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Dr. R. Schiffman's Asthmador

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001088
Description
Green metal container with red and white lettering on outside; rectangular in shape; lid pops out of centre top; no contents.
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Accession Number
996001088
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Asthma, drug therapy
Respiratory Therapy -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green metal container with red and white lettering on outside; rectangular in shape; lid pops out of centre top; no contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 16 1994.
Maker
R. Schiffmann Co.
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
metal: green
lettering: red; white
Inscriptions
Made in U.S.A. // Contains 3 oz // Dr. R. Schiffmann's // Asthmador // to relieve the distress // of Asthmatic // Paroxysms // Price of sixty-five cents // used by inhalation only // Manufactured only by // R. Schiffmann Co. // Los Angeles, Calif.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row F
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.9 cm. x Width: 5.6 cm. x Depth: 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some scratches and surface wear; #2: small patches of corrosion visible at the top of the tin.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Beginning in the 19th century, patients suffering from shortness of breath could purchase anti-asthma cigarettes and powders that usually contained stramonium (stinkweed) or potash, but sometimes also included narcotics. These cigarettes contained no tobacco. Preparations such as Asthmador Cigarettes and other brands were marketed aggressively and sold over the counter in most Western countries to relieve the distress of bronchial asthmatic paroxysms. Although critics complained that these cigarettes increased bronchial inflammation, by the beginning of the 20th century, smoking was often the first line of treatment for asthmatics.
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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bulb-type medical syringe

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Dates
1937
1964
1937-1964
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
005006001 a-e
Description
A bulb-type medical syringe consisting of a black plastic nozzle (a) attached to a green rubber bulb (b); comes in a box; the box (c) is brown and rectangular; one of the flaps (d) has torn off the box; paper instruction sheet (e).
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Accession Number
005006001 a-e
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Irrigation -- syringe
Description
A bulb-type medical syringe consisting of a black plastic nozzle (a) attached to a green rubber bulb (b); comes in a box; the box (c) is brown and rectangular; one of the flaps (d) has torn off the box; paper instruction sheet (e).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - nozzle - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Diam. 5.6 cm
b - bulb - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
c - box - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 5.9 cm
d - box flap - Size: Length 5.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm
e - instruction sheet - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 16.4 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. Clifford W. Bennett (Queen's meds grad, 1921) at his medical practice at 197 Queen Street.
Maker
Geo. N. Hein Co.
Site Made (City)
San Carlos
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1937
1964
1937-1964
Date Remarks
Patented in 1937; Dr. Bennett practiced medicine from 1925 until 1964.
Material
plastic: black
rubber: green
cardboard: brown
Inscriptions
"HEIN - 67 // BULB TYPE // MEDICAL SYRINGE" printed on the front of the box
"THE HEIN - 67 Syinge is leak-proof, thouroughly cleanable and can be sterilized by boiling. It is recommended for the following uses: // EAR WASHING INFANTS NURSERY // ASPIRATION POWDER ATOMIZER // GENERAL IRRIGATION // The finest materials are used in its manufacture, and long lasting efficiancy // is assured for these and many other uses. Soft rubber safery tip included. // GEO. N. HEIN CO. SAN CARLOS, CALIF." printed on the back of the box
"CLEANABLE" printed on the top and bottom of the box
'PRESS HERE" printed on the tip of the bulb
"HEIN - 67 // PAT 2072366 // SAN CARLOS, CAL // GEO. N. HEIN" embossed on the nozzle
Permanent Location
(a-d) Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-14
(e) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 19
Condition Remarks
The box is delicate, especially on the flaps; the syringe itself is fine.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital - Professional Instruments - Equipment - Supplies," V. Mueller. Co., 1956, p. 72 (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Very similar to a syringe that appears in a 1956 Mueller catalogue, only the syringe in the catalogue has adaptable tips, so this is probably earlier.
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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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Drucker's Revelation tooth powder

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Dates
1938
1950
circa 1938-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020248 a-b
Description
Physicians' sample-size metal tin of Drucker's Revelation tooth powder; cylindrical blue metal container (a) with product information, directions, manufacturer's information printed with blue and red ink; container tapers to silver metal top with round opening; approximately 2/3 full of white powde…
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Accession Number
010020248 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Oral Hygiene
Toothpastes
Toothbrushing
Description
Physicians' sample-size metal tin of Drucker's Revelation tooth powder; cylindrical blue metal container (a) with product information, directions, manufacturer's information printed with blue and red ink; container tapers to silver metal top with round opening; approximately 2/3 full of white powder; round blue metal cap (b) at top.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 0.5 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
August E. Drucker Co.
Site Made (City)
San Francisco
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1938
1950
circa 1938-1950
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
metal: silver
enamel: blue, red
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on bottle: "DRUCKER'S // REVELATION // FOR THE // TEETH // AND // GUMS // A POWDER OF MERIT // NEVER SOLD IN PASTE FORM // AN ABSOLUTE CLEANSER // REMOVES STAINS AND // FILM, HELPS PREVENT // TARTAR DEPOSITS // SAMPLE // GOLD MEDAL AWARDED WORLD'S FAIR SAN FRANCISCO 1915 // COPYRIGHT, 1938 BY AUGUST E. DRUCKER CO."; printed on back: "DIRECTIONS // Shake powder into palm of // hand and take up with wet // tooth brush. Brush teeth // and gums thoroughly upon // arising and most important // when retiring. Allow surplus // powder to remain on teeth // and gums at night. Do not // rinse after final brushing. // MANUFACTURED BY // AUGUST E. DRUCKER CO. // San Francisco, Cal. // U.S.A. // REGISTERED U.S PATENT OFFICE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-6
Temporary Location
With MHC Education Program “Yum, Yum, Munch” stored in Rm 2017
Condition Remarks
Enamel faded in parts
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
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
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Teeth in Time," Case #3, 29 March 2011 - November 2014
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