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amputation knife

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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021002
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021002
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Lefevre & Penon
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"LEFEVRE & PENON" engraved on the blade
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 25.3 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 84.; CD #6
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amputation knife

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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021003
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021003
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Lefevre & Penon
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"LEFEVRE & PENON" engraved on the blade
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 33.3 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Significant wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 84; CD #3
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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is…
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Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- amputation
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is made with stainless steel.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
b - blade - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
c - hinged back - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d - plate - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
e - bolt - Size: Depth 0.8 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but the same instrument appears in a 1957 Allen and Hanburys catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ALLEN & HANBURYS // LONDON" engraved on the handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Condition Remarks
Like New
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 456
Exhibit History
On exhibit 100TH Anniversary of Public Health Canada, Ottawa L-2019-7 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2019
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amputation scalpel

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Dates
1867
1919
circa 1867-1919
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021004
Description
An amputation scalpel; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021004
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation scalpel; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Dates
1867
1919
circa 1867-1919
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1919 catalogue; possibly later.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 17.5 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 2067; CD #6
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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1976.6.37 a-c
Description
Gigli metal saw comprised of multiple flexible miniature chains links twisted in such a way as to create multiple cutting surfaces; attached to two ebony handles in T-shape.
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Accession Number
1976.6.37 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Midwifery
Surgery, Operative -- instrumentation
Description
Gigli metal saw comprised of multiple flexible miniature chains links twisted in such a way as to create multiple cutting surfaces; attached to two ebony handles in T-shape.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - blade
b-c - handles
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
metal: silver
wood: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 43.5 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 1.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
#2: A few minor spots of corrosion on chain; minor corner of handle shows worn wood.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document; Internet
Research Facts
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.
Gigli saw is a flexible wire saw used by surgeons for bone cutting used mainly for amputation, where the bones have to be smoothly cut at the level of amputation with a chain similar to a chainsaw blade. The Gigli wire saw was invented by Italian obstetrician Leonardo Gigli to simplify performance of a lateral pubotomy in obstructed labour.
Gigli saws were sometimes hidden in the clothing of British secret agents during World War II.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-20120-2.
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Liston's small amputating knife

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Dates
1850
1890
circa 1850-1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1934.4.4
Description
Amputation knife with metal blase and ivory handle with incised cross hatched style surface.
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Accession Number
1934.4.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Description
Amputation knife with metal blase and ivory handle with incised cross hatched style surface.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Winfred Hugh Robertson; owned and used by his father, Dr. Hugh Robertson (1841-1892).
Maker
McLellan
Dates
1850
1890
circa 1850-1890
Material
metal: silver
ivory: cream
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 29.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
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No. II set of amputating instruments

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1979.7.1 a-o
Description
A surgeon's kit in a velvet-lined walnut case (o); contains: (a) an amputation saw; (b) Liston's bone forceps; (c) a metacarpal saw; (d) Liston's small knife; (e) Liston's small catling knife; (f) trepanning and amputation scalpel; (g) teneculum; (h) Liston's bulldog forceps; (i) Liston's long knif…
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Accession Number
1979.7.1 a-o
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Description
A surgeon's kit in a velvet-lined walnut case (o); contains: (a) an amputation saw; (b) Liston's bone forceps; (c) a metacarpal saw; (d) Liston's small knife; (e) Liston's small catling knife; (f) trepanning and amputation scalpel; (g) teneculum; (h) Liston's bulldog forceps; (i) Liston's long knife; (j) trocar in ivory or bone case; (k) wax for waxing thread; (l) suture needle; (m) adhesive; (n) suture needle.
Number Of Parts
15
Part Names
a - amputation saw
b - bone forceps
c - metacarpal saw
d - small knife
e - small catling knife
f - scalpel
g - tenaculum
h - bulldog forceps
i - long knife
j - trocar
k - wax
l - needle
m - adhesive
n - needle
o - case - Size: Length 39.2 cm x Width 10.8 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. D.G. Brown of Toronto; used by Mrs. Brown's great-uncle, Dr. Daniel E. Brooke.
Maker
C. Tiemann & Co. Surgical Instruments
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
wood: brown
fabric: green
metal: silver; grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr. Brooke practised in Newhamburg in 1887 and in Windsor in 1892.
Exhibit History
On loan to Historic Fort York, City of Toronto, Feb. 1, 2010: L-2010-1
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Petit's spiral tourniquet

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997002445 a-c
Description
Tourniquet consisting of two brass plates connected by a large screw; red and white chevron patterned woven cotton band with brown, square piece of leather sewn onto end and with a two-pronged square metal end attached; white chamois pad attached to band by a thin brown leather strap.
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Accession Number
997002445 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Tourniquets
Amputation -- instrumentation
First Aid
Description
Tourniquet consisting of two brass plates connected by a large screw; red and white chevron patterned woven cotton band with brown, square piece of leather sewn onto end and with a two-pronged square metal end attached; white chamois pad attached to band by a thin brown leather strap.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - screw - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
b - belt - Size: Length 78.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
c - pad - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Evans and Wormull
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Material
metal: yellow, silver
fabric: red, white
leather: white, brown
Inscriptions
(a) Stamped on top of screw: "EVANS & CO // 31 STAMFORD ST // LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-8
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Fabric of belt faded; metal slightly tarnished; leather hardened
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments", Elisabeth Benion, 1979, p. 315; "Illustrated Catalogue of Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Apparatus, and Utensils, Veterinary Instruments, Cutlery etc.", Evans and Wormull, 1876, pl. 8 (similar to model #13 and #14); "The Tourniquet Manual: Principles and Practice", Leslie Klenerman, 2003, p. 4; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed", Kny-Scheerer Co, ca. 1915, p. 2014 (similar to model #B-/445)
Research Facts
Evans and Wormull, formerly Evans and Stevens, first appeared in 1874; they were recognized as suppliers of medical instruments to the British army and navy. Evans & Co. was a surgical instrument maker working in London between 1676-1874.
This style of screw tourniquet was invented by Parisian surgeon Jean Louis Petit in 1718, and his design was used until the early 20th century; he was the first person to use the term 'tourniquet'.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Skey's tourniquet

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1950.4.2
Description
Steel tourniquet with hinged sidepieces with ratchet for altering their lengths; pads covered with red plush; lower pad hand sewn to metal plate.
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Accession Number
1950.4.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Tourniquets
Amputation -- instrumentation
First Aid
Description
Steel tourniquet with hinged sidepieces with ratchet for altering their lengths; pads covered with red plush; lower pad hand sewn to metal plate.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. R. Howey of Owen Sound, Ont.
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Material
metal: silver, purple
fabric: red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-8
Dimension Notes
Length 26.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Pile worn off pads; some corrosion on metal parts, silver parts tarnished purple.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/objects/display?id=5504
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2297068/?page=2
Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 52, Skey, Frederic Carpenter by D'Arcy Power; https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Skey,_Frederic_Carpenter_(DNB00).
Royal College of Surgeons of England, https://livesonline.rcseng.ac.uk/client/en_GB/lives/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ASSET$002f0$002f372376/one?qu=%22rcs%3A+E000189%22&rt=false%7C%7C%7CIDENTIFIER%7C%7C%7CResource+Identifier.
Research Facts
Skey's tourniquet was used to control bleeding during operations; it could compress a whole limb or just a specific artery because of the placement of the pads. The tourniquet was shown at the Great Exhibition of 1851 at the Crystal Palace.
Skey's tourniquet was invented most likely around 1850 by Frederick Carpenter Skey, an English surgeon. Skey lived from 1798 until his death in 1872 of ulceration of the intestines. In 1822 he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and in 1826 became the demonstrator of anatomy at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. He taught surgery at the Aldersgate Street for ten years, while still holding various positions elsewhere. Skey became full surgeon to St. Bartholomew's Hospital in 1854, but had to retire in 1864, as he was over the age of 65, and there was a new rule calling on staff to retire after reaching 65. Skey was also chairman of the first parliamentary committee to find the best way to treat venereal disease in the army and navy. Skey published at least two books in his lifetime, one on operative surgery, and a series of lectures on hysteria. During his time teaching, Skey became close friends with many of his pupils. He loved animals and preferred to teach the broad principles of a subject over the details.
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surgical instrument kit

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Dates
1860
1895
circa 1860 - 1895
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
Accession Number
000028001 a-ee
Description
Hinged wooden rectangular surgical case with brass banding along edges and across top of lid (a) with lift out drawer (b) both lined with purple velvet and two removable covers (c,d); contains two Liston (e,g) and one Catling (f) amputating knives of varying sizes; set of minor operating knives (h…
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Accession Number
000028001 a-ee
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Personnel -- doctor
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Description
Hinged wooden rectangular surgical case with brass banding along edges and across top of lid (a) with lift out drawer (b) both lined with purple velvet and two removable covers (c,d); contains two Liston (e,g) and one Catling (f) amputating knives of varying sizes; set of minor operating knives (h-k) along with two other scalpels (l,m); clear plastic spool of braided silk and another spool with no thread (n,o); curved surgical needles of varying sizes (p-r) and two hooked needles of different sizes (s,t); a needle holder (u); hand saw (v) with narrow (w) and wide (x) saw blades; hey saw (y); steel trephine handle (z); steel trephine (aa); black brush (bb); narrow retractor all metal one piece (cc); angled surgical scalpel (dd); curved director / dilator (ee); there are pieces missing; knives and scalpels with incised cross-hatched ebony handles.
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
a - wood case
b - lift out drawer
c - large removable cover
d - removable cover
e - surgical knife Liston 8 3/4”
f - surgical bistory Catling 7”
g - surgical knife Liston 6”
h - short surgical scalpel
i - short surgical scalpel J. J. TEUFEL
j - short surgical scalpel
k - short surgical scalpel
l - short surgical scalpel with worn handle
m - scalpel metal one piece
n - spool of braided silk
o - spool
p - curved surgical needle
q - curved surgical needle
r - curved surgical needle
s - hooked surgical needle
t - hooked surgical needle
u - needle holder
v - hand saw
w - narrow saw blade
x - wide saw blade
y - hey saw
z - trephine handle
aa - trephine
bb - brush
cc - narrow retractor all metal one piece
dd - angled surgical scalpel
ee - curved director/ dilator
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Peter William Reid (Reed) of Madoc, Ontario. Donated by great grandson.
Maker
Kuhlman
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1895
circa 1860 - 1895
Material
wood: brown
fabric: purple
metal: silver; brass
leather: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on neck of (e- f): "KUHLMANN"; (g-h): "A. KUHLMANN"; (i): "J. J. TEUFEL"; (j-l): "A. KUHLMANN"; (m); "GERMANY"; (u): "TIEMANN & CO"; (z): "H. McC. & D. // CHICAGO"; (dd): "CTRUAX & CO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-7
Temporary Location
For u, z-aa only: On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Length
a - 41.0 b - 38.5 c - 38.6 d - 5.2 e - 36.1 f - 35.4 g - 28.5 h - 16.3 i - 16.5 j - 16.5 k - 15.6 l - 16.2 m - 16.8 n - 2.4 o - 2.5 p - 7.5 q - 5.0 r - 4.2 s - 5.4 t - 4.1 u - 11.5 v - 36.5 w - 26.2 x - 26.2 y - 17.3 z - 9.7cm aa - 10.5 bb - 9.6 cc - 13.3 dd - 20.2 ee - 24.6
Width
a - 16.5 b - 13.8 c - 13.9 d - 3.9 e - 1.9 f - 1.9 g - 1.9 h - 1.7 i - 1.7 j - 1.2 k - 1.6 l - 1.2 m - 0.9 p - 0.1 q - 0.1 r - 0.1 s -0.2 t - 0.1 u - 2.0 v - 9.9 w - 1.1 x - 2.0 y - 4.8 z - 1.9 aa - 1.9 bb - 1.8 cc - 1.0 dd - 0.9 ee - 0.5
Depth
a - 8.7 b - 2.2 c - 0.5 d - 0.4 e - 1.4 f - 1.9 g - 1.8 h - 0.6 i - 0.6 j - 0.6 k - 0.6 l - 0.6 m - 0.4 p - 0.1 q - 0.1 r - 0.1 s - 0.1 t - 0.1 u - 1.0 v - 2.2 w - 0.1 x - 0.1 y - 1.0 z - 2.0 aa - 1.9 bb - 0.9 cc - 0.5 dd - 0.6 ee - 0.5
Diameter
n - 1.4 o - 1.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor lifting of double decorative brass wire; discolourization of velvet to a light brown; lid warped does not fully close
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Dr. William Standish Reed.
Civil War issue U. S. Army Hospital Department set by Geo. Tiemann. American Civil War Surgical Antiques.
Research Facts
Dr. Peter William Reid (1827 - 1898) was born in Stirling Ontario and was an Empire Loyalist. Dr. Reid moved to the United States and due to a clerical error the spelling of his last name was changed to Reed.
The layout and instruments would indicate use as a field set as opposed to hospital use. Field sets are not as extensive as hospital sets and would have been used for initial treatment of war wounds as well as for treatment of day-to-day surgical problems.
The case has indentations for approximately 37 tools, but there is only 19 remaining instruments that fit into their designated areas. Three instruments do not appear to have designated spots within the case.
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