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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
006030026 a-b
Description
Fluoroscope X-ray screen; funnel shaped empty box (a) with a viewer at one end and screen (b) at the other end; there is a handle under the box; the screen held on with brass hooks is at the larger end; the shape tapers from the screen end towards the viewer end.
Accession Number
006030026 a-b
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Fluoroscopy -- instrumentation
Electrostatics
Description
Fluoroscope X-ray screen; funnel shaped empty box (a) with a viewer at one end and screen (b) at the other end; there is a handle under the box; the screen held on with brass hooks is at the larger end; the shape tapers from the screen end towards the viewer end.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 26.7 cm x Width 22.4 x Depth 20.1 cm
b - screen - Size: Length 26.7 cm x Width 22.4 x Depth 1.2 cm
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario; the Dr's main practice was on first floor; this was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage, surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Date based on its association with the other 006030 items
Material
wood: black
leather: black
fabric: black, green
artificial fur: dark brown, reddish orange
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-1
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
The brass fasteners are beginning to wear; the wood and cotton are in good shape, the velvet is showing signs of wear on the edges and on the corners; the fur is matted.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Associated with 006030001; electrostatic generating machine; and 006030010; X-ray tube; "Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, pp. 157-289; "Electricity in Medicine", G. W. Jacoby & J.R. Jacoby, 1919, p. 263.
Research Facts
Used in conjunction with an X-ray tube and an electrostatic generating machine; it was used as imaging equipment for diagnosis; used to reveal the insides of patients bodies; especial good at showing the bones; the inner side of the screen is covered in crystals which fluoresce when exposed to X-rays; see file for more.
Exhibit History
On display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 20 Feb 2016.
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
006030010
Description
Sealed glass tube with metal electrodes inside; connected by wires to the outside; spherical main chamber; three extensions form a cross shape at the top; two extensions form a V shape at the bottom.
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Accession Number
006030010
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
MM= Radiography -- tube
Description
Sealed glass tube with metal electrodes inside; connected by wires to the outside; spherical main chamber; three extensions form a cross shape at the top; two extensions form a V shape at the bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario; the Dr's main practice was on first floor; this was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage, surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver; brown
cork: light brown
solder: dark grey
ceramic: white
Inscriptions
Etched onto the glass of the center top extension "33386 (Large G, covers more than one line) G.R.P. No 103100 // Made In Germany "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-8
Length
31.6 cm
Width
16.9 cm
Depth
16.7 cm
Dimension Notes
Length 31.6 cm x Width 16.9 cm x Depth 16.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Area of loss 1 cm x 1 cm on one end of the tube; the glass is clean; the metal does not show signs of corrosion; the adhesive at one end is beginning to crumble; the external wire at the same end is broken.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W. B. Snow, 1903, pp. 157-289; "Electricity in Medicine", G. W. Jacoby & J. R. Jacoby, 1919, p. 263.
Research Facts
Used for treatment by directing an invisible X-ray beam at the patient; used in skiagraphy; used in radiotherapy; used in conjunction with imaging equipment for diagnosis; used in conjunction with a fluoroscope to reveal the insides of patients bodies; especially good at showing the bones; the charge from the electrostatic generating machine excited the gas in the tube and then it produced X-rays; see file for more.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016
Images
Less detail