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Reeder's Bros. Eye Tonic

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Dates
1901
circa 1901
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
996001072
Description
Clear glass rectangular bottle; short cylindrical neck intended for stopper; paper label wraps around front onto sides; embossed words on back of bottle.
Accession Number
996001072
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Ophthalmic Solutions
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- eye solutions -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass rectangular bottle; short cylindrical neck intended for stopper; paper label wraps around front onto sides; embossed words on back of bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; bought in Oct.1993 from Goodrich USA.
Maker
Reeder Bros.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1901
circa 1901
Material
glass: clear
paper: brown
Inscriptions
Reeder's Bros. // Chemists // 4th Ave. Cor. 31st N.Y. // Eye Tonic
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.8 cm. x Width: 5.5 cm. x Depth: 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle itself in fairly good condition; some black residue around neck and opening of bottle; paper label in very poor condition; label extremely discoloured and brittle; one large portion missing from lower right corner
Copy Type
Original
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Gates' Little Gem Pills

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
996001080
Description
Rolled package of pills; rolled in paper; paper has advertising and directions on it
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Accession Number
996001080
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Rolled package of pills; rolled in paper; paper has advertising and directions on it
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Scott Jordan in Nov. 1993
Maker
C. Gates, Son & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Middleton
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
paper: green
Inscriptions
Gates' Little Gem Pills // for the Liver // ... // No. 6652 The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // C. Gates, Son & Co., Limited // Middleton, Nova Scotia // Three pills, maximum dose, contains strychnine // 3/400 gr. and ext. Hyoscyamus 3/20 gr.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.3 cm. x Diam. : 1.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Nothing apparent
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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procaine hydrochloride

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Pharmacy
Accession Number
996001083
Description
Small empty cylindrical amber glass bottle with a closed, slightly convex bottom and an open round top; the bottle top has a short neck and a flat lip at the top; the bottle is covered to the neck with a glassine paper cover that has ragged upper edges; the bottle has an attached printed paper labe…
Accession Number
996001083
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Anesthetics, Local
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small empty cylindrical amber glass bottle with a closed, slightly convex bottom and an open round top; the bottle top has a short neck and a flat lip at the top; the bottle is covered to the neck with a glassine paper cover that has ragged upper edges; the bottle has an attached printed paper label on the outer front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
Merck & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
glass: amber
paper: off-white
glassine: grey
Inscriptions
The front label reads, "15 grains .5329 // PROCAINE MERCK 20388 // (PROCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE U.S.P.X.) // Merck & Co. Distributors and Guarantors New York. // PRINTED IN U.S.A."; the bottom of the bottle has a raised number "3" on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The glass is complete and undamaged; the paper label shows minor wear, but is fully legible and complete; the glassine cover top is missing
Copy Type
Original
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Inhalozone inhaler tube

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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
996001085
Description
Clear glass vial with two corked ends and wad of cotton (?) inside vial; paper label around one end of vial.
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Accession Number
996001085
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Clear glass vial with two corked ends and wad of cotton (?) inside vial; paper label around one end of vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
paper: cream
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Inhalozone // Inhaler // remove the cork // and drop in six drops // of the liquid Inhal - // ozone four times // each day before // using
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.3 cm. x Diam. : 1.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured; corks at each end in fairly worn condition
Copy Type
Original
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Gin Pills for the Kidneys

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
996001097
Description
Circular yellow metal tin with decorative design on top with black text; not openeable, stuck together; direction on bottom and sides.
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Accession Number
996001097
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Kidney Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Backache -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- pamphlet
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures – container
Description
Circular yellow metal tin with decorative design on top with black text; not openeable, stuck together; direction on bottom and sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in Feb.1994.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
On top: "B C D // GIN // PILLS // FOR THE // KIDNEYS // TRADE MARK REGISTERED"; on bottom: "Gin // Pills // for the // Kidneys // No. 5611 The Proporietary or Patent // Medicine Act. // Take one or two pills four times a day, // before or after meals, and at bed-time. // French version // GIN PILLS CONTAIN THREE-EIGHTS (3/8) OF A GRAIN // OF METHYLENE BLUE PER MAXIMUM ADULT 1 DOSE // PROPRIETARY ARTICLES DEPT. // National Drug and Chemical // Company of Canada Limited // MONTREAL // CANADA"; on sides: "THESE PILLS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR LAME BACK, IRRITATION OF THE KIDNEYS OR BLADDER, BED WETTING, MUCOUS DEPOSITS IN THE URINE 40 PILLS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Height
3.1
Diameter
5.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear on bottom; closure stuck together
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://necrophiliac-joe.blogspot.com/2012/02/bdc-gin-pills-for-kidneys.html
Research Facts
Have been said to turn the urine green, most likely because they contain methylene blue.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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Bon-Opto for the Eyes

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Pharmacy
Ophthalmology
Pharmacy, Ophthalmology
Vision
Accession Number
996001118
Description
Short square clear glass bottle; short circular neck intended for cork; two paper labels on opposite sides of glass; embossed writing on glass on two other opposite sides.
Accession Number
996001118
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Pharmacy
Ophthalmology
Pharmacy, Ophthalmology
Vision
MeSH Heading
Ophthalmic Solutions
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- eye solutions -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Short square clear glass bottle; short circular neck intended for cork; two paper labels on opposite sides of glass; embossed writing on glass on two other opposite sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
Valmas Drug Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Bon-Opto // Bon-Opto // For // The Eyes
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row C
Length
8.1 cm.
Width
4.2 cm
Depth
4.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper labels are discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Bon-Opto active drug ingredients: chloretone, zinc sulphate, sodium chloride, boric acid, menthe poivre, camphre de menthe.
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Dr. A. W. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills

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Dates
1919
1930
circa 1919 - 1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
996001232
Description
Tan hollow, cylindrical wooden pill container which originally contained kidney-liver pills; the original seal has been broken and the top is removable; paper label on bottle with printed product information.
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Accession Number
996001232
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Tan hollow, cylindrical wooden pill container which originally contained kidney-liver pills; the original seal has been broken and the top is removable; paper label on bottle with printed product information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Toronto in Feb.1994.
Maker
Edmanson, Bates & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Oakville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
1930
circa 1919 - 1930
Material
wood: tan
paper: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DR. A. W. CHASE'S // Kidney-Liver Pills // Directions:" (dosage information follows); printed in English and French; "No. 4972 Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act // Manufactured by // Edmanson, Bates & Co. Limited // THE Sole Distributors // DR. A. W. CHASE MEDICINE CO. // OAKVILLE, CAN. Limited"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Depth
6.3
Diameter
2.7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
There is some minor staining on the lid; the container has been opened and the contents are missing; the paper label has minor wrinkling on one section
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Dr. Chase's Recipes or Information for Everybody" (1862 edition), by A. W. Chase M.D.
Why the appeal? A study of almanacs advertising Dr. Chase's patent medicines, 1904–1959. Denise Maines.
Research Facts
Medication for liver and kidney -- a regulator of the liver, kidneys and bowels.
Patent medicines were advertised, and presumably consumed, with much vigour in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
In 1904, the original product line included Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, Liver Cure, Backache Plasters, Ointment, Catarrh Cure, Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine and Kidney-Liver Pills. Somewhere between 1924 and 1927, Dr. Chase's Liniment was added to this list, and Mouthwash was sold between 1927 and 1938. Paradol, a painkiller, was introduced in the 1950s and D.M.H Cough Syrups, Cold Tablets and Enerjets emerged in 1959. Though Backache Plasters were not advertised in the 1930s, they were included in the 1950s, so that the list of medicines sold by Dr. Chase's Medicine Company in 1959 contains all of the original product line with only minor modifications to a few of these products, as well as the new arrivals.
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Carsten's pelvimeter

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Dates
1915
1930
circa 1915-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997002427
Description
A metal pelvimeter consisting of two curved arms; connected at one end with a wing nut; as the arms spread apart a scale moves downwards; the distance between the tips of the arms is measured on the scale; each arm tip is spherical in shape.
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Accession Number
997002427
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Pelvimetry -- instrumentation
Description
A metal pelvimeter consisting of two curved arms; connected at one end with a wing nut; as the arms spread apart a scale moves downwards; the distance between the tips of the arms is measured on the scale; each arm tip is spherical in shape.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
Maker
J. F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1915
1930
circa 1915-1930
Date Remarks
Similar to item found in catalogue of the same date
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Etched into the metal bar that connects the scale to the left arm is "GERMANY"; etched into the metal bar that connects the scale to the right arm is "J. F. HARTZ Co."; as well the scale is etched on to a flat rectangular piece of metal "; an incremental scale is marked onto a metal piece as well as 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16" stamped into the metal of the left side of the piece and: "5 // 10 // 15 // 20 // 25 // 30 // 35 // 40" stamped into the right side.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010 -D7-4
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 29.1 cm x Width 15.3 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Some small dirty spots.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 5028 (item #E/-1231)
Research Facts
This is a modified Collyer's pelvimeter; used to measure the distance between the curved surfaces of the pelvic bone; pelvimeter measures in cm (0-40 in 1-cm increments) and inches (0-16 in ½-inch increments).
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: "Potions, Pills and Prescriptions"; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997002428
Description
Stethoscope; two ivory ear pieces connect to hollow metal tubes which connect to rubber tubing; these two rubber tubes meet at a Y shaped piece of metal and one piece of rubber tubing continues until the ivory bell.
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Accession Number
997002428
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- binaural
Description
Stethoscope; two ivory ear pieces connect to hollow metal tubes which connect to rubber tubing; these two rubber tubes meet at a Y shaped piece of metal and one piece of rubber tubing continues until the ivory bell.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
ivory: cream
Inscriptions
Etched into the metal around the bottom of the bell is "B-D IVER LOK PAT. 1742497"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-2
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Length
63.3 cm
Width
15.3 cm
Depth
3.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 63.3 cm x Width 15.3 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The rubber is degrading and cracking; it is very stiff; the metal shows signs of corrosion; the plastic of the ear pieces is dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 27
Research Facts
Sound travels from the bell placed on the patient through the rubber tubes to each ear.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: "Potions, Pills and Prescriptions"; May 1, 2000 - 25 Jan 2017
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003.
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Dates
1850
1890
circa 1850-1890
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002429 a-j
Description
Trepanning set in wooden case with velvet interior (a) includes: lenticular (b), Hey's skull saw (c), elevator (d), cranial forceps (e), brush (f), two trephines (g, h), wooden handle (i), screw pin (j); one unidentified piece is missing.
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Accession Number
997002429 a-j
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Trephining -- instrumentation
Description
Trepanning set in wooden case with velvet interior (a) includes: lenticular (b), Hey's skull saw (c), elevator (d), cranial forceps (e), brush (f), two trephines (g, h), wooden handle (i), screw pin (j); one unidentified piece is missing.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 22.2 cm x Width 12.2 cm x Depth 4.9 cm
b – lenticular – Size: Length 16.1 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c – Hey's skull saw – Size: Length 20.4 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
d – elevator – Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
e – cranial forceps – Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
f – brush – Size: Length 6.3 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
g – trephine – Size: Length 11.7 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
h – trephine – Size: Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
i – handle – Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
j – screw pin – Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Macleod
Dates
1850
1890
circa 1850-1890
Date Remarks
Pre-Lister style of tools
Material
metal: silver, grey, yellow
wood: brown
fabric: red
ivory: cream
horsehair: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on bottom of case (a): "Dr Kellock // Perth"; engraved on elevator (d) and forceps (e): "MACLEOD"; engraved at top of trephines (g & h): "3"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-5
Condition Remarks
Fabric severely faded to a golden yellow colour from original burgundy, except where artefacts blocked light; wood is worn and scratched; metal has some tarnishing and corrosion; ivory had developed a yellowish patina where exposed to the light; bristles are somewhat loose; box does not fully close; wood split on bottom of case and on handle of lenticular (b)
Copy Type
Originial
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.974
Exhibit History
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010; On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-2012-2.
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