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electrosurgical set

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
004029017 a-m
Description
An electro-surgical set in a box; consists of a black cord (a) with a tube for attaching the tools at one end; the wire separates near the other end and has two attachers for hooking it up to the power supply (hyfrecator); there is a cervical tip (b) which is a long slender rod with two metal rods …
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Accession Number
004029017 a-m
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Desiccation -- instrumentation
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Dermatology -- instrumentation
Description
An electro-surgical set in a box; consists of a black cord (a) with a tube for attaching the tools at one end; the wire separates near the other end and has two attachers for hooking it up to the power supply (hyfrecator); there is a cervical tip (b) which is a long slender rod with two metal rods extending from one end and two short rods at the other to connect it to the cord; it is unused and still has a sheath over the active end; there is a general utility and tonsil tip (c) which is similar to "b" only with two short angled points at the end; there are two desiccation needles (d-e) which have plastic handles with a sharp point at one end, and a rod at the other for attaching to a power source, one of the needles is in a blue cardboard sleeve (f) in an envelope (g); there is also an angulated blade electrode (h) which is similar to "d" and "e" only with a shorter handle and an angeled point; there is also a white metal mounting bracket (i) for attaching a hyfrecator to the wall in an envelope (j); there is an instruction sheet (k); the box is rectangular and has a brown bottom (l), and a white top (m).
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a - cord - Size: Length 190.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
b - cervical tip - Size: Length 20.6 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
c - general utility tip - Size: Length 21.0 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
d - desiccation needle - Size: Length 11.6 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
e - desiccation needle - Size: Length 11.6 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
f - sleeve - Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
g - envelope - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 7.3 cm
h - angulated blade electrode - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
i - bracket - Size: Length 11.4 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
j - envelope - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 7.3 cm
k - instruction sheet - Size: Length 21.7 cm x Width 14.0 cm
l - box base - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
m - box top - Size: Length 23.8 cm x Width 7.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Provenance
From KGH.
Maker
The Birtcher Corporation
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Based on date of hyfrecators.
Material
rubber: black
plastic: black
metal: silver, white
paper: yellow, white
cardboard: blue, brown, white
Inscriptions
"BIRCHER // ELECTRO-SURGICAL SET" printed on the top of the box; "ELECTRO-SURGICAL SET // the BIRCHER // CORPORATION // LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA";
"INSTRUCTIONS // For Using the No. 789 Birtcher // BI-ACTIVE ELECTROCOAGULATION ELECTRODES" printed at the top of the instruction sheet
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F5-4
Condition Remarks
The box and paper have some damage.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., Toronto, 1960, pp. 92-93 (see attached photocopies); CD #6.
Research Facts
For use with a Birtcher hyfrecator.
Images
Less detail