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Dates
1955
1961
1955-1961
Collection
Dr. Hans Westenberg Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
005007001
Description
A glass bowmeter (pulse measuring device); the device is a curved tube, sealed at each end; the tube is filled with an amber coloured liquid with a bubble in it; along the tube are a series of black and red dots (one red, four black, one red, four black, one red); there is a string tied on to the d…
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Accession Number
005007001
Collection
Dr. Hans Westenberg Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Cardiology -- instrumentation
MM= Pulse -- sphygmograph
Description
A glass bowmeter (pulse measuring device); the device is a curved tube, sealed at each end; the tube is filled with an amber coloured liquid with a bubble in it; along the tube are a series of black and red dots (one red, four black, one red, four black, one red); there is a string tied on to the device.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
The donor first used this device during his medical studies at the University of Amsterdam (Universiteit van Amsterdam) in the late 1950s where Prof. Borst was faculty chairman; the donor believes everyone who wished to gradate used one and every clinical clerk, intern, and resident would carry one of these in there pocket with the string tied to a button on their jacket; Dr. Westenberg brought this instrument with him when he came to Canada in 1961 and used it for a while, although he believes this measure may not have been widely used beyond Prof. Borst and his students in Amsterdam.
Maker
Probably custom made at the University of Amsterdam.
Site Made (City)
Amsterdam
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
1955
1961
1955-1961
Date Remarks
The donor says these devices were used in the late 1950s, and he brought this one to Canada in 1961.
Material
glass: clear
liquid: amber
fabric: beige
Inscriptions
"WESTENBURG" hand printed on a piece of tape on the device
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-7
Dimension Notes
Length 14.2 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Some minor surface wear; the piece of tape is deteriorated.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Hans Westenburg; CD #1
Research Facts
The donor believes that Prof. Borst (best known for his low protein diet for people in acute renal failure) had these objects made up by one of his technicians; this devices was used to measure the height of a patient's jugular venous pressure; before the development of diuretics in the mid-1961s for patients suffering from renal failure, this instrument was a method of determining whether congestive heart failure was improving or deteriorating - an elevated jugular vein pulse could indicate a backup in the right atrium of the heart; one end was placed on the patient's sternal notch, about 5 cm above the right atrium in a person lying down - the other end would be placed on the highest point of the jugular vein in the anterior neck.
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E. Kiderlen bottle

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Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.70
Description
Empty mauve semi-transparent three-mould glass bottle tapering from the rounded shoulders to the smaller square base with medium-wide collar; embossed on one side manufactuers name; missing paper product lable and closure; this bottle design is typical for gin bottles.
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Accession Number
1980.18.70
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Alcoholic Beverages
Description
Empty mauve semi-transparent three-mould glass bottle tapering from the rounded shoulders to the smaller square base with medium-wide collar; embossed on one side manufactuers name; missing paper product lable and closure; this bottle design is typical for gin bottles.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Netherlands Steam Distillery Co.
Site Made (City)
Rotterdam
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Material
glass: mauve
Inscriptions
Embossed on side: "E. KIDERLEN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7 Row F
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
15.3 cm
Width
5.0 cm
Depth
4.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Base = 3.6 x 3.5 cm; width of shoulder noted above
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Research Facts
Netherlands Steam Distillery Co. made Kiderlen Superior Gin and was available through distributors in Edinburg, Scotland in 1894 and Montreal in 1903; hard to locate information about this manufacturer and product. Images of this product show an opaque glass with 'E. Kiderlen' embossed with the 'E' starting on the upper shoulder with the text top down. This bottle is semi-transparent with the text bottom up with the 'E' on the base'. Trademark for Kiderlen Gin was #26,965.
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Flexi-T 300 intrauterine device

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Dates
2001
Collection
Dr. Robert Reid Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003008002 a-d
Description
A long thin single-piece cardboard box (a) containing a Flexi-T 300 intrauterine device (d) in plastic packaging with a paper backing (b); IUD is made from cyllindrical white polyethylene formed into the shape of a T with a small round knob at the top and bottom of the post and arms that curl downw…
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Accession Number
003008002 a-d
Collection
Dr. Robert Reid Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Contraceptive Devices, Female
Description
A long thin single-piece cardboard box (a) containing a Flexi-T 300 intrauterine device (d) in plastic packaging with a paper backing (b); IUD is made from cyllindrical white polyethylene formed into the shape of a T with a small round knob at the top and bottom of the post and arms that curl downward toward its centre; post is wrapped in tightly-coiled copper wire which also holds the top of a long blue filament to the post; applicator is a clear plastic tube with black graduations on the side; the top of the IUD sticks out of one end of the tube and the filament extends from the other end; filament is held to the outside of the tube with a blue plastic attachment which can slide up and down; also included in the box is a folded paper instruction sheet (c).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 24.7 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - plastic packaging - Size: Length 23.8 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
c - paper instructions - Size: Length 29.5 cm x Width 21.0 cm
d - IUD - Size: Length 19.2 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Robert Reid at the Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Prosan International B.V.
Site Made (City)
Arnhem
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
2001
Date Remarks
Instructions indicate a five-year shelf life; expiration date on package is 2006
Material
paper: white, blue
plastic: white, clear, black, blue
metal: red
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
Graduations on the side of applicator are denoted at "4", "7" and "10"; front of box: "PROSAN // female health care // Flexi~T 300 Intrauterine contraceptive device // COPPER IUD // CE0344"; right side of box: "Flexi~T 300 [the number 2 in a circle with a diagonal line through it] ["STERILE
R" inside a rectangle] [hourglass shape with grains in the bottom] 2006_05 ["LOT" in a rectangle] 01E11"; back of box: "patented product // PROSAN // female health care // Flexi~T 300 Intrauterine contraceptive device // to be inserted by a physician only [triangle with an exclamation point inside it] // COPPER IUD // CE0344"; left side of box: "Flexi~T 300 manufactured by Prosan International B.V. // IJsselburcht 3 - 6825 BS Arnhem - the Netherlands"; top of box: "Flexi~T 300"; on flap: Art.nr. 123070 Rev. 01"; bottom of box: "Flexi~T 300"; back of plastic packaging: "To be opened by // physician only // [exclamation mark inside a triangle] // ["LOT" in a rectangle] // 01E1 // [image of an hourglass with all grains in the bottom] // 2006-05 // Flexi-T 300 // ["STERILE
R" inside a rectangle] // CE0344 // Patented Product // Prosan International // IJaawlburcht 3 // 6825 BS Arnhem // Tel: +31 26 365 33 63 // Fax: +31 26 365 33 69 // The Netherlands // REF: 123074 Rev.02 // [the number 2 in a circle with a diagonal line through it] // PEEL HERE // [arrow pointing downward]"; instruction sheet front: "Flexi~T 300/200 // intrauterine contraceptive device // PROSAN // female health care // [...] // INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PHYSICIAN // [images depicting how to insert the IUD] // DESCRIPTION // The Flexi-T is an intrauterine device made of polyethylene mixed with barium sulfate which makes it visible to X-ray. [...] // The simple one-hand "push-in" technique requires neither sterile gloves nor a plunger. [...] // The design of the Flexi-T is based on data obtained through extensive in vivo measurements of the transverse and longitudinal dimensions of the // uterine cavities in thousands of fertile women of all age and parity groups, resulting in an optimal compatibility. The shape of the Flexi-T avoids // irritation of the uterine mucosa and provides a "fundus seeking" and anti-expulsive mechanism (fig. 8). // INDICATION // Intrauterine contraceptive device for parous and nulliparous women. Postcoital interception. // MODE OF ACTION // [...] // TIME OF INSERTION // [...] // DURATION OF USE // [...]"; back of information sheet: "INSERTION PROCEDURE // [...] // REMOVAL // [...] // CONTRA-INDICATIONS // [...] // WARNINGS // [...] // SIDE EFFECTS // [...] // CHECK // [...] // INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE USER // [...] // PHARMACEUTICAL PRECAUTIONS // [...] // LEGAL CATEGORY CE 0344 // [...] // PACKAGING // Each blister contains one sterile IUD. // Expiry date is indicated on the package. When stored in a dry place // at room temperature the maximum shelf life is 5 years. // Cartons containing: 1 x 1 sterile Flexi-T // 10 x 1 sterile Flexi-T // art. nr. 125011 Rev. 04, Juli 2001"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Condition Remarks
Little wear to box; instruction sheet creased at one corner; IUD in good condition; packaging opened; thin paper peeled away from plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #4
Research Facts
Inserted into the uterus to prevent conception; the polyethylene in the IUD is mixed with barium sulfate to make it visible on X-rays.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #3
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Stanicor cardiac pacer

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Dates
1970
1974
circa 1970-1974
Collection
Dr. Rocky O. West Cardiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
994007177
Description
Internal pacemaker; circular shape; inner mechanics potted in translucent yellow plastic casing; insert to top for wire; rubber-coated wire extending from insert; stainless steel nameplate to front; maker name and model information engraved to plate
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Accession Number
994007177
Collection
Dr. Rocky O. West Cardiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Pacemaker, Artificial
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial -- instrumentation
Cardiovascular Diseases -- therapy
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Internal pacemaker; circular shape; inner mechanics potted in translucent yellow
plastic casing; insert to top for wire; rubber-coated wire extending from insert;
stainless steel nameplate to front; maker name and model information engraved
to plate
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
cordis
Site Made (City)
Roden
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
1970
1974
circa 1970-1974
Date Remarks
Dr. Chiong's notes; original record had "early 1970s"
Material
plastic: yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved to nameplate: "Stanicor (R) // R-Wave Inhibited // Cardiac Pacer //
Rate 70 // 143AA7-56575 // cordis (R) // Roden, The Netherlands"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.8 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Chiong; CD #6
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Stanicor cardiac pacer

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Dates
1970
1974
circa 1970-1974
Collection
Dr. Rocky O. West Cardiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
994007178
Description
Internal pacemaker; circular shape; inner mechanics potted in translucent yellow plastic casing; insert to top for wire; rubber-coated wire extending from insert; stainless steel nameplate to front; maker name and model information engraved to plate
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Accession Number
994007178
Collection
Dr. Rocky O. West Cardiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Pacemaker, Artificial
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial -- instrumentation
Cardiovascular Diseases -- therapy
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Internal pacemaker; circular shape; inner mechanics potted in translucent yellow
plastic casing; insert to top for wire; rubber-coated wire extending from insert;
stainless steel nameplate to front; maker name and model information engraved
to plate
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
cordis
Site Made (City)
Roden
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
1970
1974
circa 1970-1974
Date Remarks
Dr. Chiong's notes; original record had "early 1970s"
Material
plastic: yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved to nameplate: "Stanicor (R) // R-Wave Inhibited // Cardiac Pacer //
Rate 70 // 143AA7-54592 // cordis (R) // Roden, The Netherlands"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.8 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Chiong; CD #6
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