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Portrait of Dr. Helen MacMurchy [portrait]

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Dates
1901
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Photograph
Accession Number
002050289
Description
A black and white photo of a woman, she is standing sideways but looking into the camera, she wears a dark coloured overcoat with silver buttons that run the length of the front of the jacket and appear on the sleeves as well, she is holding a rolled up paper in her hand, she wears a light coloured…
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Accession Number
002050289
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Photograph
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
Description
A black and white photo of a woman, she is standing sideways but looking into the camera, she wears a dark coloured overcoat with silver buttons that run the length of the front of the jacket and appear on the sleeves as well, she is holding a rolled up paper in her hand, she wears a light coloured shirt and dark coloured hat, her eyes are light coloured and her dark-coloured hair is tied up under the hat.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Hunter & Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1901
Date Remarks
Graduation date
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the front: "HUNTER & CO. TORONTO"; handwritten on the back: "Dr. Helen McMurchy // [illeg.] McMurchy // D. Oct. '53, age 91"; printed on the back: "Hunter & Co. // Artists // & // Photographers // 107 // King St West, // Toronto."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Assorted Binder A, pg. 21 a
Length
10.5 cm
Width
6.3 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Stable: On the front: slight soiling all over, slight fading of the photo, small tear on upper left edge; on the back: slight soiling.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://famouscanadianwomen.com/famous%20firsts/medical%20professionals.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_MacMurchy
Research Facts
Helen MacMurchy Born January 7, 1862. Died October 8, 1953. In 1901 Helen graduated with a medical degree from the University of Toronto and interned as the first woman doctor with the Toronto General Hospital. She went on to be the first woman doctor to do post graduate studies at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. In 1909 she conducted a survey of the high infant death rates experienced in cities at the turn of the century. In 1914 she wrote a popular book, 'A Little Talk About Baby'.
In 1915 she was appointed the inspector of the feeble minded in Ontario. Sadly her actions to persuade the government that eugenics was the answer to preventing degenerate babies led to the wrongful sterilization of many immigrants.
Helen was the first editor of the Canadian Nurses Journal. In 1920 she was placed in charge of the federal government’s new Division of Child Welfare and was responsible for the contents of some of the government published Blue Books with advice on caring for children. These little books were published in multiple languages including Cree.
It was in the 1920’s that she made a special study of medical inspection of schools, child welfare and public health in England and the United States.
In 1934 she was inducted as Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). In 1949 she was named one of the leading women doctors in the western world. In 1997 she was declared a Person of National Historic Significance.
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specimen slide container

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15028
Dates
1940
1959
circa 1940-1959
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
017020007
Description
Brown cardboard laboratory test mailer for bacteriology on glass slides; two covers bound together at the spine and it looks as though it was one piece of cardboard that was folded in on itself; inside are two rectangular indents to hold two slides; front cover contains instructions, information a…
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Accession Number
017020007
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Archival
Bacteriology
Pathology
Specimen Handling
Description
Brown cardboard laboratory test mailer for bacteriology on glass slides; two covers bound together at the spine and it looks as though it was one piece of cardboard that was folded in on itself; inside are two rectangular indents to hold two slides; front cover contains instructions, information about contents and the size of the micro slides that it can fit; back cover has a blank space for the postage stamp to be placed on and a small section to write the address to send the slides to.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, a hematologist and historian who held the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University from1988 to 2017.
Site Made (Country)
The United States of America
Dates
1940
1959
circa 1940-1959
Material
paper: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
On the front: "MEDICAL SPECIMEN // BACTERIOLOGY SMEAR // OR [unintelligible] BLOOD FILM // PLEASE RUSH // Dry specimens before closing lid // Holds Two 3" x 1" Micro Slides // MADE & PRINTED IN U.S.A."; on the back: "[missing letters]GILE SEAL ALL AROUND WITH SCOTCH TAPE // First Class // Air Mail // TO // FRAGILE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Length
10.8 cm
Width
7.8 cm
Depth
0.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The top left corner is warped; there are tears throughout the front and back sides causing one word to be unintelligible and other words to be missing letters; there is also worn out marks caused by the removal of scotch tape
Copy Type
original
Images
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specimen slide container

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15030
Dates
1960
1979
circa 1960-1979
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
017020008
Description
Brown cardboard laboratory test mailer for pathology slides; two covers bound together at the spine and it looks as though it was one piece of cardboard that was folded in on itself; inside there are two rectangular indents to hold two slides; the front cover contains the information needed to und…
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Accession Number
017020008
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Archival
Bacteriology
Pathology
Specimen Handling
Description
Brown cardboard laboratory test mailer for pathology slides; two covers bound together at the spine and it looks as though it was one piece of cardboard that was folded in on itself; inside there are two rectangular indents to hold two slides; the front cover contains the information needed to understand what the cardboard is for, who it was distributed by, and the size of the micro slides that it can fit; the back cover has a blank space for the postage stamp to be placed on and a small section to write the address to send the slides to.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, a hematologist and historian who held the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University from1988 to 2017.
Maker
Canlab
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1979
circa 1960-1979
Material
paper: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
On the front: "Cat. M6273 // Canlab // Slide Mailer // Holds two 75 x 25 cm // (3" x 1") slides. // Dry specimen before // closing lid. // Please rush! // Medical Specimen. // Distributed by / Distribue par // Canlab // Division of McGaw Supply Ltd. // division de Distribution McGaw Ltee // Boite pour // envoi postal // pour 2 lames de // 75 x 25 mm. // secher l'echantillon avant // de rabattre le couvercle. // Urgent. // Echantillon medical."; on the back: "Seal with tape. / Sceller avec ruban adhesif // CH5599 // Seal with tape. / Sceller avec ruban adhesif // Seal with tape. / Sceller avec ruban adhesif // To / A"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Length
10.8 cm
Width
7.8 cm
Depth
0.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The corners and edges are slightly worn; scotch tape has been ripped off the front and back, leaving residual marks
Copy Type
original
Images
Less detail