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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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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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