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Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
996017003 a-b
Description
(a) Cylindrical hollow clear glass syringe with metal ends; one end is open while the other has an attachment which is bent at a 45 deg. angle and ends in a rounded tip with a very small opening; (b) plunger for the syringe, with a screw-on cap and a rod with an o-shaped handle; the plunging end ha…
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Accession Number
996017003 a-b
Collection
Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Irrigation -- syringe -- ear, eye, nose
Description
(a) Cylindrical hollow clear glass syringe with metal ends; one end is open while the other has an
attachment which is bent at a 45 deg. angle and ends in a rounded tip with a very small opening;
(b) plunger for the syringe, with a screw-on cap and a rod with an o-shaped handle; the plunging
end has a material which appears to be leather; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - ear syringe - Size: Length 12.5 cm. x Width 2.4 cm. x Diameter2.0
b - ear syringe plunger - Size: Length 8.5 cm. x Width 2.6 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats, KGH Nursing graduate, 1947, and Registered Nurse
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Acquired upon graduation by Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
leather (?): brown
Inscriptions
The outer edges of the metal ends have a stamped dot design on them
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-15
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Condition Remarks
(a) There are no chips, cracks or breaks in the glass and the metal shows no corrosion or excessive
wear; (b) the area where the o-shaped handle attaches to the plunging rod has a small spot of corrosion;
the leather area at the plunging end is missing a small section and is very dry and brittle;
the plunger will no longer fit into the syringe; the chrome of the rod is worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats; CD #2
Exhibit History
Artefact displayed at special Mass for nurses, St. Mary's Cathedral, Sunday, May 8, 2005, 11:15 a.m.; KGH Nursing Alumnae 2005 Special exhibit, Museum of Health Care, 20 May 2005-24 June 2005
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