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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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director and tongue tie

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Dates
1900
1934
circa 1900-1934
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
000003335
Description
Director and tongue tie, which consists of a metal rod that is bent to form a groove that runs down one side of its length; the rod tapers at one end to form a rounded point, and flares at its other end to form a flat, butterfly shaped piece; the portion of the rod nearing the tapered point has bee…
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Accession Number
000003335
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- director -- general surgery
Description
Director and tongue tie, which consists of a metal rod that is bent to form a groove that runs down one side of its length; the rod tapers at one end to form a rounded point, and flares at its other end to form a flat, butterfly shaped piece; the portion of the rod nearing the tapered point has been bent to form a 90° curve.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Kny Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1934
circa 1900-1934
Date Remarks
Based on company's logo
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"KNY // SCHEERER // GERMANY" is stamped into the metal on one side of the butterfly handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Dimension Notes
Length 24.6 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The butterfly handle showed minor signs of wear; there was a white accretion in the groove of the tie nearest the butterfly end, 7.7 cm long
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Sklar Products Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," 7th ed., J. Sklar Mfg. Co. Inc., 1967, p. 79 (similar to item #200-07) (see attached photocopy); CD #3
Research Facts
Unlike the image in the catalogue, the end of this tie has been bent with use.
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surgical instrument roll

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Dates
1910
1950
circa 1910-1950
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997002265 a-dd
Description
Surgical instrument roll consisting of rectangular white canvas (a) with folding flaps at top, bottom and left side; inside two canvas straps sewn in on the right side and running horizontally to the left; shorter bands run vertically, holding the straps and providing space to hold metal instrument…
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Accession Number
997002265 a-dd
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Surgical instrument roll consisting of rectangular white canvas (a) with folding flaps at top, bottom and left side; inside two canvas straps sewn in on the right side and running horizontally to the left; shorter bands run vertically, holding the straps and providing space to hold metal instruments; semi-circle shape at end with two oval pockets with flaps; two thin straps on the outside hold case closed when rolled up; holds a tonsil guillotine (b); clamp with ivory ends (c); mouth gag (d); uterine curette (e); brain trephine (f); two Hey saws (g, h); three pairs of suture scissors (i, j, k); two scalpels (l, m); two ear speculums (n, o); bone ligature carrier (p); dressing forceps (q); two grooved directors, one with tongue-tie (r) and one with scoop end (s); ebony-handled probe (t); probe with ligature carrier end (u); probe with trocar on end (v); small rectangular metal box holding sewing needles (w); three paper envelopes containing catgut ligatures (x, y, z), size, length and directions printed in red and blue ink; brown wooden spool holding white silk thread (aa); three smaller clear plastic spools holding off-white thread (bb, cc, dd)
Number Of Parts
30
Part Names
a - roll - Size: Length 82.5 cm x Width 72.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
b - tonsil guillotine - Size: Length 25.2 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
c - clamp - Size: Length 20.7 cm x Width 7.3 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
d - mouth gag - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 8.1 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
e - uterine curette - Size: Length 24.9 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
f - trephine - Size: Length 11.4 cm x Width 9.4 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
g - Hey saw - Size: Length 18.3 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
h - Hey saw - Size: Length 18.3 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
i - scissors - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
j - scissors - Size: Length 11.6 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
k - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.9 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
l - scalpel - Size: Length 16.1 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
m - scalpel - Size: Length 15.6 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
n - ear speculum - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
o - ear speculum - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
p - bone ligature carrier - Size: Length 21.7 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
q - dressing forceps - Size: Length 11.6 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
r - tongue-tie grooved director - Size: Length 11.4 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
s - scoop end grooved director - Size: Length 12.9 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
t - ebony handle probe - Size: Length 25.5 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
u - probe with ligature carrier end - Size: Length 22.6 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
v - probe with trocar end - Size: Length 14.9 cm x Diam. 0.1 cm
w - box - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
x - catgut ligature - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
y - catgut ligature - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
z - catgut ligature - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
aa - spool of thread - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
bb - spool of thread - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
cc - spool of thread - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
dd - spool of thread - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Dates
1910
1950
circa 1910-1950
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
fabric: white, blue
metal: silver, brown
ivory: white
paper: white
wood: black, brown
plastic: clear
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
(c) Stamped on arm: "J.H. CHAPMAN"; stamped in middle: "32"; (g) stamped on handle: "THE J F. HARTZ Co"; (i) stamped on handle: "Stevens // CHROME // GERMANY"; (j) stamped on handle: "J.F. HARTZ CO"; (k) stamped on both handles: "5 5"; (l) stamped on handle: "J. STEVENS // & SON"; (u) stamped on end: "J.F. HARTZ CO"; (x, y, z) printed on front: "MEDIUM HARD CHROMIC // RED CHAIN // ASEPTIC CATGUT LIGATURES // No. 1 LENGTH, 28 INCHES // IN DOUBLE ENVELOPE, GERM PROOF. These ligatures after // wrapping in inner envelopes have been made aseptic by successive sterilizations. // DIRECTIONS--(1) Remove the outer envelope. (2) Tear off end of first // paper, then extract inner paper, touching only the end. (3) Under aseptic condi- // tions cut off farther end of inner paper and draw out ligature. // Johnson & Johnson NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., U.S.A."; (aa) printed on end: "BOILED // SURGEONS' SILK // No 8", printed on other end: "THE // ASTA // HIGH STANDARD";
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-6
Condition Remarks
Canvas is extremely dirty and has rust marks inside; metal instruments slightly tarnished; white substance on end of (b); scissors (k) come apart easily; scalpel (l), Hey saw (h), scissors (j) and probe (v) extremely tarnished; catgut ligature packages (x, y, z) yellowed and faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals", George P. Pilling & Son, 1932, p. 260 (similar to model #P17750); "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed", Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, pp. 2205-2206
Research Facts
This set most likely was put together with a variety of instruments from different time periods, perhaps for display.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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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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pocket instrument case

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Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1979.1.11 a-p
Description
An imitation snakeskin, zippered case containing 3 hemostats, 2 scalpels, one pair of forceps, one needle lancet in a metal case, and 31 scalpel blades; straps hold the instruments in place.
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Accession Number
1979.1.11 a-p
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
An imitation snakeskin, zippered case containing 3 hemostats, 2 scalpels, one pair of forceps, one needle lancet in a metal case, and 31 scalpel blades; straps hold the instruments in place.
Number Of Parts
16
Part Names
case - Size: Length 16.3 cm x Width 11.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. P.A. Ryan of Toronto.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Date Remarks
Original record had "WWII"
Material
imitation leather: black
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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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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Charriere's amputating saw

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1977.5.9
Description
Surgical saw with handle made of a loop of flat metal; saw blade is wide and serrated, the serrations extending around the rounded end of the saw.
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Accession Number
1977.5.9
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- amputation
Description
Surgical saw with handle made of a loop of flat metal; saw blade is wide and serrated, the serrations extending around the rounded end of the saw.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. T. W. Thompson, Nakomas, Florida
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c"
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 27.0 cm x Width 3.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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catgut ligatures

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
992064001 a-d
Description
Surgery: blue cardboard box with paper label holds three sealed amber tubes of catgut with label & liquid inside; catgut no. 3; medium-hard chromic; three vials held in cardboard divider
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Accession Number
992064001 a-d
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Ligation -- instrumentation
Sutures
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Surgery: blue cardboard box with paper label holds three sealed amber tubes of catgut with label & liquid inside; catgut no. 3; medium-hard chromic; three vials held in cardboard divider
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Width 5.5 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
b - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
c - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
d - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H. C. Mabee
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
New Brunswick
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
pasteboard: blue; yellow; red; cream
glass:
catgut:
alcohol/water (?): clear
Inscriptions
(a): paper label states: BOILABLE // THREE STANDARD TUBES STERILE // CATGUT LIGATURES No. 3 //
MEDIUM-HARD CHROMIC (10 to 20 Day) // To sterilize exterior: these tubes may be boiled in
water // Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson // New Brunswick, N.J. USA // MADE IN U.S.A.;
(b,c,d): paper label inside states: CATGUT No. 3 // 1F // MEDIUM-HARD CHROMIC // (10 to 20
days) // Johnson & Johnson
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Condition Remarks
#2: The flap on the proper left side of the box was creased and becoming brittle; one short flap was missing; the box was otherwise stable; the paper insert (not numbered) was yellowing; the glass suture containers showed no signs of damage.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery,"Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013
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catgut ligatures

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
992065001 a-d
Description
Surgery: blue cardboard box with paper label holds three sealed amber tubes of catgut with label & liquid inside; catgut no. 2; medium-hard chromic; three vials held in cardboard divider
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Accession Number
992065001 a-d
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Ligation -- instrumentation
Sutures
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Surgery: blue cardboard box with paper label holds three sealed amber tubes of catgut with label & liquid inside; catgut no. 2; medium-hard chromic; three vials held in cardboard divider
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Width 5.5 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
b - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
c - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
d - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H. C. Mabee
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
New Brunswick
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
lettering
Material
pasteboard: blue; yellow; red; cream
glass:
catgut:
alcohol/water (?): clear
Inscriptions
(a): paper label states: BOILABLE // THREE STANDARD TUBES STERILE // CATGUT LIGATURES No. 2 //
MEDIUM-HARD CHROMIC (10 to 20 Day) // To sterilize exterior: these tubes may be boiled in
water // Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson // New Brunswick, N.J. USA // MADE IN U.S.A.;
(b,c,d): paper label inside states: CATGUT No. 2 // 7F // MEDIUM-HARD CHROMIC // (10 to 20
days) // Johnson & Johnson
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Condition Remarks
#2: The box was stable except for the flaps on the proper left side; these had become brittle and had broken off; the long flap and one short flap remained; the flat cardboard insert was yellowing significantly, as was the cardboard insert supporting the ligature; the glass ligature vials showed no signs of damage; the top of the box was dusty.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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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
997034467
Description
The Backhaus towel clip is scissor-like and made up of two halves joined with a screw and snap catch ratchet; the proximal end has a closed round finger grip; distal end turns upwards and tapers to a sharp point.
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Accession Number
997034467
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; the proximal end has a closed round finger grip; distal end turns upwards and tapers to a sharp point.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Stevens
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
1982
1920-1982
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"STEVENS SKIDMORE ENGLAND 84 1350" etched on instrument.
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 6.5 cm x Depth 0.4 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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