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Depuytren's double bistoury caché

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Dates
1830
1840
circa 1830-1840
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.89.1
Description
Double-bladed bistoury caché or lithotome with bulbous ivory handle with fine geometric pattern with indentations betweens sections; graduated blue steeled spring lever mechanism on the handle which limits the opening of the blade for fanning out the blades with a screw stopper to adjust the lever;…
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Accession Number
1969.89.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- bistoury
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- lithotome
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Description
Double-bladed bistoury caché or lithotome with bulbous ivory handle with fine geometric pattern with indentations betweens sections; graduated blue steeled spring lever mechanism on the handle which limits the opening of the blade for fanning out the blades with a screw stopper to adjust the lever; three brass screws hold moving parts.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Mariaud
Site Made (City)
Paris
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1830
1840
circa 1830-1840
Material
metal: sliver
ivory: cream
Inscriptions
"MARIAUD // PARIS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Length
28.8 cm
Width
6.5 cm
Depth
3.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
A presentation quality bistoury (lithotome) cache instrument used for the removal of bladder stones. The handle is finely carved in ivory. A bistoury cache is a spring loaded, double bladed instrument used in Urology. Created by French inventor Depuytren.
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Mayo's double-ended gall stone scoop

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1972.15.52
Description
A double-ended scoop; one end of elongated, widening shape, the other end smaller and rounder; flattened, 1-cm-wide handle in centre is ribbed for gripping; Note: item is missing.
Accession Number
1972.15.52
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Cholelithiasis
Calculi
Description
A double-ended scoop; one end of elongated, widening shape, the other end smaller and rounder; flattened, 1-cm-wide handle in centre is ribbed for gripping; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: the Nightingale Tea Room, Elora, Ontario, on behalf of St. John's Church, Elora; instruments from a local doctor's general practice.
Maker
Kny-Scheerer Co. (?)
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Lwngth 27.7 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," 20th edition, Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 2091 (Fig. B/-2749).
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Milton's lithotrite set

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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1939.3.1 a-p
Description
Consists of a mahogany case (p) that contains evacuator (a) in cotton wool packing; evacuation catheter, curved tip (b); silver stylet size 12 (c); evacuation catheter, straight (e); evacuation catheter, curved (f); lithotrite, fenestrated blade (g); stylet size 14 (h); nickel plater or steel cath…
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Accession Number
1939.3.1 a-p
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Lithotripsy
Urology -- instrumentation
Calculi
Description
Consists of a mahogany case (p) that contains evacuator (a) in cotton wool packing; evacuation catheter, curved tip (b); silver stylet size 12 (c); evacuation catheter, straight (e); evacuation catheter, curved (f); lithotrite, fenestrated blade (g); stylet size 14 (h); nickel plater or steel catheter, size 12 (i); stylet, size 17 (j); stylet, size 16 (k); key (l); tray (m); wooden lid (n); wooden lid (o); part (d) not described on accession sheet.
Number Of Parts
16
Part Names
a - evacuator - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Width 13.0 cm
b - evacuation catheter - Size: Length 29.0 cm
c - stylet size 12 - Size: Length 30.0 cm
d - (?)
e - evacuation catheter - Size: Length 30.0 cm
f - evacuation catheter - Size: Length 29.0 cm
g - lithotrite - Size: Length 40.5 cm
h - stylet size 14 - Size: Length 29.0 cm
i - catheter size 12 - Size: Length 30.0 cm
j - stylet size 17 - Size: Length 30.0 cm
k - stylet size 16 - Size: Length 29.0 cm
l - key
m - tray - Size: Length 42.5 cm x Width 14.0 cm x Depth 3.25 cm
n - lid
o - lid
p - case - Size: Length 45.0 cm x Width 16.5 cm x Depth 15.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; previously from the estate of Dr. F.W. Marlow, a doctor at the Wellesley Hospital
Maker
Down Bros.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Material
wood
rubber
glass
metal
fabric
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-11
Condition Remarks
(a) Rubber is brittle; (p) case has small crack about halfway across the lid and a crack across the full length of the base; silver catheters tarnished; note that part (i) is a replacement for a lost evacuation catheter.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
(a) Down, 1906, p. 681, item #3075; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used to crush a stone to small fragments in the bladder.
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Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1980.28.1 a-x
Description
A walnut veneer, brass-bound box (x) with a brass lockplate and nameplate; two loose trays lined with velvet; contains 24 instruments: (a) tourniquet of brass, webbing, and leather, patented 1855; (b) trephine of brass and steel; (c) trephine handle made of synthetic horn; (d,e) flat retractors wit…
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Accession Number
1980.28.1 a-x
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Trephining -- instrumentation
Calculi
Description
A walnut veneer, brass-bound box (x) with a brass lockplate and nameplate; two loose trays lined with velvet; contains 24 instruments: (a) tourniquet of brass, webbing, and leather, patented 1855; (b) trephine of brass and steel; (c) trephine handle made of synthetic horn; (d,e) flat retractors with curved ends; (f) trepanning elevator; (g) Hey's skull saw with cross-hatched ebony handle; (h) curved bistoury with plain ebony handle; (i) aneurism needle with plain ebony handle; (j) hernia knife; (k) scalpel with plain ebony handle; (l) canicula knife with plain ebony handle; (m) stop needle with plain ebony handle; (n) tenaculum forceps; (o) rectal trocar with plain ebony handle; (p) rectal trocar guard, silver plate; (q) lithotomy knife with cross-hatched ebony handle; (r) Dounle hook with cross-hatched ebony handle; (s) silver wire sutures; (t) ligature silk wound on a card; (u) blunt hook (?), no handle; (v) sharp hook (?), no handle; (w) keratome with bone and brass handle.
Number Of Parts
24
Part Names
a - tourniquet
b - trephine - Size: Length 12.0 cm
c - trephine - Size: Length 9.5 cm
d - retractor - Size: Length 15.0 cm
e - retractor - Size: Length 15.0 cm
f - trepanning elevator - Size: Length 14.0 cm
g - Hey's skull saw - Size: Length 17.0 cm
h - bistoury - Size: Length 17.0 cm
i - aneurism needle - Size: Length 17.0 cm
j - hernia knife - Size: Length 17.0 cm
k - scalpel - Size: Length 15.5 cm
l - canicula knife - Size: Length 15.5 cm
m - stop needle - Size: Length 12.0 cm
n - tenaculum forceps - Size: Length 24.0 cm
o - rectal trocar - Size: Length 21.0 cm
p - rectal trocar guard - Size: Length 14.0 cm
q - lithotomy knife - Size: Length 21.0 cm
r - Dounle hook - Size: Length 15.0 cm
s - wire
t - ligature silk
u - blunt hook (?) - Size: Length 4.0 cm
v - sharp hook (?) - Size: Length 4.0 cm
w - keratome - Size: Length 16.0 cm
x - case - Size: Length 34.0 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 8.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W. S. Mahon of Willowdale, Ont.
Maker
G. Tiemann & C.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Material
wood: brown; black
metal: yellow; silver
fabric: purple
leather
synthetic horn
bone
cardboard
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-1
Condition Remarks
(i) eye of aneurism needle is broken; (x) veneer on box is starting to rise
Copy Type
Original
Images
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