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Dates
1961
1980
circa 1961-1980
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
995005110 a-b
Description
Empty brown cylindrical glass bottle (a) with black metal screw cap (b); paper label covers circumference; embossed letters on base.
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Accession Number
995005110 a-b
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Antidepressive Agents
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty brown cylindrical glass bottle (a) with black metal screw cap (b); paper label covers circumference; embossed letters on base.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1961
1980
circa 1961-1980
Date Remarks
Expiry date; Merck Sharp & Dohme formed in 1961
Material
glass: brown
metal: black
paper: white
ink: black, green, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label, left side, vertical: "18821 // ANTIDEPRESSANT // Usual Adult Dosage: // For maintenance, 25 mg. two to four times a day. // Complete prescribing information available on request. // Keep container tightly closed. // Protect from light. // For Oral Use Only."; left side, horizontal: "MSD // 100
Ca3288 // DIN 016330 // Pr // TABLETS // 124 // ELAVIL* // AMITRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE // TABLETS, MDS Std. // 25 mg each // * Trademark // MERCK SHARP & DOHME // CANADA LIMITED KIRKLAND, QUE."; / LOT 2939 W // EX. DATE 10-80"; embossed on bottom of bottle: "18 // 20"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1
Dimension Notes
a - Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
b - Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor residue on top rim
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site
Research Facts
Amitriptyline, sold under the brand name Elavil among others, is a medicine used to treat a number of mental illnesses.
Elavil (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant. Elavil affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression and is used to treat symptoms of depression.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Cardiology
Supplies, Hospital
Accession Number
997010011
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent plastic Cardio-Cream squeeze bottle with non-removable cylindrical white plastic screw cap; nearly full with white cream; base has slight circular push up with lot number stamped in black ink and manufacturer information embossed; cylindrical body has straight side…
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Accession Number
997010011
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Cardiology
Supplies, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Supplies, Hospital
Electrocardiography
Electroencephalography
Electrosurgery
Diagnosis
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent plastic Cardio-Cream squeeze bottle with non-removable cylindrical white plastic screw cap; nearly full with white cream; base has slight circular push up with lot number stamped in black ink and manufacturer information embossed; cylindrical body has straight sides with product information and direction printed in English on front and in French on back in navy ink; mold lines on sides from base to top; flat shoulders taper to cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; cap has thick vertical indents in sides and sides taper to flat top with hinged rectangular spout nozzle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo adopted in late 1960s; company became Ingram & Bell Inc. in 1986
Material
plastic: semi-clear, white
ink: navy, black
Inscriptions
Printed on front of bottle: “CARDIO-CREAM // An electroconductive cream designed // to give maximum conductivity between // skin and electrode. For use in electro- // cardiography, electroencephalography // and electrosurgical procedures. // DIRECTIONS: Apply a thin layer of // cream onto the skin areas. // Choose // areas relatively free of hair. Spread the // cream evenly and attach the electrode. // The emulsifying action solubilizes the // skin oils thus ensuring a good contact. // After using, the cream may be mas- // saged into skin or wiped off with // a tissue. // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO // CANADA”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) 384140”; embossed on bottom: “PLAX”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row B
Length
13.4 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading of stamped lot number on base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Artifact
Document
Website
Reference Comments
Label on artifact (997.010.011)
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1969.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Cardio-Cream was a product marketed by Ingram & Bell specifically for use in hospitals and for medical professionals; it was an electroconductive cream used in electrocardiography, electroencephalography, and electrosurgical procedures.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Cardiology
Supplies, Hospital
Accession Number
997010012
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent plastic Cardio-Cream squeeze bottle with non-removable cylindrical white plastic screw cap; nearly full with white cream; base has slight circular push up with lot number stamped in black ink and manufacturer information embossed; cylindrical body has straight side…
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Accession Number
997010012
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Cardiology
Supplies, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Supplies, Hospital
Electrocardiography
Electroencephalography
Electrosurgery
Diagnosis
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent plastic Cardio-Cream squeeze bottle with non-removable cylindrical white plastic screw cap; nearly full with white cream; base has slight circular push up with lot number stamped in black ink and manufacturer information embossed; cylindrical body has straight sides with product information and direction printed in English on front and in French on back in navy ink; mold lines on sides from base to top; flat shoulders taper to cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; cap has thick vertical indents in sides and sides taper to flat top with hinged rectangular spout nozzle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo adopted in late 1960s; company became Ingram & Bell Inc. in 1986
Material
plastic: semi-clear, white
ink: navy, black
Inscriptions
Printed on front of bottle: “CARDIO-CREAM // An electroconductive cream designed // to give maximum conductivity between // skin and electrode. For use in electro- // cardiography, electroencephalography // and electrosurgical procedures. // DIRECTIONS: Apply a thin layer of // cream onto the skin areas. // Choose // areas relatively free of hair. Spread the // cream evenly and attach the electrode. // The emulsifying action solubilizes the // skin oils thus ensuring a good contact. // After using, the cream may be mas- // saged into skin or wiped off with // a tissue. // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO // CANADA”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) 384140”; embossed on bottom: “PLAX”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row B
Length
13.4 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading of stamped lot number on base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Artifact
Document
Website
Reference Comments
Label on artifact (997.010.012)
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1969.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Cardio-Cream was a product marketed by Ingram & Bell specifically for use in hospitals and for medical professionals; it was an electroconductive cream used in electrocardiography, electroencephalography, and electrosurgical procedures.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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oxygen concentrator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12936
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997024004 a-c
Description
Plastic encased oxygen concentrator with panel at top of machine front with an operating instructions label, warnings label, manufacturer's label, power switch, flowmeter with measurement markings, dial to set flow and clear plastic tubing; on back side of machine is a power cord held in front by a…
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Accession Number
997024004 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy -- instrumentation
Description
Plastic encased oxygen concentrator with panel at top of machine front with an operating instructions label, warnings label, manufacturer's label, power switch, flowmeter with measurement markings, dial to set flow and clear plastic tubing; on back side of machine is a power cord held in front by an elastic loop; on back of machine is a manufacturer's label with model information and an inspector's label with handwritten initials and removable vent panel (b); behind the vent is a round removable dial (c) and 9-volt battery held in place and an analog time display counting hours of use.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - machine - Size: Length 31.5 cm x Width 45.0 cm x Depth 34.9 cm
b - vent cover - Size: Length: 20.1 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
c - dial - Size: Length 4.9 cm x Diam 5.9 cm
Provenance
Donated by Kingston General Hospital via Graeme McKay.
Maker
DeVilbiss
Site Made (City)
Somerset
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
plastic: brown, clear
ink: white, black, blue
metal: gray
Inscriptions
Printed on upper front panel: "DeVO/MC 29-90"; printed on manufacturer's label on back of machine: "THE DeVILBISS CO., SOMERSET, PA., USA // DISTRIBUTED BY: DeVILBISS HEALTH CARE (CANADA) INC., BARRIE, ONTARIO // MODEL NO.: MC29C SERIAL NO.: 05468C // QUALITY INSPECTED BY CC MR"; printed on a label behind removable vent: "SERIAL NO.: 05468C"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-G2-3
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Research Facts
Used for oxygen therapy, providing oxygen at a higher concentration than that provided by the atmosphere.
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oxygen concentrator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12937
Dates
1980
1992
circa 1980-1992
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997024005
Description
Wheeled plastic encased mobile oxygen concentrator with a imitation wood panel at top of machine front with an operating instructions and alarms label, warnings label, power switch with clear plastic cover, flowmeter; front of machine is covered with an imitation wood panel with Mobilaire manufactu…
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Accession Number
997024005
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy -- instrumentation
Description
Wheeled plastic encased mobile oxygen concentrator with a imitation wood panel at top of machine front with an operating instructions and alarms label, warnings label, power switch with clear plastic cover, flowmeter; front of machine is covered with an imitation wood panel with Mobilaire manufacturer label; warning label and power cord held in a velcro strap on back lower right corner of machine; on lower back of machine is a manufacturer's and an inspection label with handwritten initials and date.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Kingston General Hospital
Maker
Invacare
Site Made (City)
Elyria
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
1992
circa 1980-1992
Date Remarks
Inspection dates
Material
plastic: brown, tan, clear
ink: white, black
metal: gray
Inscriptions
Printed on upper front panel: "Mobilaire V // by INVACARE // OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS // ALARMS"; printed on manufacturer's label on back of machine: "INVACARE // Innovation in Health Care // Serial Number // 92D59129 // 1RC6501C // Model Number // Elyria OHIO 44035"; printed on inspector's label: "CLINICAL ENGINEERING // INSPECTED // By CS Date: 19 AUG 92"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-G2-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 58.8 cm x Width 45.0 cm x Depth 34.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor staining on body
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Research Facts
Used for oxygen therapy, providing oxygen at a higher concentration than that provided by the atmosphere.
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electroconvulsive therapy apparatus

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1018
Dates
1950
1982
circa 1950-1982
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
997028001 a-e
Description
Mark 4 E.C.T. apparatus which consists of (a) the apparatus housed in a square wooden box with a lid that is hinged at the back, has two clasps on the left and right sides near the front and an attached leather handle on the front; the base houses the motor of the apparatus and is covered with a pa…
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Accession Number
997028001 a-e
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy -- instrumentation
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Psychiatry -- instrumentation
Description
Mark 4 E.C.T. apparatus which consists of (a) the apparatus housed in a square wooden box with a lid that is hinged at the back, has two clasps on the left and right sides near the front and an attached leather handle on the front; the base houses the motor of the apparatus and is covered with a panel that has an on/off switch, a mains light, a treatment light, an output plug, a treat button and waveform and ectonus dials; there is an electric cord and plug that comes out of the back of the machine; the bottom of the machine has four round rubber feet on each corner; a headpiece (b) that consists of a rectangular plastic handle with a wood-covered cylindrical bar coming down from each end of the handle and with circular wooden-backed cotton-padded electrodes at the end of the bars; there is an electric cord leading out from the left side of the handle and a circular push-in button on the right side; the electrical cord plugs into the output plug of (a); the adpiece fits into the top of the apparatus box; there is another headpiece (c) that has a cylindrical handle with a semicircular piece on the bottom, that has a wooden-backed cotton-padded electrode at each end; the top of the headpiece handle has a push-in button; there is an electric cord leading out from the side, near the top; the electrical cord plugs into the output plug of the apparatus; there are also printed instructions (d) that come with the machine; the instructions are on two pieces of paper that have been covered with plastic, folded in half and stapled along the folded edge to form a small booklet; some accessories that came with the machine include: (e) a cardboard box that contains 69 individual packages (not accessioned) of electrolyte solution, which was used to soak the padded electrodes on the headpieces; there is also a plastic bag that contains 29 replacement pads (not accessioned) and a plastic package that contains 6 metal headpiece electrode backs, 4 wooden padding backs and 5 small, 6-sided screw nuts (not accessioned).
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - electroconvulsive apparatus (closed) - Length 23.2 cm. x Width 22.8 cm. x Depth 16.5 cm.
b - headpiece (including cord length) - Length 206.5 cm. x Width 3.8 cm. x Depth 18.2 cm.
c - headpiece (including cord length) - Length 181.7 cm. x Width 3.8 cm. x Depth 17.3 cm.
d - printed instructions (folded) - Length 14.2 cm. x Width 20.2 cm.
e - box of electrolyte - Length 16.8 cm. x Width 16.6 cm. x Depth 8.4 cm.
Provenance
Used on Connell 4 at the Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Ectron Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Knap Close
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
1982
circa 1950-1982
Date Remarks
Inspected by Clinical Engineering in Dec. of 1982
Material
metal: silver
plastic: white; green; black; grey
paper: white; green
wood: brown
leather: black
fabric: white
electrolyte: pink
cardboard: light grey
rubber: black
Inscriptions
(a) The panel reads, "DUOPULSE // MK. 4. E.C.T. APPARATUS // MADE IN ENGLAND // ECTRON LTD. // KNAP CLOSE // LETCHWORTH HERTS // WARNING // THIS APPARATUS SHOULD ONLY BE USED BY // TRAINED PERSONNEL AS THE OUTPUT CAN // BE DANGEROUS IF IMPROPERLY USED // A.C. INPUT POWER 90 WATTS. MAX. // OFF // ON // MAINS // TREATMENT // OUTPUT // TREAT // WAVEFORM // ECTONUS"; a small plastic label at the bottom of the panel reads, "PSYCH 396"; manufacturing label on the inside of the lid reads, "ECTRON LTD // KNAP CLOSE, LETCHWORTH, HERTS, ENGLAND // SERIAL NO. 134 // VOLTS 110 AMPS 1.0 HZ 60 // RISK CLASS 2, (REF. CSA STANDARD C22.2, No. 125)"; safety instructions and standards are also listed; a paper label in the middle of the panel reads, "In Canada: // HYBRID ELECTRONICS // 50 WINGOLD AVE, // TORONTO ONTARIO // M-3 1p7 // Telephone ---"; a paper label on the bottom of the apparatus reads, "CLINICAL ENGINEERING DEPT. // ACCEPTED // DATE: 20 DEC. 82 // INSPECTED BY: P.W."; (b) raised lettering on the headpiece handle reads, "ECTRON // MADE IN ENGLAND" on both sides; (d) the instructions are listed under the heading, "Operating Instructions for // Ectron Ectonus Ectonustim & Duopulse // Mark 4 E.C.T. Apparatus"; (e) a paper label on the cardboard box reads, "ELECTROLYTE // 100 Packets for E.C.T. // Electrolyte Solution // Ectron Ltd. // Knap Close // Letchworth Herts. SG6 1AQ // England"; directions on the individual packets read, "Dissolve contents in 1/2 pint (285 ml.) water. // Saturate Headband pads in this solution"
Permanent Location
(a-c,e) Storage Room 0007
0007-M1-4
(d) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 18
Condition Remarks
(a) Shows some wear, but is complete; small paper label on the panel is water-damaged and missing w wear, especially the cotton pads; both cords are flexible; (d) instructions are complete and fully legible; (e) the cardboard box is heavily worn and water-damaged; packages of electrolyte solution were leaking powder; #2: rubber cord may require special treatment in the future; pink powder should possibly be removed; instructions to be removed and placed in archives.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Also known as a shock therapy unit.
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Glycerin Suppositories

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15362
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032049
Description
Small clear glass cylindrical jar with white metal screw cap with two cream paper labels, larger one with orange and blue ink and smaller one with blue ink; shows contents of five soft white wax oblongs melted together.
Accession Number
997032049
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Small clear glass cylindrical jar with white metal screw cap with two cream paper labels, larger one with orange and blue ink and smaller one with blue ink; shows contents of five soft white wax oblongs melted together.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
Rexall Drug Company Limited
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: clear
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: orange, blue
Inscriptions
On the label: "12 Rexall U-580 // Glycerin Suppositories // U.S.P. // FOR ADULTS // We guarantee these suppositories to contain // Pure Glycerin // KEEP TIGHTLY CLOSED IN COOL PLACE // REXALL DRUG COMPANY LIMITED": second label: "LOT 712I TO // Easily inserted and retained. 15 to 30 minutes // retention in rectum will usually relieve con - // stipation quickly. It is unnecessary to retain // suppositories until dissolved"; repeats in French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
5.0 cm
Diameter
4.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label with surface grime, back label with oily stain
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
Research Facts
Delievered by rectal administration, this was used as an laxative for constipation. It was inserted into the rectum and dissolved there. It drew water into intestines, inducing a bowel movement within 15-60 minutes.
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Friar's Balsam (Compound Tincture of Benzoin)

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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032057
Description
Small rectangular clear glass container with white metal screw cap and cream paper label with blue and red ink; inlcudes lot number and dosage; dosage repeated in French.
Accession Number
997032057
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Small rectangular clear glass container with white metal screw cap and cream paper label with blue and red ink; inlcudes lot number and dosage; dosage repeated in French.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
Independent Druggists' Alliance Distributing Company
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: clear
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
On the label: "R. // I. D. A. // FRIAR'S BALSAM // COMPOUND // TINCTURE OF BENZOIN // B.P.C. // TWO FLUID OUNCES // LOT 20H6M // Dose: 1/2 to 1 teaspoonfull // on sugar. For inhaling: 1 // to 2 teaspoonfuls to a pint // of boiling water. // Inhale vapoour // repeats in French // INDEPENDENT DRUGGISTS' ALLIANCE DISTRIBUTING // COMPANY LIMITED TORONTO CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Width
4.5 cm
Height
11.2 cm
Depth
2.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label with surface grime,, small brown stain form product on top of label, stuck closure
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet, "The Historical Apothecary Compendium by Daniel A. Goldstein.
Research Facts
Tincture of benzoin is a pungent solution of benzoin resin in ethanol. A similar preparation called Friar's Balsam or Compound Benzoin Tincture contains Cape aloes or Barbados aloes and storax resin. Friar's balsam was invented by Joshua Ward around 1760. It is a tincture to be ingested, or put into boiling water and inhaled. It is used for antiseptic, internal disinfectant for urine, expectorant (thins out phlegm in lungs and helps coughs it up), bronchitis, laryngitis, tuberculosis, and other chest/lung conditions.It soothes and relieves irritation, such as canker sores as well as in the airway.
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Pritchard-Walker total elbow prosthesis

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Dates
1976
1986
circa 1976-1986
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997034020 a-c
Description
Pritchard-Walker stainless steel / vitallium total elbow prosthesis, consisting of a shaft and a base; the shaft is a four-sided bar, slightly angled and narrowed at the distal end; shaft is set into base and leans to the right, slightly off-centre; the base, at the joint end, is a flat piece of st…
Accession Number
997034020 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Joint Prosthesis-- instrumentation
Description
Pritchard-Walker stainless steel / vitallium total elbow prosthesis, consisting of a shaft and a base; the shaft is a four-sided bar, slightly angled and narrowed at the distal end; shaft is set into base and leans to the right, slightly off-centre; the base, at the joint end, is a flat piece of stainless steel with a closed ring centred into tunnel-like grooves at the base of a ring honed into the base of the prothesis; blue two piece box (b-c) with silver latch closure at one end has bas relief outline of joints and manufacturer's product label; not a complete prosthesis, missing several parts
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - prosthesis b - box bottom c - box top
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital operating room
Maker
De Puy
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1976
1986
circa 1976-1986
Date Remarks
Patent date 6 Nov 1976
Material
metal: silver paper: blue, white ink: blac, red
Inscriptions
Stamped into right side of shaft: "1191-12L"; stamped into left side of shaft: "D-MA7848"; printed on lable: "FEDERAL LAW IN USA AND CANADA // RESTRICTS THIS DEVICE TO SALE // BY OR ON THE ORDER OF A PHYSICIAN // Caution: NON-STERILE // GAS STERIZE ONLY // 1191-12 Standard, left // Pritchard-Walker // Total Elbow // Prosthesis // DePuy"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-6
Length
a - 8.1 cm b - 19.8 cm c - 20.0 cm
Width
a - 2.1 cm b - 10.2 cm c - 10.4 cm
Height
a - 2.1 cm b - 4.0 cm c - 2.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 3.0 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
new and unused
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.google.com/patents/US3990117
Research Facts
Used for elbow joint replacement; original US patent #3,990,117 by inventors Rowland W. Pritchard, Peter S. Walker. Patents for DePuy are dated: May 1999; June 2000; Sept. 2001
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hemoclip applicator

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Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034065
Description
Hemoclip ligating clip applicator has a ring-handled design with slim tips, a detachable spring tension bar for access to the box lock joint and standard curve tips; can open wide for thorough cleaning and sterilizing; inside of upward end is grooved to hold hemoclip.
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Accession Number
997034065
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- clip
Description
Hemoclip ligating clip applicator has a ring-handled design with slim tips, a detachable spring tension bar for access to the box lock joint and standard curve tips; can open wide for thorough cleaning and sterilizing; inside of upward end is grooved to hold hemoclip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Maker
Pilling Weck
Site Made (State)
North Carolina
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Date Remarks
Date based on supplier's catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"WECK STAINLESS U.S.A. 523110" stamped into metal on front of instrument; "PATENTED 3-80" stamped into metal on back of instrument
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-12
Dimension Notes
Length 19.5 cm x Width 11.2 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion; the parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Fine Surgical Instruments," by Edward Weck & Co., 1976, p. 108 (item # 523110) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Used for applying clips to small vessels in all branches of surgery
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