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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
994009022
Description
Stainless steel rigid-stem biopsy forceps with alligator jaws with 60.0 cm working length and "basket" to retain specimen; activated by a scissor grip.
Accession Number
994009022
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Bronchoscopy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- endoscopic
Description
Stainless steel rigid-stem biopsy forceps with alligator jaws with 60.0 cm working length and "basket" to retain specimen; activated by a scissor grip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used on Kingston General Hospital patients.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Date Remarks
"Mueller & Co. (1956) Catalogue", #SU-1101, p. 504
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"MEDICON // GERMANY // STAINLESS STEEL // 3 // SIU"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 67.5 cm. x Width: 9.5 cm. x Depth: 0.5 cm.
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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997003022
Description
Biopsy punch (?) is a metal scissor-like object; its handles, arms with loops on their ends, are arranged front-to-back rather than left to right; the front handle curves at a 130° angle and continues on to be the arm of the instrument; this arm is a long, thin, hollow tube with a small bulb on its…
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Accession Number
997003022
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- punch
Description
Biopsy punch (?) is a metal scissor-like object; its handles, arms with loops on their ends, are arranged front-to-back rather than left to right; the front handle curves at a 130° angle and continues on to be the arm of the instrument; this arm is a long, thin, hollow tube with a small bulb on its end; the other, hind handle terminates in a sort of fork which holds a thin pipe kept in place by two flanges; at the near end of this pipe is a knob-type control; the other end extends all the way through the tube of the other arm, and its small oblong tip, with a round hole in its centre, protrudes out the end; this oblong tip has a round knob on it that looks as if it were meant to attach to another piece, suggesting that a piece is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's University School of Medicine Class of 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Maker
American Cystoscope Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On left side of front handle: "AMER. CYSTOSCOPE CO." superimposed on "H. MARTIN"; on left side of hind handle: "GERMANY"; on right side of the bottom of the front handle: a triangle with a circle on top, between a pair of stylized eyes (the mark of the American Cystoscope Co.)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Dimension Notes
Length 33.4 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal is stable; it is slightly scratched and the plating is worn away in a tiny area on one of the handles; #2: missing end piece.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
American Cystoscope Co. Catalog, p. 154 (item #232); Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931–1957.
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clinical oral thermometer

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1979.27.2
Description
Pale blue plastic case with a plastic screw-on cap containing a glass Fahrenheit thermometer with mercury.
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Accession Number
1979.27.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Body Temperature
Thermometers
Physical Examination
Description
Pale blue plastic case with a plastic screw-on cap containing a glass Fahrenheit thermometer with mercury.
Part Names
thermometer - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. H. O. Macnamara of Scarborough, Ont.
Maker
Madribon Roche
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
plastic: light blue
glass: clear
mercury: silver
Inscriptions
On thermometer: "b128 Max, 7 Min. W1365 Rexall Monogram Germany"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the practice of Dr. H. O. Macnamara c. 1920–1930.
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Ford's stethoscope chest piece

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997001065
Description
Ford's stethoscope chest piece, which consists of a single piece of metal formed into a hollow cylindrical tube that is open and round at the bottom and tapers upwards, then splits off in a Y-formation into two short hollow cylindrical tubes with small open round ends; the open bottom has threading…
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Accession Number
997001065
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- binaural
Description
Ford's stethoscope chest piece, which consists of a single piece of metal formed into a hollow cylindrical tube that is open and round at the bottom and tapers upwards, then splits off in a Y-formation into two short hollow cylindrical tubes with small open round ends; the open bottom has threading on its inner edges and there originally would have been a bell attached to it
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine collection.
Maker
Haslem
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The words "HASLAM // GERMANY" are stamped into the metal at the outside edge
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 7.9 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear, but no staining or corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #90; "Illustrated Catalog of A Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtless, c. 1920, p. 12 (696) (see attached photocopy); "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," by J. Sklar Mfg. Co. Inc., 1967, p. 31 (110-60); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory
Research Facts
This is a binaural stethoscope chest piece
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illumination eyeglasses

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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997001179
Description
Illumination spectacles, which consist of a pair of spectacles made of celluloid, with open round eyepieces and straight arms that curve down at the end to form pieces that go over the ears; the rounded nose bridge between the eyepieces has an attached light; the light is cylindrical and made of me…
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Accession Number
997001179
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
Lighting
MM= Illuminator
Description
Illumination spectacles, which consist of a pair of spectacles made of celluloid, with open round eyepieces and straight arms that curve down at the end to form pieces that go over the ears; the rounded nose bridge between the eyepieces has an attached light; the light is cylindrical and made of metal with a domed glass end; the light is attached with a round cellulose piece and metal bracket; the rounded pieces allow the light to be moved up and down; a brown silk thread-covered double wire leads from the light and is attached along the upper edge of the left eyepiece to the side; the wire splits off at the end and one piece is longer and has a cylindrical metal piece attached to the end
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
Ingram & Bell
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Date Remarks
Celluloid was very common by 1890
Material
metal: silver; grey
celluloid (?): amber; brown
fabric: brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The side of the light has the words, "INGRAM & BELL // GERMANY" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-3
Dimension Notes
Length 11.9 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 4.5 cm (folded)
Condition Remarks
The celluloid is brittle and is broken in several places: at the nose bridge, the upper right eyepiece, and both arms; the left arm is also missing the lower part of the arm and the eyepiece; the thread around the wire is slightly worn; the metal shows wear, but no staining or corrosion is visible; the glass is complete and undamaged; the broken parts of the celluloid arrived taped together or taped to the celluloid frame with masking tape and cloth tape -- these were removed; #2: fragile; wrapped in paper
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Previous number #272; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Manual For Cataloging Historical Medical Artifacts Using OCLC and the MARC Format," by the Cleveland Medical Library Association, 1994, p. 33; similar to the Wappler Speclight in "A.C.M.I Cystoscopic, Urologic and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Apparatus," by American Cystoscope Makers Inc., 1952, p. 293
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Neumann's tuning fork

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Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997037499
Description
Wishbone-shaped tuning fork with square sides; the handle occupies the lower third (approximately) of the body with two prongs occupying the upper two-thirds of the body; the two prongs also each have one rectangular solid piece with a small hole in the centre of the inner side of each piece.
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Accession Number
997037499
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Description
Wishbone-shaped tuning fork with square sides; the handle occupies the lower third (approximately) of the body with two prongs occupying the upper two-thirds of the body; the two prongs also each have one rectangular solid piece with a small hole in the centre of the inner side of each piece.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. H. G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Date Remarks
Logo type used after 1934
Material
metal: silver; grey; brass
Inscriptions
Stamped into the metal of one side of the handle is "G // 64 // KNY-SCHEERER // GERMANY"; there is also a logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
There is some evidence of plating loss and inactive corrosion (but no active corrosion); there is also some small evidence of wear (scratches and gouges) but nothing major.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Surgical Instruments," by the Kny Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3085 (item C/-6229)
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oral thermometer

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Dates
1935
1955
circa 1935-1955
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
995002054 a-c
Description
Two-piece black plastic case and glass thermometer; case is cylindrical and the top screws onto the case; the thermometer has a silver-coloured (mercury) end which goes up into the cylindrical rod when heated; outside glass has a scale in deg. F. as well as manufacturer information.
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Accession Number
995002054 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Body Temperature
Description
Two-piece black plastic case and glass thermometer; case is cylindrical and the top screws onto the case; the thermometer has a silver-coloured (mercury) end which goes up into the cylindrical rod when heated; outside glass has a scale in deg. F. as well as manufacturer information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer case lid - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 1.3 cm.
b - thermometer case - Size: Length 8.3 cm. x Width 1.3 cm.
c - thermometer - Size: Length 10.2 cm. x Width 4.0 mm.
Provenance
Margaret Kirkpatrick, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate Class of 1935.
Maker
Rexall
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1935
1955
circa 1935-1955
Material
plastic: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"6128 Max 1 Min W 1365 REXALL Monogram Germany" in blue and red; scale in °F in blue & red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Condition Remarks
Plastic of case has no cracks, stains or signs of deterioration; glass thermometer is complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston
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oral thermometer

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Dates
1925
1929
circa 1929 -1929
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
993004062 a-d
Description
Burgundy pasteboard box holds rust-coloured pencil-like thermometer holder which holds two thermometers and clips to the pocket; thermometer case has ink stains so assume was used; box lists a family-owned drug company, therefore would have local value as "giveaway promotional item to doctors.
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Accession Number
993004062 a-d
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Body Temperature -- instrumentation
Thermometers
Description
Burgundy pasteboard box holds rust-coloured pencil-like thermometer holder which holds two thermometers and clips to the pocket; thermometer case has ink stains so assume was used; box lists a family-owned drug company, therefore would have local value as "giveaway promotional item to doctors.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - case bottom - Size: Length 8.5 cm. x Diameter 1.3 cm.
b - case top (a+b = 12.0) - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter 1.5 cm.
c - thermometer stubby - Size: Length 10.2 cm. x Diameter 0.5 cm.
d - thermometer 1/2 minute - Size: Length 10.2 cm. x Diameter 0.5 cm.
e - box - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 2.2 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1925
1929
circa 1929 -1929
Date Remarks
Valuator Dr. J. R. Scott: must be pre-1939 as the box says made in Germany (not East or West as it was after 1945)
Material
(a-b) plastic: rust
(c-d) glass, mercury: clear; white; red; black
(e) pasteboard, paper: burgundy; yellow; white
Inscriptions
Printed in gold on box top: "With the Season's Greetings. // From // N. C. POLSON & CO. LIMITED // Montreal, / December 1929 [illeg]"; stamped in purple ink under bottom: "Made in Germany"; printed in red on "Stubby": "428 Cardinal Stubby USA = (92° - 110°)"; printed in black on 1/2 minute: "b237 Max. 1/2 Minute "MIRA" 2006 D® b. 29 Germany (94° - 110° F.)"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Condition Remarks
# 1: (a-b) have ink stains; (e) shows wear along edges; # 2: no damage
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer. One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry. They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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rectal biopsy forceps

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997003018
Description
Metal forceps have a scissor-type handle with a loop on the end of each handle for fingers; however, instead of a left-right arrangement, the handle arms are in a front-back position; at the pivot, the forceps arms bend at approximately a 130° angle; when the forceps are moved, it appears that the …
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Accession Number
997003018
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Endoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- punch
Description
Metal forceps have a scissor-type handle with a loop on the end of each handle for fingers; however, instead of a left-right arrangement, the handle arms are in a front-back position; at the pivot, the forceps arms bend at approximately a 130° angle; when the forceps are moved, it appears that the arms, which are one on top of the other, would slide apart horizontally (the forceps are seized); the end of each forcep arm ends in a rounded, widened tip with an oval opening in it; the upper opening has a grid formed of three intersecting pieces of metal; the lower tip, which is slightly tapered, appears to be hinged, and would separate from the upper tip when the handles were opened.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine Class of 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology. McPherson practised 1931-1957.
Maker
Kny-Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
metal (plated): silver; brown; grey
Inscriptions
On handles: "KNY-SCHEERER GERMANY // CHROME - PLATE"; on the other handle, an Aesculapian symbol of a snake twined in an "S" shape about a sceptre with a round knob on top, pointed at the end, and a three-pointed crown over all.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Dimension Notes
Length 44.4 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal, which is plated, is rusting in some places, particularly the hinged end and the upper loop of the handle; moreover, the forceps as a whole are seized, likely because of this corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo (in file); "Aesculap Jetter & Scheerer Surgical Instruments," Aesculap, c 1960, p. 144 (similar to fig. 03516)
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rectal thermometer

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997037171
Description
The rectal thermometer is a long, cylindrical tube, closed on both ends with a pear-shaped mercury-filled bulb on one end; the glass tubing has a triangular lens front which is marked in increments from 94 to 110 deg. F. along a white strip that runs through the interior of the thermometer
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Accession Number
997037171
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Body Temperature -- instrumentation
Description
The rectal thermometer is a long, cylindrical tube, closed on both ends with a pear-shaped mercury-filled bulb on one end; the glass tubing has a triangular lens front which is marked in increments from 94 to 110 deg. F. along a white strip that runs through the interior of the thermometer
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont. Dr. H. Godfrey Bird retired in 1979.
Maker
Max International
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
glass: clear
mercury: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped into glass: "94 6 8 [upward arrow] 100 2 4 6 8 F 110 // x 2 6128 Max INTERNATIONAL Germany"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Thermometer shows some scratching from regular use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Laboratory Supplies and Equipment (JC-141)," Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., Toronto, 1942, p. 664 (similar to item 43590)
Exhibit History
Sept. 23, 2002: on display in the KGH Hall of Honour in the exhibit, "Fighting the White Plague: the Battle against TB"
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