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Aesculapius [statue]

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Dates
1940
2000
circa 1940-2000
Category
Art
Art reproduction
Sculpture
Figure
Communication
Commemorative
Classification
Art
Art reproduction
Sculpture
Figure
Communication
Commemorative
Accession Number
018017001
Description
Tall, thin brass statue of the Greek god Aesculapius; the figure is naked, holding in its left hand a staff the height of the figure's hip with a large snake coiled around it; in the figure's right hand, it is holding up a cup at the height of its mouth; the figure is bearded and stands upon a whit…
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Accession Number
018017001
Category
Art
Art reproduction
Sculpture
Figure
Communication
Commemorative
Classification
Art
Art reproduction
Sculpture
Figure
Communication
Commemorative
MeSH Heading
Art
Sculpture
Greece
Description
Tall, thin brass statue of the Greek god Aesculapius; the figure is naked, holding in its left hand a staff the height of the figure's hip with a large snake coiled around it; in the figure's right hand, it is holding up a cup at the height of its mouth; the figure is bearded and stands upon a white stone base with a thin sheet of fabric on the bottom; the figure is fixed onto the base with metal by its left foot; on the side of the base at the front is a small gold sticker with the maker's name and location printed on it in black ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor. Given to donor by original owner Dr. Lyle Howlett purchased in Greece in the 1960s.
Maker
Sclavenitis
Site Made (State)
Crete
Site Made (Country)
Greece
Dates
1940
2000
circa 1940-2000
Date Remarks
Date based on sheet with artist's name and address and provenance.
Material
brass
stone: white
fabric: orange
paper: tan
ink: gold, black
Inscriptions
Printed on sticker on base: "SCLAVENITIS" // Made in Greece"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-R1-2
Length
8.0 cm
Width
8.0 cm
Height
38.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Figure is coming loose from base, and the base swivels from where it is attached to the foot by a screw, screw under glued surface
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://www.pinterest.cl/pin/447263806728707098/
https://www.greekfleamarket.com/bronze-statuary.html
https://www.medicinenet.com/common_medical_abbreviations_and_terms/article.htm
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/greek/greek_oath.html
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Asclepius
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/1839796
Research Facts
Christopher D. Sclavenitis (in its Greek form, Christophoro D. Sklavenitis) was a sculptor and ceramist in Greece in the 20th century, a member of the Hellenic Chamber of Arts. He created many statues and artistic pieces, including a chess set. He was a student of Modigliani, and made many statues depicting Greek gods and goddesses. Some of his work was featured on the television show Battlestar Galactica.
Aesculapius, or his original Greek name Asklepios, was the Greco-Roman god of medicine, son of Apollo and Princess Coronis. Aesculapius' children include Hygeia, goddess of health, and Panaceia, goddess of healing. Aesculapius was raised and trained in healing by Chiron the centaur. Aesculapius became a powerful and influential healer, eventually becoming able to raise the dead. This angered Zeus, who killed him with a thunderbolt. Influential and important figures in medicine referred to Aesculapius, such as Hippocrates in the first line of the Hippocratic Oath: "I swear by Apollo the physician, and Asclepius, and Hygieia and Panacea and all the gods and goddesses as my witnesses, that, according to my ability and judgement, I will keep this Oath and this contract", and Galen, who was healed in an Aesculapian temple. The snake colied around a staff which he carries is a symbol of medicine to this day, commonly mistaken for a caduceus, which is the wand of Hermes and also used as a medical symbol.
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business envelope

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Dates
Nov. 21 1966
circa Nov. 21 1966
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Business
Accounts
Communication
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Business
Accounts
Communication
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001853
Description
Paper air mail envelope with two stamps from the International Hippocratic Foundation in Athens to a Dr. W. T. (?) Gardner; flap open; slanted blue dashed lines aroudn perimeter of envelope.
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Accession Number
996001853
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Business
Accounts
Communication
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Business
Accounts
Communication
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Numismatics -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
MM= Commemorative and Association Items -- ephemera
Description
Paper air mail envelope with two stamps from the International Hippocratic Foundation in Athens to a Dr. W. T. (?) Gardner; flap open; slanted blue dashed lines aroudn perimeter of envelope.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Greece
Site Made (City)
Athens
Site Made (Country)
Greece
Dates
Nov. 21 1966
circa Nov. 21 1966
Date Remarks
Postmarked
Material
paper: green; white; blue; fuschia; grey
Inscriptions
"FOUNDATION HIPPOCRATIQUE INTERNATIONALE DE COS // RUE SCOUFA 77 - ATHENES // BY AIR MAIL // Mr. Dr. ["r" superscripted] W.T. [?] Gardner // 303 E 5th str. // Halstead, Kansas // U.S.A. ..."; etc
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.5 cm. x Width: 10.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; edges are worn and there are several creases
Copy Type
Original
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Christmas program

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Military Medicine, Hospital
Archival, Military
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1978.9.3
Description
Reproduction single folded paper with hand drawn text and images for the No. 4 Canadian General Hospital yultide concert; images depict WWI uniformed soldiers, pictorials relating to the list of songs and skits performed for this event.
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Accession Number
1978.9.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Military Medicine, Hospital
Archival, Military
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- Archival -- other
Military Medicine -- Archival -- pictorial works
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- hospital
Hospitals -- pictorial works
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
Reproduction single folded paper with hand drawn text and images for the No. 4 Canadian General Hospital yultide concert; images depict WWI uniformed soldiers, pictorials relating to the list of songs and skits performed for this event.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Dr. Fred Mallory, nephew donated to History of Medicine Museum, Toronto also known as the Academy of Medicine; transferred to the Museum of Health Care at Kingston
Site Made (City)
Salonika
Site Made (Country)
Greece
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Date Remarks
Date printed on program
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Front cover: "YULETIDE // CONCERT // GIVEN BY // THE // N. C. O'S & MEN OF // NO 4 // CANADIAN GENERAL // HOSPITAL // CHRISTMAS NIGHT // Salonica // Forces // 1915 // R. C. L."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-4 Box 20
Length
32.7 cm
Width
20.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Canadian Great War Project"; Canadian Army Medical Corps Overseas; 1 June 2010. www.canadiangreat warproject.com/hospitals/camcHospital.asp.; http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/loftiversion/index.php/t26737.html; CD #UHN
Research Facts
The No. 4 Canadian General Hospital was organized in Toronto on 25 March 1915 by the University of Toronto. Stationed at: Shorncliffe, 28 May - 15 October 1915; Salonika, Greece 9 Nov 1915 - 18 May 1916; Kalamaria 19 May 1916 - 17 Aug 1917; Basingstoke, 18 Sept 1917 - 2 July 1919. Officers Commanding: Colonels T. A. Roberts, W. A. Hendry, H. C. Parsons with Nursing Matron A. J. Hartley. General hospitals were originally equipped for 520 beds, but were increased in 1915 to 1,040 after which date they varied in bed capacity as necessary up to 2,000. In 1915 a large Allied expeditionary force landed at Thessalonik (Salonika) as the base for operations against pro-German Bulgaria. This culminated in the establismnet of the Macedonian or Salonika Front. Further information concerning the 20 hospitals stationed in Salonika during 1915-1919 can be found in the book "Under the Devil's Eye: The British Army in Salonika, 1915-1918" by Alan Wakefield and Simon Moody, published by Sutton. Further information can be found in the donor file.
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