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Sir James Syme [hand sculpture]

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Dates
1940
1959
circa 1940-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Art
Art reproduction
Sculpture
Education Artifacts
Surgery
Visual Aids
Figure
Communication
Classification
Art
Art reproduction
Sculpture
Education Artifacts
Surgery
Visual Aids
Figure
Communication
Accession Number
1956.1.1
Description
Reproduction wax model of Sir James Syme's hand showing the correct way to hold a surgical scalpel.
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Accession Number
1956.1.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Art
Art reproduction
Sculpture
Education Artifacts
Surgery
Visual Aids
Figure
Communication
Classification
Art
Art reproduction
Sculpture
Education Artifacts
Surgery
Visual Aids
Figure
Communication
MeSH Heading
Art
Medicine in Art
Sculpture
Description
Reproduction wax model of Sir James Syme's hand showing the correct way to hold a surgical scalpel.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr.R.I. Harris.
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1940
1959
circa 1940-1959
Material
plastic: flesh; black; silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B1-1
Dimension Notes
Length 20.3 cm x Width 6.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Edge of scalpel broken off.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
See Bulletin, Vol. 29, No. 7, April 1956, p. 157
Research Facts
Mould of the hand of Sir James Syme, professor of Clinical Surgery at Edinburgh University (1833-69); he was a celebrated surgeon especially noted for his amputation skill and techniques; John Brown, a pupil, suggested having a mould made for posterity; the original is in the Anatomical Museum of the University of Edinburgh; presented to Dr. R.I. Harris by Sir James Learmonth, chairman of Clinical Surgery, Edinburgh University, after a lecture given on Sir James Syme.
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parchment graduation certificate

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Dates
1830
circa 1830
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Education Artifacts
Communication
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival Items
Education Artifacts
Communication
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Education
Hospital Administration
Accession Number
1969.7.6
Description
Rectangular hand written parchment certificate with black ink; ornate designs around heading with six signatures; shows previously folded into eights; written in Latin.
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Accession Number
1969.7.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Education Artifacts
Communication
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival Items
Education Artifacts
Communication
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Education
Hospital Administration
MeSH Heading
Education, Medical
Archival
Hospital Administration
Description
Rectangular hand written parchment certificate with black ink; ornate designs around heading with six signatures; shows previously folded into eights; written in Latin.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. D. S. MacLennan; belonged to Dr. James Stirling.
Maker
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Site Made (City)
Glasglow
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1830
circa 1830
Date Remarks
Printed on item
Material
parchment: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
in Latin: 'Jacobum Stirling' // MDCCXXX'
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-3 Box 11
Length
25.1 cm
Width
21.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Overall surface grime on both sides, minor creases at fold lines; minor fading on signatures; edges show creased border where prevously mounted in frame
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Email
Reference Comments
Kirsty Earley Digital Heritage Officer Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow; 11 April 2019
Research Facts
Certificate given to James Stirling, who studied at the University of Glasgow and practiced at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He took classes from 1827-1829. One of them being placement at the Infirmary in 1829. The certificate acknowledges his completion of his placment at the Infirmary before he graduated in 1830.
The name at the very bottom is that of Robert Perry who was the president of the College, (then known as the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow), from 1843-1845. He was a physician and surgeon at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary from 1820-1848. Robert Cowan was a member of the College and practiced at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Dr. James Stirling was a graduate of the University of Glasgow; he began practising in Vancleek (?) Hill, Ontario.
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Domestic Medicine or A Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases, By Regimen and Simple Medicines [medical reference book]

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Dates
1845
circa 1845
Category
Archival Items
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Publications
Home Health Care
Accession Number
015009001
Description
Harbound black embossed leatherette covered book without illustrations describes domestic medical remedies and home health discussions; title on spine in gold ink; 586 pages.
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Accession Number
015009001
Author
William Buchan, M.D.
Category
Archival Items
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Publications
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Archival
Home Nursing -- handbooks
Home Health
Home Health Care
Preventive Medicine
Description
Harbound black embossed leatherette covered book without illustrations describes domestic medical remedies and home health discussions; title on spine in gold ink; 586 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor's aunts in Montreal consider it was purchased by their grandparents; donor received it through her mother's estate.
Maker
Thomas Nelson
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1845
circa 1845
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: tan, black
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
Printed on spine: "Buchan's // Domestic // Medicine"; on frontispiece: "Domestic Medicine: // or // A Treatise // on the // Prevention and Cure // of // Diseases, // By Regimen and Simple Medicines // A NEW EDITION, // EDITED, AND BROUGHT DOWN TO THE PRESENT STATE OF // MEDICAL SCIENCE, BY A FELLOW OF THE ROYAL // COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, EDINBURGH"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
14.9 cm
Width
10.0 cm
Depth
3.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 14.9 cm X Width 10.0 cm X Depth 3.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows wear overall and edges; spine top is split vertically for 1.0 cm; paper yellowed
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Article
Reference Comments
"Dr William Buchan (1729–1805) and his Domestic medicine," Peter M Dunn, https://fn.bmj.com/content/83/1/F71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/fn.83.1.F71
Research Facts
This book was originally published in 1769, and sold 80,000 copies in many languages. It was meant to be used by families who wished to learn how to treat and avoid diseases. This specific example was printed in 1845, and brought to Canada by the family of Alfred Hyde Clark in the same year.
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