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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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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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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 G
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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Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
993004300 a-x
Description
Black leatherette folding medicine case holding assorted glass ampoules and two blades; inside is inscribed "C.M. Bracken, M.D."; ampoules are of various ages
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Accession Number
993004300 a-x
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
Black leatherette folding medicine case holding assorted glass ampoules and two blades; inside is inscribed "C.M. Bracken, M.D."; ampoules are of various ages
Number Of Parts
24
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 15.3 cm. x Width 7.1 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
b - digitaline - Size: Length 4.8 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
c - mersalyl B.D.H. - Size: Length 4.5 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
d - amyl nitrate - Size: Length 5.0 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
e - glycerophosphate - Size: Length 4.9 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
f - adrenalin chloride - Size: Length 4.9 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
g - camphor in oil - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
h - camphor in oil - Size: Length 5.1 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
i - camphor in oil - Size: Length 4.9 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
j - digifortis - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
k - carbachol B.D.H. - Size: Length 4.9 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
l - antistine - Size: Length 5.4 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
m - glycerophosphate - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
n - solution pentobarbital sodium - Size: Length 5.2 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
o - carbachol - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
p - solution pentobarbital - Size: Length 5.4 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
q - camphor in oil - Size: Length 5.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
r - salyrgan/theophylline solution - Size: Length 5.3 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
s - ethophylline - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter1.1 cm.
t - digifortis - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
u - nikethamide - Size: Length 5.9 cm. x Diameter1.1 cm.
v-w - blades - Size: Length 5.0 cm. x Width 0.6 cm. x Depth 0.1 mm.
x - paper wrapper - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Width 2.6 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Material
paper: cream; black
glass: clear; brown
wood: black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"C.M. Bracken, M.D."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Condition Remarks
# 1: (b-u): paper labels show wear; # 2: no damage; #3: no new damage; #4: decomposing liquids
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Exhibit History
October 5, 2001 - Sept. 2002: Bracken Library, Botterell Hall, C.M. Bracken exhibit
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amputation knife

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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021002
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021002
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Lefevre & Penon
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"LEFEVRE & PENON" engraved on the blade
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 25.3 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 84.; CD #6
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amputation knife

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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021003
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021003
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Lefevre & Penon
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"LEFEVRE & PENON" engraved on the blade
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 33.3 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Significant wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 84; CD #3
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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is…
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Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- amputation
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is made with stainless steel.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
b - blade - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
c - hinged back - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d - plate - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
e - bolt - Size: Depth 0.8 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but the same instrument appears in a 1957 Allen and Hanburys catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ALLEN & HANBURYS // LONDON" engraved on the handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Condition Remarks
Like New
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 456; CD #6
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aneurysm needle

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
992070077 t
Description
Metal grooved aneurysm needle with semi circle curve at tip with hole at tip from surgical roll kit
Accession Number
992070077 t
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Needles
Ligation
MM= Needles -- suture -- ligating -- aneurysm
Description
Metal grooved aneurysm needle with semi circle curve at tip with hole at tip from surgical roll kit
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. R. R. MacGregor
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Length
12.3 cm
Width
1.9 cm
Depth
0.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
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angled scissors

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
992070077 p-q
Description
Metal two piece surgical sharp angled scissors, one with 4.0 cm long tip and the other with 4.5 cm long tip.
Accession Number
992070077 p-q
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
MM= Cutting Tool -- scissors/shears
Description
Metal two piece surgical sharp angled scissors, one with 4.0 cm long tip and the other with 4.5 cm long tip.
Number Of Parts
2
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. R. R. MacGregor
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(p): LYMAN.SONS // & CO. // 6; (q): WALTER LAWLEY
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Dimension Notes
a - scissors - Size: Length 13.5 cm. x Width 14.5 cm. x Depth 0.8 cm.
b - scissors - Size: Length 11.5 cm. x Width 4.5 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
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Dates
1920
1940
1920-1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1973.2.15
Description
Curved trocar; a long, S-shaped metal shaft connected to a four-sided metal handle; end of shaft comes to a sharp point.
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Accession Number
1973.2.15
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Suction -- instrumentation
Drainage -- instrumentation
MM= Catheterization -- paracentesis -- trocar
Description
Curved trocar; a long, S-shaped metal shaft connected to a four-sided metal handle; end of shaft comes to a sharp point.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Winston S. Mahon of Willowdale, Ont.
Maker
Mayer & Phelps
Dates
1920
1940
1920-1940
Date Remarks
Date is questionable.
Material
metal: yellow-brownish; grey
Inscriptions
"MAYER & PHELPS SS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-10
Condition Remarks
Cannula missing; handle worn and discoloured (yellowish).
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Anti-Mosquito cream

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Dates
1939
1943
circa 1939-1943
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
002001007
Description
Mosquito repellent in a round, steel tin plated with a brassy yellow metal; the tin is in two halves that fit together; the lower half has a rounded base with a flange or bulge halfway up to stop the lid from sliding too far down.
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Accession Number
002001007
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Insect Repellents
Description
Mosquito repellent in a round, steel tin plated with a brassy yellow metal; the tin is in two halves that fit together; the lower half has a rounded base with a flange or bulge halfway up to stop the lid from sliding too far down.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1943
circa 1939-1943
Date Remarks
Provenance of artifact (CF issue)
Material
metal: silver; brown; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed or stamped on lid: "ANTI-MOSQUITO // TO BE // SMEARED ON // EXPOSED PARTS // AS REQUIRED // CREAM"; "Anti-Mosquito" is at the top and "Cream" is at the bottom, both in larger letters than the rest.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row C
Temporary Location
Storage Room 2006
Dimension Notes
Depth 1.8 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The tin shows extensive use-related wear, mostly on the sides and bottom of the container, approximately over 30% of its surface; the brass plating in these areas has worn away to reveal the steel underneath; there is a very small area of active corrosion on the upper rim near the "E" in "CREAM"; there is also slight denting and malformation from use.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.357.1
Description
A soft metal tube with nine holes and a threaded end to attach to other instruments.
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Accession Number
1969.357.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Administration Drug, Topical -- applicator
Description
A soft metal tube with nine holes and a threaded end to attach to other instruments.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Condition Remarks
Dented
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Resembles nozzles used for delivering ointment or cream for hemorrhoids.
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Asepto wound and irrigating syringe

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Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
992032001 a-c
Description
(a): glass syringe missing plunger; no markings; clear glass; (b): paper label is attached to glazed black paper box; (c): glazed paper sleeve
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Accession Number
992032001 a-c
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Irrigation -- syringe
Description
(a): glass syringe missing plunger; no markings; clear glass; (b): paper label is attached
to glazed black paper box; (c): glazed paper sleeve
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - glass syringe - Size: Length 18.5 cm. x Diameter4.0
b - box base - Size: Length 26.2 cm. x Width 6.5 cm. x Depth 6.5 cm.
c - box sleeve - Size: Length 26.3 cm. x Width 7.0 cm. x Depth 7.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H. C. Mabee
Maker
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Date Remarks
style of type on label (KK)
Material
glass: clear
paper: black; white; red; blue
Inscriptions
On paper label on (b): ASEPTO // SYRINGE // No. 2082 // B-D // BELTON, DICKINSON
& CO., // RUTHERFORD, N.J.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-14
Condition Remarks
Some abrasion on edges; (b): hole pierced by student (1984) for new # tag; #2: box was dusty; condition otherwise unchanged; there were no chips or breaks on glass parts
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 177 (similar to item #6H-594-1) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
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Ashton's perineum needle

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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
1976.9.17
Description
Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1976.9.17
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles
Suture Techniques
Description
Note: item is missing.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Askit headache powder

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1999.3.94 a-f
Description
Cream paper rectangular box (a) with end flaps and black text contains five separate rectangular cream paper folded packages (b-f) containing powder with black text; full box.
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Accession Number
1999.3.94 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Cream paper rectangular box (a) with end flaps and black text contains five separate rectangular cream paper folded packages (b-f) containing powder with black text; full box.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - box
b-f - powder packets
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Askit Limited
Site Made (City)
Glasgow
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
On box: "Askit // A Quick Relief for Headaches and // Pains due to Neuralgia, Neuritis and // Rheumatism."; on side: "DIRECTIONS FOR USE // Mix the powder in a small glass of water and stir before taking, // or place on the tongue and swallow with a drink. Maximum // Adult daily dose two powders. Being in powder form "Askit" // 25 // is rapidly assimilated and quick results are thereby obtained."; on back panel: "Askit // is guaranteed to contain only the finest ingredients // - being in powder form it is rapidly assimilated // and quick results are thereby obtained. MADE IN SCOTLAND // ASKIT LTD., MANUFACTURING // CHEMISTS // GLASGOW"; side panel: "Each powder contains: // Acetylsalicylic Acid 750 mg. // Caffeine Citrate 100 mg. Magnesium Trisilicate 15 mg. // Caution: Keep this and all medications out of // the reach of children."; on end panels: "Distributor for Canada // Macpherson Agencies // P. O. Box 193 // Willowdale // Ont., Canada // 5 POWDERS // 25c // Lot No. 15"; on powder package: "Askit // For headaches and Pains due to // Neurlagia, Neuritis and Rheumatism. // A Word to Women: An "Askit" gives prompt relief in periodic pains."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row A
Length
a - 7.5 cm
b-f - 6.5 cm
Width
a - 3.6 cm
b-f - 2.9 cm
Depth
a -1.7 cm
b-f - 0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Looks new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/2058748/taggart-alex-norton-askit-powders-sarah-norton-addiction/
Research Facts
Askit Powders were invented in Sweden in 1903 by the physician Herman Hjorton and manufactured under licence in Glasgow from 1917. In Sweden it was sold as Hjorton’s Powders after being invented by physician Herman Hjorton. By the 1950s it was shipping worldwide to expat Scots in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Key ingredient Phenacetin was first developed in 1887 and was discovered to ease headaches and fevers – but also cause renal failure with prolonged use.
A heavy marketing campaign targeted woman with slogans including ‘Askit fights the miseries’. They contained aspirin and caffeine along with the painkilling drug phenacetin, which was found to be highly addictive.
A link with the powder’s popularity and an increase in renal failure was made in the early 50s but phenacetin wasn’t removed from the product until 1966. Phenacetin was a great pain killer but it also gave people a buzz. The Askit Powder Company in Sweden and Glasgow also knew their products were causing deaths throughout the 1950s.
It was made in Glasgow in 1917 with the First World War coming to an end so there was a lot of walking wounded and people in pain.
With Askit there was no need to go to the doctors; you just went to your local shop to self-medicate.
The remedy was produced by Glasgow firm Askit Limited before being sold on to pharmaceutical firm Roche in the 70s. It was later taken over by German-based giants Bayer, who finally discontinued all Askit products in 2006.
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Askit headache powders

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8817
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1999.3.10 a-f
Description
Cream paper rectangular box (a) with end flaps and black text contains five separate rectangular cream paper folded packages (b-f) containing powder with black text; full box.
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Accession Number
1999.3.10 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Cream paper rectangular box (a) with end flaps and black text contains five separate rectangular cream paper folded packages (b-f) containing powder with black text; full box.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - box
b-f - powder packets
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Askit Limited
Site Made (City)
Glasgow
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
On box: "Askit // A Quick Relief for Headaches and // Pains due to Neuralgia, Neuritis and // Rheumatism."; on side: "DIRECTIONS FOR USE // Mix the powder in a small glass of water and stir before taking, // or place on the tongue and swallow with a drink. Maximum // Adult daily dose two powders. Being in powder form "Askit" // is rapidly assimilated and quick results are thereby obtained."; on back panel: "Askit // is guaranteed to contain only the finest ingredients // - being in powder form it is rapidly assimilated // and quick results are thereby obtained. MADE IN SCOTLAND // ASKIT LTD., MANUFACTURING // CHEMISTS // GLASGOW"; side panel: "Each powder contains: // Acetylsalicylic Acid 750 mg. // Caffeine Citrate 100 mg. Magnesium Trisilicate 15 mg. // Caution: Keep this and all medications out of // the reach of children."; on end panels: "Distributor for Canada // Macpherson Agencies // P. O. Box 193 // Willowdale // Ont., Canada // 5 POWDERS // 25c // Lot No. 15"; on powder package: "Askit // For headaches and Pains due to // Neurlagia, Neuritis and Rheumatism. // A Word to Women: An "Askit" gives prompt relief in periodic pains."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row A
Length
a - 7.5 cm
b-f - 6.5 cm
Width
a - 3.6 cm
b-f - 2.9 cm
Depth
a -1.7 cm
b-f - 0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Looks new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/2058748/taggart-alex-norton-askit-powders-sarah-norton-addiction/
Research Facts
Askit Powders were invented in Sweden in 1903 by the physician Herman Hjorton and manufactured under licence in Glasgow from 1917. In Sweden it was sold as Hjorton’s Powders after being invented by physician Herman Hjorton. By the 1950s it was shipping worldwide to expat Scots in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Key ingredient Phenacetin was first developed in 1887 and was discovered to ease headaches and fevers – but also cause renal failure with prolonged use.
A heavy marketing campaign targeted woman with slogans including ‘Askit fights the miseries’. They contained aspirin and caffeine along with the painkilling drug phenacetin, which was found to be highly addictive.
A link with the powder’s popularity and an increase in renal failure was made in the early 50s but phenacetin wasn’t removed from the product until 1966. Phenacetin was a great pain killer but it also gave people a buzz. The Askit Powder Company in Sweden and Glasgow also knew their products were causing deaths throughout the 1950s.
It was made in Glasgow in 1917 with the First World War coming to an end so there was a lot of walking wounded and people in pain.
With Askit there was no need to go to the doctors; you just went to your local shop to self-medicate.
The remedy was produced by Glasgow firm Askit Limited before being sold on to pharmaceutical firm Roche in the 70s. It was later taken over by German-based giants Bayer, who finally discontinued all Askit products in 2006.
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At Dr. Locke's Clinic [photograph postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2527
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996001490
Description
Cardboard glossy picture postcard, black-and-white, unused, of Dr. Locke's Clinic; a small circular open space is where Dr. Locke, with his wheeled chair, goes from one patient to the next, they divided so they radiate outward from the centre, divided by metal pipe railings; message handwritten.
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Accession Number
996001490
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
Rehabilitation
Description
Cardboard glossy picture postcard, black-and-white, unused, of Dr. Locke's Clinic; a small circular open space is where Dr. Locke, with his wheeled chair, goes from one patient to the next, they divided so they radiate outward from the centre, divided by metal pipe railings; message handwritten.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
paper: black; white
Inscriptions
Front: "AT Dr. LOCKE'S CLINIC."; back: "POST CARD // MADE IN CANADA // CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS // PLACE // STAMP // HERE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.8 cm. x Width: 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Lines and indented scratches all across picture; right top corner slightly bent, as are the bottom left and right; glossy finish has deteriorated around the edges and top right corner; back has minor discolouration around the edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Research Facts
Jonathan Walford's Blog; "Doctor M.W. Locke and the Williamsburg Scene" by J. Smyth Carter, 1933; "The Canadian Magazine", Feb. 1933: "Dr. Locke - Patients Sing Praises - Medical Interests Scoff"
Publications
Dr. Mahlon W. Locke (1880-1942) born in, Dixon's Corners Ontario. Started high school at 12; great grandfather was John McIntosh, discoverer of the McIntosh Red Apple tree. In 1901 he enrolled at Queens College of Medicine, graduating in 1905. In 1907 he decided to undertake postgraduate training in Scotland, spending time at both the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Opened his medical practice in Williamsburg June 1, 1908; married Miss Blanche McGruer and had 4 children.
On his return to Williamsburg, he treated the village blacksmith who was crippled with arthritis and was almost unable to work. After many sessions of Dr Locke’s foot manipulations, he regained much of his mobility and was able to return to his work. This seems to be the first recorded treatment and the one which would set the scene for Locke’s future reputation.
Interested in arthritis, which he believed was caused principally by fallen arches caused arthritis and other ills; he put the arches back in place by manual manipulation of their feet, relieving pressure on the posterior tibial nerve. Dr Locke’s fee was one dollar which included two sessions daily; everybody paid the same, whether millionaire or pauper. Those who were unable to pay were treated free. His one dollar per visit treatments included advice on taking exercise, wearing properly fitted shoes with orthotic supports, and prescriptions for associated ailments, such as hypothyroidism.
Around 1925 interest in his foot treatment grew rapidly with patients from all over North America, and some from Europe. By 1932 Dr Locke was giving over 2000 treatments daily. During the Depression years this enormous influx brought significant prosperity to the region. Large numbers of his patients claimed to be cured or relieved by this method and his reputation spread throughout North America and overseas.
In 1940 the top selling brand of health-footwear was ‘Lockewedge’, designed & approved by Dr. M.W. Locke as he felt ill-fitting shoes contributed to foot pains. This orthopedic shoe was made by The Perth Shoe Company in Canada.
Films of him working show that the manipulative procedure was rapid, lasting between 5 -7 seconds. Sometimes he would also manipulate the hands. On and on he would go, round and round in his swivel chair from foot to foot and hand to hand, having a break every few hours for a rest (or drink).
Dr Locke died February 6, 1942 from pneumonia. His brother-in law J. Alex Mc Gruer, a Chiropractor, carried on the practice, but it did not work out and it came to an end. The magic of Dr Locke was gone. Dr. Locke himself was largely forgotten, although he is remembered by some in the medical community as a pioneer in the field of reflexology.
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At the "Circle" platform in foreground where Dr. Locke works [photograph postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2532
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996001495
Description
Cardboard glossy picture postcard (unused), showing the "circle" where Dr. Locke worked, and a crowd of people coming to fill it up; houses / buildings in the background; message handwritten in white on photograph.
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Accession Number
996001495
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
Rehabilitation
Description
Cardboard glossy picture postcard (unused), showing the "circle" where Dr. Locke worked, and a crowd of people coming to fill it up; houses / buildings in the background; message handwritten in white on photograph.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Site Made (Country)
Belgium
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
paper: black; white; grey
Inscriptions
Front: "AT THE "CIRCLE" - PLATFORM IN FOREGROUND WHERE // Dr. LOCKE WORKS. COPYRIGHT"; back: "Post Card // PRINTED IN BELGIUM // CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.8 cm. x Width: 8.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some deterioration of the glossy finish, and small dot indentations are all over the picture; back is age / sun discoloured and edges are stained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Jonathan Walford's Blog; "Doctor M.W. Locke and the Williamsburg Scene" by J. Smyth Carter, 1933; "The Canadian Magazine", Feb. 1933: "Dr. Locke - Patients Sing Praises - Medical Interests Scoff"
Research Facts
Dr. Mahlon W. Locke (1880-1942) born in, Dixon's Corners Ontario. Started high school at 12; great grandfather was John McIntosh, discoverer of the McIntosh Red Apple tree. In 1901 he enrolled at Queens College of Medicine, graduating in 1905. In 1907 he decided to undertake postgraduate training in Scotland, spending time at both the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Opened his medical practice in Williamsburg June 1, 1908; married Miss Blanche McGruer and had 4 children.
On his return to Williamsburg, he treated the village blacksmith who was crippled with arthritis and was almost unable to work. After many sessions of Dr Locke’s foot manipulations, he regained much of his mobility and was able to return to his work. This seems to be the first recorded treatment and the one which would set the scene for Locke’s future reputation.
Interested in arthritis, which he believed was caused principally by fallen arches caused arthritis and other ills; he put the arches back in place by manual manipulation of their feet, relieving pressure on the posterior tibial nerve. Dr Locke’s fee was one dollar which included two sessions daily; everybody paid the same, whether millionaire or pauper. Those who were unable to pay were treated free. His one dollar per visit treatments included advice on taking exercise, wearing properly fitted shoes with orthotic supports, and prescriptions for associated ailments, such as hypothyroidism.
Around 1925 interest in his foot treatment grew rapidly with patients from all over North America, and some from Europe. By 1932 Dr Locke was giving over 2000 treatments daily. During the Depression years this enormous influx brought significant prosperity to the region. Large numbers of his patients claimed to be cured or relieved by this method and his reputation spread throughout North America and overseas.
In 1940 the top selling brand of health-footwear was ‘Lockewedge’, designed & approved by Dr. M.W. Locke as he felt ill-fitting shoes contributed to foot pains. This orthopedic shoe was made by The Perth Shoe Company in Canada.
Films of him working show that the manipulative procedure was rapid, lasting between 5 -7 seconds. Sometimes he would also manipulate the hands. On and on he would go, round and round in his swivel chair from foot to foot and hand to hand, having a break every few hours for a rest (or drink).
Dr Locke died February 6, 1942 from pneumonia. His brother-in law J. Alex Mc Gruer, a Chiropractor, carried on the practice, but it did not work out and it came to an end. The magic of Dr Locke was gone. Dr. Locke himself was largely forgotten, although he is remembered by some in the medical community as a pioneer in the field of reflexology.
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Auvard's irrigating uterine curette

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7030
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1976.9.28
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Accession Number
1976.9.28
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Dilatation and Curettage -- instrumentation
Irrigation -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- uterine
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Dr. Cooper Cole, via Dr. Arthur Cole.
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-6
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Backhaus towel clip

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Dates
1920
1982
1920-1982
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034466
Description
The Backhaus towel clip is scissor-like and made up of two halves joined with a screw and snap catch ratchet; closed round finger grips; distal end turns upwards and tapers to a sharp point.
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Accession Number
997034466
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- towel
Description
The Backhaus towel clip is scissor-like and made up of two halves joined with a screw and snap catch ratchet; closed round finger grips; distal end turns upwards and tapers to a sharp point.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Dates
1920
1982
1920-1982
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. B-27 (similar to item #BH-090-01-E) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
Used to hold towels and drapes in place during surgery.
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