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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 Kingston General Hospital Nursing Alumnae
Material
rubber: red
glass: clear
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Length
13.3 cm
Diameter
6.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 13.3 cm. x Diameter 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
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by the J.F. Hartz Co., Ltd., 1960, p. 85 (item 5H-135)
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
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
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
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
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
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
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
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
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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Protecting the Expectant Mother [medical booklet]

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Dates
1937
Collection
Dr. J. W. McDougall Collection
Category
Archival
Obstetrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival
Obstetrics
Pregnancy
Home Health Care
Accession Number
001013044
Description
Cream paper booklet discuss both the etiology and the treatment of the disorders of pregnancy and providing dietary guidance for a pregnancy; most statistics used are from 1922 to 1925; two staple closure; back cover filled with hand written in pencil names and apparent phone numbers with ages; 14 …
Accession Number
001013044
Collection
Dr. J. W. McDougall Collection
Category
Archival
Obstetrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival
Obstetrics
Pregnancy
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Archival
Obstetrics
Pregnancy
Description
Cream paper booklet discuss both the etiology and the treatment of the disorders of pregnancy and providing dietary guidance for a pregnancy; most statistics used are from 1922 to 1925; two staple closure; back cover filled with hand written in pencil names and apparent phone numbers with ages; 14 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. J. W. McDougall.
Maker
The Canada Starch Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1937
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on cover: "Protecting // the // Expectant Mother"; inside: "I. ADVANCES IN THE ETIOLOGY OF THE // DISORDERS OF PREGNANCY // II. ADVANCES IN THE TREATMENT OF THE DISORDERS OF PREGNANCY // III. A DIET FOR THE WOMAN WITH // NAUSEA AND VOMITING // OF PREGNANCY // IV. A HIGH CARBOHYDRATE DIET // IN PREGNANCY // BIBLIOGRAPHY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-
Length
23.0 cm
Width
15.2 cm
Depth
0.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Cover with multiple small brown stains, surface grime and back cover wiht distinct faded outline from something laid on the bakc for a long time
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Canada’s first corn starch manufacturing industry, the Canada Starch Works, was founded in 1858 at Edwardsburg, Ontario, which was renamed Cardinal in 1880. In 1865, the firm was incorporated as the Edwardsburg Starch Company. Then in January, 1906, the Edwardsburg Starch Company was reorganized and renamed, the Canada Starch Company, Limited.
Beginning in the mid-1930’s, the Canada Starch Company and its chief rival, the St. Lawrence Starch Company of Port Credit, Ontario had established full-fledged Advertising Departments to promote the sale of their respective corn starch and corn syrup products. In addition to newspaper and magazine advertisements, both companies featured their products through samples, recipe booklets, store display materials, cooking schools, exhibitions and network radio programs. Both companies were very aware of the advertising methods being employed by their rival and the advertising campaigns were blatantly similar.
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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
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
General Treatment
Home Health Care
Orthopaedic
Orthopedic
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
General Treatment
Home Health Care
Orthopaedic
Orthopedic
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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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
Mrs. Carolyn Gorwill Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Accession Number
002021001 a-b
Description
Tan and brown salt-glazed stoneware pottery loaf-shaped foot or bed warmer; brown end with separate ceramic screw-in stopper on top side of "loaf"; also known as a hot water bottle.
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Accession Number
002021001 a-b
Collection
Mrs. Carolyn Gorwill Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
MM= Household Articles -- foot warmer
MM= hot water bottle
Description
Tan and brown salt-glazed stoneware pottery loaf-shaped foot or bed warmer; brown end with separate ceramic screw-in stopper on top side of "loaf"; also known as a hot water bottle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - warmer - Size: Length 29.0 cm x Width 11.5 cm x Depth 13.5 cm
b - stopper - Size: Depth 3.6 cm x Diameter 4.5 cm
Provenance
Mrs. Carolyn Gorwill of Kingston, Ont.; Mrs. Gorwill's grandfather, Dr. H. H. Ross, of Seaforth, Ont.
Maker
Denby Pottery Company
Site Made (City)
Denby
Site Made (State)
Denbyshire
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
earthenware: beige
ceramic: brown
Inscriptions
"BOURNE // DENBY"; "3R"; "P"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-1
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Internet (company history)
Research Facts
Used in the home to warm the feet of while in bed; filled with hot water through opening at top; common 19th and early 20th century household item in Canada. Also known as a 'pig', because it ‘hogs’ the space at the bottom of a bed as a bed warmer.
Made by William Bourne's Pottery at Denby, England; the company was known for salt-glazed stoneware goods.
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour, Kingston General Hospital - "Beyond Ether: 150 Years of Anaesthesia" - Sept. 27, 1997- June 2011
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