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Barrett placenta forceps

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997034113
Description
The placenta forcep is a scissor-like instrument made up of two halves joined with a screw joint and a snap catch ratchet; the handles are straight with rounded outer edges and flat on the inner side; the handles then flare out to closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the blades flare o…
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Accession Number
997034113
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Delivery -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- placenta
Description
The placenta forcep is a scissor-like instrument made up of two halves joined with a screw joint and a snap catch ratchet; the handles are straight with rounded outer edges and flat on the inner side; the handles then flare out to closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the blades flare out to elongated ovals with open centres and rounded tips; the inside of the oval tips have deep angled serrations cut into the metal; the outer edges are rounded.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"O.R." engraved on instrument; "GENITO-URINARY LONDON ENGLAND STAINLESS" stamped into metal on one handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-6
Dimension Notes
Length 25.0 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
There is some staining around the joint; no corrosion; parts move freely.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Weck Surgical Instruments and Products," by Pilling Weck, 1992, p. H-15 (item #770726) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Used for removing retained placenta inside of uterus following delivery of baby or miscarriage.
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Goodwin amniotomy forceps

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997034219
Description
Goodwin forcep is a scissor-like instrument made up of two halves, joined with a box-lock joint and a snap-catch ratchet; the handles have a slight upward curve with closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the blades curve upward and flare out with rounded end when closed; when opened the…
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Accession Number
997034219
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Labor Complications
Labor, Induced
Cervix Uteri
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Goodwin forcep is a scissor-like instrument made up of two halves, joined with a box-lock joint and a snap-catch ratchet; the handles have a slight upward curve with closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the blades curve upward and flare out with rounded end when closed; when opened there is one sharp tooth on one blade and two on the other which interlock when closed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Down
Site Made (City)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWN ENGLAND STAINLESS Steel" stamped into metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-6
Dimension Notes
Length 25.2 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion; parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments & Hospital Equipment," 23rd ed., by Downs Surgical PLC, c. 1982, p. F21 (similar to item #FM 274-01-D) (see attached photocopy); CD #6
Research Facts
Used to grasp cervix during induction of labour.
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internal pelvimeter

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997034259
Description
Scissor-like instrument made up of two halves joined with a screw; the handles are straight with closed finger grips coming off each end; one handle has a caliper attached with a screw that passes through a groove on the second handle; the arms flare out and then curve in and out with a round, flat…
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Accession Number
997034259
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Pelvimetry -- instrumentation
Description
Scissor-like instrument made up of two halves joined with a screw; the handles are straight with closed finger grips coming off each end; one handle has a caliper attached with a screw that passes through a groove on the second handle; the arms flare out and then curve in and out with a round, flat knob at the end facing outward; when the instrument is closed, the arms cross over each other and the knobs meet back to back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Ingram & Bell
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
The logo type for Ingram & Bell was used on instruments from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"INGRAM & BELL GERMANY STAINLESS" stamped into metal; has the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it stamped into the metal; "O.R." engraved on instrument.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-5
Dimension Notes
Length 20.5 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Traces of corrosion in the joint
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instrument Catalogue," Lawton Surgical Instruments, ca 1970, p. 811 (similar to item #97-0135) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
Used for measuring the internal diameter of the pelvis.
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bill traction handle

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Dates
1960
1962
circa 1960-1962
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997034459
Description
A T-shaped handle; extension is on a 360° hinge attached to a second movable extension with a notch for clamping onto a standard delivery forceps; end is flat and U-shaped.
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Accession Number
997034459
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
Obstetrical Forceps
MM= Delivery -- axis traction handle
Description
A T-shaped handle; extension is on a 360° hinge attached to a second movable extension with a notch for clamping onto a standard delivery forceps; end is flat and U-shaped.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (City)
Westchester
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1962
circa 1960-1962
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on T handle: "87"; stamped on extension: "SKLAR S.S."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-4
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Width 11.5 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some discolouration on handle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital Catalog," Sklar Instruments, 21st ed., 1992, p. 204 (item #92-3350); CD #6.
Research Facts
This was used during difficult deliveries, if necessary.
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Saenger's placenta forceps

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Dates
1915
1935
circa 1915-1935
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997034493
Description
Saenger's placenta forceps is a scissor-like clamp with a box-lock joint and snap catch ratchet; closed, round finger grips at proximal end; distal half curves out and ends with an open, oval, grooved clamp.
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Accession Number
997034493
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- placenta
Description
Saenger's placenta forceps is a scissor-like clamp with a box-lock joint and snap catch ratchet; closed, round finger grips at proximal end; distal half curves out and ends with an open, oval, grooved clamp.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Down Bros.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1915
1935
circa 1915-1935
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogues.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWN LONDON STAINLESS K.G.H." stamped into metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 24.5 cm x Width 7.8 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
There is some discolouration at the hinge point and the grooves of the clamp.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 5020 (similar to item #E/-991) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
Used to remove retained placenta from the uterus.
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Saenger's placenta forceps

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Dates
1915
1935
circa 1915-1935
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997034494
Description
Saenger's placenta forceps is a scissor-like clamp with a box-lock joint and snap catch ratchet; closed, round finger grips at proximal end; distal half curves out and ends with an open, oval, grooved clamp.
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Accession Number
997034494
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- placenta
Description
Saenger's placenta forceps is a scissor-like clamp with a box-lock joint and snap catch ratchet; closed, round finger grips at proximal end; distal half curves out and ends with an open, oval, grooved clamp.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Down Bros.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1915
1935
circa 1915-1935
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogues.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Dr Clow OR" engraved on instrument; "K.G.H. DOWN BROS. LONDON STAINLESS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 25.0 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
There is some discolouration in the grooves of the clamp.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 5020 (similar to item #E/-991) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
Used to remove retained placenta from the uterus.
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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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obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1835
1899
circa 1835-1899
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
004026003 a-e
Description
A pair of wooden handled obstetrical forceps with a traction handle in a cloth pouch; the forceps have a left (a) and a right (b) side and fasten together via a bolt in the center; the right handle has a swinging screw on it which fits through a slot on the left one; there is a wingnut (c) which fa…
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Accession Number
004026003 a-e
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
A pair of wooden handled obstetrical forceps with a traction handle in a cloth pouch; the forceps have a left (a) and a right (b) side and fasten together via a bolt in the center; the right handle has a swinging screw on it which fits through a slot on the left one; there is a wingnut (c) which fastens onto the screw working as an adjustable lock; the traction handle (d) attaches to a screw on the right handle and is a curved piece of metal with a wooden handle; the pouch is made of beige cloth with faded blue stripes.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - left handle - Size: Length 32.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
b - right handle - Size: Length 32.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
c - wingnut - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
d - traction handle - Size: Length 17.4 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
e - pouch - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Came from the Queen's Archives' Anthony A. Travill Fonds.
Maker
Stevens & Son
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1835
1899
circa 1835-1899
Date Remarks
Stevens & Son was established around 1935 and wooden-handled forceps would not have been used after around 1900.
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
fabric: beige
Inscriptions
"STEVENS // & SON" engraved on the left handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-2
Condition Remarks
The pouch is faded and dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Stevens Direct-to-Home Medical Supplies"; Internet: "Medical Antiques. com"; Queen's Archives; CD #6
Research Facts
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.
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obstetrical perforator

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Dates
1750
circa 1750
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
996002014
Description
Obstetrical perforator which consists of two long scissor-like handles attached near the head with a screw; the head consists of two curved and pointed blades which open when the handles are opened; the handles are rounded at the end to allow the user to grasp them with the hand and fingers
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Accession Number
996002014
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Craniotomy -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- perforator
MM= Cutting Tool -- perforator
Description
Obstetrical perforator which consists of two long scissor-like handles attached near the head
with a screw; the head consists of two curved and pointed blades which open when the handles
are opened; the handles are rounded at the end to allow the user to grasp them with the hand
and fingers
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
OWNED BY DR. JASON A. HANNAH, 1928 MEDS. GRADUATE FROM QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Dates
1750
circa 1750
Material
metal: silver-grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 28.0 cm. x Width: 7.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The perforator will open and close; there is a fair amount of corrosion on the handle; #3: metal rusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Chas. F. Thackeray -- Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries p. M271; "Antique Medical Instruments" by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., p. 99; Jetter & Scheerer, "Surgical Instruments Catalogue", Canada Edition, p. 186; V. Mueller catalogue: "A Guide to Comprehensive Purchasing", p. 479; CD #1
Research Facts
Perforator used to perform a craniotomy on a severely impacted fetus
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Rock-Mulligan hood

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Dates
1967
circa 1967
Collection
Dr. James R. Birchard Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
996004001
Description
A small plastic Rock-Mulligan Hood; small funnel shape within a larger, flimsier, plastic cone
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Accession Number
996004001
Collection
Dr. James R. Birchard Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Infertility, Female -- therapy
Description
A small plastic Rock-Mulligan Hood; small funnel shape within a larger, flimsier, plastic cone
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
James R. Birchard, M.D.
Maker
Rock-Mulligan
Dates
1967
circa 1967
Date Remarks
Removed from patient c. 1967
Material
plastic: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-3
Dimension Notes
Depth: 3.5 cm. x Diam. : 2.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
#1: There is slight discolouration and some marks on the plastic
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
See photocopied letter; CD #4
Research Facts
See accompanying letter from James R. Birchard, M.D. (photocopy enclosed with accession sheet)
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