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The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp [print]

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Dates
1798
1840
circa 1798-1840
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
002050008
Description
Monotone reproduction print of a painting affixed to heavy paper; depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson on a cadaver; text on front in Dutch and French; appears to be removed from frame; embossed line around perimeter of print with wide plai…
Accession Number
002050008
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Anatomy -- pictorial works
Description
Monotone reproduction print of a painting affixed to heavy paper; depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson on a cadaver; text on front in Dutch and French; appears to be removed from frame; embossed line around perimeter of print with wide plain border; paper still flexible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Site Made (City)
Amsterdam
Site Made (Country)
Holland
Dates
1798
1840
circa 1798-1840
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
"Rembrandt van Ryn pinoc 1632 // T de Frey f: aquforti 1798 // DEMONSTRATION ANATOMIQUE, // faite par le celebre Medicine Nicolas Tulp. // Profesfeur d'anatomic a Amsterdam, l'An 1683 // le tableau original se trouve au Theatre // anatomique d'Amsterdam."; repeated in Dutch
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box D
Length
44.0 cm
Width
36.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Heavily foxed and yellowed paper; missing minor piece on bottom edge and 1.5 cm tear at upper left edge
Copy Type
reproduction
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Zygmont, Bryon. “Rembrant, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp.” Khan Academy. Accessed February 23, 2017. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/monarchy-enlightenment/baroque-art1/holland/a/rembrandt-the-anatomy-lesson-of-dr-tulp
Research Facts
The original portrait, painted by Dutch Baroque Rembrandt van Rijn in 1632, depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson. It was commissioned to hang in the board room of the Guild of Surgeons, a group that Tulp had become a reader of three years before. Tulp is shown as the only man wearing a hat, showing his elevated position over his pupil, as he demonstrates how arm muscles are attached to the body using forceps. He was known to give theory lessons twice a week in Amsterdam with one public autopsy a year being conducted. The painting shows the 1632 autopsy that used the body of a criminal, an executed thief named Adriaen het Kint as their cadaver. The surgeon in the centre towards the back holds a sheet of paper that lists the names of all the men in participating in the lesson, many of whom would have paid for the honor of being included in the composition.
Though it was one of Rembrandt’s earlier works, The Anatomy Lesson remains one of his most well-known paintings; the skill is evident in the expressive, recognizable faces of the surgeons and the dynamic contrast between light and dark. Rembrandt does, however, some artistic liberties, particularly as the surgeon would have begun with opening the chest cavity in an autopsy as opposed to beginning with an arm.
This was also one of the first painting that Rembrandt signed with his forename as opposed to RHL which he had used on previous ones, likely showing his increasing confidence in his artistic abilities.
Prev. # L42 / AMP344
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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
996001206
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle; yellow paper label wraps around front and sides; red and black decorative writing on label; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; liquid contents still in bottle.
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Accession Number
996001206
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle; yellow paper label wraps around front and sides; red and black decorative writing on label; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; liquid contents still in bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
B-L Company
Site Made (City)
Atlanta
Site Made (State)
Georgia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: transparent
paper: yellow
cork: brown
Inscriptions
B-L // The medicine That has // Met the // Test // A Valuable Laxative // ... // Price $1.25 //
B-L Company // Atlanta Georgia
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.1 cm. x Width: 7.6 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label slightly discoloured, particularly along bottom left edge and across bottom front where label has been torn
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1955
1961
1955-1961
Collection
Dr. Hans Westenberg Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
005007001
Description
A glass bowmeter (pulse measuring device); the device is a curved tube, sealed at each end; the tube is filled with an amber coloured liquid with a bubble in it; along the tube are a series of black and red dots (one red, four black, one red, four black, one red); there is a string tied on to the d…
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Accession Number
005007001
Collection
Dr. Hans Westenberg Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Cardiology -- instrumentation
MM= Pulse -- sphygmograph
Description
A glass bowmeter (pulse measuring device); the device is a curved tube, sealed at each end; the tube is filled with an amber coloured liquid with a bubble in it; along the tube are a series of black and red dots (one red, four black, one red, four black, one red); there is a string tied on to the device.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
The donor first used this device during his medical studies at the University of Amsterdam (Universiteit van Amsterdam) in the late 1950s where Prof. Borst was faculty chairman; the donor believes everyone who wished to gradate used one and every clinical clerk, intern, and resident would carry one of these in there pocket with the string tied to a button on their jacket; Dr. Westenberg brought this instrument with him when he came to Canada in 1961 and used it for a while, although he believes this measure may not have been widely used beyond Prof. Borst and his students in Amsterdam.
Maker
Probably custom made at the University of Amsterdam.
Site Made (City)
Amsterdam
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
1955
1961
1955-1961
Date Remarks
The donor says these devices were used in the late 1950s, and he brought this one to Canada in 1961.
Material
glass: clear
liquid: amber
fabric: beige
Inscriptions
"WESTENBURG" hand printed on a piece of tape on the device
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-7
Dimension Notes
Length 14.2 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Some minor surface wear; the piece of tape is deteriorated.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Hans Westenburg; CD #1
Research Facts
The donor believes that Prof. Borst (best known for his low protein diet for people in acute renal failure) had these objects made up by one of his technicians; this devices was used to measure the height of a patient's jugular venous pressure; before the development of diuretics in the mid-1961s for patients suffering from renal failure, this instrument was a method of determining whether congestive heart failure was improving or deteriorating - an elevated jugular vein pulse could indicate a backup in the right atrium of the heart; one end was placed on the patient's sternal notch, about 5 cm above the right atrium in a person lying down - the other end would be placed on the highest point of the jugular vein in the anterior neck.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1975
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
014002048
Description
Transparent cylindrical 10 fluid ounce glass bottle tapered at neck with metallic cap closure; full of opaque brown liquid; commemorative Coca-Cola bottle for the company's 75th anniversary; label in white and blue ink printed on glass with the company's logo, proprietary legal information.
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Accession Number
014002048
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Product Packaging
Carbonated Beverages
Description
Transparent cylindrical 10 fluid ounce glass bottle tapered at neck with metallic cap closure; full of opaque brown liquid; commemorative Coca-Cola bottle for the company's 75th anniversary; label in white and blue ink printed on glass with the company's logo, proprietary legal information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
The Coca Cola Company
Site Made (City)
Atlanta
Site Made (State)
Georgia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1975
Date Remarks
Printed on item
Material
glass: transparent
ink: white, blue, red
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle: "1900-1975 // THE ATLANTA // COCA-COLA // BOTTLING COMPANY // 75TH Anniversary // NO DEPOSIT NO REFILL" // BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE // COCA-COLA ATLANTA GA. // COMMEMORATIVE BOTTLE // 10. FL. OZ.”; printed on cap: "Coca-Cola // Trade Mark // Carbonated water, sugar, // caramel color, phosphoric // acid, natural flavorings, caffeine”; embossed twice around bottle's circumference: "Coca Cola // TRADE MARK REGISTERED"; embossed on base: " L 75 // Coca Cola // 241345”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 19.8 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
http://redlabels-heritage.blogspot.com/2015/10/coca-cola-75th-anniversary-1900-1975.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Cola
Research Facts
Between 1974 and 1986, many Coca Cola bottling plants had their 75th anniversaries, and Coca Cola gave each of them a 10 oz commemorative bottle for the occassion. This bottle was designed by Morton Brightwell, a Chattanooga gas employee. It copies the design of bottles from 1916.
There was cocaine in Coca-Cola until 1903.
Images
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Isolation Techniques for Use in Hospitals [textbook]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12583
Dates
1973
Collection
Pattie (Fowlie) Clark Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
999015002 a-f
Description
Paperback nursing text book describing methods of isolation to be used in hospitals including strict isolation, respiratory isolation, wound and skin precautions, discharge precautions and blood precautions; removable coloured paper cards (b-f) are inserted as dividers at the beginning of chapters;…
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Accession Number
999015002 a-f
Author
Various
Collection
Pattie (Fowlie) Clark Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Patient Isolation
Hospital Units
Nursing Process
Textbooks
Description
Paperback nursing text book describing methods of isolation to be used in hospitals including strict isolation, respiratory isolation, wound and skin precautions, discharge precautions and blood precautions; removable coloured paper cards (b-f) are inserted as dividers at the beginning of chapters; 87 pages.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - book - Size: Length 22.0 cm x Width 15.1 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
b - card (yellow) - Size: Length 19.9 cm x Width 13.2 cm
c - card (red) - Size: Length 20.1 cm x Width 13.4 cm
d - card (blue) - Size: Length 20.1 cm x Width 13.1 cm
e - card (orange) - Size: Length 20.2 cm x Width 13.2 cm
f - card (green) - Size: Length 20.2 cm x Width 13.2 cm
Provenance
Owned by Pattie (Fowlie) Clark
Maker
U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Site Made (City)
Atlanta
Site Made (State)
Georgia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1973
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: cream, yellow, red, blue, green
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on first page: "ISOLATION // TECHNIQUES // for use in // HOSPITALS // U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE // Public Health Service // Health Services and Mental Health Administration // CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL // ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30333"; hand-written on front cover: "WATKINS // #2"; hand-written on first page: "P.A.R. // from Carol Whyman Oct '83"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Condition Remarks
Cover worn from use; front cover shows signs of water damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
File
JPG
Reference Comments
Remarks in donor file; CD #2
Research Facts
Patti (Fowlie) Clark is a graduate of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1964.
Images
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