Automatic blood lancet, which consists of a cylindrical metal instrument with a tip piece that tapers to a small round open end, attached to a larger-diameter gripping piece hat has a cross-hatched pattern stamped into its outer edges; the gripping piece and tip are at the end of a hollow cylindric…
Automatic blood lancet, which consists of a cylindrical metal instrument with a tip piece that tapers to a small round open end, attached to a larger-diameter gripping piece hat has a cross-hatched pattern stamped into its outer edges; the gripping piece and tip are at the end of a hollow cylindrical shaft; the other end of this shaft has a round end piece that can be pulled back to move a lancet inside the shaft; there is a long rounded release lever just before the gripping piece that will release the spring-loaded lancet after it has been pulled back; when the lancet is released, its sharp tip comes out from the hole in the tip; the gripping piece can be rotated up or down to expose less or more of the lancet tip
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Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
The words "TRUDELL // GERMANY" are stamped into the metal shaft
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Length 10.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
The metal shows minor wear only; no corrosion or staining is visible; the moving parts move freely
Previous number #39; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," The J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 32 (item 115-40) (see attached photocopy); CD #3
A notecard (a) in an envelope (b), addressed to Dr. T. Tweddell from Betty Houston and Lillian Gill.
Number Of Parts
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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2005-2-2 Box 2
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.