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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.
Images
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sterilizing/disinfecting tray system

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997034349
Description
A deep, rectangular box-like tray.
Accession Number
997034349
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Sterilization
Description
A deep, rectangular box-like tray.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital OR.
Maker
Surgikos, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Arlington
Site Made (State)
Texas
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical equipment from 1920 onwards.
Material
acrylic: blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-6
Dimension Notes
Length 72.5 cm x Width 19.0 cm x Depth 13.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No leaks.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
C. Kelly, retired OR nurse; M. White, retired OR nurse.
Research Facts
This tray used for cold sterilization and disinfection of fibre optic cystoscopes.
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