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absorbent cotton

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004052 a-h
Description
Four blue boxes of 4 1/2" rolled absorbent cotton have white paper lables with blue printing; cotton sheets are wrapped with blue paper.
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Accession Number
993004052 a-h
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Four blue boxes of 4 1/2" rolled absorbent cotton have white paper lables with blue printing; cotton sheets are wrapped with blue paper.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a,c,e,g - box x 4 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Width 4.5 cm. x Depth 4.5 cm.
b,d,f,h - gauze x 4 - Size: x Diameter4.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
paper: white; blue
fabric: white
pasteboard: blue
Inscriptions
Printed in blue on white paper label: 1 OUNCE // NET WEIGHT // CAT. No. // 13-1 // EXCELSIOR // ABSORBENT COTTON // LONG FIBRE // LINT FREE // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO . MONTREAL // WINNIPEG . CALGARY . VANCOUVER
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
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absorbent cotton

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3951
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000001161
Description
Cardboard box, torn open on left side; box contains cotton wrapped in paper and rolled to fit inside (contents not numbered); round fluorescent orange sticker on bottom; paper label on front and on top.
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Accession Number
000001161
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Product Packaging
Description
Cardboard box, torn open on left side; box contains cotton wrapped in paper and rolled to fit inside (contents not numbered); round fluorescent orange sticker on bottom; paper label on front and on top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
cardboard: blue
paper: brown; red; white; blue; orange
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Front: "VR // 1 OUNCE // PARKE-DAVIS // ABSORBENT COTTON // COMPACT ROLL // U.S.P. – STERILIZED // PARKEDALE // FULL WEIGHT // MEDICAMENTA VERA P D & CO // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; top: "IF PACKAGE IS BROKEN OR OPEN // STERILITY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED // TO OPEN // CUT ALONG PERFORATION"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Dimension Notes
Length 12.1 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is fraying along edges where it was torn; abraded at right corners; front label is slightly yellowed, dirty; top label somewht abraded at corners; contents sound.
Copy Type
Original
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absorbent cotton

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-170
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000001357
Description
A sealed cardboard box that presumably contains absorbent cotton.
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Accession Number
000001357
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Product Packaging
Description
A sealed cardboard box that presumably contains absorbent cotton.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-170
Material
cardboard: cream; blue; red
Inscriptions
Front: "BAY'S // 1 OUNCE PARKDALE // ABSORBENT COTTON // U.S.P. STERILIZED // DETROIT PARKE, DAVIS & CO. MICH., U.S.A."; top: "1 OUNCE // ABSORBENT COTTON // U.S.P. STERILIZED"; back: "IF PACKAGE IS BROKEN OR OPEN, STERILITY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED [printed] // SIZMI [stamped] // TO OPEN LIFE FLAP // TO CLOSE - INSERT FLAP IN CARTON // ABSORBENT COTTON // U.S.P. STERILIZED // MADE IN U.S.A. [printed]"; right side: "BAY'S // 1 OUNCE // ABSORBENT // COTTON // U.S.P. STERILIZED // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICHIGAN, U.S.A."; left side: identical to right side.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Dimension Notes
Length 12.7 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box yellowed, somewhat dirty
Copy Type
Original
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absorbent gauze bandage

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1427
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004035 a-e
Description
Opened blue box of absorbent gauze has original gauze yardage; paper label is yellow on white paper with blue lettering.
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Accession Number
993004035 a-e
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Opened blue box of absorbent gauze has original gauze yardage; paper label is yellow on white paper with blue lettering.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - bottom - Size: Length 11.8 cm. x Width 5.8 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
b - top - Size: Length 11.7 cm. x Width 5.8 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
c - cardboard sleeve - Size: Length 11.5 cm. x Width 5.5 cm. x Depth 3.0 cm.
d - paper bag - Size:
e - gauze - Size: Length 86.0 cm. x Width 22.3 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
pasteboard: dk. blue
paper: yellow; blue; white
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ABSORBENT GAUZE // NUMBER 1 // LENGTH 1 YARD // MANUFACTURED FOR // THE GEO. S. TRUDELL CO. LONDON ONT. // MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
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absorbent gauze bandage

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004036
Description
Sealed box of absorbent gauze has blue box; paper label is yellow on white paper with blue lettering.
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Accession Number
993004036
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Sealed box of absorbent gauze has blue box; paper label is yellow on white paper with blue lettering.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
pasteboard: blue
paper: yellow; blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ABSORBENT GAUZE // NUMBER 1 // LENGTH 1 YARD // MANUFACTURED FOR // THE GEO. S. TRUDELL CO. LONDON ONT. // MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.8 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 3.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
(no initial comments); # 2: no damage
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absorbent gauze bandage

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004037
Description
Sealed blue box of absorbent gauze has white paper label with blue printing; label has repetitive background design of corporate logo; circular paper seal.
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Accession Number
993004037
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Sealed blue box of absorbent gauze has white paper label with blue printing; label has repetitive background design of corporate logo; circular paper seal.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Material
pasteboard: blue
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ABSORBENT GAUZE // ZIG-ZAG / LENGTH 1 YARD // Manufactured in Canada for // Ingram & Bell, Limited // TORONTO // MONTREAL WINNIPEG CALGARY VANCOUVER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.6 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
(no initial comments); # 2: no damage
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absorbent gauze bandage

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004038
Description
Sealed blue box of absorbent gauze has white paper label with blue printing; circular paper seal; box construction has changed into folded-under flaps on bottom.
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Accession Number
993004038
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Sealed blue box of absorbent gauze has white paper label with blue printing; circular paper seal; box construction has changed into folded-under flaps on bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Material
pasteboard: blue
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed in blue on white paper label: ABSORBENT GAUZE // ZIG-ZAG / LENGTH 1 YARD // Manufactured in Canada for // Ingram & Bell, Limited // TORONTO // MONTREAL WINNIPEG CALGARY VANCOUVER
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.6 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 3.7 cm.
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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1981.10.8
Description
A paper packet, originally wrapped in silver foil, containing one oz. of B.P.C. compressed white absorbent lint.
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Accession Number
1981.10.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
A paper packet, originally wrapped in silver foil, containing one oz. of B.P.C. compressed white absorbent lint.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Agnes Harvie; from the medical effects of her husband, Dr. Robert Morley Harvie.
Maker
J. J. Smith & Nephew, Ltd. Paragon Works
Site Made (City)
Hull
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
fabric: white
paper: beige
ink: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on package: "Surgical Dressings. // WHITE // Absorbent Lint // B.P.C. Compressed 1 oz."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Length
5.0 cm
Width
3.0 cm
Depth
3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Unopened
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musee Royal 22e Regiment, Quebec City, L-2018-3 2 April 2018 - 3 August 2019
On exhibit "Francophone Experience in WW I War Hospital, 1914-1918," at the Museoparc Vanier Museopark, 9 June 2014.
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1978.7.34
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Accession Number
1978.7.34
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musee Royal 22e Regiment, Quebec City, L-2018-3 2 April 2018 - 3 August 2019
On exhibit "Francophone Experience in WW I War Hospital, 1914-1918," at the Museoparc Vanier Museopark, 9 June 2014.
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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Treatment, General
Accession Number
010042003
Description
Cyclindrical metal four ounce container with round sliding opening at the top in the middle, which is firmly closed; full of contents, yellow paper label covers the entire sides of the container; name of the product and company information are printed on the front in green ink, and on the back are …
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Accession Number
010042003
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Cyclindrical metal four ounce container with round sliding opening at the top in the middle, which is firmly closed; full of contents, yellow paper label covers the entire sides of the container; name of the product and company information are printed on the front in green ink, and on the back are the directions for using the product, as well as its uses; decorative green stripes on the label; company logo inside an inverted triangle appears on each side of the label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by donor’s great aunt, Connie Cox (20 Aug 1939- 5 June 2010), while working at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital for over 35 years. Ontario Hospital Kingston Nursing School, Grad 1962.
Maker
Rolls and Darlington Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
paper: yellow
ink: green
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "R & D // ACID // BORACIC // Contents 4 ounces net // Rolls & Darlington // Limited // Toronto, Ontario // DIRECTIONS // As an eye wash - use 1/4 // level teaspoonful in an // ounce of distilled or boiled // water. As a douche, lotion // or mouth wash - enough // to cover a twenty-five cent // coin in an ounce of water. // Used as a dusting powder // it overcomes perspiration odors."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row D
Length
12.1 cm
Diameter
5.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor tear at top of lable and folded over; surface scratches and darkening along edges on metal; paper bubbling near seam
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
https://www.can1business.com/company/Dissolved/Rolls-Darlington-Limited
https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemicals-product-safety/boric-acid.html
Research Facts
Boracic acid can be found in many every day items today such as cosmetic, drugs, and cleaning products. It is considered safe, but overexposure may be dangerous.
Rolls and Darlington began in 1930 and was dissolved in 2002.
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