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Boston physician's bag

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Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1979.20.2
Description
A black leather doctor's bag with silver metal clasp; lined with black vinyl, one pocket; ribbon attached inside; a string with a key hangs from the handle of the bag.
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Accession Number
1979.20.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
A black leather doctor's bag with silver metal clasp; lined with black vinyl, one pocket; ribbon attached inside; a string with a key hangs from the handle of the bag.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. C.D. Gossage of Toronto.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
leather: black
metal: silver
vinyl: black
fabric: white
Inscriptions
On ribbon: "Manufacturers Guarantee This article Is Covered with Top Grain Cowhide Licensee No 300"; seal on ribbon states: "Tanners Council of America"; bottom embossed with: "12 710-42 Schell Brand Top Grain Cowhide".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-3
Dimension Notes
Length 31.0 cm x Width 15.6 cm x Depth 12.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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physician's bag

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Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1986.18.3
Description
Physician's bag is made of black grained leather and has two U-shaped solid handles; two metal clasps on upper edge; five metal studs on underside.
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Accession Number
1986.18.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
Physician's bag is made of black grained leather and has two U-shaped solid handles; two metal clasps on upper edge; five metal studs on underside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. Harmark of Milton, Ont.; from the practice of her father, Dr. James C. Hill of Orillia, Ont.
Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
leather: black
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 41.0 cm x Width 17.0 cm x Depth 14.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Worn with use at lower corners and upper edge.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. James C. Hill practised in Orillia, Ont., until 1985.
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physician's bag

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Dates
1918
1980
1918-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1979.20.1
Description
A black leather bag with brass clasp; interior has brown vinyl lining with pockets; there is a visiting card inserted in a front flap.
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Accession Number
1979.20.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
A black leather bag with brass clasp; interior has brown vinyl lining with pockets; there is a visiting card inserted in a front flap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. C.D. Gossage of Toronto.
Dates
1918
1980
1918-1980
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."; and then, "Post World War I"
Material
leather: black
metal: yellow
vinyl: brown
Paper
Inscriptions
On visiting card insert: "Charles Davidson Gossage"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C1-5
Dimension Notes
Length 43.5 cm x WIdth 24.0 cm x Depth 22.0 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: damage to leather corners.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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physician's bag

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Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.1.1
Description
Black morocco bag with beige lining; two-loop handles.
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Accession Number
1980.1.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
Black morocco bag with beige lining; two-loop handles.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. C.D. Gossage.
Maker
Crest Lock Co. (clasp)
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
leather: black
fabric: beige
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
The initials "J. D. G." in gold leaf.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C1-6
Dimension Notes
Length 18.0 cm x Width 41.0 cm x Depth 14.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
This bag belonged to the son of Dr. C. D. Gossage.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; April 2006 - 28 Jan 2017.
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surgical instrument roll

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Dates
1910
1950
circa 1910-1950
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997002265 a-dd
Description
Surgical instrument roll consisting of rectangular white canvas (a) with folding flaps at top, bottom and left side; inside two canvas straps sewn in on the right side and running horizontally to the left; shorter bands run vertically, holding the straps and providing space to hold metal instrument…
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Accession Number
997002265 a-dd
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Surgical instrument roll consisting of rectangular white canvas (a) with folding flaps at top, bottom and left side; inside two canvas straps sewn in on the right side and running horizontally to the left; shorter bands run vertically, holding the straps and providing space to hold metal instruments; semi-circle shape at end with two oval pockets with flaps; two thin straps on the outside hold case closed when rolled up; holds a tonsil guillotine (b); clamp with ivory ends (c); mouth gag (d); uterine curette (e); brain trephine (f); two Hey saws (g, h); three pairs of suture scissors (i, j, k); two scalpels (l, m); two ear speculums (n, o); bone ligature carrier (p); dressing forceps (q); two grooved directors, one with tongue-tie (r) and one with scoop end (s); ebony-handled probe (t); probe with ligature carrier end (u); probe with trocar on end (v); small rectangular metal box holding sewing needles (w); three paper envelopes containing catgut ligatures (x, y, z), size, length and directions printed in red and blue ink; brown wooden spool holding white silk thread (aa); three smaller clear plastic spools holding off-white thread (bb, cc, dd)
Number Of Parts
30
Part Names
a - roll - Size: Length 82.5 cm x Width 72.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
b - tonsil guillotine - Size: Length 25.2 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
c - clamp - Size: Length 20.7 cm x Width 7.3 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
d - mouth gag - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 8.1 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
e - uterine curette - Size: Length 24.9 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
f - trephine - Size: Length 11.4 cm x Width 9.4 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
g - Hey saw - Size: Length 18.3 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
h - Hey saw - Size: Length 18.3 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
i - scissors - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
j - scissors - Size: Length 11.6 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
k - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.9 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
l - scalpel - Size: Length 16.1 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
m - scalpel - Size: Length 15.6 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
n - ear speculum - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
o - ear speculum - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
p - bone ligature carrier - Size: Length 21.7 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
q - dressing forceps - Size: Length 11.6 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
r - tongue-tie grooved director - Size: Length 11.4 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
s - scoop end grooved director - Size: Length 12.9 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
t - ebony handle probe - Size: Length 25.5 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
u - probe with ligature carrier end - Size: Length 22.6 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
v - probe with trocar end - Size: Length 14.9 cm x Diam. 0.1 cm
w - box - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
x - catgut ligature - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
y - catgut ligature - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
z - catgut ligature - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
aa - spool of thread - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
bb - spool of thread - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
cc - spool of thread - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
dd - spool of thread - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Dates
1910
1950
circa 1910-1950
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
fabric: white, blue
metal: silver, brown
ivory: white
paper: white
wood: black, brown
plastic: clear
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
(c) Stamped on arm: "J.H. CHAPMAN"; stamped in middle: "32"; (g) stamped on handle: "THE J F. HARTZ Co"; (i) stamped on handle: "Stevens // CHROME // GERMANY"; (j) stamped on handle: "J.F. HARTZ CO"; (k) stamped on both handles: "5 5"; (l) stamped on handle: "J. STEVENS // & SON"; (u) stamped on end: "J.F. HARTZ CO"; (x, y, z) printed on front: "MEDIUM HARD CHROMIC // RED CHAIN // ASEPTIC CATGUT LIGATURES // No. 1 LENGTH, 28 INCHES // IN DOUBLE ENVELOPE, GERM PROOF. These ligatures after // wrapping in inner envelopes have been made aseptic by successive sterilizations. // DIRECTIONS--(1) Remove the outer envelope. (2) Tear off end of first // paper, then extract inner paper, touching only the end. (3) Under aseptic condi- // tions cut off farther end of inner paper and draw out ligature. // Johnson & Johnson NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., U.S.A."; (aa) printed on end: "BOILED // SURGEONS' SILK // No 8", printed on other end: "THE // ASTA // HIGH STANDARD";
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-6
Condition Remarks
Canvas is extremely dirty and has rust marks inside; metal instruments slightly tarnished; white substance on end of (b); scissors (k) come apart easily; scalpel (l), Hey saw (h), scissors (j) and probe (v) extremely tarnished; catgut ligature packages (x, y, z) yellowed and faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals", George P. Pilling & Son, 1932, p. 260 (similar to model #P17750); "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed", Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, pp. 2205-2206
Research Facts
This set most likely was put together with a variety of instruments from different time periods, perhaps for display.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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