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Dates
1943
1980
circa 1944-1980
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Hygiene
Classification
General Surgery
Hygiene
Patient Care
Surgery, instrumentation
Accession Number
000018028
Description
Rectangular bar of antiseptic surgical soap, wrapped in cream paper with green text and stripe running vertically along the right and left sides; lists active ingredients, manufacturing information, and instructions for use on the front, back, top, and bottom.sides.
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Accession Number
000018028
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Hygiene
Classification
General Surgery
Hygiene
Patient Care
Surgery, instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
Surgery
Soaps
Antisepsis
Patient Care -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular bar of antiseptic surgical soap, wrapped in cream paper with green text and stripe running vertically along the right and left sides; lists active ingredients, manufacturing information, and instructions for use on the front, back, top, and bottom.sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Jules R. Gilbert Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
1980
circa 1944-1980
Date Remarks
Based on patent date, dihydroxyhexachlorodiphenyl was created and the existence of Jules R. Gilbert Ltd.
Material
paper: tan
ink: green
soap
Inscriptions
Printed on top: "Surgene // (HEXACHLOROPHENE) // SURGICAL SOAP // ANTISEPTIC"; printed on front side: "ESPECIALLY RECOMMENDED // TO REDUCE BACTERIA // CONTAMINATION OF ALL // BODY SURFACES"; printed on bottom: "ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: // DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL // METHANE (HEXACHLOROPHENE) // 2% ANHYDROUS SOAP // WEIGHT 4 OUNCES // JULES R. GILBERT LTD. // TORONTO, CANADA // MADE IN CANADA // PAT. 1943 // 1-1082 // (L)-9-u"; printed on back: "DAILY USE REGULARLY // PROVIDES MAXIMUM // ANTIBACTERIAL EFFECT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Length
8.0 cm
Width
5.5 cm
Depth
2.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some minor discoloured spots on paper
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Catalogue
"The Medical Tour" website
Google Books
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30)," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (item #13600)
https://www.nytimes.com/1972/09/24/archives/germicide-limit-stirs-confusion-store-managers-unsure-on.html
https://www.nytimes.com/1971/12/07/archives/fda-warns-on-hexachlorophene-bath-fda-warns-on-daily-baths-in.html
https://books.google.ca/books?id=kgcEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=%22DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL%22&source=bl&ots=excY1AomtG&sig=ACfU3U3o5xTrBmiBZGHT0HPOVQ-a-8QIjA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwitho_J-9fiAhVomK0KHV-KDO4Q6AEwAXoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL%22&f=false
Research Facts
Dihydroxyhexachlorodiphenyl is a chemical compound created during the Second World War as an antiseptic. It was made to kill bacteria and smell nice. Because its name was so long, it was often shortened to hexachlorophene.
In 1971, the American Food and Drug Administration warned against using products with more than 3% hexachlorophene, as it was shown to have been susceptible to being absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream and causing damage to the white matter of the brain. In 1972, the American FDA halted the production of products containing more than one percent hexachlorophene. Canada did not issue the same precautions.
Formerly known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane, the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario's first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (none of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was officially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.
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surgical needle sample book

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14384
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
012038006 a-c
Description
Green leatherette suture needle sample book with three panels holding sewn on one side of the panel eighteen examples of metal surgical needles in a wide range of sizes and types with order numbers under each needle; names of the needles type and style are indicated in silver ink over each group; n…
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Accession Number
012038006 a-c
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Needles -- case
Surgery
Surgery, Operative -- instrumentation
Sutures
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Description
Green leatherette suture needle sample book with three panels holding sewn on one side of the panel eighteen examples of metal surgical needles in a wide range of sizes and types with order numbers under each needle; names of the needles type and style are indicated in silver ink over each group; no needles are missing; snap closure; American Army Medical Corps insignia printed in silver ink under snap closure; flip open case has a flap of green fabric covering one panel to protect sharp edges; original two piece red cardboard box with pasted on lable with green centre panel and text in black ink.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - sample case
b - box top
c - box bottom
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Maker
The Torrington Company
Site Made (City)
Torrington
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
paper: tan, red, white metal: silver ink: green, black, silver fabric: green
Inscriptions
Printed on box top: "STOCK NO. 3-529-030 // NEEDLE, SAMPLE BOOK // UNIT, EACH QUANTITY // THE TORRINGTON COMPANY // TORRINGTON, CONN., U. S. A."; printed on front of case: "U S // STOCK NO. 3-529-030"; above each group of needles: "STANDARD SURGICAL NEEDLES // ABDOMINAL, Ferguson, 1/2 Circle // Keith, Straight // CATGUT, Mayo, 3/8 Circle // Mayo, 1/2 Circle // EYE, 3/8 Circle // 1/2 Circle // EYE, CORNEAL, Kalt, 3/8 Circle // FASCIA, Gaillie, 1/2 Circle // INTESTINAL, 1/2 Circle // Mayo, Straight // INTESTINAL Murphy, 1/2 Circle // KIDNEY Straight // 1/2 Circle // POST-MORTEM, Half Curved // SKIN, 3/8 Circle // SURGEONS, REGULAR 3/8 Circle // SURGEONS, REGULAR 1/2 Circle // FRENCH SPRING EYE // UTERINE, 1/2 Circle"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005 2005-3
Length
a - 23.7 cm
b - 24.5 cm
c - 24.0 cm
Width
a - 15.3 cm
b - 16.6 cm
c - 16.3 cm
Depth
a - 1.5 cm
b - 2.5 cm
c - 2.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measured while closed
Condition Remarks
Box exterior shows wear, case and nedles like new, needles are new
Copy Type
original
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Army Surgeon's Regulation Case

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5289
Dates
1812
1847
circa 1812-1847
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1921.2.2 a-t
Description
Wooden surgical case (a) lined with velvet and containing (b,c,d) Liston's amputation knives, three different sizes, each with a black wooden handle; (e) broad elevator with a wooden handle for trepanning and necrosis; (f) octagonal wooden handle that fits onto (g) a brass and steel trephine; (h) L…
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Accession Number
1921.2.2 a-t
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- War
Military Medicine -- War of 1812
Military Personnel -- doctor
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
Description
Wooden surgical case (a) lined with velvet and containing (b,c,d) Liston's amputation knives, three different sizes, each with a black wooden handle; (e) broad elevator with a wooden handle for trepanning and necrosis; (f) octagonal wooden handle that fits onto (g) a brass and steel trephine; (h) Liston's artery forceps with clasp and curved interlocking tips; (i) bullet forceps with scooped tips; (j) straight hemorrhoid forceps with fixing slide; (k,l) scalpels each with a wooden handle; (m) tenaculum in wooden handle; (n) scalpel with wooden handle; (o) glass spool with white silk for suturing; (p) metal key for lock; (q,r) Petit's spiral screw tourniquet made of metal, cloth, and leather; (s) amputating saw with a carved wooden handle; miscellaneous items not numbered: one half-circle, round-eye Hagedorn suture needle, two quarter-circle, plain eye suture needles; one straight, plain eye suture needle; one roll of sutures, possibly catgut; (t) handwritten note on tan paper in black ink with red underlines under the date and heading, note is about Dr. Grasett and his father
Number Of Parts
19
Part Names
a -case - Size: Length 35.7 cm x Width 20.8 cm
b - amputation knife - Size: Length 33.0 cm
c - amputation knife - Size: Length 27.0 cm
d - amputation knife - Size: Length 17.9 cm
e - elevator - Size: Length 17.5 cm
f - handle - Size: Length 9.2 cm
g - trephine - Size: Length 11.1 cm
h - artery forceps - Size: Length 12.7 cm
i - bullet forceps - Size: Length 18.1 cm
j - hemorrhoid forceps - Size: Length 13.3 cm
k - scalpel - Size: Length 15.2 cm
l - scalpel - Size: Length 16.0 cm
m - tenaculum - Size: Length 12.0 cm
n - scalpel - Size: Length 16.5 cm
o - glass spool - Size: Length 2.5 cm
p - key - Size: Length 3.5 cm
q - screw tourniquet - Size: Length 8.0 cm
r - screw tourniquet - Size: Length 8.0 cm
s - amputating saw - Size: Length 33.0 cm
t - paper - Size: Length 18.6 cm X Width 27.9 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Frederick LeMaitre Grasett; owned and used by his uncle Dr. G. R. Grasett, and before him by his father. Field set belonging to Dr. Henry Grasett, surgeon-in-chief to forces during the War of 1812.
Maker
Gardner; Stodart
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1812
1847
circa 1812-1847
Date Remarks
Based on death date of owner.
Material
wood: brown; black
metal
fabric: white
leather
glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-7 (a-s)
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder C - 14b (t)
Condition Remarks
2013: conserved & repaired; Lid broken off box; several large cracks; bullet forceps' scooped tips do not come together completely when closed; #2: three additional cracks; velvet on the inside of the lid was worn; one clasp missing; bottom of the case has a crack running down the centre of its length; the arm of the proper left clasp was broken; there is a minor crack in the handle of (b); all other pieces show signs of moderate wear; (i) and (j) heavily worn; no signs of active corrosion on the metal pieces; fishing line had been used to secure both tourniquet straps; the bottom of the case was scratched and the corner joins were stressed; a splinter had come apart from the front proper right corner of the case, 5 cm long.
Case lid is broken off near the hinge. The corner joints at the hinged edge are slightly separated. Case lid and bottom have cracks across the length of the case. PL front latch arm is broken and hook is lost. The exterior of the case is scratched and the bottom has small losses and a white-ish material rubbed into the wood. Metal components are slightly tarnished. Velvet lining is abraded, matted, and dirty. Fabric has peeled away from wood in some areas and some dividers inside the case are loose.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Donor remarks
Reference Comments
Information paper written March 1921 donated with the objects in this lot.
Research Facts
Dr. G.R. Grasett was born in Portugal Coimbra in 1811, son of Henry Grasett, who was Surgeon 48th Northampton Regt., serving under Sir Arthur Wellesley (Duke of Wellington).
Dr. G.R. Grasett (born 1811) came with his father in 1813 to Quebec (War of 1812-14).He graduated by license of Lower Canada, passed the Medical Board of Upper Canada July 1838 (Christopher Widmer, Peter Diehl, Robert Hornby). He practiced in Amherstburg, county of Essex. A suspicion of aneurism brought him to Toronto, and in 1847 he took charge of the Immigrants hospital and died of typhus fever in the Rectory of St. James, Adelaide in 1847. It is believed the case belonged to his father, Surgeon and Dt. Inspector-General of Hospitals before it came to him. His father was born in County Longford, Ireland, educated at Mercer's Hospital in Dublin. He entered the army as hospital mate by commission on the 27th of December, 1794. 48th Regiment March 1797. He served in Martinique, St. Vincent, and as prisoner of war at Guadeloupe in charge of British sick and wounded. Joined the 48th in St. Lucia. At the capture of Trinidad 1797. 1800 he was at Minorca and at the capture of Malta, and stationed there three years. 1805 ordered to Gibraltar. In May 1809, joined the army under Sir A. Wellesley (the Iron Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley) at Lisbon, at Salamanca, Cludad Rodrigo, and Badajoz. In 1813 in North America appointed Surgeon in Chief and so went after the general peace. Died in Quebec 1843.
Exhibit History
Queen's University Art Conservation Program, 4 Sept. 2012-15 Feb. 2013: L-2012-5. On loan to Historic Fort York, City of Toronto, Culture Division, Museums and Heritage Services, 24/10/2003-24/10/2005: L-2003.2; On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-20120-2..
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operating table syringe attachment

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8226
Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1982.3.9
Description
A V-shaped trough is attached to a long post that has another, smaller post inserted with a screw adjustment; Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1982.3.9
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- British
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A V-shaped trough is attached to a long post that has another, smaller post inserted with a screw adjustment; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.A. Gordon of Toronto.
Maker
R.C.E.M.E.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Material
metal: brown; grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-14
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 33.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Photocopy attached to accession sheet; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Manufactured in 1942 by R.C.E.M.E. for use at Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, R.C.A.M.C.; used by Dr. Gordon (Major) at Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, RCAMC.
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Dates
1915
1919
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
992070052
Description
Rusty one piece surgical scalpel with surgical sharp blade.
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Accession Number
992070052
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- British
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- scalpel
Description
Rusty one piece surgical scalpel with surgical sharp blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. R.R. MacGregor
Maker
Arnold & Sons
Dates
1915
1919
circa 1915
Date Remarks
Arrowhead emblem of British War Office stamped on handle
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on handle: ARNOLD // & SONS; arrowhead emblem of British War Office stamped on handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Length
14.5 cm.
Width
1.2 cm.
Depth
0.3 mm.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
corrosion & pitting; #2: rusty
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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amputation retractor

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5482
Dates
1917
circa 1917
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1941.4.1
Description
A blunt retractor made from bent wire.
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Accession Number
1941.4.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Amputation
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- War
Military Medicine -- war front
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A blunt retractor made from bent wire.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; owned and used by Dr. S.J. Streight
Maker
Private Whitehead
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1917
circa 1917
Date Remarks
Made in the winter of 1917, during the First World War.
Material
metal: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-5
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 10.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. S.J. Streight's commentary; CD #UHN
Research Facts
This retractor was designed by Major S.J. Streight and made by Private Whitehead of No. 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station during the winter of 1917. At that time this clearing station was handling many casualties; stationed in the Ypres area. "We found that this retractor protected the soft tissues from further damage and enabled us to retract them so as to saw through the bone at a higher level. This was found particularly useful in amputations through the thigh and leg."
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Undine eye irrigator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8295
Dates
1935
1965
circa 1935-1965
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1983.22.17
Description
A hand-blown, four ounce retort with a cylindrical body, a flat bottom, and narrowing at the top to a very thin tube slanting at about 30° from the body; there is a small open neck slanting off from the top a few centimetres away from where the tube begins.
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Accession Number
1983.22.17
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Eye, Foreign Bodies
Ophthalmology -- instrumentation
Irrigation – instrumentation
Description
A hand-blown, four ounce retort with a cylindrical body, a flat bottom, and narrowing at the top to a very thin tube slanting at about 30° from the body; there is a small open neck slanting off from the top a few centimetres away from where the tube begins.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W.W.H. Rudd of Toronto.
Dates
1935
1965
circa 1935-1965
Material
glass: transparent
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Similar to 5H-485-4 oz. pg 244; Hartz, J. F. Co. Ltd. Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies. Toronto, 1960.
From the effects of the donor's father, Dr. M. S. K. Rudd, who had a hospital on St. Clair Avenue in Toronto, Ontario.
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Undine eye irrigator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14473
Dates
1935
1965
circa 1935-1965
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016001069
Description
Clear glass eye wash container with long spout; bulbous bottom and circular opening behind spout.
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Accession Number
016001069
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Eye, Foreign Bodies
Ophthalmology -- instrumentation
Irrigation -- instrumentation
Description
Clear glass eye wash container with long spout; bulbous bottom and circular opening behind spout.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1935
1965
circa 1935-1965
Material
glass: transparent
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Length
6.5
Width
5.9
Height
10.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor white residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Reference Comments
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.
Similar to 5H-485-4 oz. pg 244; Hartz, J.F. Co. Ltd. Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies. Toronto, 1960.
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