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commemorative pin

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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]

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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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prosthetic aortic cloth-covered valve

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997034487 a-c
Description
Container for an unused Smeloff-Cutter (a) prosthetic aortic cloth covered valve with a silicone rubber ball inside a titanium cage; separate (b) manufacturers paper label in a (c) two piece hinged plastic box.
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Accession Number
997034487 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Description
Container for an unused Smeloff-Cutter (a) prosthetic aortic cloth covered valve with a silicone rubber ball inside a titanium cage; separate (b) manufacturers paper label in a (c) two piece hinged plastic box.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - prosthetic aortic valve - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam 3.8 cm
b - manufacturers label - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 5.1 cm
c - plastic box - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Provenance
Used in Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Cutter Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Berkeley
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
metal: silver
silicone: semi-transparent
fabric: white
plastic: transparent, blue
paper: cream
ink: dark blue
Inscriptions
Printed on manufacturers label: "CODE // 856-09 A9 // SMELOFF-CUTTER // PROSTHETIC AORTIC VALVE // SERIAL 48OK // EFFECTIVE DIAMETER 36 mm. // ORIFICE AREA 4.56 cm. // UNSTERILE-MAY BE AUTOCLAVED"; "CUTTER Laboratories // 14-0856-092".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-4
Condition Remarks
Unused; carboard has some fading
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
Claire Kelly; Mary White retired KGH OR nurses; Internet: Prosthetic Heart Valves
Research Facts
The first artificial heart valve, an acrylic ball valve, was used in 1952. Several forms of the ball valve were created and used in valvular replacement, but were phased out starting in 1965 when the first disk valve was created by Kay & Donald Shiley. One of the final versions of the ball valve was the Smeloff-Cutter valve, which was constructed of a commercially pure titanium cage in a bare, uncoated nature. This cage had a non overlapping, full-orifice with a ball constructed of silicone rubber. The design of this valve permitted slight regurgitation of blood that would in effect, wash the ball and cage, preventing thrombosis. The Smelter-Cutter valve enjoyed over a decade of success in valvular replacement with an established record of durability. Research information in donor file.
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prosthetic aortic cloth-covered valve

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997034488
Description
An unused Smeloff-Cutter prosthetic aortic cloth covered valve with a silicone rubber ball inside a titanium cage; size: A9, with a plastic identification label attached by thread
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Accession Number
997034488
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Description
An unused Smeloff-Cutter prosthetic aortic cloth covered valve with a silicone rubber ball inside a titanium cage; size: A9, with a plastic identification label attached by thread
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Cutter Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Berkeley
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
metal: silver
silicone: semi-transparent
fabric: white
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Size A9 // Ser. 48OK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-4
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length 4.0 cm x Diam 3.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
Claire Kelly; Mary White retired KGH OR nurses; Internet: Prosthetic Heart Valves
Research Facts
Used for replacing dysfunctional aortic valves in patients. The first artificial heart valve, an acrylic ball valve, was used in 1952. Several forms of the ball valve were created and used in valvular replacement, but were phased out starting in 1965 when the first disk valve was created by Kay & Donald Shiley. One of the final versions of the ball valve was the Smeloff-Cutter valve, which was constructed of a commercially pure titanium cage in a bare, uncoated nature. This cage had a non overlapping, full-orifice with a ball constructed of silicone rubber. The design of this valve permitted slight regurgitation of blood that would in effect, wash the ball and cage, preventing thrombosis. The Smelter-Cutter valve enjoyed over a decade of success in valvular replacement with an established record of durability. Research information in donor file.
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prosthetic aortic cloth-covered valve

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997034489
Description
An unused Smeloff-Cutter prosthetic aortic cloth covered valve with a silicone rubber ball inside a titanium cage; size A7, with a plastic identification label attached by thread.
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Accession Number
997034489
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Description
An unused Smeloff-Cutter prosthetic aortic cloth covered valve with a silicone rubber ball inside a titanium cage; size A7, with a plastic identification label attached by thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Cutter Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Berkeley
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
metal: silver
fabric: white
silicone: semi-transparent
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Embossed on plastic label: "A7 - AA3040"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-4
Dimension Notes
Length 3.5 cm x Diam 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Like New
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
Claire Kelly; Mary White retired KGH OR nurses; Internet: Prosthetic Heart Valves
Research Facts
Used for replacing dysfunctional aortic valves in patients. The first artificial heart valve, an acrylic ball valve, was used in 1952. Several forms of the ball valve were created and used in valvular replacement, but were phased out starting in 1965 when the first disk valve was created by Kay & Donald Shiley. One of the final versions of the ball valve was the Smeloff-Cutter valve, which was constructed of a commercially pure titanium cage in a bare, uncoated nature. This cage had a non overlapping, full-orifice with a ball constructed of silicone rubber. The design of this valve permitted slight regurgitation of blood that would in effect, wash the ball and cage, preventing thrombosis. The Smelter-Cutter valve enjoyed over a decade of success in valvular replacement with an established record of durability. Research information in donor file.
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prosthetic aortic cloth-covered valve

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12152
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997034490
Description
An unused Smeloff-Cutter prosthetic aortic cloth covered valve with a silicone rubber ball inside a titanium cage; size A5, with a plastic identification label attached by thread.
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Accession Number
997034490
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Description
An unused Smeloff-Cutter prosthetic aortic cloth covered valve with a silicone rubber ball inside a titanium cage; size A5, with a plastic identification label attached by thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Cutter Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Berkeley
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
metal: silver
fabric: white
silicone: semi-transparent
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Embossed on plastic label: "A5 - BB0247"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-4
Dimension Notes
Length 2.8 cm x Diam 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Like New
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
Claire Kelly; Mary White retired KGH OR nurses; Internet: Prosthetic Heart Valves
Research Facts
Used for replacing dysfunctional aortic valves in patients. The first artificial heart valve, an acrylic ball valve, was used in 1952. Several forms of the ball valve were created and used in valvular replacement, but were phased out starting in 1965 when the first disk valve was created by Kay & Donald Shiley. One of the final versions of the ball valve was the Smeloff-Cutter valve, which was constructed of a commercially pure titanium cage in a bare, uncoated nature. This cage had a non overlapping, full-orifice with a ball constructed of silicone rubber. The design of this valve permitted slight regurgitation of blood that would in effect, wash the ball and cage, preventing thrombosis. The Smelter-Cutter valve enjoyed over a decade of success in valvular replacement with an established record of durability. Research information in donor file.
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prosthetic aortic cloth-covered valve

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12153
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997034491
Description
An unused Smeloff-Cutter prosthetic aortic cloth covered valve with a silicone rubber ball inside a titanium cage; size A4, with a plastic identification label attached by thread.
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Accession Number
997034491
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Description
An unused Smeloff-Cutter prosthetic aortic cloth covered valve with a silicone rubber ball inside a titanium cage; size A4, with a plastic identification label attached by thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Cutter Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Berkeley
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
metal: silver
fabric: white
silicone: semi-transparent
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Embossed on plastic label: "A4 - SA0139"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-4
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length 2.8 cm x Diam 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Like New
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
Claire Kelly; Mary White retired KGH OR nurses; Internet: Prosthetic Heart Valves
Research Facts
Used for replacing dysfunctional aortic valves in patients. The first artificial heart valve, an acrylic ball valve, was used in 1952. Several forms of the ball valve were created and used in valvular replacement, but were phased out starting in 1965 when the first disk valve was created by Kay & Donald Shiley. One of the final versions of the ball valve was the Smeloff-Cutter valve, which was constructed of a commercially pure titanium cage in a bare, uncoated nature. This cage had a non overlapping, full-orifice with a ball constructed of silicone rubber. The design of this valve permitted slight regurgitation of blood that would in effect, wash the ball and cage, preventing thrombosis. The Smelter-Cutter valve enjoyed over a decade of success in valvular replacement with an established record of durability. Research information in donor file.
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prosthetic aortic cloth-covered valve

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12154
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997034492
Description
An unused Smeloff-Cutter prosthetic aortic cloth covered valve with a silicone rubber ball inside a titanium cage; size A3, with a plastic identification label attached by thread.
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Accession Number
997034492
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Description
An unused Smeloff-Cutter prosthetic aortic cloth covered valve with a silicone rubber ball inside a titanium cage; size A3, with a plastic identification label attached by thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Cutter Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Berkeley
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
metal: silver
fabric: white
silicone: semi-transparent
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Embossed on plastic label: "A3 - AA0220"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-4
Dimension Notes
Length 2.5 cm x Diam 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Like New
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
Claire Kelly; Mary White retired KGH OR nurses; Internet: Prosthetic Heart Valves
Research Facts
Used for replacing dysfunctional aortic valves in patients. The first artificial heart valve, an acrylic ball valve, was used in 1952. Several forms of the ball valve were created and used in valvular replacement, but were phased out starting in 1965 when the first disk valve was created by Kay & Donald Shiley. One of the final versions of the ball valve was the Smeloff-Cutter valve, which was constructed of a commercially pure titanium cage in a bare, uncoated nature. This cage had a non overlapping, full-orifice with a ball constructed of silicone rubber. The design of this valve permitted slight regurgitation of blood that would in effect, wash the ball and cage, preventing thrombosis. The Smelter-Cutter valve enjoyed over a decade of success in valvular replacement with an established record of durability. Research information in donor file.
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identification name plate

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Helen G. Hughes Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Classification
Hospital Administration
Accession Number
998004006
Description
Gold metal rectangular name pin with black lettering; clasp pin closure on reverse.
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Accession Number
998004006
Collection
Helen G. Hughes Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Classification
Hospital Administration
MeSH Heading
Hospital Administration
Description
Gold metal rectangular name pin with black lettering; clasp pin closure on reverse.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Worn by Helen Hughes.
Maker
Reeves Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Based on date of promotion.
Material
metal: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Etched on front of pin: "MISS H. G. HUGHES // DIRECTOR OF NURSING"; stamped into metal on back of pin: "MFG, BY REEVES CO. INC., ATTLEBORO, MASS".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Dimension Notes
Length 5.5 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Elizabeth Black; CD #2.
Research Facts
Helen Hughes graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. She spent her entire career at the hospital, retiring from the position of Director of Nursing.
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identification name plate

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Dates
1928
circa 1928
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Classification
Hospital Administration
Accession Number
996028106
Description
Name tag, which consists of a rectangular, flat, solid metal bar; the front surface is shiny and smooth, with white engraved letters running down its length; the back surface has a pin with a clasp running down its length
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Accession Number
996028106
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Classification
Hospital Administration
MeSH Heading
Hospital Administration
Clothing
Description
Name tag, which consists of a rectangular, flat, solid metal bar; the front surface is shiny and smooth, with white engraved letters running down its length; the back surface has a pin with a clasp running down its length
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, 1928 KGH Nursing Graduate; received after her death
Maker
Reeves Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1928
circa 1928
Date Remarks
Date of graduation
Material
metal: silver; white
Inscriptions
Raised metal letters appear on the back, reading: "MFG. BY REEVES CO. INC., ATTLEBORO, MASS."; on the front, the white accented engraved letters read, "MISS N. VALLEAU, R.N."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
There were minor signs of plate wear, but no corrosion; the pin and name tag were structurally sound and all parts moved freely.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
"Oral History Transcript for Nora Valleau" by Rona Rustige; CD #6
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