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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1901-1930
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
000018021 a-d
Description
Long narrow hinged lid gold tin box (d) has dividers for three one piece silver metal scalpels (a-c); two are similar with the same blade, handle style and manufacturer (c) has a shorter blade, different handle style and manufacturer; box has silver interior and gold finish on exterior with black t…
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Accession Number
000018021 a-d
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- scalpel
Description
Long narrow hinged lid gold tin box (d) has dividers for three one piece silver metal scalpels (a-c); two are similar with the same blade, handle style and manufacturer (c) has a shorter blade, different handle style and manufacturer; box has silver interior and gold finish on exterior with black text printed directly on box lid.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a-scalpel
b-scalpel
c-scalpel
d-box
Provenance
Used at the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Arnold & Sons Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1901-1930
Material
metal: silver, gold
ink: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on one side of (a): “ARNOLD & SONS // LONDON”; stamped on the other side: “C7”; (b) has: “ARNOLD & SONS // LONDON // 4”; (c) has: "J. F. Hartz // Co LIMD // J. GREY & SON // SHEFFIELD”; (d) printed on the box: “ARNOLD & SONS. // SAVORY & MOORE LTD // STANDARD WORKS // LAWRENCE ROAD, // TOTTENHAM, // LONDON, N.15. // SURGICAL AND // VETERINARY // INSTRUMENTS // MANUFACTURERS.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Length
a - 15.7 cm b - 16.1 cm c - 15.0 cm d - 18.0 cm
Width
d - 2.6 cm
Depth
d - 2.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
(a-c) good condition with minor rusting on the blades; (d) stable condition with minor areas of rust and finish removed by wear
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Science Museum" website
"The Medical Tour" website
Research Facts
These instruments can be fully sterilised, meaning they can be re-used without fear of causing infection. Non-sterilised instruments were used in the previous century.
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
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Mrs. Iva Teepell Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003036001
Description
Baby carriage consists of a collapsible wooden frame on wheels; seating area is made of an oil cloth that is stretched along the back and sides of frame; back rest is decorated with tassles and is positioned opposite to the horizontal push handle bar so that the child faces the person pushing; carr…
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Accession Number
003036001
Collection
Mrs. Iva Teepell Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
Household Articles
Description
Baby carriage consists of a collapsible wooden frame on wheels; seating area is made of an oil cloth that is stretched along the back and sides of frame; back rest is decorated with tassles and is positioned opposite to the horizontal push handle bar so that the child faces the person pushing; carriage has a wooden feet supporting tier; carriage has a sitting and a reclining position.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Brockville and used by donor's sister as a wheelchair when she was a child
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Timeline for improvements on wheelchairs.
Material
wood: brown
fabric: green, grey
metal: yellow
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 112.0 cm x Width 53.0 cm x Depth 38.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Wood is tarnished and scratched in several places; metal is rusty throughout the artifact; rubber is stiff and deteriorating; rubber has broken off larges wheels; finish on the oil cloth is peeling in some places; oil cloth is frayed and torn at the seams.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Mrs Iva Teepell (donor); CD #1
Research Facts
Chair was purchased second-hand in Brockville in 1919. Donor's father obtained the chair for her sister, to be used as a wheelchair after the sister was injured by a kick in the stomach. The sister was less than 8 years old.
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