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The Pharmacopoeia of Guy's Hospital [medical pharmacy reference book]

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Dates
1899
Collection
Estate of Sylvia Burkinshaw Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
011014002
Description
Small black leather covered medical pharmacopoeia with title on the front cover printed in gold; on the inside of the covers is green paper with flower designs; the rest of the pages are cream coloured with red edges; 220 pages, not including preface or table of contents; on the first blank cream c…
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Accession Number
011014002
Collection
Estate of Sylvia Burkinshaw Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Pharmacopoeias
Description
Small black leather covered medical pharmacopoeia with title on the front cover printed in gold; on the inside of the covers is green paper with flower designs; the rest of the pages are cream coloured with red edges; 220 pages, not including preface or table of contents; on the first blank cream coloured page is a signature written in blue pen of the original owner; the pharmacopoeia begins with a preface, a page on the medical and surgical staff, and a table of contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Sylvia Burkinshaw, a Registered Nurse and graduate from Scarborough Hospital. Among her many roles, at the Kingston General Hospital from 1961 up until her retirement in 1984, mainly as the Superintendent of Nurses.
Maker
H. H. G. Grattan
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1899
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, green
ink: black, red, blue, gold
leather: black
Inscriptions
On cover: "THE // PHARMACAPOEIA // OF // GUY'S HOSPITAL"; on the inside page: "A. Harris // HH Harley Sa . H.I."; on frontispiece: "THE // PHARMACAPOEIA // OF // GUY'S HOSPITAL // COMPILED BY A COMMITTEE OF THE STAFF // PUBLISHED BY // H. H. G. GRATTAN, 17, THE BOROUGH LONDON BRIDGE, S.E. // 1899"; "PREFACE"; "GUY'S HOSPITAL // MEDICAL & SURGICAL STAFF"; "TABLE OF CONTENTS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
14.0 cm
Width
8.5 cm
Depth
1.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Cover is very worn around the edges and corners; slightly torn at the bottom of the spine nearest to the front cover
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
website
Reference Comments
http://yourlifemoments.ca/sitepages/obituary.asp?oId=495295
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmacopoeia
Research Facts
Sylvia Burkinshaw was born at Scarborough, Yorkshire, England in 1919 and died on Sunday May 1, 2011 at the Kingston General Hospital. Only daughter of John Frederick and Margaret Burkinshaw. Following graduation as a Registered Nurse at Scarborough Hospital and as a Midwife at Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital London, she served as a Nursing Sister in Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service through World War II. In 1950 she returned to civilian nursing at University College Hospital, London. An International Red Cross Scholarship award enabled her to travel to Canada to continue her health care career. She worked at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto from 1956 to 1961 and at the Kingston General Hospital from 1961 until her retirement in 1984.
A pharmacopoeia, pharmacopeia, or pharmacopoea (literally, “drug-making”), in its modern technical sense, is a book containing directions for the identification of compound medicines, and published by the authority of a government or a medical or pharmaceutical society. Descriptions of preparations are called monographs. In a broader sense it is a reference work for pharmaceutical drug specifications.
Guy's Hospital is a National Health Services hospital in the borough of Southwark in central London. It is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and one of the institutions that comprise the King's Health Partners, an academic health science centre. It is a large teaching hospital and is, with St Thomas' Hospital and King's College Hospital, the location of King's College London GKT School of Medical Education. The Tower Wing (formerly known as Guy's Tower) is the world's second tallest hospital building, standing at 148.65 metres (487.7 ft) with 34 floors. It is currently one of the tallest buildings in London.
The hospital dates from 1721, when it was founded by philanthropist Thomas Guy, who had made a fortune from the South Sea Bubble and as a publisher of unlicensed Bibles. It was originally established as a hospital to treat "incurables" discharged from St Thomas' Hospital. Guy had been a Governor and benefactor of St Thomas' and his fellow Governors supported his intention by granting the south-side of St Thomas' Street for a peppercorn rent for 999 years. Following his death in 1724, Thomas Guy was entombed at the hospital's chapel.
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Pharmacopoeia of the University College Hospital [medical pharmacy reference book]

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Dates
1949
Collection
Estate of Sylvia Burkinshaw Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
011014003
Description
Small black covered pharmacopoeia with the title and date printed in gold on the front cover; pages are cream coloured with red edges; every other page is a blank blue-lined paper; a signature with donor's name, place and date can be found on the first page; preceding the text is a preface and tabl…
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Accession Number
011014003
Author
T. D. Whittet
Collection
Estate of Sylvia Burkinshaw Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Pharmacopoeias
Description
Small black covered pharmacopoeia with the title and date printed in gold on the front cover; pages are cream coloured with red edges; every other page is a blank blue-lined paper; a signature with donor's name, place and date can be found on the first page; preceding the text is a preface and table of contents; there is another section at the end of the book entitled "THERAPEUTIC NOTES" No.1 to No.3, which have cream edges instead of red; at the very end of the book are a hand full of empty cream coloured pages; the pages range from 5 to 146, not including the preface, table of contents, therapeutic notes, or blank pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Sylvia Burkinshaw, a Registered Nurse and graduate from Scarborough Hospital. Among her many roles, at the Kingston General Hospital from 1961 up until her retirement in 1984, mainly as the Superintendent of Nurses.
Maker
Wilding and Son, Ltd
Site Made (City)
Shrewsbury
Site Made (State)
Shropshire
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1949
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, black
ink: black, blue, gold
Inscriptions
On the front: "UNIVERSITY COLLEGE // HOSPITAL // PHARMACOPOEIA // 1949"; on the inside: "S. M. Burkinshaw // University College Hospital, // January : 1950."; on frontispiece: "PHARMACOPOEIA // OF THE University College Hospital // PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE // MEDICAL COMMITTEE // 1949 // EDITED BY // T. D. WHITTET // Ph.C., D.B.A. // CHIEF PHARMACIST AND LECTURER // IN PHARMACY TO THE HOSPITAL // WILDING AND SON, LTD // SHREWSBURY // 1949"; "PREFACE"; "CONTENTS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
14.2 cm
Width
10.8 cm
Depth
2.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
A few pages loose
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
website
Reference Comments
http://yourlifemoments.ca/sitepages/obituary.asp?oId=495295
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmacopoeia
Research Facts
Born at Scarborough, Yorkshire, England in 1919 and died on Sunday May 1, 2011 at the Kingston General Hospital. Only daughter of John Frederick and Margaret Burkinshaw. Following graduation as a Registered Nurse at Scarborough Hospital and as a Midwife at Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital London, she served as a Nursing Sister in Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service through World War II. In 1950 she returned to civilian nursing at University College Hospital, London. An International Red Cross Scholarship award enabled her to travel to Canada to continue her health care career. She worked at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto from 1956 to 1961 and at the Kingston General Hospital from 1961 until her retirement in 1984.
A pharmacopoeia, pharmacopeia, or pharmacopoea (literally, “drug-making”), in its modern technical sense, is a book containing directions for the identification of compound medicines, and published by the authority of a government or a medical or pharmaceutical society. Descriptions of preparations are called monographs. In a broader sense it is a reference work for pharmaceutical drug specifications.
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Dates
1880
1913
circa 1880-1913
Collection
Alice L. Leavitt Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Home Health Care
Accession Number
010015003 a-b
Description
Amber glass bottle (a) with flat base and rounded square shaped body, tapering up into a cylindrical neck with a handle connecting the neck to the body; opposite the handle is a short spout which protrudes from just below the neck and stretches upwards, tapering into a small opening which curves st…
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Accession Number
010015003 a-b
Collection
Alice L. Leavitt Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Food
Patient Care -- instrumentation
Description
Amber glass bottle (a) with flat base and rounded square shaped body, tapering up into a cylindrical neck with a handle connecting the neck to the body; opposite the handle is a short spout which protrudes from just below the neck and stretches upwards, tapering into a small opening which curves straight out towards the side; a wooden stopper (b) sits in the neck of the glass.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle: Length 7.2 cm X Width 5.0 cm X Height 12.3 cm
b - stopper: Length 4.9 cm X Diameter 2.1 cm
Provenance
Owned by donor
Dates
1880
1913
circa 1880-1913
Date Remarks
Based on "A Dating Key For Post-Eighteenth Century Bottles" by T. Stell Newman.
Material
glass: amber
wood: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some bubbles inside the glass and potentially some minor chipping.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://www.etymonline.com/word/cruet#etymonline_v_406
https://www.kovels.com/price-guide/glass-price-guide/amber-glass.html
https://www.airseacontainers.com/blog/the-science-behind-amber-glass-how-these-bottles-protect-liquids/
https://www.containerandpackaging.com/resources/colored-glass/
Research Facts
Olive oil was used in various pharmacy recipes for home use and at the pharmacists.
This type of bottle is called a cruet, and is most often used to hold vinegar, oil, or sacramental wine. The word "cruet" was first attested circa 1300, and most likely comes from the Old French "crue", meaning an earthen pot. Related to the word "crock".
Amber, the colour of this glass, was a popular colour for glass just after the American Civil War and during the 1930s-1950s, and is one of the many colours which are often cited when referring to "Depression Glass". Amber glass comes from iron, sulphur, and carbon being added to molten glass. Amber glass is good for protecting liquids, as it blocks UV light and other light wavelengths under 450 nm, which is why it is often used to store medicines, alcohols, and oils.
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