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Denhardt's mouth gag

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Dates
1940
1963
circa 1940-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
993004218
Description
Denhardt mouth gag; stainless; with adjustable opening.
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Accession Number
993004218
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- dilator -- mouth gag
Description
Denhardt mouth gag; stainless; with adjustable opening.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
W.E. Saunders & Co.
Dates
1940
1963
circa 1940-1963
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"W.E. SAUNDERS & CO." "17"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.2 cm. x Width: 4.7 cm. x Depth: 4.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
# 2: no damage; artifact suitable for exhibit
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Miltex Instrument Company Illustrated Catalogue", #MX2-154, p. 20; CD #1
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour, KGH - anaesthesia exhibit - Sept. 27, 1997-June 2011; on loan to Canadian Anesthesiologists Society, 18-23 June 2004: L-2004.1.
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Esmarch's ether drop bottle stopper

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Dr. D. W. Cockburn Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
998015001
Description
Silver metal Esmarch's ether drop bottle stopper consists of a single shaft ending with two curved tube spouts facing opposite directions, an 'S' shaped bend at the bottom and a piece of brown tapered cork located where the shaft would fit snugly into the ether bottle.
Accession Number
998015001
Collection
Dr. D. W. Cockburn Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- bottle and dropper
Description
Silver metal Esmarch's ether drop bottle stopper consists of a single shaft ending with two curved tube spouts facing opposite directions, an 'S' shaped bend at the bottom and a piece of brown tapered cork located where the shaft would fit snugly into the ether bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Date based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
cork: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 11.1 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Rubber with minor lifting at the bottom; spouts show evidence of minor red corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Wikipedia" website; "Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, 6th Ed."St. Louis, Missouri. 1895; p. 21 (similar to model # 3003)
Research Facts
Ether was created and used during the 1840's to eliminate pain during surgery. American physician Crawford W. Long noticed that his friends felt no pain when they injured themselves while staggering around his office while under the influence of ether and then thought about its potential during surgery.
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Jennings mouth gag

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
993004105
Description
Metal "Jennings" mouth gag used to keep mouth open while operating; ratchet style opening with hinged end; handles have ridges for better grip; stamped initials "CMB" proclaim they belonged to Dr. Bracken
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Accession Number
993004105
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- dilator -- mouth gag
Description
Metal "Jennings" mouth gag used to keep mouth open while operating; ratchet style opening
with hinged end; handles have ridges for better grip; stamped initials "CMB" proclaim
they belonged to Dr. Bracken
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
American Hospital Supply Catalog C30 order # 39610-010; dates when Dr. Bracken started
practice
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Etched inside handle: "THE J.F. HARTZ CO." "CMB" "GERMANY" "28"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.5 cm. x Width: 6.0 cm. x Depth: 5.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
shows wear; requires cleaning
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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Jennings mouth gag

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1633
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
993004242
Description
Anaestheic Instruments: chromed Jennings mouth gag, adult size; with patented "LOKTITE" adjustable opening
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Accession Number
993004242
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- dilator -- mouth gag
Description
Anaestheic Instruments: chromed Jennings mouth gag, adult size; with patented "LOKTITE" adjustable
opening
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Date Remarks
Dated from Miltex catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"HASLAM U.S.A. // 16 // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // LOKTITE // PAT. NOV 21 1922 // CHROMED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.3 cm. x Width: 8.0 cm. x Depth: 13.0 cm.
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Miltex Instrument Co. Illustrated Catalogue", p. 41 #MX 6-40 to 86; CD #5
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Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
993004281
Description
Metal attachment has two separate attachment tubes and cork washer at point of contact.
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Accession Number
993004281
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- bottle and dropper
Description
Metal attachment has two separate attachment tubes and cork washer at point of contact.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken; object name unknown
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Material
metal: silver
cork: tan
Inscriptions
"PATENTED // FEB. 27 - 1923"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.2 cm. x Width: 3.8 cm. x Depth: 2.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
shows wear
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments: Suction and Pressure Apparatus," J.Sklar Mfg. Co. Inc., 17th ed., 1967, p. 34 (item 120-40); CD #4
Research Facts
Dropper for ether or chloroform
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Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
993004215
Description
Conical screw of one piece construction widens at base of cone and extends into smooth flat circular handle
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Accession Number
993004215
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- dilator -- oral screw
Description
Conical screw of one piece construction widens at base of cone and extends into smooth
flat circular handle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Material
wood (?): dark brown (early solid plastic composite material)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.0 cm. x Diam. : 2.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
# 1: some grime in grooves; # 2: no damage; artifact suitable for exhibit purposes
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Miltex Instrument Company Illustrated Catalogue", #MX2-20, p. 17; CD #1
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour, KGH - anaesthesia exhibit - Sept. 27, 1997-June 2011; On loan to Canadian Anesthesiologists Society, 18-23 June 2004: L-2004.1.
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Trilite inhaler

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1491
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
993004099 a-h
Description
Metal inhaler has two nozzle attachments for spring-loaded metal tube with coiled spring and wadded absorbent cotton.
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Accession Number
993004099 a-h
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Metal inhaler has two nozzle attachments for spring-loaded metal tube with coiled spring and wadded absorbent cotton.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - box bottom - Size: Length 20.8 cm. x Width 2.4 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
b - box top - Size: Length 21.0 cm. x Width 2.6 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
c - long tube - Size: Length 12.2 cm. x Diameter2.0 cm.
d - middle tube - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Diameter2.2 cm.
e - nozzle attachment - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Diameter1.2 cm.
f - nozzle attachment - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Diameter1.2 cm.
g - cap - Size: Length 2.6 cm. x Diameter2.2 cm.
h - bottom cap - Size:
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Valuator for J. R. Scott
Material
metal: silver
fabric:
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label on box: THE TRILITE INHALER // Distributors: // TRILITE (Overseas) Ltd., 184 Horninglow St., Burton-on-Trent; stamped in black on bottom of box: "3140"; etched on long tube: "TRILITE INHALER // PAT NO. 588117 // MADE IN ENGLAND // OTHER PATENTS PENDING"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Condition Remarks
box top shows grime & wear; paper label lifting
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Wesson mouth gag

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1498
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
993004106
Description
Two curved metal blades are connected to a tongued and grooved pivot joint held in place by a screw; blades at distal end are at a right angle and are rounded at the tip; curved, ribbed finger grips descend from blades; ratchet closure with thumb release; stamped with the initials "CMB"
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Accession Number
993004106
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- dilator -- mouth gag
Description
Two curved metal blades are connected to a tongued and grooved pivot joint held in place
by a screw; blades at distal end are at a right angle and are rounded at the tip; curved,
ribbed finger grips descend from blades; ratchet closure with thumb release; stamped with the
initials "CMB"
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
American Hospital Supply Catalog C30
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped inside handle: "36" "CMB"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.0 cm. x Width: 5.0 cm. x Depth: 4.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
# 1: shows wear; requires cleaning; # 2: no damage; #3: no damage; parts move freely
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Sklar Products Surgical Instruments", 17th ed., 1967, pp. 268 and 314; CD #6
Research Facts
Sklar catalogue identifies one instrument as both a mouth gag (p. 268) and a perineal retractor
(p. 314)
Exhibit History
October 5, 2001 - Sept. 2002: Bracken Library, Botterell Hall, C.M. Bracken exhibit
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