998.1.3: Adenotome, 1940-1960

Additional Images

998.1.3: Adenotome.
Image No. 3629 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

ST. CLAIR-THOMSON's adenotome, consisting of an adenoid curette with a horizontal blade and a detachable guard/cage with two long teeth. Instrument's size '2' stamped into surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 998.1.3
Collection: Anaesthesiology
Date: 1940-1960

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 23 cm
  • Width: 2 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Curette
  • b) Guard/Cage insert

Object Materials

  • metal,
  • nickel plate,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. William Edward French
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Bill French [1920-1992] who was a general surgeon at the Burris Clinic, Kamloops British Columbia circa 1952 to 1972. In 1972 he joined the Workers Compensation Board in Vancouver.