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ear, eye, nose and throat diagnostic kit

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Otolaryngology
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
Accession Number
995005029 a-n
Description
Diagnostic kit, consisting of (a) a leather-covered, rectangular wooden case; the top is hinged at the back with two metal hinges; front has a simple latch with a circular button on the outside as part of the locking mechanism; inside top is satin and bottom is blue velvet over wood cut into holder…
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Accession Number
995005029 a-n
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Otolaryngology
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
MM= Exploring Instruments -- probe -- lacrimal
Ophthalmology
Vision
Vision Tests -- instrumentation
Diagnosis, Eyes
Drainage -- instrumentation
MM= Catheterization -- accessories
MM= Exploring Instruments -- probe
Description
Diagnostic kit, consisting of (a) a leather-covered, rectangular wooden case; the top is hinged at the back with two metal hinges; front has a simple latch with a circular button on the outside as part of the locking mechanism; inside top is satin and bottom is blue velvet over wood cut into holders for tools; (b) adjustable metal speculum; top is open; speculum is hollow; two blades, hinged and conical in shape, are adjusted by a metal screw mechanism that attaches to the top above the blade hinges by way of a metal collar; (c-e) conical, hollow, metal speculum, with a short neck extended past flare of collar; bottom tip is open, allowing sight down inside length of speculum; (f,g) circular metal mirror, attached to a thin, cylindrical metal arm and hollow cylindrical collar; (h) cylindrical light; top has glass and is convex; bottom is metal threaded with copper connector; (i) otoscope assembly: main body is a metal cylinder; one side has a lens with a concave, terraced eyepiece; minor cylinder projects from eyepiece; small glass ring projects down from cylinder in a flexible mounting; longer cylinder projects down from main piece; two engraved rings, two smaller cylinders; cylinder back is open with a light similar to (h); (j) ophthalmoscope port: rectangular, made of metal, with a cylinder mounted on top and folded over the bottom; bent metal creates a slot; (k) solid, metal depressor, consisting of a hollow cylinder attached along the bottom to a longer V-shaped piece of flat metal, the top 0.8 cm and curving down, with a blunt convex tip; (l) ophthalmoscope head: the body is composed of a rotating disc of metal, with small, circular glass lenses embedded in the disc, sandwiched between two thin discs of metal, pierced with a circular hole to allow sight through the object; the front plate has both sides cut back to allow easier turning of the embedded disc; the rear plate has an extra semicircle of metal attached to the top; a small strip of metal is attached to the back of the back plate with two screws; it runs in parallel with a metal cylinder, the bottom having a neck, then terracing twice into a single prong--to anchor to the rest of the ophthalmoscope--while the top is cut diagonally at a 60° angle and filled with a glass lens; (m) illuminator, which is a long, curved cylinder of metal with a light at one end and a single prong connection at the other; (n) battery handle, which is a hollow cylinder of leather-covered metal; threading at bottom, closing mechanism missing; top has intact metal assembly with a clip extending down one side of cylinder; above the clip, the metal cylinder is cross-hatched for grip; top of cylinder has semicircular slot and a plastic tab extending from it; centre of top has smaller, cylindrical female single-prong plug with screw for securing connection.
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 18.8 cm x Width 18.4 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
b - variable speculum - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
c - otoscope speculum (small tip) - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
d - otoscope speculum (medium tip) - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
e - otoscope speculum (large tip) - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
f - laryngoscope mirror (small) - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
g - laryngoscope mirror (large) - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
h - lamp tip - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
i - otoscope assembly - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
j - ophthalmoscope part - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
k - depressor - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
l - ophthalmoscope head - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
m - illuminator - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
n - battery handle - Size: Length 15.7 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Clas of 1947; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
J. S & S; Klinostik
Site Made (Country)
Britain
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
plastic: ivory
metal: silver; yellow; black
leather: black
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
(a) Embroidered letters, inside lid: "KLINOSTIK [a bar over the "O"] REGD. // SUPER DIAGNOSTIC // BRITISH MADE"; (b) engraved on side: "KLINOSTIK // BRITISH MADE"; (i) engraved on side: "KLINOSTIK // BRITISH MADE"; (j) engraved on bottom: "KLINOSTIK // BRITISH MADE"; (l) engraved on front: MAY // OPHTHALMOSCOPE // Improved // J. S&S. // + [rotary dial from 20 through 0 to 20] – // WHITE X-RAY // TORONTO // MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN"; engraved on back: "PAT 808 - 7 [illeg.]"; (n) engraved on top: "OFF"; engraved on the side: "KLINOSTIK [a bar over the "O"] // REGD [the "D" superscr. and underlined]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-14
Condition Remarks
(a) While structurally intact, the case leather is wearing away from the wood; hinges suffering from inactive corrosion; one hinge is broken; inside, satin is stained and velvet has sustained significant fungus and insect damage; (b) some wear on metal but is still functional; (c-e) some tarnishing around base; (f,g) some wear; mirrors clean; (h) wear and discolouration near plug end; (i) eyepiece intact but worn; tarnished on inside of cylinder; (j) plate is slightly worn; (k) wear on blade; some tarnish on underside; (l) slight inactive corrosion on top rim; wear on front face; rotary mechanism still functional; (m) adhesive debris stuck to arm; wear along length; significant wear two cm back from light tip; (n) leather cover peeling; inactive corrosion throughout inside; threading broken and cracked; bottom of handle missing; #2: box: dirty overall; losses to covering, especially at edges and corners; coveirng lifting at both back corners and along bottom edges; satin lining stained and worn with tide-lines and discolouration of fabric; velvet lining very dusty with major loss around the narrow end of one of the depressions on PR; pin on hinge on PR partially removed from barrel and is very rusty; pin on hinge of PL is missing; implements: minor surface dirt and accretions; major corrosion on interior of (n) with resulting loss of surface coating; screw-on end of this tool part has major losses.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalog (C30)," Div. of AHSC, Canada, 1964 (c-e) similar to 31230-020; (f,g) similar to 31490-010; (i) similar to disassembled 31226; (j) similar to part of 31217-005; (l) similar to 31210; (m) similar to 31455-025; (n) similar to 31335; see also 1979.12.7 and 1982.5.22
Research Facts
Museum has two similar ophthalmoscopes to (l): 1979.12.7 and 1982.5.22.
Exhibit History
McCord Museum in Montreal ("Growing Up in Montreal") from 26 Aug. 2004 to 22 June 2007; L-2004.3.
Images
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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1972.16.4 a-f
Description
Metal syringe (a) with a rounded wooden handle; has plunger attached; comes with two bone or ivory irrigating nozzles, one straight (b) and one L-shaped (c); (d) a nozzle attachment for (a); and a small piece of wood with a hole cut out in the centre, rounded on one side (e); all fits in a wooden c…
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Accession Number
1972.16.4 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Enema -- instrumentation
Syringes
MM= Irrigation -- syringe -- rectal
Description
Metal syringe (a) with a rounded wooden handle; has plunger attached; comes with two bone or ivory irrigating nozzles, one straight (b) and one L-shaped (c); (d) a nozzle attachment for (a); and a small piece of wood with a hole cut out in the centre, rounded on one side (e); all fits in a wooden case (f) with two hinges and a front lock; has velvet lining inside; lid has broken off.
Part Names
a - syringe - Size: Length 20.0 cm
b - nozzle, straight - Size: Length 8.5 cm
c - nozzle, L-shaped - Size: Length 7.0 cm
d - nozzle - Size: Length 5.5 cm
e - wooden piece - Size: Length 4.5 cm
f - case - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Arthur Dill Kelly; belonged to Dr. John Gray of Glasgow.
Site Made (Country)
Britain
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c"
Material
metal: silver
wood: brown
bone/ivory: off-white
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-14
Condition Remarks
Case badly broken; instruments greasy.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Belonged to Dr. John Gray, who qualified at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at Glasgow in 1828 and then practised in Aberdeen; brought to Canada by his son, John Gray, who immigrated to Canada ca. 1860 and settled in Coldwater; left to Mrs. Kelly by Miss Katherine Gray, John Gray's last surviving child and Mrs. Kelly's aunt.
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