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Blair-Brown skin graft knife and shield

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
012038007 a-b
Description
Blair-Brown skin graft knife (a) and shield (b) consists of one piece metal knife with 18.0 cm long by 1.5 cm wide non-removable razor steel blade with rounded metal top; handle has smooth teardrop shape with faceted edges; chrome plated; perforated metal shaped shield protects blade during sterili…
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Accession Number
012038007 a-b
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Skin Transplantation -- skin grafting knife
Skin Transplantation
Surgery, Plastic
Description
Blair-Brown skin graft knife (a) and shield (b) consists of one piece metal knife with 18.0 cm long by 1.5 cm wide non-removable razor steel blade with rounded metal top; handle has smooth teardrop shape with faceted edges; chrome plated; perforated metal shaped shield protects blade during sterilizing; missing metal tube for back of knife for honing blade.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - knife b - shield
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On handle: "DOWN BROS //; LONDON"; on blade top: "VI"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-6
Length
a - 29.5 cm b - 20.4 cm
Width
a - 2.8 cm b - 3.3 cm
Depth
a - 1.3 cm b - 1.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Finish on handle is worn to the brass base at join to blade; blade shows discolouration; handle shows wear all over
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet Book
Reference Comments
"Evolution of instruments for harvest of the skin grafts" Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery 46 (1):28-35 · March 2013; "A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital-Professional Instruments-Equipment-Supplies," V. Mueller Co., 1956, p.131
Research Facts
Vilray Papin Blair in 1930 had developed a skin graft knife that came into general use and the grafts were removed with the aid of a suction apparatus that permitted placing the skin under tension. Plastic surgeons became experienced at removing grafts freehand and at controlling the depth by varying the angle of the knife in relation to the skin. Large grafts representing a major portion of the inner aspect of the thigh were removed freehand with great skill by these experts.
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Bosworth's nasal saw

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Dates
1887
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Accession Number
012038002
Accession Number
012038002
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Dates
1887
1900
circa 1880-1900
Date Remarks
date of earliest operation with this design
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 0010-A8-1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Research Facts
It remained for Bosworth to place the nasal saw in its proper and important position as the most efficient and satisfactory of all instruments in the treatment of septial deviations As early as 1887 Bosworth reported as many as 166 operations which he had personally performed with a saw of his own device and since that time they have been used almost exclusively to any other. Since that time (publication date 1891) he has added hundreds of others to ths list, with a very large percentage of satisfactory results. Canadian Practioner Vol 16 December 16, 1891
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Bosworth's nasal saw

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment
Accession Number
012038002
Description
Bosworth's angeled nasal surgical saw has metal blade and ebony handle; blade is attached to handle with two rivets; teeth on bottom of blade that cut on the push stroke; end of blade with a small ball on tip.
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Accession Number
012038002
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment
Description
Bosworth's angeled nasal surgical saw has metal blade and ebony handle; blade is attached to handle with two rivets; teeth on bottom of blade that cut on the push stroke; end of blade with a small ball on tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Date Remarks
date of earliest operation with this design
Material
metal: silver wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 0010-E3-11
Length
a - 21.1 cm
Width
a - 1.4 cm
Depth
a - 1.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width / depth is for handle
Condition Remarks
Metal with stains
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
It remained for Bosworth to place the nasal saw in its proper and important position as the most efficient and satisfactory of all instruments in the treatment of septial deviations As early as 1887 Bosworth reported as many as 166 operations which he had personally performed with a saw of his own device and since that time they have been used almost exclusively to any other. Since that time (publication date 1891) he has added hundreds of others to ths list, with a very large percentage of satisfactory results. Canadian Practioner Vol 16 December 16, 1891.
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Bosworth's nasal saw

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment
Accession Number
012038003
Description
Bosworth's angeled nasal surgical saw has metal blade and ebony handle; blade is attached to handle with two rivets; teeth on top of blade that cut on the push stroke; end of blade with a small ball on tip.
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Accession Number
012038003
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment
Description
Bosworth's angeled nasal surgical saw has metal blade and ebony handle; blade is attached to handle with two rivets; teeth on top of blade that cut on the push stroke; end of blade with a small ball on tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
metal: silver wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 0010-E3-11
Length
a - 21.1 cm
Width
a - 1.4 cm
Depth
a - 1.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width / depth is for handle
Condition Remarks
Metal with stains
Copy Type
original
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Bosworth's nasal saw

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment
Accession Number
012038004
Description
Bosworth's angeled nasal surgical saw has metal blade and ebony handle; blade is attached to handle with two rivets; teeth on bottom of blade that cut on the push stroke; end of blade with a small ball on tip.
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Accession Number
012038004
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment
Description
Bosworth's angeled nasal surgical saw has metal blade and ebony handle; blade is attached to handle with two rivets; teeth on bottom of blade that cut on the push stroke; end of blade with a small ball on tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
metal: silver wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 0010-E3-11
Length
a - 21.1 cm
Width
a - 1.4 cm
Depth
a - 1.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width / depth is for handle
Condition Remarks
Metal with stains
Copy Type
original
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Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Accession Number
012038008
Description
Tan canvas instrument roll with two rows of outlines drawn for placement of each instrument and two pockets with flaps at one end that folds up and closes with woven straps with both snap and buckle closure; instruments tuck into two sets of woven straps running full edges have 25.0 cm canvas flaps…
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Accession Number
012038008
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Nursing
Surgery, Operative -- instrumentation
Description
Tan canvas instrument roll with two rows of outlines drawn for placement of each instrument and two pockets with flaps at one end that folds up and closes with woven straps with both snap and buckle closure; instruments tuck into two sets of woven straps running full edges have 25.0 cm canvas flaps that overlap over the instruments as protection and to keep them in place; measures 39.0 cm x 21.0 cm x 7.0 cm when folded; can hold x66 instruments; without instruments; faint illegible markings indicate the type of instrument roll.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 0010-E1-4
Length
135.0 cm
Width
38.0 cm
Depth
0.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Opened flat
Condition Remarks
Large area of red staining on interior flap and minor staining overall
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet Book
Research Facts
This a military field kit instrument roll used at the front line for medics. Tan khaki canvas was used for fabricating military items in both WWI and WWII.
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Dates
1860
1875
circa 1860-1875
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
012038001 a-b
Description
Two piece pill roller consists of slanted base (a) and roller handle (b) made of fine grade mahogany and brass sides and grooves; base plate has two brass side rails and twenty-four fluted brass strip with graduated markings indicating 0, 6, 12, 18, 24 designed for 5 grain medications; roller handl…
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Accession Number
012038001 a-b
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
Two piece pill roller consists of slanted base (a) and roller handle (b) made of fine grade mahogany and brass sides and grooves; base plate has two brass side rails and twenty-four fluted brass strip with graduated markings indicating 0, 6, 12, 18, 24 designed for 5 grain medications; roller handle has four brass wheels in the side rail and matching fluted brass strip; handle designed with spoke handles.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base b - roller handle
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Maker
S. Maw & Son
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1860
1875
circa 1860-1875
Date Remarks
dates of manufacturers name
Inscriptions
Stamped on base: "S. MAW & SON LONDON // 5 GRAIN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 0010-A8-1
Length
a - 33.2 cm b - 47.5 cm
Width
a - 20.6 cm b - 7.3 cm
Depth
a - 5.2 cm b - 4.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Like new, minor scratches
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Stages to making a pill: 1. A prescription for pills would give the weight of medication in one pill and the number of pills required. Multiplying these two figures gave the quantities to be weighed. 2. The medication was mixed with very thick and viscous syrup fo glucose for form a stiff pliable mass, which was rolled to get a 'sausage' shape. 3. The 'sausage' was placed on the pill base grooves and rolled to a length correspond to the number of pills required. 4. The roller handle was guided to cut the 'sausage' and roll the cut pieces that are the pills. 5. to round out the edges, the cut pieces where put into a lidded circular bowl or a pill silverer and rotated until the pieces are round balls. At this time the pills can have a silver, gold or candy coating.
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surgical needle sample book

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
012038005
Description
Accordion style black leatherette suture needle sample book with ten panels holding sewn on one side of the panel thirty three examples of metal surgical needles in a wide range of sizes and types; names of the needles type and style are indicated on small blacklables affixed over each group; a few…
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Accession Number
012038005
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles -- case
Surgery
Surgery, Operative -- instrumentation
Sutures
Description
Accordion style black leatherette suture needle sample book with ten panels holding sewn on one side of the panel thirty three examples of metal surgical needles in a wide range of sizes and types; names of the needles type and style are indicated on small blacklables affixed over each group; a few needles are missing
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
paper: tan metal: silver ink: black, silver fabric: navy
Inscriptions
Above each group of needles: "CURVED // HALF-CURVED // SPRING EYE // HALF-CIRCLE // STRAIGHT // STRAIGHT TGRIANGULAR // ROUND BODIED, CURVED // EYE, CURVED EYE, HALF CURVED // LANE'S CLEFT PALATE, CURVED LANE'S CLEFT PALATE, 1/2 CIRCLE // INTESTINAL 1/2 CIRCLE INTESTINAL, CURVED // INTESTINAL, STRAIGHT // MAYO'S INTESTINAL, STRAIGHT // MAYO'T INTESTINAL KELLY'S INTESTINAL // KEITH'S ABDOMINAL // HAGEDORN'S, 1/2 CIRCLE // HAGEDORN'S, 3/8 CIRCLE // HAGEDORN'S REVERSED, STRAIGHT // HAGEDORN'S REVERSED, HALF CURVED // HAGEDORN'S REVERSED, 1/2 CIRCLE // SYMOND'S, ROUND BODIES SYMOND'S HAGEDON. REVSD // FISTULA // FISTULA FINE // MAYO'S ROUND POINT FOR CATGUT // FERGUSON'S CUTTING EDGE // FERGUSON'S ROUND POINT // FERGUSON'S INTESTINAL // BONNEY'S CURVED // BONNEY'S 1/2 CIRCLE "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005 2005-3
Length
23.0 cm
Width
13.0 cm
Depth
3.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measured while closed
Condition Remarks
Exterior shows wear, interior like new needles are new
Copy Type
original
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surgical needle sample book

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Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
012038006 a-c
Description
Green leatherette suture needle sample book with three panels holding sewn on one side of the panel eighteen examples of metal surgical needles in a wide range of sizes and types with order numbers under each needle; names of the needles type and style are indicated in silver ink over each group; n…
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Accession Number
012038006 a-c
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles -- case
Surgery
Surgery, Operative -- instrumentation
Sutures
Description
Green leatherette suture needle sample book with three panels holding sewn on one side of the panel eighteen examples of metal surgical needles in a wide range of sizes and types with order numbers under each needle; names of the needles type and style are indicated in silver ink over each group; no needles are missing; snap closure; American Army Medical Corps insignia printed in silver ink under snap closure; flip open case has a flap of green fabric covering one panel to protect sharp edges; original two piece red cardboard box with pasted on lable with green centre panel and text in black ink.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - sample case
b - box top
c - box bottom
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Maker
The Torrington Company
Site Made (City)
Torrington
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
paper: tan, red, white metal: silver ink: green, black, silver fabric: green
Inscriptions
Printed on box top: "STOCK NO. 3-529-030 // NEEDLE, SAMPLE BOOK // UNIT, EACH QUANTITY // THE TORRINGTON COMPANY // TORRINGTON, CONN., U. S. A."; printed on front of case: "U S // STOCK NO. 3-529-030"; above each group of needles: "STANDARD SURGICAL NEEDLES // ABDOMINAL, Ferguson, 1/2 Circle // Keith, Straight // CATGUT, Mayo, 3/8 Circle // Mayo, 1/2 Circle // EYE, 3/8 Circle // 1/2 Circle // EYE, CORNEAL, Kalt, 3/8 Circle // FASCIA, Gaillie, 1/2 Circle // INTESTINAL, 1/2 Circle // Mayo, Straight // INTESTINAL Murphy, 1/2 Circle // KIDNEY Straight // 1/2 Circle // POST-MORTEM, Half Curved // SKIN, 3/8 Circle // SURGEONS, REGULAR 3/8 Circle // SURGEONS, REGULAR 1/2 Circle // FRENCH SPRING EYE // UTERINE, 1/2 Circle"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005 2005-3
Length
a - 23.7 cm
b - 24.5 cm
c - 24.0 cm
Width
a - 15.3 cm
b - 16.6 cm
c - 16.3 cm
Depth
a - 1.5 cm
b - 2.5 cm
c - 2.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measured while closed
Condition Remarks
Box exterior shows wear, case and nedles like new, needles are new
Copy Type
original
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