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La Force adenotome

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Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997003024 a-d
Description
La Force's adenotome, which consists of a top piece (a) and bottom piece (b), which fit together with flat inside edges and rounded outer edges; the pieces fit together to form a long, curved instrument with a round thumb grip at the operator end and a scooped piece at the other end that has an ope…
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Accession Number
997003024 a-d
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
Description
La Force's adenotome, which consists of a top piece (a) and bottom piece (b), which fit together with flat inside edges and rounded outer edges; the pieces fit together to form a long, curved instrument with a round thumb grip at the operator end and a scooped piece at the other end that has an open area at the bottom and two open slots at the top; (c) two round finger grips attached to a flat piece of metal attach to, and hold together, the top and bottom; (d) a flat flexible metal blade attaches to the end of the top and goes through the scooped end of the bottom; the blade has sharp edges and several holes punched into the area exposed by the open area at the bottom of the scoop.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - adenotome top - Size: Length 19.7 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - adenotome bottom - Size: Length 18.9 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
c - finger grips - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 6.1 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
d - blade - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Maker
Cosmevo
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
McPherson practised 1931–1957
Material
metal: silver; grey; dark grey
Inscriptions
(a) The number "1" is stamped into the inside edge; the words, "COSMEVO // GERMANY // 2 // CHROME" are stamped into the outside edge; (b) the number "1" is stamped into the inside edge; (c) the number "1" is stamped into the inside edge.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Condition Remarks
The plating has worn in several small spots, especially where metal rubs against metal; very little corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); "Aesculap Jetter & Scheerer Surgical Instruments," Canada edition, c. 1960, p. 256 (see attached photocopy); "A Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," by Chas. F. Thackray, c. 1970, p. 369 (similar to item # N1987-9) (see attached photocopy); CD #3
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The Alchymist [print]

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
002050174
Description
Black and white print on paper, depicts an older bearded man, wearing dark-coloured robes and a hat, sitting in front of a stove and blowing air onto the embers.
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Accession Number
002050174
Author
Wm. Baillie
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Art
Alchemy -- pictorial works
Description
Black and white print on paper, depicts an older bearded man, wearing dark-coloured robes and a hat, sitting in front of a stove and blowing air onto the embers.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. John Ferguson.
Maker
Wm. Baillie
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the front: "Teniers Pinx.t He's in Belief of Chymistry, so bold, The Alcymist, if his Dream last, he'll turn the Age to Gold. Wbaillie Sculp."; handwritten on the back : "presented by // John Ferguson Esq M.D // 1917".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A, p. 11b
Dimension Notes
Length 20.2 cm x Width 24.2 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Stable: Paper looks in good condition, slight darkening in thte lower right corner; the backing paper however has darkened noticeably, especially around the edges, there are losses at both lower corners and in the upper right corner, there are also small losses on each edge; the back is very soiled, there are darkened uniform adhesive lines showing through the backing card.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
File
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Prev. #AMP273; L203; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Etched from a painting by Teniers; date accepted by the Academy of Medicine: 1917.
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Beckman's adenoid curette

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997037016
Description
Beckman's adenoid curette is a long, solid metal artifact consisting of a wide, rounded handle that tapers to a long, thin cylindrical stem; on all sides, the handle has three recessed grooves which together form a grip; near the top of the handle, there are two indentations to accomodate the thumb…
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Accession Number
997037016
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- adenoid
Description
Beckman's adenoid curette is a long, solid metal artifact consisting of a wide, rounded handle that tapers to a long, thin cylindrical stem; on all sides, the handle has three recessed grooves which together form a grip; near the top of the handle, there are two indentations to accomodate the thumb and forefinger; the stem extends from the handle and becomes slightly wider before tapering into the blade which curves up from the stem; the blade consists of a square frame with rounded corners with a sharpened inside edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Marked midway down the stem of the curette: "4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 21.5 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The adenotome shows signs of wear and scratching from regular use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., THe Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3100 (item C/-7125) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
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St. Clair Thomson's adenotome

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997037017 a-b
Description
The main adenotome (a) is a long, somewhat flat solid metal instrument consisting of a wide handle that tapers to a long and thin, flat stem; the rounded handle has two grip-like grooves on the front and the back; the top of the handle tapers into the stem; at the top of the stem, an attached fenes…
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Accession Number
997037017 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- adenoid
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
Description
The main adenotome (a) is a long, somewhat flat solid metal instrument consisting of a wide handle that tapers to a long and thin, flat stem; the rounded handle has two grip-like grooves on the front and the back; the top of the handle tapers into the stem; at the top of the stem, an attached fenestrated blade curves up from the stem, hooking back over the stem slightly; on the front of the stem, there is a pin that protrudes just above a small quarter-circle catch bar; the pivot arm (b) attaches to this pin through a small hole and slides in under the catch bar when locked; the pivot arm is a much shorter flat piece of metal, rounded on the bottom and hinged at the top; attached to the hinge is another square-shaped, curved fenestrated blade that has three sharp barbs; when the instrument is locked, the two blades become flush
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - adenotome - Size: Length 22.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
b - pivot arm - Size: Length 10.2 x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Instrument stamped with the Jetter & Scheerer insignia: used post-1934
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The adenotome stem is stamped with "[insignia] KNY-SCHEERER GERMANY"; the obscured face of the stem is marked with a "1"; the pivoting arm which attaches to the stem is marked with a "0"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016
Condition Remarks
The adenotome exhibits minor scratches from regular use and minute traces of inactive corrosion around the pivot pin
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Kny-Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments," 21st ed., 1915, p. 3106 (item C/-7327) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007 - March 9, 2009.
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St. Clair Thomson's adenotome; St. Clair Thomson's adenoid curette

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Dates
1915 xxx
circa 1915 xxx
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997037154 a-b
Description
The main adenotome (a) is a long, solid metal instrument consisting of a wide, multisided handle that tapers to a long, thin cylindrical stem with one flat side; the stem tapers towards the top and then flares to an attached square-shaped fenestrated blade which curves back over the flattened stem …
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Accession Number
997037154 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
MM= Curettage -- curette -- adenoid
Description
The main adenotome (a) is a long, solid metal instrument consisting of a wide, multisided handle that tapers to a long, thin cylindrical stem with one flat side; the stem tapers towards the top and then flares to an attached square-shaped fenestrated blade which curves back over the flattened stem front; there is a small, oval-shaped pin in a small catch hole located on the stem front; the pivot arm (b) attaches to this pin through a small, raised hole and hooks into the catch when locked; the pivot arm is a much shorter flat piece of metal, rounded on the bottom and hinged at the top; attached to the hinge is another square-shaped, curved fenestrated blade that has two sharp barns protruding from its inner edge; when locked, the two blades become flush
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - adenotome - Size: Length 22.0 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
b - pivot arm - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
F.A. Koch
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1915 xxx
circa 1915 xxx
Date Remarks
A 1915 catalogue shows a similar item
Material
metal: silver; grey
Inscriptions
The main stem is stamped with a "6"; the pivot arm is stamped: "F.A. KOCH & CO GERMANY // 2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Condition Remarks
Adenotome shows significant scratching and scuffing; blades are discoloured and along with the handle show significant small areas of inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., The Kny-Scheerer Company, Milwaukee, 1915, p. 3106 (similar to item C/-7327) (see attached photocopy); CD #8
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Gottstein's adenoid curette, full-curved

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997037155
Description
Adenoid curette, that is a long, solid metal instrument made of one piece, consisting of a wide handle that tapers to a narrow stem; the handle has moulded grips on each side and a rounded bottom; the cylindrical stem flares slightly in the middle and extends into a curved teardrop-shaped fenestrat…
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Accession Number
997037155
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- adenoid
Description
Adenoid curette, that is a long, solid metal instrument made of one piece, consisting of a wide handle that tapers to a narrow stem; the handle has moulded grips on each side and a rounded bottom; the cylindrical stem flares slightly in the middle and extends into a curved teardrop-shaped fenestrated blade with an interior cutting edge that is bevelled
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Date Remarks
1915 catalogue shows a similar item
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 21.5 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Curette is scuffed and scratched in various places; handle shows some pitting as well as trace patches of inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, 1915, p. 3101 (similar to item C/-7183) (see attached photocopy); CD #8
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Gottstein's adenoid curette, straight

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Dates
1889
circa 1889
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001291
Description
Gottstein's straight adenoid curette, which consists of a hollow four-sided handle with a closed, rounded end and flat sides with horizontal gripping grooves on the outer edges; the handle tapers to join with a solid cylindrical shaft that is straight until the tip; the tip flares out to create a t…
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Accession Number
997001291
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Curettage -- instrumentation
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
Description
Gottstein's straight adenoid curette, which consists of a hollow four-sided handle with a closed, rounded end and flat sides with horizontal gripping grooves on the outer edges; the handle tapers to join with a solid cylindrical shaft that is straight until the tip; the tip flares out to create a teardrop shape, bent upwards at a curved 90° angle; the inside of the tip is cut out and the inside edge of the tip is sharp; the outer edge of the tip is rounded.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1889
circa 1889
Date Remarks
Logo design in use from 1889-1900
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The shaft has the words, "THE J.F. HARTZ CO. 2" stamped into the metal as well as the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-4
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 21.2 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear and small areas of plating loss; there is a small patch of corrosion on the handle, near the shaft
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #105; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by the Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 3101 (item C/-7179-83) (see photocopy); "A Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," by Chas. F. Thackray Limited, c. 1970. p. N370 (item #N1991) (see attached photocopy); the artifact arrived in surgical roll 997.001.286 with 13 other instruments (997.001.287-.290, .292–.294); CD #5
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La Force adenotome

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Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001470 a-d
Description
La Force adenotome, which consists of four parts: (a) blade holder/handle bottom; (b) blade holder/handle top with thumb ring; (c) finger rings; and (d) blade; all parts fit together to form an instrument that is long and narrow and curved with a round thumb ring and two round finger rings on the e…
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Accession Number
997001470 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
Description
La Force adenotome, which consists of four parts: (a) blade holder/handle bottom; (b) blade holder/handle top with thumb ring; (c) finger rings; and (d) blade; all parts fit together to form an instrument that is long and narrow and curved with a round thumb ring and two round finger rings on the end and a rounded, scoop-shaped blade holder with a flat outer edge at the tip; the thin, flat blade moves in and out of the hollow scoop-shaped tip when the thumb and finger rings are moved up and down.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - blade holder/handle, bottom - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 1.8 x Depth 2.3 cm
b - blade holder/handle/thumb ring, top - Size: Length 19.4 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
c - finger rings - Size: Length 5.6 cm x Width 5.4 x Depth 1.1 cm
d - blade - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Width 1.6 x Depth 0.4 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor, then owned by his niece, Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
A. S. Aloe Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Dr. O'Connor graduated from Queen's Meds in 1914.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) The inside of the handle has the number "69" stamped into the metal at the centre; (b) the outside of the handle has, "A.S. ALOE CO. // GERMANY" stamped into the metal just above the thumb ring; the inside of the handle has the number "69" stamped into the metal at the centre; (c) the finger rings have the number "69" stamped into the metal of hte bar joining the rings; (d) none.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Condition Remarks
All parts show wear; some plating loss is visible; minor inactive corrosion can be seen on (a) and (b); part (c) appears to have a small missing section above the finger rings where it attaches to the handle; no active corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #608; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment For Surgeons And Hospitals," by The George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 37 (P2550) (see attached photocopy); originally came in instrument roll 997.001.458; same as 997.001.471; CD #7
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La Force adenotome

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Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001471 a-d
Description
La Force adenotome, which consists of four parts: (a) blade holder/handle bottom; (b) blade holder/handle top with thumb ring; (c) finger rings; and (d) blade; all parts fit together to form an instrument that is long and narrow and curved with a round thumb ring and two round finger rings on the e…
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Accession Number
997001471 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
Description
La Force adenotome, which consists of four parts: (a) blade holder/handle bottom; (b) blade holder/handle top with thumb ring; (c) finger rings; and (d) blade; all parts fit together to form an instrument that is long and narrow and curved with a round thumb ring and two round finger rings on the end and a rounded, scoop-shaped blade holder with a flat outer edge at the tip; the thin, flat blade moves in and out of the hollow scoop-shaped tip when the thumb and finger rings are moved up and down.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - blade holder/handle, bottom - Size: Length 18.9 cm x Width 1.8 x Depth 2.7 cm
b - blade holder/handle/thumb ring, top - Size: Length 19.5 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
c - finger rings - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 5.7 x Depth 1.1 cm
d - blade - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 1.6 x Depth 0.7 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor, then owned by his niece, Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
A. S. Aloe Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Dr. O'Connor graduated from Queen's Meds in 1914.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) The inside of the handle has the number "57" stamped into the metal at the centre; (b) the outside of the handle has, "A.S. ALOE CO. // GERMANY" stamped into the metal just above the thumb ring; the inside of the handle has the number "57" stamped into the metal at the centre; (c) the finger rings have the number "57" stamped into the metal of the bar joining the rings; (d) none.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Condition Remarks
All parts show wear; some plating loss is visible; minor inactive corrosion can be seen on all parts; no active corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #608; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment For Surgeons And Hospitals," by The George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 37 (P2550) (see attached photocopy); originally came in instrument roll 997.001.458; same as 997.001.470; CD #7
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tonsillectomy instruments

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1987.5.1 a-t
Description
A set of instruments used for tonsillectomy, including a roll of piano wire from which the donor made his own snares; stored in a fabric drawstring pouch (t); contents are: (a-c) adenoid curettes; (d,e) adenotomes; (f) mouth gag; (g) tongue depressor; (h,i) vulsellum forceps; (j) tonsil snare; (k) …
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Accession Number
1987.5.1 a-t
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- tonsillotome
Description
A set of instruments used for tonsillectomy, including a roll of piano wire from which the donor made his own snares; stored in a fabric drawstring pouch (t); contents are: (a-c) adenoid curettes; (d,e) adenotomes; (f) mouth gag; (g) tongue depressor; (h,i) vulsellum forceps; (j) tonsil snare; (k) replacement for (j) in a glass tube; (l) curved knife; (m) double-ended instrument; (n) tooth-edged instrument; (o) needle holder; (p) scissors; (q) sponge forceps; (r) lengths of piano wire in a glass tube; (s) piano wire in a roll.
Number Of Parts
20
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Maurice Miller.
Site Made (City)
(d,l) Chicago;
Site Made (State)
(a,b) Pennsylvania; (d,l) Illinois;
Site Made (Country)
(a,b) USA; (c) Germany; (d) USA; (h,i) Germany; (l) USA
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Material
metal: silver
fabric: grey
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-4
Condition Remarks
Mostly excellent; some plating wearing off some of the pieces, especially around the joints; for example, (f), (o), (p).
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Miller practised in the MOH, Frontenac County; in Timmins during WW II; and in Toronto, Mt. Sinai, from 1945 on; he was known for his obstetrical practice. Dr. Miller preferred the handle and feel of his own instruments, which he used instead of those available in the hospital; dislike disposable instruments; he performed many tonsillectomies in his career; while in Timmins, he participated in the tosillectomy clinics organized by the Kiwanis, donating his time.
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