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urine specimen bottle

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
995002043
Description
Cylindrical urine specimen bottle, wider at the base and with a pouring spout at the top; sides have writing embossed on the glass including graduated measurements, empty.
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Accession Number
995002043
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Description
Cylindrical urine specimen bottle, wider at the base and with a pouring spout at the top; sides have writing embossed on the glass including graduated measurements, empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Glasco
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Date Remarks
See "American Hospital Supply Catalog" C-30, c. 1966 #13600
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Within glass on sides: scale in oz. 1-6 and in cc 30-180; in glass on other side: "URINE SPECIMEN BOTTLE"; to base: "GLASCO
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 3 Row D
Dimension Notes
Depth: 12.2 cm. x Diam. : 6.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Glass has no chips or stains
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used for medical analysis of urine specimens.
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urine specimen bottle

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
995005001
Description
Cylindrical urine specimen bottle, wider at the base and with a pouring spout at the top; sides have writing embossed on the glass including graduated measurements; deep cap seat holds cover securely.
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Accession Number
995005001
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Description
Cylindrical urine specimen bottle, wider at the base and with a pouring spout at the top; sides have writing embossed on the glass including graduated measurements; deep cap seat holds cover securely.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1947; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on the front of the bottle: "URINE // SPECIMEN // BOTTLE"; embossed on the back and differentiated with full lines at number markings and half markings in between: "1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 OZ."; embossed on bottom of bottle are five symbols: " 6 // 4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 3 Row D
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Glass shows signs of mild wear on base of bottle; upon arrival, bottle was very dirty and had an opaque film of dirt, dust and mould inside; cleaning has returned bottle to original state, with clean, clear glass.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30)," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (item #13600)
Research Facts
Used for medical analysis of urine specimens.
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urine specimen bottle

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
995005002
Description
Cylindrical urine specimen bottle, wider at the base and with a pouring spout at the top; sides have writing embossed on the glass including graduated measurements; deep cap seat holds cover securely; empty.
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Accession Number
995005002
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Description
Cylindrical urine specimen bottle, wider at the base and with a pouring spout at the top; sides have writing embossed on the glass including graduated measurements; deep cap seat holds cover securely; empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1947; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on the front of the bottle: "URINE // SPECIMEN // BOTTLE"; embossed on the back and differentiated with full lines at number markings and half markings in between: "1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 0Z."; embossed on bottom of bottle are five symbols: "6 // 4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 3 Row D
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Glass shows signs of mild wear on base of bottle; upon arrival, bottle was very dirty and had an opaque film of dirt, dust and mould inside; cleaning has returned bottle to original state, with clean, clear glass.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30)," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (item #13600)
Research Facts
Used for medical analysis of urine specimens.
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urine specimen bottle

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
995005003
Description
Cylindrical urine specimen bottle, wider at the base and with a pouring spout at the top; sides have writing embossed on the glass including graduated measurements; deep cap seat holds cover securely.
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Accession Number
995005003
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Description
Cylindrical urine specimen bottle, wider at the base and with a pouring spout at the top; sides have writing embossed on the glass including graduated measurements; deep cap seat holds cover securely.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1947; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on the front of the bottle: "URINE // SPECIMEN // BOTTLE"; embossed on the back and differentiated with full lines at number markings and half markings in between: "1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 OZ."; embossed on bottom of bottle are five symbols: " 6 // 4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 3 Row D
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Glass shows signs of mild wear on base of bottle; upon arrival, bottle was very dirty and had an opaque film of dirt, dust and mould inside; cleaning has returned bottle to original state, with clean, clear glass.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30)," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (item #13600)
Research Facts
Used for medical analysis of urine specimens.
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urine specimen bottle

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
000018026
Description
Clear, cylindrical urine specimen bottle, wider at the base and with a pouring spout at the top; sides have writing embossed on the glass including graduated measurements, empty.
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Accession Number
000018026
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Description
Clear, cylindrical urine specimen bottle, wider at the base and with a pouring spout at the top; sides have writing embossed on the glass including graduated measurements, empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Date Remarks
1964, based on date of reference publication.
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on the front of the bottle: "URINE // SPECIMEN // BOTTLE"; embossed on the back and differentiated with full lines at number markings and half markings in between: "1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 OZ."; embossed on bottom of bottle are the symbols: "B // 5"
Permanent Location
0010-A4-7 Box 3 Row B
Length
15.2 cm
Circumference
18.8 cm
Diameter
6.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Glass at bottom slightly foggy, some small imperfections in the glass.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Catalogue
"The Medical Tour" website
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30)," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (item #13600)
Research Facts
Used for medical analysis of urine specimens.
Formerly known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane, the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario's first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (none of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was officially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.
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urine specimen bottle

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
000018027
Description
Clear, cylindrical urine specimen bottle, wider at the base and with a pouring spout at the top; sides have writing embossed on the glass including graduated measurements, empty.
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Accession Number
000018027
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Description
Clear, cylindrical urine specimen bottle, wider at the base and with a pouring spout at the top; sides have writing embossed on the glass including graduated measurements, empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Date Remarks
1964, based on date of reference publication.
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on the front of the bottle: "URINE // SPECIMEN // BOTTLE"; embossed on the back and differentiated with full lines at number markings and half markings in between: "1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 OZ."; embossed on bottom of bottle are the symbols: "B // 6"
Permanent Location
0010-A4-7 Box 3 Row C
Length
15.2 cm
Circumference
18.8 cm
Diameter
6.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Glass at bottom slightly foggy, some small imperfections in the glass.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30)," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (item #13600)
Research Facts
Used for medical analysis of urine specimens.
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ultrasound monitor

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Dates
1967
1982
circa 1967-1982
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
004026001 a-d
Description
An ultrasound monitor consisting of the monitor (a) which is a plastic electrical device resembling a small portable radio, with a speaker on the front with an on/off switch, there is a looped rope attached to the top and a connector on the bottom which connects to the charging unit (b); there is a…
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Accession Number
004026001 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Ultrasonics -- instrumentation
Description
An ultrasound monitor consisting of the monitor (a) which is a plastic electrical device resembling a small portable radio, with a speaker on the front with an on/off switch, there is a looped rope attached to the top and a connector on the bottom which connects to the charging unit (b); there is a black cord coming out of the back with a standard 3 pronged plug, and a detachable grey cord (c) which attaches to the front of the charger and has a black disc on the end; the transducer (d) screws into the disc, and is a black rubber coated rod.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - monitor - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 7.7 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - charging unit - Size: Length 10 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 6.1 cm with a 212 cm cord
c - cord - Size: Length 126.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
d - transducer - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Provenance
Came from the Queen's Archives' Anthony A. Travill Fonds; it was used at KGH.
Maker
Hewlett Packard
Site Made (City)
Boeblingen
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1967
1982
circa 1967-1982
Date Remarks
There is a sticker on the back with an expiry date of 1982 (probably for the battery); HP started making infant heart monitoring devices in 1967.
Material
plastic: white, black
rubber: grey, black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"8026B ULTRA-SOUND MONITOR // HEWLETT - PACKARD" printed on the monitor;
"15152A CHARGING UNIT // HEWLETT - PACKARD" printed on the charging unit;
"EXP. DATE // 14 OKT. 82 - B3" printed on a sticker on the back of the monitor
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-7
Condition Remarks
Mild wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Interstate Batteries"; Internet: "Medical Equipment Services Inc."; Internet: "HP History and Facts: 1960s"; Queen's Archives; CD #6
Research Facts
Used to monitor infant heart rate; also known as a "Doptone" because it measures tones using the "Doppler Effect"; Dr. A.A.Travill was an anatomy professor at Queen's, and served as department head from 1968-1978; he had an interest in medical history, and published several books and articles on the subject.
The expiration sticker is in German, so it was most likely made at HP's German factory in Boeblingen.
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Dates
1955
1970
circa 1955-1970
Collection
Mrs. Elvira Powell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
005004001 a-ak
Description
A Sanborn Metabulator; consisting of the frame (a) which is a rectangular mahogany box with four legs with black wheels on the bottom; inside the frame is the machine itself (b); the machine rests in a large hole on the top of the frame and lifts out via two metal handles, one at each end; the mach…
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Accession Number
005004001 a-ak
Collection
Mrs. Elvira Powell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Basal Metabolism
Description
A Sanborn Metabulator; consisting of the frame (a) which is a rectangular mahogany box with four legs with black wheels on the bottom; inside the frame is the machine itself (b); the machine rests in a large hole on the top of the frame and lifts out via two metal handles, one at each end; the machine contains a motor and a device for printing readings on paper inside, two dials, some pieces for attaching tubes, and a container holding pink granules which should be removable but is stuck in place; the container has four round screw tops (c-f) which would hold it into place; there is also a silver connector with two black rubber (g) hoses attached to it which hang into a hole on the top of the machine; the machine also has a black rubber electrical cord; on the frame there is also a round hole containing a white oxygen tank (h), with a black metal holder (i) attached which attaches the tank to the machine with a silver screw (j); there is also a removable wooden drawer (k) which slides into the front of the frame; the bottom of the drawer is lined with an old piece of folded paper (l), which appears to be a disposable table cloth (it is decorated around the edges); inside the drawer is stored a black rubber oxygen mask (m) a nose clip (n) made of silver metal with beige coloured foam on it; two black replacement pieces of foam for the nose clip (o-p), what appears to be a rubber restraint (q) which would wrap around the face and fasten in the back; a rubber mouthpiece (r) sealed in plastic with a paper insert; another mouthpiece (s) with a piece of gauze stuck to it (due to the degradation of the rubber); three more individual mouth pieces (t-v) which were original wrapped in sheets of gauze (w-y) and an extra sheet of gauze (z); there is also a scale (aa), which is a long, thin piece of white plastic with temperature and barometer bars on it; a black rubber cork (ab), a rubber tube (ac), a glass rubber tube (ad), tapered at one end, a metal tool (ae) with a straight handle which tapers out at the end to form a curved heart shaped utensil, and a wrench like took (af); there are also two triangular paper inserts for mouthpieces (the same as the one in the sealed package) (ag-ah), a piece of paper with a list of medical products typed onto it (appears unrelated) ) (ai), and a piece of paper with instructions on how to prepare the patient for the metabolism test (aj); there is also a small rectangular piece of paper from the oxygen tank (ak).
Number Of Parts
37
Part Names
a - frame - Size: Length 64.5 cm x Width 33.7 cm x Depth 80.0 cm
b - machine - Size: Length 46.8 cm x Width 30.0 cm x Depth 30.0 cm
c-f - screws - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
g- connector with tubes - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 6.1 cm x Depth 71.2 cm
h - oxygen tank - Size: Length 51.7 cm x Diam. 11.0 cm
i - tank holder - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
j - screw - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 0.7
k - drawer - Size: Length 34.5 cm x Width 31.9 cm x Depth 11.3 cm
l - tablecloth - Size (folded): Length 31.7 cm x Width 29.0 cm
m - oxygen mask - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 11.0 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
n - noseclip - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Width 7.3 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
o,p - replacement foam - Size: Depth 2.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
q - restraint - Size: Length 48.0 cm x Width 17.8 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
r - sealed mouthpiece - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 10.4 cm Depth 5.0 cm
s - mouthpiece with gauze - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 16.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
t-v - mouthpiece - Size: Length 8.2 cm x Width 4.4 cm Depth 5.5 cm
w-z - gauze - Size: Length 20.0 x Width 20.0 cm
aa - scale - Size: Length 25.1 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
ab - cork - Size: Length 2.6 cm x Diam. 4.2 cm
ac - rubber tube - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
ad - glass tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
ae - metal tool - Size: Length 11.6 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
af - wrench - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
ag,ah - mouthpiece inserts - Size: Length 8.5 cm x Width 7.6
ai - paper list - Size: Length 20.3 cm x Width 12.7 cm
aj - instruction sheet - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 21.5 cm
ak - oxygen tank paper - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Width 3.1 cm
Provenance
The metabulator was originally purchased around 1955 and used at St. Francis Hospital in Smith Falls, Ontario; possibly used by a Sister Mary Josephine; the donor purchased the machine from the hospital in the 1970s when the newly amalgamated institution was selling off redundant equipment, after which it was stored in her home; the oxygen tank and scale came from a second metabulator which was virtually the same but in poorer condition.
Maker
Sanborn Company
Site Made (City)
Cambridge
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
1970
circa 1955-1970
Date Remarks
It was purchased in 1955; filled in 1966
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver, black
rubber: black, brown
leather: black, brown
foam: brown, black
paper: white
plastic: clear
fabric: white
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"Metabulator // SANBORN COMPANY, CAMBRIDGE, MASS. U.S.A. // MODEL // 10- // SERIAL // 6951 // VOLTS // 115 // CYCLES // 60 // AMPS // 0.5" printed on a panel on the top of the machine "ATLAS // TAGS // CANOX // B.P. OXYGEN B.P. // CANADIAN OXYGEN LIMITED // 255 HORNER AVENUE // TORONTO 14 // Date filled MAY 2 1966 // Capacity 95 GALS. // EMPTY" printed on a tag attached to the oxygen tank (ak) would have been attached to this tag and reads "FULL // Detach This Portion When // Contents Exhausted // W 4099" "CANOX // CANADIAN OXYGEN LIMITED // OXYGEN // BP . MADE IN CANADA // USE NO OIL OR GREASE ON VALVE, // KEEP CYLINDER COOL AND // VENTILATED AWAY FROM // HEAT AND FLAME // N'UTILISER AUCUNE HUILE GRAISSE // SUR LA VALVE, GARDEZ LE CYLIN- // DRE ELOIGNE DE LA CHALEUR // ET DES FLAMMES." printed on a sticker on the oxygen tank. "Pk. 1 // PART NO. // 9301-0154 // MOUTHPIECE // This Mouthpiece // Should be Sterilized // Before Using // DO NOT AUTOCLAVE // HEWLETT hp PACKARD // WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS 02154" printed on the mouthpiece inserts "THE SANBORN L-SCALE // FOR USE WITH THE // METABULATOR // OR ANY EARLIER SANBORN WATERLESS METABOLISM TESTER" printed on the scale.
Permanent Location
(a-l, q, ac, aj) Storage Room W1
W1-13-1
(ag-ai, ak) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 19
All other items:
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-7
Condition Remarks
The foam is very dry and crumbling; most of the rubber is very hard; the machine itself shows only minor wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Textbook of the Principles and Practice of Nursing", Bertha Harmer, 1957; Web site: "p4a.com, Ltd."
Research Facts
Used to measure a patient's basal metabolic rate (B.M.R.), a diagnostic test in the evaluation of thyroid function (this can not be determined through blood tests); the basal metabolism of an individual is the lowest energy requirement of the body (or the least amount of heat produced by the body) while it is at rest.
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Dates
1940
1969
circa 1940-1969
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037056 a-c
Description
Hemacytometer, which consists of (a) a slender glass pipette with a bulb just above centre that contains a small mixing head; the pipette is shaped like a thermometer and tapers to a teardrop-shaped end; the pipette fits onto a rubber tube that curves into a rectangular shape and connects to a smal…
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Accession Number
997037056 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
Hemacytometer, which consists of (a) a slender glass pipette with a bulb just above centre that contains a small mixing head; the pipette is shaped like a thermometer and tapers to a teardrop-shaped end; the pipette fits onto a rubber tube that curves into a rectangular shape and connects to a small glass mouthpiece with a lip; included in this set is (b) a broken thick glass slide that acts as a counting chamber; the glass slide has three parallel trenches (a fourth trench is missing due to breakage); a small transverse centre trench creates an "H" pattern engraved between trenches; all of the pieces described fit into a purpose-built case (c); this case has built-in purple velvet-covered moulds that hold the instrument parts apart from each other; it is rectangular in shape with a clasp at the front that is missing its counterpart on the lid; a small metal knob is located on the front right side of the case; the outside of the case is leather bound with a thatched pattern covering the entire case except for the cloth-covered bottom.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - glass pipette - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
b - counting chamber - Size: Length 5.5 x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
c - case - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 8.8 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1940
1969
circa 1940-1969
Date Remarks
Date spread assigned by similar item found on OhioLink
Material
fabric: purple; red
glass: clear
rubber: brown
leather: brown
wood:
Inscriptions
(c) The top of the lid has "Haemacytometer // Türk" stamped centrally, while "E. Leitz // Wetzlar." is stamped in bottom right corner of lid; bottom of case has the word "Bird" and an anchor-like shape [a figure like two capital "J's" back to back] is written; written in pencil on surgical tape attached to the bottom of the case are the words "Birdy4 [the "4" superscripted]" with one letter illegible; the pipette (a) has the words "BARD-PARKER 9732" stamped on front; there are increment lines stamped on rear of pipette, with the numbers "05" and "11" stamped into the glass; the counting chamber (b) has "IB // HK-Brand, Germany // Improved // Double Neubauer // Ruling" engraved on the front surface
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
Lid on glass is separated from body; leather is peeling at corners of lid; wear is apparent on body of box; velvet is peeling at corners on interior case and is frayed at one mold; bottom of case has discoloured cloth with a small piece of surgical tape attached
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Web Site
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st Ed., by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 1124 (similar to item A/-5888) (see attached photocopy); similar to OhioLink #25645759 (please see attachment); CD #7
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Phenolsulphonphthalein ampoule

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 180-1990
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037443
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; a paper label is sealed on the body.
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Accession Number
997037443
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Kidney Function Tests -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; a paper label is sealed on the body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1980
1990
circa 180-1990
Material
glass: clear
paper: white; red
Inscriptions
Paper label reads, "Phenolsulphon- // phthalein // 6 Mg. IN 1 C.C. // HYNSON, // WESTCOTT & DUNNING"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
No chipping or spotting
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Internet: https://drugs.ncats.io/substance/I6G9Y0J1OJ https://www.britannica.com/science/phenolsulfonphthalein-test https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC323325/
Research Facts
It is used as a test to diagnose kidney problems and diseases (injected intravenously) and as a estrogenic stimulus. Urine tests are done to diagnose kidneys, the amount of phenol red excreted indicates kidney function (more excreted: the better the kidneys are working; less excreted: indicates chronic kidney conditions). It can enhance growth of cells that have estrogen receptors, because phenol red is an estrogen mimic.
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