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acid boric compressed tablet

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.258
Description
A square glass bottle with tiny shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body, ending in a large lip and a cork; paper label; filled with white tablets.
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Accession Number
1980.18.258
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter-- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A square glass bottle with tiny shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body, ending in a large lip and a cork; paper label; filled with white tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Shuttleworth Chemical Co.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: beige; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "COMPRESSED TABLETS // Acid Boric // Properties: Antiseptic // DOSE: [illeg.] // SHUTTLEWORTH CHEMICAL CO. // Limited // Manufacturing Chemists, [illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row D
Length
10.5 cm
Width
3.8 cm
Depth
3.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Torn label; #2: no cracks or chips in the bottle; cork appears whole; top red paper covering loose on one side; paper label yellowed, dirty, and torn in the lower proper left quadrant.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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midwifery washbasin

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Dates
1833
1870
circa 1833-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1927.1.1
Description
Tin-glazed earthenware basin; two compartments; panel extending up from back has two holes in it, designed to hang on wall.
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Accession Number
1927.1.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Obstetrics
Midwifery
Description
Tin-glazed earthenware basin; two compartments; panel extending up from back has two holes in it, designed to hang on wall.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donor Dr. William Robert Patterson (d. 1948).
Maker
Anton Fischer Earthenware
Site Made (City)
Všeruby (Neumark)
Site Made (Country)
Czech Republic (Bohemia)
Dates
1833
1870
circa 1833-1870
Material
earthenware: ivory white
Inscriptions
On back: "NEUMARK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-8
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 34.5 cm x Depth 13.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Glaze worn, cracked overall; large chips missing from base; old mend joining back panel to basin.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Original Semmelweis antiseptic midwifery basin; used at first clinic of obstetrics at Vienna University Hospital; donor graduated from Queen's University in Kingston in 1906 and did postgraduate work in Germany and Austria around 1919, returning to toronto to be obstetrician-gynaecologist on staff at Toronto Western Hospital; Anton Fischer Earthenware was founded in 1832 and existed until 1905 when Fischer's son added porcelain and named the factory "A Fischer Son Earthenware Factory"; country of origin is Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (modern Czech Republic).
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