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medicine cabinet

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Dates
1895
1905
circa 1895-1905
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.1 a-c
Description
Two piece floor style mahogany medicine cabinet; straight sided cabinet base (a) with panelled locking door with a single interior compartment with a single short shelf inside; built into interior of door has multi individual compartments consistin of three rows of four compartments and open shelf…
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Accession Number
1989.10.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Drug Therapy
Description
Two piece floor style mahogany medicine cabinet; straight sided cabinet base (a) with panelled locking door with a single interior compartment with a single short shelf inside; built into interior of door has multi individual compartments consistin of three rows of four compartments and open shelf on top; upper portion of base with a flip down hinged shelf and open compartment inside; locking cabinet top (b) is designed with individual compartments for six large spaces and four smaller spaces in the upper portion with a removable drawer (c) with built in turned drawer knobs; top fits on bottom inside applied moulding on top of base cabinet; total height 137.0 cm; keys are used as handles to open doors
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a- cabinet base b - cabinet top c - drawer in cabinet top
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1905
circa 1895-1905
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-3-1
Length
a - 91.5 cm b - 40.0 cm c -
Width
a - 43.7 cm b - 38.5 cm c -
Depth
a - 41.5 cm b - 27.0 cm c -
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Wood split on base back, trim loose and missing on upper, missing keys; stains inside base shelf and floor and base door; overall dirt
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Internet
Other
Reference Comments
"Object Condition Report," Elizabeth Robinow and Deana Vladikovic, 2005, in donor file
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975.
This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
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Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1976.15.3
Description
Small teaspoon-sized brass finished metal spoon with modified figure of a robed man on the handle tip similar to an 'Apostle' spoon; design on both sides of handle.
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Accession Number
1976.15.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Small teaspoon-sized brass finished metal spoon with modified figure of a robed man on the handle tip similar to an 'Apostle' spoon; design on both sides of handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; possibly belonged to Dr. J. S. Wittaker; used as a medicine dose spoon.
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
On back of handle: "EPNS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-9
Length
11.5 cm
Width
2.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear around perimeter of spoon bowl
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
An apostle spoon is a spoon (usually silver or silver-plated, but sometimes of other metals, such as pewter) with an image of an apostle or other saint as the termination of the handle, each bearing his distinctive emblem; a full set is twelve spoons.
The letters EPNS stand for "electro-plated nickel silver"
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graduated medicine spoon

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Dates
1920
1977
1920-1977
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1977.22.1
Description
A silver-plated graduated medicine spoon with marks for one teaspoon and one dessert spoon; originally in the shape of a large dinnerware soup spoon and modified by shaping the handle to form a loop and inscribing the measurement lines.
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Accession Number
1977.22.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
A silver-plated graduated medicine spoon with marks for one teaspoon and one dessert spoon; originally in the shape of a large dinnerware soup spoon and modified by shaping the handle to form a loop and inscribing the measurement lines.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: American Collectors of Infant Feeders (USA).
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1977
1920-1977
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved in the bowl: "A. C. I. F. // TORONTO '77 // DES. // TEA."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-3
Length
13.3 cm
Width
4.3 cm
Depth
2.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#2: tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
A member of the American Collectors of Infant Feeders bought a job lot of these spoons from an old drugstore and gave them to members attending the annual meeting held in Toronto July, 1977.
Similar item: Dose measuring medicine spoon from Rexall drug stores which numbered 12,000 at its peak from 1920-1977. On the curved handle it reads REXALL DOSE MEASURING MEDICINE SPOON. Written on the top of the handle is "2 Teaspoons = 1 Dessert Spoon, and 4 Teaspoons = 1 Tablespoon. In the bowl of the spoon is "To outside line one correct teaspoon" and "To inside line Correct Half Teaspoon".
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Dates
1975
1979
circa 1975-1979
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1979.14.1
Description
Blue translucent plastic "Ezy Dose Spoon" with a hollow handle with measurement lines on handle for fractions of a teaspoon up to 2 teaspoon, along with the equivalent numbers in ml.
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Accession Number
1979.14.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Blue translucent plastic "Ezy Dose Spoon" with a hollow handle with measurement lines on handle for fractions of a teaspoon up to 2 teaspoon, along with the equivalent numbers in ml.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. T. G. H. Drake.
Maker
Quanteron, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1975
1979
circa 1975-1979
Material
plastic: translucent blue
Inscriptions
On handle: "2 // TSP // 1 1/2 7 1/2 // TSP ML // 1 5 // TSP ML // 3/4 // 1/2 2 1/2 // TSP ML // 1/4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-3
Length
12.7 cm
Width
2.5 cm
Height
2.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Bought in a local Boots drugstore
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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1981.26.10
Description
An enamel cup tapered to a slightly smaller diameter at the base; blue trim around the lip.
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Accession Number
1981.26.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
An enamel cup tapered to a slightly smaller diameter at the base; blue trim around the lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Howard Alexander Lowrie of Toronto.
Maker
Kockums
Site Made (Country)
Sweden
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
enamel: white; blue
Inscriptions
"Kockums, Sweden"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-9
Dimension Notes
Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Stained.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Dr. Lowrie's 62-year Toronto practice.
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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016001049
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl and under oval edge with cobalt blue ink Delft blue floral pattern known as an onion pattern design; small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bott…
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Accession Number
016001049
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl and under oval edge with cobalt blue ink Delft blue floral pattern known as an onion pattern design; small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; spoon cover, handle and top side edges are decorated with blue ink; perimeter, handle and leaf edges lined with gold strip; bottom in unglazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Date Remarks
Research
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
7.1 cm
Width
3.1 cm
Height
2.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
2016: Handle repaired with glue in two spots, now discoloured, minor piece missing on handle by base where it was reattached
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Book
eBook
Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E.M. Allison, 1997.
Bennion, Elisabeth. Antique Medical Instruments. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications by Philip Wilsons Publications, 1979.
Campbell, Gordon. The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. 2006. Accessed August 18, 2016. http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195189483.001.0001/acref-9780195189483
Patelisova, Helena. "The Layers of a Blue Onion." 3NTA. April 25, 2015. Accessed August 19, 2016. http://www.3nta.com/the-layers-of-a-blue-onion/.
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
By the early 19th century medicinal spoons were becoming more accurate measuring devices. Normally made out of silver, or pewter these items usually had a cover and long spout for blowing the medicine through at the opposite end for administering medicine to the mentally unstable, elderly and invalids. By the mid 19th century, the design had evolved into small oval spoons, with a partial cover. Initially produced in porcelain, these elaborately decorated spoons were then produced en masse in earthenware ceramic material and transfer pattern prints. This cheaper production cost meant this design was widely accessible and very popular for most social classes.
The design, like other medical ceramic ware, was decorated in the popular Blue Onion or Strawflower designs in cobalt ink. These designs were so popular on all types ceramic and porcelain ware, that manufacturers produced transfer pattern outlines to reduce production time.
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Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
Accession Number
005036002
Description
A medicine cup with measurement scales on the sides.
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Accession Number
005036002
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
A medicine cup with measurement scales on the sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Source: Marilyn Boston; described by the donor as having come from Marilyn (Wilmont) Boston.
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"Rigo" on the bottom of the cup in raised letters; embossed measuring scales marked from 1/4 to 1 oz, and from 5 to 30 cc on one side of the cup; scales marked to 2 tablespoons and from 1 to 8 teaspoons on the other side of the cup; on the tablespoon scale, 1 dessertspoon is marked.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Temporary Location
Work Room 2009
Dimension Notes
Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 4.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See also artifact number 992053001; CD #2.
Research Facts
Used for measuring liquid medicine.
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Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
Accession Number
005036003
Description
A medicine cup with measurement scales on the sides.
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Accession Number
005036003
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
A medicine cup with measurement scales on the sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Source: Marilyn Boston; described by the donor as having come from Marilyn (Wilmont) Boston.
Material
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Three scales on the sides of the cup, embossed on the inside; one scale from 2.5 to 30 "CC" and from 2.5 to 30 "ML"; a second scale from 1/4 to 1 "FL. OZ." and from 2 to 8 "DRAMS"; a third scale from 1/2 "TSP." to 2 "TBS.", with intermediate markings of one teaspoon, 1 dessertspoon, and one tablespoon.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Temporary Location
Work Room 2009
Dimension Notes
Length 4.2 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2.
Research Facts
Used for measuring liquid medicine.
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