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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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Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1978.7.33
Description
White cotton rectangular mouth mask with inverted pleat in centre to allow for expansion over the nose with a pair of 35.0 cm. long flat white cotton ties at each end; appers to be three layers of fabric wiht the centre piece a thin solid fabric and the two outer layers a close weave gauze weight f…
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Accession Number
1978.7.33
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Asepsis
Textiles
Surgery, Operative
Description
White cotton rectangular mouth mask with inverted pleat in centre to allow for expansion over the nose with a pair of 35.0 cm. long flat white cotton ties at each end; appers to be three layers of fabric wiht the centre piece a thin solid fabric and the two outer layers a close weave gauze weight fabric; washable.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Material
fabric: cream
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet J Box 9
Length
26.4 cm
Width
9.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit L-2017-7 Niagara Historical Society Museum 16 OCt 2017 - 28 Nov 2018.
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surgical needle sample book

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
012029002
Description
Book style navy leatherette English steel suture needle sample book with three pages with six panels holding sewn on both sides of the panel thirty two examples of metal surgical needles in a wide range of sizes and types; names of the needles type and style are indicated on small black labels in g…
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Accession Number
012029002
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles
Suture Techniques
Needles -- case
Surgery
Surgery, Operative -- instrumentation
Sutures
Description
Book style navy leatherette English steel suture needle sample book with three pages with six panels holding sewn on both sides of the panel thirty two examples of metal surgical needles in a wide range of sizes and types; names of the needles type and style are indicated on small black labels in gold text affixed over each group, also with hand written model order numbers in white ink; one needle missing; text on front cover in copper; each black panel is sandwiched onto a larger stiff board to create three thicknesses.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Provided by surgical supplies representatives while at Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario. Used in teaching a post-graduate operating room program as a clinical educator.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
paper: black
ink: gold, white, copper, silver
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On front cover: "English Steel Suture Needles, // INGRAM & BELL LTD. // PHYSICIANS & HOSPITAL SUPPLIES // TORONTO // MONTREAL, WINNIPEG, CALGARY, VANCOUVER // MADE IN ENGLAND"; on first panel: "LANE'S 1/2 CIRCLE HEAVY B 6005 // KALT'S CORNEAL B 5981 // HEADLEY WILLIAMS B 5970 // INTESTINAL STRAIGHT B 5941 // EYE 1/2 CIRCLE B 5946 // LANE'S 3/8 CIRCLE HEAVY B 6006 // FRENCH SPRING EYE INTESTINAL B 5955 // JAMESON'S STRABISMUS B 5977"; on second panel: "LANE'S 1/2 CIRCLE B 6004 // KEITH'S ABDOMINAL B 5982 // MAYO'S INTESTINAL STRAIGHT B 6039 // BUNNELL'S STRAIGHT B 5880 // LANE'S 3/8 CIRCLE B 6003"; on third panel: "MAYO'S CATGUT TROCAR POINT 1/2 CIRCLE B 6038 // MAYO'S CATGUT TROCAR POINT 3/8 CIRCLE B 6037 // INTESTINAL 1/2 CIRCLE B 5974 // EYE CURVED B 5945 // MAYO'S CATUGUT ROUND POINT 1/2 CIRCLE B 6031 // MAYO'S CIRCLE ROUND POINT 3/8 CIRCLE B 6035"; on fourth panel: "MARTIN'S UTERINE B 6027 // FISTULA LIGHT B 5952 // DAVIS TONSIL B 5901 // FISTULA HEAVY B 5953 // MURPHY'S TRACHELORRHARPHY B 6060 // MURPHY'S HEMOSTATIC B 6058"; on fifth panel: "FERGUSON'S ROUND POINT B 5951 // MURPHY'S INTESTINAL B 6055 // IMPROVED FRENCH SPRING EYE INTESTINAL B 7955 // ROUND BODIED 1/2 CIRCLE B 5806"; on sixth panel: "FULL CURVED CUTTING B 5802 // KELLY'S INTESTINAL B 5980 // 1.2 CIRCLE CURRING B 5805"
Length
2.0 cm
Width
15.35 cm
Depth
2.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measured closed
Copy Type
original
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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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director and tongue tie

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
993004142
Description
One-piece metal director and tongue tie with probe end
Accession Number
993004142
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- director -- general surgery
Description
One-piece metal director and tongue tie with probe end
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
American Hospital Supply Catalogue C30 order #34100-050
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.5 cm. x Width: 1.8 cm. x Depth: 0.2 cm.
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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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Feilchenfield splinter forceps

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Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004240
Description
Single piece of metal is bent to form a tweezer-like instrument; the two symmetrical blades are widest at midsection and are indented to facilitate gripping; blades taper to narrow bevelled tips with fine sharp points
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Accession Number
993004240
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Foreign Bodies -- surgery
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- splinter
Description
Single piece of metal is bent to form a tweezer-like instrument; the two symmetrical blades
are widest at midsection and are indented to facilitate gripping; blades taper to narrow bevelled
tips with fine sharp points
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Trudell
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Date Remarks
Dated from Miltext catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"TRUDELL // MADE IN GERMANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.7 cm. x Width: 1.3 cm. x Depth: 1.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Corroded; #2: corroded
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," Canada ed., Jetter & Scheerer, ca. 1945-1989, p. 14, item 00456; "Miltex Instrument Co. Illustrated Catalogue", p. 41 #MX 6-40 to 86; CD #2
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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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Kuyper-Murphy sternum retractor

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Dates
1960
1962
circa 1960-1962
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034461
Description
A solid metal sternum retractor with two adjustable arms; one arm is adjustable for width by ratchet handle; blades are concave.
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Accession Number
997034461
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- general operating
Description
A solid metal sternum retractor with two adjustable arms; one arm is adjustable for width by ratchet handle; blades are concave.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital operating room.
Maker
J. F. Hartz
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1962
circa 1960-1962
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"M J.F. HARTZ CO. LTD. // 23 CANADA STAINLESS" stamped into metal; hand-etched into guide: "KUYPHEN RET'R D-OR"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-10
Dimension Notes
Length 22.4 cm x Width 16.6 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows wear and some discolouration along ratchet guide.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J. F. Hartz, 1960, p. 330 (item #1H-942)
Research Facts
This was used to retract the sternum for surgery.
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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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