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diphtheria culture outfit

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1985.11.1 a-b
Description
A yellow cardboard box containing a glass test tube plugged with cotton and labelled "Diphtheria"; test tube has a residue of the serum that was used for the swabs; tube containing swabs is missing; included is an instruction sheet for taking cultures of the nose and throat;
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Accession Number
1985.11.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Serodiagnosis
Diphtheria
Public Health
Description
A yellow cardboard box containing a glass test tube plugged with cotton and labelled "Diphtheria"; test tube has a residue of the serum that was used for the swabs; tube containing swabs is missing; included is an instruction sheet for taking cultures of the nose and throat;
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
box - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
test tube - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Miss K. Armitage.
Maker
Laboratories, Dept. of Public Health
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
cardboard: yellow
glass: clear
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Label on test tube has "Diphtheria"; on instruction sheet: "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH // CITY HALL, TORONTO // DIPHTHERIA DIAGNOSIS // Directions for Making Cultures"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-5 Row E
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
H. Chalmers Cruikshank was Director of Laboratories, Dept. of Public Health, Toronto, at the time this kit was issued.
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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1985.20.1
Description
A roughly spherical ceramic container with a small round opening with a lip and an integral handle on the top; grey speckled glaze, with underside and the lower left centimetre left unglazed.
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Accession Number
1985.20.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- urinal
Description
A roughly spherical ceramic container with a small round opening with a lip and an integral handle on the top; grey speckled glaze, with underside and the lower left centimetre left unglazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. John. Thompson.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
ceramic: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-5
Dimension Notes
Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 17.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Mr. John Thompson; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Mr. Thompson found the urinal in an abandoned farmhouse on the coast north of Kyoto, Japan, in the summer of 1972.
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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1985.23.2
Description
A cream-coloured card with cut-out circles around three edges and various scales printed on it.
Accession Number
1985.23.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Description
A cream-coloured card with cut-out circles around three edges and various scales printed on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: unknown.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
cardboard: cream
Inscriptions
Various scales printed around the edges; in the centre is printed: "AMERICAN SURGICAL TRADE ASSOCIATION // STANDARD METRIC CATHETER SCALE. // 1 Meter (M) = 10 decim's = 100 cemtim's (c.m.) = 1000 millim's (m.m.) // 1 M = 1.09 yds. = 3.28 feet = 39.37 in.; 1 c.m. = .3937 in.; 1 m.m. = .03937 in. // . . . [and so on, giving equivalents of many different metric measures]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-2
Dimension Notes
Length 13.0 cm x Width 8.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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equipment stand

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
994008002 a-b
Description
Black cast-iron adjustable mobile equipment stand has black wooden table top with one drawer.
Accession Number
994008002 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Description
Black cast-iron adjustable mobile equipment stand has black wooden table top with one drawer.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - stand - Size: Length 63.5 cm. x Width 42.3 cm. x Depth 81.3 cm.
b - drawer - Size: Length 38.0 cm. x Width 8.0 cm. x Depth 17.5 cm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. Chiong with Sitoptic balance.
Maker
Imperial Optical Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
metal: black
wood: black
Inscriptions
"IMPERIAL OPTICAL CO. // TORONTO, CANADA // SERIAL NO. 485"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
Floor
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
wooden top = fair; waterstains have ruined paint in one corner; table top s/b refinished
Exhibit History
On display "Electricity and the Invisible Ray", (North Gallery Room 1013) Museum of Health Care, Oct. 2006 - 20 Feb 2016.
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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
Accession Number
994009011 a-i
Description
Long narrow hinged wooden box with custom fittings holds an esophagoscope, suction syringe, two light guides, package of two light bulbs, and rubber ball with pair of long leads
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Accession Number
994009011 a-i
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
MeSH Heading
Esophagoscopy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- esophagoscope
Description
Long narrow hinged wooden box with custom fittings holds an esophagoscope, suction syringe,
two light guides, package of two light bulbs, and rubber ball with pair of long leads
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 86.7 cm. x Width 12.3 cm. x Depth 9.3 cm.
b - box compartment lid - Size: Length 11.5 cm. x Width 6.0 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
c - instrument - Size: Length 81.5 cm. x Width 6.3 cm. x Depth 5.5 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
d - inflatable attachment - Size: Length 225.5 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Diameter0.5 cm.
e - syringe barrel - Size: Length 8.2 cm. x Width 7.0 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm. x Diameter1.5 cm.
ee - syringe plunger - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 2.5 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
f-g - spare light guides x 2 - Size: Length 6.5 cm. x Diameter1.2 cm.
h - spare lights, pkg. - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 1.5 cm.
Provenance
Used on KGH patients
Maker
Genito-Urinary Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Dr. Lynn, who graduated from Queen's Medical School in 1945, stated: "...never seen one like
this"; very old
Inscriptions
On plate: "GENITO-URINARY // - MFG. CO. LTD. - // 28A-33-34 DEVONSHIRE STREET, // LONDON, W.I.
ENGLAND // GENITO // LONDON // URINARY"; on rubber bulb: "ENGLISH MAKE // STERILIZABLE //
'G-U' // BRAND"; on instrument: "PATENT // NO. 548462 // 8064 // 'M.B.'"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-K2-6
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber badly cracked; #3: severe rubber damage
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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Crookes' cathode ray tube

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010033 a-b
Description
Glass tube; rounded ends; two smaller tubes branch off from top near either end; with metal caps to top of these tubes; inner workings of tube visible; consist of a network of smaller tubes; and a metal propellor/mill/fan-like component; glass tube cradled in a wooden stand
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Accession Number
994010033 a-b
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Beta Rays
Chemistry, Inorganic
Description
Glass tube; rounded ends; two smaller tubes branch off from top near either end; with metal caps to top of these tubes; inner workings of tube visible; consist of a network of smaller tubes; and a metal propellor/mill/fan-like component; glass tube cradled in a wooden stand
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - stand - Size: Length 25.0 cm. x Width 10.0 cm. x Diameter5.5 cm.
b - cathode ray tube - Size: Length 15.0 cm. x Width 7.2 cm. x Depth 8.3 cm.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-8
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. R. C. Wheeler; Dr. Wally Breck
Research Facts
Used to demonstrate electron flow; put in gas; then the stream of electrons (of gas) would drive the paddle wheel; electron discovered 1897.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006
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Drechsel's low form gas washing bottle

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Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010037
Description
Glass bottle; bulbous form protruding from neck; with two tubes stemming from, one tube runs down to bottom of bottle; other tube just extends from bulbous form
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Accession Number
994010037
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Chemistry
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container
Description
Glass bottle; bulbous form protruding from neck; with two tubes stemming from, one tube
runs down to bottom of bottle; other tube just extends from bulbous form
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used for separating or drying gases
Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "early-mid 1900's"
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-6 Box A
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.7 cm. x Width: 12.5 cm. x Depth: 4.5 cm. x Diam. : 7.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
overall condition good
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler;
item cited in "Scientific Instruments, Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment," Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 67, item 10615; CD #6
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Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010041
Description
Glass flask / bottle; bulbous bottom; long narrow neck; ground glass fitting to top, with two tubes running into top; one runs down to bottom of flask, the other just extends from fitting; maker's stamp to neck in green; frosted circle 2.0 cm in diameter to bulbous portion.
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Accession Number
994010041
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Chemistry
Description
Glass flask / bottle; bulbous bottom; long narrow neck; ground glass fitting to top, with two tubes running into top; one runs down to bottom of flask, the other just extends from fitting; maker's stamp to neck in green; frosted circle 2.0 cm in diameter to bulbous portion.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Pyrex
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate; original record had "early-mid 1900s"
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Stamps to neck: "$ 2000 ML 29 TM REG [each line semi-circular, convex "40 PYREX" above the word "PYREX" and concave "US PAT OFF" below it] MADE IN USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-7
Dimension Notes
Length: 37.5 cm. x Diam. : 15.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; exposed end of glass tube that extends directly from fitting
is chipped off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler;
item cited in "Scientific Instruments, Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment," Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 71, item 10720; CD #6
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Thornwald antrum trephine

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Dates
1923
1968
c.1923-1968
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
994011010 a-b
Description
Component (a), an inner rod and rasp, begins as a rotating handle that is smooth and round and flares slightly at its bottom, tapers, then flares in the middle, tapers again and flares slightly at the top, where it joins a flat, curved arm; the bottom of the handle is a flat, round disk with grippi…
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Accession Number
994011010 a-b
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Trephining -- trephine
Description
Component (a), an inner rod and rasp, begins as a rotating handle that is smooth and round and flares slightly at its bottom, tapers, then flares in the middle, tapers again and flares slightly at the top, where it joins a flat, curved arm; the bottom of the handle is a flat, round disk with gripping lines stamped on its rim; the arm extending from the handle curves in a shallow "S" pattern and is joined to a short, round cylinder by a flat, round disk with gripping lines stamped along the rim; this small disk has two thin notches on either side; between these notches, the end of a round connecting pin can be seen; the short, round cylinder leads to a thinner short, round cylinder, topped by a short length of raised metal threading; a thin, round, solid length of rod extends from these threads; this long rod becomes segmented near its end; there are six segments in total, the first four of which are about half a centimetre long; the second-last segment is 0.3 cm long and it connects the rest of the segment and the rod to a short, cylidrical segment capped by a ring of eight triangular teeth, and a central triangular tooth; component (a), the inner rod and rasp, is designed to run through the middle of component (b), an outer cylinder and tube, with the handle and handle arm of component (a) protruding from the bottom of component (b), and the toothed tip of component (a) protruding slightly from the tube end of component (b); (b) begins as a rough, hollow cylinder that is textured by a rough diamond pattern; the cylinder ends at a thin, flat diamond-shaped piece that is attached to the bottom of the cylinder; a thin, round metal tube extends from the flat surface of this piece; it travels in a straight path, then curves slightly towards its end; a round opening is visible at the end of the tube.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - inner rod and rasp - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
b - outer cylinder and tube - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1906 and 1972, and was a graduate of Queen's University. He had a special interest in dairy and cheese, having once been a cheese and butter maker. Served in WWI overseas in the rank of Captain. He was born in 1882 and died in 1972 at the age of 89. Item given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Maker
Stevens
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1923
1968
c.1923-1968
Date Remarks
Commercial application of chrome plating began in 1923. The Stevens Company logo changed at the latest by 1968.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On the flat face of the handle arm are the words "CHROME", "GERMANY", and "Stevens", all stamped separately into the metal; on the cylinder and tube component (b), the number "6" is stamped into the metal twice, on either side of the opening at the bottom of the rough cylinder; the number "66" is also stamped on the short cylinder of component (a).
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-7
Length
23.2
Width
4.5
Height
2.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 23.2cm x Width 4.5cm x Height 2.1cm
Condition Remarks
Very minor signs of wear on the flat, diamond-shaped piece at the end of the rough cylinder facing the thin curved rod; small scratches and a filmy deposit can be seen here; tiny scratches and five small dents can be seen about halfway down the curved rod; greyish matter has become trapped between the triangular teeth.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Storz Surgical Instruments," by the Storz Instrument Co., 1966, p. 159 (item #N-2715) (see attached photocopy)
A Textbook of Practical Obstetrics, Grandin and Jarman, 1897, pg. 148.
Research Facts
Dr. Williams identified this item as an "aural rasp." The catalogue states that it is a "hand drill for perforating the antrum wall" of the sinus.
It could also be a Braun Trephine, used for foetal crainotomy.
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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Dates
1914
1924
1914-1924
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995002169
Description
White cotton fabric nurse’s apron; gathered dirndl-style with two hand made button holes in waistband; waistband and hem marked with black ink “LORD”; “M & M” printed in black on front; open back; length from centre back to bottom of hem 86.2 cm; total hem length 179.0 cm; hem width 16.7 cm; waist…
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Accession Number
995002169
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
White cotton fabric nurse’s apron; gathered dirndl-style with two hand made button holes in waistband; waistband and hem marked with black ink “LORD”; “M & M” printed in black on front; open back; length from centre back to bottom of hem 86.2 cm; total hem length 179.0 cm; hem width 16.7 cm; waistband width 5.6 cm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Apron belonged to Lillian Lord
Dates
1914
1924
1914-1924
Date Remarks
Based on 1919 graduation date of Lillian Lord from KGH School of Nursing
Material
fabric: white, black
Inscriptions
Written in black ink on waistband: "LORD" ; black " M & M" print on front of apron
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet I
Dimension Notes
Length 89.2 cm x Width 87.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Yellowed square-shaped patch on front of apron; circular brown stains on hem and near waistband
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; CD #7
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