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Dr. Beach's Vegetable Compound

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Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001069
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
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Accession Number
996001069
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; bought from Scott Jordan in Sept.1993.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (State)
Canada West (C. W.)
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Material
glass: green
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Beach's' // Vegetable Compound // prepared by C.S. Harris, Manchester C. W. A certain remedy for Colds, Coughs, Sore throat, // &c. Also a preventative to the Chill Fever, // Ague, and summer complaints // Directions ...
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.0 cm. x Diam. : 2.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label is brittle and in slightly fragile condition; small portions of label are missing around outer edge; two pieces of label are missing from interior on either end of label
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Dates
1879
1920
circa 1879-1920
Collection
Dr. W. Ford Connell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
992054001 a-f
Description
Kerosene-fueled vaporizer c. 1880-1900 has original box with descriptions how to use, line drawing of item in use & lithograph of child sleeping & vaporizer on; ornate cast-iron stand is painted gold with attached metal receptacle on top to hold basin of medicine; kerosene fuel recommended; spare w…
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Accession Number
992054001 a-f
Collection
Dr. W. Ford Connell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
Kerosene-fueled vaporizer c. 1880-1900 has original box with descriptions how to use, line
drawing of item in use & lithograph of child sleeping & vaporizer on; ornate cast-iron
stand is painted gold with attached metal receptacle on top to hold basin of medicine;
kerosene fuel recommended; spare wicks and new wick inserted in lamp; box is in poor condition;
previously inside was completely covered in masking tape to hold loose pieces on.
Travill Catalogue: "original cost 1.75; 1 scoop for dipping Cresolene out; extra wick;
includes box with complete directions on use of this vaporizer; box repaired with masking
tape 20 June 1984; note - Humidifier donated by Dr. W. Ford Connell"
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 16.5 cm. x Width 9.5 cm. x Depth 7.8 cm.
b - stand - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Diameter7.8
c - lamp - Size: x Diameter5.0
d - basin - Size: x Depth 1.3 cm. x Diameter7.3
e - spare wick - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Diameter0.2
f - chimney - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter2.8
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. W. Ford Connell
Maker
Vapo-Cresolene Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1879
1920
circa 1879-1920
Date Remarks
On box: "used since 1879..."; paper label has phone number exchange listed
Material
paper: yellow; black
metal: dark grey; yellow
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Vapo-Cresolene Co. // 62 Cortland Str., New York, N.Y., U.S.A.; paper label on bottom
lists price in pencil: 175 // label states: Jury & Peacock // DISPENSING CHEMISTS //
185 PRINCESS ST. PHONE 343 // KINGSTON, ONT
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-4
Condition Remarks
box falling apart; cleaning needed
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1968.2.2
Description
Glass bottle with cork, hexagonal shape, labelled "poison."
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Accession Number
1968.2.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Poisons
Description
Glass bottle with cork, hexagonal shape, labelled "poison."
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. A.A. Track.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: blue
cork: brown
Inscriptions
In raised lettering on the sides of the glass bottle: "POISON // DO NOT TAKE // USE WITH CAUTION"; "2 oz"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 11.3 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The hexagonal shape is typical of poison bottles.
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Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer jar

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1968.2.3 a-b
Description
A round blue bottle with narrowed mouth; inscribed on side and on base; screw-on metal cap.
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Accession Number
1968.2.3 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Headache -- drug therapy
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
A round blue bottle with narrowed mouth; inscribed on side and on base; screw-on metal cap.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. A. A. Track.
Maker
Emerson Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: blue
metal: grey
Inscriptions
In raised lettering on bottle: "BROMO-SELTZER // EMERSON // DRUG CO. // TORONTO, ONT"; inscribed on base: "5" and "D" inside a diamond shape; on cap: "Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer // To Open Turn [upward-curving arrow]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 5 Row B
Length
a - 16.3 cm
Diameter
a - 7.0 cm b - 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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exploring trocar

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1969.101.1 a-d
Description
Straight trocar with silver cannula with a black wooden handle with space for the cannula; cover is also made of wood.
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Accession Number
1969.101.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Description
Straight trocar with silver cannula with a black wooden handle with space for the cannula; cover is also made of wood.
Number Of Parts
4
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: grey
wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-10
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Down Bros. catalogue, London, 1906, p. 964 (similar to item #4209); CD #UHN
Research Facts
"Identical to 1969.50.3."
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Arnold and Sons bullet forceps

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.106.1
Description
Bullet forceps made of highly polished steel; separating blades.
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Accession Number
1969.106.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Wounds, Gunshot
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- bullet
Description
Bullet forceps made of highly polished steel; separating blades.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Arnold & Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ARNOLD & SONS. LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 21.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Arnold & Sons Catalogue, p. 22 (identical to item # 23); CD #UHN
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screw-jointed probang and coin catcher

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1969.111.1 a-b
Description
A long, thin, double-ended instrument that can be taken apart by unscrewing the brass joint; coin catcher is made of copper and fitted to a plastic (?) rod; sponge tip probang is made of a wooden rod with a sponge ball at the tip.
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Accession Number
1969.111.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Cotton/Sponge, Carrier -- probang
Description
A long, thin, double-ended instrument that can be taken apart by unscrewing the brass joint; coin catcher is made of copper and fitted to a plastic (?) rod; sponge tip probang is made of a wooden rod with a sponge ball at the tip.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - coin catcher
b - probang
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
metal
plastic
wood
sponge
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-9
Condition Remarks
Plastic rod is nearly broken in the middle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-scheerer catalogue, p. 3265 (similar, but with a hinged joint); CD #UHN
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Gruber's ear speculum

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1969.140.1
Description
Ear speculum, oval end.
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Accession Number
1969.140.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Physical Examination
Description
Ear speculum, oval end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-15
Dimension Notes
Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows signs of moderate wear; minor black discolouration along the seam and bottom rim and in a patch on the side 1.2 cm in diameter; no active or inactive corrosion; light orange circular deposit on the interior, approximately 0.5 cm in diameter; no dents or splits; #3: returned from loan condition unchanged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
On loan to St. James Cathedral Museum and Archives, April 4, 2003 to Aug. 2003
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osteotomy instruments case

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Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
1969.154.1 a-w
Description
Black morocco leather box (w) lined with purple velvet, containing osteotomy instruments: (a) wooden mallet; (b,c) handles for chain saw; (d) Archimedean bone drill; (e) chain saw; (f) stout tenaculum, double; (g) trepanning elevator (?); (h) bone gouge; (i) unidentified item; (j) bone chisel; (k, …
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Accession Number
1969.154.1 a-w
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Description
Black morocco leather box (w) lined with purple velvet, containing osteotomy instruments: (a) wooden mallet; (b,c) handles for chain saw; (d) Archimedean bone drill; (e) chain saw; (f) stout tenaculum, double; (g) trepanning elevator (?); (h) bone gouge; (i) unidentified item; (j) bone chisel; (k, l) retractors; (m) raspatory; (n) metacarpal saw; (o) bone scraper; (p) angled bone forceps; (q) bone grasping forceps; (r) straight bone forceps; (s) necrosis forceps, straight; (t) gouge forceps; (u) gouge; (v) tray.
Number Of Parts
23
Part Names
a - mallet - Size: Length 20.6 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
b - handle- Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 5.1 cm
c - handle - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 5.1 cm
d - bone drill - Size: Length 18.3 cm
e - chain saw - Size: Length 31.75 cm
f - tenaculum - Size: Length 19.0 cm
g - elevator (?) - Size: Length 17.15 cm
h - bone gouge - Size: Length 14.7 cm
i - unidentified - Size: Length 21.4 cm
j - bone chisel - Size: Length 14.6 cm
k - retractor - Size: Length 13.8 cm x Width 1.5 cm
l - retractor - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Width 1.3 cm
m - raspatory - Size: Length 16.8 cm
n - saw - Size: Length 21.7 cm
o - bone scraper - Size: Length 24.9 cm
p - bone forceps - Size: Length 20.0 cm
q - bone grasping forceps - Size: Length 18.3 cm
r - bone forceps - Size: Length 23.2 cm
s - necrosis forceps - Size: Length 18.2 cm
t - gouge forceps - Size: Length 18.4 cm
u - gouge - Size: Length 13.8 cm
v - tray - Size: Length 24.8 cm x Width 21.1 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
w - case - Size: Length 31.9 cm x Width 26.6 cm x Depth 7.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Stevens and Son (g,r,p,q,s,t); Tiemann (j, n)
Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c.?"
Material
metal: silver
rubber:
wood:brown; beige
leather: black
plastic (?)
Inscriptions
"Stevens and Son" (g,r,p,q,s,t); "Tiemann" (j,n)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-8
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Geo. Tiemann catalogue, 1889, p. 106 (Fig. 1612) (b,c,e); Down Bros. catalogue, 1901, p. 80 (similar to Fig. 400, but handles a different shape) (d); Evans and Wormall catalogue, 1876 (Plate 14, Fig. 90) (p); Evans and Wormall catalogue, 1876 (Plate 14, Fig. 81) (q); Evans and Wormall catalogue, 1876 (similar to Plate 14, Fig. 85) (r); Down Bros. catalogue, 1901, p. 88 (similar to Fig. 443) (s); Evans and Wormall catalogue, 1876 (Plate 14, Fig. 83) (t); CD #UHN
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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899.
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1969.158.1
Description
A standard scarificator with eight blades in two opposite sets of four.
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Accession Number
1969.158.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
A standard scarificator with eight blades in two opposite sets of four.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
W. Smith
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899.
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
"W. SMITH" stamped on one side, with a crown over the top.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Dimension Notes
Length 6.5 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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