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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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Army field case

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
Accession Number
1954.6.2 a-v
Description
Brass-bound wooden box (v) with purple velvet lining; contains surgical instruments (a) Hey's skull saw, (b) hacksaw, (c) bone cutters, (d) bone forceps, (e) bullet extractor, (f-h) sounds, (i) trephine handle, (j-m) knives, (n) saw, (o-t) scalpels, (u) tray).
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Accession Number
1954.6.2 a-v
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- Peacetime
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining --instrumentation
Military Medicine
Description
Brass-bound wooden box (v) with purple velvet lining; contains surgical instruments (a) Hey's skull saw, (b) hacksaw, (c) bone cutters, (d) bone forceps, (e) bullet extractor, (f-h) sounds, (i) trephine handle, (j-m) knives, (n) saw, (o-t) scalpels, (u) tray).
Number Of Parts
22
Part Names
a - Hey's skull saw - Size: Length 16.0 cm
b - hacksaw - Size: Length 40.0 cm
c - bone cutters - Size: Length 26.0 cm
d - bone forceps - Size: Length 20.0 cm
e - bullet extractor - Size: Length 25.0 cm
f - sound - Size: Length 29.0 cm
g - sound - Size: Length 29.0 cm
h - sound - Size: Length 29.0 cm
i - trephine handle - Size: Length 10.0 cm
j - knife - Size: Length 38.0 cm
k - knife - Size: Length 33.0 cm
l - knife - Size: Length 32.0 cm
m - knife - Size: Length 22.0 cm
n - saw - Size: Length 21.0 cm
o - scalpel
p - scalpel
q - scalpel
r - scalpel
s - scalpel
t - scalpel
u - tray - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 16.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
v - box - Size: Length 43.0 cm x Width 18.5 cm x Depth 9.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Mrs. F. Wilson and Mrs. I. Macdonnell; owned and used by Dr. R. W. Forrest, who practised in Mount Forest in 1866.
Maker
A. L. Hernstein & Son
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Date Remarks
Date of use inscribed on bottom of box 1864
Material
wood
metal
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
Bottom of box is inscribed in ink: "R.W. Forrest Acting Asst. Surgeon U.S.A. 1864"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-2
Condition Remarks
Velvet faded; #3: minor scratches on the surfacr of the case and metal inlay; crack in the wood on the proper right side, 6.0 cm long; metal inlay worn but no active corrosion; significant cracks in the outer bottom surface of the case; one along the near edge 42.0 cm along length of case, and another along the front edge, 23.0 cm long; no cracks in any instrument handles except (b) the amputation saw, 2.0 cm long; the extra saw blade has a patch of active corrosion at the tip, 1.7 cm x 0.5 cm, and 2.2 cm x 0.4 cm; (c) dilator has four patches of active corrosion on one side and six patches on the other; possible active corrosion at the midpoint of the Hey's saw; felt lining is moderately faded in the tray and slightly faded in the top and bottom; one handle of inner tray (proper left) is broken; felt and wood worn on bottom level where large pliers are stored.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
York County Atlas, 1879; A. L. Hernstein & Co. catalogue, 1870, p. 10 No. 9 "Army Field Case."
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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Army Surgeon's Regulation Case

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Dates
1812
1847
circa 1812-1847
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1921.2.2 a-t
Description
Wooden surgical case (a) lined with velvet and containing (b,c,d) Liston's amputation knives, three different sizes, each with a black wooden handle; (e) broad elevator with a wooden handle for trepanning and necrosis; (f) octagonal wooden handle that fits onto (g) a brass and steel trephine; (h) L…
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Accession Number
1921.2.2 a-t
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- War
Military Medicine -- War of 1812
Military Personnel -- doctor
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
Description
Wooden surgical case (a) lined with velvet and containing (b,c,d) Liston's amputation knives, three different sizes, each with a black wooden handle; (e) broad elevator with a wooden handle for trepanning and necrosis; (f) octagonal wooden handle that fits onto (g) a brass and steel trephine; (h) Liston's artery forceps with clasp and curved interlocking tips; (i) bullet forceps with scooped tips; (j) straight hemorrhoid forceps with fixing slide; (k,l) scalpels each with a wooden handle; (m) tenaculum in wooden handle; (n) scalpel with wooden handle; (o) glass spool with white silk for suturing; (p) metal key for lock; (q,r) Petit's spiral screw tourniquet made of metal, cloth, and leather; (s) amputating saw with a carved wooden handle; miscellaneous items not numbered: one half-circle, round-eye Hagedorn suture needle, two quarter-circle, plain eye suture needles; one straight, plain eye suture needle; one roll of sutures, possibly catgut; (t) handwritten note on tan paper in black ink with red underlines under the date and heading, note is about Dr. Grasett and his father
Number Of Parts
19
Part Names
a -case - Size: Length 35.7 cm x Width 20.8 cm
b - amputation knife - Size: Length 33.0 cm
c - amputation knife - Size: Length 27.0 cm
d - amputation knife - Size: Length 17.9 cm
e - elevator - Size: Length 17.5 cm
f - handle - Size: Length 9.2 cm
g - trephine - Size: Length 11.1 cm
h - artery forceps - Size: Length 12.7 cm
i - bullet forceps - Size: Length 18.1 cm
j - hemorrhoid forceps - Size: Length 13.3 cm
k - scalpel - Size: Length 15.2 cm
l - scalpel - Size: Length 16.0 cm
m - tenaculum - Size: Length 12.0 cm
n - scalpel - Size: Length 16.5 cm
o - glass spool - Size: Length 2.5 cm
p - key - Size: Length 3.5 cm
q - screw tourniquet - Size: Length 8.0 cm
r - screw tourniquet - Size: Length 8.0 cm
s - amputating saw - Size: Length 33.0 cm
t - paper - Size: Length 18.6 cm X Width 27.9 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Frederick LeMaitre Grasett; owned and used by his uncle Dr. G. R. Grasett, and before him by his father. Field set belonging to Dr. Henry Grasett, surgeon-in-chief to forces during the War of 1812.
Maker
Gardner; Stodart
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1812
1847
circa 1812-1847
Date Remarks
Based on death date of owner.
Material
wood: brown; black
metal
fabric: white
leather
glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-7 (a-s)
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder C - 14b (t)
Condition Remarks
2013: conserved & repaired; Lid broken off box; several large cracks; bullet forceps' scooped tips do not come together completely when closed; #2: three additional cracks; velvet on the inside of the lid was worn; one clasp missing; bottom of the case has a crack running down the centre of its length; the arm of the proper left clasp was broken; there is a minor crack in the handle of (b); all other pieces show signs of moderate wear; (i) and (j) heavily worn; no signs of active corrosion on the metal pieces; fishing line had been used to secure both tourniquet straps; the bottom of the case was scratched and the corner joins were stressed; a splinter had come apart from the front proper right corner of the case, 5 cm long.
Case lid is broken off near the hinge. The corner joints at the hinged edge are slightly separated. Case lid and bottom have cracks across the length of the case. PL front latch arm is broken and hook is lost. The exterior of the case is scratched and the bottom has small losses and a white-ish material rubbed into the wood. Metal components are slightly tarnished. Velvet lining is abraded, matted, and dirty. Fabric has peeled away from wood in some areas and some dividers inside the case are loose.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Donor remarks
Reference Comments
Information paper written March 1921 donated with the objects in this lot.
Research Facts
Dr. G.R. Grasett was born in Portugal Coimbra in 1811, son of Henry Grasett, who was Surgeon 48th Northampton Regt., serving under Sir Arthur Wellesley (Duke of Wellington).
Dr. G.R. Grasett (born 1811) came with his father in 1813 to Quebec (War of 1812-14).He graduated by license of Lower Canada, passed the Medical Board of Upper Canada July 1838 (Christopher Widmer, Peter Diehl, Robert Hornby). He practiced in Amherstburg, county of Essex. A suspicion of aneurism brought him to Toronto, and in 1847 he took charge of the Immigrants hospital and died of typhus fever in the Rectory of St. James, Adelaide in 1847. It is believed the case belonged to his father, Surgeon and Dt. Inspector-General of Hospitals before it came to him. His father was born in County Longford, Ireland, educated at Mercer's Hospital in Dublin. He entered the army as hospital mate by commission on the 27th of December, 1794. 48th Regiment March 1797. He served in Martinique, St. Vincent, and as prisoner of war at Guadeloupe in charge of British sick and wounded. Joined the 48th in St. Lucia. At the capture of Trinidad 1797. 1800 he was at Minorca and at the capture of Malta, and stationed there three years. 1805 ordered to Gibraltar. In May 1809, joined the army under Sir A. Wellesley (the Iron Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley) at Lisbon, at Salamanca, Cludad Rodrigo, and Badajoz. In 1813 in North America appointed Surgeon in Chief and so went after the general peace. Died in Quebec 1843.
Exhibit History
Queen's University Art Conservation Program, 4 Sept. 2012-15 Feb. 2013: L-2012-5. On loan to Historic Fort York, City of Toronto, Culture Division, Museums and Heritage Services, 24/10/2003-24/10/2005: L-2003.2; On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-20120-2..
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Army Surgeon's Regulation Case

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Dates
1885
circa 1885
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
Accession Number
1952.3.1 a-ao
Description
Walnut case lined with purple velvet, containing 40 surgical instruments: (a,p) amputation saws; (b) amputating knife; (c,d) amputating knives; (e,af) tenaculum; (f,h) scalpels; (g,l,n) finger knives; (i,j,k,m,ao) bistourys; (o,an) needles; (q) trocar; (r) trepanning elevator; (s,t,y,ac,ad) forceps…
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Accession Number
1952.3.1 a-ao
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
Description
Walnut case lined with purple velvet, containing 40 surgical instruments: (a,p) amputation saws; (b) amputating knife; (c,d) amputating knives; (e,af) tenaculum; (f,h) scalpels; (g,l,n) finger knives; (i,j,k,m,ao) bistourys; (o,an) needles; (q) trocar; (r) trepanning elevator; (s,t,y,ac,ad) forceps; (u,v) retractors; (w) trephine; (x) handle for (w) (?); (z,aa) parts of a double tracheotomy tube; (b) canula for trocar; (ae) lithotomy staff; (ag) catheter (?); (ah) director (?); (ai,aj) keys; (ak) lid to small compartment; (al) tray; (am) case.
Number Of Parts
41
Part Names
a - amputation saw - Size: Length 35.7 cm x Width 7.2 cm
b - amputating knife - Size: Length 39.8 cm
c - amputating knife - Size: Length 32.0 cm
d - amputating knife - Size: Length 26.0 cm
e- tenaculum - Size: Length 14.5 cm
f - scalpel - Size: Length 15.2 cm
g - narrow finger knife - Size: Length 18.3 cm
h - scalpel - Size: Length 14.8 cm
i - button pointed curved bistoury - Size: Length 18.1 cm
j - sharp pointed curved bistoury - Size: Length 18.1 cm
k - button pointed straight bistoury - Size: Length 18.0 cm
l - finger knife (?) - Size: Length 18.6 cm
m - hernia bistoury - Size: Length 18.3 cm
n - finger knife (?) - Size: Length 18.1 cm
o - needle - Size: Length 18.9 cm
p - amputating saw - Size: Length 21.4 cm x Width 2.1 cm
q - curved trocar - Size: Length 20.3 cm
r - trepanning elevator - Size: Length 16.0 cm
s - lion forceps - Size: Length 20.3 cm
t - straight bone forceps - Size: Length 21.1 cm
u - retractor - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Width 1.9 cm
v - retractor - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Width 1.9 cm
w - trephine - Size: Length 12.6 cm
x - handle for (w) (?) - Size: Length 9.2 cm
y - forceps - Size: Length 21.2 cm
z - part of a double tracheotomy tube - Size: Length 5.3 cm
aa - part of a double tracheotomy tube - Size: Length 4.8 cm
ab - canula (for trocar) - Size: Length 11.6 cm
ac - dissection forceps - Size: Length 15.4 cm
ad - fenestrated artery forceps - Size: Length 12.1 cm
ae - lithotomy staff - Size: Length 29.6 cm
af - tenaculum, sharp - Size: Length 17.7 cm
ag - catheter (?) - Size: Length 17.2 cm
ah - director (?) - Size: Length 4.5 cm
ai - key - Size: Length 3.0 cm
aj - key - Size: Length 3.1 cm
ak - lid to small compartment - Size: Length 6.2 cm x Width 3.0 cm
al - tray - Size: Length 41.9 cm x Width 15.2 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
am - case - Size: Length 44.6 cm x Width 18.0 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
an - needle - Size: Length 18.7 cm
ao - curved bistoury - Size: Length 17.8 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by H.S. Mason, D.D.S.; owned and used by Dr. MacInnes of Vittoria, Ont., grandfather of the donor.
Maker
C Wright & Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1885
circa 1885
Material
metal
rubber (?)
wood: brown
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
Brass plate on outside top of case lid has "C.L.P. Branson" inscribed in script.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-2
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
There appears to be a few pieces missing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
Evans & Wormall Catalogue (1876); CD #UHN
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1942
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1982.3.8
Description
A C-shaped piece of metal with a screw at one end and a shaft at the other end; the screw turns to meet the shaft end, holding a flat surface between them.
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Accession Number
1982.3.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- British
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A C-shaped piece of metal with a screw at one end and a shaft at the other end; the screw turns to meet the shaft end, holding a flat surface between them.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.A. Gordon of Toronto.
Maker
R.C.E.M.E.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1942
Material
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-6
Dimension Notes
Length 37.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Photocopy on back of accession sheet; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Manufactured in 1942 by R.C.E.M.E. for use at Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, R.C.A.M.C.; used by Dr. Gordon (Major) at Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, RCAMC.
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dental instrument roll

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Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Dental
Military Medicine
Classification
Dental
Military Medicine, Dental
Accession Number
004013005 a-g
Description
A dental instrument roll consisting of dental tools in a leather roll up case; the roll (a) is black leather on the outside and is lined with green felt on the inside; it has a buckle to seal it in a roll; the tools included are four pairs of tooth extracting forceps; one is for lower incisors, bic…
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Accession Number
004013005 a-g
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Dental
Military Medicine
Classification
Dental
Military Medicine, Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Care -- instrumentation
Dental Instruments
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- dental
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
Description
A dental instrument roll consisting of dental tools in a leather roll up case; the roll (a) is black leather on the outside and is lined with green felt on the inside; it has a buckle to seal it in a roll; the tools included are four pairs of tooth extracting forceps; one is for lower incisors, bicuspids and roots (b) and has slightly curved handles; one is for lower molars (c) and has straight handles; one is for left upper molars (d) and has a looped handle on one side; the last is for right upper molars (e) and has a looped handle on one side; there is also a mouth mirror (f), and a pair of tweezer like forceps (g).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - roll - Size: Length 47.7 cm x Width 46.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
b - incisor, bicuspids and roots (upper) extracting forceps - Length 17.2 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 6.3 cm
c - lower molar extracting forceps - Length 17.1 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
d - left upper molar extracting forceps - Length 17.1 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
e - right upper molar extracting forceps - Length 17.1 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
f - mouth mirror - Length 16.2 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
g - tweezers - Length 14.8 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
The S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
The company named changed in 1965; it is possibly from World War II.
Material
leather: black
fabric: green
metal: silver
Inscriptions
'THE S.S. WHITE DENTAL MFG. CO. // PHILADELPHIA // MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" on a tag on the inner lining of the roll
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-4
Condition Remarks
Like new
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "S.S. White Burs Inc. Company History";"Dental Catalogue," Henry Schein Arcona, 2001; CD #3
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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military surgery kit

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Dates
1944
circa 1944
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
Accession Number
1990.9.1 a-q
Description
A cloth case (p) labelled in Japanese and marked with the Japanese military star; contains a metal case (q) with a lift-out rack (o) containing the following instruments: (a-d) 4 toothed artery forceps ; (e,f) needle holders; (g) dissecting forceps; (h) aneurism needle and director; (i,j) catheters…
Accession Number
1990.9.1 a-q
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- air force
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Personnel -- doctor
MM= Surgical Set
Description
A cloth case (p) labelled in Japanese and marked with the Japanese military star; contains a metal case (q) with a lift-out rack (o) containing the following instruments: (a-d) 4 toothed artery forceps ; (e,f) needle holders; (g) dissecting forceps; (h) aneurism needle and director; (i,j) catheters; (k) hook and retractor; (l) lumbar puncture needle; (m) tube with clip.
Number Of Parts
17
Part Names
case - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
a - artery forceps - Size: Length 13.4 cm
b - artery forceps - Size: Length 13.4 cm
c - artery forceps - Size: Length 13.4 cm
d - artery forceps - Size: Length 13.4 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. T.P. Morley.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1944
circa 1944
Date Remarks
Acquired in 1945
Material
metal
fabric
Inscriptions
Cloth case labelled in Japanese, "Surgery Sack"; handwritten ink inscription, "Tom with love from Tojo"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Acquired by the donor, the "Tom" of the inscription, in 1945 when he was with the Royal Air Force, Southeast Asia Command, in Malaya; "Tojo" was the Japanese high commander.
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nurse's chatelaine set

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Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
012014009 a-e
Description
Black leather rectangular case for nurse's chatelaine set with foldable interior and exterior flaps and metal hook on double straps (a); contains one thumb forceps (b), haemostatic forceps (c), and one sterling flat depressor (d), sterling probe with eye (e).
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Accession Number
012014009 a-e
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Personnel -- nurse
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- hemostat
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- thumb
Description
Black leather rectangular case for nurse's chatelaine set with foldable interior and exterior flaps and metal hook on double straps (a); contains one thumb forceps (b), haemostatic forceps (c), and one sterling flat depressor (d), sterling probe with eye (e).
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 30.2 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
b – thumb forceps – Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm
c – haemostatic forceps – Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 1.0 cm
d – depressor – Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
e – probe – Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 0.3 cm
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 I.
Maker
Arnold & Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
Based on similar object in 1915 catalogue
Material
leather: black
metal: silver, sterling
ink: gold
Inscriptions
Printed on interior of bottom flap in gold: "BY APPOINTMENT // ARNOLD & SONS // WEST SMITHFIELD LONDON"; owner's intials carved into interior of top flap: "A. E. G."; engraved on file: "ARNOLD & SONS, LONDON"; intials "LM" carved onto handle (b); engraved on (c): "ARNOLD & SONS // LONDON" with image of an arrow and "H" directly beside
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-4
Condition Remarks
Leather case metal hook with minor corrosion, instruemtns with minor surface discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Article
Reference Comments
Hunter Oatman-Stanford, "The Killer Mobile Device for Victorian Women," May 23rd, 2013. Collector's Weekly. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/the-killer-mobile-device-for-victorian-women/
Research Facts
Chatelaines were made in different types, mainly for women, for different hobbies or occupations; a chatelaine provided its wearer with exactly the tools she needed closest at hand.. They were inspired by the key rings carried by “la chatelaine,” the female head of a grand French estate.
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operating table syringe attachment

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Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1982.3.9
Description
A V-shaped trough is attached to a long post that has another, smaller post inserted with a screw adjustment; Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1982.3.9
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- British
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A V-shaped trough is attached to a long post that has another, smaller post inserted with a screw adjustment; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.A. Gordon of Toronto.
Maker
R.C.E.M.E.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Material
metal: brown; grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-14
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 33.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Photocopy attached to accession sheet; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Manufactured in 1942 by R.C.E.M.E. for use at Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, R.C.A.M.C.; used by Dr. Gordon (Major) at Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, RCAMC.
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Dates
1957
circa 1957
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Photograph
Archival, Military
Military Medicine
Accession Number
018014002
Description
Rectangular paper semi-gloss monochrome photograph of Major Allan Manchester Davidson on right and Major Bob Hetherington on left speaking with Yugoslav officer 2nd Lieutenant Behosja Orlovio; Orlavio is patient laying on bed while surgeon Major Davidson and anesthetist Major Hetherington sit at hi…
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Accession Number
018014002
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Photograph
Archival, Military
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Archival
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- Archival -- photographs
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- N. A. T. O.
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- peacekeeping
Military Personnel -- doctor
Military Personnel -- patient
Military Personnel
Description
Rectangular paper semi-gloss monochrome photograph of Major Allan Manchester Davidson on right and Major Bob Hetherington on left speaking with Yugoslav officer 2nd Lieutenant Behosja Orlovio; Orlavio is patient laying on bed while surgeon Major Davidson and anesthetist Major Hetherington sit at his bedside; hand written note and maple leaf stamp appear on back; photograph taken in Egypt at the United Nations Hospital Middle East in 1957.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor; photograph of donor's father, Lieutenant Colonel Allan M. Davidson, taken at United Nations Hospital Middle East in 1957.
Site Made (Country)
Egypt
Dates
1957
circa 1957
Date Remarks
Lt. Col. Davidson (then Major) served in Egypt/Gaza Strip in 1957 and the photograph appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 6, 1957
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
Hand written on back in black ink: “ON RIGHT - // ALLAN MANCHESTER DAVIDSON // JAN 24 – 1923 – APR. 11 – 1977 // IN THIS PICTURE ALLAN WAS SERVING // WITH THE ROYAL CAN. MEDICAL CORP // KOREA IN 1952 AS COMMANDING // OFFICER SURGICAL SPECIALIST OF CAN // FIELD SURGICAL TEAM.”; hand written on back in graphite: “ME 331”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-3 Box 10
Length
32.4 cm
Width
25.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor warping and cockling/buckling of substrate, especially along edges; minor creases and scratches all over; minor fading all over; large stain on proper right side of back
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Document
Website
Reference Comments
Donor file (018.014)
Winnipeg Free Press, July 6, 1957.
"The Canadian Armed Forces in Egypt." Veterans Affairs Canada, Government of Canada, 2019. Accessed 11 July 2019.
Research Facts
Lieutenant Colonel Allan M. Davidson was a medical officer in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps; Lt. Col. Davidson had a distinguished military and medical career, holding chief and head surgical positions at several hospitals in Canada and around the world; in addition to his service in Korea, Lt. Col. Davidson was also posted to Japan; he served in Egypt at the United Nations Hospital Middle East in 1957, the Gaza Strip, and represented the Surgeon General as Canadian Forces Medical Liaison Officer with The Surgeon General U. S. Army in Washington D. C. from 1962 to 1964; Lt. Col. Davidson retired from the military in 1970 and entered civilian practice in Peterborough, Ontario.
A hand written note on the back of the photograph claims it was taken in 1952 in Korea, however a newspaper article featuring a copy of the photograph appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 6, 1957; the caption accompanying photograph in the Winnipeg Free Press states that the photograph depicts Davidson, then a Major, and Major Hetherington speaking to Yugoslav 2nd Lieutenant Behosja Orlavio following an operation at a Canadian Base hospital in Egypt in 1957; Orlavio was severely wounded by a mine explosion.
Canadian Forces and other U. N. peacekeeping forces were deployed to Egypt and the Gaza Strip following conflict in the region over control of the Suez Canal; Egypt achieved independence following the Second World War, but the British and French still controlled the Suez Canal; in 1956, Egypt forcibly took control of the Canal, prompting Great Britain, France, and Israel to respond militarily; the global response to the Suez Crisis was the first major U. N. peacekeeping mission in history, which is seen as the beginning of modern international peacekeeping; future Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, then Minister of External Affiars, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in organizing the peacekeeping mission; Egypt and the Gaza Strip remained a hot spot for conflict in the decades following the Suez Crisis.
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