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Bigelow's evacuation apparatus

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Dates
1957
circa 1957
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
002005003
Description
Bigelow's evacuation apparatus, which consists of an oval orange rubber bulb with three openings, to which three metal pieces are attached; two pieces have stopcocks and are open-ended; the other has a clear, round glass bulb attached; one stopcock attachment ends with a convex piece; a metal band …
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Accession Number
002005003
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
Bigelow's evacuation apparatus, which consists of an oval orange rubber bulb with three openings, to which three metal pieces are attached; two pieces have stopcocks and are open-ended; the other has a clear, round glass bulb attached; one stopcock attachment ends with a convex piece; a metal band connects the other stopcock piece with the glass bulb piece.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KGH by Dr. A. Morales
Maker
G.U. Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1957
circa 1957
Date Remarks
Very similar to item in 1957 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
rubber: orange
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The number "40" is stamped into the metal in several places; "G.U. MAN CO // LONDON" is stamped into the metal band.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-4
Dimension Notes
Length 28.3 cm x Width 17.0 cm x Depth 8.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The rubber at the metal attachment points was significantly stressed and cracked; there was no sign of metal corrosion, the glass had no chips or breaks, and the rubber was still flexible; pieces that could once be removed could be no longer, due to the rubber deterioration; #2: rubber ripped close to metal attachment, glass vial, steel; #3: rubber requires special trateatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. A. Morales; "A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957, p. 4023 (similar to Fig. 36500) (see attached photocopy); CD #3
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Caulk's prostatic cautery punch

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1957.3.1 a-k
Description
Prostatic cautery punch, consisting of (a) needle in a long, angular handle that can hold a syringe; (b) straight sheath with a slight curve near a tapered, blunt tip; (c) punch tube, sharp, hollow at tip, small handle at 90° to tube, short cord, and has a heated cutting edge; (d) obturator; (e) as…
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Accession Number
1957.3.1 a-k
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Cautery
Description
Prostatic cautery punch, consisting of (a) needle in a long, angular handle that can hold a syringe; (b) straight sheath with a slight curve near a tapered, blunt tip; (c) punch tube, sharp, hollow at tip, small handle at 90° to tube, short cord, and has a heated cutting edge; (d) obturator; (e) aspirating bulb and nozzle; (f) stylet (?), a long, straight wire with a loop at one end and threaded at the other; (g) a brown, cloth-covered cord; one end has two contacts for a battery, and the other end fits to (i); (h) stylet (?), a long, straight wire with a loop at one end and threaded at the other; (i) light bulb and swinging lens, fits to cord (g) and light holder on (b); (j) black rubber (?) cord; (k) brown wooden case, crude and lightweight; a few pieces of wood are nailed into the bottom as compartments.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - needle - Size: Length 26.0 cm
b - sheath - Size: Length 25.5 cm
c - punch tube - Size: Length 22.5 cm
d - obturator - Size: Length 22.75 cm
e - bulb and nozzle - Size: Length 28.0 cm
f - stylet - Size: Length 26.5 cm
g - cord - Size: Length 193.0 cm
h - stylet - Size: Length 26.5 cm
i - light bulb
j - cord
k - case - Size: Length 36.5 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 5.75 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. W.P. Hogarth of Fort William, Ont.
Maker
Wm. A. Phillips, Medical and Dental Electrical Specialties
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: silver
wood: brown
rubber (?): black; reddish brown
glass
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-8
Condition Remarks
Note that (a-j) do not fit well in case; #2: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Urology," Vol. VII No. 4, April 1976, p. 417, fig. 6; CD #UHN
Research Facts
This is a modification of Young's punch; prostatic cautery punch for operation on high frequency electrical current.
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1939.4.1 a-i
Description
Brass-bound walnut box (i) with velvet lining, containing (a) Ferguson's straight lithotomy forceps; (b) female staff with angled handle; (c) lithotomy staff/sound; (d) tray; (e) staff (?) with side groove; (f) lithotomy gorget; (g) missing; (h) catheter.
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Accession Number
1939.4.1 a-i
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Calculi
Description
Brass-bound walnut box (i) with velvet lining, containing (a) Ferguson's straight lithotomy forceps; (b) female staff with angled handle; (c) lithotomy staff/sound; (d) tray; (e) staff (?) with side groove; (f) lithotomy gorget; (g) missing; (h) catheter.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - lithotomy forceps - Size: Length 24.1 cm
b - female staff - Size: Length 17.6 cm
c - lithotomy staff/sound - Size: Length 29.8 cm
d - tray - Size: Length 34.3 cm x Width 13.2 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
e - staff (?) - Size: Length 27.0 cm
f - lithotomy gorget - Size: Length 19.6 cm
g - missing
h - catheter - Size: Length 7.7 cm
i - case - Size: Length 36.8 cm x Width 15.8 cm x Depth 8.8 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Weiss
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
metal: silver
wood: brown
fabric: red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-8
Condition Remarks
A number of pieces seem to be missing, including (g)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Evans & Wormall catalogue for 1876, plates 58 and 59; CD #3
Research Facts
Referred to in accession record as "Milton's lithotrite."
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lithotomy forceps

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1969.189.1
Description
Solid steel instrument with a fixed screw joint; two blades are spoon-like, with a row of 13 holes on each of them; one handle has a loop for gripping, the other has a half-open loop.
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Accession Number
1969.189.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Calculi
Description
Solid steel instrument with a fixed screw joint; two blades are spoon-like, with a row of 13 holes on each of them; one handle has a loop for gripping, the other has a half-open loop.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Weiss
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
"WEISS, LONDON" on one of the handles.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-3
Dimension Notes
Length 29.5 cm x Width 1.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Luy's urine segregator

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1939.6.1 a-i
Description
"Urine segregator," consisting of (a) the segregator, (b) a tube holder, (f) and (g) glass test tubes; also included are (c), (d), (e) ureter catheters with plug, which are not part of the segregator; all these parts are in a metal box (h) and (i).
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Accession Number
1939.6.1 a-i
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urinary catheterization
Urinalysis
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
"Urine segregator," consisting of (a) the segregator, (b) a tube holder, (f) and (g) glass test tubes; also included are (c), (d), (e) ureter catheters with plug, which are not part of the segregator; all these parts are in a metal box (h) and (i).
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - segregator - Size: Length 37.5 cm
b - tube holder
c - ureter catheter - SIze: Length 30.5 cm
d - ureter catheter - SIze: Length 30.5 cm
e - ureter catheter - SIze: Length 31.0 cm
f - test tube - SIze: Length 7.5 cm
g - test tube - SIze: Length 7.5 cm
h - lid of case
i - case
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown
Maker
Down Bros. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-11
Condition Remarks
Plating peeling
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Down Bros. catalogue, 1906, p. 655, item #2977; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Parts (c), (d), and (e), not part of the segregator, are Kelly's instruments for direct examination of the femal bladder (with elevated pelvis) and catheterization of the ureters under direct inspection. The segregator was made obsolete amost before it was used, by the electrically lit cystoscope.
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Sheftel urine sugar test kit

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Diagnosis
Urology
Accession Number
1973.2.6
Description
Sheftel urine sugar test kit consists of clear glass test tube, graduated at 1.5 cc; clear glass pipette with black rubber tip graduated at 0.25 cc and 0.13 cc; clear glass cylinder vial of (b) holds fifty (x50) blue tablets of copper sulfate compound (reagent) No. 1587 with black plastic screw cap…
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Accession Number
1973.2.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Diagnosis
Urology
MeSH Heading
Diabetes Mellitus
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
Description
Sheftel urine sugar test kit consists of clear glass test tube, graduated at 1.5 cc; clear glass pipette with black rubber tip graduated at 0.25 cc and 0.13 cc; clear glass cylinder vial of (b) holds fifty (x50) blue tablets of copper sulfate compound (reagent) No. 1587 with black plastic screw cap; clear glass cylinder vial (f) holds thirty (x30) white tablets of methenamine No. 1588 for timed burning with red plastic screw cap; clear glass rod with spoon end mounted with red rubber test tube cleaner at opposite end; khaki coloured paper sleeve holds paper colour chart with four green colour bars on both sides, one side is for chart for one tablet and the other is for two tablets; black plastic hinged case has textured top and bottom with sides cut at an angle and small silver metal push button used to open case; inside case mounted on top section a silver metal bar with custom metal grips to hold vials and other items; centre metal part includes a metal bar hanging down with open cirlce to hold test tube and bottom with a solid concave metal pan with scorch marks from previous buring of the reagents; embossed on the other lid section is the name of the product and manufacturers name; this plain section stores the instruction booklet and colour chart; instruction booklet provides photographs of each step and tips on testing the urine for sugar, how to read the colour chart and how to clean the test tube.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - case
b - copper sulphate tablets
c - pipette
d - glass vial
e - glass spoon
f - methenamine reagent tablets
g - colour chart in sleeve
h - instruction booklet
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Winston S. Mahon of Willowdale, Ont.
Maker
Eli Lilly and Company
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A.
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Inscriptions
Embossed on case: "Lilly"; embossed inside case bottom: "URINE SUGAR TEST CASE // SHEFTEL // ELI LILLY AND COMPANY // INDIANA, U.S.A"; printed on booklet cover: "DIRECTIONS FOR USING // URINE SUGAR TEST CASE, // SHEFTEL // BASED ON A METHOD DEVISED BY A. G. SHEFTEL, M.D. // Prepared only by // ELI LILLY AND COMPANY INDIANAPOLIS 6, INDIANA, U.S.A."; on vial b: "60 REAGENT TABLETS No.1587 // COPPER SULPHATE COMPOUND // (For Urine Sugar Test, Sheftel); on vial f: "40 REAGENT TABLETS No.1588 // METHENAMINE // FOR TIMED BURING"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Temporary Location
On exhibit at L-2016-9 Ontario Science Centre 3 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2018.
Length
a - 12.1 cm
b - 9.9 cm
c - 9.6 cm
d - 9.6 cm
e - 10.5 cm
f - 7.5 cm
g -10.9 cm
h - 10.3 cm
Width
a - 10.8 cm
c - 1.0 cm
e - 1.5 cm
g - 2.6 cm
h - 6.4 cm
Depth
a - 3.5 cm
h - 0.2 cm
Diameter
b - 2.5 cm
c - 0.7 cm
d - 1.5 cm
e - 0.7 cm
f - 1.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
g - colour chart in sleeve; chart is 10.0 cm x 2.2 cm h - instruction booklet closed
Condition Remarks
Paper sleeve for colour chart is missing upper corner of one side, shows liquid damage and stains; booklet shows liquid damage along bottom creating colour transfer of burgundy paper cover on white paper, shows stains and wrinkles
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Research Facts
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History: Lilly Urine Sugar Test Kit, Sheftel, Test Kit No. 6, 1940s. A diabetes manual from 1947 describes the kit as “a compact, portable set suitable for the handbag; it employs reagents in tablet form so there is no danger of spilling. It can be set up anywhere, and an accurate quantitative test for sugar can be run in five minutes.”
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urethral needle

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1969.197.1
Description
Curved instrument with a blunt tip with a hole in it; smooth, hollow metal handle, nickel plated.
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Accession Number
1969.197.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Suture Techniques
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
Curved instrument with a blunt tip with a hole in it; smooth, hollow metal handle, nickel plated.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Down Bros.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
"DOWN BROS . LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-3
Dimension Notes
Length 23.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
997001143
Description
Urethral sound, which consists of a long, narrow instrument made from a single piece of solid plated metal; the handle is flat with rounded sides; the end of the handle is round, then tapers in, then back out again, then in again to join with the blade; the blade is long and cylindrical with a roun…
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Accession Number
997001143
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- dilator -- urethral
MM= Exploring Instruments -- sound -- urethral
Description
Urethral sound, which consists of a long, narrow instrument made from a single piece of solid plated metal; the handle is flat with rounded sides; the end of the handle is round, then tapers in, then back out again, then in again to join with the blade; the blade is long and cylindrical with a rounded tip; the tip end of the sound curves upwards
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Stevens & Son
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
metal: silver; grey
Inscriptions
The top of the handle has, "11 // STEVENS // & SON // LONDON" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-12
Dimension Notes
Length 29.7 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The plating on the metal shows a great deal of wear, especially on the blade section; no corrosion is visible; there was some tape residue on the sound after masking tape used to hold a tag onto the instrument was removed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #239; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 4054 (similar to item D/-2701) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
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urethral speculum

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1969.301.1
Description
Speculum consisting of a long tube with plier-like handles at 90° to the tube.
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Accession Number
1969.301.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- urethral
Description
Speculum consisting of a long tube with plier-like handles at 90° to the tube.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Hawksley
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"HAWKSLEY // LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-3
Dimension Notes
Length 12.5 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 11.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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