Placental auger, metal (nickel-plated?); concave handle and 1½ spiral at the other end, blunt.
Number Of Parts
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Newton Albert Powell (d. 1935).
Date is uncertain
Storage Room 0010
Length 29.8 cm x Width 4.5 cm
Similar instrument found in Betz catalogue, p. 177, item # 3N1085; CD #UHN
Dr. Powell died in 1935; this material might have been a bequest. Used for miscarriages, etc. "An atrocious invention. . . . Fit only as a horrible example in a Museum--even in a church fellowship meeting I would not speak to any man who used these." - N.A. Powell
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Storage Room 0010
UHN artefact files;
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
Tan paper covered soft covered booklet that discusses important sex hygiene information for mothers and daughters; stapled together with two staples visible on the spine; front cover contains the title, editor, and distributor information, whereas the back cover provides information on the Hygieni…
Tan paper covered soft covered booklet that discusses important sex hygiene information for mothers and daughters; stapled together with two staples visible on the spine; front cover contains the title, editor, and distributor information, whereas the back cover provides information on the Hygienic Productions staff and office locations; x96 pages discuss sex hygiene in great length, but the last four pages provide information on matters pertaining to the Hygienic Productions of Canada, such as the staff, information on how to get involved with the group, etc.; chapter titles include: Children;s Sex Problems; The age of Puberty; Treatment of Masterbation; Female Sex Organs; Male Sex Organs; Process of Menstruation; The Age of Menopause; Harmony in Marriage; For a Happy Marriage; Rhythmic Sex Cycles; How to Determine Pregnancy; Should You Bear Children?; How Children are Born; Care During Pregnancy; Care During COnfinement; Control of Sex; Abortions are Dangerous; Control of Leuchorra; Care of Sexual Organs; Frigidity in Women; Sterility on Women; Woman's Sexual Duties; Diseases of Women; Facts About Sterilization; How to Live Happy Life; Forty and After; Social Diseases Increase; Marriage and Finances; Children out of Wedlock.
On the front: "MOTHER AND // DAUGHTER // A Digest for Women and Growing // Girls, which Completely Covers // the Field of Sex Hygiene // EDITED BY // MILDRED A. HORN // Prepared from Information Compiled // by Eminent Medical and Hygiene // Authorities of Three Continents. // DISTRIBUTED BY // HYGIENIC PRODUCTIONS OF CANADA // 26 QUEEN ST. EAST TORONTO, ONTARIO"
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B pg 6 b
Unit Of Measure
Shows lots of handling and front cover loose at staples; minor stains everywhere; paper yellowed; some of the pages are also suffering from minor rips and tears, especially the front cover