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Dates
1967
1971
circa 1967-1971
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
008040001
Description
White fabric one-piece double breasted princess style nurse's uniform consists of short sleeves with french cuffs; right sleeve has a red fabric cross stitched on; open to the waist; cross over front closure with metal snaps at top and bottom and requires five button closure and five decorative but…
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Accession Number
008040001
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
White fabric one-piece double breasted princess style nurse's uniform consists of short sleeves with french cuffs; right sleeve has a red fabric cross stitched on; open to the waist; cross over front closure with metal snaps at top and bottom and requires five button closure and five decorative buttons on opposite side; two slant inset pockets at hips; two piece back belt requires button closure; back sleeve gusset; buttons required are shank and cotter pin style; requried to complete the uniform are a pair of red fabric inserts into the sleeve cuffs, a pair of white button style cufflinks and twelve white shank button with cotter pin closure.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by donor, Christine Brown.
Maker
Lac-Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1967
1971
circa 1967-1971
Date Remarks
Donor's graduation date.
Material
fabric: white, red
metal: silver
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on fabric label: "Lac-Mac // Size 12"; woven into fabric label: "FORTREL and cotton"; Handwritten inside: "53"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-CLOSET
Temporary Location
Exhibit: "For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital" Nov 13, 2008.
Length
90.5 cm
Width
85.0 cm
Depth
0.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 90.5 cm x Width 85.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Websites
Reference Comments
Christine Brown
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Donor wore this student nurse's uniform during nurse's training at Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1971. Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
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Dates
1968
1971
circa 1968-1971
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
008040002
Description
White polyester and cotton one-piece double breasted princess style short nurse's uniform consists of short sleeves with french cuffs; ladies size 12; right sleeve has a red fabric cross stitched on; open to the waist; cross over front closure with metal snaps at top shoulder and waist; buttons sho…
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Accession Number
008040002
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
White polyester and cotton one-piece double breasted princess style short nurse's uniform consists of short sleeves with french cuffs; ladies size 12; right sleeve has a red fabric cross stitched on; open to the waist; cross over front closure with metal snaps at top shoulder and waist; buttons should be 2.0 cm white domed plastic shank and cotter pin style; with five button closure and five decorative buttons on opposite side; all buttons are missing; two slant inset pockets at hips; two piece inset half back belt with button closure; back sleeve gusset; measurement from center back neck to hem 86.1 cm; skirt circumference 59.1 cm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by donor, Christine (Rafuse) Brown
Maker
Lac-Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1971
circa 1968-1971
Date Remarks
Date based on donor's graduation date
Material
fabric: white, red
metal: silver
ink: black
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Woven into on fabric label: "LAC-MAC // SIZE 12 // FORTREL AND COTTON"; handwritten inside: "53 // C. RAFUSE".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet A
Length
86.1 cm
Width
59.7 cm
Depth
0.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 86.1 cm x Width 59.7 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
Christine Brown
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Donor wore this uniform during her four years of student nurse's training at Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1971. Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
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nurse's uniform cap

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12352
Dates
1967
1971
circa 1967-1971
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
008040005 a-c
Description
Starched white fabric nurse's cap with six pleats held together with metal straight pins and double turned up front (a); black velvet ribbon pinned at both ends to sit along top edge (b); inside double front fold is a metal straight pin to hold a metal bobby pin style hair pin (c).
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Accession Number
008040005 a-c
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Starched white fabric nurse's cap with six pleats held together with metal straight pins and double turned up front (a); black velvet ribbon pinned at both ends to sit along top edge (b); inside double front fold is a metal straight pin to hold a metal bobby pin style hair pin (c).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a- cap - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Width 10.1 cm x Depth 8.4 cm
b - ribbon - Size: Length 41.0 cm x Width 0.80 cm x Depth 0.02 cm
c - hair pin - SIze: Length 5.0 cm x Width 0.01 cm x Depth 0.03 cm
Provenance
Owned by donor, Christine Brown.
Dates
1967
1971
circa 1967-1971
Date Remarks
Donor's graduation date.
Material
fabric: cream, black
metal: silver, brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet C
Temporary Location
Exhibit: "For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital" Nov 13, 2008.
Condition Remarks
Pins are rusty leaving marks; fabric is yellowed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Websites
Reference Comments
Christine Brown
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Donor received this cap during nurse's training at Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1971.
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
Nurses' caps in Canada changed and evolved over the years, with caps resembling a nun's coif used by military Nursing Sisters and as a reminder of Roman Catholic nursing tradition. Older nurses' caps were styled similarly to caps that female domestic servants wore, and were made to cover the head and keep hair neat. These evolved into highly starched symbolic nurses' caps which perched on the top or near the back of the head. Nurses' caps were white, and usually cut from a flat pattern that could be folded and unfolded for starching and cleaning. The nurse's cap began to disappear in the 1970s as nursing education moved from hospitals to colleges and nurses wanted to be identified more closely with doctors and other medical professionals who wore no uniform.
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nurse's uniform cap

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12353
Dates
1967
1971
circa 1967-1971
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
008040006
Description
Starched white fabric nurse's cap with four pleats held together with metal straight pins and turned up front.
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Accession Number
008040006
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Starched white fabric nurse's cap with four pleats held together with metal straight pins and turned up front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by donor.
Dates
1967
1971
circa 1967-1971
Date Remarks
Donor's graduation date.
Material
fabric: cream
metal: silver
ink: black
Inscriptions
Handwritten inside: "E. F"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-1
Length
13.0 cm
Width
10.0 cm
Depth
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 13.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 7.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Pins are rusty leaving marks; fabric is yellowed; one brown spot on front.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Donor received this cap during nurse's training at Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1971.
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
Nurses' caps in Canada changed and evolved over the years, with caps resembling a nun's coif used by military Nursing Sisters and as a reminder of Roman Catholic nursing tradition. Older nurses' caps were styled similarly to caps that female domestic servants wore, and were made to cover the head and keep hair neat. These evolved into highly starched symbolic nurses' caps which perched on the top or near the back of the head. Nurses' caps were white, and usually cut from a flat pattern that could be folded and unfolded for starching and cleaning. The nurse's cap began to disappear in the 1970s as nursing education moved from hospitals to colleges and nurses wanted to be identified more closely with doctors and other medical professionals who wore no uniform.
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nurse's uniform cuff insert

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12361
Dates
1967
1971
circa 1967-1971
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
008040007
Description
A pair of red fabric inserts for Kingston General Hospital student nurse's uniform sleeve cuffs with pointed ends have buttonholes at each end for button style cufflink closure; includes a folded twill tape to attach to sleeve at midpoint.
Accession Number
008040007
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
A pair of red fabric inserts for Kingston General Hospital student nurse's uniform sleeve cuffs with pointed ends have buttonholes at each end for button style cufflink closure; includes a folded twill tape to attach to sleeve at midpoint.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by donor.
Maker
Lac-Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1967
1971
circa 1967-1971
Date Remarks
Donor's graduation date.
Material
fabric: white, red
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on fabric: "12"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-CLOSET
Temporary Location
Exhibit: "For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital" Nov 13, 2008.
Length
36.0 cm
Width
6.5 cm
Depth
0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 36.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Websites
Article
Reference Comments
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Andrea Melvin, “Badges of Honour or Devices of Control?: Nursing Uniforms at Kingston General Hospital Training School for Nurses,” Dr. Margaret Angus Research Fellowship, 2008. Museum of Health Care at Kingston.
Research Facts
Donor wore this student nurse's uniform during nurse's training at Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1971.
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education. Nurse’s uniforms had many elements, and some had detachable collars, bibs, and cuffs. Nurses would often remove their cuffs when they got in the way of tasks, but would put them immediately back on when superiors or the public were around.
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Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1971 [graduation pin]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12354
Dates
1971
circa 1971
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
Accession Number
008040015
Description
Gold over sterling graduation class pin for a nurse's uniform cap consists of two pieces joined by a fine gold chain, the main piece is a modified design to imitate the Kingston General Hospital maltese cross design and the smaller piece has the graduation year; pin clasp closure on both parts.
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Accession Number
008040015
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Anniversaries and Special Events
Commemorative and Association Items
Clothing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Gold over sterling graduation class pin for a nurse's uniform cap consists of two pieces joined by a fine gold chain, the main piece is a modified design to imitate the Kingston General Hospital maltese cross design and the smaller piece has the graduation year; pin clasp closure on both parts.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by donor.
Maker
Kinnear D'Esterre
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1971
circa 1971
Date Remarks
Date on object
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Embossed on front: "K G H // 71"; Imprinted on back: "K d'E // STERLING".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet C
Temporary Location
Exhibit: "For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital" Nov 13, 2008.
Length
6.5 cm
Width
1.0 cm
Depth
0.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 6.5 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Research Facts
Donor received this cap during nurse's training at Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1971. Local jeweler and diamond merchant, Kinnear d'Esterre created custom jewellery.
The first official graduating class of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing was in 1888; the school was created in order to educate nurses as the demand for them increased, as well as providing a labour force to the hospital. When the first nurses graduated, they were given a certificate of completion, twenty five dollars, and a nursing medal. Over the years, nurses were sometimes given pins and/or rings or other memorabilia to commemorate their graduation from the school.
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The Family Physician A Manual of Domestic Medicine Vol. V [book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14889
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Collier Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Home Health
Accession Number
016014001
Description
Dark burgundy fabric hard covered book with lots of illustrations and photographs; gilding applied to edges of pages; decorative spine; 379 pages.
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Accession Number
016014001
Collection
Collier Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Home Health
Description
Dark burgundy fabric hard covered book with lots of illustrations and photographs; gilding applied to edges of pages; decorative spine; 379 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Cassell and Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, gold
fabric: red
Inscriptions
On frontispiece: "THE // FAMILY PHYSICIAN // A Manual of Domestic Meidicne // NEW AND ENLARGED EDITION // VOL. V // CASSELL AND COMPANY, LIMITED // LONDON, PARIS, NEW YORK & MELBOURNE // ALL RIGHTS RESERVED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
23.5 cm
Width
16.8cm
Depth
2.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Covers show wear especially along edges; numerous punctured holes in front cover as is used under something being nailed
Copy Type
original
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Moral Principles and Medical Practice 2nd Ed. [book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14888
Dates
1897
Collection
Collier Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Home Health
Accession Number
016014002
Description
Dark green fabric hard covered book without illustrations; page 93-94 ripped from book; hand written in black ink on frontispiece; 232 pages.
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Accession Number
016014002
Author
Rev. Charles Coppens, S.J.
Collection
Collier Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Home Health
Description
Dark green fabric hard covered book without illustrations; page 93-94 ripped from book; hand written in black ink on frontispiece; 232 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Benzigger Brothers
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1897
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, gold
fabric: green
Inscriptions
On frontispiece: "MORAL PRINCIPLES AND // MEDICAL PRACTICE // THE BASIS OF MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE // BY // REV. CHARLES COPPENS, S.J. // SECOND EDITION // NEW YORK, CINCINNATI, CHICAGO: // BENZIGGER BROTHERS, // Printers of the Holy Apostolic See. // 1897"; hand written on frontispiece: "Wm Foley // 1897"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
20.5 cm
Width
14.3 cm
Depth
2.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Covers show wear especially along edges
Copy Type
original
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The Hygiene of Marriage A Detailed Consideration of Sex and Marriage New Revised Edition [book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14887
Dates
1943
Collection
Collier Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Home Health
Accession Number
016014003
Description
Black fabric hard covered book without illustrations; 232 pages.
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Accession Number
016014003
Author
Millard S. Everett
Collection
Collier Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Home Health
Description
Black fabric hard covered book without illustrations; 232 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
ClevelandThe World Publishing Copmany
Site Made (City)
Cleveland
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1943
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
fabric: black
Inscriptions
On frontispiece: "THE HYGIENE // OF MARRIAGE // A DETAILED CONSIDERATION OF SEX // AND MARRIAGE // BY MILLARD S. EVERETT // FOREWARD BY // CLARA M. DAVIS, M.D // INTRODUCTION BY // T. V. SMITH // NEW REVISED EDITION // THE WORLD PUBLISHING COMPANY // CLEVELAND AND NEW YORK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
20.9 cm
Width
14.0 cm
Depth
2.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Covers show wear especially along edges with minor bend on cover corners
Copy Type
original
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The Invalids Hotel and Surgical Institute - A Remedial Home [book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14886
Dates
1926
Collection
Collier Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Home Health
Accession Number
016014004
Description
Black fabric hard covered book includes illustrations and photographs; 1011 pages.
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Accession Number
016014004
Author
R. V. Pierce, M.D.
Collection
Collier Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Home Health
Description
Black fabric hard covered book includes illustrations and photographs; 1011 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
World's Dispensary Medical Association
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1926
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: tan, cream
ink: black
fabric: black
Inscriptions
On frontispiece: "THE INVALIDS' HOTEL // AND // SURGICAL INSTITUTE // AT BUFFALO, N.Y. // A Remedial Home // ESTABLISHED BY // Dr. R. V. Pierce // AND LOCATED IN ONE OF TEH HEALTHIEST // CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES // SEE HEALTH STATISTICS // Within an hour's run by Trolley, or less // by Steam Rail Road, to // NIAGARA FALLS // The Greatest Beauty Spot in the United States // See page 941"; on spine: "The // People's // MEDICAL // ADVISOR"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
20.4 cm
Width
14.0 cm
Depth
4.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Covers show wear especially along edges with minor bend on front right edge; original book boards with new fabric spine and label
Copy Type
original
Images
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