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Dates
1963
1973
circa 1963-1973
Collection
Dr. Martin T. Jeremias Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
004015001
Description
Sealed rectangular plastic and paper sterile package containing an orange and red rubber foley 30cc #20 catheter within an original manufacturer's yellow paper sleeve.
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Accession Number
004015001
Collection
Dr. Martin T. Jeremias Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Urinary catheterization
Description
Sealed rectangular plastic and paper sterile package containing an orange and red rubber foley 30cc #20 catheter within an original manufacturer's yellow paper sleeve.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dr. Martin T. Jeremias to the University of Alberta and its Library; then donated to the museum via Dr. Merrill Distad
Maker
Akron Catheter Inc.
Site Made (City)
Akron
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1963
1973
circa 1963-1973
Date Remarks
Date based on patent number
Material
plastic: clear
paper: cream, yellow, blue
ink: black
rubber: orange, red
Inscriptions
Printed on the paper sleeve: “STERILE // AKRON FOLEY CATHETER // Sterility Not Guaranteed If Package Is Damaged Or Broken // Akron Catheter, Inc. // AKRON, OHIO, U.S.A 44313 // 20 Fr – 30cc // CAT. No. 8500 NV-S // CONTINUOUS IRRIGATION // CODE No. 3-C // LOT NO. 81-C”; printed on catheter: “Akron Foley // 30CC 20”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-6
Dimension Notes
Length 50.8 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Packaging creased; slight water staining on bottom of package
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Foley catheter." Wikipedia. 2011. Wikipedia. 06 June 2011
Research Facts
As of Sept. 21, 1999, appraisal value for entire 700+ item collection, not all pieces kept, is $49,206.00; Akron Ohio was considered the rubber capital of the USA during the 1940s – 1970s and was home to many rubber manufacturing plants; foley catheters have two lumen, one lumen is open at both ends, and allows urine to drain out into a collection bag, the other lumen has a valve on the outside end and connects to a balloon at the tip; the balloon is inflated with sterile saline when it lies inside the bladder, in order to stop it from slipping out.
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Soft Rubber Urinals [product catalogue]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2458
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996001421
Description
Small paper booklet of 8 pages (both sides) and cover; for soft rubber urinals from the Miller Rubber Co.; inside contains photographs of various urinals for males, females, adult and child, with description and cost; actual photos used (not facsimiles); brown tones.
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Accession Number
996001421
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities -- catalogs
Description
Small paper booklet of 8 pages (both sides) and cover; for soft rubber urinals from the Miller Rubber Co.; inside contains photographs of various urinals for males, females, adult and child, with description and cost; actual photos used (not facsimiles); brown tones.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
The Miller Rubber Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Akron
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Use of soft rubber and photographs indicate the early 1900's
Material
paper: black; brown; orange
Inscriptions
"SOFT RUBBER // URINALS // The Miller Rubber Co. // AKRON, OHIO, U.S.A. // MANUFACTURERS OF // DRUGGISTS SUNDRIES, DIPPED, // HAND MADE, MOULDED // & SPECIAL GOODS // S // CIENTIFIC // URGICAL // PECIALTIES. INSIDE - A COMPLETE LINE OF // HIGH GRADE URINALS DESIGNED // FOR SERVICE"; describes improved designs and urinals from No. 1-148
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.5 cm. x Width: 9.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Small scratch on front on left side of "Soft", small stain inside cover, top right corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Eaton Spring and Summer Catalogue, 1901
Research Facts
Trademark 56773, soft rubber urinals used in 1901 for relatively same price
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physician's companion syringe set

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8542
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.7.2
Description
A varnished wooden case, press-stud metal latch, mortise/tenon joints; lid and base fitted to hold the contents, which are listed on a paper lining the lid: a large syringe and accessories.
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Accession Number
1989.7.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Irrigation
Description
A varnished wooden case, press-stud metal latch, mortise/tenon joints; lid and base fitted to hold the contents, which are listed on a paper lining the lid: a large syringe and accessories.
Part Names
case - Size: Length 20.3 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 9.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. D. McKinley.
Maker
Goodrich Hard Rubber Co.
Site Made (City)
Akron
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
wood: brown
metal (?): black
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper lining the lid: "The // Physician's Companion // 2 oz Syringe // Straight and bent Rectal, Uterine, Vaginal, Post Nasal, // Ear and Catheter Pipes"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-14
Condition Remarks
Some staining on lower paper lining and on the case outer lid.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Canadian Biographical Dictionary, p. 692; Ont. Medical Registry of 1872; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Belonged to Dr. Henry Turner (b. 1829), registered Ontario 1866, practised in Millbrook, Ontario ca. 1853-1898 and in NWT ca. 1895-1907; operated a drugstore in Millbrook from 1871.
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Feminine Hygienic Syringe Kit 'Tinykit'

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15193
Dates
1954
1970
circa 1954-1970
Category
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Classification
Gynaecology
Home Health
Hygiene
Accession Number
018023001 a-f
Description
Feminine syringe kit in rectangular cardboard box; the box (a) is printed in blue ink and contains an illustration of a smiling nurse's head on the two largest sides of the box and a blue cross with an "S" in the middle; there is also an illustration on the front of the box of the syringe and bag i…
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Accession Number
018023001 a-f
Category
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Classification
Gynaecology
Home Health
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Feminine Hygiene Products
Hygiene -- instrumentation
Hygiene
Description
Feminine syringe kit in rectangular cardboard box; the box (a) is printed in blue ink and contains an illustration of a smiling nurse's head on the two largest sides of the box and a blue cross with an "S" in the middle; there is also an illustration on the front of the box of the syringe and bag inside the kit; the box contains information printed in blue, white, and red ink including the product title, the patent number, manufacturing information, ordering information, and information about the product; inside the box are a set of instructions printed in black ink on tan paper (f), a white plastic measuring spoon (e), and a tan latex case (c); inside the case are a long white plastic syringe (b), and a yellow latex bag with a white plastic nozzle (d).
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a) box: Length 15.4 cm X Width 6.5 cm X Height 2.0 cm
b) syringe: Length 13.6 cm X Diameter 1.9 cm
c) case: Length 14.3 cm X Width 2.0 cm X Height 6.1 cm
d) bag: Length 14.0 cm X Width 8.0 cm x Height 3.8 cm
e) measuring spoon: Length 5.9 cm X Width 2.1 cm X Height 1.1 cm
f) instructions: Length 13.9 cm X Width 5.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Shush, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Akron
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A.
Dates
1954
1970
circa 1954-1970
Date Remarks
Date based on patent number as well as illustration and graphic style on box.
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue, black, red
latex: tan, yellow
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on front of box (a): "Shush "tinykit®" // S // FEMININE HYGIENIC SYRINGE // BAG OF DIPPED LATEX WITH // CAPACITY FOR THOROUGH // HYGIENIC CLEANSING // SCIENTIFICALLY // DESIGNED NOZZLE // WITH A SPRAY // THAT GOES UPWARD AND OUTWARD FOR THAT CLEANSING ACTION. // RECOMMENDED BY DOCTORS FOR MAXIMUM HYGIENIC SECURITY. // U.S. PATENT 2,664,893 // Complete Feminine Syringe Kit in a water-proof case for home or travel"; printed on back of box: "Shush "tinykit®" // S // Fastidious women everywhere will welcome the new // Shush "tinykit' ... a kit for her most personal // necessities, compactly arranged in a tiny inconspicuous // travel container. She'll appreciate too, a great confidence // in Shush ... for the Shush "tinykit" is scientifically designed // for maximum efficiency. Truly, Shush is the modern answer // to M'Lady's personal daintiness - at home or away. // U.S. PATENT 2,664,893"; printed on long sides of box: "Shush "tinykit®" for personal daintiness // SHUSH INC., AKRON, OHIO, U.S.A."; printed on short sides of box: ""tinykit" for M'LADY'S // PERSONAL DAINTINESS"; printed on inside flap of box: "IF UNABLE TO BUY LOCALLY SEND ONE // DOLLAR WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS TO // SHUSH INC., AKRON 8, OHIO // LITHO IN U.S.A."; embossed on case (c): "Shush "tinykit®" // AKRON, OHIO"; raised on measuring spoon (e): "Lysol® // BRAND DISINFECTANT"; printed on instructions sheet (f): "INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE // ADD ONE-HALF TEASPOONFUL (ONE SPOONFUL OF THE ENCLOSED // MEASURING DEVICE) OF LYSOL BRAND DISINFECTANT TO ONE // PINT OF WARM WATER. MIX THOROUGHLY IN SEPARATE // CONTAINER BEFORE POURING INTO BAG. RINSE THE TINYKIT // WITH WATER AFTER USING."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-10
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor tearing and fraying of cardboard box, paper instructions minorly crumpled.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, book
Reference Comments
https://timeline.com/sexist-history-douching-bcc39f3d216c
https://www.motherjones.com/media/2012/03/when-women-used-lysol-birth-control/
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21724/21724-h/21724-h.htm
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11644980
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lysols-vintage-ads-subtly-pushed-women-to-use-its-disinfectant-as-birth-control-218734/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrbill/albums/834100/with/37387729/
http://magic.msu.edu/search~S39?/cHQ766%20.S32%201917%20Online/chq%20%20766%20s32%201917%20online/-3,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=chq%20%20766%20s32%201917%20online&1,1,
https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/a-brief-history-of-vaginal-douching-and-women-cleaning-themselves-with-disinfectants/
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2664893.html
Research Facts
This object was used for vaginal douching, a historically common practice of women's hygiene until recently. Today, doctors do not recommend douching as the vagina is self-cleaning and attempting to clean it with soaps and chemicals could be harmful to its pH balance and cause damage.
Beginning in the early 20th century, women would often use Lysol, a household disinfectant, as a douche. Lysol advertised this purpose, claiming that it would guard against odors (believed to be a euphemism for birth control).
Before 1911, there were a reported 193 poisonings and five deaths from Lysol douching, and women often complained of burning and blisters. In 1952, Lysol's formula was changed from cresol to become a quarter as toxic as before. The Lysol used in homes today is not the same as the one historically used for douching, and is no longer owned by the same company.
Advertisements for Lysol as a feminine hygiene product often targeted women's insecurities about their bodies and caused them to feel badly about them and feel the need to use a douche to remain clean and fresh. Lines used in different 20th century Lysol advertisements include: "Often a wife fails to realize that doubts due to one intimate neglect shut her out from happy married love", "Day after heartbreaking day I was held in [...] a web spun by my husband's indifference. [...] Was the fault mine?", "No woman who has a normal foundation of good health can be forgiven for failing to "stay young with her husband.""
The douche was the most popular “contraceptive” in the USA by 1940. In 1933, nearly half of a study of 507 women who used Lysol as a contraceptive became pregnant.
This particular douche design was invented by George P. Kempel and was made to be able to be disposed after one use according to its patent.
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Harvey double head stethoscope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15278
Dates
1996
2005
circa 1996-2005
Collection
Dr. John Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Diagnosis
Accession Number
009046024
Description
Rectangular cardboard box containing "The Harvey Double Head Stethoscope"; the box is in two parts (a, b), and the top slides over the bottom; the lid contains a photograph of a stethoscope on a background of a white button down shirt with a chest pocket; the title is printed in black and white abo…
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Accession Number
009046024
Collection
Dr. John Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Auscultation
Auscultation -- instrumentation
Stethoscopes
Heart Sounds
Diagnosis
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular cardboard box containing "The Harvey Double Head Stethoscope"; the box is in two parts (a, b), and the top slides over the bottom; the lid contains a photograph of a stethoscope on a background of a white button down shirt with a chest pocket; the title is printed in black and white above the photograph on a blue background with a tan stripe, and around the photograph there are words printed in black detailing some of the features of the stethoscope; on the front side of the lid there is a white sticker with the date and manufacturing information on it, as well as a barcode; the booklet (u) has the same photograph and graphics style as the box lid; the inside of the booklet contains nine pages and a flap, as well as information on the inside covers; the booklet contains black and white illustrations, and gives information about the different parts of the stethoscope, how to adjust the headset, preparing for the exam, sites of auscultation, heart sounds and murmurs, the flat diaphragm, the corrugated diaphragm, the bell, helpful hints, warranty, ordering information, and care and maintenance; the back of the booklet contains a sticker with the European information; the stethoscope (parts c-i) has metal arms and black rubber tubing; the ear pieces become larger at the ends and the end of the stethoscope has two heads, a bell and a diaphragm; there is a metal piece with black rubber over it that connects the two metal arms to one another; in the box with the stethoscope are a cardboard insert (k) and a small plastic bag filled with three sets of ear pieces (two white and one grey) and a corrugated diaphragm;(m-t); a plastic bag (j) and a green piece of paper (l) with employee information on it.
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
a - box: Length 31.3 cm X Width 13.6 cm X Height 5.8 cm
b - lid: Length 32.0 cm X Width 14.2 cm X Height 5.9 cm
c - stethoscope: Length 63.8 cm X Width 12.0 cm X Height 2.7 cm
d-e - ear pieces: Length 2.0 cm X Diameter 1.1 cm
f - bell: Height 1.3 cm X Diameter 2.8 cm
g - chestpiece: Height 1.0 cm X Diameter 4.4 cm
h - ring: Height 0.5 cm X Diameter 4.7 cm
i - diaphragm: Diameter 4.4 cm
j - plastic: Length 24.0 cm X Width 19.0 cm
k - cardboard: Length 30.8 cm X Width 35.2 cm
l - paper: Length 7.6 cm X Width 2.5 cm
m - plastic: Length 11.0 cm X Width 7.6 cm
n-o - ear pieces: Length 2.0 cm X Diameter 1.1 cm
p-q - ear pieces: Length 1.5 cm X Diameter 1.3 cm
r-s - ear pieces: Length 2.0 cm X Diameter 1.4 cm
t - diaphragm: Height 0.3 cm X Diameter 4.4 cm
u: booklet: Length 22.9 cm X Width 10.2 cm
Provenance
Owned by Effie and Elizabeth Curry.
Maker
Tycos: A Welch Allyn Company
Site Made (City)
Arden
Site Made (State)
North Carolina
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A.
Dates
1996
2005
circa 1996-2005
Date Remarks
Based on date printed on sticker and date donated to the museum
Material
paper: cream, green, white
ink: blue, brown, white, black, grey, green
metal: grey
rubber: black, grey, white
plastic: clear, black
Inscriptions
Embossed on chestpiece (g): "Tycos // ASHEVILLE, N.C., USA PAT. NO. 3109508"; printed on paper (l): "I Take Pride in Our Quality // Employee #9117 // TYCOS INSTRUMENTS, INC."; printed on top of lid (b): "The HARVEY // DOUBLE HEAD // Stethoscope // New Soft Eartips // Rotatablen Binaurals // Dual Channel Tubing // Brass Chestpiece // Construction // Tycos® A Welch Allyn // Company"; printed on sticker on front of lid: "Mfg: 11/20/96 // Tycos® // A Welch Allyn // Company // CE // 5079-28 // Harvey Stethoscope // Double Head // +H8575079280 // Tycos Instruments, Inc · 95 Old Shoals Road · Arden, NC 28704 USA"; printed on front of booklet (u): "The Original // HARVEY // Stethoscopes // A Superior "Time Tested" // Stethoscope for the // Auscultation of // the Heart // DOUBLE-HEAD — 5079-28 // Tycos® A Welch Allyn // Company"; printed on back of booklet (including sticker): "CE European Regulatory Manager // Medical Division, Welch Allyn Ltd. // Navan, Co. Meath, Republic of Ireland // Tycos® A Welch Allyn // Company // Tycos Instruments, Inc. // 95 Old Shoals Road // Arden, NC 28704 // Telephone: (704) 684-4895 // Tycos—a tradition of excellence // 95P319 // Printed in U.S.A.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Rubber tubing on one side of stethoscope, where the rubber meets the metal binaural tubes.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, patent, book, interview
Reference Comments
Welch Allyn, Hillrom, "Original Harvey Stethoscopes": https://www.welchallyn.com/en/products/categories/discontinued-products/physical-exam/stethoscopes/original_harvey_stethoscopes.html
US Patent 3,109,508: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/3109508.pdf
"A Journey of Hope", by Oscar Mann, Hamilton Books, Dec. 14, 2005, 302 pages, pg. 190-191: https://books.google.ca/books?id=Wa5IFsCb1SwC&dq=original+harvey+stethoscope&source=gbs_navlinks_s
"WATKINS PROCTOR HARVEY, MD:A Conversation With the Editor", December 30, 1999, interview between William Clifford Roberts, MD and Watkins Proctor Harvey, MD: https://documents.pub/document/watkins-proctor-harvey-md-a-conversation-with-the-editor.html
Research Facts
The Harvey Double Head Stethoscope was part of a collection of stethoscopes by the Welch Allyn company called "Original Harvey Stethoscopes". They are no longer sold, and were replaced by the Harvey DLX stethoscopes.
US Patent No. 3,109,508 was granted on November 5th, 1963, to Ralph Cefaly, and was for an acoustic stethoscope with three heads: a bell, a diaphragm, and a corrugated diaphragm.
In the mid-1950s, Dr. Watkins Proctor Harvey invented this three-headed stethoscope, the Harvey Stethoscope, and it was produced by the Cefaly Research Corporation of Brentwood, Maryland. It was sometimes known as the Harvey Cefaly Stethoscope. The corrugated diaphragm helps detect faint heart activity and a larger range of frequencies. The bell is especially good for detecting low frequency sounds. Low frequency heart sounds called gallops can be signs of heart disease, and are important to be able to detect.
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dental cheek protectors

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13400
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020278 a-b
Description
Pair of white plastic cheek protectors (a, b); cylindrical shape folded in half on itself; one half is solid, with curved square end; the other half is hollow, with a rounded end and a circular piece coming down from end; protector is curved inward where it bends
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Accession Number
010020278 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Equipment
Description
Pair of white plastic cheek protectors (a, b); cylindrical shape folded in half on itself; one half is solid, with curved square end; the other half is hollow, with a rounded end and a circular piece coming down from end; protector is curved inward where it bends
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - protector - Size: Length 4.9 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
b - protector - Size: Length 4.9 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Hygienic Dental Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Akron
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
plastic: white
Inscriptions
(a, b) Embossed near top: "HYGIENIC DENTAL MFG. CO. // #00507 PAT. PEND."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Protectors are intact, flexible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008
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Akron foley catheter

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8311
Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1983.4.3
Description
A length of amber tubing with a plastic plug at one end; left in the original sealed package to protect rubber from deteriorating due to exposure to air.
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Accession Number
1983.4.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Urinary catheterization
Description
A length of amber tubing with a plastic plug at one end; left in the original sealed package to protect rubber from deteriorating due to exposure to air.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. J.D. Tanner.
Maker
Akron Catheter Inc.
Site Made (City)
Akron
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 20c."
Material
rubber: amber
glass: clear
cork: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-1
Condition Remarks
New
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Found by Mr. Tanner wrapped in brown paper on a Toronto street.
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