2006.243.1: Keratome, 1956-1985

Additional Images

2006.243.1: Keratome.
Image No. 2842 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Small angular JAEGER keratome. Manufacturer's details 'WEISS LONDON' stamped into the side edge of the handle. 'VGH' [Vancouver General Hospital] stamped into handle.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.243.1
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: 1956-1985

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 13.3 cm
  • Width: 0.7 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: John Weiss and Son Ltd
  • 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).