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actual cautery iron

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1969.198.1
Description
A long metal (iron) shaft with a 90° bend at the end and a thick disk; wooden handle.
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Accession Number
1969.198.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Cautery
Description
A long metal (iron) shaft with a 90° bend at the end and a thick disk; wooden handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquied from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Material
metal: black
wood: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-9
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Caulk's prostatic cautery punch

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1957.3.1 a-k
Description
Prostatic cautery punch, consisting of (a) needle in a long, angular handle that can hold a syringe; (b) straight sheath with a slight curve near a tapered, blunt tip; (c) punch tube, sharp, hollow at tip, small handle at 90° to tube, short cord, and has a heated cutting edge; (d) obturator; (e) as…
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Accession Number
1957.3.1 a-k
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Cautery
Description
Prostatic cautery punch, consisting of (a) needle in a long, angular handle that can hold a syringe; (b) straight sheath with a slight curve near a tapered, blunt tip; (c) punch tube, sharp, hollow at tip, small handle at 90° to tube, short cord, and has a heated cutting edge; (d) obturator; (e) aspirating bulb and nozzle; (f) stylet (?), a long, straight wire with a loop at one end and threaded at the other; (g) a brown, cloth-covered cord; one end has two contacts for a battery, and the other end fits to (i); (h) stylet (?), a long, straight wire with a loop at one end and threaded at the other; (i) light bulb and swinging lens, fits to cord (g) and light holder on (b); (j) black rubber (?) cord; (k) brown wooden case, crude and lightweight; a few pieces of wood are nailed into the bottom as compartments.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - needle - Size: Length 26.0 cm
b - sheath - Size: Length 25.5 cm
c - punch tube - Size: Length 22.5 cm
d - obturator - Size: Length 22.75 cm
e - bulb and nozzle - Size: Length 28.0 cm
f - stylet - Size: Length 26.5 cm
g - cord - Size: Length 193.0 cm
h - stylet - Size: Length 26.5 cm
i - light bulb
j - cord
k - case - Size: Length 36.5 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 5.75 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. W.P. Hogarth of Fort William, Ont.
Maker
Wm. A. Phillips, Medical and Dental Electrical Specialties
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: silver
wood: brown
rubber (?): black; reddish brown
glass
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-8
Condition Remarks
Note that (a-j) do not fit well in case; #2: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Urology," Vol. VII No. 4, April 1976, p. 417, fig. 6; CD #UHN
Research Facts
This is a modification of Young's punch; prostatic cautery punch for operation on high frequency electrical current.
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Dates
1831
1880
c. 1831-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1969.202.1 a-b
Description
Cylindrical wooden case with a highly polished surface; two pieces: a hollow, rounded case (a) and a tapered piece that acts as a lid (b), closed by a threaded stump protruding from (b).
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Accession Number
1969.202.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Cautery
Description
Cylindrical wooden case with a highly polished surface; two pieces: a hollow, rounded case (a) and a tapered piece that acts as a lid (b), closed by a threaded stump protruding from (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1831
1880
c. 1831-1880
Date Remarks
Most likely made by John Weiss & Son, as it is almost identical to the caustic case in 1975.10.2. The "& Son" was added to the John Weiss Co. in 1831, and after 1880, it appears that most caustic cases were made from silver, not wood.
Material
wood: dark brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-9
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Books
Reference Comments
https://www.haag-streit.com/john-weiss/history-jw/#c160361
Various surgical instrument catalogues from the 1700s to the early 1900s.
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Caustic case with exploring trocar

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1969.105.1
Description
Double-ended instrument; two caps: the long one over the trocar, the short one over the caustic holder.
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Accession Number
1969.105.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Cautery
Description
Double-ended instrument; two caps: the long one over the trocar, the short one over the caustic holder.
Part Names
case - Size: Length 12.5 cm
trocar
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Material
metal: silver; yellow
Inscriptions
"16" stamped into metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-10
Condition Remarks
Cannula jammed onto trocar.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Downes' major cautery set

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1979.32.4
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Accession Number
1979.32.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Cautery
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber - may require special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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