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thermometer jar

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1983.22.5
Description
A cylindrical clear moulded glass jar with extended flat base; ground area for labelling; ridge to support lid; lid and thermometer missing.
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Accession Number
1983.22.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
A cylindrical clear moulded glass jar with extended flat base; ground area for labelling; ridge to support lid; lid and thermometer missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W. W. H. Rudd of Toronto.
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-6
Dimension Notes
Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover is missing.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the effects of the donor's father, Dr. M. S. K. Rudd, who had a hospital on St. Clair Avenue in Toronto.
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thermometer jar

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1983.22.6
Description
A cylindrical moulded clear glass jar with extended flat base; ground area for labelling; ridge to support lid; lid and thermometer missing.
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Accession Number
1983.22.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
A cylindrical moulded clear glass jar with extended flat base; ground area for labelling; ridge to support lid; lid and thermometer missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W. W. H. Rudd of Toronto.
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-6
Dimension Notes
Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover is missing.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the effects of the donor's father, Dr. M. S. K. Rudd, who had a hospital on St. Clair Avenue in Toronto.
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Haemo-Sol Surgical Instrument Cleaner

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Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
1985.6.1
Description
A paper packet containing a powder that in solution cleans instruments of blood and tissue.
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Accession Number
1985.6.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Blood Stains
Description
A paper packet containing a powder that in solution cleans instruments of blood and tissue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. Edna Beange, chairman, East York Health Unit, Toronto.
Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 20c."
Material
paper: white
ink: dark blue
Inscriptions
Printed on packet: "HAEMO-SOL // The Labor Saving NO-SCRUB // Surgical Instrument Cleaner"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 15.2 cm x Width 9.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is deteriorating along the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Distributor: Meinecke & Co. Inc., New York.
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Dates
1943
1980
circa 1944-1980
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Hygiene
Classification
General Surgery
Hygiene
Patient Care
Surgery, instrumentation
Accession Number
000018028
Description
Rectangular bar of antiseptic surgical soap, wrapped in cream paper with green text and stripe running vertically along the right and left sides; lists active ingredients, manufacturing information, and instructions for use on the front, back, top, and bottom.sides.
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Accession Number
000018028
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Hygiene
Classification
General Surgery
Hygiene
Patient Care
Surgery, instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
Surgery
Soaps
Antisepsis
Patient Care -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular bar of antiseptic surgical soap, wrapped in cream paper with green text and stripe running vertically along the right and left sides; lists active ingredients, manufacturing information, and instructions for use on the front, back, top, and bottom.sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Jules R. Gilbert Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
1980
circa 1944-1980
Date Remarks
Based on patent date, dihydroxyhexachlorodiphenyl was created and the existence of Jules R. Gilbert Ltd.
Material
paper: tan
ink: green
soap
Inscriptions
Printed on top: "Surgene // (HEXACHLOROPHENE) // SURGICAL SOAP // ANTISEPTIC"; printed on front side: "ESPECIALLY RECOMMENDED // TO REDUCE BACTERIA // CONTAMINATION OF ALL // BODY SURFACES"; printed on bottom: "ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: // DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL // METHANE (HEXACHLOROPHENE) // 2% ANHYDROUS SOAP // WEIGHT 4 OUNCES // JULES R. GILBERT LTD. // TORONTO, CANADA // MADE IN CANADA // PAT. 1943 // 1-1082 // (L)-9-u"; printed on back: "DAILY USE REGULARLY // PROVIDES MAXIMUM // ANTIBACTERIAL EFFECT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Length
8.0 cm
Width
5.5 cm
Depth
2.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some minor discoloured spots on paper
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Catalogue
"The Medical Tour" website
Google Books
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30)," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (item #13600)
https://www.nytimes.com/1972/09/24/archives/germicide-limit-stirs-confusion-store-managers-unsure-on.html
https://www.nytimes.com/1971/12/07/archives/fda-warns-on-hexachlorophene-bath-fda-warns-on-daily-baths-in.html
https://books.google.ca/books?id=kgcEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=%22DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL%22&source=bl&ots=excY1AomtG&sig=ACfU3U3o5xTrBmiBZGHT0HPOVQ-a-8QIjA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwitho_J-9fiAhVomK0KHV-KDO4Q6AEwAXoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL%22&f=false
Research Facts
Dihydroxyhexachlorodiphenyl is a chemical compound created during the Second World War as an antiseptic. It was made to kill bacteria and smell nice. Because its name was so long, it was often shortened to hexachlorophene.
In 1971, the American Food and Drug Administration warned against using products with more than 3% hexachlorophene, as it was shown to have been susceptible to being absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream and causing damage to the white matter of the brain. In 1972, the American FDA halted the production of products containing more than one percent hexachlorophene. Canada did not issue the same precautions.
Formerly known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane, the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario's first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (none of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was officially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.
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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Personal Care
Hygiene
Classification
Personal Care
Hygiene
Accession Number
002001056 a-c
Description
Two hand mirrors enclosed in a waxed paper envelope; mirrors are rectangular with bevelled edges.
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Accession Number
002001056 a-c
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Personal Care
Hygiene
Classification
Personal Care
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
Equipment and Supplies
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Personnel -- personal belongings
Description
Two hand mirrors enclosed in a waxed paper envelope; mirrors are rectangular with bevelled edges.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - mirror - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
b - mirror - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
c - paper - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieutenant Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick during World War II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
glass: mirrored
paper: yellow/ translucent
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Condition Remarks
The mirrors are somewhat dirty; backings are scratched and show some sort of adhesive residue; the paper envelope is badly torn and yellowed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Museum
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand; War Dress Regulations, 1943
“Nursing Sister’s apron, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC),” Museum of Health Care. http://artefact.museumofhealthcare.ca/?p=79
Research Facts
Found in handbag, part of personal effects.
Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick (1909-2001) who served in England, France, and Italy during the Second World War. She graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931.
More than 4000 women served as military nurses during the Second World War playing a vital role in the care and comfort of wounded soldiers, sailors, and airmen. As commissioned officers known by rank and title as Nursing Sisters, they served as fully-integrated members of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Most of them worked overseas in military hospitals and casualty clearing stations. After the lean years of the 1930s when there were few available positions for graduate nurses, even with the dangers of warfare, military nursing offered a job with a good salary, benefits, status, and a chance to travel.
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Personal Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Toiletries
Classification
Personal Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Toiletries
Accession Number
002001072
Description
Square cotton fabric handkerchief possibly lawn style of fabric; embroidered grey floral and vine pattern in one corner; square shaped cutouts in same corner.
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Accession Number
002001072
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Personal Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Toiletries
Classification
Personal Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Toiletries
MeSH Heading
Textiles
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Description
Square cotton fabric handkerchief possibly lawn style of fabric; embroidered grey floral and vine pattern in one corner; square shaped cutouts in same corner.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieutenant Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick during World War II.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Belonged to Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick (World War II)
Material
fabric: white, grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-V1-1 Box 1
Length
26.1 cm
Width
25.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 26.1 cm x Width 25.1 cm
Condition Remarks
slighty dirty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Museum
Reference Comments
“Nursing Sister’s apron, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC),” Museum of Health Care. http://artefact.museumofhealthcare.ca/?p=79
Research Facts
Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick (1909-2001) served in England, France, and Italy during the Second World War. She graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931.
More than 4000 women served as military nurses during the Second World War playing a vital role in the care and comfort of wounded soldiers, sailors, and airmen. As commissioned officers known by rank and title as Nursing Sisters, they served as fully-integrated members of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Most of them worked overseas in military hospitals and casualty clearing stations. After the lean years of the 1930s when there were few available positions for graduate nurses, even with the dangers of warfare, military nursing offered a job with a good salary, benefits, status, and a chance to travel.
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sputum cup holder

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Infection Control
Infectious Diseases
Public Health
Hygiene
Sanitation
Classification
Home Health Care
Infection Control
Infectious Diseases
Public Health
Hygiene
Sanitation
Tuberculosis
Accession Number
1998.8.4
Description
Thin gold coloured metal folded into box with lift up lid wiht lift up tab and handle; empty; without text on top lid similar to other examples. Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1998.8.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Infection Control
Infectious Diseases
Public Health
Hygiene
Sanitation
Classification
Home Health Care
Infection Control
Infectious Diseases
Public Health
Hygiene
Sanitation
Tuberculosis
MeSH Heading
Infectious Diseases
Description
Thin gold coloured metal folded into box with lift up lid wiht lift up tab and handle; empty; without text on top lid similar to other examples. Note: item is missing.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-3
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Bedpan
Home Health Care
Accession Number
000003109
Description
A stainless steel bedpan: oval in shape with a continuous rim and a spout; it tapers towards the spout end; its corners and edges are rounded.
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Accession Number
000003109
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Bedpan
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Description
A stainless steel bedpan: oval in shape with a continuous rim and a spout; it tapers towards the spout end; its corners and edges are rounded.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Date Remarks
Allen & Hanburys was absorbed by Glaxo in 1958; stainless steel was used in bedpans in the early to mid twentieth century.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ALLEN & HANBURYS"; a hollow rectangle encases the words, "TAWLITE // MADE IN ENGLAND // 18-8 STAINLESS // STEEL" and "578/SM"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-4
Length
35.4 cm
Width
28.7 cm
Depth
11.5 cm
Dimension Notes
Length 35.4 cm x Width 28.7 cm x Depth 11.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The bedpan was dusty and there were some dirt particles inside; there are signs of recently active corrosion; there are small rust spots along the outer side at the narrow end, and on the bottom inside; there are water marks, minor deposits and other signs of wear such as small scratches on the bedpan; there is one small, round dent on the outside bottom of the pan.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Websites
Article
Reference Comments
American Association for the History of Nursing, https://www.aahn.org/bedpans#:~:text=Porcelain%2C%20china%2C%20and%20even%20pottery,enamel%20and%20then%20stainless%20steel.&text=Today%20these%20antique%20bedpans%20are,be%20found%20in%20antique%20stores.
Cassandra Good, “The Strange Saga of George Washington’s Bedpan,” August 20th, 2015. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/strange-saga-george-washingtons-bedpan-180956347/
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 267
"Allen & Hanburys' Surgical Appliances," Feb 14, 2013. https://spitalfieldslife.com/2013/02/14/allen-hanburys-surgical-appliances/
Research Facts
Before the late nineteenth century, bedpans and similar objects were made of metals such as pewter, brass, and sometimes even glass. By the late nineteenth century, porcelain, china, and pottery were used. As the 20th century dawned, bedpans, urinals, basins, etc. were made of enamel and later stainless steel. In the 1960s, there was a shift towards plastics and other disposables.
The bedpan was designed for people who could not or should not rise from their beds to relieve themselves. A bedpan could be lightly heated and placed under the covers of the beds of the elderly, people who were ill, and women recovering from childbirth so that they would not have to get out of bed. They were routinely emptied by caregivers, nurses, etc.
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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Urinal
Home Health Care
Accession Number
000003254
Description
Urinal, consisting of a round, metal wide-mouth jug, with a flat bottom to stand vertically; one side is flattened from base to midway up the jug to permit lying horizontally; opposite the flattened side is a looped handle.
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Accession Number
000003254
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Urinal
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Description
Urinal, consisting of a round, metal wide-mouth jug, with a flat bottom to stand vertically; one side is flattened from base to midway up the jug to permit lying horizontally; opposite the flattened side is a looped handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Polar
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on the bottom: "POLAR // STAINLESS // STEEL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-5
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 10.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows use; there are numerous tiny scratches on the surface; one shallow dent 2 cm above the flattened portion on one side; midway around between the first dent and the handle on the right side is another shallow dent 1.6 cm in diameter; around the base there are 13 shallow dents; inside there is considerable staining.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
C. Cox, retired RN from KPH; "American Hospital Supply Catalog C30," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964, p. 13524-13555 (item #13538-00V)
Research Facts
Made specifically for adult males to urinate in when unable to use the washroom.
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Medical instruments
Equipment and Supplies
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Medical instruments
Equipment and Supplies
Accession Number
000003344
Description
Solution basin, which consists of a flat-bottomed enamelware bowl with slightly angled sides and a straight, open lip surrounding its top round mouth; there is a paper label affixed to the basin's outer side.
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Accession Number
000003344
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Medical instruments
Equipment and Supplies
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Medical instruments
Equipment and Supplies
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Description
Solution basin, which consists of a flat-bottomed enamelware bowl with slightly angled sides and a straight, open lip surrounding its top round mouth; there is a paper label affixed to the basin's outer side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Central Steel Wares Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
enamelware: white; black
paper: white; red; green
Inscriptions
The paper label reads, "GSW // HOSPITAL // ENAMELED // WARE // MADE IN CANADA // BY // GENERAL STEEL // WARES // LIMITED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 12.1 cm x Diam. 34.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The basin showed minor signs of wear in the form of nicks, dents, and a worn patch (6 cm x 0.9 cm) along its lip; its paper label was yellowed and partly torn; there were three patches of worn enamel on its inner bottom surface (20 cm x 0.5 cm, 3.2 cm x 0.5 cm and 3 cm x 0.6 cm); faint rust marks were evident in areas surrounding these worn patches; there was another worn patch (2.5 cm x 1.4 cm) on its outer bottom rim; there were scuff marks evident on its outer bottom surface; there was no active corrosion; the basin was dusty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 269 (similar to item #7H-384-A)
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