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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997002428
Description
Stethoscope; two ivory ear pieces connect to hollow metal tubes which connect to rubber tubing; these two rubber tubes meet at a Y shaped piece of metal and one piece of rubber tubing continues until the ivory bell.
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Accession Number
997002428
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- binaural
Description
Stethoscope; two ivory ear pieces connect to hollow metal tubes which connect to rubber tubing; these two rubber tubes meet at a Y shaped piece of metal and one piece of rubber tubing continues until the ivory bell.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
ivory: cream
Inscriptions
Etched into the metal around the bottom of the bell is "B-D IVER LOK PAT. 1742497"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-2
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Length
63.3 cm
Width
15.3 cm
Depth
3.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 63.3 cm x Width 15.3 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The rubber is degrading and cracking; it is very stiff; the metal shows signs of corrosion; the plastic of the ear pieces is dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 27
Research Facts
Sound travels from the bell placed on the patient through the rubber tubes to each ear.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: "Potions, Pills and Prescriptions"; May 1, 2000 - 25 Jan 2017
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003.
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physician's saddle bag

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13545
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997002435
Description
Oval brown leather saddle bag; two oval pockets held closed by yellow buckles on each side; held together at the top by leather stitching and a yellow buckle; two more buckles on the inside of one pocket flap
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Accession Number
997002435
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Description
Oval brown leather saddle bag; two oval pockets held closed by yellow buckles on each side; held together at the top by leather stitching and a yellow buckle; two more buckles on the inside of one pocket flap
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers catalogue
Material
leather: brown
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-5
Dimension Notes
Length 39.0 cm x Width 21.5 cm x Depth 9.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Noticeable wear on the leather; corrosion present on all buckles;
corrosion has transferred onto the leather pieces touching the metal
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments," 6th Edition, A.S. Aloe Company, 189–, p. 801 (similar to model #10311); CD #1
Research Facts
This bag would be used to carry medical supplies while travelling on horseback
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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laboratory thermometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3039
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997037011 a-c
Description
The thermometer (a) is a long glass cylindrical tube that is rounded at both ends; the top has a closed glass ring and the ampoule-shaped bottom contains a blue-coloured indicator fluid; the front of the thermometer is numbered from 40 to 120 with numerals stamped into the glass; the thermometer ca…
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Accession Number
997037011 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Temperature
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- thermometer, chemical
Description
The thermometer (a) is a long glass cylindrical tube that is rounded at both ends; the top has a closed glass ring and the ampoule-shaped bottom contains a blue-coloured indicator fluid; the front of the thermometer is numbered from 40 to 120 with numerals stamped into the glass; the thermometer case (b) is a long, hollow wooden tube that has one open end and one rounded end; the open end has a slightly smaller diameter to allow the lid to close over it; just below the open end, a narrow, decorative groove is etched into the circumference of the tube; the case lid (c) is a shorter hollow wooden tube that has one open end and one rounded end; the open end of the lid fits over the tapered end of the case to close the container; the lid also has a decorative groove just above the open end
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
b - case - Size: Length 14.7 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
c - case lid - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. Charles H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
liquid: blue
Inscriptions
On the top front of the thermometer are embossed, "2/1" and "F"; on the back of the thermometer the glass is stamped, "JAPAN"; on the front of the thermometer, the temperature readings are stamped into the glass in increments of 20: "40 60 80 100 120"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Condition Remarks
Both the thermometer and the wooden case show signs of wear from regular use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Price Catalog of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians' Supplies and Hospital Furnishings ," A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p.635
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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examination table with stirrups

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3392
Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Diagnosis, General
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997037272 a-g
Description
(a) A handmade painted wooden examination table with four feet that are identical with a flat base and two grooved concave rings carved into the wood; (b,c) two adjustable wooden stirrup foot holders are at base of table; these are square-shaped with an arched space for holding the foot; table is f…
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Accession Number
997037272 a-g
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Diagnosis, General
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Physical Examination
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
(a) A handmade painted wooden examination table with four feet that are identical with a flat base and two grooved concave rings carved into the wood; (b,c) two adjustable wooden stirrup foot holders are at base of table; these are square-shaped with an arched space for holding the foot; table is flat and wide with a drop leaf attached by hinges at the end; the ends of the table have grooved edges; (d-g) casters: wooden wheels with rolling edge covered in felt attached to an axle; metal supports on eithre side of the wheel; supports at at approximately 30° from the vertical and attach to a solid metal cylinder with a rounded and grooved tip; (d-g) casters, each consisting of a metal wheel, the rolling edge covered in felt, attached to an axle; metal supports on either side of the wheel; supports are at approximately 30° from the vertical and attach to a solid metal cylinder with a rounded, grooved tip.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - table - Size: Length 187.0 cm x Width 67.5 cm x Depth 47.0 cm
b - stirrup - Size: Length 76.6 cm x Width 11.1 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
c - stirrup - Size: Length 76.7 cm x Width 10.8 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
d - caster - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
e - caster - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
f - caster - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
g - caster - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Material
wood: brown
paint: white; light green
metal: silver
fabric: brown
Inscriptions
(d-g) Have engraving on wheel: "FAULTLESS // FELTPAID"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-11-2
Condition Remarks
(a) Paint is chipping off; stains on table top; hinges are very brittle; (b, c) paint is chipping, worn; longitudinal cracks in wood around foot holes in stirrups; (d-g) felt is worn down; metal is tarnished and non-active corrosion is present; two layers of paint chipping
Copy Type
Original
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stethoscope chest piece

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3267
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997037276
Description
A stethoscope chest piece that is a bell-shaped metal housing with a small tube running through the centre; there are two distinct ridges that flare out from the top metal end, the bottom of which has a screw-threaded connector; these threads accomodate a black Bakelite bell with a concave face and…
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Accession Number
997037276
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
Auscultation -- instrumentation
Description
A stethoscope chest piece that is a bell-shaped metal housing with a small tube running through the centre; there are two distinct ridges that flare out from the top metal end, the bottom of which has a screw-threaded connector; these threads accomodate a black Bakelite bell with a concave face and a hole running through that aligns with the metal housing
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Material
plastic: black
metal: silver/grey
Inscriptions
Stamped into the metal around the connector: "PAT. 1742497"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Chest piece shows only minor scratches and scuff marks; a slight trace of inactive corrosion found in screw threading; bakelite has only minor scratches
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman and Shurtleff, Boston, 1920, p. 16 (similar to item 720-26, without the binaural attachment)
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monoauralscope; fetal stethoscope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2963
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997038005
Description
Wooden auralscope / fetal stethoscope which consists of a cylindrical turned wooden piece with a funnel-shaped round open bell that tapers to a hollow cylindrical tube, then quickly enlarges to a flat round disc at the other end; this disc has a small hole in the centre that lines up with the cylin…
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Accession Number
997038005
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- monaural
Description
Wooden auralscope / fetal stethoscope which consists of a cylindrical turned wooden piece with a funnel-shaped round open bell that tapers to a hollow cylindrical tube, then quickly enlarges to a flat round disc at the other end; this disc has a small hole in the centre that lines up with the cylindrical tube
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. Fraser's (donor) father, who was a general practitioner and practiced in Port Elgin; the father was overseas during W.W.I and may have used the stethoscope then
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
wood: light brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B6-4
Length
13.5 cm
Diameter
6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
One white mould spot, the size of a dime, on the edge of the flat round disc. It was touching 997.001.111 which had most of its surface covered in mould. Both artifacts were in 0010-F4-2 storage drawer. The active mould was noticed on September 22, 2015 and the artifact placed in a bag. On October 9, 2015 it was transferred to clean new bag. The stethoscope shows minor wear in the outer finish at the user (disc) end; the wood is complete and shows no cracking; (2) condition unchanged; there were no signs of cracks; (3) condition unchanged; (4) returned from loan condition unchanged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. J. J. A. Fraser
Exhibit History
March 1, 2003 - March 6, 2003: On loan to CBC for "Sisters in the Wilderness" documentary; on loan to St. James Cathedral and Archives, April 4, 2003-Aug. 2003; McCord Museum in Montreal ("Growing Up in Montreal") from 26 Aug. 2004 to 22 June 2007; L-2004.3.
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examination table

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11273
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
Correctional Services of Canada Museum Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
999011001
Description
A wooden examination table; painted white; adjustable; the surface is made of greenish leather and is in three pieces; has flared base acting as a step stool; it appears that the table is meant to be adjustable at one end to allow it to dip to the floor on that end while the other remains stationar…
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Accession Number
999011001
Collection
Correctional Services of Canada Museum Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Physical Examination
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Military Medicine
Description
A wooden examination table; painted white; adjustable; the surface is made of greenish leather and is in three pieces; has flared base acting as a step stool; it appears that the table is meant to be adjustable at one end to allow it to dip to the floor on that end while the other remains stationary (but the table is too fragile to attempt); there are four screws sticking out of one side of the table that appear modern.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Penitentiary Hospital in the 1930's.
Maker
Military Hospitals Commission Industries
Site Made (City)
Guelph
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
wood: white
leather: green
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-Floor
Dimension Notes
Length 193.0 cm x Width 74.5 cm x Depth 80.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The leather is very brittle and the paint is chipping off of the wood.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dave St. Onge
Research Facts
The donor extrapolated the maker and date information from a similar table at the Correctional Services of Canada Museum; the table is somewhat inaccessible at the time of accessioning, it should be further evaluated at a later time.
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monaural stethoscope

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997001111 a-c
Description
Collapsible monaural stethoscope, which consists of three Bakelite parts that screw together; the ear plate (a) consists of a round disc which is concave on its outer edge and tapers to a round convex piece with threading on the inside at the inner edge; the disc has a small round hole through the …
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Accession Number
997001111 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- monaural
Description
Collapsible monaural stethoscope, which consists of three Bakelite parts that screw together; the ear plate (a) consists of a round disc which is concave on its outer edge and tapers to a round convex piece with threading on the inside at the inner edge; the disc has a small round hole through the centre; a stem (b) fits into and together with the ear plate, and consists of a length of hollow cylindrical tubing that has threading on bother outer ends; one end fits together with the ear plate and the other fits into and together with (c) a stem and chest piece; this piece consists of a length of hollow cylindrical tubing with threading on the inner edges of one end and a flared conical chest piece on the other end; the outer edges of the chest piece are smooth and rounded
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - stethoscope ear plate - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
b - Stethoscope stem - Size: Length 8.7 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
c - Stethoscope stem & chest piece - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
d - needle mandrel - Size: Length 11.1 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
e - stopcock - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
f - sterilizing tray - Size: Length 34.0 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
g - instruction sheet (open) - Size: Length 17.9 cm x Width 15.5 cm
h - instruction sheet (open) - Size: Length 17.9 cm x Width 15.5 cm
i - box bottom - Size: Length 34.6 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
j - box top - Size: Length 35.0 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine collection.
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
plastic: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-2
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
White mould covering almost all the artifact. The artifact was stored in 0010-F4-2 storage drawer. Artifact 997.038.005 in the same drawer also developed a small mould spot. The active mould was noticed on September 22, 2015 and the artifact placed in a bag. On October 9, 2015 it was transferred to a clean new bag
The Bakelite has no cracks and only a very small chip on the inner edge of the flared end of (c) the stem and chest piece; all parts screw on and off easily.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #172; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," the Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 1097 (item A/-4678-4684)
Research Facts
Originally came in a box with 997.001.109a-t
Exhibit History
Sept. 23, 2002: on display in the Kingston General Hospital Hall of Honour in the exhibit, "Fighting the White Plague: the Battle against TB"
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monaural stethoscope

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997001450
Description
Monaural stethoscope, which is a hollow aluminum tube with one round-lipped open end, tapering towards the other end, a flat metal disk with a rounded edge with a round opening.
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Accession Number
997001450
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- monaural
Description
Monaural stethoscope, which is a hollow aluminum tube with one round-lipped open end, tapering towards the other end, a flat metal disk with a rounded edge with a round opening.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection; owned and used by Dr. A. A. Travill.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ALLEN & HANBURYS LTD // ENGLAND" was stamped into the metal disk.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-2
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 12.3 cm x Diam. 5.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor metal wear at the opening of the stethoscope in the disk end; there were two minor dents in the disk; there were minor scratches on the outer surface of the stethoscope tube at the flared end.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Reference Comments
Previous number #8; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Antique Medical Instruments" by Keith Wilbur, 1987, p. 23 (similar to item circled) (see attached photocopy); "A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957, p. 545 (similar to #46024)
Research Facts
Similar to Pinard's aluminum stethoscope in shape; possibly used to detect fetal heart sounds.
Exhibit History
Oct. 21, 2002, on display in the Kingston General Hospital Hall of Honour: "Fighting the White Plague: the Battle against TB"
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stethoscope head

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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997001914
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Accession Number
997001914
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-2
Copy Type
Original
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