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Specific Medicines Collinsonia

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001146
Description
Square clear glass bottle; short cylindrical neck with wide rim around mouth; label around bottle; all four sides flat; bottle appears never to have been opened.
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Accession Number
996001146
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
Square clear glass bottle; short cylindrical neck with wide rim around mouth; label around bottle; all four sides flat; bottle appears never to have been opened.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Lloyd Brothers Pharmacists
Site Made (City)
Cincinnati
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Specific Medicines // Collinsonia // Alcohol 46 percent // Lloyd Brothers Pharmacists, Inc. // Cincinnati, Ohio
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.7 cm. x Width: 4.6 cm. x Depth: 4.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Label is very badly discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The Health Benefits of Collinsonia Root. Collinsonia canadensis, also known as Canada horsebalm, hardhack, horseweed, richweed, ox-balm, and stone root, is an herb in the mint family. Historically, it has been used for improving circulation and congestion, especially in the bowels and throat.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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Hood's Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001177
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle with white metal screw-on cap and tan paper label on front of bottle; embossed text on back and two sides of bottle; back of bottle has three recessed areas each with embossed words inside; bottle full of dark liquid, cap closure stuck closed.
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Accession Number
996001177
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle with white metal screw-on cap and tan paper label on front of bottle; embossed text on back and two sides of bottle; back of bottle has three recessed areas each with embossed words inside; bottle full of dark liquid, cap closure stuck closed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
C. I. Hood Company Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
glass: tranparent
paper: tan
ink: black
metal: cream
Inscriptions
On label: "HOOD'S // COMPOUND EXTRACT // SARSAPARILLA // TRADEMARK // Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. // ALCOHOL 16 1/2 PER CENT. // An Alternative Stomachic // containing also Diuretic and // Laxative Properties // Dose: As usually taken the dose of Hood's // Sasparailla varies from 1/2 to 2 teaspoonsfuls. // As a Stomachic and Stimulant to the Appetite, // Hood's Sasparilla may be taken in hot water // beginning with a small dose and increasing // gradually as necessary. // No. 885 // C. I. HOOD COMPANY, INC. // Manufacturing Pharmacists // Laboraties // New York St. Louis"; embossed on sides: "HOOD'S COMPOUND // EXTRACT // SARSA // PARILLA // NEW YORK ST. LOUIS // C. I. HOOD & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
22.2
Width
7.7
Depth
4.4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured, brittle and right side edges lifting, missing sections
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://oldmainartifacts.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/hoods-sarsaparilla-lowell-ma/
Research Facts
Founded by Charles Ira Hood in 1875, C.I. Hood & Co. of Lowell, Massachusetts was among the largest patent medicine companies in the United States and offered a number of personal health products in addition to its well known Hood’s Sarsaparilla. The C.I. Hood and Company was a leader in the development of color lithography as an advertising tool, and produced all of its advertising in-house and owned twenty presses issuing a plethora of colorful trade cards, posters, calendars, cookbooks, pamphlets, and other ephemera all promoting the medicinal benefits of company products.
In 1876, Charles followed the lead of J.C. Ayer & Company and began to compound his own sarsaparilla medicine. In addition to sarsaparilla root, he mixed in dandelion, gentian, juniper berries and 18% alcohol. He claimed great success in curing a variety of disorders including “purifying the blood”, heart diseases, dropsy, rheumatism and scrofula. Within two years of launching his product he was on his way to great success. Charles Hood added to his success with Hood’s Tooth Powder, Vegetable Pills, Oil Ointment, Medicated Soap, Dyspeplets (for dyspepsia), TusSamo (for cough) and Hood’s Lotion.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Gates' Certain Check

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Dates
1887
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001213
Description
Small rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels, each with embossed writing on glass; paper label on front of bottle; tall cylindrical corked neck.
Accession Number
996001213
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels, each with embossed writing on glass; paper label on front of bottle; tall cylindrical corked neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa from Scott Jordan in Feb.1994.
Maker
C. Gates, Son & Co.
Site Made (City)
Middleton
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1887
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Gates // Certain Check // registered 1887, at Ottawa // Manufactured by // C. Gates, Son & Co. // Middleton, N. S. // Keep Well Corked. Shake.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.7 cm. x Width: 4.4 cm. x Depth: 2.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured by age; label dog-eared and torn; some residue remains on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
Less detail
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997002434 a-b
Description
Two piece lidded container holds a pocket pharmaceutical scale (a) consists of metal bar with incremental measurements attached to concave disc held in place by fulcrum; separate rectangular lid (b) has manufacturers information.
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Accession Number
997002434 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Two piece lidded container holds a pocket pharmaceutical scale (a) consists of metal bar with incremental measurements attached to concave disc held in place by fulcrum; separate rectangular lid (b) has manufacturers information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - scale - Size: Length 11.1 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
N V Randolph & Co
Site Made (City)
Richmond
Site Made (State)
Virginia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Date Remarks
Based on patent
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on scale: "GRAINS"; "0, 5, 10, 15, 20"; engraved on the lid: "DR C H FITCH'S // PRESCRIPTION SCALE // PATD SEPT 29 1885 // MANUFD BY N V RANDOLPH & CO // RICHMOND VA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Copy Type
Originial
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.967; CD #6
Exhibit History
On display The Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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physician's saddle bag

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997002435
Description
Oval brown leather saddle bag; two oval pockets held closed by yellow buckles on each side; held together at the top by leather stitching and a yellow buckle; two more buckles on the inside of one pocket flap
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Accession Number
997002435
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Description
Oval brown leather saddle bag; two oval pockets held closed by yellow buckles on each side; held together at the top by leather stitching and a yellow buckle; two more buckles on the inside of one pocket flap
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers catalogue
Material
leather: brown
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-5
Dimension Notes
Length 39.0 cm x Width 21.5 cm x Depth 9.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Noticeable wear on the leather; corrosion present on all buckles;
corrosion has transferred onto the leather pieces touching the metal
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments," 6th Edition, A.S. Aloe Company, 189–, p. 801 (similar to model #10311); CD #1
Research Facts
This bag would be used to carry medical supplies while travelling on horseback
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Petit's spiral tourniquet

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997002445 a-c
Description
Tourniquet consisting of two brass plates connected by a large screw; red and white chevron patterned woven cotton band with brown, square piece of leather sewn onto end and with a two-pronged square metal end attached; white chamois pad attached to band by a thin brown leather strap.
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Accession Number
997002445 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Tourniquets
Amputation -- instrumentation
First Aid
Description
Tourniquet consisting of two brass plates connected by a large screw; red and white chevron patterned woven cotton band with brown, square piece of leather sewn onto end and with a two-pronged square metal end attached; white chamois pad attached to band by a thin brown leather strap.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - screw - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
b - belt - Size: Length 78.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
c - pad - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Evans and Wormull
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Material
metal: yellow, silver
fabric: red, white
leather: white, brown
Inscriptions
(a) Stamped on top of screw: "EVANS & CO // 31 STAMFORD ST // LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-8
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Fabric of belt faded; metal slightly tarnished; leather hardened
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments", Elisabeth Benion, 1979, p. 315; "Illustrated Catalogue of Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Apparatus, and Utensils, Veterinary Instruments, Cutlery etc.", Evans and Wormull, 1876, pl. 8 (similar to model #13 and #14); "The Tourniquet Manual: Principles and Practice", Leslie Klenerman, 2003, p. 4; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed", Kny-Scheerer Co, ca. 1915, p. 2014 (similar to model #B-/445)
Research Facts
Evans and Wormull, formerly Evans and Stevens, first appeared in 1874; they were recognized as suppliers of medical instruments to the British army and navy. Evans & Co. was a surgical instrument maker working in London between 1676-1874.
This style of screw tourniquet was invented by Parisian surgeon Jean Louis Petit in 1718, and his design was used until the early 20th century; he was the first person to use the term 'tourniquet'.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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List of Post Mortems at Kingston General Hospital Commencing Dec. 1 1894 - 1904; Catalogue Museum of Pathology Medical Department Queen's University [book]

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Dates
1894
1904
1894-1904
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
997002449
Description
Hardcover book bound in burgundy cloth with gold letters embossed on front and back covers; double sided book with a list of post mortems at Kingston General Hospital on one side and a catalogue of specimens from the Museum of Pathology at Queen's University; white pages with black ink; second page…
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Accession Number
997002449
Author
W.T. Connell
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Pathology -- catalogs
Description
Hardcover book bound in burgundy cloth with gold letters embossed on front and back covers; double sided book with a list of post mortems at Kingston General Hospital on one side and a catalogue of specimens from the Museum of Pathology at Queen's University; white pages with black ink; second page on both sides are brown
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1894
1904
1894-1904
Date Remarks
Printed on cover
Material
fabric: burgundy
paper: white, brown
ink: black, yellow
Inscriptions
Embossed on front cover: "LIST OF POST MORTEMS // AT KINGSTON // GENERAL HOSPITAL // COMMENCING // DEC. 1 1894 - 1904"; embossed on back cover: "CATALOGUE // MUSEUM OF PATHOLOGY // MEDICAL DEPARTMENT // QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY // W.T. CONNELL"; handwritten in ink on second page: "List of Post Mortems // at // General Hospital Kingston // Commencing // December 1st 1894 - // 1904"; handwritten in pencil in top right corner of second page "[illeg] // 40"; handwritten in ink on second last page "Catalogue - Museum of Pathology // Medical Department // Queen's University // Compiled by W.T. Connell. // Basis is a regional rather than a pathology regional one - a far better basis but one // which would consume more time than at my disposal. Considering that the duty // of cataloguing labelling preparing and in // most cases abstaining of the specimens // must + has been done by myself. // W.T. Connell"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Dimension Notes
Length 23.8 cm x Width 19 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Some pages are beginning to discolour and deteriorate slightly but overall condition is good
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Early History of Pathology at Queen's University and Her Teaching Hospitals (until 1966)", M. Daria Haust, Howard D. Steele and Paul W. Manley, n.d.; CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. W.T. Connell was a long time faculty member at Queen's University; he specialized in pathology and bacteriology; co-founded the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1931; died April 1964
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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stomach pump and enema apparatus

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Dates
1870
1915
circa 1870-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
Accession Number
997002487 a-n
Description
Fine grade mahoghany case (a) containing combined lever stomach pump and enema apparatus consisting of: case has brass fittings, oval inscription plate (blank) inlaid on top, moulded faded brown velvet-covered interior housing a brass lever pump (b) with decorative maufacturers plate on the barrel…
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Accession Number
997002487 a-n
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
MeSH Heading
Suction
Irrigation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Suction and Drainage -- stomach pump
Description
Fine grade mahoghany case (a) containing combined lever stomach pump and enema apparatus consisting of: case has brass fittings, oval inscription plate (blank) inlaid on top, moulded faded brown velvet-covered interior housing a brass lever pump (b) with decorative maufacturers plate on the barrel, two taps, hand which shuts passage of liquid towards which its point is turned, piston pump with ivory handle, lever and a broken detached spring (m); ebony torque (c); gum elastic stomach tube with rounded tip (d); straight rubber hose tube with brass fittings (e); rubber hose tube with narrowed brass tip (f); ivory conical nozzle (g); ivory hourglass-shaped nozzle (h); ivory cylindrical-shaped nozzle with rounded tip (i); ivory hourglass-shaped nozzle with side attachment (j); metal cylindrical attachment for pump (k); wooden oral screw (l); metal spring (m); metal key for case (n).
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 30.3 cm x Width 18.5 cm x Depth 6.2 cm
b - pump - Size: Length 24.3 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
c - torque - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
d - tube with rounded tip (bent) - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
e - straight tube - Size: Length 23.9 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
f - tube with narrowed metal tip (bent) - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
g - conical nozzle - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
h - hourglass-shaped nozzle - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
i - cylindrical nozzle - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
j - nozzle with side attachment - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
k - metal cylinder - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
l - oral screw - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
m - spring - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
n - key - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
S. Maw Son & Thompson
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1915
circa 1870-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
wood: brown, black
fabric: brown
metal: yellow, silver, black
ivory: cream, yellow
rubber: red, brown, black
Inscriptions
Embossed on brass label (b): "S. MAW & SON & THOMPSON . LONDON * TRADEMARK *"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-13
Condition Remarks
Case has wood split in several areas, preventing lid complete closure; velvet is slightly faded; ivory tools have developed a patina; wax paper covers on rubber hoses is in tatters, little remains; like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Analysing the English Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum"; "Aloe's Illustrated & Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians; Supplies & Hospital Furnishings," Aloe, A. S. Co.. 6th ed. St. Louis, 189-. pg 330 (model: Lever stomach pump); CD #2
Research Facts
The name MAW has bee associated with a whole range of British made chemists' sundries, dressings, surgical appliances and instruments since the early 17th century. The company grew out of a wholesale druggist company in London, later instrument maker. The company was founded by Hornby & Maw in 1807, was listed as george Maw & Son in 1826, S. Maw & saon in 1860 and S. Maw & Son & Thompson in 1870. In 1901 it was still in Maw hands as S. Maw, Son & Sons with an address of 55 Aldermanbury, London.
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall removed January 27, 2010
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Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Cardiology
Supplies, Hospital
Accession Number
997010011
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent plastic Cardio-Cream squeeze bottle with non-removable cylindrical white plastic screw cap; nearly full with white cream; base has slight circular push up with lot number stamped in black ink and manufacturer information embossed; cylindrical body has straight side…
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Accession Number
997010011
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Cardiology
Supplies, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Supplies, Hospital
Electrocardiography
Electroencephalography
Electrosurgery
Diagnosis
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent plastic Cardio-Cream squeeze bottle with non-removable cylindrical white plastic screw cap; nearly full with white cream; base has slight circular push up with lot number stamped in black ink and manufacturer information embossed; cylindrical body has straight sides with product information and direction printed in English on front and in French on back in navy ink; mold lines on sides from base to top; flat shoulders taper to cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; cap has thick vertical indents in sides and sides taper to flat top with hinged rectangular spout nozzle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo adopted in late 1960s; company became Ingram & Bell Inc. in 1986
Material
plastic: semi-clear, white
ink: navy, black
Inscriptions
Printed on front of bottle: “CARDIO-CREAM // An electroconductive cream designed // to give maximum conductivity between // skin and electrode. For use in electro- // cardiography, electroencephalography // and electrosurgical procedures. // DIRECTIONS: Apply a thin layer of // cream onto the skin areas. // Choose // areas relatively free of hair. Spread the // cream evenly and attach the electrode. // The emulsifying action solubilizes the // skin oils thus ensuring a good contact. // After using, the cream may be mas- // saged into skin or wiped off with // a tissue. // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO // CANADA”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) 384140”; embossed on bottom: “PLAX”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row B
Length
13.4 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading of stamped lot number on base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Artifact
Document
Website
Reference Comments
Label on artifact (997.010.011)
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1969.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Cardio-Cream was a product marketed by Ingram & Bell specifically for use in hospitals and for medical professionals; it was an electroconductive cream used in electrocardiography, electroencephalography, and electrosurgical procedures.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Cardiology
Supplies, Hospital
Accession Number
997010012
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent plastic Cardio-Cream squeeze bottle with non-removable cylindrical white plastic screw cap; nearly full with white cream; base has slight circular push up with lot number stamped in black ink and manufacturer information embossed; cylindrical body has straight side…
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Accession Number
997010012
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Cardiology
Supplies, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Supplies, Hospital
Electrocardiography
Electroencephalography
Electrosurgery
Diagnosis
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent plastic Cardio-Cream squeeze bottle with non-removable cylindrical white plastic screw cap; nearly full with white cream; base has slight circular push up with lot number stamped in black ink and manufacturer information embossed; cylindrical body has straight sides with product information and direction printed in English on front and in French on back in navy ink; mold lines on sides from base to top; flat shoulders taper to cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; cap has thick vertical indents in sides and sides taper to flat top with hinged rectangular spout nozzle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo adopted in late 1960s; company became Ingram & Bell Inc. in 1986
Material
plastic: semi-clear, white
ink: navy, black
Inscriptions
Printed on front of bottle: “CARDIO-CREAM // An electroconductive cream designed // to give maximum conductivity between // skin and electrode. For use in electro- // cardiography, electroencephalography // and electrosurgical procedures. // DIRECTIONS: Apply a thin layer of // cream onto the skin areas. // Choose // areas relatively free of hair. Spread the // cream evenly and attach the electrode. // The emulsifying action solubilizes the // skin oils thus ensuring a good contact. // After using, the cream may be mas- // saged into skin or wiped off with // a tissue. // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO // CANADA”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) 384140”; embossed on bottom: “PLAX”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row B
Length
13.4 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading of stamped lot number on base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Artifact
Document
Website
Reference Comments
Label on artifact (997.010.012)
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1969.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Cardio-Cream was a product marketed by Ingram & Bell specifically for use in hospitals and for medical professionals; it was an electroconductive cream used in electrocardiography, electroencephalography, and electrosurgical procedures.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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