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Acid Soda Phos.

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037434
Description
A manufactured glass bottle (a) with a slightly concave bottom; the cylindrical body of thick glass tapers to a medium-length neck and has a wide lip; the body of the bottle has manufacture seams on the sides and a black and white label; inserted in bottle neck is (b) a cork stopper; this is cylind…
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Accession Number
997037434
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A manufactured glass bottle (a) with a slightly concave bottom; the cylindrical body of thick glass tapers to a medium-length neck and has a wide lip; the body of the bottle has manufacture seams on the sides and a black and white label; inserted in bottle neck is (b) a cork stopper; this is cylindrical in shape with a flat top that tapers down to a flat bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
glass: brown
paper: white; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Label on bottle reads, "ACID SODA PHOS. // W.E. SAUNDERS, Limited // LONDON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 17.0 cm x Diam. 5.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper label is discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottlers and Bottles, Canadian," by S. & O. Urquhart, 1976, p. 33 (similar to item 96)
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Ammoniated Mercury Ointment

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032045
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113905; full of content; label with decorative border; second small paper label added under main label; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Accession Number
997032045
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113905; full of content; label with decorative border; second small paper label added under main label; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
On the label: "16 OUNCES // OINTMENT // OF // Ammoniated Mercury // C. F. 5% // Use as directed by physician // MANUFACTURED BY // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // 113905 LONDON ONTARIO"; separate label in red ink: "POISON // This label is used in // conformity with the // Pharmacy Act. Sec. 31 // W. E. Saunders, Limited // LONDON, ONT."; embossed on bottom: "1 D 5 // 4260-B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
12.4 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper abraded edges, missing portion lower right, surface grime; remnants of brittle clear adhesive tape under label
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet (NCBI website)
Research Facts
Used in the form of ointment, it was applied 2-3 times a day. It was used for impetigo, psoriasis, minor skin infections, bacterial infections, and anti-septic. It was found to be a poison that can cause chronic mercury intoxication, so it was discontinued as a medicine.
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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
Temporary Location
On exhibit 100TH Anniversary of Public Health Canada, Ottawa L-2019-7 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2019
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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Camphorated Tincture of Opium

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Dates
1900
1942
circa 1900-1942
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037547
Description
(a) Hollow, cylindrical glass medicine bottle with concave bottom, smooth sides and a convex taper to a narrow neck with threading around the open mouth; (b) metal cap with flat, closed top, with exposed threading and lined, inside, with oiled paper; empty.
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Accession Number
997037547
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- narcotics -- container
Description
(a) Hollow, cylindrical glass medicine bottle with concave bottom, smooth sides and a convex taper to a narrow neck with threading around the open mouth; (b) metal cap with flat, closed top, with exposed threading and lined, inside, with oiled paper; empty.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 30.0 cm x Diam. 11.6 cm
b - screw cap - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Charles H. Bird or Dr. Harold G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1942
circa 1900-1942
Date Remarks
Based on casting line and catalogue entry
Material
metal: white
glass: amber
paper: off-white; blue
Inscriptions
(a) Embossed on bottle, each side: "FL. 80 OZ."; on bottom: "MADE IN CANADA // 4 // [two symbols: a square and a diamond shape with a D inside] 7 // 3087"; printed label: "decorative border around label, crest at centre: top: stylized double S, then in lower left an N enclosed in a circle and the printed words: "80 FLUID OUNCES // Camphorated // Tincture of // Opium // B.P. // Adult Dosage: // 30-60 minims // LOT NO. 131332 // [illeg.] SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON - ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
(a) Paper label is peeling; bottom left corner torn; fragile; wear around bottom of jar; (b) metal is tarnished; oiled paper is discoloured; patches of inactive corrosion on lid top
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, p. 19; "Catalogue of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments," CENCO, Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., 1942, p. 56 for similar bottle (item #10340), p. 61 for similar screw cap (item #10416) (please see photocopies)
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Chloroform Spirit

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Dates
1900
1942
circa 1900-1942
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037546 a-c
Description
(a) Hollow, cylindrical glass medicine bottle with concave bottom, smooth sides and a convex taper to a narrow neck with threading around the open mouth; (b) metal cap with flat, closed top, with exposed threading and lined, inside, with oiled paper; (c) paper label, rectangular, flat, one side pri…
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Accession Number
997037546 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Hollow, cylindrical glass medicine bottle with concave bottom, smooth sides and a convex taper to a narrow neck with threading around the open mouth; (b) metal cap with flat, closed top, with exposed threading and lined, inside, with oiled paper; (c) paper label, rectangular, flat, one side printed; narrow strip of paper attached via adhesive (possibly as a correction)
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 30.4 cm x Diam. 11.7 cm
b - screw cap - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
c - label - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
W.E. Saunders, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1942
circa 1900-1942
Date Remarks
Based on casting line and catalogue entry
Material
metal: white
glass: amber
paper: cream
ink: blue; red
Inscriptions
(a) Embossed on bottle, each side: "FL. 80 OZ."; on bottom: "MADE IN CANADA // 1 // [two symbols: a square with a cross inside, dividing it into four equal parts, and a diamond shape with a C inside] 1 // 3087"; printed label: "POISON // This label is used in // conformity with the // Pharmacy Act. Sec. 39 // W. E. Saunders, Limited // LONDON, ONT.."; (c) printed label: "80 FLUID OUNCES // Chloroform Spirit // B.F. // Adult Dosage: 0.3 to // 2 cc. (5-30 minims) // Lot No. 125244 // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON - ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
(a) Light wear on bottle; some persistent staining on outside; adhesive residue in square patch where the label had been attached; (b) wear on cap; spots of inactive corrosion; stains on inside; (c) paper is discoloured; no tears or missing portions; back is heavily stained, discoloured, with a loss of adhesive properties.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, p. 19; "Catalogue of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments," CENCO, Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., 1942, p. 56 for similar bottle (item #10340), p. 61 for similar screw cap (item #10416)
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Chocolate Coated Tablets Opium, Camphor, Tannin and Lead

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Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037088 a-b
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inne…
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Accession Number
997037088 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drugs -- narcotics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inner walls are threaded, while the top underside is lined with wax-coated cardboard
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
W. E. Saunders Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Material
metal: white
glass: brown
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed label on front of bottle reads, "N 1000 // Chocolate Coated // Tablets // OPIUM, CAMPHOR // TANNIN AND LEAD // Each tablet contains: // Opium 1/2 gr. // Camphor 1/2 gr. // Tannic Acid 2 grs. // Lead Acetate 1 gr. // Capsicum and // Peppermint Oil q.s. // LOT NO. 7540 // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON - ONTARIO"; embossed on bottom: "4 // LL D O // 3067"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Front label is slightly tattered
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List," by Glen C. Phillips, Iron Gate Publishing, Sarnia, 1989, p. 96
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Curative Pile Cones

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Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037267
Description
A rectangular-shaped box with the box lid fitting over the box bottom; two finger cutaways are on the sides of the box lid; entire box is covered over by transparent wax paper which is sealed on the sides; an identification tag is sealed between the box and the paper; there is a chemical warning ta…
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Accession Number
997037267
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Administration, Rectal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A rectangular-shaped box with the box lid fitting over the box bottom; two finger cutaways are on the sides of the box lid; entire box is covered over by transparent wax paper which is sealed on the sides; an identification tag is sealed between the box and the paper; there is a chemical warning tag between the wax paper and the bottom of the box
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. Charles H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
W. E. Saunders Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Date Remarks
Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List by Glen C. Philips
Material
paper: off-white
wax paper: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: "1 Dozen // Curative Pile Cones // EACH CONTAINING: // Cocaine Mur., 1/8 gr. Pulv. Opii, 1/8 gr. // Ext. Hyoscyam, [illeg.] gr. Ergotin 1/2 gr. // Ext. Hamamelis 2 grs. // MANUFACTURED ONLY BY // W.E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON, ONTARIO // 8019 [illeg.]"; the chemical warning tag says, "POISON // This label is used in // conformity with the // Pharmacy Act, Sec. 31 // W.E. Saunders, Limited // LONDON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Wax paper is torn at the corners and has brown residue
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001107 a-d
Description
Dermal sutures in a box, which consist of two identical sutures (a,b) in sealed, hollow glass tubes with closed rounded tops; the inside of these tubes contains a colourless liquid and a 30" length of synthetic silkworm gut wrapped around a rectangular piece of cardboard; one end of the strand of g…
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Accession Number
997001107 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Dermal sutures in a box, which consist of two identical sutures (a,b) in sealed, hollow glass tubes with closed rounded tops; the inside of these tubes contains a colourless liquid and a 30" length of synthetic silkworm gut wrapped around a rectangular piece of cardboard; one end of the strand of gut is attached to a curved needle; the tubes also both contain a printed paper label that lists product information; the tubes are stored in a paper-covered cardboard box that has a bottom (c) and a top (d); the bottom of the box is rectangular in shape, with a closed top, bottom and three sides; the left side is open; the inside has cardboard dividers that divide the box into three sections (two of which hold a and b); the top and top sides of the box have attached printed paper labels; the top of the box is square in shape with a closed top, bottom and three sides; the right side is open, and will fit over and onto the box bottom; the top has a printed paper label that joins with the label on the box bottom.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - silkworm gut sutures - Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
b - silkworm gut sutures - Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
c - box bottom - Length 9.2 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
d - box top - Length 3.9 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. F. J. O'Connor; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
synthetic silkworm gut: green
glass: clear
paper: off-white; green
cardboard: cream
Inscriptions
(a,b) The labels inside the suture tube read, "Allen & Hanburys Ltd. // Trade "AZOULE" MARK // BRAND // Silkworm Gut // Synthetic // Sterile Medium"; (c,d) the labels on the pieces of box jointly read, ""AZOULE" BRAND (Trade Mark) // DERMAL SUTURES // Heat Sterilized after closure of tube // Contains 1X30 in. Strand Synthetic Silkworm Gut, Green, on a 50 m/m Half-Curved // Cutting Eyeless Needle // Exterior of Tube may be Sterilized by boiling before use // ALLEN & HANBURYS LIMITED // Manufacturers of Surgical Instruments and Appliances, Hospital // Furniture and Electro Medical Apparatus // 48 WIGMORE STREET, LONDON, W. 1 O"; (c) the top side of the bottom piece of box has an attached label that reads, "EYELESS NEEDLE // Patent applied for"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Temporary Location
On exhibit at Musee Royal 22e Regiment, Quebec City, L-2018-3 2 April 2018 - 3 August 2019
Condition Remarks
The glass tubes are unused and show no damage; box top and bottom show minor wear and staining, but are complete; all printing is fully legible
Copy Type
Original
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Gillette surgical blades box

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Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1972.18.42 a-f
Description
Five surgical blades in a paper box.
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Accession Number
1972.18.42 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- scalpel
Description
Five surgical blades in a paper box.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
envelope
blades x 5
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; estate of Dr. G. Harvey Agnew, via Mrs. G. Harvey Agnew.
Maker
Gillette Industries Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
paper: white; green; black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On each blade: "Gillette // MADE IN ENGLAND"; on box: an open cross, and below it: "Gillette // Surgical Blades"; below that, "Gillette" inside a diamond shape; "Complimentary package issued by Gillette Safety Razor Company of Canada Limited 1085 St. Alexander St., MONTREAL 1, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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hypodermic needles

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004154 a-k
Description
Two-piece pasteboard box contains seven hypodermic needles size 25G 5/8" of regular point; needles are inserted into pasteboard divider designed to originally hold 1 dozen needles; the needles and board are wrapped in cellophane
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Accession Number
993004154 a-k
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- hypodermic needles
Description
Two-piece pasteboard box contains seven hypodermic needles size 25G 5/8" of regular point;
needles are inserted into pasteboard divider designed to originally hold 1 dozen needles;
the needles and board are wrapped in cellophane
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - box bottom - Size: Length 7.7 cm. x Width 7.0 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
b - box top - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 7.1 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
c - cardboard divider - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Width 6.5 cm.
d-g - needles x 7 - Size: Length 3.2 cm. x Width 0.6 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
h - cellophane - Size: Length 14.3 cm. x Width 14.3 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Geo. S. Trudell Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
pasteboard; paper: black; white; blue; red
cellophane: clear
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label on box top: TRUTEST // "SHARPIES" // HYPODERMIC NEEDLES // STAINLESS
STEEL // SIZE 25 X 5/8" // Geo. S. Trudell Co. // LONDON, CANADA; printed on side of box top:
"REGULAR POINT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-6
Condition Remarks
box top shows wear; cellophane is brittle
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
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Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004243
Description
Stainless steel heavy-duty needle holder with adjustable locking mechanism
Accession Number
993004243
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- needle
Description
Stainless steel heavy-duty needle holder with adjustable locking mechanism
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Down Bros.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWN BROS. LONDON // STAINLESS STEEL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-9
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.0 cm. x Width: 4.7 cm. x Depth: 1.3 cm.
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Dates
1900
1942
circa 1900-1942
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037548
Description
(a) Hollow, cylindrical glass medicine bottle with concave bottom, smooth sides and a convex taper to a narrow neck with threading around the open mouth; white residue present; (b) plastic circular cap with flat, closed top, vertically ridged outside sides and threading on the inside sides.
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Accession Number
997037548
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- diuretics -- container
Description
(a) Hollow, cylindrical glass medicine bottle with concave bottom, smooth sides and a convex taper to a narrow neck with threading around the open mouth; white residue present; (b) plastic circular cap with flat, closed top, vertically ridged outside sides and threading on the inside sides.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 30.4 cm x Diam. 11.3 cm
b - screw cap - Size: Depth 1.3 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
W.E. Saunders, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1942
circa 1900-1942
Date Remarks
Based on casting line and catalogue entry
Material
plastic: black
glass: amber
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
(a) Embossed on side: "FL. 80 OZS"; on reverse side on bottom: "MADE IN CANADA // [two symbols: a square shape with an open top and a diamond shape with a D inside] 0 // 3087 // S"; printed label: "80 FLUID OUNCES // NEPHRITONE // Urinary Antiseptic and Diuretic // Each fluid ounce represents: // Hexamine 8 grains // Sodium Benzoate 4 grains // Sodium Citrate 4 grains // Serenoa 4 grains // Pichi 4 grains // Juniper Berries 8 grains // Triticum 40 grains // Buchu 5 grains // Uva Ursi 10 grains // Digitalis 2 grains // Sodium Bicarbonate 12 grains // Dosage: Two teaspoonsful three or four times a day. // LOT NO 123713 // SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON - ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
(a) Stains on inside and outside of bottle; wear around bottom; (b) cap worn; stained top
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, p. 19; "Catalogue of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments," CENCO, Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., 1942, p. 56 for similar bottle, p. 61 for similar screw caps
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pediatric abdominal retractor

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1664
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
993004273
Description
Stainless abdominal retractor opens to 180 [deg] with adjustable ratchet opening; has swivel oval loop-shaped retractors on ends of arms.
Accession Number
993004273
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Appendectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Stainless abdominal retractor opens to 180 [deg] with adjustable ratchet opening; has swivel oval loop-shaped retractors on ends of arms.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Site Made (Country)
London
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Date Remarks
From Miltex catalogue.
Material
stainless: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWN BROS LONDON // STAINLESS // CMB"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 25.0 cm. x Width: 3.0 cm. x Depth: 5.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
edges show wear
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Retired O.R. nurses Claire Kelly and Mary White; "Miltex Instrument Co. Illustrated Catalogue" p. 94
Research Facts
For pediatric use
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Petrolatum Lily White

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032044
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with narrow cream paper label in blue text; half full of content; label with decorative border.
Accession Number
997032044
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with narrow cream paper label in blue text; half full of content; label with decorative border.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
On the label: "16 OUNCES // Petrolatum // LILY WHITE // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
12.4 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label with surface grime
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
The Historical Apothecary Compendium by Daniel A. Goldstein.
Research Facts
Made from petroleum, it can be of various thickness, however it is most commonly a jelly like-substance used in lip balms, moisturizers, hair products etc. It is used to lock moisture in the skin and hair. It is not a health hazard at the amount being used currently; only very refined versions are sold in Canada.
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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032047
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113127; full of content; label with decorative border; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Accession Number
997032047
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113127; full of content; label with decorative border; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
On the label: "SIXTEEN OUNCES // PIXIN OINTMENT // Solution of Tar 5% // Starch 12 1/2% // Zinc Oxide 15% // Petrolatum Base // MANUFACTURED BY // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // 113127 LONDON ONTARIO"; embossed on bottom: "3 D 4 // 9081-B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
9.8 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper with surface grime
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
JSTOR, Internet.
Research Facts
It was used as an topical ointment, with starch and zinc oxide added as powders and mixed with other substances (like tar and paraffin) to create a stiff paste. It was used to treat eczema, psoriasis, and sometimes due to its stiffness, the paste was used to fix other medication to the skin. It can produce irritation, black tint, and was odorous.
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Record hypodermic needles box

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1977.5.20
Description
A cardboard box containing a number of hypodermic needles, each 5.25 cm in length.
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Accession Number
1977.5.20
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- hypodermic needles
Description
A cardboard box containing a number of hypodermic needles, each 5.25 cm in length.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. T.W. Thompson, Nakomas, Florida.
Maker
The General Radiological and Surgical Apparatus Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
cardboard: green
paper: off-white
ink: black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On cover of box: "RECORD // Stainless [in cursive] // HYPODERMIC NEEDLES // Size No. 12 ["no. 12" written in by hand] // The General Radiological and Surgical Apparatus Co., Ltd. // (Incorporating M. Schaerer S.A.) // 204-6 Great Portland Street, London, W.I. // Telegrams Telephones // Equispitai, Wesdo, London Museum 1719–8326"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-6
Dimension Notes
Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.75 cm x Depth 1.25 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Record syringe in case

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Dates
1906
1957
circa 1906-1957
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
004026005 a-i
Description
A Record syringe in a case consisting of the syringe barrel (a) which is a glass cylinder with a metal tip and bottom, and an all metal plunger (b); there is a removable lock (c) which attaches the barrel and the plunger; there are four Record needles (d-g); the case (h) is a metal cylinder, sealed…
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Accession Number
004026005 a-i
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Injections -- set
Description
A Record syringe in a case consisting of the syringe barrel (a) which is a glass cylinder with a metal tip and bottom, and an all metal plunger (b); there is a removable lock (c) which attaches the barrel and the plunger; there are four Record needles (d-g); the case (h) is a metal cylinder, sealed at one end, with a screw on cap (i).
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - barrel - Size: Length 7.1 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
b - plunger - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
c - lock - Size: Depth 0.8 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
d - needle - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
e - needle - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
f - needle - Size: Length 3.2 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
g - needle - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
h - case - Size: Length 11.7 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
i - cap - Size: Length 3.3 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
Provenance
Came from the Queen's Archives' Anthony A. Travill Fonds.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1906
1957
circa 1906-1957
Date Remarks
The Record syringe was developed in 1906; the case appears in a 1957 A&H catalogue and so the syringe is probably closer to 1957.
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"ALLEN & HANBURYS // LONDON" engraved on the plunger and the case lid; "MADE IN ENGLAND" engraved on the case
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-3
Condition Remarks
The glass is slightly worn on the inside.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng. 1957, p. 533 (see attached photocopy)
"Internet: Intravenous Equipment: the Ongoing Development of the Syringe"; CD # 6
Research Facts
Dr. A.A.Travill was an anatomy professor at Queen's, and served as department head from 1968-1978; he had an interest in medical history, and published several books and articles on the subject; Record syringes were made to be more efficient than Luer-Lok syringes; this syringe was handmade.
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1901-1930
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
000018021 a-d
Description
Long narrow hinged lid gold tin box (d) has dividers for three one piece silver metal scalpels (a-c); two are similar with the same blade, handle style and manufacturer (c) has a shorter blade, different handle style and manufacturer; box has silver interior and gold finish on exterior with black t…
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Accession Number
000018021 a-d
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- scalpel
Description
Long narrow hinged lid gold tin box (d) has dividers for three one piece silver metal scalpels (a-c); two are similar with the same blade, handle style and manufacturer (c) has a shorter blade, different handle style and manufacturer; box has silver interior and gold finish on exterior with black text printed directly on box lid.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a-scalpel
b-scalpel
c-scalpel
d-box
Provenance
Used at the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Arnold & Sons Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1901-1930
Material
metal: silver, gold
ink: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on one side of (a): “ARNOLD & SONS // LONDON”; stamped on the other side: “C7”; (b) has: “ARNOLD & SONS // LONDON // 4”; (c) has: "J. F. Hartz // Co LIMD // J. GREY & SON // SHEFFIELD”; (d) printed on the box: “ARNOLD & SONS. // SAVORY & MOORE LTD // STANDARD WORKS // LAWRENCE ROAD, // TOTTENHAM, // LONDON, N.15. // SURGICAL AND // VETERINARY // INSTRUMENTS // MANUFACTURERS.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Length
a - 15.7 cm b - 16.1 cm c - 15.0 cm d - 18.0 cm
Width
d - 2.6 cm
Depth
d - 2.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
(a-c) good condition with minor rusting on the blades; (d) stable condition with minor areas of rust and finish removed by wear
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Science Museum" website
"The Medical Tour" website
Research Facts
These instruments can be fully sterilised, meaning they can be re-used without fear of causing infection. Non-sterilised instruments were used in the previous century.
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 oficially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
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Solution of Mernotox

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15368
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032054
Description
Brown glass cylindrical container with tan cork closure with tan paper label; inside has an inch of dark liquid; main label with decorative blue border.
Accession Number
997032054
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Brown glass cylindrical container with tan cork closure with tan paper label; inside has an inch of dark liquid; main label with decorative blue border.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: black
paper: cream
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
On the label: "16 FLUID OUNCES // Solution // of // Mernotox // 3% // MANUFACTURED BY // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON - ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
19.5 cm
Diameter
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label with surface grime and minor water stains
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
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stainless steel serum needles box

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Dates
1910
1939
1910-1939
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1997.2.10 a-f
Description
A metal tin with a printed label attached to inside of lid contains five needles of different lengths held by a fitted insert.
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Accession Number
1997.2.10 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections
Drug Therapy
Description
A metal tin with a printed label attached to inside of lid contains five needles of different lengths held by a fitted insert.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
box - Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 6.0 mm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. H.B. Rundle (1911-1997) via Mr. Howard Rundle.
Maker
Down Bros. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1910
1939
1910-1939
Material
metal: grey; yellow
paper: red
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "1 - DOZEN // DOWN BROS. ' // STAINLESS STEEL SERUM NEEDLES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F5-6
Condition Remarks
Two corners of lid torn; label stained.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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