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wax model, somatotype

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Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003131
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a woman with congenital adrenal hyperplasia; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs and body for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and together and her arms st…
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Accession Number
996003131
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- genetics -- models
Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a woman with congenital adrenal hyperplasia; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs and body for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and together and her arms straight and held at her sides; the woman has a large lower abdomen and buttocks as well as normal breasts; body hair is visible from her navel to the pubis as well as on her face; the model is painted to depict true colour.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Models made by Marjorie Winslow; they were commissioned by Dr. Robertson, who also helped with anatomical details.
Maker
Marjorie Winslow
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
The somatotypes were made by Marjorie Winslow in 1946 in Montreal
Material
beeswax with talc: cream
wire: grey
oil paints: red; brown; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-H1-Box 12
Dimension Notes
Length: 42.1 cm. x Width: 11.3 cm. x Depth: 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The model is extremely dirty and dusty; the model was poorly handled and stored and as a result is broken and cracked; the model has been broken at the lower legs; the feet and ankles remain, but there are missing sections in the lower legs; both knees show cracks; the hand on the right side has a large chip which has broken off, but is not missing; the arm of the left side shows cracks between the elbow and the wrist; there is a large crack at the neck; there is some white substance on the left side of the head; the whole surface of the model shows several scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Model subject identified by Dr. Reid (best guess); model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow
in an oral interview (transcribed); photographed on May 27, 1998
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; the presence of facial hair and being somewhat overweight can be symptoms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Images
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Dates
1950
1980
1950-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
998001006
Description
Tapered clear glass dose medicine measurer with one-ounce measurements in teaspoon, tablespoon, dessert, c.c. and ounce.
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Accession Number
998001006
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Administration, Cutaneous -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
Tapered clear glass dose medicine measurer with one-ounce measurements in teaspoon, tablespoon, dessert, c.c. and ounce.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KGH
Dates
1950
1980
1950-1980
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed inside the glass : "1OZ // 3/4 // 1/2 // 1/4 ";"30 CC // 25 // 20 // 15 // 10 // 5 // TABLE // 2 // 1 // DESSERT // TEA // 8 // 6 // 4 // 2 // 1"; engraved into bottom of glass: "D".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Diam 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Beth Orr; "Surgical Instruments Operation Tables Sterilizers Hospital Equipment," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, p. 628 (similar to item #53766)
Research Facts
Glass measure was used for dispensing medicines and also to hold liquid cocaine, which was used to swab the inside of patient's noses for freezing purposes (for packing, cautery, etc.)
Images
Less detail
Dates
1950
1980
1950-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
998001007
Description
Tapered one-ounce clear glass medicine dose measurer with measurements in teaspoon, tablespoon, dessert, c.c. and ounce.
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Accession Number
998001007
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Administration, Cutaneous -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
Tapered one-ounce clear glass medicine dose measurer with measurements in teaspoon, tablespoon, dessert, c.c. and ounce.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital, Kingston Ontario.
Dates
1950
1980
1950-1980
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed inside the glass: "1OZ // 3/4 // 1/2 // 1/4"; "30 CC // 25 // 20 //15 // 10 // 5 // TABLE // 2 // 1 // DESSERT // TEA // 8 // 6 // 4 // 2 // 1"; engraved into bottom of glass: "D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Beth Orr; "Surgical Instruments Operation Tables Sterilizers Hospital Equipment," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, p. 628 (similar to item #53766)
Research Facts
Glass measure was used for diispensing medication and also to hold liquid cocaine, which was used to swab the inside of patient's noses for freezing purposes (for packing, cautery, etc.)
Images
Less detail