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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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certificate - Ontario Registration of Nurses

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Dates
1930
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
998008007 a-b
Description
A small card in an envelope; the card (a) is a certificate of the Registration of Nurses; the envelope (b) is very thin and semi-transparent.
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Accession Number
998008007 a-b
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Licensure, Nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
A small card in an envelope; the card (a) is a certificate of the Registration of Nurses; the envelope (b) is very thin and semi-transparent.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - certificate - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Width 6.6 cm
b - envelope - Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 7.5 cm
Provenance
Owned by Cora Burnside who acquired it as proof of membership in the Registration of Nurses.
Maker
Ontario Department of Health
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
Date Remarks
The card expires on Dec. 31st, 1930.
Material
card: white
paper: clear
Inscriptions
"Ontario // Department of Health // This is to certify that Cora r. Burnside, // having met the requirements of the Act respecting // the Registration of Nurses, is registered under Certificate // No 24-61 // INSPECTOR OF TRAINING SCHOOLS FOR NURSES. // N.B. This certificate expires on Dec. 31st, 1930. and may be renewed // on payment of $1.00 to the Department on or before Jan. 31st, 1931." printed on the card.
the card is signed by the Inspector of Training Schools for Nurses, but it is illegible
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Susan Muer-Simpson; CD #8
Research Facts
Cora Frances Burnside was a graduate of KGH Nursing's class of 1923; she worked in New York until 1971 and died in 1996.
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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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commencement exercises program

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10957
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
998008001
Description
The commencement exercises from the golden jubilee of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing; printed on hard paper; has information on the events, and the names of the 1923 graduating class; has the Florence Nightingale Pledge on the back.
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Accession Number
998008001
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Education, Nursing -- ephemera
Anniversaries and Special Events -- ephemera
Description
The commencement exercises from the golden jubilee of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing; printed on hard paper; has information on the events, and the names of the 1923 graduating class; has the Florence Nightingale Pledge on the back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
From the 1923 KGH Nursing Graduation Ceremony at Grant Hall in Kingston, Ontario; the card was acquired by Cora Burnside when she graduated in 1923 and was later given to her great niece Susan Muer-Simpson.
Maker
The Jackson Press
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
Date is printed on the program.
Material
paper: white
Inscriptions
"Eighteenth Annual // Commencement Exercises // Kingston General Hospital // Training School for Nurses // Friday Evening, May 11th, 1923 // Grant Hall 8 o'clock" printed on the top of the card; "Dost thou remember" printed in pen ink on the top of the front page.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length 20.2 cm x Width 12.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper is creased in several places.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Susan Muer-Simpson; CD #8
Research Facts
Cora Frances Burnside was a graduate of KGH Nursing's class of 1923; she worked in New York until 1971 and died in 1996.
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constitution and bylaws

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10961
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
998008005
Description
The constitution and bylaws of Kingston General Hospital Training School for Nurses Alumnae Association; it is a four page booklet with a brown cover.
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Accession Number
998008005
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Guideline Adherence -- pamphlet
Nursing
Description
The constitution and bylaws of Kingston General Hospital Training School for Nurses Alumnae Association; it is a four page booklet with a brown cover.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Cora Burnside.
Maker
KGH Nursing School Alumnae Association
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
Cora Burnside graduated in 1923.
Material
paper: white; brown
Inscriptions
"Alumnae // Association // Kingston General Hospital // Training School for Nurses // KINGSTON, ONT." printed on the cover.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length 14.0 cm Width 9.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear on the cover.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Susan Muer-Simpson; CD #8
Research Facts
Cora Frances Burnside was a graduate of KGH Nursing's class of 1923; she worked in New York until 1971 and died in 1996.
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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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Dates
1923
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
998008002
Description
An invitation to a Masquerade Dance; printed on an orange card with a picture of a cartoon person next to a pumpkin in the upper left corner.
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Accession Number
998008002
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Anniversaries and Special Events -- ephemera
Description
An invitation to a Masquerade Dance; printed on an orange card with a picture of a cartoon person next to a pumpkin in the upper left corner.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
From the Masquerade Dance, held on Halloween in 1923; it was given to Cora Burnside.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1923
Date Remarks
Date is printed on the invitation.
Material
card: orange
Inscriptions
"The Superintendent and Nurses // of the // Kingston General Hospital // Training School // request the pleasure of your company at a // Masquerade Dance // to be held in Grant Hall, Queen's University // on Wednesday Evening, October the thirty-first // nineteen hundred and twenty-three // at eight o'clock // Please present invitation at the door" printed on the card; "Miss Burnside and friend" printed in pen ink at the top of the card.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length 12.8 cm x Width 10.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Susan Muer-Simpson; CD #8
Research Facts
Cora Frances Burnside was a graduate of KGH Nursing's class of 1923; she worked in New York until 1971 and died in 1996.
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Dates
1923
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
998008012
Description
A graduate nurse's cap (likely); consists of a circular centre area meant to sit on the head, with a large outside edge with a black stripe across it; made out of a gauze-like material.
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Accession Number
998008012
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
A graduate nurse's cap (likely); consists of a circular centre area meant to sit on the head, with a large outside edge with a black stripe across it; made out of a gauze-like material.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was Cora Burnside's graduation cap.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1923
Date Remarks
Cora Burnside graduated in 1923.
Material
fabric: white, black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet C
Dimension Notes
Length 28.5 cm x Width 18.0 cm x Depth 13.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear; creased in centre
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Susan Muer-Simpson; Paul Robertson; CD #8
Research Facts
Cora Frances Burnside was a graduate of KGH Nursing's class of 1923; she probably wore this cap in New York, where she worked until 1971; she died in 1996.
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A Nurse's Prayer [prayer]

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Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
998008013
Description
A piece of paper with "A Nurse's Prayer" printed on it with a brown border.
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Accession Number
998008013
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Nurses -- manuscripts
Religion and Medicine -- ephemera
Poetry
Description
A piece of paper with "A Nurse's Prayer" printed on it with a brown border.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Cora Burnside.
Maker
Woman's Missionary Society of the United Church of Canada
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Date Remarks
Most of the other nursing documents in this collection date to circa 1923.
Material
paper: white
Inscriptions
"A Nurse's Prayer" printed at the top of the page; "WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY // OF THE // UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA // ROOM 410, WESLEY BUILDING // TORONTO" printed on the back; see attached photocopy for text of prayer
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length 14.6 cm x Width 13.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper is creased and has some tears in it.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Susan Muer-Simpson
Research Facts
Cora Frances Burnside was a graduate of KGH Nursing's class of 1923; she worked in New York until 1971 and died in 1996; the prayer was written by Myra L. Sawyer.
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nursing certificate and recruitment notices

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Dates
1953
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
998008010 a-d
Description
A nursing certificate and two recruitment notices in an envelope; the certificate (a) is on a pink and white card with the card in the middle that is meant to be cut out; on either side is information and areas with holes punched out (computer information); the first recruitment notice urges nurses…
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Accession Number
998008010 a-d
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Licensure, Nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
A nursing certificate and two recruitment notices in an envelope; the certificate (a) is on a pink and white card with the card in the middle that is meant to be cut out; on either side is information and areas with holes punched out (computer information); the first recruitment notice urges nurses to join the American Nurses' Association and is printed on yellow paper; the second recruitment notice (c) urges nurses to receive training on what to do in the event of an atomic disaster and is printed on orange paper; the envelope is white.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - certificate - Size: Length 18.7 cm x Width 8.2 cm
b - recruitment notice - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 8.2
c - recruitment notice - Size: Length 18.7 cm x Width 8.3 cm
d - envelope - Size: Length 20.4 cm x Width 8.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired by Cora Burnside when she worked as a nurse in New York.
Maker
The University of the State of New York
Site Made (City)
Albany
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1953
Date Remarks
The certificate was issued on September 1st, 1953.
Material
paper: white, pink, orange ,yellow
Inscriptions
"THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK // THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT // DIVISION OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION // 23 SOUTH PEARL STREET // ALBANY 7, N.Y. // RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED" printed on the envelope; for additional marks, see attached photocopy.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Susan Muer-Simpson; see attached photocopy; CD #8
Research Facts
Cora Frances Burnside was a graduate of KGH Nursing's class of 1923; she worked in New York until 1971 and died in 1996; the recruitment notices were sent out with the certificate to urge nurses to join various programs.
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