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diagnostic set; ophthalmoscope; otoscope; auroscope

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Dates
1930
circa 1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Accession Number
1980.23.4
Description
A fitted box (a) covered with leatherette, lined with velvet and satin; two compartments are empty; contains instructions for use (b), certificate of inspection (c), a battery handle (d), an ophthalmoscope (f), prism otoscope (e), bakelite ear specula (g-j).
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Accession Number
1980.23.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Ophthalmoscopy
Physical Examination
Description
A fitted box (a) covered with leatherette, lined with velvet and satin; two compartments are empty; contains instructions for use (b), certificate of inspection (c), a battery handle (d), an ophthalmoscope (f), prism otoscope (e), bakelite ear specula (g-j).
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Width 11.5 cm x Depth 6.3 cm
b - instruction sheet - Size: Length 14.7 cm x Width 9.0 cm
c - inspection sheet - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 5.1 cm
d - handle - Size: Length 17.2 cm x Diam. 3.8 cm
e - otoscope - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm
f - ophthalmoscope
g-j - ear specula
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott; belonged to C.W. MacCharles of Winnipeg.
Maker
Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
circa 1930
Date Remarks
Accession sheet has, "c. 1930"
Material
wood: brown
leatherette: blue
fabric: blue
metal: silver
plastic: black
glass: clear; silvered
Inscriptions
Written on adhesive tape label: "C.W. MacCharles"; "kite"-shaped label has, "BAUSCH // & LOMB // USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-14
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
C.W. MacCharles was Surgeon in Command of the RCNVR in the 1930s; head of the Defence Reserve Board.
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diagnostic set; otoscope; auroscope; ophthalmoscope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8035
Dates
1938
circa 1938
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Accession Number
1980.23.3 a-l
Description
A fitted box (a) covered with leatherette, lined with velvet and satin; two compartments are empty; contains a battery handle (b), an ophthalmoscope (c), otoscope (d), metal ear specula (e-g), laryngeal mirrors (h,i), light bulbs (j,k), and an illuminated carrier (l).
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Accession Number
1980.23.3 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Ophthalmoscopy
Physical Examination
Description
A fitted box (a) covered with leatherette, lined with velvet and satin; two compartments are empty; contains a battery handle (b), an ophthalmoscope (c), otoscope (d), metal ear specula (e-g), laryngeal mirrors (h,i), light bulbs (j,k), and an illuminated carrier (l).
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 20.4 cm x Width 19.1 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
b - handle - Size: Length 15.9 cm
c - ophthalmoscope - Size: Length 8.9 cm
d - otoscope
e-g - specula
h,i - laryngeal mirrors
j,k - kight bulbs
l - carrier
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Down Bros.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1938
circa 1938
Material
wood: brown
leatherette: black
fabric: blue
paint: black
metal: silver
glass: clear; silvered
Inscriptions
On front of (c): "MAY OPHTHALMOSCOPE // IMPROVED // DOWN BROS // LONDON"; on reverse is written, "John W. Scott"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-14
Condition Remarks
Black pain worn.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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examination chair

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1864
Dates
1929
circa 1929
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Accession Number
995003086
Description
Examining (eye?) chair which consists of a painted metal base with four legs and plastic wheels; on the base is a vinyl-covered seat and high back (both likely made of vinyl-covered wood) and a cardboard bottom; the back has 52 studs holding the vinyl in place.
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Accession Number
995003086
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Examining (eye?) chair which consists of a painted metal base with four legs and plastic wheels; on the base is a vinyl-covered seat and high back (both likely made of vinyl-covered wood) and a cardboard bottom; the back has 52 studs holding the vinyl in place.
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1929
circa 1929
Material
metal: dark grey
paint: blue
vinyl: blue
cardboard: beige
wood(?):
plastic: black
Inscriptions
The bottom of the chair seat has a tag which reads, "Do not remove this tag under penalty of law // All new material consisting of cotton felt // Registry No. N.Y. 25615 // This article is made to compliance with an act of Dist. of Col. // approved July 3, 1926; Kansas approved March 1923, Minn. approved April 24, 1929. New Jersey Revised Statutes 26, 10-6 18. Sold by Date of Delivery"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-12-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 110.0 cm. x Width: 41.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
The chair was very dirty and dusty; there is a sticky residue on the vinyl on the inside of of the chair back, as well as a spot of red spray paint
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Possibly an eye-examining chair (Sylvia Burkinshaw)
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skin fold caliper

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Collection
T. M. Johnson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Accession Number
998009001 a-b
Description
Fat caliper in box, which consists of (a) a fat caliper that has two flat metal blades which are rounded at the ends and come together; the blades are held together at the handle end with two cylindrical metal springs; the caliper has an attached cylindrical plastic handle and a round plastic and m…
Accession Number
998009001 a-b
Collection
T. M. Johnson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Skinfold Thickness -- instrumentation
Description
Fat caliper in box, which consists of (a) a fat caliper that has two flat metal blades which are rounded at the ends and come together; the blades are held together at the handle end with two cylindrical metal springs; the caliper has an attached cylindrical plastic handle and a round plastic and metal gauge that reads in mm. at the handle end; there is also a flat rounded piece of metal that can be pulled with the thumb while holding the handle to open the blades; the tips of the blades have small flat rectangular pieces that fit together tightly when the blades are closed; the caliper fits into (b) a rectangular wooden box with a lid attached with two metal hinges at the back and a single clasp at the front; the inside of the lid is lined with foam; the inside bottom of the box has a molded blue plastic liner that has a dark blue felt cover on its upper side; the bottom side is uncovered; the liner has a molded depression in the shape of the fat caliper, and is designed to hold it securely in the box
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - fat caliper - Size: Length 28.2 cm. x Width 16.3 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
b - wooden box (closed) - Size: Length 31.5 cm. x Width 18.8 cm. x Depth 5.6 cm.
Provenance
Owned by T.M. Johnson; donated by his son, Chris Johnson
Maker
British Indicators Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
metal: silver; grey
plastic: black; clear; blue
wood: light beige
fabric: blue
foam: cream
Inscriptions
The face of the gauge (a) has the numbers 1-20 (in mm) around the outer edges and the words, "JOHN // BULL // BRITISH INDICATORS LTD.// MADE IN ENGLAND" on the lower half of the face; (b) the hinges at the back are both stamped, "CHENEY // ENGLAND", as is the clasp on the front of the box
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Condition Remarks
The calipers (a) show very little wear and no damage; the gauge does not register changes (not properly set?); the metal shows no corrosion; the plastic parts are complete and undamaged; (b) the wooden box shows very little wear; there is one small indentation mark on the lid; the felt shows minor wear; the plastic and foam are complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Chris Johnson
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