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On Chloroform and Other Anaesthetics [medical reference book]

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Dates
1937
Original published in 1858, this book reprinted in 1937
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
013008004
Description
Brown fake leather covered hardcover medical reference book; 443 pages; original book published in 1858, this book was reprinted in 1937 copy #385; inside cover with handwritten greetings.
Accession Number
013008004
Author
John Snow, M.D.
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Archival
Anesthesia
Description
Brown fake leather covered hardcover medical reference book; 443 pages; original book published in 1858, this book was reprinted in 1937 copy #385; inside cover with handwritten greetings.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belong to donor's grandfather, Dr. Herbert L. Barber, physician, in Burkes' Falls, Ontario.
Maker
John Churchill
Site Made (City)
London
Dates
1937
Original published in 1858, this book reprinted in 1937
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on frontispiece: "ON // CHLOROFORM // AND OTHER ANAESTHETICS: // THEIR // ACTION AND ADMINISTRATION // BY // JOHN SNOW M.D. // EDITED, // WITH A MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR, // BY // BENJAMIN W. RICHARDSON, M.D. // LONDON: // JOHN CHURCHILL, NEW BURLINGTON STREET // MDCCCLVIII"; haNDWRITTEN: "October 1937 // To Ralph M. Waters M.D. // As a sign of their appraciation of his // kindness to British anesthetists visiting // America, & of his work for anesthetists // there, this book is presented // by these representatives of that work // in England // J Bloomsfield [illeg] // A. Charles King [illeg] // R R Macintosh"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
22.8 cm
Width
14.5 cm
Depth
4.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
John Snow (15 March 1813 – 16 June 1858) was an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, in part because of his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, London, in 1854. His findings inspired fundamental changes in the water and waste systems of London, which led to similar changes in other cities, and a significant improvement in general public health around the world.
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hand written prescriptions

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Dates
1958
circa 1958
Collection
Dr. Stevan George Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Items
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Infectiious Diseases
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Pharmacy, Other
Pharmacy, prescriptions
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
015029001
Description
Four small rectangular sheets of tan paper with handwritten prescriptions written on both sides in blue ink and faded black ink; the front of each page contains an address printed in black ink in the top right corner, and a phonee number printed on a diagonal in the top left; there are prescription…
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Accession Number
015029001
Author
Dr. Stevan W. George
Collection
Dr. Stevan George Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Items
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Infectiious Diseases
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Pharmacy, Other
Pharmacy, prescriptions
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Prescriptions
Duodenal Ulcer
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Ipecac -- therapeutic use
Eczema -- drug therapy
Impetigo -- drug therapy
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Expectorants
Tonsillitis -- drug therapy
Influenza -- drug therapy
Rheumatic Diseases -- drug therapy
Sunburn -- drug therapy
Description
Four small rectangular sheets of tan paper with handwritten prescriptions written on both sides in blue ink and faded black ink; the front of each page contains an address printed in black ink in the top right corner, and a phonee number printed on a diagonal in the top left; there are prescriptions for a variety of ailments, for both adults and children, and on the front page in brackets a name is handwritten in sepia ink near the bottom right corner, "Ms. Clyde" or "Mr. Clyde".
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a-d - papers - Length 17.0 cm X Width 13.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor and created while practicing medicine in Scotland in 1957 as a general practitioner.
Site Made (City)
Largs
Site Made (State)
North Ayrshire
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1958
circa 1958
Date Remarks
Based on donor comments
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue, black, sepia
Inscriptions
[Illegible parts are skipped]. Written and printed on front of a): "Phone Largs 2172 // Rockcliffe // 37 Sinclair Drive // Largs // Auricular fibrillation // Rx.. Tab. Digonin // 0.25 mgn // Sig one m + e. // or - if some sedation is required -- // Rx. Tinct. Digit // Pof Brom // Sod. Luminal // Syrup // Aqad // t.i. d p c ex aq // Coronary Pain. Tab. Trinitrini q 1/200 // Sig. one to be sucked in mouth // during attack. // or Tab. Peritrate // (Ms Clyde) // one t.i.d.p.c."; written on back of a): "Piles. Liq. Paraffin daily. // and ANUSOL SUPPOSITORIES // Impetigo. // cupri Sulph // Zinci Sulph // Sulphathiazole tablets 10 // Starch P. Amyli // P. Zinci Oxid // Soft Paraffin // the Ointment // Bronchitis in children // Eskaeillin // Sig. 3 t.i.d.p.c. // Expectorant mixture. Vin. Ipecac 3 // Chlorydine Tinct chlorof. et morph (1885) 3iii // Aqad // 3ii t.i.d.p.c. e . // also for Adult bronchitis. // Tab. Sulphamerathine // Sig. one 3 hours."; written on front of b) below letterhead: "ECZEMA - weeping // Lead Lotion // Liq. plumb subacet // fort. // Aq. dest ad // Lead + Calamine // Lotion // Calamine Prep. // Zinci Oxidi // Liq. plumbi subacet dil // Glycerine // Aq calcis ad // Zinc Cream // Zinci Oxidi // Adipis lanae lyd // Ol olivae // Aq calcis // aa ad // For itch add Menthol prV ad or Ac Carbol // or liq picis carb Mx - 3t ad 3 // Len Acute // Zinc Parte Zinci oxidi // Pulu Amyli // Adipei lanse lyd // Paraffin Moll ad"; written on back of b): "Impetiginized Heat Spots - antiseptic and anti irritant. // Hydroxy ammon // Liq Picis Carb // Ung Paraffini ad // Antihistamines // Anthisan + Antistin 100 mg 2-4 x /day // Benadryl 50 mg 2-4 x/day. // Phenergan 25-50 mg at bedtime (long lasting) // DANDRUFF. // Acid Salicyl // Sulph Prep. aa 2% // Lanette Wax // Paraffin Mod Flow. aa 10% // Aq. ad 100% // Mitte // Sig. Cream apply to scalp at night time. // Aparol - Ednds. Paraffin Liquidum Co // Chloro etin Palmatate 60 cc. // 3 T q i d."; written on front of c) below letterhead: "Tonsillitis - Tab. Sulphamezathine - one 3 hours // Influenza. Aspirinq V // maq Carb Powd q V - powder // (Children 1/2 doses). // Rheumatism Rx Sod. Sal. // Sod Bicarb // Inf Gentianae ad V ad 3 // 3 t.i.d.p c ex aq // Sun Burn. Calaminae // Zinci oxid // Ol lini // Aq Calcis ad // Sig. the Lotion. // Conjunctivitis. Sol. Albucid. 10% // Sig. the eye Drops."; written on back of c): "Blood pressure + "Nerves". // Rx Pof. Citrate // Pof Bromid // Sod. Luminal q // Syrup Simplex // Aq ad // t.i.d.p.e. mitte // Rx Duodenal Ulcer // Aludrox // Sig 3i t.i d p.c. // or Rx Sod Bicarb // magnes oxid // Bi. Subcarb // misce. ft. pulv. // t.i d p.c. // Thread worms. Tab. ENTACYL. // Sig. 2 tabs. ti.d p.c."; written on front of d) below letter head: "Diarrhoea. Rx Bi. Carb // Prepared chalk. Cret. Praep. // Tinct. Catechu // Aq ad // 3 hours exaq // mitte // also - if necessary // Rx. Tab. Sulphaguanidine // one 3 hour . // Earache in children. // Sedonan // Sig. the ear Drops. // If drum is inflamed also give by mouth // Rx Eskacillin // t.i d p.c."; written on back of d): "Vin Ipecac. // Ephed Hydrochlor // Chlorxdine // Aq ad // mitte // Signetur t i d p c e // STOMACH - ALKALI POWDER. // Rx Sod Bicarb 20 pr // Araq Carb Powd aa 20 pr // Calcii Carb 10 pr // ft pulv // 3p t.i d a c // Sod Bicarb 1 1/2 qs // Trim // Somerville // maq Carb Powd 1 1/2 qs // Calcii Carb 1/2 q. // mix // t i d // 1/2 dr t i d p.c".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder C, 15 a-b
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration spots on paper, especially around edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Donor comments
Websites
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_abbreviations_used_in_medical_prescriptions
http://www.resourcepharm.com/pre-reg-pharmacist/pharmacy-abbreviations.html#p
Research Facts
Dr. George trained in Canada and Scotland, with a specialty in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and began working at Kingston General Hospital in 1963.
These prescriptions were written around the same time that penicillin came to the community.
Many pharmaceutical abbreviations are used in these pages, some of which include "t.i.d.p.c.", which means "three times daily after food", "Rx", which means recipe, and "mitte", which means "send" or "number of tablets provided", and "Sig", which means "write on the label".
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