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ACCESSION NUMBER: 1974.13.1 Object Name: McKenzie’s leucotome Manufacturer: Down Bros Date Made: 1940-1949 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Surgical Instruments Psychosurgery — instrumentation Neurosurgery — instrumentation Neurology — instrumentation ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION First undertaken in 1935 by Portuguese neuropsychiatrist Dr. Antonio … Continue reading


ACCESSION NUMBER: 007023010 Object Name: Braun’s cranioclast Manufacturer: S. Mawson & Thompson Date Made: 1890-1920 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Obstetrical Forceps Extraction, Obstetrical — instrumentation Obstetrics — instrumentation Fetal Death ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION Prior to the 1900s, complicated births, particularly … Continue reading

Cardio Pacemaker

ACCESSION NUMBER: 994007030 Object Name: Cardio Pacemaker Manufacturer: American Optical Corp Date Made: 1960 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Pacemaker, Artificial Cardiac Pacing, Artificial — instrumentation Cardiovascular Diseases — therapy Cardiology — instrumentation ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION Many medical discoveries of the … Continue reading


ACCESSION NUMBER: 1935.3.1 Object Name: Urinometer Manufacturer: Unknown Date Made: 1800-1899 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Urinalysis Diabetes Mellitus ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION For several thousand years urine was a, if not the, primary body fluid used in medical diagnoses.  Physicians relied … Continue reading

Anastomosis button

ACCESSION NUMBER: 1962.1.8 Object Name: Anastomosis button Manufacturer: unknown Date Made: circa 1915 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Surgical Instruments ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION Once called the “surgical genius of our generation” by Dr. William Mayo, Dr. John Benjamin Murphy (1857-1916) was … Continue reading

Carbolic Steam Sprayer

ACCESSION NUMBER: 1934.12.3 a-c Object Name: Carbolic Steam Sprayer Manufacturer: Mayer & Meltzer Date Made: circa 1870 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Antisepsis; Surgical Instruments ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION Lord Joseph Lister revolutionized surgery in the late 19th century by introducing antiseptic methods.  … Continue reading

Physician’s treatment book

ACCESSION NUMBER: 002008001 a-c Object Name: Physician’s treatment book Manufacturer: Unknown Date Made: 1885 Country of Origin: Canada MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Prescriptions, Drug; Education, Premedical — lecture notes; Pharmacy — pamphlet ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION In the 1800s medical students … Continue reading

Academic hood belonging to Dr.

ACCESSION NUMBER: 1972.9.1 Object Name: Academic Hood Manufacturer: Unknown Date Made: 1883 Country of Origin: Canada MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Ceremonial; Universities; Clothing ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION This academic hood symbolises a significant achievement in Canadian medicine.  Its original owner, Dr. … Continue reading

Army surgeon’s regulation case

ACCESSION NUMBER: 1921.2.2 a-s Object Name: Army surgeon’s regulation case Maker: J. Gardner & Son; J. Stodart Date Made: circa 1812 with later additions Country of Origin: Scotland/England MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Surgical instruments; Amputation – instrumentation; Trephining – … Continue reading

Naval medical officer’s surgical roll

ACCESSION NUMBER: 004013003 Object Name: Surgical roll Manufacturer: Attibuted to Maw Son & Sons Date Made: Second World War, circa 1940 Country of Origin: England MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Military Medicine; Surgical instruments; Amputation — instrumentation ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION First designed in … Continue reading