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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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Maisonneuve's urethrotome

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1973.15.2 a-i
Description
A wooden box (i) covered with black paper and lined with purple cloth on the inside of the cover and with deep blue velvet on the bottom contains two stylet handles (a,b), a director for the knives (c), and five knives (d-h) of varying sizes.
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Accession Number
1973.15.2 a-i
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
A wooden box (i) covered with black paper and lined with purple cloth on the inside of the cover and with deep blue velvet on the bottom contains two stylet handles (a,b), a director for the knives (c), and five knives (d-h) of varying sizes.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - stylet handle - Size: Length 29.1 cm
b - stylet handle - Size: Length 29.1 cm
c - director - Size: Length 33.0 cm
d - knife
e - knife
f - knife
g - knife
h - knife
i - box - Size: Length 36.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Charles W. Harris; belonged to his father, Dr. Wilbur Howard Harris.
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., Physicians' Supplies
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
wood: brown
paper: black
fabric: purple; deep blue
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On paper sticker inside lid: "THE J.F. HARTZ CO. LIMITED // PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES // TORONTO"; on paper label on bottom of box: "28-96"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-12
Condition Remarks
There are some stylets missing from set.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Wilbur Howard Harris (1864-1940) graduated from Trinity Medical School in 1884; obit. in "Bull. Acad. Med. Tor.," Vol. 13, No. 6, March 1940, p. 126.
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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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Skene's urethral endoscopes

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Dates
1889
circa 1889
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1938.4.1 a-h
Description
Urethral endoscopes in a tin case (h) with a lid (g), consisting of (a) a large test tube, (b) large sheath with an oval window in the side, (c) a small test tube, (d) small sheath with bevelled opening at top, (e) large probe with slanted handle and tip, mirror on tip, and (f) small slanted probe…
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Accession Number
1938.4.1 a-h
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Endoscopy
Urology -- instrumentation
Physical Examination
Description
Urethral endoscopes in a tin case (h) with a lid (g), consisting of (a) a large test tube, (b) large sheath with an oval window in the side, (c) a small test tube, (d) small sheath with bevelled opening at top, (e) large probe with slanted handle and tip, mirror on tip, and (f) small slanted probe with mirror on tip.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - large test tube
b - large sheath
c - small test tube
d - small sheath
e - large probe
f - small probe
g - lid for case
h - case - Size - Length 9.0 cm x Width 6.75 cm x Depth 3.25 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown
Maker
Fletcher Mfg. Co
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1889
circa 1889
Material
plastic
glass
metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-10
Condition Remarks
#2: (a) glass tube shows moderate signs of use; minor scratches and nicks on about 20% of surface; (b) bakelite has some minor scratches at opening and minor discolouration at the bottom (slightly lighter brown); (c) glass tube shows signs of wear; brown patches near the bottom of the tube; scratches and some stains at the top; (d) bakelite has a small scratch near the opening, approx. 0.2 cm; (e) shows signs of use; several patches of unknown deposit; (f) shows signs of use on the bottom; scratches and some discolouration; patches of stains throughout; (h) box shows signs of use; scratches and discolouration over approx. 75%; minor rust along the seams of the lid; cotton is darker where the scopes were resting.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Tiemann catalogue, 1889, p. 344 (identical to Fig. 2861)
Research Facts
For inspecting the female urethra and bladder.
Exhibit History
On display in "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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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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