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bowmeter pulse measuring device

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Dates
1955
1965
1955-1965
Collection
Dr. Hans Westenberg Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
005007001
Description
A glass bowmeter (pulse measuring device); the device is a curved tube, sealed at each end; the tube is filled with an amber coloured liquid with a bubble in it; along the tube are a series of black and red dots (one red, four black, one red, four black, one red); there is a string tied on to the d…
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Accession Number
005007001
Collection
Dr. Hans Westenberg Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Cardiology -- instrumentation
MM= Pulse -- sphygmograph
Description
A glass bowmeter (pulse measuring device); the device is a curved tube, sealed at each end; the tube is filled with an amber coloured liquid with a bubble in it; along the tube are a series of black and red dots (one red, four black, one red, four black, one red); there is a string tied on to the device.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
The donor first used this device during his medical studies at the University of Amsterdam (Universiteit van Amsterdam) in the late 1950s where Prof. J. G. G. Borst was faculty chairman; the donor believes everyone who wished to gradate used one and every clinical clerk, intern, and resident would carry one of these in their pocket with the string tied to a button on their jacket; Dr. Westenberg brought this instrument with him when he came to Canada in 1961 and used it for a while, although he believes this measure may not have been widely used beyond Prof. Borst and his students in Amsterdam.
Maker
Probably custom made at the University of Amsterdam.
Site Made (City)
Amsterdam
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
1955
1965
1955-1965
Date Remarks
The donor says these devices were used in the late 1950s, and he brought this one to Canada in 1961 and used it a few years later.
Material
glass: clear
liquid: amber
fabric: beige
Inscriptions
"WESTENBURG" hand printed on a piece of tape on the device
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-7
Dimension Notes
Length 14.2 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Some minor surface wear; the piece of tape is deteriorated.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Hans Westenburg
Research Facts
The donor believes that Prof. J. G. G.Borst (best known for his low protein diet for people in acute renal failure) had these objects made up by one of his technicians; this devices was used to measure the height of a patient's jugular venous pressure; before the development of diuretics in the mid-1960s for patients suffering from renal failure, this instrument was a method of determining whether congestive heart failure was improving or deteriorating - an elevated jugular vein pulse could indicate a backup in the right atrium of the heart; one end was placed on the patient's sternal notch, about 5.0 cm above the right atrium in a person lying down - the other end would be placed on the highest point of the jugular vein in the anterior neck.
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commemorative certificate

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Dates
1969
circa 1969
Collection
Dr. Hans Westenberg Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
007042001
Description
Paper commemorative certificate with ornate printed inside border and gold foil sticker seal afixed to bottom; gothic style font; signed by the Prime Minister of Ontario; foil is not embossed.
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Accession Number
007042001
Collection
Dr. Hans Westenberg Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
Paper commemorative certificate with ornate printed inside border and gold foil sticker seal afixed to bottom; gothic style font; signed by the Prime Minister of Ontario; foil is not embossed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by founder of Parham Medical Clinic, Dr. Hans Westenberg.
Maker
Province of Ontario
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1969
circa 1969
Date Remarks
On artifact
Material
paper: cream, yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed: "Province of Ontario // To // The Doctors and Staff // of the // Parham Medical Clinic // celebrating the First Anniversary of the Clinic // Drs. Adams, Barnett, Berry, Colomb, James, Kings, McMahon, Merry, Meyer, Milne, Mohan, Scott, Westenberg and Workman // John P. Robarts // Prime Minister of Ontario // Parliament Buildings // Toronto // October 15, 1969
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-5 Box 25
Dimension Notes
Length 36.4 cm x Width 24.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Rolled condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Document (online)
Reference Comments
CD #1
Paikin, Steve. “Twenty-five Years Ago, the End of a Double Life.” The Globe and Mail, 2007. Accessed 23 May 2019.
Research Facts
The Parham Medical Clinic opened in 1968. Given to the doctors and staff of the Darham Medical Clinic by the Provincial government of Ontario to note the first anniversary of the clinic. The certificate is signed by John P. Robarts, who was the last “Prime Minister of Ontario” before the title was officially changed to Premier by his successor.
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erythrocyte sedimentary rate device.

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Dates
1964
1965
circa 1964-1965
Collection
Dr. Hans Westenberg Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
006007001
Description
Metal stand with 3 glass tube holders; each tube has a rubber stopper on the end used for taking readings of the blood; appears to be missing parts.
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Accession Number
006007001
Collection
Dr. Hans Westenberg Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Sedimentation -- instrumentation
Description
Metal stand with 3 glass tube holders; each tube has a rubber stopper on the end used for taking readings of the blood; appears to be missing parts.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
The donor used this device in his family practice in Kingston in the 1960's; he purchased it in either 1964 or 1965.
Maker
Westergren
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1964
1965
circa 1964-1965
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
rubber: orange, red
Inscriptions
There are level indicators along the length of the glass tubing. Also on the tube #3 at the top "Westergren pipette." On the base of the stand is engraved the numbers 1,2, 3 and the word "Assistant" that is within a crest.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 32.5 cm x Width 14.4 cm x Depth 12.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Overall appears to be in stable condition, no visible corrosion, however the rubber stoppers are very hard and dry.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Research Facts
It was used to measure red blood cells by reading the separation of plasma levels and erythrocyte levels in a patient's blood sample. A reading was taken from the blood sample after 40 minutes, and then again after 60 minutes to determine if the patient was sick.
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