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Adson tissue forceps

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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1973.6.11
Description
Tweezer-like forceps with wide, serrated grasping surfaces, narrowing to tiny tips with v-shaped indentations.
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Accession Number
1973.6.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- tissue
Description
Tweezer-like forceps with wide, serrated grasping surfaces, narrowing to tiny tips with v-shaped indentations.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Kenneth E. Perfect for her husband, Dr. Kenneth E. Perfect.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Material
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Dimension Notes
Length 11.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Some striations due to wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Aesculap catalogue, 1974, p. 76 (similar to item #BD511); CD #UHN
Research Facts
Assorted instruments from the office of the donor's late husband, Dr. Kenneth E. Perfect; a few, such as the stethoscope, may have belonged to his father.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007 - March 9, 2009.
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curved dissecting scissors

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
993004169
Description
Two chrome-plated stainless steel blades are joined by a pivot screw to form scissors; handles have circular finger rings; jaws curve upward and terminate with blunt tips
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Accession Number
993004169
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- scissors/shears -- dissecting
Description
Two chrome-plated stainless steel blades are joined by a pivot screw to form scissors; handles have
circular finger rings; jaws curve upward and terminate with blunt tips
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"CHROME-PLATED // U.S.A." "U"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.0 cm. x Width: 5.5 cm. x Depth: 0.8 cm.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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Cushing tissue forceps

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034082
Description
Tweezer-like instrument with two flat pieces joined at a rounded end; inner sides are flat, tapering to points that turn inward at a 90° angle and end with sharp tips; the tips have teeth, two on one blade and one on the other, which interlock when the forceps are closed; the outer sides of blades …
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Accession Number
997034082
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- tissue
Description
Tweezer-like instrument with two flat pieces joined at a rounded end; inner sides are flat, tapering to points that turn inward at a 90° angle and end with sharp tips; the tips have teeth, two on one blade and one on the other, which interlock when the forceps are closed; the outer sides of blades are flat with horizontal gripping grooves at the mid-section.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Codman
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ORTHO H/85" etched on metal; "Germany 8510 Codman 62 30-1145 STAINLESS" stamped in the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Dimension Notes
Length 20.0 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows no staining or corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," by Codman and Shurtleff Inc., 1976, p. 36 (item # 30-1145) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Used for picking up and holding onto tissue during surgery; can also be used for changing sterile dressings of surgical wounds.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007 - March 9, 2009.
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DeBakey tissue forceps

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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034608
Description
DeBakey tissue forceps consist of a long-armed, tweezer-like instrument with horizontal gripping grooves on the outside of the arms; serrated, non-crushing teeth on inside of distal ends.
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Accession Number
997034608
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- tissue
Description
DeBakey tissue forceps consist of a long-armed, tweezer-like instrument with horizontal gripping grooves on the outside of the arms; serrated, non-crushing teeth on inside of distal ends.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital O.R.
Maker
Pilling Weck
Site Made (City)
Research Triangle Park
Site Made (State)
North Carolina
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"PILLING // STAINLESS // pAT. 266 8538" stamped into metal; "DOR" engraved on metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-5
Dimension Notes
Length 31.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. M-12 (similar to item MG-255-03-G) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
This is used for picking up arteries and veins in deep cavities.
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dissecting forceps

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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997016043
Description
Dissecting forceps which consist of a flat piece of brass folded in half to produce a handle and two blades; each blade has a tip which ends in a blunted point; the blades increase in width from the tips to the handle and curve outwards; they then curve inwards and decrease in size as they reach th…
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Accession Number
997016043
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
Dissecting forceps which consist of a flat piece of brass folded in half to produce a handle and
two blades; each blade has a tip which ends in a blunted point; the blades increase in width from
the tips to the handle and curve outwards; they then curve inwards and decrease in size as they
reach the end and the join
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.2 cm. x Width: 1.3 cm. x Depth: 1.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
The forceps arrived attached to a display board with glue gun adhesive; the metal shows minor wear
and tarnishing; the fold at the end of the handle is cracked; #2: returned in same condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Similar to the dissecting forceps illustrated in "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior
Surgical Instruments, Physicians' Supplies and Hospital Furnishings", sixth edition, published
by A.S. Aloe Company, Inc., 1890's, p. 620 (see attached photocopy); CD #5
Exhibit History
Bracken Library Exhibit "Boning Up on Anatomy"; Sept 9, 2002-Sept. 29, 2003
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dissecting forceps

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034609
Description
Dissecting forceps are tweezer-like, with horizontal gripping grooves on outer side of arms; rounded, serrated tips.
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Accession Number
997034609
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
Dissecting forceps are tweezer-like, with horizontal gripping grooves on outer side of arms; rounded, serrated tips.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital operating room
Maker
Downs Bros.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Brown" engraved on instrument; "DOWN BROS LONDON" stamped into metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-5
Dimension Notes
Length 25.5 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd ed., Downs Surgical PLC, c. 1982, p. B15 (item # BE-245-04-V) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
Used to pick up veins and arteries in a deep cavity.
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dissecting forceps

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Dates
1970
1982
circa 1970-1982
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034610
Description
Dissecting forceps are tweezer-like, with wide gripping grooves on outer side of arms; rounded, serrated tips.
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Accession Number
997034610
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
Dissecting forceps are tweezer-like, with wide gripping grooves on outer side of arms; rounded, serrated tips.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital operating room
Maker
Downs Bros.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1970
1982
circa 1970-1982
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Dr. Brown" engraved on instrument; "DOWN BROS LONDON STAINLESS" stamped into metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-5
Dimension Notes
Length 25.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd ed., Downs Surgical PLC, c. 1982, p. B15 (item # BE-245-04-V) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
Used to pick up objects in a deep abdominal cavity.
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dissecting scissors

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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034555
Description
Metzenbaum dissecting scissors with long handles and curved cutting blades.
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Accession Number
997034555
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- scissors/shears -- dissecting
Description
Metzenbaum dissecting scissors with long handles and curved cutting blades.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Codman
Site Made (City)
Randolph
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped into the metal: "CODMAN 12 STAINLESS USA"; engraved on instrument: "OR Gen 81"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Dimension Notes
Length 23.3 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains or corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff Inc., 1976-77, p. 25 (item # 54-1034) (see attached photocopy); CD #11.
Research Facts
These scissors are used when dissecting in a deep cavity.
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dissecting scissors

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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034556
Description
Metzenbaum dissecting scissors with long handles and curved cutting blades.
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Accession Number
997034556
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- scissors/shears -- dissecting
Description
Metzenbaum dissecting scissors with long handles and curved cutting blades.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Codman
Site Made (City)
Randolph
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped into the metal: "CODMAN 12 STAINLESS USA"; engraved on instrument: "OR Gen 81"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Dimension Notes
Length 23.3 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains or corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff Inc., 1976-77, p. 25 (item # 54-1034) (see attached photocopy); CD #11.
Research Facts
These scissors are used when dissecting in a deep cavity.
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dissecting scissors

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Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
993004308
Description
Dissecting scissors, which consist of two pieces of metal joined together; the handles are long, narrow and rounded on the outer edges and flat on the inside edges; the handles end with round open finger grips; the join is made about 2/3 down to the tips with a metal screw; the blades of the scisso…
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Accession Number
993004308
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- scissors/shears -- dissecting
Description
Dissecting scissors, which consist of two pieces of metal joined together; the handles are long,
narrow and rounded on the outer edges and flat on the inside edges; the handles end with round
open finger grips; the join is made about 2/3 down to the tips with a metal screw; the blades of
the scissors are the same length and end with a blunted tip; the scissors are stored in the surgical
roll 993.004.220
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.M. Bracken, 1923 Queen's Meds. graduate, who practiced medicine from 1923
to 1963
Maker
Stevens
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
Dates between 1923 and 1963
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The inside of both handles has a "3" stamped in; one inner handle has an illegible word stamped
into it; the outside of one handle has the word "Stevens" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.4 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 0.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear in its plating, especially at the finger grips; the inside edges of the
blades show a bit of corrosion (rust); the handles and all outer edges show no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments - Suction and Pressure Apparatus" by J. Sklar Mfg. Co. Inc, 1967, p. 43 (see
attached photocopy); see also 993.004.220 and 993.004.306-.309; "A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing",
by V. Mueller and Company, 1956, p. 514 (see attached photocopy); CD #4
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