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medical reference textbook

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Dates
1889
circa 1889
Collection
Dr. Arthur Edward Ross Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
003001001
Description
Green cloth-covered hardback textbook with 251 printed pages, many of which have handwritten notes on them; spine of the book has been repaired with masking tape.
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Accession Number
003001001
Collection
Dr. Arthur Edward Ross Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Obstetrics
Gynecology
Pediatrics
Textbooks
Description
Green cloth-covered hardback textbook with 251 printed pages, many of which have handwritten notes on them; spine of the book has been repaired with masking tape.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
The book was originally owned and used by Dr. Arthur Edward Ross (1870-1952); donated by his granddaughter, Ms. Nancy Turkington.
Maker
John Henderson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1889
circa 1889
Date Remarks
Date printed in book
Material
paper: off-white; light pink
fabric: green
cardboard: beige
masking tape: beige
ink: black; yellow
Inscriptions
Front cover has stamped gold lettering that reads, "Obstetrics, // Gynecology, // And Pediatrics. // K. N. FENWICK, M.A., M.D."; title page reads, "MANUAL // OF // Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Pediatrics // BY // KENNETH N. FENWICK, M.A., M.D. // Prof. Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children, Royal College of // Physicians and Surgeons in affiliation with Queen's University, // Kingston; Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England; // Fellow of the Obstetrical Society, Edinburgh; and // Surgeon to the Kingston General Hospital // KINGSTON, ONTARIO: // JOHN HENDERSON & CO., // 1889"; handwritten on page: "Dr. K. N. Fenwick M.D. died on Tuesday // Jan. 21st at 10:45 pm from blood poisoning // incurred while performing an operation // for appendicitis on Thursday Jan 16th // Last operation on Friday at 11 A.M. for // cancer of stomach // Last Lecture on Friday 17th at 2 P.M. on // post partum Hemorrhage // Buried on Friday 24th at 2 P.M."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-3
Dimension Notes
Length 18.5 cm x Width 12.6 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The cloth cover shows wear and water damage; the spine is damaged and pulling away from the book; it has been repaired with masking tape which is getting discoloured and brittle; the pages are complete and flexible with some discolouration, especially at the edges; many pages have fold marks at their upper right corners; there are many handwritten notes on the blank pages included in the book for that purpose.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Further details about dr Fenwick: "A Blessing to the citizens and neighbourhood at large: Dr. Kenneth N. Fenwick and late 19th-century surgery at the Fenwick operating theatre, Kingston, Ontario" (Museum of Health Care at Kingston, 2004); Margaret Angus in Kingston General Hospital: A Social and Institutional History, McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal 1973); "The Women's Medical College, 1877-1893," Queen's 175th Anniversary;
"Manual of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Pediatrics", published in 1889, 277-page, can be read online
Late on the evening of Jan. 21, 1896, Fenwick died at home and buried at Cataraqui Cemetery. Fenwick was survived by his third wife of only six months, Miriam MacPherson, and three children from earlier marriages. Facing much sadness, Fenwick was twice widowed. His first wife died of tuberculosis; his second wife died after falling down the stairs shortly after giving birth to a daughter. The Fenwick family lived at 141 King St. E. in what is now the Hotel Belvedere.
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portable patient table

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Argent Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
010034001
Description
Wood veneer folding patient table with adjustable metal legs on solid casters with rubber edges; veneer with small brass nails spaced around perimeter; adjustable head section is curved at top; legs adjust the table height; when folded looks like a wooden case; lightweight; manufacturers metal labeā€¦
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Accession Number
010034001
Collection
Argent Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Physical Examination
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Wood veneer folding patient table with adjustable metal legs on solid casters with rubber edges; veneer with small brass nails spaced around perimeter; adjustable head section is curved at top; legs adjust the table height; when folded looks like a wooden case; lightweight; manufacturers metal label is missing second section; luggage lock closure
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased from antique dealer A. Argent in Shannonville, Ontario who purchased the table at auction in Brighton, Ontario in 2010.
Maker
Eastern Surgical Co
Site Made (Country)
India
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Suppliers catalogue
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
On label: "THIS TRADE MARK // ESCO // GUARANTEES QUALITY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room Warehouse 1
W1-7-1
Dimension Notes
Length (opened) 1.9 m x Width 56.5 cm x Depth 75.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Edges show minor wear; water stains in centre; finish is worn; missing areas on veneer; metal shows minor discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: Eastern Surgical Company. "A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957; CD #2
Research Facts
"ESCO (Anand Group)" Eastern Surgical Co. established in 1934 in India; established a factory of hospital furniture in Delhi in 1961supplying all over India and exported to countries between 1961-1980.
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