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canula needle holder; automatic needle threader

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Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1936.1.1 a-n
Description
Needle threader has a tubular body with a reel on the end of the handle for suture wire; comes in a leather-covered wooden case and with 12 assorted hollow needles.
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Accession Number
1936.1.1 a-n
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles
Suture Techniques
Cleft Palate
Description
Needle threader has a tubular body with a reel on the end of the handle for suture wire; comes in a leather-covered wooden case and with 12 assorted hollow needles.
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
case -Size: Length 25.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. E.A. McCulloch; designed and used by Dr. E.M. Hodder (1810-1878); Dr. Hodder was dean of the Toronto School of Medicine in 1876.
Maker
Mayer & Meltzer (case)
Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c."
Material
wood
leather
metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-9
Condition Remarks
Crank for suture reel is missing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
"Medicine Man to Medical Man," by (?) Bull, Toronto, 1934, p. 115; artefact similar to one found in Down, 1906, p. 255 #1188; CD #UHN
Research Facts
The suture wire passes through the instrument and is drawn thorugh by a wheel on the handle. Used for cleft palate work.
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Lane's needle holder

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5347
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1934.16.23
Description
Nickel-plated steel instrument with small forceps-like beaks operated by a fenestrated lever near the handle; spring action
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Accession Number
1934.16.23
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Suture Techniques
Cleft Palate
Description
Nickel-plated steel instrument with small forceps-like beaks operated by a fenestrated lever near the handle; spring action
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; previously loaned to AM by U of T, a permanent loan; donated by Mr. I.H. Cameron.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-9
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Similar instrument was made by Kny-Scheerer, p. 2217, #B/5625; or p. 3182, #C/10771; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Could be a needle holder or a small sponge holder; needle holder for cleft palate needles
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Liston's needle

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.103.1
Description
A curved needle with a black flat wooden handle.
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Accession Number
1969.103.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles
Suture Techniques
Cleft Palate
Description
A curved needle with a black flat wooden handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Mayer & Meltzer
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
Inscriptions
In a triangular shape: "MAYER &" (left leg) "MELTZER" (right leg) "LONDON" (bottom leg)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Dimension Notes
Length 20.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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