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Requa's Prepared Cubeb Cigarettes

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001094 a-h
Description
Thin red box of cigarettes; box has white writing on it which forms label
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Accession Number
996001094 a-h
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Smoking
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Thin red box of cigarettes; box has white writing on it which forms label
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
Size: Length 8.2 cm. x Width 4.1 cm. x Depth 1.8 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Toronto in Feb. 1994.
Maker
Requa Mfg. Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
paper: red; white
Inscriptions
No. 1 // Requa's // Prepared // Cubeb // Cigarettes // Contain // 80% Cubeb along with // 20% Inactive Herbs Used // to obtain suitable // Burning qualities // Contains: 10 cigarettes // Inhale the smoke // Requa Mfg. Co., Inc. // Brooklyn N.Y. U.S.A. // Est. 1879
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row D
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on surface of box
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Gin Pills for the Kidneys

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
996001097
Description
Circular yellow metal tin with decorative design on top with black text; not openeable, stuck together; direction on bottom and sides.
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Accession Number
996001097
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Kidney Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Backache -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- pamphlet
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures – container
Description
Circular yellow metal tin with decorative design on top with black text; not openeable, stuck together; direction on bottom and sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in Feb.1994.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
On top: "B C D // GIN // PILLS // FOR THE // KIDNEYS // TRADE MARK REGISTERED"; on bottom: "Gin // Pills // for the // Kidneys // No. 5611 The Proporietary or Patent // Medicine Act. // Take one or two pills four times a day, // before or after meals, and at bed-time. // French version // GIN PILLS CONTAIN THREE-EIGHTS (3/8) OF A GRAIN // OF METHYLENE BLUE PER MAXIMUM ADULT 1 DOSE // PROPRIETARY ARTICLES DEPT. // National Drug and Chemical // Company of Canada Limited // MONTREAL // CANADA"; on sides: "THESE PILLS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR LAME BACK, IRRITATION OF THE KIDNEYS OR BLADDER, BED WETTING, MUCOUS DEPOSITS IN THE URINE 40 PILLS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Height
3.1
Diameter
5.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear on bottom; closure stuck together
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://necrophiliac-joe.blogspot.com/2012/02/bdc-gin-pills-for-kidneys.html
Research Facts
Have been said to turn the urine green, most likely because they contain methylene blue.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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Zubes Cough Lozenges

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001100
Description
Low circular metal container of cough lozenges; nothing in container; gold bottom with orange lid with black, gold and pink writing over surface; lid does not come off.
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Accession Number
996001100
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Low circular metal container of cough lozenges; nothing in container; gold bottom with orange lid with black, gold and pink writing over surface; lid does not come off.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa in June 1993.
Maker
E. W. Hampshire and Co.
Site Made (City)
Derby
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: yellow; orange; black; pink
Inscriptions
"Soothing // and comforting // zubes // ... // Cough Lozenges // Pour le mal de gorge // 10 cents // Made in England by F. W. Hampshire and Company, Limited Derby"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 1.5 cm. x Diam. : 6.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear over surface
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001105 a-b
Description
Small gold cylindrical tin of "corn fix salve"; black writing on lid; directions written on bottom of tin.
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Accession Number
996001105 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Callosities -- drug therapy
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- podiatric remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Small gold cylindrical tin of "corn fix salve"; black writing on lid; directions written on bottom of tin.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 1.6 cm. x Diam. 2.5 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Washington D.C. on Oct. 16 1994.
Maker
Kraupner Pharmaceutical Co.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Corn fix // salve // contains Carbolic Acid // (approx. 2%), oil // Cassia, U.S.P. Petrolatum // and Camphor // Average contents // 1/17 oz.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Condition Remarks
Some wear on lid and around edges; some paint loss
Copy Type
Original
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urethral dilator set

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Dates
1920
1960
circa 1920-1960
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
997002441 a-k
Description
Male urethral dilator set consisting of a black leather rectangular case with clasp closure lid (a); brown leather interior holds ten metal dilators, sized on the French scale: 32 (b), 30 (c), 28 (d), 26 (e), 24 (f), 22 (g), 20 (h), 18 (i), 12 (j), 10 (k); dilators have flat ends with rounded sides…
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Accession Number
997002441 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Urology -- instrumentation
Physical Examination
MM= Dilatation -- dilator -- urethral
Description
Male urethral dilator set consisting of a black leather rectangular case with clasp closure lid (a); brown leather interior holds ten metal dilators, sized on the French scale: 32 (b), 30 (c), 28 (d), 26 (e), 24 (f), 22 (g), 20 (h), 18 (i), 12 (j), 10 (k); dilators have flat ends with rounded sides which taper into a cylindrical shape with a rounded end; these ends curve upward
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 36.0 cm x Width 14.9 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - dilator - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
c - dilator - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
d - dilator - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 0.93 cm
e - dilator - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Diam. 0.86 cm
f - dilator - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
g - dilator - Size: Length 26.5 cm x Diam. 0.73 cm
h - dilator - Size: Length 26.5 cm x Diam. 0.66 cm
i - dilator - Size: Length 26.5 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
j - dilator - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Diam. 0.33 cm
k - dilator - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1960
circa 1920-1960
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
leather: black, brown
Inscriptions
(b) Stamped on end: "AM-S-T-A // 32 // STANDARD"; (c) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 30 // STANDARD"; (d) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 28 // STANDARD"; (e) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 26 // STANDARD"; (f) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 24 // STANDARD"; (g) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 22 // STANDARD"; (h) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 20 // STANDARD"; (i) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 18 // STANDARD"; (j) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 12 // STANDARD"; (k) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 10 // STANDARD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-14
Condition Remarks
Case is slightly scuffed, especially at corners; leather inside case is faded in parts; two dilators are missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Kingston General Hospital: A Social and Institutional History", Margaret Angus, 1973, p. 113, 165; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality 21st ed", Kny-Scheerer Co, ca. 1915, p. 4056 (similar to model #D/-2744); "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals", George P. Pilling & Son, 1932, p. 279 (similar to model #P19372); "Sklar Surgical Instruments, Suction & Pressure Apparatus", Sklar Instruments, 1967, p. 296; CD #8
Research Facts
Label inside case states the object was donated in 1985 by the wife of the late surgeon Dr. W. Stuart Houston; a senior intern at the Kingston General Hospital in 1926, he retired from an Attending position in General Surgery in 1960; he also taught courses at Queen's University
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Colles splint, child

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Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997002506
Description
A moulded left forearm bar style Colles splint child sized of cast metal that resembles the shape of a forearm; the concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and shaped to the human arm and has 15 diamond-shaped cutouts arranged in three vertical lines of five cutouts each; towards the …
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Accession Number
997002506
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Forearm Injuries
Pediatrics
Description
A moulded left forearm bar style Colles splint child sized of cast metal that resembles the shape of a forearm; the concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and shaped to the human arm and has 15 diamond-shaped cutouts arranged in three vertical lines of five cutouts each; towards the hand the brace twists slightly and narrows before joining with a cast hammer-like handgrip
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
Zimmer Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Date Remarks
Based on Zimmer Catalogue from 1940, p. 17 (similar to model No. 13 F) (see attached photocopy)
Material
metal: gray
Inscriptions
Stamped into metal at bottom of splint on the back side: "ZIMMER MFG. CO. // WARSAW [logo with a capital Z inside a diamond shape] IND. U.S.A. // 13 F"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-16
Dimension Notes
Length 22.3 cm x Width 8.4 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Scratches present all over splint; hand grip exhibits signs of pitting and discolouration; discolouration and pitting of metal present on back side; there are adhesive marks at the base of the handle and on the back left hand edge of the splint
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Zimmer Manufacturing Company Website. January 7, 2009, March 23, 2011.
Research Facts
Justin O. Zimmer began Zimmer Manufacturing Company in Warsaw Indiana in 1927; the Zimmer line of 50 aluminum splints debuts at the American Medical Association meeting in May of 1927 in Washington, D.C. and the Zimmer splint becomes an immediate leader in its field; the colles splint is generally used for distal-end fractures of the ulna and radius; it can be fitted to the correct angle of flexion by slightly twisting and bending; handpiece is contoured to fit the hand
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
Images
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
997003002 a-b
Description
(a) Metal scope is a hollow cylinder open at both ends; one end flares out into a lip, which tapers into a short series of threads; because the threaded (grooved) part is wider than the cylinder itself, this part slopes smoothly inwards to the opening; (b) the metal handle is essentially a thin tub…
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Accession Number
997003002 a-b
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal -- proctoscope
Description
(a) Metal scope is a hollow cylinder open at both ends; one end flares out into a lip, which tapers into a short series of threads; because the threaded (grooved) part is wider than the cylinder itself, this part slopes smoothly inwards to the opening; (b) the metal handle is essentially a thin tube with a flat, round corrugated disc on one end, and a bullte-shaped plug on the other; about one-third of the way down, the pipe widens into a long, circular flange, flat on the top and tapering into a round lip that encircles the pipe; this flange fits into the smooth inwardly sloping end of (a); when assembled, (b) fits into (a) and the plug and handle extend out from (a).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - scope/tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
b - handle and plug/obturator - Size: Length 16.4 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's University School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: silver; grey
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-9
Condition Remarks
Metal, especially on (a), shows signs of corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital – Professional Instruments – Equipment – Supplies," V. Mueller Co., 1956, p. 489 (item # SU-360); Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo (in file)
Images
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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
997003003 a-b
Description
(a) Black scope is a hollow cylinder open at both ends; one end flares out into a small lip with three small ledges jutting out halfway up the lip, equidistant from each other; the other end swells gently into a truncated knob; the handle and plug (obturator) (b) consists of a long, thin metal tub…
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Accession Number
997003003 a-b
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal -- proctoscope
Description
(a) Black scope is a hollow cylinder open at both ends; one end flares out into a small lip with three small ledges jutting out halfway up the lip, equidistant from each other; the other end swells gently into a truncated knob; the handle and plug (obturator) (b) consists of a long, thin metal tube with a flat, round disk, corrugated on its side, on one end, and a small, short bullet-shaped black plug on the other; about a quarter of the way down the handle is a circular flange, flat on top and rounded at the bottom; when assembled, (a) fits into (b), and the obturator extends from either end of (a).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - scope/tube - Size: Length 25.7 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
b - handle and plug/obturator - Size: Length 33.8 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's University School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Maker
Surgimold (?)
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
Inscriptions
On (a) a measuring scale, the left side marked off in cm, going from 0 (unmarked) to 23, every 5th cm marked in numerals; the right side in half-inches, 1 to 9, marked; on bottom of scale: "SURGIMOLD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-9
Condition Remarks
Bakelite (?) is slightly scuffed; shows a small buildup of dust (?) inside the scope; the metal is also slightly scratched and, although stable, exhibits small signs of corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital – Professional Instruments – Equipment – Supplies," V. Mueller Co., 1956, p. 489 (similar to item # SU-360); "Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," Chas. F. Thackray, Ltd., ca 1970, p. 152 (similar to item # G941); Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo (in file)
Images
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
997003004 a-b
Description
(a) Black scope is a hollow cylinder open at both ends; one end flares into a lip and then ends in a cylinder; the other end swells into a truncated knob; (obturator) (b) consists of a long, thin metal tube with a flat, round disk (the handle), with a corrugated edge on one end, and a bullet-shap…
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Accession Number
997003004 a-b
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal -- proctoscope
Description
(a) Black scope is a hollow cylinder open at both ends; one end flares into a lip and then ends in a cylinder; the other end swells into a truncated knob; (obturator) (b) consists of a long, thin metal tube with a flat, round disk (the handle), with a corrugated edge on one end, and a bullet-shaped black plug on the other; halfway down the tube is another slightly smaller disc, flat on top and rounded at the bottom; this disc rests on the lip of (a) when assembled, with the tip of the bullet protruding from the other end of (a).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - scope - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
b -obturator - Size: Length 18.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's University School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Maker
Surgimold
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
Inscriptions
On (a), a scale: on left side, fourth line is marked "5"; at bottom is "CM"; on right side, every second line is marked, "1", "2", "3"; at bottom is "IN"; below the scale is "SURGIMOLD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-9
Condition Remarks
Metal is slightly scratched; a few signs of corrosion; black material is scuffed slightly; (a) has a chip in the edge of the lower opening
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital – Professional Instruments – Equipment – Supplies," V. Mueller Co., 1956, p. 489 (similar to item # SU-360); "Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," Chas. F. Thackray, Ltd., ca 1970, p. 152; Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo (in file)
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Dates
1925
1945
circa 1925-1945
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
997003009 a-c
Description
(a) The ophthalmoscope case is long and rectangular, covered in a textured brown textile; two small metal latches in the front open the box, which is padded in a gold-coloured plush-type textile; at about the 1/3 and 2/3 intervals, small rectangles, also padded, are on either side of the box; these…
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Accession Number
997003009 a-c
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
MM= Ophthalmology -- ophthalmoscope
Description
(a) The ophthalmoscope case is long and rectangular, covered in a textured brown textile; two small metal latches in the front open the box, which is padded in a gold-coloured plush-type textile; at about the 1/3 and 2/3 intervals, small rectangles, also padded, are on either side of the box; these serve to help to hold the ophthalmoscope; the ophthalmoscope consists of a fairly large metal cylinder (b) with thin grooves running down its length; at either end of this cylinder are corrugated rings of metal; the one at the bottom comes off to allow the insertion of batteries, and the top ring rotates slightly, acting as an off/on switch for the batteries; the cylinder then narrows into a neck ringed by two narrow strips of textured metal, narrowing again into a smaller cylinder; at its end is a blue-green cylinder with four round holes equidistant about it; a tiny light bulb is discernable through these; (c) is the scope itself; of a black plastic-type material (bakelite?), its neck normally rests upon the rings of textured metal of (b) and was secured by a silver screw that, because of a crack in the scope's neck, no longer functions; this neck continues up the back of the scope, terminating partway in a metal pipe whose end is a clear window set in an approximately 45° angle; the main body of (c) is roughly disc-like in shape; a metal disc is set into the plastic in such a way that its textured sides extend past the plastic, and can be rotated, thus controlling the movement of lenses and the corresponding denotations of their strengths; both of these are seen through two round apertures, one at the bottom and one towards the top of the scope; at the top of the scope is a flare and then another rounded shape ending in another flare, with another round aperture; evidently a second rotating disc went in here, but is now missing.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 23.8 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
b - ophthalmoscope handle - Size: Length 16.8 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
c - ophthalmoscope - Size: Length 6.8 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Maker
National Electrical Instruments, Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
Long Island
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1925
1945
circa 1925-1945
Material
metal: silver
textile: brown; yellow
plastic: black
Inscriptions
On (a), centre of top lid: "National" in gold ink, surrounded by an oval; on (b), at bottom of handle: "NATIONAL ELEC. INSTR. CO. INC. // L.I., N.Y."; on the top of the main cylinder: "OFF [arrow with heads to left and right] ON"; on (c) under the uppermost round aperture, within an oval: "National"; to either side of the second aperture: "+" in brown paint and "–" in red; at bottom: "NATIONAL INSTR. CO. // L.I., N.Y. U.S.A."; on disc, read through the bottom aperture, the numerals 1 to 20 in black ink, then 20 to 1 in red, turning the disc clockwise.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-5
Condition Remarks
The case's covering is worn away in many places, especially along the corners, and its metal clasps are rusted; the ophthalmoscope has some scratches and signs of wear; (b) is cracked in its neck and is missing a control disc; all are stable; #2: box is worn; #3: leatherette is chipping off the case.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); photo
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931-1957
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