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Dates
1830
1870
1830-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1990.8.1 a-q
Description
A rosewood-veneered chest (q), lid lined with crumpled velvet; drawer and bottle compartments lined with maroon velvet; brass inset carrying handle and drawer pull, brass key, escutcheon/key, and drawer catch; four empty bottle compartments; contains seven empty, unlabelled bottles (a-g); a spatula…
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Accession Number
1990.8.1 a-q
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Description
A rosewood-veneered chest (q), lid lined with crumpled velvet; drawer and bottle compartments lined with maroon velvet; brass inset carrying handle and drawer pull, brass key, escutcheon/key, and drawer catch; four empty bottle compartments; contains seven empty, unlabelled bottles (a-g); a spatula with a wooden handle (h); a hand balance (i) with brass pans, black strings, silk tassel; a brass key (k) that does not fit the keyhole; a glass mortar (l); a glass measure, one fluid drachm=60 minims (m); a round box holding 4 grain weights (n); a round box holding 7 drachm weights (o); a dovetailed, velvet-lined drawer (p); (j) not listed.
Number Of Parts
17
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
c - bottle - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
d - bottle - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
e - bottle - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
f - bottle - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
g - bottle - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
h - spatula - Size: Length 10.8 cm
l - mortar - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
n - box - Size: Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
o - box - Size: Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
q - case - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 13.8 cm x Depth 13.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. and Mrs. K. Ferrie.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1870
1830-1870
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c."
Material
wood: reddish-brown
metal: yellow
glass: clear
fabric: maroon; black
Inscriptions
Handwritten on box (n): "Grain Weights"; printed around the side: "Bucklee, 86 New Bond St., corner of Oxford St."; box (o) labelled "Drachm Weights"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Chest (q): veneer lost below right hinge, cracked across lid where handle is inset; velvet lining is much worn, faded in bottle compartments, less so in the drawer; hand balance (i): pans corroded.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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pocket medicine case

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1991.8.2 a-i
Description
A leather rollup case with a strap that wraps around; compartments for glass vials and a back pocket behind one row of compartments; contains 8 glass moulded, corked bottles or vials: (a) no label, 1/5 of bottle has whitish-grey powder; (b) no label, bottle 3/4 full of brown powder; (c) undeciphera…
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Accession Number
1991.8.2 a-i
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Drug Storage, instrumentation
Medicine Chests
MM= Medical Case
Description
A leather rollup case with a strap that wraps around; compartments for glass vials and a back pocket behind one row of compartments; contains 8 glass moulded, corked bottles or vials: (a) no label, 1/5 of bottle has whitish-grey powder; (b) no label, bottle 3/4 full of brown powder; (c) undecipherable label, bottle 3/4 full of white salt-like powder; (d) label, bottle is 1/5 full of a fine white powder; (e) undecipherable label, bottle is 1/10 full of a crystallized white powder, brown residue at bottom; (f) undecipherable label, beige residue; (g) no label, bottle 4/5 full of a solid brown substance; (h) undecipherable label, dark brown residue.
Number Of Parts
9
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. John Gillies; belonged to his grandfather Dr. John Gillies.
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Material
leather: brown; cream
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: white
Inscriptions
(d) Handwritten on label, "Gilomel"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-5
Condition Remarks
Case: top section separated form inner leather, stitching joining outer layer to lining is missing on top fold; leather is dried and compressed in one side; strap needs restitching.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used by donor's grandfather, Dr. John Gillies, graduate of McGill in 1867; practised in Teeswater, Ontario; registered 1875; listed as a druggist 1872-1875; Dr. Gillies had three sons: Ernest, Digby, and Midford, who all became doctors; Midford Gillies practised in Teeswater after graduate work in obstetrics in England; he is listed as a druggist from 1917 to 1930.
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pocket medicine case

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1976.6.42 a-w
Description
Brown solid hide leather case with 24 partitions of crimson velvet (a) containing 22 cylindrical transparent glass vials (b-w); vials are partially full with either pills or powder; vial closures sealed with cork stoppers.
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Accession Number
1976.6.42 a-w
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Drug Storage
Drug Therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Brown solid hide leather case with 24 partitions of crimson velvet (a) containing 22 cylindrical transparent glass vials (b-w); vials are partially full with either pills or powder; vial closures sealed with cork stoppers.
Number Of Parts
23
Part Names
a - case - Length 22.0 cm Width 16.0 cm
b-w - vials - Length 6.7 cm Diameter 1.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Date Remarks
Original owner graduated from medical school in 1855
Material
leather: brown
fabric: crimson
cork: brown
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-5
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland - affiliated University of Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
Exhibit History
“On loan L-2016-4” to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s 150th Anniversary exhibit; 30 April-8 July, 2016 On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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Dates
1833
1860
circa 1830-1860
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1954.3.1 a-ao
Description
Rectangular wooden family medicine chest with brass handle that fits into handle-shaped depression in a brass plate that is screwed to the top of the chest; front part of chest is in two pieces; each piece is connected to the main body of the chest by hinges along the side; these pieces swing outwa…
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Accession Number
1954.3.1 a-ao
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Description
Rectangular wooden family medicine chest with brass handle that fits into handle-shaped depression in a brass plate that is screwed to the top of the chest; front part of chest is in two pieces; each piece is connected to the main body of the chest by hinges along the side; these pieces swing outwards to form side wings of the chest; each wing contains six compartments for storing medicine bottles; the main body of the chest has four compartments that are on top of two drawers; each drawer has a number of compartments, but the bottom one contains compartments for three small bottles of chemicals and two jars of ointment; the bottles are all rectangular (although of different sizes) and each has a paper label affixed to one side indicating the contents; accompanying the medicine chest is a small paperback book entitled, "Companion to the Medicine Chest with Plain Rules for Taking the Medicines in the Cure of Diseases." that is catalogued separately as 1954.3.2.
Number Of Parts
41
Part Names
b - bottle with stopper - Length 11.1 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
c-d - bottle, no glass stopper - Length 9.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
e-h - large bottle - Length 10.4 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
i-j - bottle with stopper - Length 11.1 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
k - small bottle - Length 4.8 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
l - bottle with stopper - Length 11.1 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
m - bottle, no glass stopper - Length 9.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
n-o - small bottle - Length 4.8 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
p-s - missing
t-u - bottle, no glass stopper - Length 9.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
v-w - small jar - Depth 5.8 cm x Diam. 3.1 cm
x - measuring beaker - Length 7.5 cm
y - lancet - Length 5.7 cm
z - lancet - Length 5.4 cm
aa - bottom part of sheath for (y) and (z) - Length 5.8 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
ab - top part of sheath for (y) and (z) – Length 3.3 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
ac- ad - larger drawer - Length 6.9 cm x Width 10.2 cm x Depth 19.8 cm
ae - missing
af - medicine chest (opened) - Length 26.6 cm x Width 18.3 cm x Depth 44.3 cm
ag - ai - glass stopper - Length 2.5 cm
aj - glass stopper - Length 1.9 cm
ak - glass stopper - Length 2.5 cm
al - glass stopper - Length 2.3 cm
am - glass stopper - Length 2.2 cm
an - glass stopper - Length 2.8 cm
ao - glass stopper - Length 2.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Mrs. R. S. Waldie through Dr. G. F. Boyer; brought from Scotland to Canada in 1838 by George Malloch, Barrister, later judge of the Leeds and Grenville County Courts, Canada.
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1833
1860
circa 1830-1860
Date Remarks
Brought from Scotland by George Malloch in 1838
Material
wood: brown
glass: transparent
metal: silver, yellow
fabric: red; cream
paper: cream
ink: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-1
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Several of the bottles are broken or cracked, such as (c) and (h); several items missing (p,q,r,s, and ae).
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Note that (p,q,r,s and ae) have been assigned letters but are missing. Booklet (a) is catalogued separatly as 1954.3.2
Exhibit History
On Exhibit “Stubborn Illness: Macdonald Family” at the Museum of Health Care 11 June, 2015
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Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.60.1 a-v
Description
Rectangular mahogony wooden chest (v) with brass handle contains medicines in bottles: (a) bottle without a top; (b-d) measurement bottles with stoppers; (e-g) bottles with stoppers; (h) bottle with a broken neck; (i-j) measurement bottles without stoppers; (k-m) measurement bottles, small size, wi…
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Accession Number
1969.60.1 a-v
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Description
Rectangular mahogony wooden chest (v) with brass handle contains medicines in bottles: (a) bottle without a top; (b-d) measurement bottles with stoppers; (e-g) bottles with stoppers; (h) bottle with a broken neck; (i-j) measurement bottles without stoppers; (k-m) measurement bottles, small size, without stoppers; (n) pestle; (o) graduated beaker; (p-q) jars with metal tops; (r) wooden tray with compartments; (s) drawer; (t) 5-grain weight; (u) 1/2-scruple weight; handle fits into a handle-shaped depression in a brass plate that is screwed to the top of the chest; both lengthwise face of chest is a drop-down panel connected to main body of chest by hinges at bottom; panels when fully extended create space to put bottles and implements; each panel has a lock mechanism; custom seven compartments hold bottles upright over drawer that can be opened from either side; tray dividers lift out; some bottles with minor amounts of contents.
Number Of Parts
22
Part Names
a - bottle
b-d - bottle
e-j - bottle
k-m - bottle
n - pestle
o - beaker
p-q - jar
r - tray
s - tray
t - weight
u - weight
v - case
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Springweiler & Co. Makers
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c."
Material
wood
glass
metal
fabric
Inscriptions
Impressed on ledge of drawer, "Springweiler & Co. MAKERS, LONDON"; on bottles: "a) Sodae Bi-Carb; b) Spt. Camph; c) Spt. Aether Nit; d) Pulv. Jalap; e) Pulv. Ipecac; f) Tr. Acuniti P. B.; g) Pulv. Rhei; h) Tr.Hyosci; i) Quin. Sulph.; j) Pulv. crethes opium; k) Podophyllin; l) Hyd. w Cleta; m) Antim. Tart
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Length 10.4 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
b-d - bottle - Length 11.1 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
e-j - bottle - Length 11.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
k-m - bottle - Length 4.7 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
n - pestle - Length 6.3 cm
o - beaker - Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
p-q - jar - Length 3.9 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
r - tray - Length 14.9 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
s - tray - Length 21.2 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
t - weight
u - weight
v - case - Length 23.5 cm x Width 11.7 cm x Depth 22.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Several bottles are broken; velvet lining in some of the compartments and drawers are torn and worn; glass stoppers are stuck in a number of the bottles; no bottle in the drawer marked "calomel"; manufacturers' name on label inside front door has been obliterated; #3: minor nicks and scratches in surface of wooden case; inlay missing from keyhole; tope handle had signs of use but no corrosion; both doors open easily (need to be tied to stay shut); front inner door has remnants of a green paper label, worn, torn, but firmly affixed; two bottles missing from one side; bottle (h) broken, with the neck missing entirely; there was a chip in the bottom of bottle (g) and contents were exposed, 0.5 cm in diameter, and the label was torn; there is a crack in the neck of (i); there is a chip in the lip of (j), 3.6 cm x 0.7 cm; the handles of the lower tray were worn, but no corrosion; there was a crack along the bottom edge of one side of the tray, 6.2 cm long; the inner velvet lining was worn; there was no corrosion on the scale weights, or lower jar lids; one lower bottle (calomel) was missing; one label had fallen off some object and was at the bottom of the tray; no chips or cracks in the measuring glass; lid of bottle (p) very loose; stopper of (r) loose.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On display in the "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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