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glass cupping cup

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Dates
1780
1850
circa 1780-1850
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997038001
Description
Glass cupping cup, which consists of a hand-blown cup with a round open top and lip; the sides of the cup are rounded and the bottom is somewhat bulbous; there is a flat section on the base, which allows the cup to sit upright
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Accession Number
997038001
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Cupping -- cup
Description
Glass cupping cup, which consists of a hand-blown cup with a round open top and lip; the sides of
the cup are rounded and the bottom is somewhat bulbous; there is a flat section on the base, which
allows the cup to sit upright
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. James J. A. Fraser, 1955 Queen's University Faculty of Medicine graduate 1916-1917
Dates
1780
1850
circa 1780-1850
Date Remarks
Free-blown glass cups were not found after the 1850's, when molds came into use; likely made between 1780 and 1850
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-7
Depth
6.3 cm.
Diameter
5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The glass shows several small scratch marks as well as a small chip at the side and a chip out of the lip; there is one large scratch mark on the side, near the lip; #2: glass chipped, has two cracks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., p. 117
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Dates
1790
1830
circa 1790-1830
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997038002 a-c
Description
Scarificator in a leather two piece box, which consists of (a) a square four-sided brass scarificator that has a flat round metal decorative holding piece at the left and right side, a metal cocking lever, and a heart-shaped blade adjustor at the top and a release lever at the top right; there are …
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Accession Number
997038002 a-c
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
Scarificator in a leather two piece box, which consists of (a) a square four-sided brass scarificator that has a flat round metal decorative holding piece at the left and right side, a metal cocking lever, and a heart-shaped blade adjustor at the top and a release lever at the top right; there are also small metal screws on the front and back and two on the top; the bottom of the scarificator has 16 long rectangular slots where blades will come out when the top lever is cocked; the scarificator fits into (b) a square leather-covered cardboard box that has an open top and a V-shaped notch cut into one side; the notch accomodates the release lever; the opposite side wall is lower, as part of it has broken off; a box lid (c) fits over the bottom; the top is square at the base and rounded into a domed semi-circle at the top; there is a small hole in the top that accomodates the cocking lever; black thread can be seen along one side, where a tear was sewn shut
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - scarificator - Size: Length 3.7 cm. x Width 4.5 cm. x Depth 5.5 cm.
b - box bottom - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
c - box lid - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 4.1 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. James J. A. Fraser, 1955 Queen's University Meds graduate
Dates
1790
1830
circa 1790-1830
Date Remarks
Style of blades are pointed
Material
metal: grey; yellow
leather: brown
paper: grey
fabric: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Condition Remarks
(a) There are several deep scratches on the sides of the scarificator, but no corrosion is visible; the cocking and release levers both work, but the blade adjustor will not move; (b) the box base shows a great deal of wear; half of one side has been broken off and another side is also broken; the top (c) also shows a great deal of wear and the sides have split; one has been repaired with black thread
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., p. 119
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monoaurascope; fetal stethoscope

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Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997038005
Description
Wooden aurascope / fetal stethoscope which consists of a cylindrical turned wooden piece with a funnel-shaped round open bell that tapers to a hollow cylindrical tube, then quickly enlarges to a flat round disc at the other end; this disc has a small hole in the centre that lines up with the cylind…
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Accession Number
997038005
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- monaural
Description
Wooden aurascope / fetal stethoscope which consists of a cylindrical turned wooden piece with a funnel-shaped round open bell that tapers to a hollow cylindrical tube, then quickly enlarges to a flat round disc at the other end; this disc has a small hole in the centre that lines up with the cylindrical tube
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. Fraser's (donor) father, who was a general practitioner and practiced in Port Elgin; the father was overseas during W.W.I and may have used the stethoscope then
Material
wood: light brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B6-4
Length
13.5 cm
Diameter
6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
One white mould spot, the size of a dime, on the edge of the flat round disc. It was touching 997.001.111 which had most of its surface covered in mould. Both artifacts were in 0010-F4-2 storage drawer. The active mould was noticed on September 22, 2015 and the artifact placed in a bag. On October 9, 2015 it was transferred to clean new bag. The stethoscope shows minor wear in the outer finish at the user (disc) end; the wood is complete and shows no cracking; (2) condition unchanged; there were no signs of cracks; (3) condition unchanged; (4) returned from loan condition unchanged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. J. J. A. Fraser
Exhibit History
March 1, 2003 - March 6, 2003: On loan to CBC for "Sisters in the Wilderness" documentary; on loan to St. James Cathedral and Archives, April 4, 2003-Aug. 2003; McCord Museum in Montreal ("Growing Up in Montreal") from 26 Aug. 2004 to 22 June 2007; L-2004.3.
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