2006.202.1: Catheter with Needle, 1958-1997

Additional Images

2006.202.1: Catheter with Needle.
Image No. 4215 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Sterile, pyrogen-free Venocath®-18 intravenous catheter and needle ["21-G. Bore 11½" I.V. Cath., 18-G.T.W. Needle"] in sterile inner sheath and peel-pack outer envelope. Directions for use printed on outer envelope. Product No. 4718. Outer envelope dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.202.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 1958-1997

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 42.8 cm
  • Width: 7 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • paper,
  • plastic,
  • printing ink,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories (Lot No. 792 - 4028)
  • Owner: Dr. Sydney Segal
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Sidney Segal [1920-1997] who was a noted pediatrician and pioneer neonatologist. His pioneering work in neonatology included the invention of the first effective apparatus for natural breathing in infants with respiratory failure, the design of the first infant air transport system, and extensive research into cystic fibrosis and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). He was instrumental in the establishment of the first intensive care nursery in Canada at the Vancouver General Hospital in the 1960s and later pioneered research and clinical procedures to treat neonatal abstinence syndrome, an affliction of babies borne by drug-addicted mothers. Dr. Segal was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (1990) and of the Order of British Columbia (1993).