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Anatomy Applied to Medicine and Surgery [instructional book]

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Dates
1903
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Foundation Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
993001002
Description
Instruction book entitled "Anatomy Applied to Medicine and Surgery" by D.E. Mundell, M.D., published by The British Whig in Kingston; brown hard cover with gold lettering impressed on the spine; center front and back has impression of maple leaf design; plain design, no dustjacket; 499 pages
Accession Number
993001002
Author
D.E. Mundell, M.D.
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Foundation Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Anatomy
Reference Books, Medical
Description
Instruction book entitled "Anatomy Applied to Medicine and Surgery" by D.E. Mundell, M.D., published
by The British Whig in Kingston; brown hard cover with gold lettering impressed on the
spine; center front and back has impression of maple leaf design; plain design, no dustjacket;
499 pages
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
The British Whig
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1903
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
leather: brown; yellow
paper: white
Inscriptions
On title page in ink, "G.A. Twaites '07"; on cover, "Anatomy Applied to Medicine and Surgery"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.2 cm. x Width: 14.2 cm. x Depth: 3.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Cover: top of spine has milky white stain, possibly mildew; top of spine is torn, creased and worn;
bottom of spine is worn; edges show wear; pages: yellowing and still supple; paper of inside back
endpages has cracked and the gauze binding of the spine is showing through; #2: mildew
Copy Type
Original
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apothecary kit

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Dates
1775
circa 1775
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Foundation Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
993001003 a-aq
Description
Medicine chest, which consists of (a) a rectangular wooden chest with hinged doors at the front, back and top and brass handles at the sides; the front of the chest has two doors, hinged at the left and right sides, that open outwards to reveal four drawers in the bottom and 6 compartments with woo…
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Accession Number
993001003 a-aq
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Foundation Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Storage, instrumentation
House Calls
MM= Drug Case
MM= Drug Packagaing -- container -- bottle
Description
Medicine chest, which consists of (a) a rectangular wooden chest with hinged doors at the front, back and top and brass handles at the sides; the front of the chest has two doors, hinged at the left and right sides, that open outwards to reveal four drawers in the bottom and 6 compartments with wooden dividers built in at the top; the outside of the right door has a round brass knob attached to it and the left door has hardware to secure it closed and a wooden toggle on the outside that holds both doors together; the back of the chest has two doors, hinged at the left and right sides, that open outwards to reveal two shelves, each with three compartments with wooden dividers built in; the outside of the right door has a round brass knob attached to it and the left door has hardware to secure it closed and a wooden toggle in the outside that holds both doors together; the top of the chest is hinged at the back and has a lock at the front; the keyhole is ivory-lined and fits (b) a small metal key that is cylindrical and hollow at the end with a cut rectangular piece at the bottom of the end; the finger grip is oval with an open centre; the inside of the top of the chest has 6 compartments with built-in dividers; there is an open rectangular section at the front, four deep rectangular compartments with open tops in the centre and three open rectangular sections at the back, one which has (c) a removable sliding wooden lid; this lid is flat and rectangular with a semi-circular piece cut out from the top right side for a finger grip; there are 4 square wooden drawers (d-g) built into the lower front of the chest; each drawer has a round ivory knob attached to the front at the centre; the top left drawer (d) has a built-in divider in the middle and two sliding wooden lids (dd) and (ddd); both lids are flat and rectangular with a semicircular piece cut out at the top for a finger grip; (e) is an open drawer; (f) has a narrow rectangular piece set into the lower right side of the drawer and grooved areas at the top and bottom right side and centre left side; (g) has a flat piece of wood covering it; this piece has four circular holes cut into it, which hold four mixing cups (n-q, described later); the top of the front of the chest holds 6 glass bottles (h-m) with stoppered lids (jj-mm); the stoppers on (h) and (i) do not come off and were not removed; each bottle is hollow and rectangular in shape with flat sides and base and rounded shoulders; the top lip is round with an 8-sided edge; the stoppers are made of solid glass, round at the bottom and rectangular at the top; all the bottles are empty; the mixing cups (n-q) are cylindrical and open at the top; the lip flares out slightly; there is a flat round base on the bottom which allows them to stand; the back of the case houses 6 glass bottles (r-w) with stoppers (rr-ww); each bottle is hollow and squarish with flat sides and bottom and rounded shoulders leading to a short round neck; the top lip is round with an 8-sided edge; the stoppers are made of solid glass, round at the bottom and rectangular on top; the top of the chest has four compartments, each of which houses a glass bottle (x-aa) with a stoppered lid (xx-aaa); each bottle is hollow and rectangular in shape with flat sides and bottom and slightly rounded shoulders that lead to a long open rounded neck; the lip of the bottle has a squared band around the outside, giving it a larger diameter; a glass stopper fits into the neck; each stopper is solid, round on the botton and rectangular on top.
Number Of Parts
43
Part Names
a - medicine chest (closed) - Size: Length 24.6 cm. x Width 20.3 cm. x Depth 27.2 cm.
b - key - Size: Length 2.7 cm. x Width 1.3 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
c - compartment lid - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Width 3.6 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
d - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.6 cm. x Depth 3.2 cm.
dd - drawer lid - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 8.9 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
ddd - drawer lid - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 8.9 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
e - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.6 cm. x Depth 3.2 cm.
f - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.7 cm. x Depth 4.5 cm.
g - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.7 cm. x Depth 4.5 cm.
h - bottle with stopper - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
i - bottle with stopper - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
j - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 3.1 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
jj - stopper - Size: Length 2.8 cm. x Diameter1.7
k - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 3.1 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
kk - stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm. x Diameter1.6
l - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
ll - stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm. x Diameter1.6
m - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
mm - stopper - Size: Length 2.8 cm. x Diameter1.7
n - mixing cup - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Diameter3.8
o - mixing cup - Size: Length 3.7 cm. x Diameter3.7
p - mixing cup - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter3.6
q - mixing cup - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter4.0
r - bottle - Size: Length 8.2 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 2.8 cm.
rr - stopper - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter1.4
s - bottle - Size: Length 7.8 cm. x Width 6.2 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
ss - stopper - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter1.4
t - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
tt - stopper - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter1.5
u - bottle - Size: Length 7.8 cm. x Width 6.5 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
uu - stopper - Size: Length 2.6 cm. x Diameter1.4
v - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
vv - stopper - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Diameter1.4
w - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
ww - stopper - Size: Length 2.2 cm. x Diameter1.4
x - bottle - Size: Length 12.5 cm. x Width 4.3 cm. x Depth 4.3 cm.
xx - stopper - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.3 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
y - bottle - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 4.3 cm. x Depth 4.3 cm.
yy - stopper - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.4 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
z - bottle - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 4.3 cm. x Depth 4.3 cm.
zz - stopper - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.4 cm.
aa - bottle - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 4.3 cm.
aaa - stopper - Size: Length 3.7 cm. x Width 2.5 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
Dates
1775
circa 1775
Date Remarks
Similar to example in book by Wilbur (see Reference Comments)
Material
metal: grey; yellow
wood: brown
ivory: ivory
glass: clear
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
(h), (i), (l), and (m) have the letters "EB" in raised lettering at the bottom outside of the bottles; (s) has the number "14" etched into the front centre panel; (u) has the number "16" etched into the front centre panel; (u,v) both have a paper label attached to the front centre panel with the words, "Eye Lotion" written on in ink; (x) has the remnants of a paper label attached to the front centre panel; (x-aa) all have a raised 1-directional arrow on the bottom of the bottles
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-1
Condition Remarks
The chest shows minor surface grime and minor scratches(a) on the surface; the back left door is cracked; the top left side of the lid has a deep gouge; there is a small missing section of veneer at the top front; the brass hardware shows tarnish, but no serious corrosion; minor green spots can be seen on the left handle; the ivory drawer pulls and keyhole show minor discolouration, but no cracks or missing sections; (h) outer edge of bottle lip has a small chip; (i) outer edge of bottle lip has a small chip; (j) outer edge of bottle lip has a very small chip; (p) outer edge of base of mixing cup has a chip; (u) inside of bottle has a cloudy residue; (v) upper right corner of label is missing; (x) front label is only a remnant; (y) small amount of brown residue at inside bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Photo
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 83; photographed on Jan. 28, 1998
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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safety razor blade

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Foundation Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
993001004 a-c
Description
"Darwin" steel safety razor blade in original packaging, with patented "PRK 33" Cobalt High Speed Steel; blade never used; wrapped in paper; Note: item is missing.
Accession Number
993001004 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Foundation Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Hair Removal -- instrumentation
Preoperative Care -- instrumentation
Hygiene -- instrumentation
MM= Household Articles -- razor
Description
"Darwin" steel safety razor blade in original packaging, with patented "PRK 33" Cobalt High Speed Steel; blade never used; wrapped in paper; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - metal blade - Size: Length 4.3 cm. x Width 2.0 cm.
b - wax paper cover - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Width 5.0 cm.
c - paper cover - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Width 9.7 cm.
Maker
Fitzwilliam Works
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
By style of lettering and packaging
Material
metal: grey
waxed paper: clear
paper: white; red
Inscriptions
Stamped on (a) and painted on (b) and (c): "DARWIN // PATENT COBALT // HIGH SPEED STEEL // FITZWILLIAM
WORKS // SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND"; (c) white paper with red printing: "SAFETY RAZOR BLADE // DARWIN
// MADE FROM // "PRK 33" // PATENT COBALT HIGH SPEED STEEL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-5
Temporary Location
Item is missing; 10 July 2009
Condition Remarks
Original packaging; never used
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Belongs with medicine chest 993.001.003 in drawer (i)
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The Students' Guide to Medical Diagnosis [instructional book]

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Dates
1873
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Foundation Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
993001001
Description
Instruction book entitled "The Students' Guide to Medical Diagnosis" by Samuel Fenwick, published by Henry C. Lea in Philadelphia; brown cover with gold lettering impressed on the spine; no dustjacket; pages are clean-cut; there are muted green floral designs on the endpapers; hard cover, 328 pages
Accession Number
993001001
Author
Samuel Fenwick
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Foundation Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Diagnosis
Reference Books, Medical
Description
Instruction book entitled "The Students' Guide to Medical Diagnosis" by Samuel Fenwick, published
by Henry C. Lea in Philadelphia; brown cover with gold lettering impressed on the spine; no dustjacket;
pages are clean-cut; there are muted green floral designs on the endpapers; hard cover,
328 pages
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Henry C. Lea
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1873
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
leather: brown; yellow
paper: white; light green
Inscriptions
Inside cover, handwritten in ink and pencil, "Cumberlaud // Thos Cumberlaud // May 19th, 1883"; on
cover, "The Students' Guide to Medical Diagnosis"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.5 cm. x Width: 13.0 cm. x Depth: 2.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Cover: the spine has lower portion torn off (2" x 2"); front bottom right corner appears to be
eaten away by rodents; stains on front; edges show wear; spine top is creased and heavily worn;
solidly attached to body of book; front lower left corner appears to have a milky white stain,
possibly mildew; pages: no loose pages or signatures; inside front lower right has been eaten
by rodents; pages beginning to fade; top of end pages by spine appears to have water stains and
a milky white stain, possibly mildew; #2: mildew
Copy Type
Original
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