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Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, Other
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.18.284
Description
A sealed glass bottle with slightly rounded shoulders blending into a short neck and topped with a metal screw-on lid; paper label; 3/4 full of contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.284
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, Other
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Home Nursing
Description
A sealed glass bottle with slightly rounded shoulders blending into a short neck and topped with a metal screw-on lid; paper label; 3/4 full of contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Mellin's Food Co. of North America
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: aqua
metal: yellow
paper: yellow; brown
organic matter: dark brown; speckled yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids // Reg. in U.S. Pat. Off. // Originated by G. Mellin"; labelled on cap: "Mellin's Food for Infants and Adults"; embossed: "Mellin's Food"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Diam. 7.0 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: Label is torn in some places with losses; slight surface corrosion of metal lid.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Canadian Museum of Civilization exhibit: "Caring Profession"; ret. Sept. 2006
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
Images
Less detail
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.21.1
Description
A two-mould blown glass jug with a flattened side and a handle on the opposite side near the mouth; angles upwards to a wide mouth; graduated in ounces.
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Accession Number
1980.21.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- urinal
Description
A two-mould blown glass jug with a flattened side and a handle on the opposite side near the mouth; angles upwards to a wide mouth; graduated in ounces.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Nina Drake.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottom: "MADE IN USA"; graduation marks for ounces from 4 to 32.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-5
Dimension Notes
Length 27.9 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Purchased at a flea market on June 15, 1980.
Images
Less detail
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1981.31.1 a-b
Description
Enamel-covered metal bedpan which consists of: (a) bedpan with an open top and looped handle; the bedpan has a wide lip with a blue edge and circular opening covered by a round enamel-covered metal lid (b) with a rounded handle in the centre.
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Accession Number
1981.31.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- bedpan
Description
Enamel-covered metal bedpan which consists of: (a) bedpan with an open top and looped handle; the bedpan has a wide lip with a blue edge and circular opening covered by a round enamel-covered metal lid (b) with a rounded handle in the centre.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bedpan - Size: Length 45.0 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Diam 32.3 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 4.4 cm x Diam 23.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Material
enamel: cream, blue
metal: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-2
Condition Remarks
Several rust spots inside pan; some staining on lid
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Images
Less detail
Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1982.23.1
Description
A white porcelain hemispherical cup with a loop handle to the right of a curved spout; ogee-edged half cover; there is a red cross outlined in black in overglaze on the half cover. Missing: 18 Sept 2018
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Accession Number
1982.23.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Feeding Dish
Military Personnel -- nurse
Description
A white porcelain hemispherical cup with a loop handle to the right of a curved spout; ogee-edged half cover; there is a red cross outlined in black in overglaze on the half cover. Missing: 18 Sept 2018
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. D. Lane of Toronto.
Site Made (Country)
Austria
Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Date Remarks
W.W.I
Material
porcelain: white
ink: red, black
Inscriptions
Maker's mark: "Victoria" over a crown with "Austria" underneath.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Temporary Location
Missing: 18 Sept 2018
Dimension Notes
Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 9.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
This cup was used by Dr. Lane's aunt, E. N. Campbell, who was a nurse Lt. Col. in the RCAMC during World War I. The convex half cover is characteristic of 20th-century invalid cups; the curved spout is more common to the 20th century.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1944
circa 1944
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1982.5.12 a-e
Description
Machine (a) has a glass face with five (enamel?) dials and 8 "windmill" paddles set in a black metal fram; on/off switch; a threaded metal projection (b) allows the instrument to be mounted on a rod; accompanied by a certificate of calibration (c) from the National Physical Laboratories, Teddington…
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Accession Number
1982.5.12 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Environmental Monitoring
Description
Machine (a) has a glass face with five (enamel?) dials and 8 "windmill" paddles set in a black metal fram; on/off switch; a threaded metal projection (b) allows the instrument to be mounted on a rod; accompanied by a certificate of calibration (c) from the National Physical Laboratories, Teddington and a photostat of same (d); all contained in a wooden box (e) with a brass carrying handle.
Number Of Parts
5
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Lowne Electrical Clock and Appliances
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1944
circa 1944
Material
metal: yellow; black
wood: brown
glass: clear
enamel: white
Inscriptions
Scratched on top of box: "Dept. of Physiological Hygene [sic]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-9
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Accompanies 1981.28.1, hygrometer apparatus; CD #UHN
Images
Less detail
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Accession Number
1985.18.1
Description
Comb has fine teeth made of bamboo set into a dark wood with bone ends; signed on central wooden portion.
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Accession Number
1985.18.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
MM= Household Articles -- comb
Description
Comb has fine teeth made of bamboo set into a dark wood with bone ends; signed on central wooden portion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. D. Pepper.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
bamboo: reddish-brown
wood: dark brown
bone: off-white
Inscriptions
Signed with maker's or workshop mark.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 10.7 cm x Width 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No broken or missing teeth.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This was used to comb hair for lice.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1985.18.2
Description
Lathe-turned mulberry wood is hollowed out, with a ball of mulberry wood that fits inside and rotates.
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Accession Number
1985.18.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Massage -- instrumentation
Description
Lathe-turned mulberry wood is hollowed out, with a ball of mulberry wood that fits inside and rotates.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. D. Pepper.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Material
wood: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-9
Dimension Notes
Diam. 7.2 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Mr. D. Pepper; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used to massage tired muscles; brought to US by missionaries; sometimes called "temago" ("hand-operated grandchild").
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1985.20.1
Description
A roughly spherical ceramic container with a small round opening with a lip and an integral handle on the top; grey speckled glaze, with underside and the lower left centimetre left unglazed.
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Accession Number
1985.20.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- urinal
Description
A roughly spherical ceramic container with a small round opening with a lip and an integral handle on the top; grey speckled glaze, with underside and the lower left centimetre left unglazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. John. Thompson.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
ceramic: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-5
Dimension Notes
Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 17.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Mr. John Thompson; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Mr. Thompson found the urinal in an abandoned farmhouse on the coast north of Kyoto, Japan, in the summer of 1972.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995002026
Description
Oval bedpan with circular spout
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Accession Number
995002026
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- bedpan
Description
Oval bedpan with circular spout
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace (1931 KGH Nursing graduate)
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Date to be confirmed by donor
Material
ceramic: off-white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 40.0 cm. x Width: 23.0 cm. x Depth: 11.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Shows little wear; some staining; small chips on spout and 2 cracks (1.25 and 1.0); hairline
crack (1.0); base shows evidence of wear on the edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Barb (Earl) Gilbert (1963 KGH Nursing graduate and daughter of Ruth Wallace); CD #2
Images
Less detail
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995002027
Description
Oval bedpan with blue-lined edges
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Accession Number
995002027
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- bedpan
Description
Oval bedpan with blue-lined edges
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace (1931 KGH Nursing graduate)
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Material
metal:
enamel: off-white; blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-4
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length: 36.0 cm. x Width: 29.0 cm. x Depth: 7.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Shows negligible wear; slightly scratched at bottom front
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Barb (Earl) Gilbert (1963 KGH Nursing graduate and daughter of Ruth Wallace); CD #2
Images
Less detail

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