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British Troop Oil

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1981.8.1
Description
Machine-blown glass bottle with a round body, that has flattened sides, rounded shoulders, and a narrow neck ending in a pronounced lip.
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Accession Number
1981.8.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Machine-blown glass bottle with a round body, that has flattened sides, rounded shoulders, and a narrow neck ending in a pronounced lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Eustella Langdon, who purchased it in a Toronto antique market.
Maker
British Troop Oil
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed down side of bottle: "BRITISH TROOP OIL"; on bottom: "532 // 53"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Stained inside.
Copy Type
Original
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Elliman's Embrocation

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Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1981.8.2
Description
A glass bottle with flattened sides, rounded shoulders, a short neck with two collars and ending in a lip.
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Accession Number
1981.8.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A glass bottle with flattened sides, rounded shoulders, a short neck with two collars and ending in a lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Eustella Langdon, who purchased it in a Toronto antique market.
Maker
Elliman
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Material
glass: translucent green
Inscriptions
Embossed along the length of the bottle: "ELLIMAN'S // EMBROCATION"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 11.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some residue inside bottle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
http://www.sloughhistoryonline.org.uk/ixbin/hixclient.exe?a=query&p=slough&f=generic_theme.htm&_IXFIRST_=1&_IXMAXHITS_=1&%3Dtheme_record_id=sl-sl-elliman
Research Facts
The Elliman family came to Slough in 1845, and James Elliman Senior set up a drapery business while he developed his soon-to-be-famous embrocation, which he had been experimenting on for years before deciding to market it. The embrocation was first sold in 1847, as a rub for animals. By 1850 it was being sold for use by humans, as an aid for aching muscles and joints. He claimed that his success was down to two things - firstly, the quality of the product, and secondly to his policy of spending half of his profits on advertising, an unusual move in those days. The advertising slogan was 'An Excellent Good Thing', and Elliman, Sons & Co is credited with being the first company to use a cartoon strip in its' advertising.
James Elliman Senior made both his sons, James Junior and Samuel, partners in the company, and they took it over following his death in 1870, opening a new factory in Chandos Street. Samuel died in a hunting accident in 1884, and James Junior took sole charge of the company.
The company continued to flourish, and by 1911 the embrocation was being sold in 42 countries. There were two products - 'Universal Embrocation' for humans, and 'Royal Embrocation' for animals - but there was no difference between the two!
The embrocation was made from eggs, turpentine and vinegar. Eggs were imported from Ireland and from China. When the turpentine was added to the mix, the fire brigade had to be on alert! When James Elliman Junior died in 1924 the company was taken over by other members of the family, and it remained a family business until 1961, when it was taken over by Horlicks and the Chandos Street factory was closed. Elliman's Embrocation is now made by GlaxoSmithKline.
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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1981.8.3
Description
A flattish glass bottle with shoulders that slope, a long, narrow neck, and an enlarged lip filled with a cork.
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Accession Number
1981.8.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A flattish glass bottle with shoulders that slope, a long, narrow neck, and an enlarged lip filled with a cork.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Eustella Langdon, who purchased it in a Toronto antique market.
Maker
T.A. Slocum Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: translucent blue
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Embossed on front of bottle: "DR. T.A. SLOCUM // LIMITED // 179 KING ST. WEST, TORONTO CANADA"L; to the left of this is an embossed circular trade mark; around the circumference is: "HOPE IS THE ANCHOR OF THE SOUL"; the inner circle has an image of an anchor with the words "TRADE" "MARK" on either side of it; embossed on both edges of the bottle: "THE GREATEST OF TONICS"; "PSYCHINE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 20.4 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
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patent medicine bottle

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1981.8.4
Description
A flattish glass bottle with rounded shoulders and a narrow neck ending in a lip.
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Accession Number
1981.8.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A flattish glass bottle with rounded shoulders and a narrow neck ending in a lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Eustella Langdon, who purchased it in a Toronto antique market.
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed along the length of the bottle: "HENRY K. WAMPOLE & CO. MFG. PHARMACISTS, PHILA & TORONTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 7.2 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Stained.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dudgeon's sphygmograph

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Cardiology
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1982.5.11
Description
A sphygmograph in a leather box lined with velvet and silk; arrow on box lid indicates British military supplies; the numbers 1929 could be the supply order number and not the date.
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Accession Number
1982.5.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Cardiology
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Cardiology -- instrumentation
MM= Pulse -- sphygmograph
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- British
Military Medicine -- War
Description
A sphygmograph in a leather box lined with velvet and silk; arrow on box lid indicates British military supplies; the numbers 1929 could be the supply order number and not the date.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
box - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Maker
E. Hymans, Surgical Instrument Manufacturers
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
metal: silver
leather: black
fabric: blue
paint: yellow
Inscriptions
Marked in gold on lid: "19 [upward arrow] 29"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-7
Condition Remarks
Box has many wormholes
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/objects/display?id=92214
Research Facts
Blood pressure is measured and recorded using a sphygmograph. It is strapped to the wrist. The pulse beat is transmitted to a lever which records it on smoked paper. The first efficient sphygmograph was designed by Étienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) in 1863. This example belonged to Dr Robert Ellis Dudgeon (1820-1904). He was a prominent figure in homeopathy. Dudgeon also made his own changes to Marey’s original design. It was made by instrument maker J. Gauter in 1876. In the late 1800s, physiology teachers used sphygmographs to visually demonstrate blood pressure. Instruments such as this were also valuable diagnostic aids. They were the predecessor of the modern arm cuffs physicians now use to measure blood pressure.
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compound monocular microscope

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Dates
1850
1875
1850-1875
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1983.20.1 a-l
Description
A wooden case (l) with a drawer (k) has a brass handle affixed to top; two hooks, with eyes, at top and bottom of the box for closure; contains a student's microscope (a) with horseshoe-shaped iron base; all fittings of brass; light condenser attached to front of microscope; extra eyepieces (b,c) a…
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Accession Number
1983.20.1 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy
Description
A wooden case (l) with a drawer (k) has a brass handle affixed to top; two hooks, with eyes, at top and bottom of the box for closure; contains a student's microscope (a) with horseshoe-shaped iron base; all fittings of brass; light condenser attached to front of microscope; extra eyepieces (b,c) and objective (d); additional parts provided: a round pillbox (e), empty; a round wooden cover glass box (f) containing glass cover discs; a rectangular box (g) containing glass discs; a round box (h) containing pieces of glass; a round box (i) containing broken pieces of glass; a paper (j) printed in French listing a table of lenses.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - microscope - Size: Length 31.0 cm
b - eyepiece
c - eyepiece
d - objective
e - pillbox - Size: Diam. 3.5 cm
f - box - Size: Depth 3.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
g - box
h - box - Size: Diam. 3.5 cm
i - box - Size: Diam. 3.0 cm
j - paper sheet
k - drawer
l - case - Size: Length 35.5 cm x Width 18.5 cm x Depth 15.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Miss A. Jeffers; microscope belonged to her grandfather, Dr. Wellington Colman Jeffers (1847-1917).
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1850
1875
1850-1875
Date Remarks
"Third quarter of 19th century"
Material
wood: brown
metal: yellow
glass: clear
Inscriptions
On cover glass box (f): "cover glass box, Bausch & Lomb"; on rectangular box (g): "Jas. W. Queen & Co., Opticians, No. 924 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia"; on round box (h): "Victoria Cachous" surrounding a picture of the young Queen Victoria.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B1-2
Temporary Location
Microscope only: On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Metal ring supporting mirror is broken; back panel of box detached; drawer pull broken off and missing; #2: there is a crack in the door of the case 10.0 cm long in the top proper left corner; a curving scratch in the door at the midpoint running across the width and a straight imprint in the width of the wood directly below this; there is a nick in the proper left edge of the door; there were cracks in the lower left corner of the proper left side 3.5 cm long and 4.3 cm long near the lower eye hook; and another crack in the opposite lower corner 3.2 cm long; there were several worn patches on the back surface and a crack running lengthwise from the top midpoint 30.6 cm long; the proper right edge was worn; there was a crack in the lower left corner of the proper left side 6.2 cm long, and in the lower right corner 4.0 cm long; the top was dusty, the handle worn but not corroded; and there was a black "X"-shaped deposit near the front and four black patches of deposit at the back; there were four light scratches at the front of the top; the door was stiff; objective (c) was worn but no corrosion or breaks in the glass; the bottom wooden microscope platform slides out easily but the proper left leaf is rough on its outside edge, indicating a previous break; the brass surface of the microscope is worn, and there are traces of orange corrosion in the grooves of the spine and the lower main cylinder; the mirror support is broken;the lower mirror has a series of weblike crackes that expose the black paint; the platform is worn in patches; no cracks in glass magnifiers; the knob of the inner box is broken; the box moves freelyl; the inner paper (j) is yellowed but not torn; (h) contains broken glass pieces, as does (i); other glass pieces are whole; inner box is scratched on the front and sides; the joints and pivots of the microscope move freely.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Wellington Colman Jeffers (1847-1917) graduated M.D. University of Victoria College in 1867, O.M.A. registrant 1876; he first practised in Oakwood, Ontario, on Main Street; he then practised from his house in Lindsay; he was the doctor for the military district of Lindsay, W.W.I, Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, from 1889.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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Denman's midwifery forceps

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1984.19.1 a-b
Description
Long-bladed obstetrical forceps with no pelvic curve; smooth wooden handles.
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Accession Number
1984.19.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Delivery
Obstetrical Forceps
Description
Long-bladed obstetrical forceps with no pelvic curve; smooth wooden handles.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - forcep - Length 31.0 cm
b - forcep - Length 31.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.H. Wesley.
Maker
May (?) and Stevenson
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
wood: brown
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-2
Condition Remarks
Some discolouration of metal; #2: metal is rusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Part of a group of instruments belonging to the donor's great-grandfather, Dr. W.W. Ogden (1837-1917) and grandfather, Dr. S.M. Hay (?-1943).
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bristle probang

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1984.19.2
Description
A sponge-tipped, flexible rod with expanding bristles and an ivory tip at the pushing end.
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Accession Number
1984.19.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Cotton/Sponge, Carrier -- probang
Description
A sponge-tipped, flexible rod with expanding bristles and an ivory tip at the pushing end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.H. Wesley.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
sponge: beige
bristle: beige
ivory: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-9
Dimension Notes
Length 37.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Rod has lost its flexibility.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used to locate and test strictures in the esophagus and for displacing foreign bodies down to the stomach; replaced by x-ray diagnosis and peroral endoscopy; part of a group of instruments belonging to the donor's great-grandfather, Dr. W.W. Ogden (1837-1917) and grandfather, Dr. S.M. Hay (?-1943).
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fine-tooth comb

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1985.18.1
Description
Comb has fine teeth made of bamboo set into a dark wood with bone ends; signed on central wooden portion.
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Accession Number
1985.18.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
MM= Household Articles -- comb
Description
Comb has fine teeth made of bamboo set into a dark wood with bone ends; signed on central wooden portion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. D. Pepper.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
bamboo: reddish-brown
wood: dark brown
bone: off-white
Inscriptions
Signed with maker's or workshop mark.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 10.7 cm x Width 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No broken or missing teeth.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This was used to comb hair for lice.
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Dr. Beach's Vegetable Compound

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Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001069
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
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Accession Number
996001069
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; bought from Scott Jordan in Sept.1993.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (State)
Canada West (C. W.)
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Material
glass: green
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Beach's' // Vegetable Compound // prepared by C.S. Harris, Manchester C. W. A certain remedy for Colds, Coughs, Sore throat, // &c. Also a preventative to the Chill Fever, // Ague, and summer complaints // Directions ...
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.0 cm. x Diam. : 2.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label is brittle and in slightly fragile condition; small portions of label are missing around outer edge; two pieces of label are missing from interior on either end of label
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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