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Army Surgeon's Regulation Case

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Dates
1812
1860
circa 1812-1860
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1921.2.2 a-s
Description
Wooden surgical case (a) lined with velvet and containing (b,c,d) Liston's amputation knives, three different sizes, each with a black wooden handle; (e) broad elevator with a wooden handle for trepanning and necrosis; (f) octagonal wooden handle that fits onto (g) a brass and steel trephine; (h) L…
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Accession Number
1921.2.2 a-s
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Description
Wooden surgical case (a) lined with velvet and containing (b,c,d) Liston's amputation knives, three different sizes, each with a black wooden handle; (e) broad elevator with a wooden handle for trepanning and necrosis; (f) octagonal wooden handle that fits onto (g) a brass and steel trephine; (h) Liston's artery forceps with clasp and curved interlocking tips; (i) bullet forceps with scooped tips; (j) straight hemorrhoid forceps with fixing slide; (k,l) scalpels each with a wooden handle; (m) tenaculum in wooden handle; (n) scalpel with wooden handle; (o) glass spool with white silk for suturing; (p) metal key for lock; (q,r) Petit's spiral screw tourniquet made of metal, cloth, and leather; (s) amputating saw with a carved wooden handle; miscellaneous items not numbered: one half-circle, round-eye Hagedorn suture needle, two quarter-circle, plain eye suture needles; one straight, plain eye suture needle; one roll of sutures, possibly catgut.
Number Of Parts
19
Part Names
a -case - Size: Length 35.7 cm x Width 20.8 cm
b - amputation knife - Size: Length 33.0 cm
c - amputation knife - Size: Length 27.0 cm
d - amputation knife - Size: Length 17.9 cm
e - elevator - Size: Length 17.5 cm
f - handle - Size: Length 9.2 cm
g - trephine - Size: Length 11.1 cm
h - artery forceps - Size: Length 12.7 cm
i - bullet forceps - Size: Length 18.1 cm
j - hemorrhoid forceps - Size: Length 13.3 cm
k - scalpel - Size: Length 15.2 cm
l - scalpel - Size: Length 16.0 cm
m - tenaculum - Size: Length 12.0 cm
n - scalpel - Size: Length 16.5 cm
o - glass spool - Size: Length 2.5 cm
p - key - Size: Length 3.5 cm
q - screw tourniquet - Size: Length 8.0 cm
r - screw tourniquet - Size: Length 8.0 cm
s - amputating saw - Size: Length 33.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Frederick LeMaitre Grasett; owned and used by Dr. G. R. Grasett, and before him by his father. Field set belonging to Dr. Henry Grasett, surgeon-in-chief to forces during the War of 1812.
Maker
Gardner; Stodart
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1812
1860
circa 1812-1860
Material
wood: brown; black
metal
fabric: white
leather
glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-7
Condition Remarks
2013: conserved & repaired; Lid broken off box; several large cracks; bullet forceps' scooped tips do not come together completely when closed; #2: three additional cracks; velvet on the inside of the lid was worn; one clasp missing; bottom of the case has a crack running down the centre of its length; the arm of the proper left clasp was broken; there is a minor crack in the handle of (b); all other pieces show signs of moderate wear; (i) and (j) heavily worn; no signs of active corrosion on the metal pieces; fishing line had been used to secure both tourniquet straps; the bottom of the case was scratched and the corner joins were stressed; a splinter had come apart from the front proper right corner of the case, 5 cm long.
Case lid is broken off near the hinge. The corner joints at the hinged edge are slightly separated. Case lid and bottom have cracks across the length of the case. PL front latch arm is broken and hook is lost. The exterior of the case is scratched and the bottom has small losses and a white-ish material rubbed into the wood. Metal components are slightly tarnished. Velvet lining is abraded, matted, and dirty. Fabric has peeled away from wood in some areas and some dividers inside the case are loose.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Queen's University Art Conservation Program, 4 Sept. 2012-15 Feb. 2013: L-2012-5. On loan to Historic Fort York, City of Toronto, Culture Division, Museums and Heritage Services, 24/10/2003-24/10/2005: L-2003.2; On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-20120-2..
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Dates
1895
circa 1895
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001904 a-u
Description
Rectangular leather case (u) containing 19 pieces; the box has removeable blue velvet insert (t) on which aspirator tips (d-j,l-q) are secured; under insert are the two rubber tubes (r-s); one tube is connected by a glass insert; behind insert is the aspirator syringe (a); cylindrical in shape with…
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Accession Number
997001904 a-u
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Syringes
MM= Suction and Drainage -- aspirator
MM= Suction and Drainage -- syringe
MM= Irrigation -- syringe
Description
Rectangular leather case (u) containing 19 pieces; the box has removeable blue velvet insert (t) on which aspirator tips (d-j,l-q) are secured; under insert are the two rubber tubes (r-s); one tube is connected by a glass insert; behind insert is the aspirator syringe (a); cylindrical in shape with tip adapter at one end and plunger at other; behind the syringe is a cradle mat supports a glass tube (k) containing many wires; at left hand side of case stopcock (b) and tip (c) are located.
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
a - aspirator syringe - Size: Length 20.5 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
b - aspirator stopcock - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
c - aspirator syringe tip - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
d -aspirator needle - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
e - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
f - aspirator needle - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
g - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
h - aspirator needle - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
i - aspirator needle - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
j - aspirator needle - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
k - wire holder - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Diam 0.4 cm
l - aspirator needle - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
m - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
n - aspirator needle - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
o - aspirator needle - Size: Length 17.2 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
p - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
q - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
r - rubber tube - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
s - rubber tube - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
t - velvet box insert - Size: Length 20.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
u - kit case (closed) - Size: Length 27.6 cm x Width 12.6 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
J. Gardner & Son
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1895
circa 1895
Date Remarks
Printed on artifact.
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
rubber: brown
wood: brown
leather: black
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
Engraved on box: "Presented To DF Gibson // FROM // HIS PATIENTS IN WARD 29 // As a Token of Gratitude // 1895"; embossed on the sticker label on lid: "108"; stamped on interior lid: "J. CARDNER & SON // FORREST ROAD // EDINBURGH"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-12
Condition Remarks
Rubber hardened beyond flexibility; material worn; outside of box has scratches and scuffs.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On display: “Potions, Pills and Prescriptions”, Gallery B: Case # 4, Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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bottle of iron glycerophosphate scales

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
010020405
Description
Orange cylindrical glass bottle containing iron glycerophosphate scales; white paper label affixed to front, printed with black ink, states product and manufacturing information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening with brown wood cork closure; bottle is mostly full with silver metal scales
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Accession Number
010020405
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Drugs
Description
Orange cylindrical glass bottle containing iron glycerophosphate scales; white paper label affixed to front, printed with black ink, states product and manufacturing information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening with brown wood cork closure; bottle is mostly full with silver metal scales
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
T. & H. Smith Ltd
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: orange
paper: white
ink: black
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on front label: "PRIZE MEDALS TRADE MARK // AWARDED US REGISTERED // IRON GLYCEROPHOSPHATE SCALES // T. & H. SMITH LTD. // EDINBURGH, LONDON, GLASGOW. // MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN"; embossed on bottom: "8"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-5
Dimension Notes
Length 15.8 cm x Diam. 5.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Cork is grey, dirty at top; paper label is faded, with small tear at front centre bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"MacFarlan Smith Ltd." website
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; T. & H. Smith Ltd was founded in 1827
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carbolic sprayer

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997002442 a-d
Description
Carbolic sprayer composed of cylindrical apparatus (d); wire mesh in the middle, wooden handle, ivory cylinders as insulators and metal spray tube with rubber end at top; sits on round metal base (a); attached round metal holder (c) for a glass bottle (b); manufacturer's logo, crest and animals sta…
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Accession Number
997002442 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Phenol
Antisepsis
Surgery
Description
Carbolic sprayer composed of cylindrical apparatus (d); wire mesh in the middle, wooden handle, ivory cylinders as insulators and metal spray tube with rubber end at top; sits on round metal base (a); attached round metal holder (c) for a glass bottle (b); manufacturer's logo, crest and animals stamped on front and base.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 13.7 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 13.8 cm x Diam. 9.0 cm
c - holder - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 9.3 cm
d - cylindrical apparatus - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 13.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
A. Young & Son
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: black, yellow
wood: black, brown
glass: clear
rubber: red
ivory: white
Inscriptions
Stamped on front of (d) and base (a): "A. YOUNG // 57 FORREST ROAD // EDINBURGH"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M1-3
Condition Remarks
Mesh torn and bent in places; rubber broken and peeling; metal tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances," Down Bros. Ltd., 1906, p. 1283 (similar to model #5628); "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 3271 (similar to model #C/-14979)
Research Facts
Also known as antiseptic spray, carbolic sprayers were used for disinfecting sick-rooms and for inhalation; the wire gauze helped to stop vapour from the anaesthetic from igniting or cause any accidents with the spirit lamp.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013. On exhibit: "War and Medicine," Canadian War Museum, 12 Jan 2011-31 Dec. 2011. On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Domestic Medicine or A Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases, By Regimen and Simple Medicines [medical reference book]

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Dates
1845
Category
Archival Items
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
015009001
Description
Harbound black embossed leatherette covered book without illustrations describes domestic medical remedies and home health discussions; title on spine in gold ink; 586 pages.
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Accession Number
015009001
Author
William Buchan, M.D.
Category
Archival Items
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Archival
Home Nursing -- handbooks
Description
Harbound black embossed leatherette covered book without illustrations describes domestic medical remedies and home health discussions; title on spine in gold ink; 586 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor's aunts in Montreal consider it was purchased by their grandparents; donor received it through her mother's estate.
Maker
Thomas Nelson
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1845
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: tan, black
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
Printed on spine: "Buchan's // Domestic // Medicine"; on frontispiece: "Domestic Medicine: // or // A Treatise // on the // Prevention and Cure // of // Diseases, // By Regimen and Simple Medicines // A NEW EDITION, // EDITED, AND BROUGHT DOWN TO THE PRESENT STATE OF // MEDICAL SCIENCE, BY A FELLOW OF THE ROYAL // COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, EDINBURGH"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
14.9 cm
Width
10.0 cm
Depth
3.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows wear overall and edges; spine top is split vertically for 1.0 cm; paper yellowed
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
internet
Research Facts
This book was originally published in 1769, and sold 80,000 copies in many languages. It was meant to be used by families who wished to learn how to treat and avoid diseases. This specific example was printed in 1845, and brought to Canada by the family of Alfred Hyde Clark in the same year.
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Dates
1830
40
circa 1830-40
Collection
Mrs. Barbara Malloch Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
007014001
Description
Framed, hand-painted oil painting shows Dr. Thomas Reynolds (1820-1859) standing half-length beside a velvet covered table with the tools of the medical profession known as portrait accoutrements beside the standing male; accoutrements include: book of anatomy, skull, and book of letters; man's han…
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Accession Number
007014001
Collection
Mrs. Barbara Malloch Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
Art
Description
Framed, hand-painted oil painting shows Dr. Thomas Reynolds (1820-1859) standing half-length beside a velvet covered table with the tools of the medical profession known as portrait accoutrements beside the standing male; accoutrements include: book of anatomy, skull, and book of letters; man's hand rests on a skull, ink stand and feather quill; painted on millboard; original gilt mitred frame has piece of green felt attached to bottom portion of back of frame to prevent scratches to the wall; original paper label on back and also handwritten provenance.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Portrait painted for Dr. Thomas Reynolds (MB Edinburgh, MD McGill) and his daughter Francis Mary Reynolds inherited the portrait and then to her son Dr. Thomas Malloch (Queen's BA 1948); his wife Mrs. Barbara Malloch is the donor. Full details of Dr. Reynolds' and his descendents' life and geneological information available in file.
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1830
40
circa 1830-40
Date Remarks
Date based on years Dr. Reynolds was in medical school, style of clothing and from expert examination by Agnes Etherington Art Centre staff.
Material
wood: brown
paint: gilt, brown, yellow, red, cream
fabric: green
paper: brown
ink: black, blue
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: "PREPARED MILLBOARD // WINSOR & NEWTON // ARTISTS' COLOURMEN // To Her Majesty // and to // HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT // 38, RATHBONE PALCE, LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B8
Dimension Notes
Length 46.0 cm x Width 38.7 cm x Depth 4.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Painting may have been restored, varnish is fresh looking. Overall excellent condition although one depression on right side of millboard beside frame; frame does not appear to be restored, gilding is relatively fresh. Green felt is worn, with numerous holes and loose portion is stretched.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Examination report from staff at Agnes Etherington Art Centre; Mrs. Barbara Malloch; "The Family of Thomas Reynolds M.B., M.D. of Brockville, Ontario,"by R.E. (Bob) Huggard; CD #6.
Research Facts
Portrait appears to be painted by an UK artist, possibly Scottish or English; consistant with British portraiture of the 1830s-40s period; unsigned image, small size and painted on millboard instead of canvas was typical of lesser known artist and purchaser was of modest means as a medical student; nice detail in painting and does not appear to be a 'stock' painting with purchasers face added and customization. Frame appears to be pine, not determined whether it is Scottish or Canadian. Although the artist is unknown, this is a fine example of traditional medical portraiture, particularly because it was done for a young physician in the early part of a career in a country where formal medical training was still emerging. A complete geneology study of Dr. Thomas Reynolds completed in 2009 by R. E. (Bob) Huggard, Toronto, titled, "The Family of Thomas Reynolds M.B., M.D. of Brockville, Ontario," available in Reference Files.
Exhibit History
Aug 2007: "Portrait of a Medical Man"; MHC Churchill Gallery; Exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" Museum exhibit, "Portraying the Profession," August 2007.
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hemostatic forceps

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Dates
1918
circa 1918
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
992070014
Description
Pair of steel hemostatic forceps in excellent condition; plain design, one piece
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Accession Number
992070014
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- hemostat
Description
Pair of steel hemostatic forceps in excellent condition; plain design, one piece
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. R.R. MacGregor
Maker
A. Young & Son
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Dates
1918
circa 1918
Date Remarks
Dr. R.R. MacGregor Collection
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on outside handle: A. YOUNG & SON // EDINBURGH
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.0 cm. x Width: 6.0 cm. x Depth: 0.5 cm.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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lithotomy dilator

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1940.4.1
Description
Solid steel bullet-shaped dilator, bent.
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Accession Number
1940.4.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Urology -- instrumentation
Calculi
MM= Dilatation -- dilator
Description
Solid steel bullet-shaped dilator, bent.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Newton Albert Powell (d. 1935)
Maker
Young
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-3
Dimension Notes
Length 30.3 cm x Width 2.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Powell died in 1935; this material might have been a bequest
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Dates
1911
circa 1911
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1988.14.4
Description
Gold medal, relief-moulded within thickness of medal, polished and matte areas; in a leather case.
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Accession Number
1988.14.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Awards and Prizes
Ceremonial
Numismatics
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
Gold medal, relief-moulded within thickness of medal, polished and matte areas; in a leather case.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: William Boyd Library.
Maker
Alex Kirkwood & Son
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1911
circa 1911
Date Remarks
Engraved on medal.
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
In relief on front, around the arms of Edinburgh University: "DOCTRINAE MEDICAE INSIGNE"; on reverse: "UNIVERSITAS ACADEMICA EDINBURGENSIS MEDICINAE FACULTATE ROCANTE," around a laurel wreath encircling "GULIELMO BOYD MCMXI"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-12
Dimension Notes
Depth 4.0 mm x Diam. 4.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Front: polished surfaces slightly scratched, some discolouration on matte surfaces; reverse is bright and shiny.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1882
circa 1882
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050029
Description
Two toned earthenware corked mercury bottle; the bottle is 2-tone brown, light on the body and darker on the neck; it has a paper label.
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Accession Number
003050029
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Mercury
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Two toned earthenware corked mercury bottle; the bottle is 2-tone brown, light on the body and darker on the neck; it has a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Maker
A. W. Buchan & Co Potteries
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1882
circa 1882
Date Remarks
Internet; the number on the maker's mark (10) probably means that the bottle was made in 1910 based on similar marks on other Scottish bottles, but this is not known for sure.
Material
earthenware: brown
cork: brown
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "MERCURY // LYMANS, Limited Montreal // 10 // BUCHAN // 2 // PORTOBELLO // EDINBURGH
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Diam. 7.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The label is slightly torn and stained.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Timeless Treasure, Antiques and Collectables Online"
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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