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auto clip applier

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034223
Description
The clip applier is a hand-held stapler; the centre base has a solid back and is open on the front; the top is solid and flips open for refilling; the inside has a spring-like arm that is riveted to the base below the top; there are two rivets on each arm; the arms are straight, then flare out with…
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Accession Number
997034223
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
MM= Ligation and Suture -- stapler -- staples and wound clips
Description
The clip applier is a hand-held stapler; the centre base has a solid back and is open on the front; the top is solid and flips open for refilling; the inside has a spring-like arm that is riveted to the base below the top; there are two rivets on each arm; the arms are straight, then flare out with a centre oval-shaped opening for gripping; below the oval the tips are straight and then turn at a 90° angle with grooved inner sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Clay Adams
Site Made (City)
Parsippany
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"AUTOCLIP APPLIER For 18 MM Wound Clips US Pat Nos 2.733.441 - 2.789.288 MADE IN USA Mi K Ron STAINLESS STEEL B-2360 [logo]" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-9
Dimension Notes
Length 11.5 cm x Width 3.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining, no corrosion; parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Research Facts
Used for holding autoclips for closing skin edges instead of sutures.
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auto clip wound clips

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034227 a-e
Description
Each clip is a curved band of metal with an oblong opening in the centre; the ends curve upwards; there are two sharp prongs at each end on the underside of the band; there are four magazines of clips; each magazine consists of 20 clips held together with a rectangular wire brace; the box is a rect…
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Accession Number
997034227 a-e
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
MM= Ligation and Suture -- stapler -- staples and wound clips
Description
Each clip is a curved band of metal with an oblong opening in the centre; the ends curve upwards; there are two sharp prongs at each end on the underside of the band; there are four magazines of clips; each magazine consists of 20 clips held together with a rectangular wire brace; the box is a rectangular paper box with black printing.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
b - magazine - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
c - magazine - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
d - magazine - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
e - magazine - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Clay Adams
Site Made (City)
Parsippany
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
ink: black
cardboard: TAN
Inscriptions
On box: "MikRon REORDER NO 7634 AUTOCLIP® 18 MM STAINLESS STEEL 100 WOUND CLIPS DISTRIBUTED BY CLAY ADAMS Division of Becton Dickinson and Company Parsippany N.J. 07054 [logo for "CA"] // made in USA // CAUTION FEDERAL LAW RESTRICTS THIS DEVICE TO USE BY OR ON ORDER OF A PHYSICIAN 7634-000-002 REV. C // Clay Adams and [logo for "CA"] are Trademarks of Becton Dickinson and Co. AUTOCLIPS and MikRon are trademarks of MikRon Precision, Inc. Becton Dickinson // OPEN OTHER END // 51 65"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-9
Condition Remarks
No staining, no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Research Facts
Used with an Autoclip Applier for closing skin edges instead of sutures.
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Clinico's Sterilized Wound Dressing

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Dates
1910
circa 1910 -
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
012004005
Description
Cylindrical semi-transparent blue glass Clinico’s Sterilized Wound Dressing jar with non-removable blue metal screw cap; full with roll of gauze bandage and yellow semisolid; base has angled ring push up; straight cylindrical side walls, round shoulders, and cylindrical finish with external continu…
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Accession Number
012004005
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Bandages
First Aid
Antisepsis
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Cylindrical semi-transparent blue glass Clinico’s Sterilized Wound Dressing jar with non-removable blue metal screw cap; full with roll of gauze bandage and yellow semisolid; base has angled ring push up; straight cylindrical side walls, round shoulders, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; mold lines on sides from bottom to top and around base; cap has slightly domed top, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread; rectangular paper label with product information and directions attached to side walls.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Clinico INC.
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1910
circa 1910 -
Date Remarks
Machine made glass jar
Material
glass: blue
paper: tan
ink: red
metal: blue, brass
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “CLINICO’S // STERILIZED WOUND DRESSING // Gauze Bandage 2” x 10 yrds. impregnated with Yellow // Petrolatum U. S. P. // Developed specifically for local therapy of burns, nose packing, // [Illeg.]ound packings, tamponade of drained abcess, etc. // [Illeg.] fine mesh roller // [Illeg.]niformly impregnated // [Illeg.] Yellow Petrolatum // [Illeg.]ge moves easily and // [Illeg.] roller and may be // [Illeg.]ired length. // [Illeg.]O, INC. // N. Y. C. // DO NOT ACCEPT IF SEAL IS // BROKEN. // STERILITY NOT GUARANTEED // AFTER OPENING. // STERILIZED AT 259°F UNDER // 20 LBS. PRESSURE FOR 60 // MINUTES. // Made in U. S. A.”; embossed on bottom: “3”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7
Length
5.7 cm
Diameter
6.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading all over label; major dark discolouration all over tan section of label; major area of loss to label; minor corrosion to metal cap, especially on rolled bottom edge; minor soiling and scratching all over top of cap
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Wound Dressings.” ScienceDirect, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Petrolatum.” Medical Dictionary; The Free Dictionary, Farlex, 2019.
Research Facts
Dressings are used to promote healing of wounds and prevent infection; consists of a sterile padding or compress in direct contact with the wound; often accompanied by an antiseptic substance, such as petrolatum.
Yellow petrolatum is a semisolid substance made from petroleum; often used in ointments, dressings, and as a topical treatment for burns and abrasion.
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Collodion Flexible

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Dates
1954
1984
circa 1954 - 1984
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
019002002
Description
Circular semi-transparent brown glass bottle containing Shawinigan Collodion Flexible with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; two thirds full with clear liquid; cylindrical side walls; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, flat neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external thre…
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Accession Number
019002002
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Description
Circular semi-transparent brown glass bottle containing Shawinigan Collodion Flexible with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; two thirds full with clear liquid; cylindrical side walls; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, flat neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external thread; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck and base; basal stippling and embossed manufacturers information on bottom; cream and green paper label with product information and directions attached to front; black plastic cap has flat top, repeating series of vertical ridges on exterior sides and internal thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor; in use at Kingston Penitentiary, Kingston, Ontario Canada.
Maker
Shawinigan, The McArthur Chemical Co. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1954
1984
circa 1954 - 1984
Date Remarks
Owens-Illinois Glass Company introduced the “I in O” logo in 1954; “14” code on bottom indicates bottle was manufactured at the Bridgeton, New Jersey factory, which operated from 1930 – 1984
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: green, black, red
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “1 LB. // SHAWINIGAN // 6621 // COLLODION FLEXIBLE // U. S. P. // ALCOHOL 23% -235 GRAINS ETHER PER FL. OZ. // For External Use Only // DANGER ! EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE // Keep away from heat, sparks, and open flame. // Keep container tightly closed. // DIRECTIONS – Brush directly over cleansed skin site needing // protection. May be used to hold small gauze dressings in place // by application around their edges. // CAUTION – Infection may be hastened or aggrevated by // sealing over broken skin. // E124073F3” // 1300 // DISTRIBUTED BY // THE MCARTHUR CHEMICAL CO. LTD. // MONTREAL // SHAWINIGAN”; embossed on bottom: “14 OI 4 // 5”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row B
Length
19.1 cm
Diameter
8.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading all over label; minor encrustation on proper right aide of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Flexible Collodion.” Medical Dictionary; The Free Dictionary, Farlex, 2019. Accessed 12 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill and Russ Hoenig. “The Bewildering Array of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Logos and Codes.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
Collodion is a solution of cellulose nitrate (pyroxylin), ether, and alcohol; the liquid becomes a thin film when dry; used to close small wounds, to hold dressings in place, and to keep medications in contact with skin; also a topical protectant when combined with camphor and castor oil.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company introduced its “I in O” logo in 1954 and it was used into 21st Century; “14” code on bottom indicates bottle was manufactured at the Bridgeton, New Jersey factory, which operated from 1930 – 1984; basal stippling was introduced in 1940s.
Kingston Penitentiary is a former maximum security prison located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, between King Street West and Lake Ontario. Opened : June 1, 1835; Closed: 2013 Security class : Maximum security Capacity : 564; a national historic site.
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cotton gauze roll

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018011004
Description
Cylindrical white roll of 1 inch cotton gauze; gauze is rolled rectangular section of loosely woven cotton thread with one end irregularly cut; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
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Accession Number
018011004
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Bandages, First Aid
Bandages
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Description
Cylindrical white roll of 1 inch cotton gauze; gauze is rolled rectangular section of loosely woven cotton thread with one end irregularly cut; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
fabric: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Length
2.5 cm
Diameter
3.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor areas of yellow discolouration on top and bottom of roll
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Medical gauze 101.” Wound Care Advisor, HealthComMedia, 2017. Accessed 18 July 2019.
Research Facts
This artifact is part of a first aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Gauze is commonly used in wound care as a dressing; it is a versatile product and can be as surgical sponges and in bandages.
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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018011002 a-b
Description
Rectangular cream roll of cotton batting (a) wrapped in rectangular purple paper (b); cotton batting has one short end cut squarely and other short end irregularly torn; wrapping paper has one short end with serrated edge and other short end irregularly torn; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Ki…
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Accession Number
018011002 a-b
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Description
Rectangular cream roll of cotton batting (a) wrapped in rectangular purple paper (b); cotton batting has one short end cut squarely and other short end irregularly torn; wrapping paper has one short end with serrated edge and other short end irregularly torn; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – cotton wadding – Length 26.6 cm Width 13.8 cm Depth 2.3 cm
b – paper – Length 67.2 cm Width 20.8 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
fabric: cream
paper: purple
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fraying to edges of cotton wadding; major yellowing of wadding on one side; major creasing and folding all over wrapping paper
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“Wadding.” Medical Dictionary; The Free Dictionary by Farlex, Farlex Inc., 2019. Accessed 18 July 2017.
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
Cotton wadding is a sheet of carded cotton; often referred to as batting in non medical contexts, it is used in medicine as a wound dressing.
This cotton wadding is part of a first aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
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Curity Dermal Suture Packets

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950 - 1960
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
General Surgery
Accession Number
012004006 a-g
Description
Cylindrical transparent glass jar (a) containing five sealed curved Curity Dermal Suture Packets (c-g) with removable cream metal screw cap (b); square white suture packets; bottom has a ring base; straight cylindrical side walls, round shoulders, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thr…
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Accession Number
012004006 a-g
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Sutures
Suture -- instrumentation
Needles; Suture Techniques
MM= Needles -- suture
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Cylindrical transparent glass jar (a) containing five sealed curved Curity Dermal Suture Packets (c-g) with removable cream metal screw cap (b); square white suture packets; bottom has a ring base; straight cylindrical side walls, round shoulders, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; mold lines on sides from bottom to top and around base; rectangular tan paper label with product information and directions attached around almost touching edges; cap has flat top with ring indent, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread; lot number noted in perforated holes.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - container - Height 8.2 cm x Diam. 8.3 cm
b - lid - Height 1.2 cm x Diam. 8.5 cm
c-g - packets - Length 6.4 xm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Curity Suture Laboratory, Bauer & Black, Division of The Kendall Co.
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950 - 1960
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: grey, green
metal: cream, grey, brass
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “Curity ® // suture // packets // CODE 5628 // DERMAL 00 // CUTICULAR // Cutting 92 // M428K // ONE DOZEN PACKETS // NON-BOILABLE – STERILE // DERMAL, U. S. P. // Sutures are ready for use as they come // from packets. They require no moistening. // Packet Fluid: 89.5% Ethanol, // 1% Triethanolamine by volume // 0.5% Benzol and Water q. s. ad 100% // Jar fluid: 95% Isopropyl Alcohol, // 1% Formaldehyde and Water q. s. ad 100% // Conents of Packets certified Sterile // MADE IN U. S. A. // CURITY SUTURE LABORATORY // BAUER & BLACK // Division of The Kendall Co., Chicago”; punched into label: “M428K”; embossed on bottom: “359-12-A // C5 // Ball // [Illeg.]”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-12
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over label from adhesive residue; minor fading and discolouration all over label; label slightly distorted and separating from glass near back; minor corrosion to metal, especially to front of rolled bottom edge
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Sutures, Stitches, and Staples.” Wound Care Centers, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Kendall International, Inc.” Company-Histories.com, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Bauer & Black.” MyCompanies, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “Ball Brothers Glass Mfg. Co.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2013.
Research Facts
Sutures are used to close a wound or incision so it can properly heal; sutures are applied using a specialized needle and thread or other material.
The Kendall Company began when Henry P. Kendall purchased a textile mill in Massachusetts in 1903; the company developed into an industry learder in the production of textile based, and other, medical products; The Kendall Company acquired Bauer & Black in 1928.
The logo on the bottom of the jar indicates the jar was manufactured by Ball Brothers Glass Mfg. Co., which used this version of the cursive “Ball” logo from 1933 to 1960.
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Curity Gauze Bandage

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Dates
1944
1960
circa 1944-1960
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018011003 a-b
Description
Rectangular red and cream cardboard box (a) containing cylindrical white roll of 2 inch Curity Gauze Bandage; box consists of rectangular hollow base with lid that folds at back of box; lid has flaps at front, proper right, and proper left sides to hold lid closed; product information printed in En…
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Accession Number
018011003 a-b
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Bandages, First Aid
Bandages
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Description
Rectangular red and cream cardboard box (a) containing cylindrical white roll of 2 inch Curity Gauze Bandage; box consists of rectangular hollow base with lid that folds at back of box; lid has flaps at front, proper right, and proper left sides to hold lid closed; product information printed in English on exterior of top, back, proper right, and front flap of box; product information printed in French on exterior proper left side of box; box instructions appear in English and French on exterior front of box base; gauze bandage is rolled rectangular section of loosely woven thread with one end irregularly cut; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – box – Length 6.0 cm Width 4.8 cm Depth 4.6 cm
b – gauze bandage – Length 5.1 cm Diameter 2.5 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Bauer & Black, Division of The Kendall Co. (Canada) LTD.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1944
1960
circa 1944-1960
Date Remarks
The Kendall Company registered the iteration of the Curity trademark that appears on this artifact in 1944
Material
paper: brown, cream
ink: red, navy
wax: black
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: “Curity // REG. IN CANADA // GAUZE BANDAGE // (BAUER & BLACK)”; printed on back of box: “Curity // REG. IN CANADA // GAUZE // BANDAGE // STERILIZED AFTER PACKAGING // (BAUER & BLACK) // 10 YARDS // 2 // INCHES”; printed on proper right side of box: “Curity // REG. IN CANADA // GAUZE BANDAGE // STERILIZED AFTER PACKAGING // 10 YARDS 2 INCHES // (BAUER & BLACK)”; hand written on proper right side of box in black wax: “59”; printed on front of box base: “TO CLOSE – TUCK FLAP IN CARTON // TO OPEN – LIFT FLAP // POUR OUVRIR – LEVEZ CECI”; printed on front flap of box: “Curity // REG. IN CANADA // (BAUER & BLACK) // DIVISION OF THE KENDALL CO. // (CANADA) LTD. // TORONTO, ONT.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Major tear to interior of box lid; minor yellowing of cream portions of box exterior; minor foxing on interior of box; minor areas of yellow discolouration on gauze bandage.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Kendall International, Inc.” Company-Histories.com, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Bauer & Black.” MyCompanies, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“CURITY Trademark Information.” Trademarkia, LegalForce, Inc., 2019. Accessed 17 July 2019.
Research Facts
This artifact is part of a first aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
The Kendall Company began when Henry P. Kendall purchased a textile mill in Massachusetts in 1903; the company developed into an industry leader in the production of textile based, and other, medical products; The Kendall Company acquired Bauer & Black in 1928.
The Kendall Company registered the iteration of the Curity trademark that appears on this artifact in 1944.
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Cushing 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
997034082
Description
Tweezer-like instrument with two flat pieces joined at a rounded end; inner sides are flat, tapering to points that turn inward at a 90° angle and end with sharp tips; the tips have teeth, two on one blade and one on the other, which interlock when the forceps are closed; the outer sides of blades …
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Accession Number
997034082
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- tissue
Description
Tweezer-like instrument with two flat pieces joined at a rounded end; inner sides are flat, tapering to points that turn inward at a 90° angle and end with sharp tips; the tips have teeth, two on one blade and one on the other, which interlock when the forceps are closed; the outer sides of blades are flat with horizontal gripping grooves at the mid-section.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Codman
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ORTHO H/85" etched on metal; "Germany 8510 Codman 62 30-1145 STAINLESS" stamped in the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Dimension Notes
Length 20.0 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows no staining or corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," by Codman and Shurtleff Inc., 1976, p. 36 (item # 30-1145) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Used for picking up and holding onto tissue during surgery; can also be used for changing sterile dressings of surgical wounds.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007 - March 9, 2009.
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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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