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Vernou's percussor

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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
1976.6.45
Description
Long, slender, wooden handle with a disc-shaped head that has a rubber bumper around its perimeter; head unscrews from handle.
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Accession Number
1976.6.45
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Percussion -- instrumentation
Neurology
Physical Examination
MM= Percussion -- hammer
Description
Long, slender, wooden handle with a disc-shaped head that has a rubber bumper around its perimeter; head unscrews from handle.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Material
wood: reddish-brown
metal: silver
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Condition Remarks
Rubber bumper deteriorating--dried, cracked, almost split in one area; #2: Rubber requires special treatment
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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Traube's percussion hammer

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Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
1984.14.2
Description
Hammer has a nickel-plated stem, a solid rubber hammer tip, and a plastic handle.
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Accession Number
1984.14.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Description
Hammer has a nickel-plated stem, a solid rubber hammer tip, and a plastic handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W.J. Wilson.
Maker
J.F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
metal: dark grey
rubber: black
plastic: ivory
Inscriptions
Handle marked with donor's initials, "WJW"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 16.5 cm x Width 4.0 c,
Condition Remarks
Signs of wear on rubber tip.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Allen & Hanbury catalogue, 1905, p. 852 (similar to Bennett's percussor); CD #UHN
Research Facts
Bought second-hand for use by donor, a paediatrician, but judged "too hard" for use on his patients.
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