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Potain's aspirator

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1969.23.1 a-u
Description
Aspirating set in a velvet-lined mahogany case (u), consisting of: (a) silver-plated brass syringe with one-way valve and two fittings; (b) silver-plated brass screw cap valve with two outlets; (c,d) rubber tubing with metal fittings; (e) metal plunger with director, with valve; (f) metal trocar; (…
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Accession Number
1969.23.1 a-u
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Suction
Description
Aspirating set in a velvet-lined mahogany case (u), consisting of: (a) silver-plated brass syringe with one-way valve and two fittings; (b) silver-plated brass screw cap valve with two outlets; (c,d) rubber tubing with metal fittings; (e) metal plunger with director, with valve; (f) metal trocar; (g) metal plunger with director; (h) thin metal trocar; (i,j,k) metal aspirating needles; (l,m) trocar and canula (?); (n,o) metal directors; (p) thin metal trocar; (q) thick metal director; (r) thin metal trocar; (s) small metal clip; (t) glass bottle; (b) screws on the top of (t).
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
a - syringe - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
b - valve - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 9.0 cm
c - rubber tubing
d - rubber tubing
e - plunger - Size: Length 13.5 cm
f - trocar - Size: Length 13.5 cm
g - plunger - Size: Length 11.0 cm
h - trocar - Size: Length 10.0 cm
i - aspirating needle - Size: Length 10.4 cm
j - aspirating needle - Size: Length 9.5 cm
k - aspirating needle - Size: Length 9.5 cm
(l,m) - trocar & canula - Size: Length 11.7 cm
n - director - Size: Length 9.0 cm
o - director - Size: Length 9.3 cm
p - trocar - Size: Length 10.5 cm
q - director - Size: Length 9.5 cm
r - trocar - Size: Length 10.0 cm
s - clip - Size: Length 3.0 cm
t - bottle - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Diam. 7.5 cm
u - case - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 13.5 cm x Depth 10.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown; used by Dr. C.M. Smith.
Maker
Codman & Shurtleff
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
metal: silver, yellow
fabric: blue
wood: brown
rubber
glass
Inscriptions
Inscribed on case: "Dr. C.M. Smith"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-11
Condition Remarks
Tarnished; rubber hardening; velvet lining faded; #2: the rubber is hard and cracking.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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bittersweet twigs

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5882
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.259.1
Description
Unopened paper package with black printing and design.
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Accession Number
1969.259.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Unopened paper package with black printing and design.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Cheney & Myruk
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
paper: yellow; brown
Inscriptions
On front: "CHENEY & MYRUK "; at an angle across the front: "Bittersweet Twigs. // (Solanum Dulcamara. [sic]"; beneath this, "BOSTON // MASS."; on side:" Common names. Felonwort; Garden nightshade, Scarlet Berry; Violet Bloom; Woody Nightshade; Wolf Grape." on side: "Properties. Employed in cutaneous diseases, scrofula, jaundice, and rheumatic affections."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.5 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Faded
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
1969.500.1 a-d
Description
Glass tube with a large bulb in the centre containing X-ray apparatus (a); on the underside of the bulbous section are two tubular projections extending out, one straight and the other at an angle; the tube rests on a wooden mount (b) that has two half-circular wooden arches (c,d) that go over the …
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Accession Number
1969.500.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Diagnostic Imaging
Radiography -- instrumentation
MM= Radiography -- tube
Description
Glass tube with a large bulb in the centre containing X-ray apparatus (a); on the underside of the bulbous section are two tubular projections extending out, one straight and the other at an angle; the tube rests on a wooden mount (b) that has two half-circular wooden arches (c,d) that go over the tube and affix it firmly to the mount.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 56.0 cm x Diam. 17.8 cm
b - mount - Size: Length 18.0 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 18.0 cm
c - half circle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
d - half circle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
MacAlaster Wiggin Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Patent dates given on item: 1915, 1917
Material
glass: clear; translucent violet
metal: silver
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Around a circle: "MACALASTER WIGGIN CO."; under this: "Patented 15, 1915 // Nov. 20, 1917 // Pat. No. 1 [illeg.] 090-16"; inside a curved box: "VICTOR" then, "MADE IN BOSTON // TUNGSTEN // 6074"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-8
Condition Remarks
Tube rests starting to disintegrate; #2: glass bubble has no cracks; smaller glass bubbles have air holes in them; several scratches in glass at one end; metal within glass shows signs of use; minor scratching and some minor discolouration; wood shows some signs of use; scratches and some stains.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
Exhibit History
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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pocket hypodermic syringe kit

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6189
Dates
1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1969.55.10 a-h
Description
A metal case formed to fit seven tubes: one containing a hypodermic syringe, one containing a cylindrical piece of metal with needles attached to either end, and the other five containing glass vials with cork stoppers (empty); the lid is attached on a spring-loaded mechanism.
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Accession Number
1969.55.10 a-h
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Military Medicine
Syringes
MM= Injections -- set
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- instruments
Description
A metal case formed to fit seven tubes: one containing a hypodermic syringe, one containing a cylindrical piece of metal with needles attached to either end, and the other five containing glass vials with cork stoppers (empty); the lid is attached on a spring-loaded mechanism.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
b - syringe
c - metal tube
d - glass vial - Size: Length 7.0 cm
e - glass vial - Size: Length 7.0 cm
f - glass vial - Size: Length 7.0 cm
g - glass vial - Size: Length 7.0 cm
h - glass vial - Size: Length 7.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
The Randall Faichney Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
Date Remarks
Patent date of 1900 printed on case.
Material
metal: silver
glass: translucent orange
cork: orange
Inscriptions
On back of case: "MILITARY PAT MAY 22, 1900 THE RANDALL FAICHNEY CO. BOSTON U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
military hypodermic syringe set
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
Accession Number
1970.11.15 a-e
Description
Sheet metal moulded into a large cylinder (b); one end is closed; fits inside an outside cylinder over parts (d) and (e); (a) is a metal wire moulded into a rounded "M" shape; (c) is the main body of the spirometer; metal, with a spout up near the lid, a three-legged base, and a nozzle projecting f…
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Accession Number
1970.11.15 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
MeSH Heading
Spirometry -- instrumentation
Lung Volume Measurements
Physiology
Description
Sheet metal moulded into a large cylinder (b); one end is closed; fits inside an outside cylinder over parts (d) and (e); (a) is a metal wire moulded into a rounded "M" shape; (c) is the main body of the spirometer; metal, with a spout up near the lid, a three-legged base, and a nozzle projecting from the bottom; has three hinged metal bars, one calibrated in cu. in.; contains a metal drum with a Centigrade thermometer attached; (d) is a painted yellow can with a hole in the bottom, screws inside (c) and contains wire gauze, assorted gause, and rubber; (e) is the lid of the yellow can.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - moulded wire - Size: Length 23.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm
b - sheet metal cylinder - Size: Length 24.3 cm x Diam. 20.2 cm
c - spirometer - Size: Length 32.3 cm x Diam. 22.0 cm
d - yellow can - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Diam. 11.5 cm
e - lid of yellow can - Size: Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 12.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, via Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Sanborn Company
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: grey; yellow
fabric
rubber
Inscriptions
On (c): "MADE BY // SANBORN COMPANY // BOSTON, MASS. USA // PATENT PENDING"; inscribed on one of the hinged metal bars: "#304"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-D1-3
Condition Remarks
Beginning to rust.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used for measuring lung gas volumes.
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extract of logwood

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6307
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1970.4.28
Description
A purple cardboard box, circular in shape, containing herbs.
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Accession Number
1970.4.28
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Coloring Agents
Description
A purple cardboard box, circular in shape, containing herbs.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.G. Guest of Toronto.
Maker
American Dyewood Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: purple
ink: black
Inscriptions
On top: "AMERICAN DYEWOOD CO. // SUCCESSORS TO WATERVILLE MILLS // AND // NEW YORK & BOSTON DYEWOOD CO. // 1/4 lb. Extract of Logwood // FOR // TECHNICAL PURPOSES ONLY // NEW YORK - PHILADELPHIA - BOSTON"; pencilled on back: "DJ/15"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row D
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Depth 2.0 cm x Diam. 8.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Label slightly stained.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used as a dye or stain.
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white ash bark box

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1970.4.30
Description
Paper-covered cardboard box containing herbs.
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Accession Number
1970.4.30
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Paper-covered cardboard box containing herbs.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.G. Guest of Toronto.
Maker
Cheney & Myrick
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
paper: light green
ink: black
Inscriptions
Stamped in black ink on front: "ASH BK. WHITE // CHENEY & MYRICK, // DEALERS IN // American Drugs, // 15 Union Street, // BOSTON."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 2.75 cm
Condition Remarks
Slight tear on one side.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Images
Less detail
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1970.4.31
Description
A paper package containing herbs.
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Accession Number
1970.4.31
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Diuretics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- diuretics -- container
Description
A paper package containing herbs.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.G. Guest of Toronto.
Maker
Cheney & Myrick
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
paper: yellowed white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Stamped in black ink on front: "CLEAVERS. // CHENEY & MYRICK, // DEALERS IN // American Drugs, // 15 Union Street, // BOSTON."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 5.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Little holes in wrapper suggest insect infestation; corner torn; dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used as a diuretic.
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white ash bark box

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1970.4.37
Description
Paper-covered cardboard box containing herbs.
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Accession Number
1970.4.37
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Paper-covered cardboard box containing herbs.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.G. Guest of Toronto.
Maker
Cheney & Myrick
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
paper: light green
ink: black
Inscriptions
Stamped in black ink on front: "ASH BK. WHITE // CHENEY & MYRICK, // DEALERS IN // American Drugs, // 15 Union Street, // BOSTON."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 2.75 cm
Condition Remarks
Opened at one side.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Sanborn blood pressure sphygmomanometer

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1972.18.28 a-d
Description
Leather pouch (a) with dome closure contains a gauge (b), a rubber bulb (c) with valve, and a cloth arm sleeve (d).
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Accession Number
1972.18.28 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Manometry
MM= Blood Pressure Determination -- sphygmomanometer
Description
Leather pouch (a) with dome closure contains a gauge (b), a rubber bulb (c) with valve, and a cloth arm sleeve (d).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - pouch/case - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
b - gauge - Size: Depth 3.5 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
c - bulb - Size: Length 11.5 cm
d - arm sleeve - Size: Length 112.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; estate of Dr. G. Harvey Agnew, via Mrs. G. Harvey Agnew.
Maker
Sanborn Company
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
leather: green
metal: silver; grey; white; black
glass: clear
fabric: grey; black; yellow
rubber: red
Inscriptions
Written inside case (a): "Dr. G. Harvey Agnew"; "SANBORN BLOOD PRESSURE // SANBORN COMPANY // 1048 COMMONWEALTH AVE. // BOSTON, USA" on (a) and (d); (b) has "Sanborn Blood Pressure, Millimeters of Mercury" with markings for 30-300 mm.; (c) the bulb has: "MADE IN U.S.A. PAT'D AUG 30. 1904 USA"; the valve has: "Tycos MADE IN USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-6
Condition Remarks
Rubber of (c) is brittle and misshapen; no rubber inflatable cuff and tubing.
Copy Type
Original
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