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Collyer's pelvimeter

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Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
995005115
Description
A metal pelvimeter consisting of two arms, connected at one and with a wing nut, which loop out in opposite directions, then curve and meet again at the other end; the arms have small bulbs at the ends; when the arms are spread apart a dial is revealed to show the distance between the two ends.
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Accession Number
995005115
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Pelvimetry -- instrumentation
Description
A metal pelvimeter consisting of two arms, connected at one and with a wing nut, which loop out in opposite directions, then curve and meet again at the other end; the arms have small bulbs at the ends; when the arms are spread apart a dial is revealed to show the distance between the two ends.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., graduate of Queen’s University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1947; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Whitex
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Date Remarks
Similar to an object in a 1967 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"WHITEX // MADE IN GERMANY" engraved near the wingnut
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-5
Dimension Notes
Length 28.3 x Width 17.0 cm x Width 3.0
Condition Remarks
Some wear and tarnish on the metal.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Sklar Surgical Instruments, Suction & Pressure Apparatus," 75th Anniv., Sklar Instruments, 1967, p. 334
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Barrett placenta forceps

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4850
Dates
1965
1985
circa 1965-1985
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997034113
Description
The placenta forcep is a scissor-like instrument made up of two halves joined with a screw joint and a snap catch ratchet; the handles are straight with rounded outer edges and flat on the inner side; the handles then flare out to closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the blades flare o…
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Accession Number
997034113
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Delivery -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- placenta
Description
The placenta forcep is a scissor-like instrument made up of two halves joined with a screw joint and a snap catch ratchet; the handles are straight with rounded outer edges and flat on the inner side; the handles then flare out to closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the blades flare out to elongated ovals with open centres and rounded tips; the inside of the oval tips have deep angled serrations cut into the metal; the outer edges are rounded.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1965
1985
circa 1965-1985
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"O.R." engraved on instrument; "GENITO-URINARY LONDON ENGLAND STAINLESS" stamped into metal on one handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-6
Dimension Notes
Length 25.0 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
There is some staining around the joint; no corrosion; parts move freely.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Weck Surgical Instruments and Products," by Pilling Weck, 1992, p. H-15 (item #770726)
Research Facts
Used for removing retained placenta inside of uterus following delivery of baby or miscarriage.
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Goodwin amniotomy forceps

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Dates
1960
1990
circa 1960-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997034219
Description
Goodwin forcep is a scissor-like instrument made up of two halves, joined with a box-lock joint and a snap-catch ratchet; the handles have a slight upward curve with closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the blades curve upward and flare out with rounded end when closed; when opened the…
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Accession Number
997034219
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Labor Complications
Labor, Induced
Cervix Uteri
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Goodwin forcep is a scissor-like instrument made up of two halves, joined with a box-lock joint and a snap-catch ratchet; the handles have a slight upward curve with closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the blades curve upward and flare out with rounded end when closed; when opened there is one sharp tooth on one blade and two on the other which interlock when closed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Down
Site Made (City)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1960
1990
circa 1960-1990
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWN ENGLAND STAINLESS Steel" stamped into metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-6
Dimension Notes
Length 25.2 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion; parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments & Hospital Equipment," 23rd ed., by Downs Surgical PLC, c. 1982, p. F21 (similar to item #FM 274-01-D)
Research Facts
Used to grasp cervix during induction of labour.
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Kielland obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1988.18.6
Description
Stainless steel obstetrical forceps designed with little pelvic curve, sliding lock, for use when fetal head lies transversely.
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Accession Number
1988.18.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrical Forceps
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
Stainless steel obstetrical forceps designed with little pelvic curve, sliding lock, for use when fetal head lies transversely.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. S. Chaikoff of Toronto.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved in cursive on shank: "J. S. Chaikoff"; also engraved: "Sklar"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-3
Dimension Notes
Length 40.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Obstetric Forceps" by K. Das, 1929, pp. 719-20
Research Facts
Dr. Chaikoff (B.A. 1923, M.D. 1926, University of Toronto) was junior attending anaesthetist, Mount Sinai Hospital.
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Anderson obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
993004104 a-b
Description
Two-piece obstetrical forceps have ridged grips on handle,
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Accession Number
993004104 a-b
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrical Forceps
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
Two-piece obstetrical forceps have ridged grips on handle,
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - left - Size: Length 39.0 cm. x Width 4.7 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
b - right - Size: Length 39.0 cm. x Width 4.7 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Maker
Ingram & Bell
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Etched on shaft: "INGRAM & BELL" "GERMANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-3
Condition Remarks
show wear
Research Facts
American Hospital Supply Catalog C30 order # 41185-125; previously catalogued set:#992.070.068
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Collyer's pelvimeter

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12221
Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
007023012
Description
Collyer's pelvimeter is a caliper-shaped instrument with two stainless steel arms hinged at one end with a large thumbscrew; gauge at hinge is graduated in both inches and centimetres.
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Accession Number
007023012
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Pelvimetry -- instrumentation
Description
Collyer's pelvimeter is a caliper-shaped instrument with two stainless steel arms hinged at one end with a large thumbscrew; gauge at hinge is graduated in both inches and centimetres.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.
Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Date Remarks
Suppliers catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved underneath thumbscrew on front and back: "A. P. S".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-5
Dimension Notes
Length 29.0 cm x Width 17.6 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
"Dittmar Surgical Instruments / Hospital Supplies", Ninth Edition, 1985, p. 200 (model # 730-500); Web sites: "Fine Surgical Instruments, Inc."; "Germed USA Inc."
Research Facts
A pelvimeter is a caliper-shaped insrument used for measuring the pelvis, and generally during pregancy to monitor the progress of fetus growth. Pelvimeters are still available through medical supply companies.
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Mann parallel obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
007023013
Description
A pair of long metal Mann parallel obstetrical forceps joined at the bottom with a metal spacer attached with two thumb screws; cylindrical handle attached to the metal spacer.
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Accession Number
007023013
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrical Forceps
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
A pair of long metal Mann parallel obstetrical forceps joined at the bottom with a metal spacer attached with two thumb screws; cylindrical handle attached to the metal spacer.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada by Dr. Doug Gare of Toronto General Hospital in August 2001.
Maker
Mann
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on back: "MANN // STAINLESS STEEL".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-7
Dimension Notes
Length 39.5 cm x Width 12.5 cm x Depth 12.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new; appears to be missing at least one piece.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Accoucher's Antiques Obstetric Forceps" website
Research Facts
Parallel forceps were meant to apply traction to the fetal head without compression.
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Drew-Smythe catheter

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11154
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
005012001 a-b
Description
A metal catheter; the catheter (a) is S-shaped and separates into two ends at the bottom end; the top end tapers to a top, and has a small hole on each side; there is also an insert (b) which fits in through the catheter; it is an irregularly shaped thin metal rod with a blunt end.
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Accession Number
005012001 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Description
A metal catheter; the catheter (a) is S-shaped and separates into two ends at the bottom end; the top end tapers to a top, and has a small hole on each side; there is also an insert (b) which fits in through the catheter; it is an irregularly shaped thin metal rod with a blunt end.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - catheter - Size: Length 30.8 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
b - insert - Size: Length 33.3 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital, Connell 5.
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-6
Condition Remarks
Some tarnishing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Michael J. McGrath
Research Facts
These devices were used to rupture the membranes around a pregnancy and induce labour; the device was said to offer advantages over rupture of the forewaters that had been done prior to its invention, thus reducing infection and leaving the forewaters intact as some felt it was necessary to enable the cervix to dilate during labour; the donor used to take these devices home and widen the canal to allow their plastic tubing to fit through more easily.
These devices were invented in 1937 and were used in the 1980s
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Drew-Smythe catheter

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11155
Dates
1960
1980
1960-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
005012002
Description
A metal catheter; the catheter is S-shaped and separates into two ends at the bottom end; the top end tapers to a top, and has a small hole on each side.
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Accession Number
005012002
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Description
A metal catheter; the catheter is S-shaped and separates into two ends at the bottom end; the top end tapers to a top, and has a small hole on each side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital, Connell 5.
Dates
1960
1980
1960-1980
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-6
Dimension Notes
Length 30.8 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some tarnishing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Michael J. McGrath
Research Facts
These devices were used to rupture the membranes around a pregnancy and indue labour; the device was said to offer advantages over rupture of the forewaters that had been done prior to its invention, thus reducing infection and leaving the forewaters intact as some felt it was necessary to enable the cervix to dilate during labour; the donor used to take these devices home and widen the canal to allow their plastic tubing to fit through more easily.
These devices were invented in 1937 and were used in the 1980s
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