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Dudgeon's sphygmograph

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Cardiology
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1982.5.11
Description
A sphygmograph in a leather box lined with velvet and silk; arrow on box lid indicates British military supplies; the numbers 1929 could be the supply order number and not the date.
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Accession Number
1982.5.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Cardiology
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Cardiology -- instrumentation
MM= Pulse -- sphygmograph
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- British
Military Medicine -- War
Description
A sphygmograph in a leather box lined with velvet and silk; arrow on box lid indicates British military supplies; the numbers 1929 could be the supply order number and not the date.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
box - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Maker
E. Hymans, Surgical Instrument Manufacturers
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
metal: silver
leather: black
fabric: blue
paint: yellow
Inscriptions
Marked in gold on lid: "19 [upward arrow] 29"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-7
Condition Remarks
Box has many wormholes
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/objects/display?id=92214
Research Facts
Blood pressure is measured and recorded using a sphygmograph. It is strapped to the wrist. The pulse beat is transmitted to a lever which records it on smoked paper. The first efficient sphygmograph was designed by Étienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) in 1863. This example belonged to Dr Robert Ellis Dudgeon (1820-1904). He was a prominent figure in homeopathy. Dudgeon also made his own changes to Marey’s original design. It was made by instrument maker J. Gauter in 1876. In the late 1800s, physiology teachers used sphygmographs to visually demonstrate blood pressure. Instruments such as this were also valuable diagnostic aids. They were the predecessor of the modern arm cuffs physicians now use to measure blood pressure.
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compound monocular microscope

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Dates
1850
1875
1850-1875
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1983.20.1 a-l
Description
A wooden case (l) with a drawer (k) has a brass handle affixed to top; two hooks, with eyes, at top and bottom of the box for closure; contains a student's microscope (a) with horseshoe-shaped iron base; all fittings of brass; light condenser attached to front of microscope; extra eyepieces (b,c) a…
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Accession Number
1983.20.1 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy
Description
A wooden case (l) with a drawer (k) has a brass handle affixed to top; two hooks, with eyes, at top and bottom of the box for closure; contains a student's microscope (a) with horseshoe-shaped iron base; all fittings of brass; light condenser attached to front of microscope; extra eyepieces (b,c) and objective (d); additional parts provided: a round pillbox (e), empty; a round wooden cover glass box (f) containing glass cover discs; a rectangular box (g) containing glass discs; a round box (h) containing pieces of glass; a round box (i) containing broken pieces of glass; a paper (j) printed in French listing a table of lenses.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - microscope - Size: Length 31.0 cm
b - eyepiece
c - eyepiece
d - objective
e - pillbox - Size: Diam. 3.5 cm
f - box - Size: Depth 3.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
g - box
h - box - Size: Diam. 3.5 cm
i - box - Size: Diam. 3.0 cm
j - paper sheet
k - drawer
l - case - Size: Length 35.5 cm x Width 18.5 cm x Depth 15.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Miss A. Jeffers; microscope belonged to her grandfather, Dr. Wellington Colman Jeffers (1847-1917).
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1850
1875
1850-1875
Date Remarks
"Third quarter of 19th century"
Material
wood: brown
metal: yellow
glass: clear
Inscriptions
On cover glass box (f): "cover glass box, Bausch & Lomb"; on rectangular box (g): "Jas. W. Queen & Co., Opticians, No. 924 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia"; on round box (h): "Victoria Cachous" surrounding a picture of the young Queen Victoria.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B1-2
Temporary Location
Microscope only: On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Metal ring supporting mirror is broken; back panel of box detached; drawer pull broken off and missing; #2: there is a crack in the door of the case 10.0 cm long in the top proper left corner; a curving scratch in the door at the midpoint running across the width and a straight imprint in the width of the wood directly below this; there is a nick in the proper left edge of the door; there were cracks in the lower left corner of the proper left side 3.5 cm long and 4.3 cm long near the lower eye hook; and another crack in the opposite lower corner 3.2 cm long; there were several worn patches on the back surface and a crack running lengthwise from the top midpoint 30.6 cm long; the proper right edge was worn; there was a crack in the lower left corner of the proper left side 6.2 cm long, and in the lower right corner 4.0 cm long; the top was dusty, the handle worn but not corroded; and there was a black "X"-shaped deposit near the front and four black patches of deposit at the back; there were four light scratches at the front of the top; the door was stiff; objective (c) was worn but no corrosion or breaks in the glass; the bottom wooden microscope platform slides out easily but the proper left leaf is rough on its outside edge, indicating a previous break; the brass surface of the microscope is worn, and there are traces of orange corrosion in the grooves of the spine and the lower main cylinder; the mirror support is broken;the lower mirror has a series of weblike crackes that expose the black paint; the platform is worn in patches; no cracks in glass magnifiers; the knob of the inner box is broken; the box moves freelyl; the inner paper (j) is yellowed but not torn; (h) contains broken glass pieces, as does (i); other glass pieces are whole; inner box is scratched on the front and sides; the joints and pivots of the microscope move freely.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Wellington Colman Jeffers (1847-1917) graduated M.D. University of Victoria College in 1867, O.M.A. registrant 1876; he first practised in Oakwood, Ontario, on Main Street; he then practised from his house in Lindsay; he was the doctor for the military district of Lindsay, W.W.I, Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, from 1889.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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bristle probang

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1984.19.2
Description
A sponge-tipped, flexible rod with expanding bristles and an ivory tip at the pushing end.
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Accession Number
1984.19.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Cotton/Sponge, Carrier -- probang
Description
A sponge-tipped, flexible rod with expanding bristles and an ivory tip at the pushing end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.H. Wesley.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
sponge: beige
bristle: beige
ivory: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-9
Dimension Notes
Length 37.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Rod has lost its flexibility.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used to locate and test strictures in the esophagus and for displacing foreign bodies down to the stomach; replaced by x-ray diagnosis and peroral endoscopy; part of a group of instruments belonging to the donor's great-grandfather, Dr. W.W. Ogden (1837-1917) and grandfather, Dr. S.M. Hay (?-1943).
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Dr. Beach's Vegetable Compound

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Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001069
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
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Accession Number
996001069
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; bought from Scott Jordan in Sept.1993.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (State)
Canada West (C. W.)
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Material
glass: green
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Beach's' // Vegetable Compound // prepared by C.S. Harris, Manchester C. W. A certain remedy for Colds, Coughs, Sore throat, // &c. Also a preventative to the Chill Fever, // Ague, and summer complaints // Directions ...
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.0 cm. x Diam. : 2.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label is brittle and in slightly fragile condition; small portions of label are missing around outer edge; two pieces of label are missing from interior on either end of label
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Dates
1850
1890
circa 1850-1890
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002429 a-j
Description
Trepanning set in wooden case with velvet interior (a) includes: lenticular (b), Hey's skull saw (c), elevator (d), cranial forceps (e), brush (f), two trephines (g, h), wooden handle (i), screw pin (j); one unidentified piece is missing.
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Accession Number
997002429 a-j
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Trephining -- instrumentation
Description
Trepanning set in wooden case with velvet interior (a) includes: lenticular (b), Hey's skull saw (c), elevator (d), cranial forceps (e), brush (f), two trephines (g, h), wooden handle (i), screw pin (j); one unidentified piece is missing.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 22.2 cm x Width 12.2 cm x Depth 4.9 cm
b – lenticular – Size: Length 16.1 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c – Hey's skull saw – Size: Length 20.4 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
d – elevator – Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
e – cranial forceps – Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
f – brush – Size: Length 6.3 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
g – trephine – Size: Length 11.7 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
h – trephine – Size: Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
i – handle – Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
j – screw pin – Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Macleod
Dates
1850
1890
circa 1850-1890
Date Remarks
Pre-Lister style of tools
Material
metal: silver, grey, yellow
wood: brown
fabric: red
ivory: cream
horsehair: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on bottom of case (a): "Dr Kellock // Perth"; engraved on elevator (d) and forceps (e): "MACLEOD"; engraved at top of trephines (g & h): "3"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-5
Condition Remarks
Fabric severely faded to a golden yellow colour from original burgundy, except where artefacts blocked light; wood is worn and scratched; metal has some tarnishing and corrosion; ivory had developed a yellowish patina where exposed to the light; bristles are somewhat loose; box does not fully close; wood split on bottom of case and on handle of lenticular (b)
Copy Type
Originial
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.974
Exhibit History
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010; On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-2012-2.
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Dates
1850
1890
circa 1850-1890
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002430 a-bb
Description
Amputation set,contained in a wooden case with decorative brass side brackets (a) includes; bone saw with open wooden handle (b), bow saw (c), amputating knives (d, e, f), compartment lid (g), tool tray (h), wax blocks for suture string (i, j), leather form (k), Hey's skull saw (l), bullet removal …
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Accession Number
997002430 a-bb
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Amputation set,contained in a wooden case with decorative brass side brackets (a) includes; bone saw with open wooden handle (b), bow saw (c), amputating knives (d, e, f), compartment lid (g), tool tray (h), wax blocks for suture string (i, j), leather form (k), Hey's skull saw (l), bullet removal forceps (m), lancet blade (n), absorbtion tool (o), probe with needle eye (p), elevator with rasp (q), tenticular (r), elevator (s), trephine with sloted blade (t), trephine with solid blade (u), blade in tortoise shell (v), tortoise shell lancet case (w), curved lancet blade (x), rounded fleam in tortoise shell case (y), cross-action forceps (z), forceps with adjustable tension (aa), dual ended cranial forceps (bb); brass presentation plaque on case top for H. Yates, M.D.
Number Of Parts
28
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 50.8 cm x Width 20.8 cm x Depth 8.9 cm
b – bone saw – Size: Length 37.6 cm x Width 8.8 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c – bow saw – Size: Length 23.7 cm x Width 6.1 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
d – knife – Size: Length 28.4 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
e – knife – Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
f – knife – Size: Length 33.1cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
g – lid – Size: Length 8.5cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
h – tray – Size: Length 41.8 cm x Width 18.4 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
i – wax – Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
j – wax – Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
k – leather form – Size: Length 4.4 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
l – Hey's skull saw – Size: Length 17.3 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
m – forceps – Size: Length 18.5 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
n – lancet blade – Size: Length 8.4 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
o – absorbtion stick – Size: Length 40.0 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
p – probe – Size: Length 30.3 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
q – elevator – Size: Length 14.1 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
r – tenticular – Size: Length 14.0 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
s – elevator – Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
t – trephine – Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
u – trephine – Size: Length 11.6 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
v – blade – Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 1.1cm x Depth 0.6 cm
w – lancet case – Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
x – lancet blade – Size: Length 8.1 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
y – fleam – Size: Length 8.8 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
z – forceps – Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
aa – forceps – Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
bb – cranial forceps – Size: Length 15.3 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1890
circa 1850-1890
Date Remarks
Pre-Lister type of tools
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver, yellow, grey
fabric: red
shell: brown, white
wax: cream
leather: cream
Inscriptions
Engraved on plaque on top of case: "H. Yates, M. D."; engraved on knife (d): "EVANS // LONDON"; engraved on knives (e, f): "WEISS // 33 · STRAND"; engraved on bullet removal forceps (m) and elevator (s): "[crown emblem] // BARNARD"; scratched into tortoise shell lancet case (w): "Wm. Shanpe [Illeg.]"; engraved on forceps (aa): "[crown emblem] // EVANS"; engraved on fleam arm: "W & H // HUTCHINSON // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-1
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Growing Pains: the 1867 Kingston General Hospital Crisis” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Wood is worn, scratched and split in some places; fabric has faded to a golden yellow from original burgundy in any exposed areas and has many tears and frayed spots; cracks in the wooden handles of (c, q); tortoise shell case cracked across width of fleam (y)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Canniff, William. The Medical Profession in Upper Canada 1783-1850. Toronto: The Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine, 1981
Research Facts
Dr. H. Yates was a key member in the establishment of the Kingston General Hospital, purchasing many new tools and supplies in the 1840's. When the Faculty of Medicine at Queen's University was created, he became the Chair of the Science and Practice of Medicine and later was the Dean of the Faculty. It is probable that Dr. Yates' tools were left to his collegues at the Faculty of Medicine.
Previous Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University #: 996.001.963 a-t
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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Petit's spiral tourniquet

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997002445 a-c
Description
Tourniquet consisting of two brass plates connected by a large screw; red and white chevron patterned woven cotton band with brown, square piece of leather sewn onto end and with a two-pronged square metal end attached; white chamois pad attached to band by a thin brown leather strap.
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Accession Number
997002445 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Tourniquets
Amputation -- instrumentation
First Aid
Description
Tourniquet consisting of two brass plates connected by a large screw; red and white chevron patterned woven cotton band with brown, square piece of leather sewn onto end and with a two-pronged square metal end attached; white chamois pad attached to band by a thin brown leather strap.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - screw - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
b - belt - Size: Length 78.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
c - pad - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Evans and Wormull
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Material
metal: yellow, silver
fabric: red, white
leather: white, brown
Inscriptions
(a) Stamped on top of screw: "EVANS & CO // 31 STAMFORD ST // LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-8
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Fabric of belt faded; metal slightly tarnished; leather hardened
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments", Elisabeth Benion, 1979, p. 315; "Illustrated Catalogue of Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Apparatus, and Utensils, Veterinary Instruments, Cutlery etc.", Evans and Wormull, 1876, pl. 8 (similar to model #13 and #14); "The Tourniquet Manual: Principles and Practice", Leslie Klenerman, 2003, p. 4; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed", Kny-Scheerer Co, ca. 1915, p. 2014 (similar to model #B-/445)
Research Facts
Evans and Wormull, formerly Evans and Stevens, first appeared in 1874; they were recognized as suppliers of medical instruments to the British army and navy. Evans & Co. was a surgical instrument maker working in London between 1676-1874.
This style of screw tourniquet was invented by Parisian surgeon Jean Louis Petit in 1718, and his design was used until the early 20th century; he was the first person to use the term 'tourniquet'.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Dates
1860
1870
circa 1860-1870
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Accession Number
997002505 a-b
Description
Enema apparatus consisting of a brass syringe (b) with manufacturer's mark on the front; rubber tube covered in green, woven silk attached to side of syringe; revolving brass enema pipe at end of tube; resting in a customized velvet-lined varnished wooden case (a) with locking closure lid; key miss…
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Accession Number
997002505 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Description
Enema apparatus consisting of a brass syringe (b) with manufacturer's mark on the front; rubber tube covered in green, woven silk attached to side of syringe; revolving brass enema pipe at end of tube; resting in a customized velvet-lined varnished wooden case (a) with locking closure lid; key missing.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 26.2 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
b - syringe - Size: Length: 73.0 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
S. Maw & Son
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1860
1870
circa 1860-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on company name
Material
wood: brown
fabric: green, yellow, purple
metal: yellow, green
Inscriptions
Stamped on front: "C // MSM // TRADE MARK // S. MAW & SON // 11 ALDERSGATE S // LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-13
Condition Remarks
Metal corroded at joints and ends; syringe tarnished; fair amount of discolouration on tube; discolouration of velvet inside case; wooden case is cracked along middle of top of lid; varnish missing from bottom of case
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Web site, "Pitt Rivers Museum at University of Oxford"; "A Catalogue of Surgeon's Instruments," S. Maw and Sons, 1866, p. 49-51 (similar to figs. 8 and 9); CD #7.
Research Facts
The Maw company was founded in London in 1807, and was still in the hands of the Maw family by 1901; the case is most likely missing a second enema pipe, as the company did make models with smaller pipes for children.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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surgical instrument kit

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Dates
1860
1895
circa 1860 - 1895
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
Accession Number
000028001 a-ee
Description
Hinged wooden rectangular surgical case with brass banding along edges and across top of lid (a) with lift out drawer (b) both lined with purple velvet and two removable covers (c,d); contains two Liston (e,g) and one Catling (f) amputating knives of varying sizes; set of minor operating knives (h…
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Accession Number
000028001 a-ee
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Personnel -- doctor
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Description
Hinged wooden rectangular surgical case with brass banding along edges and across top of lid (a) with lift out drawer (b) both lined with purple velvet and two removable covers (c,d); contains two Liston (e,g) and one Catling (f) amputating knives of varying sizes; set of minor operating knives (h-k) along with two other scalpels (l,m); clear plastic spool of braided silk and another spool with no thread (n,o); curved surgical needles of varying sizes (p-r) and two hooked needles of different sizes (s,t); a needle holder (u); hand saw (v) with narrow (w) and wide (x) saw blades; hey saw (y); steel trephine handle (z); steel trephine (aa); black brush (bb); narrow retractor all metal one piece (cc); angled surgical scalpel (dd); curved director / dilator (ee); there are pieces missing; knives and scalpels with incised cross-hatched ebony handles.
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
a - wood case
b - lift out drawer
c - large removable cover
d - removable cover
e - surgical knife Liston 8 3/4”
f - surgical bistory Catling 7”
g - surgical knife Liston 6”
h - short surgical scalpel
i - short surgical scalpel J. J. TEUFEL
j - short surgical scalpel
k - short surgical scalpel
l - short surgical scalpel with worn handle
m - scalpel metal one piece
n - spool of braided silk
o - spool
p - curved surgical needle
q - curved surgical needle
r - curved surgical needle
s - hooked surgical needle
t - hooked surgical needle
u - needle holder
v - hand saw
w - narrow saw blade
x - wide saw blade
y - hey saw
z - trephine handle
aa - trephine
bb - brush
cc - narrow retractor all metal one piece
dd - angled surgical scalpel
ee - curved director/ dilator
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Peter William Reid (Reed) of Madoc, Ontario. Donated by great grandson.
Maker
Kuhlman
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1895
circa 1860 - 1895
Material
wood: brown
fabric: purple
metal: silver; brass
leather: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on neck of (e- f): "KUHLMANN"; (g-h): "A. KUHLMANN"; (i): "J. J. TEUFEL"; (j-l): "A. KUHLMANN"; (m); "GERMANY"; (u): "TIEMANN & CO"; (z): "H. McC. & D. // CHICAGO"; (dd): "CTRUAX & CO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-7
Temporary Location
For u, z-aa only: On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Length
a - 41.0 b - 38.5 c - 38.6 d - 5.2 e - 36.1 f - 35.4 g - 28.5 h - 16.3 i - 16.5 j - 16.5 k - 15.6 l - 16.2 m - 16.8 n - 2.4 o - 2.5 p - 7.5 q - 5.0 r - 4.2 s - 5.4 t - 4.1 u - 11.5 v - 36.5 w - 26.2 x - 26.2 y - 17.3 z - 9.7cm aa - 10.5 bb - 9.6 cc - 13.3 dd - 20.2 ee - 24.6
Width
a - 16.5 b - 13.8 c - 13.9 d - 3.9 e - 1.9 f - 1.9 g - 1.9 h - 1.7 i - 1.7 j - 1.2 k - 1.6 l - 1.2 m - 0.9 p - 0.1 q - 0.1 r - 0.1 s -0.2 t - 0.1 u - 2.0 v - 9.9 w - 1.1 x - 2.0 y - 4.8 z - 1.9 aa - 1.9 bb - 1.8 cc - 1.0 dd - 0.9 ee - 0.5
Depth
a - 8.7 b - 2.2 c - 0.5 d - 0.4 e - 1.4 f - 1.9 g - 1.8 h - 0.6 i - 0.6 j - 0.6 k - 0.6 l - 0.6 m - 0.4 p - 0.1 q - 0.1 r - 0.1 s - 0.1 t - 0.1 u - 1.0 v - 2.2 w - 0.1 x - 0.1 y - 1.0 z - 2.0 aa - 1.9 bb - 0.9 cc - 0.5 dd - 0.6 ee - 0.5
Diameter
n - 1.4 o - 1.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor lifting of double decorative brass wire; discolourization of velvet to a light brown; lid warped does not fully close
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Dr. William Standish Reed.
Civil War issue U. S. Army Hospital Department set by Geo. Tiemann. American Civil War Surgical Antiques.
Research Facts
Dr. Peter William Reid (1827 - 1898) was born in Stirling Ontario and was an Empire Loyalist. Dr. Reid moved to the United States and due to a clerical error the spelling of his last name was changed to Reed.
The layout and instruments would indicate use as a field set as opposed to hospital use. Field sets are not as extensive as hospital sets and would have been used for initial treatment of war wounds as well as for treatment of day-to-day surgical problems.
The case has indentations for approximately 37 tools, but there is only 19 remaining instruments that fit into their designated areas. Three instruments do not appear to have designated spots within the case.
Images
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Dates
1800
1867
circa 1800-1867
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
002050405 a-c
Description
A brass vaporizer (a) with a handle; a lid (c) that screws on top; burner resevoir (b) is attached to flat metal insert; metal insert has a small round ring at front; several wicks pertrude from the top of the resevoir; a pin stuck to the bottom of the vaporizer container
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Accession Number
002050405 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
A brass vaporizer (a) with a handle; a lid (c) that screws on top; burner resevoir (b) is attached to flat metal insert; metal insert has a small round ring at front; several wicks pertrude from the top of the resevoir; a pin stuck to the bottom of the vaporizer container
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a- container - Size: Length 20.7 cm x Width 19.0 cm x Depth 13.0 cm
b – burner – Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 7.8 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
c – lid – Size: Length 4.4 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. P.A. Ryan of Toronto.
Dates
1800
1867
circa 1800-1867
Date Remarks
Based on information from Academy of Medicine accession records
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Engraved on the side: "W [Illeg.] KE MAN JR // NTED // JUNE 11TH 1867"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-3
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion throughout; small dent located on the brass top; dent located on the maker's mark; signs of previous repair.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The George P. Pilling & Son Co." Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1932; p.107; CD #2.
Research Facts
Object named based on similar model in reference book.
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