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smallpox vaccine (glycerinated)

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Dates
1978
1979
circa 1978 – 1979
Category
Vaccination
Classification
Vaccination
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
012037001 a-e
Description
Small cylindrical white plastic smallpox vaccine tube (a) with cylindrical black metal screw cap (b) containing one small transparent cylindrical glass vial of yellow glycerinated smallpox vaccine (c), one small transparent cylindrical glass vial containing grey metal scarification needle (d) and s…
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Accession Number
012037001 a-e
Category
Vaccination
Classification
Vaccination
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Vaccines
Vaccination
Vaccination -- instrumentation
Smallpox Vaccine
Smallpox Virus
Infection
Description
Small cylindrical white plastic smallpox vaccine tube (a) with cylindrical black metal screw cap (b) containing one small transparent cylindrical glass vial of yellow glycerinated smallpox vaccine (c), one small transparent cylindrical glass vial containing grey metal scarification needle (d) and small pyriform black rubber bulb (e); tube has circular push up at base with manufacturer information embossed, product information printed on sides in black ink, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; cap has flat top, vertical indents in sides, rolled bottom edge, and brass coloured interior with circular white paper insert at top; both vials are thin and have round ends; bulb is hollow with circular hole at both ends.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a – tube – Length 8.6 cm Diameter 1.4 cm
b – cap – Length 0.8 cm Diameter 1.6 cm
c – vaccine – Length 6.4 cm Diameter 0.1 cm
d – needle – Length 6.4 cm Diameter 0.2 cm
e – bulb – Length 1.2 cm Diameter 0.8 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor, found at estate yard sale; previous owner was a nurse.
Maker
Connaught Laboratories Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1978
1979
circa 1978 – 1979
Date Remarks
Based on expiration date printed on container tube
Material
plastic: white
metal: black, brass, grey
paper: white
glass: clear
rubber: black
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on exterior of tube: “SMALLPOX VACCINE (GLYCERINATED) // Freon Purified // STORE BELOW 5ºC (41ºF.) // Directions for use: See enclosed leaflet // Can. Lic. No. 3 Code: PEACH Pres: Phenol 0.4% // CONNAUGHT LABORATORIES LIMITED // Willowdale Toronto, Canada // LOT 796-15 // EXP. DATE: APR 25 79 // DIN 075027 // 1 TUBE // 1 TUBE”; embossed on base of tube: “LERMER // GARWOOD, N. J.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor abrasion near top edge of cap; minor scratching all over exterior of tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Article (online)
Website
Reference Comments
Rutty, Christopher J. “Origins: From the Connaught Fund & Back to Connaught Laboratories.” Connaught Fund, The Connaught Fund at the University of Toronto, 2019. Accessed 3 August 2019.
Tesini, Brenda L. “Smallpox.” Merck Manual, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, 2019. Accessed 3 August 2019.
Research Facts
Smallpox was a highly infectious disease with an extremely high mortality rate; it was caused by the variola virus and spread through the air from person to person; symptoms included severe abdominal pain, fever, and rash; the smallpox vaccine was developed in 1796 by Edward Jenner and is considered the first vaccine ever developed; smallpox is considered eradicated and no cases have been reported since 1977.
Connaught Laboratories was established in 1914 at the University of Toronto as the Antitoxin Laboratory in the Department of Hygiene; it was established in part due to increased awareness and agency in treatment and prevention of infectious diseases within the public health context of Canadian society; Dr. John Gerald FitzGerald was the driving force behind the establishment of the laboratory which initially focused on producing diphtheria antitoxin; Connaught Laboratories maintained a non-commercial mandate for much of the twentieth century and expanded significantly following the discovery of insulin and through combating the spread of infectious diseases during and after the World Wars; Connaught Laboratories was an industry leader in the production of a variety of vaccines including typhus, smallpox, and polio, as well as other medical products including penicillin and insulin; eventually became privately owned in 1986 under the Mulroney government.
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commemorative postage stamps

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Dates
2005
Collection
Paul Robertson Collection
Category
Ephemera
Vaccination
Classification
Ephemera
Vaccination
Accession Number
005025001
Description
A sheet of 16 fifty-cent stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of polio vaccinations in Canada; stamps depict colorful silhouettes of six children playing with a pair of leg braces left behind; there are various other symbols on the borders of the sheet including information, syringes, and what…
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Accession Number
005025001
Collection
Paul Robertson Collection
Category
Ephemera
Vaccination
Classification
Ephemera
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Poliomyelitis -- ephemera
Vaccination
Vaccination -- ephemera
Philately -- ephemera
Description
A sheet of 16 fifty-cent stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of polio vaccinations in Canada; stamps depict colorful silhouettes of six children playing with a pair of leg braces left behind; there are various other symbols on the borders of the sheet including information, syringes, and what looks like a polio germ.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Paul Robertson purchased this sheet of stamps from the Deseronto Ontario post office on the release date, September 2, 2005.
Maker
Canadian Post Office & Polio Canada
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
2005
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: white, purple, green, orange, pink, blue, black
Inscriptions
"ISSUED TO COMMEMORATE THE 50TH // ANNIVERSARY OF CANADA'S PROGRAM // OF UNIVERSAL POLIO VACCINATION." printed on the upper left corner of the sheet (repeated in French) "1955" and "2005" printed at the top of the sheet "Mass polio vaccination in Canada - 1955" printed on each stamp (repeated in French) "Canadian Bank Note // Design / Conception: Debbie Adams // Illustration: Debbie Adams" printed at the bottom of the sheet "Photos: Andrew Leyerle: // (c) J.-Y. Sgro, University of Wisconsin. // http://virology.wisc.edu/virusworld" printed on the bottom of the sheet
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #3
Temporary Location
On exhibit at City of Ottawa - Public Health L-2016-3 14 Mar 2016 – 31 Dec 2018
Length
23.2 cm
Width
18.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Canada Post - Collecting"; "Ontario March of Dimes"
Research Facts
Commemorates the 50th anniversary of mass polio vaccinations in Canada; stamps are valued at 50 cents each.
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vaccination certificate

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Dates
1902
circa 1902
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Vaccination
Classification
Archival, Publications
Vaccination
Accession Number
1991.16.1
Description
A handwritten vaccination certificate, black ink on printed letterhead stationery, with envelope, signed by L. Hamilton Evans.
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Accession Number
1991.16.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Vaccination
Classification
Archival, Publications
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Immunization
Description
A handwritten vaccination certificate, black ink on printed letterhead stationery, with envelope, signed by L. Hamilton Evans.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
L. Hamilton Evans
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1902
circa 1902
Material
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Signature on certificate: "L. Hamilton Evans"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-3 Box 13
Dimension Notes
Length 21.0 cm x Width 13.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Edges torn; paper folded in three sections.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Certificate was handwritten instead of typed.
Exhibit History
On loan for exhibit "Smallpox and Rev. John Clinch," Trinity Historical Society Inc., Newfoundland, 21 May 2014.
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glycerated vaccine virus

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14730
Dates
1935
1939
circa 1935-1939
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
1997.3.2 a-b
Description
Empty rectangular cream cardboard box.
Accession Number
1997.3.2 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Smallpox Virus
Immunization
Public Health
Description
Empty rectangular cream cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Penny Ecclestone; belonged to her father, Dr. Leland W. C. Sturgeon (1905-78).
Maker
Connaught Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1935
1939
circa 1935-1939
Material
cardboard: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
On box: “2 TUBES // VACCINE VIRUS, GLYCERINATED // Canadian // Licence // No. 3 // Connaught Laboratories, University of Toronto // NOT TO BE SOLD // Distributed FREE by the Department of Health, Ontario //KEEP IN REFRIGERATOR // If kept in a temperature below 5’C (41’F), this vaccine will retains its // potency until AUG 27 1939 Lot 380-2”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row A Box 2
Length
9.0 cm
Width
1.2 cm
Depth
1.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Dr. Sturgeon graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1930; he was in private practice from 1931 to 1940, at which time he joined the RCAF as a medical officer; in 1945, he went into Public Health in Welland, Ont., where he was Medical Officer of Health until his retirement in 1973.
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animal vaccine injector kit

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Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
000001275 a-g
Description
Kit consists of (a) a cardboard box and (b) its lid, (c) the injector syringe: a metal barrel with a needle tip; inside the barrel is a spring-loaded plunger to push the pellet through the needle; spring is coiled and sprung by means of a metal knob on the side of the barrel that moves through a ho…
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Accession Number
000001275 a-g
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccines
Veterinary Drugs
Syringes
Injections -- instrumentation
Vaccination
MM= Drugs -- vaccines -- container
MM= Injections -- accessories
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Kit consists of (a) a cardboard box and (b) its lid, (c) the injector syringe: a metal barrel with a needle tip; inside the barrel is a spring-loaded plunger to push the pellet through the needle; spring is coiled and sprung by means of a metal knob on the side of the barrel that moves through a hole cut in the barrel for that purpose; (d) a metal tube that serves as a cap for the needle, (e) a cylindrical plastic vial, stopped with a cork and wrapped in a paper label with one pellet inside, (f) a paper notice, and (g) an instruction leaflet; box is lined with crumpled tissue paper that has not been given an accession number.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box bottom - Size: Length 18.0 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
b - box lid - Size: Length 18.3 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
c - syringe - Size: Length 14.8 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
d - cap - Size: Length 4.1 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
e - vial - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
f - notice - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 4.1 cm
g - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 17.3 cm x Width 10.6 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cork: brown
paper: white; beige; black; blue
metal: silver
cardboard: brown; grey
plastic: translucent yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottom: "MADE IN U.S.A. [stamped]"; (b) left side: "Animal Vaccine // INJECTOR // Syringe No. 17 // C779206 [stamped] // PARKE DAVIS & CO [engraved]"; (e) "BLACKLEG VACCINE // SINGLE Dose: 1 Oid. // Use // before June 1935 // C691502 // PARKE, DAVIS & Co."; (f) "NOTICE // When the syringe was packed it was examined and // found to be in perfect order, and should reach you // in that condition. We cannot, therefore, hold our- // selves resposible for any injury which may occur // to the instrument after its receipt. We do not // accept any syringe for credit or exchange after it // has been used. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., Ltd."; (g) "How to Use the Animal // Vaccine Injector // [text follows] // TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFECTION // [text follws] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row D
Condition Remarks
Water mark on box bottom and bottom edge of box top; corners of box top scuffed, dented; no corrosion on syringe or cap; paper label on vial yellowing; vial lip broken, with a piece missing; cork still fits securely; paper leaflets are yellowed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Baunscheidt's Lebenswecker (scarifier)

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
Accession Number
1930.5.1 a-d
Description
Wooden scarifier consisting of (a) the main shaft, (b) scarifier with spring body and 29 sharp prongs, (c) a wooden cap, and (d) a barrel-shaped wooden midsection.
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Accession Number
1930.5.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Irritants
Vaccination
Description
Wooden scarifier consisting of (a) the main shaft, (b) scarifier with spring body and 29 sharp prongs, (c) a wooden cap, and (d) a barrel-shaped wooden midsection.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - main shaft - Size: Length 16.8 cm
b - scarifier - Size: Length 23.0 cm
c - cap - Size: Length 4.1 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
d - scarifier - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Col. McAlpine; owned and used by Dr. John McAlpine, who practised at Lindsay 1880-1925.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
wood: dark brown
metal: dark golden brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Temporary Location
On loan to Brooklyn Historical Society, NY, for exhibit on Health and Disease in Brooklyn L-2019-2 22 March 2019 - 31 Dec 2022.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
This device was used with an irritating oil as a counter-irritant for vaccinations.
Exhibit History
On loan to Museum of Health Care Education Department for Seniors’ Learning Program 22 Aug 2016.
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