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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001015
Description
Small plastic vial with contents intact; corked lid; small paper label adhered to vial.
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Accession Number
996001015
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Homeopathy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Small plastic vial with contents intact; corked lid; small paper label adhered to vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from Scott Jordan Nov. 6 1994 by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
D. L. Thompson
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
plastic: clear
paper: grey; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Glonoine // D. L. Thompson // Chemist // Homeopathic Pharmacist // 204 Yonge St., Toronto 844 Yonge St. Toronto
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.8 cm. x Diam. : 1.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label badly discoloured; cork broken off
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Beach's Vegetable Compound

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Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001069
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
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Accession Number
996001069
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; bought from Scott Jordan in Sept.1993.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (State)
Canada West (C. W.)
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Material
glass: green
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Beach's' // Vegetable Compound // prepared by C.S. Harris, Manchester C. W. A certain remedy for Colds, Coughs, Sore throat, // &c. Also a preventative to the Chill Fever, // Ague, and summer complaints // Directions ...
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.0 cm. x Diam. : 2.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label is brittle and in slightly fragile condition; small portions of label are missing around outer edge; two pieces of label are missing from interior on either end of label
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Dates
1850
1890
circa 1850-1890
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002429 a-j
Description
Trepanning set in wooden case with velvet interior (a) includes: lenticular (b), Hey's skull saw (c), elevator (d), cranial forceps (e), brush (f), two trephines (g, h), wooden handle (i), screw pin (j); one unidentified piece is missing.
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Accession Number
997002429 a-j
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Trephining -- instrumentation
Description
Trepanning set in wooden case with velvet interior (a) includes: lenticular (b), Hey's skull saw (c), elevator (d), cranial forceps (e), brush (f), two trephines (g, h), wooden handle (i), screw pin (j); one unidentified piece is missing.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 22.2 cm x Width 12.2 cm x Depth 4.9 cm
b – lenticular – Size: Length 16.1 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c – Hey's skull saw – Size: Length 20.4 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
d – elevator – Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
e – cranial forceps – Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
f – brush – Size: Length 6.3 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
g – trephine – Size: Length 11.7 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
h – trephine – Size: Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
i – handle – Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
j – screw pin – Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Macleod
Dates
1850
1890
circa 1850-1890
Date Remarks
Pre-Lister style of tools
Material
metal: silver, grey, yellow
wood: brown
fabric: red
ivory: cream
horsehair: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on bottom of case (a): "Dr Kellock // Perth"; engraved on elevator (d) and forceps (e): "MACLEOD"; engraved at top of trephines (g & h): "3"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-5
Condition Remarks
Fabric severely faded to a golden yellow colour from original burgundy, except where artefacts blocked light; wood is worn and scratched; metal has some tarnishing and corrosion; ivory had developed a yellowish patina where exposed to the light; bristles are somewhat loose; box does not fully close; wood split on bottom of case and on handle of lenticular (b)
Copy Type
Originial
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.974
Exhibit History
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010; On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-2012-2.
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Dates
1850
1890
circa 1850-1890
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002430 a-bb
Description
Amputation set,contained in a wooden case with decorative brass side brackets (a) includes; bone saw with open wooden handle (b), bow saw (c), amputating knives (d, e, f), compartment lid (g), tool tray (h), wax blocks for suture string (i, j), leather form (k), Hey's skull saw (l), bullet removal …
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Accession Number
997002430 a-bb
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Amputation set,contained in a wooden case with decorative brass side brackets (a) includes; bone saw with open wooden handle (b), bow saw (c), amputating knives (d, e, f), compartment lid (g), tool tray (h), wax blocks for suture string (i, j), leather form (k), Hey's skull saw (l), bullet removal forceps (m), lancet blade (n), absorbtion tool (o), probe with needle eye (p), elevator with rasp (q), tenticular (r), elevator (s), trephine with sloted blade (t), trephine with solid blade (u), blade in tortoise shell (v), tortoise shell lancet case (w), curved lancet blade (x), rounded fleam in tortoise shell case (y), cross-action forceps (z), forceps with adjustable tension (aa), dual ended cranial forceps (bb); brass presentation plaque on case top for H. Yates, M.D.
Number Of Parts
28
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 50.8 cm x Width 20.8 cm x Depth 8.9 cm
b – bone saw – Size: Length 37.6 cm x Width 8.8 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c – bow saw – Size: Length 23.7 cm x Width 6.1 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
d – knife – Size: Length 28.4 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
e – knife – Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
f – knife – Size: Length 33.1cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
g – lid – Size: Length 8.5cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
h – tray – Size: Length 41.8 cm x Width 18.4 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
i – wax – Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
j – wax – Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
k – leather form – Size: Length 4.4 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
l – Hey's skull saw – Size: Length 17.3 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
m – forceps – Size: Length 18.5 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
n – lancet blade – Size: Length 8.4 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
o – absorbtion stick – Size: Length 40.0 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
p – probe – Size: Length 30.3 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
q – elevator – Size: Length 14.1 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
r – tenticular – Size: Length 14.0 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
s – elevator – Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
t – trephine – Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
u – trephine – Size: Length 11.6 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
v – blade – Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 1.1cm x Depth 0.6 cm
w – lancet case – Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
x – lancet blade – Size: Length 8.1 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
y – fleam – Size: Length 8.8 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
z – forceps – Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
aa – forceps – Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
bb – cranial forceps – Size: Length 15.3 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1890
circa 1850-1890
Date Remarks
Pre-Lister type of tools
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver, yellow, grey
fabric: red
shell: brown, white
wax: cream
leather: cream
Inscriptions
Engraved on plaque on top of case: "H. Yates, M. D."; engraved on knife (d): "EVANS // LONDON"; engraved on knives (e, f): "WEISS // 33 · STRAND"; engraved on bullet removal forceps (m) and elevator (s): "[crown emblem] // BARNARD"; scratched into tortoise shell lancet case (w): "Wm. Shanpe [Illeg.]"; engraved on forceps (aa): "[crown emblem] // EVANS"; engraved on fleam arm: "W & H // HUTCHINSON // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-1
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Growing Pains: the 1867 Kingston General Hospital Crisis” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Wood is worn, scratched and split in some places; fabric has faded to a golden yellow from original burgundy in any exposed areas and has many tears and frayed spots; cracks in the wooden handles of (c, q); tortoise shell case cracked across width of fleam (y)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Canniff, William. The Medical Profession in Upper Canada 1783-1850. Toronto: The Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine, 1981
Research Facts
Dr. H. Yates was a key member in the establishment of the Kingston General Hospital, purchasing many new tools and supplies in the 1840's. When the Faculty of Medicine at Queen's University was created, he became the Chair of the Science and Practice of Medicine and later was the Dean of the Faculty. It is probable that Dr. Yates' tools were left to his collegues at the Faculty of Medicine.
Previous Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University #: 996.001.963 a-t
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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Petit's spiral tourniquet

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997002445 a-c
Description
Tourniquet consisting of two brass plates connected by a large screw; red and white chevron patterned woven cotton band with brown, square piece of leather sewn onto end and with a two-pronged square metal end attached; white chamois pad attached to band by a thin brown leather strap.
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Accession Number
997002445 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Tourniquets
Amputation -- instrumentation
First Aid
Description
Tourniquet consisting of two brass plates connected by a large screw; red and white chevron patterned woven cotton band with brown, square piece of leather sewn onto end and with a two-pronged square metal end attached; white chamois pad attached to band by a thin brown leather strap.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - screw - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
b - belt - Size: Length 78.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
c - pad - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Evans and Wormull
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Material
metal: yellow, silver
fabric: red, white
leather: white, brown
Inscriptions
(a) Stamped on top of screw: "EVANS & CO // 31 STAMFORD ST // LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-8
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Fabric of belt faded; metal slightly tarnished; leather hardened
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments", Elisabeth Benion, 1979, p. 315; "Illustrated Catalogue of Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Apparatus, and Utensils, Veterinary Instruments, Cutlery etc.", Evans and Wormull, 1876, pl. 8 (similar to model #13 and #14); "The Tourniquet Manual: Principles and Practice", Leslie Klenerman, 2003, p. 4; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed", Kny-Scheerer Co, ca. 1915, p. 2014 (similar to model #B-/445)
Research Facts
Evans and Wormull, formerly Evans and Stevens, first appeared in 1874; they were recognized as suppliers of medical instruments to the British army and navy. Evans & Co. was a surgical instrument maker working in London between 1676-1874.
This style of screw tourniquet was invented by Parisian surgeon Jean Louis Petit in 1718, and his design was used until the early 20th century; he was the first person to use the term 'tourniquet'.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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stomach pump and enema apparatus

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Dates
1870
1915
circa 1870-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
Accession Number
997002487 a-n
Description
Fine grade mahoghany case (a) containing combined lever stomach pump and enema apparatus consisting of: case has brass fittings, oval inscription plate (blank) inlaid on top, moulded faded brown velvet-covered interior housing a brass lever pump (b) with decorative maufacturers plate on the barrel…
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Accession Number
997002487 a-n
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
MeSH Heading
Suction
Irrigation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Suction and Drainage -- stomach pump
Description
Fine grade mahoghany case (a) containing combined lever stomach pump and enema apparatus consisting of: case has brass fittings, oval inscription plate (blank) inlaid on top, moulded faded brown velvet-covered interior housing a brass lever pump (b) with decorative maufacturers plate on the barrel, two taps, hand which shuts passage of liquid towards which its point is turned, piston pump with ivory handle, lever and a broken detached spring (m); ebony torque (c); gum elastic stomach tube with rounded tip (d); straight rubber hose tube with brass fittings (e); rubber hose tube with narrowed brass tip (f); ivory conical nozzle (g); ivory hourglass-shaped nozzle (h); ivory cylindrical-shaped nozzle with rounded tip (i); ivory hourglass-shaped nozzle with side attachment (j); metal cylindrical attachment for pump (k); wooden oral screw (l); metal spring (m); metal key for case (n).
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 30.3 cm x Width 18.5 cm x Depth 6.2 cm
b - pump - Size: Length 24.3 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
c - torque - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
d - tube with rounded tip (bent) - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
e - straight tube - Size: Length 23.9 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
f - tube with narrowed metal tip (bent) - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
g - conical nozzle - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
h - hourglass-shaped nozzle - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
i - cylindrical nozzle - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
j - nozzle with side attachment - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
k - metal cylinder - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
l - oral screw - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
m - spring - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
n - key - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
S. Maw Son & Thompson
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1915
circa 1870-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
wood: brown, black
fabric: brown
metal: yellow, silver, black
ivory: cream, yellow
rubber: red, brown, black
Inscriptions
Embossed on brass label (b): "S. MAW & SON & THOMPSON . LONDON * TRADEMARK *"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-13
Condition Remarks
Case has wood split in several areas, preventing lid complete closure; velvet is slightly faded; ivory tools have developed a patina; wax paper covers on rubber hoses is in tatters, little remains; like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
"Analysing the English Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum"; "Aloe's Illustrated & Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians; Supplies & Hospital Furnishings," Aloe, A. S. Co.. 6th ed. St. Louis, 189-. pg 330 (model: Lever stomach pump)
Research Facts
The name MAW has bee associated with a whole range of British made chemists' sundries, dressings, surgical appliances and instruments since the early 17th century. The company grew out of a wholesale druggist company in London, later instrument maker. The company was founded by Hornby & Maw in 1807, was listed as george Maw & Son in 1826, S. Maw & saon in 1860 and S. Maw & Son & Thompson in 1870. In 1901 it was still in Maw hands as S. Maw, Son & Sons with an address of 55 Aldermanbury, London.
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall removed January 27, 2010
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Dates
1860
1870
circa 1860-1870
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Accession Number
997002505 a-b
Description
Enema apparatus consisting of a brass syringe (b) with manufacturer's mark on the front; rubber tube covered in green, woven silk attached to side of syringe; revolving brass enema pipe at end of tube; resting in a customized velvet-lined varnished wooden case (a) with locking closure lid; key miss…
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Accession Number
997002505 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Description
Enema apparatus consisting of a brass syringe (b) with manufacturer's mark on the front; rubber tube covered in green, woven silk attached to side of syringe; revolving brass enema pipe at end of tube; resting in a customized velvet-lined varnished wooden case (a) with locking closure lid; key missing.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 26.2 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
b - syringe - Size: Length: 73.0 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
S. Maw & Son
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1860
1870
circa 1860-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on company name
Material
wood: brown
fabric: green, yellow, purple
metal: yellow, green
Inscriptions
Stamped on front: "C // MSM // TRADE MARK // S. MAW & SON // 11 ALDERSGATE S // LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-13
Condition Remarks
Metal corroded at joints and ends; syringe tarnished; fair amount of discolouration on tube; discolouration of velvet inside case; wooden case is cracked along middle of top of lid; varnish missing from bottom of case
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Web site, "Pitt Rivers Museum at University of Oxford"; "A Catalogue of Surgeon's Instruments," S. Maw and Sons, 1866, p. 49-51 (similar to figs. 8 and 9); CD #7.
Research Facts
The Maw company was founded in London in 1807, and was still in the hands of the Maw family by 1901; the case is most likely missing a second enema pipe, as the company did make models with smaller pipes for children.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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surgical instrument kit

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Dates
1860
1895
circa 1860 - 1895
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
Accession Number
000028001 a-ee
Description
Hinged wooden rectangular surgical case with brass banding along edges and across top of lid (a) with lift out drawer (b) both lined with purple velvet and two removable covers (c,d); contains two Liston (e,g) and one Catling (f) amputating knives of varying sizes; set of minor operating knives (h…
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Accession Number
000028001 a-ee
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Personnel -- doctor
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Description
Hinged wooden rectangular surgical case with brass banding along edges and across top of lid (a) with lift out drawer (b) both lined with purple velvet and two removable covers (c,d); contains two Liston (e,g) and one Catling (f) amputating knives of varying sizes; set of minor operating knives (h-k) along with two other scalpels (l,m); clear plastic spool of braided silk and another spool with no thread (n,o); curved surgical needles of varying sizes (p-r) and two hooked needles of different sizes (s,t); a needle holder (u); hand saw (v) with narrow (w) and wide (x) saw blades; hey saw (y); steel trephine handle (z); steel trephine (aa); black brush (bb); narrow retractor all metal one piece (cc); angled surgical scalpel (dd); curved director / dilator (ee); there are pieces missing; knives and scalpels with incised cross-hatched ebony handles.
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
a - wood case
b - lift out drawer
c - large removable cover
d - removable cover
e - surgical knife Liston 8 3/4”
f - surgical bistory Catling 7”
g - surgical knife Liston 6”
h - short surgical scalpel
i - short surgical scalpel J. J. TEUFEL
j - short surgical scalpel
k - short surgical scalpel
l - short surgical scalpel with worn handle
m - scalpel metal one piece
n - spool of braided silk
o - spool
p - curved surgical needle
q - curved surgical needle
r - curved surgical needle
s - hooked surgical needle
t - hooked surgical needle
u - needle holder
v - hand saw
w - narrow saw blade
x - wide saw blade
y - hey saw
z - trephine handle
aa - trephine
bb - brush
cc - narrow retractor all metal one piece
dd - angled surgical scalpel
ee - curved director/ dilator
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Peter William Reid (Reed) of Madoc, Ontario. Donated by great grandson.
Maker
Kuhlman
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1895
circa 1860 - 1895
Material
wood: brown
fabric: purple
metal: silver; brass
leather: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on neck of (e- f): "KUHLMANN"; (g-h): "A. KUHLMANN"; (i): "J. J. TEUFEL"; (j-l): "A. KUHLMANN"; (m); "GERMANY"; (u): "TIEMANN & CO"; (z): "H. McC. & D. // CHICAGO"; (dd): "CTRUAX & CO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-7
Temporary Location
For u, z-aa only: On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Length
a - 41.0 b - 38.5 c - 38.6 d - 5.2 e - 36.1 f - 35.4 g - 28.5 h - 16.3 i - 16.5 j - 16.5 k - 15.6 l - 16.2 m - 16.8 n - 2.4 o - 2.5 p - 7.5 q - 5.0 r - 4.2 s - 5.4 t - 4.1 u - 11.5 v - 36.5 w - 26.2 x - 26.2 y - 17.3 z - 9.7cm aa - 10.5 bb - 9.6 cc - 13.3 dd - 20.2 ee - 24.6
Width
a - 16.5 b - 13.8 c - 13.9 d - 3.9 e - 1.9 f - 1.9 g - 1.9 h - 1.7 i - 1.7 j - 1.2 k - 1.6 l - 1.2 m - 0.9 p - 0.1 q - 0.1 r - 0.1 s -0.2 t - 0.1 u - 2.0 v - 9.9 w - 1.1 x - 2.0 y - 4.8 z - 1.9 aa - 1.9 bb - 1.8 cc - 1.0 dd - 0.9 ee - 0.5
Depth
a - 8.7 b - 2.2 c - 0.5 d - 0.4 e - 1.4 f - 1.9 g - 1.8 h - 0.6 i - 0.6 j - 0.6 k - 0.6 l - 0.6 m - 0.4 p - 0.1 q - 0.1 r - 0.1 s - 0.1 t - 0.1 u - 1.0 v - 2.2 w - 0.1 x - 0.1 y - 1.0 z - 2.0 aa - 1.9 bb - 0.9 cc - 0.5 dd - 0.6 ee - 0.5
Diameter
n - 1.4 o - 1.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor lifting of double decorative brass wire; discolourization of velvet to a light brown; lid warped does not fully close
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Dr. William Standish Reed.
Civil War issue U. S. Army Hospital Department set by Geo. Tiemann. American Civil War Surgical Antiques.
Research Facts
Dr. Peter William Reid (1827 - 1898) was born in Stirling Ontario and was an Empire Loyalist. Dr. Reid moved to the United States and due to a clerical error the spelling of his last name was changed to Reed.
The layout and instruments would indicate use as a field set as opposed to hospital use. Field sets are not as extensive as hospital sets and would have been used for initial treatment of war wounds as well as for treatment of day-to-day surgical problems.
The case has indentations for approximately 37 tools, but there is only 19 remaining instruments that fit into their designated areas. Three instruments do not appear to have designated spots within the case.
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The Anatomist [print]

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Basic Science, Anatomy
Basic Science, Pathology
Accession Number
002050176
Description
Rectangular print depicting a man at a darwing board drawing while looking at a male cadaver arranged flat on a table; thick candle stuck on cadaver's hip; left arm is suspended by ropes from above and has the skin flayed to show muscles; overall a dark scene as the man is drawing by candlelight; o…
Accession Number
002050176
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Basic Science, Anatomy
Basic Science, Pathology
MeSH Heading
Art
Anatomy
Description
Rectangular print depicting a man at a darwing board drawing while looking at a male cadaver arranged flat on a table; thick candle stuck on cadaver's hip; left arm is suspended by ropes from above and has the skin flayed to show muscles; overall a dark scene as the man is drawing by candlelight; on reverse are small spots where old adhesive were removed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. A. J. Macnamara.
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, grey
Inscriptions
Printed on the front: "A. MERCIE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder E, p. 8 a
Length
30.1 cm
Width
18.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
March 2020: Old spots of dried adhesive on back of print removed; both sides of print show surface grime; paper yellowed
Copy Type
original
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Magneto-Electric Machine

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Dates
1854
1870
circa 1854 - 1870
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
003019001 a-d
Description
Hinged wood box with magneto-electric machine consisting of the machine itself (a) which is made up of a large U-shaped magnet, a rotating gear, and a red velvet coated rotating device all attached inside a locking mahogany case with reinforced brass corners; metal cylinders (b-c) with green thread…
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Accession Number
003019001 a-d
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- instruments
Mental Health -- treatment -- electrical stimulation therapy
Electric Stimulation Therapy -- instrumentation
Description
Hinged wood box with magneto-electric machine consisting of the machine itself (a) which is made up of a large U-shaped magnet, a rotating gear, and a red velvet coated rotating device all attached inside a locking mahogany case with reinforced brass corners; metal cylinders (b-c) with green thread around a thin metal wire attached to the end that attaches to the machine with a brass cotter pin; brass crank with bone handle attached to front of box used to make the wheel rotate; tan paper label on the inside of the top of the box that provides instructions; small metal key (d) for brass lock.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - machine
b - handle
c - handle
d - key
Provenance
Found by donor's family in a closet when they moved into their new home on Livingston Avenue, Kingston, in 1949.
Maker
W. H. Burnap
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1854
1870
circa 1854 - 1870
Material
wood: red
metal: brass, black
fabric: red, green
bone: white
paper: light brown
Inscriptions
Printed on inner label: “DAVIS & KIDDER’S // PATENT MAGNETO- ELEOTRIC MACHINE // FOR NERVOUS DISEASES. // PATENTED AUG. 1 1854. // DIRECTIONS.- Connect two metallic cords or wires with the Sockets to the ends of the Box, and apply the handles connected // with the other ends of the metallic cords or wires to any part of the person through which it is desirable to pass the current of Elec- // tricity. Then turn the Crank, regulating the strength of the current by the speed, and by the Knob at the end of the Box; it being // desirable to increase the strength only to that degree most agreeable to the patient. It is less unpleasant to the patient if wet // sponges are placed in the ends of the Handles, and these applied to the skin, as they prevent the prickling sensation. The sponges // should never be put inside of the Box while wet, as they rust the machinery. In applying it for the Toothache, Tic-Doloreux, or // Neuralgia, the operator takes one Handle and places his fingers or sponge over the affected, while the patient holds the other // Handle. In applying it to the foot, place one of the Handles in the water with the foot, and hold the other in the hand, or apply it // to any other part of the person. The Bearings and Spring must be oiled occasionally. // Manufactured and sold by W. H. BURNAP, Sole Proprietor, Lowell, Mass., whose signature is attached to all genuine // Machines. All infringements upon his Patent will be prosecuted // From PROF. SILLIMAN, // of Yale College. // Dear Sir: - Dr. Walter // Kidder has exhibited to me a // Magneto- Electric Machine, // invented by you. For neat- // ness, compactness, and facil- // ity and energy of operation, // it is far superior to any in- // strument of the kind which // I have seen. For medical // application, it possesses very // dedicated advantages. // B. SILLIAN. SEN. // New York, April 28, 1854. // From PROV. PAGE, // Washington, March 23, 1854. // Dear Sire: - Upon examin- // ation and trial, I find your // Magneto-Electric Machine // more efficient for it size than // any I have ever seen. The // improvement you have made // is one possessing much scien- // tific interest. // Yours respectfully, // CHAS. G. PAIGE.” stamped on lip of box: “PAT’D APR. 18 1854.” stamped on interior metal frame: “PATENTED AUG 1, 1854. // MANUFACTURED BY W. H. BURNAP LOWELL, MASS.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-3
Length
a - 24.8
b - 10.2
c - 10.4
d - 2.9
Width
a - 11.4
d - 1.4
Depth
a - 11.2
Diameter
b - 2.8
c - 2.8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratching on wood box; paper has yellowed with minor stains from adhesive on reverse; minor fraying of handle cords; bone discoloured
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
The Real History Of Davis & Kidder, Jeff Behary
"Making the Modern World"
Research Facts
These machines were made in large numbers and were thought to be effective in a wide variety of physical and nervous disorders.
The unit delivered crude faradic current and up to four hundred volts from the rotating coils in conjunction with one or two horseshoe magnets.
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