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Beaver eye blade

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
004029018
Description
A Beaver eye blade consisting of a tiny knife in a blue plastic case; the case has a window on the top making the blade visible; it is sealed in a cellophane wrapper.
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Accession Number
004029018
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife
Description
A Beaver eye blade consisting of a tiny knife in a blue plastic case; the case has a window on the top making the blade visible; it is sealed in a cellophane wrapper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
From KGH.
Maker
Beaver
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Appears in a 1960 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
plastic: blue
cellophane: clear
Inscriptions
"Beaver [in script] // EYE BLADE // STAINLESS STEEL" and "AUTOCLAVABLE" printed on the top of the case
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Dimension Notes
Length 15.4 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., Toronto, 1960, p. 306 (see attached photocopies); CD #6.
Research Facts
The blade would attach to a separate handle.
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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
997016038
Description
Brain knife, which consists of a long flat metal handle with a rounded gripping end; the other end of the handle has a long, thin slightly curved blade with a long cutting edge and a blunted tip.
Accession Number
997016038
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife
Description
Brain knife, which consists of a long flat metal handle with a rounded gripping end; the other end of the handle has a long, thin slightly curved blade with a long cutting edge and a blunted tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
Evans & Wormull
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The words, "EVANS 7 // STAMFORD ST // WORMULL" are stamped into one side of the handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.9 cm. x Width: 1.2 cm. x Depth: 0.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
The brain knife arrived attached to a display board with wire and glue gun adhesive; the metal shows minor wear and small scratches made by the wire that held it to the display board; there is a small amount of tarnishing at the blade; no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. John Desmond
Research Facts
This was the first brain knife in the world; it was developed in Toronto, Canada by Mackenzie.
Exhibit History
On display at the Goethe Institut, Toronto, October 18, 2002-March 2003
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Brand plantaris tendon stripper

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997034181
Description
The tendon stripper has a solid cylindrical shaft with a handle at one end; the handle is a flat, solid piece of metal that flares out and then in, and ends with a sharp tip; the edges of the handle are rounded; one side of the handle has horizontal gripping grooves; the other end of the shaft has …
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Accession Number
997034181
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Surgery
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife
Description
The tendon stripper has a solid cylindrical shaft with a handle at one end; the handle is a flat, solid piece of metal that flares out and then in, and ends with a sharp tip; the edges of the handle are rounded; one side of the handle has horizontal gripping grooves; the other end of the shaft has an attached tip that is a short piece of hollow, cylindrical metal with two round, open ends; the uppermost end is sharp.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Downs
Site Made (City)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 on.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"OR PLASTIC DR WYLLIE" engraved on the instrument; "DOWN ENGLAND STAINLESS" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 52.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining or corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," by Downs Surgical PLC, 23rd ed., p. G 57 (similar to item #GR-150-01-Q) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Research Facts
Used for stripping tendons from fascia lata to repair soft tissue injuries.
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Brand plantaris tendon stripper

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997034183
Description
The tendon stripper has a solid cylindrical shaft with a handle at one end; the handle is four-sided with vertical gripping grooves and a thumb indentation on the front and back; the edges are rounded and the tip is rounded; the other end of the shaft has a cone-shaped hollow piece of metal with a …
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Accession Number
997034183
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Surgery
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife
Description
The tendon stripper has a solid cylindrical shaft with a handle at one end; the handle is four-sided with vertical gripping grooves and a thumb indentation on the front and back; the edges are rounded and the tip is rounded; the other end of the shaft has a cone-shaped hollow piece of metal with a sharp, open outer tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Padgett
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 on.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Padgett K.C. M.O. P - 1688" etched on the handle; "INSCO" with a small house shape stamped into the metal on the handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 56.4 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining or corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," by Downs Surgical PLC, 23rd ed., p. G 57 (similar to item #GR-150-01-Q) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Research Facts
Used for stripping tendons from fascia lata to repair soft tissue injuries.
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Brand tendon stripper

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997034182
Description
The tendon stripper has a solid cylindrical shaft with a handle at one end; the handle is a solid piece of metal that flares out and then in, and ends with a rounded end; the edges of the handle are rounded; one side of the handle has horizontal gripping grooves; the other end of the shaft has an a…
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Accession Number
997034182
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Surgery
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife
Description
The tendon stripper has a solid cylindrical shaft with a handle at one end; the handle is a solid piece of metal that flares out and then in, and ends with a rounded end; the edges of the handle are rounded; one side of the handle has horizontal gripping grooves; the other end of the shaft has an attached hollow tip that has four flat sides; the distal end is sharp.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Padgett
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 on.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"GERMANY STAINLESS STEEL Padgett K.C. M.O." stamped into the metal; "P — 4472" etched on front and back of handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 54.0 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
There was a small spot of corrosion on the handle; some corrosion inside the cutting tip.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instrument Catalogue," 4th ed., by W. Lorenz, 1988, p. 444 (similar to item #03-0033) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Research Facts
This stripper is used for obtaining tendon grafts from fascia lata.
Images
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
997034359
Description
A long, flat piece of metal with a groove housing a long, metal strip with a blade on the distal end; sliding mechanism on handle.
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Accession Number
997034359
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Surgery
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife
Description
A long, flat piece of metal with a groove housing a long, metal strip with a blade on the distal end; sliding mechanism on handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Maker
Storz
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-13
Dimension Notes
Length 32.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Catalog," by Storz Instrument Co., 1966, p. 188 (similar to item #N-4298) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Fascia stripper is used to take fascia lata to repair ptosis, or as a tendon sling.
Images
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997034375
Description
A long, flat piece of metal with a groove housing a long, metal strip with a blade on the distal end.
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Accession Number
997034375
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Surgery
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife
Description
A long, flat piece of metal with a groove housing a long, metal strip with a blade on the distal end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Maker
Storz
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2006
2006-5-4
Dimension Notes
Length 37.6 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Catalog," by Storz Instrument Co., 1972, p. 153 (similar to item #N-4298) (see attached photocopy); CD #8
Research Facts
Fascia stripper is used to take fascia lata to repair ptosis, or as a tendon sling.
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Hunter's lithotomy knife

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Dates
1770
1799
1770-1799
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1986.19.1
Description
A curved blade, sharpened on both sides and incorporating a file, is riveted into a cross-hatched ivory handle.
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Accession Number
1986.19.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Calculi
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife
Description
A curved blade, sharpened on both sides and incorporating a file, is riveted into a cross-hatched ivory handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. F. Balch of Northwood, UK.
Maker
Savigny
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1770
1799
1770-1799
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 18c."
Material
metal: dark grey
ivory: off-white
Inscriptions
"Savigny"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-3
Dimension Notes
Length 9.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Chips broken off the tip and the broad blade of the knife.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
1975.3.53
Description
A heavy knife with a squat, rounded blade with a notch on the upper edge; set into a wooden handle with two rivets.
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Accession Number
1975.3.53
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Bandages
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife
Description
A heavy knife with a squat, rounded blade with a notch on the upper edge; set into a wooden handle with two rivets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Leslie W. Black via Dr. A.D. Kelly at the Ontario Medical Association; instruments from the practice of Dr. Malcolm C. Black, Mrs. Black's father-in-law.
Site Made (Country)
Italy
Material
metal: silver
wood: medium brown
Inscriptions
On blade: "1ST. RIZZOL."; on handle: "MADE IN // ITALY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-5
Dimension Notes
Length 20.0 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Small crack at end of handle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Surgical and diagnostic instruments ca 1890-1900 from the practice of Dr. Malcolm C. Black of Hespeler, Ont.
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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003283
Description
Utility knife, which has eight different blades sandwiched between two red oblong pieces, and with a metal loop attached at one thin end; the blades include a corkscrew and pick on one side, bottle opener, scissors, mini-saw and three other blades, which are stuck in the housing; there is a silver …
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Accession Number
000003283
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife
Description
Utility knife, which has eight different blades sandwiched between two red oblong pieces, and with a metal loop attached at one thin end; the blades include a corkscrew and pick on one side, bottle opener, scissors, mini-saw and three other blades, which are stuck in the housing; there is a silver emblem set into the surface of one of the plastic oblong pieces; there are two copper pins visible in the face of each plastic casing piece.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Based on date on documents found in case
Material
metal: silver; yellow
plastic: red
Inscriptions
The silver metal emblem set into the plastic casing reads, "[three + marks in a vertical line] K"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 10.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The knife arrived dusty; most of the object was in very good condition, but there were patches of brown corrosion on some of the blades; three blades could not be removed from the housing; there was dust and oily deposits in the grooves where the blades rested; the scissor blade was worn in a patch surrounding the thumb groove.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
C. Cox, retired KPH RN; CD #4
Research Facts
Used by patient and barber at KPH, a veteran; arrived with artifacts 000.003.282, and .284-.297
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