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Dates
1870
circa 1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
1982.11.1
Description
A woven cotton swaddling band; one end comes to a point with two tying tapes attached.
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Accession Number
1982.11.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
Infant Care
Description
A woven cotton swaddling band; one end comes to a point with two tying tapes attached.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Till Davy via Mary Spaulding.
Site Made (City)
Kataro
Site Made (Country)
Yugoslavia
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Material
fabric: pink; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Box 10
Dimension Notes
Length 3.2 m x Width 13.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Photocopy attached to accession sheet; Mrs. Till Davy; CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Kataro on the Dalmatian coast, now Cotor, Yugoslavia. N.B. Southern Macedonia was divided by treaty in 1913 among Greece, Serbia (now Yugoslavia), and Bulgaria, formerly the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Mrs. Davy's great-grandmother was swaddled in this band as an infant.
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Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
1982.23.1
Description
A white porcelain hemispherical cup with a loop handle to the right of a curved spout; ogee-edged half cover; there is a red cross outlined in black in overglaze on the half cover. Missing: 18 Sept 2018
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Accession Number
1982.23.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
A white porcelain hemispherical cup with a loop handle to the right of a curved spout; ogee-edged half cover; there is a red cross outlined in black in overglaze on the half cover. Missing: 18 Sept 2018
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. D. Lane of Toronto.
Site Made (Country)
Austria
Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Date Remarks
W.W.I
Material
porcelain: white
ink: red, black
Inscriptions
Maker's mark: "Victoria" over a crown with "Austria" underneath.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Temporary Location
Missing: 18 Sept 2018
Dimension Notes
Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 9.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
This cup was used by Dr. Lane's aunt, E. N. Campbell, who was a nurse Lt. Col. in the RCAMC during World War I. The convex half cover is characteristic of 20th-century invalid cups; the curved spout is more common to the 20th century.
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Dextrostix reagant strips

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Dates
1980
1983
circa 1980-1983
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Home Health Care
Accession Number
1983.6.1 a-d
Description
A boxed bottle of Dextrostix, containing 25 reagent strips for one-minute test for glucose in whole blood; glass bottle (a) is totally wrapped around with a paper label; metal screw top; an instruction leaflet (b) is folded inside the box (c); text in both English and French; small rectangular whit…
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Accession Number
1983.6.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring
Diabetes Mellitus
Description
A boxed bottle of Dextrostix, containing 25 reagent strips for one-minute test for glucose in whole blood; glass bottle (a) is totally wrapped around with a paper label; metal screw top; an instruction leaflet (b) is folded inside the box (c); text in both English and French; small rectangular white bag of desiccant (d); Sept 2016: instruction sheet missing.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bottle
b - instruction leaflet
c - box d - desiccant
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Snowdon Pharmacy; bought at Snowdon Pharmacy, Toronto for use in the 1983 Insulin Display.
Maker
Miles Laboratories Ltd., Ames Division
Site Made (City)
Rexdale
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1980
1983
circa 1980-1983
Date Remarks
Purchase date is 1983
Material
glass: amber
paper: pink; white; black
cardboard: pink; white; black
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on box and on label of bottle: "2888 DEXTROSTIX // REAGENT STRIPS // ONE-MINUTE // TEST FOR // GLUCOSE IN // WHOLE BLOOD // FOR IN VITRO // TESTING ONLY // Ames // 25 REAGENT STRIPS // ENCLOSED DIRECTIONS // MUST BE FOLLOWED // EXACTLY // STORE AT 15' - 30' C // DO NOT REMOVE DESICCANT // REPLACE CAP PROMPTLY // AND TIGHTLY // Patented 1962, 1966, 1969 // Trademark of Miles Laboratories, Inc. // Ames Division MILES // Miles Laboratories, Ltd., // Rexdale, Ontario M9W 1G6"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 3 Row D
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
b - instruction leaflet - Size: Length 25.0 cm x Width 20.3 cm
c - box - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm d - desiccant
Condition Remarks
Bottle never opened
Copy Type
Original
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Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
995002106
Description
Breast pump, which consists of a clear glass main section with a red rubber bulb attached to one end; the main section is cylindrical and hollow with one end that flares outward, trumpet-like, with rounded outer edges; the other end tapers inwards and has a small round opening; this end is covered …
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Accession Number
995002106
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Breast Feeding
Milk, Human
Infant Food
Description
Breast pump, which consists of a clear glass main section with a red rubber bulb attached to one end; the main section is cylindrical and hollow with one end that flares outward, trumpet-like, with rounded outer edges; the other end tapers inwards and has a small round opening; this end is covered with a hollow spherical closed rubber bulb; the middle section of the glass part has a semicircular area that comes out at the bottom and provides a collection reservoir for pumped milk.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by the KGH Nursing Alumnae
Material
rubber: red
glass: clear
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Dimension Notes
Length 13.3 cm. x Diam. 6.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The glass is complete with no damage (chips, cracks or staining); the rubber bulb is complete, but losing flexibility; #2: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by the J.F. Hartz Co., Ltd., 1960, p. 85 (item 5H-135) (see attached photocopy); CD #1; CD #8
Research Facts
Used for collecting human milk.
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denture cleaning case

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Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Dental
Dentures
Hygiene
Home Health Care
Classification
Dental
Dental, Supplies
Dentures
Hygiene
Home Health Care
Accession Number
995003020
Description
Plastic oval-shaped lidded cup for cleaning and then storing dentures; the lid is attached to the back of the cup by hinges; the sides of the cup have vertical lines
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Accession Number
995003020
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Dental
Dentures
Hygiene
Home Health Care
Classification
Dental
Dental, Supplies
Dentures
Hygiene
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Denture, Complete -- instrumentation
Description
Plastic oval-shaped lidded cup for cleaning and then storing dentures; the lid is attached to the back of the cup by hinges; the sides of the cup have vertical lines
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
plastic: green
Inscriptions
"MADE IN USA [superscript '3']" in raised letters on the bottom
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.0 cm. x Width: 8.3 cm. x Depth: 5.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Denture box was slightly dusty and dirty; had been stored in a plastic bag; appears to never have been used
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
995003031 a-b
Description
Breast pump and box consisting of (a) a one-piece cardboard box which opens at the top; (b) clear glass breast pump with a round red rubber pump at one end and a circular flattened glass section at the other; there is also an area within the pump in which to collect milk (see accession sheet for il…
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Accession Number
995003031 a-b
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Breast Feeding
Milk, Human
Infant Food
Description
Breast pump and box consisting of (a) a one-piece cardboard box which opens at the top; (b) clear glass breast pump with a round red rubber pump at one end and a circular flattened glass section at the other; there is also an area within the pump in which to collect milk (see accession sheet for illustration)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - breast pump box - Size: Length 13.8 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 6.4 cm.
b - breast pump - Size: Length 13.2 cm. x Width 6.2 cm.
Maker
Nyal Company, Canada, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Date Remarks
Plastic version of same design in the American Hospital Supply Catalog C-30 #14410-002
Material
cardboard: light grey
glass: clear
rubber: red
Inscriptions
Box label reads: "Nycest Breast Pump Wired-on bulb Nyal Drugs R225 Manufactured for Nyal Company, Canada Ltd. Windsor, - Ontario"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Condition Remarks
Breast pump and box were very dirty and dusty (especially the box); there is a chip on the glass edge of the pump and a large crack which runs up the length of the pump; the rubber of the end bulb is hard and unsqueezable; there are also chips off its surface; #3: box is torn; rubber bulb is hard.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
American Hospital Supply Catalogue C-30 c. 1966
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Dates
1915
1930
circa 1915-1935
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
995003032 a-b
Description
Cylindrical glass breast pump which has a round flattened section at one end, a holding area within the pump to collect milk and a small opening at the other end onto which a red rubber bulb belongs; there is also a metal band which originally held the bulb on; the bulb has deteriorated and is not …
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Accession Number
995003032 a-b
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Breast Feeding
Milk, Human
Infant Food
Description
Cylindrical glass breast pump which has a round flattened section at one end, a holding area within the pump to collect milk and a small opening at the other end onto which a red rubber bulb belongs; there is also a metal band which originally held the bulb on; the bulb has deteriorated and is not there (see accession sheet for illustration).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 4.6 cm.
Dates
1915
1930
circa 1915-1935
Date Remarks
Date on artifact
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Raised words on glass top read: "Pat. Aug. 3rd, 1915"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Condition Remarks
Breast pump was very dirty and dusty; the rubber bulb was so deteriorated that it was unsavable; the glass section of the pump is unmarked, unchipped and uncracked
Copy Type
Original
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Gates' Little Gem Pills

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
996001080
Description
Rolled package of pills; rolled in paper; paper has advertising and directions on it
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Accession Number
996001080
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Rolled package of pills; rolled in paper; paper has advertising and directions on it
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Scott Jordan in Nov. 1993
Maker
C. Gates, Son & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Middleton
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
paper: green
Inscriptions
Gates' Little Gem Pills // for the Liver // ... // No. 6652 The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // C. Gates, Son & Co., Limited // Middleton, Nova Scotia // Three pills, maximum dose, contains strychnine // 3/400 gr. and ext. Hyoscyamus 3/20 gr.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.3 cm. x Diam. : 1.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Nothing apparent
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Gin Pills for the Kidneys

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
996001097
Description
Circular yellow metal tin with decorative design on top with black text; not openeable, stuck together; direction on bottom and sides.
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Accession Number
996001097
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Kidney Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Backache -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- pamphlet
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures – container
Description
Circular yellow metal tin with decorative design on top with black text; not openeable, stuck together; direction on bottom and sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in Feb.1994.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
On top: "B C D // GIN // PILLS // FOR THE // KIDNEYS // TRADE MARK REGISTERED"; on bottom: "Gin // Pills // for the // Kidneys // No. 5611 The Proporietary or Patent // Medicine Act. // Take one or two pills four times a day, // before or after meals, and at bed-time. // French version // GIN PILLS CONTAIN THREE-EIGHTS (3/8) OF A GRAIN // OF METHYLENE BLUE PER MAXIMUM ADULT 1 DOSE // PROPRIETARY ARTICLES DEPT. // National Drug and Chemical // Company of Canada Limited // MONTREAL // CANADA"; on sides: "THESE PILLS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR LAME BACK, IRRITATION OF THE KIDNEYS OR BLADDER, BED WETTING, MUCOUS DEPOSITS IN THE URINE 40 PILLS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Height
3.1
Diameter
5.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear on bottom; closure stuck together
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://necrophiliac-joe.blogspot.com/2012/02/bdc-gin-pills-for-kidneys.html
Research Facts
Have been said to turn the urine green, most likely because they contain methylene blue.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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Dr. A. W. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills

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Dates
1919
1930
circa 1919 - 1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
996001232
Description
Tan hollow, cylindrical wooden pill container which originally contained kidney-liver pills; the original seal has been broken and the top is removable; paper label on bottle with printed product information.
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Accession Number
996001232
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Tan hollow, cylindrical wooden pill container which originally contained kidney-liver pills; the original seal has been broken and the top is removable; paper label on bottle with printed product information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Toronto in Feb.1994.
Maker
Edmanson, Bates & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Oakville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
1930
circa 1919 - 1930
Material
wood: tan
paper: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DR. A. W. CHASE'S // Kidney-Liver Pills // Directions:" (dosage information follows); printed in English and French; "No. 4972 Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act // Manufactured by // Edmanson, Bates & Co. Limited // THE Sole Distributors // DR. A. W. CHASE MEDICINE CO. // OAKVILLE, CAN. Limited"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Depth
6.3
Diameter
2.7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
There is some minor staining on the lid; the container has been opened and the contents are missing; the paper label has minor wrinkling on one section
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Dr. Chase's Recipes or Information for Everybody" (1862 edition), by A. W. Chase M.D.
Why the appeal? A study of almanacs advertising Dr. Chase's patent medicines, 1904–1959. Denise Maines.
Research Facts
Medication for liver and kidney -- a regulator of the liver, kidneys and bowels.
Patent medicines were advertised, and presumably consumed, with much vigour in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
In 1904, the original product line included Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, Liver Cure, Backache Plasters, Ointment, Catarrh Cure, Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine and Kidney-Liver Pills. Somewhere between 1924 and 1927, Dr. Chase's Liniment was added to this list, and Mouthwash was sold between 1927 and 1938. Paradol, a painkiller, was introduced in the 1950s and D.M.H Cough Syrups, Cold Tablets and Enerjets emerged in 1959. Though Backache Plasters were not advertised in the 1930s, they were included in the 1950s, so that the list of medicines sold by Dr. Chase's Medicine Company in 1959 contains all of the original product line with only minor modifications to a few of these products, as well as the new arrivals.
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