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Aitken thermometer set

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Dates
1865
circa 1865
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1934.16.1 a-c
Description
Includes two-inch wooden case with instructions and two thermometers, one straight and one bent.
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Accession Number
1934.16.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Body Temperature
Physical Examination
Description
Includes two-inch wooden case with instructions and two thermometers, one straight and one bent.
Number Of Parts
3
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; previously loaned to AM by Univeristy of Toronto, a permanent loan; donated by Mr. I. H. Cameron.
Maker
L. Casella
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1865
circa 1865
Material
glass
mercury
wood
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Growing Pains: the 1867 Kingston General Hospital Crisis” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
#2: curved thermometer has no cracks; numbers are slightly faded; straight thermometer has no cracks; metal end has some scratches; box shows some signs of use; stained velvet on the inside; some scratches and dents on the outer surface; no cracks or mould
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Medicine and its Technology," by A. Davis, 1981, p. 61
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
994009006 a-o
Description
Long narrow hinged wooden box holds the Truelove-Salt Biopsy instrument and six blades, Frankfeld grasping forceps, tweezers, oritinal instrument and syringe instructions
Accession Number
994009006 a-o
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Biopsy -- instrumentation
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Description
Long narrow hinged wooden box holds the Truelove-Salt Biopsy instrument and six blades,
Frankfeld grasping forceps, tweezers, oritinal instrument and syringe instructions
Number Of Parts
15
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 56.0 cm. x Width 12.3 cm. x Depth 7.0 cm.
b - box lid - Size: Length 19.0 cm. x Width 3.4 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
c - syringe barrel - Size: Length 9.4 cm. x Diameter1.9 cm.
cc - syringe plunger - Size: Length 10.2 cm. x Diameter1.5 cm.
d - biopsy instrument - Size: Length 51.0 cm. x Width 7.6 cm. x Depth 3.0 cm.
e - grasping forceps - Size: Length 50.0 cm. x Width 3.0 cm. x Depth 2.1 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
f - forceps - Size: Length 14.5 cm. x Width 1.2 cm. x Depth 1.8 cm.
g-h - loose blade x 2 - Size: Length 2.0 cm. x Width 0.6 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
i-l - blades (pkg) x 4 - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Width 2.8 cm. x Depth 0.7 cm.
m - syringe instructions - Size: Length 22.0 cm. x Width 9.4 cm.
n - instrument instructions - Size: Length 44.7 cm. x Width 10.1 cm.
Provenance
Used on KGH patients; this instrument is designed for taking biopsy specimens of the mucosa of
the lower colon and rectum in cases of ulcerative colitis, amoebiasis, schistosomiasis and
bacillary dysentery; this instrument is for use under direct vision through a sigmoidoscope
with a 20.0 cm reach
Maker
Vann Bros. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
metal: silver
nylon: black; white
cellophane: clear
paper: blue; black; white
wood: light brown
Inscriptions
"VANN BROS. LTD. // 63, WEYMOUTH STREET // LONDON, ENGLAND // BRITISH PAT. // APPLIED FOR. //
MADE IN ENGLAND"; "British Pat. No. 815046"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Research Facts
Object name supplied by cataloguer
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monaural stethoscope

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880 - 1900
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
011021003 a-b
Description
A brown wood monaural stethoscope with detachable trumpet shaped ear plate (a) that screws onto a long hollow cylindrical piece of wood ending with circular chest piece (b)
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Accession Number
011021003 a-b
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- monaural
Description
A brown wood monaural stethoscope with detachable trumpet shaped ear plate (a) that screws onto a long hollow cylindrical piece of wood ending with circular chest piece (b)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - ear plate b - chest peice
Provenance
From the estate of Dr. D. McKercher Queen's Med Class of 1944 - items belonging to his partner Dr. J. K. M. Dickie an ear nose and throat specialist that practiced in Ottawa, Ontario.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880 - 1900
Material
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Engraved on ear plate: “JKMD”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B6-4
Length
b - 17.6
Diameter
a - 6.3 b - 2.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor wear of stain on bottom of ear plate
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
The Monaural Stethoscope. Medical Antiques Online.
Research Facts
The Fergusson model of the monaural stethoscope was designed in England and became the most popular model used in the later half of 19th century medical practice. It was made of straight grained, less dense woods with a small bore central hole such that sounds were readily transmitted. It measured approximately 7 inches in length with a slender stem that had a rounded chest-end bell about 1 inch in diameter that rested comfortably on the patient. The ear plate was approximately 2.5 inches in diameter and fit snugly over the ear in order to prevent dispersion of the transmitted sounds. The Fergusson stethoscopes often had a maker's mark, physician's name or initials, or other identifying characteristic engraved on the ear plate.
The doctor that designed this monaural stethoscope is unknown as there were two British doctors practicing in the 19th century with similar names.
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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Donna (Thompson) Tweddell Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
006034001 a-b
Description
Mackenzie smelling salts bottle; brown glass bottle with a rectangular foot on the very bottom with a rounded shape in the middle (a) with a screw-on plastic lid (b); two paper labels are attached to the bottle; one to the front; the other to the back.
Accession Number
006034001 a-b
Collection
Donna (Thompson) Tweddell Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Hypersensitivity -- drug therapy
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Mackenzie smelling salts bottle; brown glass bottle with a rectangular foot on the very bottom with a rounded shape in the middle (a) with a screw-on plastic lid (b); two paper labels are attached to the bottle; one to the front; the other to the back.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - glass bottle - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
b - screw-on lid - Size: Diam. 1.9 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Provenance
Owned by Donna Tweddell.
Maker
Dr. Mackenzie's Laboratories
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
glass : brown
plastic : black
paper : black, cream
Inscriptions
On the bottom of the glass bottle "Z 159 // S 10", printed on the paper labels on the front of the bottle "MACKENZIE // for // the relief // of the symptoms // of catarrh. // SMELLING BOTTLE // Cold in the Head // Hay Fever Nervous Headache // and Faintness // HANDBAG SIZE" On the back of the bottle, printed on the paper label " ANTISEPTIC SOOTHING HEALING // Active // CONSTITUENTS // Dr. MACKENZIE'S // LABORATORIES LTD // LONDON // reg. v. 13622 // MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row D
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
Internet: "The Sensation Press," "Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary," 25th ed., 1974, p. 1376
Research Facts
Smelling salts are made from ammonium carbonate; they are used as a stimulant and restorative.
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Zubes Cough Lozenges

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001100
Description
Low circular metal container of cough lozenges; nothing in container; gold bottom with orange lid with black, gold and pink writing over surface; lid does not come off.
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Accession Number
996001100
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Low circular metal container of cough lozenges; nothing in container; gold bottom with orange lid with black, gold and pink writing over surface; lid does not come off.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa in June 1993.
Maker
E. W. Hampshire and Co.
Site Made (City)
Derby
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
metal: yellow; orange; black; pink
Inscriptions
"Soothing // and comforting // zubes // ... // Cough Lozenges // Pour le mal de gorge // 10 cents // Made in England by F. W. Hampshire and Company, Limited Derby"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 1.5 cm. x Diam. : 6.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear over surface
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
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