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Fischer ventricular cannula

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
997034321 a-b
Description
A cannula with graduations at one-cm intervals; made of radiopaque tantalum; mushroom-like top with four perforations; centre opening with an attached plug and a metal stylet with a solid silicone tip.
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Accession Number
997034321 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Suction and Drainage -- instrumentation
Description
A cannula with graduations at one-cm intervals; made of radiopaque tantalum; mushroom-like top with four perforations; centre opening with an attached plug and a metal stylet with a solid silicone tip.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - cannula - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
b - stylet - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 0.13 cm
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
American V. Mueller, Division of Travenol Laboratories, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Anasco
Site Made (Country)
Puerto Rico
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 on.
Material
metal: silver
silastic: off-white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-3
Condition Remarks
Still in original packaging.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
When inserted into the ventricle, it acts as part of a drainage system to relieve brain pressure.
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tonsillectomy instruments

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1987.5.1 a-t
Description
A set of instruments used for tonsillectomy, including a roll of piano wire from which the donor made his own snares; stored in a fabric drawstring pouch (t); contents are: (a-c) adenoid curettes; (d,e) adenotomes; (f) mouth gag; (g) tongue depressor; (h,i) vulsellum forceps; (j) tonsil snare; (k) …
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Accession Number
1987.5.1 a-t
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- tonsillotome
Description
A set of instruments used for tonsillectomy, including a roll of piano wire from which the donor made his own snares; stored in a fabric drawstring pouch (t); contents are: (a-c) adenoid curettes; (d,e) adenotomes; (f) mouth gag; (g) tongue depressor; (h,i) vulsellum forceps; (j) tonsil snare; (k) replacement for (j) in a glass tube; (l) curved knife; (m) double-ended instrument; (n) tooth-edged instrument; (o) needle holder; (p) scissors; (q) sponge forceps; (r) lengths of piano wire in a glass tube; (s) piano wire in a roll.
Number Of Parts
20
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Maurice Miller.
Site Made (City)
(d,l) Chicago;
Site Made (State)
(a,b) Pennsylvania; (d,l) Illinois;
Site Made (Country)
(a,b) USA; (c) Germany; (d) USA; (h,i) Germany; (l) USA
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Material
metal: silver
fabric: grey
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-4
Condition Remarks
Mostly excellent; some plating wearing off some of the pieces, especially around the joints; for example, (f), (o), (p).
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Miller practised in the MOH, Frontenac County; in Timmins during WW II; and in Toronto, Mt. Sinai, from 1945 on; he was known for his obstetrical practice. Dr. Miller preferred the handle and feel of his own instruments, which he used instead of those available in the hospital; dislike disposable instruments; he performed many tonsillectomies in his career; while in Timmins, he participated in the tosillectomy clinics organized by the Kiwanis, donating his time.
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