2006.98.1: Hypodermic Syringe, Cased, 1940-1970

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2006.98.1: Hypodermic Syringe, Cased.
Image No. 4112 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Cased hypodermic syringe consisting of a hinged lidded case with a lift-out rack; a 25 cc graduated 'PYREX' barrel syringe with metal plunger, finger and thumb ring [attached to screw cap], and tapered tip with needle hub lock mechanism; ten sharp pointed hypodermic needles, eight with inner cannula wires; outer cannula, blunt point. Genito-Urinary Manufacturing Company name 'G.U.MANCO LONDON' stamped into the lid's interior surface. A number of needles are not original to the set. Case dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.98.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 1940-1970

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 15.3 cm
  • Height: 4 cm
  • Width: 9 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Case with lift-out rack
  • b) Syringe
  • c) 10cm hypodermic needle with fine inner cannula wire
  • d) Outer cannula
  • e) 8cm hypodermic needle with fine inner cannula wire
  • f) 5cm hypodermic needle with fine inner cannula wire
  • g) 5cm hypodermic needle with fine inner cannula wire
  • h) 2cm hypodermic needle with inner cannula wire
  • i) 2cm hypodermic needle with inner cannula wire
  • j) 5cm hypodermic needle with fine inner cannula wire
  • k) 2cm hypodermic needle with fine inner cannula wire
  • l) 8cm hypodermic needle
  • m) 5cm hypodermic needle

Object Materials

  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy,
  • glass,
  • metal,
  • plating,
  • stainless steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Supplier: Genito-Urinary Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
  • Owner: Dr. Philip W. Morse
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Philip Warren Morse [1910/1911-1986]. Dr. Morse trained at St John's College, Oxford, England and interned at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, obtaining his M.R.C.P. In the 1940’s, after WWII, Dr. Morse returned to Canada and settled in Vancouver BC where he was in private practice as an internist until he retired in 1980. Part-time posts include the Willow Chest Center where he became chief of the medical staff, consultant physician at Shaughnessy D.V.A. Hospital, medical officer [Silicosis Department] at the Medical Division of Workmen's Compensation Board [worksafeBC], physician for the Provincial Board of Health, Division of Tuberculosis Control and clinical instructor at UBC medical school.