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air supply module and accessory blower unit

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Dates
1980
circa 1980
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997008012
Description
De Vilbiss air supply module, model 3-100, accessory blower unit, which consists of a rectangular metal and plastic case with an on/off switch and light on the front; the right side of the module has a plastic hose coming off it; the back of the module has a plastic attachment with four tightening …
Accession Number
997008012
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Respiratory Therapy -- instrumentation
Description
De Vilbiss air supply module, model 3-100, accessory blower unit, which consists of a rectangular metal and plastic case with an on/off switch and light on the front; the right side of the module has a plastic hose coming off it; the back of the module has a plastic attachment with four tightening screws which allows the module to be attached to a four-wheeled stand (997.008.033); under the attachment is an out-going electric cord and an inset area for an electric plug to be attached; the base of the module has four round feet and is open to allow air to pass through.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
De Vilbiss (Canada) Limited
Site Made (City)
Barrie
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1980
circa 1980
Date Remarks
Machine dates from the 1980s
Material
plastic: black; clear; white; red; beige
metal: silver; yellow
Inscriptions
The front of the machine reads, "CANOX // DE VILBISS // air supply module 3-100 // The DeVILBISS COMPANY SOMERSET, PA."; the right side of the machine has a manufacturer's label which reads, "MODEL 3-100 // ACCESSORY BLOWER UNIT // 115 V 60 C 0.3 A CSA [the "SA" enclosed in the larger "C"] // DEVILBISS (CANADA) LIMITED // BARRIE, ONTARIO"; a small label under this reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 03411"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-13-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.8 cm. x Width: 13.6 cm. x Depth: 19.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
The module arrived very dirty and dusty; the module shows no excessive wear; the metal shows no corrosion and all plastic parts are complete and uncracked
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; attached to 997.008.033
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tonsillectomy instruments

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1987.5.1 a-t
Description
A set of instruments used for tonsillectomy, including a roll of piano wire from which the donor made his own snares; stored in a fabric drawstring pouch (t); contents are: (a-c) adenoid curettes; (d,e) adenotomes; (f) mouth gag; (g) tongue depressor; (h,i) vulsellum forceps; (j) tonsil snare; (k) …
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Accession Number
1987.5.1 a-t
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- tonsillotome
Description
A set of instruments used for tonsillectomy, including a roll of piano wire from which the donor made his own snares; stored in a fabric drawstring pouch (t); contents are: (a-c) adenoid curettes; (d,e) adenotomes; (f) mouth gag; (g) tongue depressor; (h,i) vulsellum forceps; (j) tonsil snare; (k) replacement for (j) in a glass tube; (l) curved knife; (m) double-ended instrument; (n) tooth-edged instrument; (o) needle holder; (p) scissors; (q) sponge forceps; (r) lengths of piano wire in a glass tube; (s) piano wire in a roll.
Number Of Parts
20
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Maurice Miller.
Site Made (City)
(d,l) Chicago;
Site Made (State)
(a,b) Pennsylvania; (d,l) Illinois;
Site Made (Country)
(a,b) USA; (c) Germany; (d) USA; (h,i) Germany; (l) USA
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Material
metal: silver
fabric: grey
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-4
Condition Remarks
Mostly excellent; some plating wearing off some of the pieces, especially around the joints; for example, (f), (o), (p).
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Miller practised in the MOH, Frontenac County; in Timmins during WW II; and in Toronto, Mt. Sinai, from 1945 on; he was known for his obstetrical practice. Dr. Miller preferred the handle and feel of his own instruments, which he used instead of those available in the hospital; dislike disposable instruments; he performed many tonsillectomies in his career; while in Timmins, he participated in the tosillectomy clinics organized by the Kiwanis, donating his time.
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