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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
David St. Onge Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
006025001 a-b
Description
Pair of wooden crutches (a, b) ; one piece of wood, split in two above rubber shoe to support the handle and the head; head padded and wrapped in fabric tape; non-adjustable handle; non-adjustable height.
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Accession Number
006025001 a-b
Collection
David St. Onge Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Crutches
Description
Pair of wooden crutches (a, b) ; one piece of wood, split in two above rubber shoe to support the handle and the head; head padded and wrapped in fabric tape; non-adjustable handle; non-adjustable height.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - crutch - Size: Length 133.6 cm x Width 20.9 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
b - crutch - Size: Length 134.0 cm x Width 21.9 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
Provenance
Found in a second floor wall of 32 Grange St. Portsmouth village during renovations; house is circa 1920s; original owner/occupants were Jack and Sadie Gregory.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Date based on markings found on object
Material
wood: brown
fabric: brown
rubber : black
metal : brown
Inscriptions
"D.R. CO. // "VIMY" // MADE IN CANADA"on both (a) and (b).
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A3
Condition Remarks
Structure intact; some staining; varnish beginning to blister; rubber beginning to crack; small amount of corrosion on metal bolts; paint droplets near bottom. a - Some kind of black drip on the head fabric wrapping; some adhesive residue.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p. 935 (similar to item #10952); "Blakiston's Illustrated Pocket Medical Dictionary, " McGraw-Hill, New York, 1952, p. 178; CD #2.
Research Facts
The crutches are called auxiliary crutches or under arm crutches; designed to fit under the patients armpit; used mostly for temporary injuries in north america; because the crutches are marked with VIMY it is theorized that this term was used as a promotional patriotic tool commemorating the battle at Vimy Ridge in 1917.
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No Man Stands Alone [book]

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Dates
1966
Collection
Carol Thomas Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
009036001
Description
Hardbound paper covered book with hand drawn illustrations; stories of Nurse Amy Wilson on her tour of duty in remote British Columbia and the Yukon during the 1930-40s; title stamped in silver ink on spine; sketch map of North West Territories inside front cover; 139 pages.
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Accession Number
009036001
Author
Amy V. Wilson
Collection
Carol Thomas Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Nursing -- biography
History of Nursing -- personal narratives
Diphtheria -- history
Description
Hardbound paper covered book with hand drawn illustrations; stories of Nurse Amy Wilson on her tour of duty in remote British Columbia and the Yukon during the 1930-40s; title stamped in silver ink on spine; sketch map of North West Territories inside front cover; 139 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Carol Thomas
Maker
Gray's Publishing Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Sidney
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1966
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: cream, black
ink: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed in book: "NO MAN // STANDS ALONE // by // Amy V. Wilson // R.N. // GRAY'S PUBLISHING LTD. // Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Dimension Notes
Length 22.3 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover shows minor wear from use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Carol Thomas; CD #4
Research Facts
Nurse Amy Wilson, RN, was a traveling nurse along the Alaska Highway during a diphtheria outbreak among the native people, bringing the first immunization to the First Nations people hit hard by this disease.
Carol Thomas is a graduate of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1971; worked as a Community Health Nurse in the northern territories.
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