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Bennett's inhaler

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
994011014
Description
The inhaler is a hollow, metal cylindrical instrument with two hollow metal tubes leading to two plastic anaesthetic delivery cups; at the bottom of the cylinder, there is a metal cap that was once removable; it has gripping lines stamped into the metal and two vertical rectangular slots on opposi…
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Accession Number
994011014
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
The inhaler is a hollow, metal cylindrical instrument with two hollow metal tubes leading to two plastic anaesthetic delivery cups; at the bottom of the cylinder, there is a metal cap that was once removable; it has gripping lines stamped into the metal and two vertical rectangular slots on opposite ends of the diameter of the cap; the bottom of the cap is flat; a metal disk caps this cylinder; from the curved top of this disk, two hollow metal tubes extend, curving outwards slightly away from each other, and forwards; these tubes are each capped by a brown plastic applicator; each applicator has a rounded conical shape with a round hole at the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
plastic: brown
Inscriptions
"HARTZ CO", "DETROIT, CLEVELAND, TORONTO" and "PAT. APPL'D FOR" stamped into the metal cylinder
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Accretion of a white deposit on nasal applicators at rim of metal attachment; moderate patches of corrosion on metal surface; cap at the bottom of the instrument cannot be removed; #2: tarnished.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Illustrated Catalogue of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 23 (item #1253)
Research Facts
This anaesthetic inhaler was filled with cotton batting saturated with ether or chloroform; the anaesthetic was delivered to the patient by inserting the delivery cups into the nostrils. Dr. Williams identified this item as a "nasal douche."
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact626
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002006 a-o
Description
Short-sleeved white cotton nurse's uniform dress (a); red cross on right sleeve; small left breast pocket and patch pocket on skirt; snap closure at neck; seven round flat plastic shank-style buttons (b-h) and seven cotter pins (i-o) on sleeves and bodice.
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Accession Number
995002006 a-o
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
Short-sleeved white cotton nurse's uniform dress (a); red cross on right sleeve; small left breast pocket and patch pocket on skirt; snap closure at neck; seven round flat plastic shank-style buttons (b-h) and seven cotter pins (i-o) on sleeves and bodice.
Number Of Parts
15
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b - bib - Size:
c - apron - Size:
d - collar - Size:
e - belt - Size:
f - cuff - Size: Depth 9.0 cm x Diam. 8.0 cm
g - cuff - Size: Depth 9.0 cm x Diam. 8.0 cm
h - cap - Size:
i - cape - Size:
j - scissors - Size:
Maker
Lac Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Date Remarks
Representative of 1939 uniform
Material
fabric: red; white
plastic: white
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Marked with "1939"; name tag "Velma Johnston" in red inside collar.
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet A
(b-o) Storage Room 0010
0010 C5-4
Temporary Location
(i): On exhibit: "For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Nov. 13, 2008 (in restored room 1016).
Condition Remarks
#1: Overall condition good; white cotton yellowed slightly; cape worn slightly; #3: white cotton has yellowed slightly
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index;
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
Exhibit History
Artefact (h) displayed at special Mass for nurses, St. Mary's Cathedral, Sunday, May 8, 2005, 11:15 a.m.; KGH Nursing Alumnae 2005 Special exhibit, Museum of Health Care, 20 May 2005-24 June 2005 (h only)
(d) - On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007-June 9, 2008; (f,g) on loan for exhibit, "Uni-Forming . . . Wearing the Uniform" at the Musee Beaulne, Coaticook, Quebec, Jan. 2008-30 Oct. 2008.
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nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact628
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002008 a-i
Description
Short-sleeved blue-and-white striped cotton dress (a); calf length; metal snap closure at neck; skirt has two pockets; one left breast pocket, sewn shut except for narrow space at left; four circular rounded plastic shank-style buttons (b-e) held in place by cotter pins (f-i).
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Accession Number
995002008 a-i
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
Short-sleeved blue-and-white striped cotton dress (a); calf length; metal snap closure at neck; skirt has two pockets; one left breast pocket, sewn shut except for narrow space at left; four circular rounded plastic shank-style buttons (b-e) held in place by cotter pins (f-i).
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b-e - buttons - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
f-i - cotter pins - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 0.4 cm
Maker
Lac Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Date Remarks
Representative of 1939 uniform
Material
fabric: white; blue; red
plastic: white
metal: grey
Inscriptions
"218 1939 [crossed out letter "P"] JUNIOR" printed inside back of collar with black marker; Manufacturer's tag at collar: red thread "MADE BY // Lac-Mac // LONDON, CANADA // SANFORIZED"
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet A
(b-i) Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-4
Condition Remarks
#1: Overall condition good
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
Exhibit History
(d) - On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007-June 9, 2008.
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nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact629
Dates
1938
1964
circa 1938-1964
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002009 a-z
Description
One-piece long-sleeved white cotton nurse's uniform dress with tucked bodice (a); two patch pockets on the skirt; red cross on right sleeve with letters "KGH" in white; white belt (b) buttoned in front with shank-style buttons (c-f); dress buttoned down the front with shank-style buttons (g-v); tur…
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Accession Number
995002009 a-z
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
One-piece long-sleeved white cotton nurse's uniform dress with tucked bodice (a); two patch pockets on the skirt; red cross on right sleeve with letters "KGH" in white; white belt (b) buttoned in front with shank-style buttons (c-f); dress buttoned down the front with shank-style buttons (g-v); turned-back cuffs at wrist with buttons affixed with cotter pins (w-z).
Number Of Parts
26
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b - belt - Size: Length 112.4 cm x Width 5.2 cm
c-d - buttons - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
e-f - pins - Size: Diam. 1.0 cm
g-n - buttons - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
o-v - pins - Size: Diam. 1.0 cm
w-x - buttons - Size: Depth 0.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
y-z - pins - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 0.5 cm
Maker
Bland
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1938
1964
circa 1938-1964
Date Remarks
New in 1938, worn through to 1960s
Material
fabric: white; red
plastic: white
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Maker's tag to neck inside: "MADE BY // BLAND // MONTREAL // 38"; the letter "G" denoting graduate written on collar
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet A
(b) Storage Room 0007
Closet ?
(c-z) Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-4
Condition Remarks
#1: Overall condition good; cotton yellowed slightly
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
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junior nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact636
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002016 a-l
Description
Junior nurse's uniform; blue-and-white-striped cotton dress (a); short sleeve; calf length; two pockets to skirt; one left breast pocket; white starched bib (b-c); and apron (d-e), collar (f-g), belt (h-j), and cuffs (k-l)
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Accession Number
995002016 a-l
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Nurse's Uniform
Description
Junior nurse's uniform; blue-and-white-striped cotton dress (a); short sleeve; calf length; two pockets to skirt; one left breast pocket; white starched bib (b-c); and apron (d-e), collar (f-g), belt (h-j), and cuffs (k-l)
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b-c - bib x 2 - Size:
d-e - apron x 2 - Size: Length 77.6 cm x Width 1.8 m
f-g - collar x 2 - Size:
h-j - belt x 3 - Size:
k-l - cuff x 2 - Size:
Provenance
belonged to M. Susan Woods
Maker
Lac-Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Date Remarks
Printed on object
Material
fabric: white; blue
Inscriptions
Individual pieces marked with "1939J"; (a-d, g-l) have standard nametags: "M. Susan Woods"; maker's tag to inside of dress collar: "SIZE 32 // Lac Mac // LONDON, CANADA // SANFORIZED"
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007, Closet A; (b,c) Storage Room 0007, BOX 14; (d) Storage Room 0007, BOX 8; (e) BOX 9;
(f,g) Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-5;
(g) Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-2;
(h-j) Storage Room 0007, BOX 15; (k,l) Storage Room 0007, BOX 16
Condition Remarks
#2: the apron (d) has no stains.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives.
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
Exhibit History
(d) on loan for exhibit, "Uni-Forming . . . Wearing the Uniform" at the Musee Beaulne, Coaticook, Quebec, Jan. 2008-30 Oct. 2008.
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Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1931 [graduation photograph]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact700
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Portrait Picture
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Portrait Picture
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Accession Number
995002080
Description
(a) black-and-white panoramic photograph of the Class of 1931 Kingston General Hospital graduate nurses; shows graduate nurses with Ann Baillie, the Superintendant of the Training School for Nurses at Kingston General Hospital in front of the original nurses' home (now the Ann Baillie Building).
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Accession Number
995002080
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Portrait Picture
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Portrait Picture
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Nurses -- portraits
Nursing
Commemorative and Association Items
Photography
Description
(a) black-and-white panoramic photograph of the Class of 1931 Kingston General Hospital graduate nurses; shows graduate nurses with Ann Baillie, the Superintendant of the Training School for Nurses at Kingston General Hospital in front of the original nurses' home (now the Ann Baillie Building).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Priscilla Dodd, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate Class of 1931
Maker
A. R. Timothy
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Date of graduation
Material
paper: black; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-6
Length
85.0 cm
Width
21.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 85.0 cm. x Width: 21.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
(a) The photograph had been stored rolled; edges show dirt; front shows 3 crease marks; overall, the photograph is very stable and has no tears or missing sections
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Website
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Research Facts
The first official graduating class of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing was in 1888; the school was created in order to educate nurses as the demand for them increased, as well as providing a labour force to the hospital. When the first nurses graduated, they were given a certificate of completion, twenty five dollars, and a nursing medal. Over the years, nurses were sometimes given pins and/or rings or other memorabilia to commemorate their graduation from the school.
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academic achievement medal

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact724
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Awards
Classification
Achievement awards
Nursing
Accession Number
995002104
Description
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing gold academic achievement medal, which consists of a decorative crest on a gold bar with a pin at the back; the crest is made of gold and enamel and has a central crest with a snake and rod at the left, a cross in the centre and an arrow at the right; the…
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Accession Number
995002104
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Awards
Classification
Achievement awards
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Nursing
Numismatics
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing gold academic achievement medal, which consists of a decorative crest on a gold bar with a pin at the back; the crest is made of gold and enamel and has a central crest with a snake and rod at the left, a cross in the centre and an arrow at the right; the top section has what appears to be two tents and a canoe; there are banners with lettering on them around the crest; the outside edges of the crest have decorative points and the top of the crest has a crown and anchor; this crest is attached to a thin flat gold bar that has a pin and clasp on the back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Ellen Priscilla Dodd, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1931.
Maker
Smith Bros. Jewelers Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Owner was of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1931
Material
metal: yellow
enamel: red; blue; white
Inscriptions
The front of the crest reads, "KINGSTON HOSPITAL // FOR GOD AND HUMANITY"; the back of the pin has the name, "E.P. Dodd" engraved on the bar and "S. B. LTD // 14 k" stamped at the bottom of the crest.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Length
4.4 cm
Width
2.6 cm
Depth
0.8 cm
Dimension Notes
Length: 4.4 cm. x Width: 2.6 cm. x Depth: 0.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
The pin shows only very minor wear and tarnish; the enamel is complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Research Facts
The first graduating class of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing was in 1888; the school was created in order to educate nurses as the demand for them increased, as well as providing a labour force to the hospital. When the first nurses graduated, they were given a certificate of completion, twenty five dollars, and a nursing medal.
Exhibit History
KGH Nursing Alumnae 2006 Special Exhibit @ Museum of Health Care: April 19, 2006-May 30, 2007
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Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1931 [graduation pin]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact725
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Nursing
Commemorative
Accession Number
995002105
Description
KGH Nursing graduate pin which consists of a decorative gold and enamel front piece with an attached pin and clasp on the back; the front section is round with four rectangular slots cut into it, to create a round central section with four equal sized four-sided pieces attached; the front piece has…
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Accession Number
995002105
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Nursing
Commemorative
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing
Anniversaries and Special Events
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
KGH Nursing graduate pin which consists of a decorative gold and enamel front piece with an attached pin and clasp on the back; the front section is round with four rectangular slots cut into it, to create a round central section with four equal sized four-sided pieces attached; the front piece has gold edges with enamel covering; the left, central and right sections each have a gold letter set into them.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Ellen Priscilla Dodd, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate Class of 1931.
Maker
Smith Bros. Jewelers Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Engraved in object
Material
metal: yellow
enamel: white
Inscriptions
The front of the pin has the letters, "K G H" in gold letters within the enamel; the back of the pin has the initials, "E.P.D." and the date "1931" engraved in the centre; the bottom back of the pin has the letters, "S.B. LTD // 14 k" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Depth
0.5 cm
Diameter
1.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Depth: 0.5 cm. x Diameter: 1.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The pin shows only very minor wear and tarnish; the enamel is complete and undamaged except for a minor chip above the letter "G"
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Research Facts
The first official graduating class of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing was in 1888; the school was created in order to educate nurses as the demand for them increased, as well as providing a labour force to the hospital. When the first nurses graduated, they were given a certificate of completion, twenty five dollars, and a nursing medal. Over the years, nurses were sometimes given pins and/or rings or other memorabilia to commemorate their graduation from the school.
Exhibit History
KGH Nursing Alumnae 2006 Special Exhibit @ Museum of Health Care: April 19, 2006-May 30, 2007
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nurse's uniform apron

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14025
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002171
Description
White cotton fabric nurse’s apron; gathered dirndl-style with six machine made button holes in waistband; waistband marked with black ink “1939” and red labels “Elizabeth Allen” “Made by Lac Mac London. Can”; open back; length from centre back to bottom of hem 71.0 cm; total hem length 153.0 cm; he…
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Accession Number
995002171
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
White cotton fabric nurse’s apron; gathered dirndl-style with six machine made button holes in waistband; waistband marked with black ink “1939” and red labels “Elizabeth Allen” “Made by Lac Mac London. Can”; open back; length from centre back to bottom of hem 71.0 cm; total hem length 153.0 cm; hem width 10.7 cm; waistband width 6.8 cm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae
Maker
Lac Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Date Remarks
Marked on object
Material
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Written in black ink on waistband "1939" ; red labels sewn on "Elizabeth Allen" // "Made by Lac Mac London. Can"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet I
Length
75.8 cm
Width
71.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 75.8 cm x Width 71.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Discolouration on waistband
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
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nurse's uniform cuffs

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Dates
1939
circa 1939
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002181 a-b
Description
Two starched white cotton fabric nurse’s cuffs (a-b); trapezoidal shape with one long pointed side; double stitching opposite point; five machine made button holes; two holes on each end; one hole in centre above double stitching.
Accession Number
995002181 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Two starched white cotton fabric nurse’s cuffs (a-b); trapezoidal shape with one long pointed side; double stitching opposite point; five machine made button holes; two holes on each end; one hole in centre above double stitching.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - cuff - Size: Length 35.8 cm x Width 10.4 cm
b - cuff - Size: Length 35.8 cm x Width 10.4 cm
Provenance
belonged to M. Susan Woods
Maker
Lac-Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Date Remarks
Based on other objects which belonged to M. Susan Woods.
Material
fabric: white,black, red
Inscriptions
Tag sewn onto bottom of cuffs (a-b): "M. Susan Woods"; Black stamp above tag (a-b): "MADE BY" // "Lac-Mac" // "LONDON, CANADA" // "STYLE 'B'" // "SMALL".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet J Box 7
Condition Remarks
Crescent shaped yellow discolouration on (b) in centre.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Websites
Article
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index.
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Andrea Melvin, “Badges of Honour or Devices of Control?: Nursing Uniforms at Kingston General Hospital Training School for Nurses,” Dr. Margaret Angus Research Fellowship, 2008. Museum of Health Care at Kingston.
Research Facts
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education. Nurse’s uniforms had many elements, and some had detachable collars, bibs, and cuffs. Nurses would often remove their cuffs when they got in the way of tasks, but would put them immediately back on when superiors or the public were around.
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