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procaine hydrochloride

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
996001083
Description
Small empty cylindrical amber glass bottle with a closed, slightly convex bottom and an open round top; the bottle top has a short neck and a flat lip at the top; the bottle is covered to the neck with a glassine paper cover that has ragged upper edges; the bottle has an attached printed paper labe…
Accession Number
996001083
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthetics, Local
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small empty cylindrical amber glass bottle with a closed, slightly convex bottom and an open round top; the bottle top has a short neck and a flat lip at the top; the bottle is covered to the neck with a glassine paper cover that has ragged upper edges; the bottle has an attached printed paper label on the outer front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Merck & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
glass: amber
paper: off-white
glassine: beige/grey
Inscriptions
The front label reads, "15 grains .5329 // PROCAINE MERCK 20388 // (PROCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE U.S.P.X.) // Merck & Co. Distributors and Guarantors New York. // PRINTED IN U.S.A."; the bottom of the bottle has a raised number "3" on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The glass is complete and undamaged; the paper label shows minor wear, but is fully legible and complete; the glassine cover top is missing
Copy Type
Original
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Inhalozone inhaler tube

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
996001085
Description
Clear glass vial with two corked ends and wad of cotton (?) inside vial; paper label around one end of vial; Note: Item is missing.
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Accession Number
996001085
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Clear glass vial with two corked ends and wad of cotton (?) inside vial; paper label around one end of vial; Note: Item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Material
paper: cream
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Inhalozone // Inhaler // remove the cork // and drop in six drops // of the liquid Inhal- //
ozone four times // each day before // using
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.3 cm. x Diam. : 1.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured; corks at each end in fairly worn condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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Gin Pills for the Kidneys

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
996001097
Description
Circular yellow metal tin with decorative design on top with black text; not openeable, stuck together; direction on bottom and sides.
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Accession Number
996001097
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Kidney Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Backache -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- pamphlet
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures – container
Description
Circular yellow metal tin with decorative design on top with black text; not openeable, stuck together; direction on bottom and sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in Feb.1994.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
On top: "B C D // GIN // PILLS // FOR THE // KIDNEYS // TRADE MARK REGISTERED"; on bottom: "Gin // Pills // for the // Kidneys // No. 5611 The Proporietary or Patent // Medicine Act. // Take one or two pills four times a day, // before or after meals, and at bed-time. // French version // GIN PILLS CONTAIN THREE-EIGHTS (3/8) OF A GRAIN // OF METHYLENE BLUE PER MAXIMUM ADULT 1 DOSE // PROPRIETARY ARTICLES DEPT. // National Drug and Chemical // Company of Canada Limited // MONTREAL // CANADA"; on sides: "THESE PILLS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR LAME BACK, IRRITATION OF THE KIDNEYS OR BLADDER, BED WETTING, MUCOUS DEPOSITS IN THE URINE 40 PILLS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Height
3.1
Diameter
5.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear on bottom; closure stuck together
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://necrophiliac-joe.blogspot.com/2012/02/bdc-gin-pills-for-kidneys.html
Research Facts
Have been said to turn the urine green, most likely because they contain methylene blue.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
996001118
Description
Short square clear glass bottle; short circular neck intended for cork; two paper labels on opposite sides of glass; embossed writing on glass on two other opposite sides.
Accession Number
996001118
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Ophthalmic Solutions
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- eye solutions -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Short square clear glass bottle; short circular neck intended for cork; two paper labels on opposite sides of glass; embossed writing on glass on two other opposite sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Valmas Drug Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Bon-Opto // Bon-Opto // For // The Eyes
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row C
Length
8.1 cm.
Width
4.2 cm
Depth
4.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper labels are discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Less detail
Dates
1915
1930
circa 1915-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997002427
Description
A metal pelvimeter consisting of two curved arms; connected at one end with a wing nut; as the arms spread apart a scale moves downwards; the distance between the tips of the arms is measured on the scale; each arm tip is spherical in shape.
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Accession Number
997002427
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Pelvimetry -- instrumentation
Description
A metal pelvimeter consisting of two curved arms; connected at one end with a wing nut; as the arms spread apart a scale moves downwards; the distance between the tips of the arms is measured on the scale; each arm tip is spherical in shape.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
Maker
J. F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1915
1930
circa 1915-1930
Date Remarks
Similar to item found in catalogue of the same date
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Etched into the metal bar that connects the scale to the left arm is "GERMANY"; etched into the metal bar that connects the scale to the right arm is "J. F. HARTZ Co."; as well the scale is etched on to a flat rectangular piece of metal "; an incremental scale is marked onto a metal piece as well as 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16" stamped into the metal of the left side of the piece and: "5 // 10 // 15 // 20 // 25 // 30 // 35 // 40" stamped into the right side.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010 -D7-4
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 29.1 cm x Width 15.3 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Some small dirty spots.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 5028 (item #E/-1231); CD #1.
Research Facts
This is a modified Collyer's pelvimeter; used to measure the distance between the curved surfaces of the pelvic bone; pelvimeter measures in cm (0-40 in 1-cm increments) and inches (0-16 in ½-inch increments).
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: "Potions, Pills and Prescriptions"; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1912
circa 1912
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997002428
Description
Stethoscope; two plastic ear pieces connect to hollow metal tubes which connect to rubber tubing; these two rubber tubes meet at a Y shaped piece of metal and one piece of rubber tubing continues until the plastic bell.
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Accession Number
997002428
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- binaural
Description
Stethoscope; two plastic ear pieces connect to hollow metal tubes which connect to rubber tubing; these two rubber tubes meet at a Y shaped piece of metal and one piece of rubber tubing continues until the plastic bell.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Dates
1912
circa 1912
Date Remarks
Similar to item seen in a catalogue with that date associated with the item.
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
plastic: off-white
Inscriptions
Etched into the metal around the bottom of the bell is "B-D IVER LOK PAT. 1742497"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-2
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Length
63.3 cm
Width
15.3 cm
Depth
3.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 63.3 cm x Width 15.3 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The rubber is degrading and cracking; it is very stiff; the metal shows signs of corrosion; the plastic of the ear pieces is dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 27
Research Facts
Sound travels from the bell placed on the patient through the rubber tubes to each ear.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: "Potions, Pills and Prescriptions"; May 1, 2000 - 25 Jan 2017
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003.
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Dates
1850
1860
circa 1850-1860
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002429 a-j
Description
Trepanning set in wooden case with velvet interior (a) includes: lenticular (b), Hey's Saw (c), elevator (d), cranial forceps (e), brush (f), two trephines (g, h), wooden handle (i), screw pin (j); one unidentified piece is missing.
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Accession Number
997002429 a-j
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Trephining -- instrumentation
Description
Trepanning set in wooden case with velvet interior (a) includes: lenticular (b), Hey's Saw (c), elevator (d), cranial forceps (e), brush (f), two trephines (g, h), wooden handle (i), screw pin (j); one unidentified piece is missing.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 22.2 cm x Width 12.2 cm x Depth 4.9 cm
b – lenticular – Size: Length 16.1 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c – Hey's saw – Size: Length 20.4 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
d – elevator – Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
e – cranial forceps – Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
f – brush – Size: Length 6.3 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
g – trephine – Size: Length 11.7 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
h – trephine – Size: Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
i – handle – Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
j – screw pin – Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Macleod
Dates
1850
1860
circa 1850-1860
Date Remarks
Pre-Lister style of tools
Material
metal: silver, grey, yellow
wood: brown
fabric: red
ivory: cream
horsehair: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on bottom of case (a): "Dr Kellock // Perth"; engraved on elevator (d) and forceps (e): "MACLEOD"; engraved at top of trephines (g & h): "3"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-5
Temporary Location
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
Condition Remarks
Fabric severely faded to a golden yellow colour from original burgundy, except where artefacts blocked light; wood is worn and scratched; metal has some tarnishing and corrosion; ivory had developed a yellowish patina where exposed to the light; bristles are somewhat loose; box does not fully close; wood split on bottom of case and on handle of lenticular (b)
Copy Type
Originial
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.974
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010; On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-2012-2.
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Dates
1850
1860
circa 1850-1860
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002430 a-bb
Description
Amputation set,contained in a wooden case with decorative brass side brackets (a) includes; bone saw with open wooden handle (b), bow saw (c), amputating knives (d, e, f), compartment lid (g), tool tray (h), wax blocks for suture string (i, j), leather form (k), Hey's saw (l), bullet removal forcep…
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Accession Number
997002430 a-bb
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Amputation set,contained in a wooden case with decorative brass side brackets (a) includes; bone saw with open wooden handle (b), bow saw (c), amputating knives (d, e, f), compartment lid (g), tool tray (h), wax blocks for suture string (i, j), leather form (k), Hey's saw (l), bullet removal forceps (m), lancet blade (n), absorbtion tool (o), probe with needle eye (p), elevator with rasp (q), tenticular (r), elevator (s), trephine with sloted blade (t), trephine with solid blade (u), blade in tortoise shell (v), tortoise shell lancet case (w), curved lancet blade (x), rounded fleam in tortoise shell case (y), cross-action forceps (z), forceps with adjustable tension (aa), dual ended cranial forceps (bb); brass presentation plaque on case top for H. Yates, M.D.
Number Of Parts
28
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 50.8 cm x Width 20.8 cm x Depth 8.9 cm
b – bone saw – Size: Length 37.6 cm x Width 8.8 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c – bow saw – Size: Length 23.7 cm x Width 6.1 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
d – knife – Size: Length 28.4 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
e – knife – Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
f – knife – Size: Length 33.1cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
g – lid – Size: Length 8.5cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
h – tray – Size: Length 41.8 cm x Width 18.4 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
i – wax – Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
j – wax – Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
k – leather form – Size: Length 4.4 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
l – Hey's saw – Size: Length 17.3 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
m – forceps – Size: Length 18.5 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
n – lancet blade – Size: Length 8.4 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
o – absorbtion stick – Size: Length 40.0 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
p – probe – Size: Length 30.3 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
q – elevator – Size: Length 14.1 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
r – tenticular – Size: Length 14.0 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
s – elevator – Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
t – trephine – Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
u – trephine – Size: Length 11.6 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
v – blade – Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 1.1cm x Depth 0.6 cm
w – lancet case – Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
x – lancet blade – Size: Length 8.1 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
y – fleam – Size: Length 8.8 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
z – forceps – Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
aa – forceps – Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
bb – cranial forceps – Size: Length 15.3 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1860
circa 1850-1860
Date Remarks
Pre-Lister type of tools
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver, yellow, grey
fabric: red
shell: brown, white
wax: cream
leather: cream
Inscriptions
Engraved on plaque on top of case: "H. Yates, M. D."; engraved on knife (d): "EVANS // LONDON"; engraved on knives (e, f): "WEISS // 33 · STRAND"; engraved on bullet removal forceps (m) and elevator (s): "[crown emblem] // BARNARD"; scratched into tortoise shell lancet case (w): "Wm. Shanpe [Illeg.]"; engraved on forceps (aa): "[crown emblem] // EVANS"; engraved on fleam arm: "W & H // HUTCHINSON // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-1
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Growing Pains: the 1867 Kingston General Hospital Crisis” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Wood is worn, scratched and split in some places; fabric has faded to a golden yellow from original burgundy in any exposed areas and has many tears and frayed spots; cracks in the wooden handles of (c, q); tortoise shell case cracked across width of fleam (y)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Canniff, William. The Medical Profession in Upper Canada 1783-1850. Toronto: The Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine, 1981; CD #6.
Research Facts
Dr. H. Yates was a key member in the establishment of the Kingston General Hospital, purchasing many new tools and supplies in the 1840's. When the Faculty of Medicine at Queen's University was created, he became the Chair of the Science and Practice of Medicine and later was the Dean of the Faculty. It is probable that Dr. Yates' tools were left to his collegues at the Faculty of Medicine.
Previous Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University #: 996.001.963 a-t
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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pocket surgical set

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Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002431 a-k
Description
Pocket surgical set in a black leather case lined with fine grade tan leather (a) with double fold flaps to protect the instruments fitted into leather folds consists of: one piece metal scalpels (b, c, d), director with tounge tie (e), prob-ended needle (f), a double ended hook and curette (g), ra…
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Accession Number
997002431 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Pocket surgical set in a black leather case lined with fine grade tan leather (a) with double fold flaps to protect the instruments fitted into leather folds consists of: one piece metal scalpels (b, c, d), director with tounge tie (e), prob-ended needle (f), a double ended hook and curette (g), ratchetting hemostat forceps (h), straight scissors (i), thumb forceps (j), silk thread on a cardboard backing (k); metal snap closure.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b – scalpel – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
c – scalpel – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d – scalpel – Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
e – director – Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
f – needle – Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 0.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
g – hook and curette – Size: Length 12.1 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
h – hemostat forceps – Size: Length 11.9 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
i – scissors – Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
j – thumb forceps – Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
k – silk thread – Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Kny- Scherer Company
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
leather: brown, red
metal: silver
fabric: white
cardboard: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Tools (b-g, i, j) all have a symbol engraved on them depicting a snake coiled around a stick with a crown above, logo for The Kny-Scheerer Company; dressing forceps (h) engraved with: "HARTZ Co."; printed on suture card: "SURGEONS SILK // BOILED // The Kny-Scheerer Co.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
Some minor, green-blue corrosion as well as brown corrsion on some of the tools; colour on the interior leather flaps show signs of fading; leather somewhat hardened
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
The Kny- Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments Catalogue. 21st ed. Milwaukee: Roemer Drug Company, 1915. Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.972; CD #6
Research Facts
This style of pocket surgical set was sold with many different options regarding the tools that it included. They are listed as a 'Nurses' Pocket Kit' in catalogues but could have been used by Doctors as well. The Kny- Scheerer Company 1915 Catalogue shows similar models to this one.
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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pocket surgeon's case

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Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002432 a-h
Description
A rectangular double-fold burgundy fine grain leather surgeon’s pocket case (a) lined in tan leather contains seven surgical instruments fitted in leather loops: one piece cast steel scalpels (b, c, d, e) with various blade types, single piece tenaculum (f) with broken hook, ebony handled scraper (…
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Accession Number
997002432 a-h
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
A rectangular double-fold burgundy fine grain leather surgeon’s pocket case (a) lined in tan leather contains seven surgical instruments fitted in leather loops: one piece cast steel scalpels (b, c, d, e) with various blade types, single piece tenaculum (f) with broken hook, ebony handled scraper (g) and needle holder (h); each section has two leather side flaps to contain contents; once folded metal snap closure; incomplete set; with manufacturers decorative gold label and hand written name of original owner
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a – case – Size (folded) : Length 14.3 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b – scalpel – Size: Length 12.7cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
c – scalpel – Size: Length 12.8 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d – scalpel – Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
e – scalpel – Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.5cm
f – tenaculum – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
g – scraper – Size: Length 11.3 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
h – needle holder – Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Arthur Ross; donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Dr. A. P. Chown Surgical Instruments
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
leather: red; tan
metal: silver
wood: brown
paper: yellow
ink: black
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on gold label interior flap: (a): "DR. A. P. CHOWN // IMPORTER OF // DRUGS AND // SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS // TRUSSES ETC // 185 PRINCESS ST. KINGSTON, ONT."; hand written in pencil on interior left flap: "Dr Arthur Ross"; scalpel (b) with Kny-Scheerer Trade Mark engraved in handle; engraved in scraper handle (g): "REAL EBONY // FRANCE"; engraved in tenaculum handle (f) "K" overlapping a "C"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
Leather faded and minor stains; some broken stitching on loops; moderate staining on bottom left flap front; some pitting, scratches and minor corrosion on instruments; tip of scalpel (c) blade and tip of tenaculum hook broken; scraper end is very worn and possibly broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments. 21st ed. Milwaukee: Roemer Drug Company, 1915. Previous Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University #: 997.001.970 a-h; CD #6
Research Facts
This style of surgeon's pocket case was sold with a variety of instrument content options. Tools could be ordered seperately and then pieced together by a supplier (such as Dr. Chown). Generally labeled as 'Nurses' Pocket Cases' in catalogues from the time, but physicians could have made use of them as well. The Kny-Scheerer Catalogue from 1915 shows similar models to this one.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend - Vandewater Galler in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
Images
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