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urine specimen bottle

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
000018026
Description
Clear, cylindrical urine specimen bottle, wider at the base and with a pouring spout at the top; sides have writing embossed on the glass including graduated measurements, empty.
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Accession Number
000018026
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Description
Clear, cylindrical urine specimen bottle, wider at the base and with a pouring spout at the top; sides have writing embossed on the glass including graduated measurements, empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Date Remarks
1964, based on date of reference publication.
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on the front of the bottle: "URINE // SPECIMEN // BOTTLE"; embossed on the back and differentiated with full lines at number markings and half markings in between: "1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 OZ."; embossed on bottom of bottle are the symbols: "B // 5"
Permanent Location
0010-A4-7 Box 3 Row B
Length
15.2 cm
Circumference
18.8 cm
Diameter
6.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Glass at bottom slightly foggy, some small imperfections in the glass.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Catalogue
"The Medical Tour" website
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30)," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (item #13600)
Research Facts
Used for medical analysis of urine specimens.
Formerly known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane, the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario's first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (none of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was officially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.
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urine specimen bottle

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
000018027
Description
Clear, cylindrical urine specimen bottle, wider at the base and with a pouring spout at the top; sides have writing embossed on the glass including graduated measurements, empty.
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Accession Number
000018027
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Description
Clear, cylindrical urine specimen bottle, wider at the base and with a pouring spout at the top; sides have writing embossed on the glass including graduated measurements, empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Date Remarks
1964, based on date of reference publication.
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on the front of the bottle: "URINE // SPECIMEN // BOTTLE"; embossed on the back and differentiated with full lines at number markings and half markings in between: "1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 OZ."; embossed on bottom of bottle are the symbols: "B // 6"
Permanent Location
0010-A4-7 Box 3 Row C
Length
15.2 cm
Circumference
18.8 cm
Diameter
6.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Glass at bottom slightly foggy, some small imperfections in the glass.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30)," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (item #13600)
Research Facts
Used for medical analysis of urine specimens.
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Dates
1957
circa 1957
Collection
Janice Meyer Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
001010001 a-g
Description
A haemacytometer consisting of two pipettes, one counting chamber, and two spare mouthpieces; all are contained in a fabric-lined, double-hinged case with two latches.
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Accession Number
001010001 a-g
Collection
Janice Meyer Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
A haemacytometer consisting of two pipettes, one counting chamber, and two spare mouthpieces; all are contained in a fabric-lined, double-hinged case with two latches.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - case
b - red ended pipette
c - white ended pipette
d - counting chamber
e - cover glass
f - spare mouthpiece
g - spare mouthpiece
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Janice Meyer.
Site Made (Country)
Western Germany
Dates
1957
circa 1957
Date Remarks
Date based on catalogue dated 1957.
Material
fabric: red
leatherette: black
glass: white, clear
rubber: red
plastic: white, red
metal: yellow
ink: yellow, black
Inscriptions
"Haemacytometer // MADE IN WESTERN GERMANY // SUPERIOR" on the top of the case cover; there are scales on each pipette and the phrase " 'SUPERIOR' MADE IN W. GERMANY" appears on the opposite side of the pipette from the scale; "422952" on one side of the counting chamber; "SUPERIOR // Germany // Improved // Double Neubauer // Ruling" on the other side.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Dimension Notes
a - case - Length 18.4 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - red ended pipette - Length 15.0 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
c - white ended pipette - Length 14.3 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
d - counting chamber - Length 7.5 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.25 cm
e - cover glass - Length 2.5 cm x Width 2.0 cm
f - spare mouthpiece - Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
g - spare mouthpiece - Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
Condition Remarks
(a) is in good condition; (b) is in poor condition as the rubber tubing is cracked; (c) is in good condition although the rubber tubing is dry; d - g are in excellent condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 556.
Research Facts
Used for counting red and white blood corpuscles.
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multiple puncture apparatus

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Dates
1957
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
004018001 a-c
Description
A multiple puncture apparatus in a case; the (a) apparatus is made of stainless steal with a rubber handle and consists of a shaft with the handle at one end and an attachment at the other; the attachment has two loops extending from the sides; when pulled back six small needles spring out through …
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Accession Number
004018001 a-c
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Tuberculin Test -- instrumentation
Pediatrics
Description
A multiple puncture apparatus in a case; the (a) apparatus is made of stainless steal with a rubber handle and consists of a shaft with the handle at one end and an attachment at the other; the attachment has two loops extending from the sides; when pulled back six small needles spring out through a screen at the end; there is also a small plastic cannister (b) containing replacement needles; the case is black plastic with a white hinged top; there is foam inside the case, fitted to hold the instrument.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - apparatus - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - cannister - Size: Length 3.1 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
c - case - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
Provenance
Obtained from K.R.C.C. but exact provenance undetermined.
Maker
Eschmann
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1957
Date Remarks
Tests using these devices were done on most children after the mid-20th century. Eschmann stopped producing them in the 1980s; appears in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
plastic: white, black, clear
rubber: black
Inscriptions
"ESCHMANN // Multiple // Puncture // Apparatus"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-10
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear.
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Bignell Surgical Instruments Ltd"; Internet: "The Evolution of Eschmann"; "A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 558.; CD #6
Research Facts
These devices are normally used for the mass tuberculosis testing of school children.
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ultrasound monitor

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Dates
1967
1982
circa 1967-1982
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
004026001 a-d
Description
An ultrasound monitor consisting of the monitor (a) which is a plastic electrical device resembling a small portable radio, with a speaker on the front with an on/off switch, there is a looped rope attached to the top and a connector on the bottom which connects to the charging unit (b); there is a…
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Accession Number
004026001 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Ultrasonics -- instrumentation
Description
An ultrasound monitor consisting of the monitor (a) which is a plastic electrical device resembling a small portable radio, with a speaker on the front with an on/off switch, there is a looped rope attached to the top and a connector on the bottom which connects to the charging unit (b); there is a black cord coming out of the back with a standard 3 pronged plug, and a detachable grey cord (c) which attaches to the front of the charger and has a black disc on the end; the transducer (d) screws into the disc, and is a black rubber coated rod.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - monitor - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 7.7 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - charging unit - Size: Length 10 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 6.1 cm with a 212 cm cord
c - cord - Size: Length 126.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
d - transducer - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Provenance
Came from the Queen's Archives' Anthony A. Travill Fonds; it was used at KGH.
Maker
Hewlett Packard
Site Made (City)
Boeblingen
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1967
1982
circa 1967-1982
Date Remarks
There is a sticker on the back with an expiry date of 1982 (probably for the battery); HP started making infant heart monitoring devices in 1967.
Material
plastic: white, black
rubber: grey, black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"8026B ULTRA-SOUND MONITOR // HEWLETT - PACKARD" printed on the monitor;
"15152A CHARGING UNIT // HEWLETT - PACKARD" printed on the charging unit;
"EXP. DATE // 14 OKT. 82 - B3" printed on a sticker on the back of the monitor
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-7
Condition Remarks
Mild wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Interstate Batteries"; Internet: "Medical Equipment Services Inc."; Internet: "HP History and Facts: 1960s"; Queen's Archives; CD #6
Research Facts
Used to monitor infant heart rate; also known as a "Doptone" because it measures tones using the "Doppler Effect"; Dr. A.A.Travill was an anatomy professor at Queen's, and served as department head from 1968-1978; he had an interest in medical history, and published several books and articles on the subject.
The expiration sticker is in German, so it was most likely made at HP's German factory in Boeblingen.
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sedimentation outfit

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Gillies Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
004045005 a-i
Description
A B-D sedimentation outfit consistin of three graduated, glass sedimentation tubes (a, b, c), and a rolled instruction booklet (d) in a long box (e) with a brown lid (f); the tubes have metal bottoms and metal tops with rubber plugs; there is also a one way stopcock sealed in a paper envelope (g); …
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Accession Number
004045005 a-i
Collection
Gillies Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Sedimentation
Description
A B-D sedimentation outfit consistin of three graduated, glass sedimentation tubes (a, b, c), and a rolled instruction booklet (d) in a long box (e) with a brown lid (f); the tubes have metal bottoms and metal tops with rubber plugs; there is also a one way stopcock sealed in a paper envelope (g); all of this is in a larger box (h) with a top (i).
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - sedimentation tube - Size: Length 25.9 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
b - sedimentation tube - Size: Length 25.9 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - sedimentation tube - Size: Length 25.9 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
d - instruction booklet - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 17.8 cm
e - small box - Size: Length 34.4 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
f - small lid - Size: Length 34.7 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
g - stopcock - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
h - large box - Size: Length 35.7 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 6.8 cm
i - large lid - Size: Length 36.3 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 69.9 cm
Provenance
This artifact was used by the donor's uncle Dr. Walter Barnhart in his personal lab, possibly for arthritis research.
Maker
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
The instruction booklet was copyrighted in 1950.
Material
glass: clear
cardboard: brown
metal: silver
rubber: tan
paper: white
Inscriptions
"ONE // B-D // No. 5075 // CONTAINING ONE 2YL SYRINGE, ONE L/S1 // STOPCOCK, THREE 5072 SEDIMENTATION // TUBES AND ONE 400R RACK. // BECTON, DICKINSON & Co. // TUTHERFOD, N.J. // MADE IN U.S.A. // B-D T.M.REG. U.S. PAT. OFF." printed on a label at the end of the lid of the large box; "B-D // SEDIMENTATION // TUBE // No. 5072" printed on a labal at the end of the lid of the smaller box; various other product information in the instruction booklet
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-1
Condition Remarks
The small lid is bent out of shape; the instruction booklet is rolled and difficult to open.
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Richard Gillies; CD #9
Research Facts
The donor graduated from medical school in 1955; according to the label this artifact is missing a 2YL syringe and a 400R rack.
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laboratory thermometer

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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Gillies Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
004045008 a-c
Description
A glass thermometer (a) in a cylindrical wooden case (b) with a cap (c); the thermometer has a loop at the top for attaching a string or wire, and tapers to a point at the bottom; it goes up to 120 degrees fairenheit; there is a green paper label on the case.
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Accession Number
004045008 a-c
Collection
Gillies Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Calorimetry -- instrumentation
Thermometers
Temperature
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Description
A glass thermometer (a) in a cylindrical wooden case (b) with a cap (c); the thermometer has a loop at the top for attaching a string or wire, and tapers to a point at the bottom; it goes up to 120 degrees fairenheit; there is a green paper label on the case.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
b - case - Size: Length 25.5 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm.
c - cap - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
Provenance
This artifact was used by the donor's uncle Dr. Walter Barnhart during the 1920s to the 1940s in his personal lab, possibly for arthritis research; this is not the original case for this thermometer.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Date Remarks
The donor states that it was used from the 1920s through to the 1940s.
Material
glass: clear
wood: brown
paper: green
Inscriptions
There is an indecipherable word engraved on the thermometer as well as "Gas Filled" and "Germany" and gradute markings from 00 to 120 with an F at the top; the label on the case reads "ENGRAVED THERMOMETER // Catalog No. Z4242 Length 10 Inches // Range 0 to 80°C."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Condition Remarks
There is a bit of staining on the wood.
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Richard Gillies; "Catalogue of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments (JC-141)," CENCO, Toronto, 1942, p. 286 (similar to item 16355) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
The donor graduated from medical school in 1955.
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Hellige Normal Haemometer

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Dates
1925
circa 1925
Collection
Gillies Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
004045010 a-i
Description
A hemometer in a case consisting of the haemometer (a) which is a black, metal, rectangular object standing on its end with a base at the bottom and a hinged top; one side has a white glass plate; there is also a rubber hose (b) with glass tubes coming out of either end; there are two other thin g…
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Accession Number
004045010 a-i
Collection
Gillies Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
Hemoglobinometry -- instrumentation
Description
A hemometer in a case consisting of the haemometer (a) which is a black, metal, rectangular object standing on its end with a base at the bottom and a hinged top; one side has a white glass plate; there is also a rubber hose (b) with glass tubes coming out of either end; there are two other thin glass tubes (c,d) as well as a wooden cylindrical case witch unscrews into two separate halves (e,f) with a glass bottle inside (g) containing a sediment-rich liquid; there is also an instruction booklet (h); the case (i) is made of black painted wood and has blue cloth and blue velvet interior.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - hemometer - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - hose (with tubes) - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 5.9 cm Depth 0.6 cm
c - tube - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
d - tube - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
e - small wooden case bottom - Size: Length 3.9 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
f - small wooden case top - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
g - bottle - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
h - instructions - Size Length 14.3 cm x Width 7.4 cm
i - case - Size: Length 15.9 cm x Width 9.1 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
This artifact was used by the donor's uncle Dr. Walter Barnhart during the 1920s to the 1940s in his personal lab; possibly for arthritis research.
Maker
Hellige
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1925
circa 1925
Date Remarks
The donor states that it was used from the 1920s through to the 1940s; the year 1925 is printed on the instruction booklet.
Material
wood: black
metal: black
rubber: red
glass: clear, white
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
"Normal - Haemometer // MADICO" printed on the top of the case with "Germany" stamped on the bottom; "The New // Hellige Normal // Haemometer // with Color Prisms" on the cover of the instruction booklet with various other information
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-9
Condition Remarks
There is some wear on the case; the rubber hose is hard and brittle.
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Richard Gillies; CD #2
Research Facts
The donor graduated from medical school in 1955.
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Dates
1937
circa 1937
Collection
Dr. E. Douglas Rooke Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
996009001 a-d
Description
Hemacytometer in maroon case lined with purple plush and purple acetate; (a) one counting chamber and two pipettes with attached rubber tubing; the counting chamber consists of a rectangular piece of glass with grooves cut into the middle (two vertical grooves and one smaller horizontal groove); (b…
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Accession Number
996009001 a-d
Collection
Dr. E. Douglas Rooke Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
Hemacytometer in maroon case lined with purple plush and purple acetate; (a) one counting chamber and two pipettes with attached rubber tubing; the counting chamber consists of a rectangular piece of glass with grooves cut into the middle (two vertical grooves and one smaller horizontal groove); (b) graduated pipette with a bulb near the top containing a white bead, with attached rubber tubing with a white end; (c) graduated pipette with a bulb near the top containing a red bead, with attached rubber tubing with a red end; (d) wooden case, covered with leather-like vinyl; the case has a lid attached with two brass hinges at the back and two clasps at the front; the inside bottom is lined with purple velvet and the inside top with purple acetate.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - hemacytometer counting chamber - Length 3.2 cm. x Width 7.5 cm.
b - rubber tubing & graduated pipette, white bead - Length 25.0 cm. x Width 0.5 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm.
c - rubber tubing & graduated pipette, red bead - Length 23.5 cm. x Width 0.5 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm.
d - hemacytometer case - Length 8.5 cm. x Width 18.3 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
Provenance
E. Douglas Rooke, M.D., Rochester MN USA
Maker
I & B Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1937
circa 1937
Date Remarks
Label date; Dr. Rooke was Queen's Meds '37
Material
glass: clear; black; white
rubber: black
plastic: white; red
fabric: purple
metal: yellow
wood:
plastic: maroon
Inscriptions
(a) Front reads, "Depth // 0,100 mm // 1/400 sq. mm // 13824 // Improved // Double Neubauer // Chamber // I & B LTD"; (b) front reads, "0.5 // 1.0 // 1.1"; (c) front reads, "0.5 // 1 // 101"; (d) front reads, "Haemacytometer"; back reads, "GERMANY // E.D. ROOKE // MEDS '37"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
(a) Slide for haemocytometer is broken; the slide would be placed over the counting chamber area to protect the blood from the microscope lens and permit a larger field of focus; (b) rubber tubing is broken and needs repair; inside of pipette is discoloured and has dried blood; (c) rubber tubing is broken and cracked and needs repair; pipette interior discoloured with dried blood; (d) case has some dark discoloured spots; edges are worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
M. Hardwick
Research Facts
(a) Haemacytometers are used in Haematology to count white and red blood cells in a certain volume of blood; the pipette with the red bead is used to make a 1:100 dilution of blood with saline; the pipette with the white bead is used to make a 1:10 dilution of blood with saline for counting white blood cells; the 1:100 dilution is used to count red blood cells; once the blood has been diluted, a drop or two is placed on the haemacytometer and covered with a special glass slide; this protects the lens of the microscope from accidental contact with the blood; the haemacytometer contains two counting areas which are grids etched onto the glass; these are visible to the naked eye, but the cells are counted using a microscope;
the number of red blood cells in a volume of blood is determined by counting the cells in one chamber, and then with a mathematical formula, calculating the total number of red cells per volume; a below-normal value may indicate the presence of anemia; white blood cell numbers are counted in both chambers because of their lower numbers relative to red blood cells; a mathematical formula is used to calculate the number of white cells per volume;
elevated white counts may indicate the presence of infection, an allergic reaction, leukemia, or other diseases; a decreased white blood count is often indicative of bone marrow failure which occurs in later stage leukemia;
the use of the haemacytometer has now largely been replaced by automated methods, although it can still be found in use in areas where automation is not available;
haemacytometers can also be used to count the numbers of sperm in seminal fluid for fertility testing; (b) this smaller tube was used for a 1 in 10 dilution; (c) this tube was used for a 1 in 100 dilution.
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automatic blood lancet

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Dates
1937
circa 1937
Collection
Dr. E. Douglas Rooke Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
996009002 a-b
Description
All-metal tube with a hidden point in plastic case; the automatic blood lancet consists of a cylindrical piece of metal with a sharp point inside a hollow cylindrical tube with a spring-loaded device at one end and a small opening for the point at the other end; the centre has screw threads which a…
Accession Number
996009002 a-b
Collection
Dr. E. Douglas Rooke Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Specimen Collection -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Specimen Collection -- automatic lancet
Description
All-metal tube with a hidden point in plastic case; the automatic blood lancet consists of a cylindrical
piece of metal with a sharp point inside a hollow cylindrical tube with a spring-loaded
device at one end and a small opening for the point at the other end; the centre has screw
threads which allow adjustment for the length of the point; (b) plastic tube-shaped case with a
metal end and a paper label, used, for storing automatic blood lancet; label is yellow and blue
with black print
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - automatic blood lancet - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Width 0.9 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm.
b - plastic lancet case & paper label - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Diameter1.5
Provenance
E. Douglas Rooke, M.D., Rochester MN USA
Maker
Adams
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1937
circa 1937
Date Remarks
Label date; Dr. Rooke was Queen's Meds '37
Material
metal: silver
paper: yellow; black; blue
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
(a) Front reads, "ADAMS // ADAMS // USA"; (b) front reads, "ADAMS // ADAMS // Improved AUTOMATIC
BLOOD LANCET // With the SPEAR POINT cutting edge. Adjust- // able, honed blade is STAINLESS STEEL.
// Improved spring release. Chrome plated // BELL TIP fits the finger. // Made in U.S.A. // No.
A-2562/X"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-11
Condition Remarks
(a) Metal has a few discoloured spots; (b) plastic is cracked and becoming brittle; one end of the
case has the plastic broken; there should be a metal cap on both ends, but one is missing; paper
label is discoloured and rumpled; plastic is discoloured with age; plastic tubing needs to be repaired
or replaced
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
M. Hardwick
Research Facts
Used for blood collection by poking fingertips (in adults) or heels (in babies) for haematology
work
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