"'BOROCAINE' // The New Local Anaesthetic. // Completely supersedes Cocaine. // THE BRITISH DRUG HOUSES LTD. // Makers of Fine Chemicals, // GRAHAM ST., CITY ROAD, LONDON, N.1. // Chemical Worls: Whart Road, London, N.1." printed on the cover.
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Length 21.7 cm x Width 14.0 cm
A few discolourations.
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; this collection accompanies 1989.10.1; Borocaine (ethocaine borate) was used as a general anaesthetic.
Original burgundy pasteboard box with "Agla" hypodermic syringe in spirit-tight container has two luer-lock needles from B-D (Becton Dickinson); needles have sheaths to cover points and wires for cleaning; original instructions
Printed in gold on box top: THE 'AGLA' // (Trade Mark) // HYPODERMIC SYRINGE IN SPIRIT
TIGHT CONTAINER // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO., LONDON (ENG.) // (THE WELLCOME FOUNDATION
LTD.) // Associated Houses: // NEW YORK / MONTREAL / SYDNEY / CAPE TOWN / MILAN /
BOMBAY // SHANGHAI / BURNOS AIRES
Storage Room 0010
# 1: inside box had leakage; # 2: no damage; #3: slightly dusty; paper yellowing slightly; no corrosion on metal pieces; on one short side of the lid, the paper was torn in an area 0.5 cm x 0.8 cm; there was a dark stain underneath and to the left of this, 0.5 cm x 0.3 cm, and three smaller black marks on the top surface of the lid.
Hardcover fabric-covered book with thread binding; title and manufacturer printed in black ink on red cover; lessons on bacteriology, photographs of bacteria and medical instruments, listing of reference books for nurses printed in black ink on white pages inside; two colour plates showing bacteria…
Hardcover fabric-covered book with thread binding; title and manufacturer printed in black ink on red cover; lessons on bacteriology, photographs of bacteria and medical instruments, listing of reference books for nurses printed in black ink on white pages inside; two colour plates showing bacteria inside; 184 pages
Printed on front: "AIDS TO // BACTERIOLOGY // FOR NURSES // A // COMPLETE // TEXTBOOK // FOR THE // NURSE // NURSES // AIDS // SERIES // FIRST EDITION // BAILLIERE, TINDALL & COX"; handwritten on first page: "Phyllis Ann Brown"; handwritten on last page: "Main class of bacteria // Schizsmycetes"
Storage Room 2005
Length 16.8 cm x Width 10.9 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Binding worn; 3 cm piece torn from top of back cover.
Phyllis Brown; CD #8
Phyllis Brown was a 1964 Kingston General Hospital nursing graduate
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Patient Care Artifacts
Machine (a) has a glass face with five (enamel?) dials and 8 "windmill" paddles set in a black metal fram; on/off switch; a threaded metal projection (b) allows the instrument to be mounted on a rod; accompanied by a certificate of calibration (c) from the National Physical Laboratories, Teddington…
Machine (a) has a glass face with five (enamel?) dials and 8 "windmill" paddles set in a black metal fram; on/off switch; a threaded metal projection (b) allows the instrument to be mounted on a rod; accompanied by a certificate of calibration (c) from the National Physical Laboratories, Teddington and a photostat of same (d); all contained in a wooden box (e) with a brass carrying handle.
Number Of Parts
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
On exhibit “Growing Pains: the 1867 Kingston General Hospital Crisis” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
#2: curved thermometer has no cracks; numbers are slightly faded; straight thermometer has no cracks; metal end has some scratches; box shows some signs of use; stained velvet on the inside; some scratches and dents on the outer surface; no cracks or mould
"Medicine and its Technology," by A. Davis, 1981, p. 61
Used to measure body temperature by placing the thermometer under the arm
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017