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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1901-1930
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
000018021 a-d
Description
Long narrow hinged lid gold tin box (d) has dividers for three one piece silver metal scalpels (a-c); two are similar with the same blade, handle style and manufacturer (c) has a shorter blade, different handle style and manufacturer; box has silver interior and gold finish on exterior with black t…
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Accession Number
000018021 a-d
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- scalpel
Description
Long narrow hinged lid gold tin box (d) has dividers for three one piece silver metal scalpels (a-c); two are similar with the same blade, handle style and manufacturer (c) has a shorter blade, different handle style and manufacturer; box has silver interior and gold finish on exterior with black text printed directly on box lid.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a-scalpel
b-scalpel
c-scalpel
d-box
Provenance
Used at the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Arnold & Sons Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1901-1930
Material
metal: silver, gold
ink: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on one side of (a): “ARNOLD & SONS // LONDON”; stamped on the other side: “C7”; (b) has: “ARNOLD & SONS // LONDON // 4”; (c) has: "J. F. Hartz // Co LIMD // J. GREY & SON // SHEFFIELD”; (d) printed on the box: “ARNOLD & SONS. // SAVORY & MOORE LTD // STANDARD WORKS // LAWRENCE ROAD, // TOTTENHAM, // LONDON, N.15. // SURGICAL AND // VETERINARY // INSTRUMENTS // MANUFACTURERS.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Length
a - 15.7 cm b - 16.1 cm c - 15.0 cm d - 18.0 cm
Width
d - 2.6 cm
Depth
d - 2.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
(a-c) good condition with minor rusting on the blades; (d) stable condition with minor areas of rust and finish removed by wear
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Science Museum" website
"The Medical Tour" website
Research Facts
These instruments can be fully sterilised, meaning they can be re-used without fear of causing infection. Non-sterilised instruments were used in the previous century.
Formerly known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane, the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario's first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (none of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was oficially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
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Dates
1895
1905
circa 1895-1905
Collection
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Sealy Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
010012001
Description
Child-sized brown wooden handmade crutch topped with leather covered armrest and fitted with a brass ferule on bottom; metal screws on either side holding handpiece in place; four metal nails holding leather to armpiece
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Accession Number
010012001
Collection
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Sealy Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Crutches
Description
Child-sized brown wooden handmade crutch topped with leather covered armrest and fitted with a brass ferule on bottom; metal screws on either side holding handpiece in place; four metal nails holding leather to armpiece
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Crutch was found between the main floor lath and plaster walls of house while renovating at 510 Brock Street, Kingston Ontario in 2000-2002. Unknown which of previous home owners originally left this behind.
Dates
1895
1905
circa 1895-1905
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
wood: brown
leather: brown
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A3
Dimension Notes
Length 88.5 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Missing two metal nails on armpiece; shows visible signs of wear and tear; leather on armpiece is deteriorating and is scratched and indented; wood is split near the armpiece; wood is scratched all over; armpiece is tied on with string as it is very loose from the rest of the crutch
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Kevin Sealy; CD #2
Research Facts
House was built in 1899-1900; crutch contemporary with this time period; original building owner had crippled son; a photograph of a woman was found that is consistent with the time period but her identity is unknown
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