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stomach pump and enema apparatus

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Dates
1870
1915
circa 1870-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
Accession Number
997002487 a-n
Description
Fine grade mahoghany case (a) containing combined lever stomach pump and enema apparatus consisting of: case has brass fittings, oval inscription plate (blank) inlaid on top, moulded faded brown velvet-covered interior housing a brass lever pump (b) with decorative maufacturers plate on the barrel…
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Accession Number
997002487 a-n
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
MeSH Heading
Suction
Irrigation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Suction and Drainage -- stomach pump
Description
Fine grade mahoghany case (a) containing combined lever stomach pump and enema apparatus consisting of: case has brass fittings, oval inscription plate (blank) inlaid on top, moulded faded brown velvet-covered interior housing a brass lever pump (b) with decorative maufacturers plate on the barrel, two taps, hand which shuts passage of liquid towards which its point is turned, piston pump with ivory handle, lever and a broken detached spring (m); ebony torque (c); gum elastic stomach tube with rounded tip (d); straight rubber hose tube with brass fittings (e); rubber hose tube with narrowed brass tip (f); ivory conical nozzle (g); ivory hourglass-shaped nozzle (h); ivory cylindrical-shaped nozzle with rounded tip (i); ivory hourglass-shaped nozzle with side attachment (j); metal cylindrical attachment for pump (k); wooden oral screw (l); metal spring (m); metal key for case (n).
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 30.3 cm x Width 18.5 cm x Depth 6.2 cm
b - pump - Size: Length 24.3 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
c - torque - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
d - tube with rounded tip (bent) - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
e - straight tube - Size: Length 23.9 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
f - tube with narrowed metal tip (bent) - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
g - conical nozzle - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
h - hourglass-shaped nozzle - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
i - cylindrical nozzle - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
j - nozzle with side attachment - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
k - metal cylinder - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
l - oral screw - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
m - spring - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
n - key - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
S. Maw Son & Thompson
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1915
circa 1870-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
wood: brown, black
fabric: brown
metal: yellow, silver, black
ivory: cream, yellow
rubber: red, brown, black
Inscriptions
Embossed on brass label (b): "S. MAW & SON & THOMPSON . LONDON * TRADEMARK *"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-13
Condition Remarks
Case has wood split in several areas, preventing lid complete closure; velvet is slightly faded; ivory tools have developed a patina; wax paper covers on rubber hoses is in tatters, little remains; like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
"Analysing the English Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum"; "Aloe's Illustrated & Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians; Supplies & Hospital Furnishings," Aloe, A. S. Co.. 6th ed. St. Louis, 189-. pg 330 (model: Lever stomach pump)
Research Facts
The name MAW has bee associated with a whole range of British made chemists' sundries, dressings, surgical appliances and instruments since the early 17th century. The company grew out of a wholesale druggist company in London, later instrument maker. The company was founded by Hornby & Maw in 1807, was listed as george Maw & Son in 1826, S. Maw & saon in 1860 and S. Maw & Son & Thompson in 1870. In 1901 it was still in Maw hands as S. Maw, Son & Sons with an address of 55 Aldermanbury, London.
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall removed January 27, 2010
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surgical instrument kit

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Dates
1860
1895
circa 1860 - 1895
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
Accession Number
000028001 a-ee
Description
Hinged wooden rectangular surgical case with brass banding along edges and across top of lid (a) with lift out drawer (b) both lined with purple velvet and two removable covers (c,d); contains two Liston (e,g) and one Catling (f) amputating knives of varying sizes; set of minor operating knives (h…
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Accession Number
000028001 a-ee
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Personnel -- doctor
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Description
Hinged wooden rectangular surgical case with brass banding along edges and across top of lid (a) with lift out drawer (b) both lined with purple velvet and two removable covers (c,d); contains two Liston (e,g) and one Catling (f) amputating knives of varying sizes; set of minor operating knives (h-k) along with two other scalpels (l,m); clear plastic spool of braided silk and another spool with no thread (n,o); curved surgical needles of varying sizes (p-r) and two hooked needles of different sizes (s,t); a needle holder (u); hand saw (v) with narrow (w) and wide (x) saw blades; hey saw (y); steel trephine handle (z); steel trephine (aa); black brush (bb); narrow retractor all metal one piece (cc); angled surgical scalpel (dd); curved director / dilator (ee); there are pieces missing; knives and scalpels with incised cross-hatched ebony handles.
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
a - wood case
b - lift out drawer
c - large removable cover
d - removable cover
e - surgical knife Liston 8 3/4”
f - surgical bistory Catling 7”
g - surgical knife Liston 6”
h - short surgical scalpel
i - short surgical scalpel J. J. TEUFEL
j - short surgical scalpel
k - short surgical scalpel
l - short surgical scalpel with worn handle
m - scalpel metal one piece
n - spool of braided silk
o - spool
p - curved surgical needle
q - curved surgical needle
r - curved surgical needle
s - hooked surgical needle
t - hooked surgical needle
u - needle holder
v - hand saw
w - narrow saw blade
x - wide saw blade
y - hey saw
z - trephine handle
aa - trephine
bb - brush
cc - narrow retractor all metal one piece
dd - angled surgical scalpel
ee - curved director/ dilator
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Peter William Reid (Reed) of Madoc, Ontario. Donated by great grandson.
Maker
Kuhlman
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1895
circa 1860 - 1895
Material
wood: brown
fabric: purple
metal: silver; brass
leather: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on neck of (e- f): "KUHLMANN"; (g-h): "A. KUHLMANN"; (i): "J. J. TEUFEL"; (j-l): "A. KUHLMANN"; (m); "GERMANY"; (u): "TIEMANN & CO"; (z): "H. McC. & D. // CHICAGO"; (dd): "CTRUAX & CO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-7
Temporary Location
For u, z-aa only: On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Length
a - 41.0 b - 38.5 c - 38.6 d - 5.2 e - 36.1 f - 35.4 g - 28.5 h - 16.3 i - 16.5 j - 16.5 k - 15.6 l - 16.2 m - 16.8 n - 2.4 o - 2.5 p - 7.5 q - 5.0 r - 4.2 s - 5.4 t - 4.1 u - 11.5 v - 36.5 w - 26.2 x - 26.2 y - 17.3 z - 9.7cm aa - 10.5 bb - 9.6 cc - 13.3 dd - 20.2 ee - 24.6
Width
a - 16.5 b - 13.8 c - 13.9 d - 3.9 e - 1.9 f - 1.9 g - 1.9 h - 1.7 i - 1.7 j - 1.2 k - 1.6 l - 1.2 m - 0.9 p - 0.1 q - 0.1 r - 0.1 s -0.2 t - 0.1 u - 2.0 v - 9.9 w - 1.1 x - 2.0 y - 4.8 z - 1.9 aa - 1.9 bb - 1.8 cc - 1.0 dd - 0.9 ee - 0.5
Depth
a - 8.7 b - 2.2 c - 0.5 d - 0.4 e - 1.4 f - 1.9 g - 1.8 h - 0.6 i - 0.6 j - 0.6 k - 0.6 l - 0.6 m - 0.4 p - 0.1 q - 0.1 r - 0.1 s - 0.1 t - 0.1 u - 1.0 v - 2.2 w - 0.1 x - 0.1 y - 1.0 z - 2.0 aa - 1.9 bb - 0.9 cc - 0.5 dd - 0.6 ee - 0.5
Diameter
n - 1.4 o - 1.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor lifting of double decorative brass wire; discolourization of velvet to a light brown; lid warped does not fully close
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Dr. William Standish Reed.
Civil War issue U. S. Army Hospital Department set by Geo. Tiemann. American Civil War Surgical Antiques.
Research Facts
Dr. Peter William Reid (1827 - 1898) was born in Stirling Ontario and was an Empire Loyalist. Dr. Reid moved to the United States and due to a clerical error the spelling of his last name was changed to Reed.
The layout and instruments would indicate use as a field set as opposed to hospital use. Field sets are not as extensive as hospital sets and would have been used for initial treatment of war wounds as well as for treatment of day-to-day surgical problems.
The case has indentations for approximately 37 tools, but there is only 19 remaining instruments that fit into their designated areas. Three instruments do not appear to have designated spots within the case.
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surgical silk thread

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Mackenzie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
002014001 b
Description
Cream shaped flat cardboard card with cream super fine surgical silk thread wrapped around centre; shaped with rounded top and bottom sections and square central section; printing and hand-writing on one side of card; thread crossed in X-pattern on side without printing; not used.
Accession Number
002014001 b
Collection
Mackenzie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Cream shaped flat cardboard card with cream super fine surgical silk thread wrapped around centre; shaped with rounded top and bottom sections and square central section; printing and hand-writing on one side of card; thread crossed in X-pattern on side without printing; not used.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Youell, who passed it on to his nephew, the donor's father, Dr. Donald Hutchins, who practiced in Aurora from 1947-1984.
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
paper: cream
fabric: silk
ink: purple, grey
Inscriptions
Stamped on one side: "Surgeon's Silk"; handwritten on same side of card: "Surgeons Silk // Small 6 yds".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-3-5
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.0 cm x Width: 4.0 cm x Depth 0.02 cm
Condition Remarks
Small pull in thread at one side
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Plate I, Erythema multiforme [medical illustration]

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Dates
1889
1899
circa 1889-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
002050077
Description
Colour lithograph--erythema multiforme.
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Accession Number
002050077
Author
Robert W. Taylor
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Erythema Multiforme -- pictorial works
Skin Diseases -- pictorial works
Description
Colour lithograph--erythema multiforme.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Dr. Gary Sibbald, Toronto General Hospital.
Maker
George S. Harris & Sons
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1889
1899
circa 1889-1899
Date Remarks
Date of The Clinical Atlas of Veneral and Skin Diseases and succeeding atlases
Material
paper: cream
Inscriptions
"Fig. 1 Erythema iris"; "Fig. 2 Erythema papulatum"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-2 - Box A
Dimension Notes
Length 55.3 cm x Width 41.2 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Extremely brittle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
The Clinical Atlas of Venereal and Skin Diseases by Robert W. Taylor;
Prev. # 81.6.1; CD #UHN
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The Anatomist [print]

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Basic Science, Anatomy
Basic Science, Pathology
Accession Number
002050176
Description
Rectangular print depicting a man at a raised drawing board drawing while looking at a male cadaver arranged flat on a table; thick candle stuck on cadaver's hip; left arm is suspended by ropes from above and has the skin flayed to show muscles; overall a dark scene as the man is drawing by candlel…
Accession Number
002050176
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Basic Science, Anatomy
Basic Science, Pathology
MeSH Heading
Art
Anatomy
Description
Rectangular print depicting a man at a raised drawing board drawing while looking at a male cadaver arranged flat on a table; thick candle stuck on cadaver's hip; left arm is suspended by ropes from above and has the skin flayed to show muscles; overall a dark scene as the man is drawing by candlelight; on reverse are small spots where old adhesive were removed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. A. J. Macnamara.
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, grey
Inscriptions
Printed on the front: "A. MERCIE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder E, p. 8 a
Length
30.1 cm
Width
18.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
March 2020: Old spots of dried adhesive on back of print removed; both sides of print show surface grime; paper yellowed
Copy Type
original
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Le Medecin Hydropathe // The Hydropath Physician [print]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15416
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
002050185
Description
Print showing a water treatment to an elderly person; original drawing was hand drawn in pencil in a caricature style, print depicts elderly person in a chair with their feet in a bucket of water while a doctor force feeds a bucket of water through a funnel into the person's mouth, two other gentle…
Accession Number
002050185
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Art
Medical Drawing, Caricature
Description
Print showing a water treatment to an elderly person; original drawing was hand drawn in pencil in a caricature style, print depicts elderly person in a chair with their feet in a bucket of water while a doctor force feeds a bucket of water through a funnel into the person's mouth, two other gentlemen are assisting the procedure with one carrying two more buckets of water while the other pours the bucket of water into the funnel; in a room setting.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. A. J. Macnamara.
Maker
The Caricature Newspaper
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, grey
Inscriptions
Printed on the front: "h. D. // 432 // Chez Bauger R. du Croissant, 16 Imp d'Aubert & Co. // LE MEDECIN HYDROPATHE // Aujourd'hui nous nous contenterons de deux voies ... demain vous m'en apporterez quatre vois ... // Ah! che cha un bon medechin! ... on ne chaurait jamais trop donner le gout de l'eau ... (a part) je crains seulement // que cha ne lui fasse pacher le gout du pain! ... "; English translation: - Today we will only use two "Ways" ... tomorrow you'll bring me four "Ways" ... - Ah That's a good physician! ... You can never give too much of the taste for water ... (except) I fear that it will make him lose the taste for bread."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder E, p. 8 b
Length
25.3 cm
Width
23.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Both sides of print show surface grime; paper yellowed especially around perimeter of drawing where the print was in a frame
Copy Type
original
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Kingston Psychiatric Hospital School of Nursing 1886-1971 [graduation pin set]

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Dates
1886
1975
circa 1886-1975
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Mental Health
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Accession Number
003044001 a-h
Description
A brass plaque displaying seven graduation pins; the pins (b-h) are arranged in an arc pattern and begin with the oldest on the left and progressing to the newest on the right; the pins are mounted on circular cloth discs and are attached to string which is strung through buttons on the back of th…
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Accession Number
003044001 a-h
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Mental Health
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing
Anniversaries and Special Events
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- hospital -- school
Mental Health -- professional -- nurse
Description
A brass plaque displaying seven graduation pins; the pins (b-h) are arranged in an arc pattern and begin with the oldest on the left and progressing to the newest on the right; the pins are mounted on circular cloth discs and are attached to string which is strung through buttons on the back of the plaque.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - plaque - Length 30.9 cm x Width 8.4 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b - 1st pin - Depth 0.6 cm x Diameter 2.2 cm
c - 2nd pin - Depth 0.6 cm x Diameter 2.2 cm
d - 3rd pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diameter 2.1 cm
e - 4th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diameter 2.1 cm
f - 5th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diameter 2.1 cm
g - 6th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diameter 2.8 cm
h - 7th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diameter 2.5 cm
Provenance
Displayed in a gallery at Providence Continuing Care Centre Mental Health Services; owned by the School of Nursing Alumnae of the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
F. T. Moon
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1886
1975
circa 1886-1975
Date Remarks
The date is engraved on the plaque
Material
metal: yellow
enamel: white, red, green, blue, silver
Inscriptions
"1886 GRADUATION PINS 1971" engraved in the centre of the plaque and on the back; "MADE BY F. T. MOON 1975" engraved on the lower left corner "R H K" printed on the front of the first pin and "A. Porter // 1908" engraved on the back "PROVINCIAL - HOSPITALS - ONTARIO -" printed on the front of the second pin and "STERLING" embossed on the back "PROVINCIAL // HOSPITALS // TRAINING // SCHOOL" printed on the front of the third pin with "STERLING" printed on the back "ONTARIO // HOSPITALS // TRAINING // SCHOOL" printed on the front of the fourth pin with "STERLING" printed on the back "ONTARIO // HOSPITALS // TRAINING // SCHOOL" printed on the front of the fifth pin with "EDWARDS // IOM L" printed on the back "ONTARIO // HOSPITAL // SCHOOL // OF NURSING" printed on the front of the sixth pin with "M. P. DEYO // 1968 // ALLISON IDK" engraved on the back "ONTARIO PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL // SCHOOL OF NURSING" printed on the front of the seventh pin with "STERLING" printed on the back
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Condition Remarks
Plaque has some damage and scuff marks, particularly around the edges and corners; the pins are in very good condition
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The pins represent the range of styles given out to School of Nursing graduates from Provincial hospitals (like Ontario Hospital Kingston) between 1886 and 1971 although the earliest pin is actually only from 1908; the owner of the sixth pin was killed and her mother gave the pin to the alumnae.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, (b): Providence Continuing Care Centre: "Rockwood Asylum: Refuge and Renewal 1878–1905" from Feb. 13, 2007 to 24 Nov 2016.
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Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050001 a-b
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a hand-painted label on the front and a paper label on the back.
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Accession Number
003050001 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a hand-painted label on the front and a paper label on the back.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 18.0 cm x Diam. 7.5 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacist. This bottle was used to hold Chloric Ether, also known as Spiritus Chloroformi.
Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Date Remarks
From Internet article.
Material
glass: clear
paper: brown; black; red
Inscriptions
"CHLO:AETHE" hand painted on front; "Spirit Chel3 // FRED L. HOOPER // MEDICAL HALL // NAPANEE ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-1
Condition Remarks
The paper label on the back is torn and coming off; the inside of the bottle is dirty.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica and Therapeutics," by William Whitla, MD, Third Edition, Henry Renshaw, London, Eng. 1885; Kingston City Directories; "Determining the Age of Medicine Bottles: Dating your Medicine Bottles," 2004, Digger Odell Publications (Internet)
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050002 a-b
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with a stopper (b); the bottle has a hand-painted label on the front.
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Accession Number
003050002 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with a stopper (b); the bottle has a hand-painted label on the front.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 16.8 cm x Diam. 7.6 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 3.7 cm x Diam. 4.9 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacist.
Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Date Remarks
Internet
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"P: ASSAFO:" hand painted on front.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-1
Condition Remarks
The paint on the front is chipping.
Reference Types
Websites
Book
Reference Comments
"Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica and Therapeutics," Third Edition, by William Whitla, MD, Henry Renshaw, London, Eng. 1885;
Kingston City Directories;
"Determining the Age of Medicine Bottles: Dating your Medicine Bottles," Digger Odell Publications, 2004
https://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Protargol
https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/your-rps/gonorrhoea-and-antibiotics-past-present-and-future/20203496.article?firstPass=false
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
Protargol was used as a solution or as eye drops, for use as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory agent, and astringent (tightens body tissues, reduces bleeding). Also known as silver proteinate. Antiseptic to wash the urethra and urinary bladder. Used to swab mucous in the upper respiratory tract. Used to be used to treat gonorrhea.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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Tr. rheii pharmacy bottle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10622
Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Accession Number
003050003 a-b
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a hand painted label on the front. Note: stopper (b) appears to be from a different bottle; it is too large to fit properly (7 Aug. 2012, KK).
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Accession Number
003050003 a-b
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a hand painted label on the front. Note: stopper (b) appears to be from a different bottle; it is too large to fit properly (7 Aug. 2012, KK).
Number Of Parts
2
Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-1
Images
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