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Baunscheidt's Lebenswecker

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899.
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.209.1
Description
Flute-like wood body, spring-loaded head (scarifier)with pull release; wooden body.
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Accession Number
1969.209.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Irritants
Vaccination
Description
Flute-like wood body, spring-loaded head (scarifier)with pull release; wooden body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899.
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
wood: brown
horn: brown
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Dimension Notes
Length 21.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue for 1915, p. 1142 item #A7145
Research Facts
Originally labelled "Vaccination Scarificator," but see Kny-Scheerer catalogue. This device is used with an irritating oil as a counter-irritant.
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Baunscheidt's Lebenswecker (scarifier)

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
Accession Number
1930.5.1 a-d
Description
Wooden scarifier consisting of (a) the main shaft, (b) scarifier with spring body and 29 sharp prongs, (c) a wooden cap, and (d) a barrel-shaped wooden midsection.
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Accession Number
1930.5.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Irritants
Vaccination
Description
Wooden scarifier consisting of (a) the main shaft, (b) scarifier with spring body and 29 sharp prongs, (c) a wooden cap, and (d) a barrel-shaped wooden midsection.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - main shaft - Size: Length 16.8 cm
b - scarifier - Size: Length 23.0 cm
c - cap - Size: Length 4.1 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
d - scarifier - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Col. McAlpine; owned and used by Dr. John McAlpine, who practised at Lindsay 1880-1925.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
wood: dark brown
metal: dark golden brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Temporary Location
On loan to Brooklyn Historical Society, NY, for exhibit on Health and Disease in Brooklyn L-2019-2 22 March 2019 - 31 Dec 2022.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
This device was used with an irritating oil as a counter-irritant for vaccinations.
Exhibit History
On loan to Museum of Health Care Education Department for Seniors’ Learning Program 22 Aug 2016.
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Baunscheidt's Lebenswecker (scarifier)

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.283.1 a-d
Description
Flute-like wooden body with a brass spring and steel needles, the Lebenswecker consists of (a) a cap; (b) the body; (c) a spring with a handle at one end and lancets at the other; (d) wooden piece of the body.
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Accession Number
1969.283.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Irritants
Vaccination
Description
Flute-like wooden body with a brass spring and steel needles, the Lebenswecker consists of (a) a cap; (b) the body; (c) a spring with a handle at one end and lancets at the other; (d) wooden piece of the body.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - cap - Size: Depth 3.2 cm
b - body - Size: Length 15.6 cm
c - spring - Size: Length 21.5 cm
d - body part - Size: Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
This device was used with an irriating oil as a counterirritant to vaccinations.
Images
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