Isaac Harvey, Matthew Harvey's grandfather, emigrated from New Jersey in 1789 to St. Johns, Ont. His father, Matthew, inherited the family farm, and Matthew Jr. graduated from Buffalo in 1850 and Trinity College Medical School in 1851. He became a school inspector and was active in municipal politics. In 1870, he was Warden of Welland County.
Embossed on front of bottle: "DR. T.A. SLOCUM // LIMITED // 179 KING ST. WEST, TORONTO CANADA"L; to the left of this is an embossed circular trade mark; around the circumference is: "HOPE IS THE ANCHOR OF THE SOUL"; the inner circle has an image of an anchor with the words "TRADE" "MARK" on either side of it; embossed on both edges of the bottle: "THE GREATEST OF TONICS"; "PSYCHINE"
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Basic Science Artifacts
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
A wooden case (l) with a drawer (k) has a brass handle affixed to top; two hooks, with eyes, at top and bottom of the box for closure; contains a student's microscope (a) with horseshoe-shaped iron base; all fittings of brass; light condenser attached to front of microscope; extra eyepieces (b,c) a…
A wooden case (l) with a drawer (k) has a brass handle affixed to top; two hooks, with eyes, at top and bottom of the box for closure; contains a student's microscope (a) with horseshoe-shaped iron base; all fittings of brass; light condenser attached to front of microscope; extra eyepieces (b,c) and objective (d); additional parts provided: a round pillbox (e), empty; a round wooden cover glass box (f) containing glass cover discs; a rectangular box (g) containing glass discs; a round box (h) containing pieces of glass; a round box (i) containing broken pieces of glass; a paper (j) printed in French listing a table of lenses.
Number Of Parts
a - microscope - Size: Length 31.0 cm
b - eyepiece
c - eyepiece
d - objective
e - pillbox - Size: Diam. 3.5 cm
f - box - Size: Depth 3.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
g - box
h - box - Size: Diam. 3.5 cm
i - box - Size: Diam. 3.0 cm
j - paper sheet
k - drawer
l - case - Size: Length 35.5 cm x Width 18.5 cm x Depth 15.5 cm
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Miss A. Jeffers; microscope belonged to her grandfather, Dr. Wellington Colman Jeffers (1847-1917).
On cover glass box (f): "cover glass box, Bausch & Lomb"; on rectangular box (g): "Jas. W. Queen & Co., Opticians, No. 924 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia"; on round box (h): "Victoria Cachous" surrounding a picture of the young Queen Victoria.
Storage Room 0007
Microscope only: On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Metal ring supporting mirror is broken; back panel of box detached; drawer pull broken off and missing; #2: there is a crack in the door of the case 10.0 cm long in the top proper left corner; a curving scratch in the door at the midpoint running across the width and a straight imprint in the width of the wood directly below this; there is a nick in the proper left edge of the door; there were cracks in the lower left corner of the proper left side 3.5 cm long and 4.3 cm long near the lower eye hook; and another crack in the opposite lower corner 3.2 cm long; there were several worn patches on the back surface and a crack running lengthwise from the top midpoint 30.6 cm long; the proper right edge was worn; there was a crack in the lower left corner of the proper left side 6.2 cm long, and in the lower right corner 4.0 cm long; the top was dusty, the handle worn but not corroded; and there was a black "X"-shaped deposit near the front and four black patches of deposit at the back; there were four light scratches at the front of the top; the door was stiff; objective (c) was worn but no corrosion or breaks in the glass; the bottom wooden microscope platform slides out easily but the proper left leaf is rough on its outside edge, indicating a previous break; the brass surface of the microscope is worn, and there are traces of orange corrosion in the grooves of the spine and the lower main cylinder; the mirror support is broken;the lower mirror has a series of weblike crackes that expose the black paint; the platform is worn in patches; no cracks in glass magnifiers; the knob of the inner box is broken; the box moves freelyl; the inner paper (j) is yellowed but not torn; (h) contains broken glass pieces, as does (i); other glass pieces are whole; inner box is scratched on the front and sides; the joints and pivots of the microscope move freely.
Dr. Wellington Colman Jeffers (1847-1917) graduated M.D. University of Victoria College in 1867, O.M.A. registrant 1876; he first practised in Oakwood, Ontario, on Main Street; he then practised from his house in Lindsay; he was the doctor for the military district of Lindsay, W.W.I, Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, from 1889.
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
A sponge-tipped, flexible rod with expanding bristles and an ivory tip at the pushing end.
Number Of Parts
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.H. Wesley.
Original record had "19c."
Storage Room 0010
Length 37.5 cm
Rod has lost its flexibility.
Used to locate and test strictures in the esophagus and for displacing foreign bodies down to the stomach; replaced by x-ray diagnosis and peroral endoscopy; part of a group of instruments belonging to the donor's great-grandfather, Dr. W.W. Ogden (1837-1917) and grandfather, Dr. S.M. Hay (?-1943).