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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022001
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); …
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Accession Number
015022001
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); metal braces on either side of leg made up of three sections with pivoting join above knee area; height adjustment made possible by holes in bottom sections of braces; pins at bottom to insert in shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 87.0 cm Diameter: 16.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear, abrasions and soiling, especially in areas of contact with body
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J. E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920); diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him by J. E. Hanger Ltd. and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J. E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier offering support for his progress.
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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022002
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); …
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Accession Number
015022002
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); metal braces on either side of leg made up of three sections with pivoting joint above knee area; height adjustment made possible by holes in bottom sections of braces; pins at bottom to insert in shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 87.0 cm Diameter: 19.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear, abrasions and soiling, especially in areas of contact with body; cloudy appearance on front of leather collar
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J. E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920); he was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him by J.E. Hanger Ltd. and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J. E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier offering his support for his progress.
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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022004
Description
Half-size leg brace worn below the knee; steel brace with dark brown leather collar at top; approximately 2/3 of collar has steel beneath the leather; leather strap with metal buckle; pin at bottom of brace for insertion into shoe.
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Accession Number
015022004
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Half-size leg brace worn below the knee; steel brace with dark brown leather collar at top; approximately 2/3 of collar has steel beneath the leather; leather strap with metal buckle; pin at bottom of brace for insertion into shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 44.0 cm Diameter: 14.0 cm
Condition Remarks
shows wear
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J.E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Accompanied donation of leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920), but only full-length leg braces were listed on hospital receipts; Gordon was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J.E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier.
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Antiphlogistine Medicated Poultice Dressing

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15361
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032048
Description
Heavy cylindrical short clear glass jar or container; shows thick grey paste inside; white metal cap has product details.
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Accession Number
997032048
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical short clear glass jar or container; shows thick grey paste inside; white metal cap has product details.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
The Denver Chemical Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
glass: clear
ink: black, orange
metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Antiphlogistine ** TRADE MARKS REGD // MEDICATED // POULTICE // DRESSING // UNSCREW // CAP // SLIGHTLY // BEFORE // HEATING // NET WT. 5 OZ. // DEVISSEZ // LEGEREMENT // LE COUVERCLE //AVANT DE //CHAUFFER // MADE BY // THE DENVER CHEMICAL MFG., CO. // MONTREAL 9, CANADA // No. 21804 The Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act."; embossed on bottom: "I I I // 2615"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Height
5.3 cm
Diameter
6.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Cap showsminor wear
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
Research Facts
In the early 20th century, Antiphlogistine was one of the old remedies for boils, poison ivy and chest congestion, first used in 1893 and created by Denver Chemical of New York. It was a cream to be heated and applied to intact skin (not irritated or wounded skin), used to soothe muscle, joint and tendon soreness. Counter-irritants (menthol and methyl salicylate) causes skin to feel cool, then warm.
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Antiseptic Dermal Oil

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2435
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001356
Description
Square amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a screw top lip; the bottle has a printed paper label attached to the front which lists product information; the bottle is full of Antiseptic Dermal Oil and is sealed with a black metal screw top lid which does not readily come off; bottle ba…
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Accession Number
996001356
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Square amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a screw top lip; the bottle has a printed paper label attached to the front which lists product information; the bottle is full of Antiseptic Dermal Oil and is sealed with a black metal screw top lid which does not readily come off; bottle back has embossed lettering.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the Museum by Neil C. Davis -- Mr. Davis originally intended to give this bottle to Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Company Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Date "3 1948" stamped onto the paper label
Material
glass: amber
paper: white
metal: black
Inscriptions
Paper label reads,"Antiseptic // DERMAL OIL // N. C. POLSON // & COMPANY LTD. // ESTABLISHED 1877 // WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS // MONTREAL 3 1948"; bottle back embossed, "16 FL. OZ."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.5 cm. x Width: 6.2 cm. x Depth: 6.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle is unopened; there are no chips, cracks or wear on the glass; the paper label is undamaged and clearly legible; the metal lid shows no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19; there are three binders of information on the N. C. Polson Company with Dr. Chiong's written records
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer. One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry. They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
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bobby barrettes

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact500
Dates
1960
1969
circa 1960-1969
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Accession Number
996028015 a-f
Description
A white and blue rectangular paper package with five white bobby barrettes clipped vertically onto lower half; image of nurse in top left corner.
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Accession Number
996028015 a-f
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Clothing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
A white and blue rectangular paper package with five white bobby barrettes clipped vertically onto lower half; image of nurse in top left corner.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - package - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Width 10.0 cm.
b-f - bobby barrettes (x5) - Size: Length 5.7 cm. x Width 3.0 mm. x Depth 5.0 mm.
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, 1928 KGH Nursing Graduate
Maker
Gaylord Products
Site Made (City)
St. Hyacinthe
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1969
circa 1960-1969
Date Remarks
Date approximation based on appearance of nurse on package
Material
paper: blue; white; pink; brown; black
metal: white
Inscriptions
On package at centre top: "WHITE // BOBBY // BARRETTES // BLANCHES"; at top right, "No. 430 // 29¢ // by // Gayla ®"; along bottom: "Gaylord Products of Canada, Ltd. -- St. Hyacinthe, Que."; store sticker reads, "List Price .29 // TOP DISCOUNT // STORES // Your Cost .26"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-2
Condition Remarks
No signs of damage except some slight creasing of the bottom corners of the package
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
"Listing of the Nora Valleau Collection"
Research Facts
Barrettes also known as 'bobby pins'; used by Nora Valleau to secure her nurse's cap; same package as 996.028.016
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007-June 9, 2008.
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bobby barrettes

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact501
Dates
1960
1969
circa 1960-1969
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Accession Number
996028016 a-e
Description
A white and blue rectangular paper package with four white bobby barrettes clipped vertically onto lower half; image of nurse in top left corner; one pin is missing.
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Accession Number
996028016 a-e
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Clothing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
A white and blue rectangular paper package with four white bobby barrettes clipped vertically onto lower half; image of nurse in top left corner; one pin is missing.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - package - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Width 10.0 cm.
b-e - bobby barrettes (x5) - Size: Length 5.7 cm. x Width 3.0 mm. x Depth 5.0 mm.
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, 1928 KGH Nursing Graduate
Maker
Gaylord Products
Site Made (City)
St. Hyacinthe
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1969
circa 1960-1969
Date Remarks
Date approximation based on appearance of nurse on package
Material
paper: blue; white; pink; brown; black
metal: white
Inscriptions
On package at centre top: "WHITE // BOBBY // BARRETTES // BLANCHES"; at top right, "No. 430 // 29¢ // by // Gayla ®[crown symbol above "Gayla"]; along bottom: "Gaylord Products of Canada, Ltd. -- St. Hyacinthe, Que."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-2
Condition Remarks
Missing one pin; glue residue on package surface 2.4 cm from top and 2.7 cm from right side (left over from store sticker); slight creasing on bottom corners
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
"Listing of the Nora Valleau Collection"
Research Facts
Barrettes also known as 'bobby pins'; used by Nora Valleau to secure her nurse's cap; same package as 996.028.015
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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022003
Description
heavy canvas strap with steel plate on one side; steel brace with hinged section attached to plate possibly for attachment to leg brace; leather strap and metal clasp.
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Accession Number
015022003
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
heavy canvas strap with steel plate on one side; steel brace with hinged section attached to plate possibly for attachment to leg brace; leather strap and metal clasp.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.?
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: beige
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Diameter: 31.0 cm Height: 30.0 cm
Condition Remarks
worn
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J.E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Accompanied donation of leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920), but unclear how this piece was used in conjunction with the leg braces; Gordon was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J.E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier.
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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002132
Description
Rectangular tan cardboard box with four interconnected cardboard dividers allowing for 12 compartments; without top.
Accession Number
014002132
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Rectangular tan cardboard box with four interconnected cardboard dividers allowing for 12 compartments; without top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Brayley, Sons & Company
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
paper: tan
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 4
Dimension Notes
Length 11.9 cm x Width 12.2 cm x Depth 9.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Box's top layer is torn away over much of its surface, exposing a darker brown layer of cardboard underneath; box is covered in stains of brown discoloration; box's edges are frayed with many tears running inwards; bottom panel is partially detached; apparent pests chewed on paper overall
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Research Facts
Storage box for tincture of iron bottles 014.002.133 - .143
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Dr. N. Lacerte Anti-Diphtheritique

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Dates
1850
1870
circa 1850 - 1870
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005013
Description
Rectangular transparent light purple glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides.
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Accession Number
014005013
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular transparent light purple glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Dr. N. Lacerte
Site Made (City)
Levis
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1850
1870
circa 1850 - 1870
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: purple
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "ANTI // DIPHTHERITIQUE // LEVIS. P. Q. CA. // DR. N. LACERTE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row B
Length
18.1
Width
6.3
Depth
4.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Diphterine. Bouteilles du Quebec
Research Facts
Similar bottles embossed with 'DIPHTERINE' instead of 'ANTI-DIPHTHERITIQUE' are bottles from a more recent production date.
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