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Army Surgeon's Regulation Case

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Dates
1812
1847
circa 1812-1847
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1921.2.2 a-t
Description
Wooden surgical case (a) lined with velvet and containing (b,c,d) Liston's amputation knives, three different sizes, each with a black wooden handle; (e) broad elevator with a wooden handle for trepanning and necrosis; (f) octagonal wooden handle that fits onto (g) a brass and steel trephine; (h) L…
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Accession Number
1921.2.2 a-t
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Description
Wooden surgical case (a) lined with velvet and containing (b,c,d) Liston's amputation knives, three different sizes, each with a black wooden handle; (e) broad elevator with a wooden handle for trepanning and necrosis; (f) octagonal wooden handle that fits onto (g) a brass and steel trephine; (h) Liston's artery forceps with clasp and curved interlocking tips; (i) bullet forceps with scooped tips; (j) straight hemorrhoid forceps with fixing slide; (k,l) scalpels each with a wooden handle; (m) tenaculum in wooden handle; (n) scalpel with wooden handle; (o) glass spool with white silk for suturing; (p) metal key for lock; (q,r) Petit's spiral screw tourniquet made of metal, cloth, and leather; (s) amputating saw with a carved wooden handle; miscellaneous items not numbered: one half-circle, round-eye Hagedorn suture needle, two quarter-circle, plain eye suture needles; one straight, plain eye suture needle; one roll of sutures, possibly catgut; (t) handwritten note on tan paper in black ink with red underlines under the date and heading, note is about Dr. Grasett and his father
Number Of Parts
19
Part Names
a -case - Size: Length 35.7 cm x Width 20.8 cm
b - amputation knife - Size: Length 33.0 cm
c - amputation knife - Size: Length 27.0 cm
d - amputation knife - Size: Length 17.9 cm
e - elevator - Size: Length 17.5 cm
f - handle - Size: Length 9.2 cm
g - trephine - Size: Length 11.1 cm
h - artery forceps - Size: Length 12.7 cm
i - bullet forceps - Size: Length 18.1 cm
j - hemorrhoid forceps - Size: Length 13.3 cm
k - scalpel - Size: Length 15.2 cm
l - scalpel - Size: Length 16.0 cm
m - tenaculum - Size: Length 12.0 cm
n - scalpel - Size: Length 16.5 cm
o - glass spool - Size: Length 2.5 cm
p - key - Size: Length 3.5 cm
q - screw tourniquet - Size: Length 8.0 cm
r - screw tourniquet - Size: Length 8.0 cm
s - amputating saw - Size: Length 33.0 cm
t - paper - Size: Length 18.6 cm X Width 27.9 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Frederick LeMaitre Grasett; owned and used by his uncle Dr. G. R. Grasett, and before him by his father. Field set belonging to Dr. Henry Grasett, surgeon-in-chief to forces during the War of 1812.
Maker
Gardner; Stodart
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1812
1847
circa 1812-1847
Date Remarks
Based on death date of owner.
Material
wood: brown; black
metal
fabric: white
leather
glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-7 (a-s)
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder C - 14b (t)
Condition Remarks
2013: conserved & repaired; Lid broken off box; several large cracks; bullet forceps' scooped tips do not come together completely when closed; #2: three additional cracks; velvet on the inside of the lid was worn; one clasp missing; bottom of the case has a crack running down the centre of its length; the arm of the proper left clasp was broken; there is a minor crack in the handle of (b); all other pieces show signs of moderate wear; (i) and (j) heavily worn; no signs of active corrosion on the metal pieces; fishing line had been used to secure both tourniquet straps; the bottom of the case was scratched and the corner joins were stressed; a splinter had come apart from the front proper right corner of the case, 5 cm long.
Case lid is broken off near the hinge. The corner joints at the hinged edge are slightly separated. Case lid and bottom have cracks across the length of the case. PL front latch arm is broken and hook is lost. The exterior of the case is scratched and the bottom has small losses and a white-ish material rubbed into the wood. Metal components are slightly tarnished. Velvet lining is abraded, matted, and dirty. Fabric has peeled away from wood in some areas and some dividers inside the case are loose.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Donor remarks
Reference Comments
Information paper written March 1921 donated with the objects in this lot.
Research Facts
Dr. G.R. Grasett was born in Portugal Coimbra in 1811, son of Henry Grasett, who was Surgeon 48th Northampton Regt., serving under Sir Arthur Wellesley (Duke of Wellington).
Dr. G.R. Grasett (born 1811) came with his father in 1813 to Quebec (War of 1812-14).He graduated by license of Lower Canada, passed the Medical Board of Upper Canada July 1838 (Christopher Widmer, Peter Diehl, Robert Hornby). He practiced in Amherstburg, county of Essex. A suspicion of aneurism brought him to Toronto, and in 1847 he took charge of the Immigrants hospital and died of typhus fever in the Rectory of St. James, Adelaide in 1847. It is believed the case belonged to his father, Surgeon and Dt. Inspector-General of Hospitals before it came to him. His father was born in County Longford, Ireland, educated at Mercer's Hospital in Dublin. He entered the army as hospital mate by commission on the 27th of December, 1794. 48th Regiment March 1797. He served in Martinique, St. Vincent, and as prisoner of war at Guadeloupe in charge of British sick and wounded. Joined the 48th in St. Lucia. At the capture of Trinidad 1797. 1800 he was at Minorca and at the capture of Malta, and stationed there three years. 1805 ordered to Gibraltar. In May 1809, joined the army under Sir A. Wellesley (the Iron Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley) at Lisbon, at Salamanca, Cludad Rodrigo, and Badajoz. In 1813 in North America appointed Surgeon in Chief and so went after the general peace. Died in Quebec 1843.
Exhibit History
Queen's University Art Conservation Program, 4 Sept. 2012-15 Feb. 2013: L-2012-5. On loan to Historic Fort York, City of Toronto, Culture Division, Museums and Heritage Services, 24/10/2003-24/10/2005: L-2003.2; On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-20120-2..
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1980.18.112
Description
Atomizer, consisting of a rubber bulb attached to a metal rod and a rubber siphon.
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Accession Number
1980.18.112
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Respiratory Therapy
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- atomizer
Description
Atomizer, consisting of a rubber bulb attached to a metal rod and a rubber siphon.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
rubber: black; yellow
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Dimension Notes
Length 11.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Barnes' vaginal speculum

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1981.6.1
Description
Silver-plated vaginal bivalve speculum with adjustable screw to control dilatation of the two valves; slight tapering towards the end.
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Accession Number
1981.6.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- vaginal
Description
Silver-plated vaginal bivalve speculum with adjustable screw to control dilatation of the two valves; slight tapering towards the end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. A.L. Purdon of Welland, Ontario; owned by Dr. Matthew F. Harvey (1824-1903), who practised in Humberstone.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: brownish-grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-1
Dimension Notes
Length 14.6 cm x Width 4.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Tarnished in places.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Isaac Harvey, Matthew Harvey's grandfather, emigrated from New Jersey in 1789 to St. Johns, Ont. His father, Matthew, inherited the family farm, and Matthew Jr. graduated from Buffalo in 1850 and Trinity College Medical School in 1851. He became a school inspector and was active in municipal politics. In 1870, he was Warden of Welland County.
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Baunscheidt's Lebenswecker

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899.
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.209.1
Description
Flute-like wood body, spring-loaded head (scarifier)with pull release; wooden body.
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Accession Number
1969.209.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Irritants
Vaccination
Description
Flute-like wood body, spring-loaded head (scarifier)with pull release; wooden body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899.
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
wood: brown
horn: brown
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Dimension Notes
Length 21.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue for 1915, p. 1142 item #A7145
Research Facts
Originally labelled "Vaccination Scarificator," but see Kny-Scheerer catalogue. This device is used with an irritating oil as a counter-irritant.
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Blundell's midwifery forceps

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1969.467.1
Description
Long obstetrical forceps with straight shank and a fine geometric pattern on the black wooden handles; "English Lock" joint; size 1.
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Accession Number
1969.467.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrical Forceps
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
Long obstetrical forceps with straight shank and a fine geometric pattern on the black wooden handles; "English Lock" joint; size 1.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
J. Gray & Co.
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
Inscriptions
At inside end of both handles: "1"; inside one handle: "J. GRAY & CO. // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-1
Dimension Notes
Length 33.0 cm x Width 4.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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bristle probang

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1984.19.2
Description
A sponge-tipped, flexible rod with expanding bristles and an ivory tip at the pushing end.
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Accession Number
1984.19.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Cotton/Sponge, Carrier -- probang
Description
A sponge-tipped, flexible rod with expanding bristles and an ivory tip at the pushing end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.H. Wesley.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
sponge: beige
bristle: beige
ivory: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-9
Dimension Notes
Length 37.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Rod has lost its flexibility.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used to locate and test strictures in the esophagus and for displacing foreign bodies down to the stomach; replaced by x-ray diagnosis and peroral endoscopy; part of a group of instruments belonging to the donor's great-grandfather, Dr. W.W. Ogden (1837-1917) and grandfather, Dr. S.M. Hay (?-1943).
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Burgundy Pitch box

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1980.18.300
Description
A cardboard cylindrical box containing a dark solid material.
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Accession Number
1980.18.300
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Description
A cardboard cylindrical box containing a dark solid material.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The Lyman Brothers & Co., Toronto Chemical Works
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on body of box: "BURGUNDY PITCH // LYMAN BROS. & CO. LIMITED, TORONTO // TORONTO CHEMICAL WORKS"; to the left of a centred set of balances: "LYMAN // BROTHERS & CO."; to the right of the scales: "MANUFACTURING // CHEMISTS"; below the scales and centred: "TORONTO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Dimension Notes
Length 13.0 cm x Diam. 7.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The lid is ripped.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale Pharmacopeia, 27th ed.
Research Facts
"The purified resinous exudate from the Norway spruce, Picea abies (= P. excelsa) (Pinaceae)"; "A hard, brittle, reddish or yellowish-brown substance with an aromatic odour and taste"; "Soluble in alcohol and glacial acetic acid"; "Burgundy pitch is a mild counter-irritant and has been used in plasters."
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Bydford-Smith's pessary

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Dates
1800
1999
circa 1800-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1966.11.55
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Accession Number
1966.11.55
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Pessaries
Gynecology
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1800
1999
circa 1800-1999
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c.-20c."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-11
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1969.180.1 a-h
Description
A set of five silver catheters (a-e) in a velvet-lined case (g,h), with a brown leather probe (f); yellow maker's label in lid.
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Accession Number
1969.180.1 a-h
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urinary catheterization
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
A set of five silver catheters (a-e) in a velvet-lined case (g,h), with a brown leather probe (f); yellow maker's label in lid.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - catheter #10 - Size: Length 22.2 cm
b - catheter #8 - Size: Length 22.2 cm
c - catheter #5 - Size: Length 22.2 cm
d - catheter #6 - Size: Length 22.2 cm
e - catheter #3 - Size: Length 22.2 cm
f - probe - Size: Length 31.8 cm
g - case top
h - case bottom - Size: Length 36.0 cm x Width 13.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
W. & H. Hutchinson
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had"19c."
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown; yellow
fabric: red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-14
Condition Remarks
Box broken, parts missing; #3: leather case deteriorating and falling apart.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1966.11.63
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Accession Number
1966.11.63
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Curettage
Colon and Rectal Surgery, instrumentation
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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