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Whittemore's Automatic Vaccinator

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Patient Care
Vaccination
Accession Number
1930.3.1 a-b
Description
Nickle-plated brass vaccinator (a) in brown leather covered wooden case (b) with interior of blue velvet; rectangular vaccinator has finger hole on one end, thumb-worked single-action and hollow needle.
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Accession Number
1930.3.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Patient Care
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Smallpox Virus
Immunization
Public Health
Description
Nickle-plated brass vaccinator (a) in brown leather covered wooden case (b) with interior of blue velvet; rectangular vaccinator has finger hole on one end, thumb-worked single-action and hollow needle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - vaccinator - Length 6.0 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
b - box
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Gilbert Parker.
Maker
Codman & Shurtleff
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Date Remarks
Patent date of 1866 stamped on vaccinator
Material
leather: brown
fabric: dark blue
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on vaccinator: "WHITTEMORE'S // PATENT // FEB. 21, 1866"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Temporary Location
(a): On exhibit “Growing Pains: the 1867 Kingston General Hospital Crisis” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Case hinge broken; operable; #2: vaccinator is in good condition, with no active corrosion; minor metal wear in the form of fingerprints on the lever and body; parts move freely; case is in fair condition; leather is dry and brittle; top lid covering is totally detached; leather well worn at top and bottom and along edges; velvet lining is slightly faded; round velvet-covered piece in bottom of case is loose; front eye hook moves freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://obgynmedicalantiques.com/med-vaccination-1/whittemores-automatic-vaccinator
Research Facts
In using the device, the forefinger is passed into the ring and the thumb pressed upon the lever, by which the perforator is raised, and upon reaching a point is deployed by the force of a spring, and, slightly puncturing the skin deposits the virus. Thus, in a single, easy motion, a vaccination is performed. “The pain attending its use is so slight, as rarely to awaken a sleeping child, while the operation is rendered much more certain than by other methods.”
At the time Whittemore’s vaccinator was available, just smallpox had a vaccine, with rubella, measles, mumps, polio and other dreaded diseases still running unchecked.
The tip of the vaccinator is a hollow tube for holding the vaccine or serum. It is activated by a lever on the top, which both cocks and releases the blade. These are often mistaken for bleeders.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 (a) - 25 Jan 2017
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Baunscheidt's Lebenswecker (scarifier)

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
Accession Number
1930.5.1 a-d
Description
Wooden scarifier consisting of (a) the main shaft, (b) scarifier with spring body and 29 sharp prongs, (c) a wooden cap, and (d) a barrel-shaped wooden midsection.
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Accession Number
1930.5.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Irritants
Vaccination
Description
Wooden scarifier consisting of (a) the main shaft, (b) scarifier with spring body and 29 sharp prongs, (c) a wooden cap, and (d) a barrel-shaped wooden midsection.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - main shaft - Size: Length 16.8 cm
b - scarifier - Size: Length 23.0 cm
c - cap - Size: Length 4.1 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
d - scarifier - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Col. McAlpine; owned and used by Dr. John McAlpine, who practised at Lindsay 1880-1925.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
wood: dark brown
metal: dark golden brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Temporary Location
On loan to Brooklyn Historical Society, NY, for exhibit on Health and Disease in Brooklyn L-2019-2 22 March 2019 - 31 Dec 2022.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
This device was used with an irritating oil as a counter-irritant for vaccinations.
Exhibit History
On loan to Museum of Health Care Education Department for Seniors’ Learning Program 22 Aug 2016.
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Baunscheidt's Lebenswecker

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899.
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.209.1
Description
Flute-like wood body, spring-loaded head (scarifier)with pull release; wooden body.
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Accession Number
1969.209.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Irritants
Vaccination
Description
Flute-like wood body, spring-loaded head (scarifier)with pull release; wooden body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899.
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
wood: brown
horn: brown
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Dimension Notes
Length 21.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue for 1915, p. 1142 item #A7145
Research Facts
Originally labelled "Vaccination Scarificator," but see Kny-Scheerer catalogue. This device is used with an irritating oil as a counter-irritant.
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Baunscheidt's Lebenswecker (scarifier)

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.283.1 a-d
Description
Flute-like wooden body with a brass spring and steel needles, the Lebenswecker consists of (a) a cap; (b) the body; (c) a spring with a handle at one end and lancets at the other; (d) wooden piece of the body.
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Accession Number
1969.283.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Irritants
Vaccination
Description
Flute-like wooden body with a brass spring and steel needles, the Lebenswecker consists of (a) a cap; (b) the body; (c) a spring with a handle at one end and lancets at the other; (d) wooden piece of the body.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - cap - Size: Depth 3.2 cm
b - body - Size: Length 15.6 cm
c - spring - Size: Length 21.5 cm
d - body part - Size: Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
This device was used with an irriating oil as a counterirritant to vaccinations.
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Mulford's glycerated vaccine tubes

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Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.362.1 a-g
Description
A tubular wooden case, cap that has a 1.5 cm needle protruding from the underside; contains a glass phial containing three narrow glass capillary tubes of vaccine; phial is closed with a rubber plug and has a paper label affixed.
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Accession Number
1969.362.1 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Smallpox Virus
Immunization
Public Health
Description
A tubular wooden case, cap that has a 1.5 cm needle protruding from the underside; contains a glass phial containing three narrow glass capillary tubes of vaccine; phial is closed with a rubber plug and has a paper label affixed.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
phial - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 0.75 cm
rubber plug
tube of vaccine - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 mm
case - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Diam. 1,5 cm
cap
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
H. K. Mulford Co.
Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Material
wood: brown
glass: yellowish, translucent
metal: grey
rubber: brown
paper: white; black
Inscriptions
Inscriptions on wood case: “PHILADA. CHICAGO // Mulford’s Glycerinized Vaccine // PAT. APPLIED FOR // CASE AND SCARIFIER”; on vial: ”GLYCERINIZED VACCINE LYMPH // This Vaccine // should be returned // for exchange after // June 1, 1900 // ”Prepared at the Vaccine // Laboratory of // H. K. MULFORD CO. // CHEMISTS // Philada. Chicago // This package con- // tains 3 tubes of // Vaccine, each tube // sufficient for 1 vac- // cination// LB No. 226c”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row A Box 2
Temporary Location
With Research Group 5 Dec 2017
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
For smallpox vaccination.
Exhibit History
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013
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Mulford's glycerated vaccine phial

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Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.364.1 a-f
Description
A cylindrical wooden container holding a phial with a label wrapped around it; the phial contains ten narrow capillary glass tubes of vaccine and a long needle.
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Accession Number
1969.364.1 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Smallpox Virus
Immunization
Public Health
Description
A cylindrical wooden container holding a phial with a label wrapped around it; the phial contains ten narrow capillary glass tubes of vaccine and a long needle.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
tube - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
tube lid
phial - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 0.75 cm
tube
needle
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
H. K. Mulford Co.
Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Material
wood: light brown
glass: amber
paper: white; black
Inscriptions
Inscriptions on wood case: “PHILADA. CHICAGO // Mulford’s Glycerinized Vaccine // PAT. APPLIED FOR // CASE AND SCARIFIER”; on vial: ”GLYCERINIZED VACCINE LYMPH // This Vaccine // should be returned // for exchange after // June 1, 1900 // ”Prepared at the Vaccine // Laboratory of // H. K. MULFORD CO. // CHEMISTS // Philada. Chicago // This package con- // tains 10 tubes of // Vaccine, each tube // sufficient for 1 vac- // cination// LB No. 231c”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row A Box 2
Temporary Location
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013 (c).
Condition Remarks
Rubber plug broken off in phial; contents not accessible.
Copy Type
Original
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Plate XXXIX, Vaccination Eruptions [medical illustration]

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Dates
1889
1899
circa 1889-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Vaccination
Classification
Archival, Images
Vaccination
Accession Number
1981.6.31
Description
Colour lithograph--vaccination eruptions.
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Accession Number
1981.6.31
Author
Robert W. Taylor
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Vaccination
Classification
Archival, Images
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination -- pictorial works
Vaccination
Skin Manifestations -- pictorial works
Description
Colour lithograph--vaccination eruptions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Dr. Gary Sibbald, Toronto General Hospital.
Maker
George S. Harris & Sons
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1889
1899
circa 1889-1899
Date Remarks
Date of The Clinical Atlas of Veneral and Skin Diseases and succeeding atlases
Material
paper: cream
Inscriptions
"Fig. 1 Erythema papulatum after vaccination"; "Fig. 2 Erythema papulatum after vaccination"; "Fig. 3 Impetigo contagiosa after vaccination"; "Fig. 4 Eruption after animal vaccination"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-2 Box B
Dimension Notes
Length 55.3 cm x Width 41.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Extremely brittle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
The Clinical Atlas of Venereal and Skin Diseases by Robert W. Taylor;
Prev. # 81.6.31; CD #UHN
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Plate XLI, Gangrene Vaccinide [medical illustration]

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Dates
1889
1899
circa 1889-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Vaccination
Classification
Archival, Images
Vaccination
Accession Number
1981.6.32
Description
Colour lithograph--Gangrene vaccinide.
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Accession Number
1981.6.32
Author
Robert W. Taylor
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Vaccination
Classification
Archival, Images
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Gangrene -- pictorial works
Vaccination
Description
Colour lithograph--Gangrene vaccinide.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Dr. Gary Sibbald, Toronto General Hospital.
Maker
George S. Harris & Sons
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1889
1899
circa 1889-1899
Date Remarks
Date of The Clinical Atlas of Veneral and Skin Diseases and succeeding atlases
Material
paper: cream
Inscriptions
"Fig. 1 Dermatitis gangrenosa infantum"; "Fig. 2 Erythema papulatum after vaccination"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-2 Box B
Dimension Notes
Length 55.3 cm x Width 41.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Extremely brittle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
The Clinical Atlas of Venereal and Skin Diseases by Robert W. Taylor;
Prev. # 81.6.32; CD #UHN
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