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Baby Ben alarm clock

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Dates
1964
1973
1964-1973
Collection
Carson Cross Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
005011001
Description
A metal "Baby Ben" alarm clock; has a rectangular base with a round face; the face is a slightly lighter shade of silver (aluminum?) and under a circular convex piece of glass; there are dials and knobs on the back for setting the time and alarm.
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Accession Number
005011001
Collection
Carson Cross Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Radium
MM= Household Articles -- ruler, compass, protractor, timepiece
Description
A metal "Baby Ben" alarm clock; has a rectangular base with a round face; the face is a slightly lighter shade of silver (aluminum?) and under a circular convex piece of glass; there are dials and knobs on the back for setting the time and alarm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's family since it was purchased new in Peterborough, Ontario; it was originally loaned to the museum for the "Radium" exhibit.
Maker
Westclox
Site Made (City)
Peterborough
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
1973
1964-1973
Date Remarks
These clocks were made from 1964 until 1973
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"Baby Ben" and "WESTCLOX" printed on the face "6 // 53632" engraved on the bottom of the base
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 8.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the back where the dials have been rotated.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"ClockHistory.com"
Research Facts
This is a series 8 Baby Ben clock; clocks with radium arms and dials were used because it glowed; the painters of these clocks (mostly female) often suffered from skin ulcerations, tumours, and many eventually died.
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Aequanimitas 3rd Ed. [medical reference book]

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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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No Man Stands Alone [book]

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Dates
1966
Collection
Carol Thomas Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
009036001
Description
Hardbound paper covered book with hand drawn illustrations; stories of Nurse Amy Wilson on her tour of duty in remote British Columbia and the Yukon during the 1930-40s; title stamped in silver ink on spine; sketch map of North West Territories inside front cover; 139 pages.
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Accession Number
009036001
Author
Amy V. Wilson
Collection
Carol Thomas Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Nursing -- biography
History of Nursing -- personal narratives
Diphtheria -- history
Description
Hardbound paper covered book with hand drawn illustrations; stories of Nurse Amy Wilson on her tour of duty in remote British Columbia and the Yukon during the 1930-40s; title stamped in silver ink on spine; sketch map of North West Territories inside front cover; 139 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Carol Thomas
Maker
Gray's Publishing Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Sidney
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1966
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: cream, black
ink: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed in book: "NO MAN // STANDS ALONE // by // Amy V. Wilson // R.N. // GRAY'S PUBLISHING LTD. // Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Dimension Notes
Length 22.3 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover shows minor wear from use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Carol Thomas; CD #4
Research Facts
Nurse Amy Wilson, RN, was a traveling nurse along the Alaska Highway during a diphtheria outbreak among the native people, bringing the first immunization to the First Nations people hit hard by this disease.
Carol Thomas is a graduate of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1971; worked as a Community Health Nurse in the northern territories.
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