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Aitken thermometer set

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Dates
1865
circa 1865
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1934.16.1 a-c
Description
Includes two-inch wooden case with instructions and two thermometers, one straight and one bent.
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Accession Number
1934.16.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Body Temperature
Physical Examination
Description
Includes two-inch wooden case with instructions and two thermometers, one straight and one bent.
Number Of Parts
3
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; previously loaned to AM by Univeristy of Toronto, a permanent loan; donated by Mr. I. H. Cameron.
Maker
L. Casella
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1865
circa 1865
Material
glass
mercury
wood
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Growing Pains: the 1867 Kingston General Hospital Crisis” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
#2: curved thermometer has no cracks; numbers are slightly faded; straight thermometer has no cracks; metal end has some scratches; box shows some signs of use; stained velvet on the inside; some scratches and dents on the outer surface; no cracks or mould
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Medicine and its Technology," by A. Davis, 1981, p. 61
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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arthroscopic telescope

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997034565
Description
A one-piece arthroscopic telescope consisting of a long metal rod with a wide-angled 30° lens attached to a black plastic eyepiece with an attachment for a fibre optic cable.
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Accession Number
997034565
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Knee Joint
Description
A one-piece arthroscopic telescope consisting of a long metal rod with a wide-angled 30° lens attached to a black plastic eyepiece with an attachment for a fibre optic cable.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues.
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
rubber: red
Inscriptions
On shaft: "Z [inside a circle] 60-3869-001 Z [inside a circle]"; on midsection: "30° MADE IN GERMANY // WIDE ANGLE"; on eyepiece: "60-3832-001 - 2071"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-9
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 3.25 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
C. Kelly (OR nurse, ret.); CD #11.
Research Facts
30° wide-angled telescope for knee examinations; used with an arthroscope.
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articulating medical patient table

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Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.508.1
Description
Articulating medical patient table with a top that swivels, and a portion that can be raised for a back rest; stirrups on either side of table; drawers set in base, some of which have glass trays; rests on four feet with ball-bearing casters.
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Accession Number
1969.508.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Surgery, Minor
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Articulating medical patient table with a top that swivels, and a portion that can be raised for a back rest; stirrups on either side of table; drawers set in base, some of which have glass trays; rests on four feet with ball-bearing casters.
Part Names
table - Size: Length 97.0 cm x Width 55.0 cm x Depth 79.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
W. D. Alison Co.
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
Patent dates of Dec. 5, 1905 and May 29, 1906 printed on casters.
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
metal: silver; dark grey
leatherette: black
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Paper label on underside of back rest has, "W. D. Alison Co. Indianapolis, Ind. U.S.A."; underside of one drawer has written in pencil, "Calkins #15825"; carved on back rest: "Patented 15825"; on the four casters: "Pat. Dec. 5, 05, May 29, 06"
Permanent Location
Storage Room Warehouse 1
W1 Floor
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
Tray (c) has a piece missing from the corner; tray (b) has a crack in one corner; tray (r) is broken into three pieces.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
See Betz catalogue, 1915, p. 71
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006
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Assessing vital functions accurately [book]

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Dates
1977
Collection
Reference Library Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
REF WY 156 A846 1977
Description
191 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Accession Number
REF WY 156 A846 1977
Collection
Reference Library Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Nurses' Instruction
Reference Books
Description
191 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Elaine Mason (née Murphy). Studied Nursing at K.G.H. 1957-1960
Item is part of the nursing history collection
Maker
Intermed Communications
Site Made (City)
Horsham
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1977
Permanent Location
Bookshelves
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 x Width 19.3 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Biazzi-Bianchi phonendoscope

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1969.172.1 a-d
Description
A phonendoscope in a leather purse (d), consisting of three pieces.
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Accession Number
1969.172.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- phonendoscope
Description
A phonendoscope in a leather purse (d), consisting of three pieces.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - ? - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
b - connector - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
c - chest piece - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
d - purse - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Width 7.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Bazzi-Bianchi Bowles
Site Made (City)
Rome
Site Made (Country)
Italy
Material
wood: black
metal: silver
leather: brown
Inscriptions
There is a tag that says, "Dr. Carruthers" attached to the purse.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-7
Condition Remarks
(a) in good shape; (b,c) discolouring and oxidizing; (d) torn, discoloured; some traces of mould and mildew, especially in the torn areas.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Bazzi-Banchi Bowles are sole agents for U.S.A. G.P. Pilling & Sons; a phonendoscope is a stethoscope in which the chest piece consists of a flat, shallow metal cup about 1 1/4 in. in diameter, closed by a diaphragm. The tag could refer to a donor, or previous owner.
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Bosworth's tongue depressor

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Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001464
Description
Bosworth's tongue depressor, an instrument made from a single piece of metal bent in a rounded 90° angle; handle is flat with vertical ridges front and back and a rounded end; blade is flat and has a bulbous rounded tip that is fenestrated with an oval hole; outer edges of blade and handle are roun…
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Accession Number
997001464
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Diagnosis, Oral -- instrumentation
MM= Depressor -- tongue
Description
Bosworth's tongue depressor, an instrument made from a single piece of metal bent in a rounded 90° angle; handle is flat with vertical ridges front and back and a rounded end; blade is flat and has a bulbous rounded tip that is fenestrated with an oval hole; outer edges of blade and handle are rounded.
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.
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Dr. O'Connor graduated from Queen's Meds in 1914.
Material
metal: silver; dark grey
Inscriptions
Inside top of the handle has the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-1
Dimension Notes
Length 14.2 cm x Width 8.9 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Tongue depressor shows wear and a great deal of plating loss is visible with minor inactive corrosion; no active corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #601; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed." Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 3253 (similar to item C/-13335) (see attached photocopy); originally came in instrument roll 997.001.458; CD #7
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Bosworth's tongue depressor

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Dates
1914
1934
circa 1914-1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001465
Description
Bosworth's tongue depressor, an instrument made from a single piece of metal bent in a rounded 90° angle; handle is flat with vertical ridges front and back and a rounded end; blade is flat and has a bulbous rounded tip that is fenestrated with an oval hole; outer edges of blade and handle are roun…
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Accession Number
997001465
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Diagnosis, Oral -- instrumentation
MM= Depressor -- tongue
Description
Bosworth's tongue depressor, an instrument made from a single piece of metal bent in a rounded 90° angle; handle is flat with vertical ridges front and back and a rounded end; blade is flat and has a bulbous rounded tip that is fenestrated with an oval hole; outer edges of blade and handle are rounded.
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.
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Dates
1914
1934
circa 1914-1934
Date Remarks
Dr. O'Connor graduated from Queen's Meds in 1914; logo type used between 1900 and 1934.
Material
metal: silver; dark grey
Inscriptions
Inside top of the handle has the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-1
Dimension Notes
Length 13.2 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Tongue depressor shows wear and some plating loss is visible with someinactive corrosion; no active corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #601; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed." Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 3253 (similar to item C/-13335) (see attached photocopy); originally came in instrument roll 997.001.458; CD #7
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Bowle's stethoscope

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1970.8.1 a-c
Description
(a) Binaural attachment; black rubber tubing, metal junction tube, rubber earpieces; (b) chest piece; (c) chest piece cover; Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1970.8.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- binaural
Description
(a) Binaural attachment; black rubber tubing, metal junction tube, rubber earpieces; (b) chest piece; (c) chest piece cover; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Harold DeWitt Ball via Dr. Olive Ibberson.
Maker
G.P. Pilling & Son Inc.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Patent dates on item given as 1898 and 1901.
Material
rubber: black
metal: grey
Inscriptions
On (b): "BOWLE'S STETHOSCOPE & 17346 PAT JUNE 25-01, PAT. FEB 22-98 // PAT's PENDING G.P. PILLING & SON, PHILA. SOLE MF'RS"; on (c): "THIS COVER TO BE TAKEN OFF BEFORE USING STETHOSCOPE // G.P. PILLING & SON CO. PHILA. USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-2
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 56.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Betz catalogue p. 236 (item #3N 4867); CD #UHN
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Bowman's eye speculum

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
1969.108.1
Description
Eye speculum, consksting of a Y-shaped piece connected to a spring-like mechanism at one end and each arm of the Y connected to an arm ending in a curved retractor.
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Accession Number
1969.108.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Physical Examination
Description
Eye speculum, consksting of a Y-shaped piece connected to a spring-like mechanism at one end and each arm of the Y connected to an arm ending in a curved retractor.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Material
metal: dark grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Dimension Notes
Length 7.3 cm x Width 4.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Tarnished.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Most similar to Mayer & Meltzer, 1880, p. 51 (item #162); very similar to Tiemann, 1889, p. 152 (item #1856) and Kny-Scheerer, 1915, p. 3036 (item #C/-2577); CD #UHN
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Bowman's lachrymal probe

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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
1976.6.66
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Accession Number
1976.6.66
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Ophthalmology
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-9
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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