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La Force adenotome

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Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001470 a-d
Description
La Force adenotome, which consists of four parts: (a) blade holder/handle bottom; (b) blade holder/handle top with thumb ring; (c) finger rings; and (d) blade; all parts fit together to form an instrument that is long and narrow and curved with a round thumb ring and two round finger rings on the e…
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Accession Number
997001470 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
Description
La Force adenotome, which consists of four parts: (a) blade holder/handle bottom; (b) blade holder/handle top with thumb ring; (c) finger rings; and (d) blade; all parts fit together to form an instrument that is long and narrow and curved with a round thumb ring and two round finger rings on the end and a rounded, scoop-shaped blade holder with a flat outer edge at the tip; the thin, flat blade moves in and out of the hollow scoop-shaped tip when the thumb and finger rings are moved up and down.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - blade holder/handle, bottom - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 1.8 x Depth 2.3 cm
b - blade holder/handle/thumb ring, top - Size: Length 19.4 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
c - finger rings - Size: Length 5.6 cm x Width 5.4 x Depth 1.1 cm
d - blade - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Width 1.6 x Depth 0.4 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor, then owned by his niece, Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
A. S. Aloe Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Dr. O'Connor graduated from Queen's Meds in 1914.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) The inside of the handle has the number "69" stamped into the metal at the centre; (b) the outside of the handle has, "A.S. ALOE CO. // GERMANY" stamped into the metal just above the thumb ring; the inside of the handle has the number "69" stamped into the metal at the centre; (c) the finger rings have the number "69" stamped into the metal of hte bar joining the rings; (d) none.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Condition Remarks
All parts show wear; some plating loss is visible; minor inactive corrosion can be seen on (a) and (b); part (c) appears to have a small missing section above the finger rings where it attaches to the handle; no active corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #608; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment For Surgeons And Hospitals," by The George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 37 (P2550) (see attached photocopy); originally came in instrument roll 997.001.458; same as 997.001.471; CD #7
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La Force adenotome

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Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001471 a-d
Description
La Force adenotome, which consists of four parts: (a) blade holder/handle bottom; (b) blade holder/handle top with thumb ring; (c) finger rings; and (d) blade; all parts fit together to form an instrument that is long and narrow and curved with a round thumb ring and two round finger rings on the e…
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Accession Number
997001471 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
Description
La Force adenotome, which consists of four parts: (a) blade holder/handle bottom; (b) blade holder/handle top with thumb ring; (c) finger rings; and (d) blade; all parts fit together to form an instrument that is long and narrow and curved with a round thumb ring and two round finger rings on the end and a rounded, scoop-shaped blade holder with a flat outer edge at the tip; the thin, flat blade moves in and out of the hollow scoop-shaped tip when the thumb and finger rings are moved up and down.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - blade holder/handle, bottom - Size: Length 18.9 cm x Width 1.8 x Depth 2.7 cm
b - blade holder/handle/thumb ring, top - Size: Length 19.5 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
c - finger rings - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 5.7 x Depth 1.1 cm
d - blade - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 1.6 x Depth 0.7 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor, then owned by his niece, Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
A. S. Aloe Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Dr. O'Connor graduated from Queen's Meds in 1914.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) The inside of the handle has the number "57" stamped into the metal at the centre; (b) the outside of the handle has, "A.S. ALOE CO. // GERMANY" stamped into the metal just above the thumb ring; the inside of the handle has the number "57" stamped into the metal at the centre; (c) the finger rings have the number "57" stamped into the metal of the bar joining the rings; (d) none.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Condition Remarks
All parts show wear; some plating loss is visible; minor inactive corrosion can be seen on all parts; no active corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #608; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment For Surgeons And Hospitals," by The George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 37 (P2550) (see attached photocopy); originally came in instrument roll 997.001.458; same as 997.001.470; CD #7
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Gottstein's adenoid curette, straight

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Dates
1889
circa 1889
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001291
Description
Gottstein's straight adenoid curette, which consists of a hollow four-sided handle with a closed, rounded end and flat sides with horizontal gripping grooves on the outer edges; the handle tapers to join with a solid cylindrical shaft that is straight until the tip; the tip flares out to create a t…
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Accession Number
997001291
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Curettage -- instrumentation
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
Description
Gottstein's straight adenoid curette, which consists of a hollow four-sided handle with a closed, rounded end and flat sides with horizontal gripping grooves on the outer edges; the handle tapers to join with a solid cylindrical shaft that is straight until the tip; the tip flares out to create a teardrop shape, bent upwards at a curved 90° angle; the inside of the tip is cut out and the inside edge of the tip is sharp; the outer edge of the tip is 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
1889
circa 1889
Date Remarks
Logo design in use from 1889-1900
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The shaft has the words, "THE J.F. HARTZ CO. 2" stamped into the metal as well as the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-4
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 21.2 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear and small areas of plating loss; there is a small patch of corrosion on the handle, near the shaft
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #105; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by the Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 3101 (item C/-7179-83) (see photocopy); "A Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," by Chas. F. Thackray Limited, c. 1970. p. N370 (item #N1991) (see attached photocopy); the artifact arrived in surgical roll 997.001.286 with 13 other instruments (997.001.287-.290, .292–.294); CD #5
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Dates
1936
circa 1936
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
997001998 a-b
Description
A notecard (a) in an envelope (b), addressed to Dr. T. Tweddell from Betty Houston and Lillian Gill.
Accession Number
997001998 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
A notecard (a) in an envelope (b), addressed to Dr. T. Tweddell from Betty Houston and Lillian Gill.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - notecard - Size: Length 8.2 cm x Width 5.8 cm
b - envelope - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 6.3 cm
Dates
1936
circa 1936
Date Remarks
Likely written to congratulate Dr Tweddell on having graduated from the Faculty of Medicine.
Material
card: cream
paper: cream
ink: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 2
Condition Remarks
The envelope (b) has been torn open at the left-hand edge, which is jagged, and glue stains on the back of the envelope are visible.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Mr T.N. Tweddell registered as a student of Queen's University in the Faculty of Medicine in 1930; he graduated in 1936; he subsequently served during World War II as a medical officer in the 11th Canadian Field Surgical Unit; after the war, he practised medicine in Kingston.
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