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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Classification
Home Health
Home Health Care
Paediatrics
Accession Number
018006001
Description
Heavy porcelain bowl with light blue glaze; the bowl is divided into three compartments, two quarters and one half; between one of the quarters and the half, there is a hole in which a cork sits; the bowl is hollow inside, and on the outside the bowl becomes wider the closer it is to the bottom, so…
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Accession Number
018006001
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Classification
Home Health
Home Health Care
Paediatrics
MeSH Heading
Infant Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Pediatrics
Home Health
Food
Feeding Methods
Child
Child Nutrition
Description
Heavy porcelain bowl with light blue glaze; the bowl is divided into three compartments, two quarters and one half; between one of the quarters and the half, there is a hole in which a cork sits; the bowl is hollow inside, and on the outside the bowl becomes wider the closer it is to the bottom, so there are two indents in the bowl around the edge; the bottom of the bowl contains three white rings, each one smaller as it reaches the centre of the bowl; inside the smallest ring, the middle of the bowl is indented to form a concave impression.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor's family. Used by all toddlers in the family.
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
porcelain: blue, white
cork: brown
ink: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on cork: "7189".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-8
Height
7.0 cm
Diameter
18.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The small section nearest the cork has a crack in the side; some slight colour loss in small spots on the top and bottom of the bowl around the cork.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Donor, website
Reference Comments
Donor's remarks
TheRetroRescuers, Vintage Hankscraft Baby Food Warmer Dish ~Periwinkle Blue: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/594103122/vintage-hankscraft-baby-food-warmer-dish
Research Facts
This dish was used to feed toddlers. Warm water would be poured into the hollow portion and plugged with a matching lid, which in this case has been replaced by a cork. The water inside the dish would keep the food warm. The ridged base and the heavy weight of the bowl kept toddlers from throwing the bowl on the ground, etc.
Similar items were made by a company called Hankscraft.
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The Baby [infant care book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15202
Dates
1924
1930
circa 1924-1930
Category
Archival Items
Education Artifacts
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Publications
Education
Paediatrics
Home Health
Home Health Care
Accession Number
019001001
Description
Rectangular book with a glued binding and paper covers; the front cover contains a colour illustration of two toddlers on a beach, one wearing a red swim suit and grabbing the other's hand, who is wearing a green swim suit; the background is mostly brown, and near the top. the title "The Baby" is p…
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Accession Number
019001001
Author
Department of Health of Ontario
Category
Archival Items
Education Artifacts
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Publications
Education
Paediatrics
Home Health
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Infant Care -- handbooks
Infant Care
Infant Nutrition
Child Care -- handbooks
Child Nutrition
Child
Mother-Child Relations -- handbooks
Pregnancy
Pediatrics
Home Health
Description
Rectangular book with a glued binding and paper covers; the front cover contains a colour illustration of two toddlers on a beach, one wearing a red swim suit and grabbing the other's hand, who is wearing a green swim suit; the background is mostly brown, and near the top. the title "The Baby" is printed in flourished script and outlined in pink; the spine is white and also contains the title and small illustrations of children's toys and animals; the back cover is backgrounded in black and contains a yellow, orange, pink, and red illustration of numerous children playing on a beach with a giant baby in the background in front of the sun, mouth open and holding up a rattle as birds fly in front of it; the book has sixty four pages and contains information about pre-natal care, preparation for confinement, registration of the baby's birth, care of the infant, infant feeding, care of the runabout child, common ailments of childhood, immunization, baby's record, and baby's development.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Department of Health of Ontario
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1924
1930
circa 1924-1930
Date Remarks
Honourable Forbes Godfrey was Minister of Health in Ontario from 1924 until 1930.
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, green, pink, red, grey, purple, brown, tan, yellow, orange.
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover: "The Baby"; printed on back cover: "Issued by the Department of Health of Ontario. // Honorable Forbes Godfrey - Minister of Health".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
22.5 cm
Width
15.0 cm
Height
0.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fraying at spine and bending at corners
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://www.ola.org/en/members/all/forbes-elliott-godfrey
https://www.ola.org/en/members/all/harold-james-kirby
https://www.leonardshoup.com/product/64654/The-Baby--Department-of-Health-of-Ontario-----Dionne-Quintuplets-Cover-Art-No-Author--Department-of-Health-of-Ontario-Honourable-Harold-J-Kirby-Minister
http://mimicohistory.blogspot.com/2011/05/dr-forbes-godfrey-first-ontario.html
Research Facts
A later edition of this book, from 1937-1942, in print while Harold J. Kirby was Ontario's Minister of Health, has an illustration of the famous Dionne quintuplets on the front cover.
Forbes Godfrey was Ontario's first Minister of Health, and he was a doctor before entering the realm of politics. Dr. Godfrey wanted the government to do more to combat tuberculosis, as the disease was devastating Ontario's citizens. As a result of his efforts, a system of government supported tuberculosis hospitals was created. Dr. Godfrey was also a strong believer in vaccination. He was responsible for organizing the ministry of health from its beginnings, and he helped protect miners from silicosis; started industrial health programs; created public health clinics in remote areas, and began free immunization programs for Ontario school children.
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Baby's Own Tablets sample package

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15067
Dates
1955
1960
circa 1955-1960
Collection
Dr. William Hay Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Home Health
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
009043009 a-e
Description
Physician's sample package of Baby's Own brand infant pharmaceuticals consisting of rectangular pale green and cream paper envelope (a) containing rectangular cream paper product leaflet (b), small unsealed rectangular light blue cardboard box with 6 cylindrical white Baby’s Own Tablets (c), recta…
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Accession Number
009043009 a-e
Collection
Dr. William Hay Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Home Health
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Archival
Pediatrics
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- pamphlet
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box and package
Description
Physician's sample package of Baby's Own brand infant pharmaceuticals consisting of rectangular pale green and cream paper envelope (a) containing rectangular cream paper product leaflet (b), small unsealed rectangular light blue cardboard box with 6 cylindrical white Baby’s Own Tablets (c), rectangular cream paper Baby’s Own Tablets directions sheet (d) and small sealed rectangular cream and navy paper packet containing Baby’s Own Espirets (e); envelope open at back and has illustrations of storks transporting Baby’s Own products on front; product leaflet is single sheet of paper folded in half with product information, images, research results, and letter to new mothers printed on sides in black ink; Baby’s own tablets box has product information printed in English and French on exterior sides; directions sheet was folded to fit in box and has product information and directions printed in English on front and in French on back in black ink; Baby’s Own Espirets packet contains powdered A. S. A. and has product information printed on front and English and French dosages printed on back in navy ink.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a – envelope - Length 8.6 cm x Width 21.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
b – leaflet - Length 19.4 cm x Width 30.3 cm (fully opened) x Depth 0.01 cm (fully opened)
c – tablets box - Length 2.7 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
d – directions sheet - Length 18.5 cm Width 4.8 cm
e – packet - Length 3.9 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Owned by donor’s father, Dr. William D. Hay
Maker
G. T. Fulford Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville and Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1955
1960
circa 1955-1960
Date Remarks
Studies to demonstrate the effectiveness of the tablets commenced in 1954 and ended in 1955
Material
paper: white, cream
ink: pale green, black, light blue, navy
Inscriptions
Printed on the front on envelope: "To Your New Family From The Baby's Own Family // Baby's Own Tablets, Espirets, and Cough Syrup..."; printed on the inside of leaflet: "to // safeguard // your baby // remarkable results in cases of // constipation and gastro-intestinal // distress accompanying teething // proof that Baby's Own Tablets // are safe for babies as young as 2 // months even when taken continuously over an extended period"; on the back of leaflet: "Dear Mother: // Please let us extend our welcome to the new arrival. // Most sincerely yours, // Mirriam Kerr // Director of Baby Clinic // G. T. FULLFORD CO., LTD."; printed on the front of box: "Free Sample // BABY'S OWN // TABLETS // FOR ALL MINOR BABY ILLS"; printed at top of directions sheet: "DIRECTIONS FOR USE // OF // BABY'S OWN // TABLETS // AN ABSOLUTELY // RELIABLE CORRECTIVE // FOR MINOR BABY ILLS"; printed on front of packet: "PROFESSIONAL SAMPLE // BABY'S OWN // ESPIRETS // 1/14 GRAINS A*S*A TABLETS // ORANGE FLAVOURED AND SWEETENED // G. T. FULFORD CO. LTD * TORONTO CANADA"; printed on back of packet: "ESPIRETS are obtainable at your // druggist. // EACH TABLET - 1 1/4 GRAINS // ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID // DOSE : // Under 2 years - as directed by your // physician // 2 - 4 YEARS - 2 TABLETS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E-13 (a,b,d)
Stroage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E (c,e)
Condition Remarks
The edges around the envelope are a little worn and the sides of the tablets case are beginning to bend outwards; directions sheet distorted from being folded and kept in box; minor yellow to edges of directions sheet; Espirets packet leaking A. S. A. powder
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Dr. William D. Hay, graduated from Queen’s University: Arts 1914, MA 1918; Faculty of Meds Class of 1921; worked at Queen’s University / Kingston General Hospital as a Pathologist; co-founder of the Kingston Blood Bank, 1942; retired 1957.
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Children's Own Tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8841
Dates
1962
1977
circa 1962-1977
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Home Health Care
Paediatrics
Accession Number
1999.3.32 a-c
Description
Full clear plastic cylindrical container (a) of twenty round pink tablets has snap off white plastic cap (c) housed in original cardboard box with flap closures; cylinder has paper label wrapped fully around.
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Accession Number
1999.3.32 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Home Health Care
Paediatrics
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Home Health
Laxative
Description
Full clear plastic cylindrical container (a) of twenty round pink tablets has snap off white plastic cap (c) housed in original cardboard box with flap closures; cylinder has paper label wrapped fully around.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - vial - Length 8.0 cm x Diam 1.7 cm
b - box - Length 8.7 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
c - cap - Height 1.0 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Fulford Dodds Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1962
1977
circa 1962-1977
Date Remarks
Based on the year G. T. Fulford Co. joined with Dodds, and the year pharmaceutical companies became required in Canada to list the ingredients of a medicine on the package.
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, pink, blue
plastic: clear, white
pills: pink
Inscriptions
Printed on box: 'Children's Own // Tablets a gentle laxative for children // 49 // A BABY'S OWN PRODUCT // 20 Tablets // DIRECTIONS: At bedtime as follows: Children // over 2 and up to 5 years, 1 tablet: 6 to 10 years, // 1 to 2 tablets; over 10 years, 2 to 3 tablets - // according to individual needs of the child. // G. T. FULFORD CO. DIVISION, // FULFORD DODD'S LIMITED, TORONTO, CANADA"; on container: "No. 19586 the Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // Lot No. C612"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row G
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Box has minor brown along one side and shows minor surface wear along edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Websites, book, periodical
Reference Comments
Ontario Heritage Trust, "About George T. Fulford": https://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/en/properties/fulford-place/history/the-people
Russ Disotell, "Brockville: The River City", book, Dundurn, Oct. 15, 1997, 128 pages, pg. 89-98: https://books.google.ca/books?id=-FGoVUPS4tkC&dq=brockville+g.t.+fulford+co+limited&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Canadian Nurses' Association, "The Canadian Nurse", Vol. 59, No 6, June 1963, pg. 528: https://archive.org/details/canadiannurse061963cana/page/n25
Research Facts
Fulford Dodds Limited also produced the popular patent medicine, Dr. William's Pink Pills for Pale People, as well as Dodd's Kidney Pills.
George T. Fulford I was born in Brockville, Ontario in 1852, and made his fortune in the patent medicine business, namely with the product "Dr. William's Pink Pills for Pale People", the recipe of which he learned from Dr. William Jackson, its inventor. The company quickly expanded all over the world. The Fulford Family mansion in Brockville belongs to the Ontario Heritage Trust, and is protected for the people of Ontario.
This product was part of a line of "Baby's Own" and "Children's Own" products from the G. T. Fulford Co.that had a duck as the logo.
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The Early Years A Booklet of Baby and Child Care 6th ed. [medical reference book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14681
Dates
1961
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Education
Paediatrics
Patient Care
Accession Number
013024001
Description
Soft cover booklet with cream paper cover with drawings of progression from infant to child; contents start with expectant mother and end with immunizations and innoculations; 120 pages.
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Accession Number
013024001
Author
Ontario Department of Health
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Education
Paediatrics
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Archival
Pediatrics
Description
Soft cover booklet with cream paper cover with drawings of progression from infant to child; contents start with expectant mother and end with immunizations and innoculations; 120 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased at a thrift shop in Smiths Falls, Ontario.
Maker
Ontario Department of Health
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1961
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, blue
Inscriptions
On cover: "The // Early Years // A BOOKLET OF BABY // AND CHILD CARE // PREPARED BY THE // Ontario Department of Health"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
21.5 cm
Width
14.0 cm
Depth
0.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Cover shows wear with fornt upper right corner abraded, back cover used for calcuations in pencil
Copy Type
original
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Elastikon Porous Adhesive Tape

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Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Paediatrics
Treatment, General
Accession Number
012004001
Description
Cylindrical cardboard container (a) with metal cap (b) contains two full four inche wide rolls of tan fabric adhesive bandage of five yards each (c-d), circular yellowed piece of waxy paper (f) adn circular piece of cardbaord (e); container could hold three bandage rolls.
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Accession Number
012004001
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Paediatrics
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Description
Cylindrical cardboard container (a) with metal cap (b) contains two full four inche wide rolls of tan fabric adhesive bandage of five yards each (c-d), circular yellowed piece of waxy paper (f) adn circular piece of cardbaord (e); container could hold three bandage rolls.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - container - Length 32.0 cm x Diam. 7.7 cm
b - cap - Length 1.3 cm. Length x Diam. 7.9 cm
c-d - tape - Length 10.2 cm x Diam. 6.1 cm
e - cardboard support - Diam. 7.1 cm
f - wax spacer - Diam. 7.1 cm
Provenance
Deaccessioned from the Mutter Museum collection.
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
New Brunswick
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
Great Britain
Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
paper: white, yellow
fabric: tan
metal: gold
ink: red, black
Inscriptions
Printed on cylinder: "ELASTIKON // FLESH TONE ELASTIC // POROUS ADHESIVE TAPE // 12 INCHES 5 YARDS STRETCHED // 4" // U.T.51 // Johnson & Johnson // POROUS ADHESIVE COATING // PERMITS SKIN TO "BREATHE " // THIS PRODUCT HAS NO CONNECTION WITH AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS // NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. // MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN BY JOHNSON & JOHNSON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Bandages are in excellent like new condition; container shows wear; discoloured white base paper, minor surface grime hardener in areas; round adhesive sticker for bandage size has discoloured
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company founded in 1886. Its common stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the company is ranked No. 37 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. J&J is one of the world's most valuable companies.
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Metzenbaum pediatric scissors

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Dates
1967
circa 1967
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Paediatrics
Accession Number
996011001
Description
A pair of surgical scissors, a long nose hinged with a screw close to end of scissor blades, which bend downward
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Accession Number
996011001
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Paediatrics
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- scissors/shears
Description
A pair of surgical scissors, a long nose hinged with a screw close to end of scissor blades, which
bend downward
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Dr. H. Botterell
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1967
circa 1967
Date Remarks
A similar instrument was found in Sklar Catalogue for 1967
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The number '2' is stamped on the inside of both sides, near the screw; the outside of the left
side has "GERMANY STAINLESS" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.0 cm. x Width: 5.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The instrument is in very good condition, very little wear, there is no corrosion; there are small
spots of staining around hinge with some wear, and a nick in right arm of scissor; additional signs
of wear on inside surface of arms at base of finger holes and 2 cm above the '2' on each side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments - Suction and Pressure Apparatus", by J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., p. 59 #175-10;
"Illustrated Catalog" by Miltex Instrument Co., 1973, p. 33 MX5 226-230; CD #5
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Nurse's Handbook of Obstetrics [nursing reference book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14682
Dates
1929
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Nursing
Paediatrics
Patient Care
Accession Number
014016001
Description
Hardcover nursing reference book with red fabric provides information for home births and after birth in six chapters: Anatomy and Physiology, Prenatal, Labor and Post-Partum, The Baby, Additional Maternity Information; 535 pages.
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Accession Number
014016001
Author
Louise Zabriskie, R.N.
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Nursing
Paediatrics
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Archival
Home Nursing -- handbooks
Obstetrical Nursing -- handbooks
Description
Hardcover nursing reference book with red fabric provides information for home births and after birth in six chapters: Anatomy and Physiology, Prenatal, Labor and Post-Partum, The Baby, Additional Maternity Information; 535 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
J. B. Lippincott Company
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1929
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
fabric: red
Inscriptions
On frontispiece: "LIPPINCOTT'S NURSING MANUALS // NURSES HANDBOOK // OF // OBSTETRICS // BY // LOUISE ZABRISHIE, R.N. // 270 ILLUSTRATIONS OF WHICH 6 ARE IN COLOUR // PHILADELPHIA AND LONDON // J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
20.8 cm
Width
14.0 cm
Depth
3.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Paediatrics
Patient Care
Accession Number
017026001 a-b
Description
Round paper cylinder container (a) with removable lid (b) with blue paper label covering all container; label provides details about the composition or ingredients, analysis, food value and instructions for preparing as a food source for infant and sick or elderly persons.
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Accession Number
017026001 a-b
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Paediatrics
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Food, Fortified
Child Nutrition
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Home Nursing
Description
Round paper cylinder container (a) with removable lid (b) with blue paper label covering all container; label provides details about the composition or ingredients, analysis, food value and instructions for preparing as a food source for infant and sick or elderly persons.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - container
b - lid
Provenance
Purchased at an antique store.
Maker
Mead Johnson & Company of Canada Limited
Site Made (City)
Belleville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
Printed on front label: "1 LB. 2 OZ. NET (510 GM.) // REPLACE LID - KEEP IN COOL DRY PLACE // PABLUM // CANAD. PAT. NO. 346,700 (1934) T. M. REG. CANAD. PAT OFF. // A thoroughly cooked and dried palatable mixed cereal // food, with vitamin B complex and mineral supplements // Pablum consists of wheatmeal (farina), oatmeal, wheat germ, yellow cornmeal, powdered beef bone specially prepared for // human use, sodium chloride, powdered alfalfa leaf, powdered // yeast and reduced iron. It is thoroguhly cooked under pressure // and dried, with resultant rupture for the starch granules and some dextrinization. Pablum is an excellent source of the vita- // B complex and supplies nutritionally important minerals // (iron, copper, calcium adn phosphorus). It is readily digested, // low in crude fiber, palatable, and convenient and // economical to prepare. // REQUIRES NO COOKING // MEAD JOHNSON & COMPANY // OF CANADA, LIMITED // BELLEVILLE, ONTARIO // LOT NO 12122 // SERVAMUS FIDEM"; on back panel: "TO PREPARE PABLUM // For Infants // For Persons of Other Ages // (full instruction in both English and French) // Formula devised in the Research Laboratories // of teh Department of Paediatrics, University // of Toronto. Regularly tested by Paediatic // Reseaarch Foundation of Toronto."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-1
Length
a - 19.7 cm
Depth
b - 1.7 cm
Diameter
a - 12.7 cm
b - 12.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper torn at edge of lid to container with ragged edges, all pieces intack; surface grime
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
Pablum was developed by Canadian pediatricians Frederick Tisdall, Theodore Drake, and Alan Brown, in collaboration with nutrition laboratory technician Ruth Herbert (all of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto), along with Mead Johnson chemist Harry H. Engel. The cereal marked a breakthrough in nutritional science: it helped prevent rickets, a crippling childhood disease, by ensuring that children had sufficient vitamin D in their diet.
Although neither Pablum nor its biscuit predecessor was the first food designed and sold specifically for babies, it was the first baby food to come precooked and thoroughly dried. The ease of preparation made Pablum successful in an era when infant malnutrition was still a major problem in industrialized countries.
Pablum Mixed Cereal was made from a mixture of ground and precooked wheat (farina), oatmeal, yellow corn meal, bone meal, dried brewer's yeast, and powdered alfalfa leaf, fortified with reduced iron – providing an assortment of minerals and vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E. Pablum is palatable and easily digested without causing side effects like diarrhea or constipation. It is also unlikely to cause allergic reactions, as it does not contain eggs, lactose or nuts of any kind (although it does contain wheat and corn, either of which can be allergenic for some individuals).
For a period of 25 years, the Hospital for Sick Children and the Toronto Pediatric Foundation received a royalty on every package of Pablum sold. In 2005, the Pablum brand was acquired by the H. J. Heinz Company.
Pablum is a processed cereal for infants originally marketed by the Mead Johnson Company in 1931. The trademarked name is a contracted form of the Latin word pabulum, which means "foodstuff". The name had long been used in botany and medicine to refer to nutrition or substances of which the nutritive elements are passively absorbed.
The word can also refer to something that is bland, mushy, unappetizing, or infantile.
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physician's birth record form

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10260
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Paediatrics
Accession Number
997002047
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Accession Number
997002047
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Paediatrics
MeSH Heading
Medical Records
Pediatrics -- forms
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 23
Length
7.2 cm
Width
10.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard stained
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

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