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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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