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Berlin irrigating uterine curettes set

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1980.3.9 a-f
Description
A set of three irrigating curettes with a hollow universal handle; came in a cardboard box.
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Accession Number
1980.3.9 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation and Curettage -- instrumentation
Irrigation -- instrumentation
Description
A set of three irrigating curettes with a hollow universal handle; came in a cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - curette - Size: Length 15.1 cm
b - curette - Size: Length 15.1 cm
c - curette - Size: Length 15.1 cm
d - handle - Size: 14.1 cm
e -
f -
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter L. Percival of Windsor, Ont.
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: silver
cardboard: red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-6
Copy Type
Original
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Emmett's uterine scissors

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8342
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1984.19.10
Description
Curved, angled scissors joined with a pin and pivot; right-hand curve.
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Accession Number
1984.19.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- scissors/shears
Description
Curved, angled scissors joined with a pin and pivot; right-hand curve.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. H. Wesley.
Maker
Gemrig
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-8
Dimension Notes
Length 18.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal plating worn off outer part of one blade and loose on the other.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Part of a group of instruments belonging to the donor's great-grandfather, Dr. W. W. Ogden (1837-1917) and grandfather, Dr. S. M. Hay (?-1943).
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Powdex vaginal insufflator

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1986.12.1 a-b
Description
A rubber bulb is attached to a metal cartridge container which is attached to the threaded joint of the rubber introitus guard and the metal vaginal nozzle; packed in a box with instructions for use.
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Accession Number
1986.12.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Insufflation
Drug Therapy
Description
A rubber bulb is attached to a metal cartridge container which is attached to the threaded joint of the rubber introitus guard and the metal vaginal nozzle; packed in a box with instructions for use.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
insufflator - Size: Length 28.6 cm
box - Size: Length 29.6 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. C. Filkin; miscellaneous items from the practice of her late husband, Dr. Armstrong, surgeon at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
rubber: black; red
metal: silver; yellow
cardboard: dark blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed on top and side of box: "POWDEX // VAGINAL INSUFFLATOR"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-10
Condition Remarks
Rubber bulb is worn, black paint cracked; #2: Rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used to apply medicinal powder to treat a variety of vaginal infections; Dr. Armstrong practised in Toronto from 1920 to 1950.
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Walchers vaginal irrigator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1822
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
995003044
Description
Angled hollowclear glass tube which is open at both ends and of consistent diameter; the tube bends at a 45 deg. angle after 13 cm of straight section.
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Accession Number
995003044
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- vaginal
Description
Angled hollowclear glass tube which is open at both ends and of consistent diameter; the tube bends at a 45 deg. angle after 13 cm of straight section.
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-10
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.0 cm. x Width: 0.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Glass tube was dirty and dusty; there are no cracks or chips in the glass and no staining
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer Co., "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Milwaukee, Roemar Drug Co., ca 1915, p. 5082, item E/3034
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examining table stirrup

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1871
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
995003093 a-b
Description
(a) Stirrup part from an examining table with (b) screw to attach it; the screw has a flat oval section at the top to enable it to be hand-turned; the stirrup is a single piece of aluminum shaped to enable a patient to rest the foot in it.
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Accession Number
995003093 a-b
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Stirrup part from an examining table with (b) screw to attach it; the screw has a flat oval section at the top to enable it to be hand-turned; the stirrup is a single piece of aluminum shaped to enable a patient to rest the foot in it.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - stirrup - Size: Length 12.5 cm. x Width 10.3 cm.
b - screw - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.6 cm.
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-8
Condition Remarks
Stirrup was very dirty and dusty
Copy Type
Original
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endometrial biopsy punch

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4863
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997003010
Description
Biopsy punch is a long, thin metal tube that tapers into a thinner cylinder, hollow and terminating in a hooked, cleft prong; the main barrel has two long slots on either side, each with striations and a metal bump underneath; through these slots extend metal arms, tubes bent in a curvy, extended "…
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Accession Number
997003010
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endometrial Neoplasms -- diagnosis
MM= Cutting Tool -- punch
Description
Biopsy punch is a long, thin metal tube that tapers into a thinner cylinder, hollow and terminating in a hooked, cleft prong; the main barrel has two long slots on either side, each with striations and a metal bump underneath; through these slots extend metal arms, tubes bent in a curvy, extended "W" shape (down, up, and outwards); a finger can fit into each on either side; these arms connect to a metal pipe inside the barrel, and move the pipe up and down; the pipe is smooth under the arms, but above them it is threaded like a screw, and this portion extends several cm beyond the flanged top of the barrel; the barrel's slots extend all the way to its top, which is also threaded; a ring-like attachment fits over it and holds it all together; this attachment has a thick, rounded tab, curving down then up, probably meant for a thumb; above this tabbed ring is a thin, corrugated ring, threaded onto the grooves of the main barrel; a short, thick cylinder with metal pipes, rounded at the end and jutting out horizontally at 90° angles to each other is threaded onto the screw-like extension, and controls the movement of the pipe within the barrel; when the pipe is fully extended out the bottom of the barrel, its tip--a rectangular bit, concave on two opposite sided and with an eye like a needle--should protrude a few mm past the pronged end of the barrel.
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
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-8
Dimension Notes
Length 21.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is scratched slightly; discolouration is grooves and in small patches; stable; two large scratches in upper barrel; missing the top nut; sliding movement is seized.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931-1957
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endometrial biopsy punch

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4864
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997003011
Description
Biopsy punch is a long, thin metal tube that tapers into a thinner cylinder, hollow and terminating in a hooked, cleft prong; the main barrel has two long slots on either side, each with striations and a metal bump underneath; through these slots extend metal arms, tubes bent in a curvy, extended "…
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Accession Number
997003011
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endometrial Neoplasms -- diagnosis
MM= Cutting Tool -- punch
Description
Biopsy punch is a long, thin metal tube that tapers into a thinner cylinder, hollow and terminating in a hooked, cleft prong; the main barrel has two long slots on either side, each with striations and a metal bump underneath; through these slots extend metal arms, tubes bent in a curvy, extended "W" shape (down, up, and outwards); a finger can fit into each on either side; these arms connect to a metal pipe inside the barrel, and move the pipe up and down; the pipe is smooth under the arms, but above them it is threaded like a screw, and this portion extends several cm beyond the flanged top of the barrel; the barrel's slots extend all the way to its top, which is also threaded; a ring-like attachment fits over it and holds it all together; this attachment has a thick, rounded tab, curving down then up, probably meant for a thumb; above this tabbed ring is a thin, corrugated ring, threaded onto the grooves of the main barrel; a short, thick cylinder with metal pipes, rounded at the end and jutting out horizontally at 90° angles to each other is threaded onto the screw-like extension, and controls the movement of the pipe within the barrel; when the pipe is fully extended out the bottom of the barrel, its tip--a rectangular bit, concave on two opposite sided and with an eye like a needle--should protrude a few mm past the pronged end of the barrel.
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
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-8
Dimension Notes
Length 21.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is scratched slightly; discolouration is grooves and in small patches; stable; missing the nut that would fit onto the top; also seized, tip will not come out fully.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931-1957
Exhibit History
Loaned to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre for the Museopathy exhibit, May 24-Sept. 13, 2001
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endometrial biopsy punch

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4865
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997003012
Description
Biopsy punch is a long, thin metal tube that tapers into a thinner cylinder, hollow and terminating in a hooked, cleft prong; the main barrel has two long slots on either side, each with striations and a metal bump underneath; through these slots extend metal arms, tubes bent in a curvy, extended "…
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Accession Number
997003012
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endometrial Neoplasms -- diagnosis
MM= Cutting Tool -- punch
Description
Biopsy punch is a long, thin metal tube that tapers into a thinner cylinder, hollow and terminating in a hooked, cleft prong; the main barrel has two long slots on either side, each with striations and a metal bump underneath; through these slots extend metal arms, tubes bent in a curvy, extended "W" shape (down, up, and outwards); a finger can fit into each on either side; these arms connect to a metal pipe inside the barrel, and move the pipe up and down; the pipe is smooth under the arms, but above them it is threaded like a screw, and this portion extends several cm beyond the flanged top of the barrel; the barrel's slots extend all the way to its top, which is also threaded; a ring-like attachment fits over it and holds it all together; this attachment has a thick, rounded tab, curving down then up, probably meant for a thumb; above this tabbed ring is a thin, corrugated ring, threaded onto the grooves of the main barrel; a short, thick cylinder with metal pipes, rounded at the end and jutting out horizontally at 90° angles to each other is threaded onto the screw-like extension, and controls the movement of the pipe within the barrel; when the pipe is fully extended out the bottom of the barrel, its tip--a rectangular bit, concave on two opposite sided and with an eye like a needle--should protrude a few mm past the pronged end of the barrel.
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
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-8
Dimension Notes
Length 21.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is scratched slightly; discolouration is grooves and in small patches; stable; sliding movement is seized; corrosion on the upper flange of the main barrel.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931-1957
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endometrial biopsy punch

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4866
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997003013
Description
Biopsy punch is a long, thin metal tube that tapers into a thinner cylinder, hollow and terminating in a hooked, cleft prong; the main barrel has two long slots on either side, each with striations and a metal bump underneath; through these slots extend metal arms, tubes bent in a curvy, extended "…
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Accession Number
997003013
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endometrial Neoplasms -- diagnosis
MM= Cutting Tool -- punch
Description
Biopsy punch is a long, thin metal tube that tapers into a thinner cylinder, hollow and terminating in a hooked, cleft prong; the main barrel has two long slots on either side, each with striations and a metal bump underneath; through these slots extend metal arms, tubes bent in a curvy, extended "W" shape (down, up, and outwards); a finger can fit into each on either side; these arms connect to a metal pipe inside the barrel, and move the pipe up and down; the pipe is smooth under the arms, but above them it is threaded like a screw, and this portion extends several cm beyond the flanged top of the barrel; the barrel's slots extend all the way to its top, which is also threaded; a ring-like attachment fits over it and holds it all together; this attachment has a thick, rounded tab, curving down then up, probably meant for a thumb; above this tabbed ring is a thin, corrugated ring, threaded onto the grooves of the main barrel; a short, thick cylinder with metal pipes, rounded at the end and jutting out horizontally at 90° angles to each other is threaded onto the screw-like extension, and controls the movement of the pipe within the barrel; when the pipe is fully extended out the bottom of the barrel, its tip--a rectangular bit, concave on two opposite sided and with an eye like a needle--should protrude a few mm past the pronged end of the barrel.
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
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-8
Dimension Notes
Length 21.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is scratched slightly; discolouration is grooves and in small patches; stable; corrosion evident on upper flange of the main barrel, and on the W-shaped finger pieces, due to plating flaking off; this is the only one of the four endometrial biopsy punches to retain a bolt at its upper end.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter);
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931-1957
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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
996014001
Description
Long and narrow cylindrical metal instrument with handle at one end and rounded tip at the other; the flat handle widens towards a rounded end and has nine ridges across it as a grip; small metal notch near the 3" mark on shaft.
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Accession Number
996014001
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Exploring Instruments -- sound -- uterine
Description
Long and narrow cylindrical metal instrument with handle at one end and rounded tip at the other; the flat handle widens towards a rounded end and has nine ridges across it as a grip; small metal notch near the 3" mark on shaft.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Connell 5 Kingston General Hospital.
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
metal: dull grey
Inscriptions
Scale along shaft with numbers 1 to 8 (graduated inches); manufacturer's mark imprinted above grip of handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 32.0 cm. x Width: 1.8 cm. x Depth: 0.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bent in various places along the shaft (due to use); metal is scratched a little near the rounded tip; no active corrosion visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing", V. Mueller and Company, 1956, p. 444 (GL1330)
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