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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. Denis White Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
993005001
Description
Early example of binaural stethoscope with chrome-plate metal pieces which are attached by rubber tubing ending with single piece
Accession Number
993005001
Collection
Dr. Denis White Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- binaural
Description
Early example of binaural stethoscope with chrome-plate metal pieces which are attached
by rubber tubing ending with single piece
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. Denis White - first neurologist in Kingston
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver
rubber: tan; black
Inscriptions
"B.D. // MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 96.0 cm. x Width: 12.0 cm. x Depth: 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
metal pitted in areas; rubber still supple in places, but starting to deteriorate; #2: rubber is badly cracked; metal tarnished; #3: the rubber is very hard and brittle.
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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. Denis White Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
993005002
Description
Stainless steel tuning fork with 20.0 cm-long tines.
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Accession Number
993005002
Collection
Dr. Denis White Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Description
Stainless steel tuning fork with 20.0 cm-long tines.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. Denis White - first neurologist in Kingston.
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ALLEN // & // HANBURYS"; "C° // 128"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 31.5 cm. x Width: 3.8 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
metal pitted & corrosion starting at handle; shows extreme wear
Research Facts
Item used to determine the amount of sensation in the extremities; long tines used because vibrations last longer in large forks so testing of vibrations can be completed.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
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sound / patella hammer

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. Denis White Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
993005003
Description
Patella hammer with long wooden handle with pointed end and large brown rubber head
Accession Number
993005003
Collection
Dr. Denis White Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Description
Patella hammer with long wooden handle with pointed end and large brown rubber head
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. Denis White - first neurologist in Kingston; this style became Dr. White's
trademark; style from England and not made or otherwise used in Canada
Maker
Lewis Bros.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
wood: tan
rubber: dark brown
Inscriptions
"LEWIS BROS // LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 36.0 cm. x Diam. : 7.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
rubber stiffened and cracked; #2: rubber is cracked
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