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amyl nitrite capsule

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Dates
1920
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
009042006
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
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Accession Number
009042006
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Angina Pectoris
Amyl Nitrite
Vasodilator Agents
Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Bonita Erwin, a nursing graduate from University of Toronto; previously owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker who practiced in Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Maker
Eli Lilly and Co.
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
Date Remarks
Company website shows pictures of 1920s products with very similar logo and label
Material
fabric: cream
paper: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's marks printed on paper label: "ASPIROL // TRADE MARK // AMYL NITRITE // 5 MINIMS (0.3 cc.) // Lilly 24 957339 // Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 4.2 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor surface grime; woven cloth material is slightly discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Heritage," Lilly.com. 2014. July 14 2014; "Amyl Nitrite," Drugs.com. 2014. July 14 2014.
Research Facts
Company was founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly in Indianapolis; very successful business known for innovation, product development and medical breakthroughs. Amyl nitrite is inhaled to relieve pain from angina attacks; it relaxes blood vessels and increases blood and oxygen supply to the heart; the glass capsule is covered in cloth so patient can break the capsule without harm.
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amyl nitrite capsule

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Dates
1920
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
009042007
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
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Accession Number
009042007
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Angina Pectoris
Amyl Nitrite
Vasodilator Agents
Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Bonita Erwin, a nursing graduate from University of Toronto; previously owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker who practiced in Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Maker
Eli Lilly and Co.
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
Date Remarks
Company website shows pictures of 1920s products with very similar logo and label
Material
fabric: cream
paper: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's marks printed on paper label: "ASPIROL // TRADE MARK // AMYL NITRITE // 5 MINIMS (0.3 cc.) // Lilly 24-957339 // Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 4.2 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Some surface grime; woven cloth material is slightly discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Heritage," Lilly.com. 2014. July 14 2014; "Amyl Nitrite," Drugs.com. 2014. July 14 2014.
Research Facts
Company was founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly in Indianapolis; very successful business known for innovation, product development and medical breakthroughs. Amyl nitrite is inhaled to relieve pain from angina attacks; it relaxes blood vessels and increases blood and oxygen supply to the heart; the glass capsule is covered in cloth so patient can break the capsule without harm
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amyl nitrite capsule

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Dates
1920
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
009042008
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
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Accession Number
009042008
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Angina Pectoris
Amyl Nitrite
Vasodilator Agents
Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Bonita Erwin, a nursing graduate from University of Toronto; previously owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker who practiced in Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Maker
Eli Lilly and Co.
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
Date Remarks
Company website shows pictures of 1920s products with very similar logo and label
Material
fabric: cream
paper: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's marks printed on paper label: "ASPIROL // TRADE MARK // AMYL NITRITE // 5 MINIMS (0.3 cc.) // Lilly 24-957339 // Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 3.7 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Surface grime; woven cloth material is discoloured; label is worn; some ink loss
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Heritage," Lilly.com. 2014. July 14 2014; "Amyl Nitrite," Drugs.com. 2014. July 14 2014.
Research Facts
Company was founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly in Indianapolis; very successful business known for innovation, product development and medical breakthroughs. Amyl nitrite is inhaled to relieve pain from angina attacks; it relaxes blood vessels and increases blood and oxygen supply to the heart; the glass capsule is covered in cloth so patient can break the capsule without harm
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autotransformer

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004061
Description
Autotransformer which consists of a square metal base built up of flat pieces of steel laminated together and held up by large screws; in the middle of the frame is a cloth strip-covered roll (of copper?); the cloth is coated with black paint; coming out from the central roll are 20 high current le…
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Accession Number
995004061
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
Autotransformer which consists of a square metal base built up of flat pieces of steel laminated
together and held up by large screws; in the middle of the frame is a cloth strip-covered roll
(of copper?); the cloth is coated with black paint; coming out from the central roll are 20
high current leads -- cloth-covered wires; some of these have heavy paper tags which read
5, 250, 65, 210 (attached) and 140, 10, 30, and 165 (unattached)
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
The Kelley-Koett Mfg. Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
Covington
Site Made (State)
Kentucky
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
1920's
Material
metal: grey; silver
fabric: black
Inscriptions
Label on the side reads, "Auto Transformer Type 200G Volt 250 Cycles 60 KVA 8 Serial 868
The Kelley-Koett Mfg. Co., Inc. Keleket Building -- Covington, KY. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 56.0 cm. x Width: 21.2 cm. x Depth: 21.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Autotransformer was very dirty and dusty; there is some minor corrosion of the steel; some
of the cloth stripping has been torn; the cloth on some of the wires has holes; one wire has
come off and one is missing; four of the paper tags have come off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; Bernie Ziomkiewicz; CD #2
Research Facts
The wires coming out of the transformer are high current leads
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bottle of neo-silvol

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Dates
1923
1933
circa 1923-1933
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
009042005
Description
Circular opaque amber glass one ounce bottle of neo-silvol, a mild type of silver antiseptic, with cork stopper and cream paper label on front and back with brown ink; about three quarters full of neo-silvol liquid; includes instructions to create various solutions.
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Accession Number
009042005
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Circular opaque amber glass one ounce bottle of neo-silvol, a mild type of silver antiseptic, with cork stopper and cream paper label on front and back with brown ink; about three quarters full of neo-silvol liquid; includes instructions to create various solutions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Bonita Erwin, University of Toronto School of Nursing Grad; item owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker with a general practioner's office in Sharbot Lake, Ontario.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1923
1933
circa 1923-1933
Date Remarks
Patent date is January 9, 1923 meaning this is the earliest possible date
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: cream
ink: brown
ink: cream, brown
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "ONE OUNCE // NEO-SILVOL // Patented Canada Jan. 9, 1923. No. 227848 // (Colloidal Silver Iodide Compund) // Contains about 20% of Silver // Iodide in Colloidal form. // A MILD TYPE OF SILVER ANTISEPTIC // Apply in 5% to 40% solution water. // Neo-Silvol designates the Colloidal // Silver Iodide Compound manu- // factured by P. D. & Co. // PROTECT FROM MOISTURE // C698732 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONT., CANADA"; printed on back: "NEO-SILVOL // TO MAKE A SOLUTION QUICKLY - ADD // THE NEO-SILVOL TO THE WATER AND // SHAKE IMMEDIATELY AND VIGOR- // OUSLY FOR ONE MINUTE. // To make percentage solution // as indicated: // 5% - 12 grs. dissolved in water // to make 1/2 fluid ounce ... "; manufacturer's marks embossed on bottom of bottle: "8 75" and "D" in diamond shape
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Size: Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Cork stopper has three dark incised stripes on top; minor discolouration of paper labels
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Colloidal Silver," Wikipedia. September 8 2008. July 14 2014; "Parke-Davis," Wikipedia. October 31 2013. July 11 2014; CD #6.
Research Facts
Product used to kill infectious bacteria; prior to 1938 it was used as mainstream antibiotic; generally used as disinfectant; Parke-Davis & Co. was once America's oldest and largest drug maker; founded in Detroit; Parke, Davis & Co. name adopted in 1871.
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cannabis extract tablets

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
009042002
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with cork stopperstuck in opening three quarters full of dark brown round tablets with paper label on one side with blue ink text.
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Accession Number
009042002
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Medicinal Cannabis
Stress -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with cork stopperstuck in opening three quarters full of dark brown round tablets with paper label on one side with blue ink text.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Bonita Erwin, University of Toronto Faculty of Nursing. Owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker, with a general Practice in Sharbot Lake, Ontario.
Maker
H. K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Date based H. K. Wampole & Co. expanded to Philadelphia location in 1905
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream
ink: blue
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "100 // COMPRESSED // TABLET // TRITURATES. // Cannabis Indica // Extract. // One-quarter (1/4) // Grain. // Made by // H. K. Wampole & Co. // Manfg. Chemists. // PHILADELPHIA, U.S.A. // TORONTO, CANADA."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 7.1 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle is excellent; label is torn and discoloured with loss of material; possible water damage at top of label; cork stopper is worn with some loss
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Medical Cannabis," Wikipedia. July 4, 2014. July 8, 2014
Research Facts
Medical cannabis is used to treat disease or alleviate symptoms; serves as appetite stimulant, antiemetic, antispasmodic, and has analgesic effect; treats vomiting, nausea and chronic pain.
Triturates are an early form of compressed tablets.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
009042001
Description
Rectangular cobalt blue semi-transparent glass bottle with black rubber eyedropper inset into black plastic screw cap closure; less than a quarter full of liquid; red paper label wraps around three panels of the bottle; printed on front panel of label with poison icon of skull and crossbones.
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Accession Number
009042001
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Phenol
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Description
Rectangular cobalt blue semi-transparent glass bottle with black rubber eyedropper inset into black plastic screw cap closure; less than a quarter full of liquid; red paper label wraps around three panels of the bottle; printed on front panel of label with poison icon of skull and crossbones.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Bonita Erwin, University of Toronto Faculty of Nursing. Owned by druggist Darcy Munroe, one of the three founders of the Drug Trading Company.
Maker
Drug Trading Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor information
Material
glass: blue
plastic: black
rubber: black
paper: red, tan
ink: white, black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Certified // LIQUEFIED // CARBOLIC // ACID B.P. // (POISON) // ONE FLUID OUNCE // LOT 11810 // DRUG TRADING COMPANY // LIMITED // TORONTO CANADA"; on side panel label: "FOR EXTERNAL USE. On Sores, Scratches, // Cuts and Severe Bruises where the skin // is broken, add four drops to a pint of // water. // ANTIDOTE. Give Alcoholic Liquors, // Vinegar or the Whites of Eggs, Epsom // Salts well diluted, or Olive Oil. Keep // body warm and send for doctor at once."; manufacturer's marks are also printed in French on opposite label panel with an "85" handwritten on top
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 10.3 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle in good conition; rubber stopper is hardened and is flattened shape; labels are discoloured and show wear; front label is worn around edges and loss on left
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Phenol," Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry. March 3 2011. July 8 2014
Research Facts
Liquefied carbolic acid is also called phenol; the commercial product is liquid but in pure form it is a clear to white solid; distinct sweet odour; used as disinfectant or in medicinal preparations such as mouthwash and throat lozenges.
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Dates
1925
circa 1925
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004056
Description
Choke used for smoothing a filament coil which consists of a round central section which has copper wire wrapped around its outside with cloth stripping on top; the centre of the central section is hollow and has a cylindrical metal rod in it; this rod can be raised and lowered by turning a round h…
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Accession Number
995004056
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
Choke used for smoothing a filament coil which consists of a round central section which has
copper wire wrapped around its outside with cloth stripping on top; the centre of the central
section is hollow and has a cylindrical metal rod in it; this rod can be raised and lowered
by turning a round handle which sticks out from the top; there are two wires leading out from
the bottom and one from the top
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Keleket (Kelley-Koett) Corporation
Site Made (City)
Covington
Site Made (State)
Kentucky
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1925
circa 1925
Material
metal: grey; brown
fabric: beige
plastic: brown
Inscriptions
The company name of "Keleket-Covington, Ky U.S.A." appears in raised letters on the outside
edge of the central section
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.0 cm. x Width: 9.0 cm. x Depth: 12.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Choke was dusty and dirty; the cloth strip wound around the central section is stained and
worn in two spots
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Bernie Ziomkiewicz; Nancy Chisholm; "The Trail of the Invisible Light", by E.R.N. Grigg MD; CD #4
Research Facts
Choke used for smoothing a filament coil
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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004023
Description
X-ray collimator which consists of an outer painted metal square base with a panel on the front; the front panel has two dials with scales which open and close lead shutters inside; the back of the base has an electric cord and light bulb with a removable metal covering; the top of the base has an …
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Accession Number
995004023
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
X-ray collimator which consists of an outer painted metal square base with a panel on the
front; the front panel has two dials with scales which open and close lead shutters inside;
the back of the base has an electric cord and light bulb with a removable metal covering;
the top of the base has an eye-shaped movable piece and is open to allow the shutters inside
to be seen
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Videx
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
1960's
Material
metal: silver; grey; brown
paint: off-white
glass: clear
plastic: black; grey; green; red; blue
Inscriptions
The front panel has two scales (one for each knob); printed words read, "UL [enclosed in
circle] 115 Volts 50 Watts SA [enclosed in circle] Use BLX Projection Lamp Shutters
Closed [up arrow] Duocon by Videx Ser. No. 1202-12"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.0 cm. x Width: 19.3 cm. x Depth: 14.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Collimator was dirty and dusty; there are several minor scrapes and scratches in the
paint; the mirror is missing; there is some wear on the front panel
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; Bernie Ziomkiewicz; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Grigg, M.D.; CD #4
Research Facts
Mirror is missing; shutters used to block and direct x-rays; possibly made by Howdon Videx
Products Corporation, Mount Vernon, New York, USA
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Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004045
Description
X-ray collimator which consists of a long painted metal base which has a long projecting thin section on one side and widens out at the other (almost key-shaped); the wide end has a square hole cut into it and plates which go in both directions over top; there is a knob at the thin end which contro…
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Accession Number
995004045
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
X-ray collimator which consists of a long painted metal base which has a long projecting thin
section on one side and widens out at the other (almost key-shaped); the wide end has a square
hole cut into it and plates which go in both directions over top; there is a knob at the thin
end which controls the plates
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Keleket
Site Made (City)
Waltham
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
paint: black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on the bottom is, "925M-1 KELEKET"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 68.0 cm. x Width: 27.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Collimator was very dirty and dusty; some paint has chipped off from the surface
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; Bernie Ziomkiewicz; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Grigg, MD; CD #2
Research Facts
Early version of an x-ray collimator; used to block and direct x-rays
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