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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Treatment, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
000018005
Description
A free-standing electrical infrared heat lamp with metal guard over 750 watts chromalox element and adjustable horizontal rod ending in original cloth-braided electrical cord with on/off switch and refitted with a modern electrical cord and plug; lamp is supported by cast iron stand on four casters.
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Accession Number
000018005
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Treatment, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Phototherapy
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- instruments
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
A free-standing electrical infrared heat lamp with metal guard over 750 watts chromalox element and adjustable horizontal rod ending in original cloth-braided electrical cord with on/off switch and refitted with a modern electrical cord and plug; lamp is supported by cast iron stand on four casters.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
The Birtcher Corporation
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Item in catalogue published in 1945-1955.
Material
metal: tan, silver
plastic: black, yellow, cream
rubber: black
fabric: tan
Inscriptions
Embossed on a painted metal plate: "THE BIRTCHER // CORPORATION // LOS ANGELES, CALIF. // MODEL 675 // WATTS 750 // VOLTS 115"; Handwritten in marker on hood: "105451 // E.L.R."
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 116.0 cm x Width 68.5 cm x Depth 42.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Chipped paint on base of stand and horizontal rod; scratches on hood near horizontal rod; minor dents on hood; cloth-braided cord is discoloured; little rust at base of shaft; element inside hood is partially rusty; rubber wheels move freely; plastic covered electrical cord in like new condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Equipment, Supplies Catalogue", Ingram & Bell Limited Instruments, 1945-1955, p. 45 (Model # 3-845); CD #5
Research Facts
Used for heat therapy
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Sterile Tray Index for Hopsitals [sterilized instrument tray guide]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14063
Dates
1957
circa 1957
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Nursing
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
Nursing
Accession Number
000018023
Description
Large pale green card stock covered booklet with lists of instruments required for various treatments with accompanying photos of the proper layout; includes photographs of nurses loading wall mounted sterlizers; attached at the back is a four sided orange sheet showing photos and information about…
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Accession Number
000018023
Author
Wilmot Castle Company
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Nursing
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Sterilization methods
Sterilization -- instrumentation
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Large pale green card stock covered booklet with lists of instruments required for various treatments with accompanying photos of the proper layout; includes photographs of nurses loading wall mounted sterlizers; attached at the back is a four sided orange sheet showing photos and information about various sterilizer products from the manufacture Castle; 36 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Wilmot Castle Company
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A.
Dates
1957
circa 1957
Date Remarks
Publication date 1957
Material
paper: cream, green
ink: black, orange
Inscriptions
Printed on cover: "$1.00 per Copy // Revised Edition // STERILE TRAY // INDEX // for HOSPITALS // Published as a Hospital Service // by the // WILMOT CASTLE COMPANY // ROCHESTER, N.Y. // Property of // B. M. Kirker"; on inside cover: "Compiled by: Florence Donohue, R.N. // Central Supply Supervisor // Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital // Copyright 1957 by the Wilmot Castle Co."; on next page: "KITCHENER-WATERLOO HOSPITAL CSR // The "Sterile Tray Index for Hospitals" was born in this // modern Canadian Hospital Central Supply Department. // All tray sets, as outlined in the book, are processed in the // three large rectangular sterilizers shown. // To facilitate the huge work load and provide the simpli- // plest, safest control, the sterilizers are fitted with // automatic controls which are operately remotely from the // Supervisor's Office"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B pg 10 a
Length
27.9 cm
Width
21.5 cm
Depth
0.03 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 27.9 cm X Width 21.5 cm X Depth 0.03 cm
Condition Remarks
like new inside; cover slightly faded especially around edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
"Medical Tour Info" Brockville Psychiatric Hospital website
Research Facts
Formally known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane; the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario’s first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (non of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electro - convulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was officially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Heath Care Group.
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Sterile Tray Index for Hopsitals [sterilized instrument tray guide]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15036
Dates
1953
circa 1953
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Nursing
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
Nursing
Accession Number
000018024
Description
Large pale yellow card stock covered booklet with lists of instruments required for various treatments with accompanying photos of the proper layout; includes photographs of nurses loading wall mounted sterlizers; attached at the back is a four sided orange sheet showing photos and information abou…
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Accession Number
000018024
Author
Wilmot Castle Company
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Nursing
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Sterilization methods
Sterilization -- instrumentation
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Large pale yellow card stock covered booklet with lists of instruments required for various treatments with accompanying photos of the proper layout; includes photographs of nurses loading wall mounted sterlizers; attached at the back is a four sided orange sheet showing photos and information about various sterilizer products from the manufacture Castle; 36 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Wilmot Castle Company
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A.
Dates
1953
circa 1953
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, green
ink: black, orange
Inscriptions
Printed on cover: "STERILE TRAY // INDEX // for HOSPITALS // Published as a Hospital Service // by the // WILMOT CASTLE COMPANY // ROCHESTER, N.Y."; handwritten in top right corner of cover: "Operating Room"; on inside cover: "CONSULT // OUR // PLANNING // DEPARTMENT // WILMOT CASTLE COMPANY"; on next page: "STERILE TRAY // INDEX // for HOSPITALS // COMPLIED BY: FLORENCE DONAHUE, R.N. // EDITED BY: EVELYN ROBERTS, R.N."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B pg 11 a
Length
27.9 cm
Width
21.5 cm
Depth
0.03 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 27.9 cm X Width 21.5 cm X Depth 0.03 cm
Condition Remarks
like new inside; cover slightly faded especially around edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
"Medical Tour Info" Brockville Psychiatric Hospital website
Research Facts
Formally known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane; the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario’s first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (non of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electro - convulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was officially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Heath Care Group.
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