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general operating case

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Dates
1944
circa 1944
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
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…
Accession Number
1990.9.1 a-q
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
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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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…
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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; (k) tin of vaseline; (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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nurse's folding instrument case

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.4.1
Description
A folding leather case with 5 snap-closing pockets and a strap to hold instruments; there are 8 medical instruments and two pencils; there are patient chart forms.
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Accession Number
1980.4.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Nursing Care
MM= Surgical Set
Description
A folding leather case with 5 snap-closing pockets and a strap to hold instruments; there are 8 medical instruments and two pencils; there are patient chart forms.
Part Names
case - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Width 23.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Cooper Cole via Mr. & Mrs. C.F. Whittemore of Toronto.
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
leather: black; brown
metal: silver
wood: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-5
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
The kit belonged to Dr. Cooper Cole's sister, Agatha St. Osyth Cole; she graduated as a B.A. in Toronto in 1905 (first student) before graduating in nursing from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal in 1908; the kit was presented to her either at graduation or on receiveing a gold medal award in nursing.
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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001278 a-z
Description
Operating kit, which consists of several medical instruments housed in a case; the case (a) consists of a rectangular-shaped wooden box with brass insets at all corners; the box has a lid that is hinged onto the bottom at the back; both the top and bottom also have instrument trays that fit on top…
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Accession Number
997001278 a-z
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Surgical Set
Description
Operating kit, which consists of several medical instruments housed in a case; the case (a) consists of a rectangular-shaped wooden box with brass insets at all corners; the box has a lid that is hinged onto the bottom at the back; both the top and bottom also have instrument trays that fit on top of the instruments set into them; the trays on the top (b) and bottom (c) are both rectangular in shape, and made of wood with a felt-lined top section that has hollowed-out areas, designed to hold specific instruments; there is an amputation saw (d), which consists of an elongated C-shaped saw with a straight-backed, serrated blade; the saw has an extra blade (e), which is made of long, flat, straight metal; the tray that fits into the lid has areas for eight surgical instruments (mostly knives, and seven are missing); there is a pair of artery forceps (f) stored in this tray; one of the instruments in the base is a pair of bone cutting forceps (g); another instrument stored in the bottom of the case is a pair of bone cutting forceps with projecting edge (h); another instrument stored in the bottom of the case is a pair of bill-shaped rongeur forceps (i); there are also four metal drills (j-m) and a universal handle (n) in the bottom of the case; the tray that fits into the bottom of the case has areas for 18 surgical instruments (six are missing); the upper left corner houses two retractors (o,p); both retractors are made of a single piece of flat metal with rounded ends; there is a section in the front left corner of the tray that holds six thin-handled instruments (one is missing); these instruments include a tenaculum (g), two general operating knives (r,s), an aneurism needle (t) and another general operating knife (u); the upper left corner of the bottom tray houses two trephines (v,w); the tapered end of (v) has a round cap screwed into the threaded hole; this allows the attachment of an ebony handle (x); the right front corner of the bottom tray has a small, four-sided boxed area with a removable lid; there is a trephine brush (y) inside; the last instrument is housed at the centre right of the bottom tray and is a pair of arterial hemostatic forceps (z). (Please see accession sheet for colour photos.)
Number Of Parts
26
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 42.3 cm x Width 16.0 cm x Depth 10.7 cm
b - top tray - Size: Length 39.9 cm x Width 13.7 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
c - bottom tray - Size: Length 39.9 cm x Width 13.7 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
d - amputation saw - Size: Length 37.4 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
e - amputation saw blade - Size: Length 25.1 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
f - artery forceps (closed) - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
g - bone cutting forceps (open) - Size: Length 29.2 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
h - bone cutting forceps (open) - Size: Length 22.6 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
i - bill-shaped rongeur forceps (open) - Size: Length 18.0 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
j - drill - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Width 0.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
k - drill - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 0.4 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
l - drill - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
m - drill - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Width 0.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
n - drill handle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
o - retractor - Size: Length 18.4 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
p - retractor - Size: Length 18.4 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
q - tenaculum - Size: Length 17.4 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
r - general operating knife - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
s - general operating knife - Size: Length 16.3 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
t - aneurism needle - Size: Length 15.6 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
u - general operating knife - Size: Length 14.7 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
v - trephine - Size: Length 11.9 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
w - trephine - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
x - trephine handle - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
y - trephine brush - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
z - arterial hemostatic forceps - Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Snowden
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Likely made between 1860 and 1880
Material
wood: brown; black
fabric: red
metal: silver; yellow
bristles: black; brown
Inscriptions
(d) The back of the saw has the word, "SNOWDEN" stamped into the metal; (g, i) one side of the box lock joint has the words, "SNOWDEN // PHILA" stamped into the metal; (o,p) one side has the words, "SNOWDEN // PHILA" stamped into the metal; (q-u) one side of the tip is stamped "SNOWDEN" just after the handle; (z) one side of the end has the words, "SNOWDEN // PHILA" stamped into the metal; (a-c, e, f, h, j-n, v,w): no marks
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-1
Condition Remarks
Overall, the case and instruments are in good shape; some of the instruments are missing; specific damage includes: (a) the hinge at the back right side of the case is loose and missing one screw; (j) the plating is very worn on this drill; (m) the plating is quite worn on this drill as well; (n) the wood is cracked near the tip end; (u) knife edge is worn; with the rest of the objects, the metal shows wear, but no corrosion; the wood and cloth also show wear; #3: returned in same condition; (4): velvet torn in a few places; faded slightly; metal shows wear, particularly around latches; leather worn; trepanning tools worn around head.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Books
Document
Photographs
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #127; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment," vol. 1, by Dr. Gordon Dammann, 1983, p. 21(see attached photocopy); "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, 1987, pp. 129, 132, and 134 (see attached photocopy); "Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," by the A.S. Aloe Company, 189-, pp. 54, 68, 69, 75, 76, 78, 99, 146 (see attached photocopies); "Surgical Instruments," by the Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, pp. 2102, 2103 (see attached photocopies); the kit originally arrived with 997.001.130a,b-997.001.133; these instruments did not orginally belong to this set; CD #5
Research Facts
(h) Likely used to cut rib bones; (y) the trephine brush was used for sweeping the bone sawdust from a drilled skull.
Exhibit History
Part (d) on display in Bracken Library, "Boning Up on Anatomy" exhibit, Dec. 6, 2002-Sept. 29, 2003; On display in Bracken wing Feb. 12, 2004-Feb. 2005
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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
Treatment, General
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
Treatment, General
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 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 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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