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.
Overall surface grime on both sides, minor creases at fold lines; minor fading on signatures; edges show creased border where prevously mounted in frame
Kirsty Earley Digital Heritage Officer Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow; 11 April 2019
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.
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Aluminum projector with projection lens (a) with focus dial, etched manufacturer's mark, seller's panel held with screws and metal rod for placement in slidable lens support; lamp bulb (b) held in manufacturer's cardboard box; metal lamp housing (c) with circular reflective surface on rear interior…
Aluminum projector with projection lens (a) with focus dial, etched manufacturer's mark, seller's panel held with screws and metal rod for placement in slidable lens support; lamp bulb (b) held in manufacturer's cardboard box; metal lamp housing (c) with circular reflective surface on rear interior surface and adjustable mount with screws on outer edge; body of machine (d) is a hollow cylinder consisting of a solid body containing a large magnifying lens and slide holder and a lamp house with ventilation holes; body sits on a tiltable support and felt-covered pedestal; slidable lens support projects from front of body; manufacturer's label held in place by screws on body; wooden slide carrier holder (e) consists of two interlocked pieces with two slots for holding slides; black satin fabric (f) is missing from case; catalogue and instruction manual (g) contains information on stereopticon projector models and prices; green extension cord (h) with metal lamp socket at one end and screw plug; brown extension cord (i) with metal lamp socket with turnable switch at one end and ceramic screw plug; black leatherette carrying case (j) with handle and three brass latches; center brass latch has a key hole; case is separated into three compartments inside.
Number Of Parts
a - condensing lens - Size (fully extended): Length 15.0 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Diam. 10.5 cm
b - lamp - Size: Length 14.4 cm x Width 10.2 cm x Depth 10.2 cm
c - lamp housing - Size: 15.9 cm x Width 10.9 cm x Diam 13.7 cm
d - body of the machine - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Width 16.5 cm x Depth 22.7 cm
e - slide carrier - Size (fully extended): Length 40.5 cm x Width 10.4 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
f - black satin fabric - missing
g - catalogue - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 15.4 cm
h - extension cord - Size: Length 2.4 m x Diam 3.0 cm
i - extension cord - Size: Length 3.5 m x Diam 3.1 cm
j - carrying case - Size: Length 54.0 cm x Width 19.0 cm x Depth 29.0 cm
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Mins of Toronto.
Etched condensing lens: "SOLD IN CANADA BY // CHARLES POTTER // 191 YONGE ST., TORONTO, CANADA // CROWN OPTICAL Co. // ROCHESTER NEW YORK"; printed on lamp box (b): "ONE // NATIONAL // BRYAN MARSH // LAMPS // MAZDA LAMP // 400W // 110V // OF GENERAL ELECTRIC CO."; etched on manufacturer's label on body (d): "VICTOR PORTABLE STEREOPTICON // MODEL 2 SERIAL NO. 7894 // PATENTED MAY 27, 1913 JAN. 6. 1914 // VICTOR ANIMATROGRAPH CO. // DAVENPORT, IOWA, U.S.A.; printed on catalogue (g): "THE VICTOR // Portable Stereopticon // "Standardized by Imitators" // CHAS. PORTER // 191 Yonge Street // Toronto - Canada"; etched on lamp socket (h): "3.A. 250V // P &S // PATENTED"; etched on lamp socket (i): "50 C.P. 250 VOLTS // C.G.E."
Storage Room 0007
(g) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 23
Leatherette case shows wear on corners
Owned by Dr. Mins of Peterborough Ontario; he was a specialist in respiratory diseases at Princess Margaret Hospital Toronto.