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ultrasound monitor

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Dates
1967
1982
circa 1967-1982
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
004026001 a-d
Description
An ultrasound monitor consisting of the monitor (a) which is a plastic electrical device resembling a small portable radio, with a speaker on the front with an on/off switch, there is a looped rope attached to the top and a connector on the bottom which connects to the charging unit (b); there is a…
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Accession Number
004026001 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Ultrasonics -- instrumentation
Description
An ultrasound monitor consisting of the monitor (a) which is a plastic electrical device resembling a small portable radio, with a speaker on the front with an on/off switch, there is a looped rope attached to the top and a connector on the bottom which connects to the charging unit (b); there is a black cord coming out of the back with a standard 3 pronged plug, and a detachable grey cord (c) which attaches to the front of the charger and has a black disc on the end; the transducer (d) screws into the disc, and is a black rubber coated rod.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - monitor - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 7.7 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - charging unit - Size: Length 10 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 6.1 cm with a 212 cm cord
c - cord - Size: Length 126.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
d - transducer - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Provenance
Came from the Queen's Archives' Anthony A. Travill Fonds; it was used at KGH.
Maker
Hewlett Packard
Site Made (City)
Boeblingen
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1967
1982
circa 1967-1982
Date Remarks
There is a sticker on the back with an expiry date of 1982 (probably for the battery); HP started making infant heart monitoring devices in 1967.
Material
plastic: white, black
rubber: grey, black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"8026B ULTRA-SOUND MONITOR // HEWLETT - PACKARD" printed on the monitor;
"15152A CHARGING UNIT // HEWLETT - PACKARD" printed on the charging unit;
"EXP. DATE // 14 OKT. 82 - B3" printed on a sticker on the back of the monitor
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-7
Condition Remarks
Mild wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Interstate Batteries"; Internet: "Medical Equipment Services Inc."; Internet: "HP History and Facts: 1960s"; Queen's Archives; CD #6
Research Facts
Used to monitor infant heart rate; also known as a "Doptone" because it measures tones using the "Doppler Effect"; Dr. A.A.Travill was an anatomy professor at Queen's, and served as department head from 1968-1978; he had an interest in medical history, and published several books and articles on the subject.
The expiration sticker is in German, so it was most likely made at HP's German factory in Boeblingen.
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