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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997001032
Description
Bone curette, which consists of a small spoon-like instrument with a long handle which is hollow and closed with a flat top, bottom and right and left sides and a rounded end; the metal of the handle has a matte finish; a long, solid cylindrical piece of metal with an oval concave scoop at one end …
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Accession Number
997001032
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Curettage -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- bone
Description
Bone curette, which consists of a small spoon-like instrument with a long handle which is hollow and closed with a flat top, bottom and right and left sides and a rounded end; the metal of the handle has a matte finish; a long, solid cylindrical piece of metal with an oval concave scoop at one end attaches to the handle; this section of the curette is made of plated metal; the under edges of the scoop area are somewhat sharp
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Maker
Mayer & Meltzer
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
metal: silver; light grey
Inscriptions
The top of the handle has the words "MAYER & MELTZER LONDON" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-13
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only,and no corrosion is visible; a piece of masking tape was stuck to the handle by the cataloguer of the 1984 inventory
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #112; "Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals" by George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 238 (P16302-6) (see attached photocopy); "Surgical Instruments," Canada Edition, by Jetter & Scheerer, c. 1960, p. 63 (01840 = fig. 4) (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #3
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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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set of bone curettes, straight

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997001287 a-d
Description
Set of four straight bone curettes; each curette 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 a solid cylindrical shaft that is straight and flares out at the tip to form an oval scoop …
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Accession Number
997001287 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Curettage -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- bone
Description
Set of four straight bone curettes; each curette 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 a solid cylindrical shaft that is straight and flares out at the tip to form an oval scoop with sharp edges; the tips increase in size from (a) to (d).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a-b - bone curette - Size: Length 16.9 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c-d - bone curette - Size: Length 16.8 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
F. A. Hardy & Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a-d) All curette handles have the logo for the F. A. Hardy & Co. of a human eye within a "C"; (a) the shaft has the number "1" stamped into it; (b) the shaft has the number "2" stamped into it; (c) the shaft has the number "3" stamped into it; (d) the shaft has the number "4" stamped into it.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-4
Condition Remarks
The curettes show some wear, especially (d), which has an "X" scratched onto one side of the handle near where it joins to the shaft; none of the curettes show corrosion or staining.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Reference Comments
Previous number #105; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; instrument manufacturer's listing produced by the Dittrick Museum; "Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," by the George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 238 (item P16302);
Arrived in surgical roll 997.001.286 with 10 other instruments (997.001.288a-d–997.001.294)
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set of Richards' bone curettes

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997001288 a-d
Description
Set of Richards' bone curettes; each curette 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 into a straight cylindrical shaft that tapers down, then out again to form a rounded scoop with sharp …
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Accession Number
997001288 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Curettage -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- bone
Description
Set of Richards' bone curettes; each curette 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 into a straight cylindrical shaft that tapers down, then out again to form a rounded scoop with sharp outer edges; the bowl of the scoop is smooth and closed except for a round hole in the bottom; the tips increase in size from (a) to (d).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a-d - curette - Size: Length 17.5 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
F.A. Hardy & Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a-d) All curette shafts have the words, "F.A. HARDY & CO." stamped into the metal along with a number: (a) the shaft has the number "1" stamped into it; (b) the shaft has the number "2" stamped into it; (c) the shaft has the number "3" stamped into it; (d) the shaft has the number "4" stamped into it.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-4
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear, but no corrosion or staining is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #105; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; instrument manufacturer's listing produced by the Dittrick Museum (see photocopy); "Surgical Instruments," by the Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 2088 (item B/-2635) (see photocopy); the artifact arrived in surgical roll 997.001.286 with 10 other instruments (997.001.287a-d, 997.001.289a-d–997.001.294); CD #5
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