993.632.1: Electrode Set, 20th Cent.

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993.632.1: Electrode Set.
Image No. 2149 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A varnished case with purple lining in the lid, containing a cupping glass and 4 electrodes: a vaginal, a laryngeal, a ball-end and a tapered headed electrode all insulated with polished hard rubber. Incomplete, 4 instruments are missing. Dimensions given are for closed case only.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.632.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 20th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 28.3 cm
  • Height: 5.7 cm
  • Width: 14 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Hinged case with front catch, lid lined
  • b) Vaginal electrode
  • c) Ball end electrode
  • d) Laryngeal electrode
  • e) Electrode
  • f) Cupping glass

Object Materials

  • glass,
  • metal,
  • nickel plate,
  • plating,
  • rubber,
  • steel,
  • textile,
  • varnish,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. S. E. C. Turvey
  • History of Use: Dr. Samuel Edward Caldbick Turvey (known as Dr. Ward Turvey) [1904-1991], was born in Harris, Saskatchewan. 1929 he graduated with a medical degree from the University of Manitoba. 1934 he traveled to England where he studied neurology, working under Sir Gordon Holmes at Queen's Square, London [National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery]. On his return to to Canada in 1935 he joined the Seymour Clinic in Vancouver and went on staff at Vancouver General Hospital. He retired in December 1988.