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abdominal retractor

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1980.3.5
Description
Chrome handle and grip ends in a fenestrated, circular piece at right angles to the handle.
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Accession Number
1980.3.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Chrome handle and grip ends in a fenestrated, circular piece at right angles to the handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter L. Percival of Windsor, Ont.
Maker
Trudell
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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abdominal retractor

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3424
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001153
Description
Abdominal retractor, which consists of a stainless steel instrument with a solid square metal bar onto which are attached two flattened arm pieces that curve outwards; the left arm piece is fixed to the bar, which the right arm piece can slide along the bar; a round screw at the end of the right si…
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Accession Number
997001153
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Appendectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Abdominal retractor, which consists of a stainless steel instrument with a solid square metal bar onto which are attached two flattened arm pieces that curve outwards; the left arm piece is fixed to the bar, which the right arm piece can slide along the bar; a round screw at the end of the right side of the bar prevents the right arm from sliding off the bar; there is a rounded blade at the end of each arm; the blades are made of very heavy cylindrical metal wire formed into an oval shape that has been bent to face forwards; the ends of the blades are rounded
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Logo type used from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The top of the right arm has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it stamped into the metal; the top of the left arm has the words, "INGRAM & BELL // GERMANY" stamped into the metal; the top of the rod has the words, "Anatomy Dept." engraved into the metal; the bottom of the right arm has the word "Anatomy" engraved into the metal; both arms have the number "28" stamped into the metal at the inner edge, near the rod
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Dimension Notes
Length 20.5 cm x Width 18.6 cm x Depth 6.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only; no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #249; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," The J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 202 (similar to item 310-335) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
Research Facts
Used as a retractor for appendectomy surgery
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Balfour abdominal retractor

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11030
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034399
Description
A rectangular structure open at one end; has one stationary arm and one adjustable arm; centre blade is missing.
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Accession Number
997034399
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
A rectangular structure open at one end; has one stationary arm and one adjustable arm; centre blade is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Down
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
"DOWN ENGLAND STAINLESS STEEL" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-5
Dimension Notes
Length 28.0 cm x Width 21.0 cm x Depth 6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining or corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," by Downs Surgical PLC, 23rd ed., p. B 21 (similar to item # BG-210-01-R) (see attached photocopy); also similar to 997034299; CD #2.
Research Facts
Used for retracting the abdominal wall during surgery; this instrument is self-retaining; used mainly in gynaecological and general surgery.
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bladder and suprapubic retractor

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001152
Description
Bladder and suprapubic retractor, which consists of a stainless steel instrument with a solid, square metal bar onto which are attached two flattened arm pieces that curve outwards; the left arm piece is fixed to the bar, while the right arm piece can slide along the bar; a wing nut on the bar keep…
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Accession Number
997001152
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Bladder and suprapubic retractor, which consists of a stainless steel instrument with a solid, square metal bar onto which are attached two flattened arm pieces that curve outwards; the left arm piece is fixed to the bar, while the right arm piece can slide along the bar; a wing nut on the bar keeps the arm pieces from touching each other; a round screw at the bottom of the right arm can be tightened to hold the arm at a fixed spot on the bar; there is a round screw attachment at the right end of the bar; there is a flat blade at the end of each arm; the blades both curve inwards, then stright again; there are slots cut into the blades at the curved area; the blades are attached to the arms with a screw and can swivel 360 deg.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Medicon
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The top of the right arm has the words, "MEDICON GERMANY // FISHER & BURPE // STAINLESS STEEL" stamped into the metal; the blades both have the numbers "1 // 3" stamped into the metal at the bottom; the arms are both stamped with the number "13" on the inside just above the bar
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-7
Dimension Notes
Length 17.5 cm x Width 21.4 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only; no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #248; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments and Accessories," by Miltex Instrument Company, 1973, p. 94 (almost identical to item MX11-390) (see attached photocopy); possibly goes with 997.001.187; CD #5
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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blade for Balfour retractor

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034299
Description
Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
997034299
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Note: item is missing.
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 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-7
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 28.5 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Small amount of corrosion where handle is attached to blade; minor staining.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. B-21 (similar to item BG-210-01-R) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Research Facts
This instrument is a centre blade for a Balfour retractor; used for retracting abdominal cavity during surgery; the Balfour retractor is a self-retaining instrument
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Farabeuf's abdominal retractor

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001161
Description
Farabeuf's abdominal retractor, which consists of a flat metal bar that has been turned downwards at a 90 deg. angle at both ends and ends with rounded tips; the tips also curve slightly inwards
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Accession Number
997001161
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Farabeuf's abdominal retractor, which consists of a flat metal bar that has been turned downwards at a 90 deg. angle at both ends and ends with rounded tips; the tips also curve slightly inwards
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The top of the flat bar has the words, "Anatomy Dept." engraved in the metal; the bottom has the number "243" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Dimension Notes
Length 12.1 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear; no corrosion is visible; the flat top shows very minor staining; masking tape holding this retractor with others was removed; #2: tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #257; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 2147 (item B/-4355) (see attached photocopy); see also 997.001.162-.164; CD #5
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Farabeuf's abdominal retractor

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3431
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001162
Description
Farabeuf's abdominal retractor, which consists of a flat metal bar that has been turned downwards at a 90 deg. angle at both ends and ends with rounded tips; the tips also curve slightly inwards
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Accession Number
997001162
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Farabeuf's abdominal retractor, which consists of a flat metal bar that has been turned downwards at a 90 deg. angle at both ends and ends with rounded tips; the tips also curve slightly inwards
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The top of the flat bar has the words, "Anatomy Dept." engraved in the metal; the bottom has the number "132" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Dimension Notes
Length 12.2 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear; no corrosion is visible; the flat top shows very minor staining; masking tape holding this retractor with others was removed; #2: tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #257; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 2147 (item B/-4355) (see attached photocopy); see also 997.001.161, .163, .164; CD #5
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Farabeuf's abdominal retractor

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3432
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001163
Description
Farabeuf's abdominal retractor, which consists of a flat metal bar that has been turned downwards at a 90 deg. angle at both ends and ends with rounded tips; the tips also curve slightly inwards
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Accession Number
997001163
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Farabeuf's abdominal retractor, which consists of a flat metal bar that has been turned downwards at a 90 deg. angle at both ends and ends with rounded tips; the tips also curve slightly inwards
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Logo type used from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The top of the flat bar has the number "502" stamped into the metal and the words, "Anatomy Dept." engraved in the metal; the bottom of the flat bar has the words "STAINLESS // INGRAM & BELL // GERMANY" as well as the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Dimension Notes
Length 11.9 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear; no corrosion is visible; the flat top shows very minor staining; masking tape holding this retractor with others was removed; #2: tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #257; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 2147 (item B/-4355) (see attached photocopy); see also 997.001.161, .162, .164; CD #5
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Farabeuf's abdominal retractor

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3433
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001164
Description
Farabeuf's abdominal retractor, which consists of a flat metal bar that has been turned downwards at a 90 deg. angle at both ends and ends with rounded tips; the tips also curve slightly inwards
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Accession Number
997001164
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Farabeuf's abdominal retractor, which consists of a flat metal bar that has been turned downwards at a 90 deg. angle at both ends and ends with rounded tips; the tips also curve slightly inwards
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Logo type used from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The top of the flat bar has the number "132" stamped into the metal and the words, "Anatomy Dept." engraved in the metal; the bottom of the flat bar has the words "STAINLESS // INGRAM & BELL // GERMANY" as well as the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear; no corrosion is visible; the flat top shows very minor staining; masking tape holding this retractor with others was removed; #2: tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #257; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 2147 (item B/-4355) (see attached photocopy); see also 997.001.161-.163; CD #5
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Gosset abdominal retractor

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8183
Dates
1940
1949
circa 1940-1949
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1981.4.8
Description
Double-bladed abdominal retractor; blade depth adjusted manually by sliding back and forth across a rod.
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Accession Number
1981.4.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Double-bladed abdominal retractor; blade depth adjusted manually by sliding back and forth across a rod.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Gordon Edmund, R.O.M.
Dates
1940
1949
circa 1940-1949
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Dimension Notes
Length 13.4 cm x Width 12.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used by Dr. Gordon Edmund during WW II in Holland and Germany when he was a lab tech. in the British Army.
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