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Johnson prostatic needle holder

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
997034387
Description
A scissor-like instrument with snap catch ratchet; the arms angle upward and then down to a box-lock joint; the distal end turns upward to a rounded tip.
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Accession Number
997034387
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- needle
Description
A scissor-like instrument with snap catch ratchet; the arms angle upward and then down to a box-lock joint; the distal end turns upward to a rounded tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (City)
Long Island
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped into metal: "SKLAR USA STAINLESS"; engraved on instrument: "OR"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-9
Dimension Notes
Length 28.1 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining, no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments: Suction and Pressure Apparatus," J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc, 1967, p. 57 (similar to item #170-150) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Research Facts
This instrument is used for suturing in a deep cavity.
Images
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