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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
Accession Number
994009011 a-i
Description
Long narrow hinged wooden box with custom fittings holds an esophagoscope, suction syringe, two light guides, package of two light bulbs, and rubber ball with pair of long leads
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Accession Number
994009011 a-i
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
MeSH Heading
Esophagoscopy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- esophagoscope
Description
Long narrow hinged wooden box with custom fittings holds an esophagoscope, suction syringe,
two light guides, package of two light bulbs, and rubber ball with pair of long leads
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 86.7 cm. x Width 12.3 cm. x Depth 9.3 cm.
b - box compartment lid - Size: Length 11.5 cm. x Width 6.0 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
c - instrument - Size: Length 81.5 cm. x Width 6.3 cm. x Depth 5.5 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
d - inflatable attachment - Size: Length 225.5 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Diameter0.5 cm.
e - syringe barrel - Size: Length 8.2 cm. x Width 7.0 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm. x Diameter1.5 cm.
ee - syringe plunger - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 2.5 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
f-g - spare light guides x 2 - Size: Length 6.5 cm. x Diameter1.2 cm.
h - spare lights, pkg. - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 1.5 cm.
Provenance
Used on KGH patients
Maker
Genito-Urinary Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Dr. Lynn, who graduated from Queen's Medical School in 1945, stated: "...never seen one like
this"; very old
Inscriptions
On plate: "GENITO-URINARY // - MFG. CO. LTD. - // 28A-33-34 DEVONSHIRE STREET, // LONDON, W.I.
ENGLAND // GENITO // LONDON // URINARY"; on rubber bulb: "ENGLISH MAKE // STERILIZABLE //
'G-U' // BRAND"; on instrument: "PATENT // NO. 548462 // 8064 // 'M.B.'"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-K2-6
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber badly cracked; #3: severe rubber damage
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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Crookes' cathode ray tube

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010033 a-b
Description
Glass tube; rounded ends; two smaller tubes branch off from top near either end; with metal caps to top of these tubes; inner workings of tube visible; consist of a network of smaller tubes; and a metal propellor/mill/fan-like component; glass tube cradled in a wooden stand
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Accession Number
994010033 a-b
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Beta Rays
Chemistry, Inorganic
Description
Glass tube; rounded ends; two smaller tubes branch off from top near either end; with metal caps to top of these tubes; inner workings of tube visible; consist of a network of smaller tubes; and a metal propellor/mill/fan-like component; glass tube cradled in a wooden stand
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - stand - Size: Length 25.0 cm. x Width 10.0 cm. x Diameter5.5 cm.
b - cathode ray tube - Size: Length 15.0 cm. x Width 7.2 cm. x Depth 8.3 cm.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-8
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. R. C. Wheeler; Dr. Wally Breck
Research Facts
Used to demonstrate electron flow; put in gas; then the stream of electrons (of gas) would drive the paddle wheel; electron discovered 1897.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006
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Drechsel's low form gas washing bottle

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Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010037
Description
Glass bottle; bulbous form protruding from neck; with two tubes stemming from, one tube runs down to bottom of bottle; other tube just extends from bulbous form
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Accession Number
994010037
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Chemistry
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container
Description
Glass bottle; bulbous form protruding from neck; with two tubes stemming from, one tube
runs down to bottom of bottle; other tube just extends from bulbous form
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used for separating or drying gases
Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "early-mid 1900's"
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-6 Box A
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.7 cm. x Width: 12.5 cm. x Depth: 4.5 cm. x Diam. : 7.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
overall condition good
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler;
item cited in "Scientific Instruments, Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment," Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 67, item 10615; CD #6
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Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010041
Description
Glass flask / bottle; bulbous bottom; long narrow neck; ground glass fitting to top, with two tubes running into top; one runs down to bottom of flask, the other just extends from fitting; maker's stamp to neck in green; frosted circle 2.0 cm in diameter to bulbous portion.
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Accession Number
994010041
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Chemistry
Description
Glass flask / bottle; bulbous bottom; long narrow neck; ground glass fitting to top, with two tubes running into top; one runs down to bottom of flask, the other just extends from fitting; maker's stamp to neck in green; frosted circle 2.0 cm in diameter to bulbous portion.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Pyrex
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate; original record had "early-mid 1900s"
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Stamps to neck: "$ 2000 ML 29 TM REG [each line semi-circular, convex "40 PYREX" above the word "PYREX" and concave "US PAT OFF" below it] MADE IN USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-7
Dimension Notes
Length: 37.5 cm. x Diam. : 15.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; exposed end of glass tube that extends directly from fitting
is chipped off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler;
item cited in "Scientific Instruments, Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment," Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 71, item 10720; CD #6
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Thornwald antrum trephine

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Dates
1923
1968
c.1923-1968
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
994011010 a-b
Description
Component (a), an inner rod and rasp, begins as a rotating handle that is smooth and round and flares slightly at its bottom, tapers, then flares in the middle, tapers again and flares slightly at the top, where it joins a flat, curved arm; the bottom of the handle is a flat, round disk with grippi…
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Accession Number
994011010 a-b
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Trephining -- trephine
Description
Component (a), an inner rod and rasp, begins as a rotating handle that is smooth and round and flares slightly at its bottom, tapers, then flares in the middle, tapers again and flares slightly at the top, where it joins a flat, curved arm; the bottom of the handle is a flat, round disk with gripping lines stamped on its rim; the arm extending from the handle curves in a shallow "S" pattern and is joined to a short, round cylinder by a flat, round disk with gripping lines stamped along the rim; this small disk has two thin notches on either side; between these notches, the end of a round connecting pin can be seen; the short, round cylinder leads to a thinner short, round cylinder, topped by a short length of raised metal threading; a thin, round, solid length of rod extends from these threads; this long rod becomes segmented near its end; there are six segments in total, the first four of which are about half a centimetre long; the second-last segment is 0.3 cm long and it connects the rest of the segment and the rod to a short, cylidrical segment capped by a ring of eight triangular teeth, and a central triangular tooth; component (a), the inner rod and rasp, is designed to run through the middle of component (b), an outer cylinder and tube, with the handle and handle arm of component (a) protruding from the bottom of component (b), and the toothed tip of component (a) protruding slightly from the tube end of component (b); (b) begins as a rough, hollow cylinder that is textured by a rough diamond pattern; the cylinder ends at a thin, flat diamond-shaped piece that is attached to the bottom of the cylinder; a thin, round metal tube extends from the flat surface of this piece; it travels in a straight path, then curves slightly towards its end; a round opening is visible at the end of the tube.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - inner rod and rasp - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
b - outer cylinder and tube - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1906 and 1972, and was a graduate of Queen's University. He had a special interest in dairy and cheese, having once been a cheese and butter maker. Served in WWI overseas in the rank of Captain. He was born in 1882 and died in 1972 at the age of 89. Item given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Maker
Stevens
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1923
1968
c.1923-1968
Date Remarks
Commercial application of chrome plating began in 1923. The Stevens Company logo changed at the latest by 1968.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On the flat face of the handle arm are the words "CHROME", "GERMANY", and "Stevens", all stamped separately into the metal; on the cylinder and tube component (b), the number "6" is stamped into the metal twice, on either side of the opening at the bottom of the rough cylinder; the number "66" is also stamped on the short cylinder of component (a).
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-7
Length
23.2
Width
4.5
Height
2.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 23.2cm x Width 4.5cm x Height 2.1cm
Condition Remarks
Very minor signs of wear on the flat, diamond-shaped piece at the end of the rough cylinder facing the thin curved rod; small scratches and a filmy deposit can be seen here; tiny scratches and five small dents can be seen about halfway down the curved rod; greyish matter has become trapped between the triangular teeth.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Storz Surgical Instruments," by the Storz Instrument Co., 1966, p. 159 (item #N-2715) (see attached photocopy)
A Textbook of Practical Obstetrics, Grandin and Jarman, 1897, pg. 148.
Research Facts
Dr. Williams identified this item as an "aural rasp." The catalogue states that it is a "hand drill for perforating the antrum wall" of the sinus.
It could also be a Braun Trephine, used for foetal crainotomy.
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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Dates
1914
1924
1914-1924
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995002169
Description
White cotton fabric nurse’s apron; gathered dirndl-style with two hand made button holes in waistband; waistband and hem marked with black ink “LORD”; “M & M” printed in black on front; open back; length from centre back to bottom of hem 86.2 cm; total hem length 179.0 cm; hem width 16.7 cm; waist…
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Accession Number
995002169
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
White cotton fabric nurse’s apron; gathered dirndl-style with two hand made button holes in waistband; waistband and hem marked with black ink “LORD”; “M & M” printed in black on front; open back; length from centre back to bottom of hem 86.2 cm; total hem length 179.0 cm; hem width 16.7 cm; waistband width 5.6 cm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Apron belonged to Lillian Lord
Dates
1914
1924
1914-1924
Date Remarks
Based on 1919 graduation date of Lillian Lord from KGH School of Nursing
Material
fabric: white, black
Inscriptions
Written in black ink on waistband: "LORD" ; black " M & M" print on front of apron
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet I
Dimension Notes
Length 89.2 cm x Width 87.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Yellowed square-shaped patch on front of apron; circular brown stains on hem and near waistband
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; CD #7
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995003005
Description
Wheelchair consisting of a wooden chair with a flat wood seat and arm and leg rests and a caned back; the chair is supported on a painted metal frame with springs at the back; there are four spoked wheels, two large at the sides and two small at the back; there is a metal bar at the back which allo…
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Accession Number
995003005
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wheelchairs
Description
Wheelchair consisting of a wooden chair with a flat wood seat and arm and leg rests and a
caned back; the chair is supported on a painted metal frame with springs at the back;
there are four spoked wheels, two large at the sides and two small at the back; there is
a metal bar at the back which allows the wheelchair to be pushed
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Somewhat similar to a chair found in a 1932-33 Pilling catalogue.
Material
metal: dark brown
wood: brown
paint: dark mustard
cane: beige
rubber: black
Inscriptions
"W-II" painted in white at the base of the chair back (Watkins 2)
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-1-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 118.0 cm. x Width: 60.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The chair was very dirty and dusty; wood is chipped in one place and cracked in one place;
the paint on the metal is chipped and worn in several places; the wheelguard is missing
from the chair's left side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Sylvia Burkinshaw; http://inventors.about.com/od/wstartinventions/a/wheelchair.htm; CD #6
Exhibit History
On display at the Museum, Mar. 12, 1998
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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995003006
Description
Wheelchair consisting of a wooden chair with flat bottom (with 9 ventilation holes) and arm rests; the back of the chair is made up of 6 flat slats framed in a rectangular siding; the legrest bottom can be lifted up; there are four metal spoked wheels -- two large at the back sides and two small at…
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Accession Number
995003006
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wheelchairs
Description
Wheelchair consisting of a wooden chair with flat bottom (with 9 ventilation holes) and arm
rests; the back of the chair is made up of 6 flat slats framed in a rectangular siding; the
legrest bottom can be lifted up; there are four metal spoked wheels -- two large at the
back sides and two small at the front sides; there is a metal bar at the back which allows
the wheelchair to be pushed
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Gendron
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Timeline for improvements on wheelchairs.
Material
metal: silver; dark grey
wood: brown
rubber: black
Inscriptions
"VI" painted in yellow at the top of the back (Victory I); there is also a manufacturer's
label at the top of the back, which reads "TORONTO // Gendron // CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-1-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 117.0 cm. x Width: 60.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The chair was very dirty and dusty; the wood is worn and scratched in several spots; the
rubber is missing from the wheelchair's left back wheel
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Sylvia Burkinshaw; http://inventors.about.com/od/wstartinventions/a/wheelchair.htm; CD #6
Exhibit History
On display at the Museum, Mar. 12, 1998
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hand-held fluoroscope

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004001 a-b
Description
Hand-held fluoroscope consisting of a) the fluoroscope X-ray screen which is a funnelshaped box (cloth-covered wood) with a screen made of glass and plastic (?) at the wide end and a fake fur-covered viewing section at the narrow end; (b) a removable wooden handle which attaches to a metal hardware…
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Accession Number
995004001 a-b
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Fluoroscopy -- instrumentation
Description
Hand-held fluoroscope consisting of a) the fluoroscope X-ray screen which is a funnelshaped box (cloth-covered wood) with a screen made of glass and plastic (?) at the wide end and a fake fur-covered viewing section at the narrow end; (b) a removable wooden handle which attaches to a metal hardware attachment on the bottom of the fluoroscope.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - fluoroscope - Size: Length 32.0 cm. x Width 24.0 cm. x Depth 24.0 cm.
b - fluoroscope handle - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Width 3.2 cm.
Maker
Patterson
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
wood: black (paint)
metal: silver
glass: clear
plastic: clear
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-1
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Fluoroscope was very dusty; the wooden handle which was intended to screw on and off does not stay on; the "fake fur" around the eyepiece is deteriorating and there are "bald" patches; (2) the fake fur and leather appear stable and have suffered no further damage; the paint on the wooden frame is worn and scratched, and the paint in the top proper left corner is completely worn; the fluoroscope was dusty; the glass/plastic screen had approximately seven shallow scratches in its surface, and a smudge of what appears to be adhesive in the top centre area of the screen.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Gregg M.D.; Bernie Ziomkiewicz
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
Spring 1998-Sept. 17, 2002: on exhibit in Kingston General Hospital Hall of Honour in "The Advent of X-rays"
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pocket ampoule case

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Dates
1925
1964
1925-1964
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995006003 a-m
Description
A black leather case containing 11 ampoules; the case (a) is rectangular and seals shut with two snaps; inside the case are 12 slots for holding the ampoules; the slots are lined with purple velvet; the ampoules are of variable size and shape and contain stelazine (b), stelazine (c), digifoline (d)…
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Accession Number
995006003 a-m
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
A black leather case containing 11 ampoules; the case (a) is rectangular and seals shut with two snaps; inside the case are 12 slots for holding the ampoules; the slots are lined with purple velvet; the ampoules are of variable size and shape and contain stelazine (b), stelazine (c), digifoline (d), ardmatic ammonias (wrapped in a net with cotton on both ends) (e), infundin (f), ergometrine (g), ergometrine (h), caffeine sodio-benzoate (i), camphor in oil (j), ergone (k), and pituitrin (l); there is also a sheet with information about some of the drugs (see attached photocopy (m).
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
b - stelazine - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - stelazine - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
d - digifoline - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
e - aromatic ammonia - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
f - infundin - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
g - ergometrine - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
h - ergometrine - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
i - caffeine sodio-benzoate - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
j - camphor in oil - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
k - ergone - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
l - pituitrin - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
m - sheet - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 9.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Clifford. W. Bennett. It was given to him by Mahood Drug Co.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1964
1925-1964
Date Remarks
Dr. Bennett practiced medicine from 1925 until 1964.
Material
leather: black
glass: clear, amber
paper: white
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
"C.W. BENNETT, M.D. // COMPLIMENTS OF MAHOOD DRUG CO." printed on the inside lid of the case; "Physician's Pocket Ampoule Case" printed on the top of the sheet; "Printed by Parke, Davis & Company, Walkerville, Ontario." printed on the bottom of the sheet
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the case
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Bennett graduated from Queen's Meds in 1921. He was a general practitioner in Kingston and practiced medicine at 197 Queen St; He practiced from 1925 until his death in 1964; he had a certificate in obstetrics.
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