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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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doctor's obstetrical bag

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1973.5.2 a-f
Description
Black rectangular leather obstetrical bag, lined with light brown leather; one handle and one central lock; compartments in base with a copper tray from a sterilizer; bag contained instruments catalogued under 1973.5; (e) is a bottle with an unidentified yellow substance in it.
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Accession Number
1973.5.2 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Obstetrics
Delivery
Description
Black rectangular leather obstetrical bag, lined with light brown leather; one handle and one central lock; compartments in base with a copper tray from a sterilizer; bag contained instruments catalogued under 1973.5; (e) is a bottle with an unidentified yellow substance in it.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - bag - Size: Length 45.0 cm x Width 17.5 cm x Depth 25.3 cm
b
c
d - tray
e - bottle
f - cap
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
leather: black; light brown
metal: grey
glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-6
(e): 0010-A3-9 Row E
Condition Remarks
Edges worn; #2: leather is hard and frayed around the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The bag was used by Dr. MacGowan in his practice; there are a few late-nineteenth-century instruments that according to Dr. MacGowan belonged to a Dr. Longmore who practised in Campbellford.
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drawstring medical bag

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Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
012014001
Description
Square tan cotton drawstring medical bag with red fabric cross sewn on middle front with black drawstring; interior of bag has two open pockets sewn into bottom seam; cream fabric label sewn on interior of bag at opening with black ink.
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Accession Number
012014001
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Nursing Services
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
Square tan cotton drawstring medical bag with red fabric cross sewn on middle front with black drawstring; interior of bag has two open pockets sewn into bottom seam; cream fabric label sewn on interior of bag at opening with black ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Paul Fritz; originally belonged to donor's great-aunt Anne Elizabeth Green, graduate of Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1909; items were used during military service in World War 1.
Maker
St. Andrews Church
Site Made (City)
Winnipeg
Site Made (State)
Manitoba
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Date Remarks
Bag was created for overseas troops during 1914-1918
Material
fabric: tan, red, cream, black
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH // WIN[illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet M
Dimension Notes
Length 42.0 cm x Width 41.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Several minor brown stains particularly above red cross and on side seam and back of bag; slight fraying on left of cross and on middle back of bag; small holes in fabric above and below cross; general fading of fabrics; interior of bag along drawstring seam is dirty and discoloured black and is frayed; interior label is discoloured and text has worn away
Copy Type
Original
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instrument roll

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997001414
Description
Instrument roll, which consists of a rectangular piece of light beige canvas with folding flaps at the top, bottom, and left sides; the inside of the roll has two cloth straps sewn in, running horizontally; there are also vertical cross loops (15 loops on each strap), which provide slots to hold in…
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Accession Number
997001414
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Instrument roll, which consists of a rectangular piece of light beige canvas with folding flaps at the top, bottom, and left sides; the inside of the roll has two cloth straps sewn in, running horizontally; there are also vertical cross loops (15 loops on each strap), which provide slots to hold instruments (autopsy knives in this roll); the flap at the left side has two small, rounded pockets sewn onto the inner edge; the pockets have upper flaps that open and close them, and which are secured with a loop and round mother-of-pearl button; when all three flaps of the instrument roll are folded in, the roll can be rolled up from right to left, then secured with a cloth tie that is attached to the outside edge of the left flap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. B.N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Material
fabric: beige
mother-of-pearl: white
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 67.0 cm x Width 75.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The canvas shows a fair amount of staining, especially on the outer side, but is stable and shows no tears or holes.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #141; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff Inc., c. 1920, p. 364 (item #11363) (see attached photocopy); instrument roll came with seven amputation knives, 997.001.415-.421; CD #6
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instrument roll

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997001423
Description
Instrument roll, which consists of a rectangular piece of off-white canvas, with folding flaps at the top, bottom and left sides; the inside of the roll has two cloth straps sewn in, running horizontally; there are also 15 vertical cross loops on each of these straps, which provide slots to hold su…
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Accession Number
997001423
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Instrument roll, which consists of a rectangular piece of off-white canvas, with folding flaps at the top, bottom and left sides; the inside of the roll has two cloth straps sewn in, running horizontally; there are also 15 vertical cross loops on each of these straps, which provide slots to hold surgical instruments; the inside of the flap at the left side has two small pockets sewn onto it; the pockets are semicircular with straight, open tops that have rounded flaps that will open or close the pocket; the flaps are secured closed with a loop and a round mother-of-pearl button; when all three flaps are folded in on the instrument roll, it can be rolled up from the right to the left, then secured with a central cloth tie; the tie is sewn onto the central left edge at its centre, creating two lengths of tie to wrap around the roll.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor; donated by Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Material
fabric: off-white
mother-of-pearl: off-white
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 65.1 cm x Width 74.3 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
Condition Remarks
The cloth shows wear and minor staining; the outside edge is fairly dirty; the cross loops are all complete; the outer roll ties show wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #675; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals" by The Geo. P. Pilling & Son Company, 1932, p. 81 (similar to item #6448) (see attached photocopy); came with 24 surgical instruments 997.001.424-.446; CD #6
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instrument roll

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Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997001458
Description
Rectangular canvas instrument roll with folding flaps at top, bottom and left sides; inside of roll has a cloth strap sewn in and running horizontally; there are ten vertical cross loops, which provide slots to hold surgical instruments; inside left flap has a semicircular pocket that closes with a…
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Accession Number
997001458
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Rectangular canvas instrument roll with folding flaps at top, bottom and left sides; inside of roll has a cloth strap sewn in and running horizontally; there are ten vertical cross loops, which provide slots to hold surgical instruments; inside left flap has a semicircular pocket that closes with a flap and is secured with a round bone button; when all three flaps are folded in, the instrument roll can be rolled up from right to left, then secured with a cloth tie attached at the central left edge of the roll.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor, then owned by his niece, Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Dr. O'Connor graduated from Queen's Meds in 1914.
Material
fabric: off-white
bone: off-white
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 62.4 cm x Width 60.1 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The canvas is complete with no tears or holes; the cloth ties and loops are complete; the bone button is complete and undamaged; the instrument roll is fairly dirty (especially on the outside) and has a few stains.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #581; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 364 (item #11360) (see attached photocopy); originally came with several instruments inside: 997.001.459-997.001.473; CD #7
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instrument roll

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Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997001474
Description
Rectangular canvas instrument roll with folding flaps at top, bottom, and left sides; the inside of the roll has a cloth strap sewn in and running horizontally; there are eleven vertical cross-loops, which provide slots to hold surgical instruments; the inside left flap is squared and has an inner …
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Accession Number
997001474
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Rectangular canvas instrument roll with folding flaps at top, bottom, and left sides; the inside of the roll has a cloth strap sewn in and running horizontally; there are eleven vertical cross-loops, which provide slots to hold surgical instruments; the inside left flap is squared and has an inner pocket; when all three flaps are folded in, the instrument roll can be rolled up from right to left, then secured with a cloth tie attached at the central left flap of the roll.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor, then owned by his niece, Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Dr. O'Connor graduated from Queen's Meds in 1914.
Material
fabric: off-white
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 55.7 cm x Width 52.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Cloth has some stains and is dirty, especially on the outside; there are no tears.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #685; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 364 (item #11360) (see attached photocopy); originally came with several instruments inside: 997.001.475-997.001.???; CD #7
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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1976.6.7
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Accession Number
1976.6.7
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Surgery
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-2
Condition Remarks
#2: the leather is old and weak.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997001636
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Accession Number
997001636
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-2
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1921
circa 1921
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995006001 a-u
Description
A black leather doctor's bag; the bag (a) has two handles and seals with a zipper; the bag contains an envelope (b) containing an Adam's brand lancet (c), a leather adrenaline ampoule box (d) containing a corroded scalpel blade (e), a cardboard coramine box (f) containing a package of scalpel blad…
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Accession Number
995006001 a-u
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
A black leather doctor's bag; the bag (a) has two handles and seals with a zipper; the bag contains an envelope (b) containing an Adam's brand lancet (c), a leather adrenaline ampoule box (d) containing a corroded scalpel blade (e), a cardboard coramine box (f) containing a package of scalpel blades (g), a leather case made by The Stevens Companies (h) containing a scalpel handle (i) and 10 scalpel blades of different sizes and shapes (j-s) some of which are wrapped in green paper, and a blue package of disposable B-D blood lancets (t) with five lancets inside sealed in a single metal strip (u).
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
a - bag - Length 47.0 cm x Width 20.0 cm x Depth 19.4 cm
b - envelope - Length 16.5 cm x Width 9.2 cm
c - lancet - Length 12.0 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
d - adrenaline box - Length 7.3 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
e - scalpel blade - Length 5.0 c x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
f - coramine box - Length 6.1 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
g - scalpel blade package - Length 5.8 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
h - leather case - Length 16.8 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
i - scalpel handle - Length 13.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
j - scalpel blade - Length 5.8 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
k - scalpel blade - Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
l-r - scalpel blade - Length 7.0 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
s - scalpel blade - Length 6.0 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
t - lancet package - Length 11.8 cm x Width 6.1 cm x Depth .01 cm
u - lancets - Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Clifford. W. Bennett.
Maker
Cheney
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1921
circa 1921
Date Remarks
Dr. Bennett graduated in 1921.
Material
leather: black
cardboard: green, blue
metal: silver
paper: green, white
Inscriptions
"C.W.B." printed on the side of the case in gold letters; "Dr. C. W. Bennett, // 197 Queen Street, // Kingston, Ontario." and DR. D. L. C. BINGHAM // ETHERINGTON HALL // STUART STREET // KINGSTON, ONTARIO" typed on the envelope with "KINGSTON // 930 PM // 132 VIIIII // 1964 // ONTARIO" stamped on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C1-6
(f) 0010-A3-3 Row D
Condition Remarks
The leather on the case has become very hard; some of the leather and paper have degraded.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
Research Facts
Dr. Bennett graduated from Queen's Meds in 1921. He was a general practitioner in Kingston and practiced medicine at 197 Queen St; He practiced from 1925 until his death in 1964; he had a certificate in obstetrics.
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