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sphygmomanometer

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Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
995005067 a-c
Description
(a) Sphygmomanometer with a synthetic fibre armband with adjustable velcro fastenings; two rubber tubes project from the armband; one attaches to an enamelled metal dial assembly, while the other tube ends, normally attaching to (b); dial has two logos of a Swiss cross superimposed on an inverted V…
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Accession Number
995005067 a-c
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Manometry
MM= Blood Pressure Determination -- sphygmomanometer
Description
(a) Sphygmomanometer with a synthetic fibre armband with adjustable velcro fastenings; two rubber tubes project from the armband; one attaches to an enamelled metal dial assembly, while the other tube ends, normally attaching to (b); dial has two logos of a Swiss cross superimposed on an inverted V; (b) rubber and metal bulb; attaches to (a) via single-prong attachment; (c) synthetic fabric carrying case, metal zippered on three sides.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - sphygmomanometer - Size: Length 92.7 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
b - bulb - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
c - doctor's bag - Size: Length 20.6 cm x Width 12.8 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
AMG Med
Site Made (Country)
Taiwan
Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
enamel: dark blue; blue; white
velcro: dark blue
synthetic fibre: dark blue; black
Inscriptions
(a) Engraved on back of dial: "TAIWAN"; enamelled around circumference of dial: "0 // mm Hg // 20 // 40 // 60 // 80 // 100 // 120 // 140 // 160 // 180 // 200 // 220 // 240 // 260 // 280 // 300"; enamelled on face of dial: "SPHYGMOMANOMETER // Certified"; engraved on face of dial: "337319"; sewn-on patch on armband: "AMG MED // ARTERY // [arrow pointing down]"; printed on armband: "INDEX"; on reverse: "RANGE // ADULT CUFF"; (c) engraved on zipper, both sides: "YKK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-5
Condition Remarks
Whole item exuded musty smell; (a) rubber degrading, appears mottled in places and fused together in others; velcro slightly dirty; dial in good condition; (b) bulb in good condition, but is no longer attached to (a); (c) white paint splatters on bag; stain on inside; #2: rubber and leather are deteriorating.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30)," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (item #30640-010)
Research Facts
A device for measuring blood pressure.
Images
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Dates
1982
1996
1982-1996
Collection
Dr. Charles Hayter Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
005017003
Description
A grey metal gantry dial from a Therac 6 Linear Accelerator; the dial is a round disk with numbers in degrees (in units of ten) printed around the outer rim in counter-clockwise order; there is an arrow mounted in the centre which can be rotated to point at the numbers.
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Accession Number
005017003
Collection
Dr. Charles Hayter Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Description
A grey metal gantry dial from a Therac 6 Linear Accelerator; the dial is a round disk with numbers in degrees (in units of ten) printed around the outer rim in counter-clockwise order; there is an arrow mounted in the centre which can be rotated to point at the numbers.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Hayter; the unit it was attached to was number 29 of about 35 that were produced, it was one of the last to come out of service in the mid to late 1990s.
Maker
AECL Medical Products (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited)
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1982
1996
1982-1996
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks; the brochure for the Therac 6 Linear Accelerator (005.017.004) says it is from the 1980s.
Material
metal: grey, black
Inscriptions
"AECL" printed on the arrow.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-11
Dimension Notes
Depth 3.3 x Diam. 45.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the inner part of the dial where the arrow has been moved.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 005.017.004; CD #2
Research Facts
The Therac 6 is a large cancer treatment unit which uses "mega-voltage therapy" to treat cancer patients.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1980
1989
1980-1989
Collection
Dr. Charles Hayter Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
005017004
Description
A brochure for a Therac 6 Linear Accelerator; made of one large page folded in half to form a booklet.
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Accession Number
005017004
Collection
Dr. Charles Hayter Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Radiotherapy -- pamphlet
Description
A brochure for a Therac 6 Linear Accelerator; made of one large page folded in half to form a booklet.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Hayter.
Maker
AECL Medical Products (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited)
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1980
1989
1980-1989
Date Remarks
It says it is from the "80s".
Material
paper: beige, pink, brown
Inscriptions
"AECL Medical // Therac 6 // Reliable, high output linac // features extra-large, fully // flattened treatment fields. // Atomic Energy // of Canada Limited // Medical Products" printed on the cover
"AECL Cancer Therapy Systems for the 80's Therac 6" printed at the top of the inner page
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #3
Dimension Notes
Length 28.0 x Width 21.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
Research Facts
The Therac 6 is a large cancer treatment unit which uses "mega-voltage therapy" to treat cancer patients.
Images
Less detail