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glass cupping cup

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Dates
1780
1850
circa 1780-1850
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997038001
Description
Glass cupping cup, which consists of a hand-blown cup with a round open top and lip; the sides of the cup are rounded and the bottom is somewhat bulbous; there is a flat section on the base, which allows the cup to sit upright
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Accession Number
997038001
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Cupping -- cup
Description
Glass cupping cup, which consists of a hand-blown cup with a round open top and lip; the sides of
the cup are rounded and the bottom is somewhat bulbous; there is a flat section on the base, which
allows the cup to sit upright
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. James J. A. Fraser, 1955 Queen's University Faculty of Medicine graduate 1916-1917
Dates
1780
1850
circa 1780-1850
Date Remarks
Free-blown glass cups were not found after the 1850's, when molds came into use; likely made between 1780 and 1850
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-7
Depth
6.3 cm.
Diameter
5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The glass shows several small scratch marks as well as a small chip at the side and a chip out of the lip; there is one large scratch mark on the side, near the lip; #2: glass chipped, has two cracks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., p. 117
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Dates
1917
1920
circa 1917-1920
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997038003 a-h
Description
Hemacytometer, which consists of several parts housed in a hinged box; the box (a) is made of cloth covered wood, and lined with purple velvet; the top of the box is hinged on at the back and has a single sliding clasp at the front; the following pieces are stored in velvet-lined molded sections in…
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Accession Number
997038003 a-h
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
Hemacytometer, which consists of several parts housed in a hinged box; the box (a) is made of cloth
covered wood, and lined with purple velvet; the top of the box is hinged on at the back and has a
single sliding clasp at the front; the following pieces are stored in velvet-lined molded sections
in the inside bottom of the box: (b) a glass diluting pipette with rubber tubing (broken in three
places) and a glass mouthpiece (c); (d) another diluting pipette with rubber tubing (broken in one
place) and a glass mouthpiece (e); both pipettes are cylindrical with a small hollow centre; the
tips are tapered to a point with a small opening; there is a bulbous section near the end of each
pipette; the end of the pipettes are round and open and attached to a short length of rubber tubing;
the other end of the rubber tubing has attached glass mouthpieces; these are cylindrical and hollow;
there is a flat section in the middle of these pieces that allows them to be held in the lips; also
in the box is (f) a blood counting chamber; this is a rectangular piece of glass with four vertical
grooves in the centre and etched wording on the sides; there are also two blood letting needles (g,
h); both have sharp points and diagonal cutting edges as well as a circular eye at the other end;
one needle (g) is curved at the end, and the other (h) is straight
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 17.0 cm. x Width 9.2 cm. x Depth 2.8 cm.
b - diluting pipette - Size: Length 12.7 cm. x Diameter1.2 cm.
c - mouthpiece - Size: Length 2.2 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
d - diluting pipette - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Diameter0.8 cm.
e - mouthpiece - Size: Length 2.9 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
f - blood counting chamber - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Width 2.4 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
g - blood letting needle (curved) - Size: Length 6.2 cm. x Width 0.2 cm. x Depth 0.1 cm.
h - blood letting needle (straight) - Size: Length 5.8 cm. x Width 0.2 cm. x Depth 0.1 cm.
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. James Eadie Fraser, Queen's University Faculty of Medicine graduate 1916-1917
Maker
Spencer Lens Co.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1917
1920
circa 1917-1920
Date Remarks
Counting chamber was patented in 1917
Material
wood: light brown
metal: silver
fabric: brown; purple
glass: clear
rubber: red; orange
Inscriptions
(a) The top of the box has the words, "SPENCER HAEMACYTOMETER // SPENCER // BUFFALO // USA"; (b)
the side of the pipette is stamped, "SPENCER LENS CO. BUFFALO"; there are also increment lines
and the numbers "0.5 // 1"; (d) the side of the pipette is stamped, "SPENCER LENS CO. BUFFALO";
there are also increment lines and the numbers "0.5 // 1 // 11"; (f) the left side of the counting
chamber is etched with the words, "1/400 sq mm // 1/16 mm deep"; the right side is etched with the
words, "MAX LEVY // PHILADELPHIA, P.A. // U.S.A. // PATENTED JAN. 30, 1917"; there is a piece of
cloth tape attached to the left side of the box, which has the letters "W.B.C." written on in ink
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
(a) The box shows wear, but is complete; moving parts (hinges and front clasp) move freely; the pipettes and mouthpieces are complete, without breaks, chips or cracks; the rubber tubing is brittle
and broken in several places; the lettering on the sides of the pipettes was originally black, but most of the colouring has worn off and only the imprint remains; #2: rubber broken in many places; #3: (detailed condition report by Queen's University Dept. of Conservation in donor file).
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments CENCO JC-141," by The Central Scientific
Company of Canada Limited, Toronto, 1942, p. 636
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hemoglobinometer

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Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997038004 a-g
Description
Hemometer, which consists of several parts housed in a hinged box; the box (a) is made of leatherette-covered wood, and lined with dark blue velvet in the bottom and dark blue satin in the top; the top of the box is hinged at the back and has two hinged clasps at the front; the following pieces are…
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Accession Number
997038004 a-g
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
Hemoglobinometry -- instrumentation
Description
Hemometer, which consists of several parts housed in a hinged box; the box (a) is made of leatherette-covered wood, and lined with dark blue velvet in the bottom and dark blue satin in the top; the top of the box is hinged at the back and has two hinged clasps at the front; the following pieces are stored in the inside bottom of the box: (b) a glass blood pipette with rubber tubing and a plastic mouthpiece; the pipette is cylindrical in shape with a small hollow centre; one end of the pipette is tapered to an open point; the other end is round and open and has a length of rubber tubing attached; the other end of the rubber tubing has an attached mouthpiece; the mouthpiece is cylindrical in shape and hollow; the unattached end is round and open and has a rim, which allows the user to easily hold it in the lips; another piece in the kit is (c), a rectangular-shaped wooden stand on a rectangular wood and metal base; the stand has an oval open front, glass back and three holes in the top and bottom to allow it to support two colour standards and a blood dilution tube; (d,e) top end; these standards are placed either side of (f) a hollow cylindrical glass blood dilution tube; the tube is closed and rounded at the bottom and has an open round top; the sides have two scales printed on them; the last piece included in the box is (g) a metal automatic adjustable blood lancet; the lancet is cylindrical in shape with a rounded end that moves up and down on a threaded section to reveal a sharp pointed tip; the other end is round and pulls back to cock the lancet; a triangular side release mechanism will release the blade when pushed inwards.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 17.0 cm. x Width 9.2 cm. x Depth 3.3 cm.
b - blood pipette - Size: Length 35.2 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
c - stand - Size: Length 11.9 cm. x Width 5.5 cm. x Depth 2.7 cm.
d - colour standard - Size: Length 11.2 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
e - colour standard - Size: Length 10.7 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
f - blood dilution tube - Size: Length 11.4 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
g - blood lancet - Size: Length 10.4 cm. x Width 0.8 cm. x Depth 0.9 cm.
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. James Eadie Fraser, Queen's University Fzculty of Medicine graduate 1916-1917
Maker
Adams
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver; brown
fabric: blue
plastic: white
glass: clear; white; amber
rubber: brown
leatherette: red
Inscriptions
(a) The top of the box has the word, "Haemometer" stamped into it; there is a piece if cloth tape attached to the left side of the box which has the letters "Hgb" written on in ink; (b) the side of the pipette is stamped, "YANKEE CERTIFIED ADAMS GERMANY"; there is also an increment line and the number "20 cmm"; (f) the blood dilution tube has two incremented scales on the outside; one is in increments of 1 from 2 to 19; the other is in increments of 10 from 10 to 140; between the two scales are the words, "100% = 13.8 GRAMS HARTZ"; (g) the words, "ADAMS // ADAMS // U.S.A." are stamped onto the release mechanism of the lancet
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-9
Condition Remarks
(a) The box shows wear, but is complete; moving parts (back hinges and front clasps) move freely; (b) the end of the pipette is slightly chipped; the rubber is flexible and the plastic mouthpiece is complete and undamaged; (c) the stand is complete but has been taped to its base with cloth tape; (d) is complete and undamaged; (e) the colour standard has been broken near the top; this had been repaired, but the adhesive has failed and it is in two pieces; (f) the blood dilution tube has no chips, cracks or breaks, but shows minor staining inside; (g) the blood lancet moves freely, but shows a small amount of corrosion underneath the release mechanism piece
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Blakiston's Illustrated Pocket Medical Dictionary", edited by Normand L. Hoerr, M.D. and Arthur Osol, Ph.D., 1952, p. 321; "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals", by The George Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 166; Ohiolink record
Research Facts
A hemometer or hemoglobinometer is an instrument for determining the concentration of the respiratory pigment of the red blood cells in blood.
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monoaurascope; fetal stethoscope

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Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997038005
Description
Wooden aurascope / fetal stethoscope which consists of a cylindrical turned wooden piece with a funnel-shaped round open bell that tapers to a hollow cylindrical tube, then quickly enlarges to a flat round disc at the other end; this disc has a small hole in the centre that lines up with the cylind…
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Accession Number
997038005
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- monaural
Description
Wooden aurascope / fetal stethoscope which consists of a cylindrical turned wooden piece with a funnel-shaped round open bell that tapers to a hollow cylindrical tube, then quickly enlarges to a flat round disc at the other end; this disc has a small hole in the centre that lines up with the cylindrical tube
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. Fraser's (donor) father, who was a general practitioner and practiced in Port Elgin; the father was overseas during W.W.I and may have used the stethoscope then
Material
wood: light brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B6-4
Length
13.5 cm
Diameter
6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
One white mould spot, the size of a dime, on the edge of the flat round disc. It was touching 997.001.111 which had most of its surface covered in mould. Both artifacts were in 0010-F4-2 storage drawer. The active mould was noticed on September 22, 2015 and the artifact placed in a bag. On October 9, 2015 it was transferred to clean new bag. The stethoscope shows minor wear in the outer finish at the user (disc) end; the wood is complete and shows no cracking; (2) condition unchanged; there were no signs of cracks; (3) condition unchanged; (4) returned from loan condition unchanged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. J. J. A. Fraser
Exhibit History
March 1, 2003 - March 6, 2003: On loan to CBC for "Sisters in the Wilderness" documentary; on loan to St. James Cathedral and Archives, April 4, 2003-Aug. 2003; McCord Museum in Montreal ("Growing Up in Montreal") from 26 Aug. 2004 to 22 June 2007; L-2004.3.
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The Peoples Comman Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English; or Medicine Simplified [book]

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Dates
1924
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
997038006
Description
Cloth covered hardbound book written by Dr. R. V. Pierce; revised in 1924 as the 93rd edition; 1011 pages; provides medical advice in laymans' terms for the average person; includes advertisements for the author's other businesses in Buffalo, New York such as "The Invalid's Hotel and Surgical Insti…
Accession Number
997038006
Author
Dr. R. V. Pierce
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Traditional
Reference Books, Medical
Description
Cloth covered hardbound book written by Dr. R. V. Pierce; revised in 1924 as the 93rd edition; 1011 pages; provides medical advice in laymans' terms for the average person; includes advertisements for the author's other businesses in Buffalo, New York such as "The Invalid's Hotel and Surgical Institute."
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. James Eadie Fraser, Queen's University Faculty of Medicine graduate of 1916-1917, a general practitioner who practiced in Port Elgin, Ontario
Maker
The World's Dispensary Medical Association
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1924
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
fabric: black
Inscriptions
Printed on page 4: "THE PEOPLE'S // COMMON SENSE // MEDICAL ADVISER // IN PLAIN ENGLISH; // OR // MEDICINE SIMPLIFIED. // BY // R. V. PIERCE, M.D."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-3
Length
20.4 cm
Width
13.0 cm
Depth
5.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Outer section of spine is missing; first few pages are loose; front cover corners are bent and splayed with surface stains on cover; shows excessive wear.
Copy Type
Original
Less detail
Dates
1790
1830
circa 1790-1830
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997038002 a-c
Description
Scarificator in a leather two piece box, which consists of (a) a square four-sided brass scarificator that has a flat round metal decorative holding piece at the left and right side, a metal cocking lever, and a heart-shaped blade adjustor at the top and a release lever at the top right; there are …
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Accession Number
997038002 a-c
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
Scarificator in a leather two piece box, which consists of (a) a square four-sided brass scarificator that has a flat round metal decorative holding piece at the left and right side, a metal cocking lever, and a heart-shaped blade adjustor at the top and a release lever at the top right; there are also small metal screws on the front and back and two on the top; the bottom of the scarificator has 16 long rectangular slots where blades will come out when the top lever is cocked; the scarificator fits into (b) a square leather-covered cardboard box that has an open top and a V-shaped notch cut into one side; the notch accomodates the release lever; the opposite side wall is lower, as part of it has broken off; a box lid (c) fits over the bottom; the top is square at the base and rounded into a domed semi-circle at the top; there is a small hole in the top that accomodates the cocking lever; black thread can be seen along one side, where a tear was sewn shut
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - scarificator - Size: Length 3.7 cm. x Width 4.5 cm. x Depth 5.5 cm.
b - box bottom - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
c - box lid - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 4.1 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. James J. A. Fraser, 1955 Queen's University Meds graduate
Dates
1790
1830
circa 1790-1830
Date Remarks
Style of blades are pointed
Material
metal: grey; yellow
leather: brown
paper: grey
fabric: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Condition Remarks
(a) There are several deep scratches on the sides of the scarificator, but no corrosion is visible; the cocking and release levers both work, but the blade adjustor will not move; (b) the box base shows a great deal of wear; half of one side has been broken off and another side is also broken; the top (c) also shows a great deal of wear and the sides have split; one has been repaired with black thread
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., p. 119
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