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Dates
1800
1867
circa 1800-1867
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
002050405 a-c
Description
A brass vaporizer (a) with a handle; a lid (c) that screws on top; burner resevoir (b) is attached to flat metal insert; metal insert has a small round ring at front; several wicks pertrude from the top of the resevoir; a pin stuck to the bottom of the vaporizer container
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Accession Number
002050405 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
A brass vaporizer (a) with a handle; a lid (c) that screws on top; burner resevoir (b) is attached to flat metal insert; metal insert has a small round ring at front; several wicks pertrude from the top of the resevoir; a pin stuck to the bottom of the vaporizer container
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a- container - Size: Length 20.7 cm x Width 19.0 cm x Depth 13.0 cm
b – burner – Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 7.8 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
c – lid – Size: Length 4.4 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. P.A. Ryan of Toronto.
Dates
1800
1867
circa 1800-1867
Date Remarks
Based on information from Academy of Medicine accession records
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Engraved on the side: "W [Illeg.] KE MAN JR // NTED // JUNE 11TH 1867"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-3
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion throughout; small dent located on the brass top; dent located on the maker's mark; signs of previous repair.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The George P. Pilling & Son Co." Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1932; p.107; CD #2.
Research Facts
Object named based on similar model in reference book.
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respirator mask

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5923
Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
1969.297.1 a-b
Description
A cloth respirator mask and case.
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Accession Number
1969.297.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Protective Clothing
Respiratory Protective Devices
Ventilators, Mechanical
Description
A cloth respirator mask and case.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - respirator - Length 21.0 cm x Width 9.0 cm
b - case - Length 9.7 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Julius Jeffreys
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Material
fabric: black
metal: brownish-black
Inscriptions
On inside of mask, stamped twice: "THE RESPIRATOR // PATENT // JULIUS JEFFREYS // London Depôt // 148 Regent St E"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-13
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Jeffreys
Research Facts
Julius Jeffreys (1800–1877) was a British surgeon and writer, was the inventor of the respirator, and was a pioneer in the development of early air conditioning systems.
On his arrival in England in 1835, Julius was distressed to find his now-widowed sister, Harriett, suffering from tuberculosis, and he was shocked by the general prevalence of lung diseases in England. In a time before there were medications to treat these ailments, mortality data from the period shows that, except during epidemics, the most common cause of death was lung afflictions.
Julius invented a mask, which he called a "Respirator". The mask worked by capturing moisture and warmth in exhaled air in a grid of fine metal wires. Inhaled air then was warmed and moistened as it passed through the same metal grid, providing relief to sufferers of lung diseases. The invention was patented and received patent number 10287, in 1836. The Respirator became very popular, and was mentioned in the literature of the day, including in the writings of Elizabeth Gaskell, William Makepeace Thackeray and Charles Dickens.
Despite the popularity of the Respirator, opposition came from some in the medical profession since it was sold through pharmacies and did not require a prescription.
Patent for "improvements in curing or relieving disorders of the lungs" by means of an "apparatus [that] will [enable the wearer to] constantly breath warm air". Specification of Julius Jeffreys design upgrade, 1857.
https://wellcomecollection.org/works/jszve9q9
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Vapo-Cresolene vaporiser

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8011
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
1980.18.83
Description
Vaporizer with a glass chimney and base; base rests on a metal stand; an ornate post goes up from the stand to above the chimney, holding a metal cup above it.
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Accession Number
1980.18.83
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
Vaporizer with a glass chimney and base; base rests on a metal stand; an ornate post goes up from the stand to above the chimney, holding a metal cup above it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Vapo-Cresolene Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Embossed in the glass of the base: "CRESOLENE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Tarnished.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
1980.18.88
Description
A clear, cylindrical glass inhaler with a rubber stopper.
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Accession Number
1980.18.88
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Respiratory Therapy
Asthma
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
A clear, cylindrical glass inhaler with a rubber stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Whitall, Tatum & Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Embossed on the bottom of the inhaler: "W.T. and Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-13
Dimension Notes
Length 19.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
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