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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Corby Distilleries Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
002027001 a-f
Description
Treatment (a) chair consists of a metal armature finished in baked white enamel; armature supports a curving metal seat and metal back; chair has welded on brackets which host (b) head rest; (c) basin ring and an interchangeable (d) arm or leg support; (e-f) screw-in knobs hold the additions in pla…
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Accession Number
002027001 a-f
Collection
Corby Distilleries Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Treatment (a) chair consists of a metal armature finished in baked white enamel; armature supports a curving metal seat and metal back; chair has welded on brackets which host (b) head rest; (c) basin ring and an interchangeable (d) arm or leg support; (e-f) screw-in knobs hold the additions in place.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - chair - Size: Length 99.4 cm x Width 60.0 cm x Depth 51.5 cm
b - head rest - Size: Length 35.5 cm x Width 13.0 cm x Depth 11.0 cm
c - basin ring - Size: Length 32.5 cm x Width 28.5 cm x Depth 4.8 cm
d - arm or leg support - Size: Length 43.5 cm x Width 43.5 cm x Depth 13.9 cm
e-f - screw-in knobs - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Provenance
Used at the nurses' station at the Corby Distilleries in Corbyville, Ontario.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Instruments, Surgical Equipment, Supplies
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Artifact same as item found in catalogue from 1950s.
Material
metal: silver, white, yellow
vinyl: brown
enamel: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-13-2
Condition Remarks
Chair is tarnished and scratched; enamel has chipped off exposing metal underneath; the arm or leg support is broken into two pieces; vinyl on head rest is flaking off along seams and edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Instruments, Surgical Equipment, Supplies, for Physicians, Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories and Industrial First Aid Departments," Ingram & Bell, 1945-55, p. 257 (model #7106); CD #6.
Research Facts
This treatment chair has brackets and an interchangeable arm or leg support to be able to rest and support the affected arm or leg for treament.
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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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