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obstetrical suture tube

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1979.21.23
Description
A curved glass tube containing catgut in alcohol and an obstetrical atraumatic needle; a paper label is inside.
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Accession Number
1979.21.23
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrics
Ligation -- instrumentation
Sutures
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
A curved glass tube containing catgut in alcohol and an obstetrical atraumatic needle; a paper label is inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. A. McArthur, Blackstock Dispensary, Blackstock, Ont.
Maker
Davis & Geck, Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
catgut: black
metal: grey
paper: white; black
alcohol: clear
Inscriptions
Label has: "Davis & Geck Inc., N.Y., U.S.A. // THERMO-FLEX // CATGUT SUTURES, U.S.P. // OBSTETRICAL–Atraumatic Needle // Chromic Extra Type D2 // In excess of 28 inches // Non-boilable // Product 685"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Dimension Notes
Length 11.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the Blackstock Dispensary, built in 1876; practising physicians in the dispensary: Dr. John Montgomery 1876-1882; Dr. Auron J. Campbell 1882-1888; Dr. Wm. A Fish 1888-1901; Dr. John McCullough 1901-1906; Dr. Robert B. Harris 1906-1908; Dr. Archibald McArthur 1908-1925; Dr. John A. McArthur 1919-1966.
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scultetus binder

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1979.21.66 a
Description
Also called a postpartum binder, a many-tailed bandage, or a spider bandage; a square piece of cloth cut or torn into strips from the ends toward the centre, with as large a centre left as necessary to cover a compress on a wound; the ends are then tied with the tails overlapping each other or held…
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Accession Number
1979.21.66 a
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Postpartum Period
Midwifery
Bandages
Description
Also called a postpartum binder, a many-tailed bandage, or a spider bandage; a square piece of cloth cut or torn into strips from the ends toward the centre, with as large a centre left as necessary to cover a compress on a wound; the ends are then tied with the tails overlapping each other or held in place by safety pins.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. A. McArthur, Blackstock Dispensary, Blackstock, Ont.
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
fabric: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet M
Dimension Notes
Length 1.17 m x Width 36.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"What is a Scultetus Binder?" at www.ehow.com/about 5164704 scultetus-binder.html
Research Facts
Also called postpartum binder or many-tailed bandage or spider bandage; from the Blackstock Dispensary, built in 1876; practising physicians in the dispensary: Dr. John Montgomery 1876-1882; Dr. Auron J. Campbell 1882-1888; Dr. Wm. A Fish 1888-1901; Dr. John McCullough 1901-1906; Dr. Robert B. Harris 1906-1908; Dr. Archibald McArthur 1908-1925; Dr. John A. McArthur 1919-1966.
Used by a new mother after the birth of a child, the postpartum binder was meant to restore the figure and keep the womb in its correct position. She wore the binder for 10 days after the birth and changed it daily.
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Pregtest chemical pregnancy test

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1983.22.4 a-t
Description
A boxed kit for doing chemical pregnancy tests in the doctor's office; the box (t) is fabric-covered cardboard; an insert has holes for holding the components of the kit; the front drops down to reveal the contents; included in the box are: four test tubes (a-d); a glass funnel (e); a hydrometer (f…
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Accession Number
1983.22.4 a-t
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Pregnancy Tests
Obstetrics
Description
A boxed kit for doing chemical pregnancy tests in the doctor's office; the box (t) is fabric-covered cardboard; an insert has holes for holding the components of the kit; the front drops down to reveal the contents; included in the box are: four test tubes (a-d); a glass funnel (e); a hydrometer (f); a glass rod (g); a pipette (h); four filter papers in a printed cover (i); test papers in a glass vial (j); six reagents in bottles; Reagent 1 (k) came in an amber bottle with a metal screw top that is now empty; Reagent 2 (l) came in a brown glass bottle with a bakelite top that is now empty; Reagent 3 (m) came in a brown glass bottle with a rubber dropper top that is now empty; Reagent 4 (n) came in an amber glass bottle with a metal top that is now empty; Reagent 5 (o) came in a brown glass bottle with a bakelite top that is now empty; Reagent 6 (p) came in an amber glass bottle with a metal screw top that contains two empty capsules; an instruction leaflet (q); two description leaflets (r,s).
Number Of Parts
20
Part Names
a-d - test tubes - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
e - funnel - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
f - hydrometer - Size: Length 11.7 cm
g - glass rod - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Diam. 4.0 mm
h - pipette - Size: Length 18.4 cm
i - filter papers
j - test papers in vial - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
k - Reagent 1 bottle - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
l - Reagent 2 bottle - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
m - Reagent 3 bottle - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
n - Reagent 4 bottle - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
o - Reagent 5 bottle - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
p - Reagent 6 bottle - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
q - instruction leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 19.0 cm x 10.0 cm
r,s - description leaflet
t - box - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 13.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W. W. H. Rudd of Toronto.
Maker
Bell-Craig
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
cardboard: white
fabric: black
glass: brown
paper: white
ink: black
p;astic: black
rubber: black
metal:
Inscriptions
Marked on (b): "PYREX"; on (f): "Goodman-Kleiner Co. NY 60°F"; on (i) "Greens Filter Paper"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-4
Condition Remarks
The kit would be complete if one glass rod and a graduated cylinder were present.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Chemical pregnancy tests are quick (20 mins) compared with biological tests; they were developed after 1929. From the effects of the donor's father, Dr. M.S.K. Rudd, who had a hospital on St. Clair Avenue in Toronto.
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Denman's midwifery forceps

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Dates
1870
1910
1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1984.19.1 a-b
Description
Long-bladed obstetrical forceps with no pelvic curve; smooth wooden handles.
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Accession Number
1984.19.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Delivery
Obstetrical Forceps
Description
Long-bladed obstetrical forceps with no pelvic curve; smooth wooden handles.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - forcep - Length 31.0 cm
b - forcep - Length 31.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. H. Wesley.
Maker
May (?) and Stevenson
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1910
1870-1910
Material
wood: brown
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-2
Condition Remarks
Some discolouration of metal; #2: metal is rusty
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Part of a group of instruments belonging to the donor's great-grandfather, Dr. W.W. Ogden (1837-1917) and grandfather, Dr. S.M. Hay (?-1943).
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McLean's obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1985.10.1
Description
Long obstetrical forceps with solid metal blades, straight overlapping shanks, English lock, Simpson handles with gripping grooves made of bakelite; outer blades polished, inside ground smooth.
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Accession Number
1985.10.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrical Forceps
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
Long obstetrical forceps with solid metal blades, straight overlapping shanks, English lock, Simpson handles with gripping grooves made of bakelite; outer blades polished, inside ground smooth.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: unknown.
Maker
Tiemann & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: grey
plastic: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-3
Dimension Notes
Length 38.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion on blades.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
See also 1972.18.2 for similar forceps
Research Facts
These might have been the obstetrical forceps used by Dr. John Nash of Newmarket, practised 1850-92, and presented to the Academy of Medicine in 1937 by Mrs. Lester Norton, which have not been identified.
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pediatric weight scale

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1985.12.1
Description
Cream-painted baby weighing pan and base, sliding weights plus additional 18-lb. weight; capacity 36 lb.; inset information chart for height / weight of boys and girls; calibrated in pounds and ounces.
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Accession Number
1985.12.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Infant Care
Weights and Measures
Body Weight -- instrumentation
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
Description
Cream-painted baby weighing pan and base, sliding weights plus additional 18-lb. weight; capacity 36 lb.; inset information chart for height / weight of boys and girls; calibrated in pounds and ounces.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. T. Jacobsen of Toronto; used by his father, Dr. John R. Jacobsen.
Maker
Continental Scale Works
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
metal: cream; white; brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 47.5 cm x Width 19.0 cm x Depth 26.0 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: slightly dirty overall; some yellowing of paint; minor losses and abrasions to paint overall; metal has some minor corrosion, oily accretions; card is yellowed and dirty; dark stain in card at upper right corner.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
For history of practice of weighing babies, see "History of the Care & Feeding of the Premature Infant," by T. Cone, 1985
Research Facts
Used by donor's father, Dr. John R. Jacobsen, who practised from the 1930s to the 1970s; Dr. Jacobsen graduated from University of Toronto and had a large obstetrical practice, office, and small operating room in his house at 144 Hilton Ave., Toronto; he died in 1985 at the age of 74.
Exhibit History
McCord Museum in Montreal ("Growing Up in Montreal") from 26 Aug. 2004 to 22 June 2007; L-2004.3.
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Dates
1940
1949
circa 1940-1949
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1986.20.1 a-p
Description
A rectangular leather bag (p) with a carrying handle, a lift-up lid, and a side compartment in the base; main compartment is lined with button-on fabric; bag contains: (a,b) obstetrical crutch in a cloth bag; (c) fetal stethoscope; (d) pelvimeter; (e) perforator; (f) hook and crotchet; (g) axis-tra…
Accession Number
1986.20.1 a-p
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Delivery
MM= Surgical Set
Description
A rectangular leather bag (p) with a carrying handle, a lift-up lid, and a side compartment in the base; main compartment is lined with button-on fabric; bag contains: (a,b) obstetrical crutch in a cloth bag; (c) fetal stethoscope; (d) pelvimeter; (e) perforator; (f) hook and crotchet; (g) axis-traction forceps; (h) axis-traction forceps; (i) hypodermic needle in packet; (j) anaesthetic mask frame; (l) bottle with measures engraved; (m) rubber apron; (n) fabric case; (o) packet of perineum needles.
Number Of Parts
16
Part Names
case - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Width 46.8 cm x Depth 19.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. B. Steiner.
Maker
Reynolds and Branson Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Leeds
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1949
circa 1940-1949
Material
leather: dark brown
fabric: white
metal: silver
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-4
(k) Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row B
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used by Dr. Steiner when she was in general practice in the U.K., 1942-1948; delivered around 600 babies using instruments in this case.
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pediatric weight scale

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Obstetrics
Accession Number
995003013 a-b
Description
(a) rectangular-shaped metal infant balance with (b) removable infant holder; scale has a movable weight in front which slides back and forth on a metal bar and a scale in both hg and kg; infant holder is designed to hold an infant lying down; there is a headrest on the right side.
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Accession Number
995003013 a-b
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
Physical Examination
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
Infant Care
Body Weight -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
(a) rectangular-shaped metal infant balance with (b) removable infant holder; scale has a movable weight in front which slides back and forth on a metal bar and a scale in both hg and kg; infant holder is designed to hold an infant lying down; there is a headrest on the right side.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - scale - Size: Length 54.0 cm. x Width 31.0 cm. x Depth 11.0 cm.
b - infant holder - Size: Length 66.0 cm. x Width 27.0 cm.
Maker
Stathmos type 391
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
paint: white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Scale in hg and kg at scale front; tape which reads "Stillbirth classed if 500 gms or if over 20 weeks gestation"; another piece of tape on which is written: "1 kg = 1000 gms 1 Hectogram = 100 grams"; tape with "V3" (Victory 3) on the infant holder
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A2-3
Temporary Location
To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: Showcase East, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Condition Remarks
The scale was very dirty and dusty; a few small chips on the paint are visible
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
995005051
Description
A green glass bottle with rounded walls, flat base, and threaded neck with a cork stopper; the braided fabric umbilical tape is wound around a tube (inaccessible) and exits the bottle through a small hole in the cork; a rectangular label is affixed to the bottle.
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Accession Number
995005051
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Ligation -- instrumentation
Delivery -- instrumentation
Description
A green glass bottle with rounded walls, flat base, and threaded neck with a cork stopper; the braided fabric umbilical tape is wound around a tube (inaccessible) and exits the bottle through a small hole in the cork; a rectangular label is affixed to the bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
glass: green
cork: brown
fabric: white
paper: off-white
ink: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Sterile // Umbilical Tape // BRAIDED // [illeg. for remainder of label]", surrounded by a single-line border; embossed on base of bottle is "3 6 // 7"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 3.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is damaged with quite a bit of grime and yellowing of the paper; tape has a few tears in the portion extending out of the cork; the end of the tape has yellowed; glass and cork are in good condition.
Copy Type
Original
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Collyer's pelvimeter

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Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
995005115
Description
A metal pelvimeter consisting of two arms, connected at one and with a wing nut, which loop out in opposite directions, then curve and meet again at the other end; the arms have small bulbs at the ends; when the arms are spread apart a dial is revealed to show the distance between the two ends.
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Accession Number
995005115
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Pelvimetry -- instrumentation
Description
A metal pelvimeter consisting of two arms, connected at one and with a wing nut, which loop out in opposite directions, then curve and meet again at the other end; the arms have small bulbs at the ends; when the arms are spread apart a dial is revealed to show the distance between the two ends.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., graduate of Queen’s University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1947; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Whitex
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Date Remarks
Similar to an object in a 1967 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"WHITEX // MADE IN GERMANY" engraved near the wingnut
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-5
Dimension Notes
Length 28.3 x Width 17.0 cm x Width 3.0
Condition Remarks
Some wear and tarnish on the metal.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Sklar Surgical Instruments, Suction & Pressure Apparatus," 75th Anniv., Sklar Instruments, 1967, p. 334
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