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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
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.
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Klumpe dentist doll

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13560
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Dr. Stanley Madill Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
009013001
Description
Whimsical Klumpe caricature freestanding cloth doll depicting a dentist pulling a tooth consists of rigid curved body covered in felt, wearing white fabric doctor’s coat with three buttons on back and Harris tweed pants, wire glasses, exaggerated features, black felt shoes; holding dental pulling i…
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Accession Number
009013001
Collection
Dr. Stanley Madill Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Description
Whimsical Klumpe caricature freestanding cloth doll depicting a dentist pulling a tooth consists of rigid curved body covered in felt, wearing white fabric doctor’s coat with three buttons on back and Harris tweed pants, wire glasses, exaggerated features, black felt shoes; holding dental pulling instrument, white plastic container, felt oversize tooth; original makers tag; missing cigarette.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by the donor's godfather, Dr. Stanley Madill, dental surgeon, Toronto.
Maker
Klumpe
Site Made (City)
Barcelona
Site Made (Country)
Spain
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
According to Joan and Lynette Dolls and Accessories
Material
fabric: cream, brown, black, tan
metal: grey
plastic: white
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label stitched to coat "MADE IN SPAIN // S ___ no. 50 [ill]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B1-8
Dimension Notes
Length 24.0 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 9.5cm
Condition Remarks
Minor fading to doctor's coat
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
“9 ½” Rare Klumpe Dentist all original 1950’s Spain” eBay. October 21, 2009 http://cgi.ebay.com/9-1-2-Rare-Klumpe-Dentist-all-original-1950s-Spain_W0QqitemZ33035024358…; “Klumpe Doctor Gynecologist Caricature Cloth Doll from Spain.” Joan and Lynette Antique Dolls and Accessories. October 21, 2009. http://www.rubylane.com/shops/joan lynetteantiquedolls/item/LG29166; “1960s Klumpe Style Cloth Dentist Nurse Dolls 441503” eBay. October 21, 2009. http://cgi.ebay.com/2-1960-Klumpe-Style-Cloth-Dentist-Nurse-Doll-441503_W0QqitemZ320353948639QqcmdZViewItem…; CD #1.
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pneumothorax needle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6076
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
1969.41.1
Description
Brass controller with a nozzle at one end to attach to rubber tubing, and an attachment at the other end for a needle.
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Accession Number
1969.41.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Pneumothorax, Artificial
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Description
Brass controller with a nozzle at one end to attach to rubber tubing, and an attachment at the other end for a needle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: John Oldright of Toronto; belonged to his father, Dr. Oldright.
Maker
Erisifaco Barraquer
Site Made (City)
Barcelona
Site Made (Country)
Spain
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
On surface of item: "ERISIFACO BARRAQUER // BARCELONA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-9
Dimension Notes
Length 37.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Images
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