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O'Dwyer's introducer and larynx tube

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Dates
1892
circa 1892
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
994011017 a-b
Description
The instrument consists of a metal and bakelite introducer (a) and a larynx tube (b); the introducer has a solid, octagonal oblong bakelite handle with a pointed tip; on the bottom side of the handle nearing the metal implement there is a round, metal, barrel-shaped piece with gripping lines stampe…
Accession Number
994011017 a-b
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Respiration
Intubation, Intratracheal -- instrumentation
Description
The instrument consists of a metal and bakelite introducer (a) and a larynx tube (b); the introducer has a solid, octagonal oblong bakelite handle with a pointed tip; on the bottom side of the handle nearing the metal implement there is a round, metal, barrel-shaped piece with gripping lines stamped around its middle; this small piece is attached to a movable metal lever; on the opposite side of the handle, there is an open metal finger grip; when the lever is pushed forward using the barrel-shaped piece, the upper metal arm extends; the bakelite handle is joined to the metal rod-like arm by a metal bell-shaped connector; the arm is round and possibly hollow; the arm flares near its end to form an oval-shaped bump connected to a metal wire coiled around an inner rod; at the end of this coiled wire is a metal attachment with two curved hooks; from between these hooks, a small curved rod with a shallow cup at the end extends, connecting to a large metal cylinder; this tapers and is joined to a thin round, short, straight rod; this rod is connected to a similar rod by a small joint; a small metal ball is at the end of this last rod; the larynx tube (b) fits on over top of the two jointed rods and small cylinder; the ball at the end of the last rod of the introducer protrudes partially from the lipped end of the larynx tube; the larynx tube is brass and consists of a hollow oval tube; on one end there is a thick lip, with a small round hole running through one side; an oval hole can be seen on each end; this piece is hollow.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - introducer - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
b - larynx tube - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Dates
1892
circa 1892
Date Remarks
Similar to item shown in 1890s catalogue; identified by Dr. Williams as 1892
Material
metal: silver; yellow
plastic: brown
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-9
Condition Remarks
Near the top of the handle there is a bubbling, flaking patch; it is 2.7 cm wide and 1.2 cm long; a large, white lump of corrosion by-product had accumulated around the bottom of the open finger grip; brown rust has also accumulated on the oval bump at the end of the first straight rod; #2: brass is corroding and tarnished; plastic is scratched.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians' Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," by the A.S. Aloe Co., 189–, p. 327 (very similar to item 6177) (see attached photocopy)
Research Facts
Identified by Dr. M. Williams as a "O'Dwyer Intubation Set"; for introducing intubation tube; similar to item 997.001.270; intubation is the introduction of a tube into a hollow organ to keep it open, especially the larynx to ensure the passage of air; used in edema of the glottis and in the acute stages of diphtheria.
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
994011018
Description
Aluminum trachea tube, possibly Liier's or Little's; consists of a hollow aluminum curving tube; one end has a round hole; the other end is attached to a thin, flat aluminum base; the other round opening of the tube is in the middle of the bottom of this base; the base is circular; two rounded meta…
Accession Number
994011018
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tracheotomy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- dilator
Description
Aluminum trachea tube, possibly Liier's or Little's; consists of a hollow aluminum curving tube; one end has a round hole; the other end is attached to a thin, flat aluminum base; the other round opening of the tube is in the middle of the bottom of this base; the base is circular; two rounded metal tabs extend from either side of the base; a circular groove is cut into the circular base; the tube curves away from this side; possibly fits into the larger tracheotomy tube, 994.011.019
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Date Remarks
Similar to item shown in 1890s catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The number "2" is stamped into the metal on one corner of the flat base of the tube
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-9
Dimension Notes
Length 6.2 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Small grey and black deposits on top of the base of the tube; normal signs of wear; there are long scratches running up the outer curved length of the tube; no dents, cracks or corrosion; #2: yellowing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians' Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," by the A.S. Aloe Co., 189–, p. 293 (similar to item 5879, inner) (see attached photocopy)
Research Facts
Identified by Dr. M. Williams as an "aluminum tracheotomy tube"
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
994011019
Description
Aluminum trachea tube, possibly Liier's or Little's; consists of a hollow aluminum curving tube; an oval slot is cut into the tube on the outer curve; one end of the tube has a round hole; the other end is set into a thin, slightly curving aluminum base, consisting of two parts; the other round ope…
Accession Number
994011019
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tracheotomy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- dilator
Description
Aluminum trachea tube, possibly Liier's or Little's; consists of a hollow aluminum curving tube; an oval slot is cut into the tube on the outer curve; one end of the tube has a round hole; the other end is set into a thin, slightly curving aluminum base, consisting of two parts; the other round opening of the tube is set into the first part of the base; this piece is round and flat; a short metal rod with a metal triangle extending from its side extends from this metal base; the tube curves away from this small rod; the rod can be turned from side to side; two pointed metal arms extend from either side of the base; they are set into two metal loops in the second component of the base; this part is rectangular, with a metal slot and metal loop on each end; the middle flares to accomodate the first rounded base; a smaller trachea tube, 994.011.018, possibly fits into this larger tube; however, a dent in the tube prevents this.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Date Remarks
Similar to item shown in 1890s catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-9
Dimension Notes
Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 4.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal tube around the oval slot is dented, possibly from the wire used to attach the artifact to the display board; normal signs of wear; there are small marks and scratches on the top and bottom of the base and along the tube
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians' Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," by the A.S. Aloe Co., 189–, p. 293 (similar to item 5879, outer) (see attached photocopy)
Research Facts
Identified by Dr. M. Williams as an "aluminum tracheotomy tube"
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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galvano-cautery interrupting handle and straight nasal electrode

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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
994011020 a-b
Description
The galvanocautery handle (a) consists of a thick, flat octagonal handle made of two joined pieces of dark wood; two wires joined by black rubber coating and protected by yellow rubber exit through a round hole at one end of the handle; wood pieces are held together by two round slotted screws; a r…
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Accession Number
994011020 a-b
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Cautery -- instrumentation
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Description
The galvanocautery handle (a) consists of a thick, flat octagonal handle made of two joined pieces of dark wood; two wires joined by black rubber coating and protected by yellow rubber exit through a round hole at one end of the handle; wood pieces are held together by two round slotted screws; a round metal joint joined with a nut and bolt extends from the other end; two cylindrical hollow rods extend from this joint, connected by two oblong flat wooden disks; these hollow rods accomodate (b), a straight nasal electrode; a flat, thin metal arm attached by two slotted screws to the handle and ending with a thick round wooden disk with a hole in the middle, and a curving metal hook, operated by another thin, metal arm attached to the side of the handle with a slotted screw, acts as an on/off switch; the nasal electrode attaches to the handle with two solid, thin, cylindrical connecting rods; a solid wooden cylinder with a rounded top and bottom join these rods; after this connection point, the distance between the rods narrows, and they are joined by a flat, wooden oval disk; the rods continue in a straight path, and terminate at two tapering rods that join at the end to form a rounded tip.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 25.0 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 5.7 cm
b - nasal electrode - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Maker
Comprex Oscillator Corp.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Date Remarks
Similar to item in 1890s catalogue; identified by Dr. Williams
Material
metal: silver
wood: dark brown
rubber: yellow; black
Inscriptions
"COMPREX OSCILLATOR CORP. NEW YORK" stamped into the metal arm attached to the wooden handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-12
Condition Remarks
The two electric wires on the handle were coated with a yellow rubber; when the instrument was mounted originally, the wires were forced through holes in the mounting board and tied to secure the artifact; upon careful removal of the artifact from the board, the yellow rubber disintegrated where the wires had been tied; 2 cm of this yellow rubber remains coating one wire; 0.5 cm remains on the other; the black rubber coating binding both wires appears very soft and brittle; the metal on the object shows slight signs of wear; the plating is slightly worn; the exposed wires are bent and a black discolouration (from the deteriorating rubber?) can be found in small patches; the ends are frayed and covered with orange corrosion; #2: rubber is cracked; metal tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "An Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Max Wocher and Son," by Max Wocher and Son, 189–, p. 104 (similar to item #1068) and p. 105 (similar to item # 1074); (see attached photocopies); CD #4.
Research Facts
Dr. Williams identified the item as "galvanocautery circa 1900."
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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cautery and snare handle with straight nasal electrode

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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
994011021 a-f
Description
The item consists of a cautery and snare handle (a) with straight nasal electrode (b) and securing caps (c-f); the hollow, double cylindrical handle is smooth and has two cylindrical, threaded metal connector rods on either end; on one side of the handle, two reddish, rubber, flat round pieces are …
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Accession Number
994011021 a-f
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Cautery -- instrumentation
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Description
The item consists of a cautery and snare handle (a) with straight nasal electrode (b) and securing caps (c-f); the hollow, double cylindrical handle is smooth and has two cylindrical, threaded metal connector rods on either end; on one side of the handle, two reddish, rubber, flat round pieces are on either end; a shallow, flat metal groove runs between the two cylinders; a round wooden on/off switch is on one edge of the handle towards the cauterizing end; the on/off switch can be moved; on the side of the handle opposite the round rubber pieces, a wooden wire spool is attached by two parallel, flat, thin metal arms, held to the handle by a slotted screw; the two connecting rods at the cautery end of the handle fit the straight nasal electrode; there is a small, round hole on either end of the connectors; the two metal prongs of the electrode are secured to the connecting rods of the handle by securing caps (c) and (d); the two solid, round prongs of electrode (b) are twisted together in the mid-section, and a black strip of metal, possibly iron, is twisted between them in a spiral; the two prongs separate and run straight close together nearing the cauterizing tip; the prongs end at a thin metal wire that forms a loop at the tip of the electrode; two securing caps (c, d) secure the prongs of the electrode to the upper two connecting rods on the handle, and two (e, f) cap the two lower power source connecting rods on the handle; the securing caps are small, hollow, threaded, and bullet-shaped; two rows of gripping lines are stamped around their middles.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
b - nasal electrode - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
c - securing cap - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
d - securing cap - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
e - securing cap - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
f - securing cap - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Date Remarks
Similar to items shown in 1890s catalogue; identified by Dr. M. Williams as circa 1900
Material
metal: silver; black
wood: light brown; dark brown
rubber: reddish-brown
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-12
Condition Remarks
No dents, cracks or corrosion; normal signs of wear present on metal surfaces in the form of small scratches; small red rust stains at entrance of wire holes; #2: condition unchanged; #3: condition unchanged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians' Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," by the A.S. Aloe Co., 189–, p. 694 (similar to item 9684); "Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Max Wocher and Son," by Max Wocher and Son, 189–, p. 105 (similar to item 1074) (see attached photocopies); CD #2
Research Facts
Identified by Dr. M. Williams as "galvanocauteries, circa 1900"
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it; on exhibit in the Cabinet of Curiosities, Sept. 2001-May 2002; taken to Toronto for one day for TVO's "More to Life" shoot.
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nasal polypus forceps

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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
994011022
Description
The nasal polypus forceps is a solid, scissor-like instrument; two closed, round finger grips are at one end of two metal arms; just below the grips there is a three-level locking mechanism; the arms bend to run parallel to each other; their outer edges are rounded, and the inner edges, facing each…
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Accession Number
994011022
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- nasal
Description
The nasal polypus forceps is a solid, scissor-like instrument; two closed, round finger grips are at one end of two metal arms; just below the grips there is a three-level locking mechanism; the arms bend to run parallel to each other; their outer edges are rounded, and the inner edges, facing each other, are flat; the arms bend slightly in the middle; they run straight, tapering and ending at a point; at the point the inner edges have metal grooves to create gripping surfaces; this gripping component is smaller than the example shown the the catalogue; the arms are connected below the bend with a small, round slotted screw.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Date Remarks
Similar to item shown in 1890s catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The number "45" is stamped into the metal on the flat side of each arm near the connecting nut and bolt.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-12
Dimension Notes
Length 20.1 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Considerable corrosion in the form of dark brown rust covers the rounded outsides of the arms between the finger grips and the connection point; there is also some rust in the grooves of the locking device and inside the finger grips; #2: rusty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians' Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," by the A.S. Aloe Co., 189–, p. 254 (similar to item 5455) (see attached photocopy); CD #4.
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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esophageal bougie

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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
994011023 a-g
Description
The esophageal bougie consists of a handle and rod (a), handle cap (b), and five metal olive-shaped tips of different sizes (c-g); the bougie handle and rod has a cylindrical metal hollow handle; the bottom of the handle is threaded to accomodate the handle cap; the bougie tips fit inside the handl…
Accession Number
994011023 a-g
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Esophagoscopy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- bougie -- esophageal
Description
The esophageal bougie consists of a handle and rod (a), handle cap (b), and five metal olive-shaped tips of different sizes (c-g); the bougie handle and rod has a cylindrical metal hollow handle; the bottom of the handle is threaded to accomodate the handle cap; the bougie tips fit inside the handle; the top of the handle has gripping lines stamped into the metal around the rim; the handle tapers to form a funnel shape and leads to a thin, flat rod; at the end of the rod there is a small bell-shaped metal piece with a short, round, solid threaded metal rod extending from it; this metal rod attaches to the bougie tips; the handle cap screws onto the bottom end of the bougie handle and rod; it is a circular, flat metal cup, with gripping lines stamped around the flat disc-like surface; a smooth metal lip precedes the opening; there are metal threads running along the inner vertical surface; the inner bottom is flat; the bougie tips are all metal and olive-shaped; they each have a round threaded hole in the centre of the wider, rounded end; they attach to the rod end of the bougie handle and rod, and can be stored in the hollow handle; they range in size from large to small.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - bougie handle and rod - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
b - handle cap - Size: Length 0.7 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c - bougie tip - Size: Length 3.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
d - bougie tip - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
e - bougie tip - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
f - bougie tip - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
g - bougie tip - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Date Remarks
Similar to item shown in 1890s catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-11
Condition Remarks
Metal surfaces are showing slight signs of wear; one large patch of greenish-grey corrosion has developed on the bougie handle (a); it is 2.5 cm long and 1 cm high; smaller patches extend from the larger patch; small patches of wear are also on the rod and on the largest bougie tip (c); no dents or major damage.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians' Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," by the A.S. Aloe Co., 189–, p. 328 (similar to item 6189) (see attached photocopy)
Research Facts
Dr. Williams identified the item as a "metal olive-tipped bougie"; illustration in the catalogue shows six tips; this artifact has only five.
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
994011024
Description
The trocar consists of a hollow round metal handle that tapers into a round rod with a round, flat end; a solid curving metal rod extends from the flat surface of the handle's end; the rod curves and ends in a sharp, three-sided point.
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Accession Number
994011024
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Suction -- instrumentation
Drainage -- instrumentation
MM= Catheterization -- paracentesis -- trocar
Description
The trocar consists of a hollow round metal handle that tapers into a round rod with a round, flat end; a solid curving metal rod extends from the flat surface of the handle's end; the rod curves and ends in a sharp, three-sided point.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-7
Dimension Notes
Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No dents or other signs of damage; handle and hook show minor signs of wear; two black patches on flat end of handle around extension of hook show wear in the plating; when the object is shaken, a small metal object can be heard rattling in the handle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," The Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 3163 (similar to item #C/-9569) (see attached photocopy); CD #4.
Research Facts
Dr. Williams identified the item as a "tracheotomy introducer."
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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Lewis tonsil snare

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Dates
1966
circa 1966
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
994011025
Description
The tonsil snare has a solid, T-shaped handle attached to a heavy screw bar; a small hole runs through the bottom of this handle where a screw used to be; another T-shaped handle/finger grip runs along this bar, and controls the extension of the wire snare at the far end; a studded wheel also runs …
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Accession Number
994011025
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- snare -- loop -- tonsil
Description
The tonsil snare has a solid, T-shaped handle attached to a heavy screw bar; a small hole runs through the bottom of this handle where a screw used to be; another T-shaped handle/finger grip runs along this bar, and controls the extension of the wire snare at the far end; a studded wheel also runs along the screw bar and controls the movement of the finger grips; gripping lines are stamped into its metal rim; four studs protrude from this wheel-shaped piece; the heavy screw bar leads to a thin metal tube that ends with an oval hole; the wire snare protrudes from this hole; materials are brass and chrome-plated metal.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Maker
J. Sklar Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1966
circa 1966
Date Remarks
Identified in 1966 catalogue
Material
metal: yellow; silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Dimension Notes
Length 25.0 x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The chrome plating is flaking off the bottom T-shaped brass handle; the chrome plating is almost completely flaked away from one handle arm; there are no dents or other major damage; there are minor signs of wear in the form of small scratches along the last smooth rod; minor corrosion in the grooves of the screw bar; #2: handle slightly scratched.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Surgical Instrument Catalogue," by the Storz Instrument Co., 1966, p. 260 (very similar to item #N-6385) (see attached photocopy); CD #4.
Research Facts
Dr. Williams identified this item as a "tonsil snare."
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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laryngeal suction tip and screw cap

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Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
994011026 a-b
Description
Suction tip (a) consists of a hollow, round metal tube with a round hole at the base; the base tapers slightly into a thinner, straight tube; the tube curves near the suction end, and has a rounded tip; there are two oval holes in the tube at this end, one on one side 0.5 cm from the tip, the other…
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Accession Number
994011026 a-b
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Suction -- instrumentation
Description
Suction tip (a) consists of a hollow, round metal tube with a round hole at the base; the base tapers slightly into a thinner, straight tube; the tube curves near the suction end, and has a rounded tip; there are two oval holes in the tube at this end, one on one side 0.5 cm from the tip, the other on the opposite side 1.5 cm from the tip; the cap (b) fits into the round hole at the flared base of the tube; it is a short, round tube with a round hole at one end and a slightly rounded top on the other; a 1.8 cm long split runs along either side of the tube from the hole; a thin band of metal encircles this part of the tube; at the end of these two splits, the tube flares slightly; two rows of gripping lines bisect this flared portion; the remainder is straight and smooth towards the closed end.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - suction tip - Size: Length 25.0 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
b - screw cap - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-7
Condition Remarks
Suction tip shows moderate signs of wear; several black marks ring the flared portion of tube (a) where a securing wire made contact; no dents or corrosion; #2: tarnished.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Williams identified this item as a "laryngeal suction tip."
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
Images
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