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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Paediatrics
Patient Care
Accession Number
017026001 a-b
Description
Round paper cylinder container (a) with removable lid (b) with blue paper label covering all container; label provides details about the composition or ingredients, analysis, food value and instructions for preparing as a food source for infant and sick or elderly persons.
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Accession Number
017026001 a-b
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Paediatrics
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Food, Fortified
Child Nutrition
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Home Nursing
Description
Round paper cylinder container (a) with removable lid (b) with blue paper label covering all container; label provides details about the composition or ingredients, analysis, food value and instructions for preparing as a food source for infant and sick or elderly persons.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - container
b - lid
Provenance
Purchased at an antique store.
Maker
Mead Johnson & Company of Canada Limited
Site Made (City)
Belleville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
Printed on front label: "1 LB. 2 OZ. NET (510 GM.) // REPLACE LID - KEEP IN COOL DRY PLACE // PABLUM // CANAD. PAT. NO. 346,700 (1934) T. M. REG. CANAD. PAT OFF. // A thoroughly cooked and dried palatable mixed cereal // food, with vitamin B complex and mineral supplements // Pablum consists of wheatmeal (farina), oatmeal, wheat germ, yellow cornmeal, powdered beef bone specially prepared for // human use, sodium chloride, powdered alfalfa leaf, powdered // yeast and reduced iron. It is thoroguhly cooked under pressure // and dried, with resultant rupture for the starch granules and some dextrinization. Pablum is an excellent source of the vita- // B complex and supplies nutritionally important minerals // (iron, copper, calcium adn phosphorus). It is readily digested, // low in crude fiber, palatable, and convenient and // economical to prepare. // REQUIRES NO COOKING // MEAD JOHNSON & COMPANY // OF CANADA, LIMITED // BELLEVILLE, ONTARIO // LOT NO 12122 // SERVAMUS FIDEM"; on back panel: "TO PREPARE PABLUM // For Infants // For Persons of Other Ages // (full instruction in both English and French) // Formula devised in the Research Laboratories // of teh Department of Paediatrics, University // of Toronto. Regularly tested by Paediatic // Reseaarch Foundation of Toronto."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-1
Length
a - 19.7 cm
Depth
b - 1.7 cm
Diameter
a - 12.7 cm
b - 12.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper torn at edge of lid to container with ragged edges, all pieces intack; surface grime
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
Pablum was developed by Canadian pediatricians Frederick Tisdall, Theodore Drake, and Alan Brown, in collaboration with nutrition laboratory technician Ruth Herbert (all of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto), along with Mead Johnson chemist Harry H. Engel. The cereal marked a breakthrough in nutritional science: it helped prevent rickets, a crippling childhood disease, by ensuring that children had sufficient vitamin D in their diet.
Although neither Pablum nor its biscuit predecessor was the first food designed and sold specifically for babies, it was the first baby food to come precooked and thoroughly dried. The ease of preparation made Pablum successful in an era when infant malnutrition was still a major problem in industrialized countries.
Pablum Mixed Cereal was made from a mixture of ground and precooked wheat (farina), oatmeal, yellow corn meal, bone meal, dried brewer's yeast, and powdered alfalfa leaf, fortified with reduced iron – providing an assortment of minerals and vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E. Pablum is palatable and easily digested without causing side effects like diarrhea or constipation. It is also unlikely to cause allergic reactions, as it does not contain eggs, lactose or nuts of any kind (although it does contain wheat and corn, either of which can be allergenic for some individuals).
For a period of 25 years, the Hospital for Sick Children and the Toronto Pediatric Foundation received a royalty on every package of Pablum sold. In 2005, the Pablum brand was acquired by the H. J. Heinz Company.
Pablum is a processed cereal for infants originally marketed by the Mead Johnson Company in 1931. The trademarked name is a contracted form of the Latin word pabulum, which means "foodstuff". The name had long been used in botany and medicine to refer to nutrition or substances of which the nutritive elements are passively absorbed.
The word can also refer to something that is bland, mushy, unappetizing, or infantile.
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Dates
1919
1966
1919-1966
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1979.21.19
Description
A cardboard box, stamped and labelled.
Accession Number
1979.21.19
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertising
Physicians
Description
A cardboard box, stamped and labelled.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J.A. McArthur, Blackstock Dispensary, Blackstock, Ont.
Maker
Mead Johnson of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Belleville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
1966
1919-1966
Date Remarks
Dates that Dr. J.A. McArthur was at the dispensary.
Material
cardboard: white; red
Inscriptions
Label reads: "Mead Johnson of Canada Ltd. Belleville, Ontario"; "Requested especially for Dr. J.A. McArthur, Blackstock, Ontario".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box G
Dimension Notes
Length 12.5 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 5.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the Blackstock Dispensary, built in 1876; practising physicians in the dispensary: Dr. John Montgomery 1876-1882; Dr. Auron J. Campbell 1882-1888; Dr. Wm. A Fish 1888-1901; Dr. John McCullough 1901-1906; Dr. Robert B. Harris 1906-1908; Dr. Archibald McArthur 1908-1925; Dr. John A. McArthur 1919-1966.
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dental crown stretcher

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Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020178
Description
Silver metal dental crown stretcher; two handles, curved inward, end with flat, circular discs that lie flat against each other at top of instrument; five pairs of knobs bolted over edges of discs; knobs all have different shapes but are generally rounded; pairs open and close when handles are move…
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Accession Number
010020178
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Instruments
Dentistry, Operative -- instrumentation
Description
Silver metal dental crown stretcher; two handles, curved inward, end with flat, circular discs that lie flat against each other at top of instrument; five pairs of knobs bolted over edges of discs; knobs all have different shapes but are generally rounded; pairs open and close when handles are moved inward and outward; screw between handles can widen or shorten the amount of space in between pairs of knobs; yellow adhesive around one handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Densco
Site Made (City)
Denver
Site Made (State)
Colorado
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Date Remarks
Based on similar items
Material
metal: silver
rubber: yellow
Inscriptions
Engraved on front: "DENSCO // DENVER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 16.9 cm x Width 7.1 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal very slightly tarnished; yellow tape around one handle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
010020176; 010020177
CD #10
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Dennis Smith from Winnipeg, Manitoba, who described the item as a crown stretcher
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