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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997037275
Description
An ether dropper that is comprised of a long, cylindrical narrow metal tube that is bent towards the tip; the tube extends upwards into another cylindrical metal housing, which is enclosed in a cork stopper; the top of the stopper fits snugly into a circular metal disc with grip-like ribbing around…
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Accession Number
997037275
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- bottle and dropper
Description
An ether dropper that is comprised of a long, cylindrical narrow metal tube that is bent towards the tip; the tube extends upwards into another cylindrical metal housing, which is enclosed in a cork stopper; the top of the stopper fits snugly into a circular metal disc with grip-like ribbing around the circumference; the main tube extends through this disc along with a much shorter tube; each tube curves outwards and the main tube steps to a flared opening
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
metal: brownish-black
cork: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Length
10.8 cm
Width
3.6 cm
Depth
2.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Dropper shows some oxidation and inactive corrosion; cork stopper is worn and cracked on the tapered end
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, 1915, p. 2009 similar to item B/-288-289, except there is no regulation valve
Exhibit History
Canadian Museum of Civilization exhibit: "Caring Profession"; ret. Sept. 2006
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Images
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Esmarch's ether drop bottle stopper

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13796
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Dr. D. W. Cockburn Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
998015001
Description
Silver metal Esmarch's ether drop bottle stopper consists of a single shaft ending with two curved tube spouts facing opposite directions, an 'S' shaped bend at the bottom and a piece of brown tapered cork located where the shaft would fit snugly into the ether bottle.
Accession Number
998015001
Collection
Dr. D. W. Cockburn Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- bottle and dropper
Description
Silver metal Esmarch's ether drop bottle stopper consists of a single shaft ending with two curved tube spouts facing opposite directions, an 'S' shaped bend at the bottom and a piece of brown tapered cork located where the shaft would fit snugly into the ether bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Date based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
cork: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 11.1 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Rubber with minor lifting at the bottom; spouts show evidence of minor red corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Wikipedia" website; "Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, 6th Ed."St. Louis, Missouri. 1895; p. 21 (similar to model # 3003)
Research Facts
Ether was created and used during the 1840's to eliminate pain during surgery. American physician Crawford W. Long noticed that his friends felt no pain when they injured themselves while staggering around his office while under the influence of ether and then thought about its potential during surgery.
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