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Esbach's albuminometer

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1981.26.5 a-b
Description
A glass test tube graduated from 1/2-12 with a rubber stopper; cylindrical wooden case with screw-in base; Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1981.26.5 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis
Albuminuria
Description
A glass test tube graduated from 1/2-12 with a rubber stopper; cylindrical wooden case with screw-in base; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
tube - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
case - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Howard Alexander Lowrie of Toronto.
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
glass: clear
wood: light brown
rubber: grey
Inscriptions
Etched on glass: "Esbach's albuminometer"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Condition Remarks
Case split.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Dr. Lowrie's 62-year Toronto practice. Instrument named for G.H. Esbach (1843-1890), a Paris physician; it is used to estimate protein in urine using Esbach's reagant (picric acid and citric acid in water).
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Plate LIV, Acanthosis Nigricans [medical illustration]

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Dates
1889
1899
circa 1889-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1981.6.42
Description
Colour lithograph--Acanthosis nigricans.
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Accession Number
1981.6.42
Author
Robert W. Taylor
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Acanthosis Nigricans -- pictorial works
Description
Colour lithograph--Acanthosis nigricans.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Dr. Gary Sibbald, Toronto General Hospital.
Maker
George S. Harris & Sons
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1889
1899
circa 1889-1899
Date Remarks
Date of The Clinical Atlas of Veneral and Skin Diseases and succeeding atlases
Material
paper: cream
Inscriptions
"Fig. 1 Acanthosis nigricans"; "Fig. 2 Acanthosis nigricans"; "Fig. 3 To show distribution of pigmentation (front)"; "Fig. 4 To show distribution of pigmentation (back)";
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-2 Box B
Dimension Notes
Length 55.3 cm x Width 41.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Extremely brittle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
The Clinical Atlas of Venereal and Skin Diseases by Robert W. Taylor;
Prev. # 81.6.42
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Esbach's albuminometer

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1991.6.1
Description
A turned-wood cylindrical case fits over a stoppered glass tube sitting in a wooden mount so it stands upright.
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Accession Number
1991.6.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis
Albuminuria
Description
A turned-wood cylindrical case fits over a stoppered glass tube sitting in a wooden mount so it stands upright.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. P. Groner.
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Wooden cylinder marked, "ALBUMINIMETRE // ESBACH" surrounding the maker's mark that has the letters "B P & Co" on a shield shape; the tube is marked lengthwise, "ALBUMINIMETRE S DR. ESBACH" and horizontally graduated in uneven divisions from 1/2 to 12; "–U" gives urine line, "–R" gives reagent line.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Length
23.0 cm
Diameter
4.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#2: wood cover has several stains and some minor scratches; there is a 7.5-cm crack from the opening to the middle; the inside tube has some whote speckles on the glass; wooden base has a crack 3.0 cm long and 2.0 cm wide; shows moderate signs of wear; scraches and discolouration patches; cork is not broken; the glass tube has no cracks
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
George Hubert Esbach (1843-1890) was a Paris physician; the apparatus is a simple way to precipitate protein out of urine using a reagent in order to estimate the protein level.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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urine analysis set

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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1976.6.32
Description
A fabric-lined leather case contains a urine analysis set.
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Accession Number
1976.6.32
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis
Diabetes Mellitus
Albuminuria
Description
A fabric-lined leather case contains a urine analysis set.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Material
leather: brown
fabric: red
glass: clear
paper: red; white
Inscriptions
On a label inside the case, below the vial: "URINARY TEST PAPERS // . . . // ALBUMIN AND SUGAR // . . . // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Condition Remarks
#2: case lid is totally detached from lower part and felt lining of lid is totally detached from lid; leather covering is worn, especially at corners; paper is yellowed and stained; no cracks or chips in glass
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
Exhibit History
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Case 9 Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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Clinitest pocket size urine analysis set

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1977.8.1 a-f
Description
A plastic case (f) with a top (e) that fits over the case contains (a) a bottle of tablets, (b) a test tube, (c) a dropper, and (d) a colour scale card, which has a brief set of instructions concerning the procedure and interpretation of results.
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Accession Number
1977.8.1 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Diabetes Mellitus
Albuminuria
Description
A plastic case (f) with a top (e) that fits over the case contains (a) a bottle of tablets, (b) a test tube, (c) a dropper, and (d) a colour scale card, which has a brief set of instructions concerning the procedure and interpretation of results.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.2 cm
b - test tube - Size: Length 7.2 cm
c - dropper - Size: Length 7.0 cm
d - card - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.1 cm
e - case top - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
f - case bottom - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Ames Company, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Elkhart
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
plastic: variegated; brown
glass: clear
rubber: red
metal: black
paper: white; blue
Inscriptions
Part of label on bottle reads: "36 CLINITEST REAGENT TABLETS // NO. 2107 // A TEST FOR URINE-SUGAR // U.S. PAT. APP'D FOR // POISON. // Active Ingredients: Copper Sulfate, Caustic Soda, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid."; the number on the side of the label is "C170-4106"; the plastic case has the registered trade name "CLINITEST" stamped into the case's top in two places; bottom half of case has the company name and address stamped into the bottom.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Albumintest reagent tablets

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1977.8.33 a-d
Description
Clear glass bottle (a) of Albumintest reagent tablets wiht black metal screw cap (b) housed in rectangular white and grey paper box (c) and folded paper instruction sheet (d); paper label affixed to the bottle contains information similar to that printed on the box.
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Accession Number
1977.8.33 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis
Albuminuria
Description
Clear glass bottle (a) of Albumintest reagent tablets wiht black metal screw cap (b) housed in rectangular white and grey paper box (c) and folded paper instruction sheet (d); paper label affixed to the bottle contains information similar to that printed on the box.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bottle
b - box
c - cap d - instruction sheet
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Maker
Ames Company, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Elkhart
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
paper: white, cream
ink: grey; white; red; black
glass: translucent
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: "36 // ALBUMINTEST // REAGENT TABLETS // NO. 2207 // A TEST FOR // ALBUMIN // NOT FOR INTERNAL USE // ACTIVE INGREDIENTS // SODIUM MOLYBDATE // CITRIC ACID // EFFERVESCENT BASE // AMES COMPANY, INC. // E12 - 4105 // KEEP TIGHTLY CLOSED // AN // AMESCO // PRODUCT // To make reagent // solution dissolve one // tablet in each 4 cc of // water. // see instruction sheet // for testing methods // ELKHART, INDIANA, U.S.A.";
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 3 Row D
Length
a - 7.1 cm b - 7.9 cm d - 16.5 cm
Width
b - 3.5 cm d - 13.4 cm
Depth
b - 3.5 cm
Diameter
a - 2.6 cm c - 2.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
d - opened flat
Condition Remarks
Paper faded to tan on half of first section; box shows wear around edges; bottle in excellent condition; tablets inside bottle appear deteriated
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Research Facts
Patients who have chronic liver disease and kidney disorders are at risk of developing abnormal Albumin concentrations in the blood. Albumin has special relevance to patients with diabetes because its presence in urine is a marker of diabetic kidney disease. The Albumin test allows for timely and accurate assessment of kidney disease; resulting in the correct adjustment of treatment and accurate monitoring of the complications of diabetes.
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Clark's blunt hook and crochet

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997001178
Description
Clark's blunt hook and crochet, which consists of a solid cylindrical metal handle with a hooked tip at each end; one end has a blunt hook which curves in a semi-circular shape to one side and has a rounded tip; the other end has a crochet hook which curves in a tighter semi-circular shape and ends…
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Accession Number
997001178
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
Abortion, Induced
MM= Delivery -- hook -- blunt
MM= Delivery -- hook -- crochet
Description
Clark's blunt hook and crochet, which consists of a solid cylindrical metal handle with a hooked tip at each end; one end has a blunt hook which curves in a semi-circular shape to one side and has a rounded tip; the other end has a crochet hook which curves in a tighter semi-circular shape and ends with a blunted point; both hooks curve to the same side of the central handle, which also curves very slightly in that direction; there are two rectangular ebony grip insets at opposite sides in the centre of the handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
I. Stevens & Son
Material
metal: silver
wood wood: black
Inscriptions
The blunt hook end has the words, "I. STEVENS & SON" stamped into the metal on one side, just beside the ebony inset
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-6
Dimension Notes
Length 25.2 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear and no staining or corrosion are visible; the ebony insets are complete; one side has a small crack in the wood; the blunt hook end arrived with a tag attached with masking tape -- both were removed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Photograph
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #271; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 5024 (similar to item E/-1061) (see attached photocopy); photograph (attached); CD #5
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Esbach's albuminometer

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997002339
Accession Number
997002339
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis
Albuminuria
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014002043 a-b
Description
Empty short rectangular transparent amber glass bottle tapered at neck with compressed brown paper around wood form used as closure; tan paper label included manufacturer's and product name, decorative frame, with a logo of a lion, a unicorn, a crest and a crown.
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Accession Number
014002043 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Abortion, Induced
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- ecbolic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty short rectangular transparent amber glass bottle tapered at neck with compressed brown paper around wood form used as closure; tan paper label included manufacturer's and product name, decorative frame, with a logo of a lion, a unicorn, a crest and a crown.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
c - cap - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Job Moses, Sir J. Clarke
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: amber
paper: tan, brown
ink: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “JOB MOSES, // SIR J. CLARKE'S // FEMALE // PILLS”; embossed on sides: "JOB // MOSES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row B
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed shows minor wear, surface with grime and stains; paper stopper is brittle and frayed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JOB-MOSES-1870-EARLY-ABORTION-PILL-BOTTLE-SIR-JAMES-CLARKES-FEMALE-PILLS-/251793323718
Research Facts
This bottle would have contained the Great English Remedy Sir James Clarke's Celebrated Female Pills or used as an early abortion pill. It was the 19th century way of having an abortion in the privacy of your own home. The bottle actually came with a pamphlet warning the pills "should not be taken during the first three months of pregnancy, as they are sure to bring on miscarriage". This basically told females, this will give you a miscarriage to get rid of your baby during the first three months. It's main active ingredient was Oil of Savin which was used for a long time to procure an abortion. It was also advertised "To married ladies the medicine is peculiarly suited. It will in a short time bring on the Monthly Period with great regularity." It was noted as early as 1857 that this was an "abortion pill" and many deaths to the women were attributed to it. There were also many court cases as well. The disclaimer "not to be taken during the first three months" was said to protect the proprietor from any wrongdoing. The proprietor used Job Moses as a agent in the United States and said his labels would be affixed to a bottle that read JOB MOSES.
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