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catheter guide

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996029002
Description
Catheter guide consists of a heavy-gauge steel wire, bent into a roughly pentagonal shape at one end for a handle; curved at the other end with a rounded tip; has been bent again above the handle.
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Accession Number
996029002
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urinary Catheterization -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
Catheter guide consists of a heavy-gauge steel wire, bent into a roughly pentagonal shape at one end for a handle; curved at the other end with a rounded tip; has been bent again above the handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Dr. James Howard Walmsey, graduated Queen’s University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1915.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"SKLAR USA STAIN..."; appears to have been "STAINLESS STEEL" but has been smoothed away
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 28.4 cm. x Width: 9.3 cm. x Depth: 3.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
In excellent condition, although it has been bent into a shape which was not original (i.e., bent to fit the medical bag in which it came)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Kathleen Girard (granddaughter); SKLAR Catalogue, c1960 p. 299;
Research Facts
Dr. Walmsey (1890-1969) graduated Queen's Arts 1912, Queen's Meds 1915; practiced in Prince Edward County from 1920-1969
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Deschamp's aneurism needle

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034577
Description
Deschamp's aneurism needle, left, blunt, which consists of an instrument made of a single piece of metal; the handle is a long, closed hollow piece with a flat top and bottom and a rounded end; the handle tapers inwards from the end to where it attaches to the needle shaft; the shaft is made of sol…
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Accession Number
997034577
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles
Ligation
MM= Needles -- suture -- ligating -- aneurysm
Description
Deschamp's aneurism needle, left, blunt, which consists of an instrument made of a single piece of metal; the handle is a long, closed hollow piece with a flat top and bottom and a rounded end; the handle tapers inwards from the end to where it attaches to the needle shaft; the shaft is made of solid cylindrical metal which curves outwards and upwards at the needle tip into a semi-circular shape with a blunt, rounded tip; there is an oval hole through the metal just before the tip; the top of the needle tip has a groove in the centre; one of a pair.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"SKLAR STAINLESS // GERMANY" stamped into metal; "O.R. May 67" engraved on handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Dimension Notes
Length 25.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows wear; finish worn; scratches on handle edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital Catalog," Sklar Instruments, 21st ed., 1992, p. 75 (item #190-40) (see attached photocopy); CD #11.
Research Facts
This instrument is used to pass a suture or sling around a deep vessel, muscle, or bowel; a set consists of two pieces: a curve to the right and a curve to the left.
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Deschamp's aneurism needle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12507
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034578
Description
Deschamp's aneurism needle, right, blunt, which consists of an instrument made of a single piece of metal; the handle is a long, closed hollow piece with a flat top and bottom and a rounded end; the handle tapers inwards from the end to where it attaches to the needle shaft; the shaft is made of so…
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Accession Number
997034578
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles
Ligation
MM= Needles -- suture -- ligating -- aneurysm
Description
Deschamp's aneurism needle, right, blunt, which consists of an instrument made of a single piece of metal; the handle is a long, closed hollow piece with a flat top and bottom and a rounded end; the handle tapers inwards from the end to where it attaches to the needle shaft; the shaft is made of solid cylindrical metal which curves outwards and upwards at the needle tip into a semi-circular shape with a blunt, rounded tip; there is an oval hole through the metal just before the tip; the top of the needle tip has a groove in the centre; one of a pair.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"SKLAR STAINLESS // GERMANY" stamped into metal; "O.R. May 67" engraved on handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Dimension Notes
Length 25.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows wear; finish worn; scratches on handle edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital Catalog," Sklar Instruments, 21st ed., 1992, p. 75 (item #190-35) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
This instrument is used to pass a suture or sling around a deep vessel, muscle, or bowel; a set consists of two pieces: a curve to the right and a curve to the left.
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