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Dates
1963
1973
circa 1963-1973
Collection
Dr. Martin T. Jeremias Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
004015001
Description
Sealed rectangular plastic and paper sterile package containing an orange and red rubber foley 30cc #20 catheter within an original manufacturer's yellow paper sleeve.
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Accession Number
004015001
Collection
Dr. Martin T. Jeremias Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Urinary catheterization
Description
Sealed rectangular plastic and paper sterile package containing an orange and red rubber foley 30cc #20 catheter within an original manufacturer's yellow paper sleeve.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dr. Martin T. Jeremias to the University of Alberta and its Library; then donated to the museum via Dr. Merrill Distad
Maker
Akron Catheter Inc.
Site Made (City)
Akron
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1963
1973
circa 1963-1973
Date Remarks
Date based on patent number
Material
plastic: clear
paper: cream, yellow, blue
ink: black
rubber: orange, red
Inscriptions
Printed on the paper sleeve: “STERILE // AKRON FOLEY CATHETER // Sterility Not Guaranteed If Package Is Damaged Or Broken // Akron Catheter, Inc. // AKRON, OHIO, U.S.A 44313 // 20 Fr – 30cc // CAT. No. 8500 NV-S // CONTINUOUS IRRIGATION // CODE No. 3-C // LOT NO. 81-C”; printed on catheter: “Akron Foley // 30CC 20”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-6
Dimension Notes
Length 50.8 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Packaging creased; slight water staining on bottom of package
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Foley catheter." Wikipedia. 2011. Wikipedia. 06 June 2011
Research Facts
As of Sept. 21, 1999, appraisal value for entire 700+ item collection, not all pieces kept, is $49,206.00; Akron Ohio was considered the rubber capital of the USA during the 1940s – 1970s and was home to many rubber manufacturing plants; foley catheters have two lumen, one lumen is open at both ends, and allows urine to drain out into a collection bag, the other lumen has a valve on the outside end and connects to a balloon at the tip; the balloon is inflated with sterile saline when it lies inside the bladder, in order to stop it from slipping out.
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Phillips' Milk of Magnesia

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2356
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001277 a-c
Description
(a) Rectangular-oval cobalt glass bottle with cylindrical screw-top neck; bottle contains 49 Milk of Magnesia tablets; the bottle has rounded (outwards) front and back panels and flat side panels and bottom; there are printed paper labels on the front and back listing product information; (b) metal…
Accession Number
996001277 a-c
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antacids
Heartburn -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Rectangular-oval cobalt glass bottle with cylindrical screw-top neck; bottle contains 49 Milk of Magnesia tablets; the bottle has rounded (outwards) front and back panels and flat side panels and bottom; there are printed paper labels on the front and back listing product information; (b) metal screw on lid for (a), painted white; (c) one-piece printed cardboard box with flaps at top and bottom to open and close; made to house (a); lists product information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle
b - lid
c - box
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in Aug. 1993.
Maker
Sterling Drug Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Aurora
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: cobalt
paper: off-white
metal: white; off-white
Inscriptions
Label reads, "MINT FLAVOURED // GENUINE // PHILLIPS' // TRADE MARK, REG. // MILK OF MAGNESIA // TABLETS // U.S.P. // FAST RELIEF FROM // UPSET STOMACH // INDIGESTION // HEARTBURN // 100 TABLETS // STERLING DRUG LTD. // AURORA, ONTARIO // THE NAME PHILLIPS', THE DESIGN AND SIGNATURE // ARE REGISTERED AS TRADEMARKS IN CANADA" (front); back label lists DIRECTIONS on using milk of magnesia as an antacid and mild laxative - in English and French; cardboard box lists the same information; bottle bottom has embossed number 3701 1 9 and a diamond in the centre
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Length 11.4 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 3.0 cm.
b - lid - Length 1.0 cm. x Diam. 3.1 cm.
c - box - Length 11.8 cm. x Width 5.8 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
(a) Bottle shows no chips, cracks or wear; paper labels on bottle (back) show some staining, but are clearly visible; (b) metal lid shows no corrosion or wear; (c) top flap of box is missing; the box itself shows minor staining and some wear, but all writing is clearly visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19
Research Facts
For use as an antacid and a mild laxative
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Soft Rubber Urinals catalogue

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2458
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996001421
Description
Small paper booklet of 8 pages (both sides) and cover; for soft rubber urinals from the Miller Rubber Co.; inside contains photographs of various urinals for males, females, adult and child, with description and cost; actual photos used (not facsimiles); brown tones
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Accession Number
996001421
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities -- catalogs
Description
Small paper booklet of 8 pages (both sides) and cover; for soft rubber urinals from the Miller
Rubber Co.; inside contains photographs of various urinals for males, females, adult and child,
with description and cost; actual photos used (not facsimiles); brown tones
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before)
Maker
The Miller Rubber Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Akron
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Use of soft rubber and photographs indicate the early 1900's
Material
paper: black; brown; orange
Inscriptions
"SOFT RUBBER // URINALS // The Miller Rubber Co. // AKRON, OHIO, U.S.A. // MANUFACTURERS OF //
DRUGGISTS SUNDRIES, DIPPED, // HAND MADE, MOULDED // & SPECIAL GOODS // S // CIENTIFIC //
URGICAL // PECIALTIES. INSIDE - A COMPLETE LINE OF // HIGH GRADE URINALS DESIGNED // FOR
SERVICE"; describes improved designs and urinals from No. 1-148
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.5 cm. x Width: 9.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Small scratch on front on left side of "Soft", small stain inside cover, top right corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Eaton Spring and Summer Catalogue, 1901; CD #8
Research Facts
Trademark 56773, soft rubber urinals used in 1901 for relatively same price
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greetings postcard

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2508
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001471
Description
Postcard of medium-weight card in colour, depicting a patient in a hospital bed with physician one one side and a quack on the other; inscription on front and writing on back in pencil; drawing; chromolithograph
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Accession Number
996001471
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Wit and Humor -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Postcard of medium-weight card in colour, depicting a patient in a hospital bed with physician
one one side and a quack on the other; inscription on front and writing on back in pencil; drawing;
chromolithograph
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
MWM
Site Made (City)
Aurora
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Date Remarks
Postmark reads July 28, 1945
Material
paper: black; red; pink; blue; green; white; orange; yellow; cobalt
Inscriptions
Front inscription: "Nothing's wrong with me, a // letter from you won't // cure!"; back reads,
Dear Dalla: // How are you // my dear? Hope // [?] alluishus is coming // along all right. We
// are having a wonderful // time here. No flies or // mosquitoes. It's been // sprayed with
D.D.T. // all along. // Love // Madelene // Mrs. Herbert [?] Carswell // 1966 Whitney Avenue //
Niagara Falls, NY // Post card // MWM Color-Litho "Bursheen" Finished, Made Only By MWM - Aurora,
Mo."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.7 cm. x Width: 14.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bends across middle; two separate bends, one starting on left side, bend mark along top; small
bend at top right corner; two post marks on back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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Lysol Brand Disinfectant

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15220
Dates
1967
1985
circa 1960-1985
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Pharmacy, General
Home Health
Treatment, General
Accession Number
015011004 a-b
Description
Rectangular box (a) for Lysol Brand Disinfectant; the two largest sides of the box are printed to look like the brown bottle with a yellow cap and inverted triangle label which sits inside the box; the smaller sides of the box are yellow, and the directions for use are printed on them in French on …
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Accession Number
015011004 a-b
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Pharmacy, General
Home Health
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Disinfectant
Disinfection
First Aid
Home Health
Hygiene
Description
Rectangular box (a) for Lysol Brand Disinfectant; the two largest sides of the box are printed to look like the brown bottle with a yellow cap and inverted triangle label which sits inside the box; the smaller sides of the box are yellow, and the directions for use are printed on them in French on one side and English on the other; the top and bottom of the box are red, and the top contains the product name printed in white, as well as residue from a sticker and the number 89; the bottle (b) is nearly full of a liquid and is brown glass with a yellow metal screw cap; the glass is almost flat on the two largest sides, and contains small decorative ridges in the glass; the smaller sides of the bottle are more rounded and the bottle tapers inward so that it is thinner in the middle than at the top and bottom; the bottom of the bottle contains three raised symbols; the bottle's label is an inverted triangle, printed in French on one side of the bottle and in English on the other; the label contains the product name, its purpose, usage directions, amount, warnings, and manufacturing information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Length 5.4 cm X Width 2.9 cm X Height 11.4 cm
b - bottle - Length 4.9 cm X Width 2.5 cm X Height 11.2 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Sterling Drug Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Aurora
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1967
1985
circa 1960-1985
Date Remarks
Date based on advertisement on December 17, 1975 in The Chilliwack Progress from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, Page 32, and when Sterling Drugs acquired Lysol.
Material
paper: tan
glass: brown
ink: red, white, black, yellow
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on front of box (a): "Lysol* // BRAND // DISINFECTANT // KILLS GERMS // DEODORIZES // PREVENTS MOULD & MILDEW // DEEP CLEANS // Walls · Floors · Kitchens // · Sickrooms · Baby's room // · Porcelain · Linoleum // · Bathrooms · Woodwork // · Floor tiles · Refuse // pails · Diaper pails // 2 OUNCES // CONCENTRATED // MAKES // MORE THAN // 1 // GALLON // OF CLEANING // SOLUTION // *TRADE MARK REG."; printed on side of box: "Lysol // TRADE MARK REG. // BRAND // DISINFECTANT // DESTROYS DISEASE // GERMS AND ODOUR- // CAUSING BACTERIA // DIRECTIONS // HOME DISINFECTION — Toi- // lets, Floors, Walls, etc. Add // 3 tablespoonfuls to each // gallon of water. // DIAPERS — Soak diapers in // solution of 3 tablespoonfuls // to each gallon of water. // FIRST AID — Cuts, scratches // — Add 1 teaspoonful to 1 // cup of water and apply. // PHENOL COEFFICIENT 5 // CONTAINS PHENOL .015% // Distributed by // Sterling Products // Division of Sterling Drug Ltd., Aurora, Ont. // C82B"; printed on label of bottle: "L46B // Lysol* // BRAND // DISINFECTANT // KILLS GERMS // DEODORIZES // PREVENTS MOULD & MILDEW // *Trade Mark Reg. // DIRECTIONS // HOME DISINFECTION- Toilets, Floors, Walls, etc. // Add 3 tablespoonfuls to each gallon of water. // DIAPERS- Soak diapers in solution of 3 table- // spoonfuls to each gallon of water. // FIRST AID- Cuts, scratches- Add 1 teaspoonful // to 1 cup of water and apply. // PHENOL COEFFIECIENT 5 // CONTAINS PHENOL .015% // Distributed by // Sterling Products // Division of Sterling Drug Ltd. // Aurora, Ont. // 2 FLUID OUNCES // NEVER USE UNDILUTED // CONCENTRATED // MAKES MORE THAN // 1 GALLON // OF CLEANING // SOLUTION"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row D
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor sticker residue and scratching on top of box; minor scratching and liquid damage on bottom of box.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, newspapers
Reference Comments
Advertisement on December 17, 1975 in The Chilliwack Progress from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, Page 32: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/77091686/.
https://timeline.com/sexist-history-douching-bcc39f3d216c
https://www.motherjones.com/media/2012/03/when-women-used-lysol-birth-control/
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21724/21724-h/21724-h.htm
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11644980
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lysols-vintage-ads-subtly-pushed-women-to-use-its-disinfectant-as-birth-control-218734/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrbill/albums/834100/with/37387729/
http://magic.msu.edu/search~S39?/cHQ766%20.S32%201917%20Online/chq%20%20766%20s32%201917%20online/-3,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=chq%20%20766%20s32%201917%20online&1,1,
https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/a-brief-history-of-vaginal-douching-and-women-cleaning-themselves-with-disinfectants/
https://www.encyclopedia.com/books/politics-and-business-magazines/sterling-drug-inc
"Fight Spanish Influenza With Daily Disinfection" (advertisement). The New York Times. 30 October 1918, p. 9. (Accessed via ProQuest, New York Times (1857–Current file), Document ID 97039401)
Research Facts
Beginning in the early 20th century, women would often use Lysol, a household disinfectant, as a douche. Lysol advertised this purpose, claiming that it would guard against odors (believed to be a euphemism for birth control).
Before 1911, there were a reported 193 poisonings and five deaths from Lysol douching, and women often complained of burning and blisters. In 1952, Lysol's formula was changed from cresol to become a quarter as toxic as before. The Lysol used in homes today is not the same as the one historically used for douching, and is no longer owned by the same company.
Advertisements for Lysol as a feminine hygiene product often targeted women's insecurities about their bodies and caused them to feel badly about them and feel the need to use a douche to remain clean and fresh. Lines used in different 20th century Lysol advertisements include: "Often a wife fails to realize that doubts due to one intimate neglect shut her out from happy married love", "Day after heartbreaking day I was held in [...] a web spun by my husband's indifference. [...] Was the fault mine?", "No woman who has a normal foundation of good health can be forgiven for failing to "stay young with her husband.""
Lysol was advertised in 1918 as a way to fight the Spanish Flu Pandemic; it was recommended that everything in contact with flu patients, including their rooms, be cleaned with Lysol to prevent the spread of the disease.
Lysol contains phenol, another term for carbolic acid, an early disinfectant employed by Joseph Lister.
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physician's companion syringe set

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.7.2
Description
A varnished wooden case, press-stud metal latch, mortise/tenon joints; lid and base fitted to hold the contents, which are listed on a paper lining the lid: a large syringe and accessories.
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Accession Number
1989.7.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Irrigation
Description
A varnished wooden case, press-stud metal latch, mortise/tenon joints; lid and base fitted to hold the contents, which are listed on a paper lining the lid: a large syringe and accessories.
Part Names
case - Size: Length 20.3 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 9.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. D. McKinley.
Maker
Goodrich Hard Rubber Co.
Site Made (City)
Akron
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
wood: brown
metal (?): black
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper lining the lid: "The // Physician's Companion // 2 oz Syringe // Straight and bent Rectal, Uterine, Vaginal, Post Nasal, // Ear and Catheter Pipes"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-14
Condition Remarks
Some staining on lower paper lining and on the case outer lid.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Canadian Biographical Dictionary, p. 692; Ont. Medical Registry of 1872; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Belonged to Dr. Henry Turner (b. 1829), registered Ontario 1866, practised in Millbrook, Ontario ca. 1853-1898 and in NWT ca. 1895-1907; operated a drugstore in Millbrook from 1871.
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Feminine Hygienic Syringe Kit 'Tinykit'

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15193
Dates
1954
1970
circa 1954-1970
Category
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Classification
Gynaecology
Home Health
Hygiene
Accession Number
018023001 a-f
Description
Feminine syringe kit in rectangular cardboard box; the box (a) is printed in blue ink and contains an illustration of a smiling nurse's head on the two largest sides of the box and a blue cross with an "S" in the middle; there is also an illustration on the front of the box of the syringe and bag i…
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Accession Number
018023001 a-f
Category
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Classification
Gynaecology
Home Health
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Feminine Hygiene Products
Hygiene -- instrumentation
Hygiene
Description
Feminine syringe kit in rectangular cardboard box; the box (a) is printed in blue ink and contains an illustration of a smiling nurse's head on the two largest sides of the box and a blue cross with an "S" in the middle; there is also an illustration on the front of the box of the syringe and bag inside the kit; the box contains information printed in blue, white, and red ink including the product title, the patent number, manufacturing information, ordering information, and information about the product; inside the box are a set of instructions printed in black ink on tan paper (f), a white plastic measuring spoon (e), and a tan latex case (c); inside the case are a long white plastic syringe (b), and a yellow latex bag with a white plastic nozzle (d).
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a) box: Length 15.4 cm X Width 6.5 cm X Height 2.0 cm
b) syringe: Length 13.6 cm X Diameter 1.9 cm
c) case: Length 14.3 cm X Width 2.0 cm X Height 6.1 cm
d) bag: Length 14.0 cm X Width 8.0 cm x Height 3.8 cm
e) measuring spoon: Length 5.9 cm X Width 2.1 cm X Height 1.1 cm
f) instructions: Length 13.9 cm X Width 5.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Shush, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Akron
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A.
Dates
1954
1970
circa 1954-1970
Date Remarks
Date based on patent number as well as illustration and graphic style on box.
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue, black, red
latex: tan, yellow
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on front of box (a): "Shush "tinykit®" // S // FEMININE HYGIENIC SYRINGE // BAG OF DIPPED LATEX WITH // CAPACITY FOR THOROUGH // HYGIENIC CLEANSING // SCIENTIFICALLY // DESIGNED NOZZLE // WITH A SPRAY // THAT GOES UPWARD AND OUTWARD FOR THAT CLEANSING ACTION. // RECOMMENDED BY DOCTORS FOR MAXIMUM HYGIENIC SECURITY. // U.S. PATENT 2,664,893 // Complete Feminine Syringe Kit in a water-proof case for home or travel"; printed on back of box: "Shush "tinykit®" // S // Fastidious women everywhere will welcome the new // Shush "tinykit' ... a kit for her most personal // necessities, compactly arranged in a tiny inconspicuous // travel container. She'll appreciate too, a great confidence // in Shush ... for the Shush "tinykit" is scientifically designed // for maximum efficiency. Truly, Shush is the modern answer // to M'Lady's personal daintiness - at home or away. // U.S. PATENT 2,664,893"; printed on long sides of box: "Shush "tinykit®" for personal daintiness // SHUSH INC., AKRON, OHIO, U.S.A."; printed on short sides of box: ""tinykit" for M'LADY'S // PERSONAL DAINTINESS"; printed on inside flap of box: "IF UNABLE TO BUY LOCALLY SEND ONE // DOLLAR WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS TO // SHUSH INC., AKRON 8, OHIO // LITHO IN U.S.A."; embossed on case (c): "Shush "tinykit®" // AKRON, OHIO"; raised on measuring spoon (e): "Lysol® // BRAND DISINFECTANT"; printed on instructions sheet (f): "INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE // ADD ONE-HALF TEASPOONFUL (ONE SPOONFUL OF THE ENCLOSED // MEASURING DEVICE) OF LYSOL BRAND DISINFECTANT TO ONE // PINT OF WARM WATER. MIX THOROUGHLY IN SEPARATE // CONTAINER BEFORE POURING INTO BAG. RINSE THE TINYKIT // WITH WATER AFTER USING."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-10
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor tearing and fraying of cardboard box, paper instructions minorly crumpled.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, book
Reference Comments
https://timeline.com/sexist-history-douching-bcc39f3d216c
https://www.motherjones.com/media/2012/03/when-women-used-lysol-birth-control/
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21724/21724-h/21724-h.htm
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11644980
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lysols-vintage-ads-subtly-pushed-women-to-use-its-disinfectant-as-birth-control-218734/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrbill/albums/834100/with/37387729/
http://magic.msu.edu/search~S39?/cHQ766%20.S32%201917%20Online/chq%20%20766%20s32%201917%20online/-3,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=chq%20%20766%20s32%201917%20online&1,1,
https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/a-brief-history-of-vaginal-douching-and-women-cleaning-themselves-with-disinfectants/
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2664893.html
Research Facts
This object was used for vaginal douching, a historically common practice of women's hygiene until recently. Today, doctors do not recommend douching as the vagina is self-cleaning and attempting to clean it with soaps and chemicals could be harmful to its pH balance and cause damage.
Beginning in the early 20th century, women would often use Lysol, a household disinfectant, as a douche. Lysol advertised this purpose, claiming that it would guard against odors (believed to be a euphemism for birth control).
Before 1911, there were a reported 193 poisonings and five deaths from Lysol douching, and women often complained of burning and blisters. In 1952, Lysol's formula was changed from cresol to become a quarter as toxic as before. The Lysol used in homes today is not the same as the one historically used for douching, and is no longer owned by the same company.
Advertisements for Lysol as a feminine hygiene product often targeted women's insecurities about their bodies and caused them to feel badly about them and feel the need to use a douche to remain clean and fresh. Lines used in different 20th century Lysol advertisements include: "Often a wife fails to realize that doubts due to one intimate neglect shut her out from happy married love", "Day after heartbreaking day I was held in [...] a web spun by my husband's indifference. [...] Was the fault mine?", "No woman who has a normal foundation of good health can be forgiven for failing to "stay young with her husband.""
The douche was the most popular “contraceptive” in the USA by 1940. In 1933, nearly half of a study of 507 women who used Lysol as a contraceptive became pregnant.
This particular douche design was invented by George P. Kempel and was made to be able to be disposed after one use according to its patent.
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Akron foley catheter

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8311
Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1983.4.3
Description
A length of amber tubing with a plastic plug at one end; left in the original sealed package to protect rubber from deteriorating due to exposure to air.
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Accession Number
1983.4.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Urinary catheterization
Description
A length of amber tubing with a plastic plug at one end; left in the original sealed package to protect rubber from deteriorating due to exposure to air.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. J.D. Tanner.
Maker
Akron Catheter Inc.
Site Made (City)
Akron
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 20c."
Material
rubber: amber
glass: clear
cork: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-1
Condition Remarks
New
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Found by Mr. Tanner wrapped in brown paper on a Toronto street.
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Instantine-Plus analgesic tablets with codeine

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
010020250
Description
Instantine-Plus tablet tin with clasp closure at front; rectangular silver metal tin, enamelled in blue and white; product information, directions, manufacturer's information printed with blue and red enamel in English and French on front and back; extra information printed in blue on underside of …
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Accession Number
010020250
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Instantine-Plus tablet tin with clasp closure at front; rectangular silver metal tin, enamelled in blue and white; product information, directions, manufacturer's information printed with blue and red enamel in English and French on front and back; extra information printed in blue on underside of lid; tin contains two white tablets, three crystallized pink tablets, six brown crystallized tablets
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Bayer Company Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Aurora
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Date Remarks
Based on packaging
Material
metal: silver
enamel: black, red, yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "N // Instantine-Plus // WITH CODEINE // TRADE MARKS REG. // FAST PROLONGED RELIEF FROM PAIN // 12 TABLETS // PRESS HERE"; printed inside lid: "INDICATIONS: Headache, colds, feverish conditions, neuralgia, // and rheumatic pains. Follow directions on bottom of tin. // A BAYER // PRODUCT // Instantine-Plus // UN PRODUIT // BAYER // MARQUE DEPOSEE // SOULAGEMENT RAPIDE ET PROLONGE DE LA DOULEUR CAUSEE PAR // Les maux de tete, rhumes, etats febriles, nevralgies, et douleurs // rhumatismales. Suivez le mode d'emploi sur le fond de la boite."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 8.1 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Enamel faded on tin, especially around edges; tablets are brown and crystallized
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #10
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
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cheek protectors

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Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020278 a-b
Description
Pair of white plastic cheek protectors (a, b); cylindrical shape folded in half on itself; one half is solid, with curved square end; the other half is hollow, with a rounded end and a circular piece coming down from end; protector is curved inward where it bends
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Accession Number
010020278 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Equipment
Description
Pair of white plastic cheek protectors (a, b); cylindrical shape folded in half on itself; one half is solid, with curved square end; the other half is hollow, with a rounded end and a circular piece coming down from end; protector is curved inward where it bends
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - protector - Size: Length 4.9 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
b - protector - Size: Length 4.9 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Hygienic Dental Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Akron
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
plastic: white
Inscriptions
(a, b) Embossed near top: "HYGIENIC DENTAL MFG. CO. // #00507 PAT. PEND."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Protectors are intact, flexible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
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
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