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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022001
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); …
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Accession Number
015022001
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); metal braces on either side of leg made up of three sections with pivoting join above knee area; height adjustment made possible by holes in bottom sections of braces; pins at bottom to insert in shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 87.0 cm Diameter: 16.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear, abrasions and soiling, especially in areas of contact with body
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J. E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920); diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him by J. E. Hanger Ltd. and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J. E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier offering support for his progress.
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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022002
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); …
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Accession Number
015022002
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); metal braces on either side of leg made up of three sections with pivoting joint above knee area; height adjustment made possible by holes in bottom sections of braces; pins at bottom to insert in shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 87.0 cm Diameter: 19.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear, abrasions and soiling, especially in areas of contact with body; cloudy appearance on front of leather collar
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J. E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920); he was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him by J.E. Hanger Ltd. and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J. E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier offering his support for his progress.
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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022004
Description
Half-size leg brace worn below the knee; steel brace with dark brown leather collar at top; approximately 2/3 of collar has steel beneath the leather; leather strap with metal buckle; pin at bottom of brace for insertion into shoe.
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Accession Number
015022004
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Half-size leg brace worn below the knee; steel brace with dark brown leather collar at top; approximately 2/3 of collar has steel beneath the leather; leather strap with metal buckle; pin at bottom of brace for insertion into shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 44.0 cm Diameter: 14.0 cm
Condition Remarks
shows wear
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J.E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Accompanied donation of leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920), but only full-length leg braces were listed on hospital receipts; Gordon was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J.E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier.
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bipolar electrosurgical Palmer's forceps

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Dates
1973
circa 1973
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
007023001
Description
Bipolar electrosurgical Palmer's forceps is a rod shape with a semi- opaque white plastic sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; the handle is in the shape of two finger rings on both sides and one at the end; a pair of electrical connecting rods are …
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Accession Number
007023001
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Electrosurgery
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Bipolar electrosurgical Palmer's forceps is a rod shape with a semi- opaque white plastic sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; the handle is in the shape of two finger rings on both sides and one at the end; a pair of electrical connecting rods are above the finger rings; without manufacturer's marks.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Maker
CRIQ - Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec
Site Made (City)
Ste. Foy
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Date Remarks
Date of this prototype was provided by the designer, Dr. Rioux.
Material
plastic: white
metal: silver, yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 31.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows some wear around edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2
Research Facts
First bipolar electrosurgical forceps prototype designed by Canadian Dr. Rioux, who is acknowledged as the first doctor to bring this technique to Canada. Rioux trained at Laval, Quebec and at Johns Hopkins, US also in Paris, France under Dr. Raoul Palmer (1967-68) who used only unipolar electrosurgical forceps in endoscopic surgeries / laparoscopies. Rioux performed the first of these at Johns Hopkins in 1968. Instrument is used for OB/GYN laparoscopic surgeries such as an electrocoagulation of the tubes for sterilization, where a pure coagulating current was applied and burned the tube, instead of previously burning through other areas. Several research articles concerning this Canadian invention by Dr. Rioux, and on the designer are located in the donor file.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - May 30, 2010
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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022003
Description
heavy canvas strap with steel plate on one side; steel brace with hinged section attached to plate possibly for attachment to leg brace; leather strap and metal clasp.
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Accession Number
015022003
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
heavy canvas strap with steel plate on one side; steel brace with hinged section attached to plate possibly for attachment to leg brace; leather strap and metal clasp.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.?
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: beige
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Diameter: 31.0 cm Height: 30.0 cm
Condition Remarks
worn
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J.E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Accompanied donation of leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920), but unclear how this piece was used in conjunction with the leg braces; Gordon was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J.E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier.
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glucose 33 1/3 % ampoule

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Dates
1979
circa 1979
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
997037257 a-b
Description
An ampoule (a) that is a long, hollow cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; there is a discoloured white and green label affixed to the front; the box (b) is a long, r…
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Accession Number
997037257 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Glucose
Insulin Coma -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
An ampoule (a) that is a long, hollow cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; there is a discoloured white and green label affixed to the front; the box (b) is a long, rectangular, waxed cardboard box that opens on both ends via three flap closures.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - ampoule - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
b - box - Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Anglo-French Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1979
circa 1979
Date Remarks
Retirement of Dr. H. Godfrey Bird
Material
glass: transparent
paper: yellow; green
cardboard: yellow; green
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "1AMPOULE GLUCOSE 33 1/3% // 20 CC // ANGLO-FRENCH CO. // MONTREAL"; printed label on ampoule: "Ampoule 20 c.c. // GLUCOSE // 33 1/3% // ANGLO-FRENCH // DRUG CO. // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row E
Condition Remarks
Box shows some creasing and water damage as well as scuff marks; ampoule label is slightly discoloured but is otherwise in good condition
Copy Type
Original
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Lydia E. Pinkham's Sanative Wash

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Dates
1888
1915
circa 1888-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
014002035 a-c
Description
Cylindrical transparent glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label wraps around bottle; label has manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, a price, directions for use, and a sketched portrait of the manufactu…
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Accession Number
014002035 a-c
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intravaginal
Feminine Hygiene Products
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- vaginal
Description
Cylindrical transparent glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label wraps around bottle; label has manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, a price, directions for use, and a sketched portrait of the manufacturer's head and shoulders with her signature and logo: product used as a douche or vaginal cleaner; one piece tan rectangular cardboard box (b); one piece folded tan paper leaflet (c) printed both sides with product information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 3.6 cm
b – box - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Width 4 cm x Depth 4 cm
c – leaflet - Size: Length 16.0 cm x 10.1 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1888
1915
circa 1888-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: "For Vaginal Injections, // (Liquid Form). // PRICE, 25 c PER BOTTLE. // The Proprietary of Patent Medicine Act. // (No. 57.) // Yours for Health // Dissolve one teaspoonful of the wash // in one pint of warm water and use once // a day, as a VAGINAL INJECTION OR // DOUCHE. In severe cases two tea- // spoonfuls may be used instead of one." printed on box: "LYDIA E. PINKHAM’S // SANATIVE // WASH // (LIQUID FORM) // PREPARED BY LYDIA E. PINKHAM // MEDICINE COMPANY // MONTREAL P. Q. // FULL DIRECTIONS INSIDE // SOLD BY DRUGGISTS // The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act. No. 57”; printed on the leaflet: "FOR LEUCORRHOEA // Lydia E. Pinkham’s Sanative Wash // LIQUID FORM // This valuable article has been on the market for the // last thirty years, and has been used quite extensively with // very beneficial results. The only objections to it has been // its form – it has always been put up as a dry herb-packet // which required steeping and straining before it could be // used. If any prefer this form, either because they // have become used to it or for any other reason, they can // still obtain it in the old style. // Apply once a day as a vaginal injection // (or douche) by means of any good fountain syringe. It // is best first to take a cleansing douche. // For this purpose // use warm water in which has been dissolved powdered // borax (one heaping teaspoonful to a quart of water), or //as much castile soap as you would use in washing, or // ”Paxtine” according to the directions on the package. // The Sanative Wash is useful not only in cases of grave // ailments, but is of great value to check slight disturbances // of the secretions, to which nearly all women are liable // at one time or another. // The discharge from the nose caused // by a cold in the head is familiar to all. it results from an // inflammation of the mucous membrane. But the mucous // membrane exists in other parts of the body, particularly // those to which the Sanative Wash is especially intended to // be applied, and is there liable to a similar affection by which // a similar discharge is occasioned. Whenever this appears, // it should at once be checked and prevented by the use of // the Sanative Wash. Just as a neglected cold in the head be- // comes chronic, taking the form of catarrh, so does this dis- // charge, which is known as Leuccorhoea, or more popularly // "the Whites." // There should be no delay in treating this discharge, as // besides uncleanness and discomfort the irritation caused by // it may bring about ulcerations and other serious conditions. // price, twenty-five cents per bottle. // LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE COMPANY. // LYNN, MASS."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed, shows minor wear and minor tears along edges of bottle label; cork is stained with a minor crack running through its middle and a dark brown stain on one side; box is fade, shows minor wear, surface grime, minor stains
Copy Type
Original
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Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12111
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
007023002
Description
Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps with a metal gun-shaped handle and rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of clear plastic has hole cut out for trigger; without manufacturers marks.
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Accession Number
007023002
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Electrosurgery
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps with a metal gun-shaped handle and rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of clear plastic has hole cut out for trigger; without manufacturers marks.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Maker
CRIQ - Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec
Site Made (City)
Ste. Foy
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Date Remarks
Date of second evolution of this style of prototype. The designer, Dr. Rioux, provided date of this prototype.
Material
plastic: translucent, white, red
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 32.5 cm x Width 13.3 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows some wear around edges and minor scratches on metal.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2.
Research Facts
This gun-style of handle in metal proved to be too heavy, and was the second style in the evolution of the protoypes. First bipolar electrosurgical forceps prototype designed by Canadian Dr. Rioux, who is acknowledged as the first doctor to bring this technique to Canada. Rioux trained at Laval, Quebec and at Johns Hopkins, US also in Paris, France under Dr. Raoul Palmer who used only unipolar electrosurgical forceps (1967-68) in endoscopic surgeries / laparoscopies. Rioux performed the first of these at Johns Hopkins in 1968. Instrument is used for OB/GYN laparoscopic surgeries such as an electrocoagulation of the tubes for sterilization, where a pure coagulating current was applied and burned the tube, instead of previously burning through other areas. Several research articles concerning this Canadian invention by Dr. Rioux, and on the designer are located in the donor file.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - May 30, 2010
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Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12112
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
007023003
Description
Bipolar electrosurgical forcep with a gun-shaped handle and rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic; sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of semi-opaque white plastic has hole cut out for trigger; small red button on top of ha…
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Accession Number
007023003
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Electrosurgery
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Bipolar electrosurgical forcep with a gun-shaped handle and rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic; sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of semi-opaque white plastic has hole cut out for trigger; small red button on top of handle; built in wiring cut off at bottom of handle; parts are screwed on through recessed holes; without manufacturers marks.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Maker
CRIQ - Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec
Site Made (City)
Ste. Foy
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Date Remarks
Date of third evolution of this style of prototype, second in the gun handle style. The designer, Dr. Rioux, provided date of this prototype.
Material
plastic: white, red, black
metal: silver, white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 36.2 cm x Width 12.7 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows some wear around edges and minor discolouration around seams from use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2.
Research Facts
This gun-style of handle was considered to be too military looking, and was the second style in the evolution of the gun handle protoypes. First bipolar electrosurgical forceps prototype designed by Canadian Dr. Rioux, who is acknowledged as the first doctor to bring this technique to Canada. Rioux trained at Laval, Quebec and at Johns Hopkins, US also in Paris, France under Dr. Raoul Palmer who used only unipolar electrosurgical forceps (1967-68) in endoscopic surgeries / laparoscopies. Rioux performed the first of these at Johns Hopkins in 1968. Instrument is used for OB/GYN laparoscopic surgeries such as an electrocoagulation of the tubes for sterilization, where a pure coagulating current was applied and burned the tube, instead of previously burning through other areas. Several research articles concerning this Canadian invention by Dr. Rioux, and on the designer are located in the donor file.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - May 30, 2010
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Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps

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Dates
1973
circa 1973
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
007023004
Description
Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps with an orange and semi-opaque white plastic ergonomically designed gun-shaped handle with rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic; sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of semi-opaque whit…
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Accession Number
007023004
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Electrosurgery
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps with an orange and semi-opaque white plastic ergonomically designed gun-shaped handle with rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic; sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of semi-opaque white plastic trigger; built in component for attached wiring; attached prototype and manufacturers metal label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Maker
CRIQ - Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec
Site Made (City)
Ste. Foy
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Date Remarks
Date of third evolution of this style of prototype. The designer, Dr. Rioux, provided date of this prototype.
Material
plastic: orange, white, black
metal: silver, white
Inscriptions
Printed on metal label: "RIOUX BIPOLAR // TUBAL FORCEPS // PROTOTYPE no. 3 // made // specially for // JAROSLAV F. // HULKA M. D. "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 33.5 cm x Width 15.5 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows some wear around edges and minor discolouration around seams from use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2.
Research Facts
This was the first ergonomically designed gun-style of handle, and was the third style in the evolution of the gun handle protoypes. First bipolar electrosurgical forceps prototype designed by Canadian Dr. Rioux, who is acknowledged as the first doctor to bring this technique to Canada. Rioux trained at Laval, Quebec and at Johns Hopkins, US also in Paris, France under Dr. Raoul Palmer who used only unipolar electrosurgical forceps (1967-68) in endoscopic surgeries / laparoscopies. Rioux performed the first of these at Johns Hopkins in 1968. Instrument is used for OB/GYN laparoscopic surgeries such as an electrocoagulation of the tubes for sterilization, where a pure coagulating current was applied and burned the tube, instead of previously burning through other areas. Several research articles concerning this Canadian invention by Dr. Rioux, and on the designer are located in the donor file.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - May 30, 2010
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