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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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Anti-Mosquito cream

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Dates
1939
1943
circa 1939-1943
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001007
Description
Mosquito repellent in a round, steel tin plated with a brassy yellow metal; the tin is in two halves that fit together; the lower half has a rounded base with a flange or bulge halfway up to stop the lid from sliding too far down.
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Accession Number
002001007
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Insect Repellents
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
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
Description
Mosquito repellent in a round, steel tin plated with a brassy yellow metal; the tin is in two halves that fit together; the lower half has a rounded base with a flange or bulge halfway up to stop the lid from sliding too far down.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1943
circa 1939-1943
Date Remarks
Provenance of artifact (CF issue)
Material
metal: silver; brown; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed or stamped on lid: "ANTI-MOSQUITO // TO BE // SMEARED ON // EXPOSED PARTS // AS REQUIRED // CREAM"; "Anti-Mosquito" is at the top and "Cream" is at the bottom, both in larger letters than the rest.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row C
Temporary Location
Storage Room 2006
Dimension Notes
Depth 1.8 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The tin shows extensive use-related wear, mostly on the sides and bottom of the container, approximately over 30% of its surface; the brass plating in these areas has worn away to reveal the steel underneath; there is a very small area of active corrosion on the upper rim near the "E" in "CREAM"; there is also slight denting and malformation from use.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Treatment, General
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001059
Description
Bandage, cylindrical roll of gauze, packaged in blue paper; folded over at ends with circular paper patch to seal package; manufacturer's label on side, paper with three-colour print.
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Accession Number
002001059
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Treatment, General
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
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
Description
Bandage, cylindrical roll of gauze, packaged in blue paper; folded over at ends with circular paper patch to seal package; manufacturer's label on side, paper with three-colour print.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
paper: light blue; white
ink: yellow; black; red
fabric: white
Inscriptions
"Johnson & Johnson // 25 YARDS // BRUNSWICK GAUZE // PLAIN // Johnson & Johnson // LIMITED MONREAL // MADE IN CANADA"; two symbols flank the lower "Johnson & Johnson" logo: they are circular, made of stylized chain links forming a compass or quadrafoil design within a circle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 22.2 cm x Diam. 10.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Packaging is discoloured in patches; one tear at end 5 cm long; gauze inside is in excellent condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
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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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clothing and equipment records

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Dates
1942
circa 1942
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
Accession Number
997001950 a-b
Description
A kit list (a) in the form of a small booklet detailing items of clothing and equipment issued by the Canadian Army to Captain T.N. Tweddell on April 30, 1943, and a receipt (b) for a Browning 9mm pistol dated June 24, 1945.
Accession Number
997001950 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies -- pamphlet
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- Archival -- documents
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Description
A kit list (a) in the form of a small booklet detailing items of clothing and equipment issued by the Canadian Army to Captain T.N. Tweddell on April 30, 1943, and a receipt (b) for a Browning 9mm pistol dated June 24, 1945.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - kit list - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 9.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
b - receipt - Size: Length 16.2 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Issued to Captain T.N. Tweddell of the Canadian 11th Field Surgical Unit
Dates
1942
circa 1942
Date Remarks
The pamphlet order number includes the date of printing.
Material
cardboard: beige
paper: cream
ink: blue
pencil: grey, red
Inscriptions
Printed on the cover of (a): "MILITIA BOOK M. 1 // PART III // 40/P&S/279 (11/42)"; "CANADIAN ARMY // Clothing and Equipment // Statement"; "Regt. No. // Rank // Name", opposite Rank is entered "CAPTAIN." and opposite Name is entered "T.N. TWEDDELL."; the inside pages of (a) contain pre-printed lists of articles of clothing and equipment with columns for quantity issued, and a space on the last page for additional items to be entered by hand; printed at the top of (b): "ALL SERVICES // List of Stores, Plant, Tools, Instruments, &c."; "3 CDN GEN HOSP" is entered opposite "Issued to // Requisitioned by", and "11FSU" is entered opposite "From"; the remainder of (b) contains columns for detailing the items being transferred.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Some pages of (a) are dog-earred.
Copy Type
Original
Less detail
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001058
Description
Comb made of blue translucent sliver-flake plastic; has 48 teeth, two missing and two broken; comb is rectangular with a thickened extension of the spine flanking the teeth at either end.
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Accession Number
002001058
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
MM= Household Articles -- comb
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
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
Comb made of blue translucent sliver-flake plastic; has 48 teeth, two missing and two broken; comb is rectangular with a thickened extension of the spine flanking the teeth at either end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Maker
Lutralite
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
plastic: blue with silver flakes
Inscriptions
"LUTRALITE" molded into the plastic; "MADE IN CANADA" molded into plastic on reverse.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 11.8 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Deposits of dirt between teeth; four teeth broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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compound monocular microscope

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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

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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. Andrews 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
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
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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Classification
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
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
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Classification
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
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
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Classification
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
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
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Classification
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
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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