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Beckmann's adenotome

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Dates
1930
circa 1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1980.23.9 a-b
Description
Adenotome consists of (a) an all-metal curette with a ridged handle and a cutting edge, and (b) a hinged gripping device.
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Accession Number
1980.23.9 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
Description
Adenotome consists of (a) an all-metal curette with a ridged handle and a cutting edge, and (b) a hinged gripping device.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - curette - Size: Length 20.8 cm
b - gripping device
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Site Made (City)
Berlin
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1930
circa 1930
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On (a): "HARTZ" and "4"; on (b): "H. PFAU BERLIN N.W. 1" and "4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Urology
Accession Number
1981.4.1 a-k
Description
Three urethroscopes of different sizes (a-f); (a,b) is size 23; (c,d) is size 21; (e,f) is size 25; each is a straight urethroscope with an obturator; (g) is a contact clamp; (h,i) are distal illuminators, made of metal with a glass lamp at one end, the other end threaded; (j) is a fabric-covered c…
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Accession Number
1981.4.1 a-k
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Urology
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- British
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- laboratory
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- urethroscope
Description
Three urethroscopes of different sizes (a-f); (a,b) is size 23; (c,d) is size 21; (e,f) is size 25; each is a straight urethroscope with an obturator; (g) is a contact clamp; (h,i) are distal illuminators, made of metal with a glass lamp at one end, the other end threaded; (j) is a fabric-covered conducting cord; all stored in a wooden case with fitted slots for the instruments; a metal label is nailed to the outside of the case.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a-b - urethroscope - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Diam. 8.0 mm
c-d - urethroscope - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Diam. 8.0 mm
e-f - urethroscope - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Diam. 8.0 mm
g - clamp - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 7.0 mm
h - illuminator - Size: Length 13.5 cm
i - illuminator - Size: Length 13.5 cm
j - cord - Size: Length 1.8 m
k - case - Size: Length 24.1 cm x Width 14.0 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Gordon Edmund, R.O.M.
Maker
Sass Wolf & Co.
Site Made (City)
Berlin
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Material
metal: silver
fabric: red; blue
wood: light brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
On metal label on outside of case: "LAMERIS // °—UTRECHT—° // INSTRUMENTEN"; label on inside of lid reads, "Sass Wolf & Co // G.m.b.h. //Berlin N. 24 // Oranienburgerstn 63"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-11
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used by Dr. Gordon Edmund during WW II in Holland and Germany when he was a lab tech. in the British Army.
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Panza's turbinotomy scissors

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4623
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
994011005
Description
A pair of solid, curved turbinotomy scissors, consisting of two metal arms, one end with closed oval finger grips; a metal arm extends from each of the two finger grips; these arms interlock one-third of the way down; the arms are attached by a small nut and bolt two-thirds of the way down, nearing…
Accession Number
994011005
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- scissors/shears -- operating
Description
A pair of solid, curved turbinotomy scissors, consisting of two metal arms, one end with closed oval finger grips; a metal arm extends from each of the two finger grips; these arms interlock one-third of the way down; the arms are attached by a small nut and bolt two-thirds of the way down, nearing the cutting end; the bolt has a flat, narrow groove bisecting it; from the nut and bolt, the arms curve together and each thins to a cutting edge and narrows to a rounded point; a small ridge marks the point at which each arm becomes a blade; the outside of each arm is rounded; the inside of each arm is flat.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Maker
H. Pfau Inh.
Site Made (City)
Berlin
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
Similar to an item found in 1906 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"H. Pfau Berlin N W 6." appears on the outside of one arm around the mid-point; when the scissors are opened, the number "100" can be seen stamped into the metal on the flat inside surface of each arm toward the finger grips, just above the point where the arms interlock.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Dimension Notes
Length 17.5 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
Condition Remarks
This item displays some corrosion along the edges of the metal and at the point where the arms interlock and are joined; the plating has been worn in these spots; rust also appears on the edges of the cutting blades; there are some small accretions of grime on these blades; #2: rusty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "A Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Appliances, Also of Aseptic Hospital Furniture," Down Bros. Ltd., 1906, p. 482 (similar to item #2119) (see attached photocopy)
Research Facts
Although identified by Dr. Williams as Beckmann's scissors, this item bears a closer resemblance to Panza's turbinotomy scissors, advertised in a 1906 catalogue.
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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Leisegang floor-model colposcope

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Dr. W. P. E. Paterson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
999010001 a-c
Description
Leisegang floor-model colposcope consists of a linoleum-covered metal (a) base mounted on another mobile base of a later addition, which constists of five legs on casters attached to a laminate top; attached to original base via ball and socket joint is a chrome plated vertical tilt shaft which sup…
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Accession Number
999010001 a-c
Collection
Dr. W. P. E. Paterson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Colposcopy -- instrumentation
Description
Leisegang floor-model colposcope consists of a linoleum-covered metal (a) base mounted on another mobile base of a later addition, which constists of five legs on casters attached to a laminate top; attached to original base via ball and socket joint is a chrome plated vertical tilt shaft which supports a fuse box as well as an adjustable (b) colposcope microscope; an (c) electrical cord and plug connects the fuse box to an electrical outlet; microscope piece has a lamp which also connects to the fuse box via cord and plug.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 96.0 cm x Width 67.0 cm x Depth 67.0 cm
b - colposcope microscope - Size: Length 65.0 cm x Width 21.0 cm x Depth 19.0 cm
c - electrical cord with plug - Size: Length 2.17 m x Diam 4.0 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. W. P. E. Paterson.
Maker
Leisegang
Site Made (City)
Berlin
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Material
metal: silver, tan, black, brass
plastic: black, brown, white
vinyl: grey
formica: grey
glass: transparent, black
Inscriptions
Printed on metal plate attached to microscope shaft: "Leisegang // BERLIN -West // Mod. 1B // Nr. 23511"; printed on metal plate attached to fuse box: "Manufactured by // Leisegang // Berlin // Germany (West) // Sold and serviced by // Gynemed inc. // 2458 Embarcadero Way // Palo Alto, California 94303 // (415) 329-9211"; printed on sticker affixed to fuse box: "DANGER - EXPLOSION HAZARD // DO NOT USE IN THE PRESENCE OF // FLAMMABLE ANAESTHTICS."; printed on sticker affixed to fuse box: "125 Volt // 50-60 Hz~"; handrwitten in pencil on tape affixed to microscope: "Lamp OSRAM 70517 // 6V5A 1PG"; printed on label tape affixed to fuse box: "PROPERTY OF // DR. W.P.E. PATERSON"; imprinted on metal on light bulb inside microscope: "OSRAM GERMANY 70519 6V 5A 1PG".
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-13-2
Condition Remarks
Minor rust on metal tubing underneath base and around screws on base top; linolium covering on base top is lifting off the edges; minor paint chips on fuse box and shaft.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
This artifact was used for cervical exams and diagnosis.
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Kaliumferricyanid (German) potassium ferricyanide

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1978.12.12
Description
German bottle of Kaliumferricyanid (German) potassium ferricyanide in a roundish glass bottle with a short neck and corked; half full of reddish crystals; has two paper labels in German text.
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Accession Number
1978.12.12
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
German bottle of Kaliumferricyanid (German) potassium ferricyanide in a roundish glass bottle with a short neck and corked; half full of reddish crystals; has two paper labels in German text.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
C. A. F. Kahlbaum Chemische Fabriki
Site Made (City)
Berlin
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: light brown; dark brown
Inscriptions
On top paper label: "C. A. F. KAHLBAUM CHEMISCHE FABRICKI // Kaliumferricyanid"; on second paper label: "E. 16"; embossed on base in side a hexagram figure: "K // 75".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 9.4 cm x Diam. 4.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Taurocholsaures Natrium jar

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1978.12.7
Description
Glass bottle containing original contents (sodium taurocholate); corked; three paper labels affixed.
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Accession Number
1978.12.7
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Glass bottle containing original contents (sodium taurocholate); corked; three paper labels affixed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
R. Schering
Site Made (City)
Berlin
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: yellow; black; green
Inscriptions
On first label, typed: "50 gr. // Taurocholsaures Natrium"; on second label: "R. SCHERING // LABOR. PRÄP. "KAHLBAUM"; on third label: "K. 26"; embossed on base: "200"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 Row D
Length
12.4 cm
Diameter
6.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Cork slightly chipped; first label torn
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Taurocholic acid is produced by the liver--increased amount in bile if deseased; the drug is used to stimulate biliary secretion.
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hemaglobinometer

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
993004163 a-i
Description
Black boxed set of hemaglobinometer with all pieces; this model is older than the DARE model as dilution of blood with hydrochloric acid is required; less accurate; original instruction sheet enclosed.
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Accession Number
993004163 a-i
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
Hemoglobinometry -- instrumentation
Description
Black boxed set of hemaglobinometer with all pieces; this model is older than the DARE model as dilution of blood with hydrochloric acid is required; less accurate; original instruction sheet enclosed.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 15.0 cm. x Width 8.8 cm. x Depth 3.9 cm.
b - black scale - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 5.3 cm. x Depth 3.2 cm.
c - graduated tube - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 0.7 cm.
d - pipette - Size: Length 9.6 cm. x Diam. 0.7 cm.
e - stir stick - Size: Length 13.6 cm. x Diam. 0.8 cm.
f - vial with rubber - Size: Length 5.3 cm. x Diam. 0.8 cm.
g - rubber tube/glass tube - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Diam. 0.5 cm.
h - brush - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Diam. 1.0 cm.
i - instruction sheet - Size: Length 14.0 cm. x Width 7.4 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Berlin
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
(a) pasteboard; paper: black; yellow; royal blue
(b) composite; glass: black; yellow; white
(c-e) glass: clear
(f) rubber; glass: grey; clear
(g) rubber; glass: orange; clear
(h) metal: white; grey
(i) paper; composite: tan; black
Inscriptions
Printed in gold on box top: "Haemometer // LEITZ // BERGMANN // BERLIN"; printed in black on glass tube/rubber tube: "Ingram & Bell Ltd. / B & R // 20 cmm"; embossed on black scale: "Bu. A Berlin"; printed in red on graduated tube: "100% = 13.8 GRAM Ingram & Bell Ltd."; printed on instruction sheet: "Instruction for use // for the B & A-Haemometer // with interchangeable colored glass rods // manufactured by: // Franz Bergmann K-G // former Franz Bergmann & Paul Altmann K-G // head office, Berlin / established 1893 // Berlin Hamburg Munchen Bad Soden/Ts. // Berlin-Zehlendorf, Seehofstrafe 15a"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-9
Condition Remarks
rubber tube stiffening; rubber cork crystallizing; #2: rubber deteriorating and stiff
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diagnosis outfit

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Dates
1917
circa 1917
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Accession Number
1934.31.3 a-d
Description
Diagnosis outfit consisting of a glass tube (d) which is open at one end and sealed at the other with a cork; glass tube is contained in a two-piece metal tube (a-b) with a slight lip at both ends; metal tube is contained in a hollowed-out block of wood (c) with a flat cover which pivots on a nail …
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Accession Number
1934.31.3 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
MeSH Heading
Bacteriology
Disease
Germany
Description
Diagnosis outfit consisting of a glass tube (d) which is open at one end and sealed at the other with a cork; glass tube is contained in a two-piece metal tube (a-b) with a slight lip at both ends; metal tube is contained in a hollowed-out block of wood (c) with a flat cover which pivots on a nail at one corner and is held shut with a hinged metal clip.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - metal container - Size: Length 7.9 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
b - lid for metal container - Size: Depth 2.5 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
c - wooden box - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
d - test tube - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Jean Chatham Duncan
Maker
E. Leitz
Site Made (City)
Berlin
Site Made (State)
Berlin
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1917
circa 1917
Date Remarks
One of the bottles in the group has the date, "Dec. 21, 1917."
Material
wood: brown
paper: pink, black
metal: black, grey
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
On paper label on block: "Vorsicht! Infektiöses Material! // An // die bakteriologische Untersuchungsanstalt // In ………" [Caution! Infectious Material! / / To / / the bacteriological examination institute / / In ……..]; stamp near bottom of block: "E. Leitz // Berlin N.W. 6"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-6
Condition Remarks
#2: Cork on test tube is deteriorating; metal tube is dented in places which makes it difficult to remove test tube.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
See "Bulletin," Vol. 8, No. 3, Dec. 1934, p. 47; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Container to seal infectious material, used for "investigation"; one of a group of items found in a McVitie & Price biscuit tin: 1934.31.1-.20.
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diagnosis outfit

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Dates
1918
circa 1918
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Accession Number
1969.176.10 a-c
Description
Diagnosis outfit for throat, consisting of a glass tube (a) which is open at one end and sealed at the other with a cork with an attached swab with a metal shaft extending into the tube when sealed; glass tube is contained in a two-piece metal tube (b) with a slight lip at both ends; metal tube is …
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Accession Number
1969.176.10 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
MeSH Heading
Bacteriology
Disease
Otolaryngology
Germany
Description
Diagnosis outfit for throat, consisting of a glass tube (a) which is open at one end and sealed at the other with a cork with an attached swab with a metal shaft extending into the tube when sealed; glass tube is contained in a two-piece metal tube (b) with a slight lip at both ends; metal tube is contained in a hollowed-out block of wood (c) with a flat cover which pivots on a nail at one corner and is held shut with a hinged metal clip.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
E. Leitz
Site Made (City)
Berlin
Site Made (State)
Berlin
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1918
circa 1918
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
wood: brown
paper: pink, black
metal: grey
glass: clear
cork: brown
fabric: white
Inscriptions
On paper label on ( c): "Vorsicht! Infektiöses Material! // An // die bakteriologische Untersuchungsanstalt // In ………" [Caution! Infectious Material! / / To / / the bacteriological examination institute / / In ……..]; stamp near top of ( c) shows "D." inside a rectangle; stamp near top of (c ): "E. Leitz // Berlin N.W. 6"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-6
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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diagnosis outfit

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Dates
1918
circa 1918
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Accession Number
1969.176.7 a-c
Description
Diagnosis outfit consisting of a glass tube (a) which is open at one end and sealed at the other with a cork; glass tube is contained in a two-piece metal tube (b) with a slight lip at both ends; metal tube is contained in a hollowed-out block of wood (c) with a flat cover which pivots on a nail at…
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Accession Number
1969.176.7 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
MeSH Heading
Bacteriology
Disease
Germany
Description
Diagnosis outfit consisting of a glass tube (a) which is open at one end and sealed at the other with a cork; glass tube is contained in a two-piece metal tube (b) with a slight lip at both ends; metal tube is contained in a hollowed-out block of wood (c) with a flat cover which pivots on a nail at one corner and is held shut with a hinged metal clip.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
b - tube - Size (closed): Length 8.4 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
c - block - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
F & M Lautenschläger
Site Made (City)
Berlin
Site Made (State)
Berlin
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1918
circa 1918
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
wood: brown
paper: pink, black
metal: grey, white
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
On paper label on ( c): "Vorsicht! Infektiöses Material! // An // die bakteriologische Untersuchungsanstalt // In ………" [Caution! Infectious Material! / / To / / the bacteriological examination institute / / In ……..]; stamp near top of ( c) shows "W" in a circle; stamp near top of (c ): "F & M Lautenschläger // [illeg.] hoflieferant // Berlin" [F & M Lautenschläger // [illeg.] purveyor // Berlin]
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-8
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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