Skip header and navigation

Refine By

4 records – page 1 of 1.

saline solution

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9508
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997037558
Description
(a) Rectangular cardboard box, closed on five sides; only one flap open; box is filled with six bottles of saline solution, separated by cardboard sections; one 1000 ml. UNITS bottle is accessible; (b) bottle is a glass hollow cylinder with flat bottom and convex taper to a narrow neck and stuck-on…
  2 images  
Accession Number
997037558
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Sodium Chloride -- therapeutic use
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Rectangular cardboard box, closed on five sides; only one flap open; box is filled with six bottles of saline solution, separated by cardboard sections; one 1000 ml. UNITS bottle is accessible; (b) bottle is a glass hollow cylinder with flat bottom and convex taper to a narrow neck and stuck-on metal cap; inside, tube is visible running from cap to bottom; bottle is 5/6 full; near bottom, metal handle, in the shape of a slightly pointed arch, attaches on a swivelled attachment; metal band surrounding base at level of attached arch; two grooves run up side of bottle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 32.4 cm x Width 21.8 cm x Depth 25.3 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 22.2 cm x Width 11.2 cm x Depth 10.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Baxter Laboratories of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Alliston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
Mailing stamp on box
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream, tan
ink: green, black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on top of box: "GLASS // HANDLE WITH CARE // TO OPEN // INSERT FINGERS HERE"; printed on box: "WAYBI [illeg.] // EXPRESS // APR 19 1965 // TORON [illeg.]"; stamp, inverted: "A36S6"; handwritten on box: "2" in circle; printed label: "SHIPPER: INGRAM & BELL LTD. // BRANCH WAREHOUSED BY: // ACE WAREHOUSING LIMITED // 222 FRONT STREET EAST TORONTO 2, ONTARIO //TO: // DR. H. G. BIRD, // 134 PINE ST. EAST // GANANOQUE, ONT."; box top, printed half beneath mailing label: "SHIP // TO"; printed on both long sides: "BAXTER // Parenteral // PRODUCTS // BAXTER LABORATORIES OF CANADA LTD. // ALLISTON. ONTARIO. CANADA"; printed on short side, right: "BAXTER // Parenteral PRODUCTS // DISTRIBUTORS // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL . WINNIPEG. CALGARY. VANCOUVER"; printed on short side, left: "BAXTER // SIX 1000 ml. UNITS // A36S6 // A74 // DEXTROSE 5% IN WATER // DEXTROSE 5% DANS L'EAU"; printed on bottom: "ACME PAPER // PRODUCTS // BOX CERTIFICATE // THIS // SINGLE WALL // BOX MEETS ALL CONSTRUCTION // REQUIREMENTS OF CANADIAN // FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION // BURSTING 200 LBS PER // TEST [bottom half of "200"] SQ INCH // MIN COMB 84 LBS PER // WT FACING [bottom of "84"] M SQ FT // SIZE LIMIT 75 INCHES // GROSS // WT LT 65 LBS // Code // C-5 // COMPANY LIMITED"; (b) embossed on metal cap: "A14"; on bottom: "8 // [illeg.]"' on side, inverted: "100 // 200 // 300 // 400 // 500 // 600 // 700 // 800"; printed label has: "BAXTER // Normal Saline // Solution Saline Normale // SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, U.S.P. // STERILE, NONPYROGENIC 1000 CC. STÉRILE APYROGÈNE // EACH 100 CC. CONTAINS: (RENFERME PAR 100 CC:) // 0.90 GM. SODIUM CHLORIDE (0.90 G. CHLORURE DE SODIUM) // APPROX. mEq. PER LITER mEq. APPROX. PAR LITRE // Na - 154 mEq., Cl - 154 mEq // TO BE ADMINISTERED BY VENOCLYSIS // USING STERILE EQUIPMENT // DO NOT USE UNLESS SOLUTION IS // CLEAR AND VACUUM IS PRESENT // POUR INJECTION INTRAVEINEUSE // AVEC ÉQUIPMENT STÉRILE // N'EMPLOYER QUE SI LA SOLUTION EST LIMPIDE ET SOUS VIDE // (L) No 695879 CAT NO. A14 // BAXTER LABORATORIES OF CANADA LTD. ALLISTON // ONTARIO // Normal Saline [inverted]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-1
Condition Remarks
(a) Box has wear marks; moisture and mud damage to top of box; (b) two small spots of inactive corrosion on handle, with corresponding stains on the label.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
BAXTER LABORATORIES OF CANADA LTD. founded in 1937 is based in Toronto, Ontario.
Images
Less detail

ophthalmic operating case

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3765
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Accession Number
997001279 a-as
Description
Ophthalmic operating case, which consists of several ophthalmic instruments housed in a case; the case (a) consists of a rectangular-shaped box that has a lid hinged onto the bottom of the back and a sliding clasp at the front; the inside of both the top and bottom have wooden inserts set in, which…
  5 images  
Accession Number
997001279 a-as
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
MeSH Heading
MM= Surgical Set -- ophthalmic
Ophthalmology
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Description
Ophthalmic operating case, which consists of several ophthalmic instruments housed in a case; the case (a) consists of a rectangular-shaped box that has a lid hinged onto the bottom of the back and a sliding clasp at the front; the inside of both the top and bottom have wooden inserts set in, which hold specific instruments securely in place; there are places for 17 instruments in the top of the case (three are missing); the top left corner of the case has a pair of Desmarres entropium forceps (c); below the entropium forceps are two pairs of iris scissors (d,e); below the scissors is a pair of De Wecker's iris scissors; the lower right corner of the lid houses an Anel's lachrymal syringe (g) and three tips (h-j); the upper left corner of the lid houses a test drum (k); this consists of a short, hollow cylindrical length of bakelite that has a metal ring of slightly larger diameter that fits over top; below the test drum are two pairs of iris forceps (l,m); below the iris forceps is a pair of Erhardt's lid forceps; below the lid forceps is a pair of Lambert's entropium forceps (o); the lower left corner of the lid houses a pair of Graefe's fixation forceps, with spring catch (p); the right and central part of the case bottom holds 20 instruments (q-jj); all of these instruments (with the exception of [ff]) have four-sided handles that taper at the end to a smooth, rounded area and taper also at the tip to join with the instrument tip; to the right of the eye instrument section and at the left side of the case bottom is a rectangular area that houses an Elliott's corneal trephine with blades in a box (kk-oo); the lower right corner of the case bottom houses a Mueller's sac retractor (pp); above the sac retractor, in the upper right corner of the case bottom is a Weeks eye speculum (qq); to the left of the eye speculum is a packet of corneal needles (rr); the packet consists of printed paper glued into a rectangular envelope with closed bottom and sides and an open top with a triangular-shaped flap; the flap folds over the opening and tucks into a slit in the front of the envelope; the envelope contains another piece of paper that has been folded to hold 13 corneal needles (not numbered); the needles vary in size, but all consist of a short curved length of metal with a sharp, pointed tip and a small elongated eye at the other end; in the top section of the case bottom (above the row of instruments) is an ivory rule; this rule is made of a single flat piece of narrow rectangular ivory that has a slightly bevelled upper edge on one side; the ruler has stained increment lines and numbers etched into the ivory to measure mm and lignes on one side and inches on the other.
Number Of Parts
45
Part Names
a - case (closed) - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 17.5 cm x Depth 7.4 cm
b - cover - Size: Length 21.3 cm x Width 15.2 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - Desmarres entropium forceps - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
d - iris scissors, straight - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
e - iris scissors, curved - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Width 3.9 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
f - De Wecker's iris scissors - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
g - Anel's lachrymal syringe - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
h - syringe tip, curved - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
i - syringe tip, straight - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
j - syringe tip, straight - Size: Length 3.2 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
k - test drum - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Diam. 4.2 cm
l - iris forceps, straight - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
m - iris forceps, angular - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
n - Erhardt's lid forceps - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
o - Lambert's entropium forceps - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
p - Graefe's fixation forceps - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
q - Stevens' eye needle holder - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
r - Graefe's strabismus hook - Size: Length 13.6 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
s - Beard's cystotome - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
t - Meyhoefer's chalazion curette - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
u - Beer's keratome - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
v - Graefe's strabismus hook - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
w - Tyrrell's blunt hook - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
x - Wilder's lens curette, serrated - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
y - Graefe's cataract knife - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
z - Graefe's tortoiseshell eye spoon - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
aa - Jaeger's keratome, angular - Size: Length 13.3 m x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
bb - Daviel's eye spoon - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
cc - Desmarre's lid retractor - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
dd - Desmarre's lid retractor - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
ee - Hebra oval spoon curette - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
ff - Ruedemann lachrymal dilator - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
gg - Agnew's flexible shank canaliculus knife - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
hh - probe and spatula - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
ii - Greene's double-ended spatula - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
jj - Steven's eye needle holder - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
kk - corneal trephine box - SIze: Length 8.6 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
ll - corneal trephine handle - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
mm - corneal trephine blade - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
nn - corneal trephine blade - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
oo - corneal trephine blade - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
pp - Mueller's sac retractor - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
qq - Weeks eye speculum (open) - Size: length 7.3 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
rr - corneal needles (envelope) - Size: Length 6.2 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
ss - rule - Size: Length 15.9 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. F. X. O'Connor; donated by Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Site Made (State)
(gg, kk-oo, qq): New York
Site Made (Country)
(c-f,l,o,p,pp): France; (x,z): Germany; (gg,kk-oo,qq): USA; (rr): England
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver
leather: brown
plastic: black
tortoiseshell: brown; yellow
fabric: black; green
paper: off-white; grey
ivory: cream
Inscriptions
(a,b) none; (c) one side of the forceps has the word "FRANCE" stamped into the metal; the other side has, "MORIA" stamped into the metal; (d) one side of the scissors has the word "MORIA" stamped into the metal at the joint; the other side has the word "FRANCE" stamped into the metal; the inside edges both have the number "4" stamped into the metal of the joint; (e) one side of the scissors has the word "MORIA" stamped into the metal at the joint and the word "FRANCE" stamped further up on a handle shaft; the inside edges both have "4 // 3" stamped on the inside edges at the joint; (f) one side of the scissors has the word "FRANCE" stamped into the metal; the other side has "MORIA // MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal; (g-k) none; (l) one side of the end of the forceps has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal; the inner edge of the opposite side has the word "GERMANY" stamped into the metal; (m) the centre inner edge of one of the sides has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal; (n) one side of the forceps has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal on the centre outside, above the gripping lines; (o) one side of the forceps has the word "GERMANY" stamped into its outer edge near the tip; (p) the central outer side of one side of the forceps has the words, "FRANCE // MORIA" stamped into the metal; (q) one side of the handle has the letters, "SR" stamped into the metal; one of the inner edges of the tips has "C8" stamped on the under edge of the area above the catch; (r) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal just before the tip; (s,t) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (u) one side of the handle has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre and the number "3" just before the tip; (v) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ"stamped into the metal just before the tip; (w) one side of the handle has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (x) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal near the end; the opposite side of the handle has the word "GERMANY" stamped into the metal, also near the end; (y) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (z) one side of the handle has the word, "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal just before the tip; (aa) one side of the handle has the letter "W" stamped into the metal just before the tip; (bb-ee) one side of the handle has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the handle at the centre; (ff) none; (gg) one side of the handle has, "J.E. CAREY, N.Y." stamped into the metal at the centre; (hh) one side of the handle has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (ii) none; (jj) one side of the handle has "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (kk) the outside of the box lid has lettering that reads, "ELLIOTT'S // Corneal Trephine"; the inside of the box lid has lettering that reads, "E.B. MEYROWITZ, Inc. // New York"; (ll) the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal near the end; (mm-oo) none; (pp) the inside edge of one of the finger grips has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal; the inside of the other finger grip has "FRANCE" stamped into the metal; (gg) the bottom of the speculum has the words, "J. MEHRLUST // U.S.A. // NEW YORK" stamped into the metal; (rr) the front of the envelope reads "AIGUILLES // DE // CHIRURGIE // Garantie Parfait"; on the flap, and "TRADE MARK // DEPOSE À PARIS // 1 Douzaine // No. // AIGUILLES // À CORNÉE" on the front; the back of the envelope reads, "Qualité // "Première" // DEPOSÉ À PARIS // IMPORTATION D'ANGLETERRE // AGUILLES // DE CHIRURGIE"; (ss) one side of the ruler has increment lines on the top and bottom and numbers that read (top): "0 // M - M // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15" and (bottom) "0 // LIGNES // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5"; the other side has increment lines at the top and numbers, reading: "0 // INCHES // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-9
Condition Remarks
The metal is worn, but shows no corrosion (except for an area on the upper handle of [jj]); the wood, leather, bakelite, tortoiseshell, cloth, paper and ivory pieces all show wear, but are complete; all moving parts move freely.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Books
Document
Photographs
Reference Comments
Previous number #670; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by the Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, pp. 3109, 3030, 3034, 3038 and 3041 ; "Illustrated Catalog of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, pp. 127-135, 141-143, and 145; "Eye Instrument Catalog," 7th ed., by the Storz Instrument Co., pp. 19, 22, 51, 87, 91 and 113
Images
Less detail

Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8579
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.
  2 images  
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.
Images
Less detail

Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14675
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.
  2 images  
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.
Images
Less detail