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Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996017001 a-b
Description
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with a long cylindrical neck and a screw top lip; front panel is slightly recessed; all four panels have embossed lettering and are rounded at the edges; bottle originally contained Eclectric Oil and is now empty; (b) metal lid made to fit onto (a).
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Accession Number
996017001 a-b
Collection
Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with a long cylindrical neck and a screw top lip; front panel is slightly recessed; all four panels have embossed lettering and are rounded at the edges; bottle originally contained Eclectric Oil and is now empty; (b) metal lid made to fit onto (a).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - medicine bottle
b - lid
Provenance
Owned by Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats, KGH Nursing graduate, 1947, and Registered Nurse.
Maker
Northrop & Lyman Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Material
glass: clear
metal: cream; grey
Inscriptions
(a) Bottle front embossed, "NORTHROP & LYMAN CO. LIMITED // TORONTO, CANADA // 2 FL. OZS."; left side panel embossed, "INTERNAL"; right side panel embossed, "EXTERNAL"; back panel embossed, "DR [the 'R' superscripted and underlined] S.N. THOMAS' // No [the 'o' superscripted and underlined] 5520 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT // ECLECTRIC OIL"; bottom embossed, "N & L Z"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 4 Row C
Length
a - 12.6 cm
Width
a - 4.8 cm
Depth
a - 2.3 cm b - 0.8 cm
Diameter
b - 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
(a) the glass shows no chips, cracks or excessive wear; there is some very minor brown staining on the inside of the bottle; (b) the lid is missing most of its original paint layer; there are two very small corrosion spots on the top of the lid
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19; "Secret Nostrums and Systems" compiled by Charles W. Oleson, p. 177; also see 996.001.334 a-d
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Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
996017003 a-b
Description
(a) Cylindrical hollow clear glass syringe with metal ends; one end is open while the other has an attachment which is bent at a 45 deg. angle and ends in a rounded tip with a very small opening; (b) plunger for the syringe, with a screw-on cap and a rod with an o-shaped handle; the plunging end ha…
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Accession Number
996017003 a-b
Collection
Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Irrigation -- syringe -- ear, eye, nose
Description
(a) Cylindrical hollow clear glass syringe with metal ends; one end is open while the other has an
attachment which is bent at a 45 deg. angle and ends in a rounded tip with a very small opening;
(b) plunger for the syringe, with a screw-on cap and a rod with an o-shaped handle; the plunging
end has a material which appears to be leather; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - ear syringe - Size: Length 12.5 cm. x Width 2.4 cm. x Diameter2.0
b - ear syringe plunger - Size: Length 8.5 cm. x Width 2.6 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats, KGH Nursing graduate, 1947, and Registered Nurse
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Acquired upon graduation by Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
leather (?): brown
Inscriptions
The outer edges of the metal ends have a stamped dot design on them
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-15
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Condition Remarks
(a) There are no chips, cracks or breaks in the glass and the metal shows no corrosion or excessive
wear; (b) the area where the o-shaped handle attaches to the plunging rod has a small spot of corrosion;
the leather area at the plunging end is missing a small section and is very dry and brittle;
the plunger will no longer fit into the syringe; the chrome of the rod is worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats; CD #2
Exhibit History
Artefact displayed at special Mass for nurses, St. Mary's Cathedral, Sunday, May 8, 2005, 11:15 a.m.; KGH Nursing Alumnae 2005 Special exhibit, Museum of Health Care, 20 May 2005-24 June 2005
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hypodermic syringe set

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Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996017002 a-m
Description
Hypodermic syringe kit consisting of: (a) a rectangular aluminum case with (b) a lid; (c) a cylindrical clear glass syringe with metal ends, one open and the other with a funneled tip; (d) plunger made to fit into the syringe with a round plunging end and a round flat area to push at the other end;…
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Accession Number
996017002 a-m
Collection
Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Injections -- set
Description
Hypodermic syringe kit consisting of: (a) a rectangular aluminum case with (b) a lid; (c) a cylindrical
clear glass syringe with metal ends, one open and the other with a funneled tip; (d) plunger
made to fit into the syringe with a round plunging end and a round flat area to push at the
other end; (e) round metal cap used to hold the plunger onto the syringe; (f) hollow cylindrical
needle container with (g) lid; (h) needle inside (f) made to fit onto the pointed tip of the syringe;
(i-l) other needles designed to fit the syringe; (m) flat blade with serrated cutting edge
used to open small glass vials of medicine
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 8.3 cm. x Width 4.5 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 8.5 cm. x Width 4.7 cm. x Depth 0.9 cm.
c - syringe - Size: Length 7.7 cm. x Diameter1.5
d - syringe plunger - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Diameter1.3
e - syringe plunger cap - Size: x Width 0.8 cm. x Diameter2.0
f - needle container - Size: Length 3.9 cm. x Diameter0.8
g - needle container lid - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Diameter0.7
h - needle - Size: Length 3.5 cm. x Diameter0.5
i - needle - Size: Length 3.6 cm. x Diameter0.5
j - needle - Size: Length 3.6 cm. x Diameter0.5
k - needle - Size: Length 4.1 cm. x Diameter0.5
l - needle - Size: Length 3.6 cm. x Width 0.7 cm. x Diameter0.6
m - blade - Size: Length 5.0 cm. x Width 0.7 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats, KGH Nursing graduate, 1947, and Registered Nurse
Maker
Original-Record
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Acquired upon graduation by Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(b) Case lid has "ORIGINAL-RECORD" engraved into the top; (c) syringe has a 2 ccm scale on the side
and an asclep symbol; (d) the top of the plunger has "ORIGINAL-RECORD" and the asclep symbol engraved
into it; (k) needle base has "14" engraved in one side and "Super RF" in the other; (l) needle
base has "Chrom" engraved in one side and "Aeufirm" in the other
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-3
Condition Remarks
None of the kit's pieces shows any corrosion or excessive wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats; CD #2
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