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medicine spoon

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996020003
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with decorated covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; spoon cover, handle…
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Accession Number
996020003
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with decorated covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; spoon cover, handle and top side edges are decorated with a Delft blue floral pattern known as an onion pattern; perimeter, handle and leaf edges lined with gold strip; bottom in unglazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, whose father owned it before her.
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
porcelain: white
ink: blue, gold
Inscriptions
On base in blue: "T. // 22"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-9
Length
7.9 cm
Width
3.7 cm
Depth
2.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
There is a very small chip and two small cracks at the edge of the cover opposite to the handle; spoon shows minor wear in the gold decoration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Research Facts
Spoon made to administer liquid medications to invalids and elderly.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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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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Pocket faradic battery no. 7

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Dates
1886
1896
circa 1886-1896
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
1931.5.1 a-l
Description
Faradic battery in a wooden case (a), consisting of (b), (c) black insulating wooden handles; (d), (e) cloth-covered rounded electrodes; (f) contact key; (g), (h) metallic tube handle electrodes; (i), (j) green and red-striped cord with metal tips; (k), (l) cord with metal tips; black label on insi…
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Accession Number
1931.5.1 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Description
Faradic battery in a wooden case (a), consisting of (b), (c) black insulating wooden handles; (d), (e) cloth-covered rounded electrodes; (f) contact key; (g), (h) metallic tube handle electrodes; (i), (j) green and red-striped cord with metal tips; (k), (l) cord with metal tips; black label on inside of lid gives complete directions for use; contains coil vibrator covered with black metal container, holes "1," "2," "3," "G"; battery storage area covered with a square of black bakelite.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 25.0 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - insulating wooden handle - Size: Length 8.6 cm
c - insulating wooden handle - Size: Length 8.6 cm
d - rounded electrode - Size: Length 3.2 cm
e - rounded electrode - Size: Length 3.2 cm
f - contact key - Size: Length 3.5 cm
g - tube handle electrode - Size: Length 8.0 cm
h - tube handle electrode - Size: Length 8.0 cm
i-l - cords
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown
Maker
Chloride of Silver Dry Cell Battery Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1886
1896
circa 1886-1896
Date Remarks
First patent dated 1886; patents run from 1886-1896 in USA, 1895-1896 in Great Britain.
Material
wood: brown; black
metal: silver
fabric: green; red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-2
Temporary Location
On-site exhibit: "Trench Menders: Health Care in the First World War," 25 Feb, 2015.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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magneto-electric machine

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
1969.34.1 a-j
Description
Magneto-electric machine "for nervous diseases"; consists of (a) a laryngeal electrode with a black wooden handle, with wiring attached; (b) an electrode in a wooden handle, with wiring attached; (c) a straight electrode in a wooden handle, no wiring attached; (d,e) metallic tube handle electrodes;…
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Accession Number
1969.34.1 a-j
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy -- instrumentation
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Psychiatry -- instrumentation
Description
Magneto-electric machine "for nervous diseases"; consists of (a) a laryngeal electrode with a black wooden handle, with wiring attached; (b) an electrode in a wooden handle, with wiring attached; (c) a straight electrode in a wooden handle, no wiring attached; (d,e) metallic tube handle electrodes; (f,g) round metal plate electrodes with wiring; (h) key to case; (i) a mahogany tray with a handle, fits in bottom of case; and (j) a mahogany case; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - laryngeal electrode - Length 17.8 cm
b - electrode - Length 14.0 cm
c - straight electrode - Length 14.5 cm
d-e - tube handle electrode - Length 9.2 cm
f-g - round plate electrode - Length 16.5 cm
h - key - Length 2.8 cm
i - tray - Length 23.5 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
j - case - Length 26.0 cm x Width 11.5 cm x Depth 15.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Walter Taylor.
Maker
Joseph Gray & Co. Truss Works
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
metal: yellow
paint: red
wood: brown
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
Inside of lid of case reads: "IMPROVED // PATENT MAGNETO- // FOR NERVOUS DISEASES // ELECTRIC MACHINE // [detailed directions follow]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-3
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Condition Remarks
#3: Rubber stiff, cracked, and broken.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
Other
Reference Comments
Similar to 1969.200, 1925.4.1, 1925.4.2, and 1970.1
Research Facts
A wooden-handled crank turns cogs which turn purple velvet-covered copper coiled rotating drums; there is also a magnet and strength of current adjusting lever.
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magneto-electric machine

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6261
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
1970.1.1 a-c
Description
A mahogany case (a) containing electromagnetic stimulator; has hinged lid, front lock; electric sockets at either end; crank with wooden handle turns cogs that turn copper wire coils; large magnets are painted blue; regulating knob; inside of lid has label; also included are (b) and (c), metallic t…
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Accession Number
1970.1.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Description
A mahogany case (a) containing electromagnetic stimulator; has hinged lid, front lock; electric sockets at either end; crank with wooden handle turns cogs that turn copper wire coils; large magnets are painted blue; regulating knob; inside of lid has label; also included are (b) and (c), metallic tube-handled electrodes with metallic cords attached.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 25.3 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 12.0 cm
b - handle - Size: Length 7.5 cm
c - handle - Size: Length 7.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Nelson Price of Toronto.
Maker
W. H. Burnap (?)
Site Made (City)
Lowell (?)
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver; brown
paint: red; blue
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
On label in lid: "MAGNETO-ELECTRIC MACHINE // FOR NERVOUS AND OTHER DISEASES"; followed by directions.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-3
Temporary Location
On exhibit at Osgood Township Museum L-2019-6 until 31 Dec 2019.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 3 Feb 2009-31 Dec. 2009
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Williams' Perfection Electro-Magnetic Machine

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Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
1971.6.1 a-g
Description
Hinged wooden box (a) contains two 6-volt batteries (not numbered); lid (b) is broken off; a label on inside gives directions for use of instrument; also included are a black insulating plate (c) to which is attached a coil switch; two metallic tube handle electrodes (d,e); a regulating shield to f…
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Accession Number
1971.6.1 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy -- instrumentation
Description
Hinged wooden box (a) contains two 6-volt batteries (not numbered); lid (b) is broken off; a label on inside gives directions for use of instrument; also included are a black insulating plate (c) to which is attached a coil switch; two metallic tube handle electrodes (d,e); a regulating shield to fit over the coil (f); and a foot plate electrode (g).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 22.5 cm x Width 20.5 cm x Depth 15.5 cm
b - box lid
c - insulating plate
d - electrode - Size: Length 10.5 cm
e - electrode - Size: Length 10.5 cm
f - regulating shield - Size: Length 10.8 cm
g- foot plate electrode - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 7.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. P. Graham of Weston, Ont., via Dr. Arthur Cole.
Maker
P. G. Williams
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver
plastic: black
paper: black
Inscriptions
On (c): marks of 10-100; on battery (?): "Northern Electric BLUE BELL dry cell // The Bell Telephone Company of Canada // KS 6542 TYPE6 // DATE INSTALLED JUNE 10/30"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-2
Condition Remarks
Box broken; electrodes and metal worn; #2: ;batteries leaking.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
The machine was found by Mrs. Graham at a family house near Barrie, Ont.
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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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Wei de Meyer's Catarrh Cure

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1980.18.231
Description
A rectangular metal tin full of contents; wrapped in plastic.
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Accession Number
1980.18.231
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Influenza -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
MM= Drug Packaging -- box and packet
Description
A rectangular metal tin full of contents; wrapped in plastic.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The Centaur Company
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; black
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Engraved on tin: "Wei De MEYERS // CATARRH // For CATARRH POLYPUS INFLUENZA"; between the first two words is a circle with "WEI DE MEYERS" around the upper half and "CATARRH CURE" around the lower half; "PRICE $1.00"; a trade mark is engraved on the face of the tin.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 8.2 cm x Width 5.2 x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Heavy rusting at the sides of the tin; plastic wrapping is also torn.
Copy Type
Original
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Wei de Meyer's Catarrh Cure

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1980.18.232
Description
A rectangular metal tin full of contents; wrapped in plastic.
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Accession Number
1980.18.232
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Influenza -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
MM= Drug Packaging -- box and packet
Description
A rectangular metal tin full of contents; wrapped in plastic.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The Centaur Company
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; black
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Engraved on tin: "Wei De MEYERS // CATARRH // For CATARRH POLYPUS INFLUENZA"; between the first two words is a circle with "WEI DE MEYERS" around the upper half and "CATARRH CURE" around the lower half; "PRICE $1.00"; a trade mark is engraved on the face of the tin and printed on the label.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 8.2 cm x Width 5.2 x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Heavy rusting at the sides of the tin; plastic wrapping is half missing.
Copy Type
Original
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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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