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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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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Dental
Classification
Antiseptic
Dental
Hygiene
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
996001211
Description
Small circular clear glass bottle; black plastic screw-cap lid; embossed words in glass of bottle.
Accession Number
996001211
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Dental
Classification
Antiseptic
Dental
Hygiene
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Mouthwashes
Oral Hygiene -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- anti-bacterial, oral
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small circular clear glass bottle; black plastic screw-cap lid; embossed words in glass of bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Lambert Pharmacal Company Canada Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
glass: clear
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Listerine // Lambert // Pharmacal Company // (Canada) Limited
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.4 cm. x Diam. : 4.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Nothing apparent
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Dental
Classification
Antiseptic
Dental
Hygiene
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
996001212
Description
Small circular clear glass bottle; neck threaded for screw-on cap, but there is no cap; embossed writing on bottle just below neck.
Accession Number
996001212
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Dental
Classification
Antiseptic
Dental
Hygiene
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Mouthwashes
Oral Hygiene -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- anti-bacterial, oral
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small circular clear glass bottle; neck threaded for screw-on cap, but there is no cap; embossed writing on bottle just below neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Lambert Pharmacal Company Canada Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Listerine // Lambert
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.9 cm x Diam.: 4.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Some accumulation of surface dirt and grime on interior and exterior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
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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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promotional magnet

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Lewis Collection
Category
Communication
Advertising
Promotional
Dental
Business
Classification
Communication
Advertising
Promotional
Dental
Business
Accession Number
997027022
Description
Refrigerator magnet in the shape of a human tooth (a molar) with a plastic coating and printing on the front as well as the graphic of two eyes and a mouth.
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Accession Number
997027022
Collection
Lewis Collection
Category
Communication
Advertising
Promotional
Dental
Business
Classification
Communication
Advertising
Promotional
Dental
Business
MeSH Heading
Dentistry -- advertisements
Dentistry -- cartoons
Description
Refrigerator magnet in the shape of a human tooth (a molar) with a plastic coating and printing on the front as well as the graphic of two eyes and a mouth.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Peter Lewis when he was the Vice President of Operations at Kingston General Hospital.
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
magnet: black
plastic: white; blue
Inscriptions
The front of the magnet reads, "Dr. D. MacPHEE // DR. B. BLADES // DENTAL DEPT. // KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL // KINGSTON, ONT. // 546-4933"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-7
Dimension Notes
Length: 4.2 cm. x Width: 6.0 cm. x Depth: 0.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
The magnet arrived somewhat dusty; there is a small tear in the magnet, at the bottom, between two of the tooth's roots
Copy Type
Original
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promotional magnet

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Lewis Collection
Category
Communication
Advertising
Promotional
Dental
Business
Classification
Communication
Advertising
Promotional
Dental
Business
Accession Number
997027023
Description
Refrigerator magnet in the shape of a human tooth (a molar) with a plastic coating and printing on the front as well as the graphic of two eyes and a mouth.
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Accession Number
997027023
Collection
Lewis Collection
Category
Communication
Advertising
Promotional
Dental
Business
Classification
Communication
Advertising
Promotional
Dental
Business
MeSH Heading
Dentistry -- advertisements
Dentistry -- cartoons
Description
Refrigerator magnet in the shape of a human tooth (a molar) with a plastic coating and printing on the front as well as the graphic of two eyes and a mouth.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Peter Lewis when he was the Vice President of Operations at Kingston General Hospital.
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
magnet: black
plastic: white; blue
Inscriptions
The front of the magnet reads, "Dr. D. MacPHEE // DR. B. BLADES // DENTAL DEPT. // KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL // KINGSTON, ONT. // 546-4933"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-7
Dimension Notes
Length: 4.2 cm. x Width: 6.0 cm. x Depth: 0.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
The magnet arrived somewhat dusty
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Classification
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000018030
Description
Cream cotton fabric triangluar bandage, sling or tourniquet with x18 illustrations of young men, six men with moustaches showing full figures wearing suits and ties with multiple injuries wrapped in the bandage; two men not wearing clothes except under pants who have had various fractures and woun…
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Accession Number
000018030
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Classification
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid -- instrumentation
Tourniquets
Bandages, First Aid
Military Medicine
Emergencies
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- War
Description
Cream cotton fabric triangluar bandage, sling or tourniquet with x18 illustrations of young men, six men with moustaches showing full figures wearing suits and ties with multiple injuries wrapped in the bandage; two men not wearing clothes except under pants who have had various fractures and wounds bound with the bandage and wooden splints for support; nine separate small illustrations of special knotted wraps; the aim is first aid in emergencies rather than full clinical treatment during military field dressing and or in civilian first aid; cut from preprinted length of fabric with remnants of the dotted cutting line showing that the fabric was cut on the bias; each side is noted to related to instructions on how to fold, wrap and tie; at centre point is circle with St. John Ambulance Association emblem.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
St. John Ambulance Association
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
fabric: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on fabric: starting at point: "THE St. JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION // POINT // SIDE // END // BASE // END // SIDE // REGISTERED DESIGN 7764
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Closet
Length
145.0 cm
Depth
66.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Sides = 97.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor staining overall, rusty stains on corners possibly from safety pins
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esmarch_bandage
Research Facts
The original version was designed by Friedrich von Esmarch, professor of surgery at the University of Kiel, Germany, and is generally used in battlefield medicine. Esmarch himself had been Surgeon General to the German army during the Franco-German War. It consisted of a three-sided piece of linen or cotton, the base measuring 4 feet and the sides 2 feet 10 inches. It could be used folded or open, and applied in thirty-two different ways. An improved form was devised by Bernhard von Langenbeck later on.
First Aid booklet 000.018.007 related to this item
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pneumonia jacket

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Home Health Care
Accession Number
001029001
Description
A white cotton sleeveless pneumonia jacket consisting of one continuous piece of fabric with ties at each end and at shoulder straps; folds in half at wearer's left side and ties on their right; hemmed at all edges; letters "E W" embroidered in red at centre front under the collar.
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Accession Number
001029001
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
A white cotton sleeveless pneumonia jacket consisting of one continuous piece of fabric with ties at each end and at shoulder straps; folds in half at wearer's left side and ties on their right; hemmed at all edges; letters "E W" embroidered in red at centre front under the collar.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Made and used by the Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary.
Maker
Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary Women's Aid sewing group
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Date Remarks
This period is when these items were made / used
Material
fabric: white, red
Inscriptions
"E W"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Box 8
Dimension Notes
Length 94.0 cm x Width 43.3 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: A few stains
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Short History of the Women's Aid of the Kingston General Hospital 1905-1968," by Mary I. Campbell, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Research Facts
The "E W" marked on the vest refers to Kingston General Hospital, Empire Wing; these jackets were given to each patient when they were discharged from the hospital to prevent pneumonia; they were used from the 1920s until the 1940s.
Exhibit History
On exhibit L-2017-7 Niagara Historical Society Museum 16 OCt 2017 - 28 Nov 2018.
Exhibit in the Hall of Honour at Kingston General Hospital, "The Inspiring Past—a Beacon for the Future: Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary 1905–2005"; March 2005-June 2011.
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lower body brace

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Florence Welsh Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Home Health Care
Orthopaedic
Orthopedic
Treatment, General
Accession Number
002010001
Description
Body brace, consisting of three sets of tan and brown leather buckled straps connected to a painted metal brace with three pivot points, and attached at the bottom to a pair of black leather lace-up shoes; the top strap is wider than the other two and supports the pelvis; an oval piece of pink perf…
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Accession Number
002010001
Collection
Florence Welsh Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Home Health Care
Orthopaedic
Orthopedic
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis -- ephemera
Description
Body brace, consisting of three sets of tan and brown leather buckled straps connected to a painted metal brace with three pivot points, and attached at the bottom to a pair of black leather lace-up shoes; the top strap is wider than the other two and supports the pelvis; an oval piece of pink perforated plastic has been sewn to this portion and was likely added after the brace was constructed; the pelvis support is reinforced with canvas; cloth adhesive tape reinforces the middle straps and the inner edges of the brace.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by donor's great-aunt, Florence Welsh, who was born circa 1900 and was physically challenged from birth; lived in Eastern Ontario.
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Based on appearance of attached shoes and age of original owner.
Material
leather: black; brown; tan; cream
metal: silver
fabric: cream
plastic: pink
paint: grey
Inscriptions
None.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-5
Dimension Notes
Length 100.5 cm x Width 39.0 cm x Depth 26.0 cm
Condition Remarks
All parts show signs of heavy use; both shoelaces have been broken and tied together again; the brace was dusty; no signs of active mildew or corrosion, and moving parts move freely; the paint on the metal parts is flaking considerably over approximately 75% of the surface; #2: (detailed condition report by Queen's University Dept. of Conservation in donor file).
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Roger Bryant; Connie Cox, ret. RN; "Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Max Wocher and Son," by Max Wocher & Son, 189-, p. 229 (similar to #2389); Yahoo! Health Web Page: www.yahoo.com (see attached photocopies); Campbell, James H., "Hip-Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses," In "Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation," Boston, 2000, pp 205-215; CD #8
Research Facts
In later years, the original owner used a motorized scooter to get around; possibly had spina bifida; see attached photocopy; the brace supports the hips, pelvis, and lower back of the user, moving down to the lower extremities of the body, supporting both upper and lower portions of the legs, including knees, down to the feet; this type of brace is commonly called a "hip-knee-ankle-foot orthosis" and is referred to as "HKFO" in textbooks and medical journals.
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