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pocket medicine case

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1981.9.1 a-v
Description
A fold-over black morocco leather case with snap fastener containing 24 metal clasps to hold pill bottles; 22 labelled, cork-topped bottles present: (a) compressed pills, Alcin, Strych, and Cascara; compressed triturate: (b) Santonin 1-2 grains; (c) Aloin, Bellad, Strychnine, and Ipecac; (d) Rhinit…
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Accession Number
1981.9.1 a-v
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- drugs
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A fold-over black morocco leather case with snap fastener containing 24 metal clasps to hold pill bottles; 22 labelled, cork-topped bottles present:
(a) compressed pills, Alcin, Strych, and Cascara; compressed triturate:
(b) Santonin 1-2 grains;
(c) Aloin, Bellad, Strychnine, and Ipecac;
(d) Rhinitis;
(e) Cathartic (inactive);
(f) Brown mixt. and Ammon. Mur.;
(g) Pepsin and Ext. Nux Vom. No. 2;
(h) Ergot Powd. ext;
(i) Strychnine Sulphate 1-40 grains;
(j) Tinct. Aconite 1 minim;
(k) Empirin;
(l) Tonsilitis;
(m) Dover Powder U.S.P.;
(n) Anodyne for Infants;
(o) Calomel with Wintergreen (pink);
(p) Digitalin;
(q) Tinct. Opium Camph. (paragoric);
(r) Calomel;
(s) Capsicum and Nux Vomica;
(t) Heart Tonic and Stimulant;
(u) Neurologic (Dr. Dunlap);
(v) Fever (Dr. Kenyon).
Number Of Parts
22
Part Names
case - Length 30.0 cm x Width 40.5 cm
a-v - vials
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Corinne Watts, daughter of Dr. William Herbert Lowry, an ophthalmologist, who used the pill case while with the #4 Canadian Hospital Unit, WW I, Salonika, Greece.
Maker
John Wyeth & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Material
leather: black
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: white; black; red
organic material
Inscriptions
Labels have contents as listed above.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Temporary Location
For (q) only: On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
.#3: Leather covering worn along edges, but no tears or holes; leather flexible; both parts of snap have green residue; bottles emit strong smell; two vials missing; glass vials all appear whole with no cracks; labels yellowed; corks all appear whole.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr. William Herbert Lowry, an ophthalmologist, used the pill case while with the #4 Canadian Hospital Unit, WW I, Salonika, Greece.
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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Royal Canadian Navy Seasickness Remedy

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Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1982.13.5
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders and a wide neck, metal screw-on top; paper label; contains pink capsules.
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Accession Number
1982.13.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Naval Medicine
Motion Sickness
Nausea -- drug therapy
Vomiting -- drug therapy
Antiemetics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container -- bottle
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- drugs
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders and a wide neck, metal screw-on top; paper label; contains pink capsules.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
R.C.N. Medical Research Unit, U of T
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Date Remarks
Accession sheet has, "W.W.II"
Material
glass: amber
metal: black
paper: beige
ink: black
organic matter: pink
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: "ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY // SEASICKNESS REMEDY" followed by instructions for use.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 10.5 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Contains hyocine with nicotinic acid of the B Vitamin Complex.
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Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Patient Care
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1982.23.1
Description
A white porcelain hemispherical cup with a loop handle to the right of a curved spout; ogee-edged half cover; there is a red cross outlined in black in overglaze on the half cover. Missing: 18 Sept 2018
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Accession Number
1982.23.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Patient Care
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Feeding Dish
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Personnel -- nurse
Description
A white porcelain hemispherical cup with a loop handle to the right of a curved spout; ogee-edged half cover; there is a red cross outlined in black in overglaze on the half cover. Missing: 18 Sept 2018
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. D. Lane of Toronto.
Site Made (Country)
Austria
Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Date Remarks
W.W.I
Material
porcelain: white
ink: red, black
Inscriptions
Maker's mark: "Victoria" over a crown with "Austria" underneath.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Temporary Location
Missing: 18 Sept 2018
Dimension Notes
Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 9.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
This cup was used by Dr. Lane's aunt, E. N. Campbell, who was a nurse Lt. Col. in the RCAMC during World War I. The convex half cover is characteristic of 20th-century invalid cups; the curved spout is more common to the 20th century.
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Trilene ampoules

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Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Anaesthesia
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1982.3.12 a-f
Description
A cardboard box (f) containing 5 crushable ampoules (a-e) of trilene (trichloroethylene); designed for inhalation; paper labels on box and ampoules.
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Accession Number
1982.3.12 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Anaesthesia
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- substance
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A cardboard box (f) containing 5 crushable ampoules (a-e) of trilene (trichloroethylene); designed for inhalation; paper labels on box and ampoules.
Number Of Parts
6
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.A. Gordon of Toronto.
Maker
Imperial Chemical (Pharmaceuticals) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Material
cardboard: black
glass: clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
Printed on box label: "TRILENE // brand of // TRICHLOROETHYLENE // CRUSHABLE AMPOULES // (FOR INHALATION) // 5 x 1 c.c. // EMA.25830 // Re-order No. 65061 // [logo] // IMPERIAL CHEMICAL (PHARMACEUTICALS) LTD. // MANCHESTER // Made in England // HHL-1"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Photocopy attached to accession sheet; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used by Dr. Gordon (Major) at Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, RCAMC.
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Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Anaesthesia
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1982.3.13 a-b
Description
A cardboard box (b) containing a glass cylinder (b) with a spring-loaded valve to keep the ethyl chloride in a liquid state; paper labels on box and cylinder. bottle; box
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Accession Number
1982.3.13 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Anaesthesia
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- substance
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- drugs
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A cardboard box (b) containing a glass cylinder (b) with a spring-loaded valve to keep the ethyl chloride in a liquid state; paper labels on box and cylinder. bottle; box
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - cylinder - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
b - box
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.A. Gordon of Toronto.
Maker
Oxygen Company of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Material
cardboard: dark blue
metal: silver
glass: clear
paper: off-white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on both labels: "ETHYL CHLORIDE, B.P. // [logo] FOR ANAESTHESIA [logo] // 100 GRAMS // OXYGEN COMPANY OF CANADA LIMITED // COMPAGNIE D'OXYGENE DU CANADA, LIMITÉE // 2549 ST. JAMES ST. WEST, MONTEAL, QUE."; box label has "MEDIUM" at top.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
Research Facts
Used by Dr. Gordon (Major) at Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, RCAMC.
Images
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Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Anaesthesia
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1982.3.14
Description
A brown glass rectangular bottle contains 300 ml of trilene; has a screw-on bakelite cap and a paper label.
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Accession Number
1982.3.14
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Anaesthesia
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- substance
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- drugs
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A brown glass rectangular bottle contains 300 ml of trilene; has a screw-on bakelite cap and a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.A. Gordon of Toronto.
Maker
Ayerst Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Material
glass: brown
plastic: black
paper: white
ink: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "300 ml No. 3150 // TRICHLOROETHYLENE B.P. // anesthetic . analgesic [in cursive] // [in a box, divided into French, to the left, and English, to the right] Conserver en // récipient fermé et // garder au frais, à // l'abri de la lumière. Store in closed // container, ina cool // place, protected // from light. //Ayerst [in cursive] // AYERST LABORATORIES // division of // Ayerst, McKenna & Harrison Limited, // Montreal // Made in Canada by arrangement with // IMPERIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LTD."; cautionary information on sides, French on one side and English on the other.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row A
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used by Dr. Gordon (Major) at Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, RCAMC.
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Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Anaesthesia
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1982.3.15 a-e
Description
A box containing three glass bottles of Vinethene anaesthetic agent with a black Bakelite drip cap; bottles have paper labels.
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Accession Number
1982.3.15 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Anaesthesia
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- substance
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A box containing three glass bottles of Vinethene anaesthetic agent with a black Bakelite drip cap; bottles have paper labels.
Number Of Parts
5
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. A. Gordon of Toronto.
Maker
Sharp & Dohme
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Material
cardboard: beige
glass: brown
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "3 x 10 cc. (BOTTLES) No. 7752 // SHARP // & // DOHME // 'VINETHENE' // (VINYL ETHER FOR ANESTHESIA U.S.P. MERCK) // CONTAINS 3.5% Alcohol and 0.01% Phenyl-alpha-naphthylamine // SHARP & DOHME // TORONTO, ONT. // DIVISION OF MERCK & CO. LIMITED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1 Row B
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
Research Facts
This anaesthetic agent was packaged in this way because it is decomposed by exposure to light and air and could not be kept after it was opened; used by Dr. Gordon (Major) at Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, RCAMC.
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Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
Respirology
Accession Number
1982.3.2 a-x
Description
A wooden box (x) that has wooden inserts grooved to hold instruments contains two portable bronchoscopes (a,b); brass rods (c,d) with lights for (a,b); bronchoscope handle and battery housing (e); a metal guard (f) with two loops (for a chain) that fits around the patient's neck to keep the broncho…
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Accession Number
1982.3.2 a-x
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Personnel -- doctor
Bronchoscopy -- instrumentation
Pulmonary Disease (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Lung Disease -- diagnosis
Description
A wooden box (x) that has wooden inserts grooved to hold instruments contains two portable bronchoscopes (a,b); brass rods (c,d) with lights for (a,b); bronchoscope handle and battery housing (e); a metal guard (f) with two loops (for a chain) that fits around the patient's neck to keep the bronchoscope in place; 3 laryngeal tubes (g-i); a handle (j) for holding the forceps (k-n); a Campbell's syringe (o) for intratracheal injection; a shorter curved tip (p) for (o); an instrument (q) for opening a passageway behind the epiglottis; Mackenzie's laryngeal forceps (r); local anaesthetic needle (s) and cleaning wire; a paper (t) giving notice of delivery (attached to accession sheet); an empty cardboard cylinder (u) to hold spare penlight batteries for (e); two spare bronchoscope bulbs (v); a jointed metal tongue depressor (w).
Number Of Parts
24
Part Names
x - case - Size: Length 65.0 cm x Width 26.25 cm x Depth 8.75 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.A. Gordon of Toronto.
Maker
Mayers & Phelps
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) "Mayers & Phelps, London"; (b) "Mayers & Phelps, London"; engraved with "RAG"; (j) "Mayers & Phelps, London"; engraved with "RAG"; (o) "Mayers & Phelps, London"; (q) "Penny U.S.A. #6" overstamped "R.V.H. Neuro"; (r) "Mayers & Phelps, London"; engraved with "RAG"; (w) "Ingram & Bell, Germany #135"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H1-5
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used by Dr. Gordon (Major) at Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, RCAMC.
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Yankauer ether mask

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8224
Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Anaesthesia
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1982.3.5
Description
Ether mask is an oval metal frame with gauze inside.
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Accession Number
1982.3.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Anaesthesia
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Personnel -- doctor
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- mesh
Description
Ether mask is an oval metal frame with gauze inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.A. Gordon of Toronto.
Maker
M & I.E. Ltd.
Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Material
fabric: white
metal: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-8 Row D
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Width 9.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used by Dr. Gordon (Major) at Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, RCAMC.
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Dates
1942
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1982.3.8
Description
A C-shaped piece of metal with a screw at one end and a shaft at the other end; the screw turns to meet the shaft end, holding a flat surface between them.
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Accession Number
1982.3.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- British
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A C-shaped piece of metal with a screw at one end and a shaft at the other end; the screw turns to meet the shaft end, holding a flat surface between them.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.A. Gordon of Toronto.
Maker
R.C.E.M.E.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1942
Material
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-6
Dimension Notes
Length 37.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Photocopy on back of accession sheet; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Manufactured in 1942 by R.C.E.M.E. for use at Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, R.C.A.M.C.; used by Dr. Gordon (Major) at Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, RCAMC.
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