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Birkmire de-fibrillator

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997008031 a-b
Description
(a) Birkmire defibrillator built into a cloth-covered wooden case with a lid hinged by two hinges at the back and closed by two clasps at the front; between the two front clasps is a leather carrying handle (now broken off) and the bottom of the case has four round plastic feet to stand it up on; t…
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Accession Number
997008031 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electric Countershock -- instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Birkmire defibrillator built into a cloth-covered wooden case with a lid hinged by two hinges at the back and closed by two clasps at the front; between the two front clasps is a leather carrying handle (now broken off) and the bottom of the case has four round plastic feet to stand it up on; the inside lid of the case has a piece of paper with printed instructions; the inside right front of the case has a built-up rectangular-shaped powering unit; the top of this unit has power and impulse lights, an intensity bulb, an on/off switch and a push button; the back of the unit has two electrical cords coming out of it; one cord was to plug into an electrical supply; the other cord has an end which attaches to (b) two paddles, each attached to an electrical cord and joining together at a single plug; each paddle consists of a narrow rectangular bakelite handle onto which is attached a long cylindrical rubber-covered piece of metal; at the end of the metal rods, there is an attached piece of round flat metal which is covered at the front with cloth.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - defibrillator in case - Size: Length 34.8 cm. x Width 23.2 cm. x Depth 11.6 cm.
b - paddles - Size: Length 139.4 cm. x Width 14.2 cm. x Depth 2.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Birkos, Incorporated, Manufacturers
Site Made (City)
Havertown
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
wood: beige
metal: silver; yellow
plastic: black; red
glass: clear; black
rubber: red; black
fabric: black; off-white
Inscriptions
The inside operating instructions read, "BIRKMIRE DEFIBRILLATOR // Operating Instructions // [instructions follow] // BIRKOS, INCORPORATED, Manufacturers // FACTORY DISTRIBUTOR: H. S. OSBORN CO., 229 LINCOLN AVE., HAVERTOWN, PENNA."; the top of the inner powering unit reads, "BIRKMIRE DE-FIBRILLATOR // BIRKOS INC. // HAVERTOWN, PA."; individual lights, buttons and switches are labelled; the top of the carrying case has an attached piece of cloth tape with the word, "DE-FIBRILLATOR" written on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-J1-4
Condition Remarks
The defibrillator arrived very dirty and dusty; the case is in good repair with only one small tear in the cloth at the bottom; the leather handle is broken off; the cord leading to the electrical supply appears to be a replacement; the cloth covering the paddles is stained and one is torn; minor corrosion is visible on the front clasps; other parts of the defibrillator are complete and undamaged; #2: dusty; metal in good condition; scratches on sides; rubber gives off foul odour.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery - Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 2 1997-Sep. 13, 1999; small exhibit upstairs in museum to Jan. 2004
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Mackenzie's polygraph

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Dates
1915
1935
circa 1915-1935
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1975.7.2 a-ai
Description
A polygraph in a wooden, velvet-lined case (a); the main body (b), which contains paper-rolling and time marker movements, is accompanied by writing tambours with supporting bar (c); paper roll bracket (d); cup receivers (e,f); a key (g); an unidentified part (h); parts of the wrist tambour mechani…
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Accession Number
1975.7.2 a-ai
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Pulse
Physical Examination
Cardiology -- instrumentation
MM= Pulse -- polygraphy
Description
A polygraph in a wooden, velvet-lined case (a); the main body (b), which contains paper-rolling and time marker movements, is accompanied by writing tambours with supporting bar (c); paper roll bracket (d); cup receivers (e,f); a key (g); an unidentified part (h); parts of the wrist tambour mechanism (i,k,l); a metal disc with a knob (j); a metal roller for paper rolls (m, ae); rolls of paper (n,o,p); unidentified part (q); a torn bag (r); a rubber bag (s); instructions (t), which were in the ACM History of Medicine Museum with the machine instructions; bottles (u,af); polygraph needles (v-z); needles (aa-ad); a glass tube (ag); brush with a glass stem (ah); a dropper (ai); label is inside case.
Number Of Parts
35
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 26.7 cm x Width 15.7 cm x Depth 10.5 cm
b - main body - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 7.9 cm
c - writing tambours - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 7.3 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
d - paper roll bracket - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
e - cup receiver - Size: Width 4.3 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
f - cup receiver - Size: Depth 2.4 cm x Diam. 4.2 cm
g - key: Size: Length 2.8 cm x Width 2.5 cm
h - ? - Size: Length 4.9 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
i - part of wrist tambour mechanism - Size: Length 27.6 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
j - metal disc with knob - Size: Depth 1.2 cm x Diam. 5.1 cm
k- part of wrist tambour mechanism - Size: Depth 4.4 cm x Diam. 6.8 cm
l - part of wrist tambour mechanism - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Width 2.8 cm
m - roller - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
n - roll of paper - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 4.6 cm
o - roll of paper - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
p - roll of paper - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
q - ? - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
r - bag - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 7.6 cm
s - rubber bag - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 4.1 cm
t - instruction sheet - Size: Length 26.8 cm x Width 21.0 cm
u - bottle - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
v - polygraph needles - Size: Length 11.6 cm
w - polygraph needles - Size: Length 11.6 cm
x - polygraph needles - Size: Length 11.6 cm
y - polygraph needles - Size: Length 11.6 cm
z - polygraph needles - Size: Length 11.6 cm
aa - needle - Size: Length 2.5 cm
ab - needle - Size: Length 2.5 cm
ac - needle - Size: Length 2.5 cm
ad - needle - Size: Length 2.5 cm
ae - roll of paper - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 2.25 cm
af - bottle - Size: Length 5.6 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
ag - glass tube - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
ah - brush - Size: Length 9.1 cm
ai - dropper - Size: Length 7.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G. Wright Young of Toronto.
Maker
Mr. S. Shaw, Instrument Maker
Site Made (City)
Padiham
Site Made (State)
Lancashire
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1915
1935
circa 1915-1935
Material
wood: black
fabric:dark blue
glass: clear
metal: silver
paper: white
leather
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-J1-5
Condition Remarks
#2: Label (presumably from box lid) is inside case; instructions (t) are in ACM Museum Archives with machine instructions; #3: rubber is breaking into pieces; #4: leatherette is peeling off the case.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the Medical Arts Building, 176 George St., Toronto; found by Dr. Wright when he was cleaning out his office; believed to come from the diagnostic laboratory established in the Medical Arts Building when it first opened.
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Stanicor cardiac pacer

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Dates
1970
1974
circa 1970-1974
Collection
Dr. Rocky O. West Cardiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
994007177
Description
Internal pacemaker; circular shape; inner mechanics potted in translucent yellow plastic casing; insert to top for wire; rubber-coated wire extending from insert; stainless steel nameplate to front; maker name and model information engraved to plate.
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Accession Number
994007177
Collection
Dr. Rocky O. West Cardiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Pacemaker, Artificial
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial -- instrumentation
Cardiovascular Diseases -- therapy
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Internal pacemaker; circular shape; inner mechanics potted in translucent yellow plastic casing; insert to top for wire; rubber-coated wire extending from insert; stainless steel nameplate to front; maker name and model information engraved to plate.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Cordis
Site Made (City)
Roden
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
1970
1974
circa 1970-1974
Date Remarks
Dr. Chiong's notes; original record had "early 1970s"
Material
plastic: yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved to nameplate: "Stanicor (R) // R-Wave Inhibited // Cardiac Pacer // Rate 70 // 143AA7-56575 // cordis (R) // Roden, The Netherlands"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.8 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Copy Type
Original
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Stanicor cardiac pacer

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Dates
1970
1974
circa 1970-1974
Collection
Dr. Rocky O. West Cardiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
994007178
Description
Internal pacemaker; circular shape; inner mechanics potted in translucent yellow plastic casing; insert to top for wire; rubber-coated wire extending from insert; stainless steel nameplate to front; maker name and model information engraved to plate.
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Accession Number
994007178
Collection
Dr. Rocky O. West Cardiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Pacemaker, Artificial
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial -- instrumentation
Cardiovascular Diseases -- therapy
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Internal pacemaker; circular shape; inner mechanics potted in translucent yellow plastic casing; insert to top for wire; rubber-coated wire extending from insert; stainless steel nameplate to front; maker name and model information engraved to plate.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Cordis
Site Made (City)
Roden
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
1970
1974
circa 1970-1974
Date Remarks
Dr. Chiong's notes; original record had "early 1970s"
Material
plastic: yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved to nameplate: "Stanicor (R) // R-Wave Inhibited // Cardiac Pacer // Rate 70 // 143AA7-54592 // cordis (R) // Roden, The Netherlands"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.8 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Copy Type
Original
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