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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
1981.26.2
Description
A Pyrex glass sterilizer with perforated metal tray and rubber-lined chrome lid.
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Accession Number
1981.26.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Asepsis
Description
A Pyrex glass sterilizer with perforated metal tray and rubber-lined chrome lid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Howard Alexander Lowrie of Toronto.
Maker
B-P
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
glass: clear
metal: grey
rubber: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 27.6 cm x Width 11.5 cm x Depth 8.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Dr. Lowrie's 62-year Toronto practice.
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autoclave needle and syringe sterilizer

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
1981.26.3
Description
An Empire brand chrome-plated electric sterilizer with perforated tray.
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Accession Number
1981.26.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Asepsis
Needles
Description
An Empire brand chrome-plated electric sterilizer with perforated tray.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Howard Alexander Lowrie of Toronto.
Maker
Surgical Supplies Mfg.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on front: "Empire"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 23.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 10.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Dr. Lowrie's 62-year Toronto practice.
Exhibit History
Canadian Museum of Civilization exhibit: "Caring Profession"; ret. Sept. 2006
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Serpina tablets

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Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
1982.25.1
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders and wide neck ending in a wide, flat lip; bottle is mold-blown and has many air bubbles; stopped with a cork; two paper labels; contains Serpina tablets.
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Accession Number
1982.25.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- psychotic disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Insomnia -- drug therapy
Hypertension -- drug therapy
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders and wide neck ending in a wide, flat lip; bottle is mold-blown and has many air bubbles; stopped with a cork; two paper labels; contains Serpina tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. K. J. R. Wightman, from the effects of Dr. K. J. R. Wightman, possibly originally from the effects of Dr. Duncan Graham.
Maker
The Himalaya Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Bombay
Site Made (Country)
India
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: white; pink
ink: red; black
Inscriptions
Printed on upper small paper label: "500 TABLETS"; on large label: "SERPINA // TABLETS // FOR // INSANITY, INSOMNIA // HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE // EPILEPSY & HYSTERIA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
The British Medical Dictionary
Research Facts
"Reserpine one of the crystalline alkaloids of Rauwolfia serpentina it is indicated in neuropsychiatric disorders and hypertension. Cases of depression in rauwolfia therapy in hypertension have been reported, and it is advisable to suspend the drug where these symptoms appear."; "Rauwolfia the dried root of Rauwolfia serpentina it is a sedative and hypnotic widely used in India for insomnia and certain types of insanity."
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
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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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thermometer jar

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1983.22.5
Description
A cylindrical clear moulded glass jar with extended flat base; ground area for labelling; ridge to support lid; lid and thermometer missing.
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Accession Number
1983.22.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
A cylindrical clear moulded glass jar with extended flat base; ground area for labelling; ridge to support lid; lid and thermometer missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W. W. H. Rudd of Toronto.
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-6
Dimension Notes
Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover is missing.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the effects of the donor's father, Dr. M. S. K. Rudd, who had a hospital on St. Clair Avenue in Toronto.
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thermometer jar

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1983.22.6
Description
A cylindrical moulded clear glass jar with extended flat base; ground area for labelling; ridge to support lid; lid and thermometer missing.
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Accession Number
1983.22.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
A cylindrical moulded clear glass jar with extended flat base; ground area for labelling; ridge to support lid; lid and thermometer missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W. W. H. Rudd of Toronto.
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-6
Dimension Notes
Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover is missing.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the effects of the donor's father, Dr. M. S. K. Rudd, who had a hospital on St. Clair Avenue in Toronto.
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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 Comments
Internet
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
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Accession Number
1985.18.1
Description
Comb has fine teeth made of bamboo set into a dark wood with bone ends; signed on central wooden portion.
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Accession Number
1985.18.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
MM= Household Articles -- comb
Description
Comb has fine teeth made of bamboo set into a dark wood with bone ends; signed on central wooden portion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. D. Pepper.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
bamboo: reddish-brown
wood: dark brown
bone: off-white
Inscriptions
Signed with maker's or workshop mark.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 10.7 cm x Width 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No broken or missing teeth.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This was used to comb hair for lice.
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Haemo-Sol Surgical Instrument Cleaner

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Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
1985.6.1
Description
A paper packet containing a powder that in solution cleans instruments of blood and tissue.
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Accession Number
1985.6.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Blood Stains
Description
A paper packet containing a powder that in solution cleans instruments of blood and tissue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. Edna Beange, chairman, East York Health Unit, Toronto.
Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 20c."
Material
paper: white
ink: dark blue
Inscriptions
Printed on packet: "HAEMO-SOL // The Labor Saving NO-SCRUB // Surgical Instrument Cleaner"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 15.2 cm x Width 9.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is deteriorating along the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Distributor: Meinecke & Co. Inc., New York.
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1785
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Angada Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
995003007 a-c
Description
Autoclave with two trays and black electrical cord; (a) lidded rectangular metal machine with a handle at the right which opens the lid and a knob (of black plastic) and spigot to release excess steam; machine sits on four short metal legs; (b) large metal instrument tray, rectangular in shape with…
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Accession Number
995003007 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Angada Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
Autoclave with two trays and black electrical cord; (a) lidded rectangular metal machine with a handle at the right which opens the lid and a knob (of black plastic) and spigot to release excess steam; machine sits on four short metal legs; (b) large metal instrument tray, rectangular in shape with two handles at the sides and a series of holes in the bottom to make moving it through water more easy; (c) small metal instrument tray, rectangular in shape with a long curved handle at the back and a series of holes in the bottom to make moving it through the water more easy
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - autoclave - Size: Length 38.0 cm. x Width 14.0 cm. x Depth 16.0 cm.
b - autoclave tray - Size: Length 31.0 cm. x Width 12.0 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
c - autoclave tray - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Width 5.5 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
Maker
Castle
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on the bottom: "C413 R3789 Pat. July 25, '16 Pat. July 1 '19 110 Volt Amp Made in U.S.A. Caution for use only on wall or base receptacle"; Castle logo on front
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-4
Condition Remarks
Autoclave was very dirty and dusty; some corrosion is visible on the metal at the hinges and bottom; the trays both have some green corrosion visible; these objects should be monitored periodically to ensure that there is no active corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Sylvia Burkinshaw
Research Facts
Possibly used by Dr. Maybee, General Practioner in Gananoque, Ontario.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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