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Hunter's lithotomy knife

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Dates
1770
1799
1770-1799
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1986.19.1
Description
A curved blade, sharpened on both sides and incorporating a file, is riveted into a cross-hatched ivory handle.
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Accession Number
1986.19.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Calculi
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife
Description
A curved blade, sharpened on both sides and incorporating a file, is riveted into a cross-hatched ivory handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. F. Balch of Northwood, UK.
Maker
Savigny
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1770
1799
1770-1799
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 18c."
Material
metal: dark grey
ivory: off-white
Inscriptions
"Savigny"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-3
Dimension Notes
Length 9.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Chips broken off the tip and the broad blade of the knife.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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surgeon's pocket case

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Dates
1748
1830
circa 1748-1830
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1929.2.1 a-h
Description
Brown morocco, fabric-lined folding leather pocket case (h) containing surgical instruments: (a) gum lancet, (b) catheter, (c) tapered, hollow metal tube, (d-f) caustic holder and its parts, (g) tenaculum; four flaps fold out from the case with bands to hold instruments; a band goes down the centreā€¦
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Accession Number
1929.2.1 a-h
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting
Urinary catheterization
Description
Brown morocco, fabric-lined folding leather pocket case (h) containing surgical instruments: (a) gum lancet, (b) catheter, (c) tapered, hollow metal tube, (d-f) caustic holder and its parts, (g) tenaculum; four flaps fold out from the case with bands to hold instruments; a band goes down the centre of the inside to hold instruments.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - gum lancet - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 1.2 cm
b - catheter - Size: Length 10.3 cm
c - tube - Size: Length 15.4 cm
d - caustic holder - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
e - part for caustic holder - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
f - part for caustic holder - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
g - tenaculum - Size: Length 11.2 cm
h - case - Size: Length 17.8 cm x Width 13.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Thomas Bickerton Edminson of Toronto.
Maker
Boog; G. McLeod
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1748
1830
circa 1748-1830
Date Remarks
https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk/people/cp47937/boog
Material
metal: silver (tarnished)
shell: mottled brown
leather: brown
fabric: reddish brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
Pocket case is in dilapidated condition; #3: leather is stiff; case is falling apart.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Sim's vaginal depressor

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Dates
1770
1799
circa 1770-1799
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1934.16.39
Description
A thick copper wire, looped and brazed at one end; wood handle with fine geometric pattern on one side and flat on the other with a crack in it about 2 inches long.
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Accession Number
1934.16.39
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Physical Examination
Description
A thick copper wire, looped and brazed at one end; wood handle with fine geometric pattern on one side and flat on the other with a crack in it about 2 inches long.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; previously loaned to AM by U of T, a permanent loan; donated by Mr. I.H. Cameron.
Dates
1770
1799
circa 1770-1799
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 18c."
Material
metal: brown
wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-5
Dimension Notes
Length 24 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Accession sheet gives "placental curette" as object name
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dental elevator

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Dates
1700
1899
circa 1700-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
1969.281.1
Description
Sharp-pointed, spear-shaped instrument with ivory handle; Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1969.281.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Instruments
Dentistry
MM= Tooth extraction -- elevator
Description
Sharp-pointed, spear-shaped instrument with ivory handle; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1700
1899
circa 1700-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "18c.-19c."
Material
metal: grey
ivory: yellowish
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-2
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 16.2 cm x Width 0.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1770
1830
circa 1770-1830
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1969.7.4
Description
Jackknife-type lancet with a wide blade and very sharp point; in a tortoiseshell handle.
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Accession Number
1969.7.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting
MM= Bloodletting -- thumb lancet
Description
Jackknife-type lancet with a wide blade and very sharp point; in a tortoiseshell handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. D.S. MacLennan of Brampton, Ont.; belonged to Dr. James Stirling.
Dates
1770
1830
circa 1770-1830
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 18c.-early 19c."
Material
tortoiseshell: brown; beige
metal: grey
Inscriptions
A crown is stamped on the blade.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm
Condition Remarks
One cover missing; blade corroded on one side.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. James Stirling was a graduate of the University of Glasgow; he began practising in Vancleek (?) Hill, Ontario.
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