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Flagyl [promotional card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14995
Dates
1960
1990
circa 1960-1990
Collection
Dr. John Anderson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
009046021
Description
A promotional card for pharmacy product Flagyl metronidazole; on the front of the card is a printed copy of a painting by L. Genin of Saint-Germain-Des-Pres, Paris; the name of the painter and painting can be found under the image of the painting itself; the front of the card is solely dedicated to…
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Accession Number
009046021
Collection
Dr. John Anderson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacies -- advertisements
Description
A promotional card for pharmacy product Flagyl metronidazole; on the front of the card is a printed copy of a painting by L. Genin of Saint-Germain-Des-Pres, Paris; the name of the painter and painting can be found under the image of the painting itself; the front of the card is solely dedicated to the painting, whereas the back of the card addresses the pharmaceutical; at the back of the card contains information briefly discussing the drug's function and components; the name of the producer of the card and drug can be found at the bottom-right on the back of the card; the painting found at the front of the card can also be seen again at the top-left of the back of the card.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Effie and Elizabeth Curry.
Maker
Poulenc Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1990
circa 1960-1990
Date Remarks
The company of the card went under a new name after 1990
Material
paper: white
ink: various colours
Inscriptions
On the front: "Collection particuliere // L. GENIN - SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRES. PARIS // Imprime en France"; On the back: "FLAGYL // metronidazole" // * possesses a powerful trichomonacidal action // * is the only antitrichomonas known at present // to impart trichomonacidal activity to urine // and serum // detailed information upon request on: indications, // dosage, administration, side effects, precautions, // overdosage and treatment // Poulenc LIMITED // 8580 Esplanade, Montreal 351 // Printed in Canada P. M805-16-8-69 // L. GENIN // SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRES, PARIS //
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B pg 12 b
Length
17.0 cm
Width
21.0 cm
Depth
0.01 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
website
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metronidazole
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rh%C3%B4ne-Poulenc
Research Facts
Metronidazole, marketed under the brand name Flagyl among others, is an antibiotic and antiprotozoal medication.[3] It is used either alone or with other antibiotics to treat pelvic inflammatory disease, endocarditis, and bacterial vaginosis.[3] It is effective for dracunculiasis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis, and amebiasis.[3] It is an option for a first episode of mild-to-moderate Clostridium difficile colitis if vancomycin or fidaxomicin is unavailable.[3][4] Metronidazole is available by mouth, as a cream, and intravenously.[3]
Poulenc Limited became Rhone-Poulenc after 1990, thus the cards cannot be any older.
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The One Man Sandbag Filler [print]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9051
Dates
1940
1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Archival, Military
Accession Number
002050383
Description
Faded paper poster made on a mimeograph or duplicating machine with purple ink depicting two men in uniform, one reading a newspaper, smoking a cigarette and the other shoveling sand into a tripod holding a canvas sand bag and dripping sweat.
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Accession Number
002050383
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Archival, Military
MeSH Heading
Caricatures
Description
Faded paper poster made on a mimeograph or duplicating machine with purple ink depicting two men in uniform, one reading a newspaper, smoking a cigarette and the other shoveling sand into a tripod holding a canvas sand bag and dripping sweat.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1940
1960
Date Remarks
Date mimeograph machine common in offices
Inscriptions
"THE ONE MAN SANDBAG // FILLER // B-----Y FINE // INVENTION // WEST OUT RE // EYE OPENER // B----Y ROTTONE // INVNETION // one thrid of the British Army is at present Filling sand bags - one sixth are // holding and one sixth are filling the bags // QEC"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box A
Length
33.0 cm
Width
20.4 cm
Condition Remarks
faded ink and one edge is brittle
Copy Type
reproduction
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Prev. # AM1303
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Dates
1850
circa 1850
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Vaccination
Classification
Vaccination
Accession Number
1934.5.7 a-d
Description
Small roughly rectangular round on end end spring / vaccinator and punch on opposite, trigger on face, sliding name plate to expose works; case wood, leather cover, velvet lining; small glass bottle with cork containing some contents.
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Accession Number
1934.5.7 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Vaccination
Classification
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Smallpox Virus
Immunization
Public Health
Description
Small roughly rectangular round on end end spring / vaccinator and punch on opposite, trigger on face, sliding name plate to expose works; case wood, leather cover, velvet lining; small glass bottle with cork containing some contents.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
punch - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
cover plate
case
glass bottle - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Edward Allister McCulloch.
Maker
W.J.M. Gordon & Bro.
Site Made (City)
Cincinnati
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1850
circa 1850
Date Remarks
Patented Jan. 27, 1857
Material
metal
wood
fabric
leather
glass
cork
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Temporary Location
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013 (vaccinator only).
Condition Remarks
The spring lancet was in good condition; there was one patch of grey-green corrosion on the lever side, 0.3 cm x 0.2 cm; the metal was slightly worn; the velvet lining was slightly faded along the sides; the box was in good condition except for one torn patch on the top of the lid, 1.3 cm x 0.8 cm, and a slight crack in the leather running lengthwise across the lid; the cork in the vial has cracked and was in two pieces; there were two more slightly worn patches on the side of the lid and box where the latch came in contact with the leather; #3: the case is deteriorating.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
Used in "Name that Artifact" night, Feb. 27, 2003; on exhibit: "War and Medicine," Canadian War Museum, 12 Jan 2011-31 Dec. 2011.
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vaccination scarificator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10145
Category
Vaccination
Classification
Vaccination
Accession Number
997001863
Accession Number
997001863
Category
Vaccination
Classification
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
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Whittemore's Automatic Vaccinator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9882
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Vaccination
Classification
Vaccination
Accession Number
1930.3.1 a-b
Description
Nickle-plated brass spring lancet (a) in brown leather covered wooden case (b) with interior of blue velvet; rectangular vaccinator has finger hole on one end, thumb-worked single-action and hollow needle.
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Accession Number
1930.3.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Vaccination
Classification
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Smallpox Virus
Immunization
Public Health
Description
Nickle-plated brass spring lancet (a) in brown leather covered wooden case (b) with interior of blue velvet; rectangular vaccinator has finger hole on one end, thumb-worked single-action and hollow needle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - vaccinator - Length 6.0 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
b - box
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Gilbert Parker.
Maker
Codman & Shurtleff
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Date Remarks
Patent date of 1866 stamped on vaccinator
Material
leather: brown
fabric: dark blue
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on vaccinator: "WHITTEMORE'S // PATENT // FEB. 21, 1866"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Temporary Location
(a): On exhibit “Growing Pains: the 1867 Kingston General Hospital Crisis” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Case hinge broken; operable; #2: vaccinator is in good condition, with no active corrosion; minor metal wear in the form of fingerprints on the lever and body; parts move freely; case is in fair condition; leather is dry and brittle; top lid covering is totally detached; leather well worn at top and bottom and along edges; velvet lining is slightly faded; round velvet-covered piece in bottom of case is loose; front eye hook moves freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://obgynmedicalantiques.com/med-vaccination-1/whittemores-automatic-vaccinator
Research Facts
In using the device, the forefinger is passed into the ring and the thumb pressed upon the lever, by which the perforator is raised, and upon reaching a point is deployed by the force of a spring, and, slightly puncturing the skin deposits the virus. Thus, in a single, easy motion, a vaccination is performed. “The pain attending its use is so slight, as rarely to awaken a sleeping child, while the operation is rendered much more certain than by other methods.”
At the time Whittemore’s vaccinator was available, just smallpox had a vaccine, with rubella, measles, mumps, polio and other dreaded diseases still running unchecked.
The tip of the vaccinator is a hollow tube for holding the vaccine or serum. It is activated by a lever on the top, which both cocks and releases the blade. These are often mistaken for bleeders.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 (a) - 25 Jan 2017
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