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Gigli saw guide and dura protector

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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
997034302
Description
Flat, lightweight metal strip; hook attached to top of strip with a raised, rounded tip.
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Accession Number
997034302
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Neurology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Flat, lightweight metal strip; hook attached to top of strip with a raised, rounded tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Down Bros.
Site Made (State)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1980
2000
circa 1980-2000
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 31.0 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some discolouration on parts of the metal
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Catalog Ninth Edition" by Storz Instrument Company, 1966, p. 371 (Item # G-5098)
Research Facts
Used as a guide to pass a Gigli saw between burr holes when opening the cranium.
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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
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Gigli's thread skull saw

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Dates
1890
1930
circa 1890-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
1969.363.1
Description
Skull surgery set in a carton containing a Gigli thread skull saw (heavy) and (light); two steel conductors, a director and whalebone guide; four threads, two large and two small; two sets of three handles, four with loops and two with set screws.
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Accession Number
1969.363.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Neurology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Skull surgery set in a carton containing a Gigli thread skull saw (heavy) and (light); two steel conductors, a director and whalebone guide; four threads, two large and two small; two sets of three handles, four with loops and two with set screws.
Part Names
Gigli thread (heavy) - Size: Length 74.5 cm
Gigli thread (light) - Size: Length 48.5 cm
conductor - Size: Length 17.0 cm
director and guide - Size: Length 19.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Down Bros.
Dates
1890
1930
circa 1890-1930
Material
metal: grey
cardboard: brown
whalebone: off-white
Inscriptions
On carton: "DOWN BROS., // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MANUFACTURERS, // 21, ST. THOMAS'S STREET, // LONDON. S.E. // TELEGRAMS TELEPHONE // DOWN, LONDON, NO. 965"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Down Bros. Catalogue, 1906, p. 146 (items #659-661)
Images
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