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Dates
1918
circa 1918
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
992060001 a-b
Description
Two-piece molded glass alcohol lamp with cone-shaped cover; lid is not screwed on put placed; no wick or top fittings
Accession Number
992060001 a-b
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Sterilization -- methods
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- burner
Description
Two-piece molded glass alcohol lamp with cone-shaped cover; lid is not screwed on put
placed; no wick or top fittings
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Diameter6.6
b - lid - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter3.4
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H.C. Mabee
Dates
1918
circa 1918
Date Remarks
Frank S. Betz Co. Reconstruction Bulletin, Hammond, Indiana, 1918: pg 26, catalogue no.
2T339
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-3
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anaesthesia mask

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Dates
1918
circa 1918
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
992049001 a-b
Description
Anaesthesiology: metal ether mask has a coil loop that fits snugly over the mesh hood of base & fits into curved trough on perimeter; (a): oval shape with pointed end raised; (b): oval shape has metal coiled around a centre metal core; handle is a small metal loop. Travill Catalogue: 2-piece face m…
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Accession Number
992049001 a-b
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- mesh
Description
Anaesthesiology: metal ether mask has a coil loop that fits snugly over the mesh hood of base & fits into curved trough on perimeter; (a): oval shape with pointed end raised; (b): oval shape has metal coiled around a centre metal core; handle is a small metal loop. Travill Catalogue: 2-piece face mask; 1 part wire basket, 1 part spring to hold cloth in place (with handle to hold mask in place); chloroform mask.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Width 7.8 cm. x Depth 5.6 cm.
b - hoop - Size: Length 15.3 cm. x Width 7.5 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H.C. Mabee
Dates
1918
circa 1918
Date Remarks
Frank S. Betz Co. Reconstruction Bulletin, Hammond, Indiana, 1918: pg 14, Catalogue no. 3T2860
Material
non-magnetic metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-8 Row C
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
# 1: slight dents & scratches on bottom of (a) from use; # 2: no damage; artifact suitable for exhibit
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour, KGH - "Beyond Ether: 150 Years of Anaesthesia" - Sept. 27, 1997- June 2011
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Asepto wound and irrigating syringe

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Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
992032001 a-c
Description
(a): glass syringe missing plunger; no markings; clear glass; (b): paper label is attached to glazed black paper box; (c): glazed paper sleeve
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Accession Number
992032001 a-c
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Irrigation -- syringe
Description
(a): glass syringe missing plunger; no markings; clear glass; (b): paper label is attached
to glazed black paper box; (c): glazed paper sleeve
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - glass syringe - Size: Length 18.5 cm. x Diameter4.0
b - box base - Size: Length 26.2 cm. x Width 6.5 cm. x Depth 6.5 cm.
c - box sleeve - Size: Length 26.3 cm. x Width 7.0 cm. x Depth 7.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H. C. Mabee
Maker
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Date Remarks
style of type on label (KK)
Material
glass: clear
paper: black; white; red; blue
Inscriptions
On paper label on (b): ASEPTO // SYRINGE // No. 2082 // B-D // BELTON, DICKINSON
& CO., // RUTHERFORD, N.J.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-14
Condition Remarks
Some abrasion on edges; (b): hole pierced by student (1984) for new # tag; #2: box was dusty; condition otherwise unchanged; there were no chips or breaks on glass parts
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 177 (similar to item #6H-594-1) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
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Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
992034001 a-b
Description
Two-piece cardboard box; corners are reinforced by tin strips attached by punched circles to grip pasteboard; (a) fade line shows; indicates the box was always left open with lid on bottom
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Accession Number
992034001 a-b
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Product Packaging
Description
Two-piece cardboard box; corners are reinforced by tin strips attached by punched
circles to grip pasteboard; (a) fade line shows; indicates the box was always left
open with lid on bottom
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 10.6 cm. x Width 10.6 cm. x Depth 4.4 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 10.7 cm. x Width 10.7 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H.C. Mabee
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Material
pasteboard: tan
tin: silver
Inscriptions
"MADE IN GERMANY"; (b) written in pencil on top: "B1634 // 11 AM // 17/16 // 3000
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-9
Condition Remarks
hole made in (b) on 20 June 1984 to insert old # tag
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
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catgut ligatures

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
992064001 a-d
Description
Surgery: blue cardboard box with paper label holds three sealed amber tubes of catgut with label & liquid inside; catgut no. 3; medium-hard chromic; three vials held in cardboard divider
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Accession Number
992064001 a-d
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Ligation -- instrumentation
Sutures
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Surgery: blue cardboard box with paper label holds three sealed amber tubes of catgut with label & liquid inside; catgut no. 3; medium-hard chromic; three vials held in cardboard divider
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Width 5.5 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
b - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
c - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
d - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H. C. Mabee
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
New Brunswick
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
pasteboard: blue; yellow; red; cream
glass:
catgut:
alcohol/water (?): clear
Inscriptions
(a): paper label states: BOILABLE // THREE STANDARD TUBES STERILE // CATGUT LIGATURES No. 3 //
MEDIUM-HARD CHROMIC (10 to 20 Day) // To sterilize exterior: these tubes may be boiled in
water // Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson // New Brunswick, N.J. USA // MADE IN U.S.A.;
(b,c,d): paper label inside states: CATGUT No. 3 // 1F // MEDIUM-HARD CHROMIC // (10 to 20
days) // Johnson & Johnson
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Condition Remarks
#2: The flap on the proper left side of the box was creased and becoming brittle; one short flap was missing; the box was otherwise stable; the paper insert (not numbered) was yellowing; the glass suture containers showed no signs of damage.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery,"Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013
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catgut ligatures

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
992065001 a-d
Description
Surgery: blue cardboard box with paper label holds three sealed amber tubes of catgut with label & liquid inside; catgut no. 2; medium-hard chromic; three vials held in cardboard divider
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Accession Number
992065001 a-d
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Ligation -- instrumentation
Sutures
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Surgery: blue cardboard box with paper label holds three sealed amber tubes of catgut with label & liquid inside; catgut no. 2; medium-hard chromic; three vials held in cardboard divider
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Width 5.5 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
b - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
c - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
d - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H. C. Mabee
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
New Brunswick
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
lettering
Material
pasteboard: blue; yellow; red; cream
glass:
catgut:
alcohol/water (?): clear
Inscriptions
(a): paper label states: BOILABLE // THREE STANDARD TUBES STERILE // CATGUT LIGATURES No. 2 //
MEDIUM-HARD CHROMIC (10 to 20 Day) // To sterilize exterior: these tubes may be boiled in
water // Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson // New Brunswick, N.J. USA // MADE IN U.S.A.;
(b,c,d): paper label inside states: CATGUT No. 2 // 7F // MEDIUM-HARD CHROMIC // (10 to 20
days) // Johnson & Johnson
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Condition Remarks
#2: The box was stable except for the flaps on the proper left side; these had become brittle and had broken off; the long flap and one short flap remained; the flat cardboard insert was yellowing significantly, as was the cardboard insert supporting the ligature; the glass ligature vials showed no signs of damage; the top of the box was dusty.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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catgut ligatures

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
992066001 a-f
Description
Surgery: two-piece cardboard box with fitted wadding holds three clear glass sealed tubes of catgut No. 2; tubes have white paper label inside
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Accession Number
992066001 a-f
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Ligation -- instrumentation
Sutures
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Surgery: two-piece cardboard box with fitted wadding holds three clear glass sealed tubes
of catgut No. 2; tubes have white paper label inside
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - box bottom - Size: Length 11.3 cm. x Width 5.2 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
b - box top - Size: Length 11.5 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 1.6 cm.
c - tube (No. 3) - Size: Length 9.8 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 1.6 cm. x Diameter1.0
d - tube (No. 2) - Size: Length 9.8 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 1.6 cm. x Diameter1.0
e - tube (No. 3) - Size: Length 9.8 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 1.6 cm. x Diameter1.0
f - wadding - Size:
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H.C. Mabee
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
New Brunswick
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
lettering
Material
pasteboard: black; yellow; red; cream; blue
glass: clear
catgut: tan
alcohol/water (?): clear
Inscriptions
(b): paper label states: Johnson & Johnson // THREE STANDARD TUBES STERILE // CATGUT LIGATURES
No. 2 // PLAIN // To sterilize exterior, these tubes may be boiled in water // Manufactured
by Johnson & Johnson // NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., U.S.A. // MADE IN U.S.A; (c,d,e): paper label
states: CATGUT No. 3 // PLAIN // 5 Feet // Johnson & Johnson
days) // Johnson & Johnson
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Condition Remarks
#2: The top of the box was dusty; the short proper right side of the box has torn along its side edges; the box was yellowing slightly; the cotton wadding appeared stable; the glass ligature containers and contents were undamaged.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
992073004 a-h
Description
Urology: metal cystoscope with male & female urethral catheters; separate bougie on probe for each catheter (male "24", female "28"); each with original bulbs and separate light source; 6 pieces complete; no electrical connection; pine box incorrectly labelled "electric light for bladder."
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Accession Number
992073004 a-h
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
Urology: metal cystoscope with male & female urethral catheters; separate bougie on probe for each catheter (male "24", female "28"); each with original bulbs and separate light source; 6 pieces complete; no electrical connection; pine box incorrectly labelled "electric light for bladder."
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - box lid - Size: Length 20.7 cm. x Width 5.3 cm. x Depth 0.3 cm.
b - box bottom - Size: Length 21.0 cm. x Width 5.6 cm. x Depth 3.9 cm.
c - metal rod "24" - Size: Length 17.0 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
d - metal holder for rod "24" - Size: Length 18.5 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
e - metal rod "28" - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
f - metal holder for rod "28" - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
g - long lamp - Size: Length 14.5 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 0.2 cm.
h - short lamp - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 0.2 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H.C. Mabee
Maker
E.S.I. Co.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Material
wood: beige
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Wooden box labeled in pencil: "electric light for bladder, 3397"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-11
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
992050001 a-d
Description
Rust-coloured rubber tube has oval bulb shape in middle; line drawing on label; separate tube has black-painted tip with pierced holes
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Accession Number
992050001 a-d
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Enema -- instrumentation
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- rectal
MM= Irrigation -- enema
Description
Rust-coloured rubber tube has oval bulb shape in middle; line drawing on label; separate
tube has black-painted tip with pierced holes
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box base - Size: Length 18.6 cm. x Width 12.0 cm. x Depth 5.6 cm.
b - box lid - Size: Length 19.0 cm. x Width 12.0 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
c - enema tube (stiffened - cannot measure) - Size:
d - extra tube part - Size: Length 14.5 cm. x Diameter1.5
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H.C. Mabee
Maker
Hanover Rubber Works
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
style of label (KK)
Material
pasteboard, paper: white; tan; rust
rubber: rust
metal: black; silver
Inscriptions
On paper label on (b): The Excelsior Enema // Made of one seamless piece and of the best
and most durable soft rubber // Manufactured by the // HANOVER // RUBBER WORKS EXCELSIOR
HANOVER-LIMMER // (GERMANY); hand-stamped on bottom of (a): "Made in Germany"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-12
Temporary Location
Workroom
Condition Remarks
(a,b): abrasion along edge; paper has discoloured; hole pierced in (b) in 1984 to hold previous # tag; (c,d): rubber stiffening, flaking, cracking; #2: the box and lid were dusty; they were yellowing slightly, but were generally stable; the enema tube had hairline cracks over approximately 90% of its surface; the rubber was stiff; there were no loose rubber particles in the box; the rubber was not flaking significantly; #3: rubber cracked; #4: the rubber is very hard.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
992073006 a-g
Description
Burgundy cotton-covered hinged box with turquoise velveteen-covered compartments to hold "hemacytometer" with cream rubber tubes, celluloid tips; opening / locking device is by pulling rod on bottom right hand; includes steel lancet for pricking skin for blood sample.
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Accession Number
992073006 a-g
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
Burgundy cotton-covered hinged box with turquoise velveteen-covered compartments to hold "hemacytometer" with cream rubber tubes, celluloid tips; opening / locking device is by pulling rod on bottom right hand; includes steel lancet for pricking skin for blood sample.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 15.5 cm. x Width 8.3 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
b - pipette with rubber hose - Size: Length 24.0 cm. x Width 1.0 cm. x Diam. 0.5 cm
c - pipette - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Width 0.7 cm. x Diam. 0.5 cm
d - rubber hose - Size: Length 14.0 cm. x Diam. 0.3 cm
e - glass slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm. x Width 3.3 cm. x Depth 0.3 cm.
f - slide cover - Size: Length 2.5 cm. x Width 2.6 cm.
g - lancet - Size: Length 4.2 cm. x Width 0.3 cm. x Depth 0.2 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H.C. Mabee
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
pasteboard:
fabric: burgundy; turquoise
rubber: white
glass: clear
celluloid composite: cream
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Printed in gold on top of box: Haemacytometer // Thoma. // E. Leitz, // Wetzlar; handwritten in black ink on bottom of box: "H. C. Mabee"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
case shows wear; need to renail closure clasp
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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