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ear, eye, nose and throat diagnostic kit

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Otolaryngology
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
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
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Otolaryngology
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
MM= Exploring Instruments -- probe -- lacrimal
Ophthalmology
Vision
Vision Tests -- instrumentation
Diagnosis, Eyes
Drainage -- instrumentation
MM= Catheterization -- accessories
MM= Exploring Instruments -- probe
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., graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Clas of 1947; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
J. S & S; Klinostik
Site Made (Country)
Britain
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
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
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 also 1979.12.7 and 1982.5.22
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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capsular forceps

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
Accession Number
995005078
Description
Forceps with a curved neck with large and small convex bends; arms are grooved to allow for good grip.
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Accession Number
995005078
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
Description
Forceps with a curved neck with large and small convex bends; arms are grooved to allow for good grip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1947; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on the face of the forceps is the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a caduceus rod topped by a crown, with text below: "STAINLESS"; on the reverse: "JETTER & SCHEERER // GERMANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-1
Dimension Notes
Length 14.3 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Small amounts of tarnish and inactive corrosion visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed." Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 3010 (similar to item C/-647)
Research Facts
For use in eye operations
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Desmarres eyelid retractor

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
Accession Number
997003025
Description
Desmarre's eyelid retractor, which consists of a long, narrow squared handle that is tapered slightly at both ends; the operator end is squared off and closed; the other end attaches to the blade; the blade has a long, narrow rounded section that ends in a large, oval piece that has been folded dow…
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Accession Number
997003025
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Physical Examination
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- eye
Vision
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- lid
Description
Desmarre's eyelid retractor, which consists of a long, narrow squared handle that is tapered slightly at both ends; the operator end is squared off and closed; the other end attaches to the blade; the blade has a long, narrow rounded section that ends in a large, oval piece that has been folded down in a rounded 90° angle; the outer edge of the tip is rounded.
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
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
metal: silver; light grey
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Dimension Notes
Length 13.9 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; the handle has very small dark spots visible; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); "Aesculap Jetter & Scheerer Surgical Instruments," Canada edition, c. 1960, p. 197; similar to 997.003.026
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931–1957
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Desmarres eyelid retractor

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
Accession Number
997003026
Description
Desmarre's eyelid retractor, which consists of a long, narrow squared handle that is tapered slightly at both ends; the operator end is squared off and closed; the other end attaches to the blade; the blade has a long, narrow rounded section that ends in a large, oval piece that has been folded dow…
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Accession Number
997003026
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Physical Examination
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- eye
Vision
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- lid
Description
Desmarre's eyelid retractor, which consists of a long, narrow squared handle that is tapered slightly at both ends; the operator end is squared off and closed; the other end attaches to the blade; the blade has a long, narrow rounded section that ends in a large, oval piece that has been folded down in a rounded 90° angle; the outer edge of the tip is rounded.
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
Chiron
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The words "CHIRON GERMANY" are stamped into the handle on one side, at the operator end.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Dimension Notes
Length 13.3 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); "Aesculap Jetter & Scheerer Surgical Instruments," Canada edition, c. 1960, p. 197 (similar to item #02-342); similar to 997.003.025
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931–1957
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dressing forceps

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Dates
1930
1960
circa 1920-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034081
Description
Tweezer-like instrument with two flat pieces joined at a rounded end and tapering to a point; inner sides of blades are flat with horizontal gripping grooves at tip; the outer sides of blades have horizontal gripping grooves at the centre; blades taper to fine, rounded tips; one blade has a small h…
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Accession Number
997034081
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- dressing
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
General Surgery
Description
Tweezer-like instrument with two flat pieces joined at a rounded end and tapering to a point; inner sides of blades are flat with horizontal gripping grooves at tip; the outer sides of blades have horizontal gripping grooves at the centre; blades taper to fine, rounded tips; one blade has a small hole through the centre; the other blade has a cylindrical pivot that passes through the hole on the other blade and acts as a support.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1920-1960
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"C S R" engraved on both sides of instrument; "GERMANY - SKLAR - STAINLESS" stamped into metal on outer side of blades.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Dimension Notes
Length 10.1 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows no staining or corrosion; one tip is slightly bent
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," by J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 211 (item # 320-100)
Research Facts
Used for changing dressings and removing sutures after eye surgery.
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Beaver surgical eye blade

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Accession Number
004029018
Description
A Beaver surgical eye blade consisting of a tiny knife in a blue plastic case; the case has a window on the top making the blade visible; sealed in a cellophane wrapper.
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Accession Number
004029018
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife
Ophthalmology
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Description
A Beaver surgical eye blade consisting of a tiny knife in a blue plastic case; the case has a window on the top making the blade visible; sealed in a cellophane wrapper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
From Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Beaver
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver
plastic: blue
cellophane: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on the case: "Beaver // EYE BLADE // STERILE // LOT NO. 08167 // PRODUCT IDENT. NO. // 5220 // 52M // STAINLESS STEEL // AUTOCLAVABLE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Dimension Notes
Length 15.4 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J. F. Hartz Co. Ltd., Toronto, 1960, p. 306
Research Facts
The blade would attach to a separate handle.
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Castroviejo eye speculum

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
Accession Number
997001210
Description
Castroviejo eye speculum, which consists of a V-shaped instrument with two curved arms joined to, and moved by, a central cylindrical adjustment screw; there are two flat support struts at the top of the adjustment screw that attach about halfway up the arms; the tips of the arms have sideways U-sh…
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Accession Number
997001210
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Physical Examination
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- eye
Vision
Description
Castroviejo eye speculum, which consists of a V-shaped instrument with two curved arms joined to, and moved by, a central cylindrical adjustment screw; there are two flat support struts at the top of the adjustment screw that attach about halfway up the arms; the tips of the arms have sideways U-shaped wires with the bottom of the "U" facing inwards and with open centres; the arms move outwards or inwards when the adjustment screw is turned: counterclockwise for outwards movement.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
J. F. Hartz Co. Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
One arm has the words, "HARTZ // GERMANY" stamped into the metal near the adjustment screw; the other arm has the number "3" stamped on the other side, also near the adjustment screw.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear, especially at the left tip; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #301; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing Hospital - Professional Instruments - Equipment - Supplies," by V. Mueller & Co., 1956, p. 4 (OP-70)
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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ophthalmic operating case

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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Accession Number
997001279 a-as
Description
Ophthalmic operating case, which consists of several ophthalmic instruments housed in a case; the case (a) consists of a rectangular-shaped box that has a lid hinged onto the bottom of the back and a sliding clasp at the front; the inside of both the top and bottom have wooden inserts set in, which…
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Accession Number
997001279 a-as
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
MeSH Heading
MM= Surgical Set -- ophthalmic
Ophthalmology
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Description
Ophthalmic operating case, which consists of several ophthalmic instruments housed in a case; the case (a) consists of a rectangular-shaped box that has a lid hinged onto the bottom of the back and a sliding clasp at the front; the inside of both the top and bottom have wooden inserts set in, which hold specific instruments securely in place; there are places for 17 instruments in the top of the case (three are missing); the top left corner of the case has a pair of Desmarres entropium forceps (c); below the entropium forceps are two pairs of iris scissors (d,e); below the scissors is a pair of De Wecker's iris scissors; the lower right corner of the lid houses an Anel's lachrymal syringe (g) and three tips (h-j); the upper left corner of the lid houses a test drum (k); this consists of a short, hollow cylindrical length of bakelite that has a metal ring of slightly larger diameter that fits over top; below the test drum are two pairs of iris forceps (l,m); below the iris forceps is a pair of Erhardt's lid forceps; below the lid forceps is a pair of Lambert's entropium forceps (o); the lower left corner of the lid houses a pair of Graefe's fixation forceps, with spring catch (p); the right and central part of the case bottom holds 20 instruments (q-jj); all of these instruments (with the exception of [ff]) have four-sided handles that taper at the end to a smooth, rounded area and taper also at the tip to join with the instrument tip; to the right of the eye instrument section and at the left side of the case bottom is a rectangular area that houses an Elliott's corneal trephine with blades in a box (kk-oo); the lower right corner of the case bottom houses a Mueller's sac retractor (pp); above the sac retractor, in the upper right corner of the case bottom is a Weeks eye speculum (qq); to the left of the eye speculum is a packet of corneal needles (rr); the packet consists of printed paper glued into a rectangular envelope with closed bottom and sides and an open top with a triangular-shaped flap; the flap folds over the opening and tucks into a slit in the front of the envelope; the envelope contains another piece of paper that has been folded to hold 13 corneal needles (not numbered); the needles vary in size, but all consist of a short curved length of metal with a sharp, pointed tip and a small elongated eye at the other end; in the top section of the case bottom (above the row of instruments) is an ivory rule; this rule is made of a single flat piece of narrow rectangular ivory that has a slightly bevelled upper edge on one side; the ruler has stained increment lines and numbers etched into the ivory to measure mm and lignes on one side and inches on the other.
Number Of Parts
45
Part Names
a - case (closed) - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 17.5 cm x Depth 7.4 cm
b - cover - Size: Length 21.3 cm x Width 15.2 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - Desmarres entropium forceps - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
d - iris scissors, straight - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
e - iris scissors, curved - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Width 3.9 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
f - De Wecker's iris scissors - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
g - Anel's lachrymal syringe - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
h - syringe tip, curved - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
i - syringe tip, straight - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
j - syringe tip, straight - Size: Length 3.2 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
k - test drum - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Diam. 4.2 cm
l - iris forceps, straight - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
m - iris forceps, angular - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
n - Erhardt's lid forceps - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
o - Lambert's entropium forceps - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
p - Graefe's fixation forceps - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
q - Stevens' eye needle holder - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
r - Graefe's strabismus hook - Size: Length 13.6 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
s - Beard's cystotome - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
t - Meyhoefer's chalazion curette - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
u - Beer's keratome - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
v - Graefe's strabismus hook - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
w - Tyrrell's blunt hook - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
x - Wilder's lens curette, serrated - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
y - Graefe's cataract knife - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
z - Graefe's tortoiseshell eye spoon - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
aa - Jaeger's keratome, angular - Size: Length 13.3 m x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
bb - Daviel's eye spoon - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
cc - Desmarre's lid retractor - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
dd - Desmarre's lid retractor - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
ee - Hebra oval spoon curette - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
ff - Ruedemann lachrymal dilator - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
gg - Agnew's flexible shank canaliculus knife - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
hh - probe and spatula - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
ii - Greene's double-ended spatula - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
jj - Steven's eye needle holder - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
kk - corneal trephine box - SIze: Length 8.6 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
ll - corneal trephine handle - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
mm - corneal trephine blade - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
nn - corneal trephine blade - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
oo - corneal trephine blade - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
pp - Mueller's sac retractor - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
qq - Weeks eye speculum (open) - Size: length 7.3 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
rr - corneal needles (envelope) - Size: Length 6.2 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
ss - rule - Size: Length 15.9 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. F. X. O'Connor; donated by Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Site Made (State)
(gg, kk-oo, qq): New York
Site Made (Country)
(c-f,l,o,p,pp): France; (x,z): Germany; (gg,kk-oo,qq): USA; (rr): England
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver
leather: brown
plastic: black
tortoiseshell: brown; yellow
fabric: black; green
paper: off-white; grey
ivory: cream
Inscriptions
(a,b) none; (c) one side of the forceps has the word "FRANCE" stamped into the metal; the other side has, "MORIA" stamped into the metal; (d) one side of the scissors has the word "MORIA" stamped into the metal at the joint; the other side has the word "FRANCE" stamped into the metal; the inside edges both have the number "4" stamped into the metal of the joint; (e) one side of the scissors has the word "MORIA" stamped into the metal at the joint and the word "FRANCE" stamped further up on a handle shaft; the inside edges both have "4 // 3" stamped on the inside edges at the joint; (f) one side of the scissors has the word "FRANCE" stamped into the metal; the other side has "MORIA // MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal; (g-k) none; (l) one side of the end of the forceps has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal; the inner edge of the opposite side has the word "GERMANY" stamped into the metal; (m) the centre inner edge of one of the sides has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal; (n) one side of the forceps has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal on the centre outside, above the gripping lines; (o) one side of the forceps has the word "GERMANY" stamped into its outer edge near the tip; (p) the central outer side of one side of the forceps has the words, "FRANCE // MORIA" stamped into the metal; (q) one side of the handle has the letters, "SR" stamped into the metal; one of the inner edges of the tips has "C8" stamped on the under edge of the area above the catch; (r) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal just before the tip; (s,t) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (u) one side of the handle has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre and the number "3" just before the tip; (v) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ"stamped into the metal just before the tip; (w) one side of the handle has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (x) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal near the end; the opposite side of the handle has the word "GERMANY" stamped into the metal, also near the end; (y) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (z) one side of the handle has the word, "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal just before the tip; (aa) one side of the handle has the letter "W" stamped into the metal just before the tip; (bb-ee) one side of the handle has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the handle at the centre; (ff) none; (gg) one side of the handle has, "J.E. CAREY, N.Y." stamped into the metal at the centre; (hh) one side of the handle has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (ii) none; (jj) one side of the handle has "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (kk) the outside of the box lid has lettering that reads, "ELLIOTT'S // Corneal Trephine"; the inside of the box lid has lettering that reads, "E.B. MEYROWITZ, Inc. // New York"; (ll) the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal near the end; (mm-oo) none; (pp) the inside edge of one of the finger grips has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal; the inside of the other finger grip has "FRANCE" stamped into the metal; (gg) the bottom of the speculum has the words, "J. MEHRLUST // U.S.A. // NEW YORK" stamped into the metal; (rr) the front of the envelope reads "AIGUILLES // DE // CHIRURGIE // Garantie Parfait"; on the flap, and "TRADE MARK // DEPOSE À PARIS // 1 Douzaine // No. // AIGUILLES // À CORNÉE" on the front; the back of the envelope reads, "Qualité // "Première" // DEPOSÉ À PARIS // IMPORTATION D'ANGLETERRE // AGUILLES // DE CHIRURGIE"; (ss) one side of the ruler has increment lines on the top and bottom and numbers that read (top): "0 // M - M // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15" and (bottom) "0 // LIGNES // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5"; the other side has increment lines at the top and numbers, reading: "0 // INCHES // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-9
Condition Remarks
The metal is worn, but shows no corrosion (except for an area on the upper handle of [jj]); the wood, leather, bakelite, tortoiseshell, cloth, paper and ivory pieces all show wear, but are complete; all moving parts move freely.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Books
Document
Photographs
Reference Comments
Previous number #670; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by the Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, pp. 3109, 3030, 3034, 3038 and 3041 ; "Illustrated Catalog of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, pp. 127-135, 141-143, and 145; "Eye Instrument Catalog," 7th ed., by the Storz Instrument Co., pp. 19, 22, 51, 87, 91 and 113
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Theobald lachrymal probe

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
Accession Number
997001351
Description
Theobald lachrymal probe, which consists of a curved length of solid cylindrical metal with both ends that taper to blunt points; the centre of the instrument has an attached thumb grip; this is a flat piece of metal shaped into two attached circles with tapered outer points; the thumb grip is atta…
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Accession Number
997001351
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Physical Examination
MM= Exploring Instruments -- probe -- lacrimal
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Description
Theobald lachrymal probe, which consists of a curved length of solid cylindrical metal with both ends that taper to blunt points; the centre of the instrument has an attached thumb grip; this is a flat piece of metal shaped into two attached circles with tapered outer points; the thumb grip is attached to the inside bottom of the curve.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F. X. O'Connor and donated by Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Date Remarks
Logo type used between 1889-1900
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The inside outer edge of the thumb grip has the numbers "15 // 16" stamped into the metal, one at each end as well as the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal near the number 16.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-9
Dimension Notes
Length 13.7 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal was tarnished; metal shows minor wear only; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #709; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; arrived in and stored in a canvas pouch (not catalogued) with 997.001.352-.364; "Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," by the George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 17 (item P1234)
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Theobald lachrymal probe

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
Accession Number
997001352
Description
Theobald lachrymal probe, which consists of a curved length of solid cylindrical metal with both ends that taper to blunt points; the centre of the instrument has an attached thumb grip; this is a flat piece of metal shaped into two attached circles with tapered outer points; the thumb grip is atta…
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Accession Number
997001352
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Physical Examination
MM= Exploring Instruments -- probe -- lacrimal
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Description
Theobald lachrymal probe, which consists of a curved length of solid cylindrical metal with both ends that taper to blunt points; the centre of the instrument has an attached thumb grip; this is a flat piece of metal shaped into two attached circles with tapered outer points; the thumb grip is attached to the inside bottom of the curve.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F. X. O'Connor and donated by Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Date Remarks
Logo type used between 1889-1900
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The inside outer edge of the thumb grip has the numbers "13 // 14" stamped into the metal, one at each end as well as the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal at the centre, between the numbers.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-9
Dimension Notes
Length 13.9 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal was tarnished; metal shows minor wear only; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #709; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; arrived in and stored in a canvas pouch (not catalogued) with 997.001.351 and 997.001.353-.364; "Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," by the George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 17 (item P1234)
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