Skip header and navigation

Refine By

21 records – page 1 of 3.

Humphreys' Homeopathic No. 23 Enlarged Glands

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2374
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001295
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
  3 images  
Accession Number
996001295
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Lymphadenitis -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Humphreys Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
paper: off-white
cardboard:
Inscriptions
Paper wrapper/label reads, "HUMPHREYS' // HOMEOPATHIC // NO 23 // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // ENLARGED GLANDS // F. Humphreys M.D. // HUMPHREYS' HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO. // New York // MADE IN U.S.A."; back reads, "AVERAGE CONTENTS 32 TABLETS // Bari. i-Silic- calc.pAmer. Homeopathic Phar."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.0 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Container is unopened and unused; there is minor wear and staining at the top and bottom of the box on the paper wrapper; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
See laminated advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Remedies; "Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 13-14
Research Facts
For Enlarged Glands or Tonsils, enlarged or inflamed glands under the jaw, around the neck or
under the arm-pits; itching and burning of the legs
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
Less detail

Munyon's Whooping Cough Cure

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14222
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
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.
  4 images  
Accession Number
014002092 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Homeopathy
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
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."
Images
Less detail

Dudgeon's sphygmograph

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6724
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1975.2.2
Description
Sphygmograph has a cloth band, a metal box, and a dial; a toggle switch protrudes from the top of the box; a knob at the back right-hand side has an ivory (?) inlay.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1975.2.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Cardiology -- instrumentation
MM= Pulse -- sphygmograph
Description
Sphygmograph has a cloth band, a metal box, and a dial; a toggle switch protrudes from the top of the box; a knob at the back right-hand side has an ivory (?) inlay.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Mr. Campbell R. M. Cowan of Islington, Ont.
Maker
C. C. & S.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
fabric: black
metal: silver
ivory (?): cream
Inscriptions
On ivory-inlaid knob: "Troy"; inscribed on inside of top portion is "1670"; just below that is: "C. C. & S."; dial has calibrations.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-7
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 7.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Not fully operative
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/objects/display?id=92214
Research Facts
Blood pressure is measured and recorded using a sphygmograph. It is strapped to the wrist. The pulse beat is transmitted to a lever which records it on smoked paper. The first efficient sphygmograph was designed by Étienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) in 1863. This example belonged to Dr Robert Ellis Dudgeon (1820-1904). He was a prominent figure in homeopathy. Dudgeon also made his own changes to Marey’s original design. It was made by instrument maker J. Gauter in 1876. In the late 1800s, physiology teachers used sphygmographs to visually demonstrate blood pressure. Instruments such as this were also valuable diagnostic aids. They were the predecessor of the modern arm cuffs physicians now use to measure blood pressure.
Images
Less detail

Jaquet's graphic chronometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6807
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1975.4.4
  1 image  
Accession Number
1975.4.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Pulse
Physical Examination
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. E. Wood, Charles H. Best Institute, Toronto.
Maker
Jaquet
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
metal: brown; white
Inscriptions
Inscribed on the back of instrument: "Arthur H. Thomas Co. // Philadelphia // Jaquet // 33776 // Switzerland"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-7
Dimension Notes
Length 9.2 cm x Width 4.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Distributed by Arthur H. Thomas Co. of Philadelphia.
Images
Less detail

Jaquet's sphygmo-cardiograph

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6898
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1976.5.2 a-c
Description
Sphygmocardiograph (a) with wrist strap (b) in a case (c).
  1 image  
Accession Number
1976.5.2 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Pulse
Physical Examination
Manometry
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Sphygmocardiograph (a) with wrist strap (b) in a case (c).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - sphygmocardiograph - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 9.4 cm
b - wrist strap - Size: Length 27.9 cm x Width 13.0 cm
c - case - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Width 14.9 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Austin, administrator, Dept. of Pathology, Banting Institute; belonged to Dr. O. Klotz, chairman of the pathology labs at Banting Institute during the 1930s.
Maker
Jaquet
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
metal: silver
rubber
leather: black
wood
Inscriptions
Inscribed on bottom of (a): a fancy logo with "11823" below it.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-7
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

Sphygmograph recording paper

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6901
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1976.5.5
Description
A cylindrical cardboard box with a lid containing a roll of recording paper.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1976.5.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Cardiology -- instrumentation
MM= Pulse -- sphygmograph
Description
A cylindrical cardboard box with a lid containing a roll of recording paper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Austin, administrator, Dept. of Pathology, Banting Institute; belonged to Dr. O. Klotz, chairman of the pathology labs at Banting Institute during the 1930s.
Maker
A. G. James Jaquet
Site Made (City)
Basel
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
paper: white
cardboard: brown
Inscriptions
On top of box lid: "Fabrik für wissenshaftliche chronometrie // A.G. James Jaquet // Basel (Schweiz) // Sphygmotonographe, Sphygmocardiographe, // Sphygmochronographe, // Graphische Chronometer, // Chronoscope. // etc. // und Präzisionsmechanik"; translated: "Scientific chronometry factory A.G. James Jaquet Basel (Schweiz) Sphygmotonographe, Sphygmocardiographe, Sphygmochronographe, Graphical chronometer, chronoscope, etc. and precision mechanics"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-7
Dimension Notes
Length 7.4 cm x Diam. 10.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/objects/display?id=92214
Research Facts
Blood pressure is measured and recorded using a sphygmograph. It is strapped to the wrist. The pulse beat is transmitted to a lever which records it on smoked paper. The first efficient sphygmograph was designed by Étienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) in 1863. This example belonged to Dr Robert Ellis Dudgeon (1820-1904). He was a prominent figure in homeopathy. Dudgeon also made his own changes to Marey’s original design. It was made by instrument maker J. Gauter in 1876. In the late 1800s, physiology teachers used sphygmographs to visually demonstrate blood pressure. Instruments such as this were also valuable diagnostic aids. They were the predecessor of the modern arm cuffs physicians now use to measure blood pressure.
Images
Less detail

Biazzi-Bianchi phonendoscope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5770
Dates
1890
1910
circ 1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1969.172.1 a-d
Description
A phonendoscope in a leather purse (d), consisting of three pieces; missing rubber tubes and one ear piece.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1969.172.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- phonendoscope
Description
A phonendoscope in a leather purse (d), consisting of three pieces; missing rubber tubes and one ear piece.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - ? - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
b - connector - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
c - chest piece - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
d - purse - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Width 7.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Bazzi-Bianchi Bowles
Site Made (City)
Rome
Site Made (Country)
Italy
Dates
1890
1910
circ 1890-1910
Material
wood: black
metal: silver
leather: brown
Inscriptions
There is a tag that says, "Dr. Carruthers" attached to the purse.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-7
Condition Remarks
(a) in good shape; (b,c) discolouring and oxidizing; (d) torn, discoloured; some traces of mould and mildew, especially in the torn areas.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Bazzi-Banchi Bowles are sole agents for U.S.A. G.P. Pilling & Sons; a phonendoscope is a stethoscope in which the chest piece consists of a flat, shallow metal cup about 1 1/4 in. in diameter, closed by a diaphragm. The tag could refer to a donor, or previous owner.
Images
Less detail

Dudgeon's sphygmograph

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5818
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1969.214.1
Description
Metal box-like instrument for recording pulse.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1969.214.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Cardiology -- instrumentation
MM= Pulse -- sphygmograph
Description
Metal box-like instrument for recording pulse.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-7
Dimension Notes
Length 5.5 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 6.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Wrist strap is missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/objects/display?id=92214
Research Facts
Blood pressure is measured and recorded using a sphygmograph. It is strapped to the wrist. The pulse beat is transmitted to a lever which records it on smoked paper. The first efficient sphygmograph was designed by Étienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) in 1863. This example belonged to Dr Robert Ellis Dudgeon (1820-1904). He was a prominent figure in homeopathy. Dudgeon also made his own changes to Marey’s original design. It was made by instrument maker J. Gauter in 1876. In the late 1800s, physiology teachers used sphygmographs to visually demonstrate blood pressure. Instruments such as this were also valuable diagnostic aids. They were the predecessor of the modern arm cuffs physicians now use to measure blood pressure.
Images
Less detail

Hill and Barnard's sphygmomanometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5941
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1969.3.33
Description
Sphygmomanometer (a) that looks like a buret, but presumably had a reservoir at end opposite to stopcock; (b) is a glass vial with a ground glass stopper; comes in a case (c) that is covered in dark red buckram, rounded corners; velvet-lines compartmented bottom, white satin-lined lid with maker's …
  1 image  
Accession Number
1969.3.33
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Manometry
MM= Blood Pressure Determination -- sphygmomanometer
Description
Sphygmomanometer (a) that looks like a buret, but presumably had a reservoir at end opposite to stopcock; (b) is a glass vial with a ground glass stopper; comes in a case (c) that is covered in dark red buckram, rounded corners; velvet-lines compartmented bottom, white satin-lined lid with maker's information in gold.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - sphygmomanometer - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm
b - vial - Size: Depth 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
c - case - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 6.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dept. of Physiology, University of Toronto, via Dr. John W. Scott.
Maker
J. J. Hicks
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
glass: clear; off-white
metal: yellow
fabric: purple; white; yellow; dark red
Inscriptions
On inside lid of case in gold: "J. J. HICKS, // 8, 9 & 10, HATTON GARDEN, // LONDON."; on (a): "Hill & Barnard's Sphygmometer // Maker J. Hicks. London. Patent"; scale from 0 to 250 marked every 5 units.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-6
Condition Remarks
Broken lock on case; reservoir on buret broken; blue stains inside (a); #2: mercury.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

mercurial sphygmomanometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5945
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1969.3.39 a-b
Description
Pipette (a) has a reservoir near one end; sphygmomanometer in case (b) is a curved glass tube with a metal fitting at one end and screw (stopcock?) with a paper scale underneath; the other end is open to the air, but the lid has a rubber stopper to cover the opening when the case is closed.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1969.3.39 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Manometry
MM= Blood Pressure Determination -- sphygmomanometer
Description
Pipette (a) has a reservoir near one end; sphygmomanometer in case (b) is a curved glass tube with a metal fitting at one end and screw (stopcock?) with a paper scale underneath; the other end is open to the air, but the lid has a rubber stopper to cover the opening when the case is closed.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pipette - Size: Length 12.0 cm
b - case - Size: Length 25.0 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dept. of Physiology, University of Toronto, via Dr. John W. Scott.
Maker
Hawksley
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
paper: white
rubber:
fabric: black
metal: brass
Inscriptions
Paper scale has 0-300 m/m Hg marked on it; also "R:467899"; pen mark "39" in lower right corner; case has: "Hawksley, London" in gold.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-K1-1
Condition Remarks
#2: mercury
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Described on AM card as "Meter for measuring low pressures, probably used for blood-gas analysis"; however, scale indicates range of 30-300 m/m Hg, so probably used to measure blood pressure.
Images
Less detail

21 records – page 1 of 3.