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catheter guide

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
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 Meds in 1915
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Doctor practised in Prince Edward County from around 1920 to 1969
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
JPG
Reference Comments
Kathleen Girard (granddaughter); SKLAR Catalogue, p. 299; CD #2
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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ear specula in case

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Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997037274 a-e
Description
(a) A cone-shaped metal ear speculum that is hollow with a cylindrical-shaped body that tapers to a straight cut off hollow end; the other end has a rounded lip with ribbed grooves on the side; this speculum fits into another, slightly larger, speculum (b), which in turn fits into another, slightly…
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Accession Number
997037274 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- aural
Description
(a) A cone-shaped metal ear speculum that is hollow with a cylindrical-shaped body that tapers to a straight cut off hollow end; the other end has a rounded lip with ribbed grooves on the side; this speculum fits into another, slightly larger, speculum (b), which in turn fits into another, slightly larger speculum (c); these all fit into (d) a cone-shaped case, which is hollow and tapers to a tip that has a small hole in the centre; there is threading on the other end where the cap (e) screws on; interior of cap is threaded and has a flat bottom
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - speculum - Size: Length 3.3 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm.
b - speculum - Size: Length 3.4 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
c - speculum - Size: Length 3.7 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
d - speculum case - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
e - case top - Size: Length 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Bottom of case has the words, "SKLAR // U.S.A." stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-15
Condition Remarks
There is slight wear and some corrosion visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital Catalog," 21st ed., Sklar Instruments, Westchester, Pa., 1992, p. 247 (similar to item 330-475) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
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