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Dates
1970
circa 1970
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
004016002 a-c
Description
A curvimeter in a box consisting of the curvimeter (a) which has a cylindrical grooved handle and a round flat face with a rotating arm; there is a tiny wheel at the top of the face and spinning the wheel rotates the arm; the face has four concentric circles of measurements; the box is cardboard an…
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Accession Number
004016002 a-c
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
A curvimeter in a box consisting of the curvimeter (a) which has a cylindrical grooved handle and a round flat face with a rotating arm; there is a tiny wheel at the top of the face and spinning the wheel rotates the arm; the face has four concentric circles of measurements; the box is cardboard and has a base (b) and a lid (c); the lid has a label with french instructions on it.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - curvimeter - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
c - box top - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
It was given to the donor in 1950 by Colleen Crowe, who was a chemist at Hotel Dieu. This object was used to measure the length of non-straight molecules viewed beneath electron microscopes, a function that is now done with the use of computers.
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1970
circa 1970
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks.
Material
metal: silver
cardboard: brown
paper: white
Inscriptions
"Le Curvimetre" and some instructions printed in French on the label
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-5
Condition Remarks
The box is damaged and there is some foxing on the face of the curvimeter.
Reference Types
Internet
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Spencer; Internet: "HOT Math!"; CD #3
Research Facts
These objects are normally used to measure distances on maps. They were produced by a French company who would not sell to North America, therefore they had to be purchased in Europe.
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Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Accession Number
996020009
Description
One piece clear glass eye bath cup formed into a hollow, oval concave cup with fluting on its outer edges, an open top and rounded outer edges; tapers into a solid, cylindrical stem, then flares out to create a round, flat base.
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Accession Number
996020009
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
MeSH Heading
Eye, Foreign Bodies
Ophthalmology -- instrumentation
Optometry -- instrumentation
MM= Irrigation -- eye bath
Description
One piece clear glass eye bath cup formed into a hollow, oval concave cup with fluting on its outer edges, an open top and rounded outer edges; tapers into a solid, cylindrical stem, then flares out to create a round, flat base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, previously owned by her father.
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottom: "G"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.1 cm. x Width: 3.8 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Copy Type
Original
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The Human Eye in Anatomical Transparencies [textbook]

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Dates
1943
circa 1943
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996020010
Description
Navy cloth-covered hard cover book entitled, "The Human Eye In Anatomical Transparencies"; explanatory text by Peter C. Kronfeld, M.D.; anatomical transparencies by Gladys McHugh and Historical Appendix by Stephen L. Polyak, M.D.; the book has 99 paper pages and 8 plastic transparencies showing an …
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Accession Number
996020010
Author
Peter C. Kronfeld, M.D.
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Eye -- transparencies
Anatomy, Artistic -- audiovisual aids
Teaching Materials
Textbooks
Description
Navy cloth-covered hard cover book entitled, "The Human Eye In Anatomical Transparencies"; explanatory
text by Peter C. Kronfeld, M.D.; anatomical transparencies by Gladys McHugh and Historical
Appendix by Stephen L. Polyak, M.D.; the book has 99 paper pages and 8 plastic transparencies showing
an anatomical dissection of a human eye; a key to the transparencies is attached by ribbon to
the book and sits inside the front cover
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, whose father owned it before her; originally owned by William Clarke Givens,
M.D.
Maker
Bausch & Lomb Press
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Publishing date listed in book
Material
fabric: blue; off-white
paper: white
cardboard: beige
plastic: clear; red; blue; black; yellow; white; brown; beige
Inscriptions
Bookplate on inside front cover reads, "EX LIBRIS // WM. CLARKE GIVENS, M.D."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 23.1 cm. x Width: 28.6 cm. x Depth: 1.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
The cover, paper and transparencies show no tears or missing sections; there is minor discolouration
on outside edges of some book pages
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Pat Blair; see also 996.020.001; CD #3
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infant formula measure

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Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
996020004
Description
Pale mauve tinted glass measure with a round solid glass base and a seven-sided cylindrical measure which has a smaller diameter at the bottom than at the top; there is a pouring spout at the top; formulas for babies of different ages are on the sides.
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Accession Number
996020004
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Infant Food
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
Description
Pale mauve tinted glass measure with a round solid glass base and a seven-sided cylindrical measure which has a smaller diameter at the bottom than at the top; there is a pouring spout at the top; formulas for babies of different ages are on the sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, whose father owned it before her.
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The front panel reads, "ESTRAUS // MATERNA // PT. OZ. // 1-16 // 14 // 12 // 10 // 1/2-8 // 6 // 1/4-4 // 2 // 1"; next panel to right reads, "1 // FAT 2% // PROTEIDS 0.6% // SUGAR 6% // 3RD TO 14TH DAY // MILK // CREAM // L. WATER // WATER MILK SUGAR"; next panel reads, "2 // F. 2 1/2% // P. 0.8% // S. 6% // 2ND TO 6TH WEEK // MILK // CREAM // L. WATER // WATER // MILK SUGAR"; next panel reads, "3 // F. 3% // P. 1% // S. 6% // 6TH TO 11TH WEEK // MILK // CREAM // L. WATER // WATER // MILK SUGAR"; next panel reads, "4 // F. 3 1/2% // P. 1 1/2% // S. 7% // 11TH WEEK TO 5TH MO. // MILK // CREAM // L. WATER // WATER // MILK SUGAR"; next panel reads, "5 // F. 4% // P. 2% // S. 7% // 5TH TO 9TH MONTH // MILK // CREAM // L. WATER // WATER // MILK SUGAR"; last panel reads, "6 // F. 3 1/2% // P. 2 1/2% // S. 3 1/2% // 9TH TO 12TH MONTH // MILK // CREAM // BARLEY GRUEL // GRAN. SUGAR"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-11
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.5 cm. x Width: 11.5 cm. x Depth: 10.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
The measure shows no chips, cracks or breaks in the glass; there is no excessive wear; #2: small scratches on glass; single black adhesion on glass.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Pat Blair; see also 996.020.001
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Paediatric case at the Museum; Nov. 21 1997-Jan. 2004
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invalid feeder

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact930
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
996020001
Description
Plain white oval ceramic pap boat shaped invalid feeder; open handle with two raised bumps on back with spout pointing straight ahead in line with spout; without manufacturers marks; spout opening is part of body; base partially glazed.
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Accession Number
996020001
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
Plain white oval ceramic pap boat shaped invalid feeder; open handle with two raised bumps on back with spout pointing straight ahead in line with spout; without manufacturers marks; spout opening is part of body; base partially glazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, previously owned by her father.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
porcelain: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Length
16.3 cm
Width
6.0 cm.
Height
6.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Surface crack 2.0 cm long at opening small black dot in glaze on one side near base.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
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liquid measure

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
996020006
Description
Cylindrical glass measure with a flat bottom and an open top; the diameter of the bottom is slightly smaller than that of the top, to which the sides gradually slope up; the top has a spout; there are horizontal measure lines and numbers on the outside edges
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Accession Number
996020006
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container -- graduate
Description
Cylindrical glass measure with a flat bottom and an open top; the diameter of the bottom is slightly
smaller than that of the top, to which the sides gradually slope up; the top has a spout; there
are horizontal measure lines and numbers on the outside edges
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, whose father owned it before her
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
See dating given by Pat Blair (996.020.001)
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
There are seven horizontal lines which go around the entire outside surface and seven shorter horizontal
lines (near the spout) which come off a vertical line; the following numbers appear near the
short horizontal lines from top to bottom: "4 / 3 / 2 / 1 / 8 / 6 / 4 / 2 / 1"; there are two unidentified
symbols at the top
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010 A8-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.8 cm. x Width: 6.2 cm. x Depth: 7.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The measure has no chips, cracks or breaks in the glass; there is a scratch mark on the front, below
the spout and towards the base
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Pat Blair; see also 996.020.001
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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liquid measure

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
996020007
Description
Cylindrical glass measure with a solid glass round base and a slightly funnel-shaped cylindrical measure on the base; the measure has an open top with a pouring spout on one side; there are horizontal lines and numbers on the outside edges
Accession Number
996020007
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container -- graduate
Description
Cylindrical glass measure with a solid glass round base and a slightly funnel-shaped cylindrical
measure on the base; the measure has an open top with a pouring spout on one side; there are horizontal
lines and numbers on the outside edges
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, whose father owned it before her
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
See dating given by Pat Blair (996.020.001)
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
There are 12 etched horizontal lines which cover approximately 1/3 of the outside surface of the
glass; the horizontal lines come off (or through) a vertical line which runs from below the spout,
to 2/3 of the way down to the base; there are 8 etched numbers at the ends of the horizontal lines
which are not easily read
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.9 cm. x Diam. : 4.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The measure has no chips, cracks or breaks in the glass; there is no excessive wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Pat Blair; see also 996.020.001
Exhibit History
May 12/98: Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit
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liquid measure

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
996020008
Description
Cylindrical glass measure with a solid glass round base and a slightly funnel-shaped cylindrical measure on the base; the measure has an open top with a pouring spout on one side; there are horizontal lines and numbers on the outside edges.
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Accession Number
996020008
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container -- graduate
Description
Cylindrical glass measure with a solid glass round base and a slightly funnel-shaped cylindrical measure on the base; the measure has an open top with a pouring spout on one side; there are horizontal lines and numbers on the outside edges.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, whose father owned it before her
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
See dating given by Pat Blair (996.020.001)
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
There are 12 etched horizontal lines which cover just under 1/2 of the outside surface of the glass; the horizontal lines come off (or through) a vertical line which runs from below the spout to 1 cm before the base; there are 6 etched numbers, "1 / 1/2 / 60 / 40 / 20 / 10" and an unidentified symbol at the ends of the horizontal lines
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010 A8-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.5 cm. x Diam. : 3.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The measure has no chips, cracks or breaks in the glass; there is no excessive wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Pat Blair; see also 996.020.001
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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medicine spoon

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
996020003
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with decorated covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; spoon cover, handle…
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Accession Number
996020003
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with decorated covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; spoon cover, handle and top side edges are decorated with a Delft blue floral pattern known as an onion pattern; perimeter, handle and leaf edges lined with gold strip; bottom in unglazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, whose father owned it before her.
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
porcelain: white
ink: blue, gold
Inscriptions
On base in blue: "T. // 22"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-9
Length
7.9 cm
Width
3.7 cm
Depth
2.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
There is a very small chip and two small cracks at the edge of the cover opposite to the handle; spoon shows minor wear in the gold decoration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Research Facts
Spoon made to administer liquid medications to invalids and elderly.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
004016003 a-b
Description
A student's molecular model kit in a box consisting of 20 white wooden balls, 12 black, 7 red, 17 green, 4 yellow, and 4 orange and 32 small metal springs; each ball has several holes drilled into it for the springs to be inserted; the box is coated in leatherette and has several compartments for h…
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Accession Number
004016003 a-b
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Models, Chemical
Description
A student's molecular model kit in a box consisting of 20 white wooden balls, 12 black, 7 red, 17 green, 4 yellow, and 4 orange and 32 small metal springs; each ball has several holes drilled into it for the springs to be inserted; the box is coated in leatherette and has several compartments for holding the different coloured balls and consists of a base (a) and a lid (b).
Note: The curatorial staff decided it would be better not to individually number each ball and spring in the interests of saving time, and because it would be difficult to hide the numbers if the objects were ever put on exhibit.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box base - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 10.3 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - box top - Size: Length 23.3 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
balls - Size: Diam.: 1.9 cm
springs - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
Provenance
It was given to the donor in 1950 by Colleen Crowe, who was a chemist at Hotel Dieu.
Maker
The O. H. Johns Glass Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks.
Material
Wood: white, black, red, green, yellow, orange
Metal: silver, grey
leatherette: black
cardboard: brown
Inscriptions
"STUDENT MOLECULAR MODELS // A "JOHNSGLASS" // PRODUCT // U.S.A. & OTHER PATENTS PENDING // MANUFACTURED & DISTRIBUTED BY // THE O. H. JOHNS GLASS CO. LIMITED // 219 BROADVIEW AVE. TORONTO, CANADA" printed on the top of the lid.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C8-9
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the box top.
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Spencer; CD #3
Research Facts
This object is of interest because of the uniform size of all of the balls, something which is now known to be incorrect.
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