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Midget Kinet-o-Meter machine

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Canadian Anesthesiology Society
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
015016001
Description
Portable Midget Kinet-o-Meter machine used to administer dental anesthesia consists of four wheel stand with a pole with an adjustable swivel chart stand support attached, four cylinder yokes and a set of three flow meter panels are mounted to top of pole; gas cylinder yokes are arranged in sets of…
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Accession Number
015016001
Collection
Canadian Anesthesiology Society
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Dental
Anesthesia, Inhalation
Anesthesia, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Portable Midget Kinet-o-Meter machine used to administer dental anesthesia consists of four wheel stand with a pole with an adjustable swivel chart stand support attached, four cylinder yokes and a set of three flow meter panels are mounted to top of pole; gas cylinder yokes are arranged in sets of two with each yoke having a corresponding round knob; two knobs are marked O2 and the other two are marked N2O; set of three flow meter panels with glass covers marked in white font: cyclopropane with yellow background, middle is Nitrous oxide with dark blue background, oxygen with green background; without tanks.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
The Ohio Chemical & Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Donor information
Material
metal: silver paper: yellow, blue, green, orange rubber: black
Inscriptions
Stamped onto a round metal plate behind the flow meter panel: "MIDGET KINET-O-METER // HIDBRINK DIVISION // THE OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG. CO. // MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.''; "MADE IN U. S. A. // PATENTS 1,412,866 // 1,500,615 1,802,601 1,1989,366 // 2,073,372 2,085,155". Below the oxygen flow meter panel and around the cylidrical pipe that comes out of it there is a yellowing paper band with the following printed on it: "WARNING; this equipm[illeg.] use only by // or under the super[illeg.] cian or dentist // Read instructions caref[illeg.] so[illeg.]ecome thoroughly // fam[illeg] with proper method [illeg] operation // Mfd. by THE OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG. CO."; stamped on the metal bar below the flow meter panel: K11050
Permanent Location
W2 538 Floor
Length
64.0 cm
Height
98.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length measured from protruding opposite wheels
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclopropane https://www.britannica.com/science/cyclopropane
Research Facts
Cyclopropane is an anaesthetic when inhaled. In modern anaesthetic practice, it has been superseded by other agents, due to its extreme reactivity under normal conditions: when the gas is mixed with oxygen, there is a significant risk of explosion. Cyclopropane had no commercial application until Henderson and Lucas discovered its anaesthetic properties in 1929; industrial production had begun by 1936. This meant induction of anaesthesia by inhalation of cyclopropane and oxygen was rapid and not unpleasant. However at the conclusion of prolonged anaesthesia patients could suffer a sudden decrease in blood pressure, potentially leading to cardiac dysrhythmia; a reaction known as "cyclopropane shock".For this reason, as well as its high cost and its explosive nature, it was latterly used only for the induction of anaesthesia, and has not been available for clinical use since the mid 1980s. Cylinders and flow meters were coloured orange. Cyclopropane, also called trimethylene, explosive, colourless gas used in medicine since 1934 as a general anesthetic. Cyclopropane is nonirritating to mucous membranes and does not depress respiration. Induction of and emergence from cyclopropane anesthesia are usually rapid and smooth. A mixture of about 5 to 20 percent cyclopropane in oxygen is administered by inhalation. Because of the flammability and expense of cyclopropane, it is usually used in a closed (rebreathing) system, in which an absorbent chemical, such as soda lime, removes exhaled carbon dioxide, and the anesthetic is recirculated. The chemical formula is C3H6.
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The Physician's Wife and The Things that Pertain to Her Life [book]

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Dates
1894
1900
circa 1894-1900
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
016004001
Description
Hardcover book with brown cover and includes illustrations, photo-engravings of author and poems; 186 pages plus two pages advertising two other books.
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Accession Number
016004001
Author
Ellen M. Firebaugh
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Description
Hardcover book with brown cover and includes illustrations, photo-engravings of author and poems; 186 pages plus two pages advertising two other books.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to owner's namesake, his uncle Dr. Charles Harold Bird.
Maker
The F. A. Davis Company
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1894
1900
circa 1894-1900
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: black, brown
Inscriptions
On frontispiece: "THE // PHYSICIAN'S WIFE // AND // THE THINGS THAT PERTAIN // TO HER LIFE. // BY // ELLEN M. FIREBAUGH // Illustrated with Forty-four Photo-Engravings of // Sketches from Life // PHILADELPHIA: // THE F. A. DAVIS COMPANY // LONDON: F. J. REBMAN // 1894"; on dedication page: "RESPECTFULLY AND AFFECTIONATELY // INSCRIBED // TO // Physician's Wives in General // AND // TO THAT ONE IN PARTICULAR WHOSE GRACIOUS PEN // HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR CHILDHOOD, AND, // THROUGH CHILDHOOD, FOR ALL // THE WORLD - // MRS. FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
20.5 cm
Width
16.0 cm
Depth
2.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear along edges with corners bent inwards
Copy Type
original
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Book on The Physician Himself and Things That Concern His Reputation and Success 10th Ed. [book]

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Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
016004002
Description
Hardcover book with brown cover; inside cover with a narrow cream pre-printed label with the doctors names and phone number; handwritten name and date inside page; gold text on spine and cover; 186 pages.
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Accession Number
016004002
Author
D. W. Cathell, M.D.
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Description
Hardcover book with brown cover; inside cover with a narrow cream pre-printed label with the doctors names and phone number; handwritten name and date inside page; gold text on spine and cover; 186 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to owner's namesake, his uncle Dr. Charles Harold Bird.
Maker
The F. A. Davis Company
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
On frontispiece: "BOOK // ON // The Physician Himself // AND THINGS THAT CONCERN // His Reputation and Success // BY // D. W. CATHELL, M.D. // BALTIMORE, MD. //"I'd sketch the world exactly as it goes" // TENTH EDITION // Carefully Revised and Greatly Enlarged // (AUTHOR'S FINAL VERSION) // PHILADELPHIA AND LONDON: // THE F. A. DAVIS CO., PUBLISHERS // 1895"; handwritten: "CHarold Bird // Gananoque // 1896"; on narrow label: "DR. C. H. BIRD DR. H. GODFREY BIRD // Pine Street Phone 90 // GANANOQUE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
25.0 cm
Width
16.5 cm
Depth
2.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear along edges with corners bent inwards; faded fabric on spine
Copy Type
original
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The Reluctant Surgeon: A Biography of John Hunter [book]

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Dates
1960
1965
circa 1960-1965
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
016004003 a-b
Description
Hardcover book (a) with gold and yellow paper book cover (b); inside cover with handwritten name and date; information divided into eight sections; includes index and bibliography; gold text on spine and cover; 359 pages including index.
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Accession Number
016004003 a-b
Author
John Kobler
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Description
Hardcover book (a) with gold and yellow paper book cover (b); inside cover with handwritten name and date; information divided into eight sections; includes index and bibliography; gold text on spine and cover; 359 pages including index.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - book
b - paper cover
Provenance
Belonged to owner's namesake, his uncle Dr. Charles Harold Bird.
Maker
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Garden City
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
Unites Staes of America
Dates
1960
1965
circa 1960-1965
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, black
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
On paper jacket: "The // Reluctant // Surgeon: // A Biography of // John Hunter, // medical genius // and great inquirer // of Johnson's England // John Kobler"; on frontispiece: "THE RELUCTANT // SURGEON // A BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN HUNTER // JOHN KOBLER // 1960 // DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY, INC. // GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK"; HANDWRITTEN INSIDE COVER: "HGodfrey Bird // Christmas 1960 // from Mrs. Wright - Helen"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
a - 24.0 cm
b - 54.7 cm
Width
a - 15.8 cm
b - 24.0 cm
Depth
a - 4.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Book cover opened flat
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear along edges with corners bent inwards; faded fabric on spine; all folds on paper cover split and covered with yellowing and brittle adhesive clear tape, many rips and minor losses along edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
From book cover flap
Research Facts
Information on the book cover flaps:
John Hunter was a gruff, unlettered Scotsman whose supreme genius brought medicine out of the Dark Ages and earned him the title of “the founder of scientific surgery.” Practicing in eighteenth-century London, he combined a gift for observation with an astounding originality of thought to become a pioneer in countless fields of science. He has been described as “the most important naturalist between Aristotle and Darwin … the Shakespeare of medicine … one of the greatest men the English nation has produced.” He was a singular man, and John Kobler tells his singular story in this remarkable biography.
Hunter was generations ahead of his time. His work in surgery and urology has only been fully appreciated in recent decades. John and his brother William were the first to trace the lymphatic system. John devised an operation for aneurisms still used today. He performed the first human artificial insemination. A hundred years before Freud he grasped the psychic factors in disease. And in several respects he anticipated Darwin.
He was perhaps the greatest dissector and collector of anatomical specimens in history. This involved him in the murky art of body snatching, but won for his museum such oddities as the skeleton of a man eight-and-a-half-feet tall. As a teacher he had enormous influence, spurring Edward Jenner to his discovery of vaccination, and profoundly affecting the development of medicine and surgery in A,ercia through his students, including John Morgan, who established the first medical school here, and Philip Syng Physick, the “Father of American Surgery”.
John Kobler paints a vivid and unusual picture of the London of Johnson and Boswell. Boswell himself appears in these pages as on of Hunter’s patients, as does the infant Lord Byron (it was Hunter who prescribed the orthopedic shoe that allowed the boy Byron to walk), the painters Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough, and Benjamin Franklin. Illustrious company, but none of whom overshadows John Hunter in long-range importance to humanity.
John Kobler is a Saturday Evening Post editor who has written innumerable articles for his own magazine, the The New Yorker, Life, the old Vanity Fair, and many other publications. His frequent writings on science and medicine have given him a grasp of these professional subjects extraordinary for a layman. A graduate of Williams College, Mr. Kobler has worked as a foreign correspondent and as an editor for Time and for Life. He married a Scottish girl during the war. They have two daughters and live in Wilton, Connecticut.
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The Clinical Assistant's Guide to the Functional Examination of the Ear 2nd. Ed. [book]

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Dates
1926
1930
circa 1926-1930
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
016004004
Description
Pocket sized black hardcover book with gold text and hospital insignia on cover; printed on one side of page; 30 pages; hand written notations on back pages and initials of owner inside cover.
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Accession Number
016004004
Author
Central London Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Description
Pocket sized black hardcover book with gold text and hospital insignia on cover; printed on one side of page; 30 pages; hand written notations on back pages and initials of owner inside cover.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to owner's namesake, his uncle Dr. Charles Harold Bird.
Maker
Central London Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1926
1930
circa 1926-1930
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, black
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
On cover and frontispiece: "CENTRAL LONDON // THROAT, NOSE, AND EAR HOSPITAL // GRAY'S INN ROAD, W. C. // THE // CLINICAL ASSISTANT'S GUIDE // TO THE // FUNCTIONAL EXAMINATION OF THE EAR // // SECOND EDITION"; next page: "First Edition, Xmas, 1915 // Second edition, January, 1926"; handwritten on frontispiece: "HG. Bird"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
13.0 cm
Width
10.4 cm
Depth
0.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Like new; minor white stain on front cover at edge
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
The Central London Throat Nose and Ear Hospital was founded in 1874 by Lennox Browne, Llewellyn Thomas, Alfred Hutton, George Wallis and Ernest Turner. The hospital initially opened in Manchester Street (now Argyle Street), but demand for its services was such that in 1875 it moved to its current location on Gray's Inn Road. In January 1942 the hospital was amalgamated with the Hospital for Diseases of the Throat in Golden Square to form The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital.
In April 1991 the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, comprising the Royal Free Hospital and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, became one of the first NHS trusts established under the provisions of the NHS and Community Care Act 1990.
In April 2012, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took over management of the hospital from the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust.
The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (the RNTNEH) is a specialist otolaryngologic hospital located on Gray's Inn Road in London, England, and a part of the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Established in 1874, its motto is "Audient surdi mutique loquentur" (the deaf shall hear and the mute shall speak).
The hospital specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders. Departments within the hospital include an allergy clinic, rhinology and audiology / otology, and it treats a range of disorders including cancers, hearing and speech disorders, snoring and related sleep disorders.
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Dates
1893
1895
circa 1893-1895
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
016004005
Description
Pocket sized red leather hardcover book filled with handwritten medical patient notes and pharmaceutical recipes; each end cover with handwritten name of owner.
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Accession Number
016004005
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Description
Pocket sized red leather hardcover book filled with handwritten medical patient notes and pharmaceutical recipes; each end cover with handwritten name of owner.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to owner's namesake, his uncle Dr. Charles Harold Bird.
Dates
1893
1895
circa 1893-1895
Material
paper: cream, black
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
Handwritten on inside page: "CH. Bird // General Hospital // [illeg] // June 16 / 93"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
12.3 cm
Width
6.8 cm
Depth
1.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Cover shows wear, minor abrasions around edges
Copy Type
original
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