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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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four-blade scarificator

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Dates
1820
circa 1820
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
992070073
Description
Small size four-blade scarificator made of brass; spring-loaded mechanism released blades from raised position; mechanism in good condition
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Accession Number
992070073
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
Small size four-blade scarificator made of brass; spring-loaded mechanism released blades
from raised position; mechanism in good condition
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. R.R. MacGregor
Dates
1820
circa 1820
Date Remarks
"Antique Medical Instruments" by Elizabeth Bannion, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 1979
pp. 48-50
Material
metal: silver; yellow
Inscriptions
Stamped on box: sun-shaped emblem (see accession sheet)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 3.5 cm. x Width: 3.5 cm. x Depth: 4.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
# 1: brass needs cleaning; sterilizing needed; # 2: artifact suitable for exhibit
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Exhibit History
On Exhibit “Stubborn Illness: Macdonald Family” at the Museum of Health Care 11 June, 2015 - June 15 2017; Hall of Honour, KGH - "Beyond Ether: 150 Years of Anaesthesia" - Sept. 27, 1997- June 2011
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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
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996002001 a-b
Description
(a) Brass scarificator which consists of a squared eight-sided box with a lever and knob at the top, 12 slits for 12 steel blades at the bottom, and a release button at the front; the lever at the top pushes the blades out and the knob adjusts their length; the release button at the front retracts …
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Accession Number
996002001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
(a) Brass scarificator which consists of a squared eight-sided box with a lever and knob at the top, 12 slits for 12 steel blades at the bottom, and a release button at the front; the lever at the top pushes the blades out and the knob adjusts their length; the release button at the front retracts the blades; (b) cloth-covered cardboard box with a leather-hinged lid which fastens at the front with a hook; box made to store the scarificator.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - scarificator - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Width 4.2 cm. x Depth 6.2 cm.
b - box - Size: Length 5.9 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 7.3 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Jason A. Hannah, graduate for the Faculty of Medicine at Queen's University Class of 1928.
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
1790-1900
Material
metal: yellow; silver
cardboard: grey
fabric: black
leather: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Condition Remarks
Scarificator shows some grime; the lever and knobs all work; box shows loss of inside cloth; there is also a small tear at the back; #3: the case has severely deteriorated.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments" by Keith Wilbur, M.D.; CD #7
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Dates
1918
circa 1918
Collection
Dr. Howard Box and Dr. G. S. Cronk Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996010001
Description
Small brass 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; release button on the side.
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Accession Number
996010001
Collection
Dr. Howard Box and Dr. G. S. Cronk Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
Small brass 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; release button on the side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in China in 1918 for smallpox vaccinations by Dr. Howard Box and Dr. G. S. Cronk (donated by by L. Bruce Cronk).
Dates
1918
circa 1918
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
On front: two small stars; on top: Roman numeral "VII"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.0 cm. x Width: 4.5 cm. x Depth: 4.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some minor tarnish; all moving parts still work, but are stiff; #2: condition unchanged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments" by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., p.119; letters from previous owner, L. Bruce Cronk
Research Facts
Used for smallpox vaccinations
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Providence Continuing Care Centre: "Rockwood Asylum: Refuge and Renewal 1878–1905" from Feb. 13, 2007- Nov 2016. On exhibit as of Dec. 5, 2000; taken to Toronto for one day to be shown on TVO's "Body and Health" show; exhibit "Asylum," The Story of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital; Dec. 5, 2000.
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Dates
1790
1830
circa 1790-1830
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997038002 a-c
Description
Scarificator in a leather two piece box, which consists of (a) a square four-sided brass scarificator that has a flat round metal decorative holding piece at the left and right side, a metal cocking lever, and a heart-shaped blade adjustor at the top and a release lever at the top right; there are …
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Accession Number
997038002 a-c
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
Scarificator in a leather two piece box, which consists of (a) a square four-sided brass scarificator that has a flat round metal decorative holding piece at the left and right side, a metal cocking lever, and a heart-shaped blade adjustor at the top and a release lever at the top right; there are also small metal screws on the front and back and two on the top; the bottom of the scarificator has 16 long rectangular slots where blades will come out when the top lever is cocked; the scarificator fits into (b) a square leather-covered cardboard box that has an open top and a V-shaped notch cut into one side; the notch accomodates the release lever; the opposite side wall is lower, as part of it has broken off; a box lid (c) fits over the bottom; the top is square at the base and rounded into a domed semi-circle at the top; there is a small hole in the top that accomodates the cocking lever; black thread can be seen along one side, where a tear was sewn shut
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - scarificator - Size: Length 3.7 cm. x Width 4.5 cm. x Depth 5.5 cm.
b - box bottom - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
c - box lid - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 4.1 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. James J. A. Fraser, 1955 Queen's University Meds graduate
Dates
1790
1830
circa 1790-1830
Date Remarks
Style of blades are pointed
Material
metal: grey; yellow
leather: brown
paper: grey
fabric: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Condition Remarks
(a) There are several deep scratches on the sides of the scarificator, but no corrosion is visible; the cocking and release levers both work, but the blade adjustor will not move; (b) the box base shows a great deal of wear; half of one side has been broken off and another side is also broken; the top (c) also shows a great deal of wear and the sides have split; one has been repaired with black thread
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., p. 119
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Dates
1790
circa 1790
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001101
Description
Scarificator, which consists of an 8-sided (square with flattened corners) brass instrument that has flat sides, top and bottom; the top of the scarificator has a round knob in the centre and a metal lever at the left side; the bottom of the scarificator has 8 slits cut into it and the front has a …
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Accession Number
997001101
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
Scarificator, which consists of an 8-sided (square with flattened corners) brass instrument that has flat sides, top and bottom; the top of the scarificator has a round knob in the centre and a metal lever at the left side; the bottom of the scarificator has 8 slits cut into it and the front has a round knob; eight sharp, rounded metal blades come out of the slits in the bottom when the lever is cocked; the top knob will raise or lower the blades when turned; the front knob will retract the blades when pushed in
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Dates
1790
circa 1790
Date Remarks
Scarificators used from 1790-1900
Material
metal: silver; yellow
Inscriptions
The front of the scarificator has a manufacturer's mark of an oval with three small straight lines coming from the lower right section, stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Dimension Notes
Length 4.4 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear and some tarnish; no corrosion is visible; moving parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #27; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Antique Medical Instruments " by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 119 (see attached photocopy); "Antique Medical Instruments," by Elisabeth Bennion, 1979, p. 46 (illustration #44) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Used primarily for bloodletting
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour, KGH - "Beyond Ether: 150 Years of Anaesthesia" - Sept. 27, 1997- June 2011
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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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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1932.3.1
Description
Brass scarificator, almost cubic in shape except for cut-off corners; sixteen blades.
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Accession Number
1932.3.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
Brass scarificator, almost cubic in shape except for cut-off corners; sixteen blades.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."; appears in a 1922 catalogue.
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Scratched on one side is the name "Parkinson."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Dimension Notes
Length 4.5 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Images
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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
1969.158.1
Description
A standard scarificator with eight blades in two opposite sets of four.
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Accession Number
1969.158.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
A standard scarificator with eight blades in two opposite sets of four.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
W. Smith
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899.
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
"W. SMITH" stamped on one side, with a crown over the top.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Dimension Notes
Length 6.5 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Images
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