medium card: ivory; black; yellow; brown; maroon; orange; grey; white
Front reads: "Geigy Pharmaceuticals // October // 9th // 1972 // Ardsley, New York 10502 // First Day of Issue"; on back is a transcription of Dr. Still's notes on the inside which describe his philosophy of osteopathy
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Length: 25.2 cm. x Width: 20.2 cm.
Bends in all corners except top left; back shows discoloured spots from cellophane tape
Osteopathy: "a form of medical treatment purporting to cure ... diseases primarily by manipulation of the joints of the body ... based on the assumption that disease is primarily due to skeletal deformation and its effects on nerves, blood vessels etc."; Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917) was a U.S. physician who founded the first American School of Osteopathy at Kirksville, Mo. in 1892
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
A set of instruments used for tonsillectomy, including a roll of piano wire from which the donor made his own snares; stored in a fabric drawstring pouch (t); contents are: (a-c) adenoid curettes; (d,e) adenotomes; (f) mouth gag; (g) tongue depressor; (h,i) vulsellum forceps; (j) tonsil snare; (k) …
A set of instruments used for tonsillectomy, including a roll of piano wire from which the donor made his own snares; stored in a fabric drawstring pouch (t); contents are: (a-c) adenoid curettes; (d,e) adenotomes; (f) mouth gag; (g) tongue depressor; (h,i) vulsellum forceps; (j) tonsil snare; (k) replacement for (j) in a glass tube; (l) curved knife; (m) double-ended instrument; (n) tooth-edged instrument; (o) needle holder; (p) scissors; (q) sponge forceps; (r) lengths of piano wire in a glass tube; (s) piano wire in a roll.
Number Of Parts
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Maurice Miller.
Mostly excellent; some plating wearing off some of the pieces, especially around the joints; for example, (f), (o), (p).
Dr. Miller practised in the MOH, Frontenac County; in Timmins during WW II; and in Toronto, Mt. Sinai, from 1945 on; he was known for his obstetrical practice. Dr. Miller preferred the handle and feel of his own instruments, which he used instead of those available in the hospital; dislike disposable instruments; he performed many tonsillectomies in his career; while in Timmins, he participated in the tosillectomy clinics organized by the Kiwanis, donating his time.