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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
Images
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Dates
1955
1965
1955-1965
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995006008 a-c
Description
A bottle of unicaine HCl solution (local anaesthetic) in a box; the bottle (a) is clear with a firmly attached metal cap with a rubber center for the insertion of a needle; the bottle is about 1/5 of the way filled; there is a secondary removable metal cap (b) which fits over the rubber one; the bo…
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Accession Number
995006008 a-c
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Local
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A bottle of unicaine HCl solution (local anaesthetic) in a box; the bottle (a) is clear with a firmly attached metal cap with a rubber center for the insertion of a needle; the bottle is about 1/5 of the way filled; there is a secondary removable metal cap (b) which fits over the rubber one; the bottle is stored in a cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
c - box
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Clifford. W. Bennett.
Maker
Novocol Chemical Mfg. Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1955
1965
1955-1965
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
rubber: tan
cardboard: beige, pink
Inscriptions
"UNICAINE HCl // SOLUTION // 38 mg. per cc. with // SUPRANOL 1:60,000 // Novel // 30cc 30cc // LOCAL ANAESTHETIC // Each cc. contains: Unacaine HCl 0.038 gm. // Supranol 0.000017 gm. // Brand of Epinephrine // U.S.P. (Natural) // Sodium Bisulfite // 0.0015 gm. // Distilled water // q.s.ad. // Novocol Chemical // Mfg. Co. of Canada Ltd. // TORONTO 5, ONTARIO" printed on the box and bottle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 3 Row A
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 0.7 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
c - box - Size: Length 8.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some deterioration of the label and box.
Research Facts
Dr. Bennett graduated from Queen's Meds in 1921. He was a general practitioner in Kingston and practiced medicine at 197 Queen St. He practiced from 1925 until his death in 1964; he had a certificate in obstetrics.
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infiltration anaesthetic (Schleich) vial

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997001040
Description
Infiltration anaesthetic vial and contents, consists of hollow cylindrical glass tube that is open at the top and closed and flat at the bottom; with five round brown tablets inside the vial and a tapered cylindrical cork plugging the opening at the top (not numbered); printed paper label attached …
Accession Number
997001040
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Local -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Infiltration anaesthetic vial and contents, consists of hollow cylindrical glass tube that is open at the top and closed and flat at the bottom; with five round brown tablets inside the vial and a tapered cylindrical cork plugging the opening at the top (not numbered); printed paper label attached to the outside of the vial, that covers about 2/3 of the vial; top of the cork also has an attached printed paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
glass: clear
cork: beige
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
The front label reads, "12 Tablets // INFILTRATION // ANAESTHETIC // (SCHLEICH). // NO. 2 // Cocaine hydrochlorate, 1 1-2 grain. // Morphine hydrochlorate, 1.3 grain. // Sodium chloride 3 grains // Dissolve one tablet in sufficient // sterilized distilled water to form 100 // cc (or about 3 3-8 fluid ounces) of // solution. // For further information see papers // by Drs. Würdemann and Van Hook. // Reports furnished on application. // C 70477 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., // DETROIT, MICH."; the label on the top of the cork reads, "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, CAN. // MEDICAMENTA // VERA, P, D, & Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 8.8 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Glass is undamaged; the cork is complete; the paper labels are complete and fully legible; main label shows minor water damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
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