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Self-Teaching Tests in Arithmetic for Nurses 5th Ed [math study guide]

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Dates
1958
Collection
Beverley Wallis Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
999033001 a-b
Description
Paperback math study guide book (a) with a series of arithmetic questions and problems specifically designed for nurses; instructor's copy stamp affixed to inside front cover; 137 pages; also included within is an answer booklet (b); signature of original owner is hand-written on front cover; 19 pa…
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Accession Number
999033001 a-b
Author
Ruth W. Jessee
Collection
Beverley Wallis Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Teaching Materials
Mathematics
Nursing
Description
Paperback math study guide book (a) with a series of arithmetic questions and problems specifically designed for nurses; instructor's copy stamp affixed to inside front cover; 137 pages; also included within is an answer booklet (b); signature of original owner is hand-written on front cover; 19 pages.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - guide - Size: Length 26.7 cm x Width 19.8 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - booklet - Size: Length 26.7 cm x Width 19.5 cm
Provenance
Owned by Beverley Wallis
Maker
The C.V. Mosby Company
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1958
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: cream, blue
ink: black, silver, blue
Inscriptions
Printed on first page of book (a): "SELF-TEACHING TESTS // IN // ARITHMETIC // FOR // NURSES // By // RUTH W. JESSEE, R.N., Ed.D. // FIFTH EDITION // ST. LOUIS // THE C. V. MOSBY COMPANY // 1958"; stamped on inside front cover: "$240"; hand-written on front cover of booklet (b): "Beverley Colbert"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
(a) 2005-3
(b) 2005-2-5 Box 17
Condition Remarks
Paper cover is slightly warped at spine; back cover corners are severely creased; paper from booklet (b) is faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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Baby Ben alarm clock

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Dates
1964
1973
1964-1973
Collection
Carson Cross Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
005011001
Description
A metal "Baby Ben" alarm clock; has a rectangular base with a round face; the face is a slightly lighter shade of silver (aluminum?) and under a circular convex piece of glass; there are dials and knobs on the back for setting the time and alarm.
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Accession Number
005011001
Collection
Carson Cross Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Radium
MM= Household Articles -- ruler, compass, protractor, timepiece
Description
A metal "Baby Ben" alarm clock; has a rectangular base with a round face; the face is a slightly lighter shade of silver (aluminum?) and under a circular convex piece of glass; there are dials and knobs on the back for setting the time and alarm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's family since it was purchased new in Peterborough, Ontario; it was originally loaned to the museum for the "Radium" exhibit.
Maker
Westclox
Site Made (City)
Peterborough
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
1973
1964-1973
Date Remarks
These clocks were made from 1964 until 1973
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"Baby Ben" and "WESTCLOX" printed on the face "6 // 53632" engraved on the bottom of the base
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 8.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the back where the dials have been rotated.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"ClockHistory.com"
Research Facts
This is a series 8 Baby Ben clock; clocks with radium arms and dials were used because it glowed; the painters of these clocks (mostly female) often suffered from skin ulcerations, tumours, and many eventually died.
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Aequanimitas 3rd Ed. [medical reference book]

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Dates
1932
1935
circa 1932-1935
Collection
Corson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Education
Accession Number
008028012
Description
Burgundy hardcover medical reference book with bookplate on inside cover; decorative spine wiht gold text; 451 pages.
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Accession Number
008028012
Author
Sir William Osler, Bt., M.D., F.R.S.
Collection
Corson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Education
MeSH Heading
Archival
Education, Medical
Description
Burgundy hardcover medical reference book with bookplate on inside cover; decorative spine wiht gold text; 451 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by donor's father.
Maker
P. Blakiston's Son & Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1932
1935
circa 1932-1935
Material
paper: cream; maroon
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
Printed on frontipiece: "AEQUANIMITAS // With other Addresses to Medical students, Nurses, and Prac - // titioners of Medicine // By // Sir WILLIAM OSLER Bt., M.D., F.R.S. // THIRD EDITION // PHILADELPHIA // P. BLAKISTON'S SON & CO., INC. // 1932"; inside cover on sticker: "Presented to // J. A. Corson, M.D. // with the compliments of // Charles E. Frost & Co. // MONTREAL // 1941 GRADUATION"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
21.1 cm
Width
14.7 cm
Depth
4.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Binding like new, paper yellowed but still supple
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Pharmeceutical companies presented gifts to graduating medical students to remind them to order from their business.
Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet, FRS FRCP (July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Osler created the first residency program for specialty training of physicians, and he was the first to bring medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training. He has frequently been described as the "Father of Modern Medicine" and one of the "greatest diagnosticians ever to wield a stethoscope". Osler was a person of many interests, who in addition to being a physician, was a bibliophile, historian, author, and renowned practical joker.
Book was published shortly prior to his death; he was age 70.
From the 'Preface to the Eighth edition: In the twenty years that have passed since the publication of the first edition, triennial revisions have appeared regularly, with one exception – to secure protection against an edition pirated in Great Britain, a fifth edition had to be issued not long after the fourth. Comparing the first edition with the present, very little remains of the original work. The essential groundwork has been, as far as possible, my personal experience in hospital and private practice, correlated with the general experience of the profession, as expressed in its literature. To try to keep the book up to date has been a pleasure and an ambition. Adequately to express my appreciation of the generous support accorded by my colleagues is impossible.
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