Handmade dart blowgun set, which includes (a) a blowpipe made of a hollow cylindrical tube of bamboo open at both ends; one end has an attached piece of cylindrical bamboo wood to form a mouthpiece; this is secured on with string and pitch; the outside of the blowpipe has a design made of strips of…
Handmade dart blowgun set, which includes (a) a blowpipe made of a hollow cylindrical tube of bamboo open at both ends; one end has an attached piece of cylindrical bamboo wood to form a mouthpiece; this is secured on with string and pitch; the outside of the blowpipe has a design made of strips of beige and black bamboo; these strips are woven around the outside of the pipe; (b) an accompanying basket made to hold darts for the blowpipe, made of woven strips of beige and black bamboo; the basket is cylindrical, closed at the bottom and open at the top with a slightly flaring lip; a bamboo handle goes from one top edge to the other; there is a piece of soft bamboo in the bottom into which darts can be stuck; (c,d) darts made to fit inside the blowgun; each dart is made from a small stick of black bamboo with a wad of cotton tied on the end with string; there is also a broken end of a third dart (not numbered).
Number Of Parts
a - blowpipe - Size: Length 46.2 cm. x Diam. 3.7 cm.
b - dart basket - Size: Length 30.8 cm. x Diam. 4.4 cm.
c - dart - Size: Length 25.1 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
d - dart - Size: Length 25.6 cm. x Diam. 1.0 cm.
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
bamboo: beige; black
fabric: white; off-white; green
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All pieces of the blowgun set were somewhat dusty when they arrived; the blowpipe and basket had been taped together with Scotch tape which deteriorated and left minor adhesive stains on the bamboo; the two darts appear to have been used and are both split at the ends; #2 no new damage
The blowgun and darts demonstrate how curare was used by South American Indians to paralyze animals they were hunting for food; curare was put onto the ends of the dart and would cause muscle paralysiswhen the darts were shot into the animal; the ability of curare to paralyse was turned to anaesthesia and surgery -- especially with chest surgery, etc., where they didn't want the patient moving at all; a ventilator was used to keep the patient from asphyxiating
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Nov. 13, 1997-Nov. 2, 2001; returned to storage on Dec. 17, 2001
A bottle of unicaine HCl solution (local anaesthetic) in a box; the bottle (a) is clear with a firmly attached metal cap with a rubber center for the insertion of a needle; the bottle is about 1/5 of the way filled; there is a secondary removable metal cap (b) which fits over the rubber one; the bo…
A bottle of unicaine HCl solution (local anaesthetic) in a box; the bottle (a) is clear with a firmly attached metal cap with a rubber center for the insertion of a needle; the bottle is about 1/5 of the way filled; there is a secondary removable metal cap (b) which fits over the rubber one; the bottle is stored in a cardboard box.
"UNICAINE HCl // SOLUTION // 38 mg. per cc. with // SUPRANOL 1:60,000 // Novel // 30cc 30cc // LOCAL ANAESTHETIC // Each cc. contains: Unacaine HCl 0.038 gm. // Supranol 0.000017 gm. // Brand of Epinephrine // U.S.P. (Natural) // Sodium Bisulfite // 0.0015 gm. // Distilled water // q.s.ad. // Novocol Chemical // Mfg. Co. of Canada Ltd. // TORONTO 5, ONTARIO" printed on the box and bottle
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0010-A5-5 Box 3 Row A
a - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 0.7 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
c - box - Size: Length 8.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Some deterioration of the label and box.
Dr. Bennett graduated from Queen's Meds in 1921. He was a general practitioner in Kingston and practiced medicine at 197 Queen St. He practiced from 1925 until his death in 1964; he had a certificate in obstetrics.
Infiltration anaesthetic vial and contents, consists of hollow cylindrical glass tube that is open at the top and closed and flat at the bottom; with five round brown tablets inside the vial and a tapered cylindrical cork plugging the opening at the top (not numbered); printed paper label attached …
Infiltration anaesthetic vial and contents, consists of hollow cylindrical glass tube that is open at the top and closed and flat at the bottom; with five round brown tablets inside the vial and a tapered cylindrical cork plugging the opening at the top (not numbered); printed paper label attached to the outside of the vial, that covers about 2/3 of the vial; top of the cork also has an attached printed paper label.
Number Of Parts
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
The front label reads, "12 Tablets // INFILTRATION // ANAESTHETIC // (SCHLEICH). // NO. 2 // Cocaine hydrochlorate, 1 1-2 grain. // Morphine hydrochlorate, 1.3 grain. // Sodium chloride 3 grains // Dissolve one tablet in sufficient // sterilized distilled water to form 100 // cc (or about 3 3-8 fluid ounces) of // solution. // For further information see papers // by Drs. Würdemann and Van Hook. // Reports furnished on application. // C 70477 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., // DETROIT, MICH."; the label on the top of the cork reads, "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, CAN. // MEDICAMENTA // VERA, P, D, & Co."
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Length 8.8 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
Glass is undamaged; the cork is complete; the paper labels are complete and fully legible; main label shows minor water damage
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt) U. S. P. bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; course white particles; circular base has stippled surface, slight push up, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and…
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt) U. S. P. bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; course white particles; circular base has stippled surface, slight push up, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information and dosage attached to front; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top, vertical indents on sides, and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “6” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least 1968)
ink: navy, black
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // MAGNESIUM SULPHATE // (EPSOM SALT) // U. S. P. // Dose: For Single Administration: ¼ to ½ oz. (½ to 1 // tablespoonful). For Repeated Administraion: 30 to 90 grs. // (¼ to 1 teaspoonful). // (L.) // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA”; stamped on label: “822393”; embossed on bottom: “D // 6 // 30 // 5”
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0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row E
Unit Of Measure
Minor soiling all over label minor tears, abrasion, and separation along top of label
“Epsom Salt: Benefits, Uses, and Side Effects.” healthline, Healthline Media, 2019. Accessed 10 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Magnesium Sulphate, commonly known as Epsom Salt, is recognized as having several medical applications; when taken internally, it is most often used to treat low levels of magnesium in the body as well as constipation and acid indigestion; Epsom salt is also a common bath salt used to treat pain and symptoms of arthritis and fibromyalgia; other medical uses include stress reduction and improved sleep, however many of the health claims associated with Epsom salts have not been scientifically studied.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company; the progressive line system month code and “6” year code, along with Ingram & Bell logo on product label, signify it was produced in either 1956 or 1966.