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photograph developer

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
000018001 a-b
Description
Photograph developer; wooden box (a) with a lid (b); the lid has a glass window and hinged covers; there is also an opening on the side of the box with a piece of fabric; the electrical cord is attached to the side; inside there is a red and white light bulb.
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Accession Number
000018001 a-b
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Photography -- instrumentation
Description
Photograph developer; wooden box (a) with a lid (b); the lid has a glass window and hinged covers; there is also an opening on the side of the box with a piece of fabric; the electrical cord is attached to the side; inside there is a red and white light bulb.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 29.0 cm x Width 19.7 x Depth 17.9 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 29.1 cm x Width 20.1 cm x Depth 6.1 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Eastman Kodak
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Date based on objects similarity to a dated version appearing to be an earlier version.
Material
wood: brown, silver
glass: clear, white, black
metal: black, silver, rust
fabric: yellow, light blue
ceramic: off white, reddish brown
plastic: white, black
Inscriptions
Embossed on a painted metal plate "Kodak Amateur Printer // made in USA by // Eastman Kodak Company // Rochester NY // Trade Mark Registered US. Patent Office // 120 to 340 Volts-70 Watts"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-1
Condition Remarks
The object is dirty; the metal parts are rusting; the fabric is stained; the integrity of the case is intact.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
Internet: "Profotos - Photo Glossary"; "Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, pp. 199-202.
Research Facts
Used for contact printing; producing an image by exposing a piece of photographic paper; the paper would be pressed tightly against the negative then both exposed to light; this reveals the image of the negative on the paper; the image will be the same size as the negative; in the context of the electrostatic generating machine this is called skiagraphy.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
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photograph printer

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
000018002 a-d
Description
Photograph printer is a wooden frame with a piece of glass in the center (a); two wooden blocks (b) , (c) with one side covered in felt are held against the glass (d) with metal arms.
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Accession Number
000018002 a-d
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Photography -- instrumentation
Description
Photograph printer is a wooden frame with a piece of glass in the center (a); two wooden blocks (b) , (c) with one side covered in felt are held against the glass (d) with metal arms.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - frame - Size: Length 23.3 cm x Width 18.2 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
b - block - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
c - block - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 1.1
d - glass pane - Size: Length 17.7 cm x Width 12.7 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Brockville Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Date based on a card that came with the object
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
fabric: green
metal: rust, black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-3
Condition Remarks
There are some stains on the wooden frame; the glass is dusty the metal arms at the back are corroded; seams to be in a stable condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Profotos - Photo Glossary"; CD #5
Research Facts
Used for contact printing; producing an image by exposing a piece of photographic paper; the paper would be pressed tightly against the negative then both exposed to light; this reveals the image of the negative on the paper; the image will be the same size as the negative.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
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frameless eyeglasses

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
000018003 a-c
Description
One complete pair of eyeglasses with nose clip and arms attached directly to the lenses (a); the arms are curled; the lenses are convex ovals; one incomplete pair of eyeglasses with nose clip and one bracket for the arm attached to the lenses (b); the lenses are oval and convex; eyeglasses case cov…
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Accession Number
000018003 a-c
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Vision
Optometry
Description
One complete pair of eyeglasses with nose clip and arms attached directly to the lenses (a); the arms are curled; the lenses are convex ovals; one incomplete pair of eyeglasses with nose clip and one bracket for the arm attached to the lenses (b); the lenses are oval and convex; eyeglasses case covered in a green print fabric lined with black fabric (c).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - eyeglasses - Size: Length 14.4 cm x Width 11.3 cm x Depth 4.8 cm
b - incomplete eyeglasses - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
c - eyeglasses case - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Brockville Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Date based on object's similarity to item in an 1890s catalogue
Material
glass: clear
metal: yellow
fabric: black, green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-12
Condition Remarks
The lenses of pair of eyeglasses (a) are dirty; there are several areas on each pair where chips are visible; only one pair is intact; the case is very dirty on the inside; incomplete pair of eyeglasses (b) was broken while being catalogued; the glass lenses cracked into several pieces; the remaining pieces are labeled in a mylar bag in the permanent storage location.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings, " 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p. 159 (similar to item 4299); CD #5.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
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Materia Medica and Therapeutics: An Introduction to the Rational Treatment of Disease [book]

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Dates
1899
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
000018004
Description
Hardbound book by J. Mitchell Bruce, M.D. used as a medical textbook; 609 pages; includes handwritten notes and underlining text by former students; first edition was 1884, this is revised and enlarged edition.
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Accession Number
000018004
Author
J. Mitchell Bruce, M.D.
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Traditional
Textbooks
Materia Medica
Description
Hardbound book by J. Mitchell Bruce, M.D. used as a medical textbook; 609 pages; includes handwritten notes and underlining text by former students; first edition was 1884, this is revised and enlarged edition.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Included with Brockville Psychiatric Hospitl donation
Maker
Cassell and Company Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1899
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, yellow
fabric: red
Inscriptions
Printed on spine and front cover: "Materia Medica and Therapeutics // J. Mitchell Bruce M.D. Lond."; printed on first page: "MATERIA MEDICA // AND // THERAPEUTICS // AN //Introduction to the Rational Treatment of Disease"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-3
Dimension Notes
Length 16.5 cm x Width 11.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Spine fabric is loose and held on with narrow strips of adhesive strips; edges are worn; last few pages are loose; multi-media used for underlining ext and making handwritten notes on blank pages and in margins.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
Research Facts
Notes on author included on front page: "J. Mitchell Bruce, M.A. ABERD. M.D. LOND.; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London; Physician and Lecturer on medicine, Charing Cross Hospital; consulting physician to the Hospital for Consumption, Brompton; examiner in Medicine in the University of Cambridge; formerly examiner in Materia Medica in the University of London and in the Victoria University and examiner of Medicine on an Examining board in England
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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
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
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Phototherapy
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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First Aid to the Injured [first aid instructional book]

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Dates
1928
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
000018006
Description
Fabric covered hardbound first aid instructional book with information and illustrations about first aid practices that have been authorized by the St. John Ambulance Association; title and symbol stamped on front cover in silver ink; diagram of bones and arteries affixed inside front cover; 249 pa…
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Accession Number
000018006
Author
Various
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
First Aid -- manuals
Description
Fabric covered hardbound first aid instructional book with information and illustrations about first aid practices that have been authorized by the St. John Ambulance Association; title and symbol stamped on front cover in silver ink; diagram of bones and arteries affixed inside front cover; 249 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
St. John Ambulance Association
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1928
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: cream
fabric: blue
ink: black, silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on inside front cover: "THE ONTARIO HOSPITAL // SUPERINTENDENT'S // OCT 24 1934 // OFFICE // BROCKVILLE"; printed on first page: "FIRST AID TO THE INJURED // ST. JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION"; "REFERENCE NO. 58 // 1928."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Dimension Notes
Length 13.4 cm x Width 10.9 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover shows wear from use; title and symbol on front cover almost completely faded; first few pages separating from spine
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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First Aid to the Injured [first aid instructional book]

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Dates
1897
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
000018007 a-b
Description
Fabric-covered hardbound first aid instructional book (a) with information and illustrations about first aid practices that have been authorized by the St. John Ambulance Association; title and symbol stamped on front cover in silver ink; endpaper is brown; 103 pages; also contains a smaller compan…
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Accession Number
000018007 a-b
Author
Peter Shepherd
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
First Aid -- manuals
Description
Fabric-covered hardbound first aid instructional book (a) with information and illustrations about first aid practices that have been authorized by the St. John Ambulance Association; title and symbol stamped on front cover in silver ink; endpaper is brown; 103 pages; also contains a smaller companion booklet (b) with similiar first aid information; 28 pages.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - book - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 11.3 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - booklet - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 7.6 cm
Provenance
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
St. John Ambulance Association
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1897
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: cream, brown
fabric: black
ink: black, silver
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on first page: "DR. RYERSON // GENERAL SECRETARY FOR CANADA, // TORONTO"; printed on first page: ""FIRST AID TO THE INJURED: // PETER SHEPHERD, M.B., // 550TH THOUSAND. // 1897."; printed in booklet (b): "FIRST AID TO THE SICK // AND INJURED // PREFACE // Ottawa, 1933."
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 2005
2005-3
(b) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 17
Condition Remarks
Cover and spine of book (a) severely worn and separating from pages; book is curled upward; booklet (b) missing cover; staples rusted; pages faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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A Manual of Operating Room Technology [textbook]

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Dates
1966
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
000018008 a-c
Description
Paperback book with information, pictures and diagrams concerning various hospital operating rooms and their technology, surgical patients, surgical procedures and postoperative care; photograph on front cover consist of patients lying face down on operating bed surrounded by a team of five doctors…
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Accession Number
000018008 a-c
Author
Frances Ginsberg, Lillian Sholtis Brunner, Venita L. Cantlin, and Alfred Hurwitz
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Operating Rooms -- manuals
Textbooks
Description
Paperback book with information, pictures and diagrams concerning various hospital operating rooms and their technology, surgical patients, surgical procedures and postoperative care; photograph on front cover consist of patients lying face down on operating bed surrounded by a team of five doctors and nurses; found inside book are the invoice (b) and packing slip (c) for the book.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - book - Size: Length 22.2 cm x Width 15.2 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
b - invoice - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 17.6 cm
c - packing slip - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 10.4 cm
Provenance
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
J. B. Lippincott Company
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1966
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, blue
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover (a): "GINSBERG BRUNNER CANTLIN // A MANUAL OF // OPERATING // ROOM // TECHNOLOGY"; printed on invoice (b): "MEDICAL & NURSING // PUBLICATIONS"; "60 FRONT ST. W. // TORONTO 1, ONT."; "B. M. KIRKER, R. N. // 86 BROOKVIEW CR. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO // CANADA"; "INVOICE 2957 MAY 9/66 PAID APRIL 15/66 MAIL"; printed on packing slip (c): "INVOICE 2957 MAY 9/66 PAID APRIL 15/66 MAIL"
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 2005
2005-3
(b-c) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 17
Condition Remarks
Cover of book (a) is ripped at top centre; spine is ripped at bottom; front cover almost detached from rest of book; invoice (b) is heavily creased in one location horizontally; packing slip (c) is heavily creased on one location horizontally; rip in paper on left side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000018009
Description
Clear glass medicine cup has an open, circular mouth and tapers towards the bottom with a thick base; sequential dosage indicators embossed around the cup.
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Accession Number
000018009
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
Clear glass medicine cup has an open, circular mouth and tapers towards the bottom with a thick base; sequential dosage indicators embossed around the cup.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Rigo
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Date based on donor's remarks
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on the inside: "1 oz // 3/4 // 1/2 // 1/4" // "30 CC // 25 // 20 // 15 // 10 // 5"; embossed on the inside, back: "TABLE // 2 // 1 // DESSERT" // "TEA // 8 // 6 // 4 // 2 // 1"; embossed on bottom: "Rigo"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-7
Dimension Notes
Length 6.4 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
There is a small crack on the interior at the '2' mark in between the 'table' and the 'tea' marks; scratches are present at the base of the cup
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Medical Tour Info" Brockville Psychiatric Hospital website; CD #5
Research Facts
Formerly 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 (none of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was oficially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.
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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000018010
Description
Clear glass medicine cup has an open, circular mouth and tapers towards the bottom with a thick base; sequential dosage indicators embossed around the cup.
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Accession Number
000018010
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
Clear glass medicine cup has an open, circular mouth and tapers towards the bottom with a thick base; sequential dosage indicators embossed around the cup.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Rigo
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Date based on donor's remarks
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on the inside: "1 oz // 3/4 // 1/2 // 1/4"// 30 CC // 25 // 20 // 15 // 10 // 5"; embossed on the inside, back: "TABLE // 2 // 1 // DESSERT" // "TEA // 8 // 6 // 4 // 2 // 1"; embossed on the bottom: "Rigo"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-7
Dimension Notes
Length 6.4 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Cup is like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Medical Tour Info" Brockville Psychiatric Hospital website; CD #5
Research Facts
Formerly 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 (none of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy and vacational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was oficially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
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