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Ammonia Inhalants

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Dates
1950
1967
circa 1950 – 1967
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018011008 a-f
Description
Unsealed rectangular brown cardboard Ammonia Inhalants box (a) containing 4 silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-e) separated and supported by folded rectangular corrugated cream paper insert (f); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut …
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Accession Number
018011008 a-f
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Pharmacy
Fainting -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Inhalation
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
Description
Unsealed rectangular brown cardboard Ammonia Inhalants box (a) containing 4 silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-e) separated and supported by folded rectangular corrugated cream paper insert (f); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product and company information appears on exterior of top, bottom, back, and proper right side; directions with illustrations appear on front; capsules consist of hard cylinder wrapped in soft cream fabric and silken mesh with both ends tied closed around the cylinder; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.4 cm Width 5.7 cm Depth 1.7 cm
b-e – capsules – Length 4.1 cm Diameter 1.0 cm
f – insert – Length 9.9 cm Width 5.0 cm Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Mine Safety Appliances Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1950
1967
circa 1950 – 1967
Date Remarks
Similar items in other museum collections; new MSA letter logo introduced in 1967
Material
paper: brown, cream
fabric: cream, white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom of box: “MINE SAFETY // APPLIANCES CO. // EFFICIENCY // SERVICE SAFETY // PITTSBURGH PA // AMMONIA INHALANTS // (Aromatized Ammonia – Alcohol 38 %) // 10 Per Package // Cat. No. FA - 2156”; printed on front of box: “Crush inhalant // between thumb and // finger // Hold about 4 inches from nose. // As ammonia gets weaker, hold closer. // Try the strength of inhalant by placing // it under your own nose at about // one minute intervals. When too // weak, use another inhalant”; printed on back of box: “AMMONIA INHALANTS // Aromatized Ammonia : : Alcohol 38 % // Active Ingredients: Ammonia Carbonate, Stronger // Ammonia Water, Oil Lemon, Oil Lavender and Oil // Nutmeg. // 10 Per Package Containing 1/3 cc. Each. // MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES CO., // Braddock, Thomas and Meade Sts. // Pittsburgh, Pa. Made in U. S. A.”; printed on proper left side of box: “MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES CO., // Braddock, Thomas and Meade Sts. // Pittsburgh, Pa. Made in U. S. A.”; stamped on proper right side of box: “9 D 11”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling and foxing all over box; minor distortion to back of box; minor soiling and foxing all over insert; minor discolouration on ends of capsules
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Aromatic Ammonia – Inhalation.” MedicineNet, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Our History.” MSA, 2019. Accessed 18 July 2019.
“1960 – 1969 A decade of MSA in review.” MSA, 2019. Accessed 18 July 2019.
“Collections Online.” Bulkley Valley Museum, Bulkley Valley Museum Society, 2019. Accessed 19 July 2019.
Research Facts
This artifact is part of a first aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Aromatic ammonia is used to prevent and treat fainting and aid in overcoming the effects of anesthesia by encouraging the body to breath; ammonia can be taken orally in solution with water or placed on a fabric rag and inhaled; large doses or prolonged exposure to ammonia is harmful.
The Mine Safety Appliance Company was founded by John T. Ryan Sr. and George H. Deike following a tragic mining accident in 1912; with the help of Thomas Edison, they developed an electric mining lamp that helped reduce mine explosions; from there, the company expanded and developed a wide variety of safety products for a variety of applications; this Ammonia Inhalant set was likely produced before 1967 because of the absence of the “MSA” logo first introduced in 1967.
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Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium [book]

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006053
Description
Book entitled, "Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," published by the Radium Chemical Company; the book consists of loose papers bound between cloth-covered cardboard covers by two metal rivets; the book is divided into different types of cancer and treatment procedu…
Accession Number
998006053
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radium -- therapeutic use
Description
Book entitled, "Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," published by the Radium Chemical Company; the book consists of loose papers bound between cloth-covered cardboard covers by two metal rivets; the book is divided into different types of cancer and treatment procedures for them; these sections are organized alphabetically, with tabs marking each section; there are also 7 loose sheets stored within the book.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Frederick Etherington.
Maker
Radium Chemical Company
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Book copyright is 1920
Material
cardboard:
bookbinding fabric: dark blue
paper: off-white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The front cover has the words, "Frederick Etherington, M.D." stamped in gold lettering on the lower right corner; the word, "RADIUM" is stamped in gold lettering on the upper spine
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.0 cm. x Width: 23.5 cm. x Depth: 5.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
The outer covers of the book show some wear, especially at the corners, but it is not excessive; the pages within are mostly in very good condition, with minor wear at some edges; the loose inserts show more wear at the edges and deterioration due to paper acidity in four examples
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit, May 12, 1998
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Hostetters illnftrerte de forenede Staters Almanak 1869 [advertising almanac]

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Dates
1868
circa 1868
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
1977.12.170
Description
An advertising almanac for the year 1869 from Hostetters; written in German; contains calendars as well as written paragraphs; advertisement on back cover; 36 pages.
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Accession Number
1977.12.170
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs -- advertisements
Description
An advertising almanac for the year 1869 from Hostetters; written in German; contains calendars as well as written paragraphs; advertisement on back cover; 36 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine
Maker
Huftetter & Smith
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1868
circa 1868
Date Remarks
Almanac is for the year 1869 and must be produced before January of that year
Material
paper: cream, green
ink: black
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover: "HOSTETTERS // illnftrerte // de forenede Staters // ALMANAK // 1869. // for Kjöbmænd, Haandbærksmænd, Bjergmænd, // Forpagtere, Plantageeiere, // lamt til almindeligt huusbrug. // Rsiagtigt beregnet efter den for en Univerial=Kalender for de // forenede Stater bedft pasfende hoide og Bredde. // Udgivet og forlagt af huftetter & Smith, // Pittsburgh, Pa."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 19.9 cm x Width 13.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some fading of the green covers at corners; minor yellowing of paper; minor tears along edges
Copy Type
Original
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Hostetter's Illustrated Almanac 1898 [almanac]

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Dates
1897
1989
circa 1897-1989
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001629
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonial…
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Accession Number
996001629
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonials for Hostetter's Stomach Bitters; 20 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
The Hostetter Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1897
1989
circa 1897-1989
Material
paper: green, tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Front: "HOSTETTER'S // ILLUSTRATED // UNITED STATES // ALMANAC // 1898 // FOR MERCHANTS, MECHANICS, MINERS, // FARMERS, PLANTERS, // AND // GENERAL FAMILY USE. // Carefully calculated for such Meridians and Latitudes..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Length
20.0 cm
Width
13.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Quite age / sun discoloured; stain along right edge goes through several pages; hunk of paper taken out of the left bottom corner, and other pieces of front cover also missing; right bottom corners are bent throughout the entire book
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Secret Nostrums & Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 95; "The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey
Young, p. 44; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 93, 98, 157-166, 248;
"The Natural History of Quackery" by Eric Jameson, p. 193; "Nostrums & Quackery", Vol.II, pp.
740-743; "The Toadstool Millionaires" (see index for pages); "The Great American Fraud", p. 20;
"One For A Man, Two For A Horse" by Gerald Carson, pp. 42, 49, 73; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by
A Walker Bingham, pp. 25, 28, 32, 49-50, 96, 103, 126, 138, insert #2
Research Facts
Contained sugar, calamus root, orange peel, Peruvian bark, gentian root, columbo root, rhubarb, cinnamon, cloves, and alcohol; to avoid being taxed as many proprietors were c. 1906 for having mainly alcoholic "medicines", they reduced alcohol from 39% to 25% and increased amount of cinchona and sepentaria.
An experiment by Dr. A. J. Read showed that using various patent medicines as "fuel", Hostetter's Bitters kept the lamp burning for 4 minutes, while the second closest was Peruna at 2 min. 40 sec., and the ration of normal beer only burned for 20 seconds; basically a compound of cheap whiskey, obviously with more than the advertised 25% alcohol by volume (used only a tablespoonful); formula was originally a prescription of Dr. Jacob Hostetter used for colic, constipation and "the Intermittents" - a fever during that time.
When he retured in 1853, consented to allow his son, David, to manufacture and market it; marketing very important, so well known that when war started in 1861, War Department bought the bitters by cartload for the Union Army.
In 1862 published first Almanac; for many years it contained 47% alcohol by volume probably helped the army's courage, if not their medicinal needs.
Partner Smith died in 1874 and the firm's name then became "The Hostetter Co."; in 1958, the company was dead; preferred testimonials from actual physicians; actually sold in saloons in Alaska; daily dose equivalent to 1 1/2 ounces of whiskey; later upped % alcohol from 25% to 37%, claiming this amount of alcohol was needed to hold the ingredients in solution; in 1906, chemists reported analysis showed 43% alcohol by volume.
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Hostetter's Illustrated Almanac 1899 [almanac]

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Dates
1898
1899
circa 1898-1899
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001630
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer Taylor & Bonner; inside: monthly calendars…
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Accession Number
996001630
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer Taylor & Bonner; inside: monthly calendars and testimonials for Hostetter's Stomach Bitters; 20 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
The Hostetter Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1898
1899
circa 1898-1899
Material
paper: tan, green
ink: black
Inscriptions
Front: "HOSTETTER'S // ILLUSTRATED // UNITED STATES // ALMANAC // 1899 // FOR MERCHANTS, MECHANICS, MINERS, // FARMERS, PLANTERS, // AND // GENERAL FAMILY USE. // Carefully calculated for such Meridians and Latitudes..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Length
20.0 cm.
Width
13.2 cm.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Definite age / sun discolouration; a nick on the front left bottom edge; some staining on the front; back has a stain in the centre from a sticker price tag
Copy Type
Original
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Hostetter's Illustrated Almanac 1900 [almanac]

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Dates
1899
1900
circa 1899-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001631
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonial…
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Accession Number
996001631
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonials for Hostetter's Stomach Bitters; 20 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
The Hostetter Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1899
1900
circa 1899-1900
Material
paper: black; green
Inscriptions
Front: "HOSTETTER'S // ILLUSTRATED // UNITED STATES // ALMANAC // 1900 // FOR MERCHANTS, MECHANICS, MINERS, // FARMERS, PLANTERS, // AND // GENERAL FAMILY USE. // Carefully calculated for such Meridians and Latitudes..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder C
Length
19.9 cm.
Width
13.1 cm.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; some staining on the front and back; large notch taken out of the middle right edge, with some also from the interior pages; stain and worn away paper around the top staple; back: right middle, some of the binding edge has been ripped away
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.629, .630; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.629
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Hostetter's stomach bitters

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Dates
1859
1875
circa 1859-1875
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002058
Description
Full bottle of Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters in an amber semi-transparent square bottle with sloped shoulders, tapered at neck sealed with both a shaped lead closure on the bottle and a paper label over lead closure; full of transparent liquid; paper labels cover entire front and back faces of the bo…
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Accession Number
014002058
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Full bottle of Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters in an amber semi-transparent square bottle with sloped shoulders, tapered at neck sealed with both a shaped lead closure on the bottle and a paper label over lead closure; full of transparent liquid; paper labels cover entire front and back faces of the bottle from base to neck; labels have the manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, assertions of the products effectiveness and authenticity, directions for use, a dated portrait and signature from the manufacturer, and a logo of a helmeted man riding a horse and stabbing a reptilian creature with a sword: product used to treat a wide variety of stomach illnesses; cream paper and grey paper label over closure label are reproductions and the blue paper label is original.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Hostetter & Smith
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1859
1875
circa 1859-1875
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: amber
paper: blue, cream
ink: grey, gold, white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Illegible embossed marks on bottle's base; printed on cream label: "”HOSTETTER’S // CELEBRATED // STOMACH BITTERS. // THE BEST EVIDENCE OF THE MERIT OF AN ARTICLE IS // THE DISPOSITION TO PRODUCE COUNTERFEITS; // AND WE REGARD IT AS // THE STRONGEST TESTIMONY TO THE VALUE OF // HOSTETTER'S // CELEBRATED STOMACH BITTERS, // THAT ATTEMPTS OF THAT DESCRIPTION HAVE // BEEN FREQUENT, A DUE CONSIDERATION OF // THE PUBLIC WELFARE HAS INDUCED US TO // OBTAIN A FINE ENGRAVING OF WHICH // THIS IS A FACSIMILE // AND TO APPEND OUR NOTE OF // HAND, WHICH CANNOT BE // COUNTERFEITED WITHOUT // THE PERPETRATION // OF A FELONY. // PITTSBURG // July 4th 1856 // For Value received we // promise to pay to the // bearer ONE CENT on demand // NHSS REPRODUCTION 1973”; printed on blue label: “One wine-glassful taken three times a // day, before meals, will be a swift and cer- // tain cure for Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, // and every species of Indigestion - an un- // failing remedy for Intermittent Fever, Fe - // ver and Ague, and all kinds of periodical // disorders - a means of immediate relief in // Flux, Colics, and Choleric maladies - a cure // for Costiveness - a mild and safe invigorant // and corroborant for delicate females - a // good, anti-bilous, alternative and tonic // preparation for ordinary family purposes - // a powerful recuperant after the frame has // been reduced and attenuated by sickness - // an excellent appetizer as well as a strength - // ener of the digestive forces - a depurative // of the blood and other fluids, desirable alike // as a corrective and mild cathartic, and an // agreeable and wholesome stimulant. // Persons in a debilitated state should com- // mence by taking small doses, and increase // with their strength.”; on grey label on closure: “UNITED STATES // INTERNAL REVENUE // HOSTETTER AND SMITH // PROPRIETOR’S PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA // HOSTETTER’S CELEBRATED // NHSS REPRODUCTION 1973”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 22.7 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 6.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Thin streaks of white residue run from bottle's closure to its base on all sides except the bottle's front face; front face label has patch of damp discoloration covering upper left corner; back label has splotch of black residue on upper right corner
Copy Type
Original
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Nutritional Charts for Medical and Other Specialists 12th Ed. [nutritional chart book]

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Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Doreen (Appleton) Mainse Collection
Category
Archival Items
Education Artifacts
Classification
Archival
Education
Accession Number
004028033
Description
A nutritional chart book; green cover; contains several different nutritional charts "for the guidance of physicians, dentists, nutritionists, dietitians, and public health workers" (forward).
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Accession Number
004028033
Collection
Doreen (Appleton) Mainse Collection
Category
Archival Items
Education Artifacts
Classification
Archival
Education
MeSH Heading
Nutrition
Food Analysis
Description
A nutritional chart book; green cover; contains several different nutritional charts "for the guidance of physicians, dentists, nutritionists, dietitians, and public health workers" (forward).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Doreen Appleton Mainse when she worked at the hospital.
Maker
H. J. Heinz Company
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
Copyrighted in July, 1946
Material
paper: green, white
Inscriptions
"NUTRITIONAL CHARTS // FOR MEDICAL AND OTHER SPECIALISTS // TWELFTH EDITION" printed on the cover "NUTRITIONAL CHARTS // NUTRITIONAL CHARTS // Prepared expressly for medical, // dental, and dietetic specialists // by the staff of the // RESEARCH DEPARTMENT // of // H. J. HEINZ COMPANY // PITTSBURGH 12, PA // TWELFTH EDITION" printed on the first page
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #4
Dimension Notes
Length 30.5 cm x Width 23.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Doreen Appleton (maiden name) attended Queen's Nursing Science School from 1951-1952, KGH Nursing School from 1952-1955, and Queen's again from 1955-1956; she worked at Ongwanada Sanitarium in the summer of 1956, and at Public Health in Napanee and at schools etc. in the late 1950s; she worked part time during the 1960s at KGH and did not work from the late 1960s until 1977 when she returned part time to KGH; she also worked at the Fraser Armstrong Patient Center from 1979-1992, and at a doctor's office until she retired in 1996.
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Nutritional data [Book]

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Dates
1954
Collection
Reference Library Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
REF QU 145 M527 1954
Description
vi, 155 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Item is part of the nursing history collection
Accession Number
REF QU 145 M527 1954
Author
Harold A. Wooster, Jr
Collection
Reference Library Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Nutritive Value
Food Analysis
Description
vi, 155 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Item is part of the nursing history collection
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1954
Permanent Location
Bookshelves
Dimension Notes
Length 23.00 cm x Width 18.90 cm x Depth 1.00 cm
Condition Remarks
Yellowed pages
Copy Type
Original
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radium applicator

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006024 a-m
Description
Radium applicator, which consist of an instrument that has an adjustable head, with several capped radium needle holders; (a) the handle of the applicator is hollow and cylindrical with a gripping end which can be pulled out and a rectangular tab on the outside edge that controls a small lever at t…
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Accession Number
998006024 a-m
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Uterine Neoplasms -- radiotherapy
Cervix Neoplasms -- radiotherapy
Brachytherapy -- instrumentation
Radium -- administration and dosage
Description
Radium applicator, which consist of an instrument that has an adjustable head, with several capped radium needle holders; (a) the handle of the applicator is hollow and cylindrical with a gripping end which can be pulled out and a rectangular tab on the outside edge that controls a small lever at the top; the lever is contained in a hollow cylindrical tube that runs along the outside from the lever to the top; the top of the handle is hollow and square; the applicator head, (b), fits into the top of the handle; the base of the applicator is square with an adjustable round piece at the bottom that moves side pieces into the top; there is a small notch cut into the base of the applicator head, near the top; when the applicator head has been fitted into the handle, the lever on the handle fits into this notch; the grip at the bottom of the handle will also manipulate the side pieces on the top of the head, when the two parts are together; the top of the head has 5 hollow cylindrical needle holders attached to it; a central holder and 4 side holders with the two outside ones being adjustable; the central needle holder has a piece at the bottom, (c), which is threaded and will rotate the holder to different angles; the needle holder fits onto this rotating piece and is made of two pieces, (d) the hollow cylindrical holder that fits onto the rotating section and the hollow top with a closed rounded tip (e); all four side needle holders are cylindrical and hollow and each has a removable threaded cap (f-i); there are two additional needle holders that can be fitted onto the outside movable needle holders; these holders each consist of two pieces; the main holder is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and an open round threaded top; there is a hollow cylindrical piece attached to the side with a slot cut into one side; this allows the additional holders to be slipped over the outside holders on the applicator head; the additional needle holders each have a removable round threaded cap; there is an additional holder that fits onto the left side of the applicator with the holder (j) and cap (k); there is also an additional holder that fits onto the right side of the applicator head with the holder (l) and cap (m); materials are brass and aluminum.
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a - handle - Length 19.8 cm. x Width 2.0 cm. x Depth 0.8 cm.
b - head - Length 7.0 cm. x Width 4.0 cm. x Depth 2.6 cm.
c - holder swivel - Length 1.2 cm. x Width 0.7 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm.
d - central needle holder - Length 2.2 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
e - central needle holder tip - Length 2.5 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
f-i - cap (x4) - Length 0.9 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
j - additional needle holder - Length 2.7 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 0.8 cm.
k - cap - Length 0.9 cm. x Diameter0.8 cm.
l - additional needle holder - Length 2.7 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 0.8 cm.
m - cap - Length 0.9 cm. x Diameter0.8 cm.
Provenance
Used at the Ontario Cancer Foundation, Kingston Clinic.
Maker
Radium Chemical Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
metal: silver; brown
Inscriptions
(a) The tab on the handle is stamped with the words, "RADIUM CHEMICAL CO. INC."; the top is stamped, "U.S. PAT. # 2,516,261"; (b) the base of the applicator head is stamped, "U.S. PAT. # 2,516,261" and the top is stamped, "RADIUM CHEMICAL CO. INC."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-9 Row B
Condition Remarks
The applicator and parts show minor wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Charles Hayte
Exhibit History
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit, May 12, 1998
Images
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