Portable mobile stainless steel electroencephalograph machine model MEB-INT with large rubber wheels; capable of taking sixteen measurements at once and has a faceplate with mulitple colour coded tiny buttons and dials in rows for each measurement; table-top section beneath the faceplate acts as a …
Portable mobile stainless steel electroencephalograph machine model MEB-INT with large rubber wheels; capable of taking sixteen measurements at once and has a faceplate with mulitple colour coded tiny buttons and dials in rows for each measurement; table-top section beneath the faceplate acts as a printer, pulling paper from a compartment beneath and sending it through a series of recording needles which record the brain waves; metal attachable (b) which hangs off the left side and catches the printed chart paper; sitting inside the tray is a stack of used paper (c); box full of unused paper in the compartment (d); metal plate (e) which covers the ink cartridges which is currently unattached; five electrodes (f-j) (three orange, one black, and one gray), and two portable electrode boards (k-l), which appear to be later than the rest of the machine; the boards are plastic boxes with gray cords; thin yellow plastic pen or pointer like device (m) and a grey printer cable (n) that plugs into INPUT socket on side of machine.
Number Of Parts
a - electroencephalograph
b - tray
c - used paper
d - unused paper in box
e - plate (ink cover)
f - electrode
g - electrode
h - electrode
i - electrode
j - electrode
k - electrode board
l - electrode board
m - yellow pointer
n - printer cable
Owned and used at the Kingston Penitentiary Hospital; it was transferred to the Penitentiary Museum in November 2000 after it was deemed obsolete.
"GRASS ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPH MODEL 8-16" on the front of the face along with various dial and button information and safety information; "March 1974" stamped on a plate on the left side; the electrodes have dates on them, they are either Sept 1991 or May 1994; the mini-electrode boards have "MINI ELECTRODE BOARD // GRASS INST. CO // QUINCY MASS. U.S.A. // MODEL // MEB-INT" on them
Storage Room W1
W1 - Floor
a - Length 76.0 cm x Width 65.5 cm x Depth 117.0 cm
b - Length 38.5 cm x Width 31.0 cm x Depth 25.7 cm
c - Length 36.0 cm x Width 30 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
d - Length 38.0 cm x Width 32.0 cm x Depth 10.0 cm
e - Length 41.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
f - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
g - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
h - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
i - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
j - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
k - Length 57.0 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
l - Length 57.0 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
m - Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
n - Length 435.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
The ink from the printer has leaked and run over parts of the machine body and face; there is some staining; the tray is badly deformed and will not securely attached; there is a plastic hinged plate which covers the pens on the machine that is coming off because the hinge is bent out of shape.
Internet: "The Bakken Library and Museum"
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Reproduction Roman medical instruments housed in custom wood rectangular box with clear glass top (g) with removable bottom (f) that has a red velvet base where the tools rest in custom recesses; forceps (a) are two pieces of bronze with cylindrical handles with rope motif, end of forceps are curve…
Reproduction Roman medical instruments housed in custom wood rectangular box with clear glass top (g) with removable bottom (f) that has a red velvet base where the tools rest in custom recesses; forceps (a) are two pieces of bronze with cylindrical handles with rope motif, end of forceps are curved together, operates scissor fashion; shears (b) one solid piece of bronze metal curved with two triangular blades at each end, spring compression; chisel (c) single piece of bronze cylindrical base that tapers, while the other end is rectangular and then curves slightly at the top, a rectangular piece juts off one side; elevator (d) is a double ended bronze tool that is curved at each end in opposite directions, centre grip is cylindrical; cautery (e) is a single piece of bronze with a flat end and a curved stem; paper tag (h) is ivory coloured piece of stock with brown font typed fastened with brown thread; brass plaque attached to middle of box with description.
Number Of Parts
a – forceps – Length 20.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
b – shears – Length 9.5 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
c – chisel – Length 11.5 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
d – elevator– Length 15.2 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
e – cautery– Length 20.0 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
f – box bottom – Length 26.9 cm x Width 24.9 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
g – box top with glass – Length 27.3 cm x Width 29.9 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
h – tag – Length 8.9 cm x Width 6.4 cm
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
On brass plaque: "MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS - ROMAN // circa 79 A.D. // Cast in solid bronze from the originals which were // buried in the city of Pompeii by the eruption of // Mt. Vesuvius, August 24, 79 A.D. // forceps // shears chisel // elevator // cautery"; on tag: "MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS // Roman - Circa 79 A.D. // Crafted replicas - A Collectors item in Their Own Right // These five medical instrument are part of a set // presently in the collection of a museum connected // with a well-known Northeastern medical school. // The originals were buried in Pompeii by the eruption // of Mt. Vesuvius, August 24, 79 A.D. Our // replicas have been cast directly from the originals // in a closely matched bronze alloy each then being // carefully hand patined to the same finish found // on the originals and other bronzes of the era. // INSTRUMENTS: Forceps: fully operational; Elevator: two sides; Shears: as was the original // the bend has been work-hardened on an anvil to // impart spring tension, fully operational; Chisel: // not sharpened, was probably also used as scalpel; Cautery."
Storage Room 0010
On loan to MHC Education Collection 2018 for Education Program 'Medicine in Ancient Times'.
University of Virginia. "Surgical Instruments from Ancient Rome." University of Virginia, 2007.
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008.
These instruments are reproductions of actual Roman medical instruments buried in Pompeii on August 24, 79 A.D. by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. These replicas were produced by using casts of the original instruments and consist of a bronze alloy finished with paint to simulate the appearance of bronzes from the time.
The set includes five medical instruments with a variety of purposes. The forceps, or bone forceps, were mainly used to extract fractured bone fragments from the body. The shears, or medical scissors, had many applications, but research suggests that they were used less for cutting tissue, and more for cutting hair, which was widely seen as a medical or therapeutic procedure. The chisel, or osteotome, was mainly used to cut bone but may have also been used as a scalpel. The elevator, or bone lever, was used to move fractured bones into position, or possibly also used to remove teeth. The cautery had a variety of uses in ancient medicine, but was most commonly used as haemostatic to stop bleeding (cauterization).