University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Mahogany brass-bound case that closes with two slide catches is lined with velvet; a removable velvet-covered partition in the case lid has an oval paper label with manufacturer's information; a blank brass plate is recessed in case lid; contains various amputation instruments useful in the militar…
Mahogany brass-bound case that closes with two slide catches is lined with velvet; a removable velvet-covered partition in the case lid has an oval paper label with manufacturer's information; a blank brass plate is recessed in case lid; contains various amputation instruments useful in the military field: (a) Satterlee's capital saw; (b) Galt's trephine; (c) trephine handle; (d) ?; (e) Hey's saw; (f) Petit's spiral tourniquet; (g) metacarpal saw; (h) trepanning elevator; (i,j) exploring needle in an ivory case; (k) Liston's small amputating knife; (l,m) medium amputating knife; (n) long catlin; (o) long curved forceps; (p) skein of silk suture thread; (q) packet 1/2 curved surgical needles; (r) quill; (s,t,u) box, tray, and partition.
Number Of Parts
case - Size: Length 42.0 cm x Width 13.0 cm x Depth 9.0 cm
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
On oval label in lid: "G. Tiemann & Co // Manufacturers // of // Surgical Instruments // 63 Chatham St. N.Y."; on (a,b,e,f,g,h,k,n,o): "Tiemann"
Storage Room 0010
(c) Has singe marks around the shaft; (f) the strap is stained; (l,m) blade is loose from handle; many instruments are missing: 6 scalpels/knives, bone forceps, artery forceps, and scissors.
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.