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forearm splint, adult

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopaedic Surgery
Accession Number
997002437
Description
Splint is made up of three sections, a handgrip, curved metal wrist support and perforated arm support all three parts are connected by a metal bar attached by metal rivets; handgrip is adjustable from side to side and is rolled to allow the fingers to fold over it; there are two metal rivets on th…
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Accession Number
997002437
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopaedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Forearm Injuries
Description
Splint is made up of three sections, a handgrip, curved metal wrist support and perforated arm support all three parts are connected by a metal bar attached by metal rivets; handgrip is adjustable from side to side and is rolled to allow the fingers to fold over it; there are two metal rivets on the top of the handgrip, one at each end; the arm support is perforted with 64 circular holes arranged in vertical rows of eight holes each; arm support can be moulded to fit the forearm; dry yellow residue present on back right hand side
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
De Puy Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Date Remarks
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., Toronto, 1960, p.121 (similar to item 6-13A-OEC) (see attached photocopy)
Material
metal: gray
Inscriptions
Stamped on the back left hand side: "DE PUY MFG. CO. // WARSAW. IND."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-16
Dimension Notes
Lenth 27.8 cm x Width 11.1 cm x Depth 8.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Scratches are present all over splint; arm support has been bent at a harsh angle which has created a crease close to the metal bar that joins all three portions of the splint; pitting is present on the back left hand edge; wrist support is in good condition; handgrip exhibits a large amount of corrosion where the fingers would have sat and the metal has turned white and has begun to flake off; handgrip is loose
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
De Puy Website. April 12, 2011. April 13, 2011.
Research Facts
The DePuy Companies are part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies; Revra DePuy founded DePuy Manufacturing (later to become DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.) in 1895 in Warsaw, Indiana, on the promise of a fiber splint to replace the wooden barrel staves then used to set fractures; DePuy then becomes the first commercial orthopaedic manufacturer in the world; the Colles splint is generally used for distal-end fractures of the ulna and radius; it can be fitted to the correct angle of flexion by slightly twisting and bending the splint
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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urethral dilator set

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Dates
1920
1960
circa 1920-1960
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
997002441 a-k
Description
Male urethral dilator set consisting of a black leather rectangular case with clasp closure lid (a); brown leather interior holds ten metal dilators, sized on the French scale: 32 (b), 30 (c), 28 (d), 26 (e), 24 (f), 22 (g), 20 (h), 18 (i), 12 (j), 10 (k); dilators have flat ends with rounded sides…
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Accession Number
997002441 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Urology -- instrumentation
Physical Examination
MM= Dilatation -- dilator -- urethral
Description
Male urethral dilator set consisting of a black leather rectangular case with clasp closure lid (a); brown leather interior holds ten metal dilators, sized on the French scale: 32 (b), 30 (c), 28 (d), 26 (e), 24 (f), 22 (g), 20 (h), 18 (i), 12 (j), 10 (k); dilators have flat ends with rounded sides which taper into a cylindrical shape with a rounded end; these ends curve upward
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 36.0 cm x Width 14.9 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - dilator - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
c - dilator - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
d - dilator - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 0.93 cm
e - dilator - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Diam. 0.86 cm
f - dilator - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
g - dilator - Size: Length 26.5 cm x Diam. 0.73 cm
h - dilator - Size: Length 26.5 cm x Diam. 0.66 cm
i - dilator - Size: Length 26.5 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
j - dilator - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Diam. 0.33 cm
k - dilator - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1960
circa 1920-1960
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
leather: black, brown
Inscriptions
(b) Stamped on end: "AM-S-T-A // 32 // STANDARD"; (c) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 30 // STANDARD"; (d) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 28 // STANDARD"; (e) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 26 // STANDARD"; (f) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 24 // STANDARD"; (g) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 22 // STANDARD"; (h) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 20 // STANDARD"; (i) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 18 // STANDARD"; (j) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 12 // STANDARD"; (k) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 10 // STANDARD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-14
Condition Remarks
Case is slightly scuffed, especially at corners; leather inside case is faded in parts; two dilators are missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Kingston General Hospital: A Social and Institutional History", Margaret Angus, 1973, p. 113, 165; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality 21st ed", Kny-Scheerer Co, ca. 1915, p. 4056 (similar to model #D/-2744); "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals", George P. Pilling & Son, 1932, p. 279 (similar to model #P19372); "Sklar Surgical Instruments, Suction & Pressure Apparatus", Sklar Instruments, 1967, p. 296; CD #8
Research Facts
Label inside case states the object was donated in 1985 by the wife of the late surgeon Dr. W. Stuart Houston; a senior intern at the Kingston General Hospital in 1926, he retired from an Attending position in General Surgery in 1960; he also taught courses at Queen's University
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Colles splint, adult

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997002507
Description
A moulded right forearm splint of cast metal that resembles the shape of a forearm; the concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and shaped to the human arm and has 40 diamond-shaped cutouts arranged in five vertical lines of eight cutouts each; towards the hand the brace twists slight…
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Accession Number
997002507
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Forearm Injuries
Description
A moulded right forearm splint of cast metal that resembles the shape of a forearm; the concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and shaped to the human arm and has 40 diamond-shaped cutouts arranged in five vertical lines of eight cutouts each; towards the hand the brace twists slightly and narrows before joining with a cast hammer-like handgrip
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
Zimmer Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Date Remarks
Object is very similar to 997.037.117 and that date comes from a Zimmer catalogue from 1960
Material
metal: gray
Inscriptions
Stamped into metal on the bottom of the splint on the back side: "ZIMMER MFG. CO. // WARSAW [logo with a capital Z inside a diamond shape] IND. U.S.A. // 13 A"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-16
Dimension Notes
Length 30.5 cm x Width 11.3 cm Depth 8.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Overall condition is good; scratches are present all over splint; on the back side the metal near the edges is begining to discolour and wear away; hand grip shows signs of wear and is discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Zimmer Manufacturing Website. January 7, 2009, March 30, 2011.
Research Facts
Justin O. Zimmer began Zimmer Manufacturing Company in Warsaw Indiana in 1927; the Zimmer line of 50 aluminum splints debuts at the American Medical Association meeting in May of 1927 in Washington, D.C. and the Zimmer splint becomes an immediate leader in its field; the colles splint is generally used for distal-end fractures of the ulna and radius; it can be fitted to the correct angle of flexion by slightly twisting and bending; handpiece is contoured to fit the hand
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Colles Splint, adult

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997002508
Description
A moulded right forearm splint of cast metal that resembles the shape of a forearm; the concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and shaped to the human arm and has 28 diamond-shaped cutouts arranged in four vertical lines of seven cutouts each; on the front and back sides there is dry…
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Accession Number
997002508
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Forearm Injuries
Description
A moulded right forearm splint of cast metal that resembles the shape of a forearm; the concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and shaped to the human arm and has 28 diamond-shaped cutouts arranged in four vertical lines of seven cutouts each; on the front and back sides there is dry adhesive residue present; towards the hand the brace twists slightly and narrows before joining with a cast hammer-like handgrip
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
Zimmer Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Date Remarks
Object is similar to 997.037.117 and the date for that object comes from a Zimmer Catalogue from 1960
Material
metal: gray
Inscriptions
Stamped into metal on bottom of the splint on the back side: "ZIMMER MFG. CO. // WARSAW [logo with a capital Z inside a diamond shape] IND. U.S.A. // 13 C"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-16
Dimension Notes
Length 27.6 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 6.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is scratched and scuffed all over object; adhesive marks are present on the back and front of the object but are no longer tacky; metal is corroding and beginning to pit all over the front; handle is very pitted and discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Zimmer Manufacturing Website. January 7, 2009, March 30, 2011.
Research Facts
Justin O. Zimmer began Zimmer Manufacturing Company in Warsaw Indiana in 1927; the Zimmer line of 50 aluminum splints debuts at the American Medical Association meeting in May of 1927 in Washington, D.C. and the Zimmer splint becomes an immediate leader in its field; the colles splint is generally used for distal-end fractures of the ulna and radius; it can be fitted to the correct angle of flexion by slightly twisting and bending; handpiece is contoured to fit the hand
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Colles splint, adult

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997002509
Description
A moulded left forearm splint of cast metal that resembles the shape of a forearm; the concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and shaped to the human arm; has 28 diamond-shaped cutouts arranged in four vertical lines of seven cutouts each; towards the hand the splint twists slightly …
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Accession Number
997002509
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Forearm Injuries
Description
A moulded left forearm splint of cast metal that resembles the shape of a forearm; the concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and shaped to the human arm; has 28 diamond-shaped cutouts arranged in four vertical lines of seven cutouts each; towards the hand the splint twists slightly and narrows before joining with a cast hammer-like handgrip
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
Zimmer Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Date Remarks
Object is similar to 997.037.117 and the date for that object comes from a Zimmer catalogue from 1960
Material
metal: gray
Inscriptions
Stamped into the metal on the bottom of the splint on the back side: "ZIMMER MFG. CO. // WARSAW [logo with a capital Z inside a diamond shape] IND. U.S.A. // 13 D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-16
Dimension Notes
Length 27.4 cm x Width 9.6 cm x Depth 6 cm
Condition Remarks
Scratches and scuff marks are present all over splint; handgrip is pitted and discoloured; the side that would have been closest to the arm is discoloured and shows signs of wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Zimmer Manufacturing Website. January 7, 2009, March 30, 2011.
Research Facts
Justin O. Zimmer began Zimmer Manufacturing Company in Warsaw Indiana in 1927; the Zimmer line of 50 aluminum splints debuts at the American Medical Association meeting in May of 1927 in Washington, D.C. and the Zimmer splint becomes an immediate leader in its field; the colles splint is generally used for distal-end fractures of the ulna and radius; it can be fitted to the correct angle of flexion by slightly twisting and bending; handpiece is contoured to fit the hand
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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dental drill controls

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Dates
1957
1970
circa 1957-1970
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
997010003
Description
Controls for Borden Airotor dental drill consists of vertical rectangular metal carcass supported by base on wheels; carcass has slot for retractable drill bit , metal handle, dial and gage at front and top, hook on side and handle at back which opens panel to interior compartment; interior has mec…
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Accession Number
997010003
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental High Speed Equipment
Dentistry
Dental Restoration, Permanent
MM= Dentistry, Operative -- drill
Description
Controls for Borden Airotor dental drill consists of vertical rectangular metal carcass supported by base on wheels; carcass has slot for retractable drill bit , metal handle, dial and gage at front and top, hook on side and handle at back which opens panel to interior compartment; interior has mechanism including plastic and metal tubes, cloth braided cable, two glass jars and plastic bottle; carcass has cables at back; one cable ends in foot-operated pedal and another cable in metal nozzle attachment for external compressor.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston
Maker
Amalgamated Dental Engineering Industries Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walton-On-Thames
Site Made (State)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1957
1970
circa 1957-1970
Date Remarks
Date based on date of first commercially manufactured and distributed Borden Airotor, style of "Sterling" label indicates c 1950s.
Material
metal: beige, silver, yellow
plastic: grey, black, clear
rubber: black, grey, clear
glass: clear
fabric: black, grey
liquid: yellow
Inscriptions
Embossed on nameplate affixed to carcass: "Sterling"; printed on metal plate: "STERLING CONTROLS // FOR // BORDEN AIROTOR // AN "AMALGAMATED DENTAL" PRODUCT // TYPE 4 // SERIAL NO 2477".
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 99.0 cm x Width 32.0 cm x Depth 27.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paint wearing off carcass; minor scratching on sides; organic residue on base and in slot; rubber edging is cracked and detaching from carcass at top; interior walls of carcass stained and rusting; rubber ring stiff; plastic bottle stained; glass jar showing fracture lines; cloth braided cable is frayed and cut at one end; cable to pedal is beginning to pulverize; rubber on pedal is torn.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Wikipedia; CD #6
Research Facts
Used as controls for Borden Airotor dental drill
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dental sterilizer

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
997010004 a-h
Description
Ritter dental sterilizer consisting of vertical metal (a) carcass with a door opening to interior at front and pedal at base which opens inbuilt autoclave at top; autoclave contains perforated metal (b) tray with handles; carcass has two dials and a spout at front and electrical cable and plug at b…
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Accession Number
997010004 a-h
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Care -- instrumentation
Sterilization -- instrumentation
Dental Equipment
Description
Ritter dental sterilizer consisting of vertical metal (a) carcass with a door opening to interior at front and pedal at base which opens inbuilt autoclave at top; autoclave contains perforated metal (b) tray with handles; carcass has two dials and a spout at front and electrical cable and plug at back; interior of carcass contains (c) shelf, (d-e) two small bulbs in (g) packet for pill storage and instructional (f) tag on string; sterilizer has a (h) removable back panel which provides access to mechanical compartment.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - carcass - Size: Length 95.0cm x Width 48.3cm x Depth 41.0
b - tray - Size: Length 33.0cm x Width 12.0cm x Depth 2.5cm
c - shelf - Size: Length 39.0cm x Width 33.0cm x Depth 1.4cm
d -e - bulbs - Size: Length 4.5cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
f - tag on string - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.3 cm
g - packet - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.8 cm
h - back panel - Size: Length 36.0 cm x Width 19.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston
Maker
Ritter Company Inc.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Date appears on Ritter Dental Company website
Material
metal: tan, black, silver, cream, yellow
plastic: black, silver, yellow
fabric: black, cream
paper: cream
ceramic: white
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on metal plate affixed to carcass; "Ritter Sterilizer // MANUFACTURED BY // Ritter Company, Inc. // Rochester, N.Y. // CURRENT A.C. VOLTS 115 WATTS 1230 MODEL-TYPE E 1 SERIAL NO. 20E133 // MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA". Handwritten in chalk on interior mechanical compartment; "1918 G1". Embossed on front of carcass; "RITTER".
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-4-2
Condition Remarks
Carcass is scratched with large sections of paint chipped and exposing rusty metal; inbuilt autoclave and tray are scratched, tarnished and interior is covered in chalky residue; autoclave lid has residue from duct tape; interior of carcass has minor stains; cloth-braided cords are frayed and plastic tubing broken inside mechanical compartment; instructional tag is stained; paper packet with bulbs is stained.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Golden Years 1920-1959", The Ritter Dental Company website, page 5, 1940's Ritter Model D Sterilizer; copy in donor file; CD #5; CD #6.
Research Facts
Used to sterilize dental instruments.
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Collins respirator

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997019004
Description
An iron lung consisting of a large cylindrical tube which opens at either end with porthole style windows along its shaft; the shaft is supported on a metal frame and is on wheels; includes a Wagner motor.
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Accession Number
997019004
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Respiration, Artificial
Ventilators, Mechanical
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Description
An iron lung consisting of a large cylindrical tube which opens at either end with porthole style windows along its shaft; the shaft is supported on a metal frame and is on wheels; includes a Wagner motor.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
This iron lung was used at Kingston General Hospital to treat polio patients.
Maker
Drinker-Collins
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
metal: turquoise, silver
Inscriptions
Stenciled on the machine; "Model No. 1950 // "79 // ONT Govt"; also: "MFG WARREN E. COLLINS, INC. BOSTON // Serial No. 2364Directions for Operating the Drinker-Collins Duplex Respirator" printed on the side
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-Floor
Dimension Notes
Length 167.0 cm x Width 71.0 cm x Depth 1.45 m
Condition Remarks
The foam around the portholes has badly deteriorated.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Internet: "cnews"
Research Facts
Iron lungs were used to treat polio victims who couldn't breathe because their chest muscles were too disabled.
Exhibit History
Canadian Museum of Civilization exhibit: "Caring Profession" L-2004-2 Feb 2005 - Sept 2006
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electroconvulsive therapy apparatus

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Dates
1950
1982
circa 1950-1982
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
997028001 a-e
Description
Mark 4 E.C.T. apparatus which consists of (a) the apparatus housed in a square wooden box with a lid that is hinged at the back, has two clasps on the left and right sides near the front and an attached leather handle on the front; the base houses the motor of the apparatus and is covered with a pa…
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Accession Number
997028001 a-e
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy -- instrumentation
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Psychiatry -- instrumentation
Description
Mark 4 E.C.T. apparatus which consists of (a) the apparatus housed in a square wooden box with a lid that is hinged at the back, has two clasps on the left and right sides near the front and an attached leather handle on the front; the base houses the motor of the apparatus and is covered with a panel that has an on/off switch, a mains light, a treatment light, an output plug, a treat button and waveform and ectonus dials; there is an electric cord and plug that comes out of the back of the machine; the bottom of the machine has four round rubber feet on each corner; a headpiece (b) that consists of a rectangular plastic handle with a wood-covered cylindrical bar coming down from each end of the handle and with circular wooden-backed cotton-padded electrodes at the end of the bars; there is an electric cord leading out from the left side of the handle and a circular push-in button on the right side; the electrical cord plugs into the output plug of (a); the adpiece fits into the top of the apparatus box; there is another headpiece (c) that has a cylindrical handle with a semicircular piece on the bottom, that has a wooden-backed cotton-padded electrode at each end; the top of the headpiece handle has a push-in button; there is an electric cord leading out from the side, near the top; the electrical cord plugs into the output plug of the apparatus; there are also printed instructions (d) that come with the machine; the instructions are on two pieces of paper that have been covered with plastic, folded in half and stapled along the folded edge to form a small booklet; some accessories that came with the machine include: (e) a cardboard box that contains 69 individual packages (not accessioned) of electrolyte solution, which was used to soak the padded electrodes on the headpieces; there is also a plastic bag that contains 29 replacement pads (not accessioned) and a plastic package that contains 6 metal headpiece electrode backs, 4 wooden padding backs and 5 small, 6-sided screw nuts (not accessioned).
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - electroconvulsive apparatus (closed) - Length 23.2 cm. x Width 22.8 cm. x Depth 16.5 cm.
b - headpiece (including cord length) - Length 206.5 cm. x Width 3.8 cm. x Depth 18.2 cm.
c - headpiece (including cord length) - Length 181.7 cm. x Width 3.8 cm. x Depth 17.3 cm.
d - printed instructions (folded) - Length 14.2 cm. x Width 20.2 cm.
e - box of electrolyte - Length 16.8 cm. x Width 16.6 cm. x Depth 8.4 cm.
Provenance
Used on Connell 4 at the Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Ectron Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Knap Close
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
1982
circa 1950-1982
Date Remarks
Inspected by Clinical Engineering in Dec. of 1982
Material
metal: silver
plastic: white; green; black; grey
paper: white; green
wood: brown
leather: black
fabric: white
electrolyte: pink
cardboard: light grey
rubber: black
Inscriptions
(a) The panel reads, "DUOPULSE // MK. 4. E.C.T. APPARATUS // MADE IN ENGLAND // ECTRON LTD. // KNAP CLOSE // LETCHWORTH HERTS // WARNING // THIS APPARATUS SHOULD ONLY BE USED BY // TRAINED PERSONNEL AS THE OUTPUT CAN // BE DANGEROUS IF IMPROPERLY USED // A.C. INPUT POWER 90 WATTS. MAX. // OFF // ON // MAINS // TREATMENT // OUTPUT // TREAT // WAVEFORM // ECTONUS"; a small plastic label at the bottom of the panel reads, "PSYCH 396"; manufacturing label on the inside of the lid reads, "ECTRON LTD // KNAP CLOSE, LETCHWORTH, HERTS, ENGLAND // SERIAL NO. 134 // VOLTS 110 AMPS 1.0 HZ 60 // RISK CLASS 2, (REF. CSA STANDARD C22.2, No. 125)"; safety instructions and standards are also listed; a paper label in the middle of the panel reads, "In Canada: // HYBRID ELECTRONICS // 50 WINGOLD AVE, // TORONTO ONTARIO // M-3 1p7 // Telephone ---"; a paper label on the bottom of the apparatus reads, "CLINICAL ENGINEERING DEPT. // ACCEPTED // DATE: 20 DEC. 82 // INSPECTED BY: P.W."; (b) raised lettering on the headpiece handle reads, "ECTRON // MADE IN ENGLAND" on both sides; (d) the instructions are listed under the heading, "Operating Instructions for // Ectron Ectonus Ectonustim & Duopulse // Mark 4 E.C.T. Apparatus"; (e) a paper label on the cardboard box reads, "ELECTROLYTE // 100 Packets for E.C.T. // Electrolyte Solution // Ectron Ltd. // Knap Close // Letchworth Herts. SG6 1AQ // England"; directions on the individual packets read, "Dissolve contents in 1/2 pint (285 ml.) water. // Saturate Headband pads in this solution"
Permanent Location
(a-c,e) Storage Room 0007
0007-M1-4
(d) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 18
Condition Remarks
(a) Shows some wear, but is complete; small paper label on the panel is water-damaged and missing w wear, especially the cotton pads; both cords are flexible; (d) instructions are complete and fully legible; (e) the cardboard box is heavily worn and water-damaged; packages of electrolyte solution were leaking powder; #2: rubber cord may require special treatment in the future; pink powder should possibly be removed; instructions to be removed and placed in archives.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Also known as a shock therapy unit.
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Backhaus towel clip

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Dates
1920
1982
1920-1982
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034466
Description
The Backhaus towel clip is scissor-like and made up of two halves joined with a screw and snap catch ratchet; closed round finger grips; distal end turns upwards and tapers to a sharp point.
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Accession Number
997034466
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- towel
Description
The Backhaus towel clip is scissor-like and made up of two halves joined with a screw and snap catch ratchet; closed round finger grips; distal end turns upwards and tapers to a sharp point.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Dates
1920
1982
1920-1982
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. B-27 (similar to item #BH-090-01-E) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
Used to hold towels and drapes in place during surgery.
Images
Less detail

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