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abdominal retractor

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001153
Description
Abdominal retractor, which consists of a stainless steel instrument with a solid square metal bar onto which are attached two flattened arm pieces that curve outwards; the left arm piece is fixed to the bar, which the right arm piece can slide along the bar; a round screw at the end of the right si…
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Accession Number
997001153
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Appendectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Abdominal retractor, which consists of a stainless steel instrument with a solid square metal bar onto which are attached two flattened arm pieces that curve outwards; the left arm piece is fixed to the bar, which the right arm piece can slide along the bar; a round screw at the end of the right side of the bar prevents the right arm from sliding off the bar; there is a rounded blade at the end of each arm; the blades are made of very heavy cylindrical metal wire formed into an oval shape that has been bent to face forwards; the ends of the blades are rounded
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Logo type used from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The top of the right arm has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it stamped into the metal; the top of the left arm has the words, "INGRAM & BELL // GERMANY" stamped into the metal; the top of the rod has the words, "Anatomy Dept." engraved into the metal; the bottom of the right arm has the word "Anatomy" engraved into the metal; both arms have the number "28" stamped into the metal at the inner edge, near the rod
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Dimension Notes
Length 20.5 cm x Width 18.6 cm x Depth 6.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only; no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #249; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," The J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 202 (similar to item 310-335) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
Research Facts
Used as a retractor for appendectomy surgery
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abdominal retractor

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1980.3.5
Description
Chrome handle and grip ends in a fenestrated, circular piece at right angles to the handle.
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Accession Number
1980.3.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Chrome handle and grip ends in a fenestrated, circular piece at right angles to the handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter L. Percival of Windsor, Ont.
Maker
Trudell
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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A. B. S. & C. (Aloin, Belladonna, Strychnine and Cascara) Rx 1 Tablets

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Dates
1950
1969
circa 1950 - 1969
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
016023005
Description
Semi-transparent rounded rectangle based brown glass A. B. S. & C. Rx 1 Tablets bottle with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap; filled with several small brown pill tablets; flat side walls with round corners; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylind…
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Accession Number
016023005
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Strychnine
Cascara
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Digestive Disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
Description
Semi-transparent rounded rectangle based brown glass A. B. S. & C. Rx 1 Tablets bottle with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap; filled with several small brown pill tablets; flat side walls with round corners; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; embossed manufacturers information on bottom; yellow and burgundy paper label with product information wrapped around entire bottle; cap has curved top, rolled bottom edge and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor.
Maker
C. E. Jamieson & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1969
circa 1950 - 1969
Date Remarks
Indicated by Dominion Glass Company information embossed on bottom
Material
glass: brown
paper: yellow
ink: burgundy
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front of label: “[Illeg.] Jamieson // Clinic // [Illeg.] 00 100 // [Illeg.] . B. S. & C. Rx 1 // TABLETS // Dose: 1 to 2 tablets // [Illeg.] . E. JAMIESON & CO. LIMITED, // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // WINDSOR, ONTARIO”; printed on back of label: “Each Tablet Contains: // Ext. Belladonna // Lv. 1/8 gr. // Strychnine 1/120 gr. // Contains per maximum // Dose: // ¼ Gr. Belladonna Lvs. // 1/60 Grain Strychnine. // No. 16578 The Pro- // prietary or Patent // Medicine Act. // To comply with the // Pharmacy Act of On- // tario, this bottle is // Labelled Poison.”; embossed on bottom: “D 4103 A”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row A
Length
6.8 cm
Width
3.0 cm
Depth
2.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor abrasion to cap, especially along top and bottom edges; large area of loss to top and bottom corner of front of label; small areas of loss on side of label; minor soiling to label, especially on proper left-side and back
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Pilulae Aloini, Strychninae, et Belladonna (N. F.)—Pills of Aloin, Strychnine, and Belladonna.” King's American Dispensatory, 1898. Henriette’s Herbal Homepage, 2019. Accessed 30 May 2019.
“Federal Corporation Information - 047072-4.” Government of Canada, 2019. Accessed 30 May 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
A. B. S. & C. stands for Aloin, Belladonna, Strychnine and Cascara; despite poisonous ingredients and the designation of poison on the label, these pills were often used to treat habitual constipation.
C. E. Jamieson & Co. Limited was the name of the company from 1944 until it became Jamieson Laboratories Ltd. in 1998.
The D in diamond symbol embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in Hamilton, Ontario.
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absorbent cotton

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004052 a-h
Description
Four blue boxes of 4 1/2" rolled absorbent cotton have white paper lables with blue printing; cotton sheets are wrapped with blue paper
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Accession Number
993004052 a-h
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Four blue boxes of 4 1/2" rolled absorbent cotton have white paper lables with blue
printing; cotton sheets are wrapped with blue paper
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a,c,e,g - box x 4 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Width 4.5 cm. x Depth 4.5 cm.
b,d,f,h - gauze x 4 - Size: x Diameter4.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Valuator Dr. J.R. Scott
Material
paper: white; blue
fabric: white
pasteboard: blue
Inscriptions
Printed in blue on white paper label: 1 OUNCE // NET WEIGHT // CAT. No. // 13-1 //
EXCELSIOR // ABSORBENT COTTON // LONG FIBRE / LINT FREE // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED //
TORONTO . MONTREAL // WINNIPEG . CALGARY . VANCOUVER
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
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absorbent cotton box

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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000001161
Description
Cardboard box, torn open on left side; box contains cotton wrapped in paper and rolled to fit inside (contents not numbered); round fluorescent orange sticker on bottom; paper label on front and on top.
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Accession Number
000001161
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Product Packaging
Description
Cardboard box, torn open on left side; box contains cotton wrapped in paper and rolled to fit inside (contents not numbered); round fluorescent orange sticker on bottom; paper label on front and on top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
cardboard: blue
paper: brown; red; white; blue; orange
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Front: "VR [handwritten] // 1 OUNCE // PARKE-DAVIS // ABSORBENT COTTON // COMPACT ROLL // U.S.P. – STERILIZED // PARKEDALE // FULL WEIGHT // MEDICAMENTA VERA [these two words surround a logo] P D & CO // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; top: "IF PACKAGE IS BROKEN OR OPEN // STERILITY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED // TO OPEN // CUT ALONG PERFORATION"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Dimension Notes
Length 12.1 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is fraying along edges where it was torn; abraded at right corners; front label is slightly yellowed, dirty; top label somewht abraded at corners; contents sound.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
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absorbent cotton box

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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000001357
Description
A sealed cardboard box that presumably contains absorbent cotton.
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Accession Number
000001357
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Product Packaging
Description
A sealed cardboard box that presumably contains absorbent cotton.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: cream; blue; red
Inscriptions
Front: "BAY'S // 1 OUNCE PARKDALE // ABSORBENT COTTON // U.S.P. STERILIZED // DETROIT PARKE, DAVIS & CO. MICH., U.S.A."; top: "1 OUNCE // ABSORBENT COTTON // U.S.P. STERILIZED"; back: "IF PACKAGE IS BROKEN OR OPEN, STERILITY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED [printed] // SIZMI [stamped] // TO OPEN LIFE FLAP // TO CLOSE - INSERT FLAP IN CARTON // ABSORBENT COTTON // U.S.P. STERILIZED // MADE IN U.S.A. [printed]"; right side: "BAY'S // 1 OUNCE // ABSORBENT // COTTON // U.S.P. STERILIZED // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICHIGAN, U.S.A."; left side: identical to right side.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Dimension Notes
Length 12.7 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box yellowed, somewhat dirty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See also 000.001.161; CD #3
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absorbent gauze bandage

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004035 a-e
Description
Opened blue box of absorbent gauze has original gauze yardage; paper label is yellow on white paper with blue lettering
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Accession Number
993004035 a-e
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Opened blue box of absorbent gauze has original gauze yardage; paper label is yellow on white
paper with blue lettering
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - bottom - Size: Length 11.8 cm. x Width 5.8 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
b - top - Size: Length 11.7 cm. x Width 5.8 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
c - cardboard sleeve - Size: Length 11.5 cm. x Width 5.5 cm. x Depth 3.0 cm.
d - paper bag - Size:
e - gauze - Size: Length 86.0 cm. x Width 22.3 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Valuator Dr. J.R. Scott
Material
pasteboard: dk. blue
paper: yellow; blue; white
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: ABSORBENT GAUZE // NUMBER 1 / LENGTH 1 YARD // MANUFACTURED FOR //
THE GEO. S. TRUDELL CO. LONDON ONT. // MADE IN ENGLAND
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
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absorbent gauze bandage

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004036
Description
Sealed box of absorbent gauze has blue box; paper label is yellow on white paper with blue lettering
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Accession Number
993004036
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Sealed box of absorbent gauze has blue box; paper label is yellow on white
paper with blue lettering
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Valuator Dr. J.R. Scott
Material
pasteboard: blue
paper: yellow; blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: ABSORBENT GAUZE // NUMBER 1 / LENGTH 1 YARD // MANUFACTURED FOR //
THE GEO. S. TRUDELL CO. LONDON ONT. // MADE IN ENGLAND
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.8 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 3.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
(no initial comments); # 2: no damage
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
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absorbent gauze bandage

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004037
Description
Sealed blue box of absorbent gauze has white paper label with blue printing; label has repetitive background design of corporate logo; circular paper seal
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Accession Number
993004037
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Sealed blue box of absorbent gauze has white paper label with blue printing; label has
repetitive background design of corporate logo; circular paper seal
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Valuator Dr. J.R. Scott
Material
pasteboard: blue
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed in blue on white paper label: ABSORBENT GAUZE // ZIG-ZAG / LENGTH 1 YARD // Manufactured
in Canada for // Ingram & Bell, Limited // TORONTO // MONTREAL WINNIPEG CALGARY
VANCOUVER
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.6 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
(no initial comments); # 2: no damage
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
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absorbent gauze bandage

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004038
Description
Sealed blue box of absorbent gauze has white paper label with blue printing; circular paper seal; box construction has changed into folded-under flaps on bottom
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Accession Number
993004038
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Sealed blue box of absorbent gauze has white paper label with blue printing; circular
paper seal; box construction has changed into folded-under flaps on bottom
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Valuator Dr. J.R. Scott
Material
pasteboard: blue
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed in blue on white paper label: ABSORBENT GAUZE // ZIG-ZAG / LENGTH 1 YARD // Manufactured
in Canada for // Ingram & Bell, Limited // TORONTO // MONTREAL WINNIPEG CALGARY
VANCOUVER
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.6 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 3.7 cm.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1978.7.34
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Accession Number
1978.7.34
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Temporary Location
On exhibit at Musee Royal 22e Regiment, Quebec City, L-2018-3 2 April 2018 - 3 August 2019
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit "Francophone Experience in WW I War Hospital, 1914-1918," at the Museoparc Vanier Museopark, 9 June 2014.
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Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1981.10.8
Description
A paper packet, originally wrapped in silver foil, containing one oz. of B.P.C. compressed white absorbent lint.
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Accession Number
1981.10.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
A paper packet, originally wrapped in silver foil, containing one oz. of B.P.C. compressed white absorbent lint.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Agnes Harvie; from the medical effects of her husband, Dr. Robert Morley Harvie.
Maker
J. J. Smith & Nephew, Ltd. Paragon Works
Site Made (City)
Hull
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Material
fabric: white
paper: beige
ink: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on package: "Surgical Dressings. // WHITE // Absorbent Lint // B.P.C. Compressed 1 oz."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Temporary Location
On exhibit at Musee Royal 22e Regiment, Quebec City, L-2018-3 2 April 2018 - 3 August 2019
Length
5.0 cm
Width
3.0 cm
Depth
3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Unopened
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit "Francophone Experience in WW I War Hospital, 1914-1918," at the Museoparc Vanier Museopark, 9 June 2014.
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1991.17.39
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Accession Number
1991.17.39
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. Josephson of Toronto.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row A
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001038
Description
Small cylindrical bottle which tapers to a thin neck; black screw on cap; paper label wrapped around body of bottle; partially filled with liquid contents.
Accession Number
996001038
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Muscle Relaxation
Tinea Pedis -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- podiatric remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small cylindrical bottle which tapers to a thin neck; black screw on cap; paper label wrapped around body of bottle; partially filled with liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Scott Jordan in Oct. 1993 in Ottawa.
Maker
W.F. Young Inc.
Site Made (City)
Springfield
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
glass: clear
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Absorbine Jr. // Active Ingredients: Worm- // Wood, thymol, Menthol // and Acetone blended with // essential oils and tinctures // ... // W.F. Young Inc. // Springfield, Mass., U.S.A.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.5 cm. x Diam. : 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper discoloured and slightly dog-eared
Copy Type
Original
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Acetanilide and Lysol

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Dates
1886
1900
circa 1886-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.8
Description
Brown cyclindrical glass bottle with rectangular paper label with handwritten product and cork stuck in opening; half full of liquid; no manufacturing mark; red wax remains on top of cork with M R Hood embossed in wax.
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Accession Number
1969.24.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Brown cyclindrical glass bottle with rectangular paper label with handwritten product and cork stuck in opening; half full of liquid; no manufacturing mark; red wax remains on top of cork with M R Hood embossed in wax.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1886
1900
circa 1886-1900
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: brown
wax: red
Inscriptions
On label: "Acetanilide // and // Lysol"; embossed in wax: "M R Hood"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
4.2 cm
Width
4.2 cm
Height
10.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper with minor stains from product and age, surface marks and minor missing pieces along edge
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
“Acetanilide: Drug” Encyclopedia Britannica https://www.britannica.com/science/acetanilide
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysol
Research Facts
This bottle contains a mixture of Acetanilide and Lysol. Acetanilide is a compound drug used for fever-reducing since 1886 as an alternative to aspirin for treating headaches, cramps, and rheumatism. It does have toxic side effects from prolonged use such as complicating the function of hemoglobin. Lysol was first used in Germany in 1889 to end a cholera epidemic. It is a mixture of soap with cresols as an antiseptic. Before its use as a cleaner, it has been used as a poison, to treat the Spanish flu of 1918, and as a method of birth control in women in the 1920s. This bottle is half-filled with the liquid.
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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Treatment, General
Accession Number
010042003
Description
Cyclindrical metal four ounce container with round sliding opening at the top in the middle, which is firmly closed; full of contents, yellow paper label covers the entire sides of the container; name of the product and company information are printed on the front in green ink, and on the back are …
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Accession Number
010042003
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Cyclindrical metal four ounce container with round sliding opening at the top in the middle, which is firmly closed; full of contents, yellow paper label covers the entire sides of the container; name of the product and company information are printed on the front in green ink, and on the back are the directions for using the product, as well as its uses; decorative green stripes on the label; company logo inside an inverted triangle appears on each side of the label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by donor’s great aunt, Connie Cox (20 Aug 1939- 5 June 2010), while working at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital for over 35 years. Ontario Hospital Kingston Nursing School, Grad 1962.
Maker
Rolls and Darlington Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
paper: yellow
ink: green
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "R & D // ACID // BORACIC // Contents 4 ounces net // Rolls & Darlington // Limited // Toronto, Ontario // DIRECTIONS // As an eye wash - use 1/4 // level teaspoonful in an // ounce of distilled or boiled // water. As a douche, lotion // or mouth wash - enough // to cover a twenty-five cent // coin in an ounce of water. // Used as a dusting powder // it overcomes perspiration odors."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row D
Length
12.1 cm
Diameter
5.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor tear at top of lable and folded over; surface scratches and darkening along edges on metal; paper bubbling near seam
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
https://www.can1business.com/company/Dissolved/Rolls-Darlington-Limited
https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemicals-product-safety/boric-acid.html
Research Facts
Boracic acid can be found in many every day items today such as cosmetic, drugs, and cleaning products. It is considered safe, but overexposure may be dangerous.
Rolls and Darlington began in 1930 and was dissolved in 2002.
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acid boric compressed tablet

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.258
Description
A square glass bottle with tiny shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body, ending in a large lip and a cork; paper label; filled with white tablets.
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Accession Number
1980.18.258
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter-- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A square glass bottle with tiny shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body, ending in a large lip and a cork; paper label; filled with white tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Shuttleworth Chemical Co.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: beige; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "COMPRESSED TABLETS // Acid Boric // Properties: Antiseptic // DOSE: [illeg.] // SHUTTLEWORTH CHEMICAL CO. // Limited // Manufacturing Chemists, [illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row D
Length
10.5 cm
Width
3.8 cm
Depth
3.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Torn label; #2: no cracks or chips in the bottle; cork appears whole; top red paper covering loose on one side; paper label yellowed, dirty, and torn in the lower proper left quadrant.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037034 a-b
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with manufacture seams on both sides and a flat bottom; the thin glass body flares slightly before tapering dramatically to a short neck that has a pronounced lip that flares out around the bottle opening; a red and white label is attached to the front of the bottle; the …
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Accession Number
997037034 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with manufacture seams on both sides and a flat bottom; the thin glass body flares slightly before tapering dramatically to a short neck that has a pronounced lip that flares out around the bottle opening; a red and white label is attached to the front of the bottle; the glass stopper (b) is mushroom-shaped with a stem that flares before tapering to a flat end; the stem is coated with leak-proof grindings that seal the bottle
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 4.5 x Diam. 4.0 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
glass: clear
paper: red; discoloured white
Inscriptions
The red and white handwritten label (torn) on front reads, "Acid Carbo"; embossed on top of glass stopper: "8"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Bottle shows significant cracking around lip of neck; glass is cloudy from years of chemical storage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments (JC-141)," by CENCO (Central Scientific Company of Canada), copyright 1942, p. 62 (similar to item 10430)
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037042 a-b
Description
A hand-made glass bottle with a manufacturer's pontil mark on the bottom; the cylindrical body of thick glass flares slightly before tapering to a medium-length neck that has a pronounced lip that turns outwards; the body of the bottle has a red and white label on both front and back; the glass st…
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Accession Number
997037042 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A hand-made glass bottle with a manufacturer's pontil mark on the bottom; the cylindrical body of thick glass flares slightly before tapering to a medium-length neck that has a pronounced lip that turns outwards; the body of the bottle has a red and white label on both front and back; the glass stopper (b) is mushroom-shaped with a flat top and a stem that tapers to a flattened end; the stem has leak-proof grindings that seal the bottle
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 4.5 x Diam. 3.0 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
glass: clear
paper: red; discoloured white
Inscriptions
Handwritten label on front of bottle reads, "Acid Muir Del"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Condition Remarks
Bottle shows minor staining and clouding on interior walls
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments (JC-141)," by CENCO (Central Scientific Company of Canada), copyright 1942, p. 62 (similar to item 10430)
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037040 a-b
Description
(a) A machine-made glass bottle with manufacture seams on both sides and a flat bottom; it has a cylindrical body that tapers to a short neck that turns upwards in a pronounced lip; a paper label is attached to the body of the bottle; the glass stopper (b) is mushroom-shaped with manufacture seams …
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Accession Number
997037040 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) A machine-made glass bottle with manufacture seams on both sides and a flat bottom; it has a cylindrical body that tapers to a short neck that turns upwards in a pronounced lip; a paper label is attached to the body of the bottle; the glass stopper (b) is mushroom-shaped with manufacture seams on both sides; it has a tapered stem with leak-proof grindings
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 16.3 cm x Diam. 6.1cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 4.4 x Diam. 3.2 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
glass: clear
paper: red; discoloured white
paint: white
Inscriptions
A handwritten label on the front of the bottle reads, "Acid Phospho [illegible]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Condition Remarks
Small flecks of white paint on interior walls of bottle; label is partly loose; writing on label is faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments (JC-141)," by CENCO (Central Scientific Company of Canada), copyright 1942, p. 62 (similar to item 10430)
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