993.68.1: Haemometer, 1935-1975

Additional Images

993.68.1: Haemometer. Sahli-Leitz haemometer in case
Image No. 2701 Sahli-Leitz haemometer in case; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Sahli-Leitz haemometer in black leather case lined with velvet and blue silk, consisting of housing with 2x cylindrical colour standards, double-graduated round measuring tube, capillary pipette [broken], stirring rod, calibrated round 40mm vial, tube with mount, cleaning brush and directions for use. Incomplete.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.68.1
Collection: Diagnostic, Clinical
Date: 1935-1975

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 15 cm
  • Height: 4 cm
  • Width: 9 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Hinged case with catch, lined. Printed label attached to internal surface.
  • b) Housing with 2 x cylindrical standards and backing panel
  • c) Double-graduated tube
  • d) Capillary pipette, end broken
  • e) Stirring rod
  • f) Calibrated vial, 40mm
  • g) Tube with mount
  • h) Handled hogs? hair brush
  • i) Directions for use

Object Materials

  • fiber,
  • glass,
  • leather,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • plastic,
  • printing ink,
  • rubber,
  • silk,
  • steel,
  • velvet,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. John Cranstoun Poole
  • History of Use: Dr. Poole [1911-1993] graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Served in WWII with the RCAMC stationed in Italy and northwestern Europe. In 1945 he returned to Vancouver and joined the staff at Vancouver Military Hospital [later called Shaughnessy]. 1947 he joined the staff of the Department of Anesthesia at Vancouver General Hospital where he stayed until he retired from full-time practice in 1973.