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catheter guide

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996029002
Description
Catheter guide consists of a heavy-gauge steel wire, bent into a roughly pentagonal shape at one end for a handle; curved at the other end with a rounded tip; has been bent again above the handle
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Accession Number
996029002
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urinary Catheterization -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
Catheter guide consists of a heavy-gauge steel wire, bent into a roughly pentagonal shape at one
end for a handle; curved at the other end with a rounded tip; has been bent again above the handle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Dr. James Howard Walmsey, graduated Queen's Meds in 1915
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Doctor practised in Prince Edward County from around 1920 to 1969
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"SKLAR USA STAIN..."; appears to have been "STAINLESS STEEL" but has been smoothed away
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 28.4 cm. x Width: 9.3 cm. x Depth: 3.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
In excellent condition, although it has been bent into a shape which was not original (i.e., bent
to fit the medical bag in which it came)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kathleen Girard (granddaughter); SKLAR Catalogue, p. 299; CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Walmsey (1890-1969) graduated Queen's Arts 1912, Queen's Meds 1915; practiced in Prince Edward
County from 1920-1969
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
996029003
Description
Curette is a small bowl-shaped scoop on end of hollow tube which opens into the bowl and at the end of the handle; handle is a rounded rectangle with corrugations running lengthwise, three to a side; tube continues through and past the handle to end in an elongated bulb open at the end; just above …
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Accession Number
996029003
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation and Curettage -- instrumentation
Irrigation -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- uterine
Description
Curette is a small bowl-shaped scoop on end of hollow tube which opens into the bowl and at the end
of the handle; handle is a rounded rectangle with corrugations running lengthwise, three to a side;
tube continues through and past the handle to end in an elongated bulb open at the end; just
above the handle are three circular depressions; metal throughout
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Dr. James Howard Walmsey, graduated Queen's Meds in 1915
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Doctor practiced in Prince Edward County from around 1920 to 1969
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Aesculapian mark, stylized: a snake in "S" form around a rod with a five-pointed crown on top
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 29.5 cm. x Width: 1.8 cm. x Depth: 1.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
A few signs of wear on handle; tarnishing evident around openings of the tube
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kathleen Girard (granddaughter); SKLAR Catalogue, p. 319; CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Walmsey (1890-1969) graduated Queen's Arts 1912, Queen's Meds 1915; practiced in Prince Edward
County from 1920-1969
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Goodell uterine dilator

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
996029011
Description
Dilator is a metal forceps-type instrument; rounded handles curve downwards and are corrugated on the outside; at apex of this curve is a gauge consisting of: a slightly curved piece of metal, flat on two sides with measurement markings on top and sharp ribs on the opposing two sides; a round conve…
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Accession Number
996029011
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Description
Dilator is a metal forceps-type instrument; rounded handles curve downwards and are corrugated on
the outside; at apex of this curve is a gauge consisting of: a slightly curved piece of metal, flat
on two sides with measurement markings on top and sharp ribs on the opposing two sides; a round
convex disk with a hole in the middle whose threads travel the sharp ribs; a large screw on the upper
side of the left handle which secures this gauge; and an oblong wing nut which travels up and
down the gauge's sharp ribs and serves to fix the blades once they are opened; the handles then
curve towards each other to join at the pivot, then curve away to form the blades (i.e., left handle
= left blade); each handle has a strut, attached to the handle with a wing nut, which arches
over the pivot to form part of the opposite blade (i.e., left strut = right blade); one strut is
on top, the other is on the bottom; the blades are flat on the inside, curved and corrugated on the
outside
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Dr. James Howard Walmsey, graduated Queen's Meds in 1915
Maker
J.F. Hartz Co.
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Doctor practiced in Prince Edward County from around 1920 to 1969
Material
metal: silver; grey; brown
Inscriptions
On upper side of right-hand arm: "The J.F. HARTZ Co.", and an Aesculapian symbol, stylized: a snake
in 'S' shape around a sceptre with a crown on top
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 32.6 cm. x Width: 9.1 cm. x Depth: 6.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Signs of corrosion, especially around screws and joints; small scratches over entire piece; deeper
parallel scratches on bottom of right tip
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kathleen Girard (granddaughter); SKLAR Catalogue, #400-495, p. 316; Lawton Catalogue, #95-0475, p. 778; V. Mueller & Co. Catalogue, #GL-1540-41, p. 446; CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Walmsey (1890-1969) graduated Queen's Arts 1912, Queen's Meds 1915; practiced in Prince Edward
County from 1920-1969
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hypodermic needle

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996029009
Description
Needle consists of a long, narrow, hollow barrel with one end cut on an angle to form a sharp point; other end is attached to a cylinder which widens into a rectangle whose short sides have a concave curve; atop this rectangle is another, larger, hollow cylinder which has a rectangular flange, with…
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Accession Number
996029009
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- hypodermic needles
Description
Needle consists of a long, narrow, hollow barrel with one end cut on an angle to form a sharp
point; other end is attached to a cylinder which widens into a rectangle whose short sides have a
concave curve; atop this rectangle is another, larger, hollow cylinder which has a rectangular
flange, with concave curves on all sides, just below its top edge
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Dr. James Howard Walmsey, graduated Queen's Meds in 1915
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Doctor practiced in Prince Edward County from around 1920 to 1969
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On one flat side of rectangle: "Pe"; on the other flat side: "20G"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.7 cm. x Width: 0.7 cm. x Depth: 0.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
No signs of wear or tarnish; no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Kathleen Girard (granddaughter); CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Walmsey (1890-1969) graduated Queen's Arts 1912, Queen's Meds 1915; practiced in Prince Edward
County from 1920-1969
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hypodermic needle

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996029010
Description
Needle consists of a long, narrow, hollow barrel with one end cut on an angle to form a sharp point; other end is attached to a cylinder which widens into a rectangle whose short sides have a concave curve; atop this rectangle is another, larger, hollow cylinder which has a rectangular flange, with…
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Accession Number
996029010
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- hypodermic needles
Description
Needle consists of a long, narrow, hollow barrel with one end cut on an angle to form a sharp
point; other end is attached to a cylinder which widens into a rectangle whose short sides have a
concave curve; atop this rectangle is another, larger, hollow cylinder which has a rectangular
flange, with concave curves on all sides, just below its top edge
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Dr. James Howard Walmsey, graduated Queen's Meds in 1915
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Doctor practiced in Prince Edward County from around 1920 to 1969
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On one flat side of rectangle: "Pe"; on the other flat side: "20G"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.7 cm. x Width: 0.7 cm. x Depth: 0.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
No signs of wear or corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Kathleen Girard (granddaughter); CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Walmsey (1890-1969) graduated Queen's Arts 1912, Queen's Meds 1915; practiced in Prince Edward
County from 1920-1969
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obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
996029012 a-c
Description
Obstetrical forceps with axis traction; metal handles join and pivot on a large screw, then gently curve away from each other; this curve is more pronounced in the blades, which bend out and up; they are wide and rounded at the tips, and are "cut out" in the centre rather than being solid; the han…
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Accession Number
996029012 a-c
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrical Forceps
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
Obstetrical forceps with axis traction; metal handles join and pivot on a large screw, then
gently curve away from each other; this curve is more pronounced in the blades, which bend out and
up; they are wide and rounded at the tips, and are "cut out" in the centre rather than being solid;
the handles would be joined again above the screw by a long screw and wing nut attached to a
globular pivot on the left handle and resting in groove in a small cylinder on the right one
(this screw is no longer attached); the right handle curves downward in a sort of question-mark
like shape; the left handle also curves downward, and another metal arm is attached with a small,
round screw and a large hexagonal bolt; joined to this arm are two small metal pieces, each of which
rotates on a different axis; at the end is a long metal cylinder, which also pivots
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
Size: Length: 33.9 cm. x Width: 13.5 cm.
Provenance
Dr. James Howard Walmsey, graduated Queen's Meds in 1915
Maker
Ingram and Bell
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Doctor practiced in Prince Edward County from around 1920 to 1969
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On left blade, above pivot: "INGRAM & BELL"; on left handle's first pivoting piece: "31"; on bottom
of right handle, just before the pivot screw: "31"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-2
Condition Remarks
Signs of wear and corrosion; metal plate flaking off in parts; some small scratches
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kathleen Girard (granddaughter); SKLAR Catalogue, #410-120, p. 333 (attachment is called "axis traction"); CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Walmsey (1890-1969) graduated Queen's Arts 1912, Queen's Meds 1915; practiced in Prince Edward
County from 1920-1969
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obstetrical gauze container

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996029007 a-b
Description
(a) Round clear tall and narrow glass vial with (b) metal cap; square paper label on jar with orange border and black lettering; inside jar is a length of coarsely-woven cloth; metal cap is round and flat with three grooves running around its circumference; at top edge many short dents run perpendi…
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Accession Number
996029007 a-b
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Bandages
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
Description
(a) Round clear tall and narrow glass vial with (b) metal cap; square paper label on jar with orange border and black lettering; inside jar is a length of coarsely-woven cloth; metal cap is round and flat with three grooves running around its circumference; at top edge many short dents run perpendicular to edge.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - container
b - lid
Provenance
Dr. James Howard Walmsey, graduated Queen's University Faculty of Meds Class of 1915.
Maker
The J. F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Doctor practiced in Prince Edward County from around 1920 to 1969
Material
metal: grey
glass: clear
paper: orange; black; off-white
Inscriptions
On the label: "SELVEDGE EDGE GAUZE // IODOFORM 5% // 10 YARDS LONG. 1 INCH WIDE. // The J. F. HARTZ CO. // TORONTO, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row B
Dimension Notes
a - container - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Diameter 2.3
b - lid - Size: Length 0.5 cm. x Diameter 2.2
Condition Remarks
Gauze appears to be original; label shows some wear, i.e., some creases are slightly discoloured; jar lid has discoloured spots
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Kathleen Girard (granddaughter)
Research Facts
Dr. Walmsey (1890-1969) graduated Queen's Arts 1912, Queen's Meds 1915; practiced in Prince Edward County from 1920-1969.
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physician's bag

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996029001 a-d
Description
A doctor's bag with metal sterilizer; includes (a) rectangular bag made of leather stitched over cardboard frame, opening on top with two stiff flaps, hinged, running length of bag, with metal clasp and lock; attached to these are two leather-covered handles; bag has bottom compartment, opening to …
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Accession Number
996029001 a-d
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
A doctor's bag with metal sterilizer; includes (a) rectangular bag made of leather stitched over
cardboard frame, opening on top with two stiff flaps, hinged, running length of bag, with metal
clasp and lock; attached to these are two leather-covered handles; bag has bottom compartment,
opening to one side, which holds (b) a rectangular metal sterilizing box with (c) a metal lid with
handle, and (d) a shallow metal tray, rectangular, with thin metal handles and perforated with
round holes at regular intervals
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bag - Size: Length 28.0 cm. x Width 47.0 cm. x Depth 16.5 cm.
b - sterilizing box - Size: Length 40.2 cm. x Width 15.0 cm. x Depth 8.0 cm.
c - sterilizing box lid - Size: Length 40.5 cm. x Width 15.0 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
d - sterilizing tray - Size: Length 38.5 cm. x Width 13.5 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
Provenance
Dr. James Howard Walmsey, graduated Queen's Meds in 1915
Maker
Castle
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Doctor practised in Prince Edward County from around 1920 to 1969.
Material
leather: brown; orange
metal: silver; yellow
fabric: off-white
cardboard: grey-brown
Inscriptions
(c) lid top stamped "CASTLE" within a diamond; "216"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-2
Condition Remarks
(a) minor corrosion on metal feet at base; leather is dry, cracked and marked, missing in some places, exposing metal and cardboard frame; handle worn at bottom; some interior straps broken; one interior snap missing; most metal uncorroded; piece is basically stable; strap for bottom compartment's exterior flap missing; (b-d) plating is chipped in places; pieces, especially lid
(c) dinged; excessive wear, but stable; #2: leather is hard and frayed around the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Kathleen Girard (granddaughter); CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Walmsey (1890-1969) graduated Queen's Arts 1912, Queen's Meds 1915; practiced in Prince Edward
County from 1920-1969
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slotted curette

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
996029004
Description
Curette is a small bowl-shaped scoop with two wide slots, on end of hollow tube which opens into the bowl and at end of the handle; handle widens to a rounded end and has eight sides; tube continues through and past the handle to end in an elongated bulb open at the end
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Accession Number
996029004
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation and Curettage -- instrumentation
Irrigation -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- uterine
Description
Curette is a small bowl-shaped scoop with two wide slots, on end of hollow tube which opens into
the bowl and at end of the handle; handle widens to a rounded end and has eight sides; tube continues
through and past the handle to end in an elongated bulb open at the end
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Dr. James Howard Walmsey, graduated Queen's Meds in 1915
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Doctor practiced in Prince Edward County from around 1920 to 1969
Material
metal: silver; grey
Inscriptions
Aesculapian symbol with five-pointed crown; "GERMANY"; "3"; an "I" superimposed over a "B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 35.0 cm. x Width: 2.3 cm. x Depth: 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Plating wearing away; signs of corrosion around the opening of the tube into the scoop end
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kathleen Girard (granddaughter); SKLAR Catalogue, p. 300; CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Walmsey (1890-1969) graduated Queen's Arts 1912, Queen's Meds 1915; practiced in Prince Edward
County from 1920-1969
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996029008 a-b
Description
Syringe consists of (a) a clear glass barrel with brown markings, and (b) a plunger; (a) one end flares out into a flattened oval lip; at the other end, glass narrows into a cylindrical metal cap with two rectangular holes opposite to each other at the midway point; a narrow metal rim extends past …
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Accession Number
996029008 a-b
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Injections -- hypodermic syringe
Description
Syringe consists of (a) a clear glass barrel with brown markings, and (b) a plunger; (a) one end
flares out into a flattened oval lip; at the other end, glass narrows into a cylindrical metal cap
with two rectangular holes opposite to each other at the midway point; a narrow metal rim extends
past these, encircling a smaller metal cylinder, open at the end, which in turn extends out; (b)
the plunger is an opaque glass cylinder, flat at both ends; at one end, glass narrows and becomes
clear, then widens into a large flat circle
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - syringe - Size: Length 9.4 cm. x Width 2.8 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
b - plunger - Size: Length 8.7 cm. x Diameter1.3
Provenance
Dr. James Howard Walmsey, graduated Queen's Meds in 1915
Maker
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Doctor practiced in Prince Edward County from around 1920 to 1969
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
paint: brown
Inscriptions
On (a), one side, lengthwise: measuring lines going from 0 (unmarked) to "1", "2", "3", "4", "5cc";
also a cross with an "M" in the upper left sector, "2" in the lower right; on its other side: "BD
// LUER-LOK // MULTI-FIT" with a stylized syringe; "MADE IN U.S.A."; on (b) in brown ink: a cross
with an "M" in the upper left sector, "2" in the lower right
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-2
Condition Remarks
No signs of age or wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Kathleen Girard (granddaughter); CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Walmsey (1890-1969) graduated Queen's Arts 1912, Queen's Meds 1915; practiced in Prince Edward
County from 1920-1969
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007 - March 9, 2009.
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