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Dates
1850
1890
circa 1850-1890
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002430 a-bb
Description
Amputation set,contained in a wooden case with decorative brass side brackets (a) includes; bone saw with open wooden handle (b), bow saw (c), amputating knives (d, e, f), compartment lid (g), tool tray (h), wax blocks for suture string (i, j), leather form (k), Hey's skull saw (l), bullet removal …
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Accession Number
997002430 a-bb
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Amputation set,contained in a wooden case with decorative brass side brackets (a) includes; bone saw with open wooden handle (b), bow saw (c), amputating knives (d, e, f), compartment lid (g), tool tray (h), wax blocks for suture string (i, j), leather form (k), Hey's skull saw (l), bullet removal forceps (m), lancet blade (n), absorbtion tool (o), probe with needle eye (p), elevator with rasp (q), tenticular (r), elevator (s), trephine with sloted blade (t), trephine with solid blade (u), blade in tortoise shell (v), tortoise shell lancet case (w), curved lancet blade (x), rounded fleam in tortoise shell case (y), cross-action forceps (z), forceps with adjustable tension (aa), dual ended cranial forceps (bb); brass presentation plaque on case top for H. Yates, M.D.
Number Of Parts
28
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 50.8 cm x Width 20.8 cm x Depth 8.9 cm
b – bone saw – Size: Length 37.6 cm x Width 8.8 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c – bow saw – Size: Length 23.7 cm x Width 6.1 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
d – knife – Size: Length 28.4 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
e – knife – Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
f – knife – Size: Length 33.1cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
g – lid – Size: Length 8.5cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
h – tray – Size: Length 41.8 cm x Width 18.4 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
i – wax – Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
j – wax – Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
k – leather form – Size: Length 4.4 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
l – Hey's skull saw – Size: Length 17.3 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
m – forceps – Size: Length 18.5 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
n – lancet blade – Size: Length 8.4 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
o – absorbtion stick – Size: Length 40.0 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
p – probe – Size: Length 30.3 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
q – elevator – Size: Length 14.1 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
r – tenticular – Size: Length 14.0 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
s – elevator – Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
t – trephine – Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
u – trephine – Size: Length 11.6 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
v – blade – Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 1.1cm x Depth 0.6 cm
w – lancet case – Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
x – lancet blade – Size: Length 8.1 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
y – fleam – Size: Length 8.8 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
z – forceps – Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
aa – forceps – Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
bb – cranial forceps – Size: Length 15.3 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1890
circa 1850-1890
Date Remarks
Pre-Lister type of tools
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver, yellow, grey
fabric: red
shell: brown, white
wax: cream
leather: cream
Inscriptions
Engraved on plaque on top of case: "H. Yates, M. D."; engraved on knife (d): "EVANS // LONDON"; engraved on knives (e, f): "WEISS // 33 · STRAND"; engraved on bullet removal forceps (m) and elevator (s): "[crown emblem] // BARNARD"; scratched into tortoise shell lancet case (w): "Wm. Shanpe [Illeg.]"; engraved on forceps (aa): "[crown emblem] // EVANS"; engraved on fleam arm: "W & H // HUTCHINSON // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-1
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Growing Pains: the 1867 Kingston General Hospital Crisis” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Wood is worn, scratched and split in some places; fabric has faded to a golden yellow from original burgundy in any exposed areas and has many tears and frayed spots; cracks in the wooden handles of (c, q); tortoise shell case cracked across width of fleam (y)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Canniff, William. The Medical Profession in Upper Canada 1783-1850. Toronto: The Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine, 1981
Research Facts
Dr. H. Yates was a key member in the establishment of the Kingston General Hospital, purchasing many new tools and supplies in the 1840's. When the Faculty of Medicine at Queen's University was created, he became the Chair of the Science and Practice of Medicine and later was the Dean of the Faculty. It is probable that Dr. Yates' tools were left to his collegues at the Faculty of Medicine.
Previous Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University #: 996.001.963 a-t
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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instrument roll

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Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001458
Description
Rectangular canvas instrument roll with folding flaps at top, bottom and left sides; inside of roll has a cloth strap sewn in and running horizontally; there are ten vertical cross loops, which provide slots to hold surgical instruments; inside left flap has a semicircular pocket that closes with a…
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Accession Number
997001458
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Rectangular canvas instrument roll with folding flaps at top, bottom and left sides; inside of roll has a cloth strap sewn in and running horizontally; there are ten vertical cross loops, which provide slots to hold surgical instruments; inside left flap has a semicircular pocket that closes with a flap and is secured with a round bone button; when all three flaps are folded in, the instrument roll can be rolled up from right to left, then secured with a cloth tie attached at the central left edge of the roll.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor, then owned by his niece, Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Dr. O'Connor graduated from Queen's Meds in 1914.
Material
fabric: off-white
bone: off-white
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 62.4 cm x Width 60.1 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The canvas is complete with no tears or holes; the cloth ties and loops are complete; the bone button is complete and undamaged; the instrument roll is fairly dirty (especially on the outside) and has a few stains.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #581; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 364 (item #11360) (see attached photocopy); originally came with several instruments inside: 997.001.459-997.001.473; CD #7
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instrument roll

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Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001474
Description
Rectangular canvas instrument roll with folding flaps at top, bottom, and left sides; the inside of the roll has a cloth strap sewn in and running horizontally; there are eleven vertical cross-loops, which provide slots to hold surgical instruments; the inside left flap is squared and has an inner …
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Accession Number
997001474
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Rectangular canvas instrument roll with folding flaps at top, bottom, and left sides; the inside of the roll has a cloth strap sewn in and running horizontally; there are eleven vertical cross-loops, which provide slots to hold surgical instruments; the inside left flap is squared and has an inner pocket; when all three flaps are folded in, the instrument roll can be rolled up from right to left, then secured with a cloth tie attached at the central left flap of the roll.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor, then owned by his niece, Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Dr. O'Connor graduated from Queen's Meds in 1914.
Material
fabric: off-white
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 55.7 cm x Width 52.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Cloth has some stains and is dirty, especially on the outside; there are no tears.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #685; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 364 (item #11360) (see attached photocopy); originally came with several instruments inside: 997.001.475-997.001.???; CD #7
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pocket surgeon's case

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Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002432 a-h
Description
A rectangular double-fold burgundy fine grain leather surgeon’s pocket case (a) lined in tan leather contains seven surgical instruments fitted in leather loops: one piece cast steel scalpels (b, c, d, e) with various blade types, single piece tenaculum (f) with broken hook, ebony handled scraper (…
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Accession Number
997002432 a-h
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
A rectangular double-fold burgundy fine grain leather surgeon’s pocket case (a) lined in tan leather contains seven surgical instruments fitted in leather loops: one piece cast steel scalpels (b, c, d, e) with various blade types, single piece tenaculum (f) with broken hook, ebony handled scraper (g) and needle holder (h); each section has two leather side flaps to contain contents; once folded metal snap closure; incomplete set; with manufacturers decorative gold label and hand written name of original owner
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a – case – Size (folded) : Length 14.3 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b – scalpel – Size: Length 12.7cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
c – scalpel – Size: Length 12.8 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d – scalpel – Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
e – scalpel – Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.5cm
f – tenaculum – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
g – scraper – Size: Length 11.3 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
h – needle holder – Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Arthur Ross; donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Dr. A. P. Chown Surgical Instruments
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
leather: red; tan
metal: silver
wood: brown
paper: yellow
ink: black
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on gold label interior flap: (a): "DR. A. P. CHOWN // IMPORTER OF // DRUGS AND // SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS // TRUSSES ETC // 185 PRINCESS ST. KINGSTON, ONT."; hand written in pencil on interior left flap: "Dr Arthur Ross"; scalpel (b) with Kny-Scheerer Trade Mark engraved in handle; engraved in scraper handle (g): "REAL EBONY // FRANCE"; engraved in tenaculum handle (f) "K" overlapping a "C"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
Leather faded and minor stains; some broken stitching on loops; moderate staining on bottom left flap front; some pitting, scratches and minor corrosion on instruments; tip of scalpel (c) blade and tip of tenaculum hook broken; scraper end is very worn and possibly broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments. 21st ed. Milwaukee: Roemer Drug Company, 1915. Previous Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University #: 997.001.970 a-h; CD #6
Research Facts
This style of surgeon's pocket case was sold with a variety of instrument content options. Tools could be ordered seperately and then pieced together by a supplier (such as Dr. Chown). Generally labeled as 'Nurses' Pocket Cases' in catalogues from the time, but physicians could have made use of them as well. The Kny-Scheerer Catalogue from 1915 shows similar models to this one.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend - Vandewater Galler in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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pocket surgical instrument kit

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Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1979.1.11 a-p
Description
An imitation snakeskin, zippered case containing 3 hemostats, 2 scalpels, one pair of forceps, one needle lancet in a metal case, and 31 scalpel blades; straps hold the instruments in place.
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Accession Number
1979.1.11 a-p
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
An imitation snakeskin, zippered case containing 3 hemostats, 2 scalpels, one pair of forceps, one needle lancet in a metal case, and 31 scalpel blades; straps hold the instruments in place.
Number Of Parts
16
Part Names
case - Size: Length 16.3 cm x Width 11.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. P.A. Ryan of Toronto.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Date Remarks
Original record had "WWII"
Material
imitation leather: black
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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pocket surgical instrument kit

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Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002018 a-k
Description
Pocket surgical set in a black leather case (a) lined with fine grade black leather with single fold flaps to protect the instruments fitted into leather folds consists of: one piece metal scalpels (b, c) director with tongue tie (d), probe-ended needle (e), a double ended curette and hook (f), rat…
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Accession Number
997002018 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Pocket surgical set in a black leather case (a) lined with fine grade black leather with single fold flaps to protect the instruments fitted into leather folds consists of: one piece metal scalpels (b, c) director with tongue tie (d), probe-ended needle (e), a double ended curette and hook (f), ratcheting hemostat forceps (g), scissors (h), thumb forceps (i), coil of horse hair secured with ties (j), small envelope containing 6 curved needles (k).
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
b – scalpel – Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
c – scalpel – Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d – director – Size: Length 12.9 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
e – needle – Size: Length 12.9 cm x Width 0.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
f – dual purpose tool – Size: Length 12.8 cm x Width 0.4 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
g – dressing forceps – Size: Length 12.9 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
h – scissors – Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
i – forceps – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
j – coil of horse hair – Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
k – envelope with needles – Size: Length 8.9 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
leather: black
metal: silver
paper: cream
ink: black
hair: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on tools (b, c, g, h): "INGRAM & BELL" with maker mark logo of the Kny-Scheerer Company; engraved on scissors (h): "GERMANY"; stamped into leather of case (a): "Ingram & Bell Ltd., // Toronto"; engraved on forceps (i): "STAINLESS // STEEL // USA"; printed on front of envelope (k): "FRED W. BUSH, M. D. THOMAS SISSON, M. D. // 325 Park Avenue Rochester 7, N. Y. // TELEPHONES: // Office, Monroe 8626 // If No Answer Call Monroe 5300 // OFFICE HOURS: // By Appointment"; printed on back of envelope (k): "IF POSSIBLE CALL // BEFORE EIGHT A. M. // FOR HOUSE VISITS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
Case severely deteriorated and has large holes of missing leather where folded; stretched and well worn; some moderate corrosion on tools (b-g) and needles in envelope (k); paper yellowed very slightly and has moderate creases running horizontally
Copy Type
Originial
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
The Kny-Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments. 21st ed. Milwaukee: Roemer Drug Company, 1915; CD #6.
Research Facts
This style of pocket surgical set was sold with many different options regarding the tools that it included. They are listed as a 'Nurses' Pocket Kit' in catalogues but could have been used by Doctors as well. The Kny- Scheerer Company 1915 Catalogue shows similar models to this one. Pieces could be bought individually and assembled by a supplier (such as Ingram and Bell).
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musee Royal 22e Regiment, Quebec City, L-2018-3 2 April 2018 - 3 August 2019
(d, e) To exhibit "Francophone Experience in WW I War Hospital, 1914-1918," at the Museoparc Vanier Museopark, 9 June 2014.
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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pocket surgical set

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Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002431 a-k
Description
Pocket surgical set in a black leather case lined with fine grade tan leather (a) with double fold flaps to protect the instruments fitted into leather folds consists of: one piece metal scalpels (b, c, d), director with tounge tie (e), prob-ended needle (f), a double ended hook and curette (g), ra…
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Accession Number
997002431 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Pocket surgical set in a black leather case lined with fine grade tan leather (a) with double fold flaps to protect the instruments fitted into leather folds consists of: one piece metal scalpels (b, c, d), director with tounge tie (e), prob-ended needle (f), a double ended hook and curette (g), ratchetting hemostat forceps (h), straight scissors (i), thumb forceps (j), silk thread on a cardboard backing (k); metal snap closure.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b – scalpel – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
c – scalpel – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d – scalpel – Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
e – director – Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
f – needle – Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 0.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
g – hook and curette – Size: Length 12.1 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
h – hemostat forceps – Size: Length 11.9 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
i – scissors – Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
j – thumb forceps – Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
k – silk thread – Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Kny- Scherer Company
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
leather: brown, red
metal: silver
fabric: white
cardboard: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Tools (b-g, i, j) all have a symbol engraved on them depicting a snake coiled around a stick with a crown above, logo for The Kny-Scheerer Company; dressing forceps (h) engraved with: "HARTZ Co."; printed on suture card: "SURGEONS SILK // BOILED // The Kny-Scheerer Co.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
Some minor, green-blue corrosion as well as brown corrsion on some of the tools; colour on the interior leather flaps show signs of fading; leather somewhat hardened
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
The Kny- Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments Catalogue. 21st ed. Milwaukee: Roemer Drug Company, 1915. Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.972; CD #6
Research Facts
This style of pocket surgical set was sold with many different options regarding the tools that it included. They are listed as a 'Nurses' Pocket Kit' in catalogues but could have been used by Doctors as well. The Kny- Scheerer Company 1915 Catalogue shows similar models to this one.
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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surgical instrument kit

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Dates
1888
circa 1888
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1938.1.3 a-ac
Description
Wooden case (ac) containing a set of surgical instruments such as amputating saw and knives; forceps; lithotomy sounds; bistoury; throat probang.
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Accession Number
1938.1.3 a-ac
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Wooden case (ac) containing a set of surgical instruments such as amputating saw and knives; forceps; lithotomy sounds; bistoury; throat probang.
Number Of Parts
29
Part Names
b - butcher's amputating saw - Size: Length 33.3 cm x Width 11.9 cm
c - bistoury (?) - Size: Length 18.3 cm
d - amputating knife, small - Size: Length 18.7 cm
e - needle with handle - Size: Length 20.2 cm
h - finger knife (?) - Size: Length 18.7 cm
l - amputating knife, medium - Size: Length 32.0 cm
m - amputating knife, long - Size: Length 37.7 cm
n - top tray - Size: Length 41.0 cm x Width 20.7 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
o - perineum needle (?) - Size: Length 15.5 cm
p - tray (2nd level) - Size: Length 42.5 cm x Width 22.0 cm x Depth 5.2 cm
q - artery forceps - Size: Length 5.0 cm
r - artery forceps - Size: Length 5.0 cm
s - pile clamp (?) - Size: Length 21.2 cm
t - lithotomy sound (?) - Size: Length 30.6 cm
u - lithotomy sound (?) - Size: Length 30.5 cm
v - lithotomy sound (?) - Size: Length 31.3 cm
w - throat probang - Size: Length 47.0 cm
x - throat probang - Size: Length 47.0 cm
y - eye instrument (?) - Size: Length 17.1 cm
z - lid for compartment on inside bottom of case- Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 5.7 cm
aa - blade - Size: Length 19.7 cm x Width 0.7 cm
ab - blade - Size: Length 19.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm
ac - case - Size: Length 45.7 cm x Width 25.2 cm x Depth 12.9 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; owned and used by Dr. Alexander Primrose, who purchased it from Messrs. Mayer & Meltzer in 1888.
Maker
Mayer & Meltzer
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1888
circa 1888
Material
metal
wood
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-2
Condition Remarks
Many pieces missing; top of case is cracked; #2: cracks in case and knives; #3: box re-checked
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
(b,aa,ab) See Evans and Wormall catalogue, 1876, Plate 11, fig. 52; (e) same catalogue, Plate 10, fig. 29; (h) same catalogue, Plate 10, fig. 41; (l, m) same catalogue, Plate 10, fig. 27; (o) see Down Bros. catalogue, 1901, p. 555. fig. 2773; (p,r) See Evans and Wormall catalogue, 1876, Plate 13, fig. 68; (s) see H.J. Milburn & Co. catalogue, ca 1893, p. 144, fig. 1983; (t,u,v) see Downs Bros. catalogue, 1901, p. 526, fig. 2633; (w,x) see Evans and Wormall catalogue, 1876, Plate 46, fig. 449; CD #UHN
Research Facts
When purchased, the case was full and was supposed to contain all the instruments a surgeon would need in his practice at that time. Note that the letter "a" was not used in identifying the parts, and (f), (g), (i), (j), and (k) are missing.
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surgical instrument roll

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
004013001 a-ae
Description
A green canvas military surgical instrument kit containing several instruments; the roll (a) is green with brown trim and unfolds to reveal the instruments inside; the instruments included are a black metal cylinder with a bottom (b) and a top (c) with eight sutures sealed inside glass tubes (d-k) …
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Accession Number
004013001 a-ae
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- war front
Military Personnel -- doctor
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
A green canvas military surgical instrument kit containing several instruments; the roll (a) is green with brown trim and unfolds to reveal the instruments inside; the instruments included are a black metal cylinder with a bottom (b) and a top (c) with eight sutures sealed inside glass tubes (d-k) inside it inside it; a black tube with a bottom (l) and a top (m) containing two long rubber black tubes (n-o); a metal handle (p) used to hold a trephine (q); a ligature carrier (r) two scalpels (s-t); two elevators (u-v); one probe (w) six pairs of forceps (x-ac); one pair of tweezers (ad); and a metal tube with a screw on attachment with a small blade on either end (ae).
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
a - roll - Size (unfolded): Length 65.0 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
b - case bottom - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
c - case top - Size 3.9 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
d - suture - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
e - suture - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
f - suture - Size: Length 6.8 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
g - suture - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
h - suture - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
i - suture - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
j - suture - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
k - suture - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
l - case bottom - Size: Length 29.7 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
m - case top - Size: Length 3.2 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
n - rubber tube - Length 30.0 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
o - rubber tube - Length 29.6 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
p - handle - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
q - trephine - Size: Length 11.7 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
r - ligature carrier - Size: Length 16.2 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
s - scalpel - Size: Length 17.1 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
t - scalpel - Size: Length 17.3 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
u - elevator - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
v - elevator - Size: Length 16.1 cm Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
w - probe - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Diam. .03 cm
x - forceps - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Width 6.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
y - forceps - Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
z - forceps - Size: Length 12.1 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
aa - forceps - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
ab - forceps - Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
ac - forceps - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
ad - tweezers - Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
ae - metal tube with blades - Size: Length 9.6 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
Maw Son and Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
World War II
Material
fabric: green; brown
metal: black; silver
glass: clear
rubber: black
Inscriptions
'MAW SON AND SONS" printed on the roll; "6-NIV" printed in ink on the outside of the roll
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Dimension Notes
a - roll - (unfolded): Length 65.0 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some staining on the canvas; most of the instruments are like new.
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital - Professional Instruments - Equipment - Supplies," V. Mueller Co, 1956
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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surgical instrument roll

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Dates
1940
1945
circa 1940-1945
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
004013002 a-n
Description
A green canvas military surgical instrument kit containing several instruments; the roll (a) is green with brown trim and unfolds to reveal the instruments inside; the instruments included are two pairs of intestinal forceps one curved(b) on straight (c), three pairs of tweezer-like sponge forceps …
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Accession Number
004013002 a-n
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- war front
Military Personnel -- doctor
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
A green canvas military surgical instrument kit containing several instruments; the roll (a) is green with brown trim and unfolds to reveal the instruments inside; the instruments included are two pairs of intestinal forceps one curved(b) on straight (c), three pairs of tweezer-like sponge forceps (d-f), two retractors (g-h), one pair of tweezer like tissue forceps (i), one pair of tweezer like tissue forceps witch also works as a pair of scissors when reversed(j), one ligature carrier (k), one probe (l), one elevator (m) and one brain spatulae (n).
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - roll - Size (unfolded): Length 65.0 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
b - curved intestinal forceps - Size: Length 22.2 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
c - straight intestinal forceps - Size 22.5 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
d - sponge forceps - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
e - sponge forceps - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
f - sponge forceps - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
g - retractor - Size: Length 19.2 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
h - retractor - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
i - tissue forceps - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
j - tissue forceps - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
k - ligature carrier - Size: Length 21.2 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
l - probe - Size: Length 20.3 cm x Width 0.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
m - elevator - Size: Length 18.8 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
n - spatulae - Length 18.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
Maw Son and Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1945
circa 1940-1945
Date Remarks
It is from World War II
Material
fabric: green, brown
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"MAW SON AND SONS" printed on the roll; Surgical // 6-NIV" printed in ink on the outside of the roll
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-6
Dimension Notes
a - roll - (unfolded): Length 65.0 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some staining on the canvas; most of the instruments are like new.
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd, Toronto, 1960; "A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital - Professional Instruments - Equipment - Supplies," V. Mueller Co, 1956
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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