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Fischer ventricular cannula

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Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
997034321 a-b
Description
A cannula with graduations at one-cm intervals; made of radiopaque tantalum; mushroom-like top with four perforations; centre opening with an attached plug and a metal stylet with a solid silicone tip.
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Accession Number
997034321 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Suction and Drainage -- instrumentation
Description
A cannula with graduations at one-cm intervals; made of radiopaque tantalum; mushroom-like top with four perforations; centre opening with an attached plug and a metal stylet with a solid silicone tip.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - cannula - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
b - stylet - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 0.13 cm
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
American V. Mueller, Division of Travenol Laboratories, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Anasco
Site Made (Country)
Puerto Rico
Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Material
metal: silver
silastic: off-white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-3
Condition Remarks
Still in original packaging.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
When inserted into the ventricle, it acts as part of a drainage system to relieve brain pressure.
Images
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suture packages; box

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1975.8.31 a-l
Description
Sterile silk sutures in sealed plastic bags: two 740-P 6-0, one 912 P 4-0, one 352-P 4-0, one 226 P 1; three hypodermic needles with thin metal wire for cleaning; all in a cardboard box.
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Accession Number
1975.8.31 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Sterile silk sutures in sealed plastic bags: two 740-P 6-0, one 912 P 4-0, one 352-P 4-0, one 226 P 1; three hypodermic needles with thin metal wire for cleaning; all in a cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a-c - hypodermic needles
d-h - packets of gut
i-l - wire sutures in bags
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Hugh Gilchrist, executor of Dr. McCosh's estate (Toronto); owned and used by Dr. J.T. McCosh of the University of Toronto.
Maker
Deknatel
Site Made (City)
? Village
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Material
metal: silver
plastic: clear
cardboard: beige; grey
paper: white; black
fabric: black
Inscriptions
One of the packages has: "Deknatel Black Braided Silk, USP // . . . // 912 P TWELVE 18" STRANDS 4-0 // . . ."; the other packets have similar marks.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-12
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Images
Less detail