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Munyon's Whooping Cough Cure

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
014002092 a-b
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass bottle (a) with metal screw cap (b) and cork closure full of circular white pellets; tan paper label has name, logo and directions for use.
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Accession Number
014002092 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Whooping Cough -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass bottle (a) with metal screw cap (b) and cork closure full of circular white pellets; tan paper label has name, logo and directions for use.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
James M. Munyon
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: green, red
cork: tan
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "WHOOPING COUGH CURE // MUNYON'S // HOMEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES // Directions - Dissolve twenty pellets // in ten tablespoons of water, and // give a teaspoonful every fifteen min- // utes or half hour until relieved, then // every hour."; embossed on cap: "MUNYON'S // HOMEOPATHIC // REMEDIES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 6.2 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Cap with minor dent; part of label has piece of transparent glue adhered to its surface
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
James M. Munyon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_M._Munyon; CD #6
Research Facts
Dr. James M. Munyon (1848 – 1918) was known for homeopathic patent medicines, some of which he promoted at his Hotel Hygeia on Munyon Island, named Hotel Hygeia after the Greek goddess of health and it catered to wealthy northerners who spent the winters in Palm Beach, Florida. The five-story hotel had twenty-one rooms and eight baths. The hotel burned to the ground in 1917. His first career was as a publisher, but he soon moved on to creating homeopathic medicines in the early 1890s. He employed a staff of chemists and physicians, one of them Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen. Munyon was found guilty of fraud several times due to unsubstantiated claims for his medicines. Many of his medicines are said to have consisted mostly of sugar and alcohol. His most famous one was named "Dr. Munyon's Paw-Paw Elixir" and its main ingredient was fermented papaya juice. It was served at his resort, Hotel Hygeia, on Munyon Island. At the time his cures were highly regarded with the Philadelphia Times writing that "Professor Munyon is to medicine what Professor Edison is to electricity."
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surgical dressing caddy

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14394
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.10
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and with metal rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - self-adhesive antiseptic rubber plaster spools.
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Accession Number
1989.10.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and with metal rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - self-adhesive antiseptic rubber plaster spools.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: green, copper ink: black paper: orange
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom:"FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FOR // ALL KINDS OF // SURGICAL DRESSINGS"; printed on back panel: "FERRIS & COMPY., BRISTOL, // SOLE PATENTEES, // WHOLESALE & EXPORT DRUGGISTS, // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS AND DEALERS. // SURGICAL AND ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, BANDAGES. // HOSPITAL APPLIANCES OF ALL KINDS // FIVE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE MEDALS"; printed on other back panel: "ROLLS OF "CYLINDER WOUND" PLASTER // AND OTHER DRESSINGS FOR REFILLING // THE PATENT "EVER-READY" CADDY // CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE PATENEES, '' FERRIS & COMPANY, Union St., BRISTOL. // ALL THE ORDINARY KINDS OF SPREAD PLASTERS, PLAIN AND // ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, LINTS, COMPRESSED WOOL IN SHEETS, // ANTIQPTIC GAUZES, PROTEXTIVE OILED SILK, GUTTA-PERCHA TISSUE, // ETC. ETC. KEPT IN STOCK, WOUND ON THE PATENT CADDY CYLIINDERS. // FERRIS'S ANTISEPTIC SELF-ADHESIVE PLASTER SUPPLIED ON // SPOOLS OR VARIOUS WIDTH FROM QUARTER-INCH UPWARDS, TO // FIT THE PATENT CADDY. // TO REFILL THE CADDY REMOVE THE LABEL SLIDE // AND TAKE OUT THE METAL AXIS, THEN STAND THE CADDY // ON ITS END ON A TABLE WITH THE LABEL END UPWARDS, // PLACE THE NEW ROLL OF PLASTER OR DRESSING IN IT // AND SLIDE THE METAL AXIS THROUGH THE HOLLOW // CYLINDER, MOVE THE ROLL GENTLY ABOUT UNTIL THE // LOWER END OF THE METAL AXIS FALLS INTO THE HOLE // PROVIDED FOR IT, WHEN THE LABLE SLIDE CAN BE // REPLACED."; printed on label end: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // Self-Adhesive // Antiseptic Rubber Plaster // No. 11 T Spools // EVER READY CADDY BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Length
a - 23.0 cm
Width
a - 6.8 cm
Depth
a - 7.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paint faded, overall scratches inside & out; several long scratches showing to shiny tin base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
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surgical dressing spool

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14395
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.11
Description
Circular copper metal surgical dressing spool with small length of gauze fabric wound around middle with orange circular paper labels affixed to both sides; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each label; paper label indicating product type - plugging iodoformised gau…
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Accession Number
1989.10.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Circular copper metal surgical dressing spool with small length of gauze fabric wound around middle with orange circular paper labels affixed to both sides; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each label; paper label indicating product type - plugging iodoformised gauze .
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: copper ink: black paper: orange fabric: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PLUGGING GAUZE // IODOFORMISED // No. 238 T // LENGTH 12 YDS. WIDTH 1/2 IN. // ADHESIVE AND OTHER PLASTERS OF VARIOUS // WIDTHS WOUND ON SPOOLS TO FIT // THE PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FERRIS & CO. LTD. SOLE PATENTEES BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Depth
1.5 cm
Diameter
6.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper faded, overall scratches inside & out, fabric with brown stains
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
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surgical dressing spool

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14396
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.12
Description
Circular copper metal surgical dressing spool with small length of gauze fabric wound around middle with orange circular paper labels affixed to both sides; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each label; paper label indicating product type - plugging iodoformised gau…
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Accession Number
1989.10.12
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Circular copper metal surgical dressing spool with small length of gauze fabric wound around middle with orange circular paper labels affixed to both sides; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each label; paper label indicating product type - plugging iodoformised gauze.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: copper ink: black paper: orange fabric: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PLUGGING GAUZE // IODOFORMISED // No. 238 T // LENGTH 12 YDS. WIDTH 1 IN. // ADHESIVE AND OTHER PLASTERS OF VARIOUS // WIDTHS WOUND ON SPOOLS TO FIT // THE PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FERRIS & CO. LTD. SOLE PATENTEES BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Depth
2.8 cm
Diameter
6.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper faded, overall scratches inside & out, fabric with brown stains
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
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surgical dressing spool rod

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14397
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.13 a-b
Description
Circular copper metal surgical dressing spool rod (a) with tan paper cylinder (b).
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Accession Number
1989.10.13 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Circular copper metal surgical dressing spool rod (a) with tan paper cylinder (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - rod b - paper cylinder
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: copper paper: tan
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Length
a - 22.3 cm b - 20.4 cm
Diameter
a - 0.7 cm b - 1.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper faded with brown stains, overall scratches
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
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surgical dressing caddy

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14386
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.2
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid and inside has metal dowel with tan paper cylinder; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - Boracic lint.
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Accession Number
1989.10.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid and inside has metal dowel with tan paper cylinder; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - Boracic lint.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: green, copper ink: black paper: orange, tan
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom:"FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FOR // ALL KINDS OF // SURGICAL DRESSINGS"; printed on back panel: "FERRIS & COMPY., BRISTOL, // SOLE PATENTEES, // WHOLESALE & EXPORT DRUGGISTS, // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS AND DEALERS. // SURGICAL AND ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, BANDAGES. // HOSPITAL APPLIANCES OF ALL KINDS // FIVE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE MEDALS"; printed on other back panel: "ROLLS OF "CYLINDER WOUND" PLASTER // AND OTHER DRESSINGS FOR REFILLING // THE PATENT "EVER-READY" CADDY // CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE PATENEES, '' FERRIS & COMPANY, Union St., BRISTOL. // ALL THE ORDINARY KINDS OF SPREAD PLASTERS, PLAIN AND // ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, LINTS, COMPRESSED WOOL IN SHEETS, // ANTIQPTIC GAUZES, PROTEXTIVE OILED SILK, GUTTA-PERCHA TISSUE, // ETC. ETC. KEPT IN STOCK, WOUND ON THE PATENT CADDY CYLIINDERS. // FERRIS'S ANTISEPTIC SELF-ADHESIVE PLASTER SUPPLIED ON // SPOOLS OR VARIOUS WIDTH FROM QUARTER-INCH UPWARDS, TO // FIT THE PATENT CADDY. // TO REFILL THE CADDY REMOVE THE LABEL SLIDE // AND TAKE OUT THE METAL AXIS, THEN STAND THE CADDY // ON ITS END ON A TABLE WITH THE LABEL END UPWARDS, // PLACE THE NEW ROLL OF PLASTER OR DRESSING IN IT // AND SLIDE THE METAL AXIS THROUGH THE HOLLOW // CYLINDER, MOVE THE ROLL GENTLY ABOUT UNTIL THE // LOWER END OF THE METAL AXIS FALLS INTO THE HOLE // PROVIDED FOR IT, WHEN THE LABLE SLIDE CAN BE // REPLACED."; printed on label end: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // 1/2 POUND NO. 78 // Boracic Lint. // EVER READY CADDY BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Length
23.0 cm
Width
9.1 cm
Depth
8.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paint faded, overall scratches inside & out
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
Images
Less detail

surgical dressing caddy

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14387
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.3
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and without rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - Gamgee tissue.
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Accession Number
1989.10.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and without rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - Gamgee tissue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: green, copper ink: black paper: orange
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom:"FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FOR // ALL KINDS OF // SURGICAL DRESSINGS"; printed on back panel: "FERRIS & COMPY., BRISTOL, // SOLE PATENTEES, // WHOLESALE & EXPORT DRUGGISTS, // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS AND DEALERS. // SURGICAL AND ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, BANDAGES. // HOSPITAL APPLIANCES OF ALL KINDS // FIVE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE MEDALS"; printed on other back panel: "ROLLS OF "CYLINDER WOUND" PLASTER // AND OTHER DRESSINGS FOR REFILLING // THE PATENT "EVER-READY" CADDY // CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE PATENEES, '' FERRIS & COMPANY, Union St., BRISTOL. // ALL THE ORDINARY KINDS OF SPREAD PLASTERS, PLAIN AND // ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, LINTS, COMPRESSED WOOL IN SHEETS, // ANTIQPTIC GAUZES, PROTEXTIVE OILED SILK, GUTTA-PERCHA TISSUE, // ETC. ETC. KEPT IN STOCK, WOUND ON THE PATENT CADDY CYLIINDERS. // FERRIS'S ANTISEPTIC SELF-ADHESIVE PLASTER SUPPLIED ON // SPOOLS OR VARIOUS WIDTH FROM QUARTER-INCH UPWARDS, TO // FIT THE PATENT CADDY. // TO REFILL THE CADDY REMOVE THE LABEL SLIDE // AND TAKE OUT THE METAL AXIS, THEN STAND THE CADDY // ON ITS END ON A TABLE WITH THE LABEL END UPWARDS, // PLACE THE NEW ROLL OF PLASTER OR DRESSING IN IT // AND SLIDE THE METAL AXIS THROUGH THE HOLLOW // CYLINDER, MOVE THE ROLL GENTLY ABOUT UNTIL THE // LOWER END OF THE METAL AXIS FALLS INTO THE HOLE // PROVIDED FOR IT, WHEN THE LABLE SLIDE CAN BE // REPLACED."; printed on label end: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // 1 ROLL NO.154 // gamgee Tissue // EVER READY CADDY BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Length
a - 23.0 cm
Width
a - 9.1 cm
Depth
a - 8.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paint faded, overall scratches inside & out
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
Images
Less detail

surgical dressing caddy

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14388
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.4
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and without rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - plain white gauze.
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Accession Number
1989.10.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and without rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - plain white gauze.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: green, copper ink: black paper: orange
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom:"FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FOR // ALL KINDS OF // SURGICAL DRESSINGS"; printed on back panel: "FERRIS & COMPY., BRISTOL, // SOLE PATENTEES, // WHOLESALE & EXPORT DRUGGISTS, // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS AND DEALERS. // SURGICAL AND ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, BANDAGES. // HOSPITAL APPLIANCES OF ALL KINDS // FIVE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE MEDALS"; printed on other back panel: "ROLLS OF "CYLINDER WOUND" PLASTER // AND OTHER DRESSINGS FOR REFILLING // THE PATENT "EVER-READY" CADDY // CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE PATENEES, '' FERRIS & COMPANY, Union St., BRISTOL. // ALL THE ORDINARY KINDS OF SPREAD PLASTERS, PLAIN AND // ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, LINTS, COMPRESSED WOOL IN SHEETS, // ANTIQPTIC GAUZES, PROTEXTIVE OILED SILK, GUTTA-PERCHA TISSUE, // ETC. ETC. KEPT IN STOCK, WOUND ON THE PATENT CADDY CYLIINDERS. // FERRIS'S ANTISEPTIC SELF-ADHESIVE PLASTER SUPPLIED ON // SPOOLS OR VARIOUS WIDTH FROM QUARTER-INCH UPWARDS, TO // FIT THE PATENT CADDY. // TO REFILL THE CADDY REMOVE THE LABEL SLIDE // AND TAKE OUT THE METAL AXIS, THEN STAND THE CADDY // ON ITS END ON A TABLE WITH THE LABEL END UPWARDS, // PLACE THE NEW ROLL OF PLASTER OR DRESSING IN IT // AND SLIDE THE METAL AXIS THROUGH THE HOLLOW // CYLINDER, MOVE THE ROLL GENTLY ABOUT UNTIL THE // LOWER END OF THE METAL AXIS FALLS INTO THE HOLE // PROVIDED FOR IT, WHEN THE LABLE SLIDE CAN BE // REPLACED."; printed on label end: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // 12 YARDS (Full Width) // PLAIN WHITE GAUZE // NO.100 // REFILL FOR // EVER READY CADDY BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Length
a - 23.0 cm
Width
a - 9.1 cm
Depth
a - 8.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paint faded, overall scratches inside & out
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
Images
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surgical dressing caddy

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14389
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.5
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and without rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - sal. alembroth wool
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Accession Number
1989.10.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and without rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - sal. alembroth wool
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: green, copper ink: black paper: orange
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom:"FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FOR // ALL KINDS OF // SURGICAL DRESSINGS"; printed on back panel: "FERRIS & COMPY., BRISTOL, // SOLE PATENTEES, // WHOLESALE & EXPORT DRUGGISTS, // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS AND DEALERS. // SURGICAL AND ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, BANDAGES. // HOSPITAL APPLIANCES OF ALL KINDS // FIVE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE MEDALS"; printed on other back panel: "ROLLS OF "CYLINDER WOUND" PLASTER // AND OTHER DRESSINGS FOR REFILLING // THE PATENT "EVER-READY" CADDY // CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE PATENEES, '' FERRIS & COMPANY, Union St., BRISTOL. // ALL THE ORDINARY KINDS OF SPREAD PLASTERS, PLAIN AND // ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, LINTS, COMPRESSED WOOL IN SHEETS, // ANTIQPTIC GAUZES, PROTEXTIVE OILED SILK, GUTTA-PERCHA TISSUE, // ETC. ETC. KEPT IN STOCK, WOUND ON THE PATENT CADDY CYLIINDERS. // FERRIS'S ANTISEPTIC SELF-ADHESIVE PLASTER SUPPLIED ON // SPOOLS OR VARIOUS WIDTH FROM QUARTER-INCH UPWARDS, TO // FIT THE PATENT CADDY. // TO REFILL THE CADDY REMOVE THE LABEL SLIDE // AND TAKE OUT THE METAL AXIS, THEN STAND THE CADDY // ON ITS END ON A TABLE WITH THE LABEL END UPWARDS, // PLACE THE NEW ROLL OF PLASTER OR DRESSING IN IT // AND SLIDE THE METAL AXIS THROUGH THE HOLLOW // CYLINDER, MOVE THE ROLL GENTLY ABOUT UNTIL THE // LOWER END OF THE METAL AXIS FALLS INTO THE HOLE // PROVIDED FOR IT, WHEN THE LABLE SLIDE CAN BE // REPLACED."; printed on label end: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // 1 ROLL No. 145 // SAL. ALEMBROTH WOOL // EVER READY CADDY BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Length
a - 23.0 cm
Width
a - 9.1 cm
Depth
a - 8.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paint faded, overall scratches inside & out; white ring with heavy rust patches on top
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
Images
Less detail

surgical dressing caddy

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14390
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.6
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and with metal rod and tan paper cylinder for spools with original paper wrapper; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - Robinso…
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Accession Number
1989.10.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and with metal rod and tan paper cylinder for spools with original paper wrapper; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - Robinson's tissue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: green, copper ink: black paper: orange
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom:"FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FOR // ALL KINDS OF // SURGICAL DRESSINGS"; printed on back panel: "FERRIS & COMPY., BRISTOL, // SOLE PATENTEES, // WHOLESALE & EXPORT DRUGGISTS, // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS AND DEALERS. // SURGICAL AND ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, BANDAGES. // HOSPITAL APPLIANCES OF ALL KINDS // FIVE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE MEDALS"; printed on other back panel: "ROLLS OF "CYLINDER WOUND" PLASTER // AND OTHER DRESSINGS FOR REFILLING // THE PATENT "EVER-READY" CADDY // CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE PATENEES, '' FERRIS & COMPANY, Union St., BRISTOL. // ALL THE ORDINARY KINDS OF SPREAD PLASTERS, PLAIN AND // ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, LINTS, COMPRESSED WOOL IN SHEETS, // ANTIQPTIC GAUZES, PROTEXTIVE OILED SILK, GUTTA-PERCHA TISSUE, // ETC. ETC. KEPT IN STOCK, WOUND ON THE PATENT CADDY CYLIINDERS. // FERRIS'S ANTISEPTIC SELF-ADHESIVE PLASTER SUPPLIED ON // SPOOLS OR VARIOUS WIDTH FROM QUARTER-INCH UPWARDS, TO // FIT THE PATENT CADDY. // TO REFILL THE CADDY REMOVE THE LABEL SLIDE // AND TAKE OUT THE METAL AXIS, THEN STAND THE CADDY // ON ITS END ON A TABLE WITH THE LABEL END UPWARDS, // PLACE THE NEW ROLL OF PLASTER OR DRESSING IN IT // AND SLIDE THE METAL AXIS THROUGH THE HOLLOW // CYLINDER, MOVE THE ROLL GENTLY ABOUT UNTIL THE // LOWER END OF THE METAL AXIS FALLS INTO THE HOLE // PROVIDED FOR IT, WHEN THE LABLE SLIDE CAN BE // REPLACED."; printed on label end: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // 1 ROLL No. 219 // Robinson's Tissue // EVER READY CADDY BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Length
a - 23.0 cm
Width
a - 9.1 cm
Depth
a - 8.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paint faded, overall scratches inside & out; several long scratches showing to shiny tin base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
Images
Less detail

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