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To Flax Seed and a Nurse [poem]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact698
Dates
1929
circa 1929
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Ephemera
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
Accession Number
995002078 a-c
Description
Hand written poem titled “To Flax Seed and a Nurse" on heavy rectangular tan paper (a) in rectangular brown wooden frame with transparent glass glaze (b) and hand written rectangular brown paper inscription (c); poem was written by F. G. Kirkpatrick on February 2, 1929; poem is written in black ink…
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Accession Number
995002078 a-c
Author
Rev. F. G. Kirkpatrick
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Ephemera
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Archival
Nurses -- manuscripts
Poetry -- ephemera
Description
Hand written poem titled “To Flax Seed and a Nurse" on heavy rectangular tan paper (a) in rectangular brown wooden frame with transparent glass glaze (b) and hand written rectangular brown paper inscription (c); poem was written by F. G. Kirkpatrick on February 2, 1929; poem is written in black ink accompanied by illumination consisting of decorative border, initial, and flower, vine, torch and snake symbols on proper right side; wooden frame has clear finish and border of decorative leaf motif moulding; poem held in frame with backing secured by grey metal brad nails; inscription is hand written in blue ink and describes the origin of the poem along with instructions to deliver it and other items to KGH.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – poem – Length 27.9 cm Width 22.8 cm
b – frame – Length 30.9 cm Width 25.8 cm
c – inscription – Length 18.6 cm Width 12.7 cm
Provenance
Donated by Margaret Kirkpatrick, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1935.
Maker
Rev. F. G. Kirkpatrick
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1929
circa 1929
Date Remarks
Date written at bottom of poem
Material
paper: tan, brown
wood: brown
glass: clear
ink: black, blue, green
paint: red, navy, blue, yellow, white
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Hand written inscription in blue ink: “K G H said they would // like to have this illustrated poem. // When I no longer need it, // it can be sent in care of // the nursing director // Margaret Kirkpatrick // Nov 17 / 89 // It was written for Olive Hartshorn KGH 1931 // by Rev F.G. Kirkpatrick, the father // of Margaret Kirkpatrick KGH 1935 // - KGH pin if not given before (Jewel box) // also long picture of 1935 Graduating Class (bedroom) // they might call for it (silver medal box)”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-1 (a-b)
2005-5-6 Binder E-7b (c)
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The paper the poem is written on appears to be acidic and was backed with a piece of acidic 3 mm wood and a dust cover, which was heavily glued on; major areas of loss (8) to the decorative moulding on front of frame; minor creasing to inscription; minor adhesive residue on back of inscription
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston
Research Facts
Written by Rev. F.G. Kirkpatrick for Olive Hartshorn (Class of 1931 Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate); part of the original dust cover was written on; this information has been saved
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General Instructions for Infant Care [instructional pamphlet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15094
Dates
1930
1945
circa 1930-1945
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
Accession Number
997032034
Description
Small cream paper cover and cream pages booklet used to provide general instructions for taking care of newly born children; pamphlet is one piece of paper that has been folded in on itself 3 times; 5 pages of content including the front cover.
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Accession Number
997032034
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Infant Care -- pamphlet
Pediatrics
Description
Small cream paper cover and cream pages booklet used to provide general instructions for taking care of newly born children; pamphlet is one piece of paper that has been folded in on itself 3 times; 5 pages of content including the front cover.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Dates
1930
1945
circa 1930-1945
Material
paper: cream, yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
On the front: "GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS // FOR // INFANT CARE // The following information is intended to // serve as a guide in the care of the young // infant. Obviously, only general rules can // be given, for the details of the care of // the infant depend upon individual circum - // stances and require individual attention."; on the inside: "General Rules Regarding Feeding // Breast Feeding // Artificial Feeding // General Care"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
Length
13.3 cm
Width
8.6 cm
Depth
0.02 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Black smudges on the front cover, particularly around the edges
Copy Type
original
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Ostogen [advertising ink blotter]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15095
Dates
1930
1945
circa 1930-1945
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
Accession Number
997032035
Description
Rectangular advertising ink blotter from Charles E. Frosst & Co. for Ostogen; used and reverse shows numerous a variety of dots and scribbles in black and red ink.
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Accession Number
997032035
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- advertisements
Pregnancy
Description
Rectangular advertising ink blotter from Charles E. Frosst & Co. for Ostogen; used and reverse shows numerous a variety of dots and scribbles in black and red ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
Charles E. Frosst & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1945
circa 1930-1945
Material
paper: cream
ink: brown, orange
Inscriptions
"A Specific in PREGNANCY // to prevent // DENTAL CARIES // and to maintain // CALCIUM // BALANCE // OSTOGEN // VITAMIN D // in its most economical form // 15 c.c. and 6 c.c. BOTTLES // with precision dropper // DOSE // 2 to 6 drops daily // AD 255 20, 1-36 // Charles E. Frosst & Co. MONTREAL CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
Length
9.6 cm
Width
17.9 cm
Depth
0.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some black ink smudging on the edges and corners; numerous black and red dots on the backside of the card
Copy Type
original
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commemorative postage stamp

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15023
Dates
1994
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
Accession Number
017020001
Description
Single unused American twenty cent postage stamp commemorating the physician, Dr. Virginia Apgar; portrait image in burgundy ink; includes name, title, date of birth and date of death and stamp valuation, perforated edges.
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Accession Number
017020001
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia
Pediatrics
Description
Single unused American twenty cent postage stamp commemorating the physician, Dr. Virginia Apgar; portrait image in burgundy ink; includes name, title, date of birth and date of death and stamp valuation, perforated edges.
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.
Maker
The United States Postal Service
Site Made (City)
Dallas
Site Made (State)
Texas
Site Made (Country)
The United States of America
Dates
1994
Date Remarks
Found through research
Material
paper: white
ink: burgundy
Inscriptions
On the front: "Virginia Apgar // 1909-1974 // Physician // USA // 20"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C pg 11 a
Length
2.5 cm
Width
2.0 cm
Depth
0.01 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
website
Reference Comments
http://usstampgallery.com/view.php?id=89c0b00889ee34633a5448446e5a56e7aea47223
https://www.mysticstamp.com/Products/United-States/2179/USA/
Research Facts
Dr. Virginia Apgar aspired to be a surgeon, then moved into the then relatively new field of anesthesiology, conducting research on the effects of obstetric anesthesia on newborn babies.
The first postal stamp website shows that it was published in the U.S.A in 1994. The second website shows that it was made in Dallas, Texas, and that it was printed by The United States Postal Service.
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commemorative postage stamp

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15024
Dates
1985
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
Accession Number
017020002
Description
Small Canadian postage stamp featuring Louis Hébert staring at and holding a green plant in his left hand; wearing a yellow hat and holding a scythe over his right shoulder; in front of him are two green plants with yellow flowers and a wooden mortar and pestle; there is also some wheat to his righ…
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Accession Number
017020002
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Archival
Pharmacology
Description
Small Canadian postage stamp featuring Louis Hébert staring at and holding a green plant in his left hand; wearing a yellow hat and holding a scythe over his right shoulder; in front of him are two green plants with yellow flowers and a wooden mortar and pestle; there is also some wheat to his right; the man's name is on the bottom left of the stamp and the country of origin as well as the price of the stamp can be found at the top right of the stamp; the word apothecary is at the bottom right in both English and in French; there is a black stamp mark with writing pasted over the postage stamp; and the stamp is glued onto a cream coloured ripped piece of paper, possilby from an envelope.
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.
Maker
Ashton-Potter Limited
Site Made (City)
Mississauga
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1985
Date Remarks
Found through research
Material
paper: white, cream
ink: multicoloured
Inscriptions
On the front: "Canada 34 // Louis Hébert // apothicaire / apothecary"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C pg 11 a
Length
4.9 cm
Width
4.0 cm
Depth
0.01 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The piece of paper that the stamp is pasted on is ripped from a larger piece, causing it to be rough around the edges and uneven; there is also a stamp mark on the postage stamp
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
website
Reference Comments
https://www.canadianpostagestamps.ca/stamps/16337/louis-hebert-apothecary-canada-postage-stamp
http://www.salespider.com/canada/b-144275986/ashtonpotter-canada-limited
Research Facts
The first website shows that the stamp was created by Ashton-Potter Limited in 1985.
It also shows that the stamp features Louis Hebert, who was a prominent figure in the European settlement of Canada. He was the first French apothecary in the New World, the first magistrate of Quebec, and one of the first colonists of New France. Hébert is commemorated on a stamp issued to mark the 45th International Congress of Pharmaceutical Sciences and of the International Pharmaceutical Federation, to be held from 2 to 6 September 1985 in Montreal. Canadian pharmacists consider Louis Hébert the father of their profession.
The second website shows that before moving to New York, Ashton-Potter Ltd. was located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
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commemorative postage stamps

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15025
Dates
1990
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
Accession Number
017020003
Description
Two commemorative Canadian postage stamps of Canadian physician Norman Bethune, one connected above the other; the first stamp on top features Dr. Bethune in a blue surgical gown, also three medical practitioners behind him; they are working on a patient who is lying down on a table; the word "CANA…
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Accession Number
017020003
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Archival
Physicians -- ephemera
Description
Two commemorative Canadian postage stamps of Canadian physician Norman Bethune, one connected above the other; the first stamp on top features Dr. Bethune in a blue surgical gown, also three medical practitioners behind him; they are working on a patient who is lying down on a table; the word "CANADA" is on the top left corner running vertically; the number 39 is on the bottom left corner and is used to represent the price of the stamp; and in the bottom right corner is Dr. Norman's name; directly under his name it says "in China" to show that the image is taking place in China; directly under this are Chinese letters; the second stamp has a similar setting to the first one he is also wearing a white jacket with a blue tie; behind him are four surgeons working on a patient who is lying down on a table; surgeons are all in green surgical gowns and white surgical masks; the word "CANADA" is on the top right corner running vertically; the number 39 is on the bottom right corner and is used to represent the price of the stamp; and in the bottom left corner is Dr. Norman's name; directly under his name it says "in Canada" to show that the image is taking place in Canada; directly under this are Chinese letters.
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.
Maker
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1990
Date Remarks
Date of printing
Material
paper: cream
ink: multicoloured
Inscriptions
On the front of first stamp from the top: "CANADA // 39 // Norman Bethune // in China / en Chine"; on the front of the second stamp: "CANADA // 39 // Norman Bethune // in Canada / au Canada"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C pg 11 a
Length
6.0 cm
Width
4.5 cm
Depth
0.01 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
website
Reference Comments
https://www.canadianpostagestamps.ca/stamps/16539/norman-bethune-in-china-canada-postage-stamp
Research Facts
This website shows the name of the publisher and location in which the stamp was made. It also shows that the stamp was published in 1990.
The website provides an interesting biographical sketch of Norman Bethune. "Norman Bethune was born on March 3, 1890 in Gravenhurst, Ontario and died 49 years later in China, after dedicating his life to the advancement of medicine and humanitarianism." This explains why one stamp depicts him in China and the other in Canada.
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commemorative postage stamps

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15026
Dates
1965
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
Accession Number
017020004
Description
Two blue coloured Canadian postage stamps of Canadian Sir Wilfred Grenfell glued onto a small white piece of paper, one above the other; the first stamp from the top features Grenfell in a heavy winter jacket while standing in a boat looking at another masted sailing boat in the ocean near Newfound…
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Accession Number
017020004
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Archival
Description
Two blue coloured Canadian postage stamps of Canadian Sir Wilfred Grenfell glued onto a small white piece of paper, one above the other; the first stamp from the top features Grenfell in a heavy winter jacket while standing in a boat looking at another masted sailing boat in the ocean near Newfoundland; behind the boat are two icebergs; behind Grenfell and hovering in the sky is a mark of the cross; the second stamp also features Grenfell in a heavy winter jacket bside a ships wheel in Newfoundland; behind him is the ocean and a large iceberg.
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.
Maker
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
Date Remarks
Date of printing
Material
paper: cream
ink: blue, green, black
Inscriptions
On the front of the first stamp from the top: "NEWFOUNDLAND // POSTAGE // 5 [cent symbol] // 1865 SIR WILFRED GRENFELL 1940 // FOUNDER OF GRENFELL MISSION // FIVE CENTS // CANADIAN BANK NOTE CO."; on the front of the second stamp: "SIR WILFRED GRENFELL // 5 // CANADA // POSTES POSTAGE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C pg 11 a
Length
7.0 cm
Width
5.0 cm
Depth
0.01 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The colours in both stamps are slightly faded
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
website
Reference Comments
https://www.canadianpostagestamps.ca/stamps/15749/sir-wilfred-grenfell-canada-postage-stamp
Research Facts
This website shows the name of the publisher and location in which the stamps were made. It also shows that the stamps were published in 1965.
The website provides an interesting biographical sketch of Sir Wilfred Grenfell. Sir Wilfred Grenfell was a "British sailor, author and medical missionary who founded a series of hospitals, nursing stations and orphanages along the Newfoundland and Labrador coasts."
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commemorative postage stamp

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15027
Dates
1952
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
Accession Number
017020005
Description
Single French postage stamp of a portrait of Dr. René Laënnec (1781-1826); Dr. Laennec is featured from his chest to his head, wearing a formal suit with a white flowing ascot; his last name and dates of his lifespan can be found at the bottom of the stamp; stamp price is 12f.
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Accession Number
017020005
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Archival
Physicians -- ephemera
Description
Single French postage stamp of a portrait of Dr. René Laënnec (1781-1826); Dr. Laennec is featured from his chest to his head, wearing a formal suit with a white flowing ascot; his last name and dates of his lifespan can be found at the bottom of the stamp; stamp price is 12f.
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.
Maker
Charles Mazelin
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1952
Date Remarks
Found through research
Material
paper: cream
ink: green, black
Inscriptions
On the front: "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE // POSTES // 12F // C Mazelin // 1781 LAENNEC 1826"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C pg 11 a
Length
6.9 cm
Width
5.0 cm
Depth
0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
website
Reference Comments
https://colnect.com/en/stamps/list/country/2626-France/year/1952/page/2
https://www.stampcommunity.org/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6541&whichpage=6
Research Facts
The first website shows that the stamp was published in France in 1952.
The second website shows that it was engraved by Charles Mazelin. Unable to find any company responsible for publication or the city.
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commemorative postage stamps

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15029
Dates
1991
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
Accession Number
017020006
Description
Four commemorative Canadian postage stamps of four famous Canadian physicians, including: Jennie K. Trout, Wilder Penfield, Sir Frederick G. Banting, and Harold R. Griffith; stamps are physically connected to each other with two stamps on the top row and two stamps on the bottom row and grouped as …
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Accession Number
017020006
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Archival
Physicians -- ephemera
Description
Four commemorative Canadian postage stamps of four famous Canadian physicians, including: Jennie K. Trout, Wilder Penfield, Sir Frederick G. Banting, and Harold R. Griffith; stamps are physically connected to each other with two stamps on the top row and two stamps on the bottom row and grouped as a right corner block; first stamp from the left on the top row is of physician Jennie K. Trout and she is wearing a red suit with a necklace, her hair tied in a bun, and looking over her left shoulder with a grey building behind her left shoulder; second stamp on the top row is of neurosurgeon Wilfred Penfield and he is wearing a green suit with a blue and gold tie, looking over his right shoulder with a grey building behind his right shoulder; the first stamp from the left on the bottom row is of physician Sir Frederick G. Banting and he waering a grey suit with a blue tie and glasses; he is also shown looking to his left and behind his left shoulder is a red brick building; the second stamp on the bottom row features anaesthesiologist Harold R. Griffith and he is wearing a blue suit, a purple and blue tie, and glasses; his head is facing his right and behind his right shoulder is a brown and white brick building; at the bottom corner of each stamp there is the number 40 and the word Canada; their names are on the opposite side of the stamp to which they are facing and the title of each person's career can be found at the top of each person's respective stamp; there is also a medicine symbol, consisting of a single snake wrapped around a staff, depicted on the right or left shoulder of each doctor.
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.
Maker
Ashton-Potter Ltd
Site Made (City)
Mississauga
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1991
Date Remarks
Date of printing
Material
paper: white
ink: purple, blue, green, white
Inscriptions
On the front of the first stamp: "PHYSICIAN - MEDECIN // JENNIE K. TROUT, 1841-1921 // 40 CANADA"; on the front of the second stamp: "NEUROCHIRURGIEN - NEUROSURGEON // WILFRED PENFIELD, 1891-1976 // CANADA 40; on the front of the third stamp: "PHYSICIAN / RESEARCHER -MEDECIN / CHERCHEUR // SIR FREDERICK G. BANTING, 1891-1941 // 40 CANADA"; on the front of the fourth stamp: "ANESTHESISTE - ANESTHESIOLOGIST // HAROLD R. GRIFFITH, 1894-1985 // CANADA 40"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C pg 11 a
Length
7.8 cm
Width
6.6 cm
Depth
0.01 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
website
Reference Comments
https://www.arpinphilately.com/itm/canada-stamp-1305a-canadian-doctors-1991
Research Facts
The given website provides important information on the commemorative stamps including their date of creation and printer.
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commemorative postage stamps

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15031
Dates
2012
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
Accession Number
017020009
Description
Four commemorative Canadian corner postage stamps of Canadian Tommy Douglas pasted at the top right corner of an 'First Day of Issue' envelope; envelope sealed; four identical stamps include photograph of Tommy Douglas in a black suit and wearing wire frame glasses; printed on top of the stamps ar…
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Accession Number
017020009
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Archival
Physicians -- ephemera
Description
Four commemorative Canadian corner postage stamps of Canadian Tommy Douglas pasted at the top right corner of an 'First Day of Issue' envelope; envelope sealed; four identical stamps include photograph of Tommy Douglas in a black suit and wearing wire frame glasses; printed on top of the stamps are two black ink drawings of stethoscopes; below the earpieces of the stethoscopes and composing the tubes that connect the earpieces and the resonator is the date in which the stamps were issued; printed on the left side of the envelope itself is a picture of Tommy Doulgas, looking slightly older than he does on the stamp; in this picture he is standing at a podium giving a speech; behind him are cartoon drawings of people holding signs with the words "HUMANITY FIRST!"; on the back of the envelope is a small biography of Tommy Douglas and his accomplishments, including successfully pushing for the 1962 Medical Care Insurance Act; includes both English and French translation.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, is a hematologist and historian who held the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University from1988 to 2017.
Maker
The Lowe-Martin Group
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
2012
Date Remarks
Printed on item
Material
paper: white
ink: blue, black, grey, yellow
Inscriptions
On the front: "TOMMY DOUGLAS // The Birth of Medicare // Naissance de l'assurance - // maladie universelle // DAY OF ISSUE * JOUR D'EMISSION * 2012.06.29 * WEYBURN SK"; on the back: "Growing up poor in Winnipeg, in a family of // Scottish immigrants, Tommy Douglas's dedication // to universal healthcare was literally bred in the // bone when he risked losing a leg to an infection // and couldn't afford treatment."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C pg 11 a
Length
11.3 cm
Width
19.0 cm
Depth
0.02 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Envelope slightly bent causing it to rise on the edges as opposed to lying flat
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
website
Reference Comments
https://www.vistastamps.com/itm/canada-stamp-2557-tommy-douglas-1905-1986-2012
https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/blogs/announcements/details.page?article=2012/06/29/tommy_douglas_the_gr&cattype=announcements&cat=newsreleases
Research Facts
The first website below provides important information, including the name of the printer responsible for the stamps and its location.
"The leader of the first socialist government in North America, Tommy Douglas brought massive change to the province of Saskatchewan and led the way for many social reforms in the rest of Canada. Tommy Douglas is considered the Canadian "father of medicare." In 1947 Tommy Douglas introduced universal hospitalization in Saskatchewan and in 1959 announced a Medicare plan for Saskatchewan. Douglas died in 1986 and in 2004 CBC viewers voted him as “The Greatest Canadian.”"
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