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urinometer and graduated cylinder

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Collection
Dr. James V. Gallivan Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
007024008 a-b
Description
Glass urinometer (a) composed of a mercury bulb, hollow hydrometer and stem with a paper specific gravity measurement scale; mecury and stopper loose within hydrometer; with a clear glass footed graduated cylinder (b).
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Accession Number
007024008 a-b
Collection
Dr. James V. Gallivan Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Specific Gravity
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Glass urinometer (a) composed of a mercury bulb, hollow hydrometer and stem with a paper specific gravity measurement scale; mecury and stopper loose within hydrometer; with a clear glass footed graduated cylinder (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - graduated cylinder - Length 15.2cm x Diam 5.6cm
b - urinometer - Length 13.1cm x Diam 1.0cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. James V. Gallivan; donated to museum by his grand-daughter Anne MacDonald.
Maker
Glasco
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
mercury: silver
rubber: red
Inscriptions
Printed on paper: "GLASCO // URINOMETER TEMP 60F MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-11
Condition Remarks
Mercury has leaked into the hydrometer from bulb
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
File
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Remarks in donor file; Skinner, Susan, "Understanding clinical investigations: a quick reference manual," Balliere Tindall, 2005, November 5, 2009;
Research Facts
Dr. James V. Gallivan was a graduate of the Queen's University Medical School Class of 1904; he practiced medicine in Peterborough Ontario; he made his own foot powder, gargle and camphor ointment; the specific gravity of urine indicates the quality of dissolved substances present in urine.
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