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Dates
1966
circa 1966
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
994011032
Description
The ether hook consists of a hollow metal tube; a small, cup-shaped metal cylinder with a round hole at the end tapers into a round metal tube; the tube flares near the hook end, and then narrows to form a flat tube; this flat portion curves to form a hook; the hook ends with an oblong hole, with a…
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Accession Number
994011032
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- tube
Description
The ether hook consists of a hollow metal tube; a small, cup-shaped metal cylinder with a round hole at the end tapers into a round metal tube; the tube flares near the hook end, and then narrows to form a flat tube; this flat portion curves to form a hook; the hook ends with an oblong hole, with a curved, square piece of metal extending slightly past the hole on the inner side of the curve.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Dates
1966
circa 1966
Date Remarks
Similar item identified in 1966 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 8.8 x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Item shows signs of wear; plating is worn along the edges of the hook; there are small scratches and dents along the tube; two patches of plate wear appear on the cup; no large dents or signs of corrosion; plate wear also appears in the form of black lines in the crease between the cup and the rod; #2: tarnished.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Surgical Instrument Catalogue," by the Storz Instrument Co., 1966, p. 284 (similar to item #N-7611) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Dr. Williams identified this item as an "ether hook."
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997003030
Description
Ether hook, which consists of a cylindrical hollow metal tube with a round, open end and a tip that has been bent into a semicircle; the bent tip is flattened, but still open and ends with a rounded, flat tab; the other end is round and open; there is threading at the top outside edges to allow a r…
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Accession Number
997003030
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- tube
Description
Ether hook, which consists of a cylindrical hollow metal tube with a round, open end and a tip that has been bent into a semicircle; the bent tip is flattened, but still open and ends with a rounded, flat tab; the other end is round and open; there is threading at the top outside edges to allow a rubber tube to be attached and held on.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
McPherson practised 1931–1957
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 11.1 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The ether hook shows only minor wear and no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 34 (item #120-10) (see attached photocopy); Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); CD #3
Exhibit History
Loaned to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre for the Museopathy exhibit, May 24-Sept. 13, 2001
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Dates
1990
circa 1990
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008088 a-b
Description
(a) Length of cylindrical hollow rubber hose with tapered metal ends; one end has a round piece attached, that is threaded inside to allow the attachment of (b) a cylindrical metal nozzle with a flat round plastic end; there are two holes in the end
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Accession Number
997008088 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- tube
Description
(a) Length of cylindrical hollow rubber hose with tapered metal ends; one end has a round piece attached, that is threaded inside to allow the attachment of (b) a cylindrical metal nozzle with a flat round plastic end; there are two holes in the end
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - hose - Size: Length 306.3 cm. x Diameter2.3 cm.
b - nozzle - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter3.8 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Ohio
Dates
1990
circa 1990
Material
rubber: green
metal: silver
plastic: blue
Inscriptions
(a) The small end of the hose has "N2O ["2" subscr.]" stamped in the metal; (b) the metal part of the nozzle has, "Ohio // UL [enclosed in a circle] // MOD.51 // N2O ["2" subscr.]" stamped in it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-4
Condition Remarks
The rubber is very flexible and shows no cracks or damage; there are two small paint stains visible; all metal and plastic parts show no damage or excessive wear; the hose arrived dirty and dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, John Sikora
Research Facts
This hose is inaccurately set up with a green (oxygen) hose and a nitrous oxide attachment; the nozzle end with plastic attachment (b) would have attached to an anaesthesia machine
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flex connector tube

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Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008111
Description
Flex connector tube, which consists of a short length of cylindrical hollow corrugated rubber tubing which is smooth and narrower (but still open) at one end; the other end fits over an open round plastic piece.
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Accession Number
997008111
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- tube
Description
Flex connector tube, which consists of a short length of cylindrical hollow corrugated rubber tubing which is smooth and narrower (but still open) at one end; the other end fits over an open round plastic piece.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Material
rubber: black
plastic: off-white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.6 cm. x Diam. : 3.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The connector tube arrived dirty and dusty; there is minor cracking in the rubber at the point where it attaches onto the plastic; there are no tears or missing sections, and the rubber is flexible; the plastic is complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
John Sikora
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flex connector tube (elbow)

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Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008112
Description
Flex connector tube, which consists of a short length of cylindrical hollow corrugated rubber tubing with open ends; one end has a smooth and narrower section, but is open at the end; this end is attached to a hollow cylindrical piece of metal tubing bent into a 45 deg angle, with a rounded and ope…
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Accession Number
997008112
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- tube
Description
Flex connector tube, which consists of a short length of cylindrical hollow corrugated rubber tubing with open ends; one end has a smooth and narrower section, but is open at the end; this end is attached to a hollow cylindrical piece of metal tubing bent into a 45 deg angle, with a rounded and open end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Material
rubber: black
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.4 cm. x Width: 4.7 cm. x Diam. : 3.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The connector tube arrived dirty and dusty; the rubber has no cracks or missing sections and is very flexible; the metal piece shows minor wear, but no missing sections or corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
John Sikora
Research Facts
Likely used as an elbow on an endotracheal tube
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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Winnipeg Children's Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997018005
Description
Ether hook, which consists of a hollow cylindrical metal tube that is rounded and open at the machine end with a cuff to allow the attachment of a rubber hose; the tip of the hook is curved into a hook shape and flattened, but still hollow; there is a small rounded flap sticking off the tip end
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Accession Number
997018005
Collection
Winnipeg Children's Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- tube
Description
Ether hook, which consists of a hollow cylindrical metal tube that is rounded and open at the machine
end with a cuff to allow the attachment of a rubber hose; the tip of the hook is curved into a
hook shape and flattened, but still hollow; there is a small rounded flap sticking off the tip end
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Winnipeg Children's Hospital in the 1950's to the 1960's
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Used in the 1950's to the 1960's
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.0 cm. x Width: 3.0 cm. x Depth: 1.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear, but no corrosion; there is a spot where the plating has worn away at
the tip
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Peter G. Duncan; "Surgical Instruments Catalogue" by Lawton -- distributed in Canada exclusively by Ingram & Bell Limited, 1970, p. 124 (see attached photocopy); CD #1
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Rahn sampler anaesthetic valve

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Winnipeg Children's Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997018010
Description
Rahn sampler anaesthesia valve, which consists of a central clear plastic hollow cylindrical tube which is open at the top and has an attachment at the bottom; the base of the central tube is round and hollow and has two metal tubes attached (one on each side) and another small open metal tube at t…
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Accession Number
997018010
Collection
Winnipeg Children's Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Research
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- tube
Description
Rahn sampler anaesthesia valve, which consists of a central clear plastic hollow cylindrical tube
which is open at the top and has an attachment at the bottom; the base of the central tube is round
and hollow and has two metal tubes attached (one on each side) and another small open metal tube at
the bottom; the side metal tubes or valves are open at the top; the right valve has a round pressure
relief valve which screws up and down to let gas escape; the top of the central tube is plugged
with a black rubber plug with a thin beige rubber sheath; there is a small hollow metal tube
that comes out of the rubber plug and has two exit tubes; one tube leads downwards and connects via
a piece of rubber hose to the right valve; the other metal exit tube has a piece of rubber tubing
attached to its open end; at the end of the rubber tubing is a stopcock valve which can shut off
gas flow or change its direction; this valve is made of clear and white plastic and the top is labelled
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Winnipeg Children's Hospital in the 1950's to the 1960's
Maker
AA Inc.
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Used in the 1950's to the 1960's
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black; beige
plastic: clear; white
Inscriptions
The left valve has a downwards arrow stamped into its front and back and the words "AA INC" stamped
into the side; the right valve has an upwards arrow stamped into its front and back; the stopcock
valve has three directional arrows (up, right and left) and the word "OFF" in raised lettering on
the top
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.2 cm. x Width: 12.4 cm. x Depth: 4.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
The Rahn sampler's plastic and metal parts are complete and undamaged -- they show only minor wear;
the rubber tubing is flexible, but starting to show fine cracking at attachment points; the rubber
sheathing on the plug has several tears
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Peter G. Duncan; CD #1
Research Facts
The Rahn sampler was used to sample the gases a patient was breathing while under anaesthesia; it
was an early form of research
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