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Laryngeal Mirror

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Title

Laryngeal Mirror

Description

A laryngeal mirror used to examine the larynx, also known as the voice box.

Creator

Gowllands Ltd

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/7.6

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 24.5cm

Materials

Glass; Metal

Description

A laryngeal mirror used to examine the larynx, also known as the voice box.

Laryngeal Mirror

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Title

Laryngeal Mirror

Description

A laryngeal mirror used to examine the larynx, also known as the voice box.

Creator

Gowllands Ltd

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/7.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 24.5cm

Materials

Glass; Metal

Description

A laryngeal mirror used to examine the larynx, also known as the voice box.

Sister Murphy in the E.N.T Department examining a patient

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Sister Murphy in the E.N.T Department examining a patient

Description

Photograph of Sister Murphy in the E.N.T Department examining a patient at Mearnskirk Hospital.

Date

c. 1949

Identifier

RCPSG 52/19/2/33/1-2

Description

Photograph of Sister Murphy in the E.N.T Department examining a patient at Mearnskirk Hospital.

Laryngeal Mirror

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Title

Laryngeal Mirror

Description

A laryngeal mirror used to examine the larynx, also known as the voice box.

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/120

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 18.5cm

Materials

Ebony; Glass; Metal

Description

A laryngeal mirror used to examine the larynx, also known as the voice box.

Laryngeal mirror

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Title

Laryngeal mirror

Description

A mirror used to examine the larynx and the pharynx. This instrument has the inscriptions 'HAWKINS LONDON', 'MAYER & PHELPS LONDON' and '26 mm.'

Creator

Mayer & Phelps; Hawkins London

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/7.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 23cm

Materials

Glass; Metal

Description

A mirror used to examine the larynx and the pharynx. This instrument has the inscriptions 'HAWKINS LONDON', 'MAYER & PHELPS LONDON' and '26 mm.'

Tongue Depressor

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Tongue Depressor

Description

A curved tongue depressor used for oral examination. This instrument has the inscriptions 'DOWN ENGLAND' and 'STAINLESS STEEL.'

Creator

Down Bros Ltd.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2000/7.14

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.1cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

A curved tongue depressor used for oral examination. This instrument has the inscriptions 'DOWN ENGLAND' and 'STAINLESS STEEL.'

Peritonsillar Forceps

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Peritonsillar Forceps

Description

Forceps used to open peritonsillar abscesses, areas of puss-filled tissue at the back of the mouth next to the tonsils.

Creator

Mayer & Phelps

Date

20th Century

Identifier

2000/2.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 18.8cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Forceps used to open peritonsillar abscesses, areas of puss-filled tissue at the back of the mouth next to the tonsils.

Metal Tongue Depressor

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Metal Tongue Depressor

Description

A metal tongue depressor used for oral examination. This instrument has the inscription 'EUPNINE VERNADE.'

Creator

Eupnine Vernade

Date

20th Century

Identifier

2000/3.77

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16.5cm

Materials

Metal

Description

A metal tongue depressor used for oral examination. This instrument has the inscription 'EUPNINE VERNADE.'

Metal Tongue Depressor

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Metal Tongue Depressor

Description

A curved, metal tongue depressor used for oral examination.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1996/2.26.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 19.3cm

Materials

Metal

Description

A curved, metal tongue depressor used for oral examination.

Folding Tongue Depressor

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Folding Tongue Depressor

Description

A folding tongue depressor with fenestrated blades. This instrument has the inscription 'PAT. 2-26-01.'

Date

c. 1915-1927

Identifier

2000/3.22

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 7.8cm (folded)

Materials

Metal

Description

A folding tongue depressor with fenestrated blades. This instrument has the inscription 'PAT. 2-26-01.'

Tonsil Dissecting Forceps

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Tonsil Dissecting Forceps

Description

A pair of tonsil dissecting forceps used during tonsillectomy, a surgical operation to remove the tonsils.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/3.122.16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 13cm

Materials

Metal

Description

A pair of tonsil dissecting forceps used during tonsillectomy, a surgical operation to remove the tonsils.

Tongue Depressor

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Tongue Depressor

Description

A wooden tongue depressor used for oral examination.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/3.122.38

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.7cm

Materials

Wood

Description

A wooden tongue depressor used for oral examination.

Eustachian Catheters

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Eustachian Catheters

Description

Three eustachian catheters used for inflating the eustachian tube. The eustachian tube is a narrow channel that connects the middle ear with the nasopharynx, the upper part of the throat behind the nose.

Identifier

2003/269

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.8cm, 14.9cm, 15.3cm

Materials

Metal; Plastic

Description

Three eustachian catheters used for inflating the eustachian tube. The eustachian tube is a narrow channel that connects the middle ear with the nasopharynx, the upper part of the throat behind the nose.

Eustachian Catheters

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Eustachian Catheters

Description

Three eustachian catheters used for inflating the eustachian tube. The eustachian tube is a narrow channel that connects the middle ear with the nasopharynx, the upper part of the throat behind the nose.

Identifier

2003/270

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.5cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Three eustachian catheters used for inflating the eustachian tube. The eustachian tube is a narrow channel that connects the middle ear with the nasopharynx, the upper part of the throat behind the nose.

Tuning Fork

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Tuning Fork

Description

This tuning fork is held in a black leather case with green lettering, reading '"ACOUSTICON" 77, WIGMORE ST. LONDON, W.1.' and '14. ST. ANNS SQ MANCHESTER, 14 NEW ST. BIRMINGHAM, 75 BUCHANAN ST. GLASGOW.'

The tuning fork itself has the inscriptions 'Acousticon' and 'C512.'

Date

20th Century

Identifier

2000/3.106

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11.5cm

Materials

Leather; Metal

Description

This tuning fork is held in a black leather case with green lettering, reading '"ACOUSTICON" 77, WIGMORE ST. LONDON, W.1.' and '14. ST. ANNS SQ MANCHESTER, 14 NEW ST. BIRMINGHAM, 75 BUCHANAN ST. GLASGOW.'

The tuning fork itself has the inscriptions 'Acousticon' and 'C512.'

Frankel's Nasal Speculum

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Frankel's Nasal Speculum

Description

A speculum used for examination of the nose. This style of nasal speculum was devised in 1872 by Bernhard Fränkel (1836–1911).

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/140

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 10cm

Materials

Metal

Description

A speculum used for examination of the nose. This style of nasal speculum was devised in 1872 by Bernhard Fränkel (1836–1911).

Thudichum's Nasal Speculum

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Thudichum's Nasal Speculum

Description

Thudichum's nasal speculum, with the inscriptions 'DOWN', 'STAINLESS' and '4.'

Creator

Down Bros Ltd.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/7.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 7.2cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Thudichum's nasal speculum, with the inscriptions 'DOWN', 'STAINLESS' and '4.'

Gardiner Browne's Tuning Fork

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Title

Gardiner Browne's Tuning Fork

Description

A tuning fork used to test hearing. This instrument has the inscriptions 'DOWN MAYER', '512' and 'C2.'

Creator

Down Bros; Mayer & Phelps

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2000/7.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16.2cm

Materials

Nickel

Description

A tuning fork used to test hearing. This instrument has the inscriptions 'DOWN MAYER', '512' and 'C2.'

Bacon's Aural Syringe

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Bacon's Aural Syringe

Description

Bacon's aural syringe, used for the removal of ear wax.

Creator

Vicarey Davidson & Co., Ltd.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/7.19

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 73cm

Materials

Metal; Rubber

Description

Bacon's aural syringe, used for the removal of ear wax.

ENT Diagnostic Set

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ENT Diagnostic Set

Description

An ENT diagnostic set held in a leatherette-covered case. This set consists of May's ophthalmoscope, an auriscope with three specula, a nasascope, a tongue depressor, a throat lamp, a holder for the wooden tongue depressor, a laryngeal mirror, a post nasal mirror, a battery handle and a spare lamp.

The case has purple lining with gold lettering, reading 'KLINOSTIK REGD' and 'BRITISH MADE.'

Creator

Klinostik

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/3.46

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass; Metal; Plastic; Wood

Description

An ENT diagnostic set held in a leatherette-covered case. This set consists of May's ophthalmoscope, an auriscope with three specula, a nasascope, a tongue depressor, a throat lamp, a holder for the wooden tongue depressor, a laryngeal mirror, a post nasal mirror, a battery handle and a spare lamp.

The case has purple lining with gold lettering, reading 'KLINOSTIK REGD' and 'BRITISH MADE.'

Hewitt's Airway

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Hewitt's Airway

Description

Hewitt's airway, with the inscription 'THACKRAY LEEDS.'

'1908' and 'HEWITT'S' has been handwritten on the rubber tube.

Creator

Charles F. Thackray Ltd.

Date

c. 1900s - c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/27.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11.2cm

Materials

Metal; Rubber

Description

Hewitt's airway, with the inscription 'THACKRAY LEEDS.'

'1908' and 'HEWITT'S' has been handwritten on the rubber tube.

Philip's Airway

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Philip's Airway

Description

Philip's airway, with the inscriptions 'B.O.C.', '2' and '18mm.'

Creator

British Oxygen Company, Ltd.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/27.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.9cm

Materials

Metal; Rubber

Description

Philip's airway, with the inscriptions 'B.O.C.', '2' and '18mm.'

Waugh's Mouth Gag

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Title

Waugh's Mouth Gag

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/22.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11.7cm

Materials

Metal

Description


Ackland's Mouth Gag

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Ackland's Mouth Gag

Description

Ackland's mouth gag, with the inscriptions 'VICAREY DAVIDSON & CO', 'STAINLESS STEEL' and 'MWO.'

Creator

Vicarey Davidson & Co., Ltd.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/29.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.5cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Ackland's mouth gag, with the inscriptions 'VICAREY DAVIDSON & CO', 'STAINLESS STEEL' and 'MWO.'

Clausen's Airway

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Clausen's Airway

Description

Clausen's Airway, with the inscriptions '3D', '3' and 'KING LONDON.'

Creator

A. Charles King

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal; Rubber

Description

Clausen's Airway, with the inscriptions '3D', '3' and 'KING LONDON.'

Philip's Airway

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Philip's Airway

Description

Philip's airway, with the inscription 'Ritchie Glasgow.'

Creator

George B. Ritchie

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/27.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.8cm

Materials

Metal;Rubber

Description

Philip's airway, with the inscription 'Ritchie Glasgow.'

Airway Prop

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Title

Airway Prop

Creator

Coxeter Ltd.

Date

20th Century

Identifier

2003/27.15

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 2.1cm

Materials

Metal

Description


Krause's Nasal Polypus Snare

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Krause's Nasal Polypus Snare

Description

A snare used for nasal polypectomy. This process was used to remove nasal polyps, painless soft growths found inside the nose.

This instrument has an inscription reading 'MAYER & CO. LONDON.'

Creator

Mayer & Phelps

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2000/2.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 28cm

Materials

Metal

Description

A snare used for nasal polypectomy. This process was used to remove nasal polyps, painless soft growths found inside the nose.

This instrument has an inscription reading 'MAYER & CO. LONDON.'

Gardiner Browne's Tuning Fork

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Title

Gardiner Browne's Tuning Fork

Description

A tuning fork, used to test hearing.

Creator

Down Bros; Mayer & Phelps

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2000/7.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 20.3 cm

Materials

Nickel

Description

A tuning fork, used to test hearing.

St. Clair Thomson's Nasal Mirror

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Title

St. Clair Thomson's Nasal Mirror

Description

A nasal mirror used for examining adenoids, small lumps of tissue at the back of the nose above the roof of the mouth.

There is an inscription on the handle reading 'Down England' and on the back of the mirror reading '10 mm.'

Creator

Down Bros Ltd.

Date

20th Century

Identifier

2000/7.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 22.5cm

Materials

Glass; Metal

Description

A nasal mirror used for examining adenoids, small lumps of tissue at the back of the nose above the roof of the mouth.

There is an inscription on the handle reading 'Down England' and on the back of the mirror reading '10 mm.'

Laryngeal Spray

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Title

Laryngeal Spray

Description

A laryngeal spray in a black, leather-covered case with yellow lining. This spray was used for topical analgesia of the larynx, also known as the voice box.

Topical analgesia is a procedure which involves applying medication to an affected area to relieve pain.

Identifier

2003/138

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 15.9cm

Materials

Glass; Leather; Rubber; Metal

Description

A laryngeal spray in a black, leather-covered case with yellow lining. This spray was used for topical analgesia of the larynx, also known as the voice box.

Topical analgesia is a procedure which involves applying medication to an affected area to relieve pain.

Brunton's Auroscope

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Title

Brunton's Auroscope

Description

Pictured here is an auroscope, a medical device used for visual examination of the eardrum and the passage of the outer ear.

Creator

Charles F. Thackray Ltd.

Date

c. 1865

Identifier

2003/176

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Leather; Metal

Description

Pictured here is an auroscope, a medical device used for visual examination of the eardrum and the passage of the outer ear.

Atomiser

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Title

Atomiser

Description

An atomiser, used as a nasal spray for vaporising oily fluids.

Identifier

2003/137

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass; Metal; Rubber

Description

An atomiser, used as a nasal spray for vaporising oily fluids.

Asher Asher Medal in Laryngology and Rhinology

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Title

Asher Asher Medal in Laryngology and Rhinology

Description

Medal in blue presentation case, awarded to John S.F. Hutchison in 1942.

Obverse: Globe surrounded by a laurel wreath, with ship above and The University of Glasgow Coat of Arms below. 'IN LOVING MEMORY OF ASHER ASHER MD 1856' is embossed around the edge of the medal.

Reverse: View of entrance to Old College on High Street with '1910' below. The University's motto 'VIA, VERITAS, VITA' is embossed around the edge of the medal.

Creator

Alexander Scott Ltd., Jewellers & Silversmiths

Date

c. 1942

Identifier

2018/20

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 7.5 cm; Width: 7.5 cm; Height: 2 cm (case)

Description

Medal in blue presentation case, awarded to John S.F. Hutchison in 1942.

Obverse: Globe surrounded by a laurel wreath, with ship above and The University of Glasgow Coat of Arms below. 'IN LOVING MEMORY OF ASHER ASHER MD 1856' is embossed around the edge of the medal.

Reverse: View of entrance to Old College on High Street with '1910' below. The University's motto 'VIA, VERITAS, VITA' is embossed around the edge of the medal.

3D Scan of Examination Chair

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3D Scan of Examination Chair

Description

c. 1890

This chair for clinical examination and operative procedures was made by Mayer and Meltzer sometime in the 1890s. It was commissioned by Adam Brown Kelly (1866-1941), laryngologist at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow and was constructed to a design of the leading London laryngologist, Sir Morell Mackenzie. The high back with its adjustable head rest is at right angles to the seat, forcing the occupant to maintain a very upright posture.

There is only one armrest, on the left, and the seat’s central portion can rotate. All these features facilitate certain otolaryngological procedures. All examination was done using reflected light, the examiner looking down the centre of the beam created by a circular concave mirror via a central hole in the mirror. A lamp was placed slightly behind and to the left of the chair back, with the surgeon, seated, facing the patient.

The chair was later used by Adam Brown Kelly’s son, Derek, (d.2002) who was also an E.N.T. surgeon at the Victoria Infirmary.

Description

c. 1890

This chair for clinical examination and operative procedures was made by Mayer and Meltzer sometime in the 1890s. It was commissioned by Adam Brown Kelly (1866-1941), laryngologist at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow and was constructed to a design of the leading London laryngologist, Sir Morell Mackenzie. The high back with its adjustable head rest is at right angles to the seat, forcing the occupant to maintain a very upright posture.

There is only one armrest, on the left, and the seat’s central portion can rotate. All these features facilitate certain otolaryngological procedures. All examination was done using reflected light, the examiner looking down the centre of the beam created by a circular concave mirror via a central hole in the mirror. A lamp was placed slightly behind and to the left of the chair back, with the surgeon, seated, facing the patient.

The chair was later used by Adam Brown Kelly’s son, Derek, (d.2002) who was also an E.N.T. surgeon at the Victoria Infirmary.

Doyen's Mouth Gag

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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.

Sydenham's Modified Mouth Gag

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Title

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.

Laryngeal Syringe

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Title

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.

Adult Schimmelbusch Inhaler

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Title

Adult Schimmelbusch Inhaler

Description

Schimmelbusch inhaler, for an adult.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/7.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 18.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Schimmelbusch inhaler, for an adult.

Child Schimmelbusch Inhaler

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Title

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.

Horsley's Mastoid Gouge

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Title

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.

Alexander's Mastoid Gouge

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Title

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.

Alexander's Mastoid Gouge

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Title

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.

Fuller's Tracheotomy Cannula

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Title

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.

Tracheal Dilating Forceps

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Title

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.

Tracheal Hook

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Title

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.

Tracheotomy Set

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Title

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.

Tongue Depressor

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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.

Frankel's Nasal Speculum

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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.

Corbould's Tongue Forceps

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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.

Hewitt's Mouth Wedge

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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.

Intubation Set

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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.

Nasal Speculum

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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.

Mouth Gag

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.

Auriscope Specula

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Auriscope Specula

Description

Set of 3 specula for use with an auriscope.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.32

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

3 x 3 x 4.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Set of 3 specula for use with an auriscope.

Diagnostic Set

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Diagnostic Set

Description

Ophthalmoscope/auriscope in leatherette covered box.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2015/1.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Leather, plastic, metal.

Description

Ophthalmoscope/auriscope in leatherette covered box.

Laryngeal Mirror

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Laryngeal Mirror

Description

Laryngeal mirror from cased diagnostic set.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2003/96.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

13.5cm length

Materials

Metal, glass.

Description

Laryngeal mirror from cased diagnostic set.

Diagnostic Set

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Diagnostic Set

Description

Diagnostic set consists of 6 laryngeal mirrors, 1 ophthalmoscope, 3 handles, 3 laryngeal brushes, 2 stems for laryngeal brushes and 2 glass rods. The glass rods and ophthalmoscope probably do not belong to the set.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2003/96

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 22 cm

Materials

Glass, hair, metal, plastic.

Description

Diagnostic set consists of 6 laryngeal mirrors, 1 ophthalmoscope, 3 handles, 3 laryngeal brushes, 2 stems for laryngeal brushes and 2 glass rods. The glass rods and ophthalmoscope probably do not belong to the set.

Sinus Forceps

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.

Peter's Modified Siegle's Aural Speculum

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Peter's Modified Siegle's Aural Speculum

Description

Peter's modified Siegle's aural speculum, glass, metal and rubber, c 1930s.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2000/7.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

58.5 cm length

Materials

Glass, metal, rubber.

Description

Peter's modified Siegle's aural speculum, glass, metal and rubber, c 1930s.

Ferguson's Mouth Gag

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Ferguson's Mouth Gag

Description

Mouth gag with straight parallel jaws. Children's size. Fluted handles.

Date

c. 1930-1960

Identifier

2010/1.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

16 cm length

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Mouth gag with straight parallel jaws. Children's size. Fluted handles.

Magill's Laryngoscope Blade

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Magill's Laryngoscope Blade

Date

c. 1930-1960

Identifier

2010/1.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

12.7 cm length

Materials

Stainless steel

Description


Tonsil Guillotine

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Tonsil Guillotine

Description

Tonsil guillotine for domiciliary use.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2008/2

Description

Tonsil guillotine for domiciliary use.

Gottstein's Naso-Pharyngeal curette

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Gottstein's Naso-Pharyngeal curette

Description

Gottstein's naso-pharyngeal curette, metal, c 1900s.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/225

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

20.9 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Gottstein's naso-pharyngeal curette, metal, c 1900s.

Tonsil Enucleator

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Tonsil Enucleator

Description

Tonsil enucleator with interchangeable paediatric operating head, used for home tonsillectomy.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

1997/7.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

24.4 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Tonsil enucleator with interchangeable paediatric operating head, used for home tonsillectomy.

O'Malley's Tonsil Guillotine

Details

Dublin Core

Title

O'Malley's Tonsil Guillotine

Description

O'Malleys tonsil guillotine, stainless steel, c 1950s.

Date

c. 1950s.

Identifier

1998/6.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

24 cm length

Materials

Stainless steel.

Description

O'Malleys tonsil guillotine, stainless steel, c 1950s.

Tonsil Guillotine

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Tonsil Guillotine

Description

Tonsil guillotine, metal, 20th century.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2003/22.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

22.9 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Tonsil guillotine, metal, 20th century.

Electric Auriscope

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Electric Auriscope

Description

Battery-operated auriscope from the surgical case of Dr. H.R. Lillie.

Date

20th century

Identifier

2016/3.18

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal, glass, plastic.

Description

Battery-operated auriscope from the surgical case of Dr. H.R. Lillie.

Aural Syringe

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Aural Syringe

Description

Aural Syringe manufactured by McMillan of Glasgow, in small cardboard box.

Date

c. 1800-1900s

Identifier

2003/143

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length = 19.9 cm

Materials

Cardboard, cotton, glass, wool.

Description

Aural Syringe manufactured by McMillan of Glasgow, in small cardboard box.

Bosworth's Snare

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bosworth's Snare

Description

Bosworth's Snare, components of which are held in leather case. Snares are used in surgery to remove tissue growths, such as tumours or lymphoid tissue.

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/149

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length = 15.8cm

Materials

Leather, Metal, Wire.

Description

Bosworth's Snare, components of which are held in leather case. Snares are used in surgery to remove tissue growths, such as tumours or lymphoid tissue.

Case of laryngeal examination instruments

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Case of laryngeal examination instruments

Description

The case is rigid, covered in black shagreen, with chrome plated edge protectors. Chrome plated single elongated hinge, and spring-loaded catch. Inner aspect of upper lid is lined with padded purple silk. Base is fitted with indentations for instruments and lined with purple suede.

Contains six laryngeal mirrors in graduated sizes, a blunt-ended curved metal probe, a metal handle fitted to take the mirrors and probe, and a head mirror 10.6cm in diameter, also elasticated headband (black with green edging) to receive the mirror.

Date

1910-1940

Identifier

2006/7.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

20.5cm in length, 11.2cm in width, 4.4cm in depth.

Materials

wood, silk, metal, glass

Description

The case is rigid, covered in black shagreen, with chrome plated edge protectors. Chrome plated single elongated hinge, and spring-loaded catch. Inner aspect of upper lid is lined with padded purple silk. Base is fitted with indentations for instruments and lined with purple suede.

Contains six laryngeal mirrors in graduated sizes, a blunt-ended curved metal probe, a metal handle fitted to take the mirrors and probe, and a head mirror 10.6cm in diameter, also elasticated headband (black with green edging) to receive the mirror.

St Clair Thomson's Adenoid Curette

Details

Dublin Core

Title

St Clair Thomson's Adenoid Curette

Description

St. Clair Thomson's adenoid curette

Date

1930

Identifier

2000/7.12

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 21 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

St. Clair Thomson's adenoid curette

Tonsil Guillotine

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Tonsil Guillotine

Description

Tonsil guillotine

Date

1860s

Identifier

2003/49

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 30 cm

Materials

Ebony, metal

Description

Tonsil guillotine

Mathieu-Style Tonsil Guillotine

Details

Dublin Core

Title

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.

Head Mirror

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Head Mirror

Description

Forehead mirror, glass and metal with fabric headband.

It is uncommon to see head mirrors such as this in medicine today. However, during the 1900s, head mirrors were essential for general practitioners and ENT surgeons when examining a patient. The mirror would reflect light on the environment and focus it on the area of the patient that the practitioner was examining.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1999/3.3.16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 9 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, and fabric.

Description

Forehead mirror, glass and metal with fabric headband.

It is uncommon to see head mirrors such as this in medicine today. However, during the 1900s, head mirrors were essential for general practitioners and ENT surgeons when examining a patient. The mirror would reflect light on the environment and focus it on the area of the patient that the practitioner was examining.

ENT Examination Chair

Details

Dublin Core

Title

ENT Examination Chair

Description

This chair for clinical examination and operative procedures was made by Mayer and Meltzer sometime in the 1890s. It was commissioned by Adam Brown Kelly (1866-1941), laryngologist at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow and was constructed to a design of the leading London laryngologist, Sir Morell Mackenzie. The high back with its adjustable head rest is at right angles to the seat, forcing the occupant to maintain a very upright posture.

There is only one armrest, on the left, and the seat's central portion can rotate. All these features facilitate certain otolaryngological procedures. All examination was done using reflected light, the examiner looking down the centre of the beam created by a circular concave mirror via a central hole in the mirror. A lamp was placed slightly behind and to the left of the chair back, with the surgeon, seated, facing the patient.

The chair was later used by Adam Brown Kelly's son, Derek, (d.2002) who was also an E.N.T. surgeon at the Victoria Infirmary.

Date

c. 1890

Identifier

2000/1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 122 cm

Materials

Wood, leather, velvet, and metal.

Description

This chair for clinical examination and operative procedures was made by Mayer and Meltzer sometime in the 1890s. It was commissioned by Adam Brown Kelly (1866-1941), laryngologist at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow and was constructed to a design of the leading London laryngologist, Sir Morell Mackenzie. The high back with its adjustable head rest is at right angles to the seat, forcing the occupant to maintain a very upright posture.

There is only one armrest, on the left, and the seat's central portion can rotate. All these features facilitate certain otolaryngological procedures. All examination was done using reflected light, the examiner looking down the centre of the beam created by a circular concave mirror via a central hole in the mirror. A lamp was placed slightly behind and to the left of the chair back, with the surgeon, seated, facing the patient.

The chair was later used by Adam Brown Kelly's son, Derek, (d.2002) who was also an E.N.T. surgeon at the Victoria Infirmary.

Brunton's Auroscope

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Brunton's Auroscope

Description

Cased, with three metal speculae. Internal mirror to provide enough ambient light for illumination of canal and tympanum.

Case covered in black faux shagreen, with internal blue velvet lining. Lid internally padded, and base fitted with internal recesses for the auriscope and speculae.

Auriscope and speculae are nickel plated.

An auroscope is a medical device that visualizes the ear canal and tympanic membrane. Light is funnelled into the instrument and the image of the ear is reflected from an internal mirror towards the eye piece.

Date

c. 1880-1920

Identifier

2006/7.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

11.2 x 9.6 x 6.6 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Cased, with three metal speculae. Internal mirror to provide enough ambient light for illumination of canal and tympanum.

Case covered in black faux shagreen, with internal blue velvet lining. Lid internally padded, and base fitted with internal recesses for the auriscope and speculae.

Auriscope and speculae are nickel plated.

An auroscope is a medical device that visualizes the ear canal and tympanic membrane. Light is funnelled into the instrument and the image of the ear is reflected from an internal mirror towards the eye piece.

Tuning Fork

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Tuning Fork

Description

Plain tuning fork, blue steel, c 1900s-c 1930s.

This tuning fork dates from the early 20th century and would have been used to test the hearing of a patient. The specific tests used to measure hearing deficiencies are known as the Weber and Rinne Test. In a Weber Test, the tuning fork is struck and placed in the middle of the patient's forehead, equidistant from both ears, If the patient's hearing is normal, the volume of the tone will be equal in both ears. If the volume is louder in one ear over another, this is an indication that there is some hearing loss.
In a Rinne test, the vibrating tuning fork is placed on the mastoid process behind either ear, and then placed next to each ear. If the volume of the note is louder when conducted through bone, hearing loss is present.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1900-1930s

Identifier

1997/3.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 10.3 cm

Materials

blue steel

Description

Plain tuning fork, blue steel, c 1900s-c 1930s.

This tuning fork dates from the early 20th century and would have been used to test the hearing of a patient. The specific tests used to measure hearing deficiencies are known as the Weber and Rinne Test. In a Weber Test, the tuning fork is struck and placed in the middle of the patient's forehead, equidistant from both ears, If the patient's hearing is normal, the volume of the tone will be equal in both ears. If the volume is louder in one ear over another, this is an indication that there is some hearing loss.
In a Rinne test, the vibrating tuning fork is placed on the mastoid process behind either ear, and then placed next to each ear. If the volume of the note is louder when conducted through bone, hearing loss is present.

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