On exhibit “Growing Pains: the 1867 Kingston General Hospital Crisis” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
UHN artefact files
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Stomach pump and associated instrumentation in a velvet-lined case, consisting of: (a) brass pump with a round wooden plunger handle with female screw fittings at end and side; (b) wooden mouth screw; (c) mouth gag (?), a wooden bar with a large central hole and small hole at each end; (d) a wooden…
Stomach pump and associated instrumentation in a velvet-lined case, consisting of: (a) brass pump with a round wooden plunger handle with female screw fittings at end and side; (b) wooden mouth screw; (c) mouth gag (?), a wooden bar with a large central hole and small hole at each end; (d) a wooden platform to hold the enema nozzle (h) and its fitting (j) in a vertical position; (e) stomach tube, a brass male screw fitting at one end, rounded end with holes at the other; the hose is covered in black and brown woven cloth; (f) a hose like (e), but with one male screw fitting and one female unthreaded fitting; (g,h) ivory enema nozzles; (i) fitting for nozzle, ivory, straight with a flared lip; female end threaded, other end (male) wrapped with thread; (j) ivory fitting for nozzle, angled at 90°; (k) polished mahogany case, brass plaque on lid, brass hinges, lock, lined with velvet with fittings.
Number Of Parts
a - pump - Size: Length 19.25 cm
b - mouth screw - Size: Length 8.0 cm
c - mouth gag (?) - Size: Length 10.0 cm
d - platform - Size: Length 4.2 cm
e - stomach tube - Size: Length 50.0 cm
f - hose - Size: Length 43.0 cm
g - enema nozzle - Size: Length 6.25 cm
h - enema nozzle - Size: Length 5.0 cm
i - fitting for nozzle - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
j - fitting for nozzle - Size: Length 2.9 cm
k - case - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Width 13.75 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donor and owner, Dr. Henry Harold Argue.