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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
Accession Number
994009011 a-i
Description
Long narrow hinged wooden box with custom fittings holds an esophagoscope, suction syringe,two light guides, package of two light bulbs, and rubber ball with pair of long leads.
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Accession Number
994009011 a-i
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
MeSH Heading
Esophagoscopy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- esophagoscope
Description
Long narrow hinged wooden box with custom fittings holds an esophagoscope, suction syringe,two light guides, package of two light bulbs, and rubber ball with pair of long leads.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 86.7 cm. x Width 12.3 cm. x Depth 9.3 cm.
b - box compartment lid - Size: Length 11.5 cm. x Width 6.0 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
c - instrument - Size: Length 81.5 cm. x Width 6.3 cm. x Depth 5.5 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
d - inflatable attachment - Size: Length 225.5 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Diameter0.5 cm.
e - syringe barrel - Size: Length 8.2 cm. x Width 7.0 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm. x Diameter1.5 cm.
ee - syringe plunger - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 2.5 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
f-g - spare light guides x 2 - Size: Length 6.5 cm. x Diameter1.2 cm.
h - spare lights, pkg. - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 1.5 cm.
Provenance
Used a Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Genito-Urinary Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Inscriptions
On plate: "GENITO-URINARY // - MFG. CO. LTD. - // 28A-33-34 DEVONSHIRE STREET, // LONDON, W.I. ENGLAND // GENITO // LONDON // URINARY"; on rubber bulb: "ENGLISH MAKE // STERILIZABLE // 'G-U' // BRAND"; on instrument: "PATENT // NO. 548462 // 8064 // 'M.B.'"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-K2-6
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber badly cracked; #3: severe rubber damage
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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
Accession Number
994009012 a-k
Description
Long narrow black hinged case has custom-fitted black velvet compartments to hold a transesophagoscopic-flexible gastroscope with power source, cord and plug, brush and attachments; with light, catheter, flexible tip for main rod with handle plus instruction booklet; main rod and power source has S…
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Accession Number
994009012 a-k
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
MeSH Heading
Gastroscopy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- gastroscope
Description
Long narrow black hinged case has custom-fitted black velvet compartments to hold a transesophagoscopic-flexible gastroscope with power source, cord and plug, brush and attachments; with light, catheter, flexible tip for main rod with handle plus instruction booklet; main rod and power source has S.I.U. (Special Investigative Unit) hand-engraved on it.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 82.5 cm. x Width 17.0 cm. x Depth 0.9 cm.
b - power source - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Width 0.6 cm. x Depth 5.4 cm.
b - cord length - Size: Length 240.0 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
c - cord - Size: Length 252.0 cm. x Diameter0.5 cm.
d - plug - Size: Length 11.4 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
e - instruction booklet - Size: Length 23.0 cm. x Width 14.0 cm. x Depth 0.1 cm.
f - brush - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Diameter0.2 cm.
g - double barrel - Size: Length 9.4 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Diameter1.1 cm.
h - light attachment - Size: Length 54.0 cm. x Width 0.3 cm. x Diameter0.2 cm.
i - catheter - Size: Length 65.0 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
j - flexible insert - Size: Length 75.5 cm. x Width 0.2 cm. x Diameter0.3 cm.
k - main rod - Size: Length 54.0 cm. x Width 11.5 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Eder Instrument Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Material
wood: black
metal: silver; grey; black
fabric: black
rubber: black
plastic: black; pale grey
paper: blue; black; white
Inscriptions
On power source: "EDER // INSTRUMENT CO., INC. // 2293 N. CLYBOURN AVE. // CHICAGO, ILL. 60614 // MODEL NO. 201 // VOLTAGE 115 60 C // S.I.U."; on cover of booklet: "SUGGESTED GUIDE // FOR THE // TRANS-ESOPHAGOSCOPIC // FLEXIBLE // GASTROSCOPE // WITH MOVABLE SCANNING MIRROR // AND MOVABLE FLEXIBLE TIP - BERNSTEIN MODIFICATION // MODEL 5-B, 5-C, AND 5-BL // EDER INSTRUMENT CO., INC. // 2293 N. Clybourn Avenue // Chicago 14, Illinois // Eastgate 7-2131"
Permanent Location
(a-d, f-k) Storage Room 0007
0007-K2-3
(e) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 19
Condition Remarks
#2: Rubber requires special treatment.
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Crookes' cathode ray tube

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010033 a-b
Description
Glass tube; rounded ends; two smaller tubes branch off from top near either end; with metal caps to top of these tubes; inner workings of tube visible; consist of a network of smaller tubes; and a metal propellor/mill/fan-like component; glass tube cradled in a wooden stand
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Accession Number
994010033 a-b
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Beta Rays
Chemistry, Inorganic
Description
Glass tube; rounded ends; two smaller tubes branch off from top near either end; with metal caps to top of these tubes; inner workings of tube visible; consist of a network of smaller tubes; and a metal propellor/mill/fan-like component; glass tube cradled in a wooden stand
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - stand - Size: Length 25.0 cm. x Width 10.0 cm. x Diameter5.5 cm.
b - cathode ray tube - Size: Length 15.0 cm. x Width 7.2 cm. x Depth 8.3 cm.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-8
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. R. C. Wheeler; Dr. Wally Breck
Research Facts
Used to demonstrate electron flow; put in gas; then the stream of electrons (of gas) would drive the paddle wheel; electron discovered 1897.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006
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Drechsel's low form gas washing bottle

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Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010037
Description
Glass bottle; bulbous form protruding from neck; with two tubes stemming from, one tube runs down to bottom of bottle; other tube just extends from bulbous form
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Accession Number
994010037
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Chemistry
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container
Description
Glass bottle; bulbous form protruding from neck; with two tubes stemming from, one tube
runs down to bottom of bottle; other tube just extends from bulbous form
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used for separating or drying gases
Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "early-mid 1900's"
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-6 Box A
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.7 cm. x Width: 12.5 cm. x Depth: 4.5 cm. x Diam. : 7.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
overall condition good
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler;
item cited in "Scientific Instruments, Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment," Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 67, item 10615; CD #6
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Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010041
Description
Glass flask / bottle; bulbous bottom; long narrow neck; ground glass fitting to top, with two tubes running into top; one runs down to bottom of flask, the other just extends from fitting; maker's stamp to neck in green; frosted circle 2.0 cm in diameter to bulbous portion.
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Accession Number
994010041
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Chemistry
Description
Glass flask / bottle; bulbous bottom; long narrow neck; ground glass fitting to top, with two tubes running into top; one runs down to bottom of flask, the other just extends from fitting; maker's stamp to neck in green; frosted circle 2.0 cm in diameter to bulbous portion.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Pyrex
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate; original record had "early-mid 1900s"
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Stamps to neck: "$ 2000 ML 29 TM REG [each line semi-circular, convex "40 PYREX" above the word "PYREX" and concave "US PAT OFF" below it] MADE IN USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-7
Dimension Notes
Length: 37.5 cm. x Diam. : 15.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; exposed end of glass tube that extends directly from fitting
is chipped off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler;
item cited in "Scientific Instruments, Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment," Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 71, item 10720; CD #6
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Thornwald antrum trephine

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Dates
1923
1968
c.1923-1968
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
994011010 a-b
Description
Component (a), an inner rod and rasp, begins as a rotating handle that is smooth and round and flares slightly at its bottom, tapers, then flares in the middle, tapers again and flares slightly at the top, where it joins a flat, curved arm; the bottom of the handle is a flat, round disk with grippi…
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Accession Number
994011010 a-b
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Trephining -- trephine
Description
Component (a), an inner rod and rasp, begins as a rotating handle that is smooth and round and flares slightly at its bottom, tapers, then flares in the middle, tapers again and flares slightly at the top, where it joins a flat, curved arm; the bottom of the handle is a flat, round disk with gripping lines stamped on its rim; the arm extending from the handle curves in a shallow "S" pattern and is joined to a short, round cylinder by a flat, round disk with gripping lines stamped along the rim; this small disk has two thin notches on either side; between these notches, the end of a round connecting pin can be seen; the short, round cylinder leads to a thinner short, round cylinder, topped by a short length of raised metal threading; a thin, round, solid length of rod extends from these threads; this long rod becomes segmented near its end; there are six segments in total, the first four of which are about half a centimetre long; the second-last segment is 0.3 cm long and it connects the rest of the segment and the rod to a short, cylidrical segment capped by a ring of eight triangular teeth, and a central triangular tooth; component (a), the inner rod and rasp, is designed to run through the middle of component (b), an outer cylinder and tube, with the handle and handle arm of component (a) protruding from the bottom of component (b), and the toothed tip of component (a) protruding slightly from the tube end of component (b); (b) begins as a rough, hollow cylinder that is textured by a rough diamond pattern; the cylinder ends at a thin, flat diamond-shaped piece that is attached to the bottom of the cylinder; a thin, round metal tube extends from the flat surface of this piece; it travels in a straight path, then curves slightly towards its end; a round opening is visible at the end of the tube.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - inner rod and rasp - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
b - outer cylinder and tube - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1906 and 1972, and was a graduate of Queen's University. He had a special interest in dairy and cheese, having once been a cheese and butter maker. Served in WWI overseas in the rank of Captain. He was born in 1882 and died in 1972 at the age of 89. Item given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Maker
Stevens
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1923
1968
c.1923-1968
Date Remarks
Commercial application of chrome plating began in 1923. The Stevens Company logo changed at the latest by 1968.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On the flat face of the handle arm are the words "CHROME", "GERMANY", and "Stevens", all stamped separately into the metal; on the cylinder and tube component (b), the number "6" is stamped into the metal twice, on either side of the opening at the bottom of the rough cylinder; the number "66" is also stamped on the short cylinder of component (a).
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-7
Length
23.2
Width
4.5
Height
2.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 23.2cm x Width 4.5cm x Height 2.1cm
Condition Remarks
Very minor signs of wear on the flat, diamond-shaped piece at the end of the rough cylinder facing the thin curved rod; small scratches and a filmy deposit can be seen here; tiny scratches and five small dents can be seen about halfway down the curved rod; greyish matter has become trapped between the triangular teeth.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Storz Surgical Instruments," by the Storz Instrument Co., 1966, p. 159 (item #N-2715) (see attached photocopy)
A Textbook of Practical Obstetrics, Grandin and Jarman, 1897, pg. 148.
Research Facts
Dr. Williams identified this item as an "aural rasp." The catalogue states that it is a "hand drill for perforating the antrum wall" of the sinus.
It could also be a Braun Trephine, used for foetal crainotomy.
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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Bennett's inhaler

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
994011014
Description
The inhaler is a hollow, metal cylindrical instrument with two hollow metal tubes leading to two plastic anaesthetic delivery cups; at the bottom of the cylinder, there is a metal cap that was once removable; it has gripping lines stamped into the metal and two vertical rectangular slots on opposi…
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Accession Number
994011014
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
The inhaler is a hollow, metal cylindrical instrument with two hollow metal tubes leading to two plastic anaesthetic delivery cups; at the bottom of the cylinder, there is a metal cap that was once removable; it has gripping lines stamped into the metal and two vertical rectangular slots on opposite ends of the diameter of the cap; the bottom of the cap is flat; a metal disk caps this cylinder; from the curved top of this disk, two hollow metal tubes extend, curving outwards slightly away from each other, and forwards; these tubes are each capped by a brown plastic applicator; each applicator has a rounded conical shape with a round hole at the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
plastic: brown
Inscriptions
"HARTZ CO", "DETROIT, CLEVELAND, TORONTO" and "PAT. APPL'D FOR" stamped into the metal cylinder
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Accretion of a white deposit on nasal applicators at rim of metal attachment; moderate patches of corrosion on metal surface; cap at the bottom of the instrument cannot be removed; #2: tarnished.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Illustrated Catalogue of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 23 (item #1253)
Research Facts
This anaesthetic inhaler was filled with cotton batting saturated with ether or chloroform; the anaesthetic was delivered to the patient by inserting the delivery cups into the nostrils. Dr. Williams identified this item as a "nasal douche."
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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nurse's uniform

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Dates
1938
1964
circa 1938-1964
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Accession Number
995002009 a-z
Description
One-piece long-sleeved white cotton nurse's uniform dress with tucked bodice (a); two patch pockets on the skirt; red cross on right sleeve with letters "KGH" in white; white belt (b) buttoned in front with shank-style buttons (c-f); dress buttoned down the front with shank-style buttons (g-v); tur…
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Accession Number
995002009 a-z
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
One-piece long-sleeved white cotton nurse's uniform dress with tucked bodice (a); two patch pockets on the skirt; red cross on right sleeve with letters "KGH" in white; white belt (b) buttoned in front with shank-style buttons (c-f); dress buttoned down the front with shank-style buttons (g-v); turned-back cuffs at wrist with buttons affixed with cotter pins (w-z).
Number Of Parts
26
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b - belt - Size: Length 112.4 cm x Width 5.2 cm
c-d - buttons - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
e-f - pins - Size: Diam. 1.0 cm
g-n - buttons - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
o-v - pins - Size: Diam. 1.0 cm
w-x - buttons - Size: Depth 0.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
y-z - pins - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 0.5 cm
Maker
Bland
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1938
1964
circa 1938-1964
Date Remarks
New in 1938, worn through to 1960s
Material
fabric: white; red
plastic: white
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Maker's tag to neck inside: "MADE BY // BLAND // MONTREAL // 38"; the letter "G" denoting
graduate written on collar
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet A
(b) Storage Room 0007
Closet ?
(c-z) Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-4
Condition Remarks
#1: Overall condition good; cotton yellowed slightly
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available
at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index; CD #2
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Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
995002033
Description
Cylindrical plastic hollow tube shaped at one end to allow the attachment of a tube and grooved, rounded and perforated with eight small holes at the other end (the tip).
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Accession Number
995002033
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- vaginal
Description
Cylindrical plastic hollow tube shaped at one end to allow the attachment of a tube and grooved, rounded and perforated with eight small holes at the other end (the tip).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1931 graduate.
Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Material
plastic: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-10
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Diam. : 18.0 mm.
Condition Remarks
Plastic shows no signs of deterioration, other than slight discoloration (yellowing) of the plastic in the centre section
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Barb (Earl) Gilbert (1963 KGH Nursing graduate and daughter of Ruth Wallace); American Hospital Supply Catalog C30, Montreal: A.H.S., ca. 1960, pp. 20312-20330 (item 20325-180)
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Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
995002034
Description
Cylindrical angled glass hollow tube shaped at one end to allow the attachment of a tube and rounded and bulbous with 3 perforations at the other end (the tip).
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Accession Number
995002034
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- vaginal
Description
Cylindrical angled glass hollow tube shaped at one end to allow the attachment of a tube and rounded and bulbous with 3 perforations at the other end (the tip).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace (1931 Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate).
Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-10
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.4 cm. x Diam. : 15.0 mm.
Condition Remarks
Small bubbles in glass; no chips or cracks; clean
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Barb (Earl) Gilbert (1963 KGH Nursing graduate and daughter of Ruth Wallace)
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