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Bailey saw conductor

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Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
997034225
Description
Saw conductor, which is a flat, lightweight metal strip with a hook attached to the top 11 cm from the tip; the tip is raised, rounded and very smooth.
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Accession Number
997034225
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Neurology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Saw conductor, which is a flat, lightweight metal strip with a hook attached to the top 11 cm from the tip; the tip is raised, rounded and very smooth.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Stille
Site Made (Country)
Sweden
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"6562 - 00 125 - 19170 STILLE H10 SWEDEN" etched into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 34.3 cm x Width 0.5cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some staining, no corrosion; #2: still no corrosion, dents or bends
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Weck Surgical Instruments and Products," by Pilling Weck, 1992, p. G-52 (similar to item #572200)
Research Facts
Used as a guide to pass a Gigli saw between burr holes when opening the cranium.
Exhibit History
On display at the Goethe Institut, Toronto, October 18, 2002-March 2003
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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
997034226
Description
Saw handle, which is T-shaped; the top is a solid, cylindrical piece of metal with rounded ends; the shaft of the "T" is straight and cylindrical and tapers to become an acute hook with a rounded tip.
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Accession Number
997034226
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 a solid, cylindrical piece of metal with rounded ends; the shaft of the "T" is straight and cylindrical and tapers to become an acute hook with a rounded tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Stille
Dates
1980
2000
circa 1980-2000
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"N S O R KGH" engraved in metal; "STILLE" and a five-pointed star are stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 4.6 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
No 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 the Gigli saw to cut through the cranium.
Exhibit History
On display at the Goethe Institut, Toronto, October 18, 2002-March 2003
Images
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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