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ophthalmoscope set

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
997037009 a-d
Description
Ophthalmoscope set, which consists of (a) a flat metal case that holds 29 separate magnetic lenses which are not entirely visible; this frame serves as a base of attachment having six adjoined parts: three round disks , a base, and two round-shaped mirrors; one side of the ophthalmoscope has the th…
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Accession Number
997037009 a-d
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
MM= Ophthalmoscopy -- ophthalmoscope
Description
Ophthalmoscope set, which consists of (a) a flat metal case that holds 29 separate magnetic lenses which are not entirely visible; this frame serves as a base of attachment having six adjoined parts: three round disks , a base, and two round-shaped mirrors; one side of the ophthalmoscope has the three disks in a row; from left to right, disk one is recessed into the base, with the second disk on the surface and third disk slightly higher than the second; disk one is smooth and circular with four circular-shaped magnifying lenses inserted into the metal on opposite ends; the disk has thatched edges and remains intact by a slot screw located in the centre which enables the disk to rotate freely; it has a circular-shaped sight hole punched in the metal with four glass lenses set in the metal; the second disk resembles a compass dial; it is a flat piece of circular metal with numbers stamped around the edges; a band of metal that covers the edges and spreads out into a key shape encases the flat piece of metal and enables it to move independently by a central pivot screw; the third disk has a thatched edged casing that curves upward at the rim to hold a thin, flat circular-shaped metal disk that has a slightly smaller diameter; the inner metal disk has 14 punched circles, equally spaced apart around the edge, each gradually larger in size, that have increments of one to five stamped beside the corresponding circle; a separate punched circle is located in the centre of this piece encircling two small pivot screws and one raised, tiny screw; all three disks are attached to a supportive back plate; located on the back of the ophthalmoscope are two circular-shaped mirrors that are attached to a flat piece of thin metal used as a secondary base; the first mirror is located on the front end; it is a two-sided mirror with a circle punched in the middle; it is flat and held into place by two metal prongs that run halfway around the edge of the mirror; the prongs are movable and set in place by a tension spring set that enables the prongs to move the mirror outwards so the sides of the mirror may be flipped; a similar mirror, smaller in diameter, is circular-shaped with a punched circle also located in the centre; it is tilted at a 45 deg angle and permanently held in place by a solid, blocked piece of circular-shaped metal which is attached to the the bottom of the mirror; the top of the blocked metal is also slanted at a 45 deg angle to accomodate the setting of the mirror; a metal ring with thatched edges encircles the mirror and stand; the main base of the ophthalmoscope has a threaded metal protrusion from the base plate used to attach to the handle; this entire piece attaches onto a smooth, tapered handle; the first part of the handle (b) is entirely metal with a hollow, threaded opening at one side; the outer surface is smooth and cylindrical with two grooves molded into the metal; the second part of the handle (c) is cylindrical and smooth and is made of bone; the top of the handle which attaches to its metal counterpart is cut straight with rough bone texture on the end; the other end consists of a cylindrical-shaped smooth metal piece with four oval-shaped punched holes, each gradually larger than the previous one; the numbers 1-4 are located in increments above each hole with "1" representing the smallest hole and "4" the largest; this metal piece is hollow with a wooden tube that has red, blue, green and yellow solid colouring painted on in a horizontal fashion; it rotates freely inside the metal pieces so the colour can be seen according to the size of the metal cutout; pieces (a-c) fit into (d) a purpose-built case; this case is rectangular in shape with a lid that is hinged at the back and has one metal clasp at the front; the inside of the case is lined with velvet and contains two dividers with an elastic attachment on inside of lid.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - ophthalmoscope - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
b - metal handle - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
c - bone handle - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
d - case - Size: Length 11.9 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Johnson & Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Date Remarks
Date of reference in Kny-Scheerer catalogue
Material
metal: blue; red; yellow; green; yellow
bone: off-white
wood: brown
fabric: black
elastic: black
Inscriptions
The handle has the numbers 1-5 stamped on the outside; stamped on the lid of the leather case are the initials "J.J.D."; a rectangular lined border stamped around the initials is located midway between the initials and edge of case; slightly illegible from wear is a shield-shaped stamp, located centrally on the bottom of the case with the address "TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD LONDON"; on the front of the ophthalmoscope directly below the smaller concave mirror are the words, "Johnson & Sons London"; for measurement purposes, stamped into metal on disc containing magnifying lens are the numbers "5// + // 20 // 10 // - // 30"; the numbers "10 // 14 // 16 // 18 // 20 // 12 // 10 // 8 // 7 // 6 // 5 // 4 // 3 // 0.5 // 1 // 1 // .5 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // -" are stamped on middle disk; the numbers from one to ten are stamped in the metal next to graduated circular cutouts which are used for measurements
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-6
Condition Remarks
The case is fragile; ophthalmoscope is well-used and prone to severe breakage with consistent handling; #2: the case is damaged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., by the Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3027 (similar to item C/-1966) (see attached photocopy); "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," the A.S. Aloe Co., 6th ed., St. Louis, 189-, p. 181 (item 4541) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
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hypodermic case; hypodermic needle case

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Dates
1944
circa 1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997037015 a-b
Description
Hypodermic case (a) is a thin, rectangular-shaped case that is made from fairly heavy gauge steel that is smooth; the case is hinged across the length of the back and the front has a depression clip closing mechanism; on either side of the front clip, there are small cutaways to accomodate fingerna…
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Accession Number
997037015 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- accessories
Description
Hypodermic case (a) is a thin, rectangular-shaped case that is made from fairly heavy gauge steel that is smooth; the case is hinged across the length of the back and the front has a depression clip closing mechanism; on either side of the front clip, there are small cutaways to accomodate fingernails for opening the case; the left cutaway is in the top portion and the right cutaway is in the bottom; protruding from the bottom edge, there is a recessed skirting over which the top closes to seal the case; the holder insert (b) is a rectangular metal holder with an open top and sides formed out of steel that has been bent upwards 90 deg.; the steel is a lighter gauge than the case and is also smooth; the right edge side has additional length of steel that is folded over to hold the hypodermic needles in place; the left side edge is shorter than the others to allow for the extraction of an individual needle
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 7.1 cm
b - holder insert - Size: Length 5.6 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. C.H. Bird (1872-1944) of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Burroughs Wellcome and Company
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1944
circa 1944
Date Remarks
Owned by C.H. Bird before his death in 1944
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The bottom of the case is marked "C.H. BIRD, M.D."; the front of the case is stamped, "MADE IN ENGLAND"; the top of the case is marked "TRADEMARK TABLOID BRAND // HYPODERMIC CASE // No. 29 // [unicorn emblem] // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & Co ["o" superscripted] // LONDON (ENG) NEW YORK MONTREAL // SYDNEY MILAN CAPETOWN // BOMBAY SHANGHAI BUENOS AIRES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-6
Condition Remarks
The case shows signs of wear and minor evidence of inactive corrosion; the exterior surfaces exhibit signs of pitting
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
Research Facts
For holding hypodermic needles
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Chocolate Coated Tablets Opium, Camphor, Tannin and Lead

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Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037088 a-b
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inne…
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Accession Number
997037088 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drugs -- narcotics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inner walls are threaded, while the top underside is lined with wax-coated cardboard
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
W. E. Saunders Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Material
metal: white
glass: brown
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed label on front of bottle reads, "N 1000 // Chocolate Coated // Tablets // OPIUM, CAMPHOR // TANNIN AND LEAD // Each tablet contains: // Opium 1/2 gr. // Camphor 1/2 gr. // Tannic Acid 2 grs. // Lead Acetate 1 gr. // Capsicum and // Peppermint Oil q.s. // LOT NO. 7540 // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON - ONTARIO"; embossed on bottom: "4 // LL D O // 3067"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Front label is slightly tattered
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List," by Glen C. Phillips, Iron Gate Publishing, Sarnia, 1989, p. 96
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Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
997037089 a-b
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inne…
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Accession Number
997037089 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inner walls are threaded, while the top underside is lined with wax-coated cardboard
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
W.E. Saunders Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Date Remarks
Start of C.H. Bird's practice to company close
Material
metal: white
glass: brown
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed label on front of bottle reads, "1000 // ACETYLSAL // PINK // Acetylsalicylic Acid // TABLETS // U.S.P // 5 Grains // ADULT DOSE: One tablet // every four hours // Lot No: 8062 // W.E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON . ONTARIO // WARNING // Keep out of reach of children // to avoid accidental poisoning"; embossed on bottle bottom: "4 // 1 D [enclosed in diamond shape] 3 // 3068"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Label is slightly stained and interior walls are coated with residue
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List," by Glen C. Phillips, Iron Gate Publishing, Sarnia, 1989, p. 96
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Surgery its Theory and Practice [textbook]

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Dates
1890
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
997037134
Description
Hardbound fabric book; describing the general insight into the theory and practice of surgery; front cover has a plain embossed border; title stamped in gold ink on the front cover and spine; 865 pages.
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Accession Number
997037134
Author
William Johnson Walsham
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Surgery
Textbooks, Medical
Description
Hardbound fabric book; describing the general insight into the theory and practice of surgery; front cover has a plain embossed border; title stamped in gold ink on the front cover and spine; 865 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
The Estate of Dr. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
J. & A. Churchill
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1890
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, yellow
fabric: green
Inscriptions
Printed in book: "STUDENT'S GUIDE SERIES. // SURGERY // ITS // THEORY AND PRACTICE // WILLIAM JOHNSON WALSHAM, F.R.C.S.; // THIRD EDITION // LONDON // J. & A. CHURCHILL // 1890"; stamped on title page: "BOOKSELLERS & STATIONERS, VANNEVAR & CO., // 440 YONGE STREET, TORONTO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 16.6 cm x Width 11.3 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear along edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Donor’s remarks
Exhibit History
On Display: “Potions, Pills and Prescriptions”, Gallery B: Case # 1, Museum of Health Care, 2001 - 28 Jan 2017.
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The Diseases of Children [reference book]

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Dates
1891
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
997037135
Description
Hardbound fabric covered book with illustrations describing the various forms of dieseases that affect children; title stamped on the front cover and spine; newpaper article affixed to inside front cover with two stamps; article describes story of young boy Lloyd Foley recovering from tuberculosis …
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Accession Number
997037135
Author
James Frederic Goodhart
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
Disease
Reference Books, Medical
Description
Hardbound fabric covered book with illustrations describing the various forms of dieseases that affect children; title stamped on the front cover and spine; newpaper article affixed to inside front cover with two stamps; article describes story of young boy Lloyd Foley recovering from tuberculosis - meningitis; 728 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Estate of Dr. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
J. & A. Churchill
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1891
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, yellow
fabric: green
Inscriptions
Printed in book: "STUDENT'S GUIDE SERIES // THE // DISEASES OF CHILDREN // JAMES FREDERICK GOODHART // M.D. ABERD., F.R.C.P. // FOURTH EDITION // LONDON // J. & A. CHURCHILL // 1891"; printed on newspaper article: "Lansdowne Boy Leaves Hospital // Normal Physically and Mentally // MOST ENCOURAGING results yet reported in Canada in treat - // ment of dreaded tuberculosis-meningitis have been found in the case // of five-year-old Lloyd Foley of Lansdowne."; hand-written on newspaper article: "Feb. 1949"; hand-written on first page: "Chas, H. Bird // 1892 // Barrie"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 16.5 cm x Width 11.2 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear along edges
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On Display: “Potions, Pills and Prescriptions”, Gallery B: Case # 1, Museum of Health Care, 2001 - 28 Jan 2017.
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glucose 50% ampoule

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3396
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
997037163
Description
A cylindrical-shaped package with glassine covering that holds one ampoule; the package is unopened, long and tubular; the corners are folded up with a seam running along the side.
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Accession Number
997037163
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Glucose
Insulin Coma -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
A cylindrical-shaped package with glassine covering that holds one ampoule; the package is unopened, long and tubular; the corners are folded up with a seam running along the side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Canada Pharmacal Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Marks beginning of Bird medical practice
Material
glassine: red; black; yellow
Inscriptions
The outside of the package has the company logo is printed on paper (see accession sheet for sketch); the package also reads, "216207 // ONE AMPOULE OF 10 CC. // GLUCOSE 50% // For the Treatment of // Varicose Veins, and // for Intravenous Use // in Acidosis, Eclamp- // sia, Diabetic Coma, // Pneumonia, etc. // Each Ampoule contains: // Dextrose (d-glucose) .. C.P. 5 Gm. // Distilled Water q.s. 10 CC. // Filtered and Sterilized. // - PREPARED BY - // THE // Canada Pharmacal Co. // LIMITED // LONDON CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row E
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 11.6 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Package is slightly stained on outside
Copy Type
Original
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Curative Pile Cones

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3389
Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037267
Description
A rectangular-shaped box with the box lid fitting over the box bottom; two finger cutaways are on the sides of the box lid; entire box is covered over by transparent wax paper which is sealed on the sides; an identification tag is sealed between the box and the paper; there is a chemical warning ta…
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Accession Number
997037267
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Administration, Rectal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A rectangular-shaped box with the box lid fitting over the box bottom; two finger cutaways are on the sides of the box lid; entire box is covered over by transparent wax paper which is sealed on the sides; an identification tag is sealed between the box and the paper; there is a chemical warning tag between the wax paper and the bottom of the box
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. Charles H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
W. E. Saunders Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Date Remarks
Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List by Glen C. Philips
Material
paper: off-white
wax paper: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: "1 Dozen // Curative Pile Cones // EACH CONTAINING: // Cocaine Mur., 1/8 gr. Pulv. Opii, 1/8 gr. // Ext. Hyoscyam, [illeg.] gr. Ergotin 1/2 gr. // Ext. Hamamelis 2 grs. // MANUFACTURED ONLY BY // W.E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON, ONTARIO // 8019 [illeg.]"; the chemical warning tag says, "POISON // This label is used in // conformity with the // Pharmacy Act, Sec. 31 // W.E. Saunders, Limited // LONDON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Wax paper is torn at the corners and has brown residue
Copy Type
Original
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Acid Soda Phos.

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3905
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037434
Description
A manufactured glass bottle (a) with a slightly concave bottom; the cylindrical body of thick glass tapers to a medium-length neck and has a wide lip; the body of the bottle has manufacture seams on the sides and a black and white label; inserted in bottle neck is (b) a cork stopper; this is cylind…
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Accession Number
997037434
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A manufactured glass bottle (a) with a slightly concave bottom; the cylindrical body of thick glass tapers to a medium-length neck and has a wide lip; the body of the bottle has manufacture seams on the sides and a black and white label; inserted in bottle neck is (b) a cork stopper; this is cylindrical in shape with a flat top that tapers down to a flat bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
glass: brown
paper: white; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Label on bottle reads, "ACID SODA PHOS. // W.E. SAUNDERS, Limited // LONDON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 17.0 cm x Diam. 5.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper label is discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottlers and Bottles, Canadian," by S. & O. Urquhart, 1976, p. 33 (similar to item 96)
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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strophanthin ampoule

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4196
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037470
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; a paper label is sealed on the body.
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Accession Number
997037470
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Heart Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; a paper label is sealed on the body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Burroughs Wellcome & Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
glass: clear
paper: light green; black
Inscriptions
Paper label reads, "POISON // TRADE MARK // 'HYPOLOID' // BRAND // No. 536 // Strophanthin // 0.00065 gm. (approx. // gr. 1/100) in 1 c.c. // No. 536 // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO. // London (Eng.) // MADE IN ENGLAND // 15312"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No chipping or spotting
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Research Facts
It treats congestive heart failure, heart rhythm problems, shock treatment, low blood pressure (hypotension) and acts as a central nervous system stimulant It is a cardiac glycoside, meaning it can increase cardiac contraction force without affecting other heart factors too much. It is not effective in treating heart attacks due to the deleterious effects of the drug Also known as ouabain, it is extremly toxic; used to be used as a poison on the tips of arrows of African hunters and warriors.
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