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Denman's midwifery forceps

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Dates
1870
1910
1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1984.19.1 a-b
Description
Long-bladed obstetrical forceps with no pelvic curve; smooth wooden handles.
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Accession Number
1984.19.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Delivery
Obstetrical Forceps
Description
Long-bladed obstetrical forceps with no pelvic curve; smooth wooden handles.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - forcep - Length 31.0 cm
b - forcep - Length 31.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. H. Wesley.
Maker
May (?) and Stevenson
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1910
1870-1910
Material
wood: brown
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-2
Condition Remarks
Some discolouration of metal; #2: metal is rusty
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Part of a group of instruments belonging to the donor's great-grandfather, Dr. W.W. Ogden (1837-1917) and grandfather, Dr. S.M. Hay (?-1943).
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McLean's obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1985.10.1
Description
Long obstetrical forceps with solid metal blades, straight overlapping shanks, English lock, Simpson handles with gripping grooves made of bakelite; outer blades polished, inside ground smooth.
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Accession Number
1985.10.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrical Forceps
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
Long obstetrical forceps with solid metal blades, straight overlapping shanks, English lock, Simpson handles with gripping grooves made of bakelite; outer blades polished, inside ground smooth.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: unknown.
Maker
Tiemann & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: grey
plastic: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-3
Dimension Notes
Length 38.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion on blades.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
See also 1972.18.2 for similar forceps
Research Facts
These might have been the obstetrical forceps used by Dr. John Nash of Newmarket, practised 1850-92, and presented to the Academy of Medicine in 1937 by Mrs. Lester Norton, which have not been identified.
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obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
004026003 a-e
Description
A pair of wooden handled obstetrical forceps with a traction handle in a cloth pouch; the forceps have a left (a) and a right (b) side and fasten together via a bolt in the center; the right handle has a swinging screw on it which fits through a slot on the left one; there is a wingnut (c) which fa…
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Accession Number
004026003 a-e
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
A pair of wooden handled obstetrical forceps with a traction handle in a cloth pouch; the forceps have a left (a) and a right (b) side and fasten together via a bolt in the center; the right handle has a swinging screw on it which fits through a slot on the left one; there is a wingnut (c) which fastens onto the screw working as an adjustable lock; the traction handle (d) attaches to a screw on the right handle and is a curved piece of metal with a wooden handle; the pouch is made of beige cloth with faded blue stripes.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - left handle - Size: Length 32.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
b - right handle - Size: Length 32.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
c - wingnut - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
d - traction handle - Size: Length 17.4 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
e - pouch - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Came from the Queen's Archives' Anthony A. Travill Fonds.
Maker
Stevens & Son
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
fabric: beige
Inscriptions
"STEVENS // & SON" engraved on the left handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-2
Condition Remarks
The pouch is faded and dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Internet: "Stevens Direct-to-Home Medical Supplies"; Internet: "Medical Antiques. com"; Queen's Archives
Research Facts
Stevens & Son was established around 1835 and wooden-handled forceps would not have been used after around 1900.
Dr. A. A.Travill was an anatomy professor at Queen's, and served as department head from 1968-1978; he had an interest in medical history, and published several books and articles on the subject.
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obstetrical perforator

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
996002014
Description
Obstetrical perforator which consists of two long scissor-like handles attached near the head with a screw; the head consists of two curved and pointed blades which open when the handles are opened; the handles are rounded at the end to allow the user to grasp them with the hand and fingers.
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Accession Number
996002014
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Craniotomy -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- perforator
MM= Cutting Tool -- perforator
Description
Obstetrical perforator which consists of two long scissor-like handles attached near the head with a screw; the head consists of two curved and pointed blades which open when the handles are opened; the handles are rounded at the end to allow the user to grasp them with the hand and fingers.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Jason A. Hannah, Queen’s University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1928.
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
metal: silver-grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 28.0 cm. x Width: 7.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The perforator will open and close; there is a fair amount of corrosion on the handle; #3: metal rusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Chas. F. Thackeray -- Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries p. M271; "Antique Medical Instruments" by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., p. 99; Jetter & Scheerer, "Surgical Instruments Catalogue", Canada Edition, p. 186; V. Mueller catalogue: "A Guide to Comprehensive Purchasing", p. 479;
Research Facts
Perforator used to perform a craniotomy on a severely impacted fetus
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Munde's placenta curette (irrigating)

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997034513
Description
Munde's placenta irrigating curette has a square-shaped handle with longitudinal gripping grooves on all sides; the proximal end is round and hollow to receive the irrigating tube; the tip is oval and open, with a sharp edge on one side.
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Accession Number
997034513
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Delivery -- instrumentation
Irrigation -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- placental
Description
Munde's placenta irrigating curette has a square-shaped handle with longitudinal gripping grooves on all sides; the proximal end is round and hollow to receive the irrigating tube; the tip is oval and open, with a sharp edge on one side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-6
Dimension Notes
Length 29.0 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 317 (similar to item #9817) .
Research Facts
Used to irrigate the uterine cavity to remove a retained placenta.
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Clark's blunt hook and crochet

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997001178
Description
Clark's blunt hook and crochet, which consists of a solid cylindrical metal handle with a hooked tip at each end; one end has a blunt hook which curves in a semi-circular shape to one side and has a rounded tip; the other end has a crochet hook which curves in a tighter semi-circular shape and ends…
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Accession Number
997001178
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
Abortion, Induced
MM= Delivery -- hook -- blunt
MM= Delivery -- hook -- crochet
Description
Clark's blunt hook and crochet, which consists of a solid cylindrical metal handle with a hooked tip at each end; one end has a blunt hook which curves in a semi-circular shape to one side and has a rounded tip; the other end has a crochet hook which curves in a tighter semi-circular shape and ends with a blunted point; both hooks curve to the same side of the central handle, which also curves very slightly in that direction; there are two rectangular ebony grip insets at opposite sides in the centre of the handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
I. Stevens & Son
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
wood wood: black
Inscriptions
The blunt hook end has the words, "I. STEVENS & SON" stamped into the metal on one side, just beside the ebony inset
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-6
Dimension Notes
Length 25.2 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear and no staining or corrosion are visible; the ebony insets are complete; one side has a small crack in the wood; the blunt hook end arrived with a tag attached with masking tape -- both were removed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #271; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 5024 (similar to item E/-1061)
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997001404 a-c
Description
Obstetrical forceps, which consist of three joining parts, (a) right blade and handle, (b) left blade and handle, and (c) pivot screw; the blade and handles are both single pieces of metal with flat, slightly curved handles that have a semicircular curved end and rounded outer ends; the top of the …
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Accession Number
997001404 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
Obstetrical forceps, which consist of three joining parts, (a) right blade and handle, (b) left blade and handle, and (c) pivot screw; the blade and handles are both single pieces of metal with flat, slightly curved handles that have a semicircular curved end and rounded outer ends; the top of the handles flatten at a 45° turn and join together with a pivot; one side (a) has a round hole with threading on its inner edges and the other (b) has a rounded notch cut into the metal; a pivot screw (c) goes through both pivot holes and screws into the threaded hole to securely hold both handles/blades together; the pivot screw consists of a solid, cylindrical metal section with threading on its outer edges that flattens and flares out to a flat, rounded thumb and finger grip piece; above the pivot area, the blades begin; the blades turn at a 45° angle, flare out, and curve outwards to form elongated oval concave blades with rounded tips and edges; the blades curve outwards away from each other, as do the handles; the outside edges of the handle sections have a cross-hatched grip stamped into the metal; the handles/blades cross over each other to form an X shape at the pivot.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - right blade and handle - Size: Length 43.4 cm x Width 8.9 cm x Depth 8.3 cm
b - left blade and handle - Size: Length 43.4 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 9.2 cm
c - pivot screw - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
W. & H. Hutchinson
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
metal: silver/gray
Inscriptions
(a,b) Both blades have the number "4" stamped into the metal near the pivot; (b) the outside left blade has "W & H // HUTCHINSON // SHEFFIELD" stamped into the metal near the pivot; (c) none
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-2
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear and some loss of plating; no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Reference Comments
Previous number #50; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, 1987, p. 104 (similar to Wallace's forceps)
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour, KGH - "Beyond Ether: 150 Years of Anaesthesia" - Sept. 27, 1997- June 2011
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Elliot's obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997001405 a-b
Description
Elliot's obstetrical forceps, which consist of two joining parts, (a) right blade and handle, (b) left blade and handle; both sides have straight, flat metal handles with raised and rounded wooden grips on their outer edges; the top and bottom of the wooden grips stick outwards to provide a solid g…
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Accession Number
997001405 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
Elliot's obstetrical forceps, which consist of two joining parts, (a) right blade and handle, (b) left blade and handle; both sides have straight, flat metal handles with raised and rounded wooden grips on their outer edges; the top and bottom of the wooden grips stick outwards to provide a solid grip for the hands; one handle (a) has a pin on its proximal inner edge with a round adjusting screw above it, that raises and lowers the pin; the other handle (b) had a corresponding rounded groove in the metal; the top of the handles have joint notches cut into the metal, which allow the two parts to be fitted together and used as a pair; the blades begin above the joint; the blades flare out and curve outwards to form elongated, fenestrated, oval, concave blades with rounded tips and edges; the blades curve at a pelvic tilt and also curve outwards away from each other.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - right blade and handle - Size: Length 37.8 cm x Width 7.7 cm x Depth 5.3 cm
b - left blade and handle - Size: Length 37.7 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 5.3 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
J. Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Material
metal: silver/gray
wood (wood): black
Inscriptions
(a,b) Both inside handles have the number "1" stamped into the metal; (a) the outside handle has "J. GRAY & SON // SHEFFIELD" stamped into the metal near the joint
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-3
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear and some loss of plating; there are a few spots of non-active corrosion visible on the blades; the wood shows wear, but is complete
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Reference Comments
Previous number #51; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, 1987, p. 404 (very similar to item marked)
Research Facts
The pin kept the blades apart at the proper distance and prevented over-closing the forceps
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour, KGH - "Beyond Ether: 150 Years of Anaesthesia" - Sept. 27, 1997- June 2011
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obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997001406 a-b
Description
Obstetrical forceps, which consist of two joining parts of mirror image blade and handle pieces, (a,b); both sides have straight, flat, metal handles with raised and rounded wooden grips attached to their outer edges; the handles flare outwards towards their ends and have bulbous tips; the top of t…
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Accession Number
997001406 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
Obstetrical forceps, which consist of two joining parts of mirror image blade and handle pieces, (a,b); both sides have straight, flat, metal handles with raised and rounded wooden grips attached to their outer edges; the handles flare outwards towards their ends and have bulbous tips; the top of the handles have joint notches cut into the metal, which allow the two parts to be fitted together and used as a pair; the blades begin above the joint; the blades flare out and curve outwards to form elongated, fenestrated oval concave blades with rounded tips and edges; the blades curve outwards away from each other.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - right blade and handle - Size: Length 32.8 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
b - left blade and handle - Size: Length 32.8 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. L. J. Austin; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
W & H Hutchinson
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Material
metal: light gray
wood (wood): black
Inscriptions
One blade/handle has the words, "W & H // HUTCHINSON // SHEFFIELD" stamped into the metal of the inner edge of the blade.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-2
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear and loss of plating; a fair amount of non-active corrosion is visible; the wooden handles show wear, but are complete; #2: metal has inactive corrosion along length; #3: corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Reference Comments
Previous number #52; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Antique Medical Instruments," by Elisabeth Bennion, 1979, p. 122 (item #11)
Exhibit History
On display in Bracken wing Feb. 12, 2004-Feb. 2005
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Anderson's obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997001407 a-b
Description
Anderson's obstetrical forceps with set screw, which consist of two joining parts of mirror-image blade and handle pieces (a,b); both sides have straight metal handles with flat inner edges and raised, rounded outer edges that provide thumb and hand grips; the handles have rounded outer ends; the t…
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Accession Number
997001407 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
Anderson's obstetrical forceps with set screw, which consist of two joining parts of mirror-image blade and handle pieces (a,b); both sides have straight metal handles with flat inner edges and raised, rounded outer edges that provide thumb and hand grips; the handles have rounded outer ends; the top of the handles have joint notches cut into the metal which allow the two parts to be fitted together and used as a pair; the blades begin above the joint; the blades curve outwards, then are straight and then curve outwards again to form elongated fenestrated oval concave blades with rounded tips and edges; the blades curve outwards away from each other; when the blades/handles are fitted together, they cross over at the joint.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - handle and blade - Size: Length 39.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
b - handle and blade - Size: Length 39.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F. J. O'Connor; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver; dark grey
Inscriptions
Both handle/blades have the number "22" stamped into the metal on the inside of the handles, near the joint.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-3
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear only; there are several areas that show plating loss, especially at the joint, handles and blade tips; some non-active corrosion is visible; #2: metal is rusty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Previous number #53; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 5004 (item #E/-87); found in Dr. O'Connor's medical bag 997.001.nnn
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