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Dates
1845
1865
circa 1845-1865
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997002006 a-m
Description
Cupping set consisting of a red leather cylindrical case with clasp closure lid (a); twelve-blade metal octagonal scarificator (b); three glass cups (c, d, e); a white chamois cloth protects the glass (f); glass bottle (g) with glass stopper (h); two six-blade replacements (i, j) and one four-blade…
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Accession Number
997002006 a-m
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Cupping -- set
Description
Cupping set consisting of a red leather cylindrical case with clasp closure lid (a); twelve-blade metal octagonal scarificator (b); three glass cups (c, d, e); a white chamois cloth protects the glass (f); glass bottle (g) with glass stopper (h); two six-blade replacements (i, j) and one four-blade replacement (k); two mounts to hold blades (l, m)
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 20.5 cm x Diam. 9.0 cm
b - scarificator - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
c - cup - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 7.0 cm
d - cup - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
e - cup - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
f - chamois - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 7.0 cm
g - glass bottle - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
h - glass stopper - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
i - blade - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
j - blade - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
k - blade - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
l - mount - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Depth 1.4 cm x Width 1.2 cm
m - mount - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
John and William Wood
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1845
1865
circa 1845-1865
Date Remarks
Based on company name
Material
metal: yellow, brown
leather: red, white
glass: clear
fabric: red, purple
Inscriptions
(b) Stamped on side: "John & Wm Wood // 74 King Street // Manchester"; stamped on upper right side: "B"; stamped on lower right side: "B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-7
Condition Remarks
Case lid is crooked; fabric in lid is stained and coming apart; leather is scuffed all over; fabric in bottom of case is discoloured; scarificator is slightly tarnished; blades are rusty and oxidized; mounts are oxidized; chamois is brown and matted
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments", Elisabeth Bennion, 1979, pp. 44, 338; CD #8
Research Facts
Wet-cupping was popular in the 19th century; a scarificator was used to cut the skin and then warmed cups would be applied to bring blood up to the surface; lamps were often included in cupping sets; after this period syringes could be found to help create the vacuum
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Dates
1837
circa 1837
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1969.70.1 a-o
Description
Cupping set in a case (o), consisting of (a) a pump syringe; (b) 12-blade scraificator; (c,d) large cups with chamois covers; (e,f) small cups with chamois covers; (g-i) stopcocks; (j-l) blades; (m) key; (n) blade holder; note: case seems to be meant for different instruments. Note: scarificator (b…
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Accession Number
1969.70.1 a-o
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Cupping -- set
Description
Cupping set in a case (o), consisting of (a) a pump syringe; (b) 12-blade scraificator; (c,d) large cups with chamois covers; (e,f) small cups with chamois covers; (g-i) stopcocks; (j-l) blades; (m) key; (n) blade holder; note: case seems to be meant for different instruments. Note: scarificator (b) confirmed missing while on exhibit, 25 Oct. 2011.
Number Of Parts
15
Part Names
a - pump syringe - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - scarificator - Size: Length 6.5 cm
c - large cup - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
d - large cup - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
e - small cup - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
f - small cup - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
g - stopcock - Size: Length 4.0 cm
h - stopcock - Size: Length 4.0 cm
i - stopcock - Size: Length 4.0 cm
j - blade
k - blade
l - blade
m - key
n - blade holder
o - case - Size: Length 21.0 cm x Width 11.0 cm x Depth 8.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown; was the property of Dr. G.R. Grasett.
Maker
Weiss
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1837
circa 1837
Material
wood: brown
metal: yellow
chamois
fabric
Inscriptions
On (b): "WEISS IMPROV'D SCARIFICATOR"; and "62 Strand LONDON"; on (a): "Weiss Patent" above a crest of Great Britain, and "62 Strand London" below; plate with instructions on bottom.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-7
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Condition Remarks
A section broken out of the lip on (e); #2: (a) outer surface of the pump is worn; a crack in the ivory handle at its base; green residue on the surface where the plunger enters; no active corrosion; (b) minor signs of wear on all surfaces; patches of trace corrosion on the scarificator lever, but blades move freely; (e) chip in the lip; (g-i): moderate wear, no active corrosion; leather washer missing from (h); the accession numbers were partially illegible; blades (j-l) and the key (m) all show minor signs of wear, but no active corrosion; (o) had some scratches, nicks, and cracks; the velvet lining has faded; the unnumbered felt pouch holding (d) was dirty, wity a large black deposit on its inner surface and three smaller ones on its outer surface; the felt pouch holding (f) also had black deposits on inner and outer surfaces; there was a hole in one seam and some small tears; the unnumbered felt pouch for cup (c) had a hole in the bottom and a green deposit in several places.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
The cupping set was brought to Canada in 1837; part of accession 1921.2? or 1930.2?
Exhibit History
On loan to Historic Fort York, City of Toronto, Culture Division, Museums and Heritage Services, 24/10/2003-24/10/2005: L-2003.2; On exhibit: "Curious Cures--Doctors, Druggists, and Home Remedies" at the Dundas Museum & Archives, L-2011-3; 23 Sept. 2011–30 Sept. 2012.
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Dates
1880
1910
1880-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1979.1.9 a-e
Description
Three nested cupping glasses in chamois covers and a scarificator in a red, fabric-lined morocco cylindrical case; it appears as though one of the cups does not have a chamois cover and that there is an extra, smaller chamois cover (identified as "empty case" on accession sheet).
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Accession Number
1979.1.9 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Cupping -- set
Description
Three nested cupping glasses in chamois covers and a scarificator in a red, fabric-lined morocco cylindrical case; it appears as though one of the cups does not have a chamois cover and that there is an extra, smaller chamois cover (identified as "empty case" on accession sheet).
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - cup - Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 6.7 cm
b - cup - Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 5.4 cm
c - scarificator - Length 4.8 cm x Width 4.4 cm
d - cup - Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 5.2 cm
e - case - Length 17.3 cm x Diam. 8.4 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. P. A. Ryan of Toronto.
Maker
Weiss
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1880
1910
1880-1910
Material
leather: red; beige
fabric: red
glass: clear
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-7
Condition Remarks
#3: box is fragile; #4: the lid is detached from the case.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Scarificator newly developed by Weiss.
Exhibit History
Off-site for conservation at Queen’s University Masters of Art Conservation School, Sept – Dec 2018.“
On loan L-2016-4” to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s 150th Anniversary exhibit; 30 April-8 July, 2016
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cupping set with scarificator

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1930.3.3 a-g
Description
Cupping set consisting of (a) 12-blade scarificator, (b-e) cupping cups, (f) a brass syringe, and (g) a brass valve that fits on the cupping cups.
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Accession Number
1930.3.3 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Cupping -- set
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
Cupping set consisting of (a) 12-blade scarificator, (b-e) cupping cups, (f) a brass syringe, and (g) a brass valve that fits on the cupping cups.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - scarificator - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
b - cupping cup - Size: Diam. 5.0 cm
c - cupping cup - Size: Diam. 5.0 cm
d - cupping cup - Size: Diam. 3.8 cm
e - cupping cup - Size: Diam. 3.8 cm
f - syringe - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
g - valve - Size: Length 3.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Gilbert Parker.
Maker
Arnold & Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-7
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009; On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-20120-2.
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No. 220 Tabloid medicine case

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1975.11.2 a-al
Description
A brown, leather-bound travelling medicine case (al) with red leather lining has two inner cabinets, one at the top and one near the bottom at the back; has three metal clasps and a leather handle; contains: (a) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label with black type, some powder in bot…
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Accession Number
1975.11.2 a-al
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Medicine Chests
House Calls
Drug Storage, instrumentation
MM= Medical Case
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines
Description
A brown, leather-bound travelling medicine case (al) with red leather lining has two inner cabinets, one at the top and one near the bottom at the back; has three metal clasps and a leather handle; contains: (a) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label with black type, some powder in bottom; (b) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, three pills left; (c) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, full of brown pills; (d) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, 1/4 full of brown pills, some broken; (e) glass bottle with glass stopper that is wrapped up in foam with string, white paper label, empty; (f) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, half full of white pills, cotton inside bottle; (g) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, 1/4 full of light brown pills; (h) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, 3/4 full of large white pills; (i) long glass bottle with a full cork that is wrapped up in foam with a string, white paper label, full of white pills; (j) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, full of light-brown pills; (k) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, 1/3 full of white pills; (l) long glass bottle with a slightly broken cork, white paper label, seven pills left; (m) long glass bottle with a full cork that is wrapped up in white foam with a string, white paper label, full of white pills; (n) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, full of white pills turning yellow; (o) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, three brown pills left; (p) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, 3/4 full of dark brown pills; (q) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, half full of dark brown pills; (r) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, 3/4 full of black, moist pills; (s) long glass bottle with a full cork, no label, empty; (t) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, two grayish-brown tablets left; (u) glass bottle stained blue, opaque, full cork, white paper label, 3 1/2 white tablets left; (v) glass bottle with full cork, white label, half full of grayish-brown tablets; (w) glass bottle with full cork, white label, full of small white tablets; (x) glass bottle with full cork that is wrapped up in foam with a string, white label, full of grayish-white tablets; (y) glass bottle with full cork, white label, half full of gray tablets; (z) glass bottle with full cork, unlabelled, empty; (aa) glass bottle with full cork wrapped in foam, white label, 2/5 full of tiny white tablets; (ab) glass bottle with full cork wrapped in white foam, white label, full of white tablets; (ac) glass bottle with full cork, no label, empty (ad) glass bottle with full cork, no label, empty; (ae) glass bottle with full cork, no label, empty; (af) stained glass bottle with broken cork stopper, blue and white label, full of round white pills; (ag) stained glass bottle with full cork stopper, blue and white label, full of round white tablets; (ah) a thermometer in a white metal tube with a metal cap attached to a light metallic chain; scales ranging from 95 to 110.
Number Of Parts
38
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
c - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
d - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
e - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
f - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
g - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
h - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
i - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
j - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
k - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
l - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
m - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
n - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
o - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
p - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
q - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
r - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
s - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
t - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
u - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
v - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
w - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
x - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
y - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
z - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
aa - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
ab - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
ac - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
ad - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
ae - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
af - bottle - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
ag - bottle - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
ah - thermometer - Size: Length 16.5 cm
al - case - Size: Length 34.5 cm x Width 14.0 cm x Depth 27.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Gordon B. White of Port Colborne, Ont.; used by Dr. White's father, Bishop White, as his travelling medicine case in China.
Maker
Burroughs Wellcome & Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
leather: brown; red
metal: silver; white
glass: clear; blue
paper: white; black; blue
foam: white
fabric
Inscriptions
(a) "Aspirin"; (b) "Phenacetin Compound"; (c) Coffee-mint"; (d) "Paregoric"; (e) "Soda-mint"; (f) "Sodium Bicarbonate"; (g) "Dover Powder"; (h) "Trade mark 'SOLOID' BRAND. Boric Acid"; (i) "Antifebrin"; (j) "Ipecacuanha"; (k) "Bismuth Carbonate"; (l) "Ammonium Bromide"; (m) "Veronal"; (n) "Antipyrine"; (o) "Aconite Tincture"; (p) "Guaiacum and Sulphur"; (q) "Lead with Opium"; (r) "Laxative Vegetable"; (t) "Quinine and Rhubarb Compound (Livingstone Rouser)"; (u) "Santonin"; (v) "Ipecacuanha with Squill"; (w) "Tartarated Antimony"; (x) "Strophanthus Tincture"; (y) "Grey Powder"; (aa) "Calomel"; (ab) "Tannin"; (af) "Kali Mur [illeg.] Prepared by D. L. Thompson Homeopathic Pharmacy 394 Yonge St."; (ag) "Calc Sulph Prepared by D. L. Thompson" etc.; (ah) "[illeg.] London 196 No - 22"; (ai) "Wampole's Phospho Lecithin. Nerve Food & Tonic" etc., in both English and French; (aj) "'Pocket Manual of Thompson's Homoeopathic Remedies.' Prepared by D. L. Thompson. Homoeopathic Pharmacist"; (ak) "'An Outline of Dr. Schuessler's Theory of the Twelve Tissue Remedies or Cell Salts and the Practical Application Thereof' by D. L. Thompson"; (al) embossed in gold on the inside top surface: "'Tabloid' Burroughs Wellcome & Co. Manufacturing Chemists Snow Hill London. E.C."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-12
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
25 June 2017: front section now separated from body, same as for back lid section. The leather at the edge of the case is scratched; the front hinge is slightly detached from the body of the case.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Archival items originally numbered ai, aj and ak are catalogued separately as 1975.11.1, .3 and .4
Exhibit History
For (a) only: On Exhibit “Stubborn Illness: Macdonald Family” at the Museum of Health Care 11 June, 2015
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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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Dates
1813
1837
circa 1813-1837
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997002439
Description
Octagonal metal scarificator with round knob and lever on top; ten round blades come out of bottom when lever is pulled; release button on side
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Accession Number
997002439
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
Octagonal metal scarificator with round knob and lever on top; ten round blades come out of bottom when lever is pulled; release button on side
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
Cluley
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1813
1837
circa 1813-1837
Date Remarks
Based on company name
Material
metal: yellow, black
Inscriptions
Stamped on front: "CLULEY"; stamped on left side: "A"; stamped on right side: "A"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Dimension Notes
Size: Length 5.3 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Some tarnishing; release button stuck
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments", Elisabeth Bennion, 1979, p. 311; "Antique Medical Instruments", C. Keith Wilbur, 1987, p. 119; CD #8
Research Facts
Scarificators have been used since the early 18th century to bleed patients; this octagonal design was favoured by American and British manufacturers from about 1790 onward; the practice died out by the early 20th century
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Dates
1825
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1986.6.5
Description
Small octagonal box, gold-coloured, with a round knob on top with a lever beside it; twelve round blades come out of the bottom when the lever is pulled; there is a release button on the side.
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Accession Number
1986.6.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
Small octagonal box, gold-coloured, with a round knob on top with a lever beside it; twelve round blades come out of the bottom when the lever is pulled; there is a release button on the side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: unknown.
Maker
Milliken
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1825
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Dimension Notes
Length 6.8 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Mechanism does not work; lacquer has been removed; careless cleaning has left residue of brass polish in the various openings.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Part of a loan made to Upper Canada Village in 1960.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "War and Medicine," Canadian War Museum, 12 Jan 2011-31 Dec. 2011.
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1969.249.1
Description
Standard Hutchinson brass twelve-blade scarificator; opposed cutting edges.
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Accession Number
1969.249.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
Standard Hutchinson brass twelve-blade scarificator; opposed cutting edges.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
W. & H. Hutchinson
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Engraved on base: "W. & H. HUTCHINSON // Sheffield [in script]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length 5.0 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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veterinary bloodletting fleam

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Dates
1800
1830
circa 1800-1830
Collection
Dr. Martin T. Jeremias Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
004015004
Description
19th century English veterinary bloodletting instrument, folding fleam with three grey metal double-edged curved 7.7 cm. blades in graduating sizes that fold into a curved brass shield; blades rotate out to almost 360'; one blade has incised name of maker.
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Accession Number
004015004
Collection
Dr. Martin T. Jeremias Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
Phlebotomy
Veterinary Medicine
Description
19th century English veterinary bloodletting instrument, folding fleam with three grey metal double-edged curved 7.7 cm. blades in graduating sizes that fold into a curved brass shield; blades rotate out to almost 360'; one blade has incised name of maker.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dr. Martin T. Jeremias to the University of Alberta and its library; collection was then donated to the museum via Dr. Merrill Distad
Maker
G. GREGORY
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1830
circa 1800-1830
Date Remarks
Date based on research
Material
metal: gold, grey
Inscriptions
Stamped on blade: "G. GREGORY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Length
7.8 cm
Width
2.7 cm
Depth
0.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
measured when closed and at fullest point of shield
Condition Remarks
All blades are showing signs of black staining; visible scratches are present all over the object.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.medicalantiques.com/medical/Scarifications_and_Bleeder_Medical_Antiques.htm; http://www.alllancets.com/Braspg2.html
Research Facts
The fleams used for veterinary purposes were placed over the jugular vein of the neck most commonly and inserted with the help of a fleam stick. This was a heavy wooden club used to drive the blade in with a quick motion (so the horse didn’t know what hit him).
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