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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
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 5028 (item #E/-1231); CD #1.
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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pocket medicine case

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997002433 a-k
Description
A rectangular double folded leather set of pocket pharmaceutical case (a) with leather loops to hold ten glass vials with metal screw-top caps (b-k) in two separate groups of six; missing two vials; all vials are empty; without labels; each section has two leather side flaps to contain contents; on…
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Accession Number
997002433 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A rectangular double folded leather set of pocket pharmaceutical case (a) with leather loops to hold ten glass vials with metal screw-top caps (b-k) in two separate groups of six; missing two vials; all vials are empty; without labels; each section has two leather side flaps to contain contents; once folded metal snap closure.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - case - Size (folded): Length 10.7 cm x Width 9.1 cm x Depth 4.3 cm
b - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
c - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
d - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
e - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
f - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
g - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
h - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
i - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
j - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
The J. F. Hartz Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Donor
Material
leather: black, brown
glass: clear
metal: grey, brown
ink: yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on upper flap interior: " THE J. F. HARTZ Co., LIMITED // TORONTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-5
Condition Remarks
Leather worn on main exterior flap and edges; leather slightly hardened; minor green / blue corrosion on several metal caps; vial interiors contain powdery residue
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.968 a-k; CD #6
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend - Vandewater Galler in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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Dates
1813
1837
circa 1813-1837
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997002439
Description
Octagonal metal scarificator with round knob and lever on top; ten round blades come out of bottom when lever is pulled; release button on side
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Accession Number
997002439
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
Octagonal metal scarificator with round knob and lever on top; ten round blades come out of bottom when lever is pulled; release button on side
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
Cluley
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1813
1837
circa 1813-1837
Date Remarks
Based on company name
Material
metal: yellow, black
Inscriptions
Stamped on front: "CLULEY"; stamped on left side: "A"; stamped on right side: "A"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Dimension Notes
Size: Length 5.3 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Some tarnishing; release button stuck
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments", Elisabeth Bennion, 1979, p. 311; "Antique Medical Instruments", C. Keith Wilbur, 1987, p. 119; CD #8
Research Facts
Scarificators have been used since the early 18th century to bleed patients; this octagonal design was favoured by American and British manufacturers from about 1790 onward; the practice died out by the early 20th century
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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urethral dilator set

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Dates
1920
1960
circa 1920-1960
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
997002441 a-k
Description
Male urethral dilator set consisting of a black leather rectangular case with clasp closure lid (a); brown leather interior holds ten metal dilators, sized on the French scale: 32 (b), 30 (c), 28 (d), 26 (e), 24 (f), 22 (g), 20 (h), 18 (i), 12 (j), 10 (k); dilators have flat ends with rounded sides…
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Accession Number
997002441 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Urology -- instrumentation
Physical Examination
MM= Dilatation -- dilator -- urethral
Description
Male urethral dilator set consisting of a black leather rectangular case with clasp closure lid (a); brown leather interior holds ten metal dilators, sized on the French scale: 32 (b), 30 (c), 28 (d), 26 (e), 24 (f), 22 (g), 20 (h), 18 (i), 12 (j), 10 (k); dilators have flat ends with rounded sides which taper into a cylindrical shape with a rounded end; these ends curve upward
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 36.0 cm x Width 14.9 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - dilator - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
c - dilator - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
d - dilator - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 0.93 cm
e - dilator - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Diam. 0.86 cm
f - dilator - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
g - dilator - Size: Length 26.5 cm x Diam. 0.73 cm
h - dilator - Size: Length 26.5 cm x Diam. 0.66 cm
i - dilator - Size: Length 26.5 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
j - dilator - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Diam. 0.33 cm
k - dilator - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1960
circa 1920-1960
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
leather: black, brown
Inscriptions
(b) Stamped on end: "AM-S-T-A // 32 // STANDARD"; (c) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 30 // STANDARD"; (d) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 28 // STANDARD"; (e) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 26 // STANDARD"; (f) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 24 // STANDARD"; (g) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 22 // STANDARD"; (h) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 20 // STANDARD"; (i) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 18 // STANDARD"; (j) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 12 // STANDARD"; (k) stamped on end: "A-S-T-A // 10 // STANDARD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-14
Condition Remarks
Case is slightly scuffed, especially at corners; leather inside case is faded in parts; two dilators are missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Kingston General Hospital: A Social and Institutional History", Margaret Angus, 1973, p. 113, 165; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality 21st ed", Kny-Scheerer Co, ca. 1915, p. 4056 (similar to model #D/-2744); "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals", George P. Pilling & Son, 1932, p. 279 (similar to model #P19372); "Sklar Surgical Instruments, Suction & Pressure Apparatus", Sklar Instruments, 1967, p. 296; CD #8
Research Facts
Label inside case states the object was donated in 1985 by the wife of the late surgeon Dr. W. Stuart Houston; a senior intern at the Kingston General Hospital in 1926, he retired from an Attending position in General Surgery in 1960; he also taught courses at Queen's University
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Dates
1930
1931
circa 1930-1931
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
997002489 a-b
Description
A rectangular cardboard box with lid (a) with a mailing label and stamp affixed and base (b); green one cent stamp; addressed to Dr. H. C. Mabee from the Ciba Company ltd.
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Accession Number
997002489 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Postal Service
Product Packaging
Description
A rectangular cardboard box with lid (a) with a mailing label and stamp affixed and base (b); green one cent stamp; addressed to Dr. H. C. Mabee from the Ciba Company ltd.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box lid - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Ciba Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1931
circa 1930-1931
Date Remarks
Based on date of stamp on box lid (a)
Material
paper: brown, cream
ink: black, blue, red, green
metal: grey
tape: clear
Inscriptions
printed on lid (a): "For Dr. H. C. Mabee, // Odessa, // Ontario", "CIBA COMPANY // LIMITED // 1900 St. Antoine St. // Montreal"; handwritten on bottom (b): "Asthma // [Illeg.] // [Illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box G
Condition Remarks
Box lid (a) has been taped together and mailing label has several areas of loss; metal shows some signs of corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
Research Facts
Owned by Dr. Horace. C. Mabee, M.D., C. M. of Kingston. Labels (997.002.490 a-d) and instructions (997.002.491) were contained within this box which was found in medicine case (997001959 a).
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall removed January 27, 2010
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Colles splint, child

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Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997002506
Description
A moulded left forearm bar style Colles splint child sized of cast metal that resembles the shape of a forearm; the concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and shaped to the human arm and has 15 diamond-shaped cutouts arranged in three vertical lines of five cutouts each; towards the …
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Accession Number
997002506
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Forearm Injuries
Pediatrics
Description
A moulded left forearm bar style Colles splint child sized of cast metal that resembles the shape of a forearm; the concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and shaped to the human arm and has 15 diamond-shaped cutouts arranged in three vertical lines of five cutouts each; towards the hand the brace twists slightly and narrows before joining with a cast hammer-like handgrip
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
Zimmer Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Date Remarks
Based on Zimmer Catalogue from 1940, p. 17 (similar to model No. 13 F) (see attached photocopy)
Material
metal: gray
Inscriptions
Stamped into metal at bottom of splint on the back side: "ZIMMER MFG. CO. // WARSAW [logo with a capital Z inside a diamond shape] IND. U.S.A. // 13 F"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-16
Dimension Notes
Length 22.3 cm x Width 8.4 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Scratches present all over splint; hand grip exhibits signs of pitting and discolouration; discolouration and pitting of metal present on back side; there are adhesive marks at the base of the handle and on the back left hand edge of the splint
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Zimmer Manufacturing Company Website. January 7, 2009, March 23, 2011.
Research Facts
Justin O. Zimmer began Zimmer Manufacturing Company in Warsaw Indiana in 1927; the Zimmer line of 50 aluminum splints debuts at the American Medical Association meeting in May of 1927 in Washington, D.C. and the Zimmer splint becomes an immediate leader in its field; the colles splint is generally used for distal-end fractures of the ulna and radius; it can be fitted to the correct angle of flexion by slightly twisting and bending; handpiece is contoured to fit the hand
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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intravenous stand

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Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997010005
Description
intravenous stand consists of a long vertical metal pole joined to middle of a short horizontal rod at the top; vertical rod has a hole in the middle and horizontal rod has a whole on each end; the pole is supported by an enameled round base; bottom of base has cement showing through holes in woode…
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Accession Number
997010005
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Infusions, Intravenous
Description
intravenous stand consists of a long vertical metal pole joined to middle of a short horizontal rod at the top; vertical rod has a hole in the middle and horizontal rod has a whole on each end; the pole is supported by an enameled round base; bottom of base has cement showing through holes in wooden backing; rubber feet on bottom of base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital.
Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Date Remarks
Date based on appearance
Material
metal: yellow, cream
wood: brown
rubber: black
cement: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-9-1
Dimension Notes
Length 192.0 cm x Width 38.0 cm x Depth 26.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal rods slightly scratched; enamel on base scratched and is chipping off revealing metal underneath; wood in base slighlty cracked and moisture-stained; cement showing through holes in the wood; rubber legs on bottom of base stiff and broken.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
Research Facts
Object used to support devices for intravenous infusion.
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
997016025
Description
Trephine, which consists of a solid cylindrical metal shaft with a tip that has a larger diameter and is hollow, but is still cylindrical; the edges of the tip are serrated; there is a sharp pointed piece coming out in the centre of the tip; this piece can be adjusted with an oval knob on the shaft…
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Accession Number
997016025
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Trephining -- trephine
Description
Trephine, which consists of a solid cylindrical metal shaft with a tip that has a larger diameter and is hollow, but is still cylindrical; the edges of the tip are serrated; there is a sharp pointed piece coming out in the centre of the tip; this piece can be adjusted with an oval knob on the shaft which turns and slides; the other end of the trephine has the handle grip; this consists of solid cylindrical metal formed into a figure-8 shape with a round knob on the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver, grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-1
Temporary Location
With MHC Education Program “Dentures” stored in Rm 2017
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.5 cm. x Width: 9.7 cm. x Depth: 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Trephine arrived attached to a display board with wire and glue gun adhesive; serrated edges of the tip show minor corrosion; sliding adjustment knob also shows minor corrosion; shaft and handle grip show minor wear only; #2: no change
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. John Desmond; "A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing" by V. Mueller and Company, 1956, p. 283
(see attached photocopy); "Surgical Instruments Catalog" - Ninth Edition, by Storz Instrument Co.,
1966, p. 370 (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Exhibit History
On display at the Goethe Institut, Toronto, October 18, 2002-March 2003
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black velvet ribbon

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Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997032003 a-c
Description
Two pieces of black velvet ribbon (a-b) with rough cut ends stored with straight pins on a ball of white cotton crochet thread (c) with a cardboard centre.
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Accession Number
997032003 a-c
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Two pieces of black velvet ribbon (a-b) with rough cut ends stored with straight pins on a ball of white cotton crochet thread (c) with a cardboard centre.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - ribbon - Size: Length 39.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm
b - ribbon - Size: Length 41.1 cm x Width 1.5 cm
c - spool - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Diam 5.5 cm
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel; donated to the museum by her son Stephen Rockel.
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
fabric: black; white
cardboard: TAN
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-3
Temporary Location
On Display: “For Service to Humanity”, Nursing Gallery: Restored Room 1016, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov 2008.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Remarks in donor file; CD #3
Research Facts
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College, Class of 1939; nursing positions in Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), and Toronto, Ont. (1942); worked in private practice with her husband, Dr. Rockel; upon graduation, nurses' caps had a length of black velvet ribbon pinned to the top edge; removable for laundering.
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Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997032004
Description
Cream silk lady's full-length foundation slip with princess seaming; cut on the bias; thin adjustable straps and narrow, plain lace at neckline.
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Accession Number
997032004
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Cream silk lady's full-length foundation slip with princess seaming; cut on the bias; thin adjustable straps and narrow, plain lace at neckline.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel; donated to the museum by her son Stephen Rockel.
Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
fabric: cream
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-V2 Box 1
Temporary Location
On Display: “For Service to Humanity”, Nursing Gallery: Restored Room 1016, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov 2008.
Dimension Notes
Length 1.06 m x Width 63.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Severe fold creases; marks from long-term storage.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Steve Rockel; CD #3
Research Facts
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College, Class of 1939; nursing positions in Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), and Toronto, Ont. (1942); worked in private practice with her husband, Dr. Rockel.
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