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vaginal speculum

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
996002002
Description
Version of a Sims' vaginal speculum with two duckbill blades; the speculum is made of a piece of brass with a gripping handle in the middle and a semi-circular and rounded blade at each end; both blades point in the same direction.
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Accession Number
996002002
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- vaginal
Description
Version of a Sims' vaginal speculum with two duckbill blades; the speculum is made of a piece of brass with a gripping handle in the middle and a semi-circular and rounded blade at each end; both blades point in the same direction.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Jason A. Hannah, 1928 Meds. graduate from Queen's University.
Maker
Tiemann
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
The name "Tiemann" is stamped twice into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-2
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.7 cm. x Width: 10.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The metal of the speculum shows some discolouration; there were also some blue-green spots (possibly corrosion) at one end; #3: metal stained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments" by Keith Wilbur, M.D., p. 69; #3
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vaginal speculum

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1211
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
996002003
Description
Vaginal speculum, which consists of a single piece of metal, bent at a 95 deg. angle to form a handle at the bottom and a blade at the top; the blade has a rounded end with the sides turned up to form a semi-circle; the lower top and outer side of the handle have been plated with bronze.
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Accession Number
996002003
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- vaginal
Description
Vaginal speculum, which consists of a single piece of metal, bent at a 95 deg. angle to form a handle at the bottom and a blade at the top; the blade has a rounded end with the sides turned up to form a semi-circle; the lower top and outer side of the handle have been plated with bronze.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Jason A. Hannah, 1928 Meds. graduate of Queen's University.
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.0 cm. x Width: 12.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
The speculum shows slight discolouration of the plated metal and one small green corrosion spot; #3: metal dirty and stained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments" by Keith Wilbur, M.D., p. 69
Images
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obstetrical perforator

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
996002014
Description
Obstetrical perforator which consists of two long scissor-like handles attached near the head with a screw; the head consists of two curved and pointed blades which open when the handles are opened; the handles are rounded at the end to allow the user to grasp them with the hand and fingers.
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Accession Number
996002014
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Craniotomy -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- perforator
MM= Cutting Tool -- perforator
Description
Obstetrical perforator which consists of two long scissor-like handles attached near the head with a screw; the head consists of two curved and pointed blades which open when the handles are opened; the handles are rounded at the end to allow the user to grasp them with the hand and fingers.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Jason A. Hannah, Queen’s University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1928.
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
metal: silver-grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 28.0 cm. x Width: 7.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The perforator will open and close; there is a fair amount of corrosion on the handle; #3: metal rusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Chas. F. Thackeray -- Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries p. M271; "Antique Medical Instruments" by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., p. 99; Jetter & Scheerer, "Surgical Instruments Catalogue", Canada Edition, p. 186; V. Mueller catalogue: "A Guide to Comprehensive Purchasing", p. 479;
Research Facts
Perforator used to perform a craniotomy on a severely impacted fetus
Images
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