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Benger's Food for Infants, Invalids and the Aged

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.18.327
Description
A cylindrical metal container with a paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.327
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Description
A cylindrical metal container with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Benger's Food Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: brown
paper: beige; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "BENGER'S // FOOD // . . . // INFANTS, INVALIDS, AND THE AGED // . . . // BENGER'S FOOD LTD. // MANCHESTER, ENGLAND"; "No. 1 Size Tin"; "N.B. – This Food must not be placed near scented goods, or it will absorb the flavour."; top embossed with: "Benger's Self Digestive Food Manchester"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length 12.5 cm x Diam. 7.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Top is rusted.
Copy Type
Original
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Calvert's Medical Soap

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996001104
Description
Rectangular gold metal tin with hinged lid; lid decorated with red, white and black writing and design.
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Accession Number
996001104
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Handwashing
Product Packaging
Description
Rectangular gold metal tin with hinged lid; lid decorated with red, white and black writing and design.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa in June 1993.
Maker
F. C. Calvert & Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow; black; white; red
Inscriptions
100 Prize Medals and Diplomas // Calvert's // price: one shilling // Medical Soap // Guaranteed not less than 20 per cent // Pure Carbolic Acid // F. C. Calvert & Co. Ltd. Manchester // Made in England
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row B
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length: 2.8 cm. x Width: 8.6 cm. x Depth: 6.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paint has been scratched and is missing in some places over entire tin
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Dates
1845
1865
circa 1845-1865
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997002006 a-m
Description
Cupping set consisting of a red leather cylindrical case with clasp closure lid (a); twelve-blade metal octagonal scarificator (b); three glass cups (c, d, e); a white chamois cloth protects the glass (f); glass bottle (g) with glass stopper (h); two six-blade replacements (i, j) and one four-blade…
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Accession Number
997002006 a-m
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Cupping -- set
Description
Cupping set consisting of a red leather cylindrical case with clasp closure lid (a); twelve-blade metal octagonal scarificator (b); three glass cups (c, d, e); a white chamois cloth protects the glass (f); glass bottle (g) with glass stopper (h); two six-blade replacements (i, j) and one four-blade replacement (k); two mounts to hold blades (l, m)
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 20.5 cm x Diam. 9.0 cm
b - scarificator - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
c - cup - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 7.0 cm
d - cup - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
e - cup - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
f - chamois - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 7.0 cm
g - glass bottle - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
h - glass stopper - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
i - blade - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
j - blade - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
k - blade - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
l - mount - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Depth 1.4 cm x Width 1.2 cm
m - mount - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
John and William Wood
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1845
1865
circa 1845-1865
Date Remarks
Based on company name
Material
metal: yellow, brown
leather: red, white
glass: clear
fabric: red, purple
Inscriptions
(b) Stamped on side: "John & Wm Wood // 74 King Street // Manchester"; stamped on upper right side: "B"; stamped on lower right side: "B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-7
Condition Remarks
Case lid is crooked; fabric in lid is stained and coming apart; leather is scuffed all over; fabric in bottom of case is discoloured; scarificator is slightly tarnished; blades are rusty and oxidized; mounts are oxidized; chamois is brown and matted
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments", Elisabeth Bennion, 1979, pp. 44, 338; CD #8
Research Facts
Wet-cupping was popular in the 19th century; a scarificator was used to cut the skin and then warmed cups would be applied to bring blood up to the surface; lamps were often included in cupping sets; after this period syringes could be found to help create the vacuum
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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double abscess knife

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Dates
1863
circa 1863
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1980.14.6
Description
Note: Item is missing.
Accession Number
1980.14.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- scalpel
Description
Note: Item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Colin McRae via Mr. Frank Somers; the set belonged to his great-grandfather Dr. Charles William Buchanan (1810-1876).
Maker
Sharp & Co.
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1863
circa 1863
Inscriptions
Engraved on blades: "Sharp & Co. Manchester"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 9.5 cm x Width 1.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Beach's vegetable composition

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Dates
1840
1880
1840-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.262.1
Description
A long, narrow glass bottle, greenish tinge with a cork topped by red sealing wax; bottle is moulded, but very crude, with odd holes broken partway through the bottom; nearly full of crude, brown mixture.
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Accession Number
1969.262.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A long, narrow glass bottle, greenish tinge with a cork topped by red sealing wax; bottle is moulded, but very crude, with odd holes broken partway through the bottom; nearly full of crude, brown mixture.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1840
1880
1840-1880
Material
glass: greenish
paper: yellow; black
cork: brown
wax: red
Inscriptions
On label: "DR. BEACH'S // Vegetable Composition // Prepared by C. S. HARRIS, Manchester, C.W. (Canada West) // A certain remedy for colds, coughs, sore throat, &c. Also, a preventative to the Chill Fever, Ague, and Summer complaints. // DIRECTIONS — For an adult, half a tea-spoonful of the powder, the same of sugar, put into a tea-cup, fill it half-full of boiling water; for a child, half the quantity; stir it well, when settled take as warm as possible three times a day before meals."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Red wax is brittle and breaking off; cork does not seal well
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Beach's Vegetable Compound

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Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001069
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
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Accession Number
996001069
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; bought from Scott Jordan in Sept.1993.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (State)
Canada West (C. W.)
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Material
glass: green
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Beach's' // Vegetable Compound // prepared by C.S. Harris, Manchester C. W. A certain remedy for Colds, Coughs, Sore throat, // &c. Also a preventative to the Chill Fever, // Ague, and summer complaints // Directions ...
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.0 cm. x Diam. : 2.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label is brittle and in slightly fragile condition; small portions of label are missing around outer edge; two pieces of label are missing from interior on either end of label
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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liquor pancreaticus (Benger)

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.71
Description
Hand blown glass greenish tinted glass bottle with cylindrical body ending in sloping, rounded shoulders and a long, narrow neck; closed by a dented metal lead top over a cork; large tan paper label covers most of the body; contains about 2.0 cm of murky contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.71
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Hand blown glass greenish tinted glass bottle with cylindrical body ending in sloping, rounded shoulders and a long, narrow neck; closed by a dented metal lead top over a cork; large tan paper label covers most of the body; contains about 2.0 cm of murky contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
F. B. Benger & Co., Ltd., Manufacturing Chemists
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Material
glass: translucent pale green
cork: brown
metal: grey
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "LIQUOR // PANCREATICUS // (BENGER.)"; "F. B. BENGER and CO. LTD. // Manufacturing Chemists, OTTER Works, Manchester // Gold Medal, International Health Exhibition, London, 1884 // NB. - Keep in the dark, and in a cool place. Should a slight whitish deposit form in this preparation, it may be filtered out or allowed to settle. It does not indicate decomposition."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 14.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal cork cover is dented
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Containing the active digestive principles of the pancreas.
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powdered colchicum seed jar

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1980.18.126 a-b
Description
Light green glass bottle with glass stopper; 3/4 full of powdered colchicum seed.
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Accession Number
1980.18.126 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Gout Suppressants
Gout -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Light green glass bottle with glass stopper; 3/4 full of powdered colchicum seed.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
bottle - Size: Length 33.4 cm x Diam. 11.9 cm
stopper
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Robert Gibson
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: translucent light green
seed: brown
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "Robert Gibson // Medical Lozenge // Maker, // Manchester"; embossed on stopper: "Nuttall & Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.
Research Facts
"Colchi semen. is the dried ripe seeds of Colchicum autumnale; Colchicum seed has actions similar to those of Colchicum corm in relieving pain in acute gout."
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Trilene ampoules; box

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Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
1982.3.12 a-f
Description
A cardboard box (f) containing 5 crushable ampoules (a-e) of trilene (trichloroethylene); designed for inhalation; paper labels on box and ampoules.
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Accession Number
1982.3.12 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- substance
Description
A cardboard box (f) containing 5 crushable ampoules (a-e) of trilene (trichloroethylene); designed for inhalation; paper labels on box and ampoules.
Number Of Parts
6
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.A. Gordon of Toronto.
Maker
Imperial Chemical (Pharmaceuticals) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1943
1945
circa 1943-1945
Material
cardboard: black
glass: clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
Printed on box label: "TRILENE // brand of // TRICHLOROETHYLENE // CRUSHABLE AMPOULES // (FOR INHALATION) // 5 x 1 c.c. // EMA.25830 // Re-order No. 65061 // [logo] // IMPERIAL CHEMICAL (PHARMACEUTICALS) LTD. // MANCHESTER // Made in England // HHL-1"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Photocopy attached to accession sheet; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used by Dr. Gordon (Major) at Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, RCAMC.
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Weakness, Wasting and Nervous Complaints [advertising booklet]

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.203
Description
An original tan-coloured paper advertising booklet with black print includes 16 double-sided pages; text written in English and French; line drawing style image on front cover shows a uniformed nurse c 1900, man and medication product; single staple through middle of spine.
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Accession Number
1977.12.203
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Advertising
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- all-purpose cures -- advertising
Description
An original tan-coloured paper advertising booklet with black print includes 16 double-sided pages; text written in English and French; line drawing style image on front cover shows a uniformed nurse c 1900, man and medication product; single staple through middle of spine.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
The Dr. Cassell's Medicine Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Date Remarks
Style of graphics
Material
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Front: “Weakness, Wasting and // Nervous Complaints // How they are cured in // Men, Women and Children // by the great British remedy // Dr Cassell’s Tablets //The Dr. Cassell's Medicine Co., Ltd. // 418 Chester Road, Manchester, Eng. (ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Length
9.5 cm
Width
12.2.cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows wear along edges; some pages of bottom-right corner are torn or bent, small tear in upper-right portion of pages 1-4 on French side, slight wrinkling from folding.
Copy Type
Original
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