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Berliner percussion hammer

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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
Accession Number
1978.6.10
Description
Berliner percussion hammer with flattened metal handled and removable "Tomahawk" pattern black rubber striking head.
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Accession Number
1978.6.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Neurology -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Description
Berliner percussion hammer with flattened metal handled and removable "Tomahawk" pattern black rubber striking head.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. K. W. Sheath; belonged to her brother, Dr. Wade, who graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Class of 1932.
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
On handle, a company logo that looks like a "Z" with a curved line over it.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 16.8 cm x Width 5.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Some spots of rust; metal chipped on head; company logo slightly worn.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer Catalogue, 1915
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Buck neurological percussion hammer

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Physical Examination
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid – hammer
Neurology -- instrumentation
Accession Number
997002149
Description
Small mallet-like instrument which has two hemispherical black rubber striking surfaces, each of different sizes, on opposite ends; brush and needle accessories self-store in black handle.
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Accession Number
997002149
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Physical Examination
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid – hammer
Neurology -- instrumentation
Description
Small mallet-like instrument which has two hemispherical black rubber striking surfaces, each of different sizes, on opposite ends; brush and needle accessories self-store in black handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Copy Type
Original
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Buck neurological percussion hammer

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Dates
1940
1963
circa 1940-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
Accession Number
993004214 a-f
Description
Small mallet-like instrument which has two hemispherical rubber striking surfaces, each of different sizes, on opposite ends; brush and needle accessories self-store in handle.
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Accession Number
993004214 a-f
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Description
Small mallet-like instrument which has two hemispherical rubber striking surfaces, each of different sizes, on opposite ends; brush and needle accessories self-store in handle.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - hammer body - Size: Length 9.0 cm. x Width 6.3 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
b - handle - Size: Length 9.3 cm. x Diam. 1.4 cm.
c - handle - Size: Length 3.3 cm. x Diam. 0.7 cm.
d - brush - Size: Length 4.3 cm. x Diam. 1.3 cm.
e - rubber tip (small) - Size: Length 0.7 cm. x Diam. 1.6 cm.
f - rubber tip ( large) - Size: Length 1.0 cm. x Diam. 1.8 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Dates
1940
1963
circa 1940-1963
Date Remarks
From Miltex catalogue
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Condition Remarks
# 2: (b) handle shows areas where the chroming has worn off; #3: chrome plating is peeling
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Miltex Instrument Company Illustrated Catalogue", #MX1-220, p. 9
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour - Bracken Exhibit
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Carroll's aesthesiometer

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
1984.10.4
Description
Wooden box containing a chrome two-legged, hinged instrument with a scale (resembles calipers); one leg ends in a point and the other is blunt; box is lined with pink velvet; also contains four pins with coloured heads.
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Accession Number
1984.10.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination
Neurology
Description
Wooden box containing a chrome two-legged, hinged instrument with a scale (resembles calipers); one leg ends in a point and the other is blunt; box is lined with pink velvet; also contains four pins with coloured heads.
Part Names
box - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
instrument - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Width 14.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. C. A. McRae; used by Dr. C. A. McRae, G.P. in Thornhill, Ont. 1930s-1983.
Maker
J. F. Hartz
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
metal: silver
fabric: pink
wood (?)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
An instrument used to measure tactile sensibility by finding the distance that must separate two points pressed against the skin before they can be discriminated as two distinct sensual receptors.
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electroencephalograph

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Dates
1974
1995
circa 1974-1995
Collection
Correctional Services of Canada Museum Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
004009001 a-n
Description
Portable mobile stainless steel electroencephalograph machine model MEB-INT with large rubber wheels; capable of taking sixteen measurements at once and has a faceplate with mulitple colour coded tiny buttons and dials in rows for each measurement; table-top section beneath the faceplate acts as a …
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Accession Number
004009001 a-n
Collection
Correctional Services of Canada Museum Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Electroencephalography
Neurology -- instrumentation
Description
Portable mobile stainless steel electroencephalograph machine model MEB-INT with large rubber wheels; capable of taking sixteen measurements at once and has a faceplate with mulitple colour coded tiny buttons and dials in rows for each measurement; table-top section beneath the faceplate acts as a printer, pulling paper from a compartment beneath and sending it through a series of recording needles which record the brain waves; metal attachable (b) which hangs off the left side and catches the printed chart paper; sitting inside the tray is a stack of used paper (c); box full of unused paper in the compartment (d); metal plate (e) which covers the ink cartridges which is currently unattached; five electrodes (f-j) (three orange, one black, and one gray), and two portable electrode boards (k-l), which appear to be later than the rest of the machine; the boards are plastic boxes with gray cords; thin yellow plastic pen or pointer like device (m) and a grey printer cable (n) that plugs into INPUT socket on side of machine.
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - electroencephalograph
b - tray
c - used paper
d - unused paper in box
e - plate (ink cover)
f - electrode
g - electrode
h - electrode
i - electrode
j - electrode
k - electrode board
l - electrode board
m - yellow pointer
n - printer cable
Provenance
Owned and used at the Kingston Penitentiary Hospital; it was transferred to the Penitentiary Museum in November 2000 after it was deemed obsolete.
Maker
Grass Instruments Co.
Site Made (City)
Quincy
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1974
1995
circa 1974-1995
Date Remarks
The date "March 1974" is stamped on a plate on the side; the electrodes are from the 1990s, there are dates on them; the boards appear to be later as well.
Material
metal: silver; green
plastic: white; blue; orange; yellow; black; silver; yellow
rubber: orange; black; gray
paper: white
Inscriptions
"GRASS ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPH MODEL 8-16" on the front of the face along with various dial and button information and safety information; "March 1974" stamped on a plate on the left side; the electrodes have dates on them, they are either Sept 1991 or May 1994; the mini-electrode boards have "MINI ELECTRODE BOARD // GRASS INST. CO // QUINCY MASS. U.S.A. // MODEL // MEB-INT" on them
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1 - Floor
Dimension Notes
a - Length 76.0 cm x Width 65.5 cm x Depth 117.0 cm
b - Length 38.5 cm x Width 31.0 cm x Depth 25.7 cm
c - Length 36.0 cm x Width 30 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
d - Length 38.0 cm x Width 32.0 cm x Depth 10.0 cm
e - Length 41.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
f - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
g - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
h - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
i - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
j - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
k - Length 57.0 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
l - Length 57.0 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
m - Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
n - Length 435.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The ink from the printer has leaked and run over parts of the machine body and face; there is some staining; the tray is badly deformed and will not securely attached; there is a plastic hinged plate which covers the pens on the machine that is coming off because the hinge is bent out of shape.
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Internet: "The Bakken Library and Museum"
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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electroencephalograph electrodes

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
1982.5.14 a-k
Description
Ten rolled-up EEG leads--wires with scalp needles attached--and a cardboard box.
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Accession Number
1982.5.14 a-k
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Electroencephalography
Neurology -- instrumentation
Description
Ten rolled-up EEG leads--wires with scalp needles attached--and a cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
11
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
plastic: red
metal: silver
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
Hand-printed on top of box: "DR. SCOTT'S // EEG // LEADS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Condition Remarks
#2: plastic cracking, revealing thread and wire
Copy Type
Original
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Flint's percussion hammer

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
Accession Number
1973.6.5
Description
Hammer has a tubluar black rubber head and a flat metal handle.
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Accession Number
1973.6.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Description
Hammer has a tubluar black rubber head and a flat metal handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Kenneth E. Perfect for her husband, Dr. Kenneth E. Perfect..
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
rubber: black
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 18.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Rubber is extremely brittle.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Assorted instruments from the office of the donor's late husband, Dr. Kenneth E. Perfect; a few, such as the stethoscope, may have belonged to his father.
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Garceau clinical dermohmeter

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8233
Dates
1940
1970
circa 1940-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
1982.5.13 a-d
Description
A wooden box (d) has instrument mounted in it, which has a dial and several switches; there are two leads (a,b) and a spare fuse (c).
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Accession Number
1982.5.13 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination
Neurology
Description
A wooden box (d) has instrument mounted in it, which has a dial and several switches; there are two leads (a,b) and a spare fuse (c).
Number Of Parts
4
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Maker
Electro-Medical Laboratory, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Holliston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1970
circa 1940-1970
Material
wood: brown
plastic: black; white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Painted on bottom of box: "Room 206, Dept. of Physiology, U of T"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
For detection of sweating in nerve damage.
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Grass photo stimulator

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Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
997024001 a-d
Description
A photo stimulator consisting of (a) removable flash lamp, attached to adjustable horizontal rod supported by (b) vertically adjustable stand with triangular cast iron base; lamp connects to (c) control unit by electrical cord with specialized five-prong plug; control unit has vents on two sides, …
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Accession Number
997024001 a-d
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurology -- instrumentation
Epilepsy
Seizures
Description
A photo stimulator consisting of (a) removable flash lamp, attached to adjustable horizontal rod supported by (b) vertically adjustable stand with triangular cast iron base; lamp connects to (c) control unit by electrical cord with specialized five-prong plug; control unit has vents on two sides, rubber feet and metal supporting stand; control unit sides have various outlets; electrical cord with plug is attached to control unit; (d) external monitor cable attaches to control unit via two-pronged metal connector.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - flash lamp - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 14.0 cm
b - stand - Size: Length 131.5 cm x Width 79.0 cm x Depth 36.0 cm
c - control unit - Size: Length 24.8 cm x Width 20.2 cm x Depth 18.8 cm
d - external monitor cable - Size: Length 245.0 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Donated by Kingston General Hospital via Graeme McKay
Maker
Grass Medical Instruments
Site Made (City)
Quincy
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Date Remarks
Date based on appearance of artifact
Material
metal: silver, black, grey
plastic: grey, black, yellow, translucent
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Imprinted on flash lamp end: "HEYCO"; printed on sticker affixed to stand: "ATLAS SOUND"; printed on face of control unit: "GRASS PS22 // PHOTO // STIMULATOR // MODEL PS22 A // SERIAL"; imprinted on the end of connector of external monitor cable: "HEYCO".
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-2-2
Condition Remarks
Flash lamp is scratched on handle and paint has minor chipping; horizontal rod, shaft and base of stand are rusted; plastic coating on electrical cord is cracked at joint of control unit; control unit top has minor stains; otherwise control unit is very good; external monitor cable is stained.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Effect of Photo-Stimulation on the Autonomic Nervous System As Measured by Entrainment Ratios of Heart Rate Variability" by Julie Penick, 2003, pages 58-62.
Research Facts
Used as diagnostic tool for epilepsy and other seizure disorders and for light therapy. Stand has been assembled from various parts. Flash lamp and control unit have different manufacturer than stand.
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percussion hammer

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Dates
1910
1930
Circa 1910-1930
Collection
Education Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
Accession Number
E20.008
Description
Metal percussion hammer with a flat handle and a screw-on head with a rubber tip.
Accession Number
E20.008
Collection
Education Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid – hammer
Neurology -- instrumentation
Description
Metal percussion hammer with a flat handle and a screw-on head with a rubber tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
George Tiemann & Co.
Dates
1910
1930
Circa 1910-1930
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on head: "TIEMANN & CO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2002
2002-
Length
15.0 cm
Width
6.0 cm
Depth
1.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor scratching on metal
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Used to test reflexes by striking the knee
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percussion hammer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15454
Dates
1910
1930
Circa 1910-1930
Collection
Education Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
E20.034
Description
Percussion hammer with a chrome handle and an orange rubber triangular head.
Accession Number
E20.034
Collection
Education Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion -- hammer
Description
Percussion hammer with a chrome handle and an orange rubber triangular head.
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1910
1930
Circa 1910-1930
Material
metal: silver
rubber: orange
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2002
2002-
Length
18.9 cm
Width
4.9 cm
Height
1.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor crack on the back of the hammer head.
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957, p. 559 (similar to #46568)
Research Facts
Used to test reflexes by striking the knee.
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percussion hammer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15704
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Education Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
E20.194
Description
A metal percussion hammer; the hammer (a) is shaped like a capital T; the handle and neck are silver metal; the hammer has two heads which are made of black rubber, the brush (b) has a small metal end which screws into the base of the hammer.
Accession Number
E20.194
Collection
Education Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion -- hammer
Description
A metal percussion hammer; the hammer (a) is shaped like a capital T; the handle and neck are silver metal; the hammer has two heads which are made of black rubber, the brush (b) has a small metal end which screws into the base of the hammer.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a) hammer, size: length 17.8 cm x width 7.2 cm x depth 1.8 cm
b) brush, size: length 3.3 cm x diameter 1.3 cm
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on hammer: "MADE IN GERMANY"
"CHROME"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2002
2002-
Length
18.4 cm
Width
7.2 cm
Height
1.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957, p. 559 (similar to #46568)
Research Facts
Used to test reflexes by striking the knee. The brush would be used to test sensitivity in the skin.
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Taylor's percussion hammer

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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
Accession Number
1972.18.1
Description
A hard, off-white rubber triangular percussion hammer set in a metal frame with open loop handle.
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Accession Number
1972.18.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Description
A hard, off-white rubber triangular percussion hammer set in a metal frame with open loop handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Dr. G. Harvey Agnew, via Mrs. G. Harvey Agnew.
Maker
Luppron
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
metal: silver
rubber: off-white
Inscriptions
Cut into rubber hammer: "AGNEW"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Taylor's percussion hammer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4867
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
Accession Number
997003014
Description
A flat orange rubber triangle, with rounded corners, is encircled by a metal loop that extends into a handle, widening slightly to about halfway down the handle; the rest of the handle is a metal loop; the rubber triangle is secured by a small screw on either side. McPherson practised 1931-1957
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Accession Number
997003014
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid – hammer
Neurology -- instrumentation
Description
A flat orange rubber triangle, with rounded corners, is encircled by a metal loop that extends into a handle, widening slightly to about halfway down the handle; the rest of the handle is a metal loop; the rubber triangle is secured by a small screw on either side. McPherson practised 1931-1957
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's University Faculty of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Maker
Haslam
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
metal: silver
rubber: orange
Inscriptions
On handle: "HASLAM // GERMANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 21.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Rubber is discoloured and shows wear, especially around corners; metal is scratched and also discoloured in places
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
"Hospital Catalogue, General Surgical ed." by Sklar Instruments, 1992 p. 32 (item #115-15); Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter)
Exhibit History
Loaned to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre for the Museopathy exhibit, May 24-Sept. 17, 2001.
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Taylor's percussion hammer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9478
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
Accession Number
997034257
Description
Percussion hammer which consists of a flat, elongated teardrop shape with a blunt point at the end; the handle tapers to a cylindrical shaft, then opens to an elongated oval that holds a triangular rubber head.
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Accession Number
997034257
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion -- hammer
Description
Percussion hammer which consists of a flat, elongated teardrop shape with a blunt point at the end; the handle tapers to a cylindrical shaft, then opens to an elongated oval that holds a triangular rubber head.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Material
metal: silver
rubber: red
Inscriptions
"JAPAN" stamped into metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 20.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining or corrosion; minor scratches
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957, p. 559 (similar to #46568)
Research Facts
Used for testing reflexes.
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Taylor's percussion hammer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9479
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
Accession Number
997034258
Description
Taylor's percussion hammer which consists of a solid, cylindrical triangle-shaped handle that tapers at bottom to a flat, triangular connecting piece of metal; this piece of metal tapers to a solid cylindrical shaft, then opens to an elongated oval that holds a triangular rubber head.
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Accession Number
997034258
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Percussion -- instrumentation
Neurology
Physical Examination
MM= Percussion -- hammer
Description
Taylor's percussion hammer which consists of a solid, cylindrical triangle-shaped handle that tapers at bottom to a flat, triangular connecting piece of metal; this piece of metal tapers to a solid cylindrical shaft, then opens to an elongated oval that holds a triangular rubber head.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
rubber: red
Inscriptions
"I v B - KROME GERMANY" stamped into metal; "OPD" written with black marker on rubber.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 21.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Chrome plating worn; scratches on metal; rubber is scored
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957, p. 559 (similar to #46568)
Research Facts
Used for testing reflexes.
Images
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Taylor's percussion hammer

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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
Accession Number
997037007
Description
Percussion hammer, framed in a thin, solid, cylindrical metal tube with two closed, elongated rings at both ends; the handle end has the larger ring that melds into a solid teardrop-shaped connector with both flat edges and face; the main stem of the hammer consists of a solid metal cylindrical tub…
Accession Number
997037007
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid – hammer
Neurology -- instrumentation
Description
Percussion hammer, framed in a thin, solid, cylindrical metal tube with two closed, elongated rings at both ends; the handle end has the larger ring that melds into a solid teardrop-shaped connector with both flat edges and face; the main stem of the hammer consists of a solid metal cylindrical tube which flares at the end which connects to another, slightly smaller elongated ring; this top ring, when compared to the handle, is turned 90 deg. allowing the instrument to maintain its hammer-like appearance; the actual percussion piece is a solid isosceles triangle made of red rubber which fits into the top ring
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
metal: silver
rubber: red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The percussion hammer exhibits a significant amount of wear as well as a slight amount of inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Kny-Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments Catalog,"21st ed., 1915, p. 1094 (item A/-4468)
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 31 Jan 2017.
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Taylor's percussion hammer

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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Education Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
Accession Number
E20.002
Description
Percussion hammer consists of a rounded, flattened metal handle with a triangular-shaped wedge of red compressed rubber attached at one end.
Accession Number
E20.002
Collection
Education Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Neurology -- instrumentation
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid – hammer
Description
Percussion hammer consists of a rounded, flattened metal handle with a triangular-shaped wedge of red compressed rubber attached at one end.
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
metal: silver
rubber: red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2002
2002-
Length
19.8 cm
Width
5.8 cm
Height
1.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Metal is scratched, and the rubber head is cracking
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957, p. 559 (similar to #46568)
Research Facts
Used to test reflexes by striking the knee.
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Taylor's percussion hammer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15425
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Education Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
Accession Number
E20.007
Description
Percussion hammer consists of a rounded, flattened metal handle with a triangular-shaped wedge of black compressed rubber attached at one end.
Accession Number
E20.007
Collection
Education Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid – hammer
Neurology -- instrumentation
Description
Percussion hammer consists of a rounded, flattened metal handle with a triangular-shaped wedge of black compressed rubber attached at one end.
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
engraved on handle: "CHROME"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2002
2002-
Temporary Location
With Education Program "Reflect and Detect" 2018
Length
19.7 cm
Width
5.5 cm
Height
2.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor bend in the metal just below the head.
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Used to test reflexes by striking the knee.
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Taylor's percussion hammer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7308
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
Accession Number
1977.5.27
Description
Percussion hammer consists of a rounded, flattened metal handle with a triangular-shaped wedge of compressed rubber attached at one end.
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Accession Number
1977.5.27
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid – hammer
Neurology -- instrumentation
Description
Percussion hammer consists of a rounded, flattened metal handle with a triangular-shaped wedge of compressed rubber attached at one end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. T. W. Thompson, Nakomas, Florida.
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
metal: grey
rubber: reddish-brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Width 3.75 cm
Copy Type
Original
Images
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