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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
004013011 a-c
Description
A package of 12 hypodermic needles; the needles are luer-loks and are attached to a gold metal tray (a) which rests inside a blue box with a base (b) and a lid (c).
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Accession Number
004013011 a-c
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- hypodermic needles
Description
A package of 12 hypodermic needles; the needles are luer-loks and are attached to a gold metal tray (a) which rests inside a blue box with a base (b) and a lid (c).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - tray - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
b - box base - Size: Length 7.9 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
c - box lid - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
The patent number dates to 1940.
Material
metal: silver; yellow
cardboard: blue
Inscriptions
"ACME ONE DOZEN // HYPODERMIC NEEDLES // PATS. NOS. 1,742,497 -- 2,076,121, -- 2,211,537" // RUSTLESS STEEL // BECTON, DICKINSON & CO. // RUTHERFORD, N.J. // MADE IN U.S.A." printed on the box lid
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-6
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the box.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet:" Biddington's: United States Patent Dates and Numbers--1836-1990"; CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
004013012 a-b
Description
A package of 12 hypodermic needles; the needles are luer-loks and are attached to a blue cardboard tray (a) which fits inside a white cardboard box
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Accession Number
004013012 a-b
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- hypodermic needles
Description
A package of 12 hypodermic needles; the needles are luer-loks and are attached to a blue cardboard tray (a) which fits inside a white cardboard box
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tray - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
b - box - Size: Length 7.9 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Similar to 004013011
Material
metal: silver
cardboard: blue, white
Inscriptions
"ONE DOZEN // HYPODERMIC NEEDLES // CORROSION RESISTING STEEL // GAUGE 25 LENGTH 5/8" // Manufactured by // BECTON, DICKINSON & CO. // RUTHERFORD, N.J. // MADE IN U.S.A." printed on the box
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-6
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the box.
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
004013011; CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
004013013 a-b
Description
A package of 11 hypodermic needles (one has been removed); the needles are luer-loks and are attached to a blue cardboard tray (a) which fits inside a white cardboard box
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Accession Number
004013013 a-b
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- hypodermic needles
MM= Injections -- accessories
Description
A package of 11 hypodermic needles (one has been removed); the needles are luer-loks and are attached to a blue cardboard tray (a) which fits inside a white cardboard box
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tray - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
b - box - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 7.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Similar to 004013011
Material
metal: silver
cardboard: blue; white
Inscriptions
"ONE DOZEN // HYPODERMIC NEEDLES // CORROSION RESISTING STEEL // GAUGE 18 LENGTH 1-1/2"" // Manufactured by // BECTON, DICKINSON & CO. // RUTHERFORD, N.J. // MADE IN U.S.A." printed on the box
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-6
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the box.
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
004013011; CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
004013014 a-d
Description
A package of 10 hypodermic needles (two have been removed); the needles are luer-loks and are attached to a black plastic tray (a) which is wrapped in cellophane (except at the end where it has been ripped open to remove the needles) which fits inside a white cardboard box base (b) which slides int…
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Accession Number
004013014 a-d
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- hypodermic needles
Description
A package of 10 hypodermic needles (two have been removed); the needles are luer-loks and are attached to a black plastic tray (a) which is wrapped in cellophane (except at the end where it has been ripped open to remove the needles) which fits inside a white cardboard box base (b) which slides into another box (c); there is also a paper envelope containing tiny wires for cleaning the needles.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - tray - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
b - box base - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
c - box tube - Size: Length 7.1 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
d - envelope - Size: Length 6.9 cm. x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
J. Bishop & Co.
Site Made (City)
Malvern
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Similar to 004013011
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
cardboard: white, grey, blue
paper: white
Inscriptions
"BISHOP // ONE DOZEN // BLUE LABEL // STAINLESS // HYPODERMIC NEEDLES // GAUGE 24 LENGTH 3/4" // J. BISHOP & CO. PLATINUM WORKS // MALVERN EST. 1842 PENNA." printed on the box.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-6
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the box.
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
004013011; CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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dental instrument roll

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10709
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
004013005 a-g
Description
A dental instrument roll consisting of dental tools in a leather roll up case; the roll (a) is black leather on the outside and is lined with green felt on the inside; it has a buckle to seal it in a roll; the tools included are four pairs of tooth extracting forceps; one is for lower incisors, bic…
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Accession Number
004013005 a-g
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Care -- instrumentation
Dental Instruments
Description
A dental instrument roll consisting of dental tools in a leather roll up case; the roll (a) is black leather on the outside and is lined with green felt on the inside; it has a buckle to seal it in a roll; the tools included are four pairs of tooth extracting forceps; one is for lower incisors, bicuspids and roots (b) and has slightly curved handles; one is for lower molars (c) and has straight handles; one is for left upper molars (d) and has a looped handle on one side; the last is for right upper molars (e) and has a looped handle on one side; there is also a mouth mirror (f), and a pair of tweezer like forceps (g).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - roll - Size: Length 47.7 cm x Width 46.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
b - incisor, bicuspids and roots (upper) extracting forceps - Length 17.2 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 6.3 cm
c - lower molar extracting forceps - Length 17.1 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
d - left upper molar extracting forceps - Length 17.1 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
e - right upper molar extracting forceps - Length 17.1 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
f - mouth mirror - Length 16.2 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
g - tweezers - Length 14.8 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
The S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
The company named changed in 1965; it is possibly from World War II.
Material
leather: black
fabric: green
metal: silver
Inscriptions
'THE S.S. WHITE DENTAL MFG. CO. // PHILADELPHIA // MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" on a tag on the inner lining of the roll
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-4
Condition Remarks
Like new
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "S.S. White Burs Inc. Company History";"Dental Catalogue," Henry Schein Arcona, 2001; CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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lumbar puncture needles

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10719
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
004013015 a-d
Description
A package of two lumbar puncture needles (a-b) individually wrapped in cellophane; the needles are luer-loks and are corked; the needles fit inside a white cardboard box base (c) which slides into another box (d).
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Accession Number
004013015 a-d
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Spinal Puncture
Needles
Description
A package of two lumbar puncture needles (a-b) individually wrapped in cellophane; the needles are luer-loks and are corked; the needles fit inside a white cardboard box base (c) which slides into another box (d).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - needle (in cellophane)- Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
b - needle (in cellophane)- Size: Length 11.1 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
c - box base - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
d - box tube - Size: Length 12.2 cm. x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
J. Bishop & Co.
Site Made (City)
Malvern
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Similar to 004013014
Material
metal: silver
cellophane: clear
cardboard: white; grey; blue
Inscriptions
"BLUE LABEL LUMBAR PUNCTURE NEEDLE // manufactured by // J. BISHOP & CO., PLATINUM WORKS, MALVERN. PA." printed on the box.; "#20" handwritten in pen on the box
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-8
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the box.
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
004013014; CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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microscope condenser

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10724
Dates
1930
circa 1930
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
004013020 a-c
Description
A microscope condenser in a case; the condenser (a) is round and somewhat conical consisting of a ring with a lens like centre; there are two screws on the ring that adjust the position of the lens; there is also a black metal piece which is cylindrical and has a ring at the end with notches that a…
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Accession Number
004013020 a-c
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Microscopy -- accessories and parts -- diaphragm
Description
A microscope condenser in a case; the condenser (a) is round and somewhat conical consisting of a ring with a lens like centre; there are two screws on the ring that adjust the position of the lens; there is also a black metal piece which is cylindrical and has a ring at the end with notches that appear to be for gripping; the object most likely attaches onto the microscope and is turned to adjust the condenser; the case is probably made of wood, but is coated in black leather and has a blue fabric lining inside with holes for the two pieces.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - condenser - Size: Depth 3.6 cm x Diam. 4.9 cm
b - metal device - Size: Length 3.2 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
c - case - Size: Depth 8.6 cm x Width 8.6 cm x Depth 7.1 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
Spencer
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
circa 1930
Date Remarks
The logo on the condenser and case match the logo on Spencer products from the 1930s.
Material
metal: silver; black
leather: black
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
"SPENCER // BUFFALO // USA" on the top of the case and the bottom of the condenser; "1.15 TO 1.25 SL. TH." engraved on the lens
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-1
Condition Remarks
Like new
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: ars machina.com: "antique scientific instruments and collectibles"; CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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pocket hypodermic syringe case

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10714
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
004013010 a-r
Description
Pocket hypodermic syringe case consisting of a syringe with a barrel (a) with two short arms at the end and a plunger (b) with a hexagonal thumbpush; there is a small cap which goes over the tip of the syringe; there are 6 glass canisters containing apomorph hydrochloride (d), morphine sulfate (e),…
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Accession Number
004013010 a-r
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
Injections -- instrumentation
Description
Pocket hypodermic syringe case consisting of a syringe with a barrel (a) with two short arms at the end and a plunger (b) with a hexagonal thumbpush; there is a small cap which goes over the tip of the syringe; there are 6 glass canisters containing apomorph hydrochloride (d), morphine sulfate (e), morphine and atropine (f), cocaine hydrochloridum (g), strychnine sulfate (h), and nitroglycerin (i) and two needles (j-k) all stored in a metal flask shaped case (l), the case is stored in a red cloth pouch (m); there are also three unused packages of Iron Arm Surgeons' Needles (n-p); all of the above is stored in a plain brown cardboard box with a base (q) and lid (r).
Number Of Parts
18
Part Names
a - barrel- Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b - plunger - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
c - cap - Size: Length 16.9 cm x Width 2. cm x Depth 1.9 cm
d-i - bottles - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm.
j - needle - Size: Length 3.4 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
k - needle - Size: Length 3.4 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
l - case - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Width 6.1 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
m - pouch (laid flat) - Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 10.7 x Depth 1.0 cm
n - surgeons' needles - Size: Length 8.4 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
o - surgeons' needles - Size: Length 6.8 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
p - surgeons' needles - Size: Length 6.8 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
q - box base - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
r - box lid - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 7.8 x Depth 2.3 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
Becton, Dickinson & Co. (syringe)
Sharp & Dome - Baltimore or Philadelphia (bottles)
Henry Milward & Sons - England (surgeons' needles)
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Date Remarks
1919 is stamped on one of the bottles
Material
metal: silver
cardboard: brown
glass: clear
paper: white, red
fabric: red
Inscriptions
"Property // of // Samual [?difficult to read?] E Prouse // M.D." handwritten in pencil on the box; "Item 7-499 // ONE SYRINGE OUTFIT No. 179L // HYPODERMIC, METAL CASE // BECTON, DICKINSON & CO. RUTHERFORD, N.J." printed on a label on the box; "MED. DEPT. U.S.N." engraved on the metal case; "B-D" engraved on the thumbpush of the syringe
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the box
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during WWII rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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surgical instrument roll

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10705
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
004013001 a-ae
Description
A green canvas military surgical instrument kit containing several instruments; the roll (a) is green with brown trim and unfolds to reveal the instruments inside; the instruments included are a black metal cylinder with a bottom (b) and a top (c) with eight sutures sealed inside glass tubes (d-k) …
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Accession Number
004013001 a-ae
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
A green canvas military surgical instrument kit containing several instruments; the roll (a) is green with brown trim and unfolds to reveal the instruments inside; the instruments included are a black metal cylinder with a bottom (b) and a top (c) with eight sutures sealed inside glass tubes (d-k) inside it inside it; a black tube with a bottom (l) and a top (m) containing two long rubber black tubes (n-o); a metal handle (p) used to hold a trephine (q); a ligature carrier (r) two scalpels (s-t); two elevators (u-v); one probe (w) six pairs of forceps (x-ac); one pair of tweezers (ad); and a metal tube with a screw on attachment with a small blade on either end (ae).
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
a - roll - Size (unfolded): Length 65.0 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
b - case bottom - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
c - case top - Size 3.9 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
d - suture - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
e - suture - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
f - suture - Size: Length 6.8 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
g - suture - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
h - suture - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
i - suture - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
j - suture - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
k - suture - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
l - case bottom - Size: Length 29.7 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
m - case top - Size: Length 3.2 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
n - rubber tube - Length 30.0 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
o - rubber tube - Length 29.6 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
p - handle - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
q - trephine - Size: Length 11.7 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
r - ligature carrier - Size: Length 16.2 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
s - scalpel - Size: Length 17.1 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
t - scalpel - Size: Length 17.3 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
u - elevator - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
v - elevator - Size: Length 16.1 cm Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
w - probe - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Diam. .03 cm
x - forceps - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Width 6.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
y - forceps - Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
z - forceps - Size: Length 12.1 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
aa - forceps - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
ab - forceps - Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
ac - forceps - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
ad - tweezers - Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
ae - metal tube with blades - Size: Length 9.6 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
Maw Son and Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
World War II
Material
fabric: green; brown
metal: black; silver
glass: clear
rubber: black
Inscriptions
'MAW SON AND SONS" printed on the roll; "6-NIV" printed in ink on the outside of the roll
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Dimension Notes
a - roll - (unfolded): Length 65.0 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some staining on the canvas; most of the instruments are like new.
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital - Professional Instruments - Equipment - Supplies," V. Mueller Co, 1956
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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surgical instrument roll

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10706
Dates
1940
1945
circa 1940-1945
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
004013002 a-n
Description
A green canvas military surgical instrument kit containing several instruments; the roll (a) is green with brown trim and unfolds to reveal the instruments inside; the instruments included are two pairs of intestinal forceps one curved(b) on straight (c), three pairs of tweezer-like sponge forceps …
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Accession Number
004013002 a-n
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
A green canvas military surgical instrument kit containing several instruments; the roll (a) is green with brown trim and unfolds to reveal the instruments inside; the instruments included are two pairs of intestinal forceps one curved(b) on straight (c), three pairs of tweezer-like sponge forceps (d-f), two retractors (g-h), one pair of tweezer like tissue forceps (i), one pair of tweezer like tissue forceps witch also works as a pair of scissors when reversed(j), one ligature carrier (k), one probe (l), one elevator (m) and one brain spatulae (n).
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - roll - Size (unfolded): Length 65.0 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
b - curved intestinal forceps - Size: Length 22.2 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
c - straight intestinal forceps - Size 22.5 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
d - sponge forceps - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
e - sponge forceps - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
f - sponge forceps - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
g - retractor - Size: Length 19.2 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
h - retractor - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
i - tissue forceps - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
j - tissue forceps - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
k - ligature carrier - Size: Length 21.2 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
l - probe - Size: Length 20.3 cm x Width 0.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
m - elevator - Size: Length 18.8 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
n - spatulae - Length 18.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
Maw Son and Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1945
circa 1940-1945
Date Remarks
It is from World War II
Material
fabric: green, brown
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"MAW SON AND SONS" printed on the roll; Surgical // 6-NIV" printed in ink on the outside of the roll
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-6
Dimension Notes
a - roll - (unfolded): Length 65.0 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some staining on the canvas; most of the instruments are like new.
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd, Toronto, 1960; "A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital - Professional Instruments - Equipment - Supplies," V. Mueller Co, 1956
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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