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catgut ligatures

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001037
Description
Plain catgut ligatures, which consist of a sealed hollow glass tube containing a folded length of plain catgut suture in sterile water; there is also a piece of printed paper in the tube around the ligature and against the inner edges; this label lists product information; one end of the tube is ro…
Accession Number
997001037
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Plain catgut ligatures, which consist of a sealed hollow glass tube containing a folded length of plain catgut suture in sterile water; there is also a piece of printed paper in the tube around the ligature and against the inner edges; this label lists product information; one end of the tube is rounded outwards; the other end of the tube is closed and flattened; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Jaeger-Bigelow Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
glass: clear
catgut: light beige
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
The label reads, "Plain Catgut // Boilable // 2 // Jaeger-Bigelow Co. // Boston, Mass."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 1009
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 6.4 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
The glass tube, ligatures and label are complete and undamaged; the label is slightly discoloured but is fully legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Previous number #187; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; came stored with other ligatures in a box: 997.001.119a-d
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Dermis strands tube; box

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1980.3.4 a-b
Description
A glass vial with rubber cap contains boilable sutures; comes in a cardboard box.
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Accession Number
1980.3.4 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
A glass vial with rubber cap contains boilable sutures; comes in a cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
2
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter L. Percival of Windsor, Ont.
Maker
F.W. Jaeger
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
cardboard: white; black
glass: clear
suture material: brown
rubber: brown
Inscriptions
On box: "Twenty-five Strands // DERMIS (STERILE) // F.W. JAEGER (BOILABLE) 76 Atherton Street, Boston, Mass."; label on glass vial reads, "Medium Dermis Boilable 25 strands F.W. Jaeger"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Condition Remarks
Rubber decayed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Tyrian atomizer no. 15

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Dates
1878
circa 1878
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1979.7.11
Description
A tin for a Tyrian atomizer; rectangular with rounded corners; lid.
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Accession Number
1979.7.11
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
A tin for a Tyrian atomizer; rectangular with rounded corners; lid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. D.G. Brown of Toronto; used by Mrs. Brown's great-uncle, Dr. Daniel E. Brooke.
Maker
Tyer Rubber Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1878
circa 1878
Date Remarks
Patent date printed on tin.
Material
metal: yellow; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "The TYRIAN ATOMIZER // No. 15 // CONTINUOUS SPRAY // To remove obstructions use only brass wire. // The TYER RUBBER CO. // BOSTON"; "Somers Bros. Brooklyn, N.Y. Patent April 29 & Sept. 24, 1878."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Dimension Notes
Length 15.7 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 6.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Brooke practised in Newhamburg in 1887 and in Windsor in 1892.
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
1969.500.1 a-d
Description
Glass tube with a large bulb in the centre containing X-ray apparatus (a); on the underside of the bulbous section are two tubular projections extending out, one straight and the other at an angle; the tube rests on a wooden mount (b) that has two half-circular wooden arches (c,d) that go over the …
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Accession Number
1969.500.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Diagnostic Imaging
Radiography -- instrumentation
MM= Radiography -- tube
Description
Glass tube with a large bulb in the centre containing X-ray apparatus (a); on the underside of the bulbous section are two tubular projections extending out, one straight and the other at an angle; the tube rests on a wooden mount (b) that has two half-circular wooden arches (c,d) that go over the tube and affix it firmly to the mount.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 56.0 cm x Diam. 17.8 cm
b - mount - Size: Length 18.0 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 18.0 cm
c - half circle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
d - half circle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
MacAlaster Wiggin Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Patent dates given on item: 1915, 1917
Material
glass: clear; translucent violet
metal: silver
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Around a circle: "MACALASTER WIGGIN CO."; under this: "Patented 15, 1915 // Nov. 20, 1917 // Pat. No. 1 [illeg.] 090-16"; inside a curved box: "VICTOR" then, "MADE IN BOSTON // TUNGSTEN // 6074"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-8
Condition Remarks
Tube rests starting to disintegrate; #2: glass bubble has no cracks; smaller glass bubbles have air holes in them; several scratches in glass at one end; metal within glass shows signs of use; minor scratching and some minor discolouration; wood shows some signs of use; scratches and some stains.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
Exhibit History
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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