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Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997002434 a-b
Description
Two piece lidded container holds a pocket pharmaceutical scale (a) consists of metal bar with incremental measurements attached to concave disc held in place by fulcrum; separate rectangular lid (b) has manufacturers information.
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Accession Number
997002434 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Two piece lidded container holds a pocket pharmaceutical scale (a) consists of metal bar with incremental measurements attached to concave disc held in place by fulcrum; separate rectangular lid (b) has manufacturers information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - scale - Size: Length 11.1 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
N V Randolph & Co
Site Made (City)
Richmond
Site Made (State)
Virginia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Date Remarks
Based on patent
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on scale: "GRAINS"; "0, 5, 10, 15, 20"; engraved on the lid: "DR C H FITCH'S // PRESCRIPTION SCALE // PATD SEPT 29 1885 // MANUFD BY N V RANDOLPH & CO // RICHMOND VA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Copy Type
Originial
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.967; CD #6
Exhibit History
On display The Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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physician's saddle bag

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997002435
Description
Oval brown leather saddle bag; two oval pockets held closed by yellow buckles on each side; held together at the top by leather stitching and a yellow buckle; two more buckles on the inside of one pocket flap
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Accession Number
997002435
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Description
Oval brown leather saddle bag; two oval pockets held closed by yellow buckles on each side; held together at the top by leather stitching and a yellow buckle; two more buckles on the inside of one pocket flap
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers catalogue
Material
leather: brown
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-5
Dimension Notes
Length 39.0 cm x Width 21.5 cm x Depth 9.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Noticeable wear on the leather; corrosion present on all buckles;
corrosion has transferred onto the leather pieces touching the metal
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments," 6th Edition, A.S. Aloe Company, 189–, p. 801 (similar to model #10311); CD #1
Research Facts
This bag would be used to carry medical supplies while travelling on horseback
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Petit's spiral tourniquet

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997002445 a-c
Description
Tourniquet consisting of two brass plates connected by a large screw; red and white chevron patterned woven cotton band with brown, square piece of leather sewn onto end and with a two-pronged square metal end attached; white chamois pad attached to band by a thin brown leather strap.
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Accession Number
997002445 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Tourniquets
Amputation -- instrumentation
First Aid
Description
Tourniquet consisting of two brass plates connected by a large screw; red and white chevron patterned woven cotton band with brown, square piece of leather sewn onto end and with a two-pronged square metal end attached; white chamois pad attached to band by a thin brown leather strap.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - screw - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
b - belt - Size: Length 78.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
c - pad - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Evans and Wormull
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Material
metal: yellow, silver
fabric: red, white
leather: white, brown
Inscriptions
(a) Stamped on top of screw: "EVANS & CO // 31 STAMFORD ST // LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-8
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Fabric of belt faded; metal slightly tarnished; leather hardened
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments", Elisabeth Benion, 1979, p. 315; "Illustrated Catalogue of Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Apparatus, and Utensils, Veterinary Instruments, Cutlery etc.", Evans and Wormull, 1876, pl. 8 (similar to model #13 and #14); "The Tourniquet Manual: Principles and Practice", Leslie Klenerman, 2003, p. 4; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed", Kny-Scheerer Co, ca. 1915, p. 2014 (similar to model #B-/445)
Research Facts
Evans and Wormull, formerly Evans and Stevens, first appeared in 1874; they were recognized as suppliers of medical instruments to the British army and navy. Evans & Co. was a surgical instrument maker working in London between 1676-1874.
This style of screw tourniquet was invented by Parisian surgeon Jean Louis Petit in 1718, and his design was used until the early 20th century; he was the first person to use the term 'tourniquet'.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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List of Post Mortems at Kingston General Hospital Commencing Dec. 1 1894 - 1904; Catalogue Museum of Pathology Medical Department Queen's University [book]

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Dates
1894
1904
1894-1904
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
997002449
Description
Hardcover book bound in burgundy cloth with gold letters embossed on front and back covers; double sided book with a list of post mortems at Kingston General Hospital on one side and a catalogue of specimens from the Museum of Pathology at Queen's University; white pages with black ink; second page…
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Accession Number
997002449
Author
W.T. Connell
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Pathology -- catalogs
Description
Hardcover book bound in burgundy cloth with gold letters embossed on front and back covers; double sided book with a list of post mortems at Kingston General Hospital on one side and a catalogue of specimens from the Museum of Pathology at Queen's University; white pages with black ink; second page on both sides are brown
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1894
1904
1894-1904
Date Remarks
Printed on cover
Material
fabric: burgundy
paper: white, brown
ink: black, yellow
Inscriptions
Embossed on front cover: "LIST OF POST MORTEMS // AT KINGSTON // GENERAL HOSPITAL // COMMENCING // DEC. 1 1894 - 1904"; embossed on back cover: "CATALOGUE // MUSEUM OF PATHOLOGY // MEDICAL DEPARTMENT // QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY // W.T. CONNELL"; handwritten in ink on second page: "List of Post Mortems // at // General Hospital Kingston // Commencing // December 1st 1894 - // 1904"; handwritten in pencil in top right corner of second page "[illeg] // 40"; handwritten in ink on second last page "Catalogue - Museum of Pathology // Medical Department // Queen's University // Compiled by W.T. Connell. // Basis is a regional rather than a pathology regional one - a far better basis but one // which would consume more time than at my disposal. Considering that the duty // of cataloguing labelling preparing and in // most cases abstaining of the specimens // must + has been done by myself. // W.T. Connell"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Dimension Notes
Length 23.8 cm x Width 19 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Some pages are beginning to discolour and deteriorate slightly but overall condition is good
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Early History of Pathology at Queen's University and Her Teaching Hospitals (until 1966)", M. Daria Haust, Howard D. Steele and Paul W. Manley, n.d.; CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. W.T. Connell was a long time faculty member at Queen's University; he specialized in pathology and bacteriology; co-founded the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1931; died April 1964
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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stomach pump and enema apparatus

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Dates
1870
1915
circa 1870-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
Accession Number
997002487 a-n
Description
Fine grade mahoghany case (a) containing combined lever stomach pump and enema apparatus consisting of: case has brass fittings, oval inscription plate (blank) inlaid on top, moulded faded brown velvet-covered interior housing a brass lever pump (b) with decorative maufacturers plate on the barrel…
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Accession Number
997002487 a-n
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
MeSH Heading
Suction
Irrigation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Suction and Drainage -- stomach pump
Description
Fine grade mahoghany case (a) containing combined lever stomach pump and enema apparatus consisting of: case has brass fittings, oval inscription plate (blank) inlaid on top, moulded faded brown velvet-covered interior housing a brass lever pump (b) with decorative maufacturers plate on the barrel, two taps, hand which shuts passage of liquid towards which its point is turned, piston pump with ivory handle, lever and a broken detached spring (m); ebony torque (c); gum elastic stomach tube with rounded tip (d); straight rubber hose tube with brass fittings (e); rubber hose tube with narrowed brass tip (f); ivory conical nozzle (g); ivory hourglass-shaped nozzle (h); ivory cylindrical-shaped nozzle with rounded tip (i); ivory hourglass-shaped nozzle with side attachment (j); metal cylindrical attachment for pump (k); wooden oral screw (l); metal spring (m); metal key for case (n).
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 30.3 cm x Width 18.5 cm x Depth 6.2 cm
b - pump - Size: Length 24.3 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
c - torque - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
d - tube with rounded tip (bent) - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
e - straight tube - Size: Length 23.9 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
f - tube with narrowed metal tip (bent) - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
g - conical nozzle - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
h - hourglass-shaped nozzle - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
i - cylindrical nozzle - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
j - nozzle with side attachment - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
k - metal cylinder - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
l - oral screw - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
m - spring - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
n - key - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
S. Maw Son & Thompson
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1915
circa 1870-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
wood: brown, black
fabric: brown
metal: yellow, silver, black
ivory: cream, yellow
rubber: red, brown, black
Inscriptions
Embossed on brass label (b): "S. MAW & SON & THOMPSON . LONDON * TRADEMARK *"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-13
Condition Remarks
Case has wood split in several areas, preventing lid complete closure; velvet is slightly faded; ivory tools have developed a patina; wax paper covers on rubber hoses is in tatters, little remains; like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Analysing the English Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum"; "Aloe's Illustrated & Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians; Supplies & Hospital Furnishings," Aloe, A. S. Co.. 6th ed. St. Louis, 189-. pg 330 (model: Lever stomach pump); CD #2
Research Facts
The name MAW has bee associated with a whole range of British made chemists' sundries, dressings, surgical appliances and instruments since the early 17th century. The company grew out of a wholesale druggist company in London, later instrument maker. The company was founded by Hornby & Maw in 1807, was listed as george Maw & Son in 1826, S. Maw & saon in 1860 and S. Maw & Son & Thompson in 1870. In 1901 it was still in Maw hands as S. Maw, Son & Sons with an address of 55 Aldermanbury, London.
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall removed January 27, 2010
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Nyal castor oil

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Dates
1880
1924
circa 1880-1924
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000006003
Description
A rectangular glass bottle with round, sloped shoulders and rounded bottom corners; neck of bottle has a narrow, bevelled ring above the shoulders and a wide, flat ring below its lip; there is a mould seam on the neck below the flat ring; a rectangular paper label is adhered to the front side; the…
Accession Number
000006003
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Castor Oil
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular glass bottle with round, sloped shoulders and rounded bottom corners; neck of bottle has a narrow, bevelled ring above the shoulders and a wide, flat ring below its lip; there is a mould seam on the neck below the flat ring; a rectangular paper label is adhered to the front side; the metal cap has a rolled end, a round groove on the top and vertical grooves around its raised side; there is no evidence of threading (see accession sheet for sketch); a thick, yellow liquid fills about 40% of the bottle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Nyal, Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1924
circa 1880-1924
Date Remarks
The bottle's mould seams continue over the bottle's lip, indicating fabrication after 1880; screw cap became popular after 1924, so possibly the bottle was made between these two dates
Material
glass: clear
paper: orange
metal: orange
Inscriptions
"NYAL // QUALITY // A" is inscribed in raised letters in a circle on the front of the bottle; the last letter "A" is in a smaller circle on a chain pattern, all in the larger circle; bottom: "D [or a square] inside a diamond shape, and "2" to the left of the diamond, in raised letters; label: "TRADE MARK NYAL [illeg.] // TASTY // Castor Oil // Rx [the "x" part of the tail of the "R"] D3 2 FL. OZ. // Pure, Refined Castor Oil // sweetened and flavored. // Directions – Infants 20 to 40 // drops; children four years old, // 1 to 2 teaspoonfulls; eight years // old, ½ to one tablespoonful; // adults; 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls; // Mode D'Emploi — Pour petits // enfants 20 à 40 gouttes; pour // enfants de 4 ans 1 à 2 cuillerées // à thé; 8 ans ½ à 1 cuillerée à // table; pour adultes, 1 à 2 cuil- // lerées à table. // NYAL COMPANY, Limited // Windsor, Ontario, Canada"; the label is toned with light grey mesh behind the text, leaving a frame of brighter orange around the label; on the back of the bottle neck, there is "H5" in raised lettering
Permanent Location
Storage Room 1013
Dimension Notes
Length 13.3 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle and cap are dusty and have residual stains; cap has two dents; the paint on the cap is blackened around the side and there are some very small spots where the metal substrate is exposed; the cap is stuck on the bottle; the paper label has two holes (around 0.1 cm); note: residue on bottle may attract pests.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, pp. 19, 21, 24; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising," by A. Walker Bingham, 1994, p. 108; "The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, pp. 219-220; "The Oxford Dictionary of Current English," Oxford University Press, 1998; "Text-book of the Principles and Practice of Nursing," by Bertha Harmer, 1927, pp. 435-436; see also 000.006.022
Research Facts
Castor oil is "oil from the seeds of a tropical plant, used as a purgative and lubricant (Oxford Dictionary). Castor oil may be used both as a laxative and as an emollient (Merck), but this product is flavoured, so it is a laxative. (See accession sheet for further details.)
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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Collection
Eleanor E. Anderson Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000008001
Description
Ivory handled corkscrew with an elongated tear drop handle and a metal spiral at the other end; metal center and spiral is one continuous piece; two ivory pieces pressed into either side of the handle.
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Accession Number
000008001
Collection
Eleanor E. Anderson Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Description
Ivory handled corkscrew with an elongated tear drop handle and a metal spiral at the other end; metal center and spiral is one continuous piece; two ivory pieces pressed into either side of the handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. and Mrs. Kidd of Ottawa, Ontario; Dr. Kidd graduated from Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1929; Mrs. Kidd graduated from the Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1925. Dr. John Franklin Kidd (1865-1932).
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Material
metal: dark grey
ivory: off-white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-1
Length
9.8 cm
Width
1.8 cm
Depth
0.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some signs of corrosion; the ivory is beginning to deteriorate in the corners.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Internet: "Collector Cafe: Other Types of Corkscrews"
Research Facts
The perfume corkscrew was used to remove the cork stoppers from small bottles such as medicine bottles or perfume bottles; they were particularity popular in between 1880-1910; they were used before metal screw tops were readily available.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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uterine syringe irrigator set

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Eleanor E. Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
000008003 a-c
Description
Irrigator with case; is wood case (a) iexterior covered in black fabric and interior with salmon-coloured velvet and metal latches; on the inside there are sections which hold the items inside securely; (b) syringe is a glass tube with a metal plunger and a leather stopper; Bakelite ends at the top…
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Accession Number
000008003 a-c
Collection
Eleanor E. Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- uterine
Description
Irrigator with case; is wood case (a) iexterior covered in black fabric and interior with salmon-coloured velvet and metal latches; on the inside there are sections which hold the items inside securely; (b) syringe is a glass tube with a metal plunger and a leather stopper; Bakelite ends at the top and bottom; the bottom Bakelite end is threaded so the syringe can attach to irrigator (c) with one end threaded with a leather gasket so it attaches to (b) without leaking; the other end has two rows of holes to let the irrigation fluid pass through.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - case
b - syringe
c - irrigator
Provenance
Owned by Dr. and Mrs. Kidd of Ottawa, Ontario; Dr. Kidd graduated from Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1929; Mrs. Kidd graduated from the Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1925. Dr. John Franklin Kidd (1865-1932).
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Item similar to one in catalogue of that date.
Material
paper: black
plastic: black
fabric: pink
metal: silver
glass: clear
leather: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the side of the glass tube (b) in ink is a scale "10 20 40 60" with a mark for every unit in between.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-3
Length
a - 21.0 cm b - 12.2 cm c - 20.2 cm
Width
a - 5.5 cm b - 12.2 cm c - 1.2 cm
Depth
a - 2.9 cm b - 2.1 cm c - 1.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some signs of corrosion on (a); the paper covering the case is beginning to peel at the corners and fray on the back hinge; (b) the glass is dirty and the leather is beginning to crumble; (c) there is some dirt on the threaded part.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p. 469 (similar to item number 7398)
Research Facts
Used to introduce liquids such as water or medicine into the uterus; for treatment or cleaning.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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surgical needle sample book

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Dates
1898
1900
circa 1898-1900
Collection
Eleanor E. Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
000008008
Description
Red fabric accordian style salesman's sample book of surgical needles with nineteen thick fiberboard pages of gold covered metal needles in a wide range of sizes and types with order numbers under each needle; names of needle type, size and style are indicated in silver ink under each item; pages …
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Accession Number
000008008
Collection
Eleanor E. Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles; Suture Techniques
Needles -- case
Surgery
Surgery, Operative -- instrumentation
Sutures
Description
Red fabric accordian style salesman's sample book of surgical needles with nineteen thick fiberboard pages of gold covered metal needles in a wide range of sizes and types with order numbers under each needle; names of needle type, size and style are indicated in silver ink under each item; pages are numbered up to nineteen; stitched on to black paper covered panels; types of specialized needles include: abdominal, intestinal, eye surgery, and veterinary; text on front cover in gold and text on each panel in silver; several needles missing; 183.0 cm long when fully open.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. and Mrs. Kidd of Ottawa, Ontario; Dr. Kidd graduated from Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1929; Mrs. Kidd graduated from the Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1925. Dr. John Franklin Kidd (1865-1932).
Maker
The Kny - Scheerer Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1898
1900
circa 1898-1900
Date Remarks
Dates manufacturer in Chicago
Material
paper: black
metal: gold
ink silver, gold
fabric: red
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover: "Sample Book // First Edition // Astra // Surgical Needles // manufactured by // The Kny - Scheerer Co. // NEW - YORK // W. R. GRADY CO. // CHICAGO"; printed on each page: "Page 1 SURGEON'S NEEDLES // Page 2 SURGEON'S NEEDLES // Page 3 SURGEON'S NEEDLES EMMETT'S NEEDLES // Page 4 EMMETT'S NEEDLES // Page 5 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Dr. Hagedorn's Pattern // Page 6 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Dr. Hagedorn's Pattern // Page 7 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Dr. Hagedorn's Pattern // Page 8 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Dr. Hagedorn's Pattern Stout Fistula Thin Fistula Intestinal eye needle // Page 9 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Dr. Hagedorn's Pattern reversed eye // Page 10 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Ferguson's cutting edge taper point // Page 11 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Emmett's Pattern Taper point // Page 12 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Emmett's Pattern Trocar point Sim's Pattern Lance Point // Page 13 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Goodell's Pattern for Perineum Keith's abdominal For Intestinal Work Dr. Child's Needles // Page 14 SURGEON'S NEEDLES For Intestinal Work Kelly's Intestinal Needles Kelly's Pattern with Lister's Eye Kelly's Intestinal Needles with patent Eye // Page 15 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Moynihan's Pattern with patent eye For Intestinal Work // Page 16 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Martin's Martin's Pattern Special Mayo's Intestinal Packard's // Page 17 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Murphy's Pattern for Trachelorraphy Pratt's Pettern for Cervix Schnetter's // Page 18 SURGEON'S NEEDLES for Eye Work Mayo's pattern Flat shank with square eye Mayo's pattern with taper point // Page 19 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Veterinary needles
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
20.0 cm
Width
9.0 cm
Depth
4.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measured closed
Condition Remarks
Exterior shows wear, needles are new
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet Book
Reference Comments
American Surgical instrument: The History of their manufacturer and an Directory of Instrument makers to 1900 by James M. Edmonson, PhD 1997 ISBN 0-930405-70-6
Research Facts
W. R. Grady was a medical supply salesman in 1891, then a year later became a buyer and a year after is listed as a manufacturer of surgical instruments all under the company name of W. R. Grady Co.
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amputation and surgery kit

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Dates
1860
1895
circa 1860 - 1895
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
000028001 a-ee
Description
Hinged wooden rectangular surgical case with brass banding along edges and across top of lid (a) with lift out drawer (b) both lined with purple velvet and two removable covers (c,d); contains two Liston (e,g) and one Catling (f) amputating knives of varying sizes; set of minor operating knives (h…
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Accession Number
000028001 a-ee
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Description
Hinged wooden rectangular surgical case with brass banding along edges and across top of lid (a) with lift out drawer (b) both lined with purple velvet and two removable covers (c,d); contains two Liston (e,g) and one Catling (f) amputating knives of varying sizes; set of minor operating knives (h-k) along with two other scalpels (l,m); clear plastic spool of braided silk and another spool with no thread (n,o); curved surgical needles of varying sizes (p-r) and two hooked needles of different sizes (s,t); a needle holder (u); hand saw (v) with narrow (w) and wide (x) saw blades; hey saw (y); steel trephine handle (z); steel trephine (aa); black brush (bb); narrow retractor all metal one piece (cc); angled surgical scalpel (dd); curved director / dilator (ee); there are pieces missing; knives and scalpels with incised cross-hatched ebony handles.
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
a - wood case
b - lift out drawer
c - large removable cover
d - removable cover
e - surgical knife Liston 8 3/4”
f - surgical bistory Catling 7”
g - surgical knife Liston 6”
h - short surgical scalpel
i - short surgical scalpel J. J. TEUFEL
j - short surgical scalpel
k - short surgical scalpel
l - short surgical scalpel with worn handle
m - scalpel metal one piece
n - spool of braided silk
o - spool
p - curved surgical needle
q - curved surgical needle
r - curved surgical needle
s - hooked surgical needle
t - hooked surgical needle
u - needle holder
v - hand saw
w - narrow saw blade
x - wide saw blade
y - hey saw
z - trephine handle
aa - trephine
bb - brush
cc - narrow retractor all metal one piece
dd - angled surgical scalpel
ee - curved director/ dilator
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Peter William Reid (Reed) of Madoc, Ontario. Donated by great grandson.
Maker
Kuhlman
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1895
circa 1860 - 1895
Material
wood: brown
fabric: purple
metal: silver; brass
leather: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on neck of (e- f): "KUHLMANN"; (g-h): "A. KUHLMANN"; (i): "J. J. TEUFEL"; (j-l): "A. KUHLMANN"; (m); "GERMANY"; (u): "TIEMANN & CO"; (z): "H. McC. & D. // CHICAGO"; (dd): "CTRUAX & CO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-7
Temporary Location
For u, z-aa only: On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Length
a - 41.0 b - 38.5 c - 38.6 d - 5.2 e - 36.1 f - 35.4 g - 28.5 h - 16.3 i - 16.5 j - 16.5 k - 15.6 l - 16.2 m - 16.8 n - 2.4 o - 2.5 p - 7.5 q - 5.0 r - 4.2 s - 5.4 t - 4.1 u - 11.5 v - 36.5 w - 26.2 x - 26.2 y - 17.3 z - 9.7cm aa - 10.5 bb - 9.6 cc - 13.3 dd - 20.2 ee - 24.6
Width
a - 16.5 b - 13.8 c - 13.9 d - 3.9 e - 1.9 f - 1.9 g - 1.9 h - 1.7 i - 1.7 j - 1.2 k - 1.6 l - 1.2 m - 0.9 p - 0.1 q - 0.1 r - 0.1 s -0.2 t - 0.1 u - 2.0 v - 9.9 w - 1.1 x - 2.0 y - 4.8 z - 1.9 aa - 1.9 bb - 1.8 cc - 1.0 dd - 0.9 ee - 0.5
Depth
a - 8.7 b - 2.2 c - 0.5 d - 0.4 e - 1.4 f - 1.9 g - 1.8 h - 0.6 i - 0.6 j - 0.6 k - 0.6 l - 0.6 m - 0.4 p - 0.1 q - 0.1 r - 0.1 s - 0.1 t - 0.1 u - 1.0 v - 2.2 w - 0.1 x - 0.1 y - 1.0 z - 2.0 aa - 1.9 bb - 0.9 cc - 0.5 dd - 0.6 ee - 0.5
Diameter
n - 1.4 o - 1.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor lifting of double decorative brass wire; discolourization of velvet to a light brown; lid warped does not fully close
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Dr. William Standish Reed.
Civil War issue U. S. Army Hospital Department set by Geo. Tiemann. American Civil War Surgical Antiques.
Research Facts
Dr. Peter William Reid (1827 - 1898) was born in Stirling Ontario and was an Empire Loyalist. Dr. Reid moved to the United States and due to a clerical error the spelling of his last name was changed to Reed.
The layout and instruments would indicate use as a field set as opposed to hospital use. Field sets are not as extensive as hospital sets and would have been used for initial treatment of war wounds as well as for treatment of day-to-day surgical problems.
The case has indentations for approximately 37 tools, but there is only 19 remaining instruments that fit into their designated areas. Three instruments do not appear to have designated spots within the case.
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