(a): Post-nasal instruments: metal Laforce adenotome, standard pattern size 2 with blade; (b): thin flexible stainless metal blade has perforations and curved end with attached shaped piece for attachment; from roll 993.004.252.
Beckman's adenoid curette is a long, solid metal artifact consisting of a wide, rounded handle that tapers to a long, thin cylindrical stem; on all sides, the handle has three recessed grooves which together form a grip; near the top of the handle, there are two indentations to accomodate the thumb…
Beckman's adenoid curette is a long, solid metal artifact consisting of a wide, rounded handle that tapers to a long, thin cylindrical stem; on all sides, the handle has three recessed grooves which together form a grip; near the top of the handle, there are two indentations to accomodate the thumb and forefinger; the stem extends from the handle and becomes slightly wider before tapering into the blade which curves up from the stem; the blade consists of a square frame with rounded corners with a sharpened inside edge.
Number Of Parts
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Marked midway down the stem of the curette: "4"
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On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Length 21.5 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
The adenotome shows signs of wear and scratching from regular use
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., THe Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3100 (item C/-7125) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
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UHN artefact files;
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.