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Gillies' anaesthetic syringe

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997001122 a-c
Description
Gillies' anaesthetic syringe, which consists of three parts that fit together; the syringe barrel (a) consists of a hollow cylindrical metal tube that tapers to a nozzle with a small round opening; there is a rounded metal adapter attached to the nozzle which has a six-sided rounded piece that tape…
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Accession Number
997001122 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Syringes
Anesthesia, Local -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- hypodermic syringe
Description
Gillies' anaesthetic syringe, which consists of three parts that fit together; the syringe barrel (a) consists of a hollow cylindrical metal tube that tapers to a nozzle with a small round opening; there is a rounded metal adapter attached to the nozzle which has a six-sided rounded piece that tapers to a blunt tip with a very small round opening; the adapter is attached with a rubber (?) ring between the nozzle and the adapter; the other end of the syringe is round and open and has threading on its outer edges, and long flat finger grips with rounded ends at the left and right sides; the lower sides of the finger grips have cross-hatching stamped into the metal; a barrel top (b) fits into the threaded end of the barrel; this piece consists of a short length of hollow cylindrical metal with open round ends; one end has threading on its inner edges and fits onto the barrel end; the other end has a six-sided outer gripping edge and an open round end; the syringe plunger (c) fits snugly through this open round end and into the barrel; the plunger consists of a solid cylindrical metal bar that has increment marks on the outside, with a rounded tip that fits into the syringe barrel; the other end of the plunger has an attached handle set onto the bar to form a T-shape; the handle goes out at the left and right sides and has rounded ends; one side is thicker than the other
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - anaesthetic syringe barrel - Size: Length 9.6 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
b - anaesthetic syringe barrel top - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
c - anaesthetic syringe plunger - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine collection.
Maker
Parke Davis & Co.
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver
rubber (?): black
Inscriptions
(a) The syringe barrel has the words, "PARKE DAVIS & CO." stamped into the metal of the outer edge; (b) the syringe barrel top has, "PAT. NO. 880433" stamped into the metal; (c) the side of the plunger has increment marks and the numbers, "5 // 10 // 15 // 20 // 25" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear, which is greater at the six-sided adapter section and the barrel top; there is no corrosion or staining visible on the metal; the plunger moves freely within the barrel; the plunger shows areas of missing plating
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #190; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," by Chas. F. Thackray Limited, c. 1970, p. G33 (item G215)
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Gillies' anaesthetic syringe

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997001123 a-c
Description
Gillies' anaesthetic syringe, which consists of three parts that fit together; the syringe barrel (a) consists of a hollow cylindrical metal tube that tapers to a nozzle with threading on its outer edges and a small round opening; the other end of the syringe is rounded and open and has threading o…
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Accession Number
997001123 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Syringes
Anesthesia, Local -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- hypodermic syringe
Description
Gillies' anaesthetic syringe, which consists of three parts that fit together; the syringe barrel (a) consists of a hollow cylindrical metal tube that tapers to a nozzle with threading on its outer edges and a small round opening; the other end of the syringe is rounded and open and has threading on its outer edges, and long flat finger grips with rounded ends at the left and right sides; a barrel top (b) fits onto the threaded end of the barrel; this piece consists of a short length of hollow cylindrical metal with open round ends; one end has threading on its inner edges and fits onto the barrel end; the other end has a six-sided outer gripping edge and an open round end; the syringe plunger (c) fits snugly through this open round end and into the barrel; the plunger consists of a solid cylindrical metal bar with a rounded tip that fits into the syringe barrel; the other end of the plunger has an attached handle set onto the bar to form a T-shape; the handle goes out at the left and right sides and has rounded ends; one side is thicker than the other
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - anaesthetic syringe barrel - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
b - anaesthetic syringe barrel top - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
c - anaesthetic syringe plunger - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine collection
Maker
Parke Davis & Co.
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) The syringe barrel has the words, "PARKE DAVIS & CO." stamped into the metal of the outer edge
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear, but no corrosion or staining is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #191; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," by Chas. F. Thackray Limited, c. 1970, p. G33 (item G215)
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infiltration anaesthetic (Schleich)

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997001040
Description
Infiltration anaesthetic vial and contents, consists of hollow cylindrical glass tube that is open at the top and closed and flat at the bottom; with five round brown tablets inside the vial and a tapered cylindrical cork plugging the opening at the top (not numbered); printed paper label attached …
Accession Number
997001040
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Local -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Infiltration anaesthetic vial and contents, consists of hollow cylindrical glass tube that is open at the top and closed and flat at the bottom; with five round brown tablets inside the vial and a tapered cylindrical cork plugging the opening at the top (not numbered); printed paper label attached to the outside of the vial, that covers about 2/3 of the vial; top of the cork also has an attached printed paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
glass: clear
cork: beige
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
The front label reads, "12 Tablets // INFILTRATION // ANAESTHETIC // (SCHLEICH). // NO. 2 // Cocaine hydrochlorate, 1 1-2 grain. // Morphine hydrochlorate, 1.3 grain. // Sodium chloride 3 grains // Dissolve one tablet in sufficient // sterilized distilled water to form 100 // cc (or about 3 3-8 fluid ounces) of // solution. // For further information see papers // by Drs. Würdemann and Van Hook. // Reports furnished on application. // C 70477 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., // DETROIT, MICH."; the label on the top of the cork reads, "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, CAN. // MEDICAMENTA // VERA, P, D, & Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 8.8 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Glass is undamaged; the cork is complete; the paper labels are complete and fully legible; main label shows minor water damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
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quinine and urea hydrochloride ampoule

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Dates
1909
circa 1909
Accession Number
1988.15.7 a-b
Description
Cylindrical wooden case wrapped around with a paper label, a 1-cent stamp affixed to the case above the label; stores a glass vial of quinine and urea hydrochloride wrapped in a technical leaflet (stored separately); the vial has a paper label affixed.
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Accession Number
1988.15.7 a-b
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Local -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Cylindrical wooden case wrapped around with a paper label, a 1-cent stamp affixed to the case above the label; stores a glass vial of quinine and urea hydrochloride wrapped in a technical leaflet (stored separately); the vial has a paper label affixed.
Number Of Parts
2
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1909
circa 1909
Material
wood: brown
paper: brown; cream
ink: black
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3 Box 2
Reference Types
Internet: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/0e69/47a8a67ec325fd759887800abbaed0cd2e62.pdf
Research Facts
It is a sterilized solution for hypodermatic injection, used as a prolonged local anaesthesia. It reduces bleeding and lessens post-operative pain with numbing properties.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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