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hollow-pointed vaccination lancet

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Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.222.4
Description
A metal hollow-pointed blade swivels on a rivet between two ridged handle pieces made from horn.
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Accession Number
1969.222.4
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
A metal hollow-pointed blade swivels on a rivet between two ridged handle pieces made from horn.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Charrière
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Material
metal: grey
shell: brown
Inscriptions
Stamped inscription: "Charriere"
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.
Length
9.3 cm
Width
1.02 cm
Depth
0.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#2: No active corrosion on blade; black discolouration over approx. 50% of surface; no major cracks in handle; minor orange deposits on handle near pivot point; parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002; on display in "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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Mulford's glycerated vaccine tubes

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Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.362.1 a-g
Description
A tubular wooden case, cap that has a 1.5 cm needle protruding from the underside; contains a glass phial containing three narrow glass capillary tubes of vaccine; phial is closed with a rubber plug and has a paper label affixed.
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Accession Number
1969.362.1 a-g
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
A tubular wooden case, cap that has a 1.5 cm needle protruding from the underside; contains a glass phial containing three narrow glass capillary tubes of vaccine; phial is closed with a rubber plug and has a paper label affixed.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
phial - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 0.75 cm
rubber plug
tube of vaccine - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 mm
case - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Diam. 1,5 cm
cap
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
H. K. Mulford Co.
Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Material
wood: brown
glass: yellowish, translucent
metal: grey
rubber: brown
paper: white; black
Inscriptions
Inscriptions on wood case: “PHILADA. CHICAGO // Mulford’s Glycerinized Vaccine // PAT. APPLIED FOR // CASE AND SCARIFIER”; on vial: ”GLYCERINIZED VACCINE LYMPH // This Vaccine // should be returned // for exchange after // June 1, 1900 // ”Prepared at the Vaccine // Laboratory of // H. K. MULFORD CO. // CHEMISTS // Philada. Chicago // This package con- // tains 3 tubes of // Vaccine, each tube // sufficient for 1 vac- // cination// LB No. 226c”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row A Box 2
Temporary Location
With Research Group 5 Dec 2017
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
For smallpox vaccination.
Exhibit History
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013
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Mulford's glycerated vaccine phial

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Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.364.1 a-f
Description
A cylindrical wooden container holding a phial with a label wrapped around it; the phial contains ten narrow capillary glass tubes of vaccine and a long needle.
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Accession Number
1969.364.1 a-f
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
A cylindrical wooden container holding a phial with a label wrapped around it; the phial contains ten narrow capillary glass tubes of vaccine and a long needle.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
tube - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
tube lid
phial - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 0.75 cm
tube
needle
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
H. K. Mulford Co.
Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Material
wood: light brown
glass: amber
paper: white; black
Inscriptions
Inscriptions on wood case: “PHILADA. CHICAGO // Mulford’s Glycerinized Vaccine // PAT. APPLIED FOR // CASE AND SCARIFIER”; on vial: ”GLYCERINIZED VACCINE LYMPH // This Vaccine // should be returned // for exchange after // June 1, 1900 // ”Prepared at the Vaccine // Laboratory of // H. K. MULFORD CO. // CHEMISTS // Philada. Chicago // This package con- // tains 10 tubes of // Vaccine, each tube // sufficient for 1 vac- // cination// LB No. 231c”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row A Box 2
Temporary Location
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013 (c).
Condition Remarks
Rubber plug broken off in phial; contents not accessible.
Copy Type
Original
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Whittemore's Automatic Vaccinator

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Patient Care
Vaccination
Accession Number
1930.3.1 a-b
Description
Nickle-plated brass vaccinator (a) in brown leather covered wooden case (b) with interior of blue velvet; rectangular vaccinator has finger hole on one end, thumb-worked single-action and hollow needle.
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Accession Number
1930.3.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Patient Care
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Smallpox Virus
Immunization
Public Health
Description
Nickle-plated brass vaccinator (a) in brown leather covered wooden case (b) with interior of blue velvet; rectangular vaccinator has finger hole on one end, thumb-worked single-action and hollow needle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - vaccinator - Length 6.0 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
b - box
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Gilbert Parker.
Maker
Codman & Shurtleff
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Date Remarks
Patent date of 1866 stamped on vaccinator
Material
leather: brown
fabric: dark blue
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on vaccinator: "WHITTEMORE'S // PATENT // FEB. 21, 1866"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Temporary Location
(a): On exhibit “Growing Pains: the 1867 Kingston General Hospital Crisis” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Case hinge broken; operable; #2: vaccinator is in good condition, with no active corrosion; minor metal wear in the form of fingerprints on the lever and body; parts move freely; case is in fair condition; leather is dry and brittle; top lid covering is totally detached; leather well worn at top and bottom and along edges; velvet lining is slightly faded; round velvet-covered piece in bottom of case is loose; front eye hook moves freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://obgynmedicalantiques.com/med-vaccination-1/whittemores-automatic-vaccinator
Research Facts
In using the device, the forefinger is passed into the ring and the thumb pressed upon the lever, by which the perforator is raised, and upon reaching a point is deployed by the force of a spring, and, slightly puncturing the skin deposits the virus. Thus, in a single, easy motion, a vaccination is performed. “The pain attending its use is so slight, as rarely to awaken a sleeping child, while the operation is rendered much more certain than by other methods.”
At the time Whittemore’s vaccinator was available, just smallpox had a vaccine, with rubella, measles, mumps, polio and other dreaded diseases still running unchecked.
The tip of the vaccinator is a hollow tube for holding the vaccine or serum. It is activated by a lever on the top, which both cocks and releases the blade. These are often mistaken for bleeders.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 (a) - 25 Jan 2017
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glycerated vaccine virus

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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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Dates
1850
circa 1850
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Patient Care
Vaccination
Accession Number
1934.5.7 a-d
Description
Small roughly rectangular round on end end spring / vaccinator and punch on opposite, trigger on face, sliding name plate to expose works; case wood, leather cover, velvet lining; small glass bottle with cork containing some contents.
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Accession Number
1934.5.7 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Patient Care
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Smallpox Virus
Immunization
Public Health
Description
Small roughly rectangular round on end end spring / vaccinator and punch on opposite, trigger on face, sliding name plate to expose works; case wood, leather cover, velvet lining; small glass bottle with cork containing some contents.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
punch - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
cover plate
case
glass bottle - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Edward Allister McCulloch.
Maker
W.J.M. Gordon & Bro.
Site Made (City)
Cincinnati
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1850
circa 1850
Date Remarks
Patented Jan. 27, 1857
Material
metal
wood
fabric
leather
glass
cork
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Temporary Location
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013 (vaccinator only).
Condition Remarks
The spring lancet was in good condition; there was one patch of grey-green corrosion on the lever side, 0.3 cm x 0.2 cm; the metal was slightly worn; the velvet lining was slightly faded along the sides; the box was in good condition except for one torn patch on the top of the lid, 1.3 cm x 0.8 cm, and a slight crack in the leather running lengthwise across the lid; the cork in the vial has cracked and was in two pieces; there were two more slightly worn patches on the side of the lid and box where the latch came in contact with the leather; #3: the case is deteriorating.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
Used in "Name that Artifact" night, Feb. 27, 2003; on exhibit: "War and Medicine," Canadian War Museum, 12 Jan 2011-31 Dec. 2011.
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