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…
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
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Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
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
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Length 20.5 cm x Width 18.6 cm x Depth 6.6 cm
The metal shows minor wear only; no corrosion is visible
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)
A notecard (a) in an envelope (b), addressed to Dr. T. Tweddell from Betty Houston and Lillian Gill.
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a - notecard - Size: Length 8.2 cm x Width 5.8 cm
b - envelope - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 6.3 cm
Likely written to congratulate Dr Tweddell on having graduated from the Faculty of Medicine.
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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.
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.