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Esbach's albuminometer

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Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1981.26.5 a-b
Description
A glass test tube graduated from 1/2-12 with a rubber stopper; cylindrical wooden case with screw-in base; Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1981.26.5 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis
Albuminuria
Description
A glass test tube graduated from 1/2-12 with a rubber stopper; cylindrical wooden case with screw-in base; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
tube - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
case - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Howard Alexander Lowrie of Toronto.
Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Material
glass: clear
wood: light brown
rubber: grey
Inscriptions
Etched on glass: "Esbach's albuminometer"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Condition Remarks
Case split
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From Dr. Lowrie's 62-year Toronto practice. Instrument named for G.H. Esbach (1843-1890), a Paris physician; it is used to estimate protein in urine using Esbach's reagant (picric acid and citric acid in water).
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Esbach's albuminometer

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1991.6.1
Description
A turned-wood cylindrical case fits over a stoppered glass tube sitting in a wooden mount so it stands upright.
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Accession Number
1991.6.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis
Albuminuria
Description
A turned-wood cylindrical case fits over a stoppered glass tube sitting in a wooden mount so it stands upright.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. P. Groner.
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Wooden cylinder marked, "ALBUMINIMETRE // ESBACH" surrounding the maker's mark that has the letters "B P & Co" on a shield shape; the tube is marked lengthwise, "ALBUMINIMETRE S DR. ESBACH" and horizontally graduated in uneven divisions from 1/2 to 12; "–U" gives urine line, "–R" gives reagent line.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Length
23.0 cm
Diameter
4.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#2: wood cover has several stains and some minor scratches; there is a 7.5-cm crack from the opening to the middle; the inside tube has some whote speckles on the glass; wooden base has a crack 3.0 cm long and 2.0 cm wide; shows moderate signs of wear; scraches and discolouration patches; cork is not broken; the glass tube has no cracks
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
George Hubert Esbach (1843-1890) was a Paris physician; the apparatus is a simple way to precipitate protein out of urine using a reagent in order to estimate the protein level.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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urine analysis set

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Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1976.6.32
Description
A fabric-lined leather case contains a urine analysis set.
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Accession Number
1976.6.32
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis
Diabetes Mellitus
Albuminuria
Description
A fabric-lined leather case contains a urine analysis set.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Material
leather: brown
fabric: red
glass: clear
paper: red; white
Inscriptions
On a label inside the case, below the vial: "URINARY TEST PAPERS // . . . // ALBUMIN AND SUGAR // . . . // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Condition Remarks
#2: case lid is totally detached from lower part and felt lining of lid is totally detached from lid; leather covering is worn, especially at corners; paper is yellowed and stained; no cracks or chips in glass
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
Exhibit History
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Case 9 Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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Clinitest pocket size urine analysis set

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1977.8.1 a-f
Description
A plastic case (f) with a top (e) that fits over the case contains (a) a bottle of tablets, (b) a test tube, (c) a dropper, and (d) a colour scale card, which has a brief set of instructions concerning the procedure and interpretation of results.
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Accession Number
1977.8.1 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Diabetes Mellitus
Albuminuria
Description
A plastic case (f) with a top (e) that fits over the case contains (a) a bottle of tablets, (b) a test tube, (c) a dropper, and (d) a colour scale card, which has a brief set of instructions concerning the procedure and interpretation of results.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.2 cm
b - test tube - Size: Length 7.2 cm
c - dropper - Size: Length 7.0 cm
d - card - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.1 cm
e - case top - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
f - case bottom - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Ames Company, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Elkhart
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
plastic: variegated; brown
glass: clear
rubber: red
metal: black
paper: white; blue
Inscriptions
Part of label on bottle reads: "36 CLINITEST REAGENT TABLETS // NO. 2107 // A TEST FOR URINE-SUGAR // U.S. PAT. APP'D FOR // POISON. // Active Ingredients: Copper Sulfate, Caustic Soda, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid."; the number on the side of the label is "C170-4106"; the plastic case has the registered trade name "CLINITEST" stamped into the case's top in two places; bottom half of case has the company name and address stamped into the bottom.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Albumintest reagent tablets

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1977.8.33 a-d
Description
Clear glass bottle (a) of Albumintest reagent tablets with black metal screw cap (b) housed in rectangular white and grey paper box (c) and folded paper instruction sheet (d); paper label affixed to the bottle contains information similar to that printed on the box.
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Accession Number
1977.8.33 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis
Albuminuria
Description
Clear glass bottle (a) of Albumintest reagent tablets with black metal screw cap (b) housed in rectangular white and grey paper box (c) and folded paper instruction sheet (d); paper label affixed to the bottle contains information similar to that printed on the box.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bottle
b - box
c - cap d - instruction sheet
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Maker
Ames Company, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Elkhart
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
paper: white, cream
ink: grey; white; red; black
glass: translucent
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: "36 // ALBUMINTEST // REAGENT TABLETS // NO. 2207 // A TEST FOR // ALBUMIN // NOT FOR INTERNAL USE // ACTIVE INGREDIENTS // SODIUM MOLYBDATE // CITRIC ACID // EFFERVESCENT BASE // AMES COMPANY, INC. // E12 - 4105 // KEEP TIGHTLY CLOSED // AN // AMESCO // PRODUCT // To make reagent // solution dissolve one // tablet in each 4 cc of // water. // see instruction sheet // for testing methods // ELKHART, INDIANA, U.S.A.";
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 3 Row D
Length
a - 7.1 cm b - 7.9 cm d - 16.5 cm
Width
b - 3.5 cm d - 13.4 cm
Depth
b - 3.5 cm
Diameter
a - 2.6 cm c - 2.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
d - opened flat
Condition Remarks
Paper faded to tan on half of first section; box shows wear around edges; bottle in excellent condition; tablets inside bottle appear deteriated
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Research Facts
Patients who have chronic liver disease and kidney disorders are at risk of developing abnormal Albumin concentrations in the blood. Albumin has special relevance to patients with diabetes because its presence in urine is a marker of diabetic kidney disease. The Albumin test allows for timely and accurate assessment of kidney disease; resulting in the correct adjustment of treatment and accurate monitoring of the complications of diabetes.
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Pro-Air bronchodilator

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Dates
1991
circa 1991
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
000001187 a-d
Description
Hollow plastic "L"-shaped inhaler (b) with cap (c); inside is a metal cylinder (d) with plastic tube at one end for dispensing medication into inhaler and a paper label around circumference; inhaler, cap and cylinder are in a cardboard box (a).
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Accession Number
000001187 a-d
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Aerosols
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Respiratory Therapy -- instrumentation
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Description
Hollow plastic "L"-shaped inhaler (b) with cap (c); inside is a metal cylinder (d) with plastic tube at one end for dispensing medication into inhaler and a paper label around circumference; inhaler, cap and cylinder are in a cardboard box (a).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 3.1 cm
b - inhaler - Size: Length 7.3 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
c - cap - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
d - cylinder - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke-Davis
Dates
1991
circa 1991
Date Remarks
Expiry date given on item is FE 91
Material
cardboard: cream; red;black
plastic: red; white
paper: red; white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) // Front: "PARKE-DAVIS // Pr // DIN 846414 // Pro-Air* // Procaterol Hydrochloride Hemihydrate Inhalation Aerosol // 10 mcg/metered dose (actuation) // BRONCHODILATOR // Contents under pressure. Do not place in hot water or near radiators, stoves // or other sources of heat. Do not puncture, incinerate or store at temperatures // over 30° C. // 200 metered doses // Physician Evaluation Package"; top: "SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE. // Dosage: Adults and adolescents over 12 years: maintenance dose for control of // chronic asthma is 20 mcg (two mcg inhalations or actuations) 3 times a day. // To prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm, a single dose of 20 mcg 15 minutes // before exertion. // PHARMACIST: Dispense with enclosed patient's directions leaflet. Product // Monograph available on request. // Store at controlled room temperature (15–30° C). // *T.M./M de comm. Warner-Lambert Company // Parke-Davis Div, Warner-Lambert Canada Inc. auth. user / usager aut. // Scarborough, Ontario, M1L 2N3"; right side: "Pr 39083 // Pro-Air*"; left side: "Pr 39083 // Pro-Air* // (L) 90775 EXP FE 91 [stamped]"; back: information from front translated into French; bottom: information from top translated into French; (b) "Pro-Air // SHAKE WELL // BEFORE USE // BIEN AGITER // AVANT L'EMPLOI // PARKE-DAVIS"; (d) label contains repetition of text on box
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-13
Condition Remarks
Box slightly yellowed, ends creased where box has been opened; no apparent problems with the inhaler or its parts
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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Dates
1967
1970
circa 1967 - 1970
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
006033006 a-b
Description
Full cylindrical white and navy metal Medi-Kleen Mint aerosol can (a) with removable cylindrical cream plastic cap (b); aerosol can has navy, turquoise and cream paper label on sides with printed product and company information in English and French; bottom of can is grey metal with domed push up a…
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Accession Number
006033006 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Aerosols
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Full cylindrical white and navy metal Medi-Kleen Mint aerosol can (a) with removable cylindrical cream plastic cap (b); aerosol can has navy, turquoise and cream paper label on sides with printed product and company information in English and French; bottom of can is grey metal with domed push up and lot number stamped in black ink; top section of can is white and grey metal dome with circular depression and white plastic tipped nozzle extending from top; cap has molded concentric circles on top and hollow interior with cylindrical nozzle guard extending downward from top.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – aerosol can – Length 15.2 cm Diameter 6.7 cm
b – cap – Length 4.7 cm Diameter 6.5 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1967
1970
circa 1967 - 1970
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1967); expiration date May 14 1970 (aerosol shelf life 2-3 years)
Material
paper: cream
ink: navy, blue, turquoise, black
metal: grey, white
plastic: cream, white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // MEDI-KLEEN // MINT // Aerosol // AIR DEODORANT // and SANITIZER // DESODORISANT ET // ASSAINISSEUR D’AIR // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL // WINNIPEG CALGARY VANCOUVER // CANADA // MEDI-KLEEN is recommended for the // Hospital room, ward, physician’s office, // sickroom or washroom. Medi-Kleen elimi- // nates odour by chemical neutralization or // emulsification. Does not result in paralysis // of the sense of smell. The combination of // glycols plus Benzethonium Chloride when // converted to a mist serves to minimize air // borne cross-infection by physical and // chemical action. // Directions for use as an Air // Deodorant and Sanitizer: Remove // cap. Press button with nozzle directed away // from you. Direct spray upward. Distribute // the spray evenly to all parts of the room. // Allow about 10 seconds of spray for every // 800 to 1000 cubic feet of space. // CONTAINS: // Benzethonium Chloride 0.2% // Triethylene Glycol 3.46% // Propylene Glycol 2.59% // Inert Ingredients (Solvent // Aromatics Propellant etc.) 93.75% // CAUTION: // KEEP AT ROOM TEMPERATURE // As contents are under pressure do not // puncture or throw into fire or incinerator. // Do not spray closer than two to three // feet from any surface. // CONTENTS: 11 oz. net weight”; stamped on label in blue ink: “MAY 14 1970”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) // 27DQ”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row G
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading of label; major fading of expiry dates on cap; minor corrosion all over metal pieces.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Instruments, Surgical Equipment, Supplies, for Physicians, Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories and Industrial First Aid Departments, 1959.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Medi-Kleen was marketed by Ingram & Bell as an air deodorant and sanitizer designed to freshen air, kill germs, and limit cross infection in hospitals, doctors offices, washrooms and even in homes; contained Benzethonium Chloride, Triethylene Glycol and Ammonia Antiseptic.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Esbach's albuminometer

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997002339
Accession Number
997002339
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis
Albuminuria
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Copy Type
Original
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