Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown
Original record had "19c."
Storage Room 0010
Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Shows signs of moderate wear; minor black discolouration along the seam and bottom rim and in a patch on the side 1.2 cm in diameter; no active or inactive corrosion; light orange circular deposit on the interior, approximately 0.5 cm in diameter; no dents or splits; #3: returned from loan condition unchanged.
On loan to St. James Cathedral Museum and Archives, April 4, 2003 to Aug. 2003
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Trephine set in a shagreen leather covered case with decorative brass fittings including bail style handle, lock hinges and swing latches and four domed brass mounts on the bottom (j); interior covered in red velvet and red twill tape attached to one side holds top to bottom when opened; contents i…
Trephine set in a shagreen leather covered case with decorative brass fittings including bail style handle, lock hinges and swing latches and four domed brass mounts on the bottom (j); interior covered in red velvet and red twill tape attached to one side holds top to bottom when opened; contents include (a) a handle that incorporates the elevators; (b) scraper or raspatory; (c) lenticular knife; (d) cranium forceps; (e) perforator; (f) smaller trephine; (g) larger trephine; (h) a key to remove the central pin from the trephine; (i) an ivory-handled brush; missing one instrument and key for case.
Number Of Parts
a - handle
b - raspatory
c - lenticular knife
d - forceps
e - perforator
f - trephine
g - trephine
h - key
i - brush
j - case
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
j - case - Length 21.0 cm x Width 21.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Raspatory missing; lining pulled from inside of lid; #4: corrosion on metal of casing; minor stains from corrosion on metal components
An English c. 1730 antique trephine set with fine gull wing trephine. The bone disk forceps elevator is that of Dr. Samuel Sharp (1709-1778), FRS, who was an accomplished surgeon at Guy's Hospital, London. This rare antique neurosurgical kit is thought to have been made by the surgical instrument maker Edward Stanton, At the Saw and Crown, in Lombard Street, London, who was active between 1738 and 1744.
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018