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Commemoration of Florence Nightingale [booklet]

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Dates
1937
circa 1937
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Nursing
Accession Number
001043006
Description
A staple-bound booklet containing a speech given by Sir George Newman on Florence Nightingale; brown cover; 16 pages; Has a lamp on the top of the cover.
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Accession Number
001043006
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Nursing
MeSH Heading
History of Nursing -- pamphlet
Nurses -- pamphlet
Description
A staple-bound booklet containing a speech given by Sir George Newman on Florence Nightingale; brown cover; 16 pages; Has a lamp on the top of the cover.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally came from Priscilla Dodd of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1931.
Maker
Office de Publicite
Site Made (City)
Brussels
Site Made (Country)
Belgium
Dates
1937
circa 1937
Date Remarks
Date printed on booklet
Material
paper: brown
ink: black
metal: grey
Inscriptions
"THE COMMEMORATION // OF // FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE // An Oration Delivered // by // Sir George Newman, K. C. B., M. D., F. R. C. P. // before the General Meeting of the // International Council of Nurses // London. July 1937" printed on the cover; "E. Priscilla Dodd // Oct. 1938." handwritten on the upper right corner of the cover.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 8
Length
24.6 cm
Width
16.4 cm
Depth
0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 24.6 cm x Width 16.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Almost like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Website
Biography
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston
British Library, "The Nightingale Home and Training School for Nurses, St. Thomas's Hospital," https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-nightingale-home-and-training-school-for-nurses-st-thomass-hospital
Steve Sturdy, "Newman, Sir George," 03 October 2013, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. https://doi-org.proxy.queensu.ca/10.1093/ref:odnb/35215
Research Facts
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) had become a national hero in 1854 for her work running an army field hospital during the Crimean War. The famous ‘Lady with the Lamp’, so-called for her habit of patrolling the wards even at night, noticed while in Crimea that more soldiers in her care were dying from infectious diseases than were dying from wounds. She thought this was due to overcrowding and malnutrition, but her proposed solutions – better ventilation and better sanitation – were effectively the foundation of modern nursing. More generally, she believed that patient health depends on the environmental conditions in which they recover from injuries and diseases, in addition to the directly palliative care they may be receiving. She put great emphasis not just on hygiene, but on access to natural light and fresh air.
Sir George Newman (1870-1948) was a medical officer of health and a Quaker. In 1890 he became one of the secretaries of the Medical Students' Christian Association at Edinburgh University. In January 1896 Newman was appointed part-time demonstrator at King's College, London, at a salary of £100 per annum, teaching practical classes under the professor of bacteriology, Edgar Crookshank. Over his lifetime he wrote books on bacteriology and public health, Through practices of isolation, investigation, and surveillance, he worked to prevent the spread of diseases like smallpox and tuberculosis. In 1906, Newman published "Infant Mortality: a Social Problem," a famous and influential work describing the work he had done in Finsbury to provide clean milk and education in infant management and the maintenance of a hygienic home environment to mothers. He was also involved in government health initiatives, the First World War effort, and temperance.
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commemorative pin

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10910
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Commemorative
Commemorative Award
Accession Number
002026001 a-b
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for …
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Accession Number
002026001 a-b
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Commemorative
Commemorative Award
MeSH Heading
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for engraving a name or date, but was never used; the case (b) is square and has a blue plastic base and a clear top; there is green foam inside the case.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pin - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - case - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
They appear to have never been used; came from the Auxiliary Archives.
Maker
LG Balfour Co.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
The association adopted the name "Hospital Auxiliary Association" in 1950.
Material
metal: red, white, yellow
plastic: blue, clear
foam: green
Inscriptions
"H // A // A//" on the cross (one on each arm, excluding the bottom one); "BALFOUR" engraved on the back of the cross; "J. A. BALFOUR CO" on the base of the case
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Condition Remarks
The metal appears to be tarnished a bit.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Timeline
Reference Comments
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario, “Highlights of our History”. http://www.haao.com/pdfs/History%20Highlights%20of%20HAAO.pdf
Research Facts
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario is a provincial body encompassing all of the local auxiliaries, including Kingston General Hospital; they formed in 1910 and are still in existence.
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Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario [commemorative pin]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10911
Dates
1962
1987
circa 1962-1987
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Commemorative
Commemorative Award
Accession Number
002026002 a-b
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for …
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Accession Number
002026002 a-b
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Commemorative
Commemorative Award
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for engraving a name or date, but was never used; the case (b) is square and has a burgundy plastic base and a clear top; there is amber coloured foam inside the case.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pin - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diameter 2.5 cm
b - case - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
They appear to have never been used; came from the Auxiliary Archives.
Maker
LG Balfour Co.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1962
1987
circa 1962-1987
Date Remarks
The association adopted the name "Hospital Auxiliaries Association" in 1962, and to "Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario" in 1987.
Material
metal: red, white, yellow
plastic: burgundy, clear
foam: amber
Inscriptions
"H // A // A//" on the cross (one on each arm, excluding the bottom one); "BALFOUR" engraved on the back of the cross; "J. A. BALFOUR CO" on the base of the case
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Condition Remarks
The metal appears to be tarnished a bit.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Timeline
Reference Comments
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario, “Highlights of our History”. http://www.haao.com/pdfs/History%20Highlights%20of%20HAAO.pdf
Research Facts
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario is a provincial body encompassing all of the local auxiliaries, including Kingston General Hospital; they formed in 1910 and are still in existence.
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Dates
1975
1990
circa 1975-1990
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
004001015 a-g
Description
A blue plastic container with a glass hypodermic inside.
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Accession Number
004001015 a-g
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Impotence -- therapy
Description
A blue plastic container with a glass hypodermic inside.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - case
b - instructions - Size: Length 31.2 cm x Width 21.0 cm
c - swab packet
d - needle packet
e - locking mechanism
f - syringe
g - ampoule
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. A. Morales, Kingston General Hospital Urology Dept.
Maker
Upjohn s.a.
Site Made (City)
Puurs
Site Made (Country)
Belgium
Dates
1975
1990
circa 1975-1990
Date Remarks
Treatment initially described in the 1980s
Material
plastic: blue
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"Caverject"; plus product information.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-3
Condition Remarks
Instructions creased; all packets still sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Dr. Morales's notes
Research Facts
Used for intercavernosal injection of prostaglandin E2 (alprostadil) to induce a penile ereciton.
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The Famous 'Twist' by the famous Doctor Williamsburg, Ont. [photograph postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2521
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996001484
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused, of Dr. M. W. Locke performing his "twist"; old photograph, overexposed, but faintly black and white, although more brown than either; shows him sitting with patient's foot on his knee; people behind watch; glossy picture on which message is handwritten.
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Accession Number
996001484
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
Rehabilitation
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused, of Dr. M. W. Locke performing his "twist"; old photograph, overexposed, but faintly black and white, although more brown than either; shows him sitting with patient's foot on his knee; people behind watch; glossy picture on which message is handwritten.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Site Made (Country)
Belgium
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
paper: black; white; brown
Inscriptions
Front: "THE FAMOUS 'TWIST' BY THE FAMOUS // DOCTOR - WILLIAMSBURG ONT. // - COPYRIGHTS RESERVED"; back: "Post Card // PRINTED IN BELGIUM // CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.8 cm. x Width: 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: the picture is just a bad picture; right edge, middle, some marking; left top corner slightly bent; press marks are all over the front where it has been scratched or bent, etc.; back: staining in middle and aging, especially left side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Jonathan Walford's Blog; "Doctor M.W. Locke and the Williamsburg Scene" by J. Smyth Carter, 1933; "The Canadian Magazine", Feb. 1933: "Dr. Locke - Patients Sing Praises - Medical Interests Scoff"
Research Facts
Dr. Mahlon W. Locke (1880-1942) born in, Dixon's Corners Ontario. Started high school at 12; great grandfather was John McIntosh, discoverer of the McIntosh Red Apple tree. In 1901 he enrolled at Queens College of Medicine, graduating in 1905. In 1907 he decided to undertake postgraduate training in Scotland, spending time at both the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Opened his medical practice in Williamsburg June 1, 1908; married Miss Blanche McGruer and had 4 children.
On his return to Williamsburg, he treated the village blacksmith who was crippled with arthritis and was almost unable to work. After many sessions of Dr Locke’s foot manipulations, he regained much of his mobility and was able to return to his work. This seems to be the first recorded treatment and the one which would set the scene for Locke’s future reputation.
Interested in arthritis, which he believed was caused principally by fallen arches caused arthritis and other ills; he put the arches back in place by manual manipulation of their feet, relieving pressure on the posterior tibial nerve. Dr Locke’s fee was one dollar which included two sessions daily; everybody paid the same, whether millionaire or pauper. Those who were unable to pay were treated free. His one dollar per visit treatments included advice on taking exercise, wearing properly fitted shoes with orthotic supports, and prescriptions for associated ailments, such as hypothyroidism.
Around 1925 interest in his foot treatment grew rapidly with patients from all over North America, and some from Europe. By 1932 Dr Locke was giving over 2000 treatments daily. During the Depression years this enormous influx brought significant prosperity to the region. Large numbers of his patients claimed to be cured or relieved by this method and his reputation spread throughout North America and overseas.
In 1940 the top selling brand of health-footwear was ‘Lockewedge’, designed & approved by Dr. M.W. Locke as he felt ill-fitting shoes contributed to foot pains. This orthopedic shoe was made by The Perth Shoe Company in Canada.
Films of him working show that the manipulative procedure was rapid, lasting between 5 -7 seconds. Sometimes he would also manipulate the hands. On and on he would go, round and round in his swivel chair from foot to foot and hand to hand, having a break every few hours for a rest (or drink).
Dr Locke died February 6, 1942 from pneumonia. His brother-in law J. Alex Mc Gruer, a Chiropractor, carried on the practice, but it did not work out and it came to an end. The magic of Dr Locke was gone. Dr. Locke himself was largely forgotten, although he is remembered by some in the medical community as a pioneer in the field of reflexology.
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Dr. M. W. Locke Williamsburg, Ont. [photograph postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2522
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996001485
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused; glossy picture of Dr. M.W. Locke; smiling, dressed in a suit with a wide diagonally-striped tie, with the outside of a house as a backdrop (barely seen); back: room for correspondence and address; picture on front is a little grainy and blurry; message on picture is hand…
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Accession Number
996001485
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
Rehabilitation
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused; glossy picture of Dr. M.W. Locke; smiling, dressed in a suit with a wide diagonally-striped tie, with the outside of a house as a backdrop (barely seen); back: room for correspondence and address; picture on front is a little grainy and blurry; message on picture is handwritten.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Site Made (Country)
Belgium
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
paper: black; white
Inscriptions
Front: "Dr. M. W. LOCKE WILLIAMSBURG // COPYRIGHT RESVD. ONT."; back: "Post Card // PRINTED IN BELGIUM // CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 8.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: some indentation lines all over photograph; two marks at the top, one right, one left, and other white lines near the bottom -- may be part of the photograph; back very minimal sun / age discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Jonathan Walford's Blog; "Doctor M.W. Locke and the Williamsburg Scene" by J. Smyth Carter, 1933; "The Canadian Magazine", Feb. 1933: "Dr. Locke - Patients Sing Praises - Medical Interests Scoff"
Research Facts
Dr. Mahlon W. Locke (1880-1942) born in, Dixon's Corners Ontario. Started high school at 12; great grandfather was John McIntosh, discoverer of the McIntosh Red Apple tree. In 1901 he enrolled at Queens College of Medicine, graduating in 1905. In 1907 he decided to undertake postgraduate training in Scotland, spending time at both the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Opened his medical practice in Williamsburg June 1, 1908; married Miss Blanche McGruer and had 4 children.
On his return to Williamsburg, he treated the village blacksmith who was crippled with arthritis and was almost unable to work. After many sessions of Dr Locke’s foot manipulations, he regained much of his mobility and was able to return to his work. This seems to be the first recorded treatment and the one which would set the scene for Locke’s future reputation.
Interested in arthritis, which he believed was caused principally by fallen arches caused arthritis and other ills; he put the arches back in place by manual manipulation of their feet, relieving pressure on the posterior tibial nerve. Dr Locke’s fee was one dollar which included two sessions daily; everybody paid the same, whether millionaire or pauper. Those who were unable to pay were treated free. His one dollar per visit treatments included advice on taking exercise, wearing properly fitted shoes with orthotic supports, and prescriptions for associated ailments, such as hypothyroidism.
Around 1925 interest in his foot treatment grew rapidly with patients from all over North America, and some from Europe. By 1932 Dr Locke was giving over 2000 treatments daily. During the Depression years this enormous influx brought significant prosperity to the region. Large numbers of his patients claimed to be cured or relieved by this method and his reputation spread throughout North America and overseas.
In 1940 the top selling brand of health-footwear was ‘Lockewedge’, designed & approved by Dr. M.W. Locke as he felt ill-fitting shoes contributed to foot pains. This orthopedic shoe was made by The Perth Shoe Company in Canada.
Films of him working show that the manipulative procedure was rapid, lasting between 5 -7 seconds. Sometimes he would also manipulate the hands. On and on he would go, round and round in his swivel chair from foot to foot and hand to hand, having a break every few hours for a rest (or drink).
Dr Locke died February 6, 1942 from pneumonia. His brother-in law J. Alex Mc Gruer, a Chiropractor, carried on the practice, but it did not work out and it came to an end. The magic of Dr Locke was gone. Dr. Locke himself was largely forgotten, although he is remembered by some in the medical community as a pioneer in the field of reflexology.
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A portrait study of Dr. M. W. Locke Williamsburg, Ont. [photograph postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2523
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996001486
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused; glossy portrait study of Dr. M. W. Locke; front: a posed Dr. Locke seated and half-turned, wearing a dark suit and vest in a room, presumably his house or office; picture is a little spotted, but otherwise very clear; message on picture handwritten.
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Accession Number
996001486
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
Rehabilitation
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused; glossy portrait study of Dr. M. W. Locke; front: a posed Dr. Locke seated and half-turned, wearing a dark suit and vest in a room, presumably his house or office; picture is a little spotted, but otherwise very clear; message on picture handwritten.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Site Made (Country)
Belgium
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
paper: black; white
Inscriptions
Front: "A PORTRAIT STUDY OF - // Dr. M.W. LOCKE WILLIAMSBURG ONT. // COPYRIGHTS RESERVED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 8.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Right top corner paper slightly peeled away; indentation marks and others where it appears some of the topmost layer has "eroded"; edges and corners are a little beaten and soft, and some dark spots are very visible in the top half of the picture; back: sun / age discoloured, but mainly around the bottom edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Jonathan Walford's Blog; "Doctor M.W. Locke and the Williamsburg Scene" by J. Smyth Carter, 1933; "The Canadian Magazine", Feb. 1933: "Dr. Locke - Patients Sing Praises - Medical Interests Scoff"
Research Facts
Dr. Mahlon W. Locke (1880-1942) born in, Dixon's Corners Ontario. Started high school at 12; great grandfather was John McIntosh, discoverer of the McIntosh Red Apple tree. In 1901 he enrolled at Queens College of Medicine, graduating in 1905. In 1907 he decided to undertake postgraduate training in Scotland, spending time at both the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Opened his medical practice in Williamsburg June 1, 1908; married Miss Blanche McGruer and had 4 children.
On his return to Williamsburg, he treated the village blacksmith who was crippled with arthritis and was almost unable to work. After many sessions of Dr Locke’s foot manipulations, he regained much of his mobility and was able to return to his work. This seems to be the first recorded treatment and the one which would set the scene for Locke’s future reputation.
Interested in arthritis, which he believed was caused principally by fallen arches caused arthritis and other ills; he put the arches back in place by manual manipulation of their feet, relieving pressure on the posterior tibial nerve. Dr Locke’s fee was one dollar which included two sessions daily; everybody paid the same, whether millionaire or pauper. Those who were unable to pay were treated free. His one dollar per visit treatments included advice on taking exercise, wearing properly fitted shoes with orthotic supports, and prescriptions for associated ailments, such as hypothyroidism.
Around 1925 interest in his foot treatment grew rapidly with patients from all over North America, and some from Europe. By 1932 Dr Locke was giving over 2000 treatments daily. During the Depression years this enormous influx brought significant prosperity to the region. Large numbers of his patients claimed to be cured or relieved by this method and his reputation spread throughout North America and overseas.
In 1940 the top selling brand of health-footwear was ‘Lockewedge’, designed & approved by Dr. M.W. Locke as he felt ill-fitting shoes contributed to foot pains. This orthopedic shoe was made by The Perth Shoe Company in Canada.
Films of him working show that the manipulative procedure was rapid, lasting between 5 -7 seconds. Sometimes he would also manipulate the hands. On and on he would go, round and round in his swivel chair from foot to foot and hand to hand, having a break every few hours for a rest (or drink).
Dr Locke died February 6, 1942 from pneumonia. His brother-in law J. Alex Mc Gruer, a Chiropractor, carried on the practice, but it did not work out and it came to an end. The magic of Dr Locke was gone. Dr. Locke himself was largely forgotten, although he is remembered by some in the medical community as a pioneer in the field of reflexology.
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At the "Circle" platform in foreground where Dr. Locke works [photograph postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2532
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996001495
Description
Cardboard glossy picture postcard (unused), showing the "circle" where Dr. Locke worked, and a crowd of people coming to fill it up; houses / buildings in the background; message handwritten in white on photograph.
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Accession Number
996001495
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
Rehabilitation
Description
Cardboard glossy picture postcard (unused), showing the "circle" where Dr. Locke worked, and a crowd of people coming to fill it up; houses / buildings in the background; message handwritten in white on photograph.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Site Made (Country)
Belgium
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
paper: black; white; grey
Inscriptions
Front: "AT THE "CIRCLE" - PLATFORM IN FOREGROUND WHERE // Dr. LOCKE WORKS. COPYRIGHT"; back: "Post Card // PRINTED IN BELGIUM // CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.8 cm. x Width: 8.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some deterioration of the glossy finish, and small dot indentations are all over the picture; back is age / sun discoloured and edges are stained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Jonathan Walford's Blog; "Doctor M.W. Locke and the Williamsburg Scene" by J. Smyth Carter, 1933; "The Canadian Magazine", Feb. 1933: "Dr. Locke - Patients Sing Praises - Medical Interests Scoff"
Research Facts
Dr. Mahlon W. Locke (1880-1942) born in, Dixon's Corners Ontario. Started high school at 12; great grandfather was John McIntosh, discoverer of the McIntosh Red Apple tree. In 1901 he enrolled at Queens College of Medicine, graduating in 1905. In 1907 he decided to undertake postgraduate training in Scotland, spending time at both the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Opened his medical practice in Williamsburg June 1, 1908; married Miss Blanche McGruer and had 4 children.
On his return to Williamsburg, he treated the village blacksmith who was crippled with arthritis and was almost unable to work. After many sessions of Dr Locke’s foot manipulations, he regained much of his mobility and was able to return to his work. This seems to be the first recorded treatment and the one which would set the scene for Locke’s future reputation.
Interested in arthritis, which he believed was caused principally by fallen arches caused arthritis and other ills; he put the arches back in place by manual manipulation of their feet, relieving pressure on the posterior tibial nerve. Dr Locke’s fee was one dollar which included two sessions daily; everybody paid the same, whether millionaire or pauper. Those who were unable to pay were treated free. His one dollar per visit treatments included advice on taking exercise, wearing properly fitted shoes with orthotic supports, and prescriptions for associated ailments, such as hypothyroidism.
Around 1925 interest in his foot treatment grew rapidly with patients from all over North America, and some from Europe. By 1932 Dr Locke was giving over 2000 treatments daily. During the Depression years this enormous influx brought significant prosperity to the region. Large numbers of his patients claimed to be cured or relieved by this method and his reputation spread throughout North America and overseas.
In 1940 the top selling brand of health-footwear was ‘Lockewedge’, designed & approved by Dr. M.W. Locke as he felt ill-fitting shoes contributed to foot pains. This orthopedic shoe was made by The Perth Shoe Company in Canada.
Films of him working show that the manipulative procedure was rapid, lasting between 5 -7 seconds. Sometimes he would also manipulate the hands. On and on he would go, round and round in his swivel chair from foot to foot and hand to hand, having a break every few hours for a rest (or drink).
Dr Locke died February 6, 1942 from pneumonia. His brother-in law J. Alex Mc Gruer, a Chiropractor, carried on the practice, but it did not work out and it came to an end. The magic of Dr Locke was gone. Dr. Locke himself was largely forgotten, although he is remembered by some in the medical community as a pioneer in the field of reflexology.
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Waiting for treatment at the famous Dr. Locke Clinic Williamsburg, Ont. [photograph postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2533
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996001496
Description
Cardboard glossy picture postcard (unused), showing the "circle" where Dr. Locke worked, and the long line-up to it; has a canopy overhead to provide shade; message andwritten in white on photograph.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001496
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
Rehabilitation
Description
Cardboard glossy picture postcard (unused), showing the "circle" where Dr. Locke worked, and the long line-up to it; has a canopy overhead to provide shade; message andwritten in white on photograph.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Site Made (Country)
Belgium
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
paper: black; white
Inscriptions
Front: "WAITING FOR TREATMENT AT // THE FAMOUS Dr. LOCKE CLINIC // WILLIAMSBURG ONT. // COPYRIGHT"; back: "Post Card // PRINTED IN BELGIUM // CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.9 cm. x Width: 8.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration on the back, especially around the edges; corners are a little soft
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Jonathan Walford's Blog; "Doctor M.W. Locke and the Williamsburg Scene" by J. Smyth Carter, 1933; "The Canadian Magazine", Feb. 1933: "Dr. Locke - Patients Sing Praises - Medical Interests Scoff"
Research Facts
Dr. Mahlon W. Locke (1880-1942) born in, Dixon's Corners Ontario. Started high school at 12; great grandfather was John McIntosh, discoverer of the McIntosh Red Apple tree. In 1901 he enrolled at Queens College of Medicine, graduating in 1905. In 1907 he decided to undertake postgraduate training in Scotland, spending time at both the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Opened his medical practice in Williamsburg June 1, 1908; married Miss Blanche McGruer and had 4 children.
On his return to Williamsburg, he treated the village blacksmith who was crippled with arthritis and was almost unable to work. After many sessions of Dr Locke’s foot manipulations, he regained much of his mobility and was able to return to his work. This seems to be the first recorded treatment and the one which would set the scene for Locke’s future reputation.
Interested in arthritis, which he believed was caused principally by fallen arches caused arthritis and other ills; he put the arches back in place by manual manipulation of their feet, relieving pressure on the posterior tibial nerve. Dr Locke’s fee was one dollar which included two sessions daily; everybody paid the same, whether millionaire or pauper. Those who were unable to pay were treated free. His one dollar per visit treatments included advice on taking exercise, wearing properly fitted shoes with orthotic supports, and prescriptions for associated ailments, such as hypothyroidism.
Around 1925 interest in his foot treatment grew rapidly with patients from all over North America, and some from Europe. By 1932 Dr Locke was giving over 2000 treatments daily. During the Depression years this enormous influx brought significant prosperity to the region. Large numbers of his patients claimed to be cured or relieved by this method and his reputation spread throughout North America and overseas.
In 1940 the top selling brand of health-footwear was ‘Lockewedge’, designed & approved by Dr. M.W. Locke as he felt ill-fitting shoes contributed to foot pains. This orthopedic shoe was made by The Perth Shoe Company in Canada.
Films of him working show that the manipulative procedure was rapid, lasting between 5 -7 seconds. Sometimes he would also manipulate the hands. On and on he would go, round and round in his swivel chair from foot to foot and hand to hand, having a break every few hours for a rest (or drink).
Dr Locke died February 6, 1942 from pneumonia. His brother-in law J. Alex Mc Gruer, a Chiropractor, carried on the practice, but it did not work out and it came to an end. The magic of Dr Locke was gone. Dr. Locke himself was largely forgotten, although he is remembered by some in the medical community as a pioneer in the field of reflexology.
Images
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Beneath the canopy at Dr. Locke Clinic Williamsburg [photograph postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2534
Dates
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996001497
Description
Cardboard glossy picture postcard (used), showing the "circle" where Dr. Locke worked, shaded by a canopy, with a large number of patients waiting to be treated; message handwritten in white on the photograph; 2 cent stamp
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001497
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
Rehabilitation
Description
Cardboard glossy picture postcard (used), showing the "circle" where Dr. Locke worked, shaded by a canopy, with a large number of patients waiting to be treated; message handwritten in white on the photograph; 2 cent stamp
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Site Made (Country)
Belgium
Dates
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
paper: black; white; brown
Inscriptions
Front: "BENEATH THE // CANOPY AT Dr. LOCKE // CLINIC WILLIAMSBURG // COPYRIGHT ONT // 1933"; back: "Mrs. Newton Hunt [?] // 378 W Fourth St. // Elmira N.Y. // U.S.A. // Wed morning // A small view [?] // of clinic am // waiting for Geo' [?] // to take treatment // Love // Mrs. Baltz"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.9 cm. x Width: 8.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Glossy finish is slightly deteriorated around the edges; back: stained along top, and age / sun discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Jonathan Walford's Blog; "Doctor M.W. Locke and the Williamsburg Scene" by J. Smyth Carter, 1933; "The Canadian Magazine", Feb. 1933: "Dr. Locke - Patients Sing Praises - Medical Interests Scoff"
Research Facts
Dr. Mahlon W. Locke (1880-1942) born in, Dixon's Corners Ontario. Started high school at 12; great grandfather was John McIntosh, discoverer of the McIntosh Red Apple tree. In 1901 he enrolled at Queens College of Medicine, graduating in 1905. In 1907 he decided to undertake postgraduate training in Scotland, spending time at both the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Opened his medical practice in Williamsburg June 1, 1908; married Miss Blanche McGruer and had 4 children.
On his return to Williamsburg, he treated the village blacksmith who was crippled with arthritis and was almost unable to work. After many sessions of Dr Locke’s foot manipulations, he regained much of his mobility and was able to return to his work. This seems to be the first recorded treatment and the one which would set the scene for Locke’s future reputation.
Interested in arthritis, which he believed was caused principally by fallen arches caused arthritis and other ills; he put the arches back in place by manual manipulation of their feet, relieving pressure on the posterior tibial nerve. Dr Locke’s fee was one dollar which included two sessions daily; everybody paid the same, whether millionaire or pauper. Those who were unable to pay were treated free. His one dollar per visit treatments included advice on taking exercise, wearing properly fitted shoes with orthotic supports, and prescriptions for associated ailments, such as hypothyroidism.
Around 1925 interest in his foot treatment grew rapidly with patients from all over North America, and some from Europe. By 1932 Dr Locke was giving over 2000 treatments daily. During the Depression years this enormous influx brought significant prosperity to the region. Large numbers of his patients claimed to be cured or relieved by this method and his reputation spread throughout North America and overseas.
In 1940 the top selling brand of health-footwear was ‘Lockewedge’, designed & approved by Dr. M.W. Locke as he felt ill-fitting shoes contributed to foot pains. This orthopedic shoe was made by The Perth Shoe Company in Canada.
Films of him working show that the manipulative procedure was rapid, lasting between 5 -7 seconds. Sometimes he would also manipulate the hands. On and on he would go, round and round in his swivel chair from foot to foot and hand to hand, having a break every few hours for a rest (or drink).
Dr Locke died February 6, 1942 from pneumonia. His brother-in law J. Alex Mc Gruer, a Chiropractor, carried on the practice, but it did not work out and it came to an end. The magic of Dr Locke was gone. Dr. Locke himself was largely forgotten, although he is remembered by some in the medical community as a pioneer in the field of reflexology.
Images
Less detail

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