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amputation retractor

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Dates
1917
circa 1917
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1941.4.1
Description
A blunt retractor made from bent wire.
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Accession Number
1941.4.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Amputation
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- War
Military Medicine -- war front
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A blunt retractor made from bent wire.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; owned and used by Dr. S.J. Streight
Maker
Private Whitehead
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1917
circa 1917
Date Remarks
Made in the winter of 1917, during the First World War.
Material
metal: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-5
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 10.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. S.J. Streight's commentary; CD #UHN
Research Facts
This retractor was designed by Major S.J. Streight and made by Private Whitehead of No. 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station during the winter of 1917. At that time this clearing station was handling many casualties; stationed in the Ypres area. "We found that this retractor protected the soft tissues from further damage and enabled us to retract them so as to saw through the bone at a higher level. This was found particularly useful in amputations through the thigh and leg."
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Botterell's style extension head tongs

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Neurosurgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1973.9.2
Description
Two crossed S-shaped pieces held by a screw where they cross and ending in sharp points that go into the skull; the other ends are held by a set screw for adjustment; resembles a pair of ice tongs.
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Accession Number
1973.9.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Neurosurgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Traction
Neurology -- instrumentation
External Fixators
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
Two crossed S-shaped pieces held by a screw where they cross and ending in sharp points that go into the skull; the other ends are held by a set screw for adjustment; resembles a pair of ice tongs.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. T. P. Morley of Toronto General Hospital.
Maker
J. F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"J.F. HARTZ CO. STAINLESS"; "GERMANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 22.25 cm x Width 15.25 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
Reference Comments
Photos in file
Research Facts
This is Dr. E. H. Botterell's modification of the McKenzie model; in 1938, Dr. Botterell modified McKenzie's tongs; Joseph Sachetti was the first patient they were used on; (1) the locking device controlling penetration of the points was unchanged; (2) the points were greatly shortened and the shoulders were enlarged; in sum, it then became easier for the patient to lie on his side; penetration of the dura was more difficult; the points continued to be inserted into the skull at right angles to the line of traction; these tongs were taken overseas and used during the war in the Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, RCAMC; has a shoulder on the pointed post to limit the penetration into the skull; incision in skin required; shoulder was not always effective; not in use in 1976.
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compound monocular microscope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8127
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1981.18.1 a-o
Description
A wooden case (o) closed with a key that has white string holds a brass monocular microscope (a) with three lens mounts on a cylindrical barrel mounted on a horseshoe-shaped metal base; maker's marks impressed on front of barrel; features include condensor and diaphragm and coarse and fine focus; n…
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Accession Number
1981.18.1 a-o
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Microscopy
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- laboratory
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A wooden case (o) closed with a key that has white string holds a brass monocular microscope (a) with three lens mounts on a cylindrical barrel mounted on a horseshoe-shaped metal base; maker's marks impressed on front of barrel; features include condensor and diaphragm and coarse and fine focus; nine extra attachments, lenses, and lens covers; parts are: three eyepieces, x10, x6, x8 (b-d), four brass lens holders, x10, x30, x60, and oil immersion x100 Ap. 1.30 (e-h); oil immersion lens in (h) x100 Ap. 1.30 (i); replacement mechanism for coarse focus (j); table of magnifications in German (k); three smoked glass filters (l-n) .
Number Of Parts
15
Part Names
a - microscope
b - eyepiece
c - eyepiece
d - eyepiece
e - lens holder
f- lens holder
g - lens holder
h - lens holder
i - lens
j - coarse focus
k - magnification table
l - filter
m - filter
n - filter
o - case - Size: Length 30.5 cm x Width 16.5 cm x Depth 13.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.G. Lane; belonged to his father, Dr. R.D. Lane.
Maker
H. Oehler Wetzlar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20th century"
Material
wood: light brown
metal: yellow; black; silver
glass: clear; pale blue; dark blue
Paper
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Impressed on (b-g): "H. Oehler Wetzlar"; on (h): "H.O. Wetzlar"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A1-2
Condition Remarks
Slight chipping of paint on the base.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. R.D. Lane was a graduate of U of T in 1909; he bought the microscope second hand; it was used by his son, Dr. R.G. Lane, during World War II when he was a Royal Navy surgeon in the Mediterranean Fleet on the famous antiaircraft "C" class ship, the "Cairo."
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drawstring medical bag

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14119
Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
012014001
Description
Square tan cotton drawstring medical bag with red fabric cross sewn on middle front with black drawstring; interior of bag has two open pockets sewn into bottom seam; cream fabric label sewn on interior of bag at opening with black ink.
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Accession Number
012014001
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Personnel -- nurse
Description
Square tan cotton drawstring medical bag with red fabric cross sewn on middle front with black drawstring; interior of bag has two open pockets sewn into bottom seam; cream fabric label sewn on interior of bag at opening with black ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Paul Fritz; originally belonged to donor's great-aunt Anne Elizabeth Green, graduate of Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1909; items were used during military service in World War 1.
Maker
St. Andrew's Church
Site Made (City)
Winnipeg
Site Made (State)
Manitoba
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Date Remarks
Bag was created for overseas troops during 1914-1918
Material
fabric: tan, red, cream, black
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH // WIN[illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet M
Length
42.0 cm
Width
41.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 42.0 cm x Width 41.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Several minor brown stains particularly above red cross and on side seam and back of bag; slight fraying on left of cross and on middle back of bag; small holes in fabric above and below cross; general fading of fabrics; interior of bag along drawstring seam is dirty and discoloured black and is frayed; interior label is discoloured and text has worn away
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Canadian Red Cross, "WWI Cloth Ditty Bag," https://www.redcross.ca/history/artifacts/wwi-cloth-ditty-bag
Research Facts
Bags like this were called "ditty bags," and were sewn by women across Canada who were volunteering with the Red Cross. The bags were meant to hold personal and hygiene items. Sometimes they would be given to military personnel empty in order to hold their personal items, and sometimes they were provided full of items such as a razor, soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a handkerchief, a pair of warm hand-knit socks, writing paper and envelopes, and perhaps gum and/or tobacco.
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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care
Emergency Medicine
First Aid
Military Medicine
Classification
Patient Care
Emergency Medicine
First Aid
Military Medicine
Accession Number
000018030
Description
Cream cotton fabric triangluar bandage, sling or tourniquet with x18 illustrations of young men, six men with moustaches showing full figures wearing suits and ties with multiple injuries wrapped in the bandage; two men not wearing clothes except under pants who have had various fractures and woun…
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Accession Number
000018030
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care
Emergency Medicine
First Aid
Military Medicine
Classification
Patient Care
Emergency Medicine
First Aid
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
First Aid -- instrumentation
Tourniquets
Bandages, First Aid
Military Medicine
Emergencies
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- War
Description
Cream cotton fabric triangluar bandage, sling or tourniquet with x18 illustrations of young men, six men with moustaches showing full figures wearing suits and ties with multiple injuries wrapped in the bandage; two men not wearing clothes except under pants who have had various fractures and wounds bound with the bandage and wooden splints for support; nine separate small illustrations of special knotted wraps; the aim is first aid in emergencies rather than full clinical treatment during military field dressing and or in civilian first aid; cut from preprinted length of fabric with remnants of the dotted cutting line showing that the fabric was cut on the bias; each side is noted to related to instructions on how to fold, wrap and tie; at centre point is circle with St. John Ambulance Association emblem.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
St. John Ambulance Association
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
fabric: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on fabric: starting at point: "THE St. JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION // POINT // SIDE // END // BASE // END // SIDE // REGISTERED DESIGN 7764
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Closet
Length
145.0 cm
Depth
66.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Sides = 97.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor staining overall, rusty stains on corners possibly from safety pins
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esmarch_bandage
Research Facts
The original version was designed by Friedrich von Esmarch, professor of surgery at the University of Kiel, Germany, and is generally used in battlefield medicine. Esmarch himself had been Surgeon General to the German army during the Franco-German War. It consisted of a three-sided piece of linen or cotton, the base measuring 4 feet and the sides 2 feet 10 inches. It could be used folded or open, and applied in thirty-two different ways. An improved form was devised by Bernhard von Langenbeck later on.
First Aid booklet 000.018.007 related to this item
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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Emergency Medicine
First Aid
Military Medicine
Classification
Patient Care
Emergency Medicine
First Aid
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1989.10.37
Description
Cream finely woven cotton fabric triangluar bandage, sling or tourniquet with six illustrations of young men not wearing clothes except under pants who have had various fractures and wounds bound with the bandage and wooden splints for support; this design is one of the original layouts with six f…
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Accession Number
1989.10.37
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Emergency Medicine
First Aid
Military Medicine
Classification
Patient Care
Emergency Medicine
First Aid
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
First Aid -- instrumentation
Tourniquets
Bandages, First Aid
Military Medicine
Emergencies
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- War
Description
Cream finely woven cotton fabric triangluar bandage, sling or tourniquet with six illustrations of young men not wearing clothes except under pants who have had various fractures and wounds bound with the bandage and wooden splints for support; this design is one of the original layouts with six figures; the aim is first aid in emergencies rather than full clinical treatment during military field dressing and or in civilian first aid; fabric was cut on the bias; each side is noted to related to instructions on how to fold, wrap and tie; at centre point; text in German.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
St. John Ambulance Association
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
fabric: cream
ink: brown
Inscriptions
Stamped on cloth: "Der erlte Verband // nach // Profelsor Esmarch"; "gez. Wittmaack"; "Druck der Gesellschaft fur Baumwoll-Industrie // vorm Ludwig & Gustav Cramer // Hilden // ALLE RECHTE VORBEHALTON"; translated: "The last association // after Profelsor Esmarch // signed Wittmaack // Pressure from the Society for the Cotton Industry // in front of Ludwig & Gustav Cramer // Hilden // ALL RIGHTS RESERVED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Closet
Length
127.0 cm
Depth
21.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Sides = 84.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Textile conservator washed fabric in standard conservation soap and water, however the solution drastically faded the printed illustrations to almost nothing; this was an attempt to remove the heavy brown medicine stains along fold lines; foxing of material remains
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esmarch_bandage
Research Facts
The original version was designed by Friedrich von Esmarch, professor of surgery at the University of Kiel, Germany, and is generally used in battlefield medicine. Esmarch himself had been Surgeon General to the German army during the Franco-German War. It consisted of a three-sided piece of linen or cotton, the base measuring 4 feet and the sides 2 feet 10 inches. It could be used folded or open, and applied in thirty-two different ways. An improved form was devised by Bernhard von Langenbeck later on.
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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Pharmacy
Accession Number
1982.3.13 a-b
Description
A cardboard box (b) containing a glass cylinder (b) with a spring-loaded valve to keep the ethyl chloride in a liquid state; paper labels on box and cylinder. bottle; box
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Accession Number
1982.3.13 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- substance
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- drugs
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A cardboard box (b) containing a glass cylinder (b) with a spring-loaded valve to keep the ethyl chloride in a liquid state; paper labels on box and cylinder. bottle; box
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - cylinder - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
b - box
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.A. Gordon of Toronto.
Maker
Oxygen Company of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
cardboard: dark blue
metal: silver
glass: clear
paper: off-white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on both labels: "ETHYL CHLORIDE, B.P. // [logo] FOR ANAESTHESIA [logo] // 100 GRAMS // OXYGEN COMPANY OF CANADA LIMITED // COMPAGNIE D'OXYGENE DU CANADA, LIMITÉE // 2549 ST. JAMES ST. WEST, MONTEAL, QUE."; box label has "MEDIUM" at top.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used by Dr. Gordon (Major) at Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, RCAMC.
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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Personal Care
Hygiene
Classification
Personal Care
Hygiene
Accession Number
002001056 a-c
Description
Two hand mirrors enclosed in a waxed paper envelope; mirrors are rectangular with bevelled edges.
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Accession Number
002001056 a-c
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Personal Care
Hygiene
Classification
Personal Care
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
Equipment and Supplies
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Personnel -- personal belongings
Description
Two hand mirrors enclosed in a waxed paper envelope; mirrors are rectangular with bevelled edges.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - mirror - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
b - mirror - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
c - paper - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieutenant Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick during World War II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
glass: mirrored
paper: yellow/ translucent
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Condition Remarks
The mirrors are somewhat dirty; backings are scratched and show some sort of adhesive residue; the paper envelope is badly torn and yellowed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Museum
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand; War Dress Regulations, 1943
“Nursing Sister’s apron, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC),” Museum of Health Care. http://artefact.museumofhealthcare.ca/?p=79
Research Facts
Found in handbag, part of personal effects.
Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick (1909-2001) who served in England, France, and Italy during the Second World War. She graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931.
More than 4000 women served as military nurses during the Second World War playing a vital role in the care and comfort of wounded soldiers, sailors, and airmen. As commissioned officers known by rank and title as Nursing Sisters, they served as fully-integrated members of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Most of them worked overseas in military hospitals and casualty clearing stations. After the lean years of the 1930s when there were few available positions for graduate nurses, even with the dangers of warfare, military nursing offered a job with a good salary, benefits, status, and a chance to travel.
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Patient Care
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1966.5.1 a-b
Description
A small, rectangular "kairo" or pocket stove that opens on one side by sliding metal side along runners on top and bottom edges of container's side; with the exception of the moving side, the container is covered with a black and white fabric with printed design; on one side of the container is a p…
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Accession Number
1966.5.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Patient Care
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- War
War
Description
A small, rectangular "kairo" or pocket stove that opens on one side by sliding metal side along runners on top and bottom edges of container's side; with the exception of the moving side, the container is covered with a black and white fabric with printed design; on one side of the container is a printed label in Japanese; came with a packet of charcoal.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - stove - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 7.1 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
b - charcoal - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 7.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. H. Arnold S. Vokes.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Material
metal; silver
fabric: black; white
charcoal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-1
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This was a substitute for a hot water bottle used in time of war, during the war between Russia and Japan.
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Hellige universal colorimeter

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1981.4.4 a-o
Description
Colorimeter (a) is a box-like metal frame with a collapsible eyepiece fitted at ninety degrees to the frame; a control at the right adjusts the scale from 0-100 and supports a wedge-shaped standard solution; at left are fittings for a trough for the specimen under investigation; comes in a wooden b…
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Accession Number
1981.4.4 a-o
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Colorimetry -- instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- laboratory
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
Colorimeter (a) is a box-like metal frame with a collapsible eyepiece fitted at ninety degrees to the frame; a control at the right adjusts the scale from 0-100 and supports a wedge-shaped standard solution; at left are fittings for a trough for the specimen under investigation; comes in a wooden box (b); also included are ground-glass standards: a wedge-shaped trough for urine sugar (c) filled with blue fluid, with its painted box (d), a rectangular trough for blood suger (e), filled on one side with yellow fluid and on the other with amber fluid, with its painted box (f), and a wedge-shaped trough for bilirubin (g), filled with pale orange fluid, with its painted box (h); also included are instructions and standard graphs for blood sugars and bilirubin (i-o).
Number Of Parts
15
Part Names
a - colorimeter - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - box - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 12.1 cm x Depth 12.1 cm
c - trough - Size: Length 14.6 cm x Width 1.9 cm
d - box
e - trough - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Width 1.9 cm
f - box
g - trough - Size: Length 14.6 cm x Width 1.9 cm
h - box
i-o
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Gordon Edmund, R.O.M.
Maker
F. Hellige & Co. Fabrik Wissenschaftl. Apparate
Site Made (City)
Frieburg
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Material
wood: light brown; red; purple
metal: silver
glass: clear
Paper
liquids: blue; pale orange; yellow; amber
fabric
Inscriptions
On colorimeter, at bottom: "Serial # 36142"; inscribed on box (b): "Ein heitstabletten kasten"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-D1-4
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Renowned as a "universal" colorimeter, constructed by Prof. Drs. Autenrieth and Konigsbarger; for examining blood sugars and bilirubin in urine; used by Dr. Gordon Edmund during WW II in Holland and Germany when he was a lab tech. in the British Army; most laboratory equipment in the British Army was German-made.
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