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vaginal speculum

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
995005081 a-c
Description
Vaginal speculum with two blades, of which one is adjustable both in height and angle, with two separate screw knobs; attached to the interior of the top blade is a tube; handles are attached to the two blades.
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Accession Number
995005081 a-c
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- vaginal
Description
Vaginal speculum with two blades, of which one is adjustable both in height and angle, with two separate screw knobs; attached to the interior of the top blade is a tube; handles are attached to the two blades.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - top blade - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Width 11.1 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
b - screw adjustor - Size: Depth 1.3 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
c - bottom blade and handle - Size - Length 14.6 cm x Width 14.4 cm x Depth 5.2 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Penn Surgical Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Material
metal: silver; brown
Inscriptions
Engraved in the handle is "Penn USA // STAINLESS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-2
Condition Remarks
No scratches; small amounts of tarnish
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 345 (item# 1H-1440-1)
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vaginal retractor (?)

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4861
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1955
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997003008
Description
The retractor consists of a stationary handle and moving parts; possibly chest retractor?; the handle is all of one piece, curving at its bottom into a semicircle, and curving at the top into a long oval tongue, slightly concave; there is a long oval slit down most of the handle's length, through w…
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Accession Number
997003008
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- vaginal
Description
The retractor consists of a stationary handle and moving parts; possibly chest retractor?; the handle is all of one piece, curving at its bottom into a semicircle, and curving at the top into a long oval tongue, slightly concave; there is a long oval slit down most of the handle's length, through which two flat wing-type pieces of metal protrude, securing the moving parts while allowing it to slide up and down; these attachments connect to another, smaller handle that curves into a "Z" shape, away from the main handle; the tip is wide, round, and corrugated to provide a resting place for a thumb; a large, round threaded knob joins the mini-handle, the main handle, and two round, long arms that extend upwards in a slightly curved "V" shape; these arms slide through two short cylinders on either side of the main handle, securing them; at the upper end of each arm, attached by bolts, is a long metal tongue, slightly concave and rounded at both ends; both ends are bent outwards at 90°; when the mini-handle is pushed up, these tongues move upwards and outwards.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Maker
Woods Professional Supplies
Site Made (City)
South Gate
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1955
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On the mini-handle, under the knob: an oval divided into three parts by a Y, and in each portion a letter: "P", "W", "S"; underneath: "PELVIFIX // MADE IN U.S.A."; on mini-handle, above the long slot: "B-1809 // STAINLESS // STEEL"; on main handle, above the slot: "U.S. PAT. NO. 2,374,863 // MADE IN // U.S.A." on the main handle, at the bottom of its curve: "MFG BY // WOODS PROFESSIONAL SUPPLIES // SOUTH GATE, CALIF."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-1
Dimension Notes
Length 17.8 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 12.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Steel in good, stable condition; some small marks and dulling.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter)
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931-1957.
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endometrial biopsy punch

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4863
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997003010
Description
Biopsy punch is a long, thin metal tube that tapers into a thinner cylinder, hollow and terminating in a hooked, cleft prong; the main barrel has two long slots on either side, each with striations and a metal bump underneath; through these slots extend metal arms, tubes bent in a curvy, extended "…
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Accession Number
997003010
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endometrial Neoplasms -- diagnosis
MM= Cutting Tool -- punch
Description
Biopsy punch is a long, thin metal tube that tapers into a thinner cylinder, hollow and terminating in a hooked, cleft prong; the main barrel has two long slots on either side, each with striations and a metal bump underneath; through these slots extend metal arms, tubes bent in a curvy, extended "W" shape (down, up, and outwards); a finger can fit into each on either side; these arms connect to a metal pipe inside the barrel, and move the pipe up and down; the pipe is smooth under the arms, but above them it is threaded like a screw, and this portion extends several cm beyond the flanged top of the barrel; the barrel's slots extend all the way to its top, which is also threaded; a ring-like attachment fits over it and holds it all together; this attachment has a thick, rounded tab, curving down then up, probably meant for a thumb; above this tabbed ring is a thin, corrugated ring, threaded onto the grooves of the main barrel; a short, thick cylinder with metal pipes, rounded at the end and jutting out horizontally at 90° angles to each other is threaded onto the screw-like extension, and controls the movement of the pipe within the barrel; when the pipe is fully extended out the bottom of the barrel, its tip--a rectangular bit, concave on two opposite sided and with an eye like a needle--should protrude a few mm past the pronged end of the barrel.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-8
Dimension Notes
Length 21.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is scratched slightly; discolouration is grooves and in small patches; stable; two large scratches in upper barrel; missing the top nut; sliding movement is seized.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931-1957
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endometrial biopsy punch

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4864
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997003011
Description
Biopsy punch is a long, thin metal tube that tapers into a thinner cylinder, hollow and terminating in a hooked, cleft prong; the main barrel has two long slots on either side, each with striations and a metal bump underneath; through these slots extend metal arms, tubes bent in a curvy, extended "…
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Accession Number
997003011
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endometrial Neoplasms -- diagnosis
MM= Cutting Tool -- punch
Description
Biopsy punch is a long, thin metal tube that tapers into a thinner cylinder, hollow and terminating in a hooked, cleft prong; the main barrel has two long slots on either side, each with striations and a metal bump underneath; through these slots extend metal arms, tubes bent in a curvy, extended "W" shape (down, up, and outwards); a finger can fit into each on either side; these arms connect to a metal pipe inside the barrel, and move the pipe up and down; the pipe is smooth under the arms, but above them it is threaded like a screw, and this portion extends several cm beyond the flanged top of the barrel; the barrel's slots extend all the way to its top, which is also threaded; a ring-like attachment fits over it and holds it all together; this attachment has a thick, rounded tab, curving down then up, probably meant for a thumb; above this tabbed ring is a thin, corrugated ring, threaded onto the grooves of the main barrel; a short, thick cylinder with metal pipes, rounded at the end and jutting out horizontally at 90° angles to each other is threaded onto the screw-like extension, and controls the movement of the pipe within the barrel; when the pipe is fully extended out the bottom of the barrel, its tip--a rectangular bit, concave on two opposite sided and with an eye like a needle--should protrude a few mm past the pronged end of the barrel.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-8
Dimension Notes
Length 21.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is scratched slightly; discolouration is grooves and in small patches; stable; missing the nut that would fit onto the top; also seized, tip will not come out fully.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931-1957
Exhibit History
Loaned to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre for the Museopathy exhibit, May 24-Sept. 13, 2001
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endometrial biopsy punch

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4865
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997003012
Description
Biopsy punch is a long, thin metal tube that tapers into a thinner cylinder, hollow and terminating in a hooked, cleft prong; the main barrel has two long slots on either side, each with striations and a metal bump underneath; through these slots extend metal arms, tubes bent in a curvy, extended "…
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Accession Number
997003012
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endometrial Neoplasms -- diagnosis
MM= Cutting Tool -- punch
Description
Biopsy punch is a long, thin metal tube that tapers into a thinner cylinder, hollow and terminating in a hooked, cleft prong; the main barrel has two long slots on either side, each with striations and a metal bump underneath; through these slots extend metal arms, tubes bent in a curvy, extended "W" shape (down, up, and outwards); a finger can fit into each on either side; these arms connect to a metal pipe inside the barrel, and move the pipe up and down; the pipe is smooth under the arms, but above them it is threaded like a screw, and this portion extends several cm beyond the flanged top of the barrel; the barrel's slots extend all the way to its top, which is also threaded; a ring-like attachment fits over it and holds it all together; this attachment has a thick, rounded tab, curving down then up, probably meant for a thumb; above this tabbed ring is a thin, corrugated ring, threaded onto the grooves of the main barrel; a short, thick cylinder with metal pipes, rounded at the end and jutting out horizontally at 90° angles to each other is threaded onto the screw-like extension, and controls the movement of the pipe within the barrel; when the pipe is fully extended out the bottom of the barrel, its tip--a rectangular bit, concave on two opposite sided and with an eye like a needle--should protrude a few mm past the pronged end of the barrel.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-8
Dimension Notes
Length 21.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is scratched slightly; discolouration is grooves and in small patches; stable; sliding movement is seized; corrosion on the upper flange of the main barrel.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931-1957
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endometrial biopsy punch

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4866
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997003013
Description
Biopsy punch is a long, thin metal tube that tapers into a thinner cylinder, hollow and terminating in a hooked, cleft prong; the main barrel has two long slots on either side, each with striations and a metal bump underneath; through these slots extend metal arms, tubes bent in a curvy, extended "…
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Accession Number
997003013
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endometrial Neoplasms -- diagnosis
MM= Cutting Tool -- punch
Description
Biopsy punch is a long, thin metal tube that tapers into a thinner cylinder, hollow and terminating in a hooked, cleft prong; the main barrel has two long slots on either side, each with striations and a metal bump underneath; through these slots extend metal arms, tubes bent in a curvy, extended "W" shape (down, up, and outwards); a finger can fit into each on either side; these arms connect to a metal pipe inside the barrel, and move the pipe up and down; the pipe is smooth under the arms, but above them it is threaded like a screw, and this portion extends several cm beyond the flanged top of the barrel; the barrel's slots extend all the way to its top, which is also threaded; a ring-like attachment fits over it and holds it all together; this attachment has a thick, rounded tab, curving down then up, probably meant for a thumb; above this tabbed ring is a thin, corrugated ring, threaded onto the grooves of the main barrel; a short, thick cylinder with metal pipes, rounded at the end and jutting out horizontally at 90° angles to each other is threaded onto the screw-like extension, and controls the movement of the pipe within the barrel; when the pipe is fully extended out the bottom of the barrel, its tip--a rectangular bit, concave on two opposite sided and with an eye like a needle--should protrude a few mm past the pronged end of the barrel.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-8
Dimension Notes
Length 21.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is scratched slightly; discolouration is grooves and in small patches; stable; corrosion evident on upper flange of the main barrel, and on the W-shaped finger pieces, due to plating flaking off; this is the only one of the four endometrial biopsy punches to retain a bolt at its upper end.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter);
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931-1957
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vaginal retractor

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10799
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
004025001
Description
Vaginal retractor, consisting of a bulbous handle with a curved-upward, rounded end and an upward cylindrical finger grip with a rounded tip; the handle flattens to join with the blade; the blade is flat and flares outward and slightly up with curved edges; the tip of the blade bends down at a 90° …
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Accession Number
004025001
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- vaginal
Description
Vaginal retractor, consisting of a bulbous handle with a curved-upward, rounded end and an upward cylindrical finger grip with a rounded tip; the handle flattens to join with the blade; the blade is flat and flares outward and slightly up with curved edges; the tip of the blade bends down at a 90° angle and is flat with rounded corners.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
From Kingston General Hospital purchasing department.
Maker
J. F.Hartz
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"THE J. F. HARTZ CO. // GERMANY" engraved on one side of the handle with "CHROME PLATED" engraved on the other.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-2
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Width 15.7 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
The object has some oxidation corrosion forming in the cracks on the chrome plating.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., Toronto, 1960, p. 345
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Wilson cervical tenaculum forceps

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12107
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997034510
Description
Wilson cervical tenaculum forceps, which is flat and scissor-like and has a box lock joint and rounded finger grips; distal ends flare out in a semi-circle and taper to sharp tips; snap catch ratchet.
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Accession Number
997034510
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- tenaculum
Description
Wilson cervical tenaculum forceps, which is flat and scissor-like and has a box lock joint and rounded finger grips; distal ends flare out in a semi-circle and taper to sharp tips; snap catch ratchet.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Downs
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWN BROS LONDON STAINLESS" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-7
Dimension Notes
Length 24.4 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Small spots of corrosion on arm, finger grips, and clasp; the joint is beginning to rust.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. F-9 (similar to item FG-680-01
Research Facts
Used to grasp the cervix during vaginal surgery.
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Sims vaginal retractor

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12211
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997034520
Description
Sims vaginal retractor has a solid metal handle with two duckbill blades of different sizes pointing in opposite directions.
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Accession Number
997034520
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- vaginal
Description
Sims vaginal retractor has a solid metal handle with two duckbill blades of different sizes pointing in opposite directions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-6
Dimension Notes
Length 21.0 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No corrosion; finish on instrument has worn off around one side of handle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Sklar Surgical Instruments, Suction & Pressure Apparatus," 75th anniversary, T. Sklar Mfg. Inc., 1967, p. 310 (similar to item #400-220)
Research Facts
Used to retract the vaginal wall during vaginal surgery; a standard Sims retractor was custom-made for a Kingston General Hospital surgeon to have the blades point in opposite directions.
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Sims uterine probe

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12212
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997034521
Description
Sims uterine probe consists of a long, solid metal rod that curves upwards at the distal end and has incremental measurement marks; tip is rounded and at the proximal end is a flat, oval, tab-style handle with diagonal grooves on one side.
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Accession Number
997034521
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Exploring Instruments -- probe -- uterine
Description
Sims uterine probe consists of a long, solid metal rod that curves upwards at the distal end and has incremental measurement marks; tip is rounded and at the proximal end is a flat, oval, tab-style handle with diagonal grooves on one side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Jette Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-6
Dimension Notes
Length 29.5 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aesculap Jetter & Scheerer Surgical Instruments," Aesculap, 1960, p. 169 (similar to item #04-136)
Research Facts
Used to probe and measure the depth of the uterus.
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