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mosquito forceps

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034107
Description
The mosquito forcep is a scissor-like instrument that consists of two halves joined with a box-lock joint and a snap-catch ratchet; the handles are straight and flat with rounded edges and closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the blades are straight and taper to a fine, rounded tip; th…
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Accession Number
997034107
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
The mosquito forcep is a scissor-like instrument that consists of two halves joined with a box-lock joint and a snap-catch ratchet; the handles are straight and flat with rounded edges and closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the blades are straight and taper to a fine, rounded tip; the insides of the blades have horizontal gripping grooves.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Mueller & Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onward
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"V. MUELLER ® K.B." etched on one side of instrument; "SU 2700 HALSTED" etched on the other side of the instrument.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 11.9 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining or corrosion; parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing Hospital - Professional Instruments - Equipment - Supplies" by V. Mueller & Co., 1956 (item SU-2700-2702) ( see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Used for grasping small vessels and tissue during surgery; used mainly for pediatric and plastic or eye surgery
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laparoscopic trocar and cannula

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034282 a-e
Description
(a) A hollow, cylindrical sleeve with a trumpet valve and a stopcock at the proximal end; (b) a solid bar with a three-edged sharp tip; (c) a spring; (d) a screw-on cap; (e) trumpet valve
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Accession Number
997034282 a-e
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Laparoscopy
Aspiration
Suction -- instrumentation
Drainage -- instrumentation
MM= Catheterization -- paracentesis -- trocar
Description
(a) A hollow, cylindrical sleeve with a trumpet valve and a stopcock at the proximal end; (b) a solid bar with a three-edged sharp tip; (c) a spring; (d) a screw-on cap; (e) trumpet valve
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - sheath - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
b - trocar - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c - spring - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
d - cap - Size: Length 0.5 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
e - trumpet valve - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Eder Instrument Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver; black
Inscriptions
Stamped on trocar: "WECK 112171"; on the sheath: "EDER INSTRUMENT CO. CHICAGO"; etched into trumpet valve area: EDER 111111 K/S"; stamped into trumpet valve area, "AEY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Condition Remarks
Some discolouration; scratches present on trocar and sheath
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Lawton Medizintechniis, Minimal Invasive Chirurgie (MIC) Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS)," Lawton GMBH & Co., Tuttlingen, 1999, p. 26 (trocar: item #49-4118; sheath: item #49-4138) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
This instrument is used for abdominal laparoscopic surgery.
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Flagg's Instant Relief

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001140
Description
Rectangular green glass bottle; three recessed panels and one flat side with paper label; cork stopper on opening of bottle.
Accession Number
996001140
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular green glass bottle; three recessed panels and one flat side with paper label; cork stopper on opening of bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
E. W. Flagg
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: green
paper: cream; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Flagg's // Instant // Relief // sure Cure for // Cholera, // prepared only by // E. H. Flagg // Chicago, Ill.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.6 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 3.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
A lot of medicine is covering cork and opening and it has hardened and discoloured badly; label is very badly discoloured and degraded; a lot of surface dirt accumulated on exterior of bottle above label
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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mullein leaves box

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Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000006012
Description
Flat, almost square cardboard box, wrapped in plastic, that can be opened at the top and bottom; plaastic is held in place with translucent mending tape; box size originally 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm x 2.5 cm but box is now warped and bulging; box is full of material
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Accession Number
000006012
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Flat, almost square cardboard box, wrapped in plastic, that can be opened at the top and bottom; plaastic is held in place with translucent mending tape; box size originally 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm x 2.5 cm but box is now warped and bulging; box is full of material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Murray & Nickell Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: beige; black
Inscriptions
Front: framed with a thick, square outer border line and a thin square, inner border line; text reads: "MURRAY & NICKELL // MFG. CO. // MULLEIN LEAVES // Verbascum Thapsus // CHICAGO,U.S.A."; top: "PROPERTIES // Demulcent, diuretic and anodyne. Useful // in catarrh, cough. diarrhoea and dysentry. // Infusion, one ounce in a pint of hot water. // Dose, a wineglassful."; bottom: "COMMON NAMES // Velvet Plant, White Mullein. // Geneines Wollkraut."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length 5.9 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is discoloured, with numerous small brown stains and smudges; there is a large, light-brown stain on the upper right corner on the back; some contents (vegetable matter) are leaking and trapped in the plastic
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, p. 1092; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Dictionary," by George M. Gould, 1924; "Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica, and Therapeutics," 3rd ed., by William Whitla, 1885, pp. 566-567
Research Facts
Mullein is used for bronchitis and as an unproven cure for a host of other conditions. (See accession sheet for further details.)
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Sun-Kraft cold quartz ultraviolet light therapy unit

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Dates
1941
circa 1941
Collection
Dr. F. W. Danby Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996025004 a-l
Description
(a) Sun-Kraft Model A-1 ultraviolet light lamp which consists of an adjustable lamp on a stand attached to a round base; the base contains the powering unit and a built-in timer; an electric cord is attached to the base; (b) paper-covered wood case with leather handle, built to house (a); (c) goggl…
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Accession Number
996025004 a-l
Collection
Dr. F. W. Danby Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Ultraviolet Therapy -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Sun-Kraft Model A-1 ultraviolet light lamp which consists of an adjustable lamp on a stand attached to a round base; the base contains the powering unit and a built-in timer; an electric cord is attached to the base; (b) paper-covered wood case with leather handle, built to house (a); (c) goggles used to protect the eyes from ultraviolet light rays; goggles are made of u-v light-filtering eyepieces set in leatherette with beige felt edges and a grey elastic head strap; (d-f) pamphlets describing the lamp's uses; pamphlets consist of a piece of paper, folded three times; (g-h) pamphlets describing the lamp's uses; pamphlets consist of a piece of paper folded once; (i-k) information sheets (folded) describing: (i) suggestions for operation and applications of the lamp; (j) operational problems; (k) outstanding features; (l) envelope made to house the printed information; Note: mercury.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - lamp
b - case .
c - goggles
d - pamphlet
e - pamphlet
f - pamphlet
g - pamphlet
h - pamphlet
i - information sheet
j - information sheet
k - information sheet
l - envelope
Provenance
Owned by Dr. F.W. Danby
Maker
Sun-Kraft Inc.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1941
circa 1941
Date Remarks
Document 996.025.004j mentions plant functioning problems due to the War
Material
plastic: black; beige; dark green
metal: silver; grey
glass: clear
paper: white; black; beige; pink
wood: light brown; black
leatherette: grey; beige
leather: black
fabric: beige; grey
Inscriptions
(a) bottom of base has raised lettering which reads, "SUNKRAFT CO INC // CHICAGO ILL // USA"; top of base is engraved, "Sun-Kraft // MADE IN U.S.A. // PAT. PEND."; paper label on base bottom has a serial number of "12572"; glass tube in lamp reads on outside, "Sunkraft // MADE OF QUARTZ"; timer on base has written instructions on dial base; label on base lists safety standards; (e-f) pamphlets both stamped with dealer, "DAVID'S ELECTRIC SHOP // Westinghouse Appliances // White Sewing Machines // Phone 659 BELLEVILLE 340 FRONT ST."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M1-2
Dimension Notes
a - lamp - Length 20.2 cm. x Width 20.2 cm. x Depth 40.6 cm.
b - case - Length 22.4 cm. x Width 22.4 cm. x Depth 46.0 cm.
c - goggles - Length 11.0 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 1.9 cm.
d - pamphlet (unfolded) - Length 35.4 cm. x Width 15.1 cm.
e - pamphlet (unfolded) - Length 35.4 cm. x Width 15.1 cm.
f - pamphlet (unfolded) - Length 35.4 cm. x Width 15.1 cm.
g - pamphlet (unfolded) - Length 17.6 cm. x Width 15.2 cm.
h - pamphlet (unfolded) - Length 16.8 cm. x Width 14.0 cm.
i - information sheet (unfolded) - Length 21.5 cm. x Width 27.7 cm.
j - information sheet (unfolded) - Length 21.3 cm. x Width 27.8 cm.
k - information sheet (unfolded) - Length 21.3 cm. x Width 27.8 cm.
l - envelope - Length 16.6 cm. x Width 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
(a) Ultraviolet lamp shows some use and very minor corrosion; unit still operational; (b) storage box shows only minor wear; (c) leatherette shows small cracks in several areas; (d-l) all paper items show some wear, but are all legible; (h), (i), and (k) have tears in the paper
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
See #4 in artifact listing provided by Dr. Danby (attached to 996.025.001)
Research Facts
Ultraviolet light therapy unit for home use; this unit was used for home phototherapy of psoriasis; *** WARNING *** this unit is OPERATIONAL and can produce a significant solar burn
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Sun-Kraft cold quartz ultraviolet light therapy unit

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Dates
1941
circa 1941
Collection
Dr. F. W. Danby Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996025005 a-g
Description
(a) Sun-Kraft Model A-1 ultraviolet light lamp consists of an adjustable lamp on a stand attached to a round base; the base contains the powering unit and a built-in timer; an electric cord is attached to the base; (b) paper-covered wood case with leather handle, built to house (a); (c) goggles use…
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Accession Number
996025005 a-g
Collection
Dr. F. W. Danby Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Ultraviolet Therapy -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Sun-Kraft Model A-1 ultraviolet light lamp consists of an adjustable lamp on a stand attached to a round base; the base contains the powering unit and a built-in timer; an electric cord is attached to the base; (b) paper-covered wood case with leather handle, built to house (a); (c) goggles used to protect the eyes from ultraviolet light rays; goggles are made of u-v light-filtering plastic eyepieces set in plasticized cloth with felt edges and a black cloth ribbon head strap; (d) pamphlet describing the lamp's uses; pamphlet consists of a piece of printed paper, folded three times; (e) pamphlet describing the lamp's uses; the pamphlet consists of a piece of printed paper, folded once; (f) heavy paper business reply card used to register individual lamps with SunKraft Inc. for manufacturer's guarantee; (g) printed paper envelope made to house the printed information; Note: mercury.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - ultraviolet light lamp - Size: Length 20.4 cm. x Width 20.4 cm. x Depth 41.0 cm.
b - carrying case - Size: Length 22.4 cm. x Width 22.4 cm. x Depth 45.1 cm.
c - goggles - Size: Length 18.1 cm. x Width 5.7 cm. x Depth 1.3 cm.
d - pamphlet (unfolded) - Size: Length 35.4 cm. x Width 15.1 cm.
e - pamphlet (unfolded) - Size: Length 17.6 cm. x Width 15.3 cm.
f - business reply card - Size: Length 14.0 cm. x Width 8.2 cm.
g - envelope - Size: Length 16.6 cm. x Width 8.8 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. F. W. Danby
Maker
Sun-Kraft Inc.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1941
circa 1941
Date Remarks
Document 996.025.004 j mentions plant functioning problems due to the War
Material
plastic: black; orange; dark green
metal: silver; brown
glass: clear
paper: white; beige
wood: beige; black
fabric: black; brown; green
leather: black
Inscriptions
(a) Base top engraved, "Sun-Kraft // MADE IN U.S.A. // PATENTED & PEND."; glass tube in lamp reads on outside, "Sun-Kraft // MADE OF QUARTZ"; timer on base has written instructions on the dial base; label on bottom of lamp lists safety standards; (d) pamphlet stamped with dealer address of, "DAVID'S ELECTRIC SHOP // Westinghouse Appliances // White Sewing Machines // PHONE 659 BELLEVILLE 340 FRONT ST."; (f) business reply card has serial number of "037293" stamped on it as does envelope (g); envelope has "$98.00" written on back
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M1-2
Condition Remarks
(a) Ultraviolet lamp shows minor corrosion at bottom and on brackets which hold the glass tube; (b) carrying case shows only minor wear; (c) goggles show only minor wear; (d-e) pamphlets show only minor wear and are fully legible; (f) business reply card shows minor age discolouration; (g) envelope torn at top and bottom right corners (at the flap)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
See #4 in artifact listing provided by Dr. Danby (attached to 996.025.001); see artifact 996.025.004
Research Facts
Ultraviolet light therapy unit for home use; this unit was used for home phototherapy of psoriasis; *** WARNING *** this unit is OPERATIONAL and can produce a significant solar burn
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electrical massage instrument

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Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
999021001 a-e
Description
(a) Electrical massage instrument consists of a metal-encased motor supported by stand on four wooden castors; motor sits on round platform with semi-circular hinged drawer; side of platform has a switch and a holster for hand-piece; hand-piece has a painted wooden handle and a metal head ending in…
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Accession Number
999021001 a-e
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Massage -- instrumentation
Vibration -- therapeutic use
Description
(a) Electrical massage instrument consists of a metal-encased motor supported by stand on four wooden castors; motor sits on round platform with semi-circular hinged drawer; side of platform has a switch and a holster for hand-piece; hand-piece has a painted wooden handle and a metal head ending in a ring; hand-piece is connected to motor with cloth-braided cable; instrument has an original cloth-braided plug; drawer contains (b) oil can and (c) plastic cylindrical ribbed bit; drawer contains two oil stained (d-e) pages from Popular Mechanics magazine April 1930.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - electrical massage instrument - Size: Length 115.5 cm x Width 45.0 cm x Depth 42.5 cm
b - oil can - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 5.1 cm
c - plastic cylindrical ribbed bit - Size: Length 8.5 cm x Diam. 3.8 cm
d - page - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 16.5 cm
e - page - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 16.5 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Col. S.M. Polson.
Maker
Chicago Motor and Vibrator Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
based on appearance
Material
metal: black, yellow, silver
fabric: black
plastic: black
wood: brown
paper: yellowed
Inscriptions
Embossed and etched on metal plate affixed to platform: "CHICAGO MOTOR AND // VIBRATOR CO. // CHICAGO // NO. P739 VOLTS 110 CY.60"; impressed on hand-piece twice: "OIL"; embossed on cylindrical bit: "HF INC"
Permanent Location
(a-c) Storage Room W1
W1-2-1
(d,e) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 18
Condition Remarks
Metal stand and motor case scratched; black lacquer paint chipping off in spots; lacquer on motor case is dulling due to wear; exposed metal is tarnished; motor case exterior has a missing screw-on cap which exposes a spring; hand-piece scratched with minor paint chipping; oily residue on hand-piece's metal ring, inside drawer and inside motor case; cloth-braided cord for hand-piece has several minor tears; cloth-braided plug torn in the middle of cable; wires exposed and cord frayed at tear; plug missing cap and exposing wires; oil can tarnished and oily; pages from Popular Mechanics magazine thoroughly stained with oil; showing several rips.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Web Site "Turn of the Century Electrotherapy Museum": "Medical Electricity, Röntgen Rays, and Radium" by Dr. Sinclair Tousey; CD #5.
Research Facts
Used for therapeutic vibration massage.
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pocket medicine case

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Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997002005 a-j
Description
Rectangular fine grade calfskin leather pocket pharmaceutical vial case (a) with leather loops containing cork sealed full glass vials with paper labels with tablets or empty for: Aconite (b), Mercury (c), Calcium Sulphide (d), Calomel. (e), Cocaine (f), Morphine (g), Lithium (h), Atrophine (i), St…
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Accession Number
997002005 a-j
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Rectangular fine grade calfskin leather pocket pharmaceutical vial case (a) with leather loops containing cork sealed full glass vials with paper labels with tablets or empty for: Aconite (b), Mercury (c), Calcium Sulphide (d), Calomel. (e), Cocaine (f), Morphine (g), Lithium (h), Atrophine (i), Strychnine (j); nine vials with cork stoppers; no missing vials; two leather sides and one bottom flap.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a – case – (folded): Length 11.8 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
b –j: vial – Length 5.3 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
The Abbott Alkaloidal Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Date Remarks
Based on dates of company history
Material
leather: burgundy, black
fabric: purple, tan
glass: clear
cork: tan
paper: cream
ink: black, blue
Inscriptions
Printed on upper flap interior: "THE ABBOTT ALKALOIDAL CO. // CHICAGO"; printed on seal on top of corks: "PURITY ACCURACY // GUARANTEED"; printed on vials: (b): "ACONITE // AMORPHOUS // Gr. 1-134"; (c): "MERCURY // PROTOIODIDE // Gr. 1-6""; (d): "CALCIUM // SULPHIDE // Gr. 1-6"; (e): "CALOMEL // Gr. 1-6"; (f): "COCAINE // MURIATE // Gr. 1/67"; (g): "MORPHINE // SULPHATE // Gr. 1-12"; (h): "LITHIUM // BENZOATE // Gr. 1-6"; (i): "ATROPHINE // SULPHATE // Gr. 1-500"; (j): "STRYCHNINE // ARSENIATE // Gr. 1-134"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-5
Condition Remarks
Apr 2019: minor tear in upper right of flap repaired by Queen's Masters of Art Conservation student. Leather faded in some spots; interior leather scratched and worn; moderate tear in the upper flap on the right side; velvet faded from purple to cream where exposed; paper yellowed very slightly
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia: "Abbott Alkaloidal Company"; web-site: Abbott Laboratories
Research Facts
In 1888 at the age of 30, Dr. Wallace C. Abbott, an 1885 graduate of the University of Michigan, founded the Abbott Alkaloidal Company. At the time he was a practicing physician and owned a drug store. His innovation was the use of the active - or alkaloid - part of a medicinal plant that he formed into tiny pills which he called “dosimetric granules.” This was successful since it allowed more consistent and effective dosages for patients than other treatments available at the time. The demand for these accurate granules soon far exceeded the needs of his own practice and, from these modest origins, was born Abbott, one of the world's most broad-based health care companies and a global leader in the discovery, development and manufacture of products that span the continuum of care. In 1915 The Abbott Alkaloidal Company's name is changed to Abbott Laboratories to reflect the company's growing research orientation and move to synthetic compounds.
Exhibit History
Off-site for conservation at Queen’s University Masters of Art Conservation School, Sept – Dec 2018.
On exhibit in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002090
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of Cannon’s Menthol Cream with sloped shoulders tapered at neck and cork closure covered with tan-colored fabric secured around neck with cream-colored string; bottle is full of transparent pale brown liquid clouded with floating brown particles; pale blue paper…
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Accession Number
014002090
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Menthol
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of Cannon’s Menthol Cream with sloped shoulders tapered at neck and cork closure covered with tan-colored fabric secured around neck with cream-colored string; bottle is full of transparent pale brown liquid clouded with floating brown particles; pale blue paper label decorative graphics highlighted in gold, directions for use, manufacturer's name and address, and a guarantee of the product's safety; two cream paper labels are affixed to back, one with trade mark logo and the other has consumer's warranty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
W. D. Cannon Jr. & Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: blue
ink: purple, gold
fabric: tan, cream
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Cannon's // MENTHOL // CREAM // FOR SUNBURN AND // TAN. EXCELLENT TO USE // AFTER SHAVING.- // A SOOTHING PREPARATION FOR // THE FACE WHEN HEATED OR // IRRITATED. // MANUFACTURED // EXCLUSIVELY// By // W. D. CANNON JR. & CO. // Chicago, Ill. // Guaranteed pure and warranted absolutely harmless - // DIRECTIONS - Apply to skin and rub gently until dry"; printed on circular label on back: "TRADE MARK CANNON"; printed on rectangular label on back: " CONSUMERS' WARRANTY // We will refund price paid for this // article at retail if used as directed // and unsatisfactory upon delivery of // same to us, contents one -half used. // W. D. Cannon, Jr. & Co."; handwritten on front label in pencil: "35"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 15 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is half covered in light brown stain; paper show minor wear around edges; cloth yellowed; interior back shows black line stain
Copy Type
Original
Images
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boric acid ointment

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
2001.5.2 a-d
Description
One-piece cardboard box (a) containing two orange tubes of boric acid ointment with plastic octagonal screw-on caps (b-c) and a wooden applicator stick (d).
Accession Number
2001.5.2 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
One-piece cardboard box (a) containing two orange tubes of boric acid ointment with plastic octagonal screw-on caps (b-c) and a wooden applicator stick (d).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
b - ointment tube - Size: Length 9.6 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
c - ointment tube - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
d - applicator stick - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 20th c."
Material
paper: brown, black
metal: orange, black, grey
plastic: black
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Front of box: "BORIC ACID OINTMENT U.S.P. // 3/5 OZ. PER TUBE // USE: FOR BURNS, WINDBURN AND CHAFING // 2 TUBES PER UNIT // MAUNFACTURED BY // JOHNSON & JOHNSON // NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. CHICAGO, ILL. // DISTRIBUTED BY // DAVIS EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT CO., INC. // NEWARK NEW JERSEY // MADE IN U. S. A."; both ends of box: "UNIT NO. 131-X // BURN INJURY SET // 2 TUBES PER UNIT"; base of box has logo with the word "SAFETY" printed small on top of the word "DAVIS" and then "OPEN AT OPPOSITE END"; box top has the same DAVIS SAFETY logo and "UNIT NO. 131-X // BURN INJURY SET // 2 TUBES PER UNIT"; back of box contains illustrations for how to apply: "Apply ointment evenly on affected area, or on sterile dressing to be applied. // Cover with Proper Size Compress."; on front of each tube: "UNIT NO. 131-A-X // 3/5 OUNCE // BORIC ACID // OINTMENT // U.S.P. // USE: FOR BURNS, WIND- // BURN AND CHAFING. // DISTRIBUTED BY // DAVIS SAFETY EQUIPMENT CO., INC. // NEWARK, NEW JERSEY"; on back of each tube: "DIRECTIONS // Apply ointment // evenly on affect- // ed area or on // sterile dressing to be applied. // MANUFACTURED BY // Johnson + Johnson // New Brunswick, N. J. Chicago, Ill."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row B
Copy Type
Original
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