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Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1940.5.5
Description
A long, cylindrical wooden pipe with an ivory-like end with a small circular hole in the middle portion of the surface that covers the end of the cylinder; at the other end the hole has been sealed with a reddish, hard substance; toward this end a thin metal wire has been tightly wound around the p…
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Accession Number
1940.5.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Opium
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- narcotics
Description
A long, cylindrical wooden pipe with an ivory-like end with a small circular hole in the middle portion of the surface that covers the end of the cylinder; at the other end the hole has been sealed with a reddish, hard substance; toward this end a thin metal wire has been tightly wound around the pipe to help hold it together; also near to this end is a metal portion that fits over a portion of the pipe with a hole in it; this has been lashed around the pipe with a twine-like material; the metal shoulder has on it a number of designs that repeat themselves over the metal surface; of special note is a Chinese character on the top of the metal shoulder (see accession sheet for sketch).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. John Taylor Fotheringham
Site Made (Country)
China
Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Date Remarks
Research provided by expert
Material
wood
metal
ivory (?)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-8
Length
46.3 cm
Diameter
2.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 46.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Wood is split; a long piece seems to be missing
Copy Type
Original
Images
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