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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1972.16.4 a-f
Description
Metal syringe (a) with a rounded wooden handle; has plunger attached; comes with two bone or ivory irrigating nozzles, one straight (b) and one L-shaped (c); (d) a nozzle attachment for (a); and a small piece of wood with a hole cut out in the centre, rounded on one side (e); all fits in a wooden c…
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Accession Number
1972.16.4 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Enema -- instrumentation
Syringes
MM= Irrigation -- syringe -- rectal
Description
Metal syringe (a) with a rounded wooden handle; has plunger attached; comes with two bone or ivory irrigating nozzles, one straight (b) and one L-shaped (c); (d) a nozzle attachment for (a); and a small piece of wood with a hole cut out in the centre, rounded on one side (e); all fits in a wooden case (f) with two hinges and a front lock; has velvet lining inside; lid has broken off.
Part Names
a - syringe - Size: Length 20.0 cm
b - nozzle, straight - Size: Length 8.5 cm
c - nozzle, L-shaped - Size: Length 7.0 cm
d - nozzle - Size: Length 5.5 cm
e - wooden piece - Size: Length 4.5 cm
f - case - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Arthur Dill Kelly; belonged to Dr. John Gray of Glasgow.
Site Made (Country)
Britain
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c"
Material
metal: silver
wood: brown
bone/ivory: off-white
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-14
Condition Remarks
Case badly broken; instruments greasy.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Belonged to Dr. John Gray, who qualified at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at Glasgow in 1828 and then practised in Aberdeen; brought to Canada by his son, John Gray, who immigrated to Canada ca. 1860 and settled in Coldwater; left to Mrs. Kelly by Miss Katherine Gray, John Gray's last surviving child and Mrs. Kelly's aunt.
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instrument case

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Dates
1918
circa 1918
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1966.11.2 a-g
Description
Rectangular black leather instrument case (a) which folds in three parts and has a metal snap closure; blue felt lining with two flaps attached at top and bottom of center area with tape; center segment has a leather band across which holds in place two sets of Michel's suture clips (f-g) on wire s…
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Accession Number
1966.11.2 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Description
Rectangular black leather instrument case (a) which folds in three parts and has a metal snap closure; blue felt lining with two flaps attached at top and bottom of center area with tape; center segment has a leather band across which holds in place two sets of Michel's suture clips (f-g) on wire supports; there are eight of the larger (1.7 cm) clips and four of the smaller (1.5 cm) clips; also included underneath one of the felt clips are three paper envelopes for scalpel blades of various sizes (b-d) and one wax paper envelope containing a scalpel blade (e); owner's name applied to back of case via fabric tape.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - case - Size (closed): Length 19.6 cm x Width 8.6 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
b - envelope - Size (closed): Length 6.7 cm x Width 1.9 cm
c - envelope - Size (closed): Length 6.5 cm x Width 1.9 cm
d - envelope - Size (closed): Length 6.4 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
e - envelope - Size (folded): Length 6.7 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.09 cm
f - set of Michel's suture clips - Size: Length 8.2 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
g - set of Michel's suture clips - Size: Length 8.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Walter Little Carruthers; donated to the Academy of Medicine, which later donated it to the Museum of Health Care.
Site Made (Country)
(b-c) USA; (e) England
Dates
1918
circa 1918
Date Remarks
Dr. Carruthers was promoted to Lieutenant in April of 1918 and discharged in August of 1918
Material
leather: black, brown
fabric: navy, cream, black
metal: black, grey, yellow
paper: green, cream, black, red
Inscriptions
On back of case (a): "W. L. CARRUTHERS // LIEUT. // R. C. A. M. C."; on back of front snap: "903 . PAT [illegible, might be "L E"]"; on back of top snap: "C_F_Co // U. S. F."; front of envelope (b): "6 BLADES // SIZE 10 // BARD // PARKER // KNIFE // BARD-PARKER // COMPANY // INC. // New York"; back of envelope on flap: "MADE IN U. S. A."; front of envelope (c): "6 BLADES // SIZE 11 // BARD // PARKER // KNIFE"; back of envelope: "Made in U.S.A."; front of envelope (d): "No 21"; back of envelope: "FINEST // SURGEON'S // BLADE"; on blade at base: "21"; on blade (e) at base: "D"; by blade: "GILETTE // MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Condition Remarks
#2: Leather on (a) is brittle and flaking in some places; felt is faded at corners and flaps are thinning; clips on (g) show some green corrosion product; all paper envelopes show some wear and minor tearing; blades in excellent condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 2252 (similar to clips in case 6618); Oxford Index website; "Ontario Roots" genealogy website (Russ McGillivray); University of Toronto Varsity War Supplement (1915); CD #UHN
Research Facts
Michel's suture clips were created by French surgeon Gaston Michel (1875-1937) and are used to close skin incisions after surgery. Dr. Walter Little Carruthers (1890-1968) enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1915 while he was a medical student at the University of Toronto. He served with the 5th Field Ambulance and was discharged in August of 1918 so that he could continue his studies.
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S & N interchangeable syringe

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Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
995005039 a-c
Description
Syringe with graduated barrel and plunger; plunger and barrel are numbered to provide identical fit; plunger is presently unremovable; a box is present with cutouts for the syringe, with a label on the top and on the right side.
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Accession Number
995005039 a-c
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
Injections -- instrumentation
Description
Syringe with graduated barrel and plunger; plunger and barrel are numbered to provide identical fit; plunger is presently unremovable; a box is present with cutouts for the syringe, with a label on the top and on the right side.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box base - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
b - syringe - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
c - box lid - Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
S & N
Site Made (Country)
Britain
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Based on collection dates
Material
glass: opaque
metal: silver
cardboard: blue; white
paper: off-white; red; black
Inscriptions
Printed on barrel body in reddish-brown is a logo with "S & N" inside a perforated circular outline; also printed: "Interchangeable [in italics] // [series of graduated measurement lines with a large line at each number and four small lines in between] // 2 4 6 8 10 c.c. // BRITISH MADE"; printed on the box lid label: "Interchangeable // S & N [surrounded by red dots in a circular pattern] // METAL TIP SYRINGE"; printed on the label on side of box: "10 c.c. // LUER // SIDE // Z490/C6S"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-3
Condition Remarks
The white carboard of the box has yellowed slightly; syringe glass is opaque but there is no chipping; metal tip has tarnished slightly; label on right hand side is slightly torn and adhesive has let go partially from box.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 284 (similar to B-D Yale syringe) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
Glass syringe could be sterilized and reused; metal tip syringe is interchangeable.
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