University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Basic Science Artifacts
Basic Science, Chemistry
Colorimeter (a) is a box-like metal frame with a collapsible eyepiece fitted at ninety degrees to the frame; a control at the right adjusts the scale from 0-100 and supports a wedge-shaped standard solution; at left are fittings for a trough for the specimen under investigation; comes in a wooden b…
Colorimeter (a) is a box-like metal frame with a collapsible eyepiece fitted at ninety degrees to the frame; a control at the right adjusts the scale from 0-100 and supports a wedge-shaped standard solution; at left are fittings for a trough for the specimen under investigation; comes in a wooden box (b); also included are ground-glass standards: a wedge-shaped trough for urine sugar (c) filled with blue fluid, with its painted box (d), a rectangular trough for blood suger (e), filled on one side with yellow fluid and on the other with amber fluid, with its painted box (f), and a wedge-shaped trough for bilirubin (g), filled with pale orange fluid, with its painted box (h); also included are instructions and standard graphs for blood sugars and bilirubin (i-o).
Number Of Parts
a - colorimeter - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - box - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 12.1 cm x Depth 12.1 cm
c - trough - Size: Length 14.6 cm x Width 1.9 cm
d - box
e - trough - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Width 1.9 cm
f - box
g - trough - Size: Length 14.6 cm x Width 1.9 cm
h - box
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Gordon Edmund, R.O.M.
On colorimeter, at bottom: "Serial # 36142"; inscribed on box (b): "Ein heitstabletten kasten"
Storage Room 0007
Renowned as a "universal" colorimeter, constructed by Prof. Drs. Autenrieth and Konigsbarger; for examining blood sugars and bilirubin in urine; used by Dr. Gordon Edmund during WW II in Holland and Germany when he was a lab tech. in the British Army; most laboratory equipment in the British Army was German-made.
Original record had "mid 20c."; letter refers to "1950s."
cardboard: green; white
Printed on top of box: "NOVACK'S // DRUG STORE // BERNARD NOVAK, PHM.B. // CHURCH & WELLESLEY STS. // PHONE K1 5816 // DIRECTIONS INSIDE"; directions read: "No. N9201 DR. Healy. One poder with water every 4 hrs."
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row D
Length 6.0 cm x Width 8.8 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Novak's Drug Store used by Peter Kaellgrin's aunt (Mrs. Karin Gundersen, 1902-1980), who lived at 414 Jarvis Street between 1943 and 1973.
Isaac Harvey, Matthew Harvey's grandfather, emigrated from New Jersey in 1789 to St. Johns, Ont. His father, Matthew, inherited the family farm, and Matthew Jr. graduated from Buffalo in 1850 and Trinity College Medical School in 1851. He became a school inspector and was active in municipal politics. In 1870, he was Warden of Welland County.