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automatic blood lancet

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Dates
1937
circa 1937
Collection
Dr. E. Douglas Rooke Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
996009002 a-b
Description
All-metal tube with a hidden point in plastic case; the automatic blood lancet consists of a cylindrical piece of metal with a sharp point inside a hollow cylindrical tube with a spring-loaded device at one end and a small opening for the point at the other end; the centre has screw threads which a…
Accession Number
996009002 a-b
Collection
Dr. E. Douglas Rooke Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Specimen Collection -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Specimen Collection -- automatic lancet
Description
All-metal tube with a hidden point in plastic case; the automatic blood lancet consists of a cylindrical piece of metal with a sharp point inside a hollow cylindrical tube with a spring-loaded device at one end and a small opening for the point at the other end; the centre has screw threads which allow adjustment for the length of the point; (b) plastic tube-shaped case with a metal end and a paper label, used, for storing automatic blood lancet; label is yellow and blue with black print.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - automatic blood lancet - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Width 0.9 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm.
b - plastic lancet case & paper label - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Diameter1.5
Provenance
E. Douglas Rooke, M.D., Rochester MN USA.
Maker
Adams
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1937
circa 1937
Date Remarks
Label date; Dr. Rooke was Queen's Meds '37
Material
metal: silver
paper: yellow; black; blue
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
(a) Front reads, "ADAMS // ADAMS // USA"; (b) front reads, "ADAMS // ADAMS // Improved AUTOMATIC BLOOD LANCET // With the SPEAR POINT cutting edge. Adjust- // able, honed blade is STAINLESS STEEL. // Improved spring release. Chrome plated // BELL TIP fits the finger. // Made in U.S.A. // No. A-2562/X"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-11
Condition Remarks
(a) Metal has a few discoloured spots; (b) plastic is cracked and becoming brittle; one end of the case has the plastic broken; there should be a metal cap on both ends, but one is missing; paper label is discoloured and rumpled; plastic is discoloured with age; plastic tubing needs to be repaired or replaced
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
M. Hardwick
Research Facts
Used for blood collection by poking fingertips (in adults) or heels (in babies) for haematology work
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hemoglobinometer

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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997038004 a-g
Description
Hemometer, which consists of several parts housed in a hinged box; the box (a) is made of leatherette-covered wood, and lined with dark blue velvet in the bottom and dark blue satin in the top; the top of the box is hinged at the back and has two hinged clasps at the front; the following pieces are…
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Accession Number
997038004 a-g
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
Hemoglobinometry -- instrumentation
Description
Hemometer, which consists of several parts housed in a hinged box; the box (a) is made of leatherette-covered wood, and lined with dark blue velvet in the bottom and dark blue satin in the top; the top of the box is hinged at the back and has two hinged clasps at the front; the following pieces are stored in the inside bottom of the box: (b) a glass blood pipette with rubber tubing and a plastic mouthpiece; the pipette is cylindrical in shape with a small hollow centre; one end of the pipette is tapered to an open point; the other end is round and open and has a length of rubber tubing attached; the other end of the rubber tubing has an attached mouthpiece; the mouthpiece is cylindrical in shape and hollow; the unattached end is round and open and has a rim, which allows the user to easily hold it in the lips; another piece in the kit is (c), a rectangular-shaped wooden stand on a rectangular wood and metal base; the stand has an oval open front, glass back and three holes in the top and bottom to allow it to support two colour standards and a blood dilution tube; (d,e) top end; these standards are placed either side of (f) a hollow cylindrical glass blood dilution tube; the tube is closed and rounded at the bottom and has an open round top; the sides have two scales printed on them; the last piece included in the box is (g) a metal automatic adjustable blood lancet; the lancet is cylindrical in shape with a rounded end that moves up and down on a threaded section to reveal a sharp pointed tip; the other end is round and pulls back to cock the lancet; a triangular side release mechanism will release the blade when pushed inwards.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 17.0 cm. x Width 9.2 cm. x Depth 3.3 cm.
b - blood pipette - Size: Length 35.2 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
c - stand - Size: Length 11.9 cm. x Width 5.5 cm. x Depth 2.7 cm.
d - colour standard - Size: Length 11.2 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
e - colour standard - Size: Length 10.7 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
f - blood dilution tube - Size: Length 11.4 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
g - blood lancet - Size: Length 10.4 cm. x Width 0.8 cm. x Depth 0.9 cm.
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. James Eadie Fraser, Queen's University Faculty of Medicine graduate 1916-1917.
Maker
Adams
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver; brown
fabric: blue
plastic: white
glass: clear; white; amber
rubber: brown
leatherette: red
Inscriptions
(a) The top of the box has the word, "Haemometer" stamped into it; there is a piece if cloth tape attached to the left side of the box which has the letters "Hgb" written on in ink; (b) the side of the pipette is stamped, "YANKEE CERTIFIED ADAMS GERMANY"; there is also an increment line and the number "20 cmm"; (f) the blood dilution tube has two incremented scales on the outside; one is in increments of 1 from 2 to 19; the other is in increments of 10 from 10 to 140; between the two scales are the words, "100% = 13.8 GRAMS HARTZ"; (g) the words, "ADAMS // ADAMS // U.S.A." are stamped onto the release mechanism of the lancet
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-9
Condition Remarks
(a) The box shows wear, but is complete; moving parts (back hinges and front clasps) move freely; (b) the end of the pipette is slightly chipped; the rubber is flexible and the plastic mouthpiece is complete and undamaged; (c) the stand is complete but has been taped to its base with cloth tape; (d) is complete and undamaged; (e) the colour standard has been broken near the top; this had been repaired, but the adhesive has failed and it is in two pieces; (f) the blood dilution tube has no chips, cracks or breaks, but shows minor staining inside; (g) the blood lancet moves freely, but shows a small amount of corrosion underneath the release mechanism piece
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Blakiston's Illustrated Pocket Medical Dictionary", edited by Normand L. Hoerr, M.D. and Arthur Osol, Ph.D., 1952, p. 321; "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals", by The George Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 166; Ohiolink record
Research Facts
A hemometer or hemoglobinometer is an instrument for determining the concentration of the respiratory pigment of the red blood cells in blood.
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eustachian catheter, olive point

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Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001478
Description
Olive point eustachian catheter, which consists of an instrument made from a single piece of hollow cylindrical metal tubing; the tip of the tube is bent into a rounded 45° angle and ends with a slightly flared and bulbous tip with a round, open end; the other end of the tube flares outwards to for…
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Accession Number
997001478
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Eustachian Tube
MM= Catheterization -- eustachian
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- tube/clamp
Description
Olive point eustachian catheter, which consists of an instrument made from a single piece of hollow cylindrical metal tubing; the tip of the tube is bent into a rounded 45° angle and ends with a slightly flared and bulbous tip with a round, open end; the other end of the tube flares outwards to form a funnel-like open end that has a small, round ring attached to one side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor
Maker
Adams
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Dr. O'Connor graduated from Queen's Meds in 1914.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The funnel-like end has, "ADAMS GERMANY" stamped into the metal of one side of the outside, and "2" stamped into another side.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-16
Dimension Notes
Length 15.8 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear only; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #686; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; came in surgical roll 997.001.474; "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 3053 (item C/-4103) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
This is an ear instrument.
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Rieger Bowles stethoscope

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Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1969.503.1 a-b
Description
Chest piece (a) with piece of rubber tubing attached; double outlet incorporates both a bell chest piece and a flat chest piece; earpiece (b), binaural, with rubber tubing attached; hard rubber earpieces.
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Accession Number
1969.503.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- binaural
Description
Chest piece (a) with piece of rubber tubing attached; double outlet incorporates both a bell chest piece and a flat chest piece; earpiece (b), binaural, with rubber tubing attached; hard rubber earpieces.
Number Of Parts
2
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; used by Dr. J.A. Campbell.
Maker
Adams
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ADAMS, U.S.A."; "F"; "B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-2
Condition Remarks
Rubber broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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