Used on Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit.
Maker
Vann Bros. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
metal: silver
nylon: black; white
cellophane: clear
paper: blue; black; white
wood: light brown
Inscriptions
"VANN BROS. LTD. // 63, WEYMOUTH STREET // LONDON, ENGLAND // BRITISH PAT. // APPLIED FOR. // MADE IN ENGLAND"; "British Pat. No. 815046"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Research Facts
this instrument is designed for taking biopsy specimens of the mucosa of the lower colon and rectum in cases of ulcerative colitis, amoebiasis, schistosomiasis and bacillary dysentery; this instrument is for use under direct vision through a sigmoidoscope with a 20.0 cm reach.
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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997003022
Description
Biopsy punch (?) is a metal scissor-like object; its handles, arms with loops on their ends, are arranged front-to-back rather than left to right; the front handle curves at a 130° angle and continues on to be the arm of the instrument; this arm is a long, thin, hollow tube with a small bulb on its…
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Accession Number
997003022
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- punch
Description
Biopsy punch (?) is a metal scissor-like object; its handles, arms with loops on their ends, are arranged front-to-back rather than left to right; the front handle curves at a 130° angle and continues on to be the arm of the instrument; this arm is a long, thin, hollow tube with a small bulb on its end; the other, hind handle terminates in a sort of fork which holds a thin pipe kept in place by two flanges; at the near end of this pipe is a knob-type control; the other end extends all the way through the tube of the other arm, and its small oblong tip, with a round hole in its centre, protrudes out the end; this oblong tip has a round knob on it that looks as if it were meant to attach to another piece, suggesting that a piece is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's University School of Medicine Class of 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Maker
American Cystoscope Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On left side of front handle: "AMER. CYSTOSCOPE CO." superimposed on "H. MARTIN"; on left side of hind handle: "GERMANY"; on right side of the bottom of the front handle: a triangle with a circle on top, between a pair of stylized eyes (the mark of the American Cystoscope Co.)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Dimension Notes
Length 33.4 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal is stable; it is slightly scratched and the plating is worn away in a tiny area on one of the handles; #2: missing end piece.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
American Cystoscope Co. Catalog, p. 154 (item #232); Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931–1957.
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blood glucose monitoring system; glucometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8756
Dates
1990
2000
circa 1990-2000
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1996.9.1
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Accession Number
1996.9.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring; Diabetes Mellitus
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1990
2000
circa 1990-2000
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-10
Copy Type
Original
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blood transfusion apparatus

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14918
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Fransman Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Phlebotomy
Accession Number
000050002
Description
Portable blood transfusion apparatus housed in upright brown varnished wood box (a) with hinged front lid and two metal latches on left opening side and brass key lock, key missing; interior with portion of top of box hinged to open for access to removable upper shelf (c) and pull out wood drawer (…
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Accession Number
000050002
Collection
Fransman Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Phlebotomy
MeSH Heading
Phlebotomy
Military Medicine
Description
Portable blood transfusion apparatus housed in upright brown varnished wood box (a) with hinged front lid and two metal latches on left opening side and brass key lock, key missing; interior with portion of top of box hinged to open for access to removable upper shelf (c) and pull out wood drawer (b) on bottom; two clear hand blown glass bottles (e-f), one with graduated measurements from 20 to 1100 cc in 20 cc gradations and the other without markings are held in place by a removable shaped wood piece (d) with a metal snap latch to join this piece to the built in wood shelf; bottles with wedge shaped red rubber plugs with a pair of glass rods descending into the bottle interior, with multiple and long red rubber tubes attached to glass rods on top of plugs; apparatus (g) of rubber tubes with a series of three metal clamps, two glass cylinders one filled with white cotton batting and one ‘T’ shaped glass connector rod all leading to a pair of long glass rods in ‘U’ shape attached to hinged door with wood toggles have bulbous tops and one bulb is open, placed in front of a pale yellow printed measurement guide with gradation from the center number “0” at the middle and measurements decreasing below and above by 20 ending in ‘30’ at both ends; several wood parts have hand written numbers while the bottle holder has a stamped number; bottles with minor bubbles in glass with etched interior of neck; silver stainless steel needle (h) with removable screw off top and similar style of trocar (i) with removable sections to change size of trocar stored inside.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a – case: 46.4 cm Height x 28.3 cm Width x 21.3 cm Depth b – drawer: 26.3 cm Length x 28.3 cm Width x 21.3 cm Depth c – shelf: 26.3 cm Length x 15.9 cm Height x 0.6 cm Depth d – bottle holder: 26.3 cm Length x 5.6 cm Width x 1.0 cm Depth e – f -bottle: 26.3 cm Height x 5.6 cm Diam g – rubber apparatus h - needle: 12.4 cm Length x 3.3 cm Width x 0.8 cm Depth I - trocar: 11.8 cm Length x 3.5 cm Width x 1.0 cm Depth
Provenance
Collected by Dr. Fransman, donor's father.
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Material
wood: brown
rubber: tan
glass: transparent
metal: silver
leather: brown
Inscriptions
Stamped on trocar: "HOLBONDS // LONDON"; on latch of bottle holder: "BRITISH // PAT NO // 165333 // MADE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Q2-1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Condition report created by Canadian War Museum, 25 June 2018; in donor file
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
Beginning with William Harvey's experiments on the circulation of blood, research into blood transfusion began in the 17th century, with successful experiments in transfusion between animals. However, successive attempts by physicians to transfuse animal blood into humans gave variable, often fatal, results.
James Blundell in london, UK, successfully transfused human blood in 1818. The largest series of early successful transfusions took place at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary between 1885 and 1892. Edinburgh later became the home of the first blood donation and blood transfusion services. It was not until 1901, when the Austrian Karl Landsteiner discovered three human blood groups (O, A, and B), that blood transfusion was put onto a scientific basis and became safer.
The First World War acted as a catalyst for the rapid development of blood banks and transfusion techniques. Canadian doctor and Lieutenant Lawrence Bruce Robertson was instrumental in persuading the Royal Army Medical Corps to adopt the use of blood transfusion at the Casualty Clearing Stations for the wounded. In October 1915, Robertson performed his first wartime transfusion with a syringe to a patient suffering from multiple shrapnel wounds. He followed this up with four subsequent transfusions in the following months.
Dr. Fransman graduated from medical school in 1940 and lived in Amsterdam. Worked in Holland, England during WWII. Came to Kingston General Hosptial, Ontario in 1951 as a chest specialist and managed the TB clinincs. Radiologist specialist in 1960 and managed the x-ray department at Kingston General Hosptial, retiring in 1983. Post-retirement he worked at the Collins Bay prison, Kingston Psychiatric Hopsital, Ongwanada and St. Mary's of the Lake, retiring again in 1996.
Exhibit History
On exhibit 100TH Anniversary of Public Health Canada, Ottawa L-2019-7 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2019
On loan L-2018-6 Canadian War Musuem for exhibit 'Last 100 Days of the First World War' 17 May 2018 - 20 April 2019
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Bowle's stethoscope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6346
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1970.8.1 a-c
Description
(a) Binaural attachment; black rubber tubing, metal junction tube, rubber earpieces; (b) chest piece; (c) chest piece cover; Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1970.8.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- binaural
Description
(a) Binaural attachment; black rubber tubing, metal junction tube, rubber earpieces; (b) chest piece; (c) chest piece cover; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Harold DeWitt Ball via Dr. Olive Ibberson.
Maker
G. P. Pilling & Son Inc.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Patent dates on item given as 1898 and 1901
Material
rubber: black
metal: grey
Inscriptions
On (b): "BOWLE'S STETHOSCOPE & 17346 PAT JUNE 25-01, PAT. FEB 22-98 // PAT's PENDING G.P. PILLING & SON, PHILA. SOLE MF'RS"; on (c): "THIS COVER TO BE TAKEN OFF BEFORE USING STETHOSCOPE // G.P. PILLING & SON CO. PHILA. USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-2
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 56.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Betz catalogue p. 236 (item #3N 4867)
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