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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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Kidde standard pneumatic tourniquet and cuff

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997034338 a-d
Description
A square metal box with a dial on front; a long silicone tube and a long plastic coil are attached on back of box; at the distal end of the coil is a cuff.
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Accession Number
997034338 a-d
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Tourniquets
Amputation -- instrumentation
First Aid
Description
A square metal box with a dial on front; a long silicone tube and a long plastic coil are attached on back of box; at the distal end of the coil is a cuff.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - tourniquet - Size: Width 16.5 cm x Depth 11.0 cm
b - cuff - Size: Length 94.7 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
c - tubing - Size: Length 1320. cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
d - coil - Size: Length 86.0 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Stille-Warner Inc.
Site Made (City)
Ronkonkoma
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards.
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
silicone: clear
nylon: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-9
Condition Remarks
Cuff shows wear, some staining.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," by Downs Surgical PLC, 23rd ed., ca 1982, p.B47 (similar to item # BT-250-00-F ) (see attached photocopy); CD #3
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No. II set of amputating instruments

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1979.7.1 a-o
Description
A surgeon's kit in a velvet-lined walnut case (o); contains: (a) an amputation saw; (b) Liston's bone forceps; (c) a metacarpal saw; (d) Liston's small knife; (e) Liston's small catling knife; (f) trepanning and amputation scalpel; (g) teneculum; (h) Liston's bulldog forceps; (i) Liston's long knif…
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Accession Number
1979.7.1 a-o
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Description
A surgeon's kit in a velvet-lined walnut case (o); contains: (a) an amputation saw; (b) Liston's bone forceps; (c) a metacarpal saw; (d) Liston's small knife; (e) Liston's small catling knife; (f) trepanning and amputation scalpel; (g) teneculum; (h) Liston's bulldog forceps; (i) Liston's long knife; (j) trocar in ivory or bone case; (k) wax for waxing thread; (l) suture needle; (m) adhesive; (n) suture needle.
Number Of Parts
15
Part Names
a - amputation saw
b - bone forceps
c - metacarpal saw
d - small knife
e - small catling knife
f - scalpel
g - tenaculum
h - bulldog forceps
i - long knife
j - trocar
k - wax
l - needle
m - adhesive
n - needle
o - case - Size: Length 39.2 cm x Width 10.8 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
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
C. Tiemann & Co. Surgical Instruments
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
wood: brown
fabric: green
metal: silver; grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr. Brooke practised in Newhamburg in 1887 and in Windsor in 1892.
Exhibit History
On loan to Historic Fort York, City of Toronto, Feb. 1, 2010: L-2010-1
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pocket surgical set

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Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002431 a-k
Description
Pocket surgical set in a black leather case lined with fine grade tan leather (a) with double fold flaps to protect the instruments fitted into leather folds consists of: one piece metal scalpels (b, c, d), director with tounge tie (e), prob-ended needle (f), a double ended hook and curette (g), ra…
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Accession Number
997002431 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Pocket surgical set in a black leather case lined with fine grade tan leather (a) with double fold flaps to protect the instruments fitted into leather folds consists of: one piece metal scalpels (b, c, d), director with tounge tie (e), prob-ended needle (f), a double ended hook and curette (g), ratchetting hemostat forceps (h), straight scissors (i), thumb forceps (j), silk thread on a cardboard backing (k); metal snap closure.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b – scalpel – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
c – scalpel – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d – scalpel – Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
e – director – Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
f – needle – Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 0.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
g – hook and curette – Size: Length 12.1 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
h – hemostat forceps – Size: Length 11.9 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
i – scissors – Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
j – thumb forceps – Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
k – silk thread – Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Kny- Scherer Company
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
leather: brown, red
metal: silver
fabric: white
cardboard: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Tools (b-g, i, j) all have a symbol engraved on them depicting a snake coiled around a stick with a crown above, logo for The Kny-Scheerer Company; dressing forceps (h) engraved with: "HARTZ Co."; printed on suture card: "SURGEONS SILK // BOILED // The Kny-Scheerer Co.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
Some minor, green-blue corrosion as well as brown corrsion on some of the tools; colour on the interior leather flaps show signs of fading; leather somewhat hardened
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
The Kny- Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments Catalogue. 21st ed. Milwaukee: Roemer Drug Company, 1915. Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.972; CD #6
Research Facts
This style of pocket surgical set was sold with many different options regarding the tools that it included. They are listed as a 'Nurses' Pocket Kit' in catalogues but could have been used by Doctors as well. The Kny- Scheerer Company 1915 Catalogue shows similar models to this one.
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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surgical instrument kit

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Dates
1865
circa 1865
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
Accession Number
1976.6.36 a-u
Description
Mahogany brass-bound case that closes with two slide catches is lined with velvet; a removable velvet-covered partition in the case lid has an oval paper label with manufacturer's information; a blank brass plate is recessed in case lid; contains various amputation instruments useful in the militar…
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Accession Number
1976.6.36 a-u
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Personnel -- doctor
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
Description
Mahogany brass-bound case that closes with two slide catches is lined with velvet; a removable velvet-covered partition in the case lid has an oval paper label with manufacturer's information; a blank brass plate is recessed in case lid; contains various amputation instruments useful in the military field: (a) Satterlee's capital saw; (b) Galt's trephine; (c) trephine handle; (d) ?; (e) Hey's saw; (f) Petit's spiral tourniquet; (g) metacarpal saw; (h) trepanning elevator; (i,j) exploring needle in an ivory case; (k) Liston's small amputating knife; (l,m) medium amputating knife; (n) long catlin; (o) long curved forceps; (p) skein of silk suture thread; (q) packet 1/2 curved surgical needles; (r) quill; (s,t,u) box, tray, and partition.
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
case - Size: Length 42.0 cm x Width 13.0 cm x Depth 9.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Maker
G. Tiemann & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1865
circa 1865
Material
wood: brown
fabric: green
paper: red
metal: silver; grey; yellow
ivory: off-white
Inscriptions
On oval label in lid: "G. Tiemann & Co // Manufacturers // of // Surgical Instruments // 63 Chatham St. N.Y."; on (a,b,e,f,g,h,k,n,o): "Tiemann"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-2
Condition Remarks
(c) Has singe marks around the shaft; (f) the strap is stained; (l,m) blade is loose from handle; many instruments are missing: 6 scalpels/knives, bone forceps, artery forceps, and scissors.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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Symptoms of Pregnancy Ascertained by Auscultation [celluloid phonograph cylinder]

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Dates
1908
1912
circa 1908-1912
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Classification
Education
Accession Number
1977.11.26 a-c
Description
Black celluloid phonograph cylinder in the original lidded blue cardboard container; lid and top edge of cylinder have the series number, title, and author's last name; holds four minutes of recorded information.
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Accession Number
1977.11.26 a-c
Author
Dr. Barton Cook Hirst, Prof. of Obstetrics
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Classification
Education
MeSH Heading
Teaching Materials
Audiovisual Aids
Education, Medical
Obstetrics
Auscultation
Description
Black celluloid phonograph cylinder in the original lidded blue cardboard container; lid and top edge of cylinder have the series number, title, and author's last name; holds four minutes of recorded information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - lid - Size: Depth 1.4 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
b - container - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
c - cylinder - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 5.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Percy Skuy, Toronto, Ont.
Maker
The Medicophone Post-Graduate Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1908
1912
circa 1908-1912
Date Remarks
Manufacturer's dates for production of celluloid cylinders.
Material
ink: black
cardboard: light blue; beige; black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on outside of canister: "THE // U-S // Everlasting // RECORD"; "Greatest in volume, sweetest and purest in tone // Unbreakable and wears forever // THE // MEDICOPHONE POST- // GRADUATE CO. Sells this record upon the // express condition that it will // not be sold to any un- // authorized dealer, nor used // in making duplicates, and // that it shall not be sold or // offered for sale by any pur- // chaser thereof for less than // $1.00. Any breach of this // condition terminates the // licence to use and vend this record. // NOTICE: // This record will fit any // cylinder machine and can // be reproduced or played by // cylinder phonograph // that plays the ordinary four // minute musical record by // slowing down the speed of // machine to 80 revolutions // per minute."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-R2-3
Condition Remarks
#2: Shows wear around edges; plastic bag around cylinder adhered in several areas and bulks out the container.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
On-line articles "Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project - U.S. Everlasting Cylinders"; "Phonograph Cylinder"; CD #UHN
Research Facts
The phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison; he patented it on 18 July 1877 as the first device for recording and playing sound; his first attempt was using telephone messages; his first test used waxed paper. Early cylinder machines of the late 1880s and 1890s were often sold with recording attachments. The ability to record as well as to play back sound was an advantage to cylinder phonographs over the competition from cheaper disc phonographs that began to be mass-marketed at the end of the 1890s, as the disc system machines could be used only to play back pre-recorded sound. Edison Records closed down in 1929, and Thomas Edison died in 1931. In 1906, the Indestructable Record Company began mass-marketing cylinder records made of celluloid, an early hard plastic that would not break if dropped and could be played thousands of times without wearing out. This hard, inflexible material could not be shaved and recorded over like wax cylinders, but had the advantage of being a nearly perfect record. The U.S. Phonograph Company of Cleveland, Ohio, produced both two- and four-minute cylinders under its own label, "U.S. Everlasting Records," and under the Lakeside label for Montgomery Ward department stores. Between 1908 and 1912, more than 1,000 titles were released in three series: popular, foreign language, and grand opera. Like Edison, Blue Amberols, and indestructible cylinders, Everlasting cylinders were made of celluloid, but their sound quality is superior to either of them. The Medicophone Post-Graduate Co., a part of U.S. Everlasting Records, produced a series of recordings to provide professional medical advice on a variety of diseases and topics for physicians. Cylinder is noted as series title # X-233. In 1968, the celluloid cylinders were professionally recorded on magnetic tape by the Syracuse University Libraries Re-recording Laboratory. The complete series is stored on a master and duplicate reels. This title is found on reels 1977.11.43 and .45.
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