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Dates
1813
1837
circa 1813-1837
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997002439
Description
Octagonal metal scarificator with round knob and lever on top; ten round blades come out of bottom when lever is pulled; release button on side
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Accession Number
997002439
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
Octagonal metal scarificator with round knob and lever on top; ten round blades come out of bottom when lever is pulled; release button on side
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
Cluley
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1813
1837
circa 1813-1837
Date Remarks
Based on company name
Material
metal: yellow, black
Inscriptions
Stamped on front: "CLULEY"; stamped on left side: "A"; stamped on right side: "A"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Dimension Notes
Size: Length 5.3 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Some tarnishing; release button stuck
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments", Elisabeth Bennion, 1979, p. 311; "Antique Medical Instruments", C. Keith Wilbur, 1987, p. 119; CD #8
Research Facts
Scarificators have been used since the early 18th century to bleed patients; this octagonal design was favoured by American and British manufacturers from about 1790 onward; the practice died out by the early 20th century
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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handwritten medical textbook

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13599
Dates
1810
1830
circa 1810-1830
Collection
Mr. Gary and Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Williams Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
002045001
Description
Handwritten rectangular medical textbook on varying subjects; textbook has upwards of 500 pages although not all pages are numbered; writing is present on both sides of the pages and there are hand drawings interspersed throughout; textbook is made up of cream coloured and yellowed pages written on…
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Accession Number
002045001
Collection
Mr. Gary and Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Williams Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Traditional
Reference Books, Medical
Textbooks
Description
Handwritten rectangular medical textbook on varying subjects; textbook has upwards of 500 pages although not all pages are numbered; writing is present on both sides of the pages and there are hand drawings interspersed throughout; textbook is made up of cream coloured and yellowed pages written on in black ink; the front cover and spine are missing while the back cover made of brown cardboard and covered with yellow paper is still attached; signatures are bound to the spine with thin pieces of string; there is a larger piece of string with one end between pages 298 and 299 and the other end between pages 364 and 365
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found by donors in 1996 in the attic of their cottage in Colebrook; cottage was built in 1853 and had been in donor's family since the 1800s.
Dates
1810
1830
circa 1810-1830
Date Remarks
Watermarks on pages show paper was made on or after 1810
Material
paper: cream, yellow
ink: black
cardboard: brown, yellow
fabric: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-6
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 33.0 cm x Width 21.5 cm x Depth 5.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Queen's Masters Art Conservation: conserved by students: refer to further notes
Front cover and pages missing. Front page is ripped and top half missing. Top pages have insect holes. Edges of the book have discolored. Some pages within the book and the book spine are detached. Ink is faded while back cover is discolored, stained and flaking Front cover and an unknown number of pages of the book are missing; front page is ripped and the top half of the page is missing; top pages have pre-exisitng insect holes in them; edges of the book have discoloured to a dark brown; some pages within the book have detached; spine has detached completely but has left some remnants behind; the top pages have faded, turning the ink from black to brown; back cover shows significant signs of discolouration, flaking and wear; back cover has dark and light brown stains all over and has begun to sink in the centre
Copy Type
Original
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The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp [print]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11940
Dates
1798
1840
circa 1798-1840
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
002050008
Description
Monotone reproduction print of a painting affixed to heavy paper; depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson on a cadaver; text on front in Dutch and French; appears to be removed from frame; embossed line around perimeter of print with wide plai…
Accession Number
002050008
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Anatomy -- pictorial works
Description
Monotone reproduction print of a painting affixed to heavy paper; depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson on a cadaver; text on front in Dutch and French; appears to be removed from frame; embossed line around perimeter of print with wide plain border; paper still flexible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Site Made (City)
Amsterdam
Site Made (Country)
Holland
Dates
1798
1840
circa 1798-1840
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
"Rembrandt van Ryn pinoc 1632 // T de Frey f: aquforti 1798 // DEMONSTRATION ANATOMIQUE, // faite par le celebre Medicine Nicolas Tulp. // Profesfeur d'anatomic a Amsterdam, l'An 1683 // le tableau original se trouve au Theatre // anatomique d'Amsterdam."; repeated in Dutch
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box D
Length
44.0 cm
Width
36.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Heavily foxed and yellowed paper; missing minor piece on bottom edge and 1.5 cm tear at upper left edge
Copy Type
reproduction
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Zygmont, Bryon. “Rembrant, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp.” Khan Academy. Accessed February 23, 2017. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/monarchy-enlightenment/baroque-art1/holland/a/rembrandt-the-anatomy-lesson-of-dr-tulp
Research Facts
The original portrait, painted by Dutch Baroque Rembrandt van Rijn in 1632, depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson. It was commissioned to hang in the board room of the Guild of Surgeons, a group that Tulp had become a reader of three years before. Tulp is shown as the only man wearing a hat, showing his elevated position over his pupil, as he demonstrates how arm muscles are attached to the body using forceps. He was known to give theory lessons twice a week in Amsterdam with one public autopsy a year being conducted. The painting shows the 1632 autopsy that used the body of a criminal, an executed thief named Adriaen het Kint as their cadaver. The surgeon in the centre towards the back holds a sheet of paper that lists the names of all the men in participating in the lesson, many of whom would have paid for the honor of being included in the composition.
Though it was one of Rembrandt’s earlier works, The Anatomy Lesson remains one of his most well-known paintings; the skill is evident in the expressive, recognizable faces of the surgeons and the dynamic contrast between light and dark. Rembrandt does, however, some artistic liberties, particularly as the surgeon would have begun with opening the chest cavity in an autopsy as opposed to beginning with an arm.
This was also one of the first painting that Rembrandt signed with his forename as opposed to RHL which he had used on previous ones, likely showing his increasing confidence in his artistic abilities.
Prev. # L42 / AMP344
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Dates
1800
1867
circa 1800-1867
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
002050405 a-c
Description
A brass vaporizer (a) with a handle; a lid (c) that screws on top; burner resevoir (b) is attached to flat metal insert; metal insert has a small round ring at front; several wicks pertrude from the top of the resevoir; a pin stuck to the bottom of the vaporizer container
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Accession Number
002050405 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
A brass vaporizer (a) with a handle; a lid (c) that screws on top; burner resevoir (b) is attached to flat metal insert; metal insert has a small round ring at front; several wicks pertrude from the top of the resevoir; a pin stuck to the bottom of the vaporizer container
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a- container - Size: Length 20.7 cm x Width 19.0 cm x Depth 13.0 cm
b – burner – Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 7.8 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
c – lid – Size: Length 4.4 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. P.A. Ryan of Toronto.
Dates
1800
1867
circa 1800-1867
Date Remarks
Based on information from Academy of Medicine accession records
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Engraved on the side: "W [Illeg.] KE MAN JR // NTED // JUNE 11TH 1867"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-3
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion throughout; small dent located on the brass top; dent located on the maker's mark; signs of previous repair.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The George P. Pilling & Son Co." Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1932; p.107; CD #2.
Research Facts
Object named based on similar model in reference book.
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menthol plaster tube

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10674
Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
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Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Provenance
The tube was left at the Queen's University Department of Physiology by Dr. Donald B. Jennings when he retired.
Maker
Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Date Remarks
The company that made the tin was prevalent during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Material
tin: yellow; black
Inscriptions
"the // D & L // MENTHOL PLASTER // MOST WONDERFUL PLASTER MADE // PREPARED BY THE // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO. (LIMITED.) // MONTREAL, P.Q. // EVERY PLASTER IN A SINGLE AIR TIGHT BOX. // THE THOS. DAVIDSON MFG. CO. LIMITED, MONTREAL, TIN BOXES" printed on the tube
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion and staining; the tin is dented and deformed.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Canadian Advertising Tins"; CD #9
Research Facts
The tube was made by Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited, and used by Davis & Lawrence Co.
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veterinary bloodletting fleam

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14379
Dates
1800
1830
circa 1800-1830
Collection
Dr. Martin T. Jeremias Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
004015004
Description
19th century English veterinary bloodletting instrument, folding fleam with three grey metal double-edged curved 7.7 cm. blades in graduating sizes that fold into a curved brass shield; blades rotate out to almost 360'; one blade has incised name of maker.
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Accession Number
004015004
Collection
Dr. Martin T. Jeremias Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
Phlebotomy
Veterinary Medicine
Description
19th century English veterinary bloodletting instrument, folding fleam with three grey metal double-edged curved 7.7 cm. blades in graduating sizes that fold into a curved brass shield; blades rotate out to almost 360'; one blade has incised name of maker.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dr. Martin T. Jeremias to the University of Alberta and its library; collection was then donated to the museum via Dr. Merrill Distad
Maker
G. GREGORY
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1830
circa 1800-1830
Date Remarks
Date based on research
Material
metal: gold, grey
Inscriptions
Stamped on blade: "G. GREGORY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Length
7.8 cm
Width
2.7 cm
Depth
0.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
measured when closed and at fullest point of shield
Condition Remarks
All blades are showing signs of black staining; visible scratches are present all over the object.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.medicalantiques.com/medical/Scarifications_and_Bleeder_Medical_Antiques.htm; http://www.alllancets.com/Braspg2.html
Research Facts
The fleams used for veterinary purposes were placed over the jugular vein of the neck most commonly and inserted with the help of a fleam stick. This was a heavy wooden club used to drive the blade in with a quick motion (so the horse didn’t know what hit him).
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glass cupping cup

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1022
Dates
1780
1850
circa 1780-1850
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997038001
Description
Glass cupping cup, which consists of a hand-blown cup with a round open top and lip; the sides of the cup are rounded and the bottom is somewhat bulbous; there is a flat section on the base, which allows the cup to sit upright
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Accession Number
997038001
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Cupping -- cup
Description
Glass cupping cup, which consists of a hand-blown cup with a round open top and lip; the sides of
the cup are rounded and the bottom is somewhat bulbous; there is a flat section on the base, which
allows the cup to sit upright
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. James J. A. Fraser, 1955 Queen's University Faculty of Medicine graduate 1916-1917
Dates
1780
1850
circa 1780-1850
Date Remarks
Free-blown glass cups were not found after the 1850's, when molds came into use; likely made between 1780 and 1850
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-7
Depth
6.3 cm.
Diameter
5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The glass shows several small scratch marks as well as a small chip at the side and a chip out of the lip; there is one large scratch mark on the side, near the lip; #2: glass chipped, has two cracks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., p. 117
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Dates
1790
1830
circa 1790-1830
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997038002 a-c
Description
Scarificator in a leather two piece box, which consists of (a) a square four-sided brass scarificator that has a flat round metal decorative holding piece at the left and right side, a metal cocking lever, and a heart-shaped blade adjustor at the top and a release lever at the top right; there are …
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Accession Number
997038002 a-c
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
Scarificator in a leather two piece box, which consists of (a) a square four-sided brass scarificator that has a flat round metal decorative holding piece at the left and right side, a metal cocking lever, and a heart-shaped blade adjustor at the top and a release lever at the top right; there are also small metal screws on the front and back and two on the top; the bottom of the scarificator has 16 long rectangular slots where blades will come out when the top lever is cocked; the scarificator fits into (b) a square leather-covered cardboard box that has an open top and a V-shaped notch cut into one side; the notch accomodates the release lever; the opposite side wall is lower, as part of it has broken off; a box lid (c) fits over the bottom; the top is square at the base and rounded into a domed semi-circle at the top; there is a small hole in the top that accomodates the cocking lever; black thread can be seen along one side, where a tear was sewn shut
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - scarificator - Size: Length 3.7 cm. x Width 4.5 cm. x Depth 5.5 cm.
b - box bottom - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
c - box lid - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 4.1 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. James J. A. Fraser, 1955 Queen's University Meds graduate
Dates
1790
1830
circa 1790-1830
Date Remarks
Style of blades are pointed
Material
metal: grey; yellow
leather: brown
paper: grey
fabric: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Condition Remarks
(a) There are several deep scratches on the sides of the scarificator, but no corrosion is visible; the cocking and release levers both work, but the blade adjustor will not move; (b) the box base shows a great deal of wear; half of one side has been broken off and another side is also broken; the top (c) also shows a great deal of wear and the sides have split; one has been repaired with black thread
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., p. 119
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Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020420 a-q
Description
String of human teeth on a wire; premolar (a); canine (b); incisor with section cut off (c); incisor with section cut off (d); central incisor (e); central incisor (f); premolar with section cut off (g); premolar (h); premolar with section cut off (i); premolar with section cut off (j); incisor wit…
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Accession Number
010020420 a-q
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Denture, Partial
Tooth
Description
String of human teeth on a wire; premolar (a); canine (b); incisor with section cut off (c); incisor with section cut off (d); central incisor (e); central incisor (f); premolar with section cut off (g); premolar (h); premolar with section cut off (i); premolar with section cut off (j); incisor with section cut off (k); incisor (l); incisor with section cut off (m); incisor (n); canine with section cut off (o); premolar (p); wire (q)
Number Of Parts
17
Part Names
a - premolar - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
b - canine - Size: Length 2.9 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth .5 cm
c - incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
d - incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
e - central incisor - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
f - central incisor - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
g - premolar with section cut off - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
h - premolar - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
i - premolar with section cut off - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
j - premolar with section cut off - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
k - incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
l - incisor - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
m - incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
n - incisor - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
o - canine with section cut off - Size: Length 3.0 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
p - premolar - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
q - wire - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Width 0.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund (DCF); previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on research
Material
tooth enamel: cream, brown
metal: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
There is discolouration on the root end of the teeth where they touch the metal wire turning the enamel a grayish black; the teeth that have sections cut off (c,d,g,i,j,k,m,o,) have fragile areas where remaining sections could break off if mishandled; the teeth have a brownish disclouration from age and wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Tragula, Trin. “Waterloo Teeth: A History of Dentures” BBC – H2G2. Accessed July 7, 2011. http://www.bbc.uk/dna/h2g2/A5103271; “Waterloo teeth” British Dental Association. Accessed June 3, 2011 http://www.bda.org/museum/collections/teeth-and-dentures/waterloo-teeth.aspx; Dr. Ralph Crawford; CD #2
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; teeth may have been used to make dentures; also referred to as "Waterloo teeth"; the dates listed for the teeth are five years before the Napoleonic War and five years after the American civil war; before this time dentures with human teeth were too expensive as good quality human teeth were hard to come by; the wars created an excess of human teeth available to the market and thus made the option of using human teeth in dentures more common; after this time the use of porcelain teeth in dentures was more common
Exhibit History
On display: "Teeth in Time", Main level, Rm 1009, Museum of Health Care, April 12, 2011-November 2014
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Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020421 a-g
Description
A string of human teeth including six cental incisors (a-f); holes drilled though the root; strung on a metal wire (g)
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Accession Number
010020421 a-g
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Denture, Partial
Tooth
Description
A string of human teeth including six cental incisors (a-f); holes drilled though the root; strung on a metal wire (g)
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - central incisor - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
b - central incisor - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
c - central incisor - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
d - central incisor - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
e - central incisor - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
f - central incisor - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
g - wire - Size: Length 2.6 cm x Width 0.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund (DCF); previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on research
Material
tooth enamel: cream, brown
metal: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
central incisor (f) has been cut or broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Tragula, Trin. “Waterloo Teeth: A History of Dentures” BBC – H2G2. Accessed July 7, 2011. http://www.bbc.uk/dna/h2g2/A5103271; “Waterloo teeth” British Dental Association. Accessed June 3, 2011 http://www.bda.org/museum/collections/teeth-and-dentures/waterloo-teeth.aspx; Dr. Ralph Crawford; CD #2
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; teeth were used to make dentures; the dates listed for the teeth are five years before the Napoleonic War and five years after the American civil war; before this time dentures with human teeth were too expensive as good quality human teeth were hard to come by; the aforementioned wars created an excess of human teeth available to the market making the option of using human teeth in dentures more common; after this time the use of porcelain teeth in dentures was more common
Exhibit History
On display: "Teeth in Time", Main level, Rm 1009, Museum of Health Care, April 12, 2011-November 2014
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