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Capsules of Cypridol

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Dates
1880
1900
1880-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1980.18.298
Description
A small cylindrical glass bottle with tiny rounded shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body; closed with a sealed cork; paper label; full of dark capsules.
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Accession Number
1980.18.298
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Syphilis -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container --ampoule
Description
A small cylindrical glass bottle with tiny rounded shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body; closed with a sealed cork; paper label; full of dark capsules.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1880
1900
1880-1900
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: yellow; brown; green
organic matter: dark brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "CAPSULES OF // CYPRIDOL // (A 1% SOLUTION OF HgI2 IN OIL) // Dose: Two capsules to be taken daily // with meals, but in no case must the // dose exceed five capsules in a single day // except under the physician's instructions. // Vial 8 Rue Vivienne Paris // Huile Specifique Au Biiodure Codex No. 82"; from attached circular: "A 1% solution of bin-iodide of Mercury in an aseptic oil // An improved specific in the treatment of syphilis // Sold only on physicians' prescriptions and is only known to the medical profession."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Capsules of Cypridol

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7919
Dates
1880
1900
1880-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1980.18.299
Description
A small cylindrical glass bottle with tiny rounded shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body; closed with a sealed cork; paper label; full of dark capsules.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.299
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Syphilis -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container --ampoule
Description
A small cylindrical glass bottle with tiny rounded shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body; closed with a sealed cork; paper label; full of dark capsules.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1880
1900
1880-1900
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: yellow; brown; green
organic matter: dark brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "CAPSULES OF // CYPRIDOL // (A 1% SOLUTION OF HgI2 IN OIL) // "HUILE SPECIFIQUE AU BIIODURE CODEX No. 82 // Dose: Two capsules to be taken daily // with meals, but in no case must the // dose exceed five capsules in a single day // except under the physician's instructions. // Vial, 8 Rue Vivienne Paris"; from attached circular: "A 1% solution of HgI2 in oil // Treatment of venereal diseases // Cypridol may be taken by mouth in capsule form or hypodermically // Cypridol capsules do not affect stomach or digestive organs // Cypridol capsules are sold in original bottles of 50 capsules of 20 centigrammes each."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Chapoteau's Morrhuol Creosote

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Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1980.18.301
Description
A sealed glass bottle with octagonal cross-section, a neck almost the size of the body, a wide lip, and a paper label; corked; full of capsules.
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Accession Number
1980.18.301
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Tuberculosis -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A sealed glass bottle with octagonal cross-section, a neck almost the size of the body, a wide lip, and a paper label; corked; full of capsules.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Rigaud and Chapoteaut
Site Made (City)
Paris
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: yellow; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "CHAPOTEAUT'S // "Morrhuol Créosoté" // (Morrhuol with Creosote) // IN CAPSULES"; embossed: "Chapoteaut Paris"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 11.5 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Circular attached to 1980.18.302
Research Facts
Active principle of Cod Liver Oil is extracted and it can act by inducing Hyperalimentation; Clinical experiments in the Paris Hospitals show that Creosote combined with Morrhuol gives the happiest results where there is tuberculosis with corresponding defective nutrition; Pure Creosote with Morrhuol will considerably assist assimilation of the Creosote.
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Chapoteau's Morrhuol Creosote

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Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1980.18.302
Description
A sealed glass bottle with octagonal cross-section, a neck almost the size of the body, a wide lip, and a paper label; corked; full of capsules.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.302
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Tuberculosis -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A sealed glass bottle with octagonal cross-section, a neck almost the size of the body, a wide lip, and a paper label; corked; full of capsules.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Rigaud and Chapoteaut
Site Made (City)
Paris
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: yellow; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "CHAPOTEAUT'S // "Morrhuol Créosoté" // (Morrhuol with Creosote) // IN CAPSULES"; embossed: "Chapoteaut Paris"; attached circular has: "Active principle of Cod Liver Oil is extracted and it can act by inducing Hyperalimentation // Clinical experiments in the Paris Hospitals show that Creosote combined with Morrhuol gives the happiest results where there is tuberculosis with corresponding defective nutrition // Pure Creosote with Morrhuol will considerably assist assimilation of the Creosote."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 11.5 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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mercury iodide pills

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7843
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1980.18.228
Description
A cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders and a wide neck ending in a large lip and closed with a cork; shield-shaped paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.228
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Syphilis -- drug therapy
Mercury Compounds
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders and a wide neck ending in a large lip and closed with a cork; shield-shaped paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
John Wyeth & Brothers, Inc.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "GELATINE-COATED PILL // Mercury Iodide, Yellow // JOHN WYETH & BROTHERS, INC. // PHILADELPHIA // Made in Canada"; embossed on bottom: "Wyeth 107".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 8.6 cm x Diam. 4.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Parts of label are torn
Copy Type
Original
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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 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
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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
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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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