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surgical needle sample book

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
012038005
Description
Accordion style black leatherette suture needle sample book with ten panels holding sewn on one side of the panel thirty three examples of metal surgical needles in a wide range of sizes and types; names of the needles type and style are indicated on small blacklables affixed over each group; a few…
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Accession Number
012038005
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles -- case
Surgery
Surgery, Operative -- instrumentation
Sutures
Description
Accordion style black leatherette suture needle sample book with ten panels holding sewn on one side of the panel thirty three examples of metal surgical needles in a wide range of sizes and types; names of the needles type and style are indicated on small blacklables affixed over each group; a few needles are missing
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
paper: tan metal: silver ink: black, silver fabric: navy
Inscriptions
Above each group of needles: "CURVED // HALF-CURVED // SPRING EYE // HALF-CIRCLE // STRAIGHT // STRAIGHT TGRIANGULAR // ROUND BODIED, CURVED // EYE, CURVED EYE, HALF CURVED // LANE'S CLEFT PALATE, CURVED LANE'S CLEFT PALATE, 1/2 CIRCLE // INTESTINAL 1/2 CIRCLE INTESTINAL, CURVED // INTESTINAL, STRAIGHT // MAYO'S INTESTINAL, STRAIGHT // MAYO'T INTESTINAL KELLY'S INTESTINAL // KEITH'S ABDOMINAL // HAGEDORN'S, 1/2 CIRCLE // HAGEDORN'S, 3/8 CIRCLE // HAGEDORN'S REVERSED, STRAIGHT // HAGEDORN'S REVERSED, HALF CURVED // HAGEDORN'S REVERSED, 1/2 CIRCLE // SYMOND'S, ROUND BODIES SYMOND'S HAGEDON. REVSD // FISTULA // FISTULA FINE // MAYO'S ROUND POINT FOR CATGUT // FERGUSON'S CUTTING EDGE // FERGUSON'S ROUND POINT // FERGUSON'S INTESTINAL // BONNEY'S CURVED // BONNEY'S 1/2 CIRCLE "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005 2005-3
Length
23.0 cm
Width
13.0 cm
Depth
3.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measured while closed
Condition Remarks
Exterior shows wear, interior like new needles are new
Copy Type
original
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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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Dates
1927
1959
circa 1927-1959
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment
Treatment, General
Accession Number
006033044 a-b
Description
Tourniquet (b) composed of fabric strap with metal buckle and wooden piece which the strap goes through; there is a small fabric label with a warning in black print on the strap; wound up inside a brown paper box (a) with the manufacturing information on the front, the instructions on the bottom, a…
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Accession Number
006033044 a-b
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Blood Circulation
Amputation
Tourniquets
Surgery
First Aid
Description
Tourniquet (b) composed of fabric strap with metal buckle and wooden piece which the strap goes through; there is a small fabric label with a warning in black print on the strap; wound up inside a brown paper box (a) with the manufacturing information on the front, the instructions on the bottom, and diagrams of where to apply pressure to the arm, neck, and leg on the top and back, all printed in dark blue (navy) ink.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Length 12.2 cm X Width 3.4 cm X Height 3.4 cm
b - tourniquet - Length 89.2 cm X Width 2.9 cm X Height 2.3 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell, Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1927
1959
circa 1927-1959
Date Remarks
Presence of Winnipeg on label, first location in Winnipeg opened in 1927; absence of Vancouver on label, Vancouver location present in 1959 catalogue.
Material
paper: brown
ink: navy, black
wood: tan
fabric: cream
metal: grey, brown
Inscriptions
Printed on front of box: "Tourniquet // INGRAM & BELL, LIMITED // PHYSICIANS' AND HOSPITAL SUPPLIES // TORONTO // MONTREAL WINNIPEG CALGARY"; printed on bottom of box: "TOURNIQUET // To Stop Severe Bleeding // Place tourniquet around the injured member between // wound and heart. Tighten sufficiently to stop bleeding. // The buckle adjusts itself automatically and cannot slip. // Loosen tourniquet every twenty minutes, when bleeding // has ceased remove tourniquet. If bleeding persists re- // apply. Never cover tourniquet with a dressing. The // tourniquet is released by pressing metal tongue on buckle."; printed on back of box: "Where to apply // pressure to stop // bleeding from // arteries."; printed on top of box: "Where to apply // pressure to stop // bleeding from // arteries."; printed on tourniquet (b) label: "CAUTION-- Loosen tourniquet every // twenty minutes, but do not remove it. If // bleeding does not begin, leave tourniquet // loosely in place. If bleeding begins, allow // to spurt three times and tighten again."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Catalogue, websites
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell, Limited "Instruments, Surgical Equipment, Supplies, For Physicians, Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories and Industrial First Aid Departments", Catalogue, 1959.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
A tourniquet is used to cut off blood flow to an area of the body to stop a patient from bleeding too much. They are used in both first aid and surgery, and can also be used to locate a vein prior to injection. This particular tourniquet has a wooden block which is placed on the pressure point, and a metal buckle to secure and tighten the tourniquet around the limb.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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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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surgical instrument roll

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Dates
1915
1920
circa 1915-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1966.11.81
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Accession Number
1966.11.81
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1915
1920
circa 1915-1920
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-7
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On loan to Archives of Ontario for exhibit ‘Dear Sadie’ 2 June 2014 - 30 September 2016.
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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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Dates
1915
1947
Between 1915-1947
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
004013018 a-f
Description
Box of sutures consisting of three sealed glass tubes each wrapped in paper (a-c) and containing a needle and sutures; there is also a small metal file (d) wrapped in a piece of paper with information on it (e) the box (f) is yellow with a white label.
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Accession Number
004013018 a-f
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- war front
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
Box of sutures consisting of three sealed glass tubes each wrapped in paper (a-c) and containing a needle and sutures; there is also a small metal file (d) wrapped in a piece of paper with information on it (e) the box (f) is yellow with a white label.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a-c - sutures - Length 9.3 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
d - file - Length 4.8 x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
e - paper - Length 8.2 cm x Width 4.1 cm
f - box - Length 10.9 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
G. F. Merson Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1915
1947
Between 1915-1947
Date Remarks
The company was established in 1915 and was bought out by Johnson and Johnson in 1974.
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
cardboard: yellow
Inscriptions
"MERSONS // EMERGENCY SUTURES // STERILE // 28/30 IN. White Braided Silk No. 5(T) (Medium) // Half Curved Triangular Needle No. 12 // Non - boilable // G. F. MERSON LTD. // EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND" printed on a label on the box; "FILE // for marking tubes before breaking. // G. F. MERSON LTD., EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND." printed on the piece of paper wrapped around the file
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the box.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Ethicon's Humble Beginnings"; CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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Dates
1900
1920
1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1973.5.48
Description
A clear glass vial containing a frame wound with catgut; in about 1 1/4" of alcohol; a label is inside the vial, at the bottom.
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Accession Number
1973.5.48
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Ligation -- instrumentation
Sutures
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
A clear glass vial containing a frame wound with catgut; in about 1 1/4" of alcohol; a label is inside the vial, at the bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G. A. MacGowan of Toronto
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
wood (?): beige
alcohol: clear
catgut: orange
paper (?): white
ink: black
Inscriptions
On label: "Catgut No. 1 // PLAIN // ETHICON // DON'T BOIL // Johnson & Johnson"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Dimension Notes
Length 10.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments.
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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Dates
1900
1920
1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1973.5.49
Description
A clear glass vial containing a frame wound with catgut; in about 1 1/4" of alcohol; a label is inside the vial, at the bottom.
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Accession Number
1973.5.49
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Ligation -- instrumentation
Sutures
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
A clear glass vial containing a frame wound with catgut; in about 1 1/4" of alcohol; a label is inside the vial, at the bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G. A. MacGowan of Toronto
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
wood (?): beige
alcohol: clear
catgut: orange
paper (?): white
ink: black
Inscriptions
On label: "Catgut No. 0 // PLAIN // ETHICON // DON'T BOIL // Johnson & Johnson"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Dimension Notes
Length 10.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments.
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
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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