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electroconvulsive therapy apparatus

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Dates
1950
1982
circa 1950-1982
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
997028001 a-e
Description
Mark 4 E.C.T. apparatus which consists of (a) the apparatus housed in a square wooden box with a lid that is hinged at the back, has two clasps on the left and right sides near the front and an attached leather handle on the front; the base houses the motor of the apparatus and is covered with a pa…
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Accession Number
997028001 a-e
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy -- instrumentation
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Psychiatry -- instrumentation
Description
Mark 4 E.C.T. apparatus which consists of (a) the apparatus housed in a square wooden box with a lid that is hinged at the back, has two clasps on the left and right sides near the front and an attached leather handle on the front; the base houses the motor of the apparatus and is covered with a panel that has an on/off switch, a mains light, a treatment light, an output plug, a treat button and waveform and ectonus dials; there is an electric cord and plug that comes out of the back of the machine; the bottom of the machine has four round rubber feet on each corner; a headpiece (b) that consists of a rectangular plastic handle with a wood-covered cylindrical bar coming down from each end of the handle and with circular wooden-backed cotton-padded electrodes at the end of the bars; there is an electric cord leading out from the left side of the handle and a circular push-in button on the right side; the electrical cord plugs into the output plug of (a); the adpiece fits into the top of the apparatus box; there is another headpiece (c) that has a cylindrical handle with a semicircular piece on the bottom, that has a wooden-backed cotton-padded electrode at each end; the top of the headpiece handle has a push-in button; there is an electric cord leading out from the side, near the top; the electrical cord plugs into the output plug of the apparatus; there are also printed instructions (d) that come with the machine; the instructions are on two pieces of paper that have been covered with plastic, folded in half and stapled along the folded edge to form a small booklet; some accessories that came with the machine include: (e) a cardboard box that contains 69 individual packages (not accessioned) of electrolyte solution, which was used to soak the padded electrodes on the headpieces; there is also a plastic bag that contains 29 replacement pads (not accessioned) and a plastic package that contains 6 metal headpiece electrode backs, 4 wooden padding backs and 5 small, 6-sided screw nuts (not accessioned).
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - electroconvulsive apparatus (closed) - Length 23.2 cm. x Width 22.8 cm. x Depth 16.5 cm.
b - headpiece (including cord length) - Length 206.5 cm. x Width 3.8 cm. x Depth 18.2 cm.
c - headpiece (including cord length) - Length 181.7 cm. x Width 3.8 cm. x Depth 17.3 cm.
d - printed instructions (folded) - Length 14.2 cm. x Width 20.2 cm.
e - box of electrolyte - Length 16.8 cm. x Width 16.6 cm. x Depth 8.4 cm.
Provenance
Used on Connell 4 at the Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Ectron Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Knap Close
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
1982
circa 1950-1982
Date Remarks
Inspected by Clinical Engineering in Dec. of 1982
Material
metal: silver
plastic: white; green; black; grey
paper: white; green
wood: brown
leather: black
fabric: white
electrolyte: pink
cardboard: light grey
rubber: black
Inscriptions
(a) The panel reads, "DUOPULSE // MK. 4. E.C.T. APPARATUS // MADE IN ENGLAND // ECTRON LTD. // KNAP CLOSE // LETCHWORTH HERTS // WARNING // THIS APPARATUS SHOULD ONLY BE USED BY // TRAINED PERSONNEL AS THE OUTPUT CAN // BE DANGEROUS IF IMPROPERLY USED // A.C. INPUT POWER 90 WATTS. MAX. // OFF // ON // MAINS // TREATMENT // OUTPUT // TREAT // WAVEFORM // ECTONUS"; a small plastic label at the bottom of the panel reads, "PSYCH 396"; manufacturing label on the inside of the lid reads, "ECTRON LTD // KNAP CLOSE, LETCHWORTH, HERTS, ENGLAND // SERIAL NO. 134 // VOLTS 110 AMPS 1.0 HZ 60 // RISK CLASS 2, (REF. CSA STANDARD C22.2, No. 125)"; safety instructions and standards are also listed; a paper label in the middle of the panel reads, "In Canada: // HYBRID ELECTRONICS // 50 WINGOLD AVE, // TORONTO ONTARIO // M-3 1p7 // Telephone ---"; a paper label on the bottom of the apparatus reads, "CLINICAL ENGINEERING DEPT. // ACCEPTED // DATE: 20 DEC. 82 // INSPECTED BY: P.W."; (b) raised lettering on the headpiece handle reads, "ECTRON // MADE IN ENGLAND" on both sides; (d) the instructions are listed under the heading, "Operating Instructions for // Ectron Ectonus Ectonustim & Duopulse // Mark 4 E.C.T. Apparatus"; (e) a paper label on the cardboard box reads, "ELECTROLYTE // 100 Packets for E.C.T. // Electrolyte Solution // Ectron Ltd. // Knap Close // Letchworth Herts. SG6 1AQ // England"; directions on the individual packets read, "Dissolve contents in 1/2 pint (285 ml.) water. // Saturate Headband pads in this solution"
Permanent Location
(a-c,e) Storage Room 0007
0007-M1-4
(d) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 18
Condition Remarks
(a) Shows some wear, but is complete; small paper label on the panel is water-damaged and missing w wear, especially the cotton pads; both cords are flexible; (d) instructions are complete and fully legible; (e) the cardboard box is heavily worn and water-damaged; packages of electrolyte solution were leaking powder; #2: rubber cord may require special treatment in the future; pink powder should possibly be removed; instructions to be removed and placed in archives.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Also known as a shock therapy unit.
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Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
1981.31.5
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Accession Number
1981.31.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 20c."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-2
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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electroshock therapy equipment

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
1978.21.1
Description
Fabric-covered rectangular portable case with a handle and a set of clasps; the case opens to reveal the unit on one half; inside the lid is a container for a pair of electrodes; the plastic base of the unit has various control dials; on the outside is an attachment for electrical power source.
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Accession Number
1978.21.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Psychiatry -- instrumentation
Description
Fabric-covered rectangular portable case with a handle and a set of clasps; the case opens to reveal the unit on one half; inside the lid is a container for a pair of electrodes; the plastic base of the unit has various control dials; on the outside is an attachment for electrical power source.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. M. Fisher, Psychiatrist, of Toronto.
Maker
Lektra Laboratories Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
fabric: black
metal: brownish; white
wood: brown
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Dials are calibrated; from top left to right: "AC Resistance", dial has "ohms"; "Treatment Current", dial has "Amps"; "Treatment Voltage", dial has "Volts"; underneath these dials is printed, "ohm meter" [button] "adjust" and "Reset" [button] "ammeter"; middle row of dials: "max" [red button] "current // push to reset", dial has, ".5 .75 1.0 1.25 1.5"; next is a switch with the words, "Test Off Treat"; and another switch: "Adjust Voltage"; below this is one dial: "Conventional E.S.T. Time", with numbers on the dial; below this is one dial: "Glissando E.S.T. Time // seconds"; next to this is a button with "Push for conventional // use"; below this is a switch: "Shock power" and another switch: "Master power // off"; inside lid: "Electroshock Therapy Equipment // LEKTRA LABS NEW YORK, NEW YORK // Model 302 - G Serial No. 118 // L L [inside circular shape]"; "LEKTRA LABS INC // NEW YORK, N.Y. USA // Model 302-G AC Volts 115 Max AC Amps 5 // Ser. No. 118 DC volts - Max DC Amps - // BURKE ELECTRIC & X-RAY Co. Ltd. // Toronto, Canada // Model 302G // Se No. 118 // Freq 60"; there is a logo to the left of these marks.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 37.0 cm x Width 51.0 cm x Depth 15.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Needs a power source such as a condenser or transformer for it to work; #2: detachable rubber cord; removable if necessary
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
For the treatment of mental diseases; recently coming into vogue again.
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Rorschach inkblot test set

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Dates
1948
1955
circa 1948-1955
Collection
Dr. Nick Delva Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
006036002 a-j
Description
Ten thick Rorschach inkblot test cards; each card has a different inkblot pattern in varying colours; manufacturer's information and roman numeral numbering (I through X) printed on reverse of each card.
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Accession Number
006036002 a-j
Collection
Dr. Nick Delva Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Psychometrics -- instrumentation
Rorschach Test
Description
Ten thick Rorschach inkblot test cards; each card has a different inkblot pattern in varying colours; manufacturer's information and roman numeral numbering (I through X) printed on reverse of each card.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a-j - cards
Provenance
From the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital Library Collection; then donated to the museum via Dr. Nick Delva.
Maker
Hans Huber Medical Publisher, Bern
Site Made (City)
Bern
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1948
1955
circa 1948-1955
Date Remarks
Date is printed on item
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, red, pink, orange
Inscriptions
Printed on reverse of each card: "Rorschach : PSYCHODIAGNOSTIK // Verlag Hans Huber Bern // Copyright 1921 (Renewed 1948) // Rorschach: PSYCHOGIAGNOSTICS // Hans Huber . Medical Publisher, Bern // Printed in Switzerland // Distributers for the U.S.A.: // Grune & Stratton Inc., New York N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3-4
Length
a-j - 24.3 cm
Width
a-j - 16.8 cm
Depth
a-j - 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper yellowed and grubby from excess handling; edges show wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Rorschach Test. 11 May 2010. www.wikipedia
Research Facts
The Rorschach test (also known as the Rorschach inkblot test or simply the inkblot test) is a psychological test in which the subjects' perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex scientifically derived algorithim, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person's personality characteristics and emotional functioning. It has been employed to detect an underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly. The test takes its name from that of its creator, Swiss psychiatrist Herman Rorschach (1884 - 1922). he also wrote Psychodiagnostik which detailed his findings using inkblot testing and included a set of ten inkblot cards and first published in 1921. Details about the Exner Scoring System developed in the 1960s, and the frequent responses for the ten inkblots are in the donor file.
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