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badger bristle shaving brush

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Dates
circa 1945-1955
Collection
John Corson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
008028006
Description
Turned yellow plastic handle with the Birks logo in black on the front contains "Best" grade natural badger bristles.
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Accession Number
008028006
Collection
John Corson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Hair Removal -- instrumentation
Hygiene -- instrumentation
Skin Care
Description
Turned yellow plastic handle with the Birks logo in black on the front contains "Best" grade natural badger bristles.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by donor's father
Maker
Birks
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
plastic: yellow
bristles: black, white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the side in black ink: "Birks" // PURE BADGER // STERILIZED // MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
Condition Remarks
A few bristles are loose; significant amount of label is worn off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
John Corson; CD #5
Research Facts
Badger bristle is perfectly suited to lathering up with soap for a great shaving experience. It's extremely soft, dense bristles create a fabulous lather and readily absorbs water. The lathering process whips hot water, soap and air into a warm foam that cleanses the skin and lubricates the path of the razor. Water is a key element in a good shave and the more a brush can hold, the better the lather and shave will be. The fine tips of the hairs help to make a smooth and creamy lather and the exceptional softness of badger-hair cleanses the the face gently. "Best" badger hair is an excellent quality of pure badger hair and is normally regarded as the benchmark standard of shaving brush manufacturers. This quality creates lather far superior to the other grades. Dr. Corson was a graduate of University of Toronto School of Medicine, Class of 1941. His general practise was in his Scarborough home from 1947-1983.
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balsam of myrrh bottle

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Dates
circa 1894-1911
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002022 a-d
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietar…
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Accession Number
014002022 a-d
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information; rectangular one piece yellow cardboard box (b) printed with the company's logo, directions for the product's use, and proprietary legal information; cream paper instructional leaflet (c) describes the product's benefits and recommendations from customers dating from 1894 to 1911; smaller leaflet written in French (d) for product information on Balsam of Myrrh.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
b - box - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
c - leaflet - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 23.0 cm
d - leaflet - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 20.0 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
G. C. Hanford Manufacturing Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
circa 1894-1911
Date Remarks
Printed on leaflet
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream, yellow
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM // OF // MYRRH // FOR // CUTS // BURNS // BRUISES // SORES // G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co. // LIMITED // SOLE PROPRIETORS // MONTREAL, QUE. // MADE SINCE 1846 // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. // The small amount // required and effect // produced render this // a cheap and desirable // household remedy // Anitseptic // Cleansing // And Healing // Use It For The // Hard Cases // Trial Size, Price 35 CTS // Price 35 c., 65 c and $ 1.25 // Large size most economical"; printed on bottle's label: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM // OF // MYRRH // Trade Mark Registered // Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada // No. 6417, The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // METHYL HYDRATE - POISON // For External Use Only // FOR PEOPLE. For Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Sprains, // Strains, Swellings, Stiff Neck, Non-diphtheritic Sore // Throat, Any Superficial Pain or Lameness, Earache, // Muscular Soreness from Strains or Sprains, such as // Lame Back, Sprained Ankle, Muscular Rheumatism, // Also for Piles, Corns, Bunions, Chilblains, Stings of Bees // and Venomous Insects. Rusty Nail Wounds, etc., Old // Sores, Indolent Ulcers. // For Animals. A valuable remedy for Flesh Wounds, // Cuts, Kicks, Punctured Wounds, Calked Hoofs, Saddle, // Harness and Collar Galls, Bruises, Sore Breasts, Sprains, // Shoulder Strains, Pipe Sores, Fistula, Mud // Fever, Scratches, Thrush and Old Sores, Spavin and Ringbone (in // early stages), Screw Worm, Caked Udder, and Spider // in Teat."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Missing half of cork; paper is brittle, yellowed and frayed along edges; box shows minor wear around edges, box's top is missing a small chunk from its lower left corner and the left side of the lid is covered in a light brown stain
Copy Type
Original
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balsam of myrrh bottle

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Dates
circa 1885-1911
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002038 a-b
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietar…
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Accession Number
014002038 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information; rectangular one piece yellow cardboard box (b) printed with the company's logo, directions for the product's use, and proprietary legal information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 2.3
b - box - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
G. C. Hanford Manufacturing Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
circa 1885-1911
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: blue
paper: yellow, cream
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM OF MYRRH // Trade Mark Registered // Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada // No. 6417, The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // MANUFACTURED BY // G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co., Limited // MONTREAL, QUE. // METHYL HYDRATE - POISON // For External Use Only // FOR PEOPLE. For Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Non-diphtheritic Sore Throat, Earache, // Muscular Soreness from Strains or sprains // such as Lame Back or Shoulder, Sprained // ankle or wrist, Muscular Rheumatism, //Piles, corns, Bunions, Chilblains, Frosted // Feet, bee strings, Old Sores, Swellings. FOR ANIMALS: A valuable remedy for // Flesh Wounds, Cuts, Kicks, Punctured // Wounds, Calked Hoofs, Saddle, Harness // and Collar Galls, Bruises, Sore Breasts, // Sprains, Shoulder Strains, Pipe Sores, // Fistula, Mud /Fever, Scratches, Thrush and // Old Sores”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Missing half of cork; box shows minor wear around edges and faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
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Dates
1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.303
Description
A rectilinear glass bottle with sharp shoulders, narrow neck, pronounced lip, and a paper label; corked; half full of liquid.
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Accession Number
1980.18.303
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Eczema -- drug therapy
Skin Manifestations
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectilinear glass bottle with sharp shoulders, narrow neck, pronounced lip, and a paper label; corked; half full of liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The Benzoinol Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: white; brown; red
organic matter: yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "4 OZ. NET // BENZOINOL // (TRADE MARK) // To be used as a // protective, soothing, // and healing spray // in diseases of the // throat, nose and ear // for local application // in the urethra or // other mucous sur- // faces and as an ex- // ternal application for // Eczema // Manufactured only by // THE BENZOINOL // MANUFACTURING CO. // OF NEW YORK // SCHEFFELIN & CO. // Distribution Agents"; overwritten on the above, at an angle: "PLAIN"; embossed on bottle: "Benzoinol".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: Staining on bottle's rim; label dirty, slightly worn; contents of bottle beginning to haze
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
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Birtcher-built hyfrecator; electric desiccator

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Dates
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
993004093 a-c
Description
Black plastic-covered electrical box has black-handled pointed wire used to electrically remove warts through heated needle; called a "hyfrecator" by manufacturing company; likely still in working condition; used in general practice; operated by floor switch and intensity of voltage; front dial has…
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Accession Number
993004093 a-c
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Desiccation -- instrumentation
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Dermatology -- instrumentation
Description
Black plastic-covered electrical box has black-handled pointed wire used to electrically
remove warts through heated needle; called a "hyfrecator" by manufacturing company; likely
still in working condition; used in general practice; operated by floor switch and intensity
of voltage; front dial has green plastic "bubble" and dots to indicate voltage level
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - energy source - Size: Length 20.2 cm. x Width 11.5 cm. x Depth 7.7 cm.
b - cord with wire & handle - Size: Length 180.0 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
c - wire with floor switch - Size: Length 191.0 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
d - floor switch - Size: x Diameter8.2 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
The Birtcher Corporation
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
style of electrical wire, dial and green plastic
Material
plastic: black; green
metal:
Inscriptions
Printed in blue on metal plate: BIRTCHER-BUILT "HYFRECATOR" // (REG. U.S. PAT. OFFICE) //
SERIAL 129-4354 // MFD. IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA // THE BIRTCHER CORPORATION - LOS
ANGELES // U.S. PAT. NO. D 114,628; embossed in plastic front cover: "0 / INTENSITY / 100 //
U.S.A. // BIRTCHER CORP."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F5-4
Condition Remarks
2004: metal rusty in places
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., Toronto, 1960, p. 92; CD #4
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Birtcher hyfrecator

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
1978.2.5
Description
A black box has cables connected to it; the end of one cable has a probe (?) and the end of another cable has a round, black, puck-like pad.
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Accession Number
1978.2.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Desiccation -- instrumentation
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Dermatology -- instrumentation
Description
A black box has cables connected to it; the end of one cable has a probe (?) and the end of another cable has a round, black, puck-like pad.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Freeman of Willowdale, Ont.
Material
plastic: black
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F5-4
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Birtcher hyfrecator; electric desiccator

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Collection
Dr. F. W. Danby Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
996025001
Description
Hyfrecator, which consists of an electric instrument housed in a rectangular plastic box with a metal base; the top of the hyfrecator has an intensity dial which can be turned to the right from 0 to 100; below the dial is an attached piece of round green plastic; the left side has four plugin sites…
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Accession Number
996025001
Collection
Dr. F. W. Danby Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Desiccation -- instrumentation
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Dermatology -- instrumentation
Description
Hyfrecator, which consists of an electric instrument housed in a rectangular plastic box with a
metal base; the top of the hyfrecator has an intensity dial which can be turned to the right from
0 to 100; below the dial is an attached piece of round green plastic; the left side has four plugin
sites (for attachments now missing); the right side has two metal hooks attached to it (use?);
the bottom has two electric cords leading out of it; one cord has an electric plug at the end; the
other cord has a foot pedal at the end
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. F.W. Danby
Maker
The Birtcher Corporation
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
plastic: black; green
metal: black; silver; yellow
Inscriptions
Box top reads, "HYFRECATOR // BIRTCHER"; the pedal reads, "BIRTCHER"; the base of the hyfrecator
has a label which reads, "Birtcher // HYFRECATOR // REG US PAT OFFICE // MODEL X-712 // Serial
HC97B1189 // 110/120 VOLTS 12 AMPERES 50/60 CYCLES // MFD IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA //
THE BIRTCHER CORPORATION LOS ANGELES 32 // US PATENT NO D114.628"; instructions for safely operating
the hyfrecator follow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F5-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.0 cm. x Width: 19.8 cm. x Depth: 8.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
The hyfrecator shows no cracks, breaks or excessive wear in the plastic or metal; there appear to
be some pieces of the machine missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
See #1 in artifact listing provided by Dr. Danby (attached); "Hospitals and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," The J.F. Hartz Co., Toronto, 1960, p. 92 (see attached photocopy); CD #4
Research Facts
Early model hyfrecator used for electrodesiccation of skin tumours and warts; Birtcher Model X-712
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Blair-Brown skin graft knife and shield

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Dates
circa 1950-1980
Collection
Dr. Jack Kerr Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
999002001 a-c
Description
Blair-Brown skin graft knife with shield consists of a stainless steel skin graft knife (a) with a handle and a thin shaft with a short rectangular blade on it; there is a cylindrical guard (b) which slides over the shaft and a perforated metal sheath (c) which covers the blade.
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Accession Number
999002001 a-c
Collection
Dr. Jack Kerr Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Dermatology -- instrumentation
Skin Transplantation -- skin grafting knife
Description
Blair-Brown skin graft knife with shield consists of a stainless steel skin graft knife (a) with a handle and a thin shaft with a short rectangular blade on it; there is a cylindrical guard (b) which slides over the shaft and a perforated metal sheath (c) which covers the blade.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - knife
b - guard
c - sheath
Provenance
Skin graft knife was used by Dr. A. R. Tilly for plastic surgery; Dr. Tilly gave knife to Dr. J. W. Kerr.
Maker
Down Bros.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
circa 1950-1980
Date Remarks
Appears in catalogues between 1950-80.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWN BROS LONDON" printed on the shaft; "FOR STROPPING ONLY" printed on guard
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-6
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Length
a - 30.2 cm b - 19.4 cm c - 19.5 cm
Width
a - 2.6 cm c - 3.3 cm
Depth
a - 1.0 cm c - 1.1 cm
Diameter
b - 0.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Grease located on blade; minor wear to entire artifact.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book Internet
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments & Hospital Equipment," 23rd ed., Downs Surgical PLC, Surrey, ca. 1982, p. H7
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital-Professional Instruments-Equipment-Supplies," V. Mueller Co., 1956, p.131 "Evolution of instruments for harvest of the skin grafts" Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery 46(1):28-35 · March 2013
Research Facts
Dr. Tilly was a plastic surgeon. Vilray Papin Blair in 1930 had developed a skin graft knife that came into general use and the grafts were removed with the aid of a suction apparatus that permitted placing the skin under tension. Plastic surgeons became experienced at removing grafts freehand and at controlling the depth by varying the angle of the knife in relation to the skin. Large grafts representing a major portion of the inner aspect of the thigh were removed freehand with great skill by these experts.
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Blair-Brown skin graft knife and shield

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Dates
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
012038007 a-b
Description
Blair-Brown skin graft knife (a) and shield (b) consists of one piece metal knife with 18.0 cm long by 1.5 cm wide non-removable razor steel blade with rounded metal top; handle has smooth teardrop shape with faceted edges; chrome plated; perforated metal shaped shield protects blade during sterili…
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Accession Number
012038007 a-b
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Skin Transplantation -- skin grafting knife
Skin Transplantation
Surgery, Plastic
Description
Blair-Brown skin graft knife (a) and shield (b) consists of one piece metal knife with 18.0 cm long by 1.5 cm wide non-removable razor steel blade with rounded metal top; handle has smooth teardrop shape with faceted edges; chrome plated; perforated metal shaped shield protects blade during sterilizing; missing metal tube for back of knife for honing blade.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - knife b - shield
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Dates
circa 1950-1960
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On handle: "DOWN BROS //; LONDON"; on blade top: "VI"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 0010-E5-6
Length
a - 29.5 cm b - 20.4 cm
Width
a - 2.8 cm b - 3.3 cm
Depth
a - 1.3 cm b - 1.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Finish on handle is worn to the brass base at join to blade; blade shows discolouration; handle shows wear all over
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet Book
Reference Comments
"Evolution of instruments for harvest of the skin grafts" Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery 46 (1):28-35 · March 2013; "A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital-Professional Instruments-Equipment-Supplies," V. Mueller Co., 1956, p.131
Research Facts
Vilray Papin Blair in 1930 had developed a skin graft knife that came into general use and the grafts were removed with the aid of a suction apparatus that permitted placing the skin under tension. Plastic surgeons became experienced at removing grafts freehand and at controlling the depth by varying the angle of the knife in relation to the skin. Large grafts representing a major portion of the inner aspect of the thigh were removed freehand with great skill by these experts.
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Bliss' celebrated golden ointment

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Dates
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.247
Description
A round tin full of orange, spongy contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.247
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Tinea -- drug therapy
Chilblains -- drug therapy
Frostbite -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A round tin full of orange, spongy contents.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
H.C. Bliss
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; black; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on top of tin: "BLISS // CELEBRATED // GOLDEN OINTMENT // For Sprains, Bruises, Burns, Chap- // ped hands, Salt Rheum, Sore Lips, // Sore eyes, Ring Worm, Chilblains, // Corns, Frost Bites and Piles // Prepared by // H.C. BLISS // Hamilton."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Depth
3.0 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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Bliss Golden Ointment tin

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Dates
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.246
Description
A round tin full of orange, spongy contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.246
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Tinea -- drug therapy
Chilblains -- drug therapy
Frostbite -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A round tin full of orange, spongy contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
H.C. Bliss
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; black; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on top of tin: "BLISS // CELEBRATED // GOLDEN OINTMENT // For Sprains, Bruises, Burns, Chap- // ped hands, Salt Rheum, Sore Lips, // Sore eyes, Ring Worm, Chilblains, // Corns, Frost Bites and Piles // Prepared by // H.C. BLISS // Hamilton."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row D
Dimension Notes
Depth 3.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Surface is scratched and rusty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
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bottle of nitric acid

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Dates
circa 1950-1955
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
999014002 a-b
Description
A cylindrical clear glass (a) bottle tapering to a pronounced lip; with paper labels on both the front and the back of the bottle; closure by a glass (b) stopper.
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Accession Number
999014002 a-b
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Nitric Acid
Warts -- drug therapy
Description
A cylindrical clear glass (a) bottle tapering to a pronounced lip; with paper labels on both the front and the back of the bottle; closure by a glass (b) stopper.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 18.8 cm x Diam. 19.0 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Sam Cronk of Belleville, Ontario.
Maker
J. F. Hartz
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
circa 1950-1955
Date Remarks
Based on donor file.
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the front label: "ACID NITRIC // C.P. // Reagent Grade // THE J. F. HARTZ Co LIMITED // TRADE MARK // PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES // Toronto Montreal"; embossed on the bottom of the bottle: "8".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Front label has some tearing along its top edge; the label on the back also has a minor tear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Queens Senate Medical School Scholarships Web site; Detroit Hartz Building Web site; CD #1.
Research Facts
Dr. Sam Cronk graduated from Queens Medical School in 1915; his son, Dr. L. Bruce Cronk, who donated this bottle also graduated from Queens Medical School in 1946. The J.F. Hartz Company was originally founded in 1897 as a medical supply company specializing in imported German medical instruments, doctors’ supplies and pharmaceuticals.
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carbolic oil bottle

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Dates
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002091
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of carbolic oil with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with red-wax sealed cork stuck in neck; full of transparent pale yellow liquid; cream paper label has the product's name, directions for use, and the manufacturer's name and address.
Accession Number
014002091
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Phenol
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of carbolic oil with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with red-wax sealed cork stuck in neck; full of transparent pale yellow liquid; cream paper label has the product's name, directions for use, and the manufacturer's name and address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Company
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: tan
wax: red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Carbolic // Oil // HEALS: WOUNDS, // CUTS, ABRASIONS, // OLD SORES, INSECT // BITES ETC. // DRESS ONCE OR TWICE // DAILY, APPLYING TO // AFFECTED PARTS WITH // FEATHER OR BY SATUR- // ATING CLEAN, WELL // WORN COTTON // OR LINEN. // PREPARED BY // N. C. POLSON & CO. // ESTABLISHED 1877. // WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS. // KINGSTON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is yellowed, brittle, with a minor tear along the label's bottom edge; quarter of wax seal is missing
Copy Type
Original
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Chamberlain's Salve jar

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Dates
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1984.4.4
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal top.
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Accession Number
1984.4.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
glass: white
metal: yellow; black; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on top of metal lid: "CHAMBERLAIN'S // SALVE // FOR DISEASES OF THE SKIN, // BURNS, SCALDS, FROST BITES, CHIL- // BLAINS, SORE NIPPLES, CHAPPED // HANDS, SORE LIPS, PILES, AND OLD // CHRONIC SORES. // PREPARED ONLY BY // CHAMBERLAIN MEDICINE CO. LIMITED // TORONTO, ONT. CANADA // PRICE 25 CENTS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row D
Dimension Notes
Depth 4.0 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Corn and Wart Extractor bottle

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Dates
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002046
Description
Short transparent cylindrical glass bottle for corn and war extractor tapered at neck with broken cork stuck in neck; approximately one-third full of white powder; white paper label covers entirety of bottle's body with name, address, logo of a castle with a flag, and directions for use.
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Accession Number
014002046
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Callosities -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- podiatric remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Short transparent cylindrical glass bottle for corn and war extractor tapered at neck with broken cork stuck in neck; approximately one-third full of white powder; white paper label covers entirety of bottle's body with name, address, logo of a castle with a flag, and directions for use.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
The Catarrhozone Company
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: white
ink: red, black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "PUTNAM'S PAINLESS // TRADE MARK // CORN AND WART // EXTRACTOR // KEEP WELL CORKED // DIRECTIONS FOR USE: // SOAK THE FEET WELL IN HOT WATER FOR FIVE // OR TEN MINUTES AND THEN APPLY THE EX- // TRACTOR TO THE CORN OR CALLOUSED LUMP // AND REPEAT THE APPLICATION OF THE EX- // TRACTOR MORNING AND NIGHT FOR THREE // SUCCESSIVE DAYS...WARTS // APPLY NIGHT AND MORNING FOR A FEW DAYS // PREPARED ONLY BY // THE CATARRHOZONE CO. // M’F’G CHEMISTS // KINGSTON ONT. BUFFALO, N.Y.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 6.2 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Cork broken to neck; thick trail of brown residue running down label over logo; shows minor wear and surface grime, label is frayed along top edge and is wrinkled up near bottle's neck
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
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Corn Fix Salve tin

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Dates
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001105 a-b
Description
Small gold cylindrical tin of "corn fix salve"; black writing on lid; directions written on bottom of tin
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Accession Number
996001105 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Callosities -- drug therapy
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- podiatric remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Small gold cylindrical tin of "corn fix salve"; black writing on lid; directions written on
bottom of tin
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 1.6 cm. x Diam. 2.5 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Washington D.C.
on Oct. 16 1994
Maker
Kraupner Pharmaceutical Co.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Corn fix // salve // contains Carbolic Acid // (approx. 2%), oil // Cassia, U.S.P. Petrolatum //
and Camphor // Average contents // 1/17 oz.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row D
Condition Remarks
Some wear on lid and around edges; some paint loss
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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cryospray unit

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Dates
circa 1972
Collection
Dr. F. W. Danby Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
996025003 a-b
Description
(a) Cryospray unit which consists of a beaker-shaped plastic container with a flat bottom with 13 holes in it; the sides slope up to a narrower top with a screw attachment; on one side near the top is a cylindrical spray nozzle which decreases to a very small opening; (b) plastic and metal lid whic…
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Accession Number
996025003 a-b
Collection
Dr. F. W. Danby Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Cryosurgery -- instrumentation
Dermatology -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Cryospray unit which consists of a beaker-shaped plastic container with a flat bottom with 13
holes in it; the sides slope up to a narrower top with a screw attachment; on one side near the top
is a cylindrical spray nozzle which decreases to a very small opening; (b) plastic and metal lid
which screws into (a) and has two rubber rings to seal it on; the top of the lid has a flat piece
of metal coming out of the centre which curves downwards to make a handle
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - cryospray unit - Size: Length 16.0 cm. x Width 14.6 cm. x Depth 10.1 cm.
b - lid for cryospray unit - Size: Length 6.9 cm. x Width 5.6 cm. x Depth 8.3 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. F.W. Danby
Maker
Frigitronics Inc.
Dates
circa 1972
Date Remarks
Unit manufactured in the early 1970's; sticker on unit has date of May 1972
Material
plastic: blue; purple; clear; off-white
metal: silver
rubber: orange-red
paper: white; green
Inscriptions
Label on cryospray unit reads, "ZACARIAN // C-21™ // Liquid Nitrogen Spray
// FRIGITRONICS INC."; the bottom is stamped, "5090 172 32"; band on nozzle of cryospray unit is
stamped, "B-D // MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
The plastic shows no chips, cracks or missing sections; the lid easily screws onto the cryospray
unit
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
See #3 in artifact listing provided by Dr. Danby (attached to 996.025.001); CD #4
Research Facts
The Zacharian C-21 cryospray unit was manufactured in the early 1970's; this was one of the early
commercial attempts to provide cryospray using liquid nitrogen
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Danish Ointment No. 54 box

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Dates
circa 1948
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
000001331 a-c
Description
Foil tube (b) with threaded plastic cap (c) in a cardboard box (a); tube has a paper label around circumference.
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Accession Number
000001331 a-c
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Scabies -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Foil tube (b) with threaded plastic cap (c) in a cardboard box (a); tube has a paper label around circumference.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
b - tube - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 0.7 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
circa 1948
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: cream; brown; black; red;
metal: dark grey
paper: cream; red; blue
plastic: black
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "OINTMENT No. 54 // [illeg.] [handwritten] // DANISH OINTMENT // ANTIPARASITIC OINTMENT // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; front: "Danish Ointment is intended to prevent itching and // aid in the treatment of scabies. // PRINTED BY PARKE, DAVIS & CO., DETROIT, MICH."; bottom: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // LABORATORIES // [9 cities listed] // BRANCHES // [22 cities listed]"; back: "This preparation contains the polysulphides of // potassium in a base of such character // as to facilitate proper absorption."; right side: "DANISH // [logo, see drawing on accession sheet] // OINTMENT"; left side: "DANISH // [logo, see drawing on accession sheet] // OINTMENT // 35 [handwritten]"; (b) front: "OINTMENT No. 54 // DANISH // OINTMENT // An antiparasitic ointment // containing Polysulphides // of Potassium. // For the prevention of // itching and aid in the // treatment of scabies. [above 6 lines are printed over the logo shown on the accession sheet] // C778978 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row F
Condition Remarks
Box yellowed, scuffed and dirty; top back edge torn 1.2 cm; tube dented, some corrosion, dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; CD #8
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Dermatological Reference Guide

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Dates
circa 1970
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
997037410
Description
A small rectangular 32-page pocket book with two staples along spine to hold pages; it has vinyl front and back covers.
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Accession Number
997037410
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Dermatology -- methods
Reference Books, Medical
Description
A small rectangular 32-page pocket book with two staples along spine to hold pages; it has vinyl front and back covers.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Schering Corporation Limitée
Site Made (City)
Pointe Claire
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
circa 1970
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: white; black; blue; pink; brown; red
vinyl: red; yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Front cover has "Dermatological // Reference [in cursive script // Guide [in cursive script]"; logo is sketched on accession sheet.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #3
Dimension Notes
Length 15.8 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Corners are worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
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Dr. Agnew's Ointment box

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Dates
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.75
Description
Square, red cardboard box with black printing contains a tin of ointment for skin conditions.
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Accession Number
1980.18.75
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Square, red cardboard box with black printing contains a tin of ointment for skin conditions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Anglo-American Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago; Toronto; London
Site Made (State)
Illinois, Ontario
Site Made (Country)
USA / Canada / England
Dates
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: red; black
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "Dr. Agnew's // OINTMENT // Relieves in one day and cures // Piles, Tetter, Salt Rheum, // Scald Head, Eczema, // Barber's Itch, Ulcers, Blotches, // Ring Worms and all // Roughness, Eruptions and defects // of the Skin // PRICE 15 CENTS // Anglo-American Medicine Co. // Chicago Toronto London, Eng."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.8 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Unopened; box is torn and worn at the corners.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
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