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Gigli wire saw handle

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Dates
1980
2000
circa 1980-2000
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
997034224
Description
Saw handle, which is T-shaped; the top is solid, circular metal contoured for finger gripping on both sides of centre; the ends are flat; the bottom of the "T" is a solid metal hook.
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Accession Number
997034224
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Neurology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Saw handle, which is T-shaped; the top is solid, circular metal contoured for finger gripping on both sides of centre; the ends are flat; the bottom of the "T" is a solid metal hook.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Codman
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
2000
circa 1980-2000
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Codman Stainless USA" etched into handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 5.3 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Small amount of staining, no corrosion; #2: no change
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Weck Surgical Instruments and Products," by Pilling Weck, 1992, p. G-52 (similar to item #572130)
Research Facts
Used for holding end of Gigli saw to cut through the cranium.
Exhibit History
On display at the Goethe Institut, Toronto, October 18, 2002-March 2003
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Hey's skull saw

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Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
1969.222.9
Description
Skull saw consisting of a plastic (?) handle with a metal shaft ending in a wide, two-edged, serrated saw blade.
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Accession Number
1969.222.9
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Trephining -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Skull saw consisting of a plastic (?) handle with a metal shaft ending in a wide, two-edged, serrated saw blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
A. L. Hernstein & Son
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870-1920
Material
metal: grey
plastic (?): dark grey
Inscriptions
On shaft: "A. L. HERNSTEIN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length 16.8 cm x Width 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail