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bipolar electrosurgical forceps

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12115
Dates
1980
85
circa 1980-85
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
007023006
Description
Bipolar electrosurgical forceps white plastic cylinder style with rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic; sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; plastic button at top of handle; attached at bottom of handle 293.0 cm wiring ending with ele…
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Accession Number
007023006
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Electrosurgery
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Bipolar electrosurgical forceps white plastic cylinder style with rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic; sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; plastic button at top of handle; attached at bottom of handle 293.0 cm wiring ending with electrosurgical generator adaptor cable.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Maker
s. e. m. i.
Dates
1980
85
circa 1980-85
Date Remarks
Date of final evolution of prototypes. The designer, Dr. Rioux, provided date of this prototype.
Material
plastic: white, grey, red, blue, yellow
metal: black
Inscriptions
Embossed on handle: "s.e.m.i."; embossed on cable connector: "neomed".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 30.0 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2.
Research Facts
Used in OG/GYN laparoscopy surgical procedures.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - May 30, 2010
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bipolar electrosurgical Palmer's forceps

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Dates
1973
circa 1973
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
007023001
Description
Bipolar electrosurgical Palmer's forceps is a rod shape with a semi- opaque white plastic sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; the handle is in the shape of two finger rings on both sides and one at the end; a pair of electrical connecting rods are …
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Accession Number
007023001
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Electrosurgery
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Bipolar electrosurgical Palmer's forceps is a rod shape with a semi- opaque white plastic sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; the handle is in the shape of two finger rings on both sides and one at the end; a pair of electrical connecting rods are above the finger rings; without manufacturer's marks.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Maker
CRIQ - Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec
Site Made (City)
Ste. Foy
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Date Remarks
Date of this prototype was provided by the designer, Dr. Rioux.
Material
plastic: white
metal: silver, yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 31.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows some wear around edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2
Research Facts
First bipolar electrosurgical forceps prototype designed by Canadian Dr. Rioux, who is acknowledged as the first doctor to bring this technique to Canada. Rioux trained at Laval, Quebec and at Johns Hopkins, US also in Paris, France under Dr. Raoul Palmer (1967-68) who used only unipolar electrosurgical forceps in endoscopic surgeries / laparoscopies. Rioux performed the first of these at Johns Hopkins in 1968. Instrument is used for OB/GYN laparoscopic surgeries such as an electrocoagulation of the tubes for sterilization, where a pure coagulating current was applied and burned the tube, instead of previously burning through other areas. Several research articles concerning this Canadian invention by Dr. Rioux, and on the designer are located in the donor file.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - May 30, 2010
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GalTel-18 hyfrecator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15213
Dates
1975
1982
circa 1975-1982
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Surgery, Instrumentation
Archival Items
Classification
Dermatology
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment
Archival, Items
Accession Number
012004010 a-j
Description
GalTel-18 consisting of irregularly shaped control unit (a), cylindrical black rubber and metal electrical cord (b), transparent rectangular plastic needle box (c), small grey metal needles (d-e), rectangular cream paper envelope (f), rectangular cream paper operating manual leaflet (g), rectangula…
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Accession Number
012004010 a-j
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Surgery, Instrumentation
Archival Items
Classification
Dermatology
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment
Archival, Items
MeSH Heading
Telangiectasis
Dermatology -- instrumentation
Warts -- removal
Electricity
Electrosurgery
Archival
Description
GalTel-18 consisting of irregularly shaped control unit (a), cylindrical black rubber and metal electrical cord (b), transparent rectangular plastic needle box (c), small grey metal needles (d-e), rectangular cream paper envelope (f), rectangular cream paper operating manual leaflet (g), rectangular cream paper order form (h), rectangular cream paper manufacturer letter (i), and rectangular cream paper instruction document (j); control unit has four truncated cone cream rubber feet fastened to corners of base with grey metal screws; control unit has one black metal piece making up rectangular base and modified triangular proper left and proper right sides; control unit body consists of modified triangular white metal housing with milliampere scale and needle under clear and black plastic protective covering, cylindrical black plastic push button, black plastic and grey metal dial, black plastic switch, and circular grey metal jack on front; rectangular grey label with product information attached to back of control unit above two circular metal fasteners; needle cord consists of cylindrical metal plug attached to two cylindrical rubber coated cords fastened together up to mid point, one ending in a large grey metal cylinder and other ending in cylindrical needle chuck handle; needle box consists of rectangular base attached to a rectangular lid by two hinges on the back and a ball clasp on front; box lined with rectangular white paper with company information printed and a layer of white gauze in base and rectangular white paper with company information printed in lid; additional piece of white gauze with two metal needles attached rests inside box; envelope has company information printed on front along with rectangular label; operating manual leaflet has two double side pages with product information and devise illustration on front page and instructions on others; order form has invoice of purchased products printed in black ink on single side; manufacturer letter has refund and addition purchasing information printed in black ink on single side; instruction document has unit mounting instructions with illustrations printed in black ink on single side.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a – control unit – Length 15.8 cm Width 11.3 cm Depth 10.1 cm
b – electrical cord – Length 237.7 cm Diameter 4.2
c – needle box – Length 7.5 cm Width 3.8 Depth 2.0
d – needle – Length 2.6 cm
e – needle – Length 2.6 cm
f – envelope – Length 15.1 cm Width 8.9 cm
g – manual – Length 21.6 cm Width 13.9 cm
h – order form – Length 27.9 cm Width 21.6 cm
i – manufacturer letter – Length 27.9 cm Width 21.6 cm
j – instruction document – Length 27.9 cm Width 21.6 cm
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Galvanic Medical Instruments, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Paramus
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1975
1982
circa 1975-1982
Date Remarks
Order form dated 11/01/82
Material
metal: black, white, grey
plastic: clear, white, black
ink: black
paper: cream, white
rubber: black, cream
Inscriptions
Printed on front of control unit: “0 // .5 // 1 // 1.5 // 2 // DC MILLIAMPERES”; printed on control unit dial: “1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9”; engraved around control unit switch: “ON // OFF”; printed on needle box base paper: “GALVANIC MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, // Dermatological Division // S. 105 Farvie[Illeg.]”; printed on needle box base paper: “[Illeg.]IC MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. // Dermatological Division”; Printed on envelope: “GALVANIC MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. // DERMATOLOGICAL DIVISION // S. 105 Fairview Avenue // Paramus, N. J. 07652 // OPERATING MANUAL // AND OTHER // IMPORTANT // DOCUMENTS INSIDE”; printed on front of operating manual leaflet: “GalTel-18 // OPERATING MANUAL // PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY SO THAT YOU AND // YOUR PAPTIENTS CAN OBTAIN THE MAXIMUM BENEFITS FROM THE GALTEL-18.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor grime all over surface of control unit; ink on control unit label smudged and mostly illegible; minor scratches all over needle box; needle cord slightly distorted from rolling; minor yellowing of envelope; all documents have major creases and minor yellowing but are stable
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Article (online)
Reference Comments
“Understanding Telangiectasia.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019.
Nordqvist, Christian. “How to Treat a Wart.” Medical News Today, 2017. Accessed 20 June 2019.
Research Facts
The GalTel-18 was used in electro surgery; used to treat skin conditions such as telangiectasia and plane warts by manually destroying the tissue.
Telangiectasis, also known as spider veins, occurs when small blood vessels called venules increase in size; this causes patterns of red lines to appear on the skin; although mostly benign, many people wish to have them removed.
Warts are small, rough growths that can appear anywhere on the body; there are a variety of types, often determined by location on the body; plane warts have flat tops and are small and round.
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Instructions for Setting Up and Operating L-F Portable Bovie Electrosurgical Units [manufacturer's pamphlet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13202
Dates
1950
1965
circa 1950-1965
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
010020113
Description
Manufacturer's pamphlet with instructions for a portable Bovie electrosurgical unit; white pages printed with black ink with two staple closure; cover with title, manufacturer and illustration of product printed with black ink; inside sections include "I - General", "II - Setting Up the Apparatus",…
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Accession Number
010020113
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Electrosurgery
Denistry, Operative
Pamphlets
Description
Manufacturer's pamphlet with instructions for a portable Bovie electrosurgical unit; white pages printed with black ink with two staple closure; cover with title, manufacturer and illustration of product printed with black ink; inside sections include "I - General", "II - Setting Up the Apparatus", "III - Description of Controls", "IV - Preparation for Surgery", "V - Special Techniques", "VI - General Precautions" and "VII - Service Notes"; "Control Settings" for common techniques on back; 12 pages
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Liebel-Flarsheim Co.
Site Made (City)
Cincinnati
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1965
circa 1950-1965
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on cover: "INSTRUCTIONS FOR SETTING UP AND OPERATING // L-F // PORTABLE // Bovie // ELECTROSURGICAL UNITS // 3-GAP MODEL // AND // 4-GAP MODEL // THE LIEBEL-FLARSHEIM CO. CINCINNATI 15, OHIO, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 20
Dimension Notes
Length 27.7 cm x Width 21.4 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Rust marks at spine from staples; front cover detached from back cover; other pages worn at fold; front cover darkened, dirty; fold mark at bottom right corner; water damage on page 8
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. P. Ralph Crawford
CD #9
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. William H. Wayne from Ottawa, Ontario; in 1910, it was found that when currents were applied to tumours, the cancer cells were killed by the heat; the field of operation remained free of blood, due to the cauterization; generators were improved upon and soon a scalpel-like electrode could cauterize even soft and delicate tissues, like the brain, and effectively remove cancerous cells; a more effective unit, the Bovie electrosurgical unit, was introduced in 1926, invented by Dr. Harvey Cushing and physicist William T. Bovie; Bovie has become the generic name for electrosurgical units
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Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12111
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
007023002
Description
Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps with a metal gun-shaped handle and rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of clear plastic has hole cut out for trigger; without manufacturers marks.
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Accession Number
007023002
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Electrosurgery
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps with a metal gun-shaped handle and rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of clear plastic has hole cut out for trigger; without manufacturers marks.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Maker
CRIQ - Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec
Site Made (City)
Ste. Foy
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Date Remarks
Date of second evolution of this style of prototype. The designer, Dr. Rioux, provided date of this prototype.
Material
plastic: translucent, white, red
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 32.5 cm x Width 13.3 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows some wear around edges and minor scratches on metal.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2.
Research Facts
This gun-style of handle in metal proved to be too heavy, and was the second style in the evolution of the protoypes. First bipolar electrosurgical forceps prototype designed by Canadian Dr. Rioux, who is acknowledged as the first doctor to bring this technique to Canada. Rioux trained at Laval, Quebec and at Johns Hopkins, US also in Paris, France under Dr. Raoul Palmer who used only unipolar electrosurgical forceps (1967-68) in endoscopic surgeries / laparoscopies. Rioux performed the first of these at Johns Hopkins in 1968. Instrument is used for OB/GYN laparoscopic surgeries such as an electrocoagulation of the tubes for sterilization, where a pure coagulating current was applied and burned the tube, instead of previously burning through other areas. Several research articles concerning this Canadian invention by Dr. Rioux, and on the designer are located in the donor file.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - May 30, 2010
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Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12112
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
007023003
Description
Bipolar electrosurgical forcep with a gun-shaped handle and rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic; sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of semi-opaque white plastic has hole cut out for trigger; small red button on top of ha…
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Accession Number
007023003
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Electrosurgery
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Bipolar electrosurgical forcep with a gun-shaped handle and rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic; sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of semi-opaque white plastic has hole cut out for trigger; small red button on top of handle; built in wiring cut off at bottom of handle; parts are screwed on through recessed holes; without manufacturers marks.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Maker
CRIQ - Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec
Site Made (City)
Ste. Foy
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Date Remarks
Date of third evolution of this style of prototype, second in the gun handle style. The designer, Dr. Rioux, provided date of this prototype.
Material
plastic: white, red, black
metal: silver, white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 36.2 cm x Width 12.7 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows some wear around edges and minor discolouration around seams from use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2.
Research Facts
This gun-style of handle was considered to be too military looking, and was the second style in the evolution of the gun handle protoypes. First bipolar electrosurgical forceps prototype designed by Canadian Dr. Rioux, who is acknowledged as the first doctor to bring this technique to Canada. Rioux trained at Laval, Quebec and at Johns Hopkins, US also in Paris, France under Dr. Raoul Palmer who used only unipolar electrosurgical forceps (1967-68) in endoscopic surgeries / laparoscopies. Rioux performed the first of these at Johns Hopkins in 1968. Instrument is used for OB/GYN laparoscopic surgeries such as an electrocoagulation of the tubes for sterilization, where a pure coagulating current was applied and burned the tube, instead of previously burning through other areas. Several research articles concerning this Canadian invention by Dr. Rioux, and on the designer are located in the donor file.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - May 30, 2010
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Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12113
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
007023004
Description
Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps with an orange and semi-opaque white plastic ergonomically designed gun-shaped handle with rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic; sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of semi-opaque whit…
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Accession Number
007023004
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Electrosurgery
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps with an orange and semi-opaque white plastic ergonomically designed gun-shaped handle with rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic; sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of semi-opaque white plastic trigger; built in component for attached wiring; attached prototype and manufacturers metal label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Maker
CRIQ - Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec
Site Made (City)
Ste. Foy
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Date Remarks
Date of third evolution of this style of prototype. The designer, Dr. Rioux, provided date of this prototype.
Material
plastic: orange, white, black
metal: silver, white
Inscriptions
Printed on metal label: "RIOUX BIPOLAR // TUBAL FORCEPS // PROTOTYPE no. 3 // made // specially for // JAROSLAV F. // HULKA M. D. "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 33.5 cm x Width 15.5 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows some wear around edges and minor discolouration around seams from use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2.
Research Facts
This was the first ergonomically designed gun-style of handle, and was the third style in the evolution of the gun handle protoypes. First bipolar electrosurgical forceps prototype designed by Canadian Dr. Rioux, who is acknowledged as the first doctor to bring this technique to Canada. Rioux trained at Laval, Quebec and at Johns Hopkins, US also in Paris, France under Dr. Raoul Palmer who used only unipolar electrosurgical forceps (1967-68) in endoscopic surgeries / laparoscopies. Rioux performed the first of these at Johns Hopkins in 1968. Instrument is used for OB/GYN laparoscopic surgeries such as an electrocoagulation of the tubes for sterilization, where a pure coagulating current was applied and burned the tube, instead of previously burning through other areas. Several research articles concerning this Canadian invention by Dr. Rioux, and on the designer are located in the donor file.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - May 30, 2010
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Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12114
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
007023005
Description
Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps with an orange painted metal and semi-opaque white plastic ergonomically designed gun-shaped handle with rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic; sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of or…
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Accession Number
007023005
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Electrosurgery
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Rioux bipolar electrosurgical forceps with an orange painted metal and semi-opaque white plastic ergonomically designed gun-shaped handle with rod portion covered with a semi-opaque white plastic; sheathed rod containing metal wires with a pair of unsheathed pincer ends protruding; flat piece of orange painted metal trigger; plastic button at top of handle; attached wiring cut off at bottom of handle; without manufacturers label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Designed and prototype used by Dr. Jacques-Emile Rioux, MD, MPH, FACOG.; part of the SOGC historical collection.
Maker
CRIQ - Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec
Site Made (City)
Ste. Foy
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Date Remarks
Date of third evolution of this style of prototype. The designer, Dr. Rioux, provided date of this prototype.
Material
plastic: white
metal: white
paint: orange
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 33.8 cm x Width 12.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows some wear around edges and minor discolouration around seams from use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4; CD #2.
Research Facts
This was the second ergonomically designed gun-style of handle, and was the fourth style in the evolution of the gun handle protoypes. First bipolar electrosurgical forceps prototype designed by Canadian Dr. Rioux, who is acknowledged as the first doctor to bring this technique to Canada. Rioux trained at Laval, Quebec and at Johns Hopkins, US also in Paris, France under Dr. Raoul Palmer who used only unipolar electrosurgical forceps (1967-68) in endoscopic surgeries / laparoscopies. Rioux performed the first of these at Johns Hopkins in 1968. Instrument is used for OB/GYN laparoscopic surgeries such as an electrocoagulation of the tubes for sterilization, where a pure coagulating current was applied and burned the tube, instead of previously burning through other areas. Several research articles concerning this Canadian invention by Dr. Rioux, and on the designer are located in the donor file.
Exhibit History
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - May 30, 2010
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