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anaesthesia hose valve

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016017
Description
Anaesthetic hose valve, which consists of a hollow cylindrical piece of molded hollow plastic tubing which is open at both ends; one end has a metal ring around the outside edge and has a larger diameter than the other end; there is a threaded metal exhaust valve at the top which can be raised and …
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Accession Number
997016017
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Anaesthetic hose valve, which consists of a hollow cylindrical piece of molded hollow plastic tubing which is open at both ends; one end has a metal ring around the outside edge and has a larger diameter than the other end; there is a threaded metal exhaust valve at the top which can be raised and lowered to regulate gas pressure.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
The British Oxygen Co. Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Raised letters in the plastic read, "BOC // PATT APP FOR // MADE IN ENGLAND // BS NO 3849 // CONDUCTIVE // PART REF 372991"; the metal valve on top has the letters "BOC" stamped into the top
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.4 cm. x Width: 5.1 cm. x Depth: 2.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The valve arrived dirty and dusty; the plastic shows minor wear, but has no chips, cracks or missing sections; the metal parts show only minor wear and no corrosion; the threaded exhaust valve moves up and down freely; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2, 1997-Oct. 24, 2001; returned to storage on Dec. 21, 2001
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anaesthesia mask

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016003
Description
Metal anaesthesia mask which is hollow and funnel-shaped with an open large end (for the face) and an open cylindrical piece on the other end with two semi-circular wires coming off the end and crossing each other at the top; the outside edge of the large end has three attached hooks with wire ring…
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Accession Number
997016003
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask
Description
Metal anaesthesia mask which is hollow and funnel-shaped with an open large end (for the face) and an open cylindrical piece on the other end with two semi-circular wires coming off the end and crossing each other at the top; the outside edge of the large end has three attached hooks with wire rings in them.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
Foregger
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: dark silver; grey
Inscriptions
The top outside of the mask is stamped, "FOREGGER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-9
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.0 cm. x Width: 10.5 cm. x Depth: 9.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The mask arrived dirty and dusty; the outside of the mask shows wear and minor staining, but no corrosion; the metal rings on the outside of the mask show some corrosion; the mask arrived attached to a display board with wire and glue gun adhesive
Copy Type
Original
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anaesthesia mask

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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016010 a-b
Description
A Yankauer ether mask/inhaler, mesh type; the mask consists of (a) a solid metal base formed into an egg-shaped oval, with a convex mesh attached to it to form the top; (b) a flexible spiral gauzeholding wire fits over the mesh and snugly onto the base; the mask base has a handle at its narrower en…
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Accession Number
997016010 a-b
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- mesh
Description
A Yankauer ether mask/inhaler, mesh type; the mask consists of (a) a solid metal base formed into an egg-shaped oval, with a convex mesh attached to it to form the top; (b) a flexible spiral gauzeholding wire fits over the mesh and snugly onto the base; the mask base has a handle at its narrower end for lifting the wire on and off; a piece of gauze has been placed onto the mesh and is held in place by the wire.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - anaesthesia mask - Size: Length 11.9 cm. x Width 8.2 cm. x Depth 5.9 cm.
b - gauze holding wire - Size: Length 13.1 cm. x Width 7.2 cm. x Depth 4.6 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Material
fabric: off-white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The bottom of the base has an aesculapian symbol with a crown on top stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-8 Row C
Condition Remarks
The anaesthetic mask arrived dirty and dusty; the metal shows little wear and no corrosion; the gauze is discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments - Suction and Pressure Apparatus", J. Sklar Mfg. Co. Inc., 1967, p. 35 (120-90); "Illustrated Catalog - Surgical Instruments and Accessories", Miltex Instrument Company, 1973, p. 17
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anaesthesia mask

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016027
Description
Anaesthesia mask, which consists of a convex-shaped central piece with a hollow cylindrical tube at the bottom and a rubber seal at the front (incomplete); the top of the mask has a round pressure valve which can be adjusted up and down with a round screw knob on top; slightly below the pressure va…
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Accession Number
997016027
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask
Description
Anaesthesia mask, which consists of a convex-shaped central piece with a hollow cylindrical tube at the bottom and a rubber seal at the front (incomplete); the top of the mask has a round pressure valve which can be adjusted up and down with a round screw knob on top; slightly below the pressure valve on the top is a small, short hollow cylindrical tube; there is a small round knob at each side of the mask.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver; dark grey
rubber: red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-9
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.2 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 4.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
The anaesthesia mask arrived attached to a display board with wire and glue gun adhesive; the rubber seal at the front of the mask is dried, cracked and incomplete (how much is missing is unknown); the metal parts are complete and uncorroded; the hollow cylindrical tube at the bottom has several deep gouges in the metal
Copy Type
Original
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anaesthesia mask

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016028 a-b
Description
Anaesthesia mask with connector and pressure valve, which consists of (a) an anaesthesia mask that has a convex teardrop-shaped body with a turned-up edge; the mount of the mask is round and open and attached onto the top; the bottom of the mask is open and shaped to allow the mask to be fitted ove…
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Accession Number
997016028 a-b
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask
Description
Anaesthesia mask with connector and pressure valve, which consists of (a) an anaesthesia mask that has a convex teardrop-shaped body with a turned-up edge; the mount of the mask is round and open and attached onto the top; the bottom of the mask is open and shaped to allow the mask to be fitted over a patient's nose and mouth; there is a rounded hook on each side of the mask to enable it to be strapped onto a patient; fitting onto the mount is (b) a connector and pressure valve that is made of hollow cylindrical metal formed into a T-shape; one side of the "T" fits over the mount on the mask; the other side has a round metal pressure valve that can be adjusted with a flat knob at the back that can be loosened and rotated to open or cover five round holes; the bottom of the "T" is round and open.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - anaesthesia mask - Size: Length 10.2 cm. x Width 9.2 cm. x Depth 7.0 cm.
b - connector and pressure valve - Size: Length 8.2 cm. x Width 6.2 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
Foregger
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver/grey
Inscriptions
(a) The bottom of the mask has the word, "FOREGGER" stamped into it; (b) the left side of the connector has the word, "FOREGGER" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-9
Condition Remarks
The anaesthesia mask arrived attached to a display board with wire and glue gun adhesive; the metal shows minor wear and staining, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
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anaesthesia pin index system

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Dates
1940
1970
circa 1940-1970
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016056
Description
Safety cap and spout with a pin index attachment; this consists of a round metal cap that is threaded on the inside and has vertical grip lines cut into the lower outside edges; there is a round hole in the top of the cap with a cylindrical plastic tube going through it; the end of the tube has a p…
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Accession Number
997016056
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Safety cap and spout with a pin index attachment; this consists of a round metal cap that is threaded on the inside and has vertical grip lines cut into the lower outside edges; there is a round hole in the top of the cap with a cylindrical plastic tube going through it; the end of the tube has a pin index piece attatched to it; this is a rectangular piece of metal with two holes in the bottom and a circular slot cut into one side; this pin index will only fit into a halothane vaporizer; the cap end of the tube has a smaller cylindrical plastic tube attached at the centre with a flat circle of metal attached to it; this smaller tube leads upwards and into the main plastic tube, through its entire length.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Dates
1940
1970
circa 1940-1970
Material
metal: silver
plastic: light beige
Inscriptions
stamped with the letter "H"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 16.3 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
arrived dirty and dusty; the metal parts show some wear, but no corrosion; the plastic parts are complete and show no chipping or cracking
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
Research Facts
This cap will fit onto the top of a bottle of halothane anaesthetic; the pin index system ensures that the proper anaesthetic is put into a vaporizer; this is done by having a unique pin index shape for each anaesthetic agent.
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aspirator trocar

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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997016050
Description
Aspirator trocar, which consists of a solid metal cylindrical shaft with a tip that is slightly larger in diameter and ends in a sharp point; the other end of the shaft has a round holding knob attached to it; there is also a cylindrical piece that fits around the main shaft and slides up and down …
Accession Number
997016050
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Drainage -- instrumentation
Suction -- instrumentation
MM= Catheterization -- paracentesis -- trocar
Description
Aspirator trocar, which consists of a solid metal cylindrical shaft with a tip that is slightly
larger in diameter and ends in a sharp point; the other end of the shaft has a round holding knob
attached to it; there is also a cylindrical piece that fits around the main shaft and slides up and
down between the end and the tip
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-12
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.1 cm. x Diam. : 1.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
The trocar arrived attached to a display board with wire and glue gun adhesive; the metal shows minor wear and tarnishing, but no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. John Desmond; "Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments" by Codman
& Shurtleff, 1920, p. 109 (see attached photocopy)
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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997016045 a-b
Description
Bead forceps, which consist of the forceps with a guiding tube; (a) the outer guiding tube is a long, hollow cylindrical tube with a round open tip that has a 5 cm end length which is slightly larger in diameter; the holding end has an attached piece of round metal and a smaller opening; the forcep…
Accession Number
997016045 a-b
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Pulmonary Disease (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
Foreign Bodies
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- retrieval
Description
Bead forceps, which consist of the forceps with a guiding tube; (a) the outer guiding tube is a
long, hollow cylindrical tube with a round open tip that has a 5 cm end length which is slightly
larger in diameter; the holding end has an attached piece of round metal and a smaller opening; the
forceps (b) consist of a long cylindrical solid metal handle that fits into the guiding tube; the
tip of the forceps have four long flat blades that bend inwards at the very end; these blades close
together when the forceps are pulled through the guiding tube; the end of the forceps has threads
cut into the metal; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - guiding tube - Size: Length 38.6 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
b - bead forceps - Size: Length 44.3 cm. x Width 1.7 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-9
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Condition Remarks
The bead forceps arrived attached to a display board with wire and glue gun adhesive; the metal
shows only minor wear and no corrosion; the end grips are flexible and move easily
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. John Desmond; "Pilling Instruments And Equipment For Surgeons And Hospitals" by the George P.
Pilling & Son Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1932, p. 82 (see attached photocopy)
Research Facts
Identified as a coin catcher by Dr. Desmond, but it is not the right shape
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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997016001
Description
Hand-controlled bellows, which consists of two pieces of teardrop-shaped wood with handles at the top; these pieces of wood are joined together on all sides with a piece of vinyl which has been secured to the wood with metal tacks; the tip of the bellows has a hollow cylindrical brass nozzle attach…
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Accession Number
997016001
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Pulmonary Ventilation -- instrumentation
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Hand-controlled bellows, which consists of two pieces of teardrop-shaped wood with handles at the top; these pieces of wood are joined together on all sides with a piece of vinyl which has been secured to the wood with metal tacks; the tip of the bellows has a hollow cylindrical brass nozzle attached which allows the entry and exit of air; the front piece of wood has a design carved on its outside; the back piece of wood has a small round hole cut out of the middle; the back handle has a small hole drilled through it at the top, with a thin strip of leather looped through and knotted at the inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Site Made (Country)
Taiwan
Material
wood: brown
vinyl: black
metal: silver; yellow
leather: black
Inscriptions
There is a sticker near the point at the back which reads, "MADE IN TAIWAN"; a piece of masking tape (now removed) on the front outside handle read, "$3.00"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 46.3 cm. x Width: 19.0 cm. x Depth: 5.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The wood and vinyl pieces are complete; the metal pieces are complete, but some of the tacks show rusting; the brass nozzle shows wear at the tip; the leather strap is complete and undamaged; the front of the top handle had a piece of masking tape stuck on it
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Bellows were used as an early form of resuscitation when a patient stopped breathing during anaesthetized surgery
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour, KGH - "Beyond Ether: 150 Years of Anaesthesia" - Sept. 27, 1997- June 2011
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blood transfusion needle

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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997016055
Description
Blood transfusion needle, which consists of a hollow cylindrical piece with an open, bevelled and sharp tip; the end of the needle has an open piece attached to it, which is rounded inside and squared on the outside; this piece tapers to the main shaft; there is also an attached finger grip; this i…
Accession Number
997016055
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections, Intravenous -- instrumentation
Injections -- hypodermic needles
MM= Blood Specimen Collection -- needle
Description
Blood transfusion needle, which consists of a hollow cylindrical piece with an open, bevelled and sharp tip; the end of the needle has an open piece attached to it, which is rounded inside and squared on the outside; this piece tapers to the main shaft; there is also an attached finger grip; this is made of a flat piece of metal formed into a four-sided shape: flat on three sides and curved in a concave slope at the top; the back of the finger grip has horizontal lines cut into the metal; the finger grip is perpendicular to the main shaft of the needle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The end piece on the needle is stamped, "YALE // RUSTLESS // B-D // 18 // PAT. NO. 2076121"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-8
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length 7.1 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear and small black tarnish (?) spots on the front of the grip; there is no corrosion visible.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The needle was likely used with transfusion apparatus 997.016.054a-c
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