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Ambulance Catechism 2nd Ed [reference book]

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
1980.33.3
Description
Hardbound paper covered reference book; discussing emergency medical assistance required for St. John Ambulance; topics include locomotory apparatus, ocomotory apparatus, special fractures, dislocations and others; title stamped in black in on front cover and spine; image of red cross stamped on fr…
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Accession Number
1980.33.3
Author
William Roxburgh
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Emergency Medical Services
Reference Books
Description
Hardbound paper covered reference book; discussing emergency medical assistance required for St. John Ambulance; topics include locomotory apparatus, ocomotory apparatus, special fractures, dislocations and others; title stamped in black in on front cover and spine; image of red cross stamped on front cover; 127 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine
Maker
G. A. H. Douglas & Co.
Site Made (City)
Glasgow
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Fourth edition published in 1901
Material
paper: cream, green
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed in book: "AMBULANCE CATECHISM // BEING A SERIES OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS // IN AMBULANCE WORK // BY // WILLIAM ROXBURGH, M.D. // SECOND EDITION // G. A. H. DOUGLAS & CO. // JOHN MENZIES & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Dimension Notes
Length 17.1 cm x Width 11.6 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover worn from use; front pages separating from spine
Copy Type
Original
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Army Surgeon's Regulation Case

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Dates
1812
1860
circa 1812-1860
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1921.2.2 a-s
Description
Wooden surgical case (a) lined with velvet and containing (b,c,d) Liston's amputation knives, three different sizes, each with a black wooden handle; (e) broad elevator with a wooden handle for trepanning and necrosis; (f) octagonal wooden handle that fits onto (g) a brass and steel trephine; (h) L…
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Accession Number
1921.2.2 a-s
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Description
Wooden surgical case (a) lined with velvet and containing (b,c,d) Liston's amputation knives, three different sizes, each with a black wooden handle; (e) broad elevator with a wooden handle for trepanning and necrosis; (f) octagonal wooden handle that fits onto (g) a brass and steel trephine; (h) Liston's artery forceps with clasp and curved interlocking tips; (i) bullet forceps with scooped tips; (j) straight hemorrhoid forceps with fixing slide; (k,l) scalpels each with a wooden handle; (m) tenaculum in wooden handle; (n) scalpel with wooden handle; (o) glass spool with white silk for suturing; (p) metal key for lock; (q,r) Petit's spiral screw tourniquet made of metal, cloth, and leather; (s) amputating saw with a carved wooden handle; miscellaneous items not numbered: one half-circle, round-eye Hagedorn suture needle, two quarter-circle, plain eye suture needles; one straight, plain eye suture needle; one roll of sutures, possibly catgut.
Number Of Parts
19
Part Names
a -case - Size: Length 35.7 cm x Width 20.8 cm
b - amputation knife - Size: Length 33.0 cm
c - amputation knife - Size: Length 27.0 cm
d - amputation knife - Size: Length 17.9 cm
e - elevator - Size: Length 17.5 cm
f - handle - Size: Length 9.2 cm
g - trephine - Size: Length 11.1 cm
h - artery forceps - Size: Length 12.7 cm
i - bullet forceps - Size: Length 18.1 cm
j - hemorrhoid forceps - Size: Length 13.3 cm
k - scalpel - Size: Length 15.2 cm
l - scalpel - Size: Length 16.0 cm
m - tenaculum - Size: Length 12.0 cm
n - scalpel - Size: Length 16.5 cm
o - glass spool - Size: Length 2.5 cm
p - key - Size: Length 3.5 cm
q - screw tourniquet - Size: Length 8.0 cm
r - screw tourniquet - Size: Length 8.0 cm
s - amputating saw - Size: Length 33.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Frederick LeMaitre Grasett; owned and used by Dr. G. R. Grasett, and before him by his father. Field set belonging to Dr. Henry Grasett, surgeon-in-chief to forces during the War of 1812.
Maker
Gardner; Stodart
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1812
1860
circa 1812-1860
Material
wood: brown; black
metal
fabric: white
leather
glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-7
Condition Remarks
2013: conserved & repaired; Lid broken off box; several large cracks; bullet forceps' scooped tips do not come together completely when closed; #2: three additional cracks; velvet on the inside of the lid was worn; one clasp missing; bottom of the case has a crack running down the centre of its length; the arm of the proper left clasp was broken; there is a minor crack in the handle of (b); all other pieces show signs of moderate wear; (i) and (j) heavily worn; no signs of active corrosion on the metal pieces; fishing line had been used to secure both tourniquet straps; the bottom of the case was scratched and the corner joins were stressed; a splinter had come apart from the front proper right corner of the case, 5 cm long.
Case lid is broken off near the hinge. The corner joints at the hinged edge are slightly separated. Case lid and bottom have cracks across the length of the case. PL front latch arm is broken and hook is lost. The exterior of the case is scratched and the bottom has small losses and a white-ish material rubbed into the wood. Metal components are slightly tarnished. Velvet lining is abraded, matted, and dirty. Fabric has peeled away from wood in some areas and some dividers inside the case are loose.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Queen's University Art Conservation Program, 4 Sept. 2012-15 Feb. 2013: L-2012-5. On loan to Historic Fort York, City of Toronto, Culture Division, Museums and Heritage Services, 24/10/2003-24/10/2005: L-2003.2; On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-20120-2..
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Askit headache powder

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1999.3.94 a-f
Description
Cream paper rectangular box (a) with end flaps and black text contains five separate rectangular cream paper folded packages (b-f) containing powder with black text; full box.
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Accession Number
1999.3.94 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Cream paper rectangular box (a) with end flaps and black text contains five separate rectangular cream paper folded packages (b-f) containing powder with black text; full box.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - box
b-f - powder packets
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Askit Limited
Site Made (City)
Glasgow
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
On box: "Askit // A Quick Relief for Headaches and // Pains due to Neuralgia, Neuritis and // Rheumatism."; on side: "DIRECTIONS FOR USE // Mix the powder in a small glass of water and stir before taking, // or place on the tongue and swallow with a drink. Maximum // Adult daily dose two powders. Being in powder form "Askit" // 25 // is rapidly assimilated and quick results are thereby obtained."; on back panel: "Askit // is guaranteed to contain only the finest ingredients // - being in powder form it is rapidly assimilated // and quick results are thereby obtained. MADE IN SCOTLAND // ASKIT LTD., MANUFACTURING // CHEMISTS // GLASGOW"; side panel: "Each powder contains: // Acetylsalicylic Acid 750 mg. // Caffeine Citrate 100 mg. Magnesium Trisilicate 15 mg. // Caution: Keep this and all medications out of // the reach of children."; on end panels: "Distributor for Canada // Macpherson Agencies // P. O. Box 193 // Willowdale // Ont., Canada // 5 POWDERS // 25c // Lot No. 15"; on powder package: "Askit // For headaches and Pains due to // Neurlagia, Neuritis and Rheumatism. // A Word to Women: An "Askit" gives prompt relief in periodic pains."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row A
Length
a - 7.5 cm
b-f - 6.5 cm
Width
a - 3.6 cm
b-f - 2.9 cm
Depth
a -1.7 cm
b-f - 0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Looks new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/2058748/taggart-alex-norton-askit-powders-sarah-norton-addiction/
Research Facts
Askit Powders were invented in Sweden in 1903 by the physician Herman Hjorton and manufactured under licence in Glasgow from 1917. In Sweden it was sold as Hjorton’s Powders after being invented by physician Herman Hjorton. By the 1950s it was shipping worldwide to expat Scots in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Key ingredient Phenacetin was first developed in 1887 and was discovered to ease headaches and fevers – but also cause renal failure with prolonged use.
A heavy marketing campaign targeted woman with slogans including ‘Askit fights the miseries’. They contained aspirin and caffeine along with the painkilling drug phenacetin, which was found to be highly addictive.
A link with the powder’s popularity and an increase in renal failure was made in the early 50s but phenacetin wasn’t removed from the product until 1966. Phenacetin was a great pain killer but it also gave people a buzz. The Askit Powder Company in Sweden and Glasgow also knew their products were causing deaths throughout the 1950s.
It was made in Glasgow in 1917 with the First World War coming to an end so there was a lot of walking wounded and people in pain.
With Askit there was no need to go to the doctors; you just went to your local shop to self-medicate.
The remedy was produced by Glasgow firm Askit Limited before being sold on to pharmaceutical firm Roche in the 70s. It was later taken over by German-based giants Bayer, who finally discontinued all Askit products in 2006.
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Askit headache powders

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1999.3.10 a-f
Description
Cream paper rectangular box (a) with end flaps and black text contains five separate rectangular cream paper folded packages (b-f) containing powder with black text; full box.
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Accession Number
1999.3.10 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Cream paper rectangular box (a) with end flaps and black text contains five separate rectangular cream paper folded packages (b-f) containing powder with black text; full box.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - box
b-f - powder packets
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Askit Limited
Site Made (City)
Glasgow
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
On box: "Askit // A Quick Relief for Headaches and // Pains due to Neuralgia, Neuritis and // Rheumatism."; on side: "DIRECTIONS FOR USE // Mix the powder in a small glass of water and stir before taking, // or place on the tongue and swallow with a drink. Maximum // Adult daily dose two powders. Being in powder form "Askit" // is rapidly assimilated and quick results are thereby obtained."; on back panel: "Askit // is guaranteed to contain only the finest ingredients // - being in powder form it is rapidly assimilated // and quick results are thereby obtained. MADE IN SCOTLAND // ASKIT LTD., MANUFACTURING // CHEMISTS // GLASGOW"; side panel: "Each powder contains: // Acetylsalicylic Acid 750 mg. // Caffeine Citrate 100 mg. Magnesium Trisilicate 15 mg. // Caution: Keep this and all medications out of // the reach of children."; on end panels: "Distributor for Canada // Macpherson Agencies // P. O. Box 193 // Willowdale // Ont., Canada // 5 POWDERS // 25c // Lot No. 15"; on powder package: "Askit // For headaches and Pains due to // Neurlagia, Neuritis and Rheumatism. // A Word to Women: An "Askit" gives prompt relief in periodic pains."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row A
Length
a - 7.5 cm
b-f - 6.5 cm
Width
a - 3.6 cm
b-f - 2.9 cm
Depth
a -1.7 cm
b-f - 0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Looks new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/2058748/taggart-alex-norton-askit-powders-sarah-norton-addiction/
Research Facts
Askit Powders were invented in Sweden in 1903 by the physician Herman Hjorton and manufactured under licence in Glasgow from 1917. In Sweden it was sold as Hjorton’s Powders after being invented by physician Herman Hjorton. By the 1950s it was shipping worldwide to expat Scots in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Key ingredient Phenacetin was first developed in 1887 and was discovered to ease headaches and fevers – but also cause renal failure with prolonged use.
A heavy marketing campaign targeted woman with slogans including ‘Askit fights the miseries’. They contained aspirin and caffeine along with the painkilling drug phenacetin, which was found to be highly addictive.
A link with the powder’s popularity and an increase in renal failure was made in the early 50s but phenacetin wasn’t removed from the product until 1966. Phenacetin was a great pain killer but it also gave people a buzz. The Askit Powder Company in Sweden and Glasgow also knew their products were causing deaths throughout the 1950s.
It was made in Glasgow in 1917 with the First World War coming to an end so there was a lot of walking wounded and people in pain.
With Askit there was no need to go to the doctors; you just went to your local shop to self-medicate.
The remedy was produced by Glasgow firm Askit Limited before being sold on to pharmaceutical firm Roche in the 70s. It was later taken over by German-based giants Bayer, who finally discontinued all Askit products in 2006.
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Dates
1895
circa 1895
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001904 a-u
Description
Rectangular leather case (u) containing 19 pieces; the box has removeable blue velvet insert (t) on which aspirator tips (d-j,l-q) are secured; under insert are the two rubber tubes (r-s); one tube is connected by a glass insert; behind insert is the aspirator syringe (a); cylindrical in shape with…
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Accession Number
997001904 a-u
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Syringes
MM= Suction and Drainage -- aspirator
MM= Suction and Drainage -- syringe
MM= Irrigation -- syringe
Description
Rectangular leather case (u) containing 19 pieces; the box has removeable blue velvet insert (t) on which aspirator tips (d-j,l-q) are secured; under insert are the two rubber tubes (r-s); one tube is connected by a glass insert; behind insert is the aspirator syringe (a); cylindrical in shape with tip adapter at one end and plunger at other; behind the syringe is a cradle mat supports a glass tube (k) containing many wires; at left hand side of case stopcock (b) and tip (c) are located.
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
a - aspirator syringe - Size: Length 20.5 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
b - aspirator stopcock - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
c - aspirator syringe tip - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
d -aspirator needle - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
e - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
f - aspirator needle - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
g - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
h - aspirator needle - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
i - aspirator needle - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
j - aspirator needle - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
k - wire holder - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Diam 0.4 cm
l - aspirator needle - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
m - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
n - aspirator needle - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
o - aspirator needle - Size: Length 17.2 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
p - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
q - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
r - rubber tube - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
s - rubber tube - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
t - velvet box insert - Size: Length 20.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
u - kit case (closed) - Size: Length 27.6 cm x Width 12.6 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
J. Gardner & Son
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1895
circa 1895
Date Remarks
Printed on artifact.
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
rubber: brown
wood: brown
leather: black
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
Engraved on box: "Presented To DF Gibson // FROM // HIS PATIENTS IN WARD 29 // As a Token of Gratitude // 1895"; embossed on the sticker label on lid: "108"; stamped on interior lid: "J. CARDNER & SON // FORREST ROAD // EDINBURGH"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-12
Condition Remarks
Rubber hardened beyond flexibility; material worn; outside of box has scratches and scuffs.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On display: “Potions, Pills and Prescriptions”, Gallery B: Case # 4, Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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bottle of iron glycerophosphate scales

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
010020405
Description
Orange cylindrical glass bottle containing iron glycerophosphate scales; white paper label affixed to front, printed with black ink, states product and manufacturing information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening with brown wood cork closure; bottle is mostly full with silver metal scales
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Accession Number
010020405
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Drugs
Description
Orange cylindrical glass bottle containing iron glycerophosphate scales; white paper label affixed to front, printed with black ink, states product and manufacturing information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening with brown wood cork closure; bottle is mostly full with silver metal scales
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
T. & H. Smith Ltd
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: orange
paper: white
ink: black
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on front label: "PRIZE MEDALS TRADE MARK // AWARDED US REGISTERED // IRON GLYCEROPHOSPHATE SCALES // T. & H. SMITH LTD. // EDINBURGH, LONDON, GLASGOW. // MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN"; embossed on bottom: "8"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-5
Dimension Notes
Length 15.8 cm x Diam. 5.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Cork is grey, dirty at top; paper label is faded, with small tear at front centre bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"MacFarlan Smith Ltd." website
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; T. & H. Smith Ltd was founded in 1827
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carbolic sprayer

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997002442 a-d
Description
Carbolic sprayer composed of cylindrical apparatus (d); wire mesh in the middle, wooden handle, ivory cylinders as insulators and metal spray tube with rubber end at top; sits on round metal base (a); attached round metal holder (c) for a glass bottle (b); manufacturer's logo, crest and animals sta…
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Accession Number
997002442 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Phenol
Antisepsis
Surgery
Description
Carbolic sprayer composed of cylindrical apparatus (d); wire mesh in the middle, wooden handle, ivory cylinders as insulators and metal spray tube with rubber end at top; sits on round metal base (a); attached round metal holder (c) for a glass bottle (b); manufacturer's logo, crest and animals stamped on front and base.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 13.7 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 13.8 cm x Diam. 9.0 cm
c - holder - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 9.3 cm
d - cylindrical apparatus - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 13.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
A. Young & Son
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: black, yellow
wood: black, brown
glass: clear
rubber: red
ivory: white
Inscriptions
Stamped on front of (d) and base (a): "A. YOUNG // 57 FORREST ROAD // EDINBURGH"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M1-3
Condition Remarks
Mesh torn and bent in places; rubber broken and peeling; metal tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances," Down Bros. Ltd., 1906, p. 1283 (similar to model #5628); "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 3271 (similar to model #C/-14979)
Research Facts
Also known as antiseptic spray, carbolic sprayers were used for disinfecting sick-rooms and for inhalation; the wire gauze helped to stop vapour from the anaesthetic from igniting or cause any accidents with the spirit lamp.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013. On exhibit: "War and Medicine," Canadian War Museum, 12 Jan 2011-31 Dec. 2011. On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Dates
1940
1959
circa 1940-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1956.1.1
Description
Model of hand holding a scalpel.
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Accession Number
1956.1.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Art
Medicine in Art
Sculpture
Description
Model of hand holding a scalpel.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr.R.I. Harris.
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1940
1959
circa 1940-1959
Date Remarks
Original record had "1940-50.s"
Material
plastic: flesh; black; silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B1-1
Dimension Notes
Length 20.3 cm x Width 6.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Edge of scalpel broken off.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
See Bulletin, Vol. 29, No. 7, April 1956, p. 157; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Mould of the hand of Sir James Syme, professor of Clinical Surgery at Edinburgh University (1833-69); he was a celebrated surgeon especially noted for his amputation skill and techniques; John Brown, a pupil, suggested having a mould made for posterity; the original is in the Anatomical Museum of the University of Edinburgh; presented to Dr. R.I. Harris by Sir James Learmonth, chairman of Clinical Surgery, Edinburgh University, after a lecture given on Sir James Syme.
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Dates
1884
circa 1884
Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
005009006 a-c
Description
A paper "Certificate of Highest Distinction" for Clinical Surgury (a); stored in a case (b) with black leather coating and lined with purple velvet; there is a glass sheet (c) which covers the certificate in the box.
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Accession Number
005009006 a-c
Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Licensure, Medical
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
A paper "Certificate of Highest Distinction" for Clinical Surgury (a); stored in a case (b) with black leather coating and lined with purple velvet; there is a glass sheet (c) which covers the certificate in the box.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - certificate - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Diam. 14.2 cm
b - box - Size: Length 18.4 cm x Width 15.7 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
c - glass - Size: Length 16.6 cm x Width 14.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Presented to Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952) whenin 1884.
Maker
W & J Milne
Site Made (City)
Edinborough
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1884
circa 1884
Date Remarks
Dated for Winter 1883-4.
Material
paper: white
leather: black
fabric: purple
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW // CLINICAL SURGERY" printed on the lid of the box
"W & J MILNE. Makers. 126 PRINCESS EDINBOROUGH" printed on the side of the box
"University of Glasgow // Winter Session 1983-4 // CLINICAL SURGERY // Certificate of Highest Distinction // Awarded to Mr. J.R. Ronald MacCrincle (Sic) // for excelling at the Examinations of the Class. // George Buchanan // Senior Division. // PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL SURGERY" printed on the certificate
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-5 Box 22
Condition Remarks
The leather is peeling off the box in some places; parts of the certificate have been eaten by bugs leaving holes in the paper.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; this collection accompanies 1989.10.1; there was a series of unrelated newspaper clippings stored beneath the certificate with poetry printed on them, which are now in the accession file.
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diploma and certificate roll

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Dates
1885
Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
005009004 a-e
Description
A cardboard roll containing a medical certificates and two medical diplomas; the tube is burgundy and cylindrical and consists of a long bottom (a) with a short top (b) which fits of the bottom; there is a short Medical Registration Certificate (c) from Edinborough, Scotland dated October 29th, 188…
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Accession Number
005009004 a-e
Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Licensure, Medical
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
A cardboard roll containing a medical certificates and two medical diplomas; the tube is burgundy and cylindrical and consists of a long bottom (a) with a short top (b) which fits of the bottom; there is a short Medical Registration Certificate (c) from Edinborough, Scotland dated October 29th, 1885; there are two Diplomas for Medicine and Surgery from the University of Glasgow (d-e).
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 30.3 cm x Diam. 4.8 cm
b - tube lid - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Diam. 4.8 cm
c - Certificate - Size (rolled): Length 19.8 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
d-e - diplomas - Size (rolled): Length 36.1 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Provenance
Presented to Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952) when he graduated from University of Glasgow in 1885.
Site Made (City)
Edinborough & Glasgow
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1885
Date Remarks
The papers are dated 1885.
Material
cardboard: burgundy, brown
paper: white
Inscriptions
Various information, mostly in Latin (the papers are too delicate to unroll and copy properly).
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-5 Box 25
Condition Remarks
The papers are very rolled and are tearing at the creases in some places.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; this collection accompanies 1989.10.1.
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