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dart blowgun set

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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997016019 a-d
Description
Handmade dart blowgun set, which includes (a) a blowpipe made of a hollow cylindrical tube of bamboo open at both ends; one end has an attached piece of cylindrical bamboo wood to form a mouthpiece; this is secured on with string and pitch; the outside of the blowpipe has a design made of strips of…
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Accession Number
997016019 a-d
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections, Subcutaneous -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Handmade dart blowgun set, which includes (a) a blowpipe made of a hollow cylindrical tube of bamboo
open at both ends; one end has an attached piece of cylindrical bamboo wood to form a mouthpiece;
this is secured on with string and pitch; the outside of the blowpipe has a design made of
strips of beige and black bamboo; these strips are woven around the outside of the pipe; (b) an
accompanying basket made to hold darts for the blowpipe, made of woven strips of beige and black
bamboo; the basket is cylindrical, closed at the bottom and open at the top with a slightly flaring
lip; a bamboo handle goes from one top edge to the other; there is a piece of soft bamboo in the
bottom into which darts can be stuck; (c,d) darts made to fit inside the blowgun; each dart is made
from a small stick of black bamboo with a wad of cotton tied on the end with string; there is also
a broken end of a third dart (not numbered)
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - blowpipe - Size: Length 46.2 cm. x Diam. 3.7 cm.
b - dart basket - Size: Length 30.8 cm. x Diam. 4.4 cm.
c - dart - Size: Length 25.1 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
d - dart - Size: Length 25.6 cm. x Diam. 1.0 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Material
bamboo: beige; black
fabric: white; off-white; green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-8
Condition Remarks
All pieces of the blowgun set were somewhat dusty when they arrived; the blowpipe and basket had
been taped together with Scotch tape which deteriorated and left minor adhesive stains on the bamboo;
the two darts appear to have been used and are both split at the ends; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
The blowgun and darts demonstrate how curare was used by South American Indians to paralyze animals
they were hunting for food; curare was put onto the ends of the dart and would cause muscle paralysis
when the darts were shot into the animal; the ability of curare to paralyse was turned to anaesthesia
and surgery -- especially with chest surgery, etc., where they didn't want the patient moving
at all; a ventilator was used to keep the patient from asphyxiating
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Nov. 13, 1997-Nov. 2, 2001; returned to storage on Dec. 17, 2001
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dissecting forceps

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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997016043
Description
Dissecting forceps which consist of a flat piece of brass folded in half to produce a handle and two blades; each blade has a tip which ends in a blunted point; the blades increase in width from the tips to the handle and curve outwards; they then curve inwards and decrease in size as they reach th…
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Accession Number
997016043
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
Dissecting forceps which consist of a flat piece of brass folded in half to produce a handle and
two blades; each blade has a tip which ends in a blunted point; the blades increase in width from
the tips to the handle and curve outwards; they then curve inwards and decrease in size as they
reach the end and the join
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.2 cm. x Width: 1.3 cm. x Depth: 1.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
The forceps arrived attached to a display board with glue gun adhesive; the metal shows minor wear
and tarnishing; the fold at the end of the handle is cracked; #2: returned in same condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Similar to the dissecting forceps illustrated in "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior
Surgical Instruments, Physicians' Supplies and Hospital Furnishings", sixth edition, published
by A.S. Aloe Company, Inc., 1890's, p. 620 (see attached photocopy); CD #5
Exhibit History
Bracken Library Exhibit "Boning Up on Anatomy"; Sept 9, 2002-Sept. 29, 2003
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aspirator trocar

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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997016050
Description
Aspirator trocar, which consists of a solid metal cylindrical shaft with a tip that is slightly larger in diameter and ends in a sharp point; the other end of the shaft has a round holding knob attached to it; there is also a cylindrical piece that fits around the main shaft and slides up and down …
Accession Number
997016050
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Drainage -- instrumentation
Suction -- instrumentation
MM= Catheterization -- paracentesis -- trocar
Description
Aspirator trocar, which consists of a solid metal cylindrical shaft with a tip that is slightly
larger in diameter and ends in a sharp point; the other end of the shaft has a round holding knob
attached to it; there is also a cylindrical piece that fits around the main shaft and slides up and
down between the end and the tip
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-12
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.1 cm. x Diam. : 1.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
The trocar arrived attached to a display board with wire and glue gun adhesive; the metal shows minor wear and tarnishing, but no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. John Desmond; "Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments" by Codman
& Shurtleff, 1920, p. 109 (see attached photocopy)
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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997016052 a-k
Description
Cardboard box with 10 sealed glass tubes of sutures; (a) the cardboard box is rectangular in shape and has a lid that comes off and is open at the front; the cardboard box is covered with printed paper that lists manufacturing information; there are 12 inner cardboard inserts that are rectangular a…
Accession Number
997016052 a-k
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Ligation -- instrumentation
Sutures
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Cardboard box with 10 sealed glass tubes of sutures; (a) the cardboard box is rectangular in shape and has a lid that comes off and is open at the front; the cardboard box is covered with printed paper that lists manufacturing information; there are 12 inner cardboard inserts that are rectangular and hollow and encase each glass tube of sutures in the box; (b-k) are 10 similar sealed glass tubes that contain kalmerid catgut sutures wrapped around a small flat piece of cardboard; the sutures are in a clear liquid; the sutures and liquid are sealed inside the tubes.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - cardboard box - Size: Length 8.3 cm x Width 11.0 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
b - sutures - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
c - sutures - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
d - sutures - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
e - sutures - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
f - sutures - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
g - sutures - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
h - sutures - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
i - sutures - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
j - sutures - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
k - sutures - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
Davis & Geck, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: off-white; grey
paper: off-white
glass: clear
catgut: brown
Inscriptions
(a) The back of the box has a paper label near the top that reads, "CERTIFIED // STERILE // LOT NO. E263286"; the paper on the front of the box is printed with the words, "KALMERID CATGUT // 20-DAY CHROMIC // Size 1 Product 1445 // TWELVE TUBES, each contains approximately // [missing] feet. Sutures are ready for use as they come // from the tubes and require no moistening. Do not // boil -- to sterilize the exterior of the tubes, submerse // them in any active alcoholic germicidal solution. // Unaffected by age, climate, or light. // DAVIS & GECK, INC. // BROOKLYN, N.Y. U.S.A."; the bottom of the box lists trade-mark and patenting information; (b-k) each tube has the following printed on the inside top, "DAVIS & GECK, INC. // N.Y. D & G [logo: "D&G" enclosed in a diamond shape] U.S.A. // TERTHERMO-FLEX // Kalmerid Catgut // 20 - Day 1 // Non-Boilable No. 1445"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Condition Remarks
The sutures arrived very dirty and dusty; (a) the box shows a great deal of wear and evidence of mold, mildew and water damage; the paper covering is very weak and missing in some areas; some of the printing is obscured.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. John Desmond
Research Facts
The box originally contained 12 tubes of sutures
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transfusion apparatus

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Dates
1935
circa 1935
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997016054 a-c
Description
Pennell transfusion apparatus, which consists of (a) the transfusion apparatus, which has a rounded top piece with a flat top; the left side is flat and closed; the right side has a square section with a rounded bottom attached to it; the back of this section has a small square counter attached to …
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Accession Number
997016054 a-c
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Blood Transfusion -- instrumentation
Aspiration
Pneumothorax, Artificial -- instrumentation
Description
Pennell transfusion apparatus, which consists of (a) the transfusion apparatus, which has a rounded top piece with a flat top; the left side is flat and closed; the right side has a square section with a rounded bottom attached to it; the back of this section has a small square counter attached to it; the bottom of the apparatus has a hollow cylindrical stand attached to it; the bottom of the stand has a 90° angle notch cut into it; the front of the square section at the right has a small cylindrical piece sticking out from it, onto which fits (b) a removable handle; the handle is made of a long flat piece of metal which is bent at a 45° angle near the top and bottom; the top has a hole and a notched piece to attach it onto the apparatus; the bottom has a cylindrical piece for the user to grip the handle; the apparatus also comes with (c) an instruction sheet which lists printed information on how to use the apparatus, on a single piece of paper folded three times.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - transfusion apparatus - Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 8.4 cm
b - handle - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
c - instruction sheet (unfolded) - Size: Length 31.5 cm x Width 30.2 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
Fred. Haslam & Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1935
circa 1935
Date Remarks
Apparatus was patented on Sept. 24, 1935
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; red; grey
Inscriptions
(a) The front of the apparatus has the words, "PENNELL APPARATUS" stamped into it; the top has two directional arrows and the words, "PUT 15 C.C. GLYCERIN // IN CHAMBER // HASLAM // MADE IN U.S.A."; the left side reads, "PAT. SETP. 24, 1935 // 254"; the number "21" is stamped into the bottom of the apparatus and the square section at the right side; the back of the counter reads, "THE VEEDER M.F.G. CO. // PATENTED // VEEDER // OCT. 22 1895 // AUG. 15 1911 // HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A."; the information sheet reads, "THE // PENNELL // TRANSFUSION APPARATUS // Manufactured By // Fred Haslam & Co., Inc. // BROOKLYN, N.Y. // Price: // A1347 // $50.00 // Complete in Walnut- // Finish Case // Sold By"; also listed is information on the use of the machine as well as transfusion statistics and experiment; the other side of the sheet reads, "ADVANTAGES OF PENNELL'S APPARATUS OVER OTHER // TYPES OF TRANSFUSION DEVICES [listed] // OTHER USES // [listed] // GENERAL DIRECTIONS // [listed] // FOR PNEUMOTHORAX // [listed] // FOR TRANSFUSION // [listed] // FOR INFUSION // [listed] // CAUTION // [listed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-8
(c) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #3
Condition Remarks
(a,b) The apparatus and handle arrived dusty and with some residue on the outer surfaces; there is no corrosion visible; the instruction sheet (c) has several fold marks and three tears along the fold lines; one tear is quite large; all the printing is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Information about the machine and its uses can be found in the instruction sheet (c); CD #4
Research Facts
The counter registers the number of cc. of blood given; the apparatus can be used for blood transfusion, for infusion, for aspiration, and for pneumothorax; the apparatus originally came with a base, which would have been secured into the notch on the hollow cylindrical stand attached to the bottom; the tubing used is also missing.
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blood transfusion needle

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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997016055
Description
Blood transfusion needle, which consists of a hollow cylindrical piece with an open, bevelled and sharp tip; the end of the needle has an open piece attached to it, which is rounded inside and squared on the outside; this piece tapers to the main shaft; there is also an attached finger grip; this i…
Accession Number
997016055
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections, Intravenous -- instrumentation
Injections -- hypodermic needles
MM= Blood Specimen Collection -- needle
Description
Blood transfusion needle, which consists of a hollow cylindrical piece with an open, bevelled and sharp tip; the end of the needle has an open piece attached to it, which is rounded inside and squared on the outside; this piece tapers to the main shaft; there is also an attached finger grip; this is made of a flat piece of metal formed into a four-sided shape: flat on three sides and curved in a concave slope at the top; the back of the finger grip has horizontal lines cut into the metal; the finger grip is perpendicular to the main shaft of the needle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The end piece on the needle is stamped, "YALE // RUSTLESS // B-D // 18 // PAT. NO. 2076121"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-8
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length 7.1 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear and small black tarnish (?) spots on the front of the grip; there is no corrosion visible.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The needle was likely used with transfusion apparatus 997.016.054a-c
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circumcision clamp

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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997016057 a-f
Description
Gomco bloodless circumcision clamp in box, which consists of (a) the clamp base, which is rectangular on the right side and round at the left side; the left side has a round hole cut out of the centre and the right side has a long oval hole cut from the centre; the far right side has a solid cylind…
Accession Number
997016057 a-f
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Circumcision -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- clamp
Description
Gomco bloodless circumcision clamp in box, which consists of (a) the clamp base, which is rectangular on the right side and round at the left side; the left side has a round hole cut out of the centre and the right side has a long oval hole cut from the centre; the far right side has a solid cylindrical threaded piece coming up from it; the central area has a rounded groove in the metal; (b) a bell-shaped holding piece comes through and up against the round hole at the left; this holding piece is cylindrical and cancave inside with a slightly flared outer edge; the closed top has a solid cylindrical piece of metal attached; this piece has two small side pieces coming off it at the top; a handle (c) fits onto the small side pieces with notches and curves downwards to a flat piece that is squared at the left and rounded at the right; the right side has an oval section cut out from it, which allows it to be fitted over the threaded piece on the base; the left side bottom has a rounded piece coming off it, which fits into the rounded groove on the base; a round adjustment knob (d) fits and screws onto the threaded piece on the base and allows to handle to be moved and held in place; the clamp fits into a box that consists of (e) the bottom, which is rectangular in shape with a closed bottom and sides, and (f) the top, which is also rectangular in shape and is open at the left and right side; the top slides onto the bottom from either the right or left to create a completely closed box; the outside edges of the top and bottom are covered with black paper; the top of the top has a paper label attached that lists manufacturing information.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - circumcision clamp base - Size: Length 11.1 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
b - holding piece - Size: Depth 4.1 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
c - circumcision clamp handle - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
d - adjustment knob - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
e - box bottom - Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 5.2 cm
f - box top - Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 5.6 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
The Gomco Surgical Mfg. Corp.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: light grey
paper: black; white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) The base is stamped, "GOMCO // USA. // PAT. 119160" on the top and "2.6 CM." on the bottom; (c) the handle is stamped, "GOMCO // USA" on the top; (f) the printed label on the box top reads, "GOMCO // BLOODLESS CIRCUMCISION CLAMP // (FOR PHYSICIAN'S USE ONLY) // SIZE [box] // MFD. BY // THE GOMCO SURGICAL MFG. CORPORATION // BUFFALO, N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-14
Condition Remarks
The circumcision clamp and box were slightly dusty when they arrived; the metal parts show no wear or corrosion; the cardboard box is complete and undamaged; the paper cover and label are complete and undamaged; all printing is fully legible.
Copy Type
Original
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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997016071 a-f
Description
Set of two bottles of merthiolate in a bakelite case, which consists of (a) a cylindrical bottle containing tincture merthiolate; the bottle is hollow with a flat bottom and an open threaded top; a lid (b) fits onto the bottle; this lid is made of a round threaded piece of bakelite with a cylindric…
Accession Number
997016071 a-f
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Antifungal Agents
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Set of two bottles of merthiolate in a bakelite case, which consists of (a) a cylindrical bottle containing tincture merthiolate; the bottle is hollow with a flat bottom and an open threaded top; a lid (b) fits onto the bottle; this lid is made of a round threaded piece of bakelite with a cylindrical rubber grip on top; the bottom of this lid has an attached glass rod with a rounded tip; the bottle is about 1/3 full of orange liquid; the other bottle (c) is also cylindrical and contained a solution of merthiolate; the bottle is hollow with a flat bottom and an open threaded top; a lid (d) fits onto this bottle; the lid is made of a round threaded piece of bakelite with a cylindrical rubber grip on top; the bottom of this lid has an attached hollow glass dropper with a tapered open end; both bottles are stored in a bakelite case (e) with lid (f); the case has two joined hollow cylindrical sections, a flat closed bottom (with a cork pad on the inside) and an open top; the lid also has two joined hollow cylindrical sections and a flat closed top; the diameter of the lid is slightly larger than that of the base, so the lid fits over the top of the bottom of the case; both bottles have printed paper labels attached to the outside, which list product information.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - medicine bottle - Size: Height 10.5 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
b - bottle lid - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
c - medicine bottle - Size: Height 10.5 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
d - bottle lid - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
e - case - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
f - case lid - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
Eli Lilly and Company
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
plastic: black
paper: off-white; orange; green
cork: beige
rubber: black; orange
glass: clear
Inscriptions
(a) The paper label reads, "1 Fl. Oz. TINCURE NO. 99 // MERTHIOLATE 1:1000 // (Sodium Ethyl Mercuri Thiosalicylate, Lilly) // Alcohol 50% For External Use Only // ELI LILLY AND COMPANY, Indianapolis, U.S.A."; there is also some printed product information on the label; (c) the paper label reads, "1 Fl. Oz. SOLUTION NO. 45 // MERTHIOLATE 1:1000 // (Sodium Ethyl Mercuri Thiosalicylate, Lilly) // STAINLESS // ELI LILLY AND COMPANY, Indianapolis, U.S.A."; there is also some printed product information on the label; (f) the word "Lilly" can be read on the top of the lid in raised letters
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
e: 0010-A3-9 Row D
Condition Remarks
The bottles and case arrived dirty and dusty; the glass parts are complete and undamaged, as are the bakelite parts; the paper labels show water damage (wrinkles), but are complete and fully legible; the rubber parts are complete and undamaged; bottle (a) has 1/3 of its original contents; bottle (c) is empty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Blakiston's Illustrated Pocket Medical Dictionary," ed. by Normand L. Hoerr, M.D., and Arthur Osol, Ph.D., 1952, p. 431
Research Facts
Merthiolate is the trademard for sodium ethyl mercurithiosalicylate, a light cream-coloured crystalline powder, used as an antiseptic, germicide and fungicide.
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Sun-Kraft cold quartz ultraviolet light therapy unit

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Dates
1941
circa 1941
Collection
Dr. F. W. Danby Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996025004 a-l
Description
(a) Sun-Kraft Model A-1 ultraviolet light lamp which consists of an adjustable lamp on a stand attached to a round base; the base contains the powering unit and a built-in timer; an electric cord is attached to the base; (b) paper-covered wood case with leather handle, built to house (a); (c) goggl…
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Accession Number
996025004 a-l
Collection
Dr. F. W. Danby Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Ultraviolet Therapy -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Sun-Kraft Model A-1 ultraviolet light lamp which consists of an adjustable lamp on a stand attached to a round base; the base contains the powering unit and a built-in timer; an electric cord is attached to the base; (b) paper-covered wood case with leather handle, built to house (a); (c) goggles used to protect the eyes from ultraviolet light rays; goggles are made of u-v light-filtering eyepieces set in leatherette with beige felt edges and a grey elastic head strap; (d-f) pamphlets describing the lamp's uses; pamphlets consist of a piece of paper, folded three times; (g-h) pamphlets describing the lamp's uses; pamphlets consist of a piece of paper folded once; (i-k) information sheets (folded) describing: (i) suggestions for operation and applications of the lamp; (j) operational problems; (k) outstanding features; (l) envelope made to house the printed information; Note: mercury.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - lamp
b - case .
c - goggles
d - pamphlet
e - pamphlet
f - pamphlet
g - pamphlet
h - pamphlet
i - information sheet
j - information sheet
k - information sheet
l - envelope
Provenance
Owned by Dr. F.W. Danby
Maker
Sun-Kraft Inc.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1941
circa 1941
Date Remarks
Document 996.025.004j mentions plant functioning problems due to the War
Material
plastic: black; beige; dark green
metal: silver; grey
glass: clear
paper: white; black; beige; pink
wood: light brown; black
leatherette: grey; beige
leather: black
fabric: beige; grey
Inscriptions
(a) bottom of base has raised lettering which reads, "SUNKRAFT CO INC // CHICAGO ILL // USA"; top of base is engraved, "Sun-Kraft // MADE IN U.S.A. // PAT. PEND."; paper label on base bottom has a serial number of "12572"; glass tube in lamp reads on outside, "Sunkraft // MADE OF QUARTZ"; timer on base has written instructions on dial base; label on base lists safety standards; (e-f) pamphlets both stamped with dealer, "DAVID'S ELECTRIC SHOP // Westinghouse Appliances // White Sewing Machines // Phone 659 BELLEVILLE 340 FRONT ST."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M1-2
Dimension Notes
a - lamp - Length 20.2 cm. x Width 20.2 cm. x Depth 40.6 cm.
b - case - Length 22.4 cm. x Width 22.4 cm. x Depth 46.0 cm.
c - goggles - Length 11.0 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 1.9 cm.
d - pamphlet (unfolded) - Length 35.4 cm. x Width 15.1 cm.
e - pamphlet (unfolded) - Length 35.4 cm. x Width 15.1 cm.
f - pamphlet (unfolded) - Length 35.4 cm. x Width 15.1 cm.
g - pamphlet (unfolded) - Length 17.6 cm. x Width 15.2 cm.
h - pamphlet (unfolded) - Length 16.8 cm. x Width 14.0 cm.
i - information sheet (unfolded) - Length 21.5 cm. x Width 27.7 cm.
j - information sheet (unfolded) - Length 21.3 cm. x Width 27.8 cm.
k - information sheet (unfolded) - Length 21.3 cm. x Width 27.8 cm.
l - envelope - Length 16.6 cm. x Width 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
(a) Ultraviolet lamp shows some use and very minor corrosion; unit still operational; (b) storage box shows only minor wear; (c) leatherette shows small cracks in several areas; (d-l) all paper items show some wear, but are all legible; (h), (i), and (k) have tears in the paper
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
See #4 in artifact listing provided by Dr. Danby (attached to 996.025.001)
Research Facts
Ultraviolet light therapy unit for home use; this unit was used for home phototherapy of psoriasis; *** WARNING *** this unit is OPERATIONAL and can produce a significant solar burn
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Sun-Kraft cold quartz ultraviolet light therapy unit

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Dates
1941
circa 1941
Collection
Dr. F. W. Danby Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996025005 a-g
Description
(a) Sun-Kraft Model A-1 ultraviolet light lamp consists of an adjustable lamp on a stand attached to a round base; the base contains the powering unit and a built-in timer; an electric cord is attached to the base; (b) paper-covered wood case with leather handle, built to house (a); (c) goggles use…
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Accession Number
996025005 a-g
Collection
Dr. F. W. Danby Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Ultraviolet Therapy -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Sun-Kraft Model A-1 ultraviolet light lamp consists of an adjustable lamp on a stand attached to a round base; the base contains the powering unit and a built-in timer; an electric cord is attached to the base; (b) paper-covered wood case with leather handle, built to house (a); (c) goggles used to protect the eyes from ultraviolet light rays; goggles are made of u-v light-filtering plastic eyepieces set in plasticized cloth with felt edges and a black cloth ribbon head strap; (d) pamphlet describing the lamp's uses; pamphlet consists of a piece of printed paper, folded three times; (e) pamphlet describing the lamp's uses; the pamphlet consists of a piece of printed paper, folded once; (f) heavy paper business reply card used to register individual lamps with SunKraft Inc. for manufacturer's guarantee; (g) printed paper envelope made to house the printed information; Note: mercury.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - ultraviolet light lamp - Size: Length 20.4 cm. x Width 20.4 cm. x Depth 41.0 cm.
b - carrying case - Size: Length 22.4 cm. x Width 22.4 cm. x Depth 45.1 cm.
c - goggles - Size: Length 18.1 cm. x Width 5.7 cm. x Depth 1.3 cm.
d - pamphlet (unfolded) - Size: Length 35.4 cm. x Width 15.1 cm.
e - pamphlet (unfolded) - Size: Length 17.6 cm. x Width 15.3 cm.
f - business reply card - Size: Length 14.0 cm. x Width 8.2 cm.
g - envelope - Size: Length 16.6 cm. x Width 8.8 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. F. W. Danby
Maker
Sun-Kraft Inc.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1941
circa 1941
Date Remarks
Document 996.025.004 j mentions plant functioning problems due to the War
Material
plastic: black; orange; dark green
metal: silver; brown
glass: clear
paper: white; beige
wood: beige; black
fabric: black; brown; green
leather: black
Inscriptions
(a) Base top engraved, "Sun-Kraft // MADE IN U.S.A. // PATENTED & PEND."; glass tube in lamp reads on outside, "Sun-Kraft // MADE OF QUARTZ"; timer on base has written instructions on the dial base; label on bottom of lamp lists safety standards; (d) pamphlet stamped with dealer address of, "DAVID'S ELECTRIC SHOP // Westinghouse Appliances // White Sewing Machines // PHONE 659 BELLEVILLE 340 FRONT ST."; (f) business reply card has serial number of "037293" stamped on it as does envelope (g); envelope has "$98.00" written on back
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M1-2
Condition Remarks
(a) Ultraviolet lamp shows minor corrosion at bottom and on brackets which hold the glass tube; (b) carrying case shows only minor wear; (c) goggles show only minor wear; (d-e) pamphlets show only minor wear and are fully legible; (f) business reply card shows minor age discolouration; (g) envelope torn at top and bottom right corners (at the flap)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
See #4 in artifact listing provided by Dr. Danby (attached to 996.025.001); see artifact 996.025.004
Research Facts
Ultraviolet light therapy unit for home use; this unit was used for home phototherapy of psoriasis; *** WARNING *** this unit is OPERATIONAL and can produce a significant solar burn
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