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abdominal retractor

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001153
Description
Abdominal retractor, which consists of a stainless steel instrument with a solid square metal bar onto which are attached two flattened arm pieces that curve outwards; the left arm piece is fixed to the bar, which the right arm piece can slide along the bar; a round screw at the end of the right si…
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Accession Number
997001153
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Appendectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Abdominal retractor, which consists of a stainless steel instrument with a solid square metal bar onto which are attached two flattened arm pieces that curve outwards; the left arm piece is fixed to the bar, which the right arm piece can slide along the bar; a round screw at the end of the right side of the bar prevents the right arm from sliding off the bar; there is a rounded blade at the end of each arm; the blades are made of very heavy cylindrical metal wire formed into an oval shape that has been bent to face forwards; the ends of the blades are rounded
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Logo type used from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The top of the right arm has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it stamped into the metal; the top of the left arm has the words, "INGRAM & BELL // GERMANY" stamped into the metal; the top of the rod has the words, "Anatomy Dept." engraved into the metal; the bottom of the right arm has the word "Anatomy" engraved into the metal; both arms have the number "28" stamped into the metal at the inner edge, near the rod
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Dimension Notes
Length 20.5 cm x Width 18.6 cm x Depth 6.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only; no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #249; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," The J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 202 (similar to item 310-335) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
Research Facts
Used as a retractor for appendectomy surgery
Images
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pediatric abdominal retractor

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Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
993004273
Description
Stainless abdominal retractor opens to 180 [deg] with adjustable ratchet opening; has swivel oval loop-shaped retractors on ends of arms.
Accession Number
993004273
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Appendectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Stainless abdominal retractor opens to 180 [deg] with adjustable ratchet opening; has swivel oval loop-shaped retractors on ends of arms.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Site Made (Country)
London
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Date Remarks
From Miltex catalogue.
Material
stainless: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWN BROS LONDON // STAINLESS // CMB"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 25.0 cm. x Width: 3.0 cm. x Depth: 5.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
edges show wear
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Retired O.R. nurses Claire Kelly and Mary White; "Miltex Instrument Co. Illustrated Catalogue" p. 94
Research Facts
For pediatric use
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