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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
996020003
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with decorated covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; spoon cover, handle…
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Accession Number
996020003
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with decorated covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; spoon cover, handle and top side edges are decorated with a Delft blue floral pattern known as an onion pattern; perimeter, handle and leaf edges lined with gold strip; bottom in unglazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, whose father owned it before her.
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
porcelain: white
ink: blue, gold
Inscriptions
On base in blue: "T. // 22"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-9
Length
7.9 cm
Width
3.7 cm
Depth
2.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
There is a very small chip and two small cracks at the edge of the cover opposite to the handle; spoon shows minor wear in the gold decoration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Research Facts
Spoon made to administer liquid medications to invalids and elderly.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
016001001
Description
White oval ceramic pap boat shaped invalid feeder decorated with deep blue one piece floral transfer with gilding around perimeter of top opening and spout; transfer print is raised; single open handle on back with spout pointing straight ahead; without manufacturers marks; some design overlap on b…
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Accession Number
016001001
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
White oval ceramic pap boat shaped invalid feeder decorated with deep blue one piece floral transfer with gilding around perimeter of top opening and spout; transfer print is raised; single open handle on back with spout pointing straight ahead; without manufacturers marks; some design overlap on base; spout opening is part of body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Date Remarks
Research
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue, gold
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
16.5 cm
Width
6.1 cm
Height
5.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Base shows minor cracking under glaze; gold trim is missing in some aras and worn
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Book
eBook
Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E. M. Allison, 1997.
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
Invalid feeders’ also known as sick cups are designed to provide liquid or semi solid nourishment in time of illness or incapacity. There are many different shapes for invalid feeders. Some of the shapes are defined as infant or invalid feeders, however it seems that each manufacture used both terms interchangeably depending on the market they are targeting.
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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
016001008
Description
White oval ceramic pap boat shaped invalid feeder hand painted floral design in green and orange along spout area with gilt trim along opening, middle of handle and spout; embossed floral design at spout area; open handle with flat raised piece on top with spout pointing straight ahead; without man…
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Accession Number
016001008
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
White oval ceramic pap boat shaped invalid feeder hand painted floral design in green and orange along spout area with gilt trim along opening, middle of handle and spout; embossed floral design at spout area; open handle with flat raised piece on top with spout pointing straight ahead; without manufacturers marks; small opening; spout opening is part of body; glazed base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Date Remarks
Research
Material
ceramic: white
paint: green, orange, tan
ink: gold
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
14.5 cm
Width
6.5 cm
Height
7.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Gilding worn
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Book
eBook
Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E.M. Allison, 1997.
Campbell, Gordon. The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. 2006. Accessed August 18, 2016. http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195189483.001.0001/acref-9780195189483
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
Invalid feeders are designed to provide liquid or semi solid nourishment in time of illness or incapacity. There are many different shapes for invalid feeders. Some of the shapes are defined as infant or invalid feeders, however it seems that each manufacture used both terms interchangeably. The boat shaped, which looks very similar to a gravy boat, originally evolved from the pap boat shape. It has a straight spout, main opening in the top, and an open handle in the back. This is also known as an infant feeder prior to the development of baby milk bottles. Manufacturers would market this item as both invalid and infant feeders depending on the market they are targeting.
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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
016001010
Description
White oval ceramic pap boat shaped invalid feeder decorated with transfer print of pink, yellow and green floral design over spray pained pale blue areas; body with embossed design similar to wicker basket; with gilt trim along opening, center of handle and spout; open handle with two raised bumps …
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Accession Number
016001010
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
White oval ceramic pap boat shaped invalid feeder decorated with transfer print of pink, yellow and green floral design over spray pained pale blue areas; body with embossed design similar to wicker basket; with gilt trim along opening, center of handle and spout; open handle with two raised bumps on back with spout pointing straight ahead; without manufacturers marks; spout opening is part of body; unglazed base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Date Remarks
Research
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue, pink, green, gold
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
15.4 cm
Width
5.9 cm
Height
5.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Gilding with minor wear
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Book
eBook
Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E.M. Allison, 1997.
Campbell, Gordon. The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. 2006. Accessed August 18, 2016. http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195189483.001.0001/acref-9780195189483
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
Invalid feeders are designed to provide liquid or semi solid nourishment in time of illness or incapacity. There are many different shapes for invalid feeders. Some of the shapes are defined as infant or invalid feeders, however it seems that each manufacture used both terms interchangeably. The boat shaped, which looks very similar to a gravy boat, originally evolved from the pap boat shape. It has a straight spout, main opening in the top, and an open handle in the back. This is also known as an infant feeder prior to the development of baby milk bottles. Manufacturers would market this item as both invalid and infant feeders depending on the market they are targeting.
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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
016001011
Description
Oval white ceramic boat shaped invalid feeder; with raised rounded covered opening attached to spout; hand painted pink flowers with brown and grey leaves on top of covering and gold trim around the whole top of body; semi-circular flat small handle; spout opening and handle is part of body; glaze…
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Accession Number
016001011
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
Oval white ceramic boat shaped invalid feeder; with raised rounded covered opening attached to spout; hand painted pink flowers with brown and grey leaves on top of covering and gold trim around the whole top of body; semi-circular flat small handle; spout opening and handle is part of body; glazed base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
ceramic: white
ink: pink, brown, grey, gold
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
15.0 cm
Width
6.7 cm
Height
5.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Gold trim is faded, shows wear on the bottom, black dots around the inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Book
eBook
Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E. M. Allison, 1997.
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
Invalid feeders’ also known as sick cups are designed to provide liquid or semi solid nourishment in time of illness or incapacity. There are many different shapes for invalid feeders. Some of the shapes are defined as infant or invalid feeders, however it seems that each manufacture used both terms interchangeably depending on the market they are targeting.
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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
016001054
Description
Cream oval pap earthenware boat with ribbed curvy edge to cover; spout resembles a duck head, and handle resembles ruffled tail feathers; spout opening is part of the body; handle is located at the rear; glazed bottom.
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Accession Number
016001054
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
Cream oval pap earthenware boat with ribbed curvy edge to cover; spout resembles a duck head, and handle resembles ruffled tail feathers; spout opening is part of the body; handle is located at the rear; glazed bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
ceramic: cream
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 0010-D1
Length
15.0 cm
Width
8.4 cm
Height
5.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows wear and stain on base, lots of crazing and cracks in the glaze.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Book
eBook
Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E. M. Allison, 1997.
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
Invalid feeders’ also known as sick cups are designed to provide liquid or semi solid nourishment in time of illness or incapacity. There are many different shapes for invalid feeders. Some of the shapes are defined as infant or invalid feeders, however it seems that each manufacture used both terms interchangeably depending on the market they are targeting.
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Dates
1850
1899
1850-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1976.6.46
Description
A folding straight razor, all steel, with a hollow ground blade.
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Accession Number
1976.6.46
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Hair Removal
Hygiene -- instrumentation
Preoperative Care -- instrumentation
MM= Household Articles -- razor
Description
A folding straight razor, all steel, with a hollow ground blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1850
1899
1850-1899
Date Remarks
Accession sheet has, "last half of 19th c."
Material
metal: brown; grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-4
Dimension Notes
Length 24.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Blade is pitted and rusting, but still sharp; inside of handle is dirty, outside is covered with striations from use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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Dates
1830
1880
circa 1830-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
1938.3.1
Description
A ring-shaped hollow porcelain feeding cup with a feeding spout and a funnel-like filling opening; filling funnel is also used as a handle; cobalt blue transferware with Japanese inspired design of waves and birds around circle and small amount on proturbances; curved feeding spout in tea pot style…
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Accession Number
1938.3.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
A ring-shaped hollow porcelain feeding cup with a feeding spout and a funnel-like filling opening; filling funnel is also used as a handle; cobalt blue transferware with Japanese inspired design of waves and birds around circle and small amount on proturbances; curved feeding spout in tea pot style; bottom is unglazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Carroll through Dr. Maurice Adams.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1830
1880
circa 1830-1880
Material
porcelain: white
ink: blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 7.0 cm Diameter: 10.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Small chip loss from tip of spout; light soiling on unglazed bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Similar to one in the Mead Johnson & Co. and the Wellcome collections
Research Facts
Considered rare
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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Dates
1888
1920
circa 1890 - 1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Food Service
Classification
Patient Care
Food Service
Home Health Care
Accession Number
1951.1.2 a-b
Description
Cream conical shaped ironstone container Samuel Clarke’s Patent Pyramid Food Warmer and Night Light; lidded
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Accession Number
1951.1.2 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Food Service
Classification
Patient Care
Food Service
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Home Health Care
Nutrition
Description
Cream conical shaped ironstone container Samuel Clarke’s Patent Pyramid Food Warmer and Night Light; lidded
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
lid
body - Size: Length 14.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. S. J. Streight.
Maker
Clarke's Pyramid and Fairy Light Company Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Cricklewood
Site Made (State)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1888
1920
circa 1890 - 1920
Material
ceramic: white; black
Inscriptions
On lid: "SAM: CLARKE'S // PATENT PYRAMID // FOOD WARMER"; on body: "CLARKE'S // PATENTED PYRAMID // [illeg] LIGHTS 9 HOURS // ARE THE ONLY// LIGHTS SUITABLE FOR THESE LAMPS // PYRAMID // TRADE MARK // (TRADE MARK "FAIRY")
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-P1-4
Condition Remarks
Rim of lid considerably chipped.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
http://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objects/co121520/pyramid-food-warmer-invented-by-samuel-clarke-england-1888-1920-food-warmer
Research Facts
Samuel Clarke’s Patent Pyramid Food Warmer and Night Light. Slogan: ‘When nights are dark then think of Clarke/ Who’s hit the mark precisely./ For his Night-Lights create Light-Nights/ in which you see quite nicely.’
This device could be used to heat a pint of milk, keep food warm or to prepare pap. Flour or bread was mixed with milk diluted with water to make pap, which could be used to wean infants off breast milk. It was used in the nursery for boiling milk (to kill bacteria), keeping food warm or preparing pap. The metal jug was filled with hot water and the ceramic pannikin was placed inside it. The jug was then placed in the stand. To provide heat a lit candle or a tea-light was placed underneath. The device was trade marked by Samuel Clarke as a ‘Pyramid’ food warmer as the different parts stack up like a pyramid.
The jug would have a small metal stand (missing from this object), holding a night light, which heated it from below. Patented by Samuel Clarke, Cricklewood, London, England.
Exhibit History
Canadian Museum of Civilization exhibit: "Caring Profession"; ret. Sept. 2006
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Dates
1850
1910
circa 1850-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
1955.5.1
Description
Ceramic open vessel style pap boat with a pouring lip and raised back of body; white glaze with light blue floral transfer-print decoration on exterior and interior end of spout; pattern consists of leaves and scrolls; partially glazed bottom.
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Accession Number
1955.5.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
Ceramic open vessel style pap boat with a pouring lip and raised back of body; white glaze with light blue floral transfer-print decoration on exterior and interior end of spout; pattern consists of leaves and scrolls; partially glazed bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. T. G. H. Drake, through the University of Toronto Department of Pediatrics.
Dates
1850
1910
circa 1850-1910
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 10.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Height 4.8 cm
Condition Remarks
A few glaze chips from rim and around base; rough area at tip of spout; some cracking of the glaze in interior of boat
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.silvercollection.it/dictionarypapboat.html
Research Facts
Pap boat is a small receptacle for feeding pap to infants and invalids. The typical form is boat-shaped, having the feeding end shaped as a short lip or an extended tapering lip to be placed on the mouth of the person being fed, and the holding end somewhat incurved and usually without a handle.
The term 'pap', allegedly derived from the Scandinavian for the sound made when a baby opens his mouth for nourishment, was probably introduced before its first recordings in literature in the mid-18th century. Recipes for pap usually called for bread, flour and water. A more nourishing mixture, 'panada', was a pap base with added butter and milk, or cooked in broth as a milk substitute.
Previous inventory #AM25
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