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Dr. A. W. Chase's Ointment

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1986.11.1
Description
Cylindrical yellow metal tin containing Dr. A. W. Chase's antiseptic ointment.
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Accession Number
1986.11.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Eczema -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Cylindrical yellow metal tin containing Dr. A. W. Chase's antiseptic ointment.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. T. Porter of Toronto.
Maker
Edmanson Bates and Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Oakville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
metal: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed in centre on lid of tin is a drawing of Dr. Chase (presumably); arranged around it are the words, "DR. A. W. CHASE'S // ANTISEPTIC // [drawing] // SOOTHING – HEALING // OINTMENT // NO. 4973 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT. 3/4 OF 1% CARBOLIC ACID" on the bottom: "DR. CHASE'S // OINTMENT // For Eczema, Hemorrhoids or Piles and // other Irritations of the skin, Poisoned // Skin, Insect Strings, Inflamed Eyelids, Bar- // bers's Itch, Sore Feet and Toes, etc. // Manufactured by // EDMANSON BATES &CO., LIMITED // Sole Distributors // The DR. A. W. CHASE MEDICINE Co., Ltd. // Toronto, Canada // Indications completes en francais dans // la circulaire au toue de la voite."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Depth
2.0
Diameter
4.7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolourization
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Dr. A. W. Chase's Ointment. National Museum of American History.
Why the appeal? A study of almanacs advertising Dr. Chase's patent medicines, 1904–1959. Denise Maines.
Research Facts
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: Is an antiseptic, soothing and healing treatment for every form of itching skin diesease, eczema, salt rheum, itching, bleeding and protruding piles, pimples, black-heads, old sores, poisoned skin, hives, insect bites, inflamed eyelids, itch, barber's itch, sore feet and toes, chilblains and frostbites.
Patent medicines were advertised, and presumably consumed, with much vigour in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
In 1904, the original product line included Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, Liver Cure, Backache Plasters, Ointment, Catarrh Cure, Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine and Kidney-Liver Pills. Somewhere between 1924 and 1927, Dr. Chase's Liniment was added to this list, and Mouthwash was sold between 1927 and 1938. Paradol, a painkiller, was introduced in the 1950s and D.M.H Cough Syrups, Cold Tablets and Enerjets emerged in 1959. Though Backache Plasters were not advertised in the 1930s, they were included in the 1950s, so that the list of medicines sold by Dr. Chase's Medicine Company in 1959 contains all of the original product line with only minor modifications to a few of these products, as well as the new arrivals.
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Powdex vaginal insufflator; box

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Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1986.12.1 a-b
Description
A rubber bulb is attached to a metal cartridge container which is attached to the threaded joint of the rubber introitus guard and the metal vaginal nozzle; packed in a box with instructions for use.
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Accession Number
1986.12.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Insufflation
Drug Therapy
Description
A rubber bulb is attached to a metal cartridge container which is attached to the threaded joint of the rubber introitus guard and the metal vaginal nozzle; packed in a box with instructions for use.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
insufflator - Size: Length 28.6 cm
box - Size: Length 29.6 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. C. Filkin; miscellaneous items from the practice of her late husband, Dr. Armstrong, surgeon at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Material
rubber: black; red
metal: silver; yellow
cardboard: dark blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed on top and side of box: "POWDEX // VAGINAL INSUFFLATOR"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-10
Condition Remarks
Rubber bulb is worn, black paint cracked; #2: Rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used to apply medicinal powder to treat a variety of vaginal infections; Dr. Armstrong practised in Toronto from 1920 to 1950.
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urethral irrigator nozzle

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1986.12.3
Description
A threaded nozzle attaches to a guard and terminates in a tube (to which a rubber tube would attach the reservoir); self-locking mechanism to control the flow of liquid, with a ring lock to keep it open when desired.
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Accession Number
1986.12.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Irrigation
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
A threaded nozzle attaches to a guard and terminates in a tube (to which a rubber tube would attach the reservoir); self-locking mechanism to control the flow of liquid, with a ring lock to keep it open when desired.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. C. Filkin; miscellaneous items from the practice of her late husband, Dr. Armstrong, surgeon at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.
Maker
Ingram and Bell
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: silver; grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-3
Dimension Notes
Length 18.0 cm x Width 9.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Guard and nozzle discoloured by the liquid (potassium permanganate?).
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 4022; Allen & Hanburys catalogue, 1905, p. 598; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Armstrong practised in Toronto from 1920 to 1950.
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Thoma hemacytometer

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1986.18.1
Description
Faded dark maroon leather-covered case with gold-tooled lettering; lined with blue velvet; contains two pipettes and one pipette tip, a counting chamber, and a cover slide wrapped in tissue paper.
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Accession Number
1986.18.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
Faded dark maroon leather-covered case with gold-tooled lettering; lined with blue velvet; contains two pipettes and one pipette tip, a counting chamber, and a cover slide wrapped in tissue paper.
Part Names
case - Size: Length 18.5 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. Harmark of Milton, Ont.; from the practice of her father, Dr. James C. Hill of Orillia, Ont.
Maker
C. Zeiss
Site Made (City)
Jena
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
leather: maroon
fabric: blue
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Gold-tooled lettering says: "Blutkörper zählapparat // nach Thoma // University of Toronto // Clinical Laboratory 15"; one pipette marked "Spencer Lens Co."; the other marked "Carl Zeiss, Jena"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
Rubber tubing missing; #2: the box is covered with leather-like material and has several scratches on top and sides, bottom is intact; corners show wear, and a small rectangular piece on top exposes an under layer; yellow printing on top shows some wear but is legible; no tears or separation from lid; box is lined with velvet, which is stained on top and bottom on left-hand side; no tears; contents: glass intact, no chips, cracks or scratches; ivory is intact.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
BLUTKÖRPER ZAHLAPPARAT translated means 'blood cell count'
Dr. James C. Hill practised in Orillia, Ont., until 1985.
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002; on display in "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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Belocque's epistaxis cannula

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1986.18.2
Description
A silver-plated, curved tube with a ring attachment at the outer end and a ring-mounted steel spring that can be pulled from the outer end.
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Accession Number
1986.18.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tampons
Epistaxis -- instrumentation
Description
A silver-plated, curved tube with a ring attachment at the outer end and a ring-mounted steel spring that can be pulled from the outer end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. Harmark of Milton, Ont.; from the practice of her father, Dr. James C. Hill of Orillia, Ont.
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: grey; silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-11
Dimension Notes
Length 13.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See also 1966.11.40; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used to pack posterior nares to control hemorrhage; Dr. James C. Hill practised in Orillia, Ont., until 1985.
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physician's bag

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Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1986.18.3
Description
Physician's bag is made of black grained leather and has two U-shaped solid handles; two metal clasps on upper edge; five metal studs on underside.
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Accession Number
1986.18.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
Physician's bag is made of black grained leather and has two U-shaped solid handles; two metal clasps on upper edge; five metal studs on underside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. Harmark of Milton, Ont.; from the practice of her father, Dr. James C. Hill of Orillia, Ont.
Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
leather: black
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 41.0 cm x Width 17.0 cm x Depth 14.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Worn with use at lower corners and upper edge.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. James C. Hill practised in Orillia, Ont., until 1985.
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Dates
1925
1950
1925-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1987.1.2 a-c
Description
Optometer (a) with a wooden handle, metal eyepiece, sliding visual test chart mounted on a calibrated wooden rod; accompanied by a pink card (b), printed and calibrated, two pieces that interlock at the temple; a blank form (c) for ordering corrective lenses based on tests and measurements made usi…
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Accession Number
1987.1.2 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Vision Tests
Optometry
Description
Optometer (a) with a wooden handle, metal eyepiece, sliding visual test chart mounted on a calibrated wooden rod; accompanied by a pink card (b), printed and calibrated, two pieces that interlock at the temple; a blank form (c) for ordering corrective lenses based on tests and measurements made using (a) and (b).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - optometer - Size: Length 33.5 cm
b - eye measure - Size: Length 15.0 cm
c - order form - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 21.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. T. Porter; used by his grandfather, James Mason, in Listowel.
Site Made (Country)
Canada / USA
Dates
1925
1950
1925-1950
Material
paper; pink; yellow
wood: brown
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Condition Remarks
Worn.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
It was illegal for optometrists to use optometers after 1919, but they were frequently given away by mail order companies with the spectacle order forms.
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Dates
1917
1933
circa 1918-1933
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
1987.14.2
Description
Rectangular cream paper Canadian War Records Office memo consisting of single half page pre-printed form with hand written note and separate small rectangular cream paper card attached to proper right side with grey metal staple; Canadian War Records office letterhead printed in black ink at top; h…
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Accession Number
1987.14.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Description
Rectangular cream paper Canadian War Records Office memo consisting of single half page pre-printed form with hand written note and separate small rectangular cream paper card attached to proper right side with grey metal staple; Canadian War Records office letterhead printed in black ink at top; hand written note describing photographs of Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden and Minister of Overseas Military Forces of Canada Sir Edward Kemp visiting a Canadian Military Hospital; card has hand written inscription and printed name of Colonel J. T. Clarke.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Canadian War Records Office
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1917
1933
circa 1918-1933
Date Remarks
Colonel J. T. Clarke was promoted to full Colonel in 1917, retired from military in 1933
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
wax: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on memo: "TELEPHONE: // GERRARD 2406-7 // CANADIAN WAR RECORDS OFFICE, // 14 CLIFFORD ST. BOND STREET // LONDON, W. I. // IN REPLY PLEASE QUOTE, // With the Compliments the of Officer i/c Canadian War Records.”; handwritten on memo: “These are snapshots of a visit to a Canadian // Military Hospital, number or place not known // The Civilians are believed to be the Prime Minister // Sir Robert Borden, and Sir Edward Kemp, Minister // of Overseas Military Forces of Canada”; hand written on card: "Compliments of // The Granville”; printed on card: “Colonel J. T. Clarke // Canadian Army Medical Corps."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E-12b
Length
20.1 cm
Width
16.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Surface grubby and folded in half, edges dirty; wrinkle in paper upper left with faint outline of metal paper clip
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website (document)
Reference Comments
“Col. John Thos. Clarke Dies in his 80th Year.” Ottawa Citizen, Nov. 29, 1947. Accessed 25 July 2019
Research Facts
The memo was presumably attached to the collection of photographs described in the memo; these photographs were of Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden and Minister of Overseas Military Forces of Canada Sir Edward Kemp visiting a Canadian Military hospital; both Borden and Kemp were in office during the First World War.
The memo was likely written by Colonel J. T. Clarke due to the presence of his card attached to the memo; Colonel J. T. Clarke had a distinguished military and medical career, rising quickly to the rank of major in 1911; he organized the first Canadian ambulance train following the start of the First World War, transferring patients between Valcartier and Quebec; he then served in England and France during the war, achieving the rank of Colonel in 1917; in 1927-28 he served at the War Office in London; in 1929 he was appointed Director General of Medical Services, the equivalent of what would become the post of Surgeon General; Colonel J. T. Clarke retired from military service in 1933.
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Ramses fitting rings

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Dates
1930
1970
circa 1930-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1987.6.1
Description
A black plastic case, irregularly shaped, moulded to fit 9 measuring rings from 50 mm to 90 mm; the smallest size, 50 mm, has been replaced by a card disk "because it is so seldom required"); rings are made of orange rubber, marked with the maker's name. contains card disc in
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Accession Number
1987.6.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Family Planning
Contraceptive Devices, Female
Description
A black plastic case, irregularly shaped, moulded to fit 9 measuring rings from 50 mm to 90 mm; the smallest size, 50 mm, has been replaced by a card disk "because it is so seldom required"); rings are made of orange rubber, marked with the maker's name. contains card disc in
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Lucille Brown and Mrs. Eleanor Ginsler; from the practice of their father, Dr. J.A. Schwab.
Maker
Julius Schmid, Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1970
circa 1930-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 20c."
Material
plastic: black
rubber: orange
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-12
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 11.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Schwab practised in Toronto from the 1920s to the 1980s; the rings are for determining the size of a diaphragm for contraception.
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Ramses fitting rings

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Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1987.6.2
Description
A black plastic case, irregularly shaped, moulded to fit 9 measuring rings from 50 mm to 90 mm; rings are made of orange rubber, marked with the maker's name.
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Accession Number
1987.6.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Family Planning
Contraceptive Devices, Female
Description
A black plastic case, irregularly shaped, moulded to fit 9 measuring rings from 50 mm to 90 mm; rings are made of orange rubber, marked with the maker's name.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Lucille Brown and Mrs. Eleanor Ginsler; from the practice of their father, Dr. J.A. Schwab..
Maker
Julius Schmid, Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 20c."
Material
plastic: black
rubber: orange
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-12
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 11.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Schwab practised in Toronto from the 1920s to the 1980s; the rings are for determining the size of a diaphragm for contraception.
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