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Squibb's urinometer

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Dates
1890
1960
circa 1890-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
998001004
Description
Urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a flattened mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows and then extends into a cylindrical hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a printed paper scale and has a closed, roun…
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Accession Number
998001004
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Specific Gravity
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a flattened mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows and then extends into a cylindrical hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a printed paper scale and has a closed, rounded end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KGH
Maker
Adams Squibb
Dates
1890
1960
circa 1890-1960
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
glass: translucent
mercury: silver
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper: "ADAMS SQUIBB URIMOMETER 60°F"; printed paper scale has increment lines with the numbers "1.000 // 10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 // 60".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Dimension Notes
Length 12.4 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Inside of glass air chamber is a little bit foggy.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 248 (similar to items #5H-600, 5H-601); "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932-33, p. 169 (similar to item #P8966); "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., S. Aloe Co., 189-, p. 631 (similar to item #9177); CD #6.
Research Facts
Urinometer used to measure specific gravity of urine.
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cupping set with scarificator

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1930.3.3 a-g
Description
Cupping set consisting of (a) 12-blade scarificator, (b-e) cupping cups, (f) a brass syringe, and (g) a brass valve that fits on the cupping cups.
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Accession Number
1930.3.3 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Cupping -- set
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
Cupping set consisting of (a) 12-blade scarificator, (b-e) cupping cups, (f) a brass syringe, and (g) a brass valve that fits on the cupping cups.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - scarificator - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
b - cupping cup - Size: Diam. 5.0 cm
c - cupping cup - Size: Diam. 5.0 cm
d - cupping cup - Size: Diam. 3.8 cm
e - cupping cup - Size: Diam. 3.8 cm
f - syringe - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
g - valve - Size: Length 3.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Gilbert Parker.
Maker
Arnold & Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-7
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009; On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-20120-2.
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Arnold and Sons bullet forceps

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.106.1
Description
Bullet forceps made of highly polished steel; separating blades.
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Accession Number
1969.106.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Wounds, Gunshot
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- bullet
Description
Bullet forceps made of highly polished steel; separating blades.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Arnold & Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ARNOLD & SONS. LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 21.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Arnold & Sons Catalogue, p. 22 (identical to item # 23); CD #UHN
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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.204.1
Description
Nickel-plated instrument with opposing hook-like tips and finger grips that are looped twice, ending in C-shaped half loops.
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Accession Number
1969.204.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Suture Techniques
Description
Nickel-plated instrument with opposing hook-like tips and finger grips that are looped twice, ending in C-shaped half loops.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Arnold & Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
"LONDON"; "ARNOLD & SONS" near the joint.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Length
15.3 cm
Width
3.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#2: the nickle plating is slightly worn, and there is slight corrosion evident around these worn patches; moving parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Used in "Name that Artifact" night, Feb. 27, 2003; Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.205.1
Description
Scissor-like forceps with a fenestrated blade and a solid blade, both circular in shape at the tips; finger grips form a sort of double loop, like the knot tier 1969.204.1.
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Accession Number
1969.205.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- sponge
Description
Scissor-like forceps with a fenestrated blade and a solid blade, both circular in shape at the tips; finger grips form a sort of double loop, like the knot tier 1969.204.1.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Arnold & Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
"ARNOLD & SONS"; "LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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