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5 BX Plan For Physical Fitness 3rd Edition [booklet]

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Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Collection
Heritage Schoolhouse Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Military
Education
Military Medicine
Accession Number
012051001
Description
Booklet about the Five Basic Exercises (5BX) physical fitness plan for the Royal Canadian Air Force; for males; noted inside the exercises should take 'only 11 minutes a day'; 32 pages.
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Accession Number
012051001
Author
Royal Canadian Air Force
Collection
Heritage Schoolhouse Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Military
Education
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Archival
Exercise Therapy -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- air force
Military Medicine -- air force -- R. C. A. F.
Military Medicine -- Archival -- booklets
Military Medicine -- Archival -- handbooks
Description
Booklet about the Five Basic Exercises (5BX) physical fitness plan for the Royal Canadian Air Force; for males; noted inside the exercises should take 'only 11 minutes a day'; 32 pages.
Part Names
1
Provenance
Transferred from Heritage Schoolhouse Museum as item does not meet their acquisition mandate.
Maker
Crown Copyrights
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, red, blue
Inscriptions
Printed on cover: "RCAF Pamphlet 30 / 1 // 5 BX Plan // FOR Physical Fitness"; on back: "A Royal Canadian Air Force Publication // Physical Fitness Series"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 23
Length
20.3 cm
Width
12.7 cm
Depth
0.03 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Edges show wear, minor surface dirt, stains and yellowing; one stain on cover travels through numerous pages; paper yellowing
Copy Type
original
Images
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Dates
1898
circa 1898
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Military Medicine
Classification
Ephemera
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1933.2.1
Description
Red felted academic hood with white piping at cape and cowl and a blue lining; cape has rounded corners, a squared cowl and the liripipe is curved to a point. Attached graduation photograph of Dr. McCrae is from the Gueph Museums.
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Accession Number
1933.2.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Military Medicine
Classification
Ephemera
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Anniversaries and Special Events
Textiles
Ceremonial
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
Red felted academic hood with white piping at cape and cowl and a blue lining; cape has rounded corners, a squared cowl and the liripipe is curved to a point. Attached graduation photograph of Dr. McCrae is from the Gueph Museums.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. N.B. Gwyn; belonged to Dr. John McCrae who graduated with an MD from U of T in 1898.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1898
circa 1898
Date Remarks
For 1898 MD degree at University of Toronto.
Material
fabric: red; blue; white
Inscriptions
"John McRae" in black ink on white fabric tag at collar
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 unnumbered box
Dimension Notes
Length 30 cm x Width 24.3 cm (folded)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
See biography in Academy of Medicine library; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. John McCrae (1872-1918) served in World War I, in which he was killed. Poet and author of "In Flanders Fields."
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The After Treatment of Wounds and Injuries [reference book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11689
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Mrs. John Hazlett Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
Archival, Military
Accession Number
007011005
Description
Hardbound book describing principles and practices of orthopaedic surgery conducted by Dr. R. C. Elmslie during two and a half years while working at the Military Orthopaedic Hospital in 1917-18 in Great Britain; photographs show patient and custom prothesis after surgery, x-rays, treatment techni…
Accession Number
007011005
Author
R. C. Elmslie, M.D.
Collection
Mrs. John Hazlett Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
Archival, Military
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries -- handbooks
Military Medicine -- handbooks
Surgery, Operative
Archival
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- home front
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- veteran health
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
Hardbound book describing principles and practices of orthopaedic surgery conducted by Dr. R. C. Elmslie during two and a half years while working at the Military Orthopaedic Hospital in 1917-18 in Great Britain; photographs show patient and custom prothesis after surgery, x-rays, treatment techniques, physiotherapy recommended and surgical appliances created for each unique problem; 323 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Library collection of Dr. John Walter Hazlett (Uof Toronto Med, 1947) and his father Dr. John McLean Hazlett (Queen's, 1919), donated by Mrs. John Hazlett.
Maker
P. Blakiston's Son & co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Date Remarks
Printed on book
Material
fabric: brown
paper: cream
ink: black, yellow
Inscriptions
Printed along spine: "AFTER // TREATMENT // OF // WOUNDS // ELMSLIE // BLAKISTON"; Printed on frontispiece: "THE // AFTER TREATMENT OF // WOUNDS AND INJURIES // BY R. C. ELMSLIE, M. S., F.R.C.S"; hand-stamped on inside of both covers: "ORTHOPAEDIC AND SURGICAL APPLIANCES BRANCH // DEPT. OF SOLDIERS' CIVIL RE-ESTABLISHMENT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-2
Dimension Notes
Length 23.9 cm x Width 16.4 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new; front cover edges have slightly worn edges and two are creased.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr. Elmslie, M.S., F.R.C.S., author, Brevet-Major R.A.M.C. (T.F.), Special Military Surgical Hospital, Shepard's Bush; Surgeon-in-Charge of the Orthopaedic, Physical Exercise and Massage Departs., St. Bartholomew's Hospital; Surgeon to Out-Patients, Metropolitan Hospital; Orthopaedic Surgeon to Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton; Consulting Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Foundling Hospital and National Childen's Home and Orphanage: authors credentials as of 1919
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air force medical officer's cap

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6560
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1973.13.1
Description
Cap has a cloth top with a cloth band and patent leather visor with a gold leaf design of beads and thread; air force crest on front.
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Accession Number
1973.13.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- air force
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Military Uniform -- doctor
Military Uniform -- insignia
Description
Cap has a cloth top with a cloth band and patent leather visor with a gold leaf design of beads and thread; air force crest on front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. A.D. Kelly of Toronto.
Maker
Bates Hatter
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Material
fabric: blue-grey; black; yellow; green; red
leather: black
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
On circular label inside: "BATES Hatter, 21 Jermun [?] Street, St. JAMES LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet K
Dimension Notes
Depth 11.0 cm x Diam. 25.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This cap was worn by Dr. Kelly when he served as chief medical liaison officer with the RAF during World War II.
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L'Ambulancière [postcard]

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Dates
1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Items
Archival, Images
Archival, Military
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002050402
Description
A postcard showing nurse with blue fabric military head scarf with white fabric band and red cross in middle of band with bowed head and title "L'Ambulancière, Les Femmes Heroiques" on the front and postcard format with handwritten note in reverse without an addressee; note is illegible but states …
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Accession Number
002050402
Author
Em. Dupuis
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Items
Archival, Images
Archival, Military
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Ambulances -- pictorial works
Art
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- Archival -- art
Military Medicine -- Archival -- pictorial works
Military Medicine -- Archival -- documents
Military Medicine -- Archival -- other
Military Medicine -- field ambulance
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Personnel -- nurse
Description
A postcard showing nurse with blue fabric military head scarf with white fabric band and red cross in middle of band with bowed head and title "L'Ambulancière, Les Femmes Heroiques" on the front and postcard format with handwritten note in reverse without an addressee; note is illegible but states it was written at Headquarters, Christmas in Belguim Flanders 1915.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Lt-Col. Fotheringham.
Maker
Paris Colour
Site Made (City)
Paris
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1915
Date Remarks
Printed on item
Inscriptions
"Lt. Col. Fotheringham // L'Ambulancière // Who soothes our sorrows, Heals our Wounds // and wipes away our tears? // Old Father. // Les Femmes Héroïques // Vise Paris N0 39 Les Femmes Heroiques."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005 2005-5-6 Assorted Binder A pg 16 a
Length
14.2 cm
Width
9.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
shows wear along edges and slight yellowing on paper
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Prev. UHN # 84.6.133; AM 1293
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amputation retractor

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5482
Dates
1917
circa 1917
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1941.4.1
Description
A blunt retractor made from bent wire.
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Accession Number
1941.4.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Amputation
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- War
Military Medicine -- war front
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A blunt retractor made from bent wire.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; owned and used by Dr. S.J. Streight
Maker
Private Whitehead
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1917
circa 1917
Date Remarks
Made in the winter of 1917, during the First World War.
Material
metal: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-5
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 10.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. S.J. Streight's commentary; CD #UHN
Research Facts
This retractor was designed by Major S.J. Streight and made by Private Whitehead of No. 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station during the winter of 1917. At that time this clearing station was handling many casualties; stationed in the Ypres area. "We found that this retractor protected the soft tissues from further damage and enabled us to retract them so as to saw through the bone at a higher level. This was found particularly useful in amputations through the thigh and leg."
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Anecdotes of Lord Nelson; or Leaves From Memory's Log [book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14125
Dates
1843
1845
circa 1843-1845
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
Archival, Military
Accession Number
012014007 a-c
Description
Blue pocket-size hardcover book (a) with bevelled edges on the front and back covers and contains two brown fabric bookmarks (b-c).; first chapter has a literary review dated Sept. 22 ,1843 and the last is a stanza written by a ‘Lady of 18 years: written on board the steam ship Britannia, June 13, …
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Accession Number
012014007 a-c
Author
G. S. Parsons. Lieut., R.N.
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
Archival, Military
MeSH Heading
Literature
Military Medicine -- Archival -- books
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Personnel -- personal belongings -- archival
Description
Blue pocket-size hardcover book (a) with bevelled edges on the front and back covers and contains two brown fabric bookmarks (b-c).; first chapter has a literary review dated Sept. 22 ,1843 and the last is a stanza written by a ‘Lady of 18 years: written on board the steam ship Britannia, June 13, 1844’; 264 pages followed by lists of other published works by Milner & Sowerby with prices in English pounds.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – book – Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
b – smaller bookmark – Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 4.1 cm
c – larger boomark – Size: Length 9.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm
Provenance
Donated by Paul Fritz; originally belonged to donor's great aunt Anne Elizabeth Green, graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1909.
Maker
Milner & Sowerby
Site Made (City)
Halifax
Site Made (State)
New Brunswick
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1843
1845
circa 1843-1845
Date Remarks
Dates noted inside
Material
paper: brown, blue
fabric: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Raised lettering on spine: "THE COTTAGE // LIBRARY // MILNER & SOWERBY"; title page: "ANECDOTES // OF // LORD // NELSON; OR, // LEAVES FROM MEMORY’S LOG. // BY // G. S. PARSONS. // LIEUT., R. N. // LONDON: // MILNER AND SOWERBY, // 44, PATERNOSTER ROW.”; handwritten in pencil on first page: "Annie E. Green // Oak Leaf. // 1897"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005
Condition Remarks
Spine is detached from binding; book cover is quite worn especially along edges and shows rippling; surface dirt and grime; the ink has worn off some of the spine text; pages are worn and quite discoloured; several pages show signs of discolouration from being in contact with the fabric bookmarks (first page, vii); bookmarks are frayed at ends
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Donor information; CD #6
Research Facts
Lt. N/ S Green (nursing sister in military service) carried this book throughout her service during the World War 1914-1918 and found comfort in reading from it to patients.
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Anti-Mosquito cream

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5248
Dates
1939
1943
circa 1939-1943
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001007
Description
Mosquito repellent in a round, steel tin plated with a brassy yellow metal; the tin is in two halves that fit together; the lower half has a rounded base with a flange or bulge halfway up to stop the lid from sliding too far down.
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Accession Number
002001007
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Insect Repellents
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Description
Mosquito repellent in a round, steel tin plated with a brassy yellow metal; the tin is in two halves that fit together; the lower half has a rounded base with a flange or bulge halfway up to stop the lid from sliding too far down.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1943
circa 1939-1943
Date Remarks
Provenance of artifact (CF issue)
Material
metal: silver; brown; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed or stamped on lid: "ANTI-MOSQUITO // TO BE // SMEARED ON // EXPOSED PARTS // AS REQUIRED // CREAM"; "Anti-Mosquito" is at the top and "Cream" is at the bottom, both in larger letters than the rest.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row C
Temporary Location
Storage Room 2006
Dimension Notes
Depth 1.8 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The tin shows extensive use-related wear, mostly on the sides and bottom of the container, approximately over 30% of its surface; the brass plating in these areas has worn away to reveal the steel underneath; there is a very small area of active corrosion on the upper rim near the "E" in "CREAM"; there is also slight denting and malformation from use.
Copy Type
Original
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Army field case

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Dates
1864
circa 1864
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
Accession Number
1954.6.2 a-v
Description
Brass-bound wooden box (v) with purple velvet lining; contains surgical instruments (a) Hay's saw, (b) hacksaw, (c) bone cutters, (d) bone forceps, (e) bullet extractor, (f-h) sounds, (i) trephine handle, (j-m) knives, (n) saw, (o-t) scalpels, (u) tray).
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Accession Number
1954.6.2 a-v
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- Peacetime
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining --instrumentation
Military Medicine
Description
Brass-bound wooden box (v) with purple velvet lining; contains surgical instruments (a) Hay's saw, (b) hacksaw, (c) bone cutters, (d) bone forceps, (e) bullet extractor, (f-h) sounds, (i) trephine handle, (j-m) knives, (n) saw, (o-t) scalpels, (u) tray).
Number Of Parts
22
Part Names
a - Hay's saw - Size: Length 16.0 cm
b - hacksaw - Size: Length 40.0 cm
c - bone cutters - Size: Length 26.0 cm
d - bone forceps - Size: Length 20.0 cm
e - bullet extractor - Size: Length 25.0 cm
f - sound - Size: Length 29.0 cm
g - sound - Size: Length 29.0 cm
h - sound - Size: Length 29.0 cm
i - trephine handle - Size: Length 10.0 cm
j - knife - Size: Length 38.0 cm
k - knife - Size: Length 33.0 cm
l - knife - Size: Length 32.0 cm
m - knife - Size: Length 22.0 cm
n - saw - Size: Length 21.0 cm
o - scalpel
p - scalpel
q - scalpel
r - scalpel
s - scalpel
t - scalpel
u - tray - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 16.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
v - box - Size: Length 43.0 cm x Width 18.5 cm x Depth 9.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Mrs. F. Wilson and Mrs. I. Macdonnell; owned and used by Dr. R.W. Forrest, who practised in Mount Forest in 1866.
Maker
A. L. Hernstein & Son
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1864
circa 1864
Date Remarks
Date of use inscribed on bottom of box
Material
wood
metal
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
Bottom of box is inscribed in ink: "R.W. Forrest Acting Asst. Surgeon U.S.A. 1864"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-2
Condition Remarks
Velvet faded; #3: minor scratches on the surfacr of the case and metal inlay; crack in the wood on the proper right side, 6.0 cm long; metal inlay worn but no active corrosion; significant cracks in the outer bottom surface of the case; one along the near edge 42.0 cm along length of case, and another along the front edge, 23.0 cm long; no cracks in any instrument handles except (b) the amputation saw, 2.0 cm long; the extra saw blade has a patch of active corrosion at the tip, 1.7 cm x 0.5 cm, and 2.2 cm x 0.4 cm; (c) dilator has four patches of active corrosion on one side and six patches on the other; possible active corrosion at the midpoint of the Hey's saw; felt lining is moderately faded in the tray and slightly faded in the top and bottom; one handle of inner tray (proper left) is broken; felt and wood worn on bottom level where large pliers are stored.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
York County Atlas, 1879; A.L. Hernstein & Co. catalogue, 1870, p. 10 No. 9 "Army Field Case." CD #UHN
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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Army Surgeon's Regulation Case

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5289
Dates
1812
1847
circa 1812-1847
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
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
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- War
Military Medicine -- War of 1812
Military Personnel -- doctor
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
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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