Injection kit in burgundy plastic case has B-D Yale syringes in spring-loaded metal holders (5 cc, 2 cc, 2 cc) with brown rubber slip-off tops with original cardboard and cork packing material; three #23 needles in metal holders have black rubber slip-off tops; three #26 needles have brown rubber s…
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
A brown leather bag with a leather handle; closed by a leather strap running over the top of the bag and under the handle; locked with a metal clasp attacjed to the strap; on the front are sewn two square leather compartments. locked with clasps (they are empty); there are four metal dividers at th…
A brown leather bag with a leather handle; closed by a leather strap running over the top of the bag and under the handle; locked with a metal clasp attacjed to the strap; on the front are sewn two square leather compartments. locked with clasps (they are empty); there are four metal dividers at the bottom.
Number Of Parts
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Harold DeWitt Ball via Dr. Olive Ibberson.
On clasps: "Original Tuck Tite // DRP Nr 690885"; on dome fastener inside bag: "P R Y M 6"
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".
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…
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
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
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Based on supplier's catalogue
fabric: white, blue
metal: silver, brown
wood: black, brown
ink: blue, red
(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";
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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
"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
This set most likely was put together with a variety of instruments from different time periods, perhaps for display.
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
Black leather rectangular Victorian Order of Nurses nurse's medical bag with shoulder straps, clasped flap pocket on the front and open pocket on the back; hinged in the centre allowing the bag to open up half way; inside is a central divider plus an elastic black strap stiched down into compartmen…
Black leather rectangular Victorian Order of Nurses nurse's medical bag with shoulder straps, clasped flap pocket on the front and open pocket on the back; hinged in the centre allowing the bag to open up half way; inside is a central divider plus an elastic black strap stiched down into compartments to hold various medical instruments and bottles, empty of contents.
Number Of Parts
Donated by the Canadian Nurses Association.
Based on donor's remarks
leather: black, brown
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Unit Of Measure
Length 33.5 cm x Width 16.5 cm x Depth 25.5 cm
Leather is worn, particularly on the bottom corners of the bag, around the edges of the front flap and where the ends of the shoulder strap are fastened to the bag; interior is scratched and dented in some areas
"Our Proud Legacy," Victorian Order of Nurses, accessed August 27, 2020, https://www.von.ca/en/history.
Canadian Nurses Association, "About Us," accessed July 14, 2020. https://www.cna-aiic.ca/en/about-us/who-we-are#mission
The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) is a non-profit charitable organization founded in Ottawa, Ontario on 9 January 1897 created by Lady Aberdeen, wife of Canadian Governor General Lord Aberdeen as a gift for Queen Victoria's Diamond 60th Anniversary of her ascent to the throne. It was created for the purposes of home care and social services, and to help alleviate a shortage of nurses.
The Canadian Nurses Association began in 1908, under the name the Canadian National Association of Trained Nurses. Its name was changed to its current version in 1924. Today, the Canadian Nurses Association is dedicated to "unifying the voices of nurses; strengthening nursing leadership; promoting nursing excellence and a vibrant profession; advocating for healthy public policy and a quality health system; and serving the public interest.