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surgical instrument roll

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
004013001 a-ae
Description
A green canvas military surgical instrument kit containing several instruments; the roll (a) is green with brown trim and unfolds to reveal the instruments inside; the instruments included are a black metal cylinder with a bottom (b) and a top (c) with eight sutures sealed inside glass tubes (d-k) …
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Accession Number
004013001 a-ae
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- war front
Military Personnel -- doctor
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
A green canvas military surgical instrument kit containing several instruments; the roll (a) is green with brown trim and unfolds to reveal the instruments inside; the instruments included are a black metal cylinder with a bottom (b) and a top (c) with eight sutures sealed inside glass tubes (d-k) inside it inside it; a black tube with a bottom (l) and a top (m) containing two long rubber black tubes (n-o); a metal handle (p) used to hold a trephine (q); a ligature carrier (r) two scalpels (s-t); two elevators (u-v); one probe (w) six pairs of forceps (x-ac); one pair of tweezers (ad); and a metal tube with a screw on attachment with a small blade on either end (ae).
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
a - roll - Size (unfolded): Length 65.0 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
b - case bottom - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
c - case top - Size 3.9 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
d - suture - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
e - suture - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
f - suture - Size: Length 6.8 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
g - suture - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
h - suture - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
i - suture - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
j - suture - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
k - suture - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
l - case bottom - Size: Length 29.7 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
m - case top - Size: Length 3.2 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
n - rubber tube - Length 30.0 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
o - rubber tube - Length 29.6 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
p - handle - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
q - trephine - Size: Length 11.7 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
r - ligature carrier - Size: Length 16.2 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
s - scalpel - Size: Length 17.1 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
t - scalpel - Size: Length 17.3 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
u - elevator - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
v - elevator - Size: Length 16.1 cm Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
w - probe - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Diam. .03 cm
x - forceps - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Width 6.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
y - forceps - Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
z - forceps - Size: Length 12.1 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
aa - forceps - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
ab - forceps - Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
ac - forceps - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
ad - tweezers - Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
ae - metal tube with blades - Size: Length 9.6 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
Maw Son and Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
World War II
Material
fabric: green; brown
metal: black; silver
glass: clear
rubber: black
Inscriptions
'MAW SON AND SONS" printed on the roll; "6-NIV" printed in ink on the outside of the roll
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Dimension Notes
a - roll - (unfolded): Length 65.0 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some staining on the canvas; most of the instruments are like new.
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital - Professional Instruments - Equipment - Supplies," V. Mueller Co, 1956
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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surgical instrument roll

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Dates
1940
1945
circa 1940-1945
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
004013002 a-n
Description
A green canvas military surgical instrument kit containing several instruments; the roll (a) is green with brown trim and unfolds to reveal the instruments inside; the instruments included are two pairs of intestinal forceps one curved(b) on straight (c), three pairs of tweezer-like sponge forceps …
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Accession Number
004013002 a-n
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- war front
Military Personnel -- doctor
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
A green canvas military surgical instrument kit containing several instruments; the roll (a) is green with brown trim and unfolds to reveal the instruments inside; the instruments included are two pairs of intestinal forceps one curved(b) on straight (c), three pairs of tweezer-like sponge forceps (d-f), two retractors (g-h), one pair of tweezer like tissue forceps (i), one pair of tweezer like tissue forceps witch also works as a pair of scissors when reversed(j), one ligature carrier (k), one probe (l), one elevator (m) and one brain spatulae (n).
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - roll - Size (unfolded): Length 65.0 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
b - curved intestinal forceps - Size: Length 22.2 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
c - straight intestinal forceps - Size 22.5 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
d - sponge forceps - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
e - sponge forceps - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
f - sponge forceps - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
g - retractor - Size: Length 19.2 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
h - retractor - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
i - tissue forceps - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
j - tissue forceps - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
k - ligature carrier - Size: Length 21.2 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
l - probe - Size: Length 20.3 cm x Width 0.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
m - elevator - Size: Length 18.8 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
n - spatulae - Length 18.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
Maw Son and Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1945
circa 1940-1945
Date Remarks
It is from World War II
Material
fabric: green, brown
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"MAW SON AND SONS" printed on the roll; Surgical // 6-NIV" printed in ink on the outside of the roll
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-6
Dimension Notes
a - roll - (unfolded): Length 65.0 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some staining on the canvas; most of the instruments are like new.
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd, Toronto, 1960; "A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital - Professional Instruments - Equipment - Supplies," V. Mueller Co, 1956
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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surgical instrument roll

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Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
004013003 a-ad
Description
Green canvas surgical instrument roll (a) with brown twill tape around edges; instruments included are six sutures in glass tubes (b-g), three ampules of novacaine (h-j), six pairs of hemostatic forceps (k-p), one pair of scissors (q) two pairs of tissue forceps (r-s), one eyedropper (t) one glass …
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Accession Number
004013003 a-ad
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- war front
Military Personnel -- doctor
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Green canvas surgical instrument roll (a) with brown twill tape around edges; instruments included are six sutures in glass tubes (b-g), three ampules of novacaine (h-j), six pairs of hemostatic forceps (k-p), one pair of scissors (q) two pairs of tissue forceps (r-s), one eyedropper (t) one glass syringe consisting of a barrel (u) and a plunger (v) in a metal cylinder with a bottom (w) and a top (x), one metal tube with deep crosshatched surface with two trocars inside on each end accessible by unscrewing ends (y), one small glass tube sealed with gauze at either end (z) a roll of gauze with various straight and curved suture needles in it (aa), a ligature carrier (ab), a standard probe (ac), and an adjustable probe (ad). Note: 4 Dec 2019: MISSING - x2 glass vials with sutures (e+f) and x2 glass vials of procaine / novacaine (h + j).
Number Of Parts
30
Part Names
a - roll - Size (unfolded): Length 45.0 cm x Width 45.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
b - sutures - Size: Length 9.3 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - sutures - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
d - sutures - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
e - sutures - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
f - sutures - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
g - sutures - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
h - novacaine - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
i - novacaine - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
j - novacaine - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
k - forceps - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Width 6.9 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
l - forceps - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
m - forceps - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
n - forceps - Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
o - forceps - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
p - forceps - Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
q - scissors - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
r - tissue forceps - Size: Length 12.8 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
s - tissue forceps - Size: Length 12.8 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
t - eyedropper - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
u - syringe barrel - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
v - syringe plunger - Size: Length 6.4 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
w - syringe case bottom - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
x - syringe case top - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
y - two trocars in tube - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
z - glass tube - Size: Length 4.1 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
aa - gauze (rolled) - Size: Length 8.0 cm Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
ab - ligature carrier - Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
ac - probe - Size: Length 20.4 cm x Width 0.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
ad - probe - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
Arnold & Sons; Weck; Willen Bros.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Material
fabric: green; brown; white
metal: silver
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a - roll - Size (unfolded): Length 45.0 cm x Width 45.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some staining on the canvas; most of the instruments are like new
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd, Toronto, 1960; "A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital - Professional Instruments - Equipment - Supplies," V. Mueller Co, 1956
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War rising to the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
Exhibit History
On exhibit 100TH Anniversary of Public Health Canada, Ottawa L-2019-7 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2019
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007 - March 9, 2009.
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surgical instrument roll

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
004013004 a-z
Description
A brown canvas military surgical instrument kit containing several instruments; the roll (a) unfolds to reveal the instruments inside; the instruments included are a pair of tongue forceps (b), two pairs of retracting forceps (c-d), seven pairs of hemostatic forceps (e-k), two pairs of tissue forc…
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Accession Number
004013004 a-z
Author
Most of the tools were made by Arnold & Sons.
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- war front
Military Personnel -- doctor
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
A brown canvas military surgical instrument kit containing several instruments; the roll (a) unfolds to reveal the instruments inside; the instruments included are a pair of tongue forceps (b), two pairs of retracting forceps (c-d), seven pairs of hemostatic forceps (e-k), two pairs of tissue forceps (l-m), two pairs of dressing forceps (n-o), one surgical saw (p), two S shaped retractors (q-r) one knife handle (s), one ligature carrier (t), one tracheotomy tube, consisting of two parts (u-v), two boxes of scalpal blades (w-x), and two hook shaped retractors (y-z).
Number Of Parts
26
Part Names
a - roll - Size (unfolded): Length 62.0 cm x Width 57.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
b - tongue forceps - Size: Length 24.4 cm Width 6.8 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
c - retractor forceps - Size: Length 12.5 cm Width 6.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
d - retractor forceps - Size: Length 12.8 cm Width 6.2 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
e - hemostatic forceps - Size: Length 16.0 cm Width 7.3 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
f - hemostatic forceps - Size: Length 13.3 cm Width 6.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
g - hemostatic forceps - Size: Length 13.3 cm Width 6.4 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
h - hemostatic forceps - Size: Length 12.9 cm Width 6.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
i - hemostatic forceps - Size: Length 12.9 cm Width 5.8 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
j - hemostatic forceps - Size: Length 12.7 cm Width 5.9 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
k - hemostatic forceps - Size: Length 13.3 cm Width 6.4 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
l - tissue forceps - Size: Length 15.3 cm Width 2.4 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
m - tissue forceps - Size: Length 13.8 cm Width 2.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
n - dressing forceps - Size: Length 12.3 cm Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
o - dressing forceps - Size: Length 15.4 cm Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
p - saw - Size: Length 28.2 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
q - retractor - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
r - retractor - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
s - knife handle - Size: Length 13.0 cm Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
t - ligature carrier - Size: Length 17.4 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
u - outer tracheotomy tube - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
v - inner tracheotomy tube - Size: Length 4.9 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
w - box of blades - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
x - box of blades - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
y - retractor - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
z - retractor - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
Arnold & Sons
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
It is from World War II.
Material
fabric: brown
metal: silver
cardboard: white; green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Dimension Notes
a - roll - (unfolded): Length 62.0 cm x Width 57.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Most of the pieces and the canvas are like new.
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd, Toronto, 1960; "A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital - Professional Instruments - Equipment - Supplies," V. Mueller Co, 1956
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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dental instrument roll

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10709
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Dental
Military Medicine
Classification
Dental
Military Medicine, Dental
Accession Number
004013005 a-g
Description
A dental instrument roll consisting of dental tools in a leather roll up case; the roll (a) is black leather on the outside and is lined with green felt on the inside; it has a buckle to seal it in a roll; the tools included are four pairs of tooth extracting forceps; one is for lower incisors, bic…
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Accession Number
004013005 a-g
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Dental
Military Medicine
Classification
Dental
Military Medicine, Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Care -- instrumentation
Dental Instruments
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- dental
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- war front
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A dental instrument roll consisting of dental tools in a leather roll up case; the roll (a) is black leather on the outside and is lined with green felt on the inside; it has a buckle to seal it in a roll; the tools included are four pairs of tooth extracting forceps; one is for lower incisors, bicuspids and roots (b) and has slightly curved handles; one is for lower molars (c) and has straight handles; one is for left upper molars (d) and has a looped handle on one side; the last is for right upper molars (e) and has a looped handle on one side; there is also a mouth mirror (f), and a pair of tweezer like forceps (g).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - roll - Size: Length 47.7 cm x Width 46.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
b - incisor, bicuspids and roots (upper) extracting forceps - Length 17.2 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 6.3 cm
c - lower molar extracting forceps - Length 17.1 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
d - left upper molar extracting forceps - Length 17.1 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
e - right upper molar extracting forceps - Length 17.1 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
f - mouth mirror - Length 16.2 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
g - tweezers - Length 14.8 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
The S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
The company named changed in 1965; it is possibly from World War II.
Material
leather: black
fabric: green
metal: silver
Inscriptions
'THE S.S. WHITE DENTAL MFG. CO. // PHILADELPHIA // MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" on a tag on the inner lining of the roll
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-4
Condition Remarks
Like new
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "S.S. White Burs Inc. Company History";"Dental Catalogue," Henry Schein Arcona, 2001; CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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