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amputation knife

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Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860-1880
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001415 a-b
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, long, thin blade with a rounded back, very sharp pointed tip and thin, sharp cutting edge; the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front, back and sides; the oute…
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Accession Number
997001415 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Autopsy, instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, long, thin blade with a rounded back, very sharp pointed tip and thin, sharp cutting edge; the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front, back and sides; the outer end is rounded; the knife is stored in a leather sheath (b); the sheath is made of two pieces of leather cut into the shape and length of the blade and sewn together with the bottom left open so that it can be put on or taken off the knife blade.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - amputation knife - Size: Length 36.6 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b - leather sheath - Size: Length 26.8 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. B. N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
J. Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860-1880
Date Remarks
Knife type used between 1860 and 1880
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
leather: brown
fabric: brown; green
Inscriptions
(a) One side of the blade has the words, "J. GRAY & SON // SHEFFIELD" stamped into the metal just above the handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear and minor staining; no corrosion is visible; the wooden handle shows minor wear; the wood has a 5 cm-long crack on one side, close to the blade; the leather is complete, unstained, and flexible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Reference Comments
Previous number #141; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment," Vol. I, by Dr. Gordon Dammann, 1983, p. 14 (item #20); "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 126; came in instrument roll 997.001.414 with 6 other amputation knives (997.001.416-.421)
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Dates
1840
1879
1840-1879
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1997.2.11
Description
Amputating saw with long flat metal blade with serrated edge and curved front attached with two metal screws to a dark ebony decorative handle with flared section on top and bottom for gripping with embossed designs of lion and unicorn on either side of the crown and text with the manufacturers nam…
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Accession Number
1997.2.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- amputation
Description
Amputating saw with long flat metal blade with serrated edge and curved front attached with two metal screws to a dark ebony decorative handle with flared section on top and bottom for gripping with embossed designs of lion and unicorn on either side of the crown and text with the manufacturers name on the back of the handle; blade with heavy top guard along top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. H. B. Rundle (1911-1997) via Mr. Howard Rundle.
Maker
W & H Hutchinson
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1840
1879
1840-1879
Material
metal: silver
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Engraved on handle: "W & H Hutchinson Sheffield"; on reverse: "Instrument MAKER TO THE ROYAL NAVY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Length
34.3 cm
Width
10.0 cm
Depth
2.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimetre
Dimension Notes
Length 34.3 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Rust patches on blade and back; #2: There are patches of active corrosion on both sides of the blade, one on one side along the top[ framed edge (1.7 cm x 0.7 cm), and two smaller patches above this (0.5 cm and 0.2 cm in diameter); on the opposite side of the blade, there were seven significant patches of corrosion: four patches at the tip of the blade (0.5 cm x 1.2 cm; 0.7 cm x 0.3 cm; 10.4 cm x 0.7 cm; 1.5 cm x 0.5 cm); in the centre of the blade next to the handle, there is a patch 2.6 cm x 1.1 cm; above this along the top framed edge, there is a patch 3.7 cm x 1.3 cm; the rest of the blade has smaller corrosion spots over approximately 5% of its surface; the handle was dirty and there was a crack running down its base where it connects to the blade, 2.6 cm long; the handle was dirty; #3: returned from loan condition unchanged.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On loan L-2016-4 to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s 150th Anniversary exhibit; 30 April-8 July, 2016
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
On exhibit: "War and Medicine," Canadian War Museum, 12 Jan 2011-31 Dec. 2011
On loan to St. James Cathedral and Archives, April 11, 2003-Aug. 2003
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Accession Number
1940.5.1 a-b
Description
Plated brass aspirator, consisting of an aspirating syringe (b) with a "tap-like" handle, and a nozzle attachment (a).
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Accession Number
1940.5.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Suction
Description
Plated brass aspirator, consisting of an aspirating syringe (b) with a "tap-like" handle, and a nozzle attachment (a).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - nozzle - Size: Length 2.5 cm
b - syringe - Size: Length 20.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; owned and used by Dr. John Taylor Fotheringham.
Maker
Joseph Gray & Co. Truss Works
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
On syringe, a plaque with a lion and a unicorn above and the inscription below: "JOSEPH GRAY & CO // TRUSS WORKS // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-12
Copy Type
Original
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Barnes' midwifery forceps

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Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1986.6.13
Description
Cross-hatched wooden handles; curved blades, long, parallel shanks; English lock.
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Accession Number
1986.6.13
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Delivery
Obstetrical Forceps
Description
Cross-hatched wooden handles; curved blades, long, parallel shanks; English lock.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: unknown.
Maker
Josh Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Material
metal: dark grey
wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-1
Dimension Notes
Length 38.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Appears to be active corrosion on the inner and outer surfacesof the blades.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Part of a loan made to Upper Canada Village in 1960.
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Barnes' midwifery forceps

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Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1969.466.1
Description
Plated steel obstetrical forceps with semi-circular shaped shank near the "English Lock" joint; handles have a fine geometrical pattern, black wood attached to steel handles by two screws; size 5.
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Accession Number
1969.466.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrical Forceps
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
Plated steel obstetrical forceps with semi-circular shaped shank near the "English Lock" joint; handles have a fine geometrical pattern, black wood attached to steel handles by two screws; size 5.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
J. Gray & Co.
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
Inscriptions
At the ends of the handles: "5"; inside one handle: "J. GRAY & CO // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-1
Dimension Notes
Length 38.0 cm x Width 4.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Barnes' midwifery forceps

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Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1969.5.1 a-b
Description
Chrome-plated forceps with semi-circular shanks near the joint; black wooden handle with fine geometric pattern; "English lock" joint.
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Accession Number
1969.5.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrical Forceps
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
Chrome-plated forceps with semi-circular shanks near the joint; black wooden handle with fine geometric pattern; "English lock" joint.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - forcep - Size: Length 38.0 cm
b - forcep - Size: Length 38.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; first used by donor's uncles, Dr. John A. Duncan and Dr. George H. Duncan in Victoria, BC, in the late 19th century; later used by the donor, Dr. Alexander H. Duncan.
Maker
W. & H. Hutchinson
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-1
Condition Remarks
Cracks in handles.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Similar to 1969.466
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Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.2.3
Description
Metal bistoury with sharp tapered end in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case, with a catch on the end that is stuck. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
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Accession Number
1969.2.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Vaccination -- instrumentation
Description
Metal bistoury with sharp tapered end in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case, with a catch on the end that is stuck. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Rose, Cobourg Clinic in Ontario.
Maker
J. Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on the founding of J. Gray and Son surgical instrument makers and the time in which instruments were made with tortoise shell
Material
tortoiseshell: brown; yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on blade "J. GRAY & SON // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8 (in box)
Length
13.2 cm
Width
1.2 cm
Height
0.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some cracking and missing pieces on ends of tortoise shell case because of the shock from the catch.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
http://www.sheffieldcutlerymap.org.uk/location/joseph-gray-son-ltd/
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/03/arts/antiques-doctors-collect-medical-instruments.html
Research Facts
J. Gray & Son was founded in 1848, and after 1867, instruments made with tortoise shell fell out of fashion because of the introduction of aseptic surgery by Joseph Lister.
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Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.2.4
Description
Metal bistoury with curved pointed blade in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case, and there is a catch on the end to secure the blade in place when opened. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
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Accession Number
1969.2.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Vaccination -- instrumentation
Description
Metal bistoury with curved pointed blade in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case, and there is a catch on the end to secure the blade in place when opened. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Rose, Cobourg Clinic in Ontario.
Maker
J. Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on the founding of J. Gray and Son surgical instrument makers and the time in which instruments were made with tortoise shell
Material
tortoiseshell: brown; yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on blade "J. GRAY & SON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8 (in box)
Length
13 cm
Width
1.3 cm
Height
0.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor rusting on blade and ends of tortoise shell cracked and missing.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
http://www.sheffieldcutlerymap.org.uk/location/joseph-gray-son-ltd/
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/03/arts/antiques-doctors-collect-medical-instruments.html
Research Facts
J. Gray & Son was founded in 1848, and after 1867, instruments made with tortoise shell fell out of fashion because of the introduction of aseptic surgery by Joseph Lister.
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Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.2.5
Description
Metal bistoury with straight, pointed blade in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case; there is a catch on the end to secure the blade which is stuck. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
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Accession Number
1969.2.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Vaccination -- instrumentation
Description
Metal bistoury with straight, pointed blade in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case; there is a catch on the end to secure the blade which is stuck. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Rose, Cobourg Clinic in Ontario.
Maker
J. Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on the founding of J. Gray and Son surgical instrument makers and the time in which instruments were made with tortoise shell
Material
tortoiseshell: brown; yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on blade "J. GRAY & SON // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8 (in box)
Length
13.2 cm
Width
1.2 cm
Height
0.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor rusting, larger rust stop near tip of blade; cracked and missing tortoise shell on ends.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
http://www.sheffieldcutlerymap.org.uk/location/joseph-gray-son-ltd/
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/03/arts/antiques-doctors-collect-medical-instruments.html
Research Facts
J. Gray & Son was founded in 1848, and after 1867, instruments made with tortoise shell fell out of fashion because of the introduction of aseptic surgery by Joseph Lister.
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Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.2.6
Description
Metal bistoury with rounded blade in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case; there is a catch on the end of the blade to secure it open. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
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Accession Number
1969.2.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Vaccination -- instrumentation
Description
Metal bistoury with rounded blade in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case; there is a catch on the end of the blade to secure it open. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Rose, Cobourg Clinic in Ontario.
Maker
J. Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on the founding of J. Gray and Son surgical instrument makers and the time in which instruments were made with tortoise shell
Material
tortoiseshell: brown; yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on blade "J. GRAY & SON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8 (in box)
Length
13.5 cm
Width
1.2 cm
Height
0.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The ends of the tortoise shell case are cracked and missing from the shock of the catch.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
http://www.sheffieldcutlerymap.org.uk/location/joseph-gray-son-ltd/
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/03/arts/antiques-doctors-collect-medical-instruments.html
Research Facts
J. Gray & Son was founded in 1848, and after 1867, instruments made with tortoise shell fell out of fashion because of the introduction of aseptic surgery by Joseph Lister.
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