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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Jack Kerr Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
999002003 a-b
Description
A metal instrument case; consists of the case (a) which has a hinged top and a fastener on the front to seal it shut; the case is rectangular with slightly rounded corners; the top of the case has the medical symbol (snake with scepter and crown); there is an instrument holder which fits into the t…
Accession Number
999002003 a-b
Collection
Dr. Jack Kerr Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Surgical Set
Description
A metal instrument case; consists of the case (a) which has a hinged top and a fastener on the front to seal it shut; the case is rectangular with slightly rounded corners; the top of the case has the medical symbol (snake with scepter and crown); there is an instrument holder which fits into the tray and has six thin grooves for holding instruments (possibly needles?).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 18.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
b - instrument holder - Size: Length 6.4 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Frederick Etherington.
Maker
J. F. Hartz Co.
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
The Hartz company was found in 1900; the doctor who used the case used other items which have been dated to the 1960s, so it is probably circa 1960; there is a 49 engraved on the instrument holder, possibly represents 1949.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"THE J.F. HARTZ CO." engraved on the top of the case; "F.E." (for Frederick Etherington) artistically engraved on the top of the case; "49" engraved on the instrument holder.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear to the surface of the metal.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., Toronto, 1960, p. 3.
Research Facts
It is unknown what it held, possibly needles.
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Dates
1940
1949
circa 1940-1949
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1986.20.1 a-p
Description
A rectangular leather bag (p) with a carrying handle, a lift-up lid, and a side compartment in the base; main compartment is lined with button-on fabric; bag contains: (a,b) obstetrical crutch in a cloth bag; (c) fetal stethoscope; (d) pelvimeter; (e) perforator; (f) hook and crotchet; (g) axis-tra…
Accession Number
1986.20.1 a-p
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Delivery
MM= Surgical Set
Description
A rectangular leather bag (p) with a carrying handle, a lift-up lid, and a side compartment in the base; main compartment is lined with button-on fabric; bag contains: (a,b) obstetrical crutch in a cloth bag; (c) fetal stethoscope; (d) pelvimeter; (e) perforator; (f) hook and crotchet; (g) axis-traction forceps; (h) axis-traction forceps; (i) hypodermic needle in packet; (j) anaesthetic mask frame; (l) bottle with measures engraved; (m) rubber apron; (n) fabric case; (o) packet of perineum needles.
Number Of Parts
16
Part Names
case - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Width 46.8 cm x Depth 19.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. B. Steiner.
Maker
Reynolds and Branson Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Leeds
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1949
circa 1940-1949
Material
leather: dark brown
fabric: white
metal: silver
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-4
(k) Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row B
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used by Dr. Steiner when she was in general practice in the U.K., 1942-1948; delivered around 600 babies using instruments in this case.
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military surgery kit

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Dates
1944
circa 1944
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
Accession Number
1990.9.1 a-q
Description
A cloth case (p) labelled in Japanese and marked with the Japanese military star; contains a metal case (q) with a lift-out rack (o) containing the following instruments: (a-d) 4 toothed artery forceps ; (e,f) needle holders; (g) dissecting forceps; (h) aneurism needle and director; (i,j) catheters…
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Accession Number
1990.9.1 a-q
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- air force
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Personnel -- doctor
MM= Surgical Set
Description
A cloth case (p) labelled in Japanese and marked with the Japanese military star; contains a metal case (q) with a lift-out rack (o) containing the following instruments: (a-d) 4 toothed artery forceps ; (e,f) needle holders; (g) dissecting forceps; (h) aneurism needle and director; (i,j) catheters; (k) hook and retractor; (l) lumbar puncture needle; (m) tube with clip.
Number Of Parts
17
Part Names
case - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
a - artery forceps - Size: Length 13.4 cm
b - artery forceps - Size: Length 13.4 cm
c - artery forceps - Size: Length 13.4 cm
d - artery forceps - Size: Length 13.4 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. T.P. Morley.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1944
circa 1944
Date Remarks
Acquired in 1945
Material
metal
fabric
Inscriptions
Cloth case labelled in Japanese, "Surgery Sack"; handwritten ink inscription, "Tom with love from Tojo"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Acquired by the donor, the "Tom" of the inscription, in 1945 when he was with the Royal Air Force, Southeast Asia Command, in Malaya; "Tojo" was the Japanese high commander.
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pocket instrument case

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.378.1 a-e
Description
Leather case with snap fastener, containing four surgical instruments: (a) a blunt-ended needle on a handle; (b) trocar; (c) director (?); (d) unknown.
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Accession Number
1969.378.1 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Surgical Set
Description
Leather case with snap fastener, containing four surgical instruments: (a) a blunt-ended needle on a handle; (b) trocar; (c) director (?); (d) unknown.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - needle - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 1.1 cm
b - trocar- Size: Length 8.9 cm
c - director (?) - Size: Length 11.5 cm
d - ? - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Width 3.0 cm
e - case - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 17.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."; patent date given on item as Feb. 17, 1903.
Material
leather: brown
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"The J.F. Hartz Co., Limited // Toronto, Ontario"; on (a): STEVENS & SON, LONDON"; on snap fastener: "PAT. FEB 17, 1903"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
Instruments in fair condition but the leather case is fairly dilapidated; a number of instruments seem to be missing; #3: leather is stiff.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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pocket instrument case

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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Accession Number
1976.6.27
Description
Morocco leather fold-up case with separators for instruments.
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Accession Number
1976.6.27
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
MeSH Heading
Urinary catheterization
MM= Surgical Set
Description
Morocco leather fold-up case with separators for instruments.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Site Made (City)
(c,k) New York
Site Made (Country)
(c,k) USA
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Material
leather: red
metal: silver; grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
#3: leather is stiff; case is falling apart.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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pocket instrument case

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1977.5.23 a-h
Description
A pocket fold-out instrument case containing 4 instruments and a packet of needles; Note: 3 instruments, identified as (b) tweezers, (f) needle for urethral director, and (g) scissors, have been noted as missing as of 8/9/83 "after loan to CBC"; the remaining four are (a) Spencer-Wells forceps; (c)…
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Accession Number
1977.5.23 a-h
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Surgical Set
Description
A pocket fold-out instrument case containing 4 instruments and a packet of needles; Note: 3 instruments, identified as (b) tweezers, (f) needle for urethral director, and (g) scissors, have been noted as missing as of 8/9/83 "after loan to CBC"; the remaining four are (a) Spencer-Wells forceps; (c) scalpel; (d) scalpel; (e) urethral director; and (h) curved surgical needles wrapped in paper; leather case not numbered or measured.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - forceps - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 4.7 cm
c - scalpel - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 0.75 cm
d - scalpel - Size: Length 12.75 cm x Width 0.75 cm
e - urethral director - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 2.0 cm
h - packet of needles
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. T.W. Thompson, Nakomas, Florida.
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Record says, "early 20th century."
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Scalpel (c) is marked: "Hand Forged"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Condition Remarks
Many of the instruments are rusting; #2: three instruments missing; #3: leather is stiff.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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pocket surgeon's case

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001134 a-l
Description
Surgical pocket case, which consists of several instruments housed in a folding leather case; the case contains (a) an elevator/spatula; this is an instrument made of a flat piece of metal with rounded ends; one end curves slightly upwards and the other end curves slightly downwards and has a small…
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Accession Number
997001134 a-l
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Surgical Set
MM= Medical Case
Description
Surgical pocket case, which consists of several instruments housed in a folding leather case; the case contains (a) an elevator/spatula; this is an instrument made of a flat piece of metal with rounded ends; one end curves slightly upwards and the other end curves slightly downwards and has a small slot cut into the metal at the end; the case also contains a pair of hemostatic forceps (b,c); the forceps consist of a scissor-like instrument with two halves--(b) left and (c) right--that fit together; the forceps have two oval finger grips and straight tapered handles with rounded outer edges that taper to tips with serrated inner edges; the forceps' two halves join together with a pivot and round slot near the tip blades; part (b) has a rounded pivot which stands up from the inner edge of the piece and part (c) has a rounded slot cut through the metal; the handles of the forceps are straight with finger grips at their ends; the grips flare slightly outwards and have a single snap catch ratchet just below the rings; the serrated inner edges of the tips fit together when the forceps are closed; the case also contains a probe (d) which consists of a length of solid cylindrical metal that has a tapered, pointed tip at one end and a slightly bulbous, rounded tip at the other end; the case contains three lancets in ebony sheaths (e-g); each of these lancets has a metal blade that is hinged at the end between two flat pieces of ebony; the hinge allows the blade to be placed between the ebony pieces for storage; the ebony handle has flat inner edges and rounded outer edges with rounded tops and bottoms; the blades vary in shape: (e) is long and curved with a blunt outer edge, sharp inner edge, and blunt rounded tip; (f) has a small, rounded blade on a long shaft; the tip of the blade is sharp; (g) is long and curved with a blunt outer edge, sharp inner edge and has a tapered tip that ends with a sharp point; the case also contains a pair of tissue forceps (h); this is a tweezer-like instrument made of two halves joined at the handle; each half is made of flat metal with rounded ends joined permanently together; the metal tapers to rounded tips that have serrated inner edges which fit together when the forceps are squeezed closed; one side of the forceps has a small hole through the metal; the other inner side of the forceps has a corresponding cylindrical metal piece that fits into the hole when the forceps are closed; the case also contains a catheter (i) with two removable tips -- a male tip (j) and a female tip (k); the catheter (i) is made of a hollow cylindrical metal tube with round open ends; the tip end has threading on its outer edges; the other end is open with a slight lip; there is a small round ring attached to the outer edge near this open end; removable tips (j,k) fit onto the threaded tip of the catheter; the male tip consists of a long curved length of hollow cylindrical metal tubing with a round open end that has threading on its inner edge; the other end of the tube has a closed rounded tip; there are two small oval holes in the tube near the tip end; the female tip consists of a short slightly-curved length of hollow cylindrical metal tubing with a round open end that has threading on its inner edge; the other end of the tube has a closed, rounded tip; there are two small oval holes in the tube near the tip end; all pieces are stored in (l) a three-fold leather case with a metal clasp; the case has three rectangular sections with an outer flap on the right and left sides which fold inwards to cover the section; the sections are joined together and fold upwards onto each other; the top section has a leather-covered cardboard and cloth section at the back; the case has a rounded leather-covered cardboard flap with a metal clasp that holds the case together when folded; the inner sections have leather instrument-holding loops sewn into the centre of the section; these hold the instruments securely inside the case
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - elevator/spatula - Size: Length 12.1 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
b - hemostatic forcep (left) - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - hemostatic forcep (right) - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
d - probe - Size: Length 12.6 cm x Diam. 0.2 cm
e - lancet (open) - Size: Length 14.6 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
f - lancet (open) - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
g - lancet (open) - Size: Length 14.7 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
h - tissue forceps - Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
i - catheter base - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
j - catheter tip (male) - Size: Length 11.9 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
k - catheter tip (female) - Size: Length 3.2 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
l - leather case (closed) - Size: Length 14.4 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine collection
Material
metal: silver; grey; yellow
wood: black
cardboard: brown
leather: brown
fabric: red; brown
Inscriptions
(a-c, e-h) All instruments have "A.L. HERNSTEIN" stamped into the metal; (l) the metal clasp on the case has, "PAT. JUNE 25 67" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Condition Remarks
The surgical pocket case arrived very dirty and dusty; (a,d-g) the metal shows some wear and minor staining; no corrosion is visible; (e-g) the ebony is complete and undamaged except for a very small chip in one side of lancet (e); (b,c,i-k) the metal shows wear and areas of plating loss; no corrosion is visible; (h) the metal shows wear, staining and some corrosion (rust) is visible; (l) the leather is dry and brittle with several torn and/or missing areas; case smells of mildew; cardboard and cloth sections show tears and missing areas; part of the metal clasp is missing; #2: leather torn, fabric torn, metal tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #234; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Surgical Instruments and Orthopaedic Appliances," by Max Wocher & Son, 189-, p. 57 (similar to No. 9) (see attached photocopy); CD #3
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pocket surgeon's case

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1975.9.1 a-l
Description
A leather fold-out pocket case (a), with snap fasteners, containing a number of surgical instruments: (b-f) assorted scalpels; (g) a hook; (h,l) screwed together to make a catheter or (j,l) screwed together to make a curved catheter; (i,k) dressing forceps with detaching joint; not numbered: a prob…
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Accession Number
1975.9.1 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Urinary catheterization
MM= Surgical Set
MM= Medical Case
Description
A leather fold-out pocket case (a), with snap fasteners, containing a number of surgical instruments: (b-f) assorted scalpels; (g) a hook; (h,l) screwed together to make a catheter or (j,l) screwed together to make a curved catheter; (i,k) dressing forceps with detaching joint; not numbered: a probe, a packet of surgical needles, a packet of silk suturing threads, and a razor blade.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - case
b - scalpel
c - scalpel
d - scalpel
e - scalpel
f - scalpel
g - hook
i - dressing forceps
h,j ,l - catheter
k - dressing forceps
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Miss Ruth Goodwin of Saranac Lake, N.Y., through Miss May Robertson; the case belonged to Dr. Byron Preston of Naples, N.Y., a relative of Miss Goodwin's.
Maker
R. J. Strasenburgh Co.
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
leather: black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) on snap fastener: "Cling Pocket Pat Oct 5 '97"; printed in white ink inside case: "DR PRESTON NA [illeg.] N.Y."; on other items: "R.J. STRASENBURGH CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
#2: case is in poor condition even after numerous repairs; #3: leather is stiff; case is falling apart.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Columbia pocket case
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pocket surgeon's case

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Dates
1875
1876
circa 1875-1876
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Accession Number
1977.9.1 a-q
Description
A morocco velvet-lined case (a) has two pouches and contains a variety of medical instruments: a nickel-plated steel director and tonguette (b); tenotome and director with tortoise-shell handle (c); gum lancet and tenaculum (d); a probe (e); bistoury and tenotome (f); straight operating scissors (g…
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Accession Number
1977.9.1 a-q
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
MeSH Heading
Suture Techniques
Urinary catheterization
MM= Surgical Set
MM= Medical Case
Description
A morocco velvet-lined case (a) has two pouches and contains a variety of medical instruments: a nickel-plated steel director and tonguette (b); tenotome and director with tortoise-shell handle (c); gum lancet and tenaculum (d); a probe (e); bistoury and tenotome (f); straight operating scissors (g); scalpel and probe-pointed bistoury (h); morocco detached holder with four pockets for urethral catheter and caustic holder (i); parts of Parker combined urethral catheter (j-m); part of Parker catheter caustic holder (n) that fits into (m); paper envelope for surgeon's needles containing 6 stainless steel sutures (o); a paper with thread wrapped around it (silk for suturing?) (p); and five stainless steel needles on chamois (q).
Number Of Parts
17
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Width 12.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - director and tonguette - Size: Length 11.3 cm
c - tenotome and director - Size: Length 12.0 cm
d - gum lancet and tenaculum - Size: Length 18.5 cm
e - probe - Size: Length 11.5 cm
f - bistoury and tenotome - Size: Length 18.5 cm
g - scissors - Size: Length 11.2 cm
h - scalpel and probe - Size: Length 18.5 cm
i - holder for urethral catheter - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Width 4.4 cm
j - part of urethral catheter - Size: Length 12.2 cm
k - part of urethral catheter - Size: Length 3.2 cm
l - part of urethral catheter - Size: Length 9.2 cm
m - part of urethral catheter - Size: Length 7.4 cm
n - part of urethral catheter - Size: Length 4.6 cm
o - paper envelope - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Width 3.1 cm
p - paper with thread wrapped around it
q - stainless steel needles
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mary B. Millman, daughter of Dr. Thomas Millman of Oxford Co.; Dr. Millman purchased the case and instruments while in London and Edinburgh in 1875-76.
Maker
George Tiemann & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1875
1876
circa 1875-1876
Material
fabric: purple
leather: black; yellow
metal: silver
tortoise shell: brown
Inscriptions
Inside the upper flap of the case (a) is an oval, gold-printed seal that has inside it: "Manuf. of Surgical Instr. // G. TIEMANN & CO. // 67 Chatham St., New York"; (b) has imprinted on it: "Tiemann & Co."; (d) has imprinted, "Tiemann"; (f) has imprinted, "Tiemann"; (g) has imprinted: "Millikin"; (h) has imprinted, "Tiemann"; (o) has printed on it, "J. Stevens & Son, SURGEONS' NEEDLES, 78, Long Lane, LONDON, E.C.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
Not a complete set; #3: leather is stiff; case is falling apart.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"American Armamentarium Chirurgicum," George Tiemann & Co., 1889, p. 66 (items 86 and 384 - combined catheter)
Research Facts
Parker's pocket set
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pocket surgical case

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Dates
1863
circa 1863
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Accession Number
1980.14.3
Description
A black leather fold-out case with gold markings containing 15 medical instruments, sutures, and cotton pads, held by straps; the knives are made of solid steel with nickel-plated handles.
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Accession Number
1980.14.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
MeSH Heading
Urinary catheterization
MM= Surgical Set
MM= Medical Case
Description
A black leather fold-out case with gold markings containing 15 medical instruments, sutures, and cotton pads, held by straps; the knives are made of solid steel with nickel-plated handles.
Part Names
case - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 8.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Colin McRae via Mr. Frank Somers; the set belonged to his great-grandfather Dr. Charles William Buchanan (1810-1876).
Maker
Stevens & Sons (case)
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1863
circa 1863
Material
leather: black
metal: silver
cardboard: white
fabric: white
Inscriptions
On case: "Stevens & Son, London"; on scalpel: "The J.F. Hartz Co. (No. 3f)"; on dissecting forceps: "Chandler & Messen"; on forceps: "Baxer"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
Some of the instruments are discoloured; #2: leather is stiff; case is falling apart.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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