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carbolic sprayer

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997002442 a-d
Description
Carbolic sprayer composed of cylindrical apparatus (d); wire mesh in the middle, wooden handle, ivory cylinders as insulators and metal spray tube with rubber end at top; sits on round metal base (a); attached round metal holder (c) for a glass bottle (b); manufacturer's logo, crest and animals sta…
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Accession Number
997002442 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Phenol
Antisepsis
Surgery
Description
Carbolic sprayer composed of cylindrical apparatus (d); wire mesh in the middle, wooden handle, ivory cylinders as insulators and metal spray tube with rubber end at top; sits on round metal base (a); attached round metal holder (c) for a glass bottle (b); manufacturer's logo, crest and animals stamped on front and base.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 13.7 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 13.8 cm x Diam. 9.0 cm
c - holder - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 9.3 cm
d - cylindrical apparatus - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 13.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
A. Young & Son
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: black, yellow
wood: black, brown
glass: clear
rubber: red
ivory: white
Inscriptions
Stamped on front of (d) and base (a): "A. YOUNG // 57 FORREST ROAD // EDINBURGH"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M1-3
Condition Remarks
Mesh torn and bent in places; rubber broken and peeling; metal tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances," Down Bros. Ltd., 1906, p. 1283 (similar to model #5628); "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 3271 (similar to model #C/-14979)
Research Facts
Also known as antiseptic spray, carbolic sprayers were used for disinfecting sick-rooms and for inhalation; the wire gauze helped to stop vapour from the anaesthetic from igniting or cause any accidents with the spirit lamp.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013. On exhibit: "War and Medicine," Canadian War Museum, 12 Jan 2011-31 Dec. 2011. On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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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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