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The Doctor at Home [medical reference book]

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Dates
1884
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
013008001
Description
Soft cover medical reference book self-published and printed; medical information about people in the first section and horses at the back; 95 pages; handwritten notes on front page; missing cover, three sections hand stitched with linen thread.
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Accession Number
013008001
Author
Dr. B. Kendall
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Archival
Description
Soft cover medical reference book self-published and printed; medical information about people in the first section and horses at the back; 95 pages; handwritten notes on front page; missing cover, three sections hand stitched with linen thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belong to donor's grandfather, Dr. Herbert L. Barber, physician, in Burkes' Falls, Ontario.
Maker
Dr. B. J. Kendall Co.
Site Made (City)
Enosburgh Falls
Site Made (State)
Vermont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1884
Date Remarks
Publishing date
Material
paper: tan
ink: black
graphite: gray
Inscriptions
Printed on paper: "THE DOCTOR AT HOME.// Illustrated. // "TREATING THE DISEASES // OF // MAN AND THE HORSE // BY // DR. B. J. KENDALL CO., // ENOSBURGH FALLS, VT., U. S. A. // AUTHOR OF // "A TREATISE ON THE HOURSE AND HIS DISEASES" // PRINTED AT THE STEAM PRINTING HOUSE OF DR. B. J. KENDALL CO. // 1884"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
19.0 cm
Width
12.8 cm
Depth
0.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper yeloowed and edges are brittle with some missing, folded and or torn corners, front and back with overall stains and back page misisng areas around edges
Copy Type
original
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I Believe in God and Evolution 2nd Ed. [medical reference book]

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Dates
1923
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
013008002 a-b
Description
Hardcover medical reference book (a) about religion and evolution in the scientific world with a paper book jacket (b); large print; 102 pages; handwritten inside cover is name of origianl owner and date; inside cover has green label of local bookstore.
Accession Number
013008002 a-b
Author
William W. Keen, M.D.
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Archival
Religion
Description
Hardcover medical reference book (a) about religion and evolution in the scientific world with a paper book jacket (b); large print; 102 pages; handwritten inside cover is name of origianl owner and date; inside cover has green label of local bookstore.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - book
b - paper book jacket
Provenance
Items belong to donor's grandfather, Dr. Herbert L. Barber, physician, in Burkes' Falls, Ontario.
Maker
J. B. Lippincott Company
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1923
Date Remarks
Publishing date
Material
paper: tan, red, cream, green
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on frontispiece: "I BELIEVE IN GOD // AND // IN EVOLUTION // BY // WILLIAM W. KEEN, M.D. // SECOND EDITION // PHIADELPHIA AND LONDON // J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY"; handwritten inside cover: "H. L. Barber, M.D. // May 19, 1923"; on inside: "MCAINSH & CO. // LIMITED // 4 COLLEGE ST. TORONTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
a - 18.7 cm
b - 43.4 cm
Width
a - 12.5 cm
b - 18.5 cm
Depth
a - 1.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper has aged; cover with several tears; book in excellent condition
Copy Type
original
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Aequanimitas 2nd Ed. [medical reference book]

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Dates
1914
Collection
Barber Collection
Accession Number
013008003
Description
Hardcover medical reference book published 1914; reference book for practicioners of medicine; 475 pages.
Accession Number
013008003
Author
Wm. Osler
Collection
Barber Collection
Description
Hardcover medical reference book published 1914; reference book for practicioners of medicine; 475 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belong to donor's grandfather, Dr. Herbert L. Barber, physician, in Burkes' Falls, Ontario.
Maker
P. Blakiston's Son & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1914
Date Remarks
Publishing date
Material
paper: cream-brown
ink: gold
cardboard: dark blue
Inscriptions
Printed on spine: "AEQUANIMITAS // with other // ADDRESSES // OSLER // BLAKISTON".
Length
21.6 cm
Width
15.2 cm
Height
4.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Book is intact but have aged significantly, pages have browned, pages are ripped, white stains on cover.
Research Facts
Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet, FRS FRCP (July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Osler created the first residency program for specialty training of physicians, and he was the first to bring medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training. He has frequently been described as the "Father of Modern Medicine" and one of the "greatest diagnosticians ever to wield a stethoscope". Osler was a person of many interests, who in addition to being a physician, was a bibliophile, historian, author, and renowned practical joker.
Book was published shortly prior to his death; he was age 70.
From the 'Preface to the Eighth edition: In the twenty years that have passed since the publication of the first edition, triennial revisions have appeared regularly, with one exception – to secure protection against an edition pirated in Great Britain, a fifth edition had to be issued not long after the fourth. Comparing the first edition with the present, very little remains of the original work. The essential groundwork has been, as far as possible, my personal experience in hospital and private practice, correlated with the general experience of the profession, as expressed in its literature. To try to keep the book up to date has been a pleasure and an ambition. Adequately to express my appreciation of the generous support accorded by my colleagues is impossible.
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On Chloroform and Other Anaesthetics [medical reference book]

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Dates
1937
Original published in 1858, this book reprinted in 1937
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
013008004
Description
Brown fake leather covered hardcover medical reference book; 443 pages; original book published in 1858, this book was reprinted in 1937 copy #385; inside cover with handwritten greetings.
Accession Number
013008004
Author
John Snow, M.D.
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Archival
Anesthesia
Description
Brown fake leather covered hardcover medical reference book; 443 pages; original book published in 1858, this book was reprinted in 1937 copy #385; inside cover with handwritten greetings.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belong to donor's grandfather, Dr. Herbert L. Barber, physician, in Burkes' Falls, Ontario.
Maker
John Churchill
Site Made (City)
London
Dates
1937
Original published in 1858, this book reprinted in 1937
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on frontispiece: "ON // CHLOROFORM // AND OTHER ANAESTHETICS: // THEIR // ACTION AND ADMINISTRATION // BY // JOHN SNOW M.D. // EDITED, // WITH A MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR, // BY // BENJAMIN W. RICHARDSON, M.D. // LONDON: // JOHN CHURCHILL, NEW BURLINGTON STREET // MDCCCLVIII"; haNDWRITTEN: "October 1937 // To Ralph M. Waters M.D. // As a sign of their appraciation of his // kindness to British anesthetists visiting // America, & of his work for anesthetists // there, this book is presented // by these representatives of that work // in England // J Bloomsfield [illeg] // A. Charles King [illeg] // R R Macintosh"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
22.8 cm
Width
14.5 cm
Depth
4.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
John Snow (15 March 1813 – 16 June 1858) was an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, in part because of his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, London, in 1854. His findings inspired fundamental changes in the water and waste systems of London, which led to similar changes in other cities, and a significant improvement in general public health around the world.
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basal thermometer

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Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
013008005
Description
Basal temperature thermometer model TB 312(a) in original box (d-e) with instruction pamphlet (f) and used chart (g) for C. Ashdown from 26 July to 6 November; thermometer in black case (b) and clear plastic cap (c).
Accession Number
013008005
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Body Temperature -- instrumentation
Thermometers
Weights and Measures
Description
Basal temperature thermometer model TB 312(a) in original box (d-e) with instruction pamphlet (f) and used chart (g) for C. Ashdown from 26 July to 6 November; thermometer in black case (b) and clear plastic cap (c).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - thermomter
b - case
c - case cap
d -box bottom
e - box lid
f - instructions
g - chart
Provenance
Items belong to donor's grandfather, Dr. Herbert L. Barber, physician, in Burkes' Falls, Ontario.
Maker
Becton Dickinson and Company
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Material
paper: tan, cream, green
ink: gold, black
plastic: clear, black
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "A STANDARD OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION SINCE 1897 // Basal Temperature Thermometer // FOR DETERMINING TIME OF OVULATION // WITH BASAL TEMPERATURE GRAPH // MANUFACTURED BY Becton, Dickinson and Company // TB 312"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Length
16.1 cm
Width
7.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Box measurements
Condition Remarks
Box shows wear around edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
Research Facts
Basal body temperature thermometers are marketed and sold specifically for women trying to get pregnant. While charting your basal body temperature (BBT) is a good way to track ovulation, one of the biggest benefits to this method is the low expense.
To get an accurate reading, you must take your temperature when you first wake up in the morning, before you even sit up in bed. And you'll need to use a basal thermometer, which is sensitive enough to measure minute changes in body temperature. Try to wake up and take a reading at about the same time each morning.
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Midget Kinet-o-Meter machine

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Canadian Anesthesiology Society
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
015016001
Description
Portable Midget Kinet-o-Meter machine used to administer dental anesthesia consists of four wheel stand with a pole with an adjustable swivel chart stand support attached, four cylinder yokes and a set of three flow meter panels are mounted to top of pole; gas cylinder yokes are arranged in sets of…
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Accession Number
015016001
Collection
Canadian Anesthesiology Society
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Dental
Anesthesia, Inhalation
Anesthesia, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Portable Midget Kinet-o-Meter machine used to administer dental anesthesia consists of four wheel stand with a pole with an adjustable swivel chart stand support attached, four cylinder yokes and a set of three flow meter panels are mounted to top of pole; gas cylinder yokes are arranged in sets of two with each yoke having a corresponding round knob; two knobs are marked O2 and the other two are marked N2O; set of three flow meter panels with glass covers marked in white font: cyclopropane with yellow background, middle is Nitrous oxide with dark blue background, oxygen with green background; without tanks.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
The Ohio Chemical & Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Donor information
Material
metal: silver paper: yellow, blue, green, orange rubber: black
Inscriptions
Stamped onto a round metal plate behind the flow meter panel: "MIDGET KINET-O-METER // HIDBRINK DIVISION // THE OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG. CO. // MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.''; "MADE IN U. S. A. // PATENTS 1,412,866 // 1,500,615 1,802,601 1,1989,366 // 2,073,372 2,085,155". Below the oxygen flow meter panel and around the cylidrical pipe that comes out of it there is a yellowing paper band with the following printed on it: "WARNING; this equipm[illeg.] use only by // or under the super[illeg.] cian or dentist // Read instructions caref[illeg.] so[illeg.]ecome thoroughly // fam[illeg] with proper method [illeg] operation // Mfd. by THE OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG. CO."; stamped on the metal bar below the flow meter panel: K11050
Permanent Location
W2 538 Floor
Length
64.0 cm
Height
98.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length measured from protruding opposite wheels
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclopropane https://www.britannica.com/science/cyclopropane
Research Facts
Cyclopropane is an anaesthetic when inhaled. In modern anaesthetic practice, it has been superseded by other agents, due to its extreme reactivity under normal conditions: when the gas is mixed with oxygen, there is a significant risk of explosion. Cyclopropane had no commercial application until Henderson and Lucas discovered its anaesthetic properties in 1929; industrial production had begun by 1936. This meant induction of anaesthesia by inhalation of cyclopropane and oxygen was rapid and not unpleasant. However at the conclusion of prolonged anaesthesia patients could suffer a sudden decrease in blood pressure, potentially leading to cardiac dysrhythmia; a reaction known as "cyclopropane shock".For this reason, as well as its high cost and its explosive nature, it was latterly used only for the induction of anaesthesia, and has not been available for clinical use since the mid 1980s. Cylinders and flow meters were coloured orange. Cyclopropane, also called trimethylene, explosive, colourless gas used in medicine since 1934 as a general anesthetic. Cyclopropane is nonirritating to mucous membranes and does not depress respiration. Induction of and emergence from cyclopropane anesthesia are usually rapid and smooth. A mixture of about 5 to 20 percent cyclopropane in oxygen is administered by inhalation. Because of the flammability and expense of cyclopropane, it is usually used in a closed (rebreathing) system, in which an absorbent chemical, such as soda lime, removes exhaled carbon dioxide, and the anesthetic is recirculated. The chemical formula is C3H6.
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