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La Force adenotome

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Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997003024 a-d
Description
La Force's adenotome, which consists of a top piece (a) and bottom piece (b), which fit together with flat inside edges and rounded outer edges; the pieces fit together to form a long, curved instrument with a round thumb grip at the operator end and a scooped piece at the other end that has an ope…
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Accession Number
997003024 a-d
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
Description
La Force's adenotome, which consists of a top piece (a) and bottom piece (b), which fit together with flat inside edges and rounded outer edges; the pieces fit together to form a long, curved instrument with a round thumb grip at the operator end and a scooped piece at the other end that has an open area at the bottom and two open slots at the top; (c) two round finger grips attached to a flat piece of metal attach to, and hold together, the top and bottom; (d) a flat flexible metal blade attaches to the end of the top and goes through the scooped end of the bottom; the blade has sharp edges and several holes punched into the area exposed by the open area at the bottom of the scoop.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - adenotome top - Size: Length 19.7 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - adenotome bottom - Size: Length 18.9 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
c - finger grips - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 6.1 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
d - blade - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Maker
Cosmevo
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
McPherson practised 1931–1957
Material
metal: silver; grey; dark grey
Inscriptions
(a) The number "1" is stamped into the inside edge; the words, "COSMEVO // GERMANY // 2 // CHROME" are stamped into the outside edge; (b) the number "1" is stamped into the inside edge; (c) the number "1" is stamped into the inside edge.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Condition Remarks
The plating has worn in several small spots, especially where metal rubs against metal; very little corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); "Aesculap Jetter & Scheerer Surgical Instruments," Canada edition, c. 1960, p. 256 (see attached photocopy); "A Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," by Chas. F. Thackray, c. 1970, p. 369 (similar to item # N1987-9) (see attached photocopy); CD #3
Images
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