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Bi-Sulph. Mercury

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001165
Description
Large clear glass cylindrical bottle; wide cylindrical neck with cork stopper; contents in bottle; two paper labels on one side of bottle
Accession Number
996001165
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Mercury Compounds
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large clear glass cylindrical bottle; wide cylindrical neck with cork stopper; contents in
bottle; two paper labels on one side of bottle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA,
in Oct. 1993
Maker
McClure, Walker & Gibson
Site Made (City)
Albany
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Bi-sulph. Mercury // McClure, Walker & Gibson // Wholesale Druggists // Albany, N.Y. 15 &
17 Norton St.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.9 cm. x Diam. 5.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper labels discoloured and slightly brittled
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. J. O. Lambert's Pine Tar Syrup coupon

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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001544
Description
Paper ad/coupon for Dr. J.O. Lambert's Pine Tar Syrup; front" top third has a 10 cent coupon, midthird has a facsimile of J. O. Lambert, bottom third has address; back has descriptions & testimonials to Dr. J. O. Lambert's Kidney & Bladder Pills, inside the same for several other products.
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Accession Number
996001544
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper ad/coupon for Dr. J.O. Lambert's Pine Tar Syrup; front" top third has a 10 cent coupon, midthird has a facsimile of J. O. Lambert, bottom third has address; back has descriptions & testimonials to Dr. J. O. Lambert's Kidney & Bladder Pills, inside the same for several other products.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. J. O. Lambert Medical Co.
Site Made (City)
Albany
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Material
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
"10 CENT COUPON // Good for a 10 cent bottle of Dr. J.O. // Lambert's Pine Tar Syrup, at // GUARANTEED UNDER THE PURE FOOD AND DRUGS ACT, // JUNE 20, 1906. // Beware of imitations. See that Dr. Lambert's Photograph and Signature are on each // wrapper. J.O. // L // A // M // B // E // R // T // M.D. // Dr. J.O. LAMBERT // LABORATORY // MEDICAL CO. // P.O. Box 578 // ALBANY, N.Y."; inside & back testimonials for various products
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 24.1 cm. x Width: 15.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Sun/age discoloured, especially around the edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Lambert Syrup, About: https://www.siroplambert.com/en/about-lambert-syrup-natural-cough-syrup
Research Facts
Also made Kidney & Bladder Pills, Soothing Syrup, Headache Wafers, Improved Digestive Tablets
Lambert Syrup was developed in 1887 in St-Zéphirin-de-Courval, near Drummondville, Québec, by Québec physician Joseph-Oliver Lambert. In 1887, Dr. Lambert created the formula of his syrup and registered the patent. In 1891, the Dr. J. O. Lambert Limited company was founded, and it was incorporated in 1915, 22 years after Lambert’s death. During the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 (a type A flu), many newspapers claimed that Lambert Syrup was curative. Lambert Syrup was by this time distributed across Canada and even in Great Britain, France, Belgium and the United States. As of 2019, Dr. Lambert’s syrup is still being sold according the original formula first patented by Dr. Lambert, and with the original brand image on the packaging with a vintage photograph of Dr. Lambert.
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nursing certificate and recruitment notices

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Dates
1953
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
998008010 a-d
Description
A nursing certificate and two recruitment notices in an envelope; the certificate (a) is on a pink and white card with the card in the middle that is meant to be cut out; on either side is information and areas with holes punched out (computer information); the first recruitment notice urges nurses…
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Accession Number
998008010 a-d
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Licensure, Nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
A nursing certificate and two recruitment notices in an envelope; the certificate (a) is on a pink and white card with the card in the middle that is meant to be cut out; on either side is information and areas with holes punched out (computer information); the first recruitment notice urges nurses to join the American Nurses' Association and is printed on yellow paper; the second recruitment notice (c) urges nurses to receive training on what to do in the event of an atomic disaster and is printed on orange paper; the envelope is white.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - certificate - Size: Length 18.7 cm x Width 8.2 cm
b - recruitment notice - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 8.2
c - recruitment notice - Size: Length 18.7 cm x Width 8.3 cm
d - envelope - Size: Length 20.4 cm x Width 8.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired by Cora Burnside when she worked as a nurse in New York.
Maker
The University of the State of New York
Site Made (City)
Albany
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1953
Date Remarks
The certificate was issued on September 1st, 1953.
Material
paper: white, pink, orange ,yellow
Inscriptions
"THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK // THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT // DIVISION OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION // 23 SOUTH PEARL STREET // ALBANY 7, N.Y. // RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED" printed on the envelope; for additional marks, see attached photocopy.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Susan Muer-Simpson; see attached photocopy; CD #8
Research Facts
Cora Frances Burnside was a graduate of KGH Nursing's class of 1923; she worked in New York until 1971 and died in 1996; the recruitment notices were sent out with the certificate to urge nurses to join various programs.
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Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Collection
Gillies Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
004045011
Description
A metal protractor with a half circle head and an attached handle with an arm that swings around the edge of the circle to accurately take measurements.
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Accession Number
004045011
Collection
Gillies Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
MM= Household Articles -- ruler, compass, protractor, timepiece
Description
A metal protractor with a half circle head and an attached handle with an arm that swings around the edge of the circle to accurately take measurements.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
This artifact was used by the donor's uncle Dr. Walter Barnhart during the 1920s to the 1940s in his personal lab; possibly for arthritis research.
Maker
The R. S Starrett Co.
Site Made (City)
Athol
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Date Remarks
The donor states that it was used from the 1920s through to the 1940s; identical item on website dated to 1930s.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Measurement numbers from 1 to 180 degrees going both ways on the circular edge; "No 19 // THE L.S. STARRETT CO. // ATHOL. MASS. U.S.A." engraved on the protractor; "READ INSIDE SCALE // READ OUTSIDE SCALE" written in pen on a piece of tape on the handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-7
Dimension Notes
Length 20.1 cm x Width 8.4 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some scratches and staining.
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Richard Gillies; Internet: "goantiques"; CD #9
Research Facts
The donor graduated from medical school in 1955.
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Starrett registering speed indicator

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Dates
1897
circa 1897
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1976.5.8 a-d
Description
A small wooden end handle (a), widens out to a calibrated metal indicator, narrows to a metal pointer with a rubber tip (d) which moves the indicator when turned; contained in carboard box (b,c).
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Accession Number
1976.5.8 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Laboratories
Description
A small wooden end handle (a), widens out to a calibrated metal indicator, narrows to a metal pointer with a rubber tip (d) which moves the indicator when turned; contained in carboard box (b,c).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - handle and indicator - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Width 4.0 cm
b,c - container - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
d - rubber tip
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Austin, administrator, Dept. of Pathology, Banting Institute.
Maker
L.S. Starrett
Site Made (City)
Athol
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1897
circa 1897
Date Remarks
Patented April 15, 1898.
Material
metal: grey
rubber: black
wood: dark brown
cardboard: brown; black
Inscriptions
Inscribed on centre of dial: "L.S. STARRETT ATHOL, MASS. U.S.A. // PAT. APRIL 15, 1897"; metal indicator is calibrated 10 to 100 and 100 to 10; lid of box has, "Red - Labelled No. 107 STARRETT // Registering Speed Indicator // MADE BY".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-10
Condition Remarks
#2: cardboard box falling apart
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Research Facts
A revolution counter. To count revolutions of the shafts that ran machinery, engineers used counters like this one. The manufacturer, L. S. Starrett Company of Athol , Mass., called the device a speed indicator, although it has no timekeeping apparatus. The steel counter has a flat handle on one side and a rotating cylindrical rod on the other. In between is a flat curved case on which a dial is mounted. Pressing the rod against a rotating shaft rotates it and advances the dial. The edge of the dial is divided into 100 equal parts, which are numbered from 10 to 100 by tens. Two different nozzles fit into the far end of the cylinder. The instrument fits in a red, white, and black paper box.
his counter is one of the many inventions of Laroy Starrett (1836-1922), who was born and raised on a farm in Maine. In 1880, having successfully patented and sold a meat chopper, as well as shoe studs and hooks, Starrett established a business in Athol, Mass., to sell drawing instruments and small tools. He applied for a patent for a speed indicator in 1895, and received it in 1897.
patent to L. S. Starrett Company when it was granted March 28, 1905. The device sold in at least three models. This is No. 104, which was particularly intended for high speeds. It was sold both directly by Starrett and through distributors of tools and steam engine equipment. This speed indicator is mentioned in Starrett catalogues into the 1930s.
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instrument case

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Dates
1918
circa 1918
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1966.11.2 a-g
Description
Rectangular black leather instrument case (a) which folds in three parts and has a metal snap closure; blue felt lining with two flaps attached at top and bottom of center area with tape; center segment has a leather band across which holds in place two sets of Michel's suture clips (f-g) on wire s…
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Accession Number
1966.11.2 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Description
Rectangular black leather instrument case (a) which folds in three parts and has a metal snap closure; blue felt lining with two flaps attached at top and bottom of center area with tape; center segment has a leather band across which holds in place two sets of Michel's suture clips (f-g) on wire supports; there are eight of the larger (1.7 cm) clips and four of the smaller (1.5 cm) clips; also included underneath one of the felt clips are three paper envelopes for scalpel blades of various sizes (b-d) and one wax paper envelope containing a scalpel blade (e); owner's name applied to back of case via fabric tape.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - case - Size (closed): Length 19.6 cm x Width 8.6 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
b - envelope - Size (closed): Length 6.7 cm x Width 1.9 cm
c - envelope - Size (closed): Length 6.5 cm x Width 1.9 cm
d - envelope - Size (closed): Length 6.4 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
e - envelope - Size (folded): Length 6.7 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.09 cm
f - set of Michel's suture clips - Size: Length 8.2 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
g - set of Michel's suture clips - Size: Length 8.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Walter Little Carruthers; donated to the Academy of Medicine, which later donated it to the Museum of Health Care.
Site Made (Country)
(b-c) USA; (e) England
Dates
1918
circa 1918
Date Remarks
Dr. Carruthers was promoted to Lieutenant in April of 1918 and discharged in August of 1918
Material
leather: black, brown
fabric: navy, cream, black
metal: black, grey, yellow
paper: green, cream, black, red
Inscriptions
On back of case (a): "W. L. CARRUTHERS // LIEUT. // R. C. A. M. C."; on back of front snap: "903 . PAT [illegible, might be "L E"]"; on back of top snap: "C_F_Co // U. S. F."; front of envelope (b): "6 BLADES // SIZE 10 // BARD // PARKER // KNIFE // BARD-PARKER // COMPANY // INC. // New York"; back of envelope on flap: "MADE IN U. S. A."; front of envelope (c): "6 BLADES // SIZE 11 // BARD // PARKER // KNIFE"; back of envelope: "Made in U.S.A."; front of envelope (d): "No 21"; back of envelope: "FINEST // SURGEON'S // BLADE"; on blade at base: "21"; on blade (e) at base: "D"; by blade: "GILETTE // MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Condition Remarks
#2: Leather on (a) is brittle and flaking in some places; felt is faded at corners and flaps are thinning; clips on (g) show some green corrosion product; all paper envelopes show some wear and minor tearing; blades in excellent condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 2252 (similar to clips in case 6618); Oxford Index website; "Ontario Roots" genealogy website (Russ McGillivray); University of Toronto Varsity War Supplement (1915); CD #UHN
Research Facts
Michel's suture clips were created by French surgeon Gaston Michel (1875-1937) and are used to close skin incisions after surgery. Dr. Walter Little Carruthers (1890-1968) enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1915 while he was a medical student at the University of Toronto. He served with the 5th Field Ambulance and was discharged in August of 1918 so that he could continue his studies.
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Maybury's Indian Ointment

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001103 a-b
Description
Circular metal tin containing balm; gold tin has black writing on lid; lid is decorative
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Accession Number
996001103 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Circular metal tin containing balm; gold tin has black writing on lid; lid is decorative
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 2.5 cm. x Diam. 5.5 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Frank J. Smith & Son
Site Made (City)
Albany
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Maybury's // Indian Ointment // A valuable remedy for // croup, quincy, Bronchitis // Diphtheria // Cold on // chest & stiff joints swollen or painful // limbs, chilblains, frozen bottom of box // Distributed by // J.P. Rawley & Co. // 853 Broadway // New York City // Limbs, Chapped // hands or lips, inflamed eyelids, bleeding and // Internal piles ...
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Condition Remarks
#1: Bottom worn and scratched; white substance stuck on lid
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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