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Allenbury's food measure

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
1986.15.1
Description
A tall glass measuring cup with a lip.
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Accession Number
1986.15.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Weights and Measures
Description
A tall glass measuring cup with a lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. P. Welch of Toronto.
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"Allenbury"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row D
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
For measuring infant food.
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Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Home Health Care
Pharmacy, Other
Treatment, General
Accession Number
006033042 a-h
Description
Small paper box (a) with hinged lid, covered in white and blue paper with blue print; the title and the product and manufacturing information are printed on top of the lid; inside the box are seven paper capsules (b-h) with white paper and blue print; inside the capsules is white cotton, which prot…
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Accession Number
006033042 a-h
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Home Health Care
Pharmacy, Other
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Fainting -- drug therapy
Respiration
Heart Rate
Blood Pressure
Pharmacy
Description
Small paper box (a) with hinged lid, covered in white and blue paper with blue print; the title and the product and manufacturing information are printed on top of the lid; inside the box are seven paper capsules (b-h) with white paper and blue print; inside the capsules is white cotton, which protects the glass ampoule inside.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - box - Length: 5.9 cm X Width: 5.8 cm X Height: 2.0 cm
b-h - ampoule packages - Length: 5.4 cm X Diameter: 0.9 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell, Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Presence of Winnipeg on label, first location in Winnipeg opened in 1927; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
paper: tan
ink: white, blue
cotton: white
glass: [not visible]
Inscriptions
Printed on top of the box (a): "12 Crushable Glass Ampoules 12 // AROMATIC // SPIRIT of AMMONIA // B.P. '48 // Each capsule contains 5 minims. // Directions: Bend tube to snap the glass // ampoule contained therein and inhale // the vapour. // INGRAM & BELL, LIMITED // Toronto 950709 // Montreal - Winnipeg - Calgary - Vancouver"; printed on ampoule cases (b-h): "AROMATIC SPIRIT OF AMMONIA // CRUSH CAPSULE AND INHALE // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED, // TORONTO. // MONTREAL · WINNIPEG · CALGARY · VANCOUVER // IB [in logo]".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row F
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Box torn at corners, fixed with hinging tissue.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Catalogue, websites
Reference Comments
"The British Pharmacopoeia" 1914, London, pg. 355, from the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.221394/page/n389
“Aromatic Ammonia – Inhalation.” MedicineNet, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
In the Ingram and Bell Limited catalogue for 1964, Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia is listed as "a restorative in cases of fainting and collapse, which stimulates respiration, accelerates the heart and raises the blood pressure."
In the British Pharmacopoeia for 1914, the ingredients listed for Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia are: Ammonium Carbonate, Strong Solution of Ammonia, Oil of Nutmeg, Oil of Lemon, Alcohol (90 per cent.), and Distilled Water.
Aromatic ammonia is used to prevent and treat fainting and aid in overcoming the effects of anesthesia by encouraging the body to breathe; 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.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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baby booties and toque

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Dates
1991
circa 1991
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
005002003 a-c
Description
Two baby booties - one appears to be for the left foot (a) and one for the right foot (b) - and a dome-shaped toque (c) with a roll at the bottom; all pieces are hand-knit from pink, white and blue wool.
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Accession Number
005002003 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
Description
Two baby booties - one appears to be for the left foot (a) and one for the right foot (b) - and a dome-shaped toque (c) with a roll at the bottom; all pieces are hand-knit from pink, white and blue wool.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - left bootie - Size: Length 9.3 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
b - right bootie - Size: 9.4 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c - toque - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
Provenance
Made and donated to museum by the Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary.
Maker
KGH Auxiliary
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1991
circa 1991
Material
fabric: white; blue; pink
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet J Box 9
Condition Remarks
#1: Like new
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
These were made as part of the Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary's "Hugs" program, formerly the Needy Baby Program.
Exhibit History
Exhibit in the Hall of Honour, KGH, "The Inspiring Past—a Beacon for the Future: Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary 1905–2005"; March 2005-June 2011.
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baby booties and toque

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Dates
1991
circa 1991
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
005002017 a-c
Description
Two baby booties - one appears to be for the left foot (a) and one for the right foot (b) - and a dome-shaped toque (c) with a roll at the bottom; booties each have a piece of yarn as a tie around the ankle; all pieces are hand-knit from pink wool.
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Accession Number
005002017 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
Description
Two baby booties - one appears to be for the left foot (a) and one for the right foot (b) - and a dome-shaped toque (c) with a roll at the bottom; booties each have a piece of yarn as a tie around the ankle; all pieces are hand-knit from pink wool.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - left bootie - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 7.7 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
b - right bootie - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
c - toque - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 5.7 cm
Provenance
Made and donated to museum by the Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary
Maker
KGH Auxiliary
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1991
circa 1991
Material
fabric: pink
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet J Box 9
Condition Remarks
#1: Like new
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #4
Research Facts
These were made as part of the Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary's "Hugs" program, formerly the Needy Baby Program.
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baby bottle sterilizer kit

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Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Sanitation
Hygiene
Accession Number
1987.9.1 a-gg
Description
Baby bottle sterilizer kit with yellow plastic base (a) with heating / sterilizing element with two prong electric cord and white plastic cover (b); white plastic grid style bottle rack (c) can hold up to eight (8) bottles (e-k) has a separate grid (d) to fit over top of rack handle for bottle caps…
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Accession Number
1987.9.1 a-gg
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Sanitation
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
MM= Bottle Feeding -- bottle
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
Description
Baby bottle sterilizer kit with yellow plastic base (a) with heating / sterilizing element with two prong electric cord and white plastic cover (b); white plastic grid style bottle rack (c) can hold up to eight (8) bottles (e-k) has a separate grid (d) to fit over top of rack handle for bottle caps (l-u), liners and nipples (dd-ff) to be sterilized; kit contains seven (7) transparent Curity brand glass baby bottles with ten (10) cream plastic screw on bottle caps, eight (8) cream and yellow plastic cap seals and three (3) dark brown rubber bottle nipples; white plastic cover fits on base; instructions for use on underside of base; paper instruction manual (gg); Note: instruction manual missing 15 Nov 2016; one bottle and five nipples missing to create a full set.
Number Of Parts
26
Part Names
a – base
b – cover
c – bottle rack
d – accessories rack
e-k – bottle
l-u –cap
v-cc –cap seal
dd-ff - niple
gg - instruction manual
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. W. T. W. Clarke.
Maker
Hankscraft (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1970
Material
plastic: yellow; white
glass: transparent
rubber: brown
paper: white
ink: black; red; blue
Inscriptions
On top of case: "HANKSCRAFT"; embossed on bottles: "CURITY // SURE GRIP // CUBIC CENTIMETERS 50 100 250 200 227 // OUNCES 1-8"; embossed on bottle lids and liners "Curity"; on bottom of base unit: "HANKSCRAFT // Model 972 AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC // STERILIZER // 1. POUR WATER (TERMINAL METHOD - 6 OZS., REGULAR ME- // THOD 8 OZS.) INTO EITHER END OF BOILING SECTION MAR- // KED "FILL HERE". PLACE LOADED BOTTLE RACK IN BASE. PUT ON COVER, AND PLUG INTO ELECTRICAL OUTLET. CUR- // RENT WILL SHUT OFF AUTOMATICALLY WHEN ALL WATER // HAS TURNED TO STEAM. (TIME WILL VARY ACCORDING TO // WATER HARDNESS.) TWENTY MINUTES ENSURES COMPLETE // TERMINAL STERILIZATION. IF CURRENT SHUTS OFF IN LESS // THAN TWENTY MINUTES USE 1 OZ. MORE WATER. (IF YOUR // UNIT DOES NOT SHUT OFF IN 45 MINUTES, ADD A SMALL // PINCH OF BAKING SODA. ALLOW ANOTHER HOUR FOR // COOLING AFTER STERILIZER HAS SHUT OFF. // 2. DISCONNECT FROM CIRCUIT, AND REMOVE THE COVER. FOR // SAFE STORAGE, PLACE BOTTLE RACK AND FEEDINGS IN // REFRIGERATOR. // 3. RINSE BOILING SECTION UNDER TAP AFTER EACH USE // 115 VOLTS A.C. ONLY // 7.5 AMPS OR LESS // MADE IN CANADA BY // HANKSCRAFT (CANADA) LTD. TORONTO // CANADIAN PATENT NO. 765,151 U.S. PATENT NO. 3,347,618"; on nipples: "PYRAMID RUBBER CO. RAVENNA. O. EVENFLO PAT. U. S. & CAN.; "EVENFLO PRODUCTS RAVENNA. O. PAT. U. S. & CAN. MADE IN U.S.A."; printed on instruction manual: "baby bottle // STERILIZER"; line drawing of steriliizer.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-6
Storage Room 2005 (gg)
2005-2-3 Box 10 (gg)
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a – base – Length 33.0 cm x Width 16.5 cm x Depth 9.0 cm
b – cover – Length 33.0 cm x Width 15.8 cm x Depth 22.2 cm
c – bottle rack – Length 26.0 cm x Width 13.2 cm x Depth 22.8 cm
d – accessories rack – Length 23.2 cm x Width 11.6 cm Depth 2.5 cm
e-k – bottle – Length 16.2 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
l-u – cap - Diam. 4.6 cm
v-cc – cap seal - Diam. 3.8 cm
dd-ff – nipple - Diam. 3.8 cm
gg - instruction manual
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber cord is brittle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US3347618-0.png
Research Facts
Bought by the donor to sterilize bottles for visiting grandchildren.
Citing patent: US3347618; Filing date: Apr 6, 1964; Publication date: Oct 17, 1967; Applicant: Hankscraft Canada Ltd; Title: Sterilizer.
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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Mrs. Iva Teepell Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
003036001
Description
Baby carriage consists of a collapsible wooden frame on wheels; seating area is made of an oil cloth that is stretched along the back and sides of frame; back rest is decorated with tassles and is positioned opposite to the horizontal push handle bar so that the child faces the person pushing; carr…
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Accession Number
003036001
Collection
Mrs. Iva Teepell Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
Household Articles
Description
Baby carriage consists of a collapsible wooden frame on wheels; seating area is made of an oil cloth that is stretched along the back and sides of frame; back rest is decorated with tassles and is positioned opposite to the horizontal push handle bar so that the child faces the person pushing; carriage has a wooden feet supporting tier; carriage has a sitting and a reclining position.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Brockville and used by donor's sister as a wheelchair when she was a child
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Timeline for improvements on wheelchairs.
Material
wood: brown
fabric: green, grey
metal: yellow
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 112.0 cm x Width 53.0 cm x Depth 38.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Wood is tarnished and scratched in several places; metal is rusty throughout the artifact; rubber is stiff and deteriorating; rubber has broken off larges wheels; finish on the oil cloth is peeling in some places; oil cloth is frayed and torn at the seams.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Mrs Iva Teepell (donor); CD #1
Research Facts
Chair was purchased second-hand in Brockville in 1919. Donor's father obtained the chair for her sister, to be used as a wheelchair after the sister was injured by a kick in the stomach. The sister was less than 8 years old.
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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Classification
Home Health
Home Health Care
Paediatrics
Accession Number
018006001
Description
Heavy porcelain bowl with light blue glaze; the bowl is divided into three compartments, two quarters and one half; between one of the quarters and the half, there is a hole in which a cork sits; the bowl is hollow inside, and on the outside the bowl becomes wider the closer it is to the bottom, so…
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Accession Number
018006001
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Classification
Home Health
Home Health Care
Paediatrics
MeSH Heading
Infant Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Pediatrics
Home Health
Food
Feeding Methods
Child
Child Nutrition
Description
Heavy porcelain bowl with light blue glaze; the bowl is divided into three compartments, two quarters and one half; between one of the quarters and the half, there is a hole in which a cork sits; the bowl is hollow inside, and on the outside the bowl becomes wider the closer it is to the bottom, so there are two indents in the bowl around the edge; the bottom of the bowl contains three white rings, each one smaller as it reaches the centre of the bowl; inside the smallest ring, the middle of the bowl is indented to form a concave impression.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor's family. Used by all toddlers in the family.
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
porcelain: blue, white
cork: brown
ink: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on cork: "7189".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-8
Height
7.0 cm
Diameter
18.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The small section nearest the cork has a crack in the side; some slight colour loss in small spots on the top and bottom of the bowl around the cork.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Donor, website
Reference Comments
Donor's remarks
TheRetroRescuers, Vintage Hankscraft Baby Food Warmer Dish ~Periwinkle Blue: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/594103122/vintage-hankscraft-baby-food-warmer-dish
Research Facts
This dish was used to feed toddlers. Warm water would be poured into the hollow portion and plugged with a matching lid, which in this case has been replaced by a cork. The water inside the dish would keep the food warm. The ridged base and the heavy weight of the bowl kept toddlers from throwing the bowl on the ground, etc.
Similar items were made by a company called Hankscraft.
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The Baby [infant care book]

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Dates
1924
1930
circa 1924-1930
Category
Archival Items
Education Artifacts
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Publications
Education
Paediatrics
Home Health
Home Health Care
Accession Number
019001001
Description
Rectangular book with a glued binding and paper covers; the front cover contains a colour illustration of two toddlers on a beach, one wearing a red swim suit and grabbing the other's hand, who is wearing a green swim suit; the background is mostly brown, and near the top. the title "The Baby" is p…
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Accession Number
019001001
Author
Department of Health of Ontario
Category
Archival Items
Education Artifacts
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Publications
Education
Paediatrics
Home Health
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Infant Care -- handbooks
Infant Care
Infant Nutrition
Child Care -- handbooks
Child Nutrition
Child
Mother-Child Relations -- handbooks
Pregnancy
Pediatrics
Home Health
Description
Rectangular book with a glued binding and paper covers; the front cover contains a colour illustration of two toddlers on a beach, one wearing a red swim suit and grabbing the other's hand, who is wearing a green swim suit; the background is mostly brown, and near the top. the title "The Baby" is printed in flourished script and outlined in pink; the spine is white and also contains the title and small illustrations of children's toys and animals; the back cover is backgrounded in black and contains a yellow, orange, pink, and red illustration of numerous children playing on a beach with a giant baby in the background in front of the sun, mouth open and holding up a rattle as birds fly in front of it; the book has sixty four pages and contains information about pre-natal care, preparation for confinement, registration of the baby's birth, care of the infant, infant feeding, care of the runabout child, common ailments of childhood, immunization, baby's record, and baby's development.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Department of Health of Ontario
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1924
1930
circa 1924-1930
Date Remarks
Honourable Forbes Godfrey was Minister of Health in Ontario from 1924 until 1930.
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, green, pink, red, grey, purple, brown, tan, yellow, orange.
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover: "The Baby"; printed on back cover: "Issued by the Department of Health of Ontario. // Honorable Forbes Godfrey - Minister of Health".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
22.5 cm
Width
15.0 cm
Height
0.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fraying at spine and bending at corners
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://www.ola.org/en/members/all/forbes-elliott-godfrey
https://www.ola.org/en/members/all/harold-james-kirby
https://www.leonardshoup.com/product/64654/The-Baby--Department-of-Health-of-Ontario-----Dionne-Quintuplets-Cover-Art-No-Author--Department-of-Health-of-Ontario-Honourable-Harold-J-Kirby-Minister
http://mimicohistory.blogspot.com/2011/05/dr-forbes-godfrey-first-ontario.html
Research Facts
A later edition of this book, from 1937-1942, in print while Harold J. Kirby was Ontario's Minister of Health, has an illustration of the famous Dionne quintuplets on the front cover.
Forbes Godfrey was Ontario's first Minister of Health, and he was a doctor before entering the realm of politics. Dr. Godfrey wanted the government to do more to combat tuberculosis, as the disease was devastating Ontario's citizens. As a result of his efforts, a system of government supported tuberculosis hospitals was created. Dr. Godfrey was also a strong believer in vaccination. He was responsible for organizing the ministry of health from its beginnings, and he helped protect miners from silicosis; started industrial health programs; created public health clinics in remote areas, and began free immunization programs for Ontario school children.
Exhibit History
On exhibit 100TH Anniversary of Public Health Canada, Ottawa L-2019-7 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2019
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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. R. Gordon Sinclair Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Pediatrics
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Bedpan
Home Health Care
Accession Number
002017002
Description
A small pink cup-shaped style enameled bedpan known as a "baby potty," with a round handle on one side.
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Accession Number
002017002
Collection
Dr. R. Gordon Sinclair Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Pediatrics
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Bedpan
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
Pediatrics
Sanitation
Toilet Facilities
Description
A small pink cup-shaped style enameled bedpan known as a "baby potty," with a round handle on one side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. R. Gordon Sinclair.
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Based on appearance and colour
Material
metal: pink
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-2
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Length
16.5 cm
Width
15.0 cm
Depth
7.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 16.5 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Several large chips and cracks in the enamel coating of object, especially at the edges; some water marks and corrosion on chips inside object.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Brownstoner, "From Pakistan to Brooklyn: A Quick History of the Bathroom," by Suzanne Spellen, https://www.brownstoner.com/architecture/victorian-bathroom-history-plumbing-brooklyn-architecture-interiors/.
Research Facts
By the 1920s, bathrooms were becoming more colourful and decorative than they had been in the Victorian era.
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Dates
1930
1935
1930-1935
Collection
Barber / Brunke Family Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
015020001
Description
White painted openwork style wicker infants bassinette with wood slat board base with hand written names of all the x31 babies that used this bassinette for several generations of the Barber and Brunke family including other families for their newborns; manufacturer's stamp embossed on bottom board…
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Accession Number
015020001
Collection
Barber / Brunke Family Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
Household Articles
Description
White painted openwork style wicker infants bassinette with wood slat board base with hand written names of all the x31 babies that used this bassinette for several generations of the Barber and Brunke family including other families for their newborns; manufacturer's stamp embossed on bottom board; designed with openwork curved hood; marks for original leg support shown on base; thirty-one names on the base dating from 1931 until 2012.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor's family (Barber & Brunke) and her parents used it for her and her brother in the 1930s. Her father constructed the rolling base to allow her mother to move it easily around the house. The Barbers and the Brunkes’ have lived in Kingston for a few generations.
Maker
Gendron Company
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1935
1930-1935
Date Remarks
Donor remarks and dates on base
Material
wood: white
Inscriptions
"TORONTO // Gendron"
Permanent Location
W1 - Floor
Length
67.0 cm
Width
51.0 cm
Height
59.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Heavily painted with layers showing on base; minor break in wicker
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
internet
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassinet
Research Facts
A bassinet, bassinette, or cradle is a bed specifically for babies from birth to about four months.
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