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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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Uterine Gauze Packing Strips

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930 -1950
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Obstetrics
Treatment, General
Accession Number
012004008
Description
Rounded rectangular based semi-transparent amber glass bottle containing Uterine Gauze Packing Strips with non-removable cylindrical grey metal screw cap; half filled with strips of fabric gauze; rectangular paper label affixed to one side with yellow border and orange text with product information…
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Accession Number
012004008
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Obstetrics
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Bandages
First Aid
Gynecology
Antisepsis
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Obstetrics
Description
Rounded rectangular based semi-transparent amber glass bottle containing Uterine Gauze Packing Strips with non-removable cylindrical grey metal screw cap; half filled with strips of fabric gauze; rectangular paper label affixed to one side with yellow border and orange text with product information; base has circular push up with embossed cross symbol; rectangular side walls with round corners, round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, flat neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides from bottom to top and around base and neck; cap has flat top, vertical indents in sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread; embossed on side with manufacturers and ana address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
New Brunswick
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930 -1950
Date Remarks
Mold lines, machine made glass bottle
Material
glass: amber
paper: tan
ink: yellow, orange
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “Uterine // Gauze Packing // Strips // 8 Inches x 10 Yards // Folded to 1 Inch Width // IODOFORM 5 PER CENT // NOT STERILIZED // Johnson + Johnson // NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. CHICAGO ILL. // MADE IN U. S. A.”; embossed on bottom: “2”; embossed on side: "JOHNSON & JOHNSON // NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. U. S. A.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Length
11.1 cm
Width
6.5 cm
Depth
6.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Heavy soiling and discolouration all over label; small areas of loss to edges of label; minor corrosion all over cap; scratches and areas of loss to finish on top of cap
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Iodoform Gauze.” VitalityMedical.com, Vitality Medical, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019
“Profile: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N).” Reuters, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
Research Facts
Iodoform gauze is an antiseptic gauze saturated with the chemical iodoform; used to pack wounds or cavities to prevent infections and reduce the formation of necrotic tissue; uterine gauze specifically used for uterine packing, often after child birth.
Johnson & Johnson was first incorporated in 1887 and is still active as of 2019; the company is involved in the development, manufacture, and sale of healthcare related products.
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