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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001105 a-b
Description
Small gold cylindrical tin of "corn fix salve"; black writing on lid; directions written on bottom of tin.
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Accession Number
996001105 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Callosities -- drug therapy
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- podiatric remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Small gold cylindrical tin of "corn fix salve"; black writing on lid; directions written on bottom of tin.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 1.6 cm. x Diam. 2.5 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Washington D.C. on Oct. 16 1994.
Maker
Kraupner Pharmaceutical Co.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Corn fix // salve // contains Carbolic Acid // (approx. 2%), oil // Cassia, U.S.P. Petrolatum // and Camphor // Average contents // 1/17 oz.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Condition Remarks
Some wear on lid and around edges; some paint loss
Copy Type
Original
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forearm splint, adult

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopaedic Surgery
Accession Number
997002437
Description
Splint is made up of three sections, a handgrip, curved metal wrist support and perforated arm support all three parts are connected by a metal bar attached by metal rivets; handgrip is adjustable from side to side and is rolled to allow the fingers to fold over it; there are two metal rivets on th…
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Accession Number
997002437
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopaedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Forearm Injuries
Description
Splint is made up of three sections, a handgrip, curved metal wrist support and perforated arm support all three parts are connected by a metal bar attached by metal rivets; handgrip is adjustable from side to side and is rolled to allow the fingers to fold over it; there are two metal rivets on the top of the handgrip, one at each end; the arm support is perforted with 64 circular holes arranged in vertical rows of eight holes each; arm support can be moulded to fit the forearm; dry yellow residue present on back right hand side
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
De Puy Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Date Remarks
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., Toronto, 1960, p.121 (similar to item 6-13A-OEC) (see attached photocopy)
Material
metal: gray
Inscriptions
Stamped on the back left hand side: "DE PUY MFG. CO. // WARSAW. IND."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-16
Dimension Notes
Lenth 27.8 cm x Width 11.1 cm x Depth 8.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Scratches are present all over splint; arm support has been bent at a harsh angle which has created a crease close to the metal bar that joins all three portions of the splint; pitting is present on the back left hand edge; wrist support is in good condition; handgrip exhibits a large amount of corrosion where the fingers would have sat and the metal has turned white and has begun to flake off; handgrip is loose
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
De Puy Website. April 12, 2011. April 13, 2011.
Research Facts
The DePuy Companies are part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies; Revra DePuy founded DePuy Manufacturing (later to become DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.) in 1895 in Warsaw, Indiana, on the promise of a fiber splint to replace the wooden barrel staves then used to set fractures; DePuy then becomes the first commercial orthopaedic manufacturer in the world; the Colles splint is generally used for distal-end fractures of the ulna and radius; it can be fitted to the correct angle of flexion by slightly twisting and bending the splint
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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urethral dilator set

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Dates
1920
1960
circa 1920-1960
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
997002441 a-k
Description
Male urethral dilator set consisting of a black leather rectangular case with clasp closure lid (a); brown leather interior holds ten metal dilators, sized on the French scale: 32 (b), 30 (c), 28 (d), 26 (e), 24 (f), 22 (g), 20 (h), 18 (i), 12 (j), 10 (k); dilators have flat ends with rounded sides…
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Accession Number
997002441 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Urology -- instrumentation
Physical Examination
MM= Dilatation -- dilator -- urethral
Description
Male urethral dilator set consisting of a black leather rectangular case with clasp closure lid (a); brown leather interior holds ten metal dilators, sized on the French scale: 32 (b), 30 (c), 28 (d), 26 (e), 24 (f), 22 (g), 20 (h), 18 (i), 12 (j), 10 (k); dilators have flat ends with rounded sides which taper into a cylindrical shape with a rounded end; these ends curve upward
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 36.0 cm x Width 14.9 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - dilator - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
c - dilator - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
d - dilator - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 0.93 cm
e - dilator - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Diam. 0.86 cm
f - dilator - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
g - dilator - Size: Length 26.5 cm x Diam. 0.73 cm
h - dilator - Size: Length 26.5 cm x Diam. 0.66 cm
i - dilator - Size: Length 26.5 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
j - dilator - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Diam. 0.33 cm
k - dilator - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1960
circa 1920-1960
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
leather: black, brown
Inscriptions
(b) Stamped on end: "AM-S-T-A // 32 // STANDARD"; (c) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 30 // STANDARD"; (d) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 28 // STANDARD"; (e) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 26 // STANDARD"; (f) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 24 // STANDARD"; (g) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 22 // STANDARD"; (h) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 20 // STANDARD"; (i) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 18 // STANDARD"; (j) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 12 // STANDARD"; (k) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 10 // STANDARD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-14
Condition Remarks
Case is slightly scuffed, especially at corners; leather inside case is faded in parts; two dilators are missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Kingston General Hospital: A Social and Institutional History", Margaret Angus, 1973, p. 113, 165; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality 21st ed", Kny-Scheerer Co, ca. 1915, p. 4056 (similar to model #D/-2744); "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals", George P. Pilling & Son, 1932, p. 279 (similar to model #P19372); "Sklar Surgical Instruments, Suction & Pressure Apparatus", Sklar Instruments, 1967, p. 296; CD #8
Research Facts
Label inside case states the object was donated in 1985 by the wife of the late surgeon Dr. W. Stuart Houston; a senior intern at the Kingston General Hospital in 1926, he retired from an Attending position in General Surgery in 1960; he also taught courses at Queen's University
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Colles splint, adult

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997002507
Description
A moulded right forearm splint of cast metal that resembles the shape of a forearm; the concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and shaped to the human arm and has 40 diamond-shaped cutouts arranged in five vertical lines of eight cutouts each; towards the hand the brace twists slight…
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Accession Number
997002507
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Forearm Injuries
Description
A moulded right forearm splint of cast metal that resembles the shape of a forearm; the concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and shaped to the human arm and has 40 diamond-shaped cutouts arranged in five vertical lines of eight cutouts each; towards the hand the brace twists slightly and narrows before joining with a cast hammer-like handgrip
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
Zimmer Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Date Remarks
Object is very similar to 997.037.117 and that date comes from a Zimmer catalogue from 1960
Material
metal: gray
Inscriptions
Stamped into metal on the bottom of the splint on the back side: "ZIMMER MFG. CO. // WARSAW [logo with a capital Z inside a diamond shape] IND. U.S.A. // 13 A"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-16
Dimension Notes
Length 30.5 cm x Width 11.3 cm Depth 8.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Overall condition is good; scratches are present all over splint; on the back side the metal near the edges is begining to discolour and wear away; hand grip shows signs of wear and is discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Zimmer Manufacturing Website. January 7, 2009, March 30, 2011.
Research Facts
Justin O. Zimmer began Zimmer Manufacturing Company in Warsaw Indiana in 1927; the Zimmer line of 50 aluminum splints debuts at the American Medical Association meeting in May of 1927 in Washington, D.C. and the Zimmer splint becomes an immediate leader in its field; the colles splint is generally used for distal-end fractures of the ulna and radius; it can be fitted to the correct angle of flexion by slightly twisting and bending; handpiece is contoured to fit the hand
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Colles Splint, adult

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997002508
Description
A moulded right forearm splint of cast metal that resembles the shape of a forearm; the concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and shaped to the human arm and has 28 diamond-shaped cutouts arranged in four vertical lines of seven cutouts each; on the front and back sides there is dry…
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Accession Number
997002508
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Forearm Injuries
Description
A moulded right forearm splint of cast metal that resembles the shape of a forearm; the concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and shaped to the human arm and has 28 diamond-shaped cutouts arranged in four vertical lines of seven cutouts each; on the front and back sides there is dry adhesive residue present; towards the hand the brace twists slightly and narrows before joining with a cast hammer-like handgrip
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
Zimmer Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Date Remarks
Object is similar to 997.037.117 and the date for that object comes from a Zimmer Catalogue from 1960
Material
metal: gray
Inscriptions
Stamped into metal on bottom of the splint on the back side: "ZIMMER MFG. CO. // WARSAW [logo with a capital Z inside a diamond shape] IND. U.S.A. // 13 C"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-16
Dimension Notes
Length 27.6 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 6.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is scratched and scuffed all over object; adhesive marks are present on the back and front of the object but are no longer tacky; metal is corroding and beginning to pit all over the front; handle is very pitted and discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Zimmer Manufacturing Website. January 7, 2009, March 30, 2011.
Research Facts
Justin O. Zimmer began Zimmer Manufacturing Company in Warsaw Indiana in 1927; the Zimmer line of 50 aluminum splints debuts at the American Medical Association meeting in May of 1927 in Washington, D.C. and the Zimmer splint becomes an immediate leader in its field; the colles splint is generally used for distal-end fractures of the ulna and radius; it can be fitted to the correct angle of flexion by slightly twisting and bending; handpiece is contoured to fit the hand
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Colles splint, adult

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997002509
Description
A moulded left forearm splint of cast metal that resembles the shape of a forearm; the concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and shaped to the human arm; has 28 diamond-shaped cutouts arranged in four vertical lines of seven cutouts each; towards the hand the splint twists slightly …
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Accession Number
997002509
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Forearm Injuries
Description
A moulded left forearm splint of cast metal that resembles the shape of a forearm; the concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and shaped to the human arm; has 28 diamond-shaped cutouts arranged in four vertical lines of seven cutouts each; towards the hand the splint twists slightly and narrows before joining with a cast hammer-like handgrip
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
Zimmer Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Date Remarks
Object is similar to 997.037.117 and the date for that object comes from a Zimmer catalogue from 1960
Material
metal: gray
Inscriptions
Stamped into the metal on the bottom of the splint on the back side: "ZIMMER MFG. CO. // WARSAW [logo with a capital Z inside a diamond shape] IND. U.S.A. // 13 D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-16
Dimension Notes
Length 27.4 cm x Width 9.6 cm x Depth 6 cm
Condition Remarks
Scratches and scuff marks are present all over splint; handgrip is pitted and discoloured; the side that would have been closest to the arm is discoloured and shows signs of wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Zimmer Manufacturing Website. January 7, 2009, March 30, 2011.
Research Facts
Justin O. Zimmer began Zimmer Manufacturing Company in Warsaw Indiana in 1927; the Zimmer line of 50 aluminum splints debuts at the American Medical Association meeting in May of 1927 in Washington, D.C. and the Zimmer splint becomes an immediate leader in its field; the colles splint is generally used for distal-end fractures of the ulna and radius; it can be fitted to the correct angle of flexion by slightly twisting and bending; handpiece is contoured to fit the hand
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
997003002 a-b
Description
(a) Metal scope is a hollow cylinder open at both ends; one end flares out into a lip, which tapers into a short series of threads; because the threaded (grooved) part is wider than the cylinder itself, this part slopes smoothly inwards to the opening; (b) the metal handle is essentially a thin tub…
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Accession Number
997003002 a-b
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal -- proctoscope
Description
(a) Metal scope is a hollow cylinder open at both ends; one end flares out into a lip, which tapers into a short series of threads; because the threaded (grooved) part is wider than the cylinder itself, this part slopes smoothly inwards to the opening; (b) the metal handle is essentially a thin tube with a flat, round corrugated disc on one end, and a bullte-shaped plug on the other; about one-third of the way down, the pipe widens into a long, circular flange, flat on the top and tapering into a round lip that encircles the pipe; this flange fits into the smooth inwardly sloping end of (a); when assembled, (b) fits into (a) and the plug and handle extend out from (a).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - scope/tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
b - handle and plug/obturator - Size: Length 16.4 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's University School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: silver; grey
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-9
Condition Remarks
Metal, especially on (a), shows signs of corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital – Professional Instruments – Equipment – Supplies," V. Mueller Co., 1956, p. 489 (item # SU-360); Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo (in file)
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rectal speculum

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
997003005 a-c
Description
The scope (a) is a long, hollow metal tube open at both ends; at one end, the cylinder flares out into a shorter and wider cylinder; at the bottom of this cylinder is a short, hollow tube, also open at the end, which has a small opening running diagonally up its side; over this tube is a metal ring…
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Accession Number
997003005 a-c
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal
Description
The scope (a) is a long, hollow metal tube open at both ends; at one end, the cylinder flares out into a shorter and wider cylinder; at the bottom of this cylinder is a short, hollow tube, also open at the end, which has a small opening running diagonally up its side; over this tube is a metal ring, textured at top and bottom but smooth in the middle, with an L-shaped opening; this ring slides around, and its opening permits a small knob on the handle (c) to be inserted into the first diagonal opening and then secured; the handle is another metal cylinder; at its top, which narrows slightly, is the knob for attachment; in its middle is a switch (that no longer slides), and its bottom widens slightly; a small circular hole in its bottom reveals two prongs, presumably electrical wiring; the top is also open and an electrical contact can be seen about a third of the way down; the obturator (b) is a long, thin metal tube with a round disk, corrugated on its side, at one end, and a metal bullet-shaped plug at the other; about a quarter of the way down is a round flange that is flat on top, then tapers into a short tube; this flange rests upon the part in (a) where the cylinder narrows away from the handle; and the tip of the plug protrudes from the insertion end of the scope when assembled.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - scope - Size: Length 22.4 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
b - obturator - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
c - handle - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's University School of Medicine Class of 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal (plated): silver; grey
Inscriptions
On (c), near bottom: three inverted triangles, arranged in a "V" pattern, in centre of the three, "CO" with "SS" in larger letters superimposed, all surrounded by a large "C"; on lower two sides of the "V" is "PAT. // PEND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-8
Condition Remarks
Metal shows wear; signs of plating wearing away, especially on (b); small scratches all over; deep parallel scratches on (c), just under the switch; (c) also has an oval-shaped ring of corrosion on it.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
"Hospital Catalogue, General Surgical ed." by Sklar Instruments, 1992 pp. 292-293; "Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," by Chas. F. Thackray, Ltd., ca 1970, pp. 150-152; Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo (in file)
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vaginal retractor (?)

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1955
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997003008
Description
The retractor consists of a stationary handle and moving parts; possibly chest retractor?; the handle is all of one piece, curving at its bottom into a semicircle, and curving at the top into a long oval tongue, slightly concave; there is a long oval slit down most of the handle's length, through w…
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Accession Number
997003008
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- vaginal
Description
The retractor consists of a stationary handle and moving parts; possibly chest retractor?; the handle is all of one piece, curving at its bottom into a semicircle, and curving at the top into a long oval tongue, slightly concave; there is a long oval slit down most of the handle's length, through which two flat wing-type pieces of metal protrude, securing the moving parts while allowing it to slide up and down; these attachments connect to another, smaller handle that curves into a "Z" shape, away from the main handle; the tip is wide, round, and corrugated to provide a resting place for a thumb; a large, round threaded knob joins the mini-handle, the main handle, and two round, long arms that extend upwards in a slightly curved "V" shape; these arms slide through two short cylinders on either side of the main handle, securing them; at the upper end of each arm, attached by bolts, is a long metal tongue, slightly concave and rounded at both ends; both ends are bent outwards at 90°; when the mini-handle is pushed up, these tongues move upwards and outwards.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Maker
Woods Professional Supplies
Site Made (City)
South Gate
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1955
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On the mini-handle, under the knob: an oval divided into three parts by a Y, and in each portion a letter: "P", "W", "S"; underneath: "PELVIFIX // MADE IN U.S.A."; on mini-handle, above the long slot: "B-1809 // STAINLESS // STEEL"; on main handle, above the slot: "U.S. PAT. NO. 2,374,863 // MADE IN // U.S.A." on the main handle, at the bottom of its curve: "MFG BY // WOODS PROFESSIONAL SUPPLIES // SOUTH GATE, CALIF."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-1
Dimension Notes
Length 17.8 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 12.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Steel in good, stable condition; some small marks and dulling.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter)
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931-1957.
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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997003022
Description
Biopsy punch (?) is a metal scissor-like object; its handles, arms with loops on their ends, are arranged front-to-back rather than left to right; the front handle curves at a 130° angle and continues on to be the arm of the instrument; this arm is a long, thin, hollow tube with a small bulb on its…
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Accession Number
997003022
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- punch
Description
Biopsy punch (?) is a metal scissor-like object; its handles, arms with loops on their ends, are arranged front-to-back rather than left to right; the front handle curves at a 130° angle and continues on to be the arm of the instrument; this arm is a long, thin, hollow tube with a small bulb on its end; the other, hind handle terminates in a sort of fork which holds a thin pipe kept in place by two flanges; at the near end of this pipe is a knob-type control; the other end extends all the way through the tube of the other arm, and its small oblong tip, with a round hole in its centre, protrudes out the end; this oblong tip has a round knob on it that looks as if it were meant to attach to another piece, suggesting that a piece is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's University School of Medicine Class of 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Maker
American Cystoscope Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On left side of front handle: "AMER. CYSTOSCOPE CO." superimposed on "H. MARTIN"; on left side of hind handle: "GERMANY"; on right side of the bottom of the front handle: a triangle with a circle on top, between a pair of stylized eyes (the mark of the American Cystoscope Co.)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Dimension Notes
Length 33.4 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal is stable; it is slightly scratched and the plating is worn away in a tiny area on one of the handles; #2: missing end piece.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
American Cystoscope Co. Catalog, p. 154 (item #232); Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931–1957.
Images
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