998.1.11: Mouth Gag, Whitehead's, 1940-1970

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998.1.11: Mouth Gag, Whitehead's.
Image No. 3613 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

WHITEHEAD's mouth gag with tongue depressor. Concave, double-arm gag with flat handles on the right-hand side and stops to lock and unlock the bilateral ratchets. 'GERMANY' and the manufacturer’s trademark [serpent entwined around a staff with crown (Rod of Asclepius)] is stamped on the inside surface of the handles.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 998.1.11
Collection: Anaesthesiology
Date: 1940-1970

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 7.5 cm
  • Width: 18.5 cm
  • Depth: 8 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • nickel plate,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Jetter & Scheerer
  • 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 and moved to Tsawwassen.