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D'Errico perforator drill and enlarging burr

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Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
997034231
Description
D'Errico perforator drill and enlarging burr is solid, cylindrical, and made of heavy stainless steel; the tip has bevelled and U-shaped cutting edges mounted one inside the other and they rotate together when activated; the body is solid metal with a narrow stem at the end that fits into a brace o…
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Accession Number
997034231
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Neurology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- bone drill
Description
D'Errico perforator drill and enlarging burr is solid, cylindrical, and made of heavy stainless steel; the tip has bevelled and U-shaped cutting edges mounted one inside the other and they rotate together when activated; the body is solid metal with a narrow stem at the end that fits into a brace or electric drill.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Codman & Shurtleff
Site Made (City)
Randolf
Site Made (State)
Maine
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On the body: "STAINLESS USA" "CODMAN" "PAT. 2842131"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 7.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal shows some wear; base of perforator shows some scratches and tape marks on the body; blades have some scratches on cutting edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1976-77, p. 189 (similar to item G, #26-1006)
Research Facts
Used in neurosurgery to make a perforation in the cranium to access the brain.
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Dr. True's Elixir

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001111
Description
Clear glass bottle; roundish edges; no recessed panels; one side of bottle has embossed writing in glass; tall thin cylindrical neck intended to have a cork stopper.
Accession Number
996001111
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass bottle; roundish edges; no recessed panels; one side of bottle has embossed writing in glass; tall thin cylindrical neck intended to have a cork stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Dr. J. F. True & Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
Maine
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Dr. True's Elixir // established 1861 // Dr. J. F. True & Co. Inc. // Auburn, ME.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 2.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some accumulation of dirt inside bottle
Copy Type
Original
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Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup

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Dates
1849
1865
circa 1849 - 1865
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005034
Description
Transparent cylindrical green glass bottle with long straight neck; embossed product name on the side; missing cork closure; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
014005034
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent cylindrical green glass bottle with long straight neck; embossed product name on the side; missing cork closure; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Curtis & Perkins
Site Made (City)
Bridge Banger
Site Made (State)
Maine
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1849
1865
circa 1849 - 1865
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: green
Inscriptions
Embossed on side: "MRS WINSLOW'S // SOOTHING SYRUP // CURTIS & PERKINS // PROPRIETORS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row D
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
12.5
Diameter
3.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Overall cloudy surface; minor residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup; Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.
Research Facts
The original formula was made by Mrs. Charlotte Winslow; the mother-in-law of Curtis; while she was a nurse caring for infants; many children died from this product from either designated or over dosage; contained morphine.
Exact card found on p. 19 of "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young; started in 1830's; in 1906 dropped "soothing" from the name and eliminated the morphine, and was a mixture of carminatives and laxatives, previously also had alcohol, morphin sulphate, aniseed, caraway, etc.; original "recipe" was: sassafrass, cedar, opium, guaiac, capsicum, ammonia, camphor, turpentine, chloroform, alcohol.
The dangers of unregulated patent medicines prompted the Canadian government to adopt drug control laws in the early 20th century.
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Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup

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Dates
1849
1865
circa 1849-1865
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1991.17.17
Description
Transparent cylindrical green glass bottle with long straight neck; embossed product name on the side; missing cork closure; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
1991.17.17
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Transparent cylindrical green glass bottle with long straight neck; embossed product name on the side; missing cork closure; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. Josephson of Toronto.
Maker
Curtis & Perkins
Site Made (City)
Bridge Banger
Site Made (State)
Maine
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1849
1865
circa 1849-1865
Material
glass: green
Inscriptions
Embossed on side: "MRS WINSLOW'S // SOOTHING SYRUP // CURTIS & PERKINS // PROPRIETORS // 8"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row B
Length
13.0 cm
Diameter
3.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Overall cloudy surface; minor crack at lip goes to outside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup; Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.
Research Facts
The original formula was made by Mrs. Charlotte Winslow; the mother-in-law of Curtis; while she was a nurse caring for infants; many children died from this product from either designated or over dosage; contained morphine.
Exact card found on p. 19 of "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young; started in 1830's; in 1906 dropped "soothing" from the name and eliminated the morphine, and was a mixture of carminatives and laxatives, previously also had alcohol, morphin sulphate, aniseed, caraway, etc.; original "recipe" was: sassafrass, cedar, opium, guaiac, capsicum, ammonia, camphor, turpentine, chloroform, alcohol.
The dangers of unregulated patent medicines prompted the Canadian government to adopt drug control laws in the early 20th century.
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Schlotterbeck's vaginal speculum

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1976.6.18
Description
Chrome-plated vaginal speculum with two blades that are opened manually.
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Accession Number
1976.6.18
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- vaginal
Description
Chrome-plated vaginal speculum with two blades that are opened manually.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Maker
Schlotterbeck & Co.
Site Made (City)
Portland
Site Made (State)
Maine
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Date Remarks
Patent date of Feb. 24, 1874 inscribed on item.
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Inscribed on blades: "Schlotterbeck & Co. Portland ME"; on upper screw: "PatD. FEB 24 1874"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-1
Dimension Notes
Length 20.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Plating wearing off; missing nut; rust on blades; left rivet has been replaced by a copper rivet.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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