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
tube - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
case - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Howard Alexander Lowrie of Toronto.
wood: light brown
Etched on glass: "Esbach's albuminometer"
Storage Room 0010
Item is missing.
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).
Isaac Harvey, Matthew Harvey's grandfather, emigrated from New Jersey in 1789 to St. Johns, Ont. His father, Matthew, inherited the family farm, and Matthew Jr. graduated from Buffalo in 1850 and Trinity College Medical School in 1851. He became a school inspector and was active in municipal politics. In 1870, he was Warden of Welland County.