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ear, eye, nose and throat diagnostic kit

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Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
995005029 a-n
Description
Diagnostic kit, consisting of (a) a leather-covered, rectangular wooden case; the top is hinged at the back with two metal hinges; front has a simple latch with a circular button on the outside as part of the locking mechanism; inside top is satin and bottom is blue velvet over wood cut into holder…
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Accession Number
995005029 a-n
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Diagnosis
Physical Examination
Description
Diagnostic kit, consisting of (a) a leather-covered, rectangular wooden case; the top is hinged at the back with two metal hinges; front has a simple latch with a circular button on the outside as part of the locking mechanism; inside top is satin and bottom is blue velvet over wood cut into holders for tools; (b) adjustable metal speculum; top is open; speculum is hollow; two blades, hinged and conical in shape, are adjusted by a metal screw mechanism that attaches to the top above the blade hinges by way of a metal collar; (c-e) conical, hollow, metal speculum, with a short neck extended past flare of collar; bottom tip is open, allowing sight down inside length of speculum; (f,g) circular metal mirror, attached to a thin, cylindrical metal arm and hollow cylindrical collar; (h) cylindrical light; top has glass and is convex; bottom is metal threaded with copper connector; (i) otoscope assembly: main body is a metal cylinder; one side has a lens with a concave, terraced eyepiece; minor cylinder projects from eyepiece; small glass ring projects down from cylinder in a flexible mounting; longer cylinder projects down from main piece; two engraved rings, two smaller cylinders; cylinder back is open with a light similar to (h); (j) ophthalmoscope port: rectangular, made of metal, with a cylinder mounted on top and folded over the bottom; bent metal creates a slot; (k) solid, metal depressor, consisting of a hollow cylinder attached along the bottom to a longer V-shaped piece of flat metal, the top 0.8 cm and curving down, with a blunt convex tip; (l) ophthalmoscope head: the body is composed of a rotating disc of metal, with small, circular glass lenses embedded in the disc, sandwiched between two thin discs of metal, pierced with a circular hole to allow sight through the object; the front plate has both sides cut back to allow easier turning of the embedded disc; the rear plate has an extra semicircle of metal attached to the top; a small strip of metal is attached to the back of the back plate with two screws; it runs in parallel with a metal cylinder, the bottom having a neck, then terracing twice into a single prong--to anchor to the rest of the ophthalmoscope--while the top is cut diagonally at a 60° angle and filled with a glass lens; (m) illuminator, which is a long, curved cylinder of metal with a light at one end and a single prong connection at the other; (n) battery handle, which is a hollow cylinder of leather-covered metal; threading at bottom, closing mechanism missing; top has intact metal assembly with a clip extending down one side of cylinder; above the clip, the metal cylinder is cross-hatched for grip; top of cylinder has semicircular slot and a plastic tab extending from it; centre of top has smaller, cylindrical female single-prong plug with screw for securing connection.
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 18.8 cm x Width 18.4 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
b - variable speculum - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
c - otoscope speculum (small tip) - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
d - otoscope speculum (medium tip) - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
e - otoscope speculum (large tip) - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
f - laryngoscope mirror (small) - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
g - laryngoscope mirror (large) - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
h - lamp tip - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
i - otoscope assembly - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
j - ophthalmoscope part - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
k - depressor - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
l - ophthalmoscope head - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
m - illuminator - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
n - battery handle - Size: Length 15.7 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 3.8 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
J. S & S; Klinostik
Site Made (Country)
Britain
Material
plastic: ivory
metal: silver; yellow; black
leather: black
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
(a) Embroidered letters, inside lid: "KLINOSTIK [a bar over the "O"] REGD. // SUPER DIAGNOSTIC // BRITISH MADE"; (b) engraved on side: "KLINOSTIK // BRITISH MADE"; (i) engraved on side: "KLINOSTIK // BRITISH MADE"; (j) engraved on bottom: "KLINOSTIK // BRITISH MADE"; (l) engraved on front: MAY // OPHTHALMOSCOPE // Improved // J. S&S. // + [rotary dial from 20 through 0 to 20] – // WHITE X-RAY // TORONTO // MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN"; engraved on back: "PAT 808 - 7 [illeg.]"; (n) engraved on top: "OFF"; engraved on the side: "KLINOSTIK [a bar over the "O"] // REGD [the "D" superscr. and underlined]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-14
Condition Remarks
(a) While structurally intact, the case leather is wearing away from the wood; hinges suffering from inactive corrosion; one hinge is broken; inside, satin is stained and velvet has sustained significant fungus and insect damage; (b) some wear on metal but is still functional; (c-e) some tarnishing around base; (f,g) some wear; mirrors clean; (h) wear and discolouration near plug end; (i) eyepiece intact but worn; tarnished on inside of cylinder; (j) plate is slightly worn; (k) wear on blade; some tarnish on underside; (l) slight inactive corrosion on top rim; wear on front face; rotary mechanism still functional; (m) adhesive debris stuck to arm; wear along length; significant wear two cm back from light tip; (n) leather cover peeling; inactive corrosion throughout inside; threading broken and cracked; bottom of handle missing; #2: box: dirty overall; losses to covering, especially at edges and corners; coveirng lifting at both back corners and along bottom edges; satin lining stained and worn with tide-lines and discolouration of fabric; velvet lining very dusty with major loss around the narrow end of one of the depressions on PR; pin on hinge on PR partially removed from barrel and is very rusty; pin on hinge of PL is missing; implements: minor surface dirt and accretions; major corrosion on interior of (n) with resulting loss of surface coating; screw-on end of this tool part has major losses.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalog (C30)," Div. of AHSC, Canada, 1964 (c-e) similar to 31230-020; (f,g) similar to 31490-010; (i) similar to disassembled 31226; (j) similar to part of 31217-005; (l) similar to 31210; (m) similar to 31455-025; (n) similar to 31335 (see attached photocopies); see also 1979.12.7 and 1982.5.22; CD #9
Research Facts
Museum has two similar ophthalmoscopes to (l): 1979.12.7 and 1982.5.22.
Exhibit History
McCord Museum in Montreal ("Growing Up in Montreal") from 26 Aug. 2004 to 22 June 2007; L-2004.3.
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adhesive dispenser

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Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
995005032 a-f
Description
Adhesive dispenser with wall rack for adhesives used in a medical office; rectangular base with curved top with lid that rolls open; rolls of adhesive are held in place by a metal spring-loaded rod; wall rack has holes for screw attachment to wall; three rolls of adhesive tape are on a cardboard ro…
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Accession Number
995005032 a-f
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Adhesive dispenser with wall rack for adhesives used in a medical office; rectangular base with curved top with lid that rolls open; rolls of adhesive are held in place by a metal spring-loaded rod; wall rack has holes for screw attachment to wall; three rolls of adhesive tape are on a cardboard roll that sits on a metal rod inside dispenser.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - dispenser, lid, wall rack - Size: Length 37.0 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 9.5 cm
b - rod - Size: Length 36.1 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
c - cardboard roll - Size: Length 31.4 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
d - surgical tape - Size: Depth 2.4 cm x Diam. 5.3 cm
e - surgical tape - Size: Depth 2.4 cm x Diam. 5.4 cm
f - surgical tape - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 4.3 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
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
enamelware: white
metal: silver
cardboard: brown
adhesive tape: off-white
paint: red
Inscriptions
Printed on rolling lid exterior in red enamel paint: "MADE IN U.S.A. // ADHESIVE TAPE"; printed insdie of lid on rim, "CLOSE COVER WHEN NOT IN USE // Johnson & Johnson"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-1
Condition Remarks
Active corrosion on and below enamel on the enamelware; rod shows scratches due to use over time; adhesives are yellowing with age.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 274 (similar to items #6H-948 and #6H-950) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
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syringe and case

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Dates
1943
circa 1943
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
995005033 a-d
Description
(a) Glass syringe body, which is hollow and cylindrical; ovoid top, with two flat sides; sides have graduation marks; bottom tapers sharply to metal tip; designed to hold replaceable needles; (b) glass syringe plunger, a solid cylinder with a blunt bottom and circular, flared top; (c) syringe holde…
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Accession Number
995005033 a-d
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
Injections -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Glass syringe body, which is hollow and cylindrical; ovoid top, with two flat sides; sides have graduation marks; bottom tapers sharply to metal tip; designed to hold replaceable needles; (b) glass syringe plunger, a solid cylinder with a blunt bottom and circular, flared top; (c) syringe holder, a hollow cylinder of cardboard with corrugated padding on the inside; (d) lid for (c), a hollow cylinder of cardboard, lined at top with cotton batting.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - syringe body - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
b - plunger - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
c - case bottom - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
d - case top - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Diam. 2.8 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
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Becton & Dickinson patent; interchangeable syringe top
Material
cardboard: grey; white; tan
glass: clear; cloudy
metal: silver
fabric: off-white
Inscriptions
(a) Printed vertically on side: "S // 3742" and "1 2 3 4 5 cc" next to graduation marks; printed on reverse side, vertically: "B-D YALE // LUER-LOK // Becton, Dickinson & Co. // MADE IN U.S.A."; (b) printed vertically on side: "S // 3742"; (c) printed on side: "Chance // all glass // interchangeable syringe // Made in England"; printed on bottom: "Chance // 5 ml // luer tip // C centre"; (d) printed on top: "Chance // 5 ml // luer tip // C centre"; printed on side: "SOLE DISTRIBUTORS: // Surgical Equipment Supplies Ltd., Surgical Equipment Supplies Ltd. // Westfields Road, North Acton, London, W.3. Westfields Road, North Acton, London, W.3"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-1
Condition Remarks
(a) glass tarnished around mouth of syringe; glass solid but heavily stained inside, especially the bottom 1.4 cm; metal tip stained; (b) heavy staining around bottom; solid; (c) structurally intact; cardboard corrugation bent and broken; (d) solid; edges dented with use; cotton dirty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
B-D Web site; "Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 284 (similar to item #6-5YL) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
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disposable plastic syringe

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Dates
1962
circa 1962
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
995005034
Description
Rectangular package for disposable syringe; top is open; package is empty; front label has illustration of syringe.
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Accession Number
995005034
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
Injections -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular package for disposable syringe; top is open; package is empty; front label has illustration of syringe.
Number Of Parts
1
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
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Clarkson
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1962
circa 1962
Date Remarks
Disposable syringe first produced by B-D.
Material
paper: white; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed, facing the ripped top: "PEEL APART TO OPEN // POUR OUVRIR SÉPAREZ LES PAROIS // 20 G 1½ // DETACHABLE NEEDLE // AIGUILLE AMOVIBLE // 2 ½ // CC. // PAT. APPL'D FOR CW65-9 (A - 8) // YALE, LUER-LOK, // DISCARDIT AND // PLASTIPAK ARE // TRADEMARKS"; at bottom, in yellow: "NON-TOXIC – NON-PYROGENIC // USE ONCE AND DESTROY // UTILISEZ UNE SEULE FOIS // AT DÉTRUISEZ"; facing 90° to other printing: "PLASTIPAK // EMBOUT LUER-LOK® TIP // CONTENTS OF UNOPENED OR UNDAMAGED PACKAGE GUARANTEED STERILE // STERILE . DISPOSABLE [red checkmark underlines next word] DISCARDIT // B.D // TRADEMARK // MARQUE DÉPOSÉE // PLASTIC SYRINGE // 2½ // CC. // SERINGUE EN // PLASTIQUE // TOUTE ENVELOPPE SCELLÉE ET INTACTE PORTE LA GARANTIE D'UN PRODUIT STÉRILE"; reverse side: facing top, "OPEN POUR OUVRIR-SÉPAREZ PEEL APART TO OPEN // LES PAROIS CW64 (A-1)"; facing side: "PATIENT // ROOM/CHAMBRE DATE // BECTON, DICKINSON & CO., CANADA, LTD. // CLARKSON, ONTARIO // MADE IN CANADA FABRICATION AU CANADA // PLASTIPAK"; foregoing is repeated once; "IMPORTANT: 1. POUR FIXER L'AIGUILLE À LA SERINGUE, POUSSEZ-LA EN TOURNANT // 2. RETIREZ LE PROTECTEUR-SANS LE TOURNER // POUR EN DISPOSER: APRÈS USAGE, REPLACEZ LE PROTECTEUR JUSTE ASSEZ LOIN POUR // POUVOIR PLIER ET REPLIER L'AIGUILLE JUSQU'À CE QU'ELLE SE CASSE. RENDEZ- // LA ENSUITE INUTILISABLE EN LA BROYANT, L'INCINÉRANT OU AUTREMENT. // IMPORTANT: 1. TIGHTEN NEEDLE ON SYRINGE WITH TWIST-PUSH ACTION // 2. PULL GUARD STRAIGHT OFF – (DO NOT TWIST) // TO DESTROY: AFTER USE, REPLACE GUARD TO A POINT THAT WILL PERMIT BENDING NEEDLE // BACK AND FORTH UNTIL NEEDLE BREAKS. INCINERATE OR OTHERWISE DESTROY // SYRINGE TO AVOID MISUSE."; foregoing repeated once; printed, facing bottom: "5 R0035"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-7
Dimension Notes
Length 19.1 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Top is open; minor staining
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
B-D Web site; CD #9
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hypodermic syringe

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Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
995005038 a-e
Description
A hypodermic syringe with a Luer-Lok tip; glass syringe is conical with a metal tip; a graduated scale is printed on the side wall of the syringe; barrel and plunger are numbered to form an exactly matching set; syringe box is present with cutouts to fit syringes; there is a metal clamp for syringe…
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Accession Number
995005038 a-e
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
Injections -- instrumentation
Description
A hypodermic syringe with a Luer-Lok tip; glass syringe is conical with a metal tip; a graduated scale is printed on the side wall of the syringe; barrel and plunger are numbered to form an exactly matching set; syringe box is present with cutouts to fit syringes; there is a metal clamp for syringe barrel and plunger with a circular form and two small arms.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - syringe barrel - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
b - syringe plunger - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
c - metal clamp - Size: Length 2.6 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
d - box base - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
e - box lid - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 2.3 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
Realmont
Site Made (Country)
Great Britain
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Based on collection dates
Material
glass: clear; opaque
metal: silver
cardboard: blue; off-white
Inscriptions
Printed on side in a reddish-brown ink: "BRITISH MADE REALMONT // [a series of graduated markings from 0 to 5 cc] // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 C.C." printed in black by the edge.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-3
Condition Remarks
No chips in glass, no corrosion; box interior has yellowed slightly
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 284 (similar to item #6-5YL) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
Glass syringes could be sterilized and reused.
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S & N interchangeable syringe

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Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
995005039 a-c
Description
Syringe with graduated barrel and plunger; plunger and barrel are numbered to provide identical fit; plunger is presently unremovable; a box is present with cutouts for the syringe, with a label on the top and on the right side.
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Accession Number
995005039 a-c
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
Injections -- instrumentation
Description
Syringe with graduated barrel and plunger; plunger and barrel are numbered to provide identical fit; plunger is presently unremovable; a box is present with cutouts for the syringe, with a label on the top and on the right side.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box base - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
b - syringe - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
c - box lid - Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 3.4 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
S & N
Site Made (Country)
Britain
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Based on collection dates
Material
glass: opaque
metal: silver
cardboard: blue; white
paper: off-white; red; black
Inscriptions
Printed on barrel body in reddish-brown is a logo with "S & N" inside a perforated circular outline; also printed: "Interchangeable [in italics] // [series of graduated measurement lines with a large line at each number and four small lines in between] // 2 4 6 8 10 c.c. // BRITISH MADE"; printed on the box lid label: "Interchangeable // S & N [surrounded by red dots in a circular pattern] // METAL TIP SYRINGE"; printed on the label on side of box: "10 c.c. // LUER // SIDE // Z490/C6S"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-3
Condition Remarks
The white carboard of the box has yellowed slightly; syringe glass is opaque but there is no chipping; metal tip has tarnished slightly; label on right hand side is slightly torn and adhesive has let go partially from box.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 284 (similar to B-D Yale syringe) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
Glass syringe could be sterilized and reused; metal tip syringe is interchangeable.
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Dates
1936
circa 1936
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
995005040 a-f
Description
(a) Ophthalmoscope case, which is a rectangular box, leather over wood, with a hinged lid and interior lined with dark blue velvet and segmented into different storage compartments with interior walls; metal latch at front; (b,c) otoscope speculum, cone-shaped, plastic and hollow, with threading ar…
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Accession Number
995005040 a-f
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
MM= Ophthalmology -- ophthalmoscope
Description
(a) Ophthalmoscope case, which is a rectangular box, leather over wood, with a hinged lid and interior lined with dark blue velvet and segmented into different storage compartments with interior walls; metal latch at front; (b,c) otoscope speculum, cone-shaped, plastic and hollow, with threading around the wide mouth and a long, narrow neck; (d) nasal speculum, cone-shaped, plastic and hollow, with threading around the wide mouth and a squat neck; (e) light at end of a plastic and metal cylinder; curves 120° to single-prong plug; projecting at 30° from light tube is a metal clip assembly; (f) ophthalmoscope head; body is a rotating disc of metal, with small glass lenses embedded in the disc, sandwiched between two thin discs of metal, pierced with two circular holes; one allows patient and doctor to look through, the other shows magnification of top lens; the front plate has both sides cut back to allow easier turning of embedded disc; the rear plate has an extra semicircle of metal attached to the top; a metal cylinder runs down back of instrument, topped with a lens; the bottom has a single-prong plug and a thick, textured neck.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Width 16.4 cm x Depth 5.9 cm
b - otoscope speculum - Size: Length 4.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
c - otoscope speculum - Size: Length 4.1 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
d - nasal speculum - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
e - light assembly - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
f - ophthalmoscope - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 2.0 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
Wappler/American Cystoscope Makers, Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1936
circa 1936
Date Remarks
Polyurothane patented
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
fabric: blue
wood: brown
Inscriptions
(a) engraved on latch: "PRESTO LOCK CO."; printed on inside fabric: "WAPPLER // [Wappler logo] // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // NEW YORK"; printed on lid: "INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // PHYSICIANS AND HOSPITAL SUPPLIES // TORONTO // MONTREAL – WINNIPEG – CALGARY"; handwritten on lid: "R. BURNS"; (b) embossed on mouth: "WAPPLER"; on reverse side: "5.MM"; (c) embossed on mouth: "WAPPLER"; on reverse side: "6.MM"; (d) embossed on mouth: "WAPPLER"; on reverse side: "NASAL"; (e) engraved on clip plate: "AMERCYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS INC."; (f) embosed on face: "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // TRADE MARK // WAPPLER // – + // MAY–OPHTHALMOSCOPE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-5
Condition Remarks
(a) In fair condition; some wear at corners, on edges; velvet discoloured; (b) light wear around mouth; (c,d) light wear; (e) some wear; tarnished on arm just behind light bulb assembly; (f) light wear around prong.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30), Canada," by Div. AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 ([b,c] similar to 31230-020; [d] similar to 31240-020; [e] similar to 31220; [f] similar to 31210) (see attached photocopies); history of plastic Web site; CD #9
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Sera-Sharp lancet

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
995005041
Description
Stainless steel lancet with narrow body and sharp point; body is scored with diamond shapes to increase grip.
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Accession Number
995005041
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Specimen Collection
Description
Stainless steel lancet with narrow body and sharp point; body is scored with diamond shapes to increase grip.
Number Of Parts
1
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
Propper Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Britain
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Based on catalogue date
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved in the metal is a logo that looks like a P sitting on a small rectangle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-11
Dimension Notes
Length 3.8 cm x Width 0.3 cm x Depth 0.01 cm
Condition Remarks
Individual packaging is missing; no tarnish; no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 249 (similar to item #1H-225) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
Blood lancet
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sphygmomanometer

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Dates
1964
circa 1964
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
995005043
Description
(a) Leather carrying case, semicircular in shape with a metal zipper running the length of the curved side; (b) sphygmomanometer, with a cloth armband, with velcro attachments; connected via rubber tubing to a metal and rubber hand pump with the tube/bulb interface reinforced with cloth tape; tubes…
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Accession Number
995005043
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Manometry
MM= Blood Pressure Determination -- sphygmomanometer
Description
(a) Leather carrying case, semicircular in shape with a metal zipper running the length of the curved side; (b) sphygmomanometer, with a cloth armband, with velcro attachments; connected via rubber tubing to a metal and rubber hand pump with the tube/bulb interface reinforced with cloth tape; tubes also attached to crystal-faced, circular plastic and metal dial.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bag - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 12.1 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
b - sphygmomanometer - Size: Depth 112.5 cm x Width 13.8 cm x Depth 4.3 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.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1964
circa 1964
Date Remarks
Velcro invented 1956; catalogue date 1964
Material
leather: black
metal: yellow; silver; dark grey
velcro: dark grey
fabric: grey
crystal: clear
rubber: black
tape: off-white
plastic: white
Inscriptions
(a) Engraved on zipper: "YKK"; (b) on back of dial is engraved, "JAPAN"; on face of dial is printed, "SPHYGMOMANOMETER // CERTIFIED // mm/g"; printed around dial: "20 // 40 // 60 // 80 // 100 // 120 // 140 // 160 // 180 // 200 // 220 // 240 // 260 // 280 // 300"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-5
Condition Remarks
(a) Strong musty odour, suspect mould; (b) some minor wear on rubber, but rubber is intact; velcro in cood condition; tube ends taped.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalog (C30)," Div. of AHSC (Canada), 1964 (item# 30460-010) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Exhibit History
Artefact displayed at special Mass for nurses, St. Mary's Cathedral, Sunday, May 8, 2005, 11:15 a.m.; KGH Nursing Alumnae 2005 Special exhibit, Museum of Health Care, 20 May 2005-24 June 2005
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Steristar hypodermic needles

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
995005045 a-i
Description
Eight Steristar disposable stainless hypodermic needles in cellophane and metal packaging for sterile condition; also included is original box; needle packages are joined together prior to use.
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Accession Number
995005045 a-i
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- hypodermic needles
MM= Injections -- accessories
Description
Eight Steristar disposable stainless hypodermic needles in cellophane and metal packaging for sterile condition; also included is original box; needle packages are joined together prior to use.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 5.2 cm
b - needle - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - needle - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
d - needle - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
e - needle - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
f - needle - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
g - needle - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
h - needle - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
i - needle - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.6 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
Everett
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments etc. after 1920
Material
metal: silver
plastic: orange
cellophane: clear
cardboard: black; off-white; blue
Inscriptions
Printed on the back of the metal packaging multiple times and diagonally: "STERILISED"; printed on the box beginning with the face, "STERISTAR // STERILISED // for // immediate // use // DISPOSABLE // STAINLESS // HYPODERMIC // NEEDLES // USE ONCE AND DISCARD"; illustrated is a logo: in a circle is the text "EVERETT" with the two Ts making the base of a light bulb held in a hand; printed on the base: "STERISTAR // DISPOSABLE // STAINLESS // HYPODERMIC // NEEDLES"; printed on the left hand side edge of box: "STERILITY CANNOT BE // GUARANTEED IF PACKAGE // BEARS EVIDENCE OF // DAMAGE OR HAS BEEN // PREVIOUSLY OPENED."; printed on the back face: "To open need panel, // hold needle hub firmly between thumb and index finger, and // bend panel backwards to // break cellophane"; this is illustrated by two hands opening needle packaging.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-7
Condition Remarks
Box is missing fold-in lid and sit of detachment is noticeable with remaining piece ripped off; needles are in excellent condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #9
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