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electrical massage instrument

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Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
999021001 a-e
Description
(a) Electrical massage instrument consists of a metal-encased motor supported by stand on four wooden castors; motor sits on round platform with semi-circular hinged drawer; side of platform has a switch and a holster for hand-piece; hand-piece has a painted wooden handle and a metal head ending in…
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Accession Number
999021001 a-e
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Massage -- instrumentation
Vibration -- therapeutic use
Description
(a) Electrical massage instrument consists of a metal-encased motor supported by stand on four wooden castors; motor sits on round platform with semi-circular hinged drawer; side of platform has a switch and a holster for hand-piece; hand-piece has a painted wooden handle and a metal head ending in a ring; hand-piece is connected to motor with cloth-braided cable; instrument has an original cloth-braided plug; drawer contains (b) oil can and (c) plastic cylindrical ribbed bit; drawer contains two oil stained (d-e) pages from Popular Mechanics magazine April 1930.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - electrical massage instrument - Size: Length 115.5 cm x Width 45.0 cm x Depth 42.5 cm
b - oil can - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 5.1 cm
c - plastic cylindrical ribbed bit - Size: Length 8.5 cm x Diam. 3.8 cm
d - page - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 16.5 cm
e - page - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 16.5 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Col. S.M. Polson.
Maker
Chicago Motor and Vibrator Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
based on appearance
Material
metal: black, yellow, silver
fabric: black
plastic: black
wood: brown
paper: yellowed
Inscriptions
Embossed and etched on metal plate affixed to platform: "CHICAGO MOTOR AND // VIBRATOR CO. // CHICAGO // NO. P739 VOLTS 110 CY.60"; impressed on hand-piece twice: "OIL"; embossed on cylindrical bit: "HF INC"
Permanent Location
(a-c) Storage Room W1
W1-2-1
(d,e) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 18
Condition Remarks
Metal stand and motor case scratched; black lacquer paint chipping off in spots; lacquer on motor case is dulling due to wear; exposed metal is tarnished; motor case exterior has a missing screw-on cap which exposes a spring; hand-piece scratched with minor paint chipping; oily residue on hand-piece's metal ring, inside drawer and inside motor case; cloth-braided cord for hand-piece has several minor tears; cloth-braided plug torn in the middle of cable; wires exposed and cord frayed at tear; plug missing cap and exposing wires; oil can tarnished and oily; pages from Popular Mechanics magazine thoroughly stained with oil; showing several rips.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Web Site "Turn of the Century Electrotherapy Museum": "Medical Electricity, Röntgen Rays, and Radium" by Dr. Sinclair Tousey; CD #5.
Research Facts
Used for therapeutic vibration massage.
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Dates
1940
1990
circa 1940-1990
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Nursing
Accession Number
999021002
Description
Oval ceramic boat shaped invalid feeder; two part handle; handle is in line with the spout; spout opening is part of the body; opening without cover; partially glazed bottom; manufacturing country of origin on base
Accession Number
999021002
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Home Health Nursing
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories
MM= Feeding Dish
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Oval ceramic boat shaped invalid feeder; two part handle; handle is in line with the spout; spout opening is part of the body; opening without cover; partially glazed bottom; manufacturing country of origin on base
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Mrs. Nancy C. Polson.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1940
1990
circa 1940-1990
Material
ream ceramic: cream ink: green
Inscriptions
Stamped on bottom: "MADE // IN // JAPAN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
16.8
Width
6.4
Height
6.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows wear on the bottom.
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Invalid feeders’ also known as sick cups are designed to provide liquid or semi solid nourishment in time of illness or incapacity. There are many different shapes for invalid feeders. Some of the shapes are defined as infant or invalid feeders, however it seems that each manufacture used both terms interchangeably depending on the market they are targeting.
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Aequanimitas 3rd Ed. [medical reference book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14533
Dates
1932
1935
circa 1932-1935
Collection
Corson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Education
Accession Number
008028012
Description
Burgundy hardcover medical reference book with bookplate on inside cover; decorative spine wiht gold text; 451 pages.
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Accession Number
008028012
Author
Sir William Osler, Bt., M.D., F.R.S.
Collection
Corson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Education
MeSH Heading
Archival
Education, Medical
Description
Burgundy hardcover medical reference book with bookplate on inside cover; decorative spine wiht gold text; 451 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by donor's father.
Maker
P. Blakiston's Son & Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1932
1935
circa 1932-1935
Material
paper: cream; maroon
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
Printed on frontipiece: "AEQUANIMITAS // With other Addresses to Medical students, Nurses, and Prac - // titioners of Medicine // By // Sir WILLIAM OSLER Bt., M.D., F.R.S. // THIRD EDITION // PHILADELPHIA // P. BLAKISTON'S SON & CO., INC. // 1932"; inside cover on sticker: "Presented to // J. A. Corson, M.D. // with the compliments of // Charles E. Frost & Co. // MONTREAL // 1941 GRADUATION"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
21.1 cm
Width
14.7 cm
Depth
4.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Binding like new, paper yellowed but still supple
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Pharmeceutical companies presented gifts to graduating medical students to remind them to order from their business.
Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet, FRS FRCP (July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Osler created the first residency program for specialty training of physicians, and he was the first to bring medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training. He has frequently been described as the "Father of Modern Medicine" and one of the "greatest diagnosticians ever to wield a stethoscope". Osler was a person of many interests, who in addition to being a physician, was a bibliophile, historian, author, and renowned practical joker.
Book was published shortly prior to his death; he was age 70.
From the 'Preface to the Eighth edition: In the twenty years that have passed since the publication of the first edition, triennial revisions have appeared regularly, with one exception – to secure protection against an edition pirated in Great Britain, a fifth edition had to be issued not long after the fourth. Comparing the first edition with the present, very little remains of the original work. The essential groundwork has been, as far as possible, my personal experience in hospital and private practice, correlated with the general experience of the profession, as expressed in its literature. To try to keep the book up to date has been a pleasure and an ambition. Adequately to express my appreciation of the generous support accorded by my colleagues is impossible.
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patient examination table

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12043
Dates
1900 (?)
circa 1900 (?)
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
999047001
Description
Examination table is made of a wooden frame on four feet three of which each have a glass glide; from the middle of the frame extends a metal brace that supports a leatherette upholstered bed; end of bed has a hinge with a perforated metal bar and a screw which adjusts the tilt of the bed.
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Accession Number
999047001
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Physical Examination
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Examination table is made of a wooden frame on four feet three of which each have a glass glide; from the middle of the frame extends a metal brace that supports a leatherette upholstered bed; end of bed has a hinge with a perforated metal bar and a screw which adjusts the tilt of the bed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Col. Polson
Dates
1900 (?)
circa 1900 (?)
Date Remarks
Similar model found in catalogue from 1890s.
Material
wood: brown
metal: black
leatherette: black
glass: transparent
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-Floor
Dimension Notes
Length 1.76 m x Width 82.5 cm x Depth 48.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Wood is chipped and a glass glide is missing on one leg; some stains and wear along the wooden frame; leatherette upholstery covering is dented in a few places.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments", 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., 189-, p. 665 (model #3).; donor file; CD #6.
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certificate of military service

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12469
Dates
1944
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
995008001
Description
Framed paper certificate of military service for S. M. Polson for Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during WWII.
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Accession Number
995008001
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
Framed paper certificate of military service for S. M. Polson for Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during WWII.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Colonel S. M. Polson; donated to the Canadian Forces Communications and Electronics Museum, Kingston, Ontario by Harold Polson Davis via Neil Davis Sep 1994; transferred to The Museum of Health Care at Kingston.
Maker
Department of National Defence
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1944
Date Remarks
Date of certificate
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, yellow
wood: brown
glass: clear
paint: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on the certificate: "Stuart MacDowall POLSON // was appointed to Commissioned Rank // in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps // CANADIAN ARMY (Active) on the THIRD day // of February 1940."; printed on back: "I CAME FROM, // GARTLAND'S // Art and Gift Shop // 338 PRINCESS ST. KINGSTON, ONT."; printed on back at bottom: "94-144 // Certificate SM Polson // Polson Collection // Donated By C Davis // Sep 94 // C&E Museum"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 24.9 cm x Width 22.3 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Backing paper is loose
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Images
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Dates
1941
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
995008002 a-b
Description
Painted wood framed monochromatic photograph (a) of 31 uniformed military officers at Camp Headquarters Officers' Mess in Petawawa, Ontario; removable paper back (b).
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Accession Number
995008002 a-b
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Military Personnel -- portraits
Description
Painted wood framed monochromatic photograph (a) of 31 uniformed military officers at Camp Headquarters Officers' Mess in Petawawa, Ontario; removable paper back (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - photograph - Size: Length 36.6 cm x Width 33.0 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
b - back paper - Size: Length 32.2 cm x Width 26.1 cm
Provenance
Owned by Colonel S. M. Polson; donated to the Canadian Forces Communications and Electronics Museum by Harold Polson Davis via Neil Davis Sept 1994; transferred to The Museum of Health Care at Kingston.
Maker
Department of National Defence
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1941
Date Remarks
Date on photograph
Material
paper: white
wood: brown
glass: clear
ink: black
paint: grey
Inscriptions
On photograph: "MEMBERS - CAMP HDQRS. OFFICERS' MESS // PETAWAWA JULY 4 - 1941. // 405-B // LEFT TO RIGHT Major W. A. Cunningham, E.D., C.S. & T.O. - Col. R. L. Bradburn, M.C., Provost // Marshal - Lieut. Col. F. E. Wootton, M.C., A.A. & Q. M. G. - Brigadier M.H.S. Penhale - // Brigadier W. C. Hyde, D.S.O., V.D. - Brigadier R. A. Wyman - Lieut. Col. S. M. Polson,"; on back: "Artona Studio // PHOTOGRAPHERS // PEMBROKE, ONT."; back label: "94-144 // Polson Collection // Donated By C Davis // C&E museum Sep 94"; back of matt: "# 33 [Illeg.] Silver"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
(a) 2005-2-1 (b) 2005-4-3
Condition Remarks
Photograph in good condition; fragile loose back paper shows wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
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Dates
1917
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
995008003
Description
Paper postal registration receipt with red ink for the standard receipt form and blue ink for hand writting in the data fields; handwrititng illegible.
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Accession Number
995008003
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Postal Service
Documentation -- ephemera
Description
Paper postal registration receipt with red ink for the standard receipt form and blue ink for hand writting in the data fields; handwrititng illegible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Colonel S. M. Polson; donated to the Canadian Forces Communications and Electronics Museum by Harold Polson Davis via Neil Davis Sept 1994; transferred to The Museum of Health Care at Kingston.
Dates
1917
Date Remarks
Printed on receipt
Material
paper: tan
ink: red, blue
Inscriptions
Receipt: "17703 [illeg.] // Letter // Parcel // Received for registration 191_ // Postamster, per_ "; stamped on receipt: "JAN // 22 // 1917 // REGISTERED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 17
Dimension Notes
Length 18.9 cm x Width 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper has three fold creases; faded ink
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Images
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