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Owl Drug Co. Ltd. [prescription product label]

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Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Accounts
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Accounts
Ephemera
Communication
Accession Number
996001533
Description
Thin paper prescription label for Owl Drug Co. Ltd.; dark blue makes a frame and the top third of the card; in the top third on the left is a facsimile of a celtic owl mixing medicine; white space has room for prescription number and doctor; adhesive on back.
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Accession Number
996001533
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Accounts
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Accounts
Ephemera
Communication
MeSH Heading
Prescriptions, Drug -- instrumentation -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Thin paper prescription label for Owl Drug Co. Ltd.; dark blue makes a frame and the top third of the card; in the top third on the left is a facsimile of a celtic owl mixing medicine; white space has room for prescription number and doctor; adhesive on back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Owl Drug Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Material
paper: white
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
"OWL DRUG CO. LTD. // VANCOUVER, B.C. // QUALITY - ACCURACY - SERVICE // No. Dr."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.0 cm. x Width: 6.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very mild age/sun discolouration; slight ink staining on the back
Copy Type
Original
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Hostetter's Illustrated Almanac 1898 [almanac]

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Dates
1897
1989
circa 1897-1989
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001629
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonial…
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Accession Number
996001629
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonials for Hostetter's Stomach Bitters; 20 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
The Hostetter Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1897
1989
circa 1897-1989
Material
paper: green, tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Front: "HOSTETTER'S // ILLUSTRATED // UNITED STATES // ALMANAC // 1898 // FOR MERCHANTS, MECHANICS, MINERS, // FARMERS, PLANTERS, // AND // GENERAL FAMILY USE. // Carefully calculated for such Meridians and Latitudes..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Length
20.0 cm
Width
13.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Quite age / sun discoloured; stain along right edge goes through several pages; hunk of paper taken out of the left bottom corner, and other pieces of front cover also missing; right bottom corners are bent throughout the entire book
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Secret Nostrums & Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 95; "The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey
Young, p. 44; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 93, 98, 157-166, 248;
"The Natural History of Quackery" by Eric Jameson, p. 193; "Nostrums & Quackery", Vol.II, pp.
740-743; "The Toadstool Millionaires" (see index for pages); "The Great American Fraud", p. 20;
"One For A Man, Two For A Horse" by Gerald Carson, pp. 42, 49, 73; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by
A Walker Bingham, pp. 25, 28, 32, 49-50, 96, 103, 126, 138, insert #2
Research Facts
Contained sugar, calamus root, orange peel, Peruvian bark, gentian root, columbo root, rhubarb, cinnamon, cloves, and alcohol; to avoid being taxed as many proprietors were c. 1906 for having mainly alcoholic "medicines", they reduced alcohol from 39% to 25% and increased amount of cinchona and sepentaria.
An experiment by Dr. A. J. Read showed that using various patent medicines as "fuel", Hostetter's Bitters kept the lamp burning for 4 minutes, while the second closest was Peruna at 2 min. 40 sec., and the ration of normal beer only burned for 20 seconds; basically a compound of cheap whiskey, obviously with more than the advertised 25% alcohol by volume (used only a tablespoonful); formula was originally a prescription of Dr. Jacob Hostetter used for colic, constipation and "the Intermittents" - a fever during that time.
When he retured in 1853, consented to allow his son, David, to manufacture and market it; marketing very important, so well known that when war started in 1861, War Department bought the bitters by cartload for the Union Army.
In 1862 published first Almanac; for many years it contained 47% alcohol by volume probably helped the army's courage, if not their medicinal needs.
Partner Smith died in 1874 and the firm's name then became "The Hostetter Co."; in 1958, the company was dead; preferred testimonials from actual physicians; actually sold in saloons in Alaska; daily dose equivalent to 1 1/2 ounces of whiskey; later upped % alcohol from 25% to 37%, claiming this amount of alcohol was needed to hold the ingredients in solution; in 1906, chemists reported analysis showed 43% alcohol by volume.
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commemorative postage stamp

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2859
Dates
1900
1995
circa 1900-1995
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001822
Description
Four identical stamps, unused, commemorating Paul Dudley White, showing bust of Paul Dudley White in blue and white.
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Accession Number
996001822
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Philately -- ephemera
Description
Four identical stamps, unused, commemorating Paul Dudley White, showing bust of Paul Dudley White in blue and white.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
USA
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1995
circa 1900-1995
Material
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
"Paul Dudley White // USA 3"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.5 cm. x Width: 5.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
No marks, rips or tears
Copy Type
Original
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rectal catheter

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1733
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
996013029
Description
A rectal catheter consisting of a blue plastic screw-on cap, a clear plastic neck into which a tex (?) tube runs; distal end of tube is covered with a home-made, pale yellow balloon attached with a small plastic ring.
Accession Number
996013029
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Balloon Dilatation -- instrumentation
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- rectal
Description
A rectal catheter consisting of a blue plastic screw-on cap, a clear plastic neck into which a tex (?) tube runs; distal end of tube is covered with a home-made, pale yellow balloon attached with a small plastic ring.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Bladder Function Clinic, by Dr. Low between 1965 and 1996.
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
plastic: blue; clear
latex: pale yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-9
Dimension Notes
Length 87.0 cm. x Width 4.0 mm.
Condition Remarks
In pristine condition; #2: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. J. A. Low; Gillian Major
Research Facts
Balloon made by Ms. Major; used finger of a sterile glove; hooked up to transducers
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sterilizing chamber

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1738
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Urology
Accession Number
996013034
Description
A glass tube with narrow nozzle; main body widens at base; base has slight lip; nozzle is 2/3 the size of the main body but much narrower; both ends are open to allow for passage of catheter.
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Accession Number
996013034
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Urology
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Sterilization
Description
A glass tube with narrow nozzle; main body widens at base; base has slight lip; nozzle is 2/3 the size of the main body but much narrower; both ends are open to allow for passage of catheter.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. Low in Toronto in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996.
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-2
Dimension Notes
Length 11.3 cm. x Width 3.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slightly opaque film on inside going halfway up the tube; #2: glass is dirty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Reference Comments
Gillian Major
Research Facts
Used with a glass tube to form a sterilizing chamber; pressure catheter inserted into chamber during tests of bladder and urethral pressure
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sterilizing chamber

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1739
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Urology
Accession Number
996013035
Description
A glass tube with narrow nozzle; main body widens at base; base has slight lip; nozzle is 2/3 the size of the main body but much narrower; both ends are open to allow for passage of catheter.
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Accession Number
996013035
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Urology
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Sterilization
Description
A glass tube with narrow nozzle; main body widens at base; base has slight lip; nozzle is 2/3 the size of the main body but much narrower; both ends are open to allow for passage of catheter.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. Low in Toronto in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996.
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-2
Dimension Notes
Length 11.3 cm. x Width 3.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Yellowish accretions on inside surface at juncture between nozzle and main body; more yellow stains along rim at mouth of main body
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Gillian Major
Research Facts
Used with a glass tube to form a sterilizing chamber; pressure catheter inserted into chamber during tests of bladder and urethral pressure
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Belleville General Hospital One Hundred Years 1886-1986 [book]

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Dates
1986
circa 1986
Collection
Queenie Cooke Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996023017
Description
Hard-cover book entitled, "Belleville General Hospital One Hundred Years 1886-1986" by W.F. Buckley; the book consists of 249 pages bound between heavy paper-covered cardboard covers; the book title is stamped in gold on the front cover and the spine; the book contains written information and black…
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Accession Number
996023017
Author
W.F. Buckley
Collection
Queenie Cooke Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Hospitals -- history
Description
Hard-cover book entitled, "Belleville General Hospital One Hundred Years 1886-1986" by W.F. Buckley; the book consists of 249 pages bound between heavy paper-covered cardboard covers; the book title is stamped in gold on the front cover and the spine; the book contains written information and black-and-white photographs which tell the story of the Belleville General Hospital from 1886-1986
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Pat Daniels, the nephew of the original owner, Queenie Cooke, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate class of 1927
Maker
Richard Ellis Printing
Site Made (City)
Belleville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1986
circa 1986
Date Remarks
Book published on the 100th anniversary of the Belleville General Hospital -- 1986
Material
paper: red; yellow
cardboard: beige
paper: white
fabric: yellow; red; white
Inscriptions
Title page lists the book as "No. 1108 of 2,000" at the bottom
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Length
23.5 cm
Width
30.9 cm
Depth
2.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 23.5 cm. x Width: 30.9 cm. x Depth: 2.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
The cover and inner pages show no tears, stains or missing sections; all pages are flexible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
"BGH Museum of Health Care," Quinte Health Care. https://www.qhc.on.ca/bgh-museum.php
Quinte Health Care, "History". https://www.qhc.on.ca/history-p36.php#:~:text=In%201983%2C%20ownership%20of%20the,and%20Trenton%20in%20November%201998.
Research Facts
The Belleville General Hospital was built from the fundraising efforts of the Women's Christian Association in Belleville, and opened on July 20th, 1886. It had at that time three nurses and eight beds. The Belleville General Hospital School of Nursing had their first class graduates in 1895, of only five nurses. The classes grew over the years to as many as forty in a class. Their last nursing class graduated in 1970. Nursing education was a three year program.
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mammary retractor

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Accession Number
997034458
Description
A C-shaped mammary retractor, solid circular hand grip with cross-hatched pattern cut into metal; distal end bifurcates into two bulbular-shaped bars; centre V-shaped; end flat.
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Accession Number
997034458
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Breast
Implants, Artificial
Description
A C-shaped mammary retractor, solid circular hand grip with cross-hatched pattern cut into metal; distal end bifurcates into two bulbular-shaped bars; centre V-shaped; end flat.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Padgett
Site Made (City)
Missouri City
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Date Remarks
Dates instrument was used by Dr. Wyllie at Kingston General Hospital
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on handle: "P 529 PADGETT MC. MD."; hand-etched on handle: "Dr. Wyllie Plastic"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-3
Length
19.0 cm
Width
17.7 cm
Depth
6.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 17.7 cm x Depth 6.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
Photo in Museum
C. Kelly, retired Operating Room Registered Nurse
Research Facts
This was used by Dr. Kenneth Wyllie while doing augmentation mammoplasty and silicone implants.
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bill traction handle

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997034459
Description
A T-shaped handle; extension is on a 360° hinge attached to a second movable extension with a notch for clamping onto a standard delivery forceps; end is flat and U-shaped.
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Accession Number
997034459
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
Obstetrical Forceps
MM= Delivery -- axis traction handle
Description
A T-shaped handle; extension is on a 360° hinge attached to a second movable extension with a notch for clamping onto a standard delivery forceps; end is flat and U-shaped.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (City)
Westchester
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on T handle: "87"; stamped on extension: "SKLAR S.S."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-4
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Width 11.5 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some discolouration on handle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital Catalog," Sklar Instruments, 21st ed., 1992, p. 204 (item #92-3350)
Research Facts
This was used during difficult deliveries, if necessary.
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light coagulator

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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
997034462 a-c
Description
Light coagulator consists of a metal carcass on four rubber feet with dials and buttons on top; carcass top has two handles extending upwards and a central metal folding arm which supports the coagulator lamp and cables; coagulator lamp is made of a metal box with a cylindrical pointer nozzle with …
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Accession Number
997034462 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Retina -- surgery
Description
Light coagulator consists of a metal carcass on four rubber feet with dials and buttons on top; carcass top has two handles extending upwards and a central metal folding arm which supports the coagulator lamp and cables; coagulator lamp is made of a metal box with a cylindrical pointer nozzle with an inbuilt fan; lamp also connects to endophoto (b) foot pedal via cord; protective plastic (c) covering fits over the artifact.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - carcass - Size: Length 76.0 cm x Width 45.0 cm x Depth 44.5 cm
b - foot pedal with cord - Size: Length 2.47 m x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
c - covering - Size : Length 55.0 cm x Width 54.0 cm x Depth 52.0 cm
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital in the Ophthalmology department.
Maker
Clinitex Inc
Site Made (City)
Danvers
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Date Remarks
Noted on machine Jul 75
Material
metal: grey, black, silver, blue
plastic: translucent, black, grey, white
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on metal carcass : "O'MALLEY XENON LIGHTCOAGULATOR // CLINITEX, INC."; printed on sticker attached to back of metal carcass: "CLINITEX, Inc. // 183 NEWBURY STREET // DANVERS, MASS. 01923, U.S.A // 117 V 60 Hz // MODEL NO LOG-2 SERIAL NO 610"; scratched into metal coating on back of carcass: "Ophthalmology // K.G.H. Jul 75"; printed on sticker attached to back of carcass: "ontario hydro // accepted for // professional // use only"; printed on sticker attached to lamp: "ALLOW FAN TO OPERATE FIVE // MINUTES PROIR TO SERVICING // LAMP // SAFETY GLASSES & ADEQUATE // SHIELDING SHOULD BE WORN // WHEN HANDLING LAMP // DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT LAMP // WHEN IGNITED // REPLACE LAMP WITH CLINITEX // CX107 ONLY"; printed on sticker affixed to lamp nozzle: "- DANGER - // POSSIBLE EXPLOSION HAZARD // IF USED IN THE PRESENCE OF // FLAMMABLE ANESTHETICS"; long text printed on paper attached to carcass top: "TO PROTECT XENON LAMP".
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-8-1
Condition Remarks
Metal coating on carcass is scratched in a few places; paper on stickers is yellowing and ink on one of the stickers on nozzle has faded almost completely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
"Portable xenon arc light coagulator" in "British Journal of Ophthalmology", Patrick O'Malley, 1973, December, 57(12), p. 935;
"Laser Applications in Medicine and Biology, Vol 5," Myron Lee Wolbarsht, 1991, p. 278; Internet website Google Book Search
Research Facts
Light coagulation therapy was used to treat a number of retinal conditions. One of the uses was to stabilize retinal detachment by burning and damaging affected cells with a beam of laser light. Prior to 1950s coagulation treatment utilized sunlight by focusing it on the person's retina with a telescope. Early 1950s saw the developement of high-pressure xenon-arc lamps which were used for commercial film projectors and the concept was then later applied to medical products. O'Malley's Light Coagulator Log.2 was developed in 1971 and was an improvement over the bigger bulker Zeiss Coagulator.
Date appears in a journal article as the date O'Malley Light Coagulator was developed.
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