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glucose 33 1/3 % ampoule

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Dates
1979
circa 1979
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
997037257 a-b
Description
An ampoule (a) that is a long, hollow cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; there is a discoloured white and green label affixed to the front; the box (b) is a long, r…
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Accession Number
997037257 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Glucose
Insulin Coma -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
An ampoule (a) that is a long, hollow cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; there is a discoloured white and green label affixed to the front; the box (b) is a long, rectangular, waxed cardboard box that opens on both ends via three flap closures.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - ampoule - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
b - box - Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Anglo-French Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1979
circa 1979
Date Remarks
Retirement of Dr. H. Godfrey Bird
Material
glass: transparent
paper: yellow; green
cardboard: yellow; green
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "1AMPOULE GLUCOSE 33 1/3% // 20 CC // ANGLO-FRENCH CO. // MONTREAL"; printed label on ampoule: "Ampoule 20 c.c. // GLUCOSE // 33 1/3% // ANGLO-FRENCH // DRUG CO. // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row E
Condition Remarks
Box shows some creasing and water damage as well as scuff marks; ampoule label is slightly discoloured but is otherwise in good condition
Copy Type
Original
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wax model, somatotype

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact412
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996.003.132
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a woman with massive obesity; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs, body and arms for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight (feet apart, but thighs together) and…
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Accession Number
996.003.132
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- models
Obesity -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a woman with massive obesity; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs, body and arms for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight (feet apart, but thighs together) and arms bent outwards and held along her sides; the woman has a great deal of body fat on her thighs, abdomen, buttocks and breasts; the hip area is especially obese; the model is painted to depict true colour
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Models made by Marjorie Winslow; they were commissioned by Dr. Robertson, who also helped with
anatomical details
Maker
Marjorie Winslow
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
The somatotypes were made by Marjorie Winslow in 1946 in Montreal
Material
beeswax with talc: cream
metal: grey
oil paints: red; brown; white; blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-H1-Box 12
Dimension Notes
Length: 41.6 cm. x Width: 16.0 cm. x Depth: 12.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Issues requiring conservation: Surface dirt and grime. Cracks in RP ankle, knees, thighs and head. Detached LP and RP hands (1998)
The model is extremely dirty and dusty; the model was poorly handled and stored and as a result is broken and cracked; there are cracks in the legs at the left side ankle, both knees and both upper thighs; the arms are both broken, between the wrist and the elbow on the left side and the wrist on the right side (the pieces are not missing); the neck and lower jaw are also cracked; the whole surface of the model shows several scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Model condition identified by Reid (best guess); model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow
in an oral interview (transcribed); photographed on Nov. 2, 2000; CD #8
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; pear-shaped obesity
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wax model, somatotype

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact406
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003126
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype; the model shows a woman with Turner's syndrome; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with metal wires in the arms, legs and neck for support; the model shows a naked girl standing up on a round base with her legs together straight and her…
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Accession Number
996003126
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- genetics -- models
Turner's Syndrome -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype; the model shows a woman with Turner's syndrome; the
model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with metal wires in the arms, legs and
neck for support; the model shows a naked girl standing up on a round base with her legs together
straight and her arms at her sides, but going forward at the elbows; the model has no body hair
and immature breasts; the model is painted to depict true colour
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Models made by Marjorie Winslow; they were commissioned by Dr. Robertson, who also helped with
anatomical details
Maker
Marjorie Winslow
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
The somatotypes were made by Marjorie Winslow in 1946 in Montreal
Material
beeswax with talc: cream
metal: grey
oil paints: red; brown; white; blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-G2-Box 4
Dimension Notes
Length: 34.8 cm. x Width: 11.8 cm. x Depth: 10.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The model was extremely dirty and dusty; the model was poorly handled and stored and as a result
is broken; the base has a crumbly corroded-looking material on it; there is a section missing from
the ankle at the left side back; the arm on the right side is broken at the waist and most of the
hand is held on by the internal wires; two fingers and some of the wax on the forearm is missing;
the arm on the left side is broken between the wrist and elbow and is missing; the neck is broken
and the head held on by internal wires; the surface of the model has several scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Model condition identified by Dr. Reid; model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow
in an oral interview (transcribed); CD #8
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; the model shows characteristics of Turner's syndrome, such as a wide carrying angle in the arms, webbing in the neck, and short stature; patients with this abnormality are usually under five feet tall; a female patient with this XO chromosomal abnormality would have no ovaries or breasts
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wax model, somatotype

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact407
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003127
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype; the model shows a woman, probably demonstrating a lack of menstruation; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with heavy metal wires in the legs and body for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs …
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Accession Number
996003127
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- models
Menstruation Disturbances -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype; the model shows a woman, probably demonstrating a lack of menstruation; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with heavy metal wires in the legs and body for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and apart to reveal an enlarged clitoris; the arm on the right side is bent with the hand resting on her hip while the arm on the left side is slightly bent with the hand resting below her buttock; the model shows pubic hair and smallish breasts; the model is painted to depict true colour.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Models made by Marjorie Winslow; they were commissioned by Dr. Robertson, who also helped with anatomical details.
Maker
Marjorie Winslow
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
The somatotypes were made by Marjorie Winslow in 1946 in Montreal
Material
beeswax with talc: cream
metal: silver
oil paints: red; brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-G2-Box 5
Dimension Notes
Length: 36.8 cm. x Width: 15.0 cm. x Depth: 12.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Nov 2018: Figure has deteriorated further with more wax parts fallen off and not suitable for object loan and or exhibit
The model is extremely dirty and dusty; the model was poorly handled and stored and as a result is cracked and broken; the base has a large chip missing from it and the wire from the leg on the left side has become detached; both legs are extremely damaged at the lower fronts with cracks and breakage into several pieces; both feet are broken off and missing; the arms are complete and have only minor scuff marks; the head is broken off at the neck, exposing the internal wire, and is missing; the surface of the model has several scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Model subject identified by Dr. Reid; model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow
in an oral interview (transcribed)
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; model may show a woman who has a lack of menstruation; the subject is muscular and does not have much body fat (this is a best guess from Dr. Reid)
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wax model, somatotype

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact409
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003129
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a girl with congenital syphilis; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with heavy metal wires in the legs, arms and body for support; the model shows a naked girl standing up on a round base with her legs straight and together; the arm o…
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Accession Number
996003129
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- models
Syphilis -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a girl with congenital syphilis; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with heavy metal wires in the legs, arms and body for support; the model shows a naked girl standing up on a round base with her legs straight and together; the arm on the right side is straight and held beside her body with the palm facing outwards; the arm on the left side is straight and held slightly out from the body; the model's body has no pubic hair, and has immature breasts; the model is painted to depict true colour.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Models made by Marjorie Winslow; they were commissioned by Dr. Robertson, who also helped with anatomical details.
Maker
Marjorie Winslow
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
The somatotypes were made by Marjorie Winslow in 1946 in Montreal
Material
beeswax with talc: cream
wire: silver blue
oil paints: red; brown; grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-G2-Box 4
Dimension Notes
Length: 23.7 cm. x Width: 8.2 cm. x Depth: 8.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The model is extremely dirty and dusty; the model was poorly handled and stored and as a result is badly cracked; the model has a crack, at the upper thigh on the left side, which goes all the way through the leg; the arm on the left side is missing the hand and wrist and has several cracks above the elbow; the arm on the right side is cracked and chipped in several places, and is especially damaged above the elbow; there is a missing section of wax at the upper back of the arm; the whole surface of the model shows several scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Model condition identified by Dr. Reid; model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow
in an oral interview (transcribed)
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; the subject shows characteristics of congenital syphilis, such as an upturned nose and a wide bridge on the nose; another characteristic (not shown) would be Hutchinson's teeth (pointed).
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wax model, somatotype

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact411
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003131
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a woman with congenital adrenal hyperplasia; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs and body for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and together and her arms st…
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Accession Number
996003131
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- genetics -- models
Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a woman with congenital adrenal hyperplasia; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs and body for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and together and her arms straight and held at her sides; the woman has a large lower abdomen and buttocks as well as normal breasts; body hair is visible from her navel to the pubis as well as on her face; the model is painted to depict true colour.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Models made by Marjorie Winslow; they were commissioned by Dr. Robertson, who also helped with anatomical details.
Maker
Marjorie Winslow
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
The somatotypes were made by Marjorie Winslow in 1946 in Montreal
Material
beeswax with talc: cream
wire: grey
oil paints: red; brown; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-H1-Box 12
Dimension Notes
Length: 42.1 cm. x Width: 11.3 cm. x Depth: 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The model is extremely dirty and dusty; the model was poorly handled and stored and as a result is broken and cracked; the model has been broken at the lower legs; the feet and ankles remain, but there are missing sections in the lower legs; both knees show cracks; the hand on the right side has a large chip which has broken off, but is not missing; the arm of the left side shows cracks between the elbow and the wrist; there is a large crack at the neck; there is some white substance on the left side of the head; the whole surface of the model shows several scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Model subject identified by Dr. Reid (best guess); model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow
in an oral interview (transcribed); photographed on May 27, 1998
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; the presence of facial hair and being somewhat overweight can be symptoms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
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wax model, somatotype

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact413
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003133
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a woman with polycystic ovary syndrome; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs, body and likely the arms for suport; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight (feet apart, but …
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Accession Number
996003133
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- models
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a woman with polycystic ovary syndrome; the model is made of
oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs, body and likely the arms for suport;
the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight (feet apart,
but thighs together) and arms held out straight and slightly away from her sides; the woman has a
great deal of body fat on her thighs, abdomen, buttocks and breasts; the abdomen is especially
obese; the model shows hair on her chin as well as areas on her arms and legs; the model is painted
to depict true colour
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Models made by Marjorie Winslow; they were commissioned by Dr. Robertson, who also helped with
anatomical details
Maker
Marjorie Winslow
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
The somatotypes were made by Marjorie Winslow in 1946 in Montreal
Material
beeswax with talc: cream
metal: grey
oil paints: red; brown; white
hair: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-G2-Box 5
Dimension Notes
Length: 42.5 cm. x Width: 14.6 cm. x Depth: 12.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
The model is extremely dirty and dusty; the model was poorly handled and stored and as a result is
broken and cracked; there are cracks in the legs on the left side ankle and in both knees; the lower
abdomen has a small hole in the wax; the arms are both broken off between the wrist and the elbow;
several areas on the model's surface show scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Model subject identified by Dr. Reid; model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow
in an oral interview (transcribed); CD #8
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; the model subject is overweight and has facial hair, both characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome
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wax model, somatotype showing a normal woman

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact408
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003128
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a normal woman; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax talc, built up with heavy metal wires in the legs and body as well as both arms and legs, for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and together; the a…
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Accession Number
996003128
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a normal woman; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax talc, built up with heavy metal wires in the legs and body as well as both arms and legs, for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and together; the arm on the right side is straight and held beside her body with the hand coming forward; the arm on the left side is straight and held slightly out from the body; the model does not show pubic hair, but the breasts are of a normal size; the model is painted to depict true colour.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Models made by Marjorie Winslow; they were commissioned by Dr. Robertson, who also helped with anatomical details.
Maker
Marjorie Winslow
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
The somatotypes were made by Marjorie Winslow in 1946 in Montreal
Material
beeswax with talc: cream
metal: light grey
oil paints: red; brown; blue; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-G2-Box 4
Dimension Notes
Length: 43.0 cm. x Width: 13.5 cm. x Depth: 12.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Nov 2018: Figure has deteriorated further with more wax parts fallen off and not suitable for object loan and or exhibit
The model is extremely dirty and dusty; the model was poorly handled and stored and as a result is cracked, badly stained and broken; the base has a crumbly corroded-looking material on its surface and remnants of (spider?) egg sacs; there is also a small chip missing from the base; the feet are still attached to the base with the exception of the small toe of the left foot which has been broken off and lost; the feet are broken off from the model at the ankles, with the internal wires remaining; the model is missing the legs from the knees to the ankles; the hand on the right side has been corroded and is missing the thumb; the hand on the left side is missing all the fingers from the knuckles downwards; there is a chip missing from the breast on the left side; the shoulder on the back of the right side has been damaged and a large piece is missing; the head has been broken off at the neck and parts of the neck are missing; there is a large chip missing on the left side of the head and face; the back of the head (hair) shows corrosion staining (yellow on the brown hair) as well as residue; the whole surface of the model shows several scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Model subject identified by Dr. J.A. Low; model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow in an oral interview (transcribed)
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview
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wax model, somatotype showing a teenaged pregnant woman

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact414
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003134
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a pregnant teenaged woman; the model is made of oilpainted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs and body for support; the model shows a naked young woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and together; the arms are bent and cross…
  2 images  
Accession Number
996003134
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- models
Pregnancy in Adolescence -- models
Pregnancy Trimester, Third -- models
Obstetrics -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a pregnant teenaged woman; the model is made of oilpainted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs and body for support; the model shows a naked young woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and together; the arms are bent and crossed and held behind her back showing her abdomen distended with a pregnancy in its third trimester; the model shows pubic hair and normal breast development; the model is painted to depict true colour.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Models made by Marjorie Winslow; they were commissioned by Dr. Robertson, who also helped with
anatomical details
Maker
Marjorie Winslow
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
The somatotypes were made by Marjorie Winslow in 1946 in Montreal
Material
beeswax with talc: cream
wire: dark grey
oil paints: red; brown; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-H1-Box 13
Dimension Notes
Length: 28.2 cm. x Width: 7.9 cm. x Depth: 7.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The model had a break across the neck; an accretion consisting of large particulate matter and possible mortar appeared on the PL side of the head and face; a network of cracks was apparent on both ankles, whereas the PR shin region had a loss
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Model subject identified by Dr. J. A. Low; model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow in an oral interview (transcribed)
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
On exhibit: "Medical Art throughout the Ages: Moulages," Kingston Museum of Health Care, Sept. 2007
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wax model, somatotype showing a woman with Turner's Syndrome

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact415
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003135
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a woman with Turner's Syndrome; the model is made of oilpainted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs, body and arms for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and together; her ankles are togethe…
  2 images  
Accession Number
996003135
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- genetics -- models
Turner's Syndrome -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a woman with Turner's Syndrome; the model is made of oilpainted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs, body and arms for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and together; her ankles are together, but her feet are apart; the woman's arms are held straight and away from her body, palms turned forward; the woman has a webbed neck; the model shows no secondary female sex characteristics (pubic hair or developed breasts); the model is painted to depict true colour.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Models made by Marjorie Winslow; they were commissioned by Dr. Robertson, who also helped with anatomical details.
Maker
Marjorie Winslow
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
The somatotypes were made by Marjorie Winslow in 1946 in Montreal
Material
beeswax with talc: cream
wire: grey
oil paints: red; brown; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-H1-Box 13
Dimension Notes
Length: 33.8 cm. x Width: 14.9 cm. x Depth: 10.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
The model had a break across the PL upper arm; an accretion on the PR shoulder blade consisted of mould, iron corrosion products and possibly fibreglass which appeared as fragments; the presence of mould was confirmed by its examination under UV light where the patch fluoresced orange, lime green and violet; as well, microscopic analysis of a sample was undertaken where spores were seen; yellow coloured mould also appeared on the back of the head; hairline fractures were evident on the appendages; #2: damaged in transit to Agnes Etherington, May 2001; three hairline fractures, one at each arm near the armpit, and one on the model's left upper thigh.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
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Reference Comments
Model subject identified by Dr. J.A. Low; model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow in an oral interview (transcribed); "Anatomy and Physiology" by Gary A. Thibodeau and Kevin T. Patton (2nd ed., 1993), pp. 848, 850-851
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; Turner's Syndrome is a condition caused by monosomy of the X chromosome (XO); it is characterized by immaturity of sex organs (causing sterility), webbed neck, dwarfism or short stature, cardiovascular defects, and learning disorders
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit; "Medical Art throughout the Ages: Moulages," Kingston Museum of Health Care, Sept. 2007; "Picturing the Body: Medical Arts as Teaching Tools," Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa, Sept. 17, 2010.
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