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electroconvulsive therapy machine

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Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1982.8.1 a-g
Description
A machine (g) in a wooden box, for administering electric shock therapy; (a-d) are metal conductors to attach to patient's forehead; (e-f) are perforated rubber straps.
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Accession Number
1982.8.1 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- instruments
Mental Health -- treatment -- electroconvulsive therapy
Description
A machine (g) in a wooden box, for administering electric shock therapy; (a-d) are metal conductors to attach to patient's forehead; (e-f) are perforated rubber straps.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a-d - metal conductors
e-f - rubber straps
g - machine in box - Size: Length 38.75 cm x Width 21.9 cm x Depth 27.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Henry S. Sager of Toronto.
Maker
Offner Electronics Inc.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Material
wood
metal
plastic
rubber
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-2
Temporary Location
With MHC Education Program Mental Madness 10 Aug 2015, stored in Rm 2017.
Condition Remarks
Carrying handle in poor condition; lacquer worn off the lid; #2: rubber cords very stiff.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used in Dr. Sager's practice c. 1945-60, at which time this type of treatment was replaced by antidepressant, psychotropic medication.
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Castoreum (Beaver Castors)

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Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1984.6.15
Description
Clear cylindrical glass jar with black metal screw-on lid with cream paper label affixed to jar with black text describing contents; contents are two dry, dark brown pieces; sealed closure.
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Accession Number
1984.6.15
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Animals, Wild
MM= Biopharmaceutics -- animal products, derivatives
Description
Clear cylindrical glass jar with black metal screw-on lid with cream paper label affixed to jar with black text describing contents; contents are two dry, dark brown pieces; sealed closure.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - jar: Height 7.2 cm x Diam.4.3 cm
b - cap: Height 1.1 cm x Diam.4.3 cm
Maker
University of Toronto Pharmaceutical Laboratory
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Material
glass: clear
metal: black
paper: cream
ink: black
contents: brown
Inscriptions
On label: "UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO // PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORY // Castoreum // (Beaver Castors)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3 Box 1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
http://thegreenvegans.com/what-is-castoreum/
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-315/castoreum
Research Facts
Collected from beaver gland (near their genitals), used to treat anxiety, painful menstruation/starts menstruation, as a calming agent (contains salicylic acid, which is part of aspirin). Now used as scent in perfumes and flavouring agent in food (such as vanilla ice cream).
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Dates
1961
1980
circa 1961-1980
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
995005110 a-b
Description
Empty brown cylindrical glass bottle (a) with black metal screw cap (b); paper label covers circumference; embossed letters on base.
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Accession Number
995005110 a-b
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- psychiatry
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
Antidepressive Agents
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty brown cylindrical glass bottle (a) with black metal screw cap (b); paper label covers circumference; embossed letters on base.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1961
1980
circa 1961-1980
Date Remarks
Expiry date; Merck Sharp & Dohme formed in 1961
Material
glass: brown
metal: black
paper: white
ink: black, green, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label, left side, vertical: "18821 // ANTIDEPRESSANT // Usual Adult Dosage: // For maintenance, 25 mg. two to four times a day. // Complete prescribing information available on request. // Keep container tightly closed. // Protect from light. // For Oral Use Only."; left side, horizontal: "MSD // 100
Ca3288 // DIN 016330 // Pr // TABLETS // 124 // ELAVIL* // AMITRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE // TABLETS, MDS Std. // 25 mg each // * Trademark // MERCK SHARP & DOHME // CANADA LIMITED KIRKLAND, QUE."; / LOT 2939 W // EX. DATE 10-80"; embossed on bottom of bottle: "18 // 20"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1
Dimension Notes
a - Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
b - Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor residue on top rim
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site
Research Facts
Amitriptyline, sold under the brand name Elavil among others, is a medicine used to treat a number of mental illnesses.
Elavil (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant. Elavil affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression and is used to treat symptoms of depression.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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Roborgen Food Tonic

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Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
996001136 a-d
Description
Rectangular metal container (a) with paper label applied around body with removable metal lid (b) has a full paper packet (d) of cream powder inside; testimony letter created from manual typwriter on cream paper dated July 14, 1913 from Mr. Snell, Professor of Chemistry at Macdonald College in Queb…
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Accession Number
996001136 a-d
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Stress -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Rectangular metal container (a) with paper label applied around body with removable metal lid (b) has a full paper packet (d) of cream powder inside; testimony letter created from manual typwriter on cream paper dated July 14, 1913 from Mr. Snell, Professor of Chemistry at Macdonald College in Quebec indicates the ingredients, is folded into small square and tucked under lid; label is blue and white with decorative print and design; paper packet sealed with cream paper seal.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - container
b - lid
c - paper
d - packet of powder
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
National Drug & Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Material
metal: silver
paper: cream
ink: blue, black, red
Inscriptions
Roborgen // A Mental and Physical // Strength Giver // A food tonic of great value in all // cases of Nervous Exhaustion. // Contains 3 ounces // Price - 60 cents // MANUFACTURED BY // National Drug and Chemical Co. // of Canada, Limited // TORONTO - CANADA // No. 591 The Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act"; contents of letter: "July 14th 1913 // National Drug and Chemical Co. // Montreal // Gentlemen: - // I have examined your preparation known // as Roborgen and find that it contains about // 70% protein, 12% of moisture and yields // 15% of ash. It also contains about 1 3/4% of // phosphorus, part of which is combined with // the protein and the rest, for the most part, // in other organic forms closely allied to the // forms in which phosphorus is found in the // human body. When treated first with cold // water and tehn with hot the preparation goes // into solution forming a liquid of agreeable // taste and odor. My analysis leads me to the // opinion that this is a highly nutritious // food. // Yours truly, // (Signed) J. F. Snell // Professor of Chemistry"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row D
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016
Dimension Notes
a - Length 5.9 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Height 7.8 cm
b - Length 6.0 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Height 0.6 cm
c - Length 21.4 cm x Width 13.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Several spots of rust over metal surface; paper label discoloured in many places and missing a few small pieces around upper rear edge
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018.
On display May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Dr. Edward's Tonic

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Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
996001231
Description
Hollow, cylindrical wooden pill container which contains 60 unidentified tablets and an inside circular; the container retains its original paper seal and is unopened.
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Accession Number
996001231
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Hollow, cylindrical wooden pill container which contains 60 unidentified tablets and an inside circular; the container retains its original paper seal and is unopened.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
The Olive Tablet Company
Site Made (City)
Columbus
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Material
wood: beige
paper: yellow
Inscriptions
"Contains 60 tablets // Dr. Edward's // Tonic // formerly // Strength Tonic // prepared for // run-down half-sick // weak and // nervous people // contains no harmful // or habit-forming // drugs // Price $1.00 per package or // six packages for $5.00 // distributed by // The Olive Tablet Company // Columbus, Ohio "; directions listed
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Dimension Notes
Depth: 8.8 cm. x Diam. : 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
The container itself shows to damage and retains its original seal; the seal, a paper label, has suffered from water damage and wear and is wrinkled, but remains legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Nostrums and Quackery, Vol. II" by A.J. Cramp, p. 511
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
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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electroconvulsive therapy machine

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Dates
1950
1982
circa 1950-1982
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
997028001 a-e
Description
Mark 4 E.C.T. apparatus which consists of (a) the apparatus housed in a square wooden box with a lid that is hinged at the back, has two clasps on the left and right sides near the front and an attached leather handle on the front; the base houses the motor of the apparatus and is covered with a pa…
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Accession Number
997028001 a-e
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- instruments
Mental Health -- treatment -- electroconvulsive therapy
Description
Mark 4 E.C.T. apparatus which consists of (a) the apparatus housed in a square wooden box with a lid that is hinged at the back, has two clasps on the left and right sides near the front and an attached leather handle on the front; the base houses the motor of the apparatus and is covered with a panel that has an on/off switch, a mains light, a treatment light, an output plug, a treat button and waveform and ectonus dials; there is an electric cord and plug that comes out of the back of the machine; the bottom of the machine has four round rubber feet on each corner; a headpiece (b) that consists of a rectangular plastic handle with a wood-covered cylindrical bar coming down from each end of the handle and with circular wooden-backed cotton-padded electrodes at the end of the bars; there is an electric cord leading out from the left side of the handle and a circular push-in button on the right side; the electrical cord plugs into the output plug of (a); the adpiece fits into the top of the apparatus box; there is another headpiece (c) that has a cylindrical handle with a semicircular piece on the bottom, that has a wooden-backed cotton-padded electrode at each end; the top of the headpiece handle has a push-in button; there is an electric cord leading out from the side, near the top; the electrical cord plugs into the output plug of the apparatus; there are also printed instructions (d) that come with the machine; the instructions are on two pieces of paper that have been covered with plastic, folded in half and stapled along the folded edge to form a small booklet; some accessories that came with the machine include: (e) a cardboard box that contains 69 individual packages (not accessioned) of electrolyte solution, which was used to soak the padded electrodes on the headpieces; there is also a plastic bag that contains 29 replacement pads (not accessioned) and a plastic package that contains 6 metal headpiece electrode backs, 4 wooden padding backs and 5 small, 6-sided screw nuts (not accessioned).
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - electroconvulsive apparatus (closed) - Length 23.2 cm. x Width 22.8 cm. x Depth 16.5 cm.
b - headpiece (including cord length) - Length 206.5 cm. x Width 3.8 cm. x Depth 18.2 cm.
c - headpiece (including cord length) - Length 181.7 cm. x Width 3.8 cm. x Depth 17.3 cm.
d - printed instructions (folded) - Length 14.2 cm. x Width 20.2 cm.
e - box of electrolyte - Length 16.8 cm. x Width 16.6 cm. x Depth 8.4 cm.
Provenance
Used on Connell 4 at the Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Ectron Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Knap Close
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
1982
circa 1950-1982
Date Remarks
Inspected by Clinical Engineering in Dec. of 1982
Material
metal: silver
plastic: white; green; black; grey
paper: white; green
wood: brown
leather: black
fabric: white
electrolyte: pink
cardboard: light grey
rubber: black
Inscriptions
(a) The panel reads, "DUOPULSE // MK. 4. E.C.T. APPARATUS // MADE IN ENGLAND // ECTRON LTD. // KNAP CLOSE // LETCHWORTH HERTS // WARNING // THIS APPARATUS SHOULD ONLY BE USED BY // TRAINED PERSONNEL AS THE OUTPUT CAN // BE DANGEROUS IF IMPROPERLY USED // A.C. INPUT POWER 90 WATTS. MAX. // OFF // ON // MAINS // TREATMENT // OUTPUT // TREAT // WAVEFORM // ECTONUS"; a small plastic label at the bottom of the panel reads, "PSYCH 396"; manufacturing label on the inside of the lid reads, "ECTRON LTD // KNAP CLOSE, LETCHWORTH, HERTS, ENGLAND // SERIAL NO. 134 // VOLTS 110 AMPS 1.0 HZ 60 // RISK CLASS 2, (REF. CSA STANDARD C22.2, No. 125)"; safety instructions and standards are also listed; a paper label in the middle of the panel reads, "In Canada: // HYBRID ELECTRONICS // 50 WINGOLD AVE, // TORONTO ONTARIO // M-3 1p7 // Telephone ---"; a paper label on the bottom of the apparatus reads, "CLINICAL ENGINEERING DEPT. // ACCEPTED // DATE: 20 DEC. 82 // INSPECTED BY: P.W."; (b) raised lettering on the headpiece handle reads, "ECTRON // MADE IN ENGLAND" on both sides; (d) the instructions are listed under the heading, "Operating Instructions for // Ectron Ectonus Ectonustim & Duopulse // Mark 4 E.C.T. Apparatus"; (e) a paper label on the cardboard box reads, "ELECTROLYTE // 100 Packets for E.C.T. // Electrolyte Solution // Ectron Ltd. // Knap Close // Letchworth Herts. SG6 1AQ // England"; directions on the individual packets read, "Dissolve contents in 1/2 pint (285 ml.) water. // Saturate Headband pads in this solution"
Permanent Location
(a-c,e) Storage Room 0007
0007-M1-4
(d) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 18
Condition Remarks
(a) Shows some wear, but is complete; small paper label on the panel is water-damaged and missing w wear, especially the cotton pads; both cords are flexible; (d) instructions are complete and fully legible; (e) the cardboard box is heavily worn and water-damaged; packages of electrolyte solution were leaking powder; #2: rubber cord may require special treatment in the future; pink powder should possibly be removed; instructions to be removed and placed in archives.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Also known as a shock therapy unit.
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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Treatment, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
000018005
Description
A free-standing electrical infrared heat lamp with metal guard over 750 watts chromalox element and adjustable horizontal rod ending in original cloth-braided electrical cord with on/off switch and refitted with a modern electrical cord and plug; lamp is supported by cast iron stand on four casters.
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Accession Number
000018005
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Treatment, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Phototherapy
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- instruments
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
A free-standing electrical infrared heat lamp with metal guard over 750 watts chromalox element and adjustable horizontal rod ending in original cloth-braided electrical cord with on/off switch and refitted with a modern electrical cord and plug; lamp is supported by cast iron stand on four casters.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
The Birtcher Corporation
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Item in catalogue published in 1945-1955.
Material
metal: tan, silver
plastic: black, yellow, cream
rubber: black
fabric: tan
Inscriptions
Embossed on a painted metal plate: "THE BIRTCHER // CORPORATION // LOS ANGELES, CALIF. // MODEL 675 // WATTS 750 // VOLTS 115"; Handwritten in marker on hood: "105451 // E.L.R."
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 116.0 cm x Width 68.5 cm x Depth 42.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Chipped paint on base of stand and horizontal rod; scratches on hood near horizontal rod; minor dents on hood; cloth-braided cord is discoloured; little rust at base of shaft; element inside hood is partially rusty; rubber wheels move freely; plastic covered electrical cord in like new condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Equipment, Supplies Catalogue", Ingram & Bell Limited Instruments, 1945-1955, p. 45 (Model # 3-845); CD #5
Research Facts
Used for heat therapy
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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Accession Number
000018009
Description
Clear glass medicine cup has an open, circular mouth and tapers towards the bottom with a thick base; sequential dosage indicators embossed around the cup.
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Accession Number
000018009
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- psychiatry
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drug administration
Description
Clear glass medicine cup has an open, circular mouth and tapers towards the bottom with a thick base; sequential dosage indicators embossed around the cup.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Rigo
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Date based on donor's remarks
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on the inside: "1 oz // 3/4 // 1/2 // 1/4" // "30 CC // 25 // 20 // 15 // 10 // 5"; embossed on the inside, back: "TABLE // 2 // 1 // DESSERT" // "TEA // 8 // 6 // 4 // 2 // 1"; embossed on bottom: "Rigo"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-7
Dimension Notes
Length 6.4 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
There is a small crack on the interior at the '2' mark in between the 'table' and the 'tea' marks; scratches are present at the base of the cup
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Medical Tour Info" Brockville Psychiatric Hospital website; CD #5
Research Facts
Formerly known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane, the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario's first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (none of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was oficially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.
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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Accession Number
000018010
Description
Clear glass medicine cup has an open, circular mouth and tapers towards the bottom with a thick base; sequential dosage indicators embossed around the cup.
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Accession Number
000018010
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- psychiatry
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drug administration
Description
Clear glass medicine cup has an open, circular mouth and tapers towards the bottom with a thick base; sequential dosage indicators embossed around the cup.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Rigo
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Date based on donor's remarks
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on the inside: "1 oz // 3/4 // 1/2 // 1/4"// 30 CC // 25 // 20 // 15 // 10 // 5"; embossed on the inside, back: "TABLE // 2 // 1 // DESSERT" // "TEA // 8 // 6 // 4 // 2 // 1"; embossed on the bottom: "Rigo"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-7
Dimension Notes
Length 6.4 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Cup is like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Medical Tour Info" Brockville Psychiatric Hospital website; CD #5
Research Facts
Formerly known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane, the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario's first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (none of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy and vacational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was oficially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Accession Number
000018011
Description
Clear glass medicine cup has an open, circular mouth and tapers towards the bottom with a thick base; sequential dosage indicators embossed around the cup; diamond shape embossed on bottom.
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Accession Number
000018011
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- psychiatry
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drug administration
Description
Clear glass medicine cup has an open, circular mouth and tapers towards the bottom with a thick base; sequential dosage indicators embossed around the cup; diamond shape embossed on bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Date based on donor's remarks
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on the inside: "1 oz // 3/4 // 1/2 // 1/4"// "30 CC // 25 // 20 // 15 // 10 // 5"; embossed on the inside, back: "TABLE // 2 // 1 // DESSERT" // "TEA // 8 // 6 // 4 // 2 // 1"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-7
Dimension Notes
Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Cup is like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Medical Tour Info" Brockville Psychiatric Hospital website; CD #5
Research Facts
Formerly known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane, the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario's first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (none of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was oficially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
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