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The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp [print]

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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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Dates
1955
1961
1955-1961
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. 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 there 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
1961
1955-1961
Date Remarks
The donor says these devices were used in the late 1950s, and he brought this one to Canada in 1961.
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
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Hans Westenburg; CD #1
Research Facts
The donor believes that Prof. 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-1961s 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 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.
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HAAO honour roll pin

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10910
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002026001 a-b
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for …
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Accession Number
002026001 a-b
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for engraving a name or date, but was never used; the case (b) is square and has a blue plastic base and a clear top; there is green foam inside the case.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pin - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - case - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
They appear to have never been used; came from the Auxiliary Archives.
Maker
LG Balfour Co.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
The association adopted the name "Hospital Auxiliary Association" in 1950.
Material
metal: red, white, yellow
plastic: blue, clear
foam: green
Inscriptions
"H // A // A//" on the cross (one on each arm, excluding the bottom one); "BALFOUR" engraved on the back of the cross; "J. A. BALFOUR CO" on the base of the case
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Condition Remarks
The metal appears to be tarnished a bit.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "MS Information - Vintage Jewelers Supply Catalogues"
Internet: "HAAO brochure"
Internet: "HAAO Supplies order form"
Internet: "STEGH on the Web - Auxiliary History"; CD #9
Research Facts
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association is a provincial body encompassing all of the local auxiliaries, including KGH; they formed in 1910 and are still in existence.
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HAAO honour roll pin

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002026002 a-b
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for …
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Accession Number
002026002 a-b
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for engraving a name or date, but was never used; the case (b) is square and has a burgundy plastic base and a clear top; there is amber coloured foam inside the case.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pin - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - case - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
They appear to have never been used; came from the Auxiliary Archives.
Maker
LG Balfour Co.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
The association adopted the name "Hospital Auxiliary Association" in 1950.
Material
metal: red, white, yellow
plastic: burgundy, clear
foam: amber
Inscriptions
"H // A // A//" on the cross (one on each arm, excluding the bottom one); "BALFOUR" engraved on the back of the cross; "J. A. BALFOUR CO" on the base of the case
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Condition Remarks
The metal appears to be tarnished a bit.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "MS Information - Vintage Jewelers Supply Catalogues"
Internet: "HAAO brochure"
Internet: "HAAO Supplies order form"
Internet: "STEGH on the Web - Auxiliary History"; CD #9
Research Facts
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association is a provincial body encompassing all of the local auxiliaries, including KGH; they formed in 1910 and are still in existence.
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HAAO honour roll pin

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Dates
1964
circa 1964
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
005006002
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for engraving …
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Accession Number
005006002
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for engraving a name or date, but was never used.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's mother, Claire Ellen "Penny" Bennett (Mrs. C.W. Bennett), who died in 1989; she was a long-time member of the KGH Women's Aid and worked as a volunteer in the auxiliary's hospital coffee shop for 25 ears, retired in 1977.
Maker
LG Balfour Co.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1964
circa 1964
Date Remarks
The association adopted the name "Hospital Auxiliary Association" in 1950; Marilyn Bennett (donor).
Material
metal: red, white, yellow
Inscriptions
"H // A // A//" on the cross (one on each arm, excluding the bottom one); "BALFOUR" engraved on the back of the cross
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Dimension Notes
Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some very minor wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
002026001; CD #1
Research Facts
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association is a provincial body encompassing all of the local auxiliaries, including KGH; they formed in 1910 and are still in existence.
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identification name plate

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Helen G. Hughes Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Classification
Hospital Administration
Accession Number
998004006
Description
Gold metal rectangular name pin with black lettering; clasp pin closure on reverse.
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Accession Number
998004006
Collection
Helen G. Hughes Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Classification
Hospital Administration
MeSH Heading
Hospital Administration
Description
Gold metal rectangular name pin with black lettering; clasp pin closure on reverse.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Worn by Helen Hughes.
Maker
Reeves Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Based on date of promotion.
Material
metal: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Etched on front of pin: "MISS H. G. HUGHES // DIRECTOR OF NURSING"; stamped into metal on back of pin: "MFG, BY REEVES CO. INC., ATTLEBORO, MASS".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Dimension Notes
Length 5.5 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Elizabeth Black; CD #2.
Research Facts
Helen Hughes graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. She spent her entire career at the hospital, retiring from the position of Director of Nursing.
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identification name plate

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Dates
1928
circa 1928
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Classification
Hospital Administration
Accession Number
996028106
Description
Name tag, which consists of a rectangular, flat, solid metal bar; the front surface is shiny and smooth, with white engraved letters running down its length; the back surface has a pin with a clasp running down its length
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Accession Number
996028106
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Classification
Hospital Administration
MeSH Heading
Hospital Administration
Clothing
Description
Name tag, which consists of a rectangular, flat, solid metal bar; the front surface is shiny and smooth, with white engraved letters running down its length; the back surface has a pin with a clasp running down its length
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, 1928 KGH Nursing Graduate; received after her death
Maker
Reeves Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1928
circa 1928
Date Remarks
Date of graduation
Material
metal: silver; white
Inscriptions
Raised metal letters appear on the back, reading: "MFG. BY REEVES CO. INC., ATTLEBORO, MASS."; on the front, the white accented engraved letters read, "MISS N. VALLEAU, R.N."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
There were minor signs of plate wear, but no corrosion; the pin and name tag were structurally sound and all parts moved freely.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
"Oral History Transcript for Nora Valleau" by Rona Rustige; CD #6
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