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specimen slide container

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15028
Dates
1940
1959
circa 1940-1959
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
017020007
Description
Brown cardboard laboratory test mailer for bacteriology on glass slides; two covers bound together at the spine and it looks as though it was one piece of cardboard that was folded in on itself; inside are two rectangular indents to hold two slides; front cover contains instructions, information a…
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Accession Number
017020007
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Archival
Bacteriology
Pathology
Specimen Handling
Description
Brown cardboard laboratory test mailer for bacteriology on glass slides; two covers bound together at the spine and it looks as though it was one piece of cardboard that was folded in on itself; inside are two rectangular indents to hold two slides; front cover contains instructions, information about contents and the size of the micro slides that it can fit; back cover has a blank space for the postage stamp to be placed on and a small section to write the address to send the slides to.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, a hematologist and historian who held the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University from1988 to 2017.
Site Made (Country)
The United States of America
Dates
1940
1959
circa 1940-1959
Material
paper: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
On the front: "MEDICAL SPECIMEN // BACTERIOLOGY SMEAR // OR [unintelligible] BLOOD FILM // PLEASE RUSH // Dry specimens before closing lid // Holds Two 3" x 1" Micro Slides // MADE & PRINTED IN U.S.A."; on the back: "[missing letters]GILE SEAL ALL AROUND WITH SCOTCH TAPE // First Class // Air Mail // TO // FRAGILE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Length
10.8 cm
Width
7.8 cm
Depth
0.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The top left corner is warped; there are tears throughout the front and back sides causing one word to be unintelligible and other words to be missing letters; there is also worn out marks caused by the removal of scotch tape
Copy Type
original
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Aesculapius [statue]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15200
Dates
1940
2000
circa 1940-2000
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Accession Number
018017001
Description
Tall, thin brass statue of the Greek god Aesculapius; the figure is naked, holding in its left hand a staff the height of the figure's hip with a large snake coiled around it; in the figure's right hand, it is holding up a cup at the height of its mouth; the figure is bearded and stands upon a whit…
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Accession Number
018017001
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
MeSH Heading
Archival
Greece
Description
Tall, thin brass statue of the Greek god Aesculapius; the figure is naked, holding in its left hand a staff the height of the figure's hip with a large snake coiled around it; in the figure's right hand, it is holding up a cup at the height of its mouth; the figure is bearded and stands upon a white stone base with a thin sheet of fabric on the bottom; the figure is fixed onto the base with metal by its left foot; on the side of the base at the front is a small gold sticker with the maker's name and location printed on it in black ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor. Given to donor by original owner Dr. Lyle Howlett purchased in Greece in the 1960s.
Maker
Sclavenitis
Site Made (State)
Crete
Site Made (Country)
Greece
Dates
1940
2000
circa 1940-2000
Date Remarks
Date based on sheet with artist's name and address and provenance.
Material
brass
stone: white
fabric: orange
paper: tan
ink: gold, black
Inscriptions
Printed on sticker on base: "SCLAVENITIS" // Made in Greece"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-R1-2
Length
8.0 cm
Width
8.0 cm
Height
38.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Figure is coming loose from base, and the base swivels from where it is attached to the foot by a screw, screw under glued surface
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://www.pinterest.cl/pin/447263806728707098/
https://www.greekfleamarket.com/bronze-statuary.html
https://www.medicinenet.com/common_medical_abbreviations_and_terms/article.htm
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/greek/greek_oath.html
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Asclepius
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/1839796
Research Facts
Christopher D. Sclavenitis (in its Greek form, Christophoro D. Sklavenitis) was a sculptor and ceramist in Greece in the 20th century, a member of the Hellenic Chamber of Arts. He created many statues and artistic pieces, including a chess set. He was a student of Modigliani, and made many statues depicting Greek gods and goddesses. Some of his work was featured on the television show Battlestar Galactica.
Aesculapius, or his original Greek name Asklepios, was the Greco-Roman god of medicine, son of Apollo and Princess Coronis. Aesculapius' children include Hygeia, goddess of health, and Panaceia, goddess of healing. Aesculapius was raised and trained in healing by Chiron the centaur. Aesculapius became a powerful and influential healer, eventually becoming able to raise the dead. This angered Zeus, who killed him with a thunderbolt. Influential and important figures in medicine referred to Aesculapius, such as Hippocrates in the first line of the Hippocratic Oath: "I swear by Apollo the physician, and Asclepius, and Hygieia and Panacea and all the gods and goddesses as my witnesses, that, according to my ability and judgement, I will keep this Oath and this contract", and Galen, who was healed in an Aesculapian temple. The snake colied around a staff which he carries is a symbol of medicine to this day, commonly mistaken for a caduceus, which is the wand of Hermes and also used as a medical symbol.
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