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ear treatment unit

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Rideau Regional Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
002043001 a-c
Description
(a) Ear treatment unit consists of an upright metal carcass on four casters with three drawers and a pull-out leaf; carcass is topped by counter with slots and two shelves; two handpieces connect to carcass, one with a cloth-braided cable and one with coiled plastic cable; plastic tubing, metal hos…
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Accession Number
002043001 a-c
Collection
Rideau Regional Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Description
(a) Ear treatment unit consists of an upright metal carcass on four casters with three drawers and a pull-out leaf; carcass is topped by counter with slots and two shelves; two handpieces connect to carcass, one with a cloth-braided cable and one with coiled plastic cable; plastic tubing, metal hoster and an electrical cord and plug extend from side of carcass; front of carcass has a control board with switches, buttons, dials, gage, light and an electrical outlet; ear treatment unit comes with loose (b) informational documents; a loose (c) screw is available for one of the wheels which is broken; Note: unit contained accessories to be catalogued as separate items.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - ear treatment unit - Size: Length 1.16 m x Width 75.0 cm x Depth 35.0 cm
b - documents - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 21.0 cm
c - screw - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Used at Rideau Regional Centre
Maker
Surgical Mechanical Research, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Date based on donor's remarks
Material
metal: silver, black, grey
plastic: black, translucent, white
glass: transparent
fabric: brown
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Printed on sticker affixed to carcass: "CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF // EASTERN ONTARIO // PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE // INSPECTION "
Printed on control board: " Surgical Mechanical Reseach Inc. // Newport Beach, California "
Printed on sticked affixed to control board: " CITY OF LOS ANGELES // 43147 // P "
Printed on sticker affixed to inside drawer : " WHEN ORDERING // Transilluminator Lamps // Antrum Tips // Frontal Tips // Air Hose // Or any replacement or accessory // part specify for SMR J-6 Cabinet // THE DRAWERS OF THIS CABINET ARE TREATED WITH // TREEWAX TO AFFORD GREATER PROTECTION. // SURGICAL MECHANICAL RESEARCH, INC. // 1901-5 BEVERLY BLVD. DUnkirk 3-6571 LOS ANGELES 57, CALIF. // Established 30 Years "
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room W1
W1-12-2
(b) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 18
Condition Remarks
Unit is not level; one of the wheels is broken; light scratches on counter top; holster is moldy; minor staining on back of carcass; one wheel is loose causing the object to be off balance; cloth-braided cable is pinched
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Irene Swift; CD #5
Research Facts
Diagnostic unit used for ear inspection and treatment
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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1982.21.2 a-c
Description
A battery-operated machine finished in grey baked-on enamel that fits into an imitation leather-covered case; interruptor switch; includes earphones and a headband.
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Accession Number
1982.21.2 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Hearing Tests
Hearing Loss
Deafness
Description
A battery-operated machine finished in grey baked-on enamel that fits into an imitation leather-covered case; interruptor switch; includes earphones and a headband.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
machine - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Width 11.0 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
case - Size: Length 22.0 cm x Width 18.0 cm x Depth 14.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.; source: Dr. L. Cherkas, M.O.H., Peel Regional Health Unit, Brampton, Ont
Maker
Ambco, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Material
metal: silver; yellow
enamel: grey
wood: brown
rubber: black
imitation leather: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-G1-2
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used in the Peel County Health Unit up to around 1960. The otometer has a hearing loss scale from 0 to 80 and a frequency scale of 500-6000.
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set of artificial ear drums

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Dates
1954
1958
circa 1954-1958
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1981.13.4 a-h
Description
Set of artificial ear drums consisting of six glass vials (a-f) with paper labels and plastic stoppers; (b), (c), and (e) are empty and each of the other vials contains an artificial ear drum which is a malleable rubber tube with an opening at one end; set is contained in a two-piece cardboard box …
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Accession Number
1981.13.4 a-h
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Implants, Artificial
Hearing Loss
Description
Set of artificial ear drums consisting of six glass vials (a-f) with paper labels and plastic stoppers; (b), (c), and (e) are empty and each of the other vials contains an artificial ear drum which is a malleable rubber tube with an opening at one end; set is contained in a two-piece cardboard box (g-h) which has a decorative paper covering and an attached paper label on the cover.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a-f - vials - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
g - box top - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
h - box base - Size: Length 6.4 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Michael Hawke of Toronto.
Maker
Henry P. O'Breen
Site Made (City)
Brea
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1954
1958
circa 1954-1958
Date Remarks
Patent for plastic caps was filed in 1954 and published in 1958
Material
glass: clear
rubber: yellow, clear
paper: cream, yellow
ink: brown
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on label of (g): "HENRY P. O'BREEN // EXCLUSIVE SUPPLIER // THE ARTIFICIAL EARDRUM // P.O. BOX SEVEN BREA, CALIFORNIA"; on (a) "2B"; on (b) "3A"; on (c) "1C"; on (d) "3C"; on (e) "1D"; on (f) "2E"; printed on tops of plastic caps of (a-f): "PAT. // [logo of a letter K inside an eye shape] // PEND."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-17
Condition Remarks
#1: Still in original containers; #2: the artificial ear drums are stuck to the sides of the vials.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
United States Patent and Trademark Office (Patent # 2822104); CD #UHN
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tonsillectomy instruments

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1987.5.1 a-t
Description
A set of instruments used for tonsillectomy, including a roll of piano wire from which the donor made his own snares; stored in a fabric drawstring pouch (t); contents are: (a-c) adenoid curettes; (d,e) adenotomes; (f) mouth gag; (g) tongue depressor; (h,i) vulsellum forceps; (j) tonsil snare; (k) …
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Accession Number
1987.5.1 a-t
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- tonsillotome
Description
A set of instruments used for tonsillectomy, including a roll of piano wire from which the donor made his own snares; stored in a fabric drawstring pouch (t); contents are: (a-c) adenoid curettes; (d,e) adenotomes; (f) mouth gag; (g) tongue depressor; (h,i) vulsellum forceps; (j) tonsil snare; (k) replacement for (j) in a glass tube; (l) curved knife; (m) double-ended instrument; (n) tooth-edged instrument; (o) needle holder; (p) scissors; (q) sponge forceps; (r) lengths of piano wire in a glass tube; (s) piano wire in a roll.
Number Of Parts
20
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Maurice Miller.
Site Made (City)
(d,l) Chicago;
Site Made (State)
(a,b) Pennsylvania; (d,l) Illinois;
Site Made (Country)
(a,b) USA; (c) Germany; (d) USA; (h,i) Germany; (l) USA
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Material
metal: silver
fabric: grey
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-4
Condition Remarks
Mostly excellent; some plating wearing off some of the pieces, especially around the joints; for example, (f), (o), (p).
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Miller practised in the MOH, Frontenac County; in Timmins during WW II; and in Toronto, Mt. Sinai, from 1945 on; he was known for his obstetrical practice. Dr. Miller preferred the handle and feel of his own instruments, which he used instead of those available in the hospital; dislike disposable instruments; he performed many tonsillectomies in his career; while in Timmins, he participated in the tosillectomy clinics organized by the Kiwanis, donating his time.
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