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Gould defibrillator synchronizer

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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997008020
Description
Gould cardiac defibrillator and synchronizer machine which is housed in a rectangular painted metal case with features on the front and back; the front of the machine has the defibrillator on the left and synchronizer on the right; the defibrillator has a charge level indicator and an on/off button…
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Accession Number
997008020
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electric Countershock -- instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Gould cardiac defibrillator and synchronizer machine which is housed in a rectangular painted metal case with features on the front and back; the front of the machine has the defibrillator on the left and synchronizer on the right; the defibrillator has a charge level indicator and an on/off button, an output knob (in watt seconds) and an electrodes plug-in; the synchronizer has cardioversion and cardioversion sync. pace buttons, a key which can switch the machine to automatic programming, defibrillation or manual programming and knobs for R-wave polarity and sync. position; there is a pair of paddles with long plastic handles and spiralled electric cord which plug into the detor to the synchronizer, one which leads from the 2/10 amp SLO/BLO fuse to the 115 AC 250 W Max plug-in and one which leads from the lower right side of the machine to an electrical outlet; other features on the back include a scopette plug-in, a 115AC 100 W Max plug-in, a recorder plug-in, and a 5 amp SLO/BLO fuse.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Gould Inc., I.S.D.
Site Made (City)
Palo Alto
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Material
paint: yellow
metal: silver
rubber: black
plastic: grey; black; white
Inscriptions
The front of the machine reads, "DEFIBRILLATOR // GOULD // GOULD // CF SYNCHRONIZER"; all buttons and knobs are labelled; there are two Honeywell Service Stickers; one on the upper right of the front (dated Nov. 12/79) and one on the right side (dated Apr. 81); the left side of the machine has a small label which reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 04029"; the back of the machine has two UL and two SA stickers as well as a label for the synchronizer which reads, "STOCK NO. // 8443-9010/C395 // MODEL NO. // SYDS // SERIAL NO. // 467209 // VOLTS // 115 // CYCLES // 50-60 // AMPS // .2 // GOULD // GOULD INC., I.S.D. 3400 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto, Ca. 94304"; each side of the back has a caution sticker regarding safe use of the machine; a label for the defibrillator reads, "STOCK NO. // 8418-9010/C277 // MODEL NO. // DCEI // SERIAL NO. // 1277208 // VOLTS 115 // CYCLES // 50-60 // AMPS // 5.0 // GOULD // GOULD INC., I.S.D. 3400 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto, Ca. 94304"; under this label, stamped into the metal at the back is the following: "WARNING [underlined] // HAZARDOUS VOLTAGES. DISCONNECT // LINE CORD FROM WALL PLUG BEFORE // ENTERING OR REMOVING ENCLOSURE // CAUTION [underlined] // FEDERAL LAW RESTRICTS // THIS DEVICE FOR SALE BY OR ON // THE ORDER OF A PHYSICIAN // NOT TO BE USED IN THE PRESENCE // OF FLAMMABLE ANESTHETICS"; all plug-ins are individually labelled
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-J1-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 25.0 cm. x Width: 38.2 cm. x Depth: 47.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The machine arrived very dirty and dusty; the metal parts show no corrosion and all plastic parts are complete and uncracked; #2: rubber cord
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
Research Facts
This machine could theoretically be programmed, but this was not done.
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examination chair

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997010009 a-b
Description
(a) examination chair consists of enamel painted metal base with 4 legs; threaded vertical shaft with wheel to adjust height extends from base to support vinyl covered seat; seat back and arm rests are adjustable; two gooseneck lamps extend from seat back; bulbs of lamps have round plastic casing w…
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Accession Number
997010009 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
(a) examination chair consists of enamel painted metal base with 4 legs; threaded vertical shaft with wheel to adjust height extends from base to support vinyl covered seat; seat back and arm rests are adjustable; two gooseneck lamps extend from seat back; bulbs of lamps have round plastic casing with glass convex lens; each lamp has switch and electric cord and plug; adjustable head rest extends from seat back and includes rolls of paper; loose paper (b) label attached to seat with tape.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - examination chair - Size: Length 1.30 m. x Width 65.0 cm. x Depth 57.5 cm.
b - label - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 2.0 cm.
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital.
Maker
Surgical Mechanical Research Inc.
Site Made (City)
Newport Beach
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver, light green
paint: light green
vinyl: dark green
plastic: black, grey
rubber: black
wood: brown
fabric: black
glass: transparent, translucent
paper: white, yellow, black
Inscriptions
Printed on sticker affixed to head rest: "Surgical Mechanical Research, Inc. // 883 WEST 16th STREET, NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA"; engraved on metal of seat back: "R66015"; printed on sticker affixed to lamp: "AJUSCO // ADJUSTABLE // FIXTURE CO. // MILWAUKEE, WIS."; embossed on plastic casing of lamp: "SURG. MECH. RESEARCH // L. A. CALIF."; printed on label taped to artifact: "Underwriter's Laboratories. Inc. // LISTED // PORTABLE LAMP // ISSUE 50,148 // AJUSCO // [MIL]WAUKEE, WISCONSIN"
Permanent Location
(a): Storage Room W1
W1-11-1
(b): Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 18
Condition Remarks
Coating flaking from leg and exposed metal rusting; legs are scratched; fabric detaching from back of seat; light rust on arm and head rests; plastic broken on right arm rest and on left lamp casing; adhesive residue on seat back; slight pulverization of rubber on head rest; paper on head rest ripped.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used for examination
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Gibbons indwelling ureteral stent

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Dates
1975
circa 1975
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
997034293 a-b
Description
A soft, non-collapsing stent of silicone elastomer; this stent is designed with dentate protrusions and a collar at the distal end; there are multiple openings at each end of the stent and a radiopaque tip at the proximal end; the spring reinforcement extends the length of the stent; stent is in it…
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Accession Number
997034293 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Dilatation -- instrumentation
Description
A soft, non-collapsing stent of silicone elastomer; this stent is designed with dentate protrusions and a collar at the distal end; there are multiple openings at each end of the stent and a radiopaque tip at the proximal end; the spring reinforcement extends the length of the stent; stent is in its original packaging with instruction sheet and plastic box.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - stent - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Diameter 0.3 cm
b - label - Size: Length 8.5 cm x Width 7.5 cm
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Heyer-Schulte Corp.
Site Made (City)
Goleta
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1975
circa 1975
Date Remarks
"Oct. 75" printed on package insert
Material
metal: silver
silicone: opaque
paper: white
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "NOT STERILE -- Remove from package and // see enclosed instruction sheet for sterilization // procedure. // CAUTION: Federal law restricts this device to // sale by or on the order of a physician. // NOTE: This product cannot be returned for // credit once the seal on the package has been // broken. // RECOMMENDED FOR SINGLE USE ONLY. // CAT. NO. 430-6159 // CONTENTS: ONE (9Fr) // GIBBONS // INDWELLING URETERAL STENT // Stainless Steel Spring Reinforced // Radiopaque Tantalum Tip // Tubing Size: 1.9mm I.D. x 2.9mm O.D. // LENGTH: 15cm // LOT # 340964 // (All Dimensions are Nominal Sizes // HEYER-SCHULTE CORPORATION // Subsidiary Of American Hospital Supply Corporation // 600 PINE AVE. - P.O. BOX 946 - GOLETA, CA 93017 // 101015-2-01"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-4
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Designed to Maintain ureteral flow in the presence of obstruction or benign disease
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Paine's Celery Compound

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Dates
1872
1900
circa 1872-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001310
Description
Empty tall square amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck with cork closure style, missing cork; tan paper label on the front and back which list product information as well as a drawing of celery bunch with a child peering out; sides are embossed with text for product name; back label lists …
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Accession Number
996001310
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty tall square amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck with cork closure style, missing cork; tan paper label on the front and back which list product information as well as a drawing of celery bunch with a child peering out; sides are embossed with text for product name; back label lists usage directions in English and German.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA, in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Wells, Richardson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Burlington
Site Made (State)
Vermont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1872
1900
circa 1872-1900
Material
glass: brown
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Embossed: "CELERY COMPOUND // PAINE'S"; printed on label: "CELERY // Compound // TRADE MARK REGISTERED // PAINE'S // CELERY // COMPOUND // A TRUE NERVE TONIC, // AN ACTIVE ALTERNATIVE, // A RELIABLE LAXATIVE, // AND DIURETIC // IT RESTORES STRENGTH, // RENEWS VITALITY, // PURIFIES THE BLOOD, // REGULATES THE KIDNEYS, // LIVER AND BOWELS // PRICE $1.00 // PREPARED BY // WELLS, RICHARDSON & CO. // SOLE PROPRIETORS. // BURLINGTON, VT."; back label lists directions in English and German: "DIRECTIONS FOR USING PAINE'S CELERY COMPOUND. // [illeg] Should be graduated to suit the patient, enough being taken to act upon the bowels and keep // [illeg], but lessening the dose if it acts too strongly: for adults, from a teaspoonful to a tablespoonful // [illeg] water four times a day, before eating and at bed time; lessen the dose for children according to age. // [illeg] of Neuralgia and Rheumatism double the above dose for the first two days, and in severe and // obstinate cases, or in any disease complicated with Scrofula, add one-eighth ounce of Iodine of Potassium to // each bottle, then use the medicine faithfully."; repeats in German
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row D
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 24.8 cm. x Width: 6.6 cm. x Depth: 6.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper yellowed and minor stains overall; front label is in good condition, except for small loss at top left corner; back label is missing small sections from the upper left and lower right corners, with staining; most printing is legible; bottle without chips, cracks, or wear; missing cork
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Great American Medicine Show" by Armstrong & Armstrong, p. 166; "Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 32 & 50; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 52-57; "The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, pp. 16 & 17, Hudson's Bay Fall and Winter Catalogue, 1910-1911
Research Facts
Paine's Celery Compound first made in 1872; very popular in the 1890's; bottle likely made between 1860 and 1880.
Contained 21% alcohol, also found in the U.S. (bottle Burlington, VT.), Wells & Richardson bought formula from Mrs. Paine, a Burlington, VT. widow; with natural ingredients of "celery extract, hops and coca" -- combination of cocaine and alcohol; Samuel Hopkins Adams put Paine's in the category of The Bracers (alcoholic stimulants)
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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997034537
Description
A cylindrical, metal rheostat, plug-in style, with an adjustable bakelite control switch; two protruding pieces to hold the electrodes to the scope at the bottom of the cylinder.
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Accession Number
997034537
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Lighting
MM= Power Sources -- adapter -- rheostat
Description
A cylindrical, metal rheostat, plug-in style, with an adjustable bakelite control switch; two protruding pieces to hold the electrodes to the scope at the bottom of the cylinder.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Statham
Site Made (City)
Oxnard
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Date Remarks
Based on appearance; information includes a ZIP code.
Material
metal: silver; green
plastic: black
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: "DO NOT AUTOCLAVE // DELICATE INSTRUMENT"; printed on metal label: "CONTROLLER // CAT. NO. 6035-27601 SHOCK PROOF // 5 WATTS 110 VAC 50-60 Hz // NATIONAL // Stratham MEDICAL DIVISION // Made in U.S.A. // SA // LOW A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-6
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion; wear on label.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
M. White (OR Nurse, ret'd.); http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potentiometer#Rheostats (see attached photocopy); CD #1.
Research Facts
This is a battery for connecting leads for lighting scopes.
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flexible annuloplasty ring

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Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiac Surgery
Accession Number
997034613 a-e
Description
Rectangular paper box (a) for a flexible annuloplasty ring consists of a sealed, sterilized, clear plastic container with paper label (b); four-panel, double-sided paper sheet of instructions (c); mail-in registration implantation data card (d); and one-piece, double-sided clinical letter with info…
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Accession Number
997034613 a-e
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiac Surgery
MeSH Heading
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Surgery, Operative -- instrumentation
Heart Valve Diseases
Tricuspid Valve
Description
Rectangular paper box (a) for a flexible annuloplasty ring consists of a sealed, sterilized, clear plastic container with paper label (b); four-panel, double-sided paper sheet of instructions (c); mail-in registration implantation data card (d); and one-piece, double-sided clinical letter with information about follow-up precautions post-implantation; implant shown in package is oval-shaped, stainless steel coated with silicone rubber, then a white and blue knitted polyester fabric.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
b - package - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 8.8 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
c - instructions - Size: Length 18.5 cm x Width 14.2 cm
d - mailing insert - Size: Length 14.7 cm x Width 9.2 cm
e - notice - Size: Length 18.5 cm x Width 13.8 cm
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Edwards Laboratories, Div. of American Hospital Supply Corp.
Site Made (City)
Irvine
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Date Remarks
Sterilized 1981
Material
paper: cream
plastic: transparent
ink: black; blue; red
Inscriptions
"CARPENTIER - EDWARDS® // Flexible Annuloplasty Ring // Model 4500 Tricuspid // SIZE T 28 Lot No. IL 930 // ETHYLENE OXIDE STERILIZED DEC. 1981"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-4
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
C.Kelly, retired OR nurse
Research Facts
The ring is sutured around the tricuspid valve to prevent blood leakage.
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Dates
1875
1899
circa 1875-1899
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002050
Description
Tall narrow transparent cylindrical glass bottle with long neck and sealed grey lead seal closure; seal has embossed crown; full of transparent golden liquid; orange paper label has imagery of olives on a branch; the manufacturer's name, address, and logo.
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Accession Number
014002050
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plant Oils
Household Articles
Description
Tall narrow transparent cylindrical glass bottle with long neck and sealed grey lead seal closure; seal has embossed crown; full of transparent golden liquid; orange paper label has imagery of olives on a branch; the manufacturer's name, address, and logo.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Goldberg Bowen & Company
Site Made (City)
San Francisco
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1875
1899
circa 1875-1899
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: orange
ink: red, brown
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "SIERRA MADRE // CALIFORNIA // FIRST PRESSING FROM SELECTED // OLIVES // GOLDBERG BOWEN & CO // SOLE AGENTS // WINE & TEA MERCHANTS // 432 PINE ST. SAN FRANCISCO"; embossed on bottle's base: "78"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Dimension Notes
Length 32.9 cm x Diam. 6.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor wear along label edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
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Syrup of Figs [advertising card]

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.216
Description
An original advertising brochure, a single sheet of paper folded in the middle with jagged edges; image on front shows woman holding bunch of figs, image on back shows product box.
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Accession Number
1977.12.216
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertising
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Cathartics -- advertisements
Constipation -- drug therapy -- advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
Description
An original advertising brochure, a single sheet of paper folded in the middle with jagged edges; image on front shows woman holding bunch of figs, image on back shows product box.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
California Fig Syrup Co.
Site Made (City)
San Francisco
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics
Material
paper: cream
ink: green; red; black; brown; blue-green
Inscriptions
Printed on front, around the image: "NATURE'S // PLEASANT // LAXATIVE // SYRUP OF FIGS // MANUFACTURED BY // CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. // SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. // LOUISVILLE, KY. // NEW YORK CITY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 13.0 cm x Width 16.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Great Things: What They Are - Where They Are [advertising booklet]

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Dates
1880
1915
circa 1880-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1978.14.21
Description
A small booklet, rectangular in shape, 32 pages plus cover; the booklet lists geat things ranging from the "Seven Wonders of Antiquity" to the "Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages," to "Great Crusades," etc.; these are listed on odd pages while advertisements, testimonials and summares of healing powe…
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Accession Number
1978.14.21
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertising
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
A small booklet, rectangular in shape, 32 pages plus cover; the booklet lists geat things ranging from the "Seven Wonders of Antiquity" to the "Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages," to "Great Crusades," etc.; these are listed on odd pages while advertisements, testimonials and summares of healing powers of various remedies coincidentally also sold by the book's publisher--most commonly "Paine's Celery Compound"--are listed throughout.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Wells, Richardson and Co.
Site Made (City)
Burlington
Site Made (State)
Vermont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1915
circa 1880-1915
Material
paper: white; green
Inscriptions
Printed on the cover: "CALIFORNIA BIG TREES // NIAGARA // SPHINX AND PYRAMIDS // GREAT // THINGS" in black ink and surrounded by small, decorative stylings and pictures of subject; printed in reverse on a black background: "WHAT THEY ARE // WHERE THEY ARE"; printed in black ink, "GREAT BELL, MOSCOW"; printed on back cover in black ink: "PAINE'S // CELERY // COMPOUND // A TRUE NERVE TONIC, // AN ACTIVE ALTERNATIVE, // A RELIABLE LAXATIVE // AND DIURETIC. // [horizontal line with an iron cross image in centre] // IT RESTORES STRENGTH, // RENEWS VITALITY, // PURIFIES THE BLOOD, // REGULATES THE KIDNEYS, // THE LIVER AND BOWELS. // [horizontal line with an iron cross image in centre] // PRICE $1.00 SIX FOR $5.00. // [two horizontal lines, one above the other, extending length of line] // FOR SALE BY"; also printed on the back cover is an illustration of packaging depicting Paine's Celery Compound (packaging text is listed in illustration)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length 14.4 cm x Width 11.1 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The original green colour of the cover has faded and the newsprint of the booklet has yellowed with age; some water staining is visible on the front and back covers.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Spring and Summer Catalogue (No. 46)," The T. Eaton Co., 1901 (reprinted 1970), p. 117
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epilator needles

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Dates
1970
1993
circa 1970-1993
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Ophthalmology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Vision
Dermatology
Accession Number
994006032 a-g
Description
Clear hinged plexiglass box with six epilation needles with protective clear plastic tubing over needle tip with original white foam holder.
Accession Number
994006032 a-g
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Ophthalmology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Vision
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Hair Removal -- instrumentation
Vision
Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology -- instrumentation
Dermatology
Dermatology -- instrumentation
Description
Clear hinged plexiglass box with six epilation needles with protective clear plastic tubing over needle tip with original white foam holder.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 6.7 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
b-g - needles x 6 - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter0.2 cm.
Provenance
Used in Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Ophthalmology.
Maker
The Birtcher Corporation
Site Made (City)
El Monte
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
1993
circa 1970-1993
Material
metal: silver
plexiglass: clear
foam: white
paper: white; black
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
"714 EPILATION // NEEDLE SET // THE BIRTCHER CORPORATION // 4501 NORTH ARDEN DRIVE // P.O. BOX 4399 // EL MONTE, CA 91734"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-9
Research Facts
An epilator is an electrical device used to remove hair by mechanically grasping multiple hairs simultaneously and pulling them out. The way in which epilators pull out hair is similar to waxing, although unlike waxing, they do not remove cells from the epithelium of the epidermis.
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