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Yankauer ether mask

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Dates
1900
1976
1900-1976
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
1973.5.31
Description
Ether mask with a solid frame, wire mesh tear-shaped form; tear-shaped spring with loop handle holds gauze over form.
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Accession Number
1973.5.31
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- mesh
Description
Ether mask with a solid frame, wire mesh tear-shaped form; tear-shaped spring with loop handle holds gauze over form.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Dates
1900
1976
1900-1976
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
metal: silver
fabric: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-8 Row D
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x Width 8.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal slightly corroded; gauze is dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments.
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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
1979.12.13
Description
A fat, curved, rubber tube with a collar at one end; Note: Item is missing.
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Accession Number
1979.12.13
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Intratracheal
Description
A fat, curved, rubber tube with a collar at one end; Note: Item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. Murdoch.
Maker
Guedel Foregger
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 7.5 cm x Width 2.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Mrs. Murdoch was the daughter of the late Dr. Haber F. Teney.
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portable anaesthetizing outfit

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Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
1980.8.3
Description
Motor is mounted on a wooden base; a label is affixed to its side; two glass jars, ether and suction, each with two plugs, are mounted next to the motor; a wooden case with a metal handle on top covers and attaches to the assembly by metal clamps; the top inner surface of the case has a metal plate…
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Accession Number
1980.8.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Inhalation
Ether, Ethyl
Suction and Drainage
Description
Motor is mounted on a wooden base; a label is affixed to its side; two glass jars, ether and suction, each with two plugs, are mounted next to the motor; a wooden case with a metal handle on top covers and attaches to the assembly by metal clamps; the top inner surface of the case has a metal plate with data printed on it.
Part Names
base - Size: Length 38.0 cm x Width 24.5 cm x Depth 24.0 cm
suction bottle - Size: Length 21.7 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 8.5 cm
ether bottle - Size: Length 18.0 cm x Diam. 7.8 cm
motor - SIze: Length 17.0 cm x Diam. 16.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. A. E. Purvis of Toronto.
Maker
Hoover Company Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Date Remarks
Patent date 1937 printed on item
Material
wood: black; brown
glass: clear
metal: black
rubber: red
Inscriptions
Label affixed to motor has: "A C MOTOR // MODEL 503 // FRAME 113 // TYPE ES // HP 1/8 // VOLTS 110 // CYCLES 60 // PHASE 1 // R.P.M. 1725 // A.M.P. 2.2 // NO 712971 S5 // PATENTED IN CANADA // OCTOBER 19, 1937 // OTHER PATENTS PENDING // THE HOOVER COMPANY LIMITED // HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA // CSA APP. NO. 4660"; down the centre of the above, printed vertically, is the word, "HOOVER"; embossed on the suction bottle: "THE PERFECT SEAL"; and "ADJUSTABLE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-4
Condition Remarks
#2: The case is falling apart; rubber - may require special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
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chloroform drop bottle

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
1981.10.12
Description
A moulded, 100-ml capacity cylindrical glass bottle with a dropping lip; a round vent hole in the neck; heart-shaped ground glass stopper; paper label.
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Accession Number
1981.10.12
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- bottle and dropper
Description
A moulded, 100-ml capacity cylindrical glass bottle with a dropping lip; a round vent hole in the neck; heart-shaped ground glass stopper; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Agnes Harvie; from the medical effects of her husband, Dr. Robert Morley Harvie.
Maker
W. L. & Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
glass: clear
paper: beige
ink: green
Inscriptions
Hand-printed in ink on label: "Chloroform"; below that, printed, is a long line and "193", then a long space and "Shake"; etched around bottom of bottle is "W.L. & Co. Germany"; moulded on stopper is "G.M.S. // G"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row E
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
994011032
Description
The ether hook consists of a hollow metal tube; a small, cup-shaped metal cylinder with a round hole at the end tapers into a round metal tube; the tube flares near the hook end, and then narrows to form a flat tube; this flat portion curves to form a hook; the hook ends with an oblong hole, with a…
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Accession Number
994011032
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- tube
Description
The ether hook consists of a hollow metal tube; a small, cup-shaped metal cylinder with a round hole at the end tapers into a round metal tube; the tube flares near the hook end, and then narrows to form a flat tube; this flat portion curves to form a hook; the hook ends with an oblong hole, with a curved, square piece of metal extending slightly past the hole on the inner side of the curve.
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.
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Date Remarks
Similar item identified in 1966 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 8.8 x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Item shows signs of wear; plating is worn along the edges of the hook; there are small scratches and dents along the tube; two patches of plate wear appear on the cup; no large dents or signs of corrosion; plate wear also appears in the form of black lines in the crease between the cup and the rod; #2: tarnished.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Surgical Instrument Catalogue," by the Storz Instrument Co., 1966, p. 284 (similar to item #N-7611)
Research Facts
Dr. Williams identified this item as an "ether hook."
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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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997003030
Description
Ether hook, which consists of a cylindrical hollow metal tube with a round, open end and a tip that has been bent into a semicircle; the bent tip is flattened, but still open and ends with a rounded, flat tab; the other end is round and open; there is threading at the top outside edges to allow a r…
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Accession Number
997003030
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- tube
Description
Ether hook, which consists of a cylindrical hollow metal tube with a round, open end and a tip that has been bent into a semicircle; the bent tip is flattened, but still open and ends with a rounded, flat tab; the other end is round and open; there is threading at the top outside edges to allow a rubber tube to be attached and held on.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 11.1 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The ether hook shows only minor wear and no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 34 (item #120-10)
Exhibit History
Loaned to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre for the Museopathy exhibit, May 24-Sept. 13, 2001
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McKesson anaesthesia machine

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1945-1950
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008002
Description
McKesson deep breath demand flow anaesthesia machine with absorber Model 620; the absorber is a cylindrical container with an on/off dial and hours used indicator on top; the side of the machine has an oxygen hook-up on the right and a cyclopropane hook-up on the left; other parts include a dial at…
Accession Number
997008002
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
McKesson deep breath demand flow anaesthesia machine with absorber Model 620; the absorber is a cylindrical container with an on/off dial and hours used indicator on top; the side of the machine has an oxygen hook-up on the right and a cyclopropane hook-up on the left; other parts include a dial at the back with a red pointer which controlled the % oxygen; to the right is a direct oxygen button; a regulated pressure dial can be seen opposite the % oxygen dial; the regulated pressure is in mm of pressure; there are two oxygen operating range dials either side of the pressure regulator; there are two rubber hoses at the sides of the machine which hooked up to oxygen; each side of the machine has a round bellow; the machine is attached to a cylindrical metal pole on a four-wheel stand.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
McKesson Appliance Co.
Site Made (City)
Toledo
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1945-1950
Material
plastic: black
glass: clear
rubber: cream
metal: silver; grey; green
Inscriptions
The top of the absorber reads, "McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO // OHIO // U.S.A. // HOURS USED // ABSORBER // MODEL 620 // SER. NO. 4723"; the percent oxygen dial is marked 0 to 45 in intervals of 5; the dial beside it reads, "McKesson Nargraf // PAT. NOS. RE-17512-1,632,449-1,687,255 OTHER PATS PEND. // REG. U.S. PAT OFF. // McKESSON APPLIANCE CO., TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // OXYGEN PERCENT // 100 75 50 25 0 // MODEL L // USE SMALL DIAL"; the direct oxygen button is labelled, "DIRECT // OXYGEN // PRESS // BUTTON"; the regulated pressure dial is labelled "PRESSURE // mm // 0 5 10 20 30 40 OFF"; the two operating range dials both read, "OPERATING // RANGE // LOW // HIGH // McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // U.S. // GAUGE // CO. // N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // AD-7739"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-1B-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 81.0 cm. x Width: 51.0 cm. x Depth: 51.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Machine arrived very dirty and dusty; the gas cylinders and hoses are no longer with the machine and the dial to control the cyclopropane is missing; most of the metal parts are uncorroded, with the exception of a small amount at the left side; the rubber hoses are flexible and complete
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews and John Sikora; "Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment", 3rd ed., by Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, pp. 168-171
Research Facts
Sodalime was put into the absorber container to absorb expired carbon dioxide; the two oxygen pressure dials measured the pressure of oxygen delivered; the direct oxygen button was a flush button to fill up the circuit with oxygen or to give the patient a burst of oxygen; the bellows were used to proportion gas pressures
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Kinet-O-Meter anaesthesia machine

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008004
Description
Kinet-O-meter anaesthesia machine which consists of two heavy cylindrical metal poles on a metal stand with four wheels; the top of one pole has two tank hook-ups each, for oxygen, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide, with regulator on top; the top of the other pole has a hook-up for cyclopropane whic…
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Accession Number
997008004
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
Kinet-O-meter anaesthesia machine which consists of two heavy cylindrical metal poles on a metal stand with four wheels; the top of one pole has two tank hook-ups each, for oxygen, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide, with regulator on top; the top of the other pole has a hook-up for cyclopropane which leads to a panel with four flow meters (for nitrous oxide, cyclopropane, carbon dioxide and oxygen) in cc/liters per minute; the four flow meters lead back to the tank hook-ups by tubes; behind the flow meters, there is a blood pressure cuff manometer with a rubber tube which would originally have had a rubber bulb; a metal valve in the front was to be hooked up to the patient (via a soda lime absorber) to administer a mix of the four gases; the back of the machine has a wrench attached permanently by a metal chain, for turning on cylinders of gas.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario
Maker
Ohio Chemical & Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
plastic: black; clear; blue; yellow; grey; green
rubber: black
metal: silver; yellow
Inscriptions
Label on the front of the machine reads, "HI-CO // THE HEIDBRINK CO. // MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA // MADE IN U.S.A. // DES. PAT. NO. 102,632"; a label under this reads, "AMERICAN [---]AL // ACCEPTED // COUNCIL // OF PHYSICAL // THERAPY"; a label under this reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 04026"; a manufacturer's label at the back reads, "LUNDY // ROCHESTER MODEL // HEIDBRINK // KINETO-METER // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // HEIDBRINK DIVISION OF // OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG CO. // MINNEAPOLIS MINN. // HI-CO // PAT. NO. 1,412,866 // PAT. NO. 1,802,601 // PAT. NO. 1,989,366 // PAT. NO. 2,073,372 // PAT. NO. 1,858,084 // OTHER PATS. APPL'D FOR // MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-7-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 108.0 cm. x Width: 47.8 cm. x Depth: 61.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The machine arrived very dirty and dusty; the pressure dials for the carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide gas hook-ups are very corroded; the plastic cover is missing for the carbon dioxide dial and broken and covered with a corrosion product for the nitrous oxide dial; the rubber hose on the main pressure dial is cracked in several spots; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews and John Sikora; see photocopy of blood pressure manometer from 1964 Ohio catalogue; see photocopy of Tycos warranty
Research Facts
The four flow meter gauges at the front regulate the flow of nitrous oxide, cyclopropane, carbon dioxide and oxygen and were very inaccurate; carbon dioxide was used to stimulate patient respiration thus allowing quicker anaesthetizing; this model allows for two cylinders each of oxygen, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide; this was an improvement over earlier models, as cylinders sometimes ran out of gas during operations; it was difficult to determine when the oxygen cylinder was empty and nitrous oxide pressure falls very quickly; with this model, if a tank ran dry, the patient could immediately be changed over to a full tank; another improvement was that the tanks were bigger than those in earlier models; the principle of this machine is the same as other machines in the same era; the regulators are single-stage regulators.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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Heidbrink Kinet-O-Meter anaesthesia machine

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008014 a-d
Description
(a) Heidbrink Kinet-O-Meter, Lundy Rochester Model anaesthesia machine, which consists of a rectangular green painted metal cabinet on four wheels; the front of the cabinet has a switch at the top and is divided into two halves; the right half has three pull-out (and removable) drawers - a fourth a…
Accession Number
997008014 a-d
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
(a) Heidbrink Kinet-O-Meter, Lundy Rochester Model anaesthesia machine, which consists of a rectangular green painted metal cabinet on four wheels; the front of the cabinet has a switch at the top and is divided into two halves; the right half has three pull-out (and removable) drawers - a fourth and top drawer is missing; the left half has a door which opens on hinges at the left; the space inside contains a pole which can be pulled out; a trilene absorber can be attached to the pole (as is 997.008.034a-d) and a plastic hose leads from this to the machine; the right side as two gauges for oxygen pressure and carbon dioxide pressure; the left side of the machine has three gas cylinder hook-ups, two for nitrous oxide and one for cyclopropane as well as a gauge to read the pressure of each has; at the back there is a reducing valve, and at the front is a hook-up for an absorber (though not one attached); the top of the machine has a set of four disc flowmeter gauges to read the flow of cyclopropane, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide and oxygen; (b-d) three identical pull-out drawers with black plastic handles at the front; the inside base of the drawers is lined with green felt; these drawers fit into the right side of the machine cabinet.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - machine, anaesthesia - Size: Length 105.4 cm. x Width 64.8 cm. x Depth 40.9 cm.
b-d - drawers (x3) - Size: Length 16.8 cm. x Width 35.9 cm. x Depth 15.2 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
The Ohio Chemical & Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
plastic: black; clear; white
metal: silver; grey
paint: green
fabric: green
Inscriptions
A manufacturer's label on the top of the back reads, "LUNDY // ROCHESTER MODEL // HEIDBRINK // KINET-O-METER // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // HEIDBRINK DIVISION OF // THE OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG. CO. // MINNEAPOLIS, MINN // PAT. NO. 1,412,866 // PAT. NO. 1,989,366 // HI-CO // PAT. NO. 1,802,601 // PAT. NO. 2,073,372 // PAT. NO. 1,858,084 // OTHER PATS. APPL'D FOR // MADE IN U.S.A."; a small label below this reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 04024"; a metal switch on the front of the machine is stamped, "CIRCLE" on one side and "TO-FRO" on the other
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-13-1
Condition Remarks
The machine arrived very dirty and dusty; most exposed metal parts show no corrosion, with the exception of the nitrous oxide pressure gauge, which has a green corrosion product and the plastic cover is also cracked; other plastic parts show no cracks or missing sections
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; similar to 997.008.004; also see 997.008.034 a-c; "Understanding Anaesthesia Equipment -- Construction, Care and Complications" by Jerry A. Dorsch, M.D. and Susan E. Dorsch, M.D., 1975, p. 47
Research Facts
This machine mixed gases according to the doctor's instructions; this machine was used on children and adults for any type of surgery requiring anaesthesia; the disc flowmeter gauges were very inaccurate; the central switch could cause patient death if accidentally turned; this TO-FRO or CIRCLE switch could change the tubes leading to the patient from 1 to 2 (or the other way around, which could be fatal); the reducing valve reduced the pressure in the gas cylinder
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Feb. 1998
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McKesson anaesthesia machine

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Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008021 a-b
Description
(a) McKesson deep breath demand flow anaesthesia machine, Model J, with ether vaporizer, Model 965; both sides of the machine have round sections which attach together in the middle; there is an oxygen hook-up hose and pressure dial on both sides; the top of the machine has a central dial which reg…
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Accession Number
997008021 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
(a) McKesson deep breath demand flow anaesthesia machine, Model J, with ether vaporizer, Model 965; both sides of the machine have round sections which attach together in the middle; there is an oxygen hook-up hose and pressure dial on both sides; the top of the machine has a central dial which regulates % oxygen; in front of this dial is another dial which controls pressure (from 0-40 mm); the back of the machine has a rubber bellows enclosed in a square metal frame; the side of the bellows has a metal turner and scale to alter the pressure of gas delivered; the front of the machine has a built-in ether vaporizer with a dial at the top and a fill nozzle at the side; the front of the vaporizer has a nozzle for a hose (to the patient) to be hooked on; a glass jar, marked in increments of cc and oz., screws onto the bottom of the vaporizer; the anaesthesia machine is mounted on a cylindrical pole which fits into (b) a four-legged black-painted metal stand, with wheels on the bottom of each leg.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - anaesthesia machine - Size: Length 82.0 cm. x Width 34.2 cm. x Depth 33.8 cm.
b - wheeled stand - Size: Length 15.5 cm. x Width 40.2 cm. x Depth 40.2 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
McKesson Appliance Co.
Site Made (City)
Toledo
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Material
paint: black; grey
metal: silver; yellow
rubber: black; dark green
plastic: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
(a) The oxygen dial at the top reads, "McKesson Nargraf // REG U.S. PAT. OFF. // PAT. NOS. RE-17512 -1,632,449-1,687,255 OTHER PATS. PEND. // McKESSON APPLIANCE CO., TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // MODEL J // OXYGEN PERCENT // 100 75 50 25 0 // USE SMALL DIAL"; the ether vaporizer top reads, "McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // ETHER // VAPORIZER // MODEL 965 SERIAL NO X9015 // ON 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 / FILL // OFF"; the left side top of the machine has a warning label on proper usage; the oxygen pressure gauges both read, "LOW // OPERATING // RANGE // HIGH // McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // U.S. // GAUGE CO. // N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // AD-7739"; the left side of the machine has a manufacturer's label which reads, "McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO, OHIO. U.S.A. // N20 // McKESSON // O2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-13-1
Condition Remarks
The machine and stand arrived very dirty and dusty; there are several chips and signs of wear in the painted metal parts; the side pieces show some corrosion of the exposed metal; the rubber oxygen hose on the left shows minor cracks near the top; the glass jar is missing from the ether vaporizer; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, John Sikora; machine is similar to 997.008.002; ether vaporizer is similar to 997.008.063a,b; see also 997.008.064, and .065, 997.023.001 and .002; "Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment", 3rd ed., by Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, pp. 168-171
Research Facts
The metal key at the bellows MAY alter the pressure of gases delivered; this machine used oxygen, nitrous oxide and ether; the machine was used to proportion hases and get precise concentrations; pieces attached to this machine by Dr. Matthews include: breathing hose (997.008.064), connector (997.023.001), valve (997.023.002) and mask (997.008.065)
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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