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lantern slide projector

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Dates
1975
1980
circa 1975-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
Accession Number
994009004 a-e
Description
Small wooden case holds electrical gastro projector for viewing gastroscopic slides; small screen is included in lid; lid of projector swivels up; appears to be a better quality case than 994.009.003
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Accession Number
994009004 a-e
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
MeSH Heading
Endoscopy -- audiovisual aids
Audiovisual Aids
Description
Small wooden case holds electrical gastro projector for viewing gastroscopic slides; small
screen is included in lid; lid of projector swivels up; appears to be a better quality case
than 994.009.003
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - lid - Size: Length 30.0 cm. x Width 13.3 cm. x Depth 9.0 cm.
b - projector - Size: Length 29.0 cm. x Width 13.3 cm. x Depth 17.8 cm.
c - metal screen - Size: Length 24.0 cm. x Width 14.8 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm.
d - spare light bulb - Size: Length 7.4 cm. x Width 2.4 cm. x Depth 0.1 cm. x Diameter2.4 cm.
e - spare metal parts - Size: Length 5.0 cm.
Provenance
Used on KGH patients
Maker
Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1975
1980
circa 1975-1980
Material
metal: putty/grey; black
leather: tan
wood: tan
Inscriptions
On metal plate: "GASTRO PROJECTOR II // A.C. 110V LAMP 100W // TOTAL 130W // MADE IN JAPAN";
on lens: "Olympus Zuiko 1:1.9 f = 3.2 cm"; "85"; "ENDO 14""
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-K2-8
Condition Remarks
#2: Rubber requires special treatment.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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reproduction nurse's uniform

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Dates
1980
1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995002017 a-e
Description
Reproducation nurse's uniform1886-style; vertical pleated white cotton / polyester bodice with red cotton collar and cuffs; red cross on right sleeve; long white floor length skirt with pleated red band around bottom; long white apron with side sash, red belt, white batiste cap with bow at front.
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Accession Number
995002017 a-e
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
Reproducation nurse's uniform1886-style; vertical pleated white cotton / polyester bodice with red cotton collar and cuffs; red cross on right sleeve; long white floor length skirt with pleated red band around bottom; long white apron with side sash, red belt, white batiste cap with bow at front.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - bodice - Size:
b - skirt - Size:
c - apron - Size:
d - belt - Size:
e - cap - Size:
Dates
1980
1990
Date Remarks
Replica of 1886 style
Material
fabric: white; red
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007, Closet G; (b) Storage Room 0007, BOX 5; (c) Storage Room 0007, Closet I; (d) Storage Room 0007, BOX 15; (e) Storage Room 0007 Closet B
Condition Remarks
#1: overall condition good; white cotton has yellowed markedly with age; #2: no damage from being on exhibit; suitable to put back on exhibit
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; Paul Robertson; reference book compiled: "Information Re Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Research Facts
Reproduction uniform made for Kingston General Hospital School of Nurses' Alumnae to represent uniforms that were first worn by nursing students in the 1886s until the mid-1890s.
Exhibit History
Bodice and skirt (a,b) on exhibit in Hall of Honour, Sept. 1995–Jan. 19, 2001; on exhibit at Museum, Jan. 22, 2001-June 9, 2008.
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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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promotional pill holder

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Dates
1980
2015
circa 1980-2015
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
017020013
Description
Rectangular blue plastic pill holder with an attached self hinged lid and six equal compartments inside with white text on the top advertising "Peters Drugs Ltd,"
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Accession Number
017020013
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Advertisements
Pharmacies -- advertisements
Pharmacy -- advertisements
Drug Storage
Description
Rectangular blue plastic pill holder with an attached self hinged lid and six equal compartments inside with white text on the top advertising "Peters Drugs Ltd,"
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, a hematologist and historian who held the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University from 1988 to 2017.
Dates
1980
2015
circa 1980-2015
Date Remarks
Date based on design, text style, and material, as well as the history of Peters Drugs
Material
plastic: blue
ink: white
Inscriptions
Printed on top: "Peters Drugs Ltd. // Established 1930 // 640 King St. West // Kingston. Ont Ph: (613) 546-5165 // Rx PharmaChoice"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-6
Length
8.6 cm
Width
5.9 cm
Height
1.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
https://www.petersdrugs.ca/about-us
Research Facts
Peters Drugs is a small, family run pharmacy established in 1930 in Portsmouth Village, now part of Kingston.
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Dates
1977
2005
circa 1977-2005
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
017020014
Description
Rectangular pin made of thin metal with safety pin closure on reverse, from the ALS Society of Canada; front contains a monochrome photograph of Lou Gehrig, made to look like it has been torn up with text printed in black ink; on the edge of the front is the pin manufacturers name and phone number.
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Accession Number
017020014
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements -- ephemera
Advertisements
Fund Raising -- advertisements
Description
Rectangular pin made of thin metal with safety pin closure on reverse, from the ALS Society of Canada; front contains a monochrome photograph of Lou Gehrig, made to look like it has been torn up with text printed in black ink; on the edge of the front is the pin manufacturers name and phone number.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, a hematologist and historian who held the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University from 1988 to 2017.
Maker
ALS Society of Canada / Productive Marketing Inc.
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1977
2005
circa 1977-2005
Date Remarks
ALS Society of Canada was founded in 1977; pin most likely pre-1990s as there is no website listed on the pin.
Material
metal: grey
plastic: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "LOU GEHRIG // Lou Gehrig says // WE'RE FIGHTING LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE WITH EVERYTHING YOU GIVE // LA SOCIÉTÉ // CANADIENNE // DE LA SLA // ALS // SOCIETY OF // CANADA"; printed on edge: "PRODUCTIVE MARKETING INC. (905) 660-6198"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-7
Length
7.0 cm
Width
4.4 cm
Height
0.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
https://www.als.ca
Research Facts
The ALS Society of Canada was founded in 1977, and is dedicated to working "with the ALS community to improve the lives of people affected by ALS through support, advocacy and investment in research for a future without ALS." ALS stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and causes the death of neurons controlling voluntary muscles. It is sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease after a famous baseball player who died of it.
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universal ear piercer

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Dates
1950
1990
circa 1950-1990
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
017020015 a-f
Description
Metal universal ear piercer stored in clear plastic two piece case; piercer comnprised of three parts, (a) the cyclinder body, (b) the winged ring for a person's fingers to grasp, and (c) the hooked end which goes around the ear lobe and through which the needle pierces the ear; no needle; clear pl…
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Accession Number
017020015 a-f
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Cosmetic Techniques -- instrumentation
Equipment and Supplies
Description
Metal universal ear piercer stored in clear plastic two piece case; piercer comnprised of three parts, (a) the cyclinder body, (b) the winged ring for a person's fingers to grasp, and (c) the hooked end which goes around the ear lobe and through which the needle pierces the ear; no needle; clear plastic case (e, f) snaps together and contains a sheet of yellowed paper (d) with instructions on one side and an illustration of the assembled item on the other.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a) body of ear piercer: Length 9.5 cm X Diameter 1.4 cm
b) ring with wings: Length 4.8 cm X Width 1.9 cm X Height 0.7 cm
c) hook: Length 5.2 cm X Width 1.5 cm X Height 0.8 cm
d) paper: Length 13.5 cm X Width 5.6 cm
e) case top: Length 14 cm X Width 6.3 cm X Height1.3 cm
f) case bottom: Length 14 cm X Width 6.3 cm X Height 1.3 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, a hematologist and historian who held the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University from 1988 to 2017.
Maker
Universal Instrument Co.
Site Made (City)
Saint Paul
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1990
circa 1950-1990
Date Remarks
Date difficult to pin down due to lack of information about the company, etc. Date based on the condition and design of the object.
Material
metal: grey
plastic: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on cylinder (a): "GOODRICH-UNIVERSAL INC. // SAINT PAUL, MINN."; on instructions sheet: "UNIVERSAL // EAR // PIERCER // UNIVERSAL INSTRUMENT CO. // 500 ROBERT ST. // ST. PAUL, MINN. 55101";
on reverse: "UNIVERSAL EAR PIERCER // "DIRECTIONS" // 1. Sterilize instrument, needle, and pin head. // 2. Insert pin head in opening. Insert needle in end of plunger. // 3. Pierce full depth of plunger, needle penetrating pin head. // 4. Needle pierced through ear secures itself to pin head, ejects from instrument. Needle and head to remain in // ear during healing period. // Guarantee: If at any time the Universal Ear Piercer does not function properly, return it to us and it will be // replaced at no charge. // Additional needles and pin heads (@ $5.00 per doz.) available from your favourite supplier // or direct from: // UNIVERSAL INSTRUMENT CO. // MANUFACTURERS OF PRECISION INSTRUMENTS // 500 ROBERT STREET // SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA 55101"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed with minor curling, some minor scratches in plastic and a small crack on the bottom of part f) on the left, about a third of the case away from the edge; plastic hinges with partial broken and hard to keep together by just the hinges; metal in excellent condition
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
https://diamondfoundry.com/blogs/the-foundry-journal/a-brief-history-of-earrings
Research Facts
Seems to be a precursor to the piercing gun. Earrings began to become popular again in the 1950s in the United States after having been deemed vulgar in the Victorian Era.
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Aesculapius [statue]

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Dates
1940
2000
circa 1940-2000
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Accession Number
018017001
Description
Tall, thin brass statue of the Greek god Aesculapius; the figure is naked, holding in its left hand a staff the height of the figure's hip with a large snake coiled around it; in the figure's right hand, it is holding up a cup at the height of its mouth; the figure is bearded and stands upon a whit…
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Accession Number
018017001
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
MeSH Heading
Archival
Greece
Description
Tall, thin brass statue of the Greek god Aesculapius; the figure is naked, holding in its left hand a staff the height of the figure's hip with a large snake coiled around it; in the figure's right hand, it is holding up a cup at the height of its mouth; the figure is bearded and stands upon a white stone base with a thin sheet of fabric on the bottom; the figure is fixed onto the base with metal by its left foot; on the side of the base at the front is a small gold sticker with the maker's name and location printed on it in black ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor. Given to donor by original owner Dr. Lyle Howlett purchased in Greece in the 1960s.
Maker
Sclavenitis
Site Made (State)
Crete
Site Made (Country)
Greece
Dates
1940
2000
circa 1940-2000
Date Remarks
Date based on sheet with artist's name and address and provenance.
Material
brass
stone: white
fabric: orange
paper: tan
ink: gold, black
Inscriptions
Printed on sticker on base: "SCLAVENITIS" // Made in Greece"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Q1-4
Length
8.0 cm
Width
8.0 cm
Height
38.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Figure is coming loose from base, and the base swivels from where it is attached to the foot by a screw, screw under glued surface
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://www.pinterest.cl/pin/447263806728707098/
https://www.greekfleamarket.com/bronze-statuary.html
https://www.medicinenet.com/common_medical_abbreviations_and_terms/article.htm
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/greek/greek_oath.html
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Asclepius
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/1839796
Research Facts
Christopher D. Sclavenitis (in its Greek form, Christophoro D. Sklavenitis) was a sculptor and ceramist in Greece in the 20th century, a member of the Hellenic Chamber of Arts. He created many statues and artistic pieces, including a chess set. He was a student of Modigliani, and made many statues depicting Greek gods and goddesses. Some of his work was featured on the television show Battlestar Galactica.
Aesculapius, or his original Greek name Asklepios, was the Greco-Roman god of medicine, son of Apollo and Princess Coronis. Aesculapius' children include Hygeia, goddess of health, and Panaceia, goddess of healing. Aesculapius was raised and trained in healing by Chiron the centaur. Aesculapius became a powerful and influential healer, eventually becoming able to raise the dead. This angered Zeus, who killed him with a thunderbolt. Influential and important figures in medicine referred to Aesculapius, such as Hippocrates in the first line of the Hippocratic Oath: "I swear by Apollo the physician, and Asclepius, and Hygieia and Panacea and all the gods and goddesses as my witnesses, that, according to my ability and judgement, I will keep this Oath and this contract", and Galen, who was healed in an Aesculapian temple. The snake colied around a staff which he carries is a symbol of medicine to this day, commonly mistaken for a caduceus, which is the wand of Hermes and also used as a medical symbol.
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Collodion Flexible

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Dates
1954
1984
circa 1954 - 1984
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
019002002
Description
Circular semi-transparent brown glass bottle containing Shawinigan Collodion Flexible with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; two thirds full with clear liquid; cylindrical side walls; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, flat neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external thre…
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Accession Number
019002002
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Description
Circular semi-transparent brown glass bottle containing Shawinigan Collodion Flexible with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; two thirds full with clear liquid; cylindrical side walls; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, flat neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external thread; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck and base; basal stippling and embossed manufacturers information on bottom; cream and green paper label with product information and directions attached to front; black plastic cap has flat top, repeating series of vertical ridges on exterior sides and internal thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor; in use at Kingston Penitentiary, Kingston, Ontario Canada.
Maker
Shawinigan, The McArthur Chemical Co. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1954
1984
circa 1954 - 1984
Date Remarks
Owens-Illinois Glass Company introduced the “I in O” logo in 1954; “14” code on bottom indicates bottle was manufactured at the Bridgeton, New Jersey factory, which operated from 1930 – 1984
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: green, black, red
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “1 LB. // SHAWINIGAN // 6621 // COLLODION FLEXIBLE // U. S. P. // ALCOHOL 23% -235 GRAINS ETHER PER FL. OZ. // For External Use Only // DANGER ! EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE // Keep away from heat, sparks, and open flame. // Keep container tightly closed. // DIRECTIONS – Brush directly over cleansed skin site needing // protection. May be used to hold small gauze dressings in place // by application around their edges. // CAUTION – Infection may be hastened or aggrevated by // sealing over broken skin. // E124073F3” // 1300 // DISTRIBUTED BY // THE MCARTHUR CHEMICAL CO. LTD. // MONTREAL // SHAWINIGAN”; embossed on bottom: “14 OI 4 // 5”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Length
19.1 cm
Diameter
8.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading all over label; minor encrustation on proper right aide of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Flexible Collodion.” Medical Dictionary; The Free Dictionary, Farlex, 2019. Accessed 12 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill and Russ Hoenig. “The Bewildering Array of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Logos and Codes.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
Collodion is a solution of cellulose nitrate (pyroxylin), ether, and alcohol; the liquid becomes a thin film when dry; used to close small wounds, to hold dressings in place, and to keep medications in contact with skin; also a topical protectant when combined with camphor and castor oil.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company introduced its “I in O” logo in 1954 and it was used into 21st Century; “14” code on bottom indicates bottle was manufactured at the Bridgeton, New Jersey factory, which operated from 1930 – 1984; basal stippling was introduced in 1940s.
Kingston Penitentiary is a former maximum security prison located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, between King Street West and Lake Ontario. Opened : June 1, 1835; Closed: 2013 Security class : Maximum security Capacity : 564; a national historic site.
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Dates
1969
1993
circa 1969 - 1993
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
019002003
Description
Cylindrical tan cardboard container of Talcum Powder with grey metal base and cylindrical twist off grey metal lid; two thirds full of white powder; sides made of rectangular strip of cardboard rolled and cut into cylinder; small gaps between edges of rolled cardboard; rectangular tan paper label w…
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Accession Number
019002003
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
Description
Cylindrical tan cardboard container of Talcum Powder with grey metal base and cylindrical twist off grey metal lid; two thirds full of white powder; sides made of rectangular strip of cardboard rolled and cut into cylinder; small gaps between edges of rolled cardboard; rectangular tan paper label with border of parallel lines and product information on front; lid has flat and slightly indented top and straight sides; base has circular push up and rolled edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor; in use at Kingston Penitentiary, Kingston, Ontario Canada.
Maker
Department of Supply & Services
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1969
1993
circa 1969 - 1993
Date Remarks
The Department of Supply & Services in Canada was formed in 1969 and dissolved in 1993.
Material
paper: tan
ink: black
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “C. S. N. 6505 – 21 – 857 – 6312 // 1 Lb. Net // TALCUM POWDER // Dept. Supply & Services”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Length
15.1 cm
Diameter
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Major discolouration from adhesive residue where lid meets body; yellowing all over paper label; large area of loss to top proper right corner of label; minor separation of label from container along edges; small areas of loss obscure text on bottom of label; minor corrosion all over lid and rolled edge of base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 12 June 2019.
“Department of Supply and Services.” The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2014. Accessed 14 June 2018.
Research Facts
Talcum powder is used on the skin to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rashes; it is made from the mineral talc, which is a combination of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
The Department of Supply & Services in Canada was formed in 1969 and dissolved in 1993; was the purchasing and accounting department of the Federal Government of Canada.
Kingston Penitentiary is a former maximum security prison located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, between King Street West and Lake Ontario. Opened : June 1, 1835; Closed: 2013 Security class : Maximum security Capacity : 564; a national historic site.
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Bilvac Gall Bladder Stimulant For Cholecystography

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Dates
1974
1987
circa 1974 - 1987
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
019002005 a-ab
Description
Square cardboard box with removable lid containing 25 sealed semi-transparent brown glass Bilevac Gall Bladder Stimulant for Cholecystography bottles (d-ab); removable green cardboard lid (b), removable two piece brown cardboard grid divider (c), cardboard base houses the cardboard divider and 25 b…
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Accession Number
019002005 a-ab
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Cholagogues and Choleretics
Radiography
Radiology
X-Rays
Gallbladder
Drug Storage
Drugs -- stimulant -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- stimulant -- container
MM= Drugs -- Stimulants
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Square cardboard box with removable lid containing 25 sealed semi-transparent brown glass Bilevac Gall Bladder Stimulant for Cholecystography bottles (d-ab); removable green cardboard lid (b), removable two piece brown cardboard grid divider (c), cardboard base houses the cardboard divider and 25 bottles; exterior of base has layer of smooth coated white paper; lid is removable, and exterior has layer of textured green paper; lid has rectangular green and cream paper label with product information on front; divider consists of strips of brown cardboard arranged to form a 5x5 grid in base of box; bottles are full with liquid, have circular base, cylindrical side walls, round shoulders, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; bottles have non-removable white metal screw cap with flat top, vertical indents in sides, rounded bottom edge, and internal thread; caps are covered with plastic wrapper only on sides; bottles have mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck and base; bottles have rectangular green and white paper labels with product information and directions wrapped around sides; manufacturing information embossed on bottom of bottles.
Number Of Parts
28
Part Names
a – box base – Length 20.0 cm Width 20.0 cm Depth 6.7 cm
b – box lid – Length 20.5 cm Width 20.5 cm Depth 6.8 cm
c – divider – Length 19.6 cm Width 19.6 cm Depth 5.0 cm
d-ab – bottle – Length 6.6 cm Diameter 3.6 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor; in use at Kingston Penitentiary, Kingston, Ontario Canada.
Maker
Picker X-Ray Engineering LTD.
Site Made (City)
St. Laurent
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1974
1987
circa 1974 - 1987
Date Remarks
“REV 3/74” printed on label indicates that the label information was last revised by FDA or other regulatory body in March of 1974 and staed expirey date on lable; Piker X-Ray Engineering LTD changed its name to Piker Canada LTD in 1976.
Material
paper: brown, white, cream
ink: green, black
glass: brown
metal: white, brass
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on box label: “AVOID EXCESSIVE HEAT DIN 159719 // bilevac // Gall Bladder Stimulant For Cholecystography // Piker // x-ray // 33% EGG YOLK, 63% GLYCERIN AND FLAVORING // 25 – 30cc BOTTLES // REV. 3/74 // Distributed by // PIKER X-RAY ENGINEERING LTD. // [Illeg.] St. Laurent, Quebec, CANADA // LAFAYETTE PHARMACAL INC. // Lafayette, Indiana, U. S. A.”; stamped on box label: “LOT 40[Illeg.] // EXP 2, ..87”; printed on front of bottle labels: “DIN 159719 // bilevac // GALL BLADDER STIMULANT // FOR CHOLECYSTOGRAPHY // Piker // x-ray // 33% Egg Yolk, 63% Glycerin // and Flavoring // NET CONTENT 30 cc // Distributed by // PIKER X-RAY ENGINEERING LTD. // St. Laurent, Quebec, CANADA // PHARMACAL INC. // Lafayette, Indiana, U. S. A.”; printed on back of bottle label: “Mix contents with equal // amount // of water or fruit // juice. Drink at time fat // meal would be given. // 1. Avoid excessive heat. // 2. Shake before using. // REV. 3/74”; stamped on back of bottle label: “LOT 40170 // EXP. 2, ..87”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Base of box has small amount of adhesive tape and residue stuck to sides and bottom; base has large brown tide marks on sides and bottom; box lid has minor distortion, fading all over, minor abrasion to all sides and edges, adhesive tape and residue on sides, and small tears in front, but is stable; grid insert has large areas of dye transfer on surfaces from contact with bottle labels, also leaving white areas on bottle labels; several plastic wrappers on bottle caps have minor cracks, areas of loss, and distortions but are stable
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Cholagogue.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 12 June 2019.
“Oral Cholecystogram.” Healthline, 2019. Accessed 12 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “Manufacturer’s Marks and Other Logos on Glass Containers.” Bottle Research Group, 2015.
“Federal Corporation Information - 056550-4.” Government of Canada, 2019. Accessed 12 June 2019.
Research Facts
Bilvac is a cholagogue, which is used to stimulate gallbladder to release or increase flow of bile; it was commonly used before a cholecystography procedure, which is an x-ray examination of the gallbladder using a contrast agent to aid in imaging; the gall bladder is a small organ that stores and release bile produced by the liver to aid digestion.
Oral cholecystography is a radiological procedure used to visualize the gallbladder and biliary channels, developed in 1924 by American surgeons Evarts Ambrose Graham and Warren Henry Cole.
The “W” in a circle logo on the bottom of each bottle indicates the bottles were manufactured by T. C. Wheaton Co., who used the logo from 1946 – 2005.
Kingston Penitentiary is a former maximum security prison located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, between King Street West and Lake Ontario. Opened : June 1, 1835; Closed: 2013 Security class : Maximum security Capacity : 564; a national historic site.
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