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Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1980.28.1 a-x
Description
A walnut veneer, brass-bound box (x) with a brass lockplate and nameplate; two loose trays lined with velvet; contains 24 instruments: (a) tourniquet of brass, webbing, and leather, patented 1855; (b) trephine of brass and steel; (c) trephine handle made of synthetic horn; (d,e) flat retractors wit…
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Accession Number
1980.28.1 a-x
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Trephining -- instrumentation
Calculi
Description
A walnut veneer, brass-bound box (x) with a brass lockplate and nameplate; two loose trays lined with velvet; contains 24 instruments: (a) tourniquet of brass, webbing, and leather, patented 1855; (b) trephine of brass and steel; (c) trephine handle made of synthetic horn; (d,e) flat retractors with curved ends; (f) trepanning elevator; (g) Hey's skull saw with cross-hatched ebony handle; (h) curved bistoury with plain ebony handle; (i) aneurism needle with plain ebony handle; (j) hernia knife; (k) scalpel with plain ebony handle; (l) canicula knife with plain ebony handle; (m) stop needle with plain ebony handle; (n) tenaculum forceps; (o) rectal trocar with plain ebony handle; (p) rectal trocar guard, silver plate; (q) lithotomy knife with cross-hatched ebony handle; (r) Dounle hook with cross-hatched ebony handle; (s) silver wire sutures; (t) ligature silk wound on a card; (u) blunt hook (?), no handle; (v) sharp hook (?), no handle; (w) keratome with bone and brass handle.
Number Of Parts
24
Part Names
a - tourniquet
b - trephine - Size: Length 12.0 cm
c - trephine - Size: Length 9.5 cm
d - retractor - Size: Length 15.0 cm
e - retractor - Size: Length 15.0 cm
f - trepanning elevator - Size: Length 14.0 cm
g - Hey's skull saw - Size: Length 17.0 cm
h - bistoury - Size: Length 17.0 cm
i - aneurism needle - Size: Length 17.0 cm
j - hernia knife - Size: Length 17.0 cm
k - scalpel - Size: Length 15.5 cm
l - canicula knife - Size: Length 15.5 cm
m - stop needle - Size: Length 12.0 cm
n - tenaculum forceps - Size: Length 24.0 cm
o - rectal trocar - Size: Length 21.0 cm
p - rectal trocar guard - Size: Length 14.0 cm
q - lithotomy knife - Size: Length 21.0 cm
r - Dounle hook - Size: Length 15.0 cm
s - wire
t - ligature silk
u - blunt hook (?) - Size: Length 4.0 cm
v - sharp hook (?) - Size: Length 4.0 cm
w - keratome - Size: Length 16.0 cm
x - case - Size: Length 34.0 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 8.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W. S. Mahon of Willowdale, Ont.
Maker
G. Tiemann & C.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Material
wood: brown; black
metal: yellow; silver
fabric: purple
leather
synthetic horn
bone
cardboard
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-1
Condition Remarks
(i) eye of aneurism needle is broken; (x) veneer on box is starting to rise
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail