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surgical needle sample book

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Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
012038006 a-c
Description
Green leatherette suture needle sample book with three panels holding sewn on one side of the panel eighteen examples of metal surgical needles in a wide range of sizes and types with order numbers under each needle; names of the needles type and style are indicated in silver ink over each group; n…
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Accession Number
012038006 a-c
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles -- case
Surgery
Surgery, Operative -- instrumentation
Sutures
Description
Green leatherette suture needle sample book with three panels holding sewn on one side of the panel eighteen examples of metal surgical needles in a wide range of sizes and types with order numbers under each needle; names of the needles type and style are indicated in silver ink over each group; no needles are missing; snap closure; American Army Medical Corps insignia printed in silver ink under snap closure; flip open case has a flap of green fabric covering one panel to protect sharp edges; original two piece red cardboard box with pasted on lable with green centre panel and text in black ink.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - sample case
b - box top
c - box bottom
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Maker
The Torrington Company
Site Made (City)
Torrington
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
paper: tan, red, white metal: silver ink: green, black, silver fabric: green
Inscriptions
Printed on box top: "STOCK NO. 3-529-030 // NEEDLE, SAMPLE BOOK // UNIT, EACH QUANTITY // THE TORRINGTON COMPANY // TORRINGTON, CONN., U. S. A."; printed on front of case: "U S // STOCK NO. 3-529-030"; above each group of needles: "STANDARD SURGICAL NEEDLES // ABDOMINAL, Ferguson, 1/2 Circle // Keith, Straight // CATGUT, Mayo, 3/8 Circle // Mayo, 1/2 Circle // EYE, 3/8 Circle // 1/2 Circle // EYE, CORNEAL, Kalt, 3/8 Circle // FASCIA, Gaillie, 1/2 Circle // INTESTINAL, 1/2 Circle // Mayo, Straight // INTESTINAL Murphy, 1/2 Circle // KIDNEY Straight // 1/2 Circle // POST-MORTEM, Half Curved // SKIN, 3/8 Circle // SURGEONS, REGULAR 3/8 Circle // SURGEONS, REGULAR 1/2 Circle // FRENCH SPRING EYE // UTERINE, 1/2 Circle"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005 2005-3
Length
a - 23.7 cm
b - 24.5 cm
c - 24.0 cm
Width
a - 15.3 cm
b - 16.6 cm
c - 16.3 cm
Depth
a - 1.5 cm
b - 2.5 cm
c - 2.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measured while closed
Condition Remarks
Box exterior shows wear, case and nedles like new, needles are new
Copy Type
original
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Rogers vascular hysterectomy forceps

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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034595
Description
Rogers vascular toothed hysterectomy forceps are scissor-like and straight, with a box-lock joint and a snap-catch ratchet; blades have three rows of longitudinal teeth for gripping.
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Accession Number
997034595
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Surgery
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- hysterectomy
Description
Rogers vascular toothed hysterectomy forceps are scissor-like and straight, with a box-lock joint and a snap-catch ratchet; blades have three rows of longitudinal teeth for gripping.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Maker
Codman
Site Made (City)
Randolph
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Date Remarks
Date based on supplier's catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Codman 07 // CLASSIC 37-1501 // STAINLESS // GERMANY 854" stamped into metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-12
Dimension Notes
Length 21.5 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Codman & Shurtleff Surgical Products A to Z Catalogue," Randolph, Mass., ca 1984, p. 99 (item # 37-1501) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
This clamp is used for clamping ligaments when performing a hysterectomy.
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Heaney-Simon hysterectomy retractor

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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034596
Description
Heaney-Simon hysterectomy retractor consists of a smooth, solid hand grip ending with a right-angle tip; its thin metal blade makes a right angle with a rounded end.
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Accession Number
997034596
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Surgery
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- vaginal
Description
Heaney-Simon hysterectomy retractor consists of a smooth, solid hand grip ending with a right-angle tip; its thin metal blade makes a right angle with a rounded end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Maker
Codman
Site Made (City)
Randolph
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Date Remarks
Date based on supplier's catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Codman U.S.A. // STAINLESS"; GOR GYNE 85" engraved in the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-4
Dimension Notes
Length 26.0 cm x Width 11.7 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor stains on surface from sterilization; surface scratches; no corrosion; shows wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Codman & Shurtleff Surgical Products A to Z Catalogue," Randolph, Mass., ca 1984, p. 112 (item # 50-5570) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
This instrument is used for retracting the vaginal wall when performing a hysterectomy.
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McIndoe's breast calipers

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034598
Description
McIndoe's breast calipers consist of two long metal arms attached at one end with a wing-nut screw; a measuring guide engraved with numbers from one to twelve forms an arc between the arms, which have blunt, rounded ends.
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Accession Number
997034598
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Surgery
Breast -- abnormalities
Mammoplasty
Weights and Measures
Description
McIndoe's breast calipers consist of two long metal arms attached at one end with a wing-nut screw; a measuring guide engraved with numbers from one to twelve forms an arc between the arms, which have blunt, rounded ends.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Date Remarks
Date based on supplier's catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ALLEN HANBURYS // MADE IN ENGLAND" stamped into the metal; "Dr Wyllie / 68 Plastic Apr 67" engraved in the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-3
Dimension Notes
Length 27.2 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; minor corrosion at tips of calipers and at neck of arm, where minor welding was done.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 430 (item # 38202) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
This instrument is used to measure the breast when doing a reduction.
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Dates
1943
1980
circa 1944-1980
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Hygiene
Classification
General Surgery
Hygiene
Patient Care
Surgery, instrumentation
Accession Number
000018028
Description
Rectangular bar of antiseptic surgical soap, wrapped in cream paper with green text and stripe running vertically along the right and left sides; lists active ingredients, manufacturing information, and instructions for use on the front, back, top, and bottom.sides.
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Accession Number
000018028
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Hygiene
Classification
General Surgery
Hygiene
Patient Care
Surgery, instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
Surgery
Soaps
Antisepsis
Patient Care -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular bar of antiseptic surgical soap, wrapped in cream paper with green text and stripe running vertically along the right and left sides; lists active ingredients, manufacturing information, and instructions for use on the front, back, top, and bottom.sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Jules R. Gilbert Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
1980
circa 1944-1980
Date Remarks
Based on patent date, dihydroxyhexachlorodiphenyl was created and the existence of Jules R. Gilbert Ltd.
Material
paper: tan
ink: green
soap
Inscriptions
Printed on top: "Surgene // (HEXACHLOROPHENE) // SURGICAL SOAP // ANTISEPTIC"; printed on front side: "ESPECIALLY RECOMMENDED // TO REDUCE BACTERIA // CONTAMINATION OF ALL // BODY SURFACES"; printed on bottom: "ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: // DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL // METHANE (HEXACHLOROPHENE) // 2% ANHYDROUS SOAP // WEIGHT 4 OUNCES // JULES R. GILBERT LTD. // TORONTO, CANADA // MADE IN CANADA // PAT. 1943 // 1-1082 // (L)-9-u"; printed on back: "DAILY USE REGULARLY // PROVIDES MAXIMUM // ANTIBACTERIAL EFFECT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Length
8.0 cm
Width
5.5 cm
Depth
2.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some minor discoloured spots on paper
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Catalogue
"The Medical Tour" website
Google Books
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30)," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (item #13600)
https://www.nytimes.com/1972/09/24/archives/germicide-limit-stirs-confusion-store-managers-unsure-on.html
https://www.nytimes.com/1971/12/07/archives/fda-warns-on-hexachlorophene-bath-fda-warns-on-daily-baths-in.html
https://books.google.ca/books?id=kgcEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=%22DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL%22&source=bl&ots=excY1AomtG&sig=ACfU3U3o5xTrBmiBZGHT0HPOVQ-a-8QIjA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwitho_J-9fiAhVomK0KHV-KDO4Q6AEwAXoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL%22&f=false
Research Facts
Dihydroxyhexachlorodiphenyl is a chemical compound created during the Second World War as an antiseptic. It was made to kill bacteria and smell nice. Because its name was so long, it was often shortened to hexachlorophene.
In 1971, the American Food and Drug Administration warned against using products with more than 3% hexachlorophene, as it was shown to have been susceptible to being absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream and causing damage to the white matter of the brain. In 1972, the American FDA halted the production of products containing more than one percent hexachlorophene. Canada did not issue the same precautions.
Formerly known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane, the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario's first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (none of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was officially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.
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Yeoman rectal biopsy forceps

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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
994009020
Description
Scissor-like handles are joined at a sideways right angle to a long arm which terminates in a two-piece oval-ended tip; the bottom piece is fixed with a flat collar around its perimeter, and holes in the tongue; the top piece moves up and down and is controlled by the handles; it consists of just a…
Accession Number
994009020
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Endoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- endoscopic
MM= Cutting Tool -- punch
Description
Scissor-like handles are joined at a sideways right angle to a long arm which terminates
in a two-piece oval-ended tip; the bottom piece is fixed with a flat collar around
its perimeter, and holes in the tongue; the top piece moves up and down and is controlled
by the handles; it consists of just a collar which is smaller than its mate and
sits on the bottom piece
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used on KGH patients
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Date Remarks
Mueller, p. 505
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"SKLAR // STAINLESS // GERMANY // 83"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 43.0 cm. x Width: 9.5 cm. x Depth: 0.5 cm.
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments,"Jetter & Scheerer, Canada ed., Tuttlingen, West Germany, ca. 1960,
p. 144, item 03518
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Backhaus towel clip

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Dates
1920
1982
1920-1982
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034466
Description
The Backhaus towel clip is scissor-like and made up of two halves joined with a screw and snap catch ratchet; closed round finger grips; distal end turns upwards and tapers to a sharp point.
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Accession Number
997034466
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- towel
Description
The Backhaus towel clip is scissor-like and made up of two halves joined with a screw and snap catch ratchet; closed round finger grips; distal end turns upwards and tapers to a sharp point.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Dates
1920
1982
1920-1982
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. B-27 (similar to item #BH-090-01-E) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
Used to hold towels and drapes in place during surgery.
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malleable retractor

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Dates
1970
1985
circa 1970-1985
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034582
Description
The malleable retractor is a single, straight, thin piece of discoloured copper strapping with multiple irregular, low-profile bends..
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Accession Number
997034582
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
The malleable retractor is a single, straight, thin piece of discoloured copper strapping with multiple irregular, low-profile bends..
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Dates
1970
1985
circa 1970-1985
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Dimension Notes
Length 30.8 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is discoloured; shows wear; bends are permanent.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"General Surgical Catalog,"Aesculap, 1982, p. 255 (similar to item #BT-761) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
This metal strap is used for retracting the abdominal wall during surgery.
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malleable retractor; abdominal retractor

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Dates
1970
1985
circa 1970-1985
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034583
Description
The malleable retractor is a single, straight, thin piece of discoloured copper strapping with two deep permanent bends..
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Accession Number
997034583
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
The malleable retractor is a single, straight, thin piece of discoloured copper strapping with two deep permanent bends..
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Ingram & Bell
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1970
1985
circa 1970-1985
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: brown
Inscriptions
Aesculap logo; "INGRAM & BELL // GERMANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Dimension Notes
Length 32.8 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is discoloured; shows scratches and wear; bends are permanent; adhesive residue along one side.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"General Surgical Catalog,"Aesculap, 1982, p. 255 (similar to item #BT-761) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
This metal strap is used for retracting the abdominal wall during surgery.
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Roux double-ended retractor

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Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034586
Description
Wedge-shaped, thin metal double-ended Roux retractor; curls upward and inward at either end.
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Accession Number
997034586
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor
Description
Wedge-shaped, thin metal double-ended Roux retractor; curls upward and inward at either end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"UROLOGY // OR GEN // 12 . 5 . 69"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor stains; edges show wear; minor scratches.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," 17th ed., by J. Sklar Mfg. Co., 1967, p. 192 (similar to item 310-20) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
Used for retracting tissue during surgery.
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