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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
997016024
Description
Trephine, which consists of a solid cylindrical metal shaft with a tip that has a larger diameter and is hollow, but is still cylindrical; the edges of the tip are serrated; the tip is made of a different metal than the shaft; the other end of the shaft is tapered into a square shape; the shaft has…
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Accession Number
997016024
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Trephining -- trephine
Description
Trephine, which consists of a solid cylindrical metal shaft with a tip that has a larger diameter and is hollow, but is still cylindrical; the edges of the tip are serrated; the tip is made of a different metal than the shaft; the other end of the shaft is tapered into a square shape; the shaft has a rectangular slot cut out of it on one side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
metal: yellow; grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.5 cm. x Diam. : 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
The trephine shows minor wear, but is missing the centering point and adjustment lever; the cutting tip shows a few spots of corrosion; the trephine arrived attached to a display board with wire and glue gun adhesive
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. John Desmond; "A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing" by V. Mueller and Company, 1956, p. 282 ; "Surgical Instruments Catalog" - Ninth Edition, by Storz Instrument Co., 1966, p. 370
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Humphreys' Homeopathic No. 23 Enlarged Glands

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2374
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001295
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
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Accession Number
996001295
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Lymphadenitis -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Humphreys Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
paper: off-white
cardboard:
Inscriptions
Paper wrapper/label reads, "HUMPHREYS' // HOMEOPATHIC // NO 23 // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // ENLARGED GLANDS // F. Humphreys M.D. // HUMPHREYS' HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO. // New York // MADE IN U.S.A."; back reads, "AVERAGE CONTENTS 32 TABLETS // Bari. i-Silic- calc.pAmer. Homeopathic Phar."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.0 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Container is unopened and unused; there is minor wear and staining at the top and bottom of the box on the paper wrapper; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
See laminated advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Remedies; "Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 13-14
Research Facts
For Enlarged Glands or Tonsils, enlarged or inflamed glands under the jaw, around the neck or
under the arm-pits; itching and burning of the legs
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Hey's skull saw

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3319
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870-1920
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
997001102
Description
Hey's saw, which consists of an ebony wood handle that is flat and tapers to a blunted point at the end; the top and bottom of the handle have a cross-hatched pattern cut into the wood to improve grip; the sides are smooth; the top of the handle attaches to a long rounded metal shaft that tapers at…
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Accession Number
997001102
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Trephining -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Hey's saw, which consists of an ebony wood handle that is flat and tapers to a blunted point at the end; the top and bottom of the handle have a cross-hatched pattern cut into the wood to improve grip; the sides are smooth; the top of the handle attaches to a long rounded metal shaft that tapers at its tip; this shaft attaches to a flat serrated blade at the tip with two rivets; the blade is flat and has one side that is round and serrated and the other side flares slightly outwards and is straight and serrated
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. L. J.Austin; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
Snowden
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870-1920
Material
wood: black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The word "SNOWDEN" is stamped into the metal shaft on one side
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Length
18.7 cm
Width
4.5 cm
Depth
1.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 18.7 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear and a few areas of tarnish (especially on the blade); no corrosion is visible; the wood has no chips or cracks and the only damage is a small (insect?) hole near the end
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #37; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment," by Dr. Gordon Dammann, V. 1, 1983, p. 10 (illustration #9)
Research Facts
Hey's saws were used in trephine operations on the skull
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour, Kingston General Hospital - "Beyond Ether: 150 Years of Anaesthesia" - Sept. 27, 1997- June 2011
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Hey's skull saw

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8762
Dates
1870
1910
1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
1997.2.13
Description
Saw with double-sided flat blade, one side of which is semicircular and the other side of which is straight; edges are serrated; shank is set between the handle and riveted; one side has a cartouche; handle is wooden and is cross-hatched on both sides.
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Accession Number
1997.2.13
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Trephining -- instrumentation
Neurology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Saw with double-sided flat blade, one side of which is semicircular and the other side of which is straight; edges are serrated; shank is set between the handle and riveted; one side has a cartouche; handle is wooden and is cross-hatched on both sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. H. B. Rundle (1911-1997) via Mr. Howard Rundle.
Maker
W & H Hutchinson
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1910
1870-1910
Material
metal: grey
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Cartouche is marked "W & H HUTCHINSON // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 16.5 cm x Width 5.0 cm s Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Handle ends have warped and are lifting away from the shank.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Weiss's Illustrated Catalogue of Surgical Instruments etc.," 1863
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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
1934.16.28
Description
Crown trephine consisting of a brass stem, steel crown, movable centre guide pin; square shank for wrench, tapered.
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Accession Number
1934.16.28
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Trephining -- instrumentation
Description
Crown trephine consisting of a brass stem, steel crown, movable centre guide pin; square shank for wrench, tapered.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; previously loaned to AM by U of Toronto, a permanent loan; donated by Mr. I. H. Cameron.
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 10.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
See Tiemann, p. 12, 1872
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Hey's skull saw

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5788
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
1969.186.1
Description
A skull saw, consisting of a flat blade affixed to a handle in an inward curving part of the blade; one side of the blade is flat and serrated and the other side is rounded and serrated; the flat portion of the handle has a criss-cross pattern for better gripping.
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Accession Number
1969.186.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Trephining -- instrumentation
Neurology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
A skull saw, consisting of a flat blade affixed to a handle in an inward curving part of the blade; one side of the blade is flat and serrated and the other side is rounded and serrated; the flat portion of the handle has a criss-cross pattern for better gripping.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870-1920
Material
metal: dark grey
wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 17.0 cm x Width 4.9 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Hey's skull saw

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5837
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
1969.222.9
Description
Skull saw consisting of a plastic (?) handle with a metal shaft ending in a wide, two-edged, serrated saw blade.
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Accession Number
1969.222.9
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Trephining -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Skull saw consisting of a plastic (?) handle with a metal shaft ending in a wide, two-edged, serrated saw blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
A. L. Hernstein & Son
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870-1920
Material
metal: grey
plastic (?): dark grey
Inscriptions
On shaft: "A. L. HERNSTEIN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length 16.8 cm x Width 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
1969.339.1 a-g
Description
Two trephines in a wooden box; handle (a) of solid bone or horn; handle (b) of hard, dark wood; trephine crowns of steel taper outward from stem; crown (c) is a half crown for enlarging an existing hole; soft wood box (f?) has a torn cloth hinge.
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Accession Number
1969.339.1 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Trephining -- trephine
Description
Two trephines in a wooden box; handle (a) of solid bone or horn; handle (b) of hard, dark wood; trephine crowns of steel taper outward from stem; crown (c) is a half crown for enlarging an existing hole; soft wood box (f?) has a torn cloth hinge.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 10.0 cm
b - handle - Size: Length 7.0 cm
c - crown - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Diam. 1.25 cm
d - crown - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
e - ?
f - box?
g - ?
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
wood: light brown, dark brown
bone/horn: dark brown
metal: silver
fabric
Inscriptions
On box top and ends: "TREPHINING"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-1
Condition Remarks
Corrosion on the steel crown of part measuring 2.5 cm x 0.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Gigli's thread skull saw

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6031
Dates
1890
1930
circa 1890-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
1969.363.1
Description
Skull surgery set in a carton containing a Gigli thread skull saw (heavy) and (light); two steel conductors, a director and whalebone guide; four threads, two large and two small; two sets of three handles, four with loops and two with set screws.
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Accession Number
1969.363.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Neurology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Skull surgery set in a carton containing a Gigli thread skull saw (heavy) and (light); two steel conductors, a director and whalebone guide; four threads, two large and two small; two sets of three handles, four with loops and two with set screws.
Part Names
Gigli thread (heavy) - Size: Length 74.5 cm
Gigli thread (light) - Size: Length 48.5 cm
conductor - Size: Length 17.0 cm
director and guide - Size: Length 19.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Down Bros.
Dates
1890
1930
circa 1890-1930
Material
metal: grey
cardboard: brown
whalebone: off-white
Inscriptions
On carton: "DOWN BROS., // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MANUFACTURERS, // 21, ST. THOMAS'S STREET, // LONDON. S.E. // TELEGRAMS TELEPHONE // DOWN, LONDON, NO. 965"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Down Bros. Catalogue, 1906, p. 146 (items #659-661)
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mercury iodide pills

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7843
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1980.18.228
Description
A cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders and a wide neck ending in a large lip and closed with a cork; shield-shaped paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.228
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Syphilis -- drug therapy
Mercury Compounds
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders and a wide neck ending in a large lip and closed with a cork; shield-shaped paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
John Wyeth & Brothers, Inc.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "GELATINE-COATED PILL // Mercury Iodide, Yellow // JOHN WYETH & BROTHERS, INC. // PHILADELPHIA // Made in Canada"; embossed on bottom: "Wyeth 107".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 8.6 cm x Diam. 4.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Parts of label are torn
Copy Type
Original
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