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The Domestic Chemist: Comprising Instructions for the Detection of Adulteration in Numerous Articles Employed in Domestic Economy, Medicine, and the Arts. To Which Are Subjoined, the Art of Detecting Poisons in Food and Organic Mixtures; and a Popular Introduction to the Principles of Chemical Analysis. [book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4368
Dates
1831
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
000006019
Description
Book is bound in leather, with stitching and glue; the body text is 340 pages; paper is pasted on the front and back covers, leaving the corners and the area around the spine; on the spine, there are four raised horizontal lines to imitate cord binding, embossed and gilded ornamentation; the title …
Accession Number
000006019
Author
Unknown
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Chemistry
Textbooks
Description
Book is bound in leather, with stitching and glue; the body text is 340 pages; paper is pasted on the front and back covers, leaving the corners and the area around the spine; on the spine, there are four raised horizontal lines to imitate cord binding, embossed and gilded ornamentation; the title on the spine is embossed on red background and gilded; the paper on the cover and the text block are decorated with a marbled pattern in blue, red and black; the leather is ruled along the edges of the paper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Bumpus & Griffin; Richard Griffin & Co.
Site Made (City)
Glasgow
Site Made (State)
Strathclyde
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1831
Date Remarks
Dated on the title page
Material
paper: brown; grey; white
leather: black
Inscriptions
Inside the front cover is handwritten in ink, "[illeg.]/049", "J" in pencil, and "James H Lynde" in pencil; on the first blank page of the text block, "James H Lynde" is handwritten in ink, and "James Henry Lynde // Lown Hale" with pencil; the cover of the book reads, "THE // DOMESTIC CHEMIST: // COMPRISING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE // DETECTION OF ADULTERATION // IN NUMEROUS ARTICLES EMPLOYED // IN // Domestic Economy, Medicine, and the Arts. [ornate style] // TO WHICH ARE SUBJOINED, // THE ART OF DETECTING POISONS // IN FOOD AND ORGANIC MIXTURES; // AND // A POPULAR INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINCIPLES // OF // CHEMICAL ANALYSIS. // — // ILLUSTRATED BY ENGRAVINGS ON WOOD. // — // LONDON: // BUMPUS & GRIFFIN, 3, SKINNER-STREET; // AND RICHARD GRIFFIN AND CO. GLASGOW. // — // 1831."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-3
Dimension Notes
Length 14.3 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 2.4cm
Condition Remarks
The paper and leather on the cover are lost at the edges, and the thick cardboard underneath is exposed; the leather is abraded at the edges and the corners to expose a reddish inner matrix; there are many abrasion marks and scratch marks on the paper of the back cover; the text block has discoloured to an uneven light beige; there are fingerprints and brown spots on the pages; a brown solid is embedded between the back of the grey paper and the first page of the text block, causing brown stains; the illustrations printed on the page before the title page have bled onto the title page.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1882
circa 1882
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050029
Description
Two toned earthenware corked mercury bottle; the bottle is 2-tone brown, light on the body and darker on the neck; it has a paper label.
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Accession Number
003050029
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Mercury
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Two toned earthenware corked mercury bottle; the bottle is 2-tone brown, light on the body and darker on the neck; it has a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Maker
A. W. Buchan & Co Potteries
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1882
circa 1882
Date Remarks
Internet; the number on the maker's mark (10) probably means that the bottle was made in 1910 based on similar marks on other Scottish bottles, but this is not known for sure.
Material
earthenware: brown
cork: brown
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "MERCURY // LYMANS, Limited Montreal // 10 // BUCHAN // 2 // PORTOBELLO // EDINBURGH
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Diam. 7.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The label is slightly torn and stained.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Timeless Treasure, Antiques and Collectables Online"
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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Dates
1915
1947
Between 1915-1947
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004013018 a-f
Description
Box of sutures consisting of three sealed glass tubes each wrapped in paper (a-c) and containing a needle and sutures; there is also a small metal file (d) wrapped in a piece of paper with information on it (e) the box (f) is yellow with a white label.
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Accession Number
004013018 a-f
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Box of sutures consisting of three sealed glass tubes each wrapped in paper (a-c) and containing a needle and sutures; there is also a small metal file (d) wrapped in a piece of paper with information on it (e) the box (f) is yellow with a white label.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a-c - sutures - Length 9.3 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
d - file - Length 4.8 x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
e - paper - Length 8.2 cm x Width 4.1 cm
f - box - Length 10.9 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
G. F. Merson Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1915
1947
Between 1915-1947
Date Remarks
The company was established in 1915 and was bought out by Johnson and Johnson in 1974.
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
cardboard: yellow
Inscriptions
"MERSONS // EMERGENCY SUTURES // STERILE // 28/30 IN. White Braided Silk No. 5(T) (Medium) // Half Curved Triangular Needle No. 12 // Non - boilable // G. F. MERSON LTD. // EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND" printed on a label on the box; "FILE // for marking tubes before breaking. // G. F. MERSON LTD., EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND." printed on the piece of paper wrapped around the file
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the box.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Ethicon's Humble Beginnings"; CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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newspaper advertisement

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2953
Dates
1893
circa 1893
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001916
Description
Advertisement for Mersano non-alcoholic wine in black and white showing a man in a striped jacket and cap, holding a racket, sitting on a giant bottle of Mersano and holding a champagne glass
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Accession Number
996001916
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Wine -- advertisements
Description
Advertisement for Mersano non-alcoholic wine in black and white showing a man in a striped jacket
and cap, holding a racket, sitting on a giant bottle of Mersano and holding a champagne glass
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995
Maker
Forbes, Maxwell & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Aberdeen
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1893
circa 1893
Date Remarks
Date on price tag
Material
paper: black; ivory
Inscriptions
Front reads: ""MERSANO" // The great Restorer and Preserver of Health. // A Sparkling, // NONALCOHOLIC
WINE, // Delightfully Cooling and // Refreshing. // A PERFECT BEVERAGE FOR // THE
CRICKET TENT, // THE TENNIS COURT, // THE GOLF LINKS, // GARDEN PARTIES, // PICNICS &c, &c //
[with descriptions of its properties and where obtainable]"; back has advertisements for household
linens, etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.8 cm. x Width: 13.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
One small foxing mark at lower right edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #4
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unmounted print

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9896
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Accession Number
997001593
Description
An unmounted original print in the engraving style of Dr. William Hunter; photos depicts Dr. Hunter leaning on a table with drawing paper and holding and nib style pen, without background.
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Accession Number
997001593
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Description
An unmounted original print in the engraving style of Dr. William Hunter; photos depicts Dr. Hunter leaning on a table with drawing paper and holding and nib style pen, without background.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Maker
Blackie and Son
Site Made (City)
Glasgow
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Material
paper: tan, cream
ink: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "Printed by Sir J. Reynolds Eng'd by Freeman // WILLIAM HUNTER M.D. // FROM THE ORIGINAL IN THE HUNTERIAN MUSEUM IN GLASGOW // Published by Blackie and Son, Glasgow"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-5 Box 24
Dimension Notes
Length: 25 cm x Width: 17 cm
Condition Remarks
Faded photo and backing paper.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Website: Wikipedia; Document; CD #1
Research Facts
Dr. William Hunter (1718 - 1783) was a Scottish anatomist and physician born in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire. After studying divinity athe University of Glasgow, he went into medicine in 1737, studying under William Cullen. He was trained in anatomy at St. George's Hospital, London, and specialized in midwifery. In 1764 he became physician to Queen Charlotte; elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1767 and Professor of Anatomy to the Royal Academy in 1768.
In the 1950 – 60s this portrait collection was compiled by Dr. Thomas Gibson, and later by Dr. Etherington, from old publications to create a historical medical gallery of pioneers of modern medical sciences for teaching medical students at Queen’s University, Kingston. Many of these prints do not indicate the date of the publication or source. Original prints are heavily glued to thick paper backing. Prints were framed at Kirkpatrick’s Art & Flower Store in Kingston, Ontario, as noted on the blue paper labels on the reverse.
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unmounted print

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9898
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Accession Number
997001595
Description
An original monotone unmounted print portrait of Prof. Gregory M.D.; drawing is in the engraved style depicting Dr. Gregory seated with his arm on a table, background is of wall panelling; dressed in period attire.
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Accession Number
997001595
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Description
An original monotone unmounted print portrait of Prof. Gregory M.D.; drawing is in the engraved style depicting Dr. Gregory seated with his arm on a table, background is of wall panelling; dressed in period attire.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Maker
C. Cook
Site Made (City)
Glasgow
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "Engraved by C. Cook from the original. Picture in Possession of the Family. // PROFESSOR GREGORY M.D. F.R.S.E. // LATE PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH // (signature) William Gregory. // WILLIAM MACKENZIE. GLASGOW, EDINBURGH, LONDON & NEW YORK."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-5 Box 24
Dimension Notes
Length 27.3 cm x Width 19.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Faded photo and backing paper.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Website: Wikipedia; Document; CD #1
Research Facts
Dr. Gregory (1803 - 1858) was a professor of chemistry in 1837 at the Andersonian Institution, Glasgow; 1839 at King's College, Aberdeen and in 1844 at Edinburgh University. Known for "Gregory's Powder", a mixture of rhubard rhizome, ginger and magnesium carbonate, which was for over 150 years one of the most prescribed medicines in Pharmacopoeia.
In the 1950 – 60s this portrait collection was compiled by Dr. Thomas Gibson, and later by Dr. Etherington, from old publications to create a historical medical gallery of pioneers of modern medical sciences for teaching medical students at Queen’s University, Kingston. Many of these prints do not indicate the date of the publication or source. Original prints are heavily glued to thick paper backing. Prints were framed at Kirkpatrick’s Art & Flower Store in Kingston, Ontario, as noted on the blue paper labels on the reverse.
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unmounted print

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9899
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Accession Number
997001596
Description
An original monotone unmounted print portrait of Sir Robert Christison M.D.; drawing is in the engraved style depicting Dr. Christison in formal period attire without background.
  1 image  
Accession Number
997001596
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
Description
An original monotone unmounted print portrait of Sir Robert Christison M.D.; drawing is in the engraved style depicting Dr. Christison in formal period attire without background.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Maker
William Mackenzie
Site Made (City)
Glasgow
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "Engraved by C. Cook from a Photograph by Moffat. // ROBERT CHRISTISON M.D. F.R.S.E. // PROFESSOR OF MATERIA MEDICA IN THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH. // (signature) R. Christison //1797-1882 //(early segment of line cut off, but judging from tops of letters apparently reads: WILLIAM MACKENZIE GLASGOW EDINBURGH LONDON) & NEW YORK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-5 Box 24
Dimension Notes
Length: 27.2 cm x Width: 19.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Faded photo and backing paper.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Website: Wikipedia; Document; CD #1
Research Facts
Sir Robert Christison (1797 - 1882) was a Scottish toxicologist and physician; was an authority on poisons and published numerous articles on the topic.
In the 1950 – 60s this portrait collection was compiled by Dr. Thomas Gibson, and later by Dr. Etherington, from old publications to create a historical medical gallery of pioneers of modern medical sciences for teaching medical students at Queen’s University, Kingston. Many of these prints do not indicate the date of the publication or source. Original prints are heavily glued to thick paper backing. Prints were framed at Kirkpatrick’s Art & Flower Store in Kingston, Ontario, as noted on the blue paper labels on the reverse.
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unmounted print

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Accession Number
997001597
Description
An original monotone unmounted print portrait of Professor Bunsen; drawing is in the engraved style with Dr. Bunsen in formal period attire and drapery in the background.
  1 image  
Accession Number
997001597
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Description
An original monotone unmounted print portrait of Professor Bunsen; drawing is in the engraved style with Dr. Bunsen in formal period attire and drapery in the background.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Maker
William Mackenzie
Site Made (City)
Glasgow
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "Engraved by C. Cook from a Photograph. // PROFESSOR BUNSEN. // OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HEIDELBURG. // (signature) (K, M or pos. R.) Bunsen. // WILLIAM MACKENZIE. GLASGOW, EDINBURGH, LONDON & NEW YORK."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-5 Box 24
Dimension Notes
Length 25.3 cm x Width 19.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Faded photo and backing paper.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Website: Wikipedia; Document; CD #1
Research Facts
Professor Robert Bunsen (1811 - 1899) was a German chemist who developed the Bunsen Burner and the Bunsen Cell (1841); worked on emission spectroscopy of heated elements and discovered the elements caesium and rubidium; developed several gas-analytical mathods, pioneer in photochemistry and did early work in the field of organoarsenic chemistry.
In the 1950 – 60s this portrait collection was compiled by Dr. Thomas Gibson, and later by Dr. Etherington, from old publications to create a historical medical gallery of pioneers of modern medical sciences for teaching medical students at Queen’s University, Kingston. Many of these prints do not indicate the date of the publication or source. Original prints are heavily glued to thick paper backing. Prints were framed at Kirkpatrick’s Art & Flower Store in Kingston, Ontario, as noted on the blue paper labels on the reverse.
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unmounted print

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9908
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Accession Number
997001605
Description
An original monotone unmounted print portrait of John Dalton; drawing is in the engraved style; depicting the seated subject leaned against a table, wearing period attire and drapery in the background.
  1 image  
Accession Number
997001605
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Description
An original monotone unmounted print portrait of John Dalton; drawing is in the engraved style; depicting the seated subject leaned against a table, wearing period attire and drapery in the background.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Maker
William Mackenzie
Site Made (City)
Glasgow
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "Allen Prnx t - Cook.Sc. // JOHN DALTON, F.R.S. // LATE PRESIDENT OF THE LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY OF MANCHESTER // (signature) J. Dalton. // WILLIAM MACKENZIE. GLASGOW, EDINBURGH, LONDON & NEW YORK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-5 Box 24
Dimension Notes
Length 27.0 cm x Width 21.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Faded photo and backing paper.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Website: Wikipedia; Document; CD #1
Research Facts
John Dalton (1766 - 1844) was an English chemist, meteorologist and physicist, born in a Quaker family at Eagelsfield, Cumbria. He is best known for his pioneering work int eh development of modern atomic theory, and his research into colour blindness, sometimes referred to Dazltonism, in his honour.
In the 1950 – 60s this portrait collection was compiled by Dr. Thomas Gibson, and later by Dr. Etherington, from old publications to create a historical medical gallery of pioneers of modern medical sciences for teaching medical students at Queen’s University, Kingston. Many of these prints do not indicate the date of the publication or source. Original prints are heavily glued to thick paper backing. Prints were framed at Kirkpatrick’s Art & Flower Store in Kingston, Ontario, as noted on the blue paper labels on the reverse.
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unmounted print

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9909
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Accession Number
997001606
Description
An original monotone unmounted print portrait of Dr. Joseph Black; drawing is in the engraved style depicting the seated subject in period attire including a formal wig with drapery in the background.
  1 image  
Accession Number
997001606
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Description
An original monotone unmounted print portrait of Dr. Joseph Black; drawing is in the engraved style depicting the seated subject in period attire including a formal wig with drapery in the background.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Maker
William Mackenzie
Site Made (City)
Glasgow
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Material
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "Raeburn - C. Cook // Dr. Black. // Professor of Chemistry, Glasgow & Edinburgh. // (signature) Joseph Black // WILLIAM MACKENZIE. GLASGOW, EDINGBURGH, LONDON & NEW YORK."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-5 Box 24
Dimension Notes
Length 26.0 cm x Width 19.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Faded photo and backing paper.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Website: Wikipedia; Document; CD #1
Research Facts
Joseph Black (1766 - 1844) was a Scottish physicist and chemist, known for his discoveries of latent heat, specific heat and carbon dioxide. He was a founder of thermochemistry who developed many pre-thermodynamic concepts, such as heat capacity, and was the mentor of James Watt.
In the 1950 – 60s this portrait collection was compiled by Dr. Thomas Gibson, and later by Dr. Etherington, from old publications to create a historical medical gallery of pioneers of modern medical sciences for teaching medical students at Queen’s University, Kingston. Many of these prints do not indicate the date of the publication or source. Original prints are heavily glued to thick paper backing. Prints were framed at Kirkpatrick’s Art & Flower Store in Kingston, Ontario, as noted on the blue paper labels on the reverse.
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