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advertising clock sign

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Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
Mrs. Betty Young Macpherson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
004004006
Description
Decorative double sided hanging cardboard advertising clock sign stating "Doctor is In" and "Doctor is Out"; clock face with adjustable metal hands on one side; metal eyelet for hanging; advertising Veracolate with manufacturers logo.
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Accession Number
004004006
Collection
Mrs. Betty Young Macpherson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Location Directories and Signs
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- sign, office
Description
Decorative double sided hanging cardboard advertising clock sign stating "Doctor is In" and "Doctor is Out"; clock face with adjustable metal hands on one side; metal eyelet for hanging; advertising Veracolate with manufacturers logo.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by donor's father Dr. Frank Stevenson Young, Seeley's Bay , Ontario
Maker
The Marcy Co. Manufacturing Chemists
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, red,white, yellow
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed: "Doctor // is // IN // Please be Seated // VERACOLATE // A True Cholagogue"; in the logo: "MANUFACTURES OF PHARMACEUTICALS // MARCY // Doctor // is Out // Will Return At"; "The // MARCY CO. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // BOSTON, MASS."; clock face:"VERACOLATE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 19
Dimension Notes
Length 18.1 cm x Width 13.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard creased and torn, missing areas; several minor tears around edges; foxing throughout; one corner shows signs of impact; metal hand warped
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Research Facts
Sign used by the donor's father Dr. Frank Stevenson Young in his doctor's office sometime between 1908-1947 in Seeleys Bay, Ont.
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Cuticura Resolvent

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Dates
1883
1910
circa 1883-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996001331
Description
Square light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, plain broad sloping collar; all four panels are recessed; the front and back have attached printed paper labels which list product information; both side panels have embossed lettering; full of Cuticura Resolvent and sealed with a co…
Accession Number
996001331
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Skin Care
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Square light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, plain broad sloping collar; all four panels are recessed; the front and back have attached printed paper labels which list product information; both side panels have embossed lettering; full of Cuticura Resolvent and sealed with a cork in the neck with a paper seal over top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Potter Drug & Chemical Corporation
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1883
1910
circa 1883-1910
Material
glass: light aqua
paper: orange; black; off-white
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Bottle neck embossed, "6 OZS."; left side embossed, "CUTICURA TREATMENT // FOR AFFECTIONS // OF THE SKIN"; right side embossed, "POTTER DRUG & CHEMICAL // CORPORATION // BOSTON, U.S.A."; front label reads, "CUTICURA // RESOLVENT // CONTAINS 20% ALCOHOL // 6 FL. OZ. NET // CUTICURA // RESOLVENT // A Gentle // Alterative // Tonic and // Aperient // Prepared by // POTTER DRUG & CHEMICAL CORP. // BOSTON, U.S.A. // LABORATORIES, // MALDEN, MASS."; back label lists instructions
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.7 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 4.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The bottle has no chips or cracks; there is some hazing and wear; the bottle is unused and unopened and the cork continues to seal it; both labels are complete and legible; back label shows minor staining; paper seal over the cork is missing small sections, but can be read
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Nostrums & Quackery" (1st ed.), pp. 434-435; "Secret Nostrums and Systems" compiled by Charles W. Oleson, p. 53
Research Facts
Used to treat skin diseases
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dental root elevator

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020359
Description
Dental root elevator; rectangular black wooden handle with rounded end; silver metal end tapers upward, then splits into two rounded, flattened stems
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Accession Number
010020359
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Instruments
Dentistry, Operative
Root Canal Therapy
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- elevator
Description
Dental root elevator; rectangular black wooden handle with rounded end; silver metal end tapers upward, then splits into two rounded, flattened stems
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Boston Dental Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Based on company history
Material
wood: brown
metal: brown
Inscriptions
Engraved at top: "BOSTON DENTAL MF G. CO 11"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 16.3 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Wood is worn, cracked; metal is tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-D”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1916, p. 15 (similar to model #26B); "The Finest Instruments Ever Made", Audrey B. Davis and Mark S. Dreyfuss, 1986, p. 72
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this is a molar root elevator, and is referred to as the Coolidge form; the Boston Dental Mfg. Co. was, until the 1880s, part of Codman and Shurtleff's dental division
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Dermis strands tube; box

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1980.3.4 a-b
Description
A glass vial with rubber cap contains boilable sutures; comes in a cardboard box.
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Accession Number
1980.3.4 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
A glass vial with rubber cap contains boilable sutures; comes in a cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
2
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter L. Percival of Windsor, Ont.
Maker
F.W. Jaeger
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
cardboard: white; black
glass: clear
suture material: brown
rubber: brown
Inscriptions
On box: "Twenty-five Strands // DERMIS (STERILE) // F.W. JAEGER (BOILABLE) 76 Atherton Street, Boston, Mass."; label on glass vial reads, "Medium Dermis Boilable 25 strands F.W. Jaeger"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Condition Remarks
Rubber decayed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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physician's companion syringe set

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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
1989.7.2
Description
A varnished wooden case, press-stud metal latch, mortise/tenon joints; lid and base fitted to hold the contents, which are listed on a paper lining the lid: a large syringe and accessories.
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Accession Number
1989.7.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Irrigation
Description
A varnished wooden case, press-stud metal latch, mortise/tenon joints; lid and base fitted to hold the contents, which are listed on a paper lining the lid: a large syringe and accessories.
Part Names
case - Size: Length 20.3 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 9.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. D. McKinley.
Maker
Goodrich Hard Rubber Co.
Site Made (City)
Akron
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
wood: brown
metal (?): black
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper lining the lid: "The // Physician's Companion // 2 oz Syringe // Straight and bent Rectal, Uterine, Vaginal, Post Nasal, // Ear and Catheter Pipes"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-14
Condition Remarks
Some staining on lower paper lining and on the case outer lid.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Canadian Biographical Dictionary, p. 692; Ont. Medical Registry of 1872; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Belonged to Dr. Henry Turner (b. 1829), registered Ontario 1866, practised in Millbrook, Ontario ca. 1853-1898 and in NWT ca. 1895-1907; operated a drugstore in Millbrook from 1871.
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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1984.4.3
Description
A metal tin with a press-on lid; contains ointment; on lid in repousse: A soldier and a horse with a gun carriage or a cannon.
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Accession Number
1984.4.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A metal tin with a press-on lid; contains ointment; on lid in repousse: A soldier and a horse with a gun carriage or a cannon.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
Redding and Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: silver; brown
Inscriptions
On lid: "RUSSIA SALVE // REDDING & CO. // BOSTON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row E
Dimension Notes
Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Sanborn blood pressure sphygmomanometer

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1972.18.28 a-d
Description
Leather pouch (a) with dome closure contains a gauge (b), a rubber bulb (c) with valve, and a cloth arm sleeve (d).
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Accession Number
1972.18.28 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Manometry
MM= Blood Pressure Determination -- sphygmomanometer
Description
Leather pouch (a) with dome closure contains a gauge (b), a rubber bulb (c) with valve, and a cloth arm sleeve (d).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - pouch/case - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
b - gauge - Size: Depth 3.5 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
c - bulb - Size: Length 11.5 cm
d - arm sleeve - Size: Length 112.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; estate of Dr. G. Harvey Agnew, via Mrs. G. Harvey Agnew.
Maker
Sanborn Company
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
leather: green
metal: silver; grey; white; black
glass: clear
fabric: grey; black; yellow
rubber: red
Inscriptions
Written inside case (a): "Dr. G. Harvey Agnew"; "SANBORN BLOOD PRESSURE // SANBORN COMPANY // 1048 COMMONWEALTH AVE. // BOSTON, USA" on (a) and (d); (b) has "Sanborn Blood Pressure, Millimeters of Mercury" with markings for 30-300 mm.; (c) the bulb has: "MADE IN U.S.A. PAT'D AUG 30. 1904 USA"; the valve has: "Tycos MADE IN USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-6
Condition Remarks
Rubber of (c) is brittle and misshapen; no rubber inflatable cuff and tubing.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
Accession Number
1970.11.15 a-e
Description
Sheet metal moulded into a large cylinder (b); one end is closed; fits inside an outside cylinder over parts (d) and (e); (a) is a metal wire moulded into a rounded "M" shape; (c) is the main body of the spirometer; metal, with a spout up near the lid, a three-legged base, and a nozzle projecting f…
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Accession Number
1970.11.15 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
MeSH Heading
Spirometry -- instrumentation
Lung Volume Measurements
Physiology
Description
Sheet metal moulded into a large cylinder (b); one end is closed; fits inside an outside cylinder over parts (d) and (e); (a) is a metal wire moulded into a rounded "M" shape; (c) is the main body of the spirometer; metal, with a spout up near the lid, a three-legged base, and a nozzle projecting from the bottom; has three hinged metal bars, one calibrated in cu. in.; contains a metal drum with a Centigrade thermometer attached; (d) is a painted yellow can with a hole in the bottom, screws inside (c) and contains wire gauze, assorted gause, and rubber; (e) is the lid of the yellow can.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - moulded wire - Size: Length 23.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm
b - sheet metal cylinder - Size: Length 24.3 cm x Diam. 20.2 cm
c - spirometer - Size: Length 32.3 cm x Diam. 22.0 cm
d - yellow can - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Diam. 11.5 cm
e - lid of yellow can - Size: Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 12.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, via Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Sanborn Company
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: grey; yellow
fabric
rubber
Inscriptions
On (c): "MADE BY // SANBORN COMPANY // BOSTON, MASS. USA // PATENT PENDING"; inscribed on one of the hinged metal bars: "#304"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-D1-3
Condition Remarks
Beginning to rust.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used for measuring lung gas volumes.
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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
010020391
Description
Clear glass bottle containing ipecac with cork closure; rectangular bottle with manufacturer's information embossed on back; white paper label on front printed with black ink states product and manufacturer's information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; brown wooden cork at top; bottle is m…
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Accession Number
010020391
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
MM= Drugs -- emetics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass bottle containing ipecac with cork closure; rectangular bottle with manufacturer's information embossed on back; white paper label on front printed with black ink states product and manufacturer's information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; brown wooden cork at top; bottle is mostly full of brown liquid
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa).
Maker
Melvin & Badger
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: clear
wood: brown
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "MELVIN & BADGER, // Apothecaries. // 43 TEMPLE PLACE, // BOSTON."; handwritten on front: "Syrup Ipecaec"; embossed on back: "Melvin & Badger Co. // APOTHECARIES // BOSTON MASS."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 Row B
Length
8.8 cm
Width
3.7 cm
Depth
2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Cork deteriorating, but keeps a tight seal on contents; paper label is worn
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008
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Whittemore Shoe Polish

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890 - 1900
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005015
Description
Rectangular green glass bottle with curved faces and bevelled front panel; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on side.
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Accession Number
014005015
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular green glass bottle with curved faces and bevelled front panel; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Whittemore
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890 - 1900
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: green
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "WHITTEMORE // BOSTON // A. S. U"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row B
Length
14.1
Width
6.6
Depth
3.5
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Whittemores Boston U.S.A. Antique Bottles
Research Facts
The embossing "A. S. U" on the bottle has been reversed as it should read "U. S. A".
The shoe polish was very common as many people used it as a shoe or stove blackener.
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