Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Rectangular cardstock dental sign; brown front with clear varnish; embossed white letters between white decorative leaves at bottom and leaves with torch at top centre; black paper back has manufacturer's name stamped in white ink on bottom right hand corner; white sticker printed with black ink st…
Rectangular cardstock dental sign; brown front with clear varnish; embossed white letters between white decorative leaves at bottom and leaves with torch at top centre; black paper back has manufacturer's name stamped in white ink on bottom right hand corner; white sticker printed with black ink stating the sign was a gift from a dental supply company.
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Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Embossed on front: "WITHOUT TEETH // THERE CAN BE NO CHEWING // WITHOUT CHEWING // THERE CAN BE NO NOURISHMENT // WITHOUT NOURISHMENT // THERE CAN BE NO HEALTH // WITHOUT HEALTH // WHAT IS LIFE?"; printed on back: "MOLLOY MADE // CHICAGO"; printed on sticker on back: "Compliments of // THE DENTISTS' SUPPLY COMPANY OF NEW YORK"
Storage Room 0010
Length 25.3 cm x Width 20.3 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Sign is curved, worn at edges; small holes at top and both sides of sign; mark on back covered with white ink
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; this item was donated by Dr. Jim Vaery from Grandview, Manitoba
Printed on the prescription: "CLEVELAND CLINIC // "DATE // 7-31-53"; " (MR.) R. W. MISSEN // Gifford Buffer Solution pH 8.5 // Sig; Use with contact lenses. // Copia; 777-223 5-14-48 // R. Kennedy".
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-3 Box 10
Length 15.3 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 0.05 cm
Edges of paper are slightly worn and yellowing.
Mrs. Barbara Missen; donor's documents
Dr. Missen (1928-2007) had corneal ulcers from the time he was a child that left scars on his eyes. His father used to drive him to the Cleveland Clinic for treatments and wore the prescription hard contact lenses since 1942 for sports while at: Westdale Secondary School, Hamilton (1941-1946), Queen's University, Kingston (1945-1951), and Cambridge University, U.K. (1953-1956).
Dr. Missen was Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto. He had a corneal transplant in 2005.