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sterilizing tray

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
997034349
Description
A deep, rectangular box-like tray.
Accession Number
997034349
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Sterilization
Description
A deep, rectangular box-like tray.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital OR.
Maker
Surgikos, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Arlington
Site Made (State)
Texas
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical equipment from 1920 onwards.
Material
acrylic: blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-6
Dimension Notes
Length 72.5 cm x Width 19.0 cm x Depth 13.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No leaks.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
C. Kelly, retired OR nurse; M. White, retired OR nurse.
Research Facts
This tray used for cold sterilization and disinfection of fibre optic cystoscopes.
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Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup

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Dates
1849
1865
circa 1849-1865
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1991.17.17
Description
Transparent cylindrical green glass bottle with long straight neck; embossed product name on the side; missing cork closure; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
1991.17.17
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Transparent cylindrical green glass bottle with long straight neck; embossed product name on the side; missing cork closure; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. Josephson of Toronto.
Maker
Curtis & Perkins
Site Made (City)
Bridge Banger
Site Made (State)
Maine
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1849
1865
circa 1849-1865
Material
glass: green
Inscriptions
Embossed on side: "MRS WINSLOW'S // SOOTHING SYRUP // CURTIS & PERKINS // PROPRIETORS // 8"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row B
Length
13.0 cm
Diameter
3.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Overall cloudy surface; minor crack at lip goes to outside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup; Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.
Research Facts
The original formula was made by Mrs. Charlotte Winslow; the mother-in-law of Curtis; while she was a nurse caring for infants; many children died from this product from either designated or over dosage; contained morphine.
Exact card found on p. 19 of "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young; started in 1830's; in 1906 dropped "soothing" from the name and eliminated the morphine, and was a mixture of carminatives and laxatives, previously also had alcohol, morphin sulphate, aniseed, caraway, etc.; original "recipe" was: sassafrass, cedar, opium, guaiac, capsicum, ammonia, camphor, turpentine, chloroform, alcohol.
The dangers of unregulated patent medicines prompted the Canadian government to adopt drug control laws in the early 20th century.
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hypodermic syringe set

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Dates
1924
circa 1924
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
992070075 a-j
Description
Hypodermic syringe set consisting of a metal case (a) which is hinged at the back; lid has a hinged compartment containing four full hypodermic vials of medicine: strychnine sulphate (g), ergotinine citrate (h), digitalin (i) and atropine sulphate (j); compartment can be opened to stand perpendicul…
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Accession Number
992070075 a-j
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
Injections -- instrumentation
Drug Packaging
MM= Injections -- hypodermic syringe
Description
Hypodermic syringe set consisting of a metal case (a) which is hinged at the back; lid has a hinged compartment containing four full hypodermic vials of medicine: strychnine sulphate (g), ergotinine citrate (h), digitalin (i) and atropine sulphate (j); compartment can be opened to stand perpendicular to lid of case and also contains two compartments for needles, which are missing; base of case contains glass barrel (b), plunger (c) with removable metal ring (e) for pulling barrel, a glass tip for the syringe (d) and a thin hollow metal shaft (f).
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - barrel - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
c - plunger - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
d - glass tip - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
e - metal ring - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
f - metal shaft - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
g-j - vials - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. R.R. MacGregor; note in Travill Catalogue: Nov. 1967 catalogue entry:
"Hypodermic in case 88/2 Tabloid Brand shelf, Dr. R.R. MacGregor, Nov. 1967"
Maker
Burroughs Wellcome & Co.
Site Made (City)
(g-j) London
Site Made (Country)
(a-b) Germany; (g-j) England
Dates
1924
circa 1924
Date Remarks
The Wellcome Foundation Ltd. was registered in 1924
Material
glass: clear, brown, purple
wax: brown, red
metal: grey
pills: white
paper: white, black
Inscriptions
Stamped on top of case: "'TABLOID' // BRAND // HYPODERMIC CASE"; stamped on case front: "BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO. // LONDON. (ENG.) NEW YORK MONTREAL // SYDNEY CAPE TOWN MILAN // BOMBAY SHANGHAI BUENOS AIRES"; stamped at right side of case: "MADE IN GERMANY"; stamped on bottom of case: DR. R.R. MACGREGOR"; printed on (b): "BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO. LONDON (ENG.) // (THE WELLCOME FOUNDATION LTD.)"; at side of (b): "MADE IN GERMANY"; near base of (b): ""AGLA" // TRADE MARK"; (b) is calibrated from 0 cc to 1 cc in 0.1 cc increments and from 0 min to 20 min in 1 min increments; printed on label of (g): "A.N. S020 / POISON // No. 75 // TRADE MARK 'Tabloid' BRAND Hypodermic // Strychnine Sulphate // 20 products each containing gr. 1/30 (0.0022 gm.) // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO., LONDON (ENG.) // (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.) // MADE IN ENGLAND // Poison Schedule Part 1"; printed on label of (h): "No. 37 D713 POISON // TRADE MARK 'Tabloid' BRAND Hypodermic // Ergotine Citrate // 20 products containing gr. 1/100 (0.00065 gm.) // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO., LONDON (ENG.) // (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.) // MADE IN ENGLAND"; printed on label of (i): "A.N. // No. 30 S355 POISON // TRADE MARK 'Tabloid' BRAND Hypodermic // Digitalin (Amorphous) // 20 products each containing gr. 1/100 (0.00065 gm.) // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO., LONDON (ENG.) // (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.) // MADE IN ENGLAND // Poison Schedule Part 1"; printed on label of (j): "A.N. S301 // No. 14 / POISON // TRADE MARK 'Tabloid' BRAND Hypodermic // Atropine Sulphate // 20 products each containing gr. 1/100 (0.00065 gm.) // Poison Schedule Part 1 // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO., LONDON (ENG.) // (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.) // MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Condition Remarks
Shows wear; #2: contains pills that should be assessed and possibly destroyed.
Reference Types
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Wellcome Trust corporate website, "The Wellcome Foundation Ltd." page [Accessed March 2014]; object 997001947; CD #5
Research Facts
Dr. Rob Roy MacGregor (1873-1970) graduated from Queen's Medical School in 1916. He served in World War I with the RCAMC and later became Kingston's first paediatrician; he was Chief of the Department of Paediatrics at Kingston General Hospital from 1929 to 1956.
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Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup

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Dates
1849
1865
circa 1849 - 1865
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005034
Description
Transparent cylindrical green glass bottle with long straight neck; embossed product name on the side; missing cork closure; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
014005034
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent cylindrical green glass bottle with long straight neck; embossed product name on the side; missing cork closure; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Curtis & Perkins
Site Made (City)
Bridge Banger
Site Made (State)
Maine
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1849
1865
circa 1849 - 1865
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: green
Inscriptions
Embossed on side: "MRS WINSLOW'S // SOOTHING SYRUP // CURTIS & PERKINS // PROPRIETORS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row D
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
12.5
Diameter
3.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Overall cloudy surface; minor residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup; Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.
Research Facts
The original formula was made by Mrs. Charlotte Winslow; the mother-in-law of Curtis; while she was a nurse caring for infants; many children died from this product from either designated or over dosage; contained morphine.
Exact card found on p. 19 of "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young; started in 1830's; in 1906 dropped "soothing" from the name and eliminated the morphine, and was a mixture of carminatives and laxatives, previously also had alcohol, morphin sulphate, aniseed, caraway, etc.; original "recipe" was: sassafrass, cedar, opium, guaiac, capsicum, ammonia, camphor, turpentine, chloroform, alcohol.
The dangers of unregulated patent medicines prompted the Canadian government to adopt drug control laws in the early 20th century.
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