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Boyle anaesthesia apparatus

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Department of Anaesthesiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
996006001 a-f
Description
(a) Boyle apparatus with attached tubing, shelf, and heavy glass plate covering drawer on bottom; wheeled; painted green metal; two pressure gauges; rubber hosing; two loose metal pieces in lefthand drawer; three loose plastic pieces in right-hand drawer; halothane vaporizer and monitored dial mixe…
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Accession Number
996006001 a-f
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Department of Anaesthesiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
(a) Boyle apparatus with attached tubing, shelf, and heavy glass plate covering drawer on bottom; wheeled; painted green metal; two pressure gauges; rubber hosing; two loose metal pieces in lefthand drawer; three loose plastic pieces in right-hand drawer; halothane vaporizer and monitored dial mixer attached; (b) metal part/attachment; roughly "T"-shaped with two movable parts; very heavy metal tubing, with one opening threaded; flat metal piece with screws; (c) on-off dial; circular, of grey metal with a dark green plastic edge; (d) small clear plastic tube with six ridges, three at each end, and a smooth middle section; (e) small plastic tube with six ridges, three at each end and a smooth moddle section; clear plastic; (f) small clear plastic tube with six ridges, three at each end and a smooth middle section.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - Boyle Apparatus - Size: Length 130.0 cm. x Width 77.0 cm. x Depth 59.0 cm.
b - T-shaped attachment - Size: Length 16.5 cm. x Width 14.5 cm. x Diameter2.0
c - on-off dial - Size: x Depth 2.0 cm. x Diameter5.8
d-f - small clear plastic tube - Size: Length 5.8 cm. x Diameter 0.5 cm
Provenance
Donated to Museum by Kingston General Hospital Anaesthesiology Dept.
Maker
Medishield
Site Made (City)
Rexdale
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Date Remarks
Halothane first used for dental extractions in 1958 in Britain; later used in hospital work
Material
metal: silver; green
glass: clear
rubber: black; green
plastic: yellow; clear; red; blue; white; green
Inscriptions
Label on front reads, "THE BOYLE // apparatus // BY THE BRITISH OXYGEN GO LTD"; label on back reads, "Medishield // 172 Belfield Road // Rexdale, Ontario // Boyle Anaesthesia Apparatus"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-5-1
Condition Remarks
(a) numerous scratches on painted metal surfaces; scratches and discolouration on non-painted metal surfaces; rubber tubing beginning to crack and dry out; glass on nitrous oxide pressure gauge warped, yellowed and pitted; remains of masking tape on working surface, and red "KGH 2" label; (b) shows considerable evidence of wear; metal along main shaft is pitted and scratched in several places; several scratches also on flat piece; circular movable part is scratched, discoloured and very worn; metal is turning green in a few places; screws are beginning to rust; (c) shows signs of wear; metal is blackened in places, especially on the back, as well as quite scratched, again more on the back; (d-f) no marks or scratches
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
"Under the Influence: A History of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Anaesthesia", by W.D.A. Smith, pp. 168-169; Dr. Stuart Vandewater
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tissue forceps

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Dates
1960
1969
circa 1960-1969
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996011003
Description
A pair of forceps, very plain; has a narrow top with teeth to grip; it curves through the middle and slims again at the bottom; there are no distinguishing features
Accession Number
996011003
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- tissue
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- dressing
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- thumb
Description
A pair of forceps, very plain; has a narrow top with teeth to grip; it curves through the middle
and slims again at the bottom; there are no distinguishing features
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Dr. H. Botterell
Maker
Down Bros.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1960
1969
circa 1960-1969
Date Remarks
Dated from Miltex catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On the inside of the forceps there are two inscriptions: "STAINLESS" and "DOWN BROS LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.0 cm. x Width: 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The instrument is in good condition; there is a corrosive spot below the "STAINLESS" stamp along
edge; additional brownish areas on opposite side under "DOWN BROS" and 1.4 cm to the right (towards handle); black pitted area on edge "STAINLESS" tong 5.7 cm from tip; #2: stained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
A similar object was found in the "Illustrated Catalogue" by the Miltex Instrument Company, 1973, p. 42 MX6-114
Research Facts
Unable to locate an exact replica of the forceps in any catalogue; however, a similar model
was found in the Miltex Catalogue
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007 - March 9, 2009.
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cystoscope sheath & telescope

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Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013013 a-b
Description
An examining telescope with sheath; telescope has black plastic eyepiece with white lettering; eyepiece attaches to middle section with two flanges and a lock pin; a small knob extends outward at an angle from the middle section; tip has light source and lens; beak on sheath is concave; metal at to…
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Accession Number
996013013 a-b
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
An examining telescope with sheath; telescope has black plastic eyepiece with white lettering; eyepiece attaches to middle section with two flanges and a lock pin; a small knob extends outward at an angle from the middle section; tip has light source and lens; beak on sheath is concave; metal at top is not shiny like metal of rods.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - examining telescope - Size: Length 31.1 cm. x Width 3.3 cm. x Depth 5.0 mm.
b - sheath - Size: Length 26.2 cm. x Width 6.3 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J. A. Low at the Kingston General Hospital Bladder Function Clinic, from 1965 to 1975.
Maker
Richard Wolf G.M.B.H.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Date Remarks
Dates used in Bladder Clinic
Material
metal (metal?): silver
plastic: black
glass: clear
wire:
Inscriptions
Telescope: "lumina ["i" dotted with a star] // 100°, RICHARD WOLF G.M.B.H. 49956 MADE IN GERMANY"; sheath: "4773-17Ch"; trade mark shows a wolf grasping a telescope in its mouth
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-10
Condition Remarks
Pristine condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. James A. Low
Research Facts
This appears to be a later model than the ACMI cystoscopes which date from the 1950's; used to examine the urethra and bladder
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bladder / urethro pressure transducer

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Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013015 a-c
Description
A pressure catheter consisting of three main parts: green rubber insertion tube with red marks, half a centimeter apart, and three black catheterizing tubes with metal heads joined by an orange rubber tube; a pressure transducer made of a metal cylinder with a thick, clear plastic head with two kno…
Accession Number
996013015 a-c
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Transducers, Pressure
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
A pressure catheter consisting of three main parts: green rubber insertion tube with red marks, half a centimeter apart, and three black catheterizing tubes with metal heads joined by an orange rubber tube; a pressure transducer made of a metal cylinder with a thick, clear plastic head with two knob-like extensions -- one at the top and one to the side, extending on a diagonal; knobs have lock levers and hollow tubular extensions for attaching onto catheter guides; a grey rubber conducting cord with a 6-prong plug at the end.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - catheter tubes - Size: Length 48.0 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
b - pressure transducer - Size: Length 14.5 cm. x Diameter12.0 cm.
c - conducting cord - Size: Length 471.2 cm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J. A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, Kingston General Hosptial, from 1965 to 1975.
Maker
Statham
Site Made (City)
Hato Rey
Site Made (Country)
Puerto Rico
Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Date Remarks
Dates used in Bladder Function Clinic
Material
metal: silver
plastic: clear
rubber: grey; black; orange; green
wire: white; green; red
Inscriptions
(b) "9914 // P23AC // 0 TO 75 cmHg 12 Y.MAX. // [script] Statham // Hato Rey, Puerto Rico."; lock lever: "B-D // MS02"; electric plug: "Cannon"; rubber plug face: "1 2 3 4 5 6"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-1
Condition Remarks
Rubber hose over wiring has broken away where it attaches to the pressure transducer, exposing electrical wiring; paint (?) specks on metal and plastic surface of pressure transducer; orange rubber connecting tube on urethral rod is disintegrating -- dry, cracked; green residue on lock levers of pressure transducer; green urethral rod surface is rough; rubber here is starting to dry up and disintegrate; #2: rubber is deteriorating, some corrosion of metal; #3: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.006-.016
Research Facts
Instrument used to measure bladder and urethral pressure; low pressure indicated poor bladder control; instrument required calibration from time to time
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rechargeable battery box

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Dates
1955
1975
circa 1955-1975
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Urology
Accession Number
996013026 a-b
Description
A square-shaped black metal box which stands upright and has a silver-coloured hook on top and a black electrical cord out the bottom of the reverse side; front face is covered with acrylic sheet screwed on at all corners; face is white paper and has black printing on surface and a space in the cen…
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Accession Number
996013026 a-b
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Urology
MeSH Heading
Power Sources
Lighting
Description
A square-shaped black metal box which stands upright and has a silver-coloured hook on top and a black electrical cord out the bottom of the reverse side; front face is covered with acrylic sheet screwed on at all corners; face is white paper and has black printing on surface and a space in the centre for a circular meter with moveable needle; meter face is white with green between numbers 0-2.5 and red between numbers 3-6; two moveable knobs on each side of meter for increasing voltage and turning machine on/off; two circular metal receptors located below meter (one above the other); operating instructions on reverse; large silver sticker on left side; cord has grey plug.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - battery box - Size: Length 17.3 cm. x Width 23.0 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
b - electrical cord - Size: Length 199.4 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
Provenance
Used in the Bladder Function Clinic, Kingston General Hospital, by Dr. Low between 1965 and 1996.
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
Stamford
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
1975
circa 1955-1975
Date Remarks
Different model than illustrated in the 1952 ACMI Catalogue; hydro sticker looks like it may date to the 1970's
Material
metal: black; silver; yellow
acrylic: clear
plastic (?): black; grey
rubber: black
stickers: cream; orange; silver; green; blue
Inscriptions
On face: "DISENGAGE LINE PLUG BEFORE USING ON PATIENT // [meter showing 0-6 "VOLTS"] // INCREASE // OPERATE // TEST // OFF // RECHARGE // 3.6 VOLT OUTPUT // RECHARGEABLE // BATTERY BOX // MODEL 525 // 117 V - 50 - 60 C.P.S. -- A.C. ONLY // LIGHTS // CAUTION // NOT FOR USE IN THE PRESENCE OF FLAM // MABLE ANESTHETICS // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // STAMFORD, CT."; side of box (silver label): "FOR SERVICE OR REPAIR // on this instrument, please // pack carefully in its original // carton or a suitable safe // pack and return to // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // Attn: Repair Department // ACMI 300 [missing] water Avenue // Stamford, Ct. 06902 // Phone 203-357-8300"; on reverse of box (sticker): "Special Inspection Electromedical Equipment // Model 525 // Serial 001 // File No. OH30-32 // Risk Class /"; (sticker): "Ontario hydro // electrical // approval // by special inspection - Series A"; (label): "TO OPERATE" [instructions]; "TO RECHARGE" [instructions]; "117 V.A.C. // C.P.S. 60 // AMPS 03 // VOLTS // 2.0 // 2.5 // 3.6 // LAMP NO. // 21,22,41, 585 // 44,49,49L,50,51,52,54,56,57,58,58L,61L,62C // 43"; (sticker): "INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // HOSPITAL . MEDICAL . LABORATORY SUPPLIES"; cord: "HEYCO" "CABLE TECH SJ 300 VOLT SIZE SIXTEEN" [5x]; plug: "ARROW // HART // INC. // HARTFORD // CONN. // U.S.A." [2x]; (in a circle): "UL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L1-5
Condition Remarks
Box face: water stain along lower half of paper that covers face; brown specks (rust/mold?) also evident around the word "RECHARGE" on right, centre side; green sticker on top left corner is peeling off from left to right; reverse: sticker at top is discoloured; "Hydro" sticker is pulling away from sticker underneath; cord: white printing on cord is rubbed off in places; #2: plastic cord is cracking, plug is dusty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Other
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment", American Cystoscope Makers, Inc., p. 140; also all of 996.013; Gillian Major
Research Facts
Power source for telescopic lamps; safe working range is between 2.5-3 volts (indicated in white on the volt meter); connected to telescope with a rubber connector cord -- two plugs on proximal end and a rotating clip on the distal end; batteries provide the safest source of current for lighting telescopic instruments because they are independent of the house current
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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013031 a-k
Description
A calibrator consisting of two infusion bottles with attachable metal handles at top and emptying into a latex hose; each is joined at their distal end by a three-way glass connector so that liquid runs into one hose; hose continues downward and attaches to a long, narrow glass tube into which is i…
Accession Number
996013031 a-k
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- dilator -- urethral
Description
A calibrator consisting of two infusion bottles with attachable metal handles at top and emptying into a latex hose; each is joined at their distal end by a three-way glass connector so that liquid runs into one hose; hose continues downward and attaches to a long, narrow glass tube into which is inserted a 3-way catheter of green rubber and black guides; metal clip fits around flange on bottom end of glass tube; catheter guides screw into one stopcock and two transducers; transducers are grey with white plastic stopcocks at one end and a grey conducting cord running out of the bottom of each; conducting cords end with plugs made for a multi-pronged plug.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a-b - infusion bottle (x2) - Size: Length 19.0 cm. x Diameter8.0 cm.
c - latex hose - Size: Length 147.5 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
d - latex hose - Size: Length 76.3 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
e - glass connector - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
f - latex hose - Size: Length 64.0 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
g - pressure catheter - Size: Length 49.5 cm. x Width 5.0 mm.
h-i - transducer (not including cord)(x2) - Size: Length 11.5 cm. x Width 2.0 cm.
j - metal plug - Size: Length 13.5 cm. x Width 3.0 cm.
k - metal plug - Size: Length 5.3 cm. x Width 2.7 cm.
l - metal clip - Size: Length 9.3 cm. x Width 5.0 cm.
m - glass sterilizer chamber - Size: Length 62.2 cm. x Diameter4.0 cm.
Provenance
Set up by Dr. Low in Toronto in the early 1960's; used in the Kingston General Hospital Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996.
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Date Remarks
Used by Dr. J. A. Low in Toronto before he moved to Kingston in 1965.
Material
plastic: clear; blue; grey
latex: yellow
metal: silver; yellow
glass: clear
tape: beige
rubber: grey; black
Inscriptions
Bottles: numbered 0-400 ml; metal clip on tube: "PAT. 2397438 // [in script] Thomas // PHILA. U.S.A. // No. 35"; transducers: "OFF" 4x on levers; also, on tape on transducers: #1 "URETHRA"; #2 "BLADDER"; on plugs: (tape) "P3"; "P4"; on blue tape: "BIOMED"; on metal: "CANNON // ITT CANNONMS310A14S-5SCC2 // AMPHENOL 3057-6 // -WK-6-21C-5/16"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L1-6
Condition Remarks
Both infusion bottles have water trapped inside; black rubber stoppers have disintegrated somewhat, leaving black specks floating in the water; pale grime also on inside walls of bottles; latex tubing (all three) is disintegrating wherever it is stretched over attachments; catheter, with homemade balloon, is in good condition; lever action still good on all stopcocks; transducers have pieces of tape wrapped around each; yellow stains on transducer marked "Bladder" in stopcock mechanism and where it attaches to catheter guide; plug marked "P4" has sticky (tape?) residue on rubber section; each plug has a piece of masking tape attached; tape is dry but not yet pulling away; #2: rubber is cracked and stuck to glass; glass is dirty; #3: lots of rubber requiring special treatment; unidentified residue inside bottles.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Gillian Major
Research Facts
Used to calibrate recording device for measuring bladder / urethra pressure; bottles held water which emptied into the glass tube sterilizing chamber; special three-way pressure recording catheter in sterilizing chamber was hooked up to two Strathern transducers which sent information down conducting cords to plugs which were attached to the recording device; the bottles are the calibrators; they were filled with water and attached to the wall; balloon catheter made by Gill Major, Dr. Low's nurse, of penrose drain and black silk thread; had to be made under water and lasted only 6 months
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conducting cord

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013045 a-b
Description
A brown rubber conducting cord with two separate prongs on the distal end and a rotating clip on the proximal end; rotating clip has semicircular prongs attached to a black plastic base which is mounted on a metal prong which fits into a metal receptor on the conducting cord.
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Accession Number
996013045 a-b
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- accessories
Description
A brown rubber conducting cord with two separate prongs on the distal end and a rotating clip on the proximal end; rotating clip has semicircular prongs attached to a black plastic base which is mounted on a metal prong which fits into a metal receptor on the conducting cord.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - conducting cord - Size: Length 195.0 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
b - metal receptor - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Width 1.1 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. Low in Toronto in the Kingston General Hospital Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996.
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Same model illustrated in manufacturer's catalogue for 1952
Material
metal: silver
rubber: brown
plastic: black
wires:
Inscriptions
On clip: "ACMI"; on metal receptor: "A.C.M.I."; on cord: "ACMI" plus trade mark (two eyes with a light bulb between them)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-5
Condition Remarks
Corrosion of metal, leaving a green deposit visible where rotating clip fits into metal receptor on conducting cord; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Dr. J.A. Low; "Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment", American Cystoscope Makers, Inc.
Research Facts
Clip attaches to urethral and bladder examining telescopes and operating scopes; plugs into light control source
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Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996020009
Description
One piece clear glass eye bath cup formed into a hollow, oval concave cup with fluting on its outer edges, an open top and rounded outer edges; tapers into a solid, cylindrical stem, then flares out to create a round, flat base.
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Accession Number
996020009
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Eye, Foreign Bodies
Ophthalmology -- instrumentation
Optometry -- instrumentation
MM= Irrigation -- eye bath
Description
One piece clear glass eye bath cup formed into a hollow, oval concave cup with fluting on its outer edges, an open top and rounded outer edges; tapers into a solid, cylindrical stem, then flares out to create a round, flat base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, previously owned by her father.
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottom: "G"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.1 cm. x Width: 3.8 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1924
1973
circa 1924-1973
Collection
Queenie Cooke Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Commemorative
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Commemorative
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Ephemera
Accession Number
996023026
Description
Scrapbook consisting of 56 pages bound between cloth-covered cardboard covers with two metal studs; the scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, cards, etc., which document the nursing career of Queenie Cooke from student nursing to retirement.
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Accession Number
996023026
Collection
Queenie Cooke Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Commemorative
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Commemorative
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Nurses -- personal narratives
Nurses -- portraits
Hospitals -- history
Hospitals -- pictorial works
Description
Scrapbook consisting of 56 pages bound between cloth-covered cardboard covers with two metal studs; the scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, cards, etc., which document the nursing career of Queenie Cooke from student nursing to retirement.
Number Of Parts
2
Provenance
Donated by Pat Daniels, the nephew of the original owner, Queenie Cooke, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate Class of 1927.
Dates
1924
1973
circa 1924-1973
Date Remarks
Items in scrapbook date from 1924-1973
Material
heavy paper: grey
cardboard: grey
bookbinding fabric: green; yellow
metallic paper: yellow
metal: silver
ink: blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-4
Length
30.3 cm
Width
36.6 cm
Depth
4.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 30.3 cm. x Width: 36.6 cm. x Depth: 4.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Many of the photographs were attached with pressure-sensitive tape which has yellowed and left adhesive stains; the newspaper articles are yellowed; there are no tears on the paper and all pages are still flexible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Research Facts
The first official graduating class of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing was in 1888; the school was created in order to educate nurses as the demand for them increased, as well as providing a labour force to the hospital. When the first nurses graduated, they were given a certificate of completion, twenty five dollars, and a nursing medal. Over the years, nurses were sometimes given pins and/or rings or other memorabilia to commemorate their graduation from the school.
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Birtcher hyfrecator

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Dr. F. W. Danby Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
996025001
Description
Hyfrecator, which consists of an electric instrument housed in a rectangular plastic box with a metal base; the top of the hyfrecator has an intensity dial which can be turned to the right from 0 to 100; below the dial is an attached piece of round green plastic; the left side has four plugin sites…
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Accession Number
996025001
Collection
Dr. F. W. Danby Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Desiccation -- instrumentation
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Dermatology -- instrumentation
Description
Hyfrecator, which consists of an electric instrument housed in a rectangular plastic box with a metal base; the top of the hyfrecator has an intensity dial which can be turned to the right from 0 to 100; below the dial is an attached piece of round green plastic; the left side has four plugin sites (for attachments now missing); the right side has two metal hooks attached to it (use?); the bottom has two electric cords leading out of it; one cord has an electric plug at the end; the other cord has a foot pedal at the end; electric desiccator.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. F. W. Danby.
Maker
The Birtcher Corporation
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
plastic: black; green
metal: black; silver; yellow
Inscriptions
Box top reads, "HYFRECATOR // BIRTCHER"; the pedal reads, "BIRTCHER"; the base of the hyfrecator has a label which reads, "Birtcher // HYFRECATOR // REG US PAT OFFICE // MODEL X-712 // Serial HC97B1189 // 110/120 VOLTS 12 AMPERES 50/60 CYCLES // MFD IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA // THE BIRTCHER CORPORATION LOS ANGELES 32 // US PATENT NO D114.628"; instructions for safely operating the hyfrecator follow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F5-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.0 cm. x Width: 19.8 cm. x Depth: 8.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
The hyfrecator shows no cracks, breaks or excessive wear in the plastic or metal; there appear to be some pieces of the machine missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
See #1 in artifact listing provided by Dr. Danby; "Hospitals and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," The J. F. Hartz Co., Toronto, 1960, p. 92
Wikipedia
Research Facts
A hyfrecator is a low-powered medical apparatus used in electrosurgery on conscious patients, usually in an office setting. It is used to destroy tissue directly, and to stop bleeding during minor surgery.
Early model hyfrecator used for electrodesiccation of skin tumours and warts; Birtcher Model X-712
The word hyfrecator is a portmanteau derived from “high-frequency eradicator.” It was introduced as a brand name for a device introduced in 1940 by the Birtcher Corporation of Los Angeles.[1] Birtcher also trademark registered the name Hyfrecator in 1939, and rights to the registered trademark were acquired by ConMed Corporation when it acquired Birtcher in 1995.
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