Research Collection Catalogue

Denhardt's mouth gag

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1973.5.29
Description
Scissor action, spring-loaded handles, locking ratchet on outside of handle; handles are curved.
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Accession Number
1973.5.29
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- dilator -- mouth gag
Description
Scissor action, spring-loaded handles, locking ratchet on outside of handle; handles are curved.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Maker
Kny-Scheerer (?)
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
metal: greyish brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-2
Length
11.5 cm
Width
8.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Rusted.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer Catalogue, 1915, p. 3189
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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Denhardt's mouth gag

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1973.5.30
Description
Mouth gag has scissors action with spring pressure and thumb release; ratchet passes through handle.
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Accession Number
1973.5.30
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- dilator -- mouth gag
Description
Mouth gag has scissors action with spring pressure and thumb release; ratchet passes through handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
metal: silver; brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-2
Dimension Notes
Length 11.5 cm x Width 8.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some rust patches.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments; fits in "Ermold" set.
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Denman's midwifery forceps

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Dates
1870
1910
1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1973.5.3 a-b
Description
Short forceps, fenestrated blade, no shanks no pelvic curve; English lock, geometric texture on black wooden handles; post on inner aspect of heel of one handle to fit into hole in other handle for locking.
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Accession Number
1973.5.3 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
Short forceps, fenestrated blade, no shanks no pelvic curve; English lock, geometric texture on black wooden handles; post on inner aspect of heel of one handle to fit into hole in other handle for locking.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - forcep - Size: Length 17.0 cm
b - forcep - Size: Length 17.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G. A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Dates
1870
1910
1870-1910
Material
metal: dark grey
wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-2
Condition Remarks
Blackened steel blades; handles worn with use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Arnold & Sons Catalogue, 1876 (similar to Fig. 57)
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments.
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Yankauer ether mask

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Dates
1900
1976
1900-1976
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
1973.5.31
Description
Ether mask with a solid frame, wire mesh tear-shaped form; tear-shaped spring with loop handle holds gauze over form.
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Accession Number
1973.5.31
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- mesh
Description
Ether mask with a solid frame, wire mesh tear-shaped form; tear-shaped spring with loop handle holds gauze over form.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Dates
1900
1976
1900-1976
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
metal: silver
fabric: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-8 Row D
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x Width 8.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal slightly corroded; gauze is dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments.
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Yankauer ether mask

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Dates
1930
circa 1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
1973.5.32
Description
Ether mask with a solid chrome-plated metal frame, wire mesh tear-shaped form; tear-shaped spring with loop handle holds gauze over form and fits in trough of frame.
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Accession Number
1973.5.32
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- mesh
Description
Ether mask with a solid chrome-plated metal frame, wire mesh tear-shaped form; tear-shaped spring with loop handle holds gauze over form and fits in trough of frame.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Maker
J. F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1930
circa 1930
Material
metal: silver
fabric: white
Inscriptions
"J. F. HARTZ CO. // GERMANY // CHROME"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-8 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 15.25 cm x Width 8.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Gauze is dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer Catalogue, 1915, p. 2008 (item #B/-168); Wester Bros. Catalogue, 1962, p. 5 (item #W1-110)
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments.
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Weeder tongue depressor

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1973.5.33
Description
An L-shaped metal strap with a fenestrated end grooved for tongue traction, a stiffening ridge in the bend, and a finger hook at the other end.
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Accession Number
1973.5.33
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Diagnosis, Oral -- instrumentation
MM= Depressor -- tongue
Description
An L-shaped metal strap with a fenestrated end grooved for tongue traction, a stiffening ridge in the bend, and a finger hook at the other end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-1
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Width 11.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Wester Bros. Catalogue, 1962; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments.
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Lack's tongue depressor

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1973.5.34
Description
An L-shaped metal strap with a further slight bend at one end.
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Accession Number
1973.5.34
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Diagnosis, Oral -- instrumentation
MM= Depressor -- tongue
Description
An L-shaped metal strap with a further slight bend at one end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co.
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Logo: a caduceus with a crown above; "THE J.F. HARTZ CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-1
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 11.5 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments.
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Beck-Schenck tonsil snare

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1973.5.35
Description
Beck-Schenck nickle-plated steel tonsil snare, which consists of an instrument made up of three parts that fit together: a head piece that has a hollow cylindrical length with an open oval head; the bottom of the cylindrical length has an attached square length of metal which has a rounded slot cu…
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Accession Number
1973.5.35
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- snare -- loop -- tonsil
Description
Beck-Schenck nickle-plated steel tonsil snare, which consists of an instrument made up of three parts that fit together: a head piece that has a hollow cylindrical length with an open oval head; the bottom of the cylindrical length has an attached square length of metal which has a rounded slot cut into it at the left side; a finger grip piece fits over this square section and has a round finger ring on the right and left sides; there is also an attached cylindrical snare wire holder that fits inside the cylindrical length and comes out through the opening in the head; a flat metal lever is attached to the left side below the finger grips; the handle fits into the slot in the square length and screws onto the base of it; the piece of the handle that fits through is cylindrical and threaded; the handle end has a round thumb grip with a rounded piece attached to the outer edge; when all three pieces are joined, the finger grips can be moved up and down and make the snare wire holder move in and out of the opening in the head.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Dimension Notes
Length 28.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Wester Bros. Catalogue, 1962, p. 88; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments.
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Vogel adenoid curette

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Dates
1930
circa 1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1973.5.36
Description
All-metal curette with octagonal handle, shaft slightly curved near the end; fenestrated rectangular blade.
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Accession Number
1973.5.36
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- adenoid
Description
All-metal curette with octagonal handle, shaft slightly curved near the end; fenestrated rectangular blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1930
circa 1930
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Logo: caduceus with a crown above; "MADE IN GERMANY // CHROME [lower half of logo] THE J.F. HARTZ CO. 1"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer Catalogue, 1915, p. 3099 (item #C/-7113); Wester Bros. Catalogue, 1962, p. 84 (item #W89-51); CD #UHN
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments; this is a size 1 curette.
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Hurd dissector and pillar retractor

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1973.5.37
Description
A one-piece steel flat handle with a half-inch scraper at one end and a flat, spoon-like lever on the other end.
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Accession Number
1973.5.37
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- tonsil
Description
A one-piece steel flat handle with a half-inch scraper at one end and a flat, spoon-like lever on the other end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Maker
Stevens
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"STEVENS"; "GERMANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-7
Dimension Notes
Length 22.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments.
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