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intestinal sutures tube jar

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1983.22.2
Description
Gut and needles in vials containing a chromic solution; size medium (00); come in a glass jar with a plastic screw top; paper label on jar and on vials.
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Accession Number
1983.22.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Gastroenterology
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Gut and needles in vials containing a chromic solution; size medium (00); come in a glass jar with a plastic screw top; paper label on jar and on vials.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W.W.H. Rudd of Toronto.
Maker
Davis & Geck, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
glass: clear
plastic: black
paper: white
ink: red; black
organic material: beige
Inscriptions
Printed on label on jar: "HEAT STERILIZED SURGICAL GUT, USP // NON-BOILABLE // ... // INTESTINAL SUTURES // ... // CHROMIC MEDIUM 00 // PRODUCT 1544-GJ // Davis & Geck, Inc. [in cursive] // ... // BROOKLYN, N.Y., USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 17.5 cm x Diam. 9.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From the effects of the donor's father, Dr. M.S.K. Rudd, who had a hospital on St. Clair Avenue in Toronto.
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Kalmerid catgut sutures

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Dates
1926
1951
circa 1926-1951
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
993004234
Description
Clear glass vial containing size 0 Kalmerid brown minor catgut sutures without needle; sutures wound on white plastic bobbin; vial scored for breaking at centre; slightly less than half-full of clear liquid.
Accession Number
993004234
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Clear glass vial containing size 0 Kalmerid brown minor catgut sutures without needle; sutures wound on white plastic bobbin; vial scored for breaking at centre; slightly less than half-full of clear liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Davis & Geck, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1926
1951
circa 1926-1951
Date Remarks
Patent for plastic bobbin was registered in 1926 (US1610607); Davis & Geck moved production to Connecticut in 1951
Material
paper: white; black
glass: clear
plastic: white
catgut: brown
Inscriptions
Printed in black on white paper: "DAVIS & GECK, INC. // N.Y. / U.S.A. // KALMERID // Minor
Catgut // 20-Day / 0 // Non-Boilable / 722"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Dimension Notes
Length 7.2 cm. x Diam. 0.8 cm.
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Davis and Geck Company Records" website (University of Conneticut); United States Patent and Trademark Office website
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Kalmerid catgut sutures

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Dates
1926
1951
circa 1926-1951
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
993004235
Description
Clear glass vial containing size 0 Kalmerid brown minor catgut sutures without needle; sutures wound on white plastic bobbin; vial scored for breaking at centre; slightly less than half-full of clear liquid.
Accession Number
993004235
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Clear glass vial containing size 0 Kalmerid brown minor catgut sutures without needle; sutures wound on white plastic bobbin; vial scored for breaking at centre; slightly less than half-full of clear liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Davis & Geck, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1926
1951
circa 1926-1951
Date Remarks
Patent for plastic bobbin was registered in 1926 (US1610607); Davis & Geck moved production to Connecticut in 1951
Material
paper: white; black
glass: clear
plastic: white
catgut: brown
Inscriptions
Printed in black on white paper: "DAVIS & GECK, INC. // N.Y. / U.S.A. // KALMERID // Minor
Catgut // 20-Day / 0 // Non-Boilable / 722"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Dimension Notes
Length 7.2 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Davis and Geck Company Records" website (University of Conneticut); United States Patent and Trademark Office website
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obstetrical sutures tubes; box

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1980.3.10 a-d
Description
Three curved glass tubes containing non-boilable catgut sutures with atraumatic needle in a clear liquid; come in a cardboard box
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Accession Number
1980.3.10 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Three curved glass tubes containing non-boilable catgut sutures with atraumatic needle in a clear liquid; come in a cardboard box
Number Of Parts
4
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter L. Percival of Windsor, Ont.
Maker
Davis & Geck, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
glass: clear
catgut: brown
metal: silver
cardboard: yellow; black; red
Inscriptions
On box is printed: "Heat Sterilized [cursive] // Sutures [cursive] // THERMO-FLEX // (NON-BOILABLE) // 40-Day Chromic // Kalmerid Catgut // OBSTETRICAL // SUTURES // Half-Circle // Atraumatic Needle // Size 2 685 // THREE TUBES . . ."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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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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