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Carpenter's knife and enucleating spoon

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1972.15.50
Description
A double-ended instrument with central, cylindrical, cross-hatched patterned handle; ends are nickle-plated steel; one end is spatula shaped and the other is a widened, flattened shape with a curved tip; concave parts of instrument ends are both facing the same direction; Note: item is missing.
Accession Number
1972.15.50
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- tonsil
Description
A double-ended instrument with central, cylindrical, cross-hatched patterned handle; ends are nickle-plated steel; one end is spatula shaped and the other is a widened, flattened shape with a curved tip; concave parts of instrument ends are both facing the same direction; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: the Nightingale Tea Room, Elora, Ontario, on behalf of St. John's Church, Elora; instruments from a local doctor's general practice.
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-12
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 25.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal worn on ends.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," 20th edition, Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3202 (Fig. C/-11857).
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Carpenter's knife and enucleating spoon

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1972.15.51
Description
A double-ended instrument with central, cylindrical, cross-hatched patterned handle; ends are nickle-plated steel; one end is spatula shaped and the other is a widened, flattened shape with a curved tip; concave parts of instrument ends are facing in opposite directions; Note: item is missing.
Accession Number
1972.15.51
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- tonsil
Description
A double-ended instrument with central, cylindrical, cross-hatched patterned handle; ends are nickle-plated steel; one end is spatula shaped and the other is a widened, flattened shape with a curved tip; concave parts of instrument ends are facing in opposite directions; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: the Nightingale Tea Room, Elora, Ontario, on behalf of St. John's Church, Elora; instruments from a local doctor's general practice.
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Permanent Location
Box #500B
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 25.7 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," 20th edition, Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3202 (Fig. C/-11857).
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Hurd dissector and pillar retractor

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1973.5.37
Description
A one-piece steel flat handle with a half-inch scraper at one end and a flat, spoon-like lever on the other end.
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Accession Number
1973.5.37
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- tonsil
Description
A one-piece steel flat handle with a half-inch scraper at one end and a flat, spoon-like lever on the other end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Maker
Stevens
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"STEVENS"; "GERMANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-7
Dimension Notes
Length 22.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments.
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Hurd-McWhinnie's tonsil dissector

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
993004170
Description
Silver-coloured double-ended instrument; one end is oval-shaped scoop; opposite end terminates in a curved teardrop shape
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Accession Number
993004170
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- tonsil
Description
Silver-coloured double-ended instrument; one end is oval-shaped scoop; opposite end terminates in a
curved teardrop shape
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Dates Dr. Bracken was student; initials stamped on all his equipment from school
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"C.M." "GERMANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 23.5 cm. x Width: 1.2 cm. x Depth: 1.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
# 1: scoop end shows corrosion; # 2: no new damage; #3: rusty
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrated Catalog of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman and Shurtleff, 1920, p. 217, item 7509; CD #2
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour - Bracken Exhibit
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007 - March 9, 2009.
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tonsil pillar retractor and dissector

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997034605
Description
Tonsil pillar retractor and dissector consists of a solid metal double-ended bar with working end pointed in opposite directions; one end is curved upward and the other end rake-like, with smooth edges.
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Accession Number
997034605
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- tonsil
Description
Tonsil pillar retractor and dissector consists of a solid metal double-ended bar with working end pointed in opposite directions; one end is curved upward and the other end rake-like, with smooth edges.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital O.R.
Maker
Storz
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Storz Stainless // GERMANY" stamped into metal; "O.P.D." engraved on metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-6
Dimension Notes
Length 24.6 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Catalog", Storz Instrument Company, 1966, p. 267 (N6752) (see attached photocopy); CD #9.
Research Facts
This instrument is used to retract and dissect tissue around the tonsils.
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