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uterine syringe irrigator set

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11292
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Eleanor E. Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
000008003 a-c
Description
Irrigator with case; is wood case (a) iexterior covered in black fabric and interior with salmon-coloured velvet and metal latches; on the inside there are sections which hold the items inside securely; (b) syringe is a glass tube with a metal plunger and a leather stopper; Bakelite ends at the top…
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Accession Number
000008003 a-c
Collection
Eleanor E. Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- uterine
Description
Irrigator with case; is wood case (a) iexterior covered in black fabric and interior with salmon-coloured velvet and metal latches; on the inside there are sections which hold the items inside securely; (b) syringe is a glass tube with a metal plunger and a leather stopper; Bakelite ends at the top and bottom; the bottom Bakelite end is threaded so the syringe can attach to irrigator (c) with one end threaded with a leather gasket so it attaches to (b) without leaking; the other end has two rows of holes to let the irrigation fluid pass through.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - case
b - syringe
c - irrigator
Provenance
Owned by Dr. and Mrs. Kidd of Ottawa, Ontario; Dr. Kidd graduated from Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1929; Mrs. Kidd graduated from the Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1925. Dr. John Franklin Kidd (1865-1932).
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Item similar to one in catalogue of that date.
Material
paper: black
plastic: black
fabric: pink
metal: silver
glass: clear
leather: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the side of the glass tube (b) in ink is a scale "10 20 40 60" with a mark for every unit in between.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-3
Length
a - 21.0 cm b - 12.2 cm c - 20.2 cm
Width
a - 5.5 cm b - 12.2 cm c - 1.2 cm
Depth
a - 2.9 cm b - 2.1 cm c - 1.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some signs of corrosion on (a); the paper covering the case is beginning to peel at the corners and fray on the back hinge; (b) the glass is dirty and the leather is beginning to crumble; (c) there is some dirt on the threaded part.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p. 469 (similar to item number 7398)
Research Facts
Used to introduce liquids such as water or medicine into the uterus; for treatment or cleaning.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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surgical needle sample book

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14385
Dates
1898
1900
circa 1898-1900
Collection
Eleanor E. Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
000008008
Description
Red fabric accordian style salesman's sample book of surgical needles with nineteen thick fiberboard pages of gold covered metal needles in a wide range of sizes and types with order numbers under each needle; names of needle type, size and style are indicated in silver ink under each item; pages …
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Accession Number
000008008
Collection
Eleanor E. Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles; Suture Techniques
Needles -- case
Surgery
Surgery, Operative -- instrumentation
Sutures
Description
Red fabric accordian style salesman's sample book of surgical needles with nineteen thick fiberboard pages of gold covered metal needles in a wide range of sizes and types with order numbers under each needle; names of needle type, size and style are indicated in silver ink under each item; pages are numbered up to nineteen; stitched on to black paper covered panels; types of specialized needles include: abdominal, intestinal, eye surgery, and veterinary; text on front cover in gold and text on each panel in silver; several needles missing; 183.0 cm long when fully open.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. and Mrs. Kidd of Ottawa, Ontario; Dr. Kidd graduated from Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1929; Mrs. Kidd graduated from the Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1925. Dr. John Franklin Kidd (1865-1932).
Maker
The Kny - Scheerer Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1898
1900
circa 1898-1900
Date Remarks
Dates manufacturer in Chicago
Material
paper: black
metal: gold
ink silver, gold
fabric: red
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover: "Sample Book // First Edition // Astra // Surgical Needles // manufactured by // The Kny - Scheerer Co. // NEW - YORK // W. R. GRADY CO. // CHICAGO"; printed on each page: "Page 1 SURGEON'S NEEDLES // Page 2 SURGEON'S NEEDLES // Page 3 SURGEON'S NEEDLES EMMETT'S NEEDLES // Page 4 EMMETT'S NEEDLES // Page 5 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Dr. Hagedorn's Pattern // Page 6 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Dr. Hagedorn's Pattern // Page 7 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Dr. Hagedorn's Pattern // Page 8 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Dr. Hagedorn's Pattern Stout Fistula Thin Fistula Intestinal eye needle // Page 9 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Dr. Hagedorn's Pattern reversed eye // Page 10 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Ferguson's cutting edge taper point // Page 11 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Emmett's Pattern Taper point // Page 12 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Emmett's Pattern Trocar point Sim's Pattern Lance Point // Page 13 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Goodell's Pattern for Perineum Keith's abdominal For Intestinal Work Dr. Child's Needles // Page 14 SURGEON'S NEEDLES For Intestinal Work Kelly's Intestinal Needles Kelly's Pattern with Lister's Eye Kelly's Intestinal Needles with patent Eye // Page 15 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Moynihan's Pattern with patent eye For Intestinal Work // Page 16 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Martin's Martin's Pattern Special Mayo's Intestinal Packard's // Page 17 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Murphy's Pattern for Trachelorraphy Pratt's Pettern for Cervix Schnetter's // Page 18 SURGEON'S NEEDLES for Eye Work Mayo's pattern Flat shank with square eye Mayo's pattern with taper point // Page 19 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Veterinary needles
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
20.0 cm
Width
9.0 cm
Depth
4.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measured closed
Condition Remarks
Exterior shows wear, needles are new
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet Book
Reference Comments
American Surgical instrument: The History of their manufacturer and an Directory of Instrument makers to 1900 by James M. Edmonson, PhD 1997 ISBN 0-930405-70-6
Research Facts
W. R. Grady was a medical supply salesman in 1891, then a year later became a buyer and a year after is listed as a manufacturer of surgical instruments all under the company name of W. R. Grady Co.
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amputation and surgery kit

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14633
Dates
1860
1895
circa 1860 - 1895
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
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
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
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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The British Pharmacopoeia [pharmacy reference book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15349
Dates
1898
1899
circa 1898-1899
Collection
Dr. Gilbert Rosenberg Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
000032002
Description
Burgundy hard covered rectangular reference book includes pharmaceucitcal preparation recipes; 535 pages.
Accession Number
000032002
Author
The General Council of Medical Education and Registration of the United Kingston
Collection
Dr. Gilbert Rosenberg Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Pharmacology
Description
Burgundy hard covered rectangular reference book includes pharmaceucitcal preparation recipes; 535 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Gilbert Rosenberg.
Maker
Spottiswoode & Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
Great Britain
Dates
1898
1899
circa 1898-1899
Date Remarks
Printed in item
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, gold
fabric: burgundy
Inscriptions
On cover: "THE BRITISH PHARMACOPOEIA // BY AUTHORITY // 1898"; on frontispiece: "THE // BRITISH PHARMACOPOEIA // PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF // THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND REGISTRATION // OF THE UNITED KINGDOM // PURSUANT TO THE ACTS // XXI & XXII VICTORIA CAP. XC (1858) // AND XXV & XXVI VICTORIA CAP. XCI (1862) // 1898 // Printed and Published for the Medical Council // BY // SPOTTISWOODE & CO., GRACECHURCH STREET, LONDON // 1899
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
22.5 cm
Width
14.3 cm
Depth
3.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Dr. Gilbert Rosenberg was the former director of St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital in Kingston, Ontario.
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surgical silk thread

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14607
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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The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp [print]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11066
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
002050007
Description
Cololurful print mounted on fabric with a varnish on top, depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson on a cadaver; unframed.
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Accession Number
002050007
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Art
Description
Cololurful print mounted on fabric with a varnish on top, depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson on a cadaver; unframed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
fabric: cream
ink: brown, cream, black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-6
Length
73.2 cm
Width
55.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Very fragile
Copy Type
Original
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.
The work in our collection is a hand-painted copy made with oil on canvas, likely with a varnish on top (this would have to be confirmed by a conservationist however). We can assume this as the weave of the canvas is evident and the corners have some paint flaking off, but also there are small details of the copy that vary from the original.
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Plate I, Erythema multiforme [medical illustration]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11518
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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Graduating class from Ontario Medical College for Women, 1899 [photograph]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11927
Dates
1898
1899
1898-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
002050140
Description
Photo of graduating class from Ontario Medical College for Women, 1899.
Accession Number
002050140
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
Anniversaries and Special Events
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
Photo of graduating class from Ontario Medical College for Women, 1899.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1898
1899
1898-1899
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-2 Box #L no. 5
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Prev. # L119 / AMP341
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The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicholas Tulp [print]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9171
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
002050378
Description
Monotone reproduction print of a painting on heavy paper; depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson on a cadaver.
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Accession Number
002050378
Author
Rembrandt van Rijn
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Teaching
Surgery
Description
Monotone reproduction print of a painting on heavy paper; depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson on a cadaver.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. C. A. Hodgetts, 1934.
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Print appears to be removed from frame with wood back as the wood grain transferred marks to the back of the print, dark blocks of ink of the figures on the front transferred to the back; brittle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
File
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
Prev. #AMP253; L675
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.
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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002050414 a-b
Description
Two piece cardboard postal box (a) with lid (b); two United States one and two cent postage stamps with blurred cancellation marks; pre-printed manufacturers paper mailing address label handwritten to addressee.
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Accession Number
002050414 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- biography
Postal Service
Description
Two piece cardboard postal box (a) with lid (b); two United States one and two cent postage stamps with blurred cancellation marks; pre-printed manufacturers paper mailing address label handwritten to addressee.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – box – Size: Length 20.3 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
b – lid – Size: Length 20.6 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. Weston L. Herriman; Academy of Medicine
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Stamp dates
Material
paper: brown, beige
ink: red, green black
Inscriptions
Handwritten on label: "W. L. HERRIMAN, M.D. // Lindsay, // Ontario. // Box 278 Canada"; printed on label: "FROM KNAUTH BROTHERS, // 3-5-7 W. 29th St., NEW YORK."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box G
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Research Facts
Dr. Weston Herriman was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland affiliated University of Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ontario). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine, Toronto to the new school at Queen's.
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