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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
Accession Number
1981.31.1 a-b
Description
Enamel-covered cream 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
Nursing
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- bedpan
Description
Enamel-covered cream 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
Website
Article
Reference Comments
American Association for the History of Nursing, https://www.aahn.org/bedpans#:~:text=Porcelain%2C%20china%2C%20and%20even%20pottery,enamel%20and%20then%20stainless%20steel.&text=Today%20these%20antique%20bedpans%20are,be%20found%20in%20antique%20stores.
Cassandra Good, “The Strange Saga of George Washington’s Bedpan,” August 20th, 2015. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/strange-saga-george-washingtons-bedpan-180956347/
Research Facts
Before the late nineteenth century, bedpans and similar objects were made of metals such as pewter, brass, and sometimes even glass. By the late nineteenth century, porcelain, china, and pottery were used. As the 20th century dawned, bedpans, urinals, basins, etc. were made of enamel and later stainless steel. In the 1960s, there was a shift towards plastics and other disposables.
The bedpan was designed for people who could not or should not rise from their beds to relieve themselves. A bedpan could be lightly heated and placed under the covers of the beds of the elderly, people who were ill, and women recovering from childbirth so that they would not have to get out of bed. They were routinely emptied by caregivers, nurses, etc.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
Accession Number
995002026
Description
Off-white ceramic oval bedpan with circular spout at the top back.
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Accession Number
995002026
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- bedpan
Description
Off-white ceramic oval bedpan with circular spout at the top back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing class of 1931
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Date to be confirmed by donor
Material
ceramic: off-white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-3
Length
40.0 cm
Width
23.0 cm
Depth
11.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
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
Website
Article
Reference Comments
American Association for the History of Nursing, https://www.aahn.org/bedpans#:~:text=Porcelain%2C%20china%2C%20and%20even%20pottery,enamel%20and%20then%20stainless%20steel.&text=Today%20these%20antique%20bedpans%20are,be%20found%20in%20antique%20stores.
Cassandra Good, “The Strange Saga of George Washington’s Bedpan,” August 20th, 2015. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/strange-saga-george-washingtons-bedpan-180956347/
Barb (Earl) Gilbert, Kingston General Hospital Nursing School graduate class of 1963, and daughter of Ruth Wallace.
Research Facts
Before the late nineteenth century, bedpans and similar objects were made of metals such as pewter, brass, and sometimes even glass. By the late nineteenth century, porcelain, china, and pottery were used. As the 20th century dawned, bedpans, urinals, basins, etc. were made of enamel and later stainless steel. In the 1960s, there was a shift towards plastics and other disposables.
The bedpan was designed for people who could not or should not rise from their beds to relieve themselves. A bedpan could be lightly heated and placed under the covers of the beds of the elderly, people who were ill, and women recovering from childbirth so that they would not have to get out of bed. They were routinely emptied by caregivers, nurses, etc.
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
White enameled 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
White enameled oval bedpan with blue-lined edges.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace, graduate of Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing class of 1931
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
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.
Length
36.0 cm
Width
29.0 cm
Depth
7.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
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
Website
Article
Reference Comments
American Association for the History of Nursing, https://www.aahn.org/bedpans#:~:text=Porcelain%2C%20china%2C%20and%20even%20pottery,enamel%20and%20then%20stainless%20steel.&text=Today%20these%20antique%20bedpans%20are,be%20found%20in%20antique%20stores.
Cassandra Good, “The Strange Saga of George Washington’s Bedpan,” August 20th, 2015. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/strange-saga-george-washingtons-bedpan-180956347/
Barb (Earl) Gilbert, graduate of Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing class of 1963 and daughter of Ruth Wallace
Research Facts
Before the late nineteenth century, bedpans and similar objects were made of metals such as pewter, brass, and sometimes even glass. By the late nineteenth century, porcelain, china, and pottery were used. As the 20th century dawned, bedpans, urinals, basins, etc. were made of enamel and later stainless steel. In the 1960s, there was a shift towards plastics and other disposables.
The bedpan was designed for people who could not or should not rise from their beds to relieve themselves. A bedpan could be lightly heated and placed under the covers of the beds of the elderly, people who were ill, and women recovering from childbirth so that they would not have to get out of bed. They were routinely emptied by caregivers, nurses, etc.
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
995002037
Description
White enamelled kidney-shaped metal basin with blue trim along the outer edge; inner bottom has 3 small chips to the enamel; base has 3 large chips in the enamel
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Accession Number
995002037
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- enamelware
Description
White enamelled kidney-shaped metal basin with blue trim along the outer edge; inner bottom
has 3 small chips to the enamel; base has 3 large chips in the enamel
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace (1931 KGH Nursing graduate)
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Date to be confirmed by owner
Material
metal: dark grey
enamel: off-white; blue
Inscriptions
Stamped onto the enamel in black: "Czecko-Slovakia"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 23.0 cm. x Width: 12.2 cm. x Depth: 4.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Basin has 3 large chips in the enamel on the base, one of which shows slight rusting; the
inner bottom of the basin has 3 small chips which show slight rusting; there are also 3 chips
along the outer edge
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
1935
circa 1935
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995002044
Description
White enamelled kidney-shaped metal basin with black trim along the outer edge; the outer edges have two small paint smears; inner edges have two small chips
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Accession Number
995002044
Author
KGH Nursing Alumnae
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- enamelware
Description
White enamelled kidney-shaped metal basin with black trim along the outer edge; the outer
edges have two small paint smears; inner edges have two small chips
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Margaret Kirkpatrick (1935 KGH Nursing graduate)
Dates
1935
circa 1935
Material
metal: dark grey
enamel: white; black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 24.0 cm. x Width: 10.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Outer edge of basin has two small beige paint smears; inner edge of basin has two small chips;
no rusting
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; CD #2
Images
Less detail
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
Accession Number
995002107 a-b
Description
Slipper-shaped, hollow enamel bedpan (a), rounded at front and tapering at the back with a closed, squared end; open cylindrical spout at front; round opening on top that is covered with (b) a lid, which is round with a knob on top; lip on inside of lid.
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Accession Number
995002107 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- bedpan
Description
Slipper-shaped, hollow enamel bedpan (a), rounded at front and tapering at the back with a closed, squared end; open cylindrical spout at front; round opening on top that is covered with (b) a lid, which is round with a knob on top; lip on inside of lid.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bedpan - Size: Length 47.5 cm x Width 30.5 cm x Depth 10.6 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 4.8 cm x Diam. 20.8 cm
Provenance
Owned by Noreen Leishman, graduate of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1950, belonged to "Pokey," a relative; apparently also a relative of Marg Polk.
Site Made (Country)
Austria
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Owner graduated from KGH in 1950
Material
metal: dark grey, brown
enamel: dark grey, light grey
Inscriptions
Stamped in bottom: "AUSTRIA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Enamel chipped at edges and metal shows some inactive corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Website
Article
Reference Comments
American Association for the History of Nursing, https://www.aahn.org/bedpans#:~:text=Porcelain%2C%20china%2C%20and%20even%20pottery,enamel%20and%20then%20stainless%20steel.&text=Today%20these%20antique%20bedpans%20are,be%20found%20in%20antique%20stores.
Cassandra Good, “The Strange Saga of George Washington’s Bedpan,” August 20th, 2015. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/strange-saga-george-washingtons-bedpan-180956347/
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 269
Research Facts
Before the late nineteenth century, bedpans and similar objects were made of metals such as pewter, brass, and sometimes even glass. By the late nineteenth century, porcelain, china, and pottery were used. As the 20th century dawned, bedpans, urinals, basins, etc. were made of enamel and later stainless steel. In the 1960s, there was a shift towards plastics and other disposables.
The bedpan was designed for people who could not or should not rise from their beds to relieve themselves. A bedpan could be lightly heated and placed under the covers of the beds of the elderly, people who were ill, and women recovering from childbirth so that they would not have to get out of bed. They were routinely emptied by caregivers, nurses, etc.
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