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nurse's pocket instrument kit

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Dates
1908
1910
circa 1908-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care
Nursing
Classification
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care
Nursing
Accession Number
1980.4.1
Description
A folding leather case with 5 snap-closing pockets and a strap to hold instruments; eight medical instruments, two pencils and patient chart forms.
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Accession Number
1980.4.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care
Nursing
Classification
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Nursing Care
Description
A folding leather case with 5 snap-closing pockets and a strap to hold instruments; eight medical instruments, two pencils and patient chart forms.
Part Names
case - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Width 23.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Cooper Cole via Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Whittemore of Toronto.
Dates
1908
1910
circa 1908-1910
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
leather: black; brown
metal: silver
wood: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-5
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The kit belonged to Dr. Cooper Cole's sister, Agatha St. Osyth Cole; first student to graduate with a B.A. in Toronto in 1905 before graduating in nursing in 1908 from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal; the kit was presented to her either at graduation or on receiveing a gold medal award in nursing.
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The Officers and Nursing Sisters of the Ontario Military Hospital, 24th May 1916 [photographic print]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11633
Dates
1916
circa 1916
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Images
Military Medicine
Nursing
Accession Number
1984.6.123
Description
Black and white print depicting men officers and nurses in a formal photo, there are six rows of people with the men sitting on the bottom row and on the ends of the rows and women in the middle, they are posing in front of an ivy-covered wall.
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Accession Number
1984.6.123
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Images
Military Medicine
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Nurses -- portraits
Hospitals -- pictorial works
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- Archival -- photographs
Military Medicine -- home front
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Personnel
Military Personnel -- nurse
Description
Black and white print depicting men officers and nurses in a formal photo, there are six rows of people with the men sitting on the bottom row and on the ends of the rows and women in the middle, they are posing in front of an ivy-covered wall.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1916
circa 1916
Date Remarks
Date printed on object.
Material
paper: ivory
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the front: "THE OFFICERS AND THE NURSING SISTERS // of the // Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington, Kent, // on a visit to Parke, Davis & Co.'s Laboratories, Houslow; 24th May, 1916."; printed on back ;"Parke, Davis & Co.'s Status as British Manufacturers // Thyroid in Psoriasis // A Valuable Dry Dressing for Chancre, Chancroid, etc."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A, p. 1b
Length
22.8 cm
Width
14.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 22.8 cm x Width 14.8 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Stable: Two creases running vertically through the print, the top left crease has torn 1.5cm down from the edge, the bottom right crease has torn 4.5cm up from the edge, there is a 1.0cm tear in the lower right corner.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Museum
Website
Reference Comments
“Nursing Sister’s apron, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC),” Museum of Health Care. http://artefact.museumofhealthcare.ca/?p=79
Veronica Loh, "The Canadian Military Hospital, Orpington," Bromley First World War, accessed August 12, 2020. https://www.bromleyfirstworldwar.org.uk/content/places/ontario-military-hospital-orpington
Research Facts
More than 4000 women served as military nurses during the Second World War playing a vital role in the care and comfort of wounded soldiers, sailors, and airmen. As commissioned officers known by rank and title as Nursing Sisters, they served as fully-integrated members of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Most of them worked overseas in military hospitals and casualty clearing stations. After the lean years of the 1930s when there were few available positions for graduate nurses, even with the dangers of warfare, military nursing offered a job with a good salary, benefits, status, and a chance to travel.
Due to the high number of casualties during the First World War, the Ontario Provincial Government opened a hospital overseas in Orpington, England, which was then a village with a railway line and water. It was opened as the No. 16 Ontario Military Hospital in February 1916 with over 1000 beds, and later renamed the No. 16 Canadian General Hospital and expanded to accomodate another 1000 beds. By May 1919, over 30,000 men had been treated, and only 201 deaths. Thomas McCrae, brother of Major John McCrae (author of the poem "In Flanders Fields"), was a pioneering plastic surgeon at this hospital.
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nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact621
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002001 a-f
Description
Probationers uniform, 1886-style reproduction; "almost white" cotton trimmed in turkey red, skirt floor length in 3 deep tucks; pleated frill of red around bottom; long white apron worn over top with sash tied at side in bow; bodice has red collar and cuffs; red cross to top of right sleeve with bo…
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Accession Number
995002001 a-f
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
Probationers uniform, 1886-style reproduction; "almost white" cotton trimmed in turkey red, skirt floor length in 3 deep tucks; pleated frill of red around bottom; long white apron worn over top with sash tied at side in bow; bodice has red collar and cuffs; red cross to top of right sleeve with bow at front; scissors on black cord hung at waist
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - bodice - Size:
b - skirt - Size:
c - apron - Size:
d - belt - Size:
e - cap - Size:
f - scissors - Size:
Maker
Kingston General Hospital Nursing Alumni
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Date Remarks
Created by the Kingston General Hospital Nurses Alumni Association; the uniform is of the 1886 style.
Material
fabric: off-white; turkey red
Inscriptions
Individual pieces of clothing have date 1886 written in black marker on waistband or collar; and has two red "X"'s sewn beside date
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007, Closet G;
(b) Storage Room 0007, BOX 5;
(c) Storage Room 0007, BOX 9;
(d) Storage Room 0007, BOX 15;
(e) Storage Room 0007, 0007 Closet C;
(f) Storage Room 0010, 0010-C3-10
Temporary Location
(e) To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: Showcase West, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Condition Remarks
#1: overall condition good; white cotton has yellowed slightly with age; #2: no damage from being on exhibit; suitable to put back on exhibit
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; Paul Robertson; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Reproduction uniform made for Kingston General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae to represent uniforms that were first worn by Kingston General Hospital Nursing School students in the 1886s until the mid-1890s.
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
Exhibit History
Cap (e) on exhibit in Hall of Honour, Sept. 1995–Jan. 19, 2001; on exhibit at Museum, Jan. 22, 2001-June 9, 2008.
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nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact622
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002002 a-j
Description
1890s-style reproduction nurse's uniform with accessories; white cotton bodice with high puffed sleeves; red cross to right sleeve; long red under-sleeve; long white cotton skirt with red band to bottom; long white apron worn over top skirt; white starched bib worn over bodice; starched cuffs, belt…
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Accession Number
995002002 a-j
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
1890s-style reproduction nurse's uniform with accessories; white cotton bodice with high puffed sleeves; red cross to right sleeve; long red under-sleeve; long white cotton skirt with red band to bottom; long white apron worn over top skirt; white starched bib worn over bodice; starched cuffs, belt and collar finished traditional uniform; together with cap, and scissors on a cord hanging from the waist.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - bodice - Size:
b - skirt - Size:
c - apron - Size:
d - bib - Size:
e - cuff - Size:
f - cuff - Size:
g - belt - Size:
h - collar - Size:
i - cap - Size:
j - scissors - Size:
Maker
Kingston General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Date Remarks
Based on provenance; pieces created to approximate nursing uniforms from the 1890 to the early 1900s.
Material
fabric: white, red
ink: black
Inscriptions
Each piece has date "1900" written in black marker to interior collar or waist; together with two black "X"'s sewn beside
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007, Closet G; (b) Storage Room 0007, BOX 5; (c) Storage Room 0007, BOX 9; (d) Storage Room 0007, BOX 14; (e,f) Storage Room 0007, BOX 16; (g) Storage Room 0007, BOX 15;
(h) 0010-C6-5;
(i) 0010-C6-2;
(j) 0010-C3-10
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; white cotton has yellowed slightly with age
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; Paul Robertson; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Reproduction uniform made for KGH Nurses' Alumnae to represent uniforms that were first worn by KGH Nursing School students in the 1890s until around 1906. Slight modifications were made to this uniform during this period.
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
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nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact623
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002003 a-f
Description
1906-style reproduction nurse's uniform with accessories; white cotton long-sleeved one-piece dress; floor length; red cross to right sleeve; red band around skirt bottom; bib and long apron cover dress; stiff collar fastened at back with studs; stiffly starched belt; stiff winged pleated cap.
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Accession Number
995002003 a-f
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
1906-style reproduction nurse's uniform with accessories; white cotton long-sleeved one-piece dress; floor length; red cross to right sleeve; red band around skirt bottom; bib and long apron cover dress; stiff collar fastened at back with studs; stiffly starched belt; stiff winged pleated cap.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b - bib - Size:
c - apron - Size:
d - collar - Size:
e - belt - Size:
f - cap - Size:
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Date Remarks
Replica created by Kingston General Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association; created to look like a 1906-style nurse's uniform.
Material
fabric: white; red
ink: blue
Inscriptions
Individual pieces marked with "1906" and some with two blue "X"'s
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007, BOX 4;
(b) Storage Room 0007, BOX 14;
(c) Storage Room 0007, BOX 8;
(d) Storage Room 0007, BOX 2;
(e) Storage Room 0007, BOX 15;
(f) Storage Room 0007 0010-C5-4
0007 Closet C
Temporary Location
To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: Showcase East, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Condition Remarks
Overall condition good; white cotton slightly yellowed
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; Paul Robertson; reference book compiled: "Information Re Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Reproduction uniform made for Kingston General Hospital School of Nurse's Alumnae to represent uniforms that were first worn by Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing students around 1906. This uniform style was in use (with modifications) until around 1924.
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
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nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact624
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002004 a-h
Description
1924-style reproduction nurse's uniform with accessories; white long-sleeved cotton dress; ankle length; red cross to right sleeve; red band around bottom; starched bib; long apron; starched collar, belt and cuffs; cap with pleated high crown and small wings brought further to back
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Accession Number
995002004 a-h
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
1924-style reproduction nurse's uniform with accessories; white long-sleeved cotton dress; ankle length; red cross to right sleeve; red band around bottom; starched bib; long apron; starched collar, belt and cuffs; cap with pleated high crown and small wings brought further to back
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b - bib - Size:
c - apron - Size:
d - collar - Size:
e - belt - Size:
f - cuff - Size:
g - cuff - Size:
h - cap - Size:
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Date Remarks
Created by Kingston General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association, made to look like 1924 style nurse's uniform
Material
fabric: white; red; blue
Inscriptions
Individual pieces marked with "1924" (marker)and two yellow "X"'s (sewn)
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007, BOX 4
(b) Storage Room 0007, BOX 14
(c) Storage Room 0007, BOX 9
(d) Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-4;
(e) Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet I
(f,g) Storage Room 0007, BOX 16
(h) Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-1
Temporary Location
(b): To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: restored Room 1016, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008
Condition Remarks
Overall condition good; cape slightly worn, particularly at collar
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos availableat Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index.
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Reproduction uniform made for KGH Nurses' Alumnae to represent uniforms that were first worn by KGH Nursing School students around 1924. This uniform was in use (with modifications) until around 1939.
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
Exhibit History
(b) - On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007-June 9, 2008; (d) on loan for exhibit, "Uni-Forming . . . Wearing the Uniform" at the Musee Beaulne, Coaticook, Quebec, Jan. 2008-30 Oct. 2008.
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nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact625
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002005 a-g
Description
Long-sleeved blue-and-white gingham one-piece dress; with long white apron; white starched cuffs and belt; simple starched white shaped collar; pleated high crown cap
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Accession Number
995002005 a-g
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
Long-sleeved blue-and-white gingham one-piece dress; with long white apron; white starched cuffs and belt; simple starched white shaped collar; pleated high crown cap
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b - apron - Size:
c - cuff - Size:
d - cuff - Size:
e - belt - Size:
f - collar - Size:
g - cap - Size:
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Date Remarks
Replica of 1924 uniform created by Kingston General Hospital Nursing Alumnae
Material
fabric: blue; white
Inscriptions
Individual pieces marked with "1924P"
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007, BOX 12;
(b) Storage Room 0007, BOX 5;
(c,d) Storage Room 0007, BOX 16;
(e) Storage Room 0007, BOX 15;
(f) Storage Room 0007, BOX 2;
(g) Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-1
Temporary Location
(a) To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: restored Room 1016, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Condition Remarks
overall condition good
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
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nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact626
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002006 a-o
Description
Short-sleeved white cotton nurse's uniform dress (a); red cross on right sleeve; small left breast pocket and patch pocket on skirt; snap closure at neck; seven round flat plastic shank-style buttons (b-h) and seven cotter pins (i-o) on sleeves and bodice.
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Accession Number
995002006 a-o
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
Short-sleeved white cotton nurse's uniform dress (a); red cross on right sleeve; small left breast pocket and patch pocket on skirt; snap closure at neck; seven round flat plastic shank-style buttons (b-h) and seven cotter pins (i-o) on sleeves and bodice.
Number Of Parts
15
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b - bib - Size:
c - apron - Size:
d - collar - Size:
e - belt - Size:
f - cuff - Size: Depth 9.0 cm x Diam. 8.0 cm
g - cuff - Size: Depth 9.0 cm x Diam. 8.0 cm
h - cap - Size:
i - cape - Size:
j - scissors - Size:
Maker
Lac Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Date Remarks
Representative of 1939 uniform
Material
fabric: red; white
plastic: white
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Marked with "1939"; name tag "Velma Johnston" in red inside collar.
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet A
(b-o) Storage Room 0010
0010 C5-4
Temporary Location
(i): On exhibit: "For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Nov. 13, 2008 (in restored room 1016).
Condition Remarks
#1: Overall condition good; white cotton yellowed slightly; cape worn slightly; #3: white cotton has yellowed slightly
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index;
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
Exhibit History
Artefact (h) displayed at special Mass for nurses, St. Mary's Cathedral, Sunday, May 8, 2005, 11:15 a.m.; KGH Nursing Alumnae 2005 Special exhibit, Museum of Health Care, 20 May 2005-24 June 2005 (h only)
(d) - On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007-June 9, 2008; (f,g) on loan for exhibit, "Uni-Forming . . . Wearing the Uniform" at the Musee Beaulne, Coaticook, Quebec, Jan. 2008-30 Oct. 2008.
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nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact627
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002007 a-i
Description
Short-sleeved white cotton nurse's uniform dress to mid-calf (a); red cross on right sleeve; patch pocket on skirt; small left breast pocket; four circular rounded plastic shank-style buttons (b-e); one cotter pin (f); and three circular metal pins (g-i); replica in the style of 1939.
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Accession Number
995002007 a-i
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
Short-sleeved white cotton nurse's uniform dress to mid-calf (a); red cross on right sleeve; patch pocket on skirt; small left breast pocket; four circular rounded plastic shank-style buttons (b-e); one cotter pin (f); and three circular metal pins (g-i); replica in the style of 1939.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b-e - buttons - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
f - cotter pin - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 0.4 cm
g-i - pins - Size: Width 0.1 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Date Remarks
Replica of 1939 uniform made by Kingston General Hospital Nursing Alumnae
Material
fabric: white; red
plastic: white
metal: grey
Inscriptions
"1939" inked in black inside the collar.
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet A
(b-i) Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-4
Temporary Location
(e,f) To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: Showcase East, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Condition Remarks
#1: Overall condition good
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
Exhibit History
(e,f) - On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007.
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Dates
1939
circa 1939
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002008 a-i
Description
Short-sleeved blue-and-white striped cotton dress (a); calf length; metal snap closure at neck; skirt has two pockets; one left breast pocket, sewn shut except for narrow space at left; four circular rounded plastic shank-style buttons (b-e) held in place by cotter pins (f-i).
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Accession Number
995002008 a-i
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
Short-sleeved blue-and-white striped cotton dress (a); calf length; metal snap closure at neck; skirt has two pockets; one left breast pocket, sewn shut except for narrow space at left; four circular rounded plastic shank-style buttons (b-e) held in place by cotter pins (f-i).
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b-e - buttons - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
f-i - cotter pins - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 0.4 cm
Maker
Lac Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Date Remarks
Representative of 1939 uniform
Material
fabric: white; blue; red
plastic: white
metal: grey
Inscriptions
"218 1939 [crossed out letter "P"] JUNIOR" printed inside back of collar with black marker; Manufacturer's tag at collar: red thread "MADE BY // Lac-Mac // LONDON, CANADA // SANFORIZED"
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet A
(b-i) Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-4
Condition Remarks
#1: Overall condition good
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
Exhibit History
(d) - On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007-June 9, 2008.
Images
Less detail

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