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oral thermometer

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Dorothy (Tweddell) Grant Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
004030002 a-g
Description
A thermometer in a Presto Shake Case; consists of the thermometer (a) which is glass and has a metal attachment at the end for screwing it into the case; the case is metal and has an inner cylinder which slides out, but does not detach, from an outer cylinder with a spring on it; the thermometer re…
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Accession Number
004030002 a-g
Collection
Dorothy (Tweddell) Grant Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Body Temperature
Description
A thermometer in a Presto Shake Case; consists of the thermometer (a) which is glass and has a metal attachment at the end for screwing it into the case; the case is metal and has an inner cylinder which slides out, but does not detach, from an outer cylinder with a spring on it; the thermometer rests inside the inner cylinder; when the inner cylinder is extended, it can be shaken around via the spring; there is also a small cap (c) which screws into the outer cylinder; there is a certificate of examination (d), and an instruction sheet for using the case properly (e); the box is cardboard and is burgundy in colour and has a base (f) and a top (g).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - thermometer
b - case
c - cap
d - certificate of examination
e - instruction sheet
f - box base
g - box top
h - syringe case
Provenance
Dorothy (Tweddell) Grant received this thermometer as a prize for surgical technique.
Maker
Becton Dickinson
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
The "Certificate of Examination" is stamped "NOV 16, 1934"
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
cardboard: brown, burgundy
paper: white
Inscriptions
"B-D MANHATTAN // PERFECTED CLINICAL THERMOMETER // BECTON, DICKINSON & CO., MAKERS" printed on the lid of the case
"1 MINUTE // PRESTO CASE" printed on the base of the case
"Certificate of Examination" printed at the top of the Certificate of Examination with "NOV 16 1934" stamped at the bottom along with various other product information (see attached photocopy)
"DIRECTIONS FOR USING PRESTO SHAKE CASE" printed at the top of the instruction sheet with various other information (see attached photocopy)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
(d-e) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
a - thermometer - Length 10.4 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
b - case - Length 10.6 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
c - cap - Depth 0.5 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
d - certificate of examination - Length 13.4 cm x Width 8.3 cm
e - instruction sheet - Length 15.7 cm x Width 13.5 cm
f - box base - Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
g - box top - Length 13.0 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
h - syringe case - Length 8.3 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
The thermometer and case are like new; the box and papers are very worn.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Reference Comments
Donna Tweddell; 004.030.010
Research Facts
Dorothy Tweddell was a graduate of KGH nursing school in 1936; the Presto Shake Case was used to return the mercury in a thermometer back to 96 degrees; the card that accompanied the prize is accessioned as 004.030.010.
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Midget Kinet-o-Meter machine

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Canadian Anesthesiology Society
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
015016001
Description
Portable Midget Kinet-o-Meter machine used to administer dental anesthesia consists of four wheel stand with a pole with an adjustable swivel chart stand support attached, four cylinder yokes and a set of three flow meter panels are mounted to top of pole; gas cylinder yokes are arranged in sets of…
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Accession Number
015016001
Collection
Canadian Anesthesiology Society
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Dental
Anesthesia, Inhalation
Anesthesia, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Portable Midget Kinet-o-Meter machine used to administer dental anesthesia consists of four wheel stand with a pole with an adjustable swivel chart stand support attached, four cylinder yokes and a set of three flow meter panels are mounted to top of pole; gas cylinder yokes are arranged in sets of two with each yoke having a corresponding round knob; two knobs are marked O2 and the other two are marked N2O; set of three flow meter panels with glass covers marked in white font: cyclopropane with yellow background, middle is Nitrous oxide with dark blue background, oxygen with green background; without tanks.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
The Ohio Chemical & Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Donor information
Material
metal: silver paper: yellow, blue, green, orange rubber: black
Inscriptions
Stamped onto a round metal plate behind the flow meter panel: "MIDGET KINET-O-METER // HIDBRINK DIVISION // THE OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG. CO. // MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.''; "MADE IN U. S. A. // PATENTS 1,412,866 // 1,500,615 1,802,601 1,1989,366 // 2,073,372 2,085,155". Below the oxygen flow meter panel and around the cylidrical pipe that comes out of it there is a yellowing paper band with the following printed on it: "WARNING; this equipm[illeg.] use only by // or under the super[illeg.] cian or dentist // Read instructions caref[illeg.] so[illeg.]ecome thoroughly // fam[illeg] with proper method [illeg] operation // Mfd. by THE OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG. CO."; stamped on the metal bar below the flow meter panel: K11050
Permanent Location
W2 538 Floor
Length
64.0 cm
Height
98.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length measured from protruding opposite wheels
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclopropane https://www.britannica.com/science/cyclopropane
Research Facts
Cyclopropane is an anaesthetic when inhaled. In modern anaesthetic practice, it has been superseded by other agents, due to its extreme reactivity under normal conditions: when the gas is mixed with oxygen, there is a significant risk of explosion. Cyclopropane had no commercial application until Henderson and Lucas discovered its anaesthetic properties in 1929; industrial production had begun by 1936. This meant induction of anaesthesia by inhalation of cyclopropane and oxygen was rapid and not unpleasant. However at the conclusion of prolonged anaesthesia patients could suffer a sudden decrease in blood pressure, potentially leading to cardiac dysrhythmia; a reaction known as "cyclopropane shock".For this reason, as well as its high cost and its explosive nature, it was latterly used only for the induction of anaesthesia, and has not been available for clinical use since the mid 1980s. Cylinders and flow meters were coloured orange. Cyclopropane, also called trimethylene, explosive, colourless gas used in medicine since 1934 as a general anesthetic. Cyclopropane is nonirritating to mucous membranes and does not depress respiration. Induction of and emergence from cyclopropane anesthesia are usually rapid and smooth. A mixture of about 5 to 20 percent cyclopropane in oxygen is administered by inhalation. Because of the flammability and expense of cyclopropane, it is usually used in a closed (rebreathing) system, in which an absorbent chemical, such as soda lime, removes exhaled carbon dioxide, and the anesthetic is recirculated. The chemical formula is C3H6.
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