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Dr. True's Elixir

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001111
Description
Clear glass bottle; roundish edges; no recessed panels; one side of bottle has embossed writing in glass; tall thin cylindrical neck intended to have a cork stopper
Accession Number
996001111
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass bottle; roundish edges; no recessed panels; one side of bottle has embossed writing
in glass; tall thin cylindrical neck intended to have a cork stopper
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA
in Oct. 1993
Maker
Dr. J.F. True & Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
Maine
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Dr. True's Elixir // established 1861 // Dr. J.F. True & Co. Inc. // Auburn, ME.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 2.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some accumulation of dirt inside bottle
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
Nov. 21 1966
circa Nov. 21 1966
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001853
Description
Paper envelope with two stamps from the International Hippocratic Foundation in Athens to a Dr. W.T. (?) Gardner; flap open.
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Accession Number
996001853
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Numismatics -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
MM= Commemorative and Association Items -- ephemera
Description
Paper envelope with two stamps from the International Hippocratic Foundation in Athens to a Dr. W.T. (?) Gardner; flap open.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Greece
Site Made (City)
Athens
Site Made (Country)
Greece
Dates
Nov. 21 1966
circa Nov. 21 1966
Date Remarks
Postmarked
Material
paper: green; white; blue; fuschia; grey
Inscriptions
"FOUNDATION HIPPOCRATIQUE INTERNATIONALE DE COS // RUE SCOUFA 77 - ATHENES // BY AIR MAIL // Mr. Dr. ["r" superscripted] W.T. [?] Gardner // 303 E 5th str. // Halstead, Kansas // U.S.A. ..."; etc
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.5 cm. x Width: 10.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; edges are worn and there are several creases
Copy Type
Original
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ophthalmoscope head

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Collection
Kingston General Hospital O.P.D. Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
998021001
Description
Ophthalmoscope head, which consists of a round metal disc with a rotating plastic dial set inside; the disc is attached to a cylindrical piece that has an open round metal base which has a round knob above it that allows the piece to be put onto a handle and tightened on; the top of the cylindrical…
Accession Number
998021001
Collection
Kingston General Hospital O.P.D. Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
MM= Ophthalmology -- ophthalmoscope
Description
Ophthalmoscope head, which consists of a round metal disc with a rotating plastic dial set inside; the disc is attached to a cylindrical piece that has an open round metal base which has a round knob above it that allows the piece to be put onto a handle and tightened on; the top of the cylindrical piece has a bevelled piece of glass; this glass lines up with a pin hole through the metal disc; the glass which can be seen through the pin hole changes as the plastic dial is turned; numbers on the disc indicate the glass type
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the O.P.D. Clinic at Kingston General Hospital
Maker
Welch Allyn
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
glass: clear
metal: black; silver
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Raised lettering on the front reads, "WELCH ALLYN // PAT. NO. // 2027663"; the letters "O.P.D." are also scratched into the front; raised lettering on the back reads "MAY OPHTHALMOSCOPE // WACO NO. 106 // AUBURN, N.Y., U.S.A."; the words, "CLINIC // O.P.D. // CLINIC" are also painted in white on the back
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-6
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm. x Width 4.1 cm. x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
All pieces of the ophthalmoscope head are complete and unbroken; the top of the disc shows minor wear; the plastic dial moves freely; no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by The J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1960, p. 194 - see 8-106 (see attached photocopy)
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ophthalmoscope head

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Collection
Kingston General Hospital O.P.D. Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
998021002
Description
Ophthalmoscope head, which consists of a round metal disc with a rotating plastic dial set inside; the disc is attached to a cylindrical piece that has an open round metal base which has a round knob above it that allows the piece to be put onto a handle and tightened on; there is an attached round…
Accession Number
998021002
Collection
Kingston General Hospital O.P.D. Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
MM= Ophthalmology -- ophthalmoscope
Description
Ophthalmoscope head, which consists of a round metal disc with a rotating plastic dial set inside; the disc is attached to a cylindrical piece that has an open round metal base which has a round knob above it that allows the piece to be put onto a handle and tightened on; there is an attached round piece on the back of the disc; this has a knob on the top that moves right and left and operates a "white-line" grid and a "red-free" filter; there is a piece of bevelled glass inside this attached piece; the glass lines up with a pin hole that goes through the metal disc; the glass that can be seen through the pin hole changes as the plastic dial is turned; numbers on the disc indicate the glass type
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used at Kingston General Hospital (Emergency)
Maker
Welch Allyn
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
glass: clear
metal: black; silver
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Raised lettering on the front reads, "WELCH ALLYN // PAT. NO. // 2027663"; raised lettering on the back reads "PATENT NO. // 2311503 // WACO NO. 110 // AUBURN N.Y. // U.S.A."; the back also has the word "Emerg" scratched into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-6
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm. x Width 4.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
All pieces of the ophthalmoscope head appear to be complete, although the round attachment on the back is a bit loose; the disc shows minor wear; the plastic dial moves freely; no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by The J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1960, p. 194 - see 8-110 (see attached photocopy)
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box of dental swager blocks

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Dates
1913
1920
circa 1913-1920
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020350 a-c
Description
Box of dental swager blocks for use with a swaging kit; rectangular brown cardboard box (a) and lid (b); label on top of lid printed with black ink states product and manufacturing information; 89 brown wooden cylindrical swager blocks (c) inside box; blocks taper slightly at one end, with four sma…
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Accession Number
010020350 a-c
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Equipment
Dental Restoration, Permanent
Dentistry, Operative -- instrumentation
Description
Box of dental swager blocks for use with a swaging kit; rectangular brown cardboard box (a) and lid (b); label on top of lid printed with black ink states product and manufacturing information; 89 brown wooden cylindrical swager blocks (c) inside box; blocks taper slightly at one end, with four small circular indents on smaller ends
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Width 11.8 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 24.2 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c - block - Size: Depth 2.1 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Central Tool Co.
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1913
1920
circa 1913-1920
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
wood: brown
paper: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
(b) Printed on top of lid: "DENTAL SWAGER BLOCKS // MADE BY // THE CENTRAL TOOL CO. // AUBURN, R. I., U. S. A. // PATENTED APRIL 15, 1913"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Box (a) and lid (b) are very worn, dirty; lid ripped in corner; box detached at one corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Larry Talarico from Victoria, British Columbia; this item goes with a die swaging kit donated by Dr. Talarico
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Dates
1864
circa 1864
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003098 a-c
Description
Wooden tongue plane, which consists of (a) the plane body, (b) a wedge, and (c) an iron; the plane body consists of a rectangular-shaped flat piece of wood with flat fore and britch ends at the left and right sides, a flat top with a rectangular wedge slot cut into it and a flat, grooved sole or fa…
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Accession Number
000003098 a-c
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Description
Wooden tongue plane, which consists of (a) the plane body, (b) a wedge, and (c) an iron; the plane body consists of a rectangular-shaped flat piece of wood with flat fore and britch ends at the left and right sides, a flat top with a rectangular wedge slot cut into it and a flat, grooved sole or face at the bottom that also has a slot (or mouth) cut into the wood; the upper right corner is rounded; a wooden wedge (b) fits into the slot cut out at the top; the wedge is made of a flat piece of wood cut to have a rounded handle on one end and tapered to a blunt point at the other end; there is a rounded notch cut out of the wood just below the rounded end; an iron (or cutter) (c) also fits into the slot cut out at the bottom and through the body of the plane and the slot at the top; the iron consists of a piece of iron with a flat narrow section with a rectangular piece at one end; the rectangular piece has a rounded slot cut into its centre and sharp, bevelled, straight front tips; the end of the narrow section is flat; the iron's cutting edge lines up with the slot in the face and allows the user to cut a straight raised section that has straight grooves on both sides, when running the plane face over a piece of wood; the plane body has several numbers, letters and words stamped into the wood of the fore and britch ends.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - plane body - Size: Length 23.9 cm x Width 8.6 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - wedge - Size: Length 12.9 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - iron - Size: Length 18.9 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Auburn Tool Co.
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1864
circa 1864
Date Remarks
Company operated from 1864-1893.
Material
metal: silver; grey
wood: brown
Inscriptions
(a) The fore end (or left side) of the plane body has the words, "AUBURN TOOL CO // AUBURN. N.Y." around a 5-pointed star stamped into the wood; the britch end (or right side) of the plane body has, "1/2 // No. 69 // C" stamped into the wood.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-7
Condition Remarks
The wood shows wear, and has some dents, but is complete; the metal also shows wear and tarnish; no active corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Wooden Plane," by Richard A. Martin, 1977, pp. 2, 6, and 51 (see attached photocopies); "A Guide to the Makers of American Wooden Planes," 3rd ed., 1994, pp. 35-36 (see attached photocopies); Caroline Petznick, curator at MacLachlan Woodworking Museum; CD #3
Research Facts
This is a 1/2" tongue plane, one half of a tongue-and-groove set.
Exhibit History
In case 2 of exhibit "Asylum" The Story of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, Dec. 5, 2000; Main lobby, Westwood building, K.P.H.
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ophthalmology diagnostic set

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1977.5.41 a-k
Description
A leatherette-covered cardboard case (k) contains a set of ophthalmological diagnostic instruments: ophthalmoscope (a); unknown (c); lens (d); unknown (e); three specula (f-h); unknown (i); part of holder (j); Note: battery container (b) missing as of 8/9/83 after CBC loan..
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Accession Number
1977.5.41 a-k
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Ophthalmoscopy
Description
A leatherette-covered cardboard case (k) contains a set of ophthalmological diagnostic instruments: ophthalmoscope (a); unknown (c); lens (d); unknown (e); three specula (f-h); unknown (i); part of holder (j); Note: battery container (b) missing as of 8/9/83 after CBC loan..
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - ophthalmoscope - Size: 8.0 cm x 4.25 cm
d - lens - Size: Diam. 4.0 cm
f-h - specula - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
k - case - Length 24.25 cm x Width 9.75 cm x Depth 5.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. T.W. Thompson, Nakomas, Florida.
Maker
Welch Allyn Co.
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
leatherette: black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On ophthalmoscope: "Welch Allyn // Pat. No. // 2027663 // + –"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-14
Condition Remarks
Battery container (b) is missing; #2: leatherette peeling off the box.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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operating otoscope with tongue blade holder

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1978.6.9
Description
Otoscope consists of a cylindrical metal handle that contains batteries and a lens for shining light through the attached speculum and into the ear; two extra specula; has a built-on tongue blade holder.
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Accession Number
1978.6.9
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Otolaryngology -- otoscope
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- aural
Description
Otoscope consists of a cylindrical metal handle that contains batteries and a lens for shining light through the attached speculum and into the ear; two extra specula; has a built-on tongue blade holder.
Part Names
otoscope - Size: Length 21.6 cm x Width 9.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. K.W. Sheath; belonged to her brother, Dr. Wade, who graduated from the University of Toronto in 1932.
Maker
Welch-Allyn Co.
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
plastic: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-15
Condition Remarks
Body is discoloured and mottled; interior is covered with acid from leaking batteries; glass is cracked; metal leading to speculum is discoloured.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Hartz Catalogue, 1950-51, p. 27 (item A577); CD #UHN
Research Facts
Uses a Welch-Allyn lamp #2 (model #217?).
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Welch Allyn anoscope

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
993004141 a-b
Description
Tapered steel "Welch Allyn" rectal speculum complete with light carrier and obdurator; attaches to standard Welch Allen battery handles; uses regular Welch Allen No. 2 lamp
Accession Number
993004141 a-b
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal -- proctoscope
Description
Tapered steel "Welch Allyn" rectal speculum complete with light carrier and obdurator;
attaches to standard Welch Allen battery handles; uses regular Welch Allen No. 2 lamp
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - anoscope - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Width 7.5 cm. x Depth 3.0 cm.
b - obturator - Size: Length 14.5 cm. x Width 3.0 cm. x Depth 1.5 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Welch Allyn
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
American Hospital Supply Catalogue C30 order #31610
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on handle: "AUBURN A N.Y. U.S.A."; the vertical "W A" has a shield shape drawn around
it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-8
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing," V. Mueller & Co., 1956, p. 486
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Welch Allyn anoscope with obturator

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Dates
1940
1989
circa 1940-1989
Collection
Dr. Hudson Campbell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
994001003 a-b
Description
Metal two-piece rectal speculum with attached light source.
Accession Number
994001003 a-b
Collection
Dr. Hudson Campbell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal
Description
Metal two-piece rectal speculum with attached light source.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - speculum - Size: Length 11.5 cm. x Width 7.5 cm. x Depth 3.8 cm.
b - speculum - Size: Length 14.5 cm. x Width 4.5 cm. x Depth 1.8 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. Hudson Campbell
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1989
circa 1940-1989
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"AUBURN N.Y. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-9
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing," V. Mueller & Co., 1956, p. 486 (item SU-315).
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