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10-1A-127-1_Macewen Stevenson.jpg

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Letter from J. Stevenson to William Macewen

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Letter from Stevenson to Macewen to arrange a check up on progress.

"9 Brisbane Street, Greenock, 7th December 1914.

Dear Sir,
I was a patient under you in Ward 15 for 6 weeks in the spring of this year, and underwent an operation for the removal of the little toe on my right foot, owing to long standing skin disease.
When able to go home, you on two occasions asked me to come back, and let you see me in about six months’ time. So if you let me know any day that would suit you either this week or next. I would be very pleased to come up.
I may say that the foot healed up beautifully, and I have been back at my work since the end of June, and have enjoyed many good long walks without any ill effects. And I feel I cannot express how grateful I am, for all the benefit I have got while under your care.

Yours sincerely,

James Stevenson

P.S. I left the hospital on the 2nd of May."

Creator

J. Stevenson

Date

c. 1914

Identifier

RCPSG 10/1A/127

Description

Letter from Stevenson to Macewen to arrange a check up on progress.

"9 Brisbane Street, Greenock, 7th December 1914.

Dear Sir,
I was a patient under you in Ward 15 for 6 weeks in the spring of this year, and underwent an operation for the removal of the little toe on my right foot, owing to long standing skin disease.
When able to go home, you on two occasions asked me to come back, and let you see me in about six months’ time. So if you let me know any day that would suit you either this week or next. I would be very pleased to come up.
I may say that the foot healed up beautifully, and I have been back at my work since the end of June, and have enjoyed many good long walks without any ill effects. And I feel I cannot express how grateful I am, for all the benefit I have got while under your care.

Yours sincerely,

James Stevenson

P.S. I left the hospital on the 2nd of May."

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Letter from S.Mennie to William Macewen

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Letter of thanks from Mennie to Macewen for saving his life after a gunshot wound.

"County Police Station, Lauder. N.B., 26.2.89.

My Dear Sir,
I assure you it is no easy matter to express how truly grateful I am to you for saving my life, after having been so dangerously shot. I have every reason to be proud that I was placed under your able hand- under the care of a Surgeon whose skillful and most successful operations have gained for him a universal reputation. I am confident that I would not have been so promptly and successfully operated upon by any other Surgeon- which makes me all the more thankful. I am also glad to state that the the very careful way which I was nursed and the kind way which I was treated by your Nurses (in my opinion) contributed largely towards my speedy recovery. My friends and all who know me are highly pleased to see me discharged by you in such a satisfactory condition. I again thank you from my heart, and also your subordinates for their very kind attention. I trust you will accept of the enclosed small gift as a token of my appreciation of your most valuable services to me.

I am
My Dear Sir,
Yours Respectfully,

S. Mennie.

Creator

S. Mennie

Date

c. 1889

Identifier

RCPSG 10/1A/94

Description

Letter of thanks from Mennie to Macewen for saving his life after a gunshot wound.

"County Police Station, Lauder. N.B., 26.2.89.

My Dear Sir,
I assure you it is no easy matter to express how truly grateful I am to you for saving my life, after having been so dangerously shot. I have every reason to be proud that I was placed under your able hand- under the care of a Surgeon whose skillful and most successful operations have gained for him a universal reputation. I am confident that I would not have been so promptly and successfully operated upon by any other Surgeon- which makes me all the more thankful. I am also glad to state that the the very careful way which I was nursed and the kind way which I was treated by your Nurses (in my opinion) contributed largely towards my speedy recovery. My friends and all who know me are highly pleased to see me discharged by you in such a satisfactory condition. I again thank you from my heart, and also your subordinates for their very kind attention. I trust you will accept of the enclosed small gift as a token of my appreciation of your most valuable services to me.

I am
My Dear Sir,
Yours Respectfully,

S. Mennie.

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William Macewen in Operating Theatre

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Photograph of William MacEwen in operating theatre. Note the white labcoats and rubber gloves, which were part of his movement away from antisepsis towards asepsis. Macewen is on the left and on the right is his colleague, James Hogarth Pringle.

Date

c. N.D.

Identifier

RCPSG 23/5/2/6

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Photograph of William MacEwen in operating theatre. Note the white labcoats and rubber gloves, which were part of his movement away from antisepsis towards asepsis. Macewen is on the left and on the right is his colleague, James Hogarth Pringle.

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Attendance card of Mr Murdoch Cameron

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Attendance card of Mr Murdoch Cameron at Clinical Lectures on Surgical Patients in Glasgow Royal Infirmary, given by Professor Lister and Dr. Ebenezer Watson.

Date

c. 1867

Identifier

RCPSG 11/2/6/1

Description

Attendance card of Mr Murdoch Cameron at Clinical Lectures on Surgical Patients in Glasgow Royal Infirmary, given by Professor Lister and Dr. Ebenezer Watson.

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Amputation Set Video

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This video gives insight into the instruments of an amputation set.

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Surgical Theatre

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Photograph of a surgical theatre at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Date

c. 1920-1925

Identifier

RCPSG 28/91

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Original Format

Photo

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Photograph of a surgical theatre at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

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Trephination Animation

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Watch this animation to learn about the unique history of the surgical procedure, trephination.

Description

Watch this animation to learn about the unique history of the surgical procedure, trephination.

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The Case of James Greenlees

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In 1867, Joseph Lister published a series of articles in The Lancet that were to be the first examples of antisepsis in action. Each of the cases occurred during his time working at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. His first case was a young boy by the name of James Greenlees, who had an open fracture of his leg. Lister set the fracture and dressed the wound in carbolic acid to prevent infection. James made a full recovery. This was the birth of antisepsis.

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Skull Trephination

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Trephination is an ancient medical technique dating back to the time of the Egyptians. A trephine is a small surgical instrument used to burr a hole into the skull to access the intracranial structures.

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Trephination is an ancient medical technique dating back to the time of the Egyptians. A trephine is a small surgical instrument used to burr a hole into the skull to access the intracranial structures.

2000.3.56_forceps_2.jpg

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Mayo-Ochsner's Artery Forceps

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Mayo-Ochsner's artery forceps, stainless steel.

Creator

Medical Supply Association Ltd

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2000/3.56

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 20 cm

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Mayo-Ochsner's artery forceps, stainless steel.

2005.10.3_needles_1.jpg

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Singer Surgical Needles

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Cardboard box containing size 16 Singer surgical needles with round taper point.

Creator

Singer Corporation

Date

c. 1950

Identifier

2005/10.3

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Physical Dimensions

6.7 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm

Materials

Metal, card.

Description

Cardboard box containing size 16 Singer surgical needles with round taper point.

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Singer Surgical Needles

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Cardboard box containing size 25 Singer surgical needles with taper stub point.

Creator

Singer Corporation

Date

c. 1950

Identifier

2005/10.2

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Physical Dimensions

9.8 x 2.9 x 4.7 cm

Materials

Metal, card.

Description

Cardboard box containing size 25 Singer surgical needles with taper stub point.

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Singer Surgical Needles

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Cardboard box containing size 23 Singer surgical needles with round taper point.

Creator

Singer Corporation

Date

c. 1950

Identifier

2005/10.1

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Physical Dimensions

9.8 x 2.9 x 4.7 cm

Materials

Metal, card.

Description

Cardboard box containing size 23 Singer surgical needles with round taper point.

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3D Scan of Hammer from Macewen's Theatre

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3D scan of a wooden surgical mallet used in the surgical ward of Sir William Macewen.

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3D scan of a wooden surgical mallet used in the surgical ward of Sir William Macewen.

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Lancet Case Scan

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This lancet case made of silver, and has the initials "JCH" inscribed on the front.

Lancets are essentially very small scalpels used to take blood samples. Today they are disposable and used once per patient. However, the lancets that would have been held in this case would have been used several times, being sterilised between each use.

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This lancet case made of silver, and has the initials "JCH" inscribed on the front.

Lancets are essentially very small scalpels used to take blood samples. Today they are disposable and used once per patient. However, the lancets that would have been held in this case would have been used several times, being sterilised between each use.

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Animation on Lung Penetration Case

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During his time as a police surgeon in Glasgow, William Macewen attended to several cases in the city centre. He collected any mentions of the cases from newspapers and put them together in a clippings book, which is held within the College's archive collection.

On 11th October, 1873, a young man had been stabbed in the back during an altercation. He had complaints of feeling breathless, as if something was tugging on his throat. When Macewen examined the wound, he found that the probe extended all the way into the pleural lining of the lungs.

At this point he came into contact with a shard of the knife that had been used to stab the young man. He successfully removed the knife segment and the patient survived.

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During his time as a police surgeon in Glasgow, William Macewen attended to several cases in the city centre. He collected any mentions of the cases from newspapers and put them together in a clippings book, which is held within the College's archive collection.

On 11th October, 1873, a young man had been stabbed in the back during an altercation. He had complaints of feeling breathless, as if something was tugging on his throat. When Macewen examined the wound, he found that the probe extended all the way into the pleural lining of the lungs.

At this point he came into contact with a shard of the knife that had been used to stab the young man. He successfully removed the knife segment and the patient survived.

2002.5.8_bone forceps_5.jpg

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Horsley's Bone Cutting Forceps

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Horsley's bone cutting forceps, stainless steel.

Date

c. 1960s

Identifier

2002/5.8

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Length: 22.7 cm

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Horsley's bone cutting forceps, stainless steel.

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Bone Forceps

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Bone forceps, stainless steel.

Date

c. 1960s

Identifier

2002/5.5

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Length: 22 cm

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Bone forceps, stainless steel.

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3D Model of Osteotome

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Displayed here is a 3D animated model showing the mechanism of an osteotome, a medical instrument designed by Sir William Macewen.

William Macewen was a surgeon in Glasgow during the late 19th century and early 20th century. He pioneered many clinical specialities, including orthopaedics. He designed his version of the osteotome in the 1870s, and wrote an in depth account of its design in his publication, "Osteotomy with an inquiry into the aetiology and pathology of knock-knee, bow-leg, and other osseous deformities of the lower limbs."

He explains:

"The osteotome is an instrument of the chisel order, bevelled on both sides, so as to resemble a very slender wedge...The osteotome is used only for making simple incisions, or wedge-shaped openings without removal of bone."

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William Macewen Osteotome by RCPSG Heritage on Sketchfab

2001.4.6_endoscopic dissector_2.jpg

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Endoscopic Dissector

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Endoscopic dissector for keyhole surgery.

Creator

Auto Suture

Date

c. 2000

Identifier

2001/4.6

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Length: 47.5 cm

Materials

Metal, plastic.

Description

Endoscopic dissector for keyhole surgery.

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Grasping Instrument

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Grasping instrument for keyhole surgery.

Creator

Auto Suture

Date

c. 2000

Identifier

2001/4.5

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Length: 46 cm

Materials

Metal, plastic.

Description

Grasping instrument for keyhole surgery.

2001.4.4_endoscopic shears_2.jpg

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Endoscopic Shears

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Endoscopic shears for keyhole surgery.

Creator

Auto Suture

Date

c. 2000

Identifier

2001/4.4

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 47.5 cm

Materials

Metal, plastic

Description

Endoscopic shears for keyhole surgery.

2001.4.2_multi clip applier_2.jpg

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Multiple Clip Applier

Description

Multiple clip applier for keyhole surgery,

Creator

Ethicon Inc

Date

c. 2000

Identifier

2001/4.2

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Length: 44 cm

Materials

Plastic, titanium.

Description

Multiple clip applier for keyhole surgery,

2001.4.1_stapler_1.jpg

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Stapler

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Stapler for keyhole surgery.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2001/4.1

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Length: 44 cm

Materials

Metal, plastic.

Description

Stapler for keyhole surgery.

1998.6.2.1_silkworm sutures_1.jpg

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Silkworm Gut Suture

Description

Silkworm gut suture in metal tin.

Creator

Vicarey Davidson & Co. Ltd.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1998/6.2.1

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Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 7.5 cm

Materials

Silkworm gut, metal .

Description

Silkworm gut suture in metal tin.

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Catgut Suture

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Two packets, each containing three sealed tubes of catgut suture.

Creator

Weddel Pharmaceuticals, London

Date

c. 1960

Identifier

1996/2.26.7

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 10.5 cm (tube)

Materials

Glass, catgut, sterilising fluid, paper, cardboard.

Description

Two packets, each containing three sealed tubes of catgut suture.

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Catgut Suture

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One box containing two sealed tubes of catgut suture.

Creator

Merson's Ltd

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

1996/2.26.20

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 10 cm (tube)

Materials

Glass, catgut, sterilising fluid, paper, cardboard

Description

One box containing two sealed tubes of catgut suture.

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Catgut Suture

Description

Catgut suture in glass tube.

Creator

Merson's Ltd

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/218.6

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 7.3 cm

Materials

Catgut, glass

Description

Catgut suture in glass tube.

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Catgut Suture

Description

Catgut suture in glass tube.

Creator

Merson's Ltd

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/218.5

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 9.2 cm

Materials

Catgut, glass.

Description

Catgut suture in glass tube.

2003.218.4_suture_1.jpg

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Catgut Suture

Description

Catgut suture in glass tube.

Creator

Merson's Ltd

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/218.4

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.5 cm

Materials

Catgut, glass

Description

Catgut suture in glass tube.

2003.218.3_suture_2.jpg

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Silk Suture

Description

Silk suture, braided, in glass tube.

Creator

Merson's Ltd

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/218.3

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 7.4 cm

Materials

Glass, silk.

Description

Silk suture, braided, in glass tube.

2003.218.2_suture_1.jpg

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Silkworm Gut Suture

Description

Silkworm gut suture, in glass tube and cardboard box

Creator

Allen & Hanburys Ltd

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/218.2

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 9.7 cm

Materials

Glass, silkworm gut

Description

Silkworm gut suture, in glass tube and cardboard box

2003.218.1_suture_1.jpg

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Silkworm Gut Suture

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Silkworm gut suture, in glass tube and cardboard box.

Creator

Allen & Hanburys Ltd

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/218.1

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 9.7 cm

Materials

Glass, silkworm gut.

Description

Silkworm gut suture, in glass tube and cardboard box.

2004-7.1_pneumo_3.jpg

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Miniature Pneumothorax Apparatus

Description

Wooden box containing metal pump, regulating valve, aneroid manometer and filter.

Creator

Genito-Urinary Manufacturing Co. Ltd

Date

c. 1934-1936

Identifier

2004/7.1

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Materials

Wood, Metal, Rubber

Description

Wooden box containing metal pump, regulating valve, aneroid manometer and filter.

2003.77.43_instrument case_3.jpg

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Pocket Dressing Instrument Case

Description

Leather pocket dressing instrument case, thought to be a field surgical case.

Date

c. 1840s

Identifier

2003/77.43

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Materials

Leather

Description

Leather pocket dressing instrument case, thought to be a field surgical case.

2003.40.9_clinical certificate_1.jpg

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Clinical Surgery Certificate

Description

Clinical surgery certificate, in leather-covered case

Creator

W & J Milne, Edinburgh

Date

c. 1880s

Identifier

2003/40.9.1

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.1 cm

Materials

Glass, ink, leather, paper, velvet.

Description

Clinical surgery certificate, in leather-covered case

2018-9.2_silkworm gut suture_1.jpg

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Silkworm Gut Suture

Description

Glass tube containing sterile silkworm gut sutures, manufactured by Merson's of Edinburgh

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2018/9.2

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Physical Dimensions

L: 18.2 cm

Materials

Glass, cardboard

Description

Glass tube containing sterile silkworm gut sutures, manufactured by Merson's of Edinburgh

2018-9.4_catgut_1.jpg

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Catgut

Description

Small glass jar containing Merson's catgut

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2018/9.4

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H: 7.3 cm

Materials

Glass, plastic

Description

Small glass jar containing Merson's catgut

2018-14_bleeding bowl_1.jpg

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Bleeding Bowl

Description

Bleeding bowl with inscription "presented by Mr J. Scouler Buchanan, 1947".

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2018/14

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Physical Dimensions

23 x 21 x 3 cm

Materials

Brass

Description

Bleeding bowl with inscription "presented by Mr J. Scouler Buchanan, 1947".

2018.17.4_surgical kit_4.jpg

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Surgical Kit

Description

Boxed surgical kit, including bow-frame amputation saw, spare saw blade, curved surgical scissors, 2 Liston-type amputation knives, 5 scissor clamps, 2 clamping tweezers, hook, and needles.

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2018/17.4

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Physical Dimensions

33 x 11 x 4 cm

Materials

steel, brass, cloth

Description

Boxed surgical kit, including bow-frame amputation saw, spare saw blade, curved surgical scissors, 2 Liston-type amputation knives, 5 scissor clamps, 2 clamping tweezers, hook, and needles.

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Caustic Pencil

Description

Box containing caustic pencil of toughened silver nitrate

Creator

Portia

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2018/17.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

6.2 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm

Materials

cardboard, plastic, silver

Description

Box containing caustic pencil of toughened silver nitrate

2018.17.1_nylon ligature_1.jpg

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Nylon Ligature

Description

Glass ampoule containing Armour's sterilized surgical ligature and curved needle

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2018/17.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9 x 6 x 1 cm

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass ampoule containing Armour's sterilized surgical ligature and curved needle

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Mr Henry Rutherford with his surgical team

Description

Mr Henry Rutherford (1861-1929) with his surgical team in the Surgical Operating Theatre at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Mr Rutherford is 6th from the right.

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

RCPSG/28/78

Description

Mr Henry Rutherford (1861-1929) with his surgical team in the Surgical Operating Theatre at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Mr Rutherford is 6th from the right.

2003-29.3_doyer mouth gag_2 (1 of 1).jpg

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Doyen's Mouth Gag

Description

Doyen's mouth gag, metal.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/29.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Doyen's mouth gag, metal.

1997-7.7_mouth gag_1 (1 of 1).jpg

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Sydenham's Modified Mouth Gag

Description

Sydenham's modified mouth gag, stainless steel.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

1997/7.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Sydenham's modified mouth gag, stainless steel.

1997.7.8_laryngeal syringe_1.jpg

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Laryngeal Syringe

Description

Laryngeal syringe for anaesthetising the larynx.

Date

c. 1930s-1950s

Identifier

1997/7.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.2 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Laryngeal syringe for anaesthetising the larynx.

1997-7.3_schimmel_3 (1 of 1).jpg

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Child Schimmelbusch Inhaler

Description

Schimmelbusch inhaler, for a child.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/7.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 15.6 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Schimmelbusch inhaler, for a child.

2003-82.12_mastoid gouge 2.jpg

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Horsley's Mastoid Gouge

Description

Horsley's mastoid gouge, metal.

Date

c. 1905

Identifier

2003/82.12

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 15.2 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Horsley's mastoid gouge, metal.

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Alexander's Mastoid Gouge

Description

Alexander's mastoid gouge, stainless steel.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2000/7.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.2 cm

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Alexander's mastoid gouge, stainless steel.

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Alexander's Mastoid Gouge

Description

Alexander's mastoid gouge, stainless steel.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2000/7.11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.5 cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Alexander's mastoid gouge, stainless steel.

1997.7.1_ent set 9.jpg

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Fuller's Tracheotomy Cannula

Description

Fuller's tracheotomy cannula, silver-plated.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/7.1.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 4.7 cm (size 26); 3.3 cm (size 20); 3.2 cm (size 18)

Materials

Metal, silver.

Description

Fuller's tracheotomy cannula, silver-plated.

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Tracheal Dilating Forceps

Description

Tracheal dilating forceps, stainless steel.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/7.1.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 13 cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Tracheal dilating forceps, stainless steel.

1997.7.1_ent set 15.jpg

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Tracheal Hook

Description

Blunt tracheal hook, stainless steel.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/7.1.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16.4 cm

Materials

Stainless Steel.

Description

Blunt tracheal hook, stainless steel.

1997.7.1_ent set (1 of 1).jpg

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Tracheotomy Set

Description

Tracheotomy, or Tracheostomy, set containing one sharp hook, one blunt hook, one scalpel, one pair of dilating forceps, and three cannulae.
Before the advent of antibiotics and routine inoculation, diphtheria was a common infectious disease requiring urgent treatment.
The main problem was the rapid production of a grey thick membrane at the entrance to the fauces (back of the throat). As it thickened it began to make breathing increasingly difficult. Children, systematically weakened by the toxins produced by the disease and with naturally narrow airways, could die from suffocation without immediate relief.
The contents of this box contain all the instruments required for such an intervention.
The child was laid on his/her back with a support under the shoulder to expose the windpipe- this makes the trachea easily identified under the skin by its rings of cartilage. An incision was made into the trachea with a scalpel. Enlarging the wound vertically enabled the edges to be grasped with retraction hooks, allowing a tracheostomy tube to be inserted and secured in place by tape around the neck. This procedure would usually take less than a minute to perform, resulting in immediate relief for the patient.
During the diphtheria epidemic in the 1930s, staff in fever hospitals may have been required to perform such a procedure up to 4 or 5 times in the course of one night.
(Description provided by Mr Roy Miller FRCS(Glasg), Honorary Librarian).

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/7.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 19.1 cm

Materials

Nickel

Description

Tracheotomy, or Tracheostomy, set containing one sharp hook, one blunt hook, one scalpel, one pair of dilating forceps, and three cannulae.

2003.239_ent instrument.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Tongue Depressor

Description

Metal tongue depressor for ENT surgery.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2003/239

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 18.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal tongue depressor for ENT surgery.

2003139_nasal instrument.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Frankel's Nasal Speculum

Description

Frankel's nasal speculum, ivory and metal.

Date

c. 1905

Identifier

2003/139

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.5 cm

Materials

Ivory, metal.

Description

Frankel's nasal speculum, ivory and metal.

2003-29.5_tongue forceps 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Corbould's Tongue Forceps

Description

Corbould's tongue forceps, metal.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/29.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Corbould's tongue forceps, metal.

2003-27.14_mouth wedge.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Hewitt's Mouth Wedge

Description

Hewitt's mouth wedge and prop, boxwood and cotton.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/27.14

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.3 cm

Materials

Boxwood, cotton.

Description

Hewitt's mouth wedge and prop, boxwood and cotton.

2003-98_intubation set 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Intubation Set

Description

O'Dwyer's intubation set, in metal case, 20th century.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2003/98

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 22.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

O'Dwyer's intubation set, in metal case, 20th century.

2016.3.25_curved needles_.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Curved Needles

Description

Packet of White & Wright No. 6 curved needles

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.25

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

6 x 3 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Packet of White & Wright No. 6 curved needles

2016.3.24_curved needles.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Curved Triangular Needles

Description

Packet of Emesay No. 19 curved triangular needles.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.24

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

6 x 3 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Packet of Emesay No. 19 curved triangular needles.

2016.3.27_scalpel.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Scalpel

Description

Bard Parker no. 4 scalpel

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.27

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 15 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Bard Parker no. 4 scalpel

2016.3.11_syringe 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Syringe

Description

Syringe for use with hypodermic needle.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11 cm (15.5 cm extended)

Materials

Glass and metal.

Description

Syringe for use with hypodermic needle.

2016.3.30_torsion forceps 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Clamp Forceps

Description

Self-locking forceps/clamp with serrated blades.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.30

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

length: 13.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Self-locking forceps/clamp with serrated blades.

2016.3.10_dental forceps 4.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Dental Forceps

Description

Upper premolar extraction forceps.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Upper premolar extraction forceps.

2016-3.14_scissors.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Scissors

Description

Steel scissors, possibly for use on dressings.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.14

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 15 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Steel scissors, possibly for use on dressings.

2016-3.6_hypodermic needles.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Hypodermic Needles

Description

Tin box of Everett "The Star" No. 1 stainless hypodermic needles.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

7 x 6.5 x 1 cm

Description

Tin box of Everett "The Star" No. 1 stainless hypodermic needles.

2016-3.15_tissue forceps.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Tissue Forceps

Description

Self locking tissue forceps/clamp forceps.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.15

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16 cm

Materials

Steel

Description

Self locking tissue forceps/clamp forceps.

2016-3.17_forceps.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Forceps

Description

Pair of metal forceps.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.17

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 13 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Pair of metal forceps.

2016-3.16_nasal.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Nasal Speculum

Description

Tilley's nasal speculum.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8 x 3 x 2 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Tilley's nasal speculum.

2016-3.21_mouth gag 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Mouth Gag

Description

Mouth gag for anaesthetics – ratchet closure with thumb release; rubber missing from one of the blades.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.20

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

11 x 9 x 5 cm

Materials

metal; rubber.

Description

Mouth gag for anaesthetics – ratchet closure with thumb release; rubber missing from one of the blades.

2016-3.21_eye retractor.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Eye Forceps

Description

Chalazion eye forceps: self-retaining thumb forceps for use in removing cystic growth from the eye.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.21

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 9 cm

Materials

Metal.

Description

Chalazion eye forceps: self-retaining thumb forceps for use in removing cystic growth from the eye.

2016-3.1_travel instrument set.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Travel Instrument Set

Description

Set of 11 instruments in a rolled canvas case. Includes 1 pair of scissors, 1 thermometer, 3 pairs of scissor-handle forceps/clamps, 1 small double-ended bone scoop, 2 scalpel handles (without blades), 2 curved suture needles with handle, 1 pair of tweezers.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 20 cm.

Materials

Metal, cloth.

Description

Set of 11 instruments in a rolled canvas case. Includes 1 pair of scissors, 1 thermometer, 3 pairs of scissor-handle forceps/clamps, 1 small double-ended bone scoop, 2 scalpel handles (without blades), 2 curved suture needles with handle, 1 pair of tweezers.

2015-1.2_susture set 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Suture Set

Description

Suture set in metal box and leather case.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2015/1.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Box length 8.4 cm, Box width 5.5 cm.

Materials

Leather, Metal, Thread.

Description

Suture set in metal box and leather case.

2018-7.3_bone scoop 4.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bone Scoop

Description

Bone scoop. Owned by A.K. Bowman.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2018/7.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

17 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Bone scoop. Owned by A.K. Bowman.

2018-7.1_curved trochar 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Curved Trocar

Description

Trocar, slightly rusted. Owned by A.K. Bowman.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2018/7.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

19cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Trocar, slightly rusted. Owned by A.K. Bowman.

2000.3.64_suture.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Silk Suture

Description

Black silk suture on wooden reel, 25 yds (23 m) in length.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2000/3.64

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 4.6 cm (reel)

Materials

Silk, wood.

Description

Black silk suture on wooden reel, 25 yds (23 m) in length.

2003.280.4.4_scalpel.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Scalpel

Description

Scalpel, composed of ivory and metal, part of Dr. John R. Brown's ophthalmic instrument set.

Date

c. 1850-1875

Identifier

2003/280.4.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.5 cm

Materials

Ivory, metal.

Description

Scalpel, composed of ivory and metal, part of Dr. John R. Brown's ophthalmic instrument set.

2003.280.4.3_scalpel.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Scalpel

Description

Scalpel, composed of ivory and metal, part of Dr. John R. Brown's ophthalmic instrument set.

Date

c. 1850-1875

Identifier

2003/280.4.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.5 cm

Materials

Ivory, metal.

Description

Scalpel, composed of ivory and metal, part of Dr. John R. Brown's ophthalmic instrument set.

2003.280.4.2_scalpel.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Scalpel

Description

Scalpel, composed of ivory and metal, part of Dr. John R. Brown's ophthalmic instrument set.

Date

c. 1850-1875

Identifier

2003/280.4.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.2 cm

Materials

Ivory, metal.

Description

Scalpel, composed of ivory and metal, part of Dr. John R. Brown's ophthalmic instrument set.

2003.280.4.1_scalpel.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Scalpel

Description

Scalpel, composed of ivory and metal, part of Dr. John R. Brown's ophthalmic instrument set.

Date

c. 1850-1875

Identifier

2003/280.4.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16 cm

Materials

Ivory, metal

Description

Scalpel, composed of ivory and metal, part of Dr. John R. Brown's ophthalmic instrument set.

2003.124.5_cautery.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Cautery

Description

19th century cautery instrument

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/124.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 23.2 cm

Materials

Metal, wood.

Description

19th century cautery instrument

2003.124.4_cautery.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Cautery

Description

19th century cautery instrument

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/124.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 22.8 cm

Materials

Metal, wood.

Description

19th century cautery instrument

2003.124.1_cautery.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Cautery

Description

19th century cautery instrument

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/124.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.4 cm

Materials

Metal, wood.

Description

19th century cautery instrument

2003.124.2_cautery.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Cautery

Description

19th century cautery instrument

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/124.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 22 cm

Materials

Metal, wood.

Description

19th century cautery instrument

1996.1.1_electrocautery transformer 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Universal Cautery Handle

Description

Cautery handle for use with electrocautery transformer.

Date

c. 1920s-1940s

Identifier

1996/1.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16.7 cm

Materials

Metal, plastic.

Description

Cautery handle for use with electrocautery transformer.

1996.1.2_universal cautery handle.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Electrocautery Transformer

Description

Electrocautery transformer used to destroy tissue by cauterization.

Date

c. 1920s-1940s

Identifier

1996/1.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 26.5 cm

Materials

Metal, plastic.

Description

Electrocautery transformer used to destroy tissue by cauterization.

1996.3.3_hyfrecator 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Hyfrecator

Description

Hyfrecator for electro-dessication, fulguration and bi-active coagulation; comes with needle, footswitch and envelope with mounting screws.

Date

c. 1960s

Identifier

1996/3.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.4 cm (hyfrecator); 16 cm (needle); Diameter: 8.1 cm (footswitch)

Materials

Plastic, metal.

Description

Hyfrecator for electro-dessication, fulguration and bi-active coagulation; comes with needle, footswitch and envelope with mounting screws.

1997.3.16_syringe.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Syringe

Description

Syringe from the surgical instruments of Dr Samuel Davidson.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

1997/3.16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

12.9 cm length

Materials

Glass, metal.

Description

Syringe from the surgical instruments of Dr Samuel Davidson.

1997.3.22_insulin record syringe.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Insulin Record Syringe

Description

Record syringe for insulin from the surgical instruments of Dr Samuel Davidson.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/3.22

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8.3 cm length

Materials

Glass, metal.

Description

Record syringe for insulin from the surgical instruments of Dr Samuel Davidson.

1997.3.24_glass syringe.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Glass Syringe

Description

Glass syringe that once belonged to Dr Samuel Davidson.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

1997/3.24

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

14.4 cm length

Materials

Glass, metal.

Description

Glass syringe that once belonged to Dr Samuel Davidson.

1997.3.4_aural hook.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Aural Hook

Description

Metal aural hook from the surgical instruments belonging to Dr Samuel Davidson.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

1997/3.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

11.3 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal aural hook from the surgical instruments belonging to Dr Samuel Davidson.

1997.3.8_sinus forceps.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sinus Forceps

Description

Stainless steel sinus forceps from the surgical instruments of Dr Samuel Davidson.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/3.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

13 cm length

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Stainless steel sinus forceps from the surgical instruments of Dr Samuel Davidson.

1997.3.6_bone hook.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bone Hook

Description

Simple bone hook from surgical instruments belonging to Dr Samuel Davidson.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

1997/3.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

17cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Simple bone hook from surgical instruments belonging to Dr Samuel Davidson.

2000.11_wooden mallet 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Boxwood Mallet

Description

Boxwood mallet from 1950s.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2000/11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 25 cm

Materials

Wood, metal.

Description

Boxwood mallet from 1950s.

Impactor Mallet 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Surgical Mallet

Description

Hand piece with slip joint, non-mechanical hand piece, 5 chisel points, 2 spare springs, 2 sleeves and 1 sheet of rubber. Used for surgical bone and tooth removal.

Date

c. 1900

Identifier

HD/941

Publisher

c. 1900s

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Hand piece with slip joint, non-mechanical hand piece, 5 chisel points, 2 spare springs, 2 sleeves and 1 sheet of rubber. Used for surgical bone and tooth removal.

2008.4.1.11_trephine head.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Crown Trephine

Description

Steel unmarked crown trephine, with central locating/piercing pin, and conical section body with spiral outer ridging, and spiral cutting teeth.
Has a keyed end for locating into the receiving shaft of the T-shaped trephine handle.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8.1cm in length, 1.8cm in diameter.

Materials

Steel

Description

Steel unmarked crown trephine, with central locating/piercing pin, and conical section body with spiral outer ridging, and spiral cutting teeth.
Has a keyed end for locating into the receiving shaft of the T-shaped trephine handle.

2008.4.1.10_trephine head.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Crown Trephine

Description

Steel unmarked crown trephine, with central locating/piercing pin, and conical section body with spiral outer ridging, and spiral cutting teeth.
Has a keyed end for locating into the receiving shaft of the T-shaped trephine handle.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8.1cm in length, 2cm in diameter.

Materials

Steel.

Description

Steel unmarked crown trephine, with central locating/piercing pin, and conical section body with spiral outer ridging, and spiral cutting teeth.
Has a keyed end for locating into the receiving shaft of the T-shaped trephine handle.

2008.4.1.9_trephine head 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Crown Trephine

Description

Steel unmarked crown trephine, with central locating/piercing pin, and conical section body with spiral outer ridging, and spiral cutting teeth.
Has a keyed end for locating into the receiving shaft of the T-shaped trephine handle.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8.1cm in length, 2cm in diameter.

Materials

Steel

Description

Steel unmarked crown trephine, with central locating/piercing pin, and conical section body with spiral outer ridging, and spiral cutting teeth.
Has a keyed end for locating into the receiving shaft of the T-shaped trephine handle.

2008.4.1.8_trephine head_.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Crown Trephine

Description

Steel unmarked crown trephine, with central locating/piercing pin, and conical section body with spiral outer ridging, and spiral cutting teeth.
Has a keyed end for locating into the receiving shaft of the T-shaped trephine handle.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8.1cm in length, 1.7cm in diameter.

Materials

Steel

Description

Steel unmarked crown trephine, with central locating/piercing pin, and conical section body with spiral outer ridging, and spiral cutting teeth.
Has a keyed end for locating into the receiving shaft of the T-shaped trephine handle.

2008.4.1.6_extracting forceps.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Extracting Forceps

Description

Extracting forceps. Steel, unmarked. Hinged, leaf spring assisted on one arm.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

14cm in length.

Materials

Steel.

Description

Extracting forceps. Steel, unmarked. Hinged, leaf spring assisted on one arm.

2008.4.1.5_trephine brush.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Trephine Brush

Description

Trephine brush, which was used to clean the trephine teeth during use. Body of brush made of bone with black (probably horsehair) bristles.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

2.1cm in width, 5cm in length, 1.15cm in thickness.
Bristles: 1.9cm in width, 1.5cm in length, 0.9cm in thickness.

Materials

Bone, horsehair.

Description

Trephine brush, which was used to clean the trephine teeth during use. Body of brush made of bone with black (probably horsehair) bristles.

2008.4.1.4_double ended elevator.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Double-ended Elevator

Description

Double ended elevator. One end is curved, pointed, grooved laterally on its concave surface, and the other end is curved, grooved laterally on its concave surface, and square ended.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

15.6cm in length.

Materials

Steel.

Description

Double ended elevator. One end is curved, pointed, grooved laterally on its concave surface, and the other end is curved, grooved laterally on its concave surface, and square ended.

2008.4.1.3_lenticular.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Lenticular

Description

Lenticular. Steel, with dark hardwood handle.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

17.8cm total length.
Steel section: 8.9cm in length.
Hardwood handle: 8.9cm

Materials

Wood, metal.

Description

Lenticular. Steel, with dark hardwood handle.

2008.4.1.2_raspatory.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Raspatory

Description

Raspatory. Steel, with dark hardwood handle

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

17.8cm total length.
Steel section: 8.8cm in length.
Hardwood handle: 9cm

Materials

Metal, wood.

Description

Raspatory. Steel, with dark hardwood handle

2008.4.1.11_detaching handle.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

T-shaped Detaching Handle

Description

Single steel T-shaped detaching handle.
Transverse portion consists of two steel arms, each individually shaped to be used as:
a) A pointed elevator, and
b) A square-ended elevator.

The central receiving portion is 1.0cm in diameter and accepts the square ended trephines and the perforator. Has a steel activating clip button on the shaft.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.12

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Transverse arms: 16.7cm
Receiving central section: 6cm

Materials

Steel

Description

Single steel T-shaped detaching handle.
Transverse portion consists of two steel arms, each individually shaped to be used as:
a) A pointed elevator, and
b) A square-ended elevator.

The central receiving portion is 1.0cm in diameter and accepts the square ended trephines and the perforator. Has a steel activating clip button on the shaft.

2008.4.1.7_perforator.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Perforator

Description

Perforator. Steel, unmarked. Has keyed end in order that it can be received into the trephine handle for use.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

7.7cm in length.

Materials

Steel.

Description

Perforator. Steel, unmarked. Has keyed end in order that it can be received into the trephine handle for use.

2006.7.51_trochar.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Ascites Trochar

Description

Plain trochar for abdominal ascites.

Date

c. 1880-1930

Identifier

2006/7.51

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

21cm in length, 0.9cm in width.

Materials

Metal

Description

Plain trochar for abdominal ascites.

2006.7.49_Bone scoop 4.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Volckmann's Bone Scoop

Description

Double-ended bone scoop, with one oval and one round end. This type of scoop can also be called a "Lupus scoop", used in dermatological practice.

Date

c. 1880-1940

Identifier

2006/7.49

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

13.2cm in length, 1.3cm in width (round scoop), 0.5cm in width (oval scoop).

Materials

Metal

Description

Double-ended bone scoop, with one oval and one round end. This type of scoop can also be called a "Lupus scoop", used in dermatological practice.

2006.7.46_amputation saw 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Amputation Saw

Date

c. 1880-1920

Identifier

2006/7.46

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

36.2 cm length, 9.7cm in width (at handle).

Materials

Metal (Nickel)

Description


2003.204.15_sharp double hook 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sharp Double Hook

Description

Sharp double hook, ebony and metal.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/204.15

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Ebony, metal.

Description

Sharp double hook, ebony and metal.

2003.204.10_gouge 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Gouge

Description

Ebony and metal gouge as part of an amputation set.

Date

c. 19th-20th century

Identifier

2003/204.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Ebony, metal.

Description

Ebony and metal gouge as part of an amputation set.

2003.204.8_Lister's necrosis forceps 9.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Lister's Necrosis Forceps

Description

Lister's necrosis forceps, metal.

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/204.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Lister's necrosis forceps, metal.

2003.202_trephine brush 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Trephine Brush

Description

Trephine brush, ebony and horsehair.

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/202.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Ebony, horsehair.

Description

Trephine brush, ebony and horsehair.

2003.12.24_probang 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Probang

Description

Pictured here is a probing, originally part of a 19th century amputation set.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.24

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

47.5 cm length

Materials

Ebony, metal, sponge.

Description

Pictured here is a probing, originally part of a 19th century amputation set.

2003.12.22__metal gouge 4.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Gouge

Description

Metal gouge, part of a 19th century amputation set.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.22

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

12.3 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal gouge, part of a 19th century amputation set.

2003.12.9_cannula 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Cannula

Description

Metal cannula from an amputation set.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

5.3 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal cannula from an amputation set.

2003.12.28_suture needles 10.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of Suture Needles

Description

Suture needles in paper packet.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.28

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

7.1 cm length

Materials

Paper, steel.

Description

Suture needles in paper packet.

2003.12.23_bone forceps 10.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bone Forceps

Description

Pair of metal bone forceps.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.23

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

19.9 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Pair of metal bone forceps.

2003.12.1_amputation saw 13.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Amputation Saw

Description

Amputation saw from amputation set, dating from 1860s.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

34 cm length

Materials

Metal, ebony.

Description

Amputation saw from amputation set, dating from 1860s.

2003.12.20_trephine head 13.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Semi-circular Trephine

Description

Metal semi-circular trephine, part of amputation set from 1860s.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.20

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

11.8 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal semi-circular trephine, part of amputation set from 1860s.

2003.12.2_metacarpal saw 19.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Metacarpal Saw

Description

Metacarpal saw, part of amputation set from 1860s.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

21.8 cm length

Materials

Metal, ebony.

Description

Metacarpal saw, part of amputation set from 1860s.

ratchet forceps 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Metal Forceps with Detachable Handles.

Description

Metal forceps with detachable handles.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

1996/2.16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

23.3 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal forceps with detachable handles.

1996.2.17.2_aneurysm needle.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Director with Aneurism Needle

Description

Director with aneurism needle.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

1996/2.17.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

13 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Director with aneurism needle.

2015.234.4_uterine catheters 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Catheters in Wooden Case

Description

Catheters in wooden case, probably early 20th Century.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2015/234.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Catheters 27.5 cm
Box 30 cm

Materials

Metal, wood.

Description

Catheters in wooden case, probably early 20th Century.

2013.1_Knife case 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Lancet Case

Description

Silver lancet case with initials JCH.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2013/1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Silver lancet case with initials JCH.

Cased trephine set 5.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Trephine Set Case

Description

Hardwood, probably mahogany, hinged case with carrying handle and unmarked lock. Inset brass hooks (one each side) for securing lid of case.
Lining of case is padded green velvet with a fitted recess for each instrument.

Date

c. 1700s

Identifier

2008/4.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

22cm in width, 20.5cm in depth, 5cm in height.

Materials

Mahogany, velvet, brass.

Description

Hardwood, probably mahogany, hinged case with carrying handle and unmarked lock. Inset brass hooks (one each side) for securing lid of case.
Lining of case is padded green velvet with a fitted recess for each instrument.

2007.1.14_Non ratchet forceps 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Offset Non-ratchet Forceps

Description

Pair of offset, non-ratchet forceps, with concealed hinge. Nickel/chrome plated.

Date

c. 1920-1940

Identifier

2007/1.14

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Pair of offset, non-ratchet forceps, with concealed hinge. Nickel/chrome plated.

GLA_RCPG_PCF_15[1].jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Portrait of Roy Frew Young (1879-1948)

Description

Roy Frew Young (1879–1948), President of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1940–1942). Seated half-length in a grey suit.
Roy Frew Young was educated at Glasgow Academy and graduated in arts and medicine at Cambridge. He held a number of surgical posts in hospitals throughout the west of Scotland, including an early resident post under Sir George Beatson at the Western Infirmary. He served in France with the RAMC during the First World War and was awarded the Military Cross.

Young served on the Council of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons for eleven years and was President from 1940-1942. This portrait was commissioned by Young's house surgeons and assistants.

Date

20th century

Identifier

104

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

38" x 30"

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Roy Frew Young (1879–1948), President of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1940–1942). Seated half-length in a grey suit.

GLA_RCPG_PCF_22[1].jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Portrait of John Moore MD 1730-1802

Description

Bust-length portrait with a landscape background.
John Moore was a surgeon first, later a physician, and also a man of letters. He began his medical career with the North British Fusiliers and, after studying in London and Paris, spent much of his career working in Glasgow.

Upon his retirement from medical practice in 1777, Moore moved to London and began publishing accounts of his travel experiences as well as several novels. It was during this time that he began a correspondence with the man now known as Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. Burns wrote a long, autobiographical letter to Moore in 1787, which has formed the basis of the most credible biographies of Burns.

A statue of his son, Sir John Moore of Corunna, stands in George Square.

Creator

James Barr (active 1860s–1892) ; Manner of Sir George Romney (Chrisite's 1989) / Sir Thomas Lawrence (Gibson, 1984)

Date

19th century

Identifier

35

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

oil on canvas

Description

Bust-length portrait with a landscape background.

2006.7.5_Silver Catheters 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of 12 Silver Catheters

Description

Case is hinged and covered in black faux shagreen, and lined internally. Lid is lined with padded silver silk and base has fitted recesses for the catheters and oil bottle, lined with dark blue velvet. Catheters are silver-plated.

Date

c. 1860-1920

Identifier

2006/7.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

35cm in length, 12.6cm in width, 3.4cm in depth.

Materials

Wood, silk, velvet, metal, glass

Description

Case is hinged and covered in black faux shagreen, and lined internally. Lid is lined with padded silver silk and base has fitted recesses for the catheters and oil bottle, lined with dark blue velvet. Catheters are silver-plated.

2006.7.50_steel knife 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Breast knife (scalpel)

Description

Single "4 inch" scalpel forged from solid nickel steel.

Date

c. 1901-1950

Identifier

c. 2006/7.50

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

20cm in length, 1.4cm in width

Materials

Metal

Description

Single "4 inch" scalpel forged from solid nickel steel.

2006.7.47_surgical scalpels 4.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Surgical Scalpels in Aseptic Metal Box

Description

Box is fitted with secured metal rack to retain the scalpels, and is hinged. Secured with metal clip. The scalpels are identical and four in number. Box is plated, possibly nickel.
The scalpels are forged from solid, stainless steel.

Date

c. 1920-1940

Identifier

2006/7.47

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Box: 17.8cm in length, 3.9cm in width, 1.6cm in depth.
Scalpels: 16.1cm in length, 1cm in width.

Materials

Metal

Description

Box is fitted with secured metal rack to retain the scalpels, and is hinged. Secured with metal clip. The scalpels are identical and four in number. Box is plated, possibly nickel.
The scalpels are forged from solid, stainless steel.

2006.7.45_uterine dressing forceps 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Royal Free Hospital's Uterine Dressings Forceps

Description

Uterine dressings forceps, Royal Free Hospital pattern. Plated metal, probably nickel.

Date

c. 1880-1910

Identifier

2006/7.45

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

26.5 cm in length

Materials

Metal

Description

Uterine dressings forceps, Royal Free Hospital pattern. Plated metal, probably nickel.

retractors 5.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of Canny Ryall's Retractors

Description

3 Canny Ryall retractors, all of which are double ended with a single hook blade and fenestrated blade.

Date

c. 1900-1940

Identifier

2006/7.36.1-3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

19.6 cm length
20.2 cm length
20.1 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

3 Canny Ryall retractors, all of which are double ended with a single hook blade and fenestrated blade.

Scissors 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of Mayo's Surgical Scissors

Description

Set of three Mayo scissors, two straight and one curved.

Date

c. 1930s-1950s.

Identifier

2006/7.28.1-3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Straight = 20.5 cm and 14.2 cm length
Curved = 17 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Set of three Mayo scissors, two straight and one curved.

Clamp forceps 5.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of Lane Tissue Forceps

Description

Nickel-plated steel, boxed joint tissue forceps.

Date

c. 1900-1930s

Identifier

2006/7.27.1-3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

21.4 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Nickel-plated steel, boxed joint tissue forceps.

2003.147_surgical set 5.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Surgical Instrument Case

Description

Surgical instrument case with instruments.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2003/147

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

16.2 cm length

Materials

Ivory, leather, metal, tortoiseshell.

Description

Surgical instrument case with instruments.

2003.103_surgical set 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Surgical Instrument Case

Description

Surgical instrument case, leather, c 1900s.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/103

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

36 cm length

Materials

Leather

Description

Surgical instrument case, leather, c 1900s.

1999.3.3.15_ritchers needle holder 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Ritcher's Needle Holder

Description

Pair of Ritcher's needle holders from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s.

Identifier

1999/3.3.15

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

17.6 cm length

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Pair of Ritcher's needle holders from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.14_record syringe.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Record Syringe

Description

Record syringe held within a metal case, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s.

Identifier

1999/3.3.14

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass, metal.

Description

Record syringe held within a metal case, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.10_record syringe 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Syringe

Description

Syringe from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9.4 cm length

Materials

Glass, metal.

Description

Syringe from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.30_thermometer case.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Thermometer Case

Description

Case for a clinical thermometer, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.30

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9.2 cm length.

Materials

Metal.

Description

Case for a clinical thermometer, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.28_vaccinator.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Vaccinator

Description

Metal vaccinator from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.28

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

10.3 cm length

Materials

Metal.

Description

Metal vaccinator from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.22_record syringe.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Record Syringe

Description

Example of a record syringe held in cardboard case with 5 needles, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.22

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8 cm length

Materials

Pyrex, metal.

Description

Example of a record syringe held in cardboard case with 5 needles, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.26_suture needles in case 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Suture Needles

Description

Several suture needles in leather and cardboard case, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.26

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9 cm length

Materials

Card, cloth, leather, metal.

Description

Several suture needles in leather and cardboard case, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.18_record syringe for insulin.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Record Syringe for Insulin

Description

Record syringe for insulin held in spirit proof case, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.18

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Case- 13.6 cm length
Syringe - 8.3 cm length

Materials

Metal and glass

Description

Record syringe for insulin held in spirit proof case, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.24_field tourniquet.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Field Tourniquet

Description

Example of a field tourniquet from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.24

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

77.5 cm length

Materials

Metal and fabric.

Description

Example of a field tourniquet from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

2016.3_HR scalpel.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Hernia Knife

Description

Metal hernia knife from a set of surgical instruments belonging to H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

12.5 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal hernia knife from a set of surgical instruments belonging to H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_HR scalpel 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Double-ended Bone Scoop

Description

Metal bone scoop from a set of surgical instruments belonging to H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

11.5 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal bone scoop from a set of surgical instruments belonging to H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_HR toothed forceps 10.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Curved Artery Forceps

Description

Set if curved artery forceps from the surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century.

Identifier

2016/3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

18 cm

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Set if curved artery forceps from the surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_HR hook 5.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Aneurism Needle

Description

Stainless steel aneurism needle from a set of surgical instruments belonging to H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

18 cm length

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Stainless steel aneurism needle from a set of surgical instruments belonging to H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_HR toothed forceps 6.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Scissor-handle Forceps

Description

Stainless steel forceps from a set of surgical instruments belonging to H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

13 cm length

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Stainless steel forceps from a set of surgical instruments belonging to H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_flint.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Hone

Description

Hone for sharpening blades, held within cardboard sleeve, from the surgical case of H.R, Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.22

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

7.75 cm length.

Materials

Cardboard, Quartz.

Description

Hone for sharpening blades, held within cardboard sleeve, from the surgical case of H.R, Lillie.

2016.3_enema 2-2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Enema

Description

Stainless steel enema from the surgical case belonging to H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.3.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

23 cm length

Materials

Stainless Steel.

Description

Stainless steel enema from the surgical case belonging to H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_catgut ligature 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Catgut Ligatures and Suture Needle

Description

Catgut ligatures and suture needle contained within a glass vial, from the surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 1939

Identifier

2016/3.28

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

10 cm length

Materials

Glass, catgut.

Description

Catgut ligatures and suture needle contained within a glass vial, from the surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_enema_.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Enema

Description

Stainless steel enema from the surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.3.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

25.5 cm length

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Stainless steel enema from the surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_glass syringe.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Glass Syringe

Description

Glass syringe from the surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

10.5 cm length

Materials

Glass and metal.

Description

Glass syringe from the surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_rectal speculum 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sphincteroscope

Description

Stainless steel sphincteroscope from surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.13

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

12 cm length

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Stainless steel sphincteroscope from surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_lenses.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Magnifying Lenses in Folding Case

Description

2 magnifying lenses in plastic folding case, part of H.R, Lillie's surgical case.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4 cm length

Materials

Plastic and glass.

Description

2 magnifying lenses in plastic folding case, part of H.R, Lillie's surgical case.

2008.4.6.10_Chain Hooks_3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of Chain Hooks

Description

Two, linked with steel chain 17cm long. Each hook is steel and eyed.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4.3cm in length, 1.3cm in width (at hook).

Materials

Metal

Description

Two, linked with steel chain 17cm long. Each hook is steel and eyed.

2008.4.6.9_blow pipe.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Blowpipe

Description

White metal blowpipe held within cased post-mortem kit.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

16cm in length, 0.8cm in width (at mouthpiece).

Materials

White metal.

Description

White metal blowpipe held within cased post-mortem kit.

2008.4.6_forceps.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Untoothed Steel Forceps

Description

Untoothed steel forceps from cased post-mortem set.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

13.9cm in length, 1.2cm in width.

Materials

Steel

Description

Untoothed steel forceps from cased post-mortem set.

2008.4.6_scalpel.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Plain Surgical Scalpel

Description

Surgical scalpel with ebony handle.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

14.6cm in length, 1.1cm in width (handle), 0.8cm in width (blade).

Materials

Metal and ebony.

Description

Surgical scalpel with ebony handle.

2008.4.6.6_surgical scissors_2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Pair of surgical scissors

Description

Plain, sharp-pointed surgical scissors.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4.6cm in width (across handles), 11.8cm in length.

Materials

Metal.

Description

Plain, sharp-pointed surgical scissors.

2008.4.6._bone chisel.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bone Chisel

Description

Steel item with slightly splayed, rounded cutting edge. Has a short, 1.5cm long steel end-piece, 0.7cm by 0.7cm in section, which fits a corresponding pierced recess in the middle of the ebony/steel handle of the set.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

2.2cm in width, 9.8cm in length.

Materials

Steel and ebony.

Description

Steel item with slightly splayed, rounded cutting edge. Has a short, 1.5cm long steel end-piece, 0.7cm by 0.7cm in section, which fits a corresponding pierced recess in the middle of the ebony/steel handle of the set.

2008.4.6_knife head.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Cartilage Knife

Description

Pointed, non-parallel blade with one cutting edge only. The steel end-piece is keyed for locating into the ebony/steel handle of the set, and is 3.6cm in length.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

2.3cm in width, 12.1cm in length.

Materials

Steel and ebony.

Description

Pointed, non-parallel blade with one cutting edge only. The steel end-piece is keyed for locating into the ebony/steel handle of the set, and is 3.6cm in length.

2008.4.6.2_catlin knife.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Catlin

Description

Consists of a parallel-sided blade, pointed, with cutting edge on one side only. The steel end-piece of the catlin is keyed for locating into the ebony/steel handle of the set, and is 3.6cm in length.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

1.5cm in width, 17.4cm in length.

Materials

Steel and ebony.

Description

Consists of a parallel-sided blade, pointed, with cutting edge on one side only. The steel end-piece of the catlin is keyed for locating into the ebony/steel handle of the set, and is 3.6cm in length.

2008.4.6.1_solid saw_2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Steel framed solid saw

Description

Single steel framed solid saw. Has a keyed steel end-piece 3.1cm in length for locating into the ebony/steel handle of the set.

Date

Date unknown

Identifier

2008/4.6.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4.5cm in width, 21.5cm in length.

Materials

Steel and ebony.

Description

Single steel framed solid saw. Has a keyed steel end-piece 3.1cm in length for locating into the ebony/steel handle of the set.

2008.4.6_postmortem case.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Cased set of Post-mortem instruments

Description

Hardwood, probably mahogany, hinged lid. Upper surface is finished with a thick (7mm) veneer of walnut. The case has a lock with a brass escutcheon, consisting of a brass inlaid black rectangular nameplate (3.3cm by 1.5cm) on the outer surface of the veneered lid. Two lacquered brass inlaid straps (1.3cm wide) are inlaid and secured with brass screws into the outer aspect of the case lid, continuing onto the anterior and posterior surfaces of the case.

Lining of the case consists of closely applied red velvet, with fitted recesses for each instrument, and also a lined internal compartment (2.2cm by 21.4cm) for small loose objects, with fitted lid (covered with red velvet and with ivory button as a handle.)

Instruments: Twelve in number, of which six have fitted recesses in the case itself, two are located in brass slots on the upper surface of the removable compartment lid with ivory button. The remainder are loose and kept in the internal compartment of the case.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Wood, brass, velvet, ivory.

Description

Hardwood, probably mahogany, hinged lid. Upper surface is finished with a thick (7mm) veneer of walnut. The case has a lock with a brass escutcheon, consisting of a brass inlaid black rectangular nameplate (3.3cm by 1.5cm) on the outer surface of the veneered lid. Two lacquered brass inlaid straps (1.3cm wide) are inlaid and secured with brass screws into the outer aspect of the case lid, continuing onto the anterior and posterior surfaces of the case.

Lining of the case consists of closely applied red velvet, with fitted recesses for each instrument, and also a lined internal compartment (2.2cm by 21.4cm) for small loose objects, with fitted lid (covered with red velvet and with ivory button as a handle.)

Instruments: Twelve in number, of which six have fitted recesses in the case itself, two are located in brass slots on the upper surface of the removable compartment lid with ivory button. The remainder are loose and kept in the internal compartment of the case.

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Title

Field Tourniquet

Date

c.1901

Identifier

2003/202.17

Description


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Title

Curved Bistoury

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.18

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Materials

Metal and ebony

Description


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Title

Petit-Type Tourniquet

Description

2003/250

Identifier

c. 1901

Description

2003/250

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Title

Petit-Type Tourniquet

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/204.4

Description


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Title

Liston's Finger Knife.

Description

Liston's finger knife

Date

c. 1860s.

Identifier

2003/12.19

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 18.1 cm.

Materials

Ebony and metal.

Description

Liston's finger knife

2003.2.2_spencer wells artery forceps 2.jpg

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Title

Spencer Wells' Artery Forceps

Description

Spencer Wells' Artery Forceps

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2003/2.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 15.1cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Spencer Wells' Artery Forceps

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Title

Halstead's artery forceps

Description

Halstead's artery forceps

Date

c,. 1930s

Identifier

2003/2.13

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.3cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Halstead's artery forceps

2003.88_fracture operating set 7.jpg

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Title

Fracture Operating Instrument Set

Description

Fracture operation instrument set in mahogany case

Date

c. 1912

Identifier

2003/88

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 42cm.

Materials

Mahogany and metal

Description

Fracture operation instrument set in mahogany case

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Title

The whole course of chirurgerie, wherein is briefly set downe the causes, signes, prognostications & curations of all sorts of tumors, wounds, vlcers, fractures, dislocations & all other diseases, vsually practiced by chirurgions, according to the opinion of all our auncient doctours in chirurgerie.

Description

First edition of Peter Lowe's comprehensive surgical textbook, the first such book to be printed in English. Three further editions were published.

Creator

Lowe, Peter, 1550?-1612?

Date

1597

Identifier

Bookstore LOW

Publisher

Printed by Thomas Purfoot

Coverage

London

Description

First edition of Peter Lowe's comprehensive surgical textbook, the first such book to be printed in English. Three further editions were published.

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Title

Macewen's Osteotomes

Description

Set of osteotomes, made by a Glasgow blacksmith, T. H. Macdonald, according to the specifications of the surgeon, Sir William Macewen. This was a new type of instrument devised and named by Macewen and used alongside the chisel in bone operations. The manufacture of the osteotomes was described in detail in Macewen's book, "Osteotomy", published in 1880. This particular set of osteotomes was used by Macewen with great success and he performed hundreds of osteotomies with them.

Date

1875

Identifier

2003/8

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.3 cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Set of osteotomes, made by a Glasgow blacksmith, T. H. Macdonald, according to the specifications of the surgeon, Sir William Macewen. This was a new type of instrument devised and named by Macewen and used alongside the chisel in bone operations. The manufacture of the osteotomes was described in detail in Macewen's book, "Osteotomy", published in 1880. This particular set of osteotomes was used by Macewen with great success and he performed hundreds of osteotomies with them.

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Title

Glasgow Royal Infirmary Surgical Inventory, 1825

Description

Inventory of the surgical instruments of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Note on inside states 'Presented for Preservation to the Directors of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary by John Rowan, Honorary Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Hospital, August 1925.'

Creator

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Date

1 August 1825

Identifier

RCPSG/28/1

Language

English

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

paper

Description

Inventory of the surgical instruments of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Note on inside states 'Presented for Preservation to the Directors of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary by John Rowan, Honorary Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Hospital, August 1925.'

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Title

Sir Joseph Lister's Operating Instruments

Description

Case of operating instruments which belonged to Joseph Lister, c 1865.

Lister began his investigations into antisepsis while working at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1860s. It was here that he used the first ever antiseptic dressings while attending patients with compound fractures.

Date

c. 1865

Identifier

2003/9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.3 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Case of operating instruments which belonged to Joseph Lister, c 1865.

Lister began his investigations into antisepsis while working at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1860s. It was here that he used the first ever antiseptic dressings while attending patients with compound fractures.

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Title

Haemorrhoid Forceps

Description

Haemorrhoid forceps, ivory and steel, c 1905.

Haemorrhoids are vascular bundles situated in the anal canal that can cause problems when swollen or inflamed. This pair of forceps would have been used to remove haemorrhoids in a patient. The blades would be clamped on either side of the haemorrhoid and slowly reduce the blood supply to the structure. This would cause the tissue to die and result in the haemorrhoid falling off.

Date

c. 1905

Identifier

2003/56

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 19.7 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Haemorrhoid forceps, ivory and steel, c 1905.

Haemorrhoids are vascular bundles situated in the anal canal that can cause problems when swollen or inflamed. This pair of forceps would have been used to remove haemorrhoids in a patient. The blades would be clamped on either side of the haemorrhoid and slowly reduce the blood supply to the structure. This would cause the tissue to die and result in the haemorrhoid falling off.

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Mathieu-Style Tonsil Guillotine

Description

Tonsil guillotine, metal, c 1929.

Tonsil Guillotines are surgical instruments used during a tonsillectomy, a procedure where the palatine tonsils are removed.

The hook of the guillotine is placed around the tonsil and a sharp blade passes through to slice the tonsil off. Much caution was required to prevent haemorrhaging in the patient.

Creator

Mathieu, France

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2003/135

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 26 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Tonsil guillotine, metal, c 1929.

Tonsil Guillotines are surgical instruments used during a tonsillectomy, a procedure where the palatine tonsils are removed.

The hook of the guillotine is placed around the tonsil and a sharp blade passes through to slice the tonsil off. Much caution was required to prevent haemorrhaging in the patient.

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Title

War Office First Field Dressing

Description

Two first field dressings, c 1900-c 1905.

The instructions read as follows:

"Tear black thread in centre of long stitch. Apply first, Wool Pad; second, Gauze; third, Waterproof. Fasten lightly with Bandage and Pins. If two wounds, put Pad on one, Gauze on other, and divide Waterproof."

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/102.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11 cm

Materials

Cloth

Description

Two first field dressings, c 1900-c 1905.

The instructions read as follows:

"Tear black thread in centre of long stitch. Apply first, Wool Pad; second, Gauze; third, Waterproof. Fasten lightly with Bandage and Pins. If two wounds, put Pad on one, Gauze on other, and divide Waterproof."

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Clockwork Corneal Trephine

Description

Corneal trephine, metal, in leather-covered case, c 1850s-c 1880s.

Pictured here is a corneal trephine powered by a clockwork mechanism, manufactured by Koutny. It is held in a leather box lined with velvet, along with 4 different trephine heads and scaler. By winding up the trephine, the instrument would be used to drill into a portion of the cornea for removal.

Creator

Koutny

Date

c. 1850-1890s

Identifier

2003/77.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11 cm (case)

Materials

Metal, leather, and velvet.

Description

Corneal trephine, metal, in leather-covered case, c 1850s-c 1880s.

Pictured here is a corneal trephine powered by a clockwork mechanism, manufactured by Koutny. It is held in a leather box lined with velvet, along with 4 different trephine heads and scaler. By winding up the trephine, the instrument would be used to drill into a portion of the cornea for removal.

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Title

Hook Retractors

Description

Double blunt hook, grooved handle. Nickel plated.

These hook retractors would have been used to retract bodily tissues during a surgical operation.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1880-1960

Identifier

2006/7.26.1
2006/7.26.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

16 x 0.8 cm

Materials

Nickel-plated steel.

Description

Double blunt hook, grooved handle. Nickel plated.

These hook retractors would have been used to retract bodily tissues during a surgical operation.

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Cameron's Electrodiagnostoset

Description

Cameron's electro-diagnostoset, in wooden case, c 1926.

Cameron's Electro-Diagnostoset was produced by Cameron's Surgical Speciality Company of Chicago during the 1920s. The company produced an extensive range of lamps for use in dental and medical diagnosis and the Electro-Diagnostoset seen here is, essentially, a collection of such lamps. The company produced a variety of models of these sets from the very high end, with a silk-lined leather case and a complete set of instruments, to low end sets in simple wooden cases containing a bare minimum of instruments.

The set shown appears to be of the model 3A type, one of the more expensive models. The components are constructed primarily from bakelite and steel to allow them to be sterilized and increase reliability. It contains a variety of instruments including an opthalmoscope, procto-sigmoidoscope, urethroscope and a variety of bulbs in a range of shapes and sizes. In most cases the illumination was provided not by the instruments but by the handles. The set came with two handles which were connected to a power supply. A bulb could then be screwed into the top of the handle. In the case of the large bulbs (such as the long bulbs on the right of the case in the picture) that would be the instrument complete but, with the small bulbs, a variety of attachments could be fitted onto the handle to form different instruments.

This particular example was imported into the UK by Dr. Archibald Young of Glasgow and is believed to be the only example in the country. Dr. Young initially inquired about ordering in 1926; the set arrived in Prince's Dock Glasgow in 1928 on board the freighter Anacortes and did not clear customs and reach him until 1929. The set cost £308 including shipping expenses.

Date

c. 1925

Identifier

2003/3

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Materials

Wood, Metal, Glass.

Description

Cameron's electro-diagnostoset, in wooden case, c 1926.

Cameron's Electro-Diagnostoset was produced by Cameron's Surgical Speciality Company of Chicago during the 1920s. The company produced an extensive range of lamps for use in dental and medical diagnosis and the Electro-Diagnostoset seen here is, essentially, a collection of such lamps. The company produced a variety of models of these sets from the very high end, with a silk-lined leather case and a complete set of instruments, to low end sets in simple wooden cases containing a bare minimum of instruments.

The set shown appears to be of the model 3A type, one of the more expensive models. The components are constructed primarily from bakelite and steel to allow them to be sterilized and increase reliability. It contains a variety of instruments including an opthalmoscope, procto-sigmoidoscope, urethroscope and a variety of bulbs in a range of shapes and sizes. In most cases the illumination was provided not by the instruments but by the handles. The set came with two handles which were connected to a power supply. A bulb could then be screwed into the top of the handle. In the case of the large bulbs (such as the long bulbs on the right of the case in the picture) that would be the instrument complete but, with the small bulbs, a variety of attachments could be fitted onto the handle to form different instruments.

This particular example was imported into the UK by Dr. Archibald Young of Glasgow and is believed to be the only example in the country. Dr. Young initially inquired about ordering in 1926; the set arrived in Prince's Dock Glasgow in 1928 on board the freighter Anacortes and did not clear customs and reach him until 1929. The set cost £308 including shipping expenses.

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William Beatty's Fine-toothed Bow Saw

Description

Pictured here is a fine-toothed bow saw and handle from William Beatty's surgical set.

Date

c. 1800?

Identifier

2019/6

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Materials

metal
wood

Description

Pictured here is a fine-toothed bow saw and handle from William Beatty's surgical set.

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William Beatty's Tourniquet

Description

Within William Beatty's surgical kit is found a Petit-type tourniquet. This style of tourniquet was designed by French surgeon Jean Louis Petit and was the first tourniquet that did not require two people to administer. Through the screw mechanism, the tourniquet could be tightened to apply the appropriate pressure and left around the patient's arm.

Date

c. 1800?

Identifier

2019/6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

metal
fabric

Description

Within William Beatty's surgical kit is found a Petit-type tourniquet. This style of tourniquet was designed by French surgeon Jean Louis Petit and was the first tourniquet that did not require two people to administer. Through the screw mechanism, the tourniquet could be tightened to apply the appropriate pressure and left around the patient's arm.

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William Beatty's Bullet Forceps

Description

These bullet forceps are part of William Beatty's surgical kit held within our museum collection. They would have been used to safely extract a bullet from the wound of a patient. Admiral Lord Nelson infamously died from a shot to the shoulder that passed through his chest to the opposite shoulder.

Date

c. 1800?

Identifier

2019/6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

metal

Description

These bullet forceps are part of William Beatty's surgical kit held within our museum collection. They would have been used to safely extract a bullet from the wound of a patient. Admiral Lord Nelson infamously died from a shot to the shoulder that passed through his chest to the opposite shoulder.

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William Beatty's Amputation Knife

Description

William Beatty was a naval surgeon aboard the HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. This amputation knife is part of his surgical kit that is held within the College's museum collection. Note the slight curve of the blade of this amputation knife, a popular style during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Curved blades would be replaced by straighter blades in the mid-1800s to ensure more accurate incisions.

Date

c. 1800?

Identifier

2019/6

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Materials

metal
wood

Description

William Beatty was a naval surgeon aboard the HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. This amputation knife is part of his surgical kit that is held within the College's museum collection. Note the slight curve of the blade of this amputation knife, a popular style during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Curved blades would be replaced by straighter blades in the mid-1800s to ensure more accurate incisions.

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Liston's Artery Forceps

Description

Liston's artery forceps, metal, c 1860s.

These artery forceps were designed by Scottish surgeon, Robert Liston. Artery forceps, more commonly known as haemostats, are surgical instruments used to clamp arteries and obstruct blood flow to prevent haemorrhaging. Notice that these forceps have a locking mechanism, meaning that they can be locked in place and left to stand alone instead of requiring the surgeon to hold them for the entire procedure.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.10

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 11.4 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Liston's artery forceps, metal, c 1860s.

These artery forceps were designed by Scottish surgeon, Robert Liston. Artery forceps, more commonly known as haemostats, are surgical instruments used to clamp arteries and obstruct blood flow to prevent haemorrhaging. Notice that these forceps have a locking mechanism, meaning that they can be locked in place and left to stand alone instead of requiring the surgeon to hold them for the entire procedure.

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Title

Liston's Bone-Cutting Forceps

Description

Liston's bone-cutting forceps, stainless steel, c 1950s.

Robert Liston was a world-famous Scottish surgeon during the 1800s. He worked during the time before pain relief was regularly used in surgery, thus operations had to be performed as quickly as possible. Liston was renowned for his surgical skill and speed, which was in part due to the instruments that he used. He designed several instruments himself, including his own adaptation of the bone forceps. Bone forceps are still used today to cut through thinner bones, such as the ribs.

Date

c. 1950

Identifier

2003/2.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.7 cm

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Liston's bone-cutting forceps, stainless steel, c 1950s.

Robert Liston was a world-famous Scottish surgeon during the 1800s. He worked during the time before pain relief was regularly used in surgery, thus operations had to be performed as quickly as possible. Liston was renowned for his surgical skill and speed, which was in part due to the instruments that he used. He designed several instruments himself, including his own adaptation of the bone forceps. Bone forceps are still used today to cut through thinner bones, such as the ribs.

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Title

Horsley's Skull Trephine

Description

Complete with detachable T-handle. 1 inch diameter trephine in this instance, but instrument could be obtained with 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch diameter trephines. Nickel plated.

A trephine is a medical device used to burr a hole into the patient's skull. This trephine dates from 1890-1940, and would have been turned manually to make a cut into the skull. This procedure would allow the surgeon to access the brain without removing the entire skull bone.

Date

c. 1890-1940

Identifier

2006/7.37

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

11.6 x 11.3 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Complete with detachable T-handle. 1 inch diameter trephine in this instance, but instrument could be obtained with 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch diameter trephines. Nickel plated.

A trephine is a medical device used to burr a hole into the patient's skull. This trephine dates from 1890-1940, and would have been turned manually to make a cut into the skull. This procedure would allow the surgeon to access the brain without removing the entire skull bone.

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Amputation Saw with Detachable Handle

Description

Pictured here is an amputation saw with a detachable handle dating from the 1900s.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/103.14

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 19.6 cm

Materials

Metal and ebony.

Description

Pictured here is an amputation saw with a detachable handle dating from the 1900s.

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Operating Table used by Sir William Macewen

Description

Sir William Macewen (1848-1924) carried out surgery using this operating table at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow. The table, which is wooden, is mounted on wheels and has a mechanism enabling it to be raised at one end. It was discovered by a porter in an old storeroom in the McKelvie Hospital, Oban and was presented to the College by the Board of Management for Oban and District Hospitals in 1954.

Sir William Macewen was a surgeon who attempted operations which had never been done before. His work can be divided into three broad categories: surgical cure of hernia; surgical solutions for problems of the bones and joints; and surgical solutions for afflictions of the central nervous system. In 1874 Macewen became a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and in November of the same year he was appointed to the staff of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. This appointment marked the beginning of a period of great activity and illustrious achievements. As a former student of Lister's, Macewen moved beyond Lister's precedents by seeking to create the ideal germ-free conditions in his operating theatre.

Macewen's scrupulous attention to detail involved the meticulous preparation of his own hands and arms before surgery, and those of his nurses and assistants. For surgery he dressed in a gown which could be sterilised between operations, to the derision of many of his contemporaries. Sir William Macewen had his own instruments made, formed from a single piece of steel, in order to ensure that they were fully sterile.

When Macewen was working at the Royal Infirmary his nurses purchased a fish kettle to be used for sterilising instruments, after the hospital authorities had refused to fund a container for the purpose. In 1892 Macewen became Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow and transferred his surgical activities from the Royal to the Western Infirmary. In 1913 he became an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2006/3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 180 cm

Materials

Wood

Description

Sir William Macewen (1848-1924) carried out surgery using this operating table at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow. The table, which is wooden, is mounted on wheels and has a mechanism enabling it to be raised at one end. It was discovered by a porter in an old storeroom in the McKelvie Hospital, Oban and was presented to the College by the Board of Management for Oban and District Hospitals in 1954.

Sir William Macewen was a surgeon who attempted operations which had never been done before. His work can be divided into three broad categories: surgical cure of hernia; surgical solutions for problems of the bones and joints; and surgical solutions for afflictions of the central nervous system. In 1874 Macewen became a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and in November of the same year he was appointed to the staff of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. This appointment marked the beginning of a period of great activity and illustrious achievements. As a former student of Lister's, Macewen moved beyond Lister's precedents by seeking to create the ideal germ-free conditions in his operating theatre.

Macewen's scrupulous attention to detail involved the meticulous preparation of his own hands and arms before surgery, and those of his nurses and assistants. For surgery he dressed in a gown which could be sterilised between operations, to the derision of many of his contemporaries. Sir William Macewen had his own instruments made, formed from a single piece of steel, in order to ensure that they were fully sterile.

When Macewen was working at the Royal Infirmary his nurses purchased a fish kettle to be used for sterilising instruments, after the hospital authorities had refused to fund a container for the purpose. In 1892 Macewen became Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow and transferred his surgical activities from the Royal to the Western Infirmary. In 1913 he became an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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Wooden case of breast knives

Description

Set of three "4 inch" breast scalpels in a mahogany case. Case is fitted with a secured metal rack to retain the scalpels, and is hinged. Secured with two metal clips. A small (5.1cm x 0.3cm) brass strip, embossed with "DOWN BROs MAKERS LONDON" is inlaid into the surface of the lower portion of the case, midway between the hinges.

The scalpels are identical, and forged from solid nickel steel.

Date

c. 1880-1910

Identifier

2006/7.48

Publisher

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Case: 22.3 x 4.8 x 3.6 cm
Scalpels: 20.2 x 1.3 cm

Materials

Wood and nickel steel.

Description

Set of three "4 inch" breast scalpels in a mahogany case. Case is fitted with a secured metal rack to retain the scalpels, and is hinged. Secured with two metal clips. A small (5.1cm x 0.3cm) brass strip, embossed with "DOWN BROs MAKERS LONDON" is inlaid into the surface of the lower portion of the case, midway between the hinges.

The scalpels are identical, and forged from solid nickel steel.

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Title

Singer Stitching Instrument

Description

Leather case with velvet lining containing a stitching instrument handle with cotton reel attachment, 4 needles, a cleaner and 3 cotton reels. Presented in original card box.

Although the Singer Corporation is mainly known for their production of sewing machines, there was a period when they provided surgical equipment for suturing.

Date

c. 1950

Identifier

2005/10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.8 cm

Materials

Ebony and metal.

Description

Leather case with velvet lining containing a stitching instrument handle with cotton reel attachment, 4 needles, a cleaner and 3 cotton reels. Presented in original card box.

Although the Singer Corporation is mainly known for their production of sewing machines, there was a period when they provided surgical equipment for suturing.

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Title

Pean's Artery Forceps

Description

Pean's artery forceps, metal, c 1930s.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1996/2.17.11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.2 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Pean's artery forceps, metal, c 1930s.

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Hey Saw

Description

Hey's saw, ebony and metal, c 1860s.

Pictured here is an example of a Hey Saw, which would have been used to saw through bones of the skull. The small head of the saw was designed in such a manner so as to reduce shards of bone from flying into the face of the surgeon.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 19 cm

Materials

Metal and ebony.

Description

Hey's saw, ebony and metal, c 1860s.

Pictured here is an example of a Hey Saw, which would have been used to saw through bones of the skull. The small head of the saw was designed in such a manner so as to reduce shards of bone from flying into the face of the surgeon.

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Liston Amputation Knife

Description

Liston's amputation knife, ebony and metal, c 1860s.

This amputation knife is part of an amputation set dating from the 1860s. It is named after the famous Scottish surgeon, Robert Liston. The shape of amputation blades changed over time, from curved to straight, and Liston adapted his own style of blade for optimal surgery results. In 1846, Liston performed the first leg amputation in Europe that employed modern anaesthesia. The procedure was over within seconds, and the patient didn't feel a thing!

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/199.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 32 cm

Materials

Metal and ebony.

Description

Liston's amputation knife, ebony and metal, c 1860s.

This amputation knife is part of an amputation set dating from the 1860s. It is named after the famous Scottish surgeon, Robert Liston. The shape of amputation blades changed over time, from curved to straight, and Liston adapted his own style of blade for optimal surgery results. In 1846, Liston performed the first leg amputation in Europe that employed modern anaesthesia. The procedure was over within seconds, and the patient didn't feel a thing!

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Surgical Case Belonging to H.R. Lillie

Description

Lillie was a surgeon and medical officer aboard British whaling ships in the Antarctic during the 1940s. Originally from Dundee, Lillie received his MB ChB from the University of St Andrews in 1939, previously graduating from an Engineering BSc in 1926.
He began his career at sea during the whaling season of 1946-1947. Serving up to 600 sailors at a time, Lillie was putting his surgical skills to good use at sea.
The case holds instruments that would have been commonly found in any ship's ward; an enema, scalpels, suture needles, ligatures, and a sphygmamoter.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

Accession no. 2016.3

Description

Lillie was a surgeon and medical officer aboard British whaling ships in the Antarctic during the 1940s. Originally from Dundee, Lillie received his MB ChB from the University of St Andrews in 1939, previously graduating from an Engineering BSc in 1926.
He began his career at sea during the whaling season of 1946-1947. Serving up to 600 sailors at a time, Lillie was putting his surgical skills to good use at sea.
The case holds instruments that would have been commonly found in any ship's ward; an enema, scalpels, suture needles, ligatures, and a sphygmamoter.

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Title

Dressing Instrument Set

Description

Metal pocket dressing instrument case, c 1900s.

Pictured here is a set of dressing instruments held within a small metal case. Included in the set are aneurysm needles, scissors, forceps, and a bone scoop.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

1996/2.17.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.8 cm

Description

Metal pocket dressing instrument case, c 1900s.

Pictured here is a set of dressing instruments held within a small metal case. Included in the set are aneurysm needles, scissors, forceps, and a bone scoop.

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Title

Catgut Ligatures

Description

Catgut ligature, in glass-stoppered bottle, c 1929.

A ligature is a piece of thread (suture) that is used to tie off an anatomical structure, most commonly a blood vessel. This prevents any form of major blood loss during a procedure. Ligatures were made popular by barber surgeon, Ambroise Pare, during the 1500s.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2000/3.29

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 7.5 cm

Description

Catgut ligature, in glass-stoppered bottle, c 1929.

A ligature is a piece of thread (suture) that is used to tie off an anatomical structure, most commonly a blood vessel. This prevents any form of major blood loss during a procedure. Ligatures were made popular by barber surgeon, Ambroise Pare, during the 1500s.

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Title

Surgical instruments of William Beatty

Description

Wooden box with a brass handle and plaque inscribed "William Beatty, Royal Navy", containing instruments including a screw tourniquet, an amputation knife with detachable handles, two trephines and forceps. Inset into the box lid, behind a velvet-covered panel, are more instruments, including a fine-toothed bow saw, a knife, a hook and forceps.
Gifted to the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1924 by Mr William Ewing Gilmour of Rosshall, Sutherlandshire, at the instigation of J.B. Hilliard, instrument maker.
William Beatty was a naval surgeon during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815), and was present at the death of vice Admiral Horatio Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar.
Admiral Nelson was shot through the shoulder with a musket ball, perforating both lungs before lodging beneath his right scapula.

Date

c. 1800?

Identifier

2019/6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

23 x 15 x 6.5 cm

Materials

wood
brass
velvet

Description

Wooden box with a brass handle and plaque inscribed "William Beatty, Royal Navy", containing instruments including a screw tourniquet, an amputation knife with detachable handles, two trephines and forceps. Inset into the box lid, behind a velvet-covered panel, are more instruments, including a fine-toothed bow saw, a knife, a hook and forceps.

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Title

Cannon Shell extracted from patient's face during the Second World War.

Description

Pictured here is a cannon shell, which was extracted from a patient's face during the Second World War. It was removed by Professor Thomas Gibson, former President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Captain of a Royal Army Medical Corp maxillofacial surgery team during WW2. This cannon shell is 8.5 cm in length, 2cm in diameter and weighs 147.3g.

Date

c. 1930-1940s

Identifier

2000/9.2

Publisher

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.5 cm

Materials

metal

Description

Pictured here is a cannon shell, which was extracted from a patient's face during the Second World War. It was removed by Professor Thomas Gibson, former President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Captain of a Royal Army Medical Corp maxillofacial surgery team during WW2. This cannon shell is 8.5 cm in length, 2cm in diameter and weighs 147.3g.

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Title

Amputation Set

Description

This amputation set was made by S. Maw & Son of Aldersgate Street London. The instruments are contained within a wooden case with a red velvet lining, which is divided into segments and has an additional removable section.

The upper division of the set holds three saws: a wide blade amputation saw, a metacarpal saw, and a Hey's scull saw.

The lower level houses numerous amputation knives, a screw tourniquet, and two bobbins of thread. Underneath the removable tray are items including bone forceps, a trephine with a detachable handle and a probang with a sponge attached at its tip.

In the tray itself there is an abscess knife, two bistouries, both curved and pointed but one sharp and one blunt, two scalpels of different sizes, two trocars, again with metal heads of varying sizes, and dissecting forceps.

Under a small lid in the tray there is a well preserved packet bearing the maker's name and address. The package contains three needles described as "cast steel high polished surgeons needles". According to the packaging half a dozen such needles were originally held in the paper.

Date

Mid-1800s

Identifier

2003/12

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

2003/12

Materials

Metal; silk; velvet; wood

Description

This amputation set was made by S. Maw & Son of Aldersgate Street London. The instruments are contained within a wooden case with a red velvet lining, which is divided into segments and has an additional removable section.

The upper division of the set holds three saws: a wide blade amputation saw, a metacarpal saw, and a Hey's scull saw.

The lower level houses numerous amputation knives, a screw tourniquet, and two bobbins of thread. Underneath the removable tray are items including bone forceps, a trephine with a detachable handle and a probang with a sponge attached at its tip.

In the tray itself there is an abscess knife, two bistouries, both curved and pointed but one sharp and one blunt, two scalpels of different sizes, two trocars, again with metal heads of varying sizes, and dissecting forceps.

Under a small lid in the tray there is a well preserved packet bearing the maker's name and address. The package contains three needles described as "cast steel high polished surgeons needles". According to the packaging half a dozen such needles were originally held in the paper.

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