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Army field case

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
Accession Number
1954.6.2 a-v
Description
Brass-bound wooden box (v) with purple velvet lining; contains surgical instruments (a) Hey's skull saw, (b) hacksaw, (c) bone cutters, (d) bone forceps, (e) bullet extractor, (f-h) sounds, (i) trephine handle, (j-m) knives, (n) saw, (o-t) scalpels, (u) tray).
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Accession Number
1954.6.2 a-v
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- Peacetime
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining --instrumentation
Military Medicine
Description
Brass-bound wooden box (v) with purple velvet lining; contains surgical instruments (a) Hey's skull saw, (b) hacksaw, (c) bone cutters, (d) bone forceps, (e) bullet extractor, (f-h) sounds, (i) trephine handle, (j-m) knives, (n) saw, (o-t) scalpels, (u) tray).
Number Of Parts
22
Part Names
a - Hey's skull saw - Size: Length 16.0 cm
b - hacksaw - Size: Length 40.0 cm
c - bone cutters - Size: Length 26.0 cm
d - bone forceps - Size: Length 20.0 cm
e - bullet extractor - Size: Length 25.0 cm
f - sound - Size: Length 29.0 cm
g - sound - Size: Length 29.0 cm
h - sound - Size: Length 29.0 cm
i - trephine handle - Size: Length 10.0 cm
j - knife - Size: Length 38.0 cm
k - knife - Size: Length 33.0 cm
l - knife - Size: Length 32.0 cm
m - knife - Size: Length 22.0 cm
n - saw - Size: Length 21.0 cm
o - scalpel
p - scalpel
q - scalpel
r - scalpel
s - scalpel
t - scalpel
u - tray - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 16.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
v - box - Size: Length 43.0 cm x Width 18.5 cm x Depth 9.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Mrs. F. Wilson and Mrs. I. Macdonnell; owned and used by Dr. R. W. Forrest, who practised in Mount Forest in 1866.
Maker
A. L. Hernstein & Son
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Date Remarks
Date of use inscribed on bottom of box 1864
Material
wood
metal
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
Bottom of box is inscribed in ink: "R.W. Forrest Acting Asst. Surgeon U.S.A. 1864"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-2
Condition Remarks
Velvet faded; #3: minor scratches on the surfacr of the case and metal inlay; crack in the wood on the proper right side, 6.0 cm long; metal inlay worn but no active corrosion; significant cracks in the outer bottom surface of the case; one along the near edge 42.0 cm along length of case, and another along the front edge, 23.0 cm long; no cracks in any instrument handles except (b) the amputation saw, 2.0 cm long; the extra saw blade has a patch of active corrosion at the tip, 1.7 cm x 0.5 cm, and 2.2 cm x 0.4 cm; (c) dilator has four patches of active corrosion on one side and six patches on the other; possible active corrosion at the midpoint of the Hey's saw; felt lining is moderately faded in the tray and slightly faded in the top and bottom; one handle of inner tray (proper left) is broken; felt and wood worn on bottom level where large pliers are stored.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
York County Atlas, 1879; A. L. Hernstein & Co. catalogue, 1870, p. 10 No. 9 "Army Field Case."
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 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