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canula needle holder; automatic needle threader

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Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1936.1.1 a-n
Description
Needle threader has a tubular body with a reel on the end of the handle for suture wire; comes in a leather-covered wooden case and with 12 assorted hollow needles.
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Accession Number
1936.1.1 a-n
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles
Suture Techniques
Cleft Palate
Description
Needle threader has a tubular body with a reel on the end of the handle for suture wire; comes in a leather-covered wooden case and with 12 assorted hollow needles.
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
case -Size: Length 25.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. E.A. McCulloch; designed and used by Dr. E.M. Hodder (1810-1878); Dr. Hodder was dean of the Toronto School of Medicine in 1876.
Maker
Mayer & Meltzer (case)
Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c."
Material
wood
leather
metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-9
Condition Remarks
Crank for suture reel is missing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
"Medicine Man to Medical Man," by (?) Bull, Toronto, 1934, p. 115; artefact similar to one found in Down, 1906, p. 255 #1188; CD #UHN
Research Facts
The suture wire passes through the instrument and is drawn thorugh by a wheel on the handle. Used for cleft palate work.
Images
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