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The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp [print]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11940
Dates
1798
1840
circa 1798-1840
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
002050008
Description
Monotone reproduction print of a painting affixed to heavy paper; depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson on a cadaver; text on front in Dutch and French; appears to be removed from frame; embossed line around perimeter of print with wide plai…
Accession Number
002050008
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Anatomy -- pictorial works
Description
Monotone reproduction print of a painting affixed to heavy paper; depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson on a cadaver; text on front in Dutch and French; appears to be removed from frame; embossed line around perimeter of print with wide plain border; paper still flexible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Site Made (City)
Amsterdam
Site Made (Country)
Holland
Dates
1798
1840
circa 1798-1840
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
"Rembrandt van Ryn pinoc 1632 // T de Frey f: aquforti 1798 // DEMONSTRATION ANATOMIQUE, // faite par le celebre Medicine Nicolas Tulp. // Profesfeur d'anatomic a Amsterdam, l'An 1683 // le tableau original se trouve au Theatre // anatomique d'Amsterdam."; repeated in Dutch
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box D
Length
44.0 cm
Width
36.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Heavily foxed and yellowed paper; missing minor piece on bottom edge and 1.5 cm tear at upper left edge
Copy Type
reproduction
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Zygmont, Bryon. “Rembrant, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp.” Khan Academy. Accessed February 23, 2017. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/monarchy-enlightenment/baroque-art1/holland/a/rembrandt-the-anatomy-lesson-of-dr-tulp
Research Facts
The original portrait, painted by Dutch Baroque Rembrandt van Rijn in 1632, depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson. It was commissioned to hang in the board room of the Guild of Surgeons, a group that Tulp had become a reader of three years before. Tulp is shown as the only man wearing a hat, showing his elevated position over his pupil, as he demonstrates how arm muscles are attached to the body using forceps. He was known to give theory lessons twice a week in Amsterdam with one public autopsy a year being conducted. The painting shows the 1632 autopsy that used the body of a criminal, an executed thief named Adriaen het Kint as their cadaver. The surgeon in the centre towards the back holds a sheet of paper that lists the names of all the men in participating in the lesson, many of whom would have paid for the honor of being included in the composition.
Though it was one of Rembrandt’s earlier works, The Anatomy Lesson remains one of his most well-known paintings; the skill is evident in the expressive, recognizable faces of the surgeons and the dynamic contrast between light and dark. Rembrandt does, however, some artistic liberties, particularly as the surgeon would have begun with opening the chest cavity in an autopsy as opposed to beginning with an arm.
This was also one of the first painting that Rembrandt signed with his forename as opposed to RHL which he had used on previous ones, likely showing his increasing confidence in his artistic abilities.
Prev. # L42 / AMP344
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bowmeter pulse measuring device

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11140
Dates
1955
1965
1955-1965
Collection
Dr. Hans Westenberg Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
005007001
Description
A glass bowmeter (pulse measuring device); the device is a curved tube, sealed at each end; the tube is filled with an amber coloured liquid with a bubble in it; along the tube are a series of black and red dots (one red, four black, one red, four black, one red); there is a string tied on to the d…
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Accession Number
005007001
Collection
Dr. Hans Westenberg Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Cardiology -- instrumentation
MM= Pulse -- sphygmograph
Description
A glass bowmeter (pulse measuring device); the device is a curved tube, sealed at each end; the tube is filled with an amber coloured liquid with a bubble in it; along the tube are a series of black and red dots (one red, four black, one red, four black, one red); there is a string tied on to the device.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
The donor first used this device during his medical studies at the University of Amsterdam (Universiteit van Amsterdam) in the late 1950s where Prof. J. G. G. Borst was faculty chairman; the donor believes everyone who wished to gradate used one and every clinical clerk, intern, and resident would carry one of these in their pocket with the string tied to a button on their jacket; Dr. Westenberg brought this instrument with him when he came to Canada in 1961 and used it for a while, although he believes this measure may not have been widely used beyond Prof. Borst and his students in Amsterdam.
Maker
Probably custom made at the University of Amsterdam.
Site Made (City)
Amsterdam
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
1955
1965
1955-1965
Date Remarks
The donor says these devices were used in the late 1950s, and he brought this one to Canada in 1961 and used it a few years later.
Material
glass: clear
liquid: amber
fabric: beige
Inscriptions
"WESTENBURG" hand printed on a piece of tape on the device
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-7
Dimension Notes
Length 14.2 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Some minor surface wear; the piece of tape is deteriorated.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Hans Westenburg
Research Facts
The donor believes that Prof. J. G. G.Borst (best known for his low protein diet for people in acute renal failure) had these objects made up by one of his technicians; this devices was used to measure the height of a patient's jugular venous pressure; before the development of diuretics in the mid-1960s for patients suffering from renal failure, this instrument was a method of determining whether congestive heart failure was improving or deteriorating - an elevated jugular vein pulse could indicate a backup in the right atrium of the heart; one end was placed on the patient's sternal notch, about 5.0 cm above the right atrium in a person lying down - the other end would be placed on the highest point of the jugular vein in the anterior neck.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1904
1914
circa 1904-1914
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1981.28.3
Description
An amber glass d-isoleucin bottle, cylindrical with small, rounded shoulders and a neck almost as wide as the body; stopped with a cork bound with a parchmant cover and a fine string; contains 1 gm. of a white powder; has a paper label.
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Accession Number
1981.28.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
An amber glass d-isoleucin bottle, cylindrical with small, rounded shoulders and a neck almost as wide as the body; stopped with a cork bound with a parchmant cover and a fine string; contains 1 gm. of a white powder; has a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott, Dept. Physiology, University of Toronto
Maker
F. Hoffman-LaRoche & Co.
Site Made (City)
Basel
Site Made (State)
Basel-Stadt
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1904
1914
circa 1904-1914
Date Remarks
Isoleucine first isolated in 1904; donor's remarks
Material
glass: brown
paper: brown, blue
ink: black
fabric: brown, white
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "S // 1 g // d-Isoleucin // S.A. F. HOFFMAN-LA ROCHE & CO. A.G. // B305790 // MADE IN SWITZERLAND // 11628"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-6
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Images
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Lifestyles extra-strength condoms box

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Dates
1991
1994
circa 1991-1994
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1996.14.7 a-l
Description
Single-piece cardboard box (a) of LifeStyles extra strength condoms containing ten condoms (b-k) individually wrapped in square plastic-covered foil packets and a folded paper product guide (l).
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Accession Number
1996.14.7 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Contraceptive Devices, Male
MM= Contraceptive Devices -- condom
Description
Single-piece cardboard box (a) of LifeStyles extra strength condoms containing ten condoms (b-k) individually wrapped in square plastic-covered foil packets and a folded paper product guide (l).
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
b-k - condom packets - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
l - guide - Size (unfolded): Length 30.1 cm x Width 7.9 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; transferred to Academy of Medicine from the Canadian Museum of Health and Medicine at the Toronto Hospital.
Maker
Ansell Inc.
Site Made (City)
Dothan
Site Made (State)
Alabama
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1991
1994
circa 1991-1994
Date Remarks
LifeStyles spermicidal lubricated condoms have a three-year shelf life; expiration date of 1994 printed on the box
Material
paper: brown; red; white; black
foil: brown; red
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Printed where box hangs: "EXTRA STRENGTH // STRONG & SENSITIVE [the last few letters of each are covered by a square red sticker reading "14 // 12 + 2 FREE"]"; box top: "This product combines a latex condom and a spermicidal lubricant. // The spermicide, Nonoxynol-9, reduces the number of active sperm, // thereby decreasing the risk of pregnancy if you lose your erection before // withdrawal and some semen spill outside the condom. However, // the extent of decreased risk has not been established. This condom // should not be used as a substitute for the combined use of a vaginal // spermicide and a condom."; box front: "LifeStyles® // EXTRA STRENGTH // WITH SPERMICIDE // 12 LUBRICATED CONDOMS"; bottom of box: "[UPC code] Avoid Excess Heat // Store at Room Temperature // © Ansell Incorporated, 1989"; back of box: "Stock No. 2112 // LIFESTYLES // Extra Strength // The [underlined word "first"] extra strength condom - so strong yet so // sensitive. When properly used, it minimizes the // chance of breaking or tearing. Contains the // doctor recommended spermicide, Nonoxynol-9, // designed to kill sperm on contact. // Each LifeStyles latex condom is individually // tested for reliability and safety to meet U.S. // standards. For maximum protection, carefully // follow the instructions inside this package. // Active ingredient: Nonoxynol-9 (6.6%) // LIFESTYLES. . . // It's a matter of condom sense!™ // Manufactured in the United States by // Ansell Incorporated, Dothan, AL, 36302. // America's #1 Condom Company"; closed box end: "LifeStyles // EXTRA STRENGTH // The expiration date on this product // applies only to the spermicidal // lubricant in it."; embossed into closed box end: "6099406 G5 // EXP 07/94."; opened box end: "LifeStyles // EXTRA STRENGTH // Lift Edge to Open"; printed on front and back of condom packet: "LifeStyles® // EXTRA STRENGTH // WITH NONOXYNOL-9" multiple times vertically; printed on edges of condom packets: "Ansell Incorporated // Dothan, Alabama // Made in // U.S.A."; stamped on one side of condom packet: "609906 G5 // EXP 07/94"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-5
Condition Remarks
#1: Box is slightly worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
LifeStyles corporate website; CD #UHN
Images
Less detail
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1981.28.2
Description
Amber glass bottle which narrows slightly from shoulder to heel; half-full of white iridescent powder flakes; cork stopper; two applied paper labels at front.
Accession Number
1981.28.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Amber glass bottle which narrows slightly from shoulder to heel; half-full of white iridescent powder flakes; cork stopper; two applied paper labels at front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott, Dept. of Physiology, University of Toronto.
Maker
F. Hoffman-LaRoche & Co.
Site Made (City)
Basel
Site Made (State)
Basel-Stadt
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
glass: brown
paper: brown, blue, black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "10 g // L-Leucin // S. A. F. HOFFMAN-LA ROCHE & CO. A.G. // B307125 // MADE IN SWITZERLAND // 11628"; embossed on base of bottle: "60"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-6
Temporary Location
On-site exhibit: "Trench Menders: Health Care in the First World War," 25 Feb, 2015.
Dimension Notes
Length 11.5 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Leucine (symbol Leu or L) is an essential amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins. Leucine is an a-amino acid.
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Sultan male condom

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9766
Dates
1988
Collection
Dr. Paul MacKenzie Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003003016
Description
Single Sultan male condom in a sealed packet; the packet consists of a square-shaped envelope made from plastic and sealed on all four sides; the inside of the packet contains a rolled male condom that has been sealed in; the outer front and back of the packet have printed information on them; the …
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Accession Number
003003016
Collection
Dr. Paul MacKenzie Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Contraceptive Devices, Male
MM= Contraceptive Devices -- condom
Description
Single Sultan male condom in a sealed packet; the packet consists of a square-shaped envelope made from plastic and sealed on all four sides; the inside of the packet contains a rolled male condom that has been sealed in; the outer front and back of the packet have printed information on them; the top and bottom edges of the packet have a jagged cut in the centre to make tearing the packet open easier.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Paul MacKenzie at Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Ansell Inc.
Site Made (City)
Dothan
Site Made (State)
Alabama
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1988
Date Remarks
Manufacture date of October 1988 printed on packet back
Material
plastic: white; blue
ink: black
latex: red
Inscriptions
The front of the packet reads, "Ansell Incorporated Dothan, Alabama // Sultan ® // ELECTRONICALLY TESTED // ONE COLORED CONDOM // MADE IN U.S.A. // Sultan ® // ELECTRONICALLY TESTED // ONE COLORED CONDOM // MADE IN U.S.A. // Ansell Incorporated Dothan, Alabama"; the back of the packet reads, "MFG // 10/88 // 49"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-5
Dimension Notes
Length 5.3 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The packet is unused and undamaged; the condom inside is unused and sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Robert Reid; CD #2
Images
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Sultan male condom

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9767
Dates
1988
Collection
Dr. Paul MacKenzie Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003003017
Description
Single Sultan male condom in a sealed packet; the packet consists of a square-shaped envelope made from plastic and sealed on all four sides; the inside of the packet contains a rolled male condom that has been sealed in; the outer front and back of the packet have printed information on them; the …
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Accession Number
003003017
Collection
Dr. Paul MacKenzie Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Contraceptive Devices, Male
MM= Contraceptive Devices -- condom
Description
Single Sultan male condom in a sealed packet; the packet consists of a square-shaped envelope made from plastic and sealed on all four sides; the inside of the packet contains a rolled male condom that has been sealed in; the outer front and back of the packet have printed information on them; the top and bottom edges of the packet have a jagged cut in the centre to make tearing the packet open easier.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Paul MacKenzie at Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Ansell Inc.
Site Made (City)
Dothan
Site Made (State)
Alabama
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1988
Date Remarks
Manufacture date of October 1988 printed on packet back
Material
plastic: white
ink: black; blue
latex: red
Inscriptions
The front of the packet reads, "Ansell Incorporated Dothan, Alabama // Sultan ® // ELECTRONICALLY TESTED // ONE COLORED CONDOM // MADE IN U.S.A. // Sultan ® // ELECTRONICALLY TESTED // ONE COLORED CONDOM // MADE IN U.S.A. // Ansell Incorporated Dothan, Alabama"; the back of the packet reads, "MFG // 10/88 // 49"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-5
Dimension Notes
Length 5.3 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The packet is unused and undamaged; the condom inside is unused and sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Robert Reid; CD #2
Images
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