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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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rectal biopsy forceps

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Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997003018
Description
Metal forceps have a scissor-type handle with a loop on the end of each handle for fingers; however, instead of a left-right arrangement, the handle arms are in a front-back position; at the pivot, the forceps arms bend at approximately a 130° angle; when the forceps are moved, it appears that the …
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Accession Number
997003018
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Endoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- punch
Description
Metal forceps have a scissor-type handle with a loop on the end of each handle for fingers; however, instead of a left-right arrangement, the handle arms are in a front-back position; at the pivot, the forceps arms bend at approximately a 130° angle; when the forceps are moved, it appears that the arms, which are one on top of the other, would slide apart horizontally (the forceps are seized); the end of each forcep arm ends in a rounded, widened tip with an oval opening in it; the upper opening has a grid formed of three intersecting pieces of metal; the lower tip, which is slightly tapered, appears to be hinged, and would separate from the upper tip when the handles were opened.
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.
Maker
Kny-Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
McPherson practised 1931-1957
Material
metal (plated): silver; brown; grey
Inscriptions
On handles: "KNY-SCHEERER GERMANY // CHROME - PLATE"; on the other handle, an Aesculapian symbol of a snake twined in an "S" shape about a sceptre with a round knob on top, pointed at the end, and a three-pointed crown over all.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Dimension Notes
Length 44.4 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal, which is plated, is rusting in some places, particularly the hinged end and the upper loop of the handle; moreover, the forceps as a whole are seized, likely because of this corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo (in file); "Aesculap Jetter & Scheerer Surgical Instruments," Aesculap, c 1960, p. 144 (similar to fig. 03516); CD #3
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rectal biopsy forceps

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Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997003019
Description
Metal forceps have a scissor-type handle with a loop on the end of each handle for fingers; however, instead of a left-right arrangement, the handle arms are in a front-back position; at the pivot, the forceps arms bend at approximately a 130° angle; when the handles are manipulated, the back one r…
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Accession Number
997003019
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Endoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- punch
Description
Metal forceps have a scissor-type handle with a loop on the end of each handle for fingers; however, instead of a left-right arrangement, the handle arms are in a front-back position; at the pivot, the forceps arms bend at approximately a 130° angle; when the handles are manipulated, the back one remains stationary while the front moves the single arm of the forceps back; the hind arm ends approximately 3 cm after the pivot; at its end is a screw-type control knob for limiting this movement; the arm of the instrument is a round, long cylinder with a wide, corrugated ring at its handle end; at the other end, it bends at approximately a 145° angle and terminates in two rounded, tapered jaws; the lower one is larger, has an oval aperture with two thin pieces of metal across it, and is ringed with tiny teeth; the upper component also lhas an oval aperture, but is hinged as well; when the handles are opened, it rises, opening the jaws; this cylindrical arm rotates.
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.
Maker
American Cysto-Makers, Inc.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
McPherson practised 1931-1957
Material
metal (plated): silver; brown; grey
Inscriptions
On one arm of the handle: "AMER. CYSTO - MAKERS INC."; in place of the hyphen is a small symbol, hard to make out but possibly meant to represent a pair of scales; on the other arm is "MADE IN // U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Dimension Notes
Length 33.8 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal is discoloured, with a yellowish tinge; it also shows signs of wear, such as small scratches; corrosion is especially evident in the jaws, which are black in some places and which sometimes seize; #2: rusty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo (in file); "Aesculap Jetter & Scheerer Surgical Instruments," Aesculap, c 1960, p. 144 (similar to fig. 03506); CD #3
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biopsy punch (?)

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Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997003022
Description
Biopsy punch (?) is a metal scissor-like object; its handles, arms with loops on their ends, are arranged front-to-back rather than left to right; the front handle curves at a 130° angle and continues on to be the arm of the instrument; this arm is a long, thin, hollow tube with a small bulb on its…
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Accession Number
997003022
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- punch
Description
Biopsy punch (?) is a metal scissor-like object; its handles, arms with loops on their ends, are arranged front-to-back rather than left to right; the front handle curves at a 130° angle and continues on to be the arm of the instrument; this arm is a long, thin, hollow tube with a small bulb on its end; the other, hind handle terminates in a sort of fork which holds a thin pipe kept in place by two flanges; at the near end of this pipe is a knob-type control; the other end extends all the way through the tube of the other arm, and its small oblong tip, with a round hole in its centre, protrudes out the end; this oblong tip has a round knob on it that looks as if it were meant to attach to another piece, suggesting that a piece is missing.
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.
Maker
American Cystoscope Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
McPherson practised 1931–1957
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On left side of front handle: "AMER. CYSTOSCOPE CO." superimposed on "H. MARTIN"; on left side of hind handle: "GERMANY"; on right side of the bottom of the front handle: a triangle with a circle on top, between a pair of stylized eyes (the mark of the American Cystoscope Co.)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Dimension Notes
Length 33.4 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal is stable; it is slightly scratched and the plating is worn away in a tiny area on one of the handles; #2: missing end piece.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
American Cystoscope Co. Catalog, p. 154 (item #232); Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo (in file); CD #3
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fibre optic cable

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Dates
1978
circa 1978
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997034353
Description
A long fibre optic cable with metal adaptors on either end.
Accession Number
997034353
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
Description
A long fibre optic cable with metal adaptors on either end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Maker
Storz
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1978
circa 1978
Date Remarks
U.S. patent date.
Material
plastic: grey
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-4
Dimension Notes
Length 229.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains or corrosion; no breaks in cable.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Storz Instrument Catalog," 11th ed., 1972, p. 315 (similar to item #10495NL) (see attached photocopy)
Research Facts
Used to carry light from light source to telescope.
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997034397
Description
A long metal tube with a black concave eyepiece at one end; in the centre is a mirror; the other end has a prism; the upper portion has a metal protrusion that is the light source.
Accession Number
997034397
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy -- instrumentation
Bronchoscopy -- instrumentation
Lung Disease -- diagnosis
Description
A long metal tube with a black concave eyepiece at one end; in the centre is a mirror; the other end has a prism; the upper portion has a metal protrusion that is the light source.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Richard Wolf
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 on.
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
Inscriptions
"lumina RICHARD WOLF GMBH. 53998 MADE IN GERMANY 100° 495X" stamped into metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 31.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A.C.M.I. Cystoscopic, Urologic and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Apparatus" by American Cystoscope Makers, Inc., 1952, p. 26 (see attached photocopy)
Research Facts
This scope is used for pinpointing the problem when doing a bronchoscopy, cystoscopy, etc.
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oral thermometer

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Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Collection
Eleanor E. Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
000008002 a-b
Description
'Birks Aseptic 1 minute' thermometer (b) with a case (a) and chain cylindrical brass tube closed at one end with fluted spiral groves running from the bottom to the top; a chain is fastened to a ring in the bottom and attached at the other end to a safety pin; (b) glass tube with a tapered end and …
Accession Number
000008002 a-b
Collection
Eleanor E. Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Body Temperature
Description
'Birks Aseptic 1 minute' thermometer (b) with a case (a) and chain cylindrical brass tube closed at one end with fluted spiral groves running from the bottom to the top; a chain is fastened to a ring in the bottom and attached at the other end to a safety pin; (b) glass tube with a tapered end and a brass cap on the other; the brass cap screws into (a); the tapered end contains mercury; on the inside there is a yellow line which helps make the mercury line visible; there is a scale from 94 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - case
b - thermometer
Provenance
Owned by Dr. and Mrs. Kidd of Ottawa, Ontario; Dr. Kidd graduated from Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1929; Mrs. Kidd graduated from the Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1925. Dr. John Franklin Kidd (1865-1932).
Maker
Birks
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Date Remarks
Item looks similar to one seen in a catalogue with that date.
Material
metal: silver; yellow
glass: clear, white
glaze: black, yellow, orange
mercury: silver
Inscriptions
(a) "Prima" engraved or pressed into the metal of the pin; (b) printed in gold "Birks Aseptic 1 minute" in orange; "364"; on the reverse side is a scale 94-110 degrees Fahrenheit printed on in black; an orange arrow is where a person's normal temperature would be (98.3 degrees Fahrenheit).
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Length
a - 26.2 cm b - 10.4 cm
Diameter
a - 0.9 cm b - 0.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The glass of the thermometer is a little cloudy, the brass of the case and the thermometer is beginning to darken.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 1074 (similar to item A/-3442-48).
Research Facts
This is a thermometer which screws into the case and can be pinned onto clothing to be carried around; possibly used by nurses.
Exhibit History
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000
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implantable loop recorder

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Dates
1990
1995
1990-1995
Collection
Medtronics Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
000012004 a-b
Description
Demo model of Reveal 9525 implantable loop recorder in paper cardboard box
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Accession Number
000012004 a-b
Collection
Medtronics Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Heart Conduction System -- instrumentation
Syncope
Description
Demo model of Reveal 9525 implantable loop recorder in paper cardboard box
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - recorder - Size: Length: 6.2 cm x Width 2 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
b - box - Size: Length 9 cm x Width 6 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
Medtronics of Canada Ltd
Maker
Medtronics of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1990
1995
1990-1995
Date Remarks
Provided by manufacturer
Material
metal: silver
silicone: clear
Inscriptions
Engraved on body: "Reveal MODEL 9525 // MEDTRONIC, INC"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-2
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
Information provided by manufacturer: "This device is simply inserted under the skin and is designed to diagnose syncope without using electrical leads. The monitor features a continuous looping memory that can record up to 42 minutes of the heart's electrical activity before and following a fainting episode. This information helps physicians determine the cause of the syncope. The Reveal was developed in Canada by Dr. George Klein at the London Health Sciences Centre and our engineers at Medtronics of Canada, and is now exported around the world."
Exhibit History
"Pacemakers: Technology Development"; Hotel Dieu Hospital, 14 Feb 2007
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binaural Snofton stethoscope

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Fransman Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Cardiology
Accession Number
000050001
Description
Snofton stethoscope with chrome plated metal connectors and plain spring, black plastic ear tips, soft flexible tan rubber binaurals tubing and 2.5 cm diameter black bell type chest piece.
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Accession Number
000050001
Collection
Fransman Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
Description
Snofton stethoscope with chrome plated metal connectors and plain spring, black plastic ear tips, soft flexible tan rubber binaurals tubing and 2.5 cm diameter black bell type chest piece.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. Fransman, donor's father.
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
rubber: maroon
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-2
Length
63.0 cm
Width
12.5 cm
Diameter
2.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
Research Facts
Snofton's stethoscope is probably one of the lightest and most simple of binaural stethoscopes incorporating a Ford's Bell chest piece.
Dr. Fransman graduated from medical school in 1940 and lived in Amsterdam. Worked in Holland, England during WWII. Came to Kingston General Hosptial, Ontario in 1951 as a chest specialist and managed the TB clinincs. Radiologist specialist in 1960 and managed the x-ray department at Kingston General Hosptial, retiring in 1983. Post-retirement he worked at the Collins Bay prison, Kingston Psychiatric Hopsital, Ongwanada and St. Mary's of the Lake, retiring again in 1996.
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transilluminator

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Rideau Regional Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
002043004 a-f
Description
Transillumination apparatus consists of (a) cardboard box with detachable lid which hosts rubber and plastic coated electric (b) handle with cord and plug; two (c-d) removable sheaths consist of metal tubes ending in glass tips, tip of sheath (d) ends with a magnifying glass; box also holds two (e-…
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Accession Number
002043004 a-f
Collection
Rideau Regional Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Transillumination -- instrumentation
Description
Transillumination apparatus consists of (a) cardboard box with detachable lid which hosts rubber and plastic coated electric (b) handle with cord and plug; two (c-d) removable sheaths consist of metal tubes ending in glass tips, tip of sheath (d) ends with a magnifying glass; box also holds two (e-f) bulbs.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 17.7 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
b - handle with cord - Size: Length 95.0 cm x Diam 2.3 cm
c - sheath - Length 13.4 cm x Diam 1.8 cm
d - sheath - Length 7.9 cm x Diam 1.6 cm
e-f - bulbs - Length 3.3 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
Provenance
Used at Rideau Regional Centre at Smiths Falls, Ontario.
Maker
Welch Allyn
Site Made (City)
Skaneateles Falls
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Artefact belonged with ear treatment unit dating from 1950 according to donor's remarks.
Material
plastic: black
cardboard: green
rubber: black
metal: silver, yellow
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on cardboard box: "No. 702 // WELCH ALLYN // SKANEATELES FALLS // NEW YORK // U.S.A"; Printed on light bulbs: "1474"; Handwritten in pen on cardboard box: "w/coiled cords"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-3
Condition Remarks
Rubber on electric handle scratched; adhesive residue on cardboard box.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Operation Tables Sterilizers Hospital Equipment," Allen & Hanburys, 1957, p. 251 (model 25512); Irene Swift (donor).
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