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Thornwald antrum trephine

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Dates
1923
1968
c.1923-1968
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
994011010 a-b
Description
Component (a), an inner rod and rasp, begins as a rotating handle that is smooth and round and flares slightly at its bottom, tapers, then flares in the middle, tapers again and flares slightly at the top, where it joins a flat, curved arm; the bottom of the handle is a flat, round disk with grippi…
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Accession Number
994011010 a-b
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Trephining -- trephine
Description
Component (a), an inner rod and rasp, begins as a rotating handle that is smooth and round and flares slightly at its bottom, tapers, then flares in the middle, tapers again and flares slightly at the top, where it joins a flat, curved arm; the bottom of the handle is a flat, round disk with gripping lines stamped on its rim; the arm extending from the handle curves in a shallow "S" pattern and is joined to a short, round cylinder by a flat, round disk with gripping lines stamped along the rim; this small disk has two thin notches on either side; between these notches, the end of a round connecting pin can be seen; the short, round cylinder leads to a thinner short, round cylinder, topped by a short length of raised metal threading; a thin, round, solid length of rod extends from these threads; this long rod becomes segmented near its end; there are six segments in total, the first four of which are about half a centimetre long; the second-last segment is 0.3 cm long and it connects the rest of the segment and the rod to a short, cylidrical segment capped by a ring of eight triangular teeth, and a central triangular tooth; component (a), the inner rod and rasp, is designed to run through the middle of component (b), an outer cylinder and tube, with the handle and handle arm of component (a) protruding from the bottom of component (b), and the toothed tip of component (a) protruding slightly from the tube end of component (b); (b) begins as a rough, hollow cylinder that is textured by a rough diamond pattern; the cylinder ends at a thin, flat diamond-shaped piece that is attached to the bottom of the cylinder; a thin, round metal tube extends from the flat surface of this piece; it travels in a straight path, then curves slightly towards its end; a round opening is visible at the end of the tube.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - inner rod and rasp - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
b - outer cylinder and tube - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1906 and 1972, and was a graduate of Queen's University. He had a special interest in dairy and cheese, having once been a cheese and butter maker. Served in WWI overseas in the rank of Captain. He was born in 1882 and died in 1972 at the age of 89. Item given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Maker
Stevens
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1923
1968
c.1923-1968
Date Remarks
Commercial application of chrome plating began in 1923. The Stevens Company logo changed at the latest by 1968.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On the flat face of the handle arm are the words "CHROME", "GERMANY", and "Stevens", all stamped separately into the metal; on the cylinder and tube component (b), the number "6" is stamped into the metal twice, on either side of the opening at the bottom of the rough cylinder; the number "66" is also stamped on the short cylinder of component (a).
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-7
Length
23.2
Width
4.5
Height
2.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 23.2cm x Width 4.5cm x Height 2.1cm
Condition Remarks
Very minor signs of wear on the flat, diamond-shaped piece at the end of the rough cylinder facing the thin curved rod; small scratches and a filmy deposit can be seen here; tiny scratches and five small dents can be seen about halfway down the curved rod; greyish matter has become trapped between the triangular teeth.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Storz Surgical Instruments," by the Storz Instrument Co., 1966, p. 159 (item #N-2715) (see attached photocopy)
A Textbook of Practical Obstetrics, Grandin and Jarman, 1897, pg. 148.
Research Facts
Dr. Williams identified this item as an "aural rasp." The catalogue states that it is a "hand drill for perforating the antrum wall" of the sinus.
It could also be a Braun Trephine, used for foetal crainotomy.
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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Bennett's inhaler

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
994011014
Description
The inhaler is a hollow, metal cylindrical instrument with two hollow metal tubes leading to two plastic anaesthetic delivery cups; at the bottom of the cylinder, there is a metal cap that was once removable; it has gripping lines stamped into the metal and two vertical rectangular slots on opposi…
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Accession Number
994011014
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
The inhaler is a hollow, metal cylindrical instrument with two hollow metal tubes leading to two plastic anaesthetic delivery cups; at the bottom of the cylinder, there is a metal cap that was once removable; it has gripping lines stamped into the metal and two vertical rectangular slots on opposite ends of the diameter of the cap; the bottom of the cap is flat; a metal disk caps this cylinder; from the curved top of this disk, two hollow metal tubes extend, curving outwards slightly away from each other, and forwards; these tubes are each capped by a brown plastic applicator; each applicator has a rounded conical shape with a round hole at the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
plastic: brown
Inscriptions
"HARTZ CO", "DETROIT, CLEVELAND, TORONTO" and "PAT. APPL'D FOR" stamped into the metal cylinder
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Accretion of a white deposit on nasal applicators at rim of metal attachment; moderate patches of corrosion on metal surface; cap at the bottom of the instrument cannot be removed; #2: tarnished.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Illustrated Catalogue of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 23 (item #1253)
Research Facts
This anaesthetic inhaler was filled with cotton batting saturated with ether or chloroform; the anaesthetic was delivered to the patient by inserting the delivery cups into the nostrils. Dr. Williams identified this item as a "nasal douche."
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
995002033
Description
Cylindrical plastic hollow tube shaped at one end to allow the attachment of a tube and grooved, rounded and perforated with eight small holes at the other end (the tip).
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Accession Number
995002033
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- vaginal
Description
Cylindrical plastic hollow tube shaped at one end to allow the attachment of a tube and grooved, rounded and perforated with eight small holes at the other end (the tip).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1931 graduate.
Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Material
plastic: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-10
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Diam. : 18.0 mm.
Condition Remarks
Plastic shows no signs of deterioration, other than slight discoloration (yellowing) of the plastic in the centre section
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Barb (Earl) Gilbert (1963 KGH Nursing graduate and daughter of Ruth Wallace); American Hospital Supply Catalog C30, Montreal: A.H.S., ca. 1960, pp. 20312-20330 (item 20325-180)
Images
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Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
995002034
Description
Cylindrical angled glass hollow tube shaped at one end to allow the attachment of a tube and rounded and bulbous with 3 perforations at the other end (the tip).
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Accession Number
995002034
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- vaginal
Description
Cylindrical angled glass hollow tube shaped at one end to allow the attachment of a tube and rounded and bulbous with 3 perforations at the other end (the tip).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace (1931 Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate).
Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-10
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.4 cm. x Diam. : 15.0 mm.
Condition Remarks
Small bubbles in glass; no chips or cracks; clean
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Barb (Earl) Gilbert (1963 KGH Nursing graduate and daughter of Ruth Wallace)
Images
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Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
995002040
Description
One piece clear glass eye bath cup formed into a hollow, oval concave cup with fluting on its outer edges, an open top and rounded outer edges; tapers into a solid, cylindrical stem, then flares out to create a round, flat base.
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Accession Number
995002040
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Eye, Foreign Bodies
Ophthalmology -- instrumentation
Optometry -- instrumentation
MM= Irrigation -- eye bath
Description
One piece clear glass eye bath cup formed into a hollow, oval concave cup with fluting on its outer edges, an open top and rounded outer edges; tapers into a solid, cylindrical stem, then flares out to create a round, flat base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace was a graduate from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1931.
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Material
glass: transparent
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row B
Height
7.0 cm
Diameter
4.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Barb (Earl) Gilbert Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1963 and daughter of Ruth Wallace.
Images
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Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
995002041
Description
One piece clear glass eye bath cup formed into a hollow, oval concave cup with fluting on its outer edges, an open top and rounded outer edges; tapers into a solid, cylindrical stem, then flares out to create a round, flat base.
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Accession Number
995002041
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Eye, Foreign Bodies
Ophthalmology -- instrumentation
Optometry -- instrumentation
MM= Irrigation -- eye bath
Description
One piece clear glass eye bath cup formed into a hollow, oval concave cup with fluting on its outer edges, an open top and rounded outer edges; tapers into a solid, cylindrical stem, then flares out to create a round, flat base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace was a graduate from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1931.
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Material
glass: transparent
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row C
Temporary Location
With MHC Education Program WWI: The Dirty Details of Disease Oct 2017, stored in Rm 2017.
Height
7.0 cm
Diameter
4.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Research Facts
Barb (Earl) Gilbert Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1963 and daughter of Ruth Wallace.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
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Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
995002042
Description
One piece cobalt blue plastic eye bath cup formed into a hollow, oval concave cup with fluting on its outer edges, an open top and rounded outer edges; tapers into a solid, cylindrical stem, then flares out to create a round, flat base; manufacturers anme embossed on two sides.
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Accession Number
995002042
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Eye, Foreign Bodies
Ophthalmology -- instrumentation
Optometry -- instrumentation
MM= Irrigation -- eye bath
Description
One piece cobalt blue plastic eye bath cup formed into a hollow, oval concave cup with fluting on its outer edges, an open top and rounded outer edges; tapers into a solid, cylindrical stem, then flares out to create a round, flat base; manufacturers anme embossed on two sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace was a graduate from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1931.
Maker
Wyeth
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Material
plastic: cobalt
Inscriptions
Embossed: "WYETH"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row C
Height
4.5 cm
Diameter
4.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Barb (Earl) Gilbert Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1963 and daughter of Ruth Wallace
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oral thermometer

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Dates
1935
1955
circa 1935-1955
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
995002053 a-c
Description
Two-piece black plastic case and glass thermometer; case is cylindrical and the top screws onto the case; the thermometer has a silver-coloured (mercury?) end which goes up into the cylindrical rod when heated; outside glass has a scale in deg. F. as well as manufacturer information.
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Accession Number
995002053 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Body Temperature
Description
Two-piece black plastic case and glass thermometer; case is cylindrical and the top screws onto the case; the thermometer has a silver-coloured (mercury?) end which goes up into the cylindrical rod when heated; outside glass has a scale in deg. F. as well as manufacturer information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer case lid - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 1.3 cm.
b - thermometer case - Size: Length 8.4 cm. x Width 1.3 cm.
c - thermometer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 5.0 mm.
Provenance
Margaret Kirkpatrick, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate Class of 1935.
Maker
Tamblyn
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1935
1955
circa 1935-1955
Material
plastic: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
In blue: "90017 CERTIFIED G TAMBLYN MADE IN USA B-D" and scale in F°
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Condition Remarks
Plastic of case has no cracks, stains or signs of deterioration; glass thermometer is complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston
Exhibit History
Artefact displayed at special Mass for nurses, St. Mary's Cathedral, Sunday, May 8, 2005, 11:15 a.m.; KGH Nursing Alumnae 2005 Special exhibit, Museum of Health Care, 20 May 2005-24 June 2005
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oral thermometer

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Dates
1935
1955
circa 1935-1955
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
995002054 a-c
Description
Two-piece black plastic case and glass thermometer; case is cylindrical and the top screws onto the case; the thermometer has a silver-coloured (mercury) end which goes up into the cylindrical rod when heated; outside glass has a scale in deg. F. as well as manufacturer information.
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Accession Number
995002054 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Body Temperature
Description
Two-piece black plastic case and glass thermometer; case is cylindrical and the top screws onto the case; the thermometer has a silver-coloured (mercury) end which goes up into the cylindrical rod when heated; outside glass has a scale in deg. F. as well as manufacturer information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer case lid - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 1.3 cm.
b - thermometer case - Size: Length 8.3 cm. x Width 1.3 cm.
c - thermometer - Size: Length 10.2 cm. x Width 4.0 mm.
Provenance
Margaret Kirkpatrick, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate Class of 1935.
Maker
Rexall
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1935
1955
circa 1935-1955
Material
plastic: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"6128 Max 1 Min W 1365 REXALL Monogram Germany" in blue and red; scale in °F in blue & red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Condition Remarks
Plastic of case has no cracks, stains or signs of deterioration; glass thermometer is complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston
Images
Less detail
Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
995003043
Description
Cylindrical angled glass hollow tube shaped at one end to allow the attachment of a tube (rubber) and rounded and bulbous at the other end; this end is closed except for three perforations in the glass tip.
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Accession Number
995003043
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- vaginal
Description
Cylindrical angled glass hollow tube shaped at one end to allow the attachment of a tube (rubber) and rounded and bulbous at the other end; this end is closed except for three perforations in the glass tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-10
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.0 cm. x Width: 1.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Tube was dirty and dusty; tube has no cracks or chips
Copy Type
Original
Images
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