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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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Dental Health Program Vol. 1 [vinyl audio recording]

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Dates
1949
1955
circa 1949-1955
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Audio
Classification
Education
Audio
Accession Number
010020057 a-e
Description
Set of three 33 1/3 RPM vinyl audio recordings regarding public dental health and featuring celebrity narrators; rectangular beige and blue plastic-covered cardstock book (a); title and production information printed on front in blue ink; back blank; three brown paper sleeves in book hold three red…
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Accession Number
010020057 a-e
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Audio
Classification
Education
Audio
MeSH Heading
Health Education, Dental
Audio
Description
Set of three 33 1/3 RPM vinyl audio recordings regarding public dental health and featuring celebrity narrators; rectangular beige and blue plastic-covered cardstock book (a); title and production information printed on front in blue ink; back blank; three brown paper sleeves in book hold three red vinyl discs with yellow labels in the middle; title, narrator and manufacturing information printed with blue ink; first disc (b) features Bing Crosby and Robert Taylor, second disc (c) features Amos & Andy and Cornell Wilde, third disc (d) features Bob Hope and Tony Martin; advertising brochure (e) consists of one sheet of pink paper printed with black and white ink folded into three sections; information regarding a short film called "It's Your Health" presented by the Southern California State Dental Association inside with black and white screen shots from the film
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - packaging - Size: Length 35.7 cm x Width 31.7 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
b - disc - Size: Depth 0.2 cm x Diam. 30.0 cm
c - disc - Size: Depth 0.2 cm x Diam. 30.0 cm
d - disc - Size: Depth 0.2 cm x Diam. 30.0 cm
e - brochure - Size: Length 21.6 cm x Width 9.4 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Southern California State Dental Association
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1949
1955
circa 1949-1955
Date Remarks
Based on advertising brochure
Material
vinyl: red
paper: brown, yellow, pink
plastic: beige, blue
ink: blue, yellow, black, white
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on cover: "VOLUME 1 // DENTAL HEALTH RECORD SERIES // IN THE INTEREST OF CHILD HEALTH // PRODUCED BY // SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STATE DENTAL ASSOCIATION // DISTRIBUTED BY // AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION // 222 East Superior Street // Chicago 11, Illinois // Designed to Assist in All Health Education Programs // for the Schools, Parent-Teacher Associations // and Other Public Spirited Service Groups"; (b) printed on side one: "DENTAL HEALTH // PRESENTATION No. 1 // BING CROSBY // Produced by // SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA // STATE DENTAL ASSOCIATION // Approved and Distributed by // AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION // This recording is not to be used for // radio broadcast purposes or for // public performances for profit. // SCSDA-1"; inscribed on side one: "SCSDA-1"; printed on side two: "PRESENTATION No. 2 // ROBERT TAYLOR // SCSDA-2"; inscribed on side two: "SCSDA-2"; (c) printed on side one: "PRESENTATION No. 3 // AMOS & ANDY"; inscribed on side one: "SCSDA-3"; printed on side two: "PRESENTATION No. 4 // CORNELL WILDE"; inscribed on side two: "SCSDA-4"; (d) printed on side one: "PRESENTATION No. 5 // BOB HOPE"; inscribed on side one: "SCSDA-5"; printed on side two: "PRESENTATION No. 6 // TONY MARTIN"; inscribed on side two: "SCSDA-6"; (e) printed on cover: "The story // of dental health // has now been told // "It's Your Health" tells that story. It // is the new dental health education- // al film presented by the Southern // California State Dental Associ- // ation, as a public service, in the // interest of better health and better // futures for the children of today."
Permanent Location
(a-d) Storage Room 2005
2005-3-4
(e) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 20
Condition Remarks
Plastic worn at binding; dirt marks on cover; discs are slightly scratched; paper worn at fold marks of (e)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"IMDB - It's Your Health" website
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Howard J. Marcotte from Calgary, Alberta; the pamphlet found with the item is advertising a movie made in 1949; "It's Your Health" was an 18-minute black and white film starring radio veteran Art Baker as a dentist who explains mouth hygiene and dental care to a group of kids; it was distributed by the Southern California State Dental Association to non-profit organizations
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