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Kalmerid catgut sutures

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Dates
1926
1951
circa 1926-1951
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
993004234
Description
Clear glass vial containing size 0 Kalmerid brown minor catgut sutures without needle; sutures wound on white plastic bobbin; vial scored for breaking at centre; slightly less than half-full of clear liquid.
Accession Number
993004234
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Clear glass vial containing size 0 Kalmerid brown minor catgut sutures without needle; sutures wound on white plastic bobbin; vial scored for breaking at centre; slightly less than half-full of clear liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Davis & Geck, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1926
1951
circa 1926-1951
Date Remarks
Patent for plastic bobbin was registered in 1926 (US1610607); Davis & Geck moved production to Connecticut in 1951
Material
paper: white; black
glass: clear
plastic: white
catgut: brown
Inscriptions
Printed in black on white paper: "DAVIS & GECK, INC. // N.Y. / U.S.A. // KALMERID // Minor
Catgut // 20-Day / 0 // Non-Boilable / 722"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10 Box 3
Dimension Notes
Length 7.2 cm. x Diam. 0.8 cm.
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Davis and Geck Company Records" website (University of Conneticut); United States Patent and Trademark Office website
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Kalmerid catgut sutures

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Dates
1926
1951
circa 1926-1951
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
993004235
Description
Clear glass vial containing size 0 Kalmerid brown minor catgut sutures without needle; sutures wound on white plastic bobbin; vial scored for breaking at centre; slightly less than half-full of clear liquid.
Accession Number
993004235
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Clear glass vial containing size 0 Kalmerid brown minor catgut sutures without needle; sutures wound on white plastic bobbin; vial scored for breaking at centre; slightly less than half-full of clear liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Davis & Geck, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1926
1951
circa 1926-1951
Date Remarks
Patent for plastic bobbin was registered in 1926 (US1610607); Davis & Geck moved production to Connecticut in 1951
Material
paper: white; black
glass: clear
plastic: white
catgut: brown
Inscriptions
Printed in black on white paper: "DAVIS & GECK, INC. // N.Y. / U.S.A. // KALMERID // Minor
Catgut // 20-Day / 0 // Non-Boilable / 722"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10 Box 3
Dimension Notes
Length 7.2 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Davis and Geck Company Records" website (University of Conneticut); United States Patent and Trademark Office website
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obstetrical sutures tubes; box

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1980.3.10 a-d
Description
Three curved glass tubes containing non-boilable catgut sutures with atraumatic needle in a clear liquid; come in a cardboard box
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Accession Number
1980.3.10 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Three curved glass tubes containing non-boilable catgut sutures with atraumatic needle in a clear liquid; come in a cardboard box
Number Of Parts
4
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter L. Percival of Windsor, Ont.
Maker
Davis & Geck, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
glass: clear
catgut: brown
metal: silver
cardboard: yellow; black; red
Inscriptions
On box is printed: "Heat Sterilized [cursive] // Sutures [cursive] // THERMO-FLEX // (NON-BOILABLE) // 40-Day Chromic // Kalmerid Catgut // OBSTETRICAL // SUTURES // Half-Circle // Atraumatic Needle // Size 2 685 // THREE TUBES . . ."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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dental aspirator

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020287 a-b
Description
Silver metal dental aspirator; central hollow cylindrical barrel with two oval openings at sides (a); red rubber insert inside bottom of aspirator; top of barrel has two finger grips coming out at sides; cylindrical plunger with flat tip; thumb grip at top, paralled to finger grips, used to push pl…
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Accession Number
010020287 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Equipment
MM= Suction and Drainage -- aspirator
Description
Silver metal dental aspirator; central hollow cylindrical barrel with two oval openings at sides (a); red rubber insert inside bottom of aspirator; top of barrel has two finger grips coming out at sides; cylindrical plunger with flat tip; thumb grip at top, paralled to finger grips, used to push plunger into barrel; cylindrical tip (b) screws onto tip of aspirator
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - aspirator - Size: Length 11.4 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - tip - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Novocol Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
rubber: red
Inscriptions
Engraved on handle: "NOVOCOL CHEM CO. // BROOKLYN N.Y. // PAT.APPLD.FOR // F"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-2
Condition Remarks
Metal slightly tarnished, particularly inside aspirator
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures", Allen & Hanbury Ltd., 1957, p. 530 (similar to #44760); "Novocol Pharmaceutical of Canada" website
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; the Novocol company was founded in 1911 in the United States by Dr. Mendal Nevin; a factory was opened in Canada in 1926 and all operations moved there in 1983; the company remains leaders in producing anaesthetics and is based in Cambridge, Ontario
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