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95° condylar plate

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
001002036
Description
Ninety-five degree condylar plate, which consists of a single piece of flat, long rectangular bar with 12 round holes through the middle of the lower section; near the top, the bar bends slightly outwards, then at a curved 90° angle and straightens again; the top section of the bar has a straight l…
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Accession Number
001002036
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Femoral Fractures
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
MM= Orthopedic Fixation Devices -- bone plate
Description
Ninety-five degree condylar plate, which consists of a single piece of flat, long rectangular bar with 12 round holes through the middle of the lower section; near the top, the bar bends slightly outwards, then at a curved 90° angle and straightens again; the top section of the bar has a straight lip at the side edges; the outer edge is flat and squared; the inner edge of the top section is flat; the inner edge of the lower section is slightly concave; the lowest hole on the lower section is open on one side with a bevelled groove in the metal; there is a round hole above the topmost hole that does not go thrugh the metal.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital by Dr. Charles Sorbie
Maker
Synthes
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Used between 1960 and 1965
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
One side edge has, "231.24 369" etched into the metal; the outer edge of the lower section has the Synthes logo (see accession sheet for sketch) stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-7
Dimension Notes
Length 21.2 cm x Width 7.7 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Charles Sorbie; "Original Instruments and Implants of the Association for the Study of Internal Fixation," by Synthes, 1992, p. 2-52 (see attached photocopy)
Research Facts
These blade plates were used for changing the shape of the upper end of the femur or for treating fractures of the lower end of the femur.
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130° angled blade plate

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
001002035
Description
Angled blade plate, which consists of a single piece of flat, long rectangular metal bar with six oval holes through the middle of the lower section; the bar bends at a curved 130° angle at the top and straightens again; the top section of the bar has a straight lip at the side edges; the outer edg…
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Accession Number
001002035
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Femoral Fractures
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
MM= Orthopedic Fixation Devices -- bone plate
Description
Angled blade plate, which consists of a single piece of flat, long rectangular metal bar with six oval holes through the middle of the lower section; the bar bends at a curved 130° angle at the top and straightens again; the top section of the bar has a straight lip at the side edges; the outer edge is flat and squared; the inner edge of the top section is flat; the inner edge of the lower section is slightly concave.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital by Dr. Charles Sorbie
Maker
Synthes
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Used between 1960 and 1965
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
One side edge has, "238.60 690 // 130° 50" etched into the metal; the outer edge of the lower section has the Synthes logo (see accession sheet for sketch) stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-7
Dimension Notes
Length 14.4 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Charles Sorbie; "Original Instruments and Implants of the Association for the Study of Internal Fixation," by Synthes, 1992, p. 2-55
Research Facts
These blade plates were used for changing the shape of the upper end of the femur or for treating fractures of the lower end of the femur.
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abdominal retractor

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8059
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1980.3.5
Description
Chrome handle and grip ends in a fenestrated, circular piece at right angles to the handle.
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Accession Number
1980.3.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Chrome handle and grip ends in a fenestrated, circular piece at right angles to the handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter L. Percival of Windsor, Ont.
Maker
Trudell
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Copy Type
Original
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abdominal retractor

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3424
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001153
Description
Abdominal retractor, which consists of a stainless steel instrument with a solid square metal bar onto which are attached two flattened arm pieces that curve outwards; the left arm piece is fixed to the bar, which the right arm piece can slide along the bar; a round screw at the end of the right si…
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Accession Number
997001153
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Appendectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Abdominal retractor, which consists of a stainless steel instrument with a solid square metal bar onto which are attached two flattened arm pieces that curve outwards; the left arm piece is fixed to the bar, which the right arm piece can slide along the bar; a round screw at the end of the right side of the bar prevents the right arm from sliding off the bar; there is a rounded blade at the end of each arm; the blades are made of very heavy cylindrical metal wire formed into an oval shape that has been bent to face forwards; the ends of the blades are rounded
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Logo type used from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The top of the right arm has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it stamped into the metal; the top of the left arm has the words, "INGRAM & BELL // GERMANY" stamped into the metal; the top of the rod has the words, "Anatomy Dept." engraved into the metal; the bottom of the right arm has the word "Anatomy" engraved into the metal; both arms have the number "28" stamped into the metal at the inner edge, near the rod
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Dimension Notes
Length 20.5 cm x Width 18.6 cm x Depth 6.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only; no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #249; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," The J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 202 (similar to item 310-335)
Research Facts
Used as a retractor for appendectomy surgery
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acetabular component (cup)

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Dates
1990
circa 1990
Collection
HMRC Apps Medical Research Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
001003007
Description
Acetabular component, which consists of a concave metal cup with and open top and seven round holes through the metal; the outside edges of the cup are slightly rough; the inside edges are smooth; the top upper edge is smooth and there is a groove line in the circumference of the inner metal just b…
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Accession Number
001003007
Collection
HMRC Apps Medical Research Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
Acetabular component, which consists of a concave metal cup with and open top and seven round holes through the metal; the outside edges of the cup are slightly rough; the inside edges are smooth; the top upper edge is smooth and there is a groove line in the circumference of the inner metal just below the top upper edge; materials: titanium, aluminum, vanadium alloy.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Research material used at the Human Mobility Research Centre.
Dates
1990
circa 1990
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-5
Dimension Notes
Depth 2.4 cm x Diam. 5.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Charles Sorbie; "Annual Product Catalogue," by Howmedica International, 1992, p. A50 (see attached photocopy); CD #4
Research Facts
This titanium alloy was originally developed for the aircraft industry; the cup would have been used with a polyethylene insert; the holes were used to screw into the acetabulum when there was a concern about its stability; the hole at the bottom of the cup was used to make sure that the component had been hammered right against the bone; the rough exterior finish was for a better grip.
Exhibit History
"Joint Ventures," Museum of Health Care, Nov. 19, 2001-Jan. 2013
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acetabulum head

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8152
Dates
1960
1969
circa 1960-1969
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
1981.23.5
Description
An opaque plastic acetabulum head, lipped and containing a metal thread for a screw hole; Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1981.23.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Implants, Artificial
Orthopedics
Description
An opaque plastic acetabulum head, lipped and containing a metal thread for a screw hole; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine: source: Mr. Gary Cousins of the Sunnybrooke Hospital.
Maker
Austenal
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1969
circa 1960-1969
Material
plastic: off-white
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-5
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 22.0 mm x Diam. 41.0 mm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
A prosthetic device to promote healing after hip surgery.
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acetabulum head

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Dates
1960
1969
circa 1960-1969
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
1981.23.6
Description
An opaque plastic acetabulum head, containing a metal thread for a screw hole; Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1981.23.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Implants, Artificial
Orthopedics
Description
An opaque plastic acetabulum head, containing a metal thread for a screw hole; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine: source: Mr. Gary Cousins of the Sunnybrooke Hospital.
Maker
Austenal
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1969
circa 1960-1969
Material
plastic: off-white
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-5
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 22.0 mm x Diam. 41.0 mm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
A prosthetic device to promote healing after hip surgery.
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adjustable child's Colles splint

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997002510
Description
De Puy adjustable solid metal colles fracture splint, consists of two pieces of metal joined together to form a shape intended to support a human forearm; the finger end is curled under to allow the fingers to fold over it; the other end is rounded and ends below the elbow; all edges are covered wi…
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Accession Number
997002510
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Forearm Injuries
Pediatrics
Description
De Puy adjustable solid metal colles fracture splint, consists of two pieces of metal joined together to form a shape intended to support a human forearm; the finger end is curled under to allow the fingers to fold over it; the other end is rounded and ends below the elbow; all edges are covered with metal strips; there is a screw attachment at the centre which allows the front of the spint to be adjusted; the elbow end of the splint has a metal band attached at the bottom
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
De Puy Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Suppliers catalogue
Material
metal: gray
Inscriptions
Stamped on the back "DE PUY MFG. CO. // WARSAW IND."
Dimension Notes
Length 18.6 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Scratches prsent all over front and back of splint; metal is pitted on the front of the splint near the narrowing portion;
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
De Puy Website. April 12, 2011. April 13, 2011.
Research Facts
The DePuy Companies are part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies; Revra DePuy founded DePuy Manufacturing (later to become DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.) in 1895 in Warsaw, Indiana, on the promise of a fiber splint to replace the wooden barrel staves then used to set fractures; DePuy then becomes the first commercial orthopaedic manufacturer in the world; the Colles splint is generally used for distal-end fractures of the ulna and radius; it can be fitted to the correct angle of flexion by slightly twisting and bending the splint
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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adjustable wire splint

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997001276
Description
Adjustable wire splint, which consists of a piece of peanut-shaped mesh wire that has rounded ends and edges that are covered with metal strips; the splint is curved to fit a human body part (most likely a leg or arm); the splint has been bent a fair amount and there are three breaks in the outer m…
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Accession Number
997001276
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Description
Adjustable wire splint, which consists of a piece of peanut-shaped mesh wire that has rounded ends and edges that are covered with metal strips; the splint is curved to fit a human body part (most likely a leg or arm); the splint has been bent a fair amount and there are three breaks in the outer metal strip; there are two metal bands attached to the bottom of the splint that likely originally had cloth straps.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Material
metal: silver-grey
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-14
Dimension Notes
Length 26.3 cm x Width 8.7 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows heavy wear and bending; there are three breaks in the metal strip at the edges; a small area of corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #167; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #5
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adjustable wire splint

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3712
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997001277
Description
Adjustable wire splint, which consists of a piece of peanut-shaped mesh wire that has rounded ends and edges that are covered with metal strips; the splint is curved to fit a human body part (most likely a leg or arm); the splint has been bent and there is a break in the metal strip edging; there a…
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Accession Number
997001277
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Description
Adjustable wire splint, which consists of a piece of peanut-shaped mesh wire that has rounded ends and edges that are covered with metal strips; the splint is curved to fit a human body part (most likely a leg or arm); the splint has been bent and there is a break in the metal strip edging; there are two metal bands attached to the bottom of the splint that hold cloth straps; the straps are made of cotton woven into a long strip with a round end with metal edging at one end and a rectangular buckle at the other end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Material
metal: silver-grey
fabric: beige
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-14
Dimension Notes
Length 24.0 cm x Width 9.7 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear and has one break at one side of the edge; there is one small patch of corrosion at the opposite edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #167; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #5
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adjustable wire utility splint

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3707
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997001272
Description
Adjustable wire utility splint, which consists of a piece of rectangular-shaped mesh wire that has rounded corners and edges that are covered with metal strips; the splint is curved to fit with and support a human arm.
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Accession Number
997001272
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Description
Adjustable wire utility splint, which consists of a piece of rectangular-shaped mesh wire that has rounded corners and edges that are covered with metal strips; the splint is curved to fit with and support a human arm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Material
metal: silver-grey
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-14
Dimension Notes
Length 21.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear, but is unbroken and shows no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #167; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," by the George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 310 (similar to item # P22180) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
Research Facts
Used for an arm injury
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adjustable wire utility splint

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3708
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997001273
Description
Adjustable wire utility splint, which consists of a piece of rectangular-shaped mesh wire that has rounded corners and edges that are covered with metal strips; the splint is curved to fit with and support a human arm.
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Accession Number
997001273
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Description
Adjustable wire utility splint, which consists of a piece of rectangular-shaped mesh wire that has rounded corners and edges that are covered with metal strips; the splint is curved to fit with and support a human arm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Material
metal: silver-grey
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-14
Dimension Notes
Length 21.2 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear, but is unbroken and shows no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #167; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," by the George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 310 (similar to item # P22180) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
Research Facts
Used for an arm injury
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adjustable wire utility splint

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3709
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997001274
Description
Adjustable wire utility splint, which consists of a piece of rectangular-shaped mesh wire that has rounded corners and edges that are covered with metal strips; the splint was originally curved to fit with and support a human arm, but has been bent repeatedly and now has a wavy, uneven surface and …
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Accession Number
997001274
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Description
Adjustable wire utility splint, which consists of a piece of rectangular-shaped mesh wire that has rounded corners and edges that are covered with metal strips; the splint was originally curved to fit with and support a human arm, but has been bent repeatedly and now has a wavy, uneven surface and three broken places at the edges.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Material
metal: silver-grey
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-14
Dimension Notes
Length 20.9 cm x Width 7.3 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows a great deal of wear, most of which is likely from being bent repeatedly; there are three breaks in the outer metal strip; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #167; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," by the George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 310 (similar to item # P22180) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
Research Facts
Used for an arm injury
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adjustable wire utility splint

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3710
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997001275
Description
Adjustable wire utility splint, which consists of a piece of rectangular-shaped mesh wire that has rounded corners and edges that are covered with metal strips; the splint is curved to fit with and support a human arm; one edge has been bent inwards.
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Accession Number
997001275
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Description
Adjustable wire utility splint, which consists of a piece of rectangular-shaped mesh wire that has rounded corners and edges that are covered with metal strips; the splint is curved to fit with and support a human arm; one edge has been bent inwards.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Material
metal: silver-grey
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-14
Dimension Notes
Length 21.1 cm x Width 7.3 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear and has been bent, but is unbroken; there is a small area that shows corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #167; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," by the George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 310 (similar to item # P22180) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
Research Facts
Used for an arm injury
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Adson tissue forceps

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6627
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1973.6.11
Description
Tweezer-like forceps with wide, serrated grasping surfaces, narrowing to tiny tips with v-shaped indentations.
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Accession Number
1973.6.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- tissue
Description
Tweezer-like forceps with wide, serrated grasping surfaces, narrowing to tiny tips with v-shaped indentations.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Kenneth E. Perfect for her husband, Dr. Kenneth E. Perfect.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Material
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Dimension Notes
Length 11.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Some striations due to wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Aesculap catalogue, 1974, p. 76 (similar to item #BD511); CD #UHN
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.
Exhibit History
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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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022001
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); …
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Accession Number
015022001
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); metal braces on either side of leg made up of three sections with pivoting join above knee area; height adjustment made possible by holes in bottom sections of braces; pins at bottom to insert in shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 87.0 cm Diameter: 16.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear, abrasions and soiling, especially in areas of contact with body
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J. E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920); diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him by J. E. Hanger Ltd. and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J. E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier offering support for his progress.
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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022002
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); …
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Accession Number
015022002
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); metal braces on either side of leg made up of three sections with pivoting joint above knee area; height adjustment made possible by holes in bottom sections of braces; pins at bottom to insert in shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 87.0 cm Diameter: 19.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear, abrasions and soiling, especially in areas of contact with body; cloudy appearance on front of leather collar
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J. E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920); he was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him by J.E. Hanger Ltd. and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J. E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier offering his support for his progress.
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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022004
Description
Half-size leg brace worn below the knee; steel brace with dark brown leather collar at top; approximately 2/3 of collar has steel beneath the leather; leather strap with metal buckle; pin at bottom of brace for insertion into shoe.
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Accession Number
015022004
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Half-size leg brace worn below the knee; steel brace with dark brown leather collar at top; approximately 2/3 of collar has steel beneath the leather; leather strap with metal buckle; pin at bottom of brace for insertion into shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 44.0 cm Diameter: 14.0 cm
Condition Remarks
shows wear
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J.E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Accompanied donation of leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920), but only full-length leg braces were listed on hospital receipts; Gordon was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J.E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier.
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Albee bone graft calipers

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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997034612
Description
Albee bone graft calipers consist of two straight arms with dull tips; screw control attached through one arm connecting into the other arm with a circular connector with a small, circular grooved tip on the top.
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Accession Number
997034612
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Weights and Measures
Description
Albee bone graft calipers consist of two straight arms with dull tips; screw control attached through one arm connecting into the other arm with a circular connector with a small, circular grooved tip on the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital O.R.
Maker
Richards
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Date Remarks
Supplier's Catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"[symbol that looks like an R enclosed in a box] 21-0061 GERMANY // STAINLESS" etched on the instrument.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-3
Dimension Notes
Length 19.8 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. G-73 (similar to item GT-550-01-V)
Research Facts
This is used to measure bone for grafting or for Moore's femoral head replacement.
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Albee electro-operative bone set

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
1983.25.1
Description
A hardwood box with a flat leather handle contains a universal motor with a sterilizable shell, a lathe with one dowel cutter in place, a foot switch, a circular blade in an envelope, a cloth-covered electrical cord that connects the foot switch to a cord from the motor (which is missing); the emp…
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Accession Number
1983.25.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- bone drill
Description
A hardwood box with a flat leather handle contains a universal motor with a sterilizable shell, a lathe with one dowel cutter in place, a foot switch, a circular blade in an envelope, a cloth-covered electrical cord that connects the foot switch to a cord from the motor (which is missing); the empty compartments in the case suggest that various instruments are missing; accompanied by a twin saw attachment (1983.25.2) and a box of drill bits (1983.25.3).
Part Names
motor - Size: Length 25.4 cm
box - Size: Length 43.8 cm x Width 21.6 cm x Depth 11.4 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: the Brantford Clinic, Brantford, Ont.
Maker
Kny-Scheerer Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: silver
wood: light brown
fabric: black
leather: brown
Inscriptions
Writing on handle of case is possibly "E.S. King"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-8
Condition Remarks
Base of carrying case has separated at the hinge side from the base sides; foot switch worn; items missing from kit.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. D. Grant Honeyman; Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 2179; "Bone Graft Surgery in Disease, Injury, and Deformity," by Fred A. Albee, 1940, ch. 2; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Named after Dr. F.H. Albee (1876-1948), a New York surgeon, ca. 1915. This is an early application of power tools to surgery; Albee copied tools used by cabinetmakers to make precision cuts and joints; according to Dr. Honeyman (Brantford Clinic), it would have been most unsafe electrically, particularly since it was used at a time when explosive anaesthetics were being employed; use of power tools in orthopedic surgery improved the speed and accuracy of cutting bone, reduced, operating time, lessened the shock to the patient, and enabled more intricate reconstruction to be done.
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