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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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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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pocket surgical set

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Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002018 a-k
Description
Pocket surgical set in a black leather case (a) lined with fine grade black leather with single fold flaps to protect the instruments fitted into leather folds consists of: one piece metal scalpels (b, c) director with tongue tie (d), probe-ended needle (e), a double ended curette and hook (f), rat…
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Accession Number
997002018 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Pocket surgical set in a black leather case (a) lined with fine grade black leather with single fold flaps to protect the instruments fitted into leather folds consists of: one piece metal scalpels (b, c) director with tongue tie (d), probe-ended needle (e), a double ended curette and hook (f), ratcheting hemostat forceps (g), scissors (h), thumb forceps (i), coil of horse hair secured with ties (j), small envelope containing 6 curved needles (k).
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
b – scalpel – Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
c – scalpel – Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d – director – Size: Length 12.9 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
e – needle – Size: Length 12.9 cm x Width 0.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
f – dual purpose tool – Size: Length 12.8 cm x Width 0.4 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
g – dressing forceps – Size: Length 12.9 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
h – scissors – Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
i – forceps – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
j – coil of horse hair – Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
k – envelope with needles – Size: Length 8.9 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
leather: black
metal: silver
paper: cream
ink: black
hair: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on tools (b, c, g, h): "INGRAM & BELL" with maker mark logo of the Kny-Scheerer Company; engraved on scissors (h): "GERMANY"; stamped into leather of case (a): "Ingram & Bell Ltd., // Toronto"; engraved on forceps (i): "STAINLESS // STEEL // USA"; printed on front of envelope (k): "FRED W. BUSH, M. D. THOMAS SISSON, M. D. // 325 Park Avenue Rochester 7, N. Y. // TELEPHONES: // Office, Monroe 8626 // If No Answer Call Monroe 5300 // OFFICE HOURS: // By Appointment"; printed on back of envelope (k): "IF POSSIBLE CALL // BEFORE EIGHT A. M. // FOR HOUSE VISITS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Temporary Location
On exhibit at Musee Royal 22e Regiment, Quebec City, L-2018-3 2 April 2018 - 3 August 2019
Condition Remarks
Case severely deteriorated and has large holes of missing leather where folded; stretched and well worn; some moderate corrosion on tools (b-g) and needles in envelope (k); paper yellowed very slightly and has moderate creases running horizontally
Copy Type
Originial
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
The Kny-Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments. 21st ed. Milwaukee: Roemer Drug Company, 1915; CD #6.
Research Facts
This style of pocket surgical set was sold with many different options regarding the tools that it included. They are listed as a 'Nurses' Pocket Kit' in catalogues but could have been used by Doctors as well. The Kny- Scheerer Company 1915 Catalogue shows similar models to this one. Pieces could be bought individually and assembled by a supplier (such as Ingram and Bell).
Exhibit History
(d, e) To exhibit "Francophone Experience in WW I War Hospital, 1914-1918," at the Museoparc Vanier Museopark, 9 June 2014.
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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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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pocket surgical set

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Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002431 a-k
Description
Pocket surgical set in a black leather case lined with fine grade tan leather (a) with double fold flaps to protect the instruments fitted into leather folds consists of: one piece metal scalpels (b, c, d), director with tounge tie (e), prob-ended needle (f), a double ended hook and curette (g), ra…
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Accession Number
997002431 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Pocket surgical set in a black leather case lined with fine grade tan leather (a) with double fold flaps to protect the instruments fitted into leather folds consists of: one piece metal scalpels (b, c, d), director with tounge tie (e), prob-ended needle (f), a double ended hook and curette (g), ratchetting hemostat forceps (h), straight scissors (i), thumb forceps (j), silk thread on a cardboard backing (k); metal snap closure.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b – scalpel – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
c – scalpel – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d – scalpel – Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
e – director – Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
f – needle – Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 0.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
g – hook and curette – Size: Length 12.1 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
h – hemostat forceps – Size: Length 11.9 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
i – scissors – Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
j – thumb forceps – Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
k – silk thread – Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Kny- Scherer Company
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
leather: brown, red
metal: silver
fabric: white
cardboard: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Tools (b-g, i, j) all have a symbol engraved on them depicting a snake coiled around a stick with a crown above, logo for The Kny-Scheerer Company; dressing forceps (h) engraved with: "HARTZ Co."; printed on suture card: "SURGEONS SILK // BOILED // The Kny-Scheerer Co.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
Some minor, green-blue corrosion as well as brown corrsion on some of the tools; colour on the interior leather flaps show signs of fading; leather somewhat hardened
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
The Kny- Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments Catalogue. 21st ed. Milwaukee: Roemer Drug Company, 1915. Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.972; CD #6
Research Facts
This style of pocket surgical set was sold with many different options regarding the tools that it included. They are listed as a 'Nurses' Pocket Kit' in catalogues but could have been used by Doctors as well. The Kny- Scheerer Company 1915 Catalogue shows similar models to this one.
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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pocket surgeon's case

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Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002432 a-h
Description
A rectangular double-fold burgundy fine grain leather surgeon’s pocket case (a) lined in tan leather contains seven surgical instruments fitted in leather loops: one piece cast steel scalpels (b, c, d, e) with various blade types, single piece tenaculum (f) with broken hook, ebony handled scraper (…
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Accession Number
997002432 a-h
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
A rectangular double-fold burgundy fine grain leather surgeon’s pocket case (a) lined in tan leather contains seven surgical instruments fitted in leather loops: one piece cast steel scalpels (b, c, d, e) with various blade types, single piece tenaculum (f) with broken hook, ebony handled scraper (g) and needle holder (h); each section has two leather side flaps to contain contents; once folded metal snap closure; incomplete set; with manufacturers decorative gold label and hand written name of original owner
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a – case – Size (folded) : Length 14.3 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b – scalpel – Size: Length 12.7cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
c – scalpel – Size: Length 12.8 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d – scalpel – Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
e – scalpel – Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.5cm
f – tenaculum – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
g – scraper – Size: Length 11.3 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
h – needle holder – Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Arthur Ross; donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Dr. A. P. Chown Surgical Instruments
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
leather: red; tan
metal: silver
wood: brown
paper: yellow
ink: black
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on gold label interior flap: (a): "DR. A. P. CHOWN // IMPORTER OF // DRUGS AND // SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS // TRUSSES ETC // 185 PRINCESS ST. KINGSTON, ONT."; hand written in pencil on interior left flap: "Dr Arthur Ross"; scalpel (b) with Kny-Scheerer Trade Mark engraved in handle; engraved in scraper handle (g): "REAL EBONY // FRANCE"; engraved in tenaculum handle (f) "K" overlapping a "C"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
Leather faded and minor stains; some broken stitching on loops; moderate staining on bottom left flap front; some pitting, scratches and minor corrosion on instruments; tip of scalpel (c) blade and tip of tenaculum hook broken; scraper end is very worn and possibly broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments. 21st ed. Milwaukee: Roemer Drug Company, 1915. Previous Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University #: 997.001.970 a-h; CD #6
Research Facts
This style of surgeon's pocket case was sold with a variety of instrument content options. Tools could be ordered seperately and then pieced together by a supplier (such as Dr. Chown). Generally labeled as 'Nurses' Pocket Cases' in catalogues from the time, but physicians could have made use of them as well. The Kny-Scheerer Catalogue from 1915 shows similar models to this one.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend - Vandewater Galler in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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articulating medical patient table

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Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.508.1
Description
Articulating medical patient table with a top that swivels, and a portion that can be raised for a back rest; stirrups on either side of table; drawers set in base, some of which have glass trays; rests on four feet with ball-bearing casters.
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Accession Number
1969.508.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Surgery, Minor
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Articulating medical patient table with a top that swivels, and a portion that can be raised for a back rest; stirrups on either side of table; drawers set in base, some of which have glass trays; rests on four feet with ball-bearing casters.
Part Names
table - Size: Length 97.0 cm x Width 55.0 cm x Depth 79.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
W. D. Alison Co.
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
Patent dates of Dec. 5, 1905 and May 29, 1906 printed on casters.
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
metal: silver; dark grey
leatherette: black
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Paper label on underside of back rest has, "W. D. Alison Co. Indianapolis, Ind. U.S.A."; underside of one drawer has written in pencil, "Calkins #15825"; carved on back rest: "Patented 15825"; on the four casters: "Pat. Dec. 5, 05, May 29, 06"
Permanent Location
Storage Room Warehouse 1
W1 Floor
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
Tray (c) has a piece missing from the corner; tray (b) has a crack in one corner; tray (r) is broken into three pieces.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
See Betz catalogue, 1915, p. 71
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006
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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.
Images
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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.
Images
Less detail

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