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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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MIKRO-TIP catheter pressure transducer

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Dates
1984
circa 1984
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013017 a-e
Description
A catheter pressure transducer consisting of a rubberized catheter with two pressure sensors (one at the tip, one 6 cm from the tip), an orange and clear plastic connector, two black rubberized catheters which insert into two plastic canisters (pressure transducers); transducers have 8-point electr…
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Accession Number
996013017 a-e
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Transducers, Pressure
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
A catheter pressure transducer consisting of a rubberized catheter with two pressure sensors (one
at the tip, one 6 cm from the tip), an orange and clear plastic connector, two black rubberized
catheters which insert into two plastic canisters (pressure transducers); transducers have 8-point
electrical plugs at the top end of each cannister; clear plastic dome with orange connector
fits over distal end of the catheter; equipment rests in a grey plastic case lined with grey foam
and pinned down by two white elasticized bands on bottom half of case; paper tag on distal guideline
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 40.0 cm. x Width 31.5 cm. x Depth 6.5 cm.
b - catheter pressure transducer - Size: Length 74.0 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 2.0 mm.
c - plastic dome - Size: Length 13.7 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
d - foam pad - Size: Length 36.5 cm. x Width 27.5 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
e - paper tag - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Width 5.0 cm.
Provenance
Used in the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH
Maker
Millar Instruments, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Houston
Site Made (State)
Texas
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1984
circa 1984
Date Remarks
Product information manual dated 1984
Material
metal: yellow
plastic: grey; orange; clear
foam: grey
rubber: green; black
paper: beige
fabric: beige
Inscriptions
(a) "MILLAR // INSTRUMENTS, INC" (sticker); "CAUTION FEDERAL (U.S.A.) LAW RESTRICTS THIS DEVICE TO
SALE BY OR ON THE ORDER OF A PHYSICIAN. // 1 each MILLAR MIKRO-TIP CATHETER PRESSURE TRANSDUCER //
(2 MT-10 PRESSURE SENSORS WITH STANDARDIZED OUTPUT OF 5 microV/V/mm Hg) // CATALOG No. 803-4079
MODEL No. SUPC-771A SERIAL No. 110 SIZE 7F // MILLAR INSTRUMENTS, INC. // 600 GULF FREEWAY //
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77023-5417, U.S.A. MADE IN U.S.A. // P/N 320-0040; catheter: "5448 USCI USA 7 FDI
H JJ"; transducers, distal: "MILLAR MIKRO-TIP CATHETER // PRESSURE TRANSDUCER // SUPC-771A 803-4079
// MODEL NO. CATALOG NO. // 110 // SERIAL NO. // DISTAL // SENSOR LOCATION // MILLAR INSTRUMENTS,
INC. // HOUSTON, TEXAS 77023, U.S.A. // REV. 10/87 P/N 320-0980"; transducer, proximal: same as
distal; tag: "CAUTION // STERILIZATION UPDATE // DO NOT USE CIDEX 7 OR CIDEX PLUS TO STERILIZE
THIS // CATHETER. THESE STERILANTS ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH // THE MATERIALS USED TO MANUFACTURE
THIS CATHETER. USE CIDEX, CIDEX STOCK NO. 2245 // M.I. P/N: 320-5900 8/89"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-6
Condition Remarks
Case: dusty but otherwise in good condition; pressure transducer: appears to be in excellent condition;
wiring may or may not be functional; plastic connector (not removable dome) is beginning
to discolour; rubber next to orange plastic head has rough edges; foam pad: bottom has yellow stained areas over 20% of surface; #2: foam has leakage marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. James A. Low; "Mikro-Tip Catheter Pressure Transducers Product Information", Millar; "Instructions
for Millar Mikro-Tip Catheter Pressure Transducer", Millar; see also 996.013.018; CD #4.
Research Facts
Transducers are used to accurately measure the pressure and velocity of fluid movement out of the
bladder and urethra; electronic sensors located at the distal end of a catheter send information
to the pressure transducers which in turn send signals to a computer or other type of data acquisition
system (p. 2 of product manual)
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MIKRO-TIP pressure transducer

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Dates
1984
circa 1984
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013018 a-e
Description
A catheter pressure transducer consisting of a white catheter with two sensors located at the tip and covered with a removable plastic dome with blue head; catheter is attached to four black guide lines which insert into individual plastic cannisters called pressure transducers; each transducer has…
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Accession Number
996013018 a-e
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Transducers, Pressure
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
A catheter pressure transducer consisting of a white catheter with two sensors located at the tip
and covered with a removable plastic dome with blue head; catheter is attached to four black guide
lines which insert into individual plastic cannisters called pressure transducers; each transducer
has an eight-prong electric plug at the top end; equipment rests on grey foam pads inserted into a
grey plastic case; equipment is held in place in the case with two elasticized bands that run across
the lower foam pad; white and clear plastic stopcock attached to shorter, 5th guide line; materials are stainless steel and brass.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 40.0 cm. x Width 31.5 cm. x Depth 6.5 cm.
b - catheter pressure transducer - Size: Length 73.0 cm. x Width 6.5 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
c - plastic dome - Size: Length 17.5 cm. x Width 8.0 cm. x Depth 8.0 mm.
d - foam pad - Size: Length 36.5 cm. x Width 27.5 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
e - tag - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Width 11.5 cm.
Provenance
Used in the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH
Maker
Millar Instruments, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Houston
Site Made (State)
Texas
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1984
circa 1984
Date Remarks
Product information manual dated 1984
Material
metal: yellow; silver
plastic: grey; blue; clear
foam: grey
rubber: white; black
Inscriptions
(a) "5/84 // MILLAR // INSTRUMENTS, INC"; stopcock: "OFF"; transducers (distal): "MIKRO-TIP //
PRESSURE TRANSDUCER // SSD-233 125 // MODEL SERIAL NO. // (3) // SENSOR LOCATION // PAT. NOS.
3,724,274 3,748,623 // MILLAR INSTRUMENTS // HOUSTON, TEXAS U.S.A."; other transducers: "#1",
"#2", "#4"; tag: "____ FACTORY RETURNED NOT REPAIRED ____ // ____ FACTORY EVALUATED AND RETURNED
// ____ FACTORY MODIFIED AND RETURNED // ____ [check mark in space] FACTORY RETURNED AS RECEIVED
// MODEL NO.: SSD-233 // SERIAL NO.: 125 DATE 1/26/90 // P/N 320-5140 3/86"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-6
Condition Remarks
Case in good condition, dusty; transducer: small brown stains around each sensor but on inside
(rust?); canisters: dark discolourations under plastic sheath; foam pad (bottom pad): yellow stains
to 20% of surface; plastic dome: yellow ring on blue cap; tag: crease line across upper right corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. James A. Low; "Mikro-Tip Catheter Pressure Transducers Product Information", Millar; "Instructions
for Millar Mikro-Tip Catheter Pressure Transducer", Millar; see also 996.013.017; CD #4.
Research Facts
Transducers are used to accurately measure the pressure and velocity of fluid movement out of the
bladder and urethra; electronic sensors located at the catheter tip send information
to the pressure transducers which in turn send signals to a computer or other type of data acquisition
system (p. 2 of product manual)
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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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snap-gauge impotence screening device

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Dates
1983
circa 1983
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
002005004 a-c
Description
Snap-gauge impotence screening device, which consists of two strips of Velcro attached with a clear plastic strip with blue and red lines through it; encased in a rectangular plastic package with an inner product label printed on both sides, and a label on the back; a paper insert was included in t…
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Accession Number
002005004 a-c
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Impotence -- diagnosis
Description
Snap-gauge impotence screening device, which consists of two strips of Velcro attached with a clear plastic strip with blue and red lines through it; encased in a rectangular plastic package with an inner product label printed on both sides, and a label on the back; a paper insert was included in the package.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - snap-gauge - Size: Length 14.4 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
b - packaging - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 8.7 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c - insert - Size: Length 29.1 cm x Width 22.1 cm
Provenance
Used at KGH by Dr. A. Morales
Maker
Dacomed Corp.
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1983
circa 1983
Date Remarks
Based on date on insert.
Material
Velcro: white
plastic: clear; red; blue
paper: white; black; blue; red
Inscriptions
See attached photocopies and photo; the label on the back of the package had "82781" typed on it.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-6
Condition Remarks
The plastic package was moderately yellowed; the label on the back of the package has fallen off.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. A. Morales; CD #7
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