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ophthalmic operating case

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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Accession Number
997001279 a-as
Description
Ophthalmic operating case, which consists of several ophthalmic instruments housed in a case; the case (a) consists of a rectangular-shaped box that has a lid hinged onto the bottom of the back and a sliding clasp at the front; the inside of both the top and bottom have wooden inserts set in, which…
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Accession Number
997001279 a-as
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
MeSH Heading
MM= Surgical Set -- ophthalmic
Ophthalmology
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Description
Ophthalmic operating case, which consists of several ophthalmic instruments housed in a case; the case (a) consists of a rectangular-shaped box that has a lid hinged onto the bottom of the back and a sliding clasp at the front; the inside of both the top and bottom have wooden inserts set in, which hold specific instruments securely in place; there are places for 17 instruments in the top of the case (three are missing); the top left corner of the case has a pair of Desmarres entropium forceps (c); below the entropium forceps are two pairs of iris scissors (d,e); below the scissors is a pair of De Wecker's iris scissors; the lower right corner of the lid houses an Anel's lachrymal syringe (g) and three tips (h-j); the upper left corner of the lid houses a test drum (k); this consists of a short, hollow cylindrical length of bakelite that has a metal ring of slightly larger diameter that fits over top; below the test drum are two pairs of iris forceps (l,m); below the iris forceps is a pair of Erhardt's lid forceps; below the lid forceps is a pair of Lambert's entropium forceps (o); the lower left corner of the lid houses a pair of Graefe's fixation forceps, with spring catch (p); the right and central part of the case bottom holds 20 instruments (q-jj); all of these instruments (with the exception of [ff]) have four-sided handles that taper at the end to a smooth, rounded area and taper also at the tip to join with the instrument tip; to the right of the eye instrument section and at the left side of the case bottom is a rectangular area that houses an Elliott's corneal trephine with blades in a box (kk-oo); the lower right corner of the case bottom houses a Mueller's sac retractor (pp); above the sac retractor, in the upper right corner of the case bottom is a Weeks eye speculum (qq); to the left of the eye speculum is a packet of corneal needles (rr); the packet consists of printed paper glued into a rectangular envelope with closed bottom and sides and an open top with a triangular-shaped flap; the flap folds over the opening and tucks into a slit in the front of the envelope; the envelope contains another piece of paper that has been folded to hold 13 corneal needles (not numbered); the needles vary in size, but all consist of a short curved length of metal with a sharp, pointed tip and a small elongated eye at the other end; in the top section of the case bottom (above the row of instruments) is an ivory rule; this rule is made of a single flat piece of narrow rectangular ivory that has a slightly bevelled upper edge on one side; the ruler has stained increment lines and numbers etched into the ivory to measure mm and lignes on one side and inches on the other.
Number Of Parts
45
Part Names
a - case (closed) - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 17.5 cm x Depth 7.4 cm
b - cover - Size: Length 21.3 cm x Width 15.2 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - Desmarres entropium forceps - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
d - iris scissors, straight - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
e - iris scissors, curved - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Width 3.9 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
f - De Wecker's iris scissors - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
g - Anel's lachrymal syringe - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
h - syringe tip, curved - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
i - syringe tip, straight - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
j - syringe tip, straight - Size: Length 3.2 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
k - test drum - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Diam. 4.2 cm
l - iris forceps, straight - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
m - iris forceps, angular - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
n - Erhardt's lid forceps - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
o - Lambert's entropium forceps - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
p - Graefe's fixation forceps - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
q - Stevens' eye needle holder - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
r - Graefe's strabismus hook - Size: Length 13.6 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
s - Beard's cystotome - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
t - Meyhoefer's chalazion curette - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
u - Beer's keratome - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
v - Graefe's strabismus hook - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
w - Tyrrell's blunt hook - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
x - Wilder's lens curette, serrated - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
y - Graefe's cataract knife - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
z - Graefe's tortoiseshell eye spoon - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
aa - Jaeger's keratome, angular - Size: Length 13.3 m x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
bb - Daviel's eye spoon - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
cc - Desmarre's lid retractor - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
dd - Desmarre's lid retractor - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
ee - Hebra oval spoon curette - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
ff - Ruedemann lachrymal dilator - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
gg - Agnew's flexible shank canaliculus knife - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
hh - probe and spatula - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
ii - Greene's double-ended spatula - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
jj - Steven's eye needle holder - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
kk - corneal trephine box - SIze: Length 8.6 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
ll - corneal trephine handle - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
mm - corneal trephine blade - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
nn - corneal trephine blade - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
oo - corneal trephine blade - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
pp - Mueller's sac retractor - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
qq - Weeks eye speculum (open) - Size: length 7.3 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
rr - corneal needles (envelope) - Size: Length 6.2 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
ss - rule - Size: Length 15.9 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. F. X. O'Connor; donated by Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Site Made (State)
(gg, kk-oo, qq): New York
Site Made (Country)
(c-f,l,o,p,pp): France; (x,z): Germany; (gg,kk-oo,qq): USA; (rr): England
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver
leather: brown
plastic: black
tortoiseshell: brown; yellow
fabric: black; green
paper: off-white; grey
ivory: cream
Inscriptions
(a,b) none; (c) one side of the forceps has the word "FRANCE" stamped into the metal; the other side has, "MORIA" stamped into the metal; (d) one side of the scissors has the word "MORIA" stamped into the metal at the joint; the other side has the word "FRANCE" stamped into the metal; the inside edges both have the number "4" stamped into the metal of the joint; (e) one side of the scissors has the word "MORIA" stamped into the metal at the joint and the word "FRANCE" stamped further up on a handle shaft; the inside edges both have "4 // 3" stamped on the inside edges at the joint; (f) one side of the scissors has the word "FRANCE" stamped into the metal; the other side has "MORIA // MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal; (g-k) none; (l) one side of the end of the forceps has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal; the inner edge of the opposite side has the word "GERMANY" stamped into the metal; (m) the centre inner edge of one of the sides has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal; (n) one side of the forceps has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal on the centre outside, above the gripping lines; (o) one side of the forceps has the word "GERMANY" stamped into its outer edge near the tip; (p) the central outer side of one side of the forceps has the words, "FRANCE // MORIA" stamped into the metal; (q) one side of the handle has the letters, "SR" stamped into the metal; one of the inner edges of the tips has "C8" stamped on the under edge of the area above the catch; (r) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal just before the tip; (s,t) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (u) one side of the handle has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre and the number "3" just before the tip; (v) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ"stamped into the metal just before the tip; (w) one side of the handle has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (x) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal near the end; the opposite side of the handle has the word "GERMANY" stamped into the metal, also near the end; (y) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (z) one side of the handle has the word, "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal just before the tip; (aa) one side of the handle has the letter "W" stamped into the metal just before the tip; (bb-ee) one side of the handle has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the handle at the centre; (ff) none; (gg) one side of the handle has, "J.E. CAREY, N.Y." stamped into the metal at the centre; (hh) one side of the handle has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (ii) none; (jj) one side of the handle has "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (kk) the outside of the box lid has lettering that reads, "ELLIOTT'S // Corneal Trephine"; the inside of the box lid has lettering that reads, "E.B. MEYROWITZ, Inc. // New York"; (ll) the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal near the end; (mm-oo) none; (pp) the inside edge of one of the finger grips has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal; the inside of the other finger grip has "FRANCE" stamped into the metal; (gg) the bottom of the speculum has the words, "J. MEHRLUST // U.S.A. // NEW YORK" stamped into the metal; (rr) the front of the envelope reads "AIGUILLES // DE // CHIRURGIE // Garantie Parfait"; on the flap, and "TRADE MARK // DEPOSE À PARIS // 1 Douzaine // No. // AIGUILLES // À CORNÉE" on the front; the back of the envelope reads, "Qualité // "Première" // DEPOSÉ À PARIS // IMPORTATION D'ANGLETERRE // AGUILLES // DE CHIRURGIE"; (ss) one side of the ruler has increment lines on the top and bottom and numbers that read (top): "0 // M - M // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15" and (bottom) "0 // LIGNES // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5"; the other side has increment lines at the top and numbers, reading: "0 // INCHES // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-9
Condition Remarks
The metal is worn, but shows no corrosion (except for an area on the upper handle of [jj]); the wood, leather, bakelite, tortoiseshell, cloth, paper and ivory pieces all show wear, but are complete; all moving parts move freely.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Books
Document
Photographs
Reference Comments
Previous number #670; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by the Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, pp. 3109, 3030, 3034, 3038 and 3041 ; "Illustrated Catalog of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, pp. 127-135, 141-143, and 145; "Eye Instrument Catalog," 7th ed., by the Storz Instrument Co., pp. 19, 22, 51, 87, 91 and 113
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Phipps and Bird physiology kit

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Dates
1969
circa 1969
Collection
Centennial Secondary School Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
Accession Number
006022001 a-an
Description
Black case with objects set into compartments; the case (a) is rectangular and suitcase-like, the objects in the lower part of the case are: Bird kymograph (b), support rod (c), kymograph drum spindle (d), ring on kymograph drum spindle (e), inductorium (f), drum rack for smoking stand (g), kymogr…
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Accession Number
006022001 a-an
Collection
Centennial Secondary School Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
MeSH Heading
Kymography -- instrumentation
Physiology -- instrumentation
Description
Black case with objects set into compartments; the case (a) is rectangular and suitcase-like, the objects in the lower part of the case are: Bird kymograph (b), support rod (c), kymograph drum spindle (d), ring on kymograph drum spindle (e), inductorium (f), drum rack for smoking stand (g), kymograph paper (h), kymograph drum (i), frog board (j), envelope with clips (k), plastic packaging (l), bag with parts (m), clamp (n), clamp (o), clamp with oval ends (p), bolt (q); objects in the upper tray are : femur clamp (r), heart lever (s), pneumograph (t), clamp, gaskell (u), tuning fork (v), tambour (w), signal magnet (x), plethysmograph (y), smoking burner (z), muscle lever (aa), wire and electrode (ab), scale pan (ac), lever (ad), holder for accessory items (ae), kit diagram (af), physiology laboratory manual (ag), envelope (ah), instructions for kymographs (ai), instructions for smoking stand and burner (aj), instructions for muscle lever (ak), instructions for inductorium (al), parts list (am), and parts tray (an).
Number Of Parts
40
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 71.7 cm x Width 38.7 cm x Depth 21.7 cm
b - kymograph - Size: Length 50.0 cm x Width 15.3 cm x Depth 22.1 cm
c - support rod - Size: Length 40.8 cm x Width 14.2 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
d - kymograph drum spindle - Size: Length 38.0 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
e - ring on kymograph drum spindle - Size: Depth 2.0 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
f - inductorium - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 10.9 cm
g - drum rack for smoking stand - Size: Length 32.5 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
h - kymograph paper - Size: Length 54.5 cm x Width 16.9 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
i - kymograph drum - Size: Length 15.9 cm x Diam. 15.8 cm
j - frog board - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 15.1 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
k - Envelope with clips - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width x 9.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
l - plastic packaging - Size: Length 41.5 cm x Width 24.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
m - Bag with parts
n - clamp - Size: Length 9.3 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
o - clamp - Size: Length 9.3 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
p - clamp with oval ends - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
q - bolt - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
r - clamp, femur - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
s - heart lever - Size: Length 20.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
t - pneumograph - Size: Length 21.7 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
u - clamp, gaskell - Size: Length 22.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
v - tuning fork - Size: Length 29.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
w - tambour - Size: Length 14.4 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
x - signal magnet - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
y - plethysmograph - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
z - smoking burner - Size: Length 24.5 cm x Width 18.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
aa - muscle lever - Size: Length 20.5 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
ab - wire and electrode - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
ac - scale pan - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
ad - lever - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 4.3 cm
ae - holder for accessory items - Size: Length 39.2 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
af - kit diagram - Size:- Length 63.4 cm x Width 32.0 cm
ag - physiology laboratory manual - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 22.5 cm
ah - envelope - Size: Length 23.9 cm x Width 10.5 cm
ai - instructions for kymographs - Size: Length 27.6 cm x Width 21.5 cm
aj - instructions for smoking stand and burner - Size: Length 27.6 cm x Width 21.5 cm
ak - instructions for muscle lever - Size: Length 43.2 cm x Width 27.2 cm
al - instructions for inductorium - Size: Length 43.2 cm x Width 27.2 cm
am - parts List - Size: Length 43.2 cm x Width 27.2 cm
an - parts tray - Size: Length 51.0 cm x Width 35.5 cm
Provenance
The Phipps and Bird Physiology kit is from Centennial Secondary School.
Maker
Phipps & Bird Inc.
Site Made (City)
Richmond
Site Made (State)
Virginia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1969
circa 1969
Date Remarks
Date of the publication of the laboratory manual.
Material
paper: off white, black, white, orange, brown.
wood: black, brown
metal: sliver, yellow
pastic: beige, brown, black
rubber: black
cork: light brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Marks on instruction sheets found in an envelope:
" INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE ELECTRICALLY-DRIVEN KYMOGRAPHS // #70-060 and #70-070 "
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR SMOKING STAND AND BURNER // CAT. NO. 70-137-01 "
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR SETTING UP MUSCLE-LEVER 70-380 (Basic Unit) WITH ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR 70-390, // 70-400, 70-410, 70-420, 70-430, 70-460, 70-470 and 70-480. "
" PARTS LIST // ALL SIGNAL MAGNETS BASIC STRUCTURE "
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING PHIPPS & BIRD STUDENT INDUCTORIUM 70-922 "
"PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY MANUAL"
" PHIPPS & BIRD, INC // PHYSIOLOGY KITS # 1 AND #2 "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E1-3
Condition Remarks
This kit has never been used; the smoking stand is missing; there is some staining on the inside of the lid of the box where a large chart was once attached; The chart is still in good condition; the label on the top of the lid is lifting, otherwise the kit is in excellent condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Research Facts
The kit includes experiments for spinal cord and muscle response in frogs and many more.
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Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997002434 a-b
Description
Two piece lidded container holds a pocket pharmaceutical scale (a) consists of metal bar with incremental measurements attached to concave disc held in place by fulcrum; separate rectangular lid (b) has manufacturers information.
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Accession Number
997002434 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Two piece lidded container holds a pocket pharmaceutical scale (a) consists of metal bar with incremental measurements attached to concave disc held in place by fulcrum; separate rectangular lid (b) has manufacturers information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - scale - Size: Length 11.1 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
N V Randolph & Co
Site Made (City)
Richmond
Site Made (State)
Virginia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Date Remarks
Based on patent
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on scale: "GRAINS"; "0, 5, 10, 15, 20"; engraved on the lid: "DR C H FITCH'S // PRESCRIPTION SCALE // PATD SEPT 29 1885 // MANUFD BY N V RANDOLPH & CO // RICHMOND VA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Copy Type
Originial
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.967; CD #6
Exhibit History
On display The Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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