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Baby Ben alarm clock

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11153
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]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14533
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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Dates
1983
1993
circa 1983-1993
Collection
Carol Pearson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
009053001 a-c
Description
Portable Ferno Forge pharmacy cart with multi lockable bins; the main cabinet (a) has blue and beige sides; back side of the cabinet has three shelves, the front side has two blue metal drawers that are locked and a metal box with four rows of metal drawers (b) that can also be locked; the top of t…
Accession Number
009053001 a-c
Collection
Carol Pearson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Description
Portable Ferno Forge pharmacy cart with multi lockable bins; the main cabinet (a) has blue and beige sides; back side of the cabinet has three shelves, the front side has two blue metal drawers that are locked and a metal box with four rows of metal drawers (b) that can also be locked; the top of the cart is made of hard yellow plastic; on either side of the cabinet there are two longitudinal curved silver metal bars and one horizontal bar between them near the top that serve as handles for pushing the cart; a bar coated in grey rubber goes around the base of the cart above four metal wheels with black rubber tires; the proper left side of the cart has a beige coloured metal tray, a blue metal tube for paper cups, and a square grey metal tray near the base of the cart; there are approximately 20 wax coated white cups (c) with a pattern of green and purple in the blue tube; the proper right end of the cart (a) has two beige coloured metal hooks; at the bottom of the proper left side of the cart are three labels next to each other; the first label is a silver sticker with black ink, the next is a silver metal plate with black ink and numbers embossed on it, and the third label is a black metal plate with silver ink and numbers embossed on it; on both the proper left and proper right sides of the cart near the top are blue stickers of the Ferno Forge company logo; (b) has a total of 17 drawers in the metal box, five drawers all 8.8 cm wide on the top row and four drawers all 10.3 cm wide on the three rows below; (b) can be removed from the cart via a folding black plastic handle on the box top.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - cart - Size: Length 1.4 m x Width 88.0 cm x Depth 50.0 cm
b - removable metal box with drawers - Size: Length 48.8 cm x Width 31.5 cm x Depth 30.0 cm
c - cups - Size: Length 5.5 cm x Diam. 5.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Carol Pearson; was previously used in the Peterborough Civic Hospital
Maker
Ferno Forge
Site Made (City)
Mississauga
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1983
1993
circa 1983-1993
Date Remarks
Date based on research and company logo
Material
metal: silver, beige, grey, blue
plastic: yellow
paper: white, purple, green
rubber: black, grey
Inscriptions
On the proper right and left sides of the cart near the top is a sticker in blue: "Ferno // Forge" with the Ferno Forge logo to the proper right; at the bottom on the proper left end is a silver sticker label with black printing: "ORTHO-PATH // 5200 Dixie Road, Unit 41 // MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO L4W 1E4 // (416) 625-6306 Fax. (416) 624-1323"; printed in black ink on a silver metal plate on the bottom of the proper left side: "PETERBOROUGH // CIVIC // HOSPITAL"; embossed next to ink: "51935"; printed on black metal plate secured with two screws on the bottom of the proper left end of the cart: "FERNO // FORGE"; embossed next to the ink: "18225"; printed under number in silver ink: "SERIAL NUMBER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1 - Floor
Condition Remarks
Silver paint is flaking on tray, scratches and dents on silver metal handles; rubber on rail is chipped; plastic top has wear marks; cart shows signs of use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
Carol Pearson, "Ferno-Washington" website; "Ferno Canada" website
Research Facts
Donor purchased pharmacy cart at a silent auction at the Peterborough Civic Hospital in 1999; when purchased the cart came with a selection of vials and a Park Davis & Co Magazine; the donor collected pharmacy related items, reference books and product catalogues for many years and retired from the Peterborough Civic Hospital in 1999; Ferno-Washington was the result of combining two companies, Washington Mortuary Supply Company (est. 1924) and Ferno (est. 1955); the companies joined in 1957 when they moved to Greenfield, Ohio where they remained until 1972; Ferno-Washington purchased the Health Care Division of Market Forge in 1983; one division was Ferno Forge located in Boston, which later moved to Williamsport Pennsylvania in 1985
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