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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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dressing and tissue forceps

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034212
Description
A tweezer-like instrument with two flat pieces joined at a rounded end; the insides are flat and smooth with horizontal gripping grooves at the tip; the outer side of the blades have horizontal gripping grooves at the centre; the blades taper to rounded tips; one blade has a small hole through the …
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Accession Number
997034212
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- dressing
Description
A tweezer-like instrument with two flat pieces joined at a rounded end; the insides are flat and smooth with horizontal gripping grooves at the tip; the outer side of the blades have horizontal gripping grooves at the centre; the blades taper to rounded tips; one blade has a small hole through the centre; the other blade has a cylindrical pivot that passes through the hole on the other blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"SKLAR STAINLESS GERMANY HARTZ" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 14.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital Catalog," 21st. ed., by J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc, 1992, p. 65 (similar to item #19-1055) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Research Facts
Can be used for changing sterile dressings, removing sutures, holding or retracting tissue and organs during surgery
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dressing forceps

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
997034081
Description
Tweezer-like instrument with two flat pieces joined at a rounded end and tapering to a point; inner sides of blades are flat with horizontal gripping grooves at tip; the outer sides of blades have horizontal gripping grooves at the centre; blades taper to fine, rounded tips; one blade has a small h…
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Accession Number
997034081
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- dressing
Description
Tweezer-like instrument with two flat pieces joined at a rounded end and tapering to a point; inner sides of blades are flat with horizontal gripping grooves at tip; the outer sides of blades have horizontal gripping grooves at the centre; blades taper to fine, rounded tips; one blade has a small hole through the centre; the other blade has a cylindrical pivot that passes through the hole on the other blade and acts as a support.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"C S R" engraved on both sides of instrument; "GERMANY - SKLAR - STAINLESS" stamped into metal on outer side of blades.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Dimension Notes
Length 10.1 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows no staining or corrosion; one tip is slightly bent
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," by J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 211 (item # 320-100) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Used for changing dressings and removing sutures after eye surgery.
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dressing forceps

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034607
Description
Dressing forceps consist of a long-armed, tweezer-like instrument with no teeth; horizontal gripping grooves on the outer sides of the arms.
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Accession Number
997034607
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- dressing
Description
Dressing forceps consist of a long-armed, tweezer-like instrument with no teeth; horizontal gripping grooves on the outer sides of the arms.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital O.R.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"SKLAR STAINLESS // GERMANY" stamped into metal; "Dr Johnson" engraved on metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-5
Dimension Notes
Length 25.0 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Sklar Surgical Instruments - Suction and Pressure Apparatus", by J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 50 (#160-05) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
This is used for deep dissection.
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